Archive for Friday, October 15, 1999

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October 15, 1999

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Christian Science

The Bible-lesson sermon at 10 a.m. Sunday at Christian Science Church, 1701 Mass., is "Doctrine of Atonement." Sunday school, for people up to age 20, also meets at that time.

The Wednesday meeting, with testimonies of healing, is at 5:30 p.m. The church Reading Room is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. This week's radio edition of the Christian Science Sentinel, "Heaven -- Here and Now," will be broadcast at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on KLWN 1320 AM.

Lawrence Community

of Christ (RLDS)

The Lawrence Community of Christ congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provides CORE (Care, Outreach, Respond and Expand) small group ministry for all ages.

Call Marilyn Myers, pastor, 843-7535, Karen Murphy, 832-2823, or David Woosley, 865-0964, for information on times and locations of weekly meetings.

Trinity Lutheran

The Rev. Barbara Norris will be presiding minister at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., on Sunday, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Communion will be observed at the 8:30 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services. A special musical celebration Sunday will honor Randal Wolfe, director of music and worship, at his last service before moving to his new ministry in Pennsylvania.

Lutheran Youth Together (LYT) activities include a chore day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Bible class and the Adult Forum meet at 9:45 a.m. Sundays.

The LYT Bible study, "A Survey of Faith," is at 7 p.m. Monday in the Youth Room.

Bible study is at 10 a.m. Tuesday. "Religion 101: An Introduction to Basic Christianity" meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

A fellowship dinner is served at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Cherub and Kantorei children's choirs rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The LYT Senior High Bible Study Group meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Youth Room. The New Member class meets at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Lawrence Jewish

Community Center

The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, has services every week at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Rabbi Judith Beiner will join the community for services today. Saturday morning services start about 10 a.m. Saturday and on Oct. 23. A Kiddush luncheon will follow.

Michigan Valley

Community Church

Christian vocalist Pete Whitebird, Topeka, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Michigan Valley Community Church, northeast of the Pomona dam or 9.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 56 from Overbrook. Whitebird has had several national awards, including the Christian Country Music Assn.'s Dove Award. He is a nominee for the 1999 "Top 10 Vocalists" for the CCMA, which will be presented Nov. 4 in Nashville.

The public is welcome to attend. A freewill offering will be taken.

For information call Beth Pankratz, (785) 665-7050.

Ninth Street

Missionary Baptist

Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Ohio, will have a Fall Revival today with potluck fellowship at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m.. The Rev. Jesse T. Williams of Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, St. Louis, will be guest speaker. The noon revival has been canceled.

Heartland Community

The Rev. Leo Barbee of Victory Bible Church will present a message about the 1950s at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Heartland Community Church, 1031 N.H. A nursery and a children's class will be available.

In the 9:30 a.m. service, a time of worship is planned, along with a video presentation of the Rev. Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, who will give a message on worship styles. Sunday school classes for all youths are at 9:30 a.m.

Heartland has small groups, Bible studies, youth ministries and an outreach to international students. For information call the church, 832-1845.

Immanuel Lutheran

The Rev. Alan Estby will preach a life-related message at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa streets. Sunday school and adult education classes begin at 9:45 a.m.

The fourth session of an eight-week adult information class is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Friendship Center.

The childhood center will have an open house from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

"Stressed Out," a seven-week Bible study program, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 843-0620 for information.

Deborah's Walkers will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the Southwind Theater parking lot to walk a portion of the South Lawrence Trafficway exercise path. Devotional time will follow.

The Kansas University students of Immanuel will leave the church at 5:47 p.m. Oct. 22 for a hay ride.

Good Shepherd

Lutheran

Early worship with Holy Communion will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Drive. A second worship service with Holy Communion will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. The marriage enrichment class will meet at 6 p.m. Junior high youths meet at 6:30 p.m. The singles Bible study is at 7 p.m.

The Open Forum/council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The sign language class and Worship Committee both meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Confirmation class meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Thursday.

For information call the church, 843-3014.

Unity Church

The Rev. Sherry Schultz will lead services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln. This Sunday's talk will be "Quantum Feeling: Heart Work." The Children's Sunday Experience and Uniteens/Y.O.U. meet at 11 a.m.

Donna Frantz will lead a four-week introductory class, "A Course in Miracles," at 7 p.m. Monday in the church sanctuary. This class is recommended for those who would like to learn the basic teachings without committing to an ongoing study of the course.

The Holistic Health series continues at 7 p.m. Monday with Tanya Mayer presenting "Healing through Symbols." This guided imagery process is a group variation of the individual tracking process taught by Bob and Ann Nunley and is effective in facilitating personal growth.

Jamie Fouche-Schack will present "Stretching for Health and Relaxation" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fouche-Schack is a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and offers this class with a dual emphasis on correct techniques and a meditative focus.

"Noon Prayer" group meets Wednesdays.

"The Sabbath, Finding and Keeping Peace in a Frantic World" led by Adrienne Dorfman, is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Beginning on Thursday, and every third Thursday of the month, a group for committed couples, led by the Revs. Robert Brumet and Schultz, will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Latter-day Saints

A member of the Topeka Stake High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the main speaker Sunday for Lawrence First and Second Wards, and the Haskell University Branch. The topic will be "Record Keeping in the Church and Family." Lawrence First Ward meets at 9 a.m., and Lawrence Second Ward meets at 1 p.m., both at 3615 W. 10th. The Haskell University Branch meets at noon at 120 Indian Ave.

The Lawrence University Ward begins its services at 11 a.m. at 1629 W. 19th. The topic for worship services will be "Temple Blessings and Family Research."

The Young Single Adults will hold a Family Home Evening activity at 7 p.m. at the George's home, 700 Monterey Way, No. W-1.

Centenary

United Methodist

Laity Sunday will be celebrated Sunday at Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth. Morning worship will be planned and led by Dee Augustus, lay leader, and lay members. Sunday activities include a congregational hymn sing at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., coffee and fellowship at 10:30 a.m., and worship at 10:50 a.m.

Members of Centenary run a concession stand at all Kansas University home football games. Call the office, 843-1756, to help.

Lone Star Church

of the Brethren

Lone Star Church of the Brethren, 883 E. 800 Road (12 miles southwest of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1039), is having its annual "Pancake and Sausage Supper" at 5 p.m. Monday. Freewill donations will be accepted. For information call the church, (785) 542-5722.

First Christian

The Rev. Ron Goodman will preach on "Freedom From Sin," in both the 8:15 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary worship services Sunday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. This sermon will review all of Jesus' teachings about pride and humility in the Gospels.

A five-week orientation class for newcomers will meet from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in fellowship hall beginning Sunday.

The senior high youth group and the junior high youth group both meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Pioneer Clubs, a program for children age 4 through sixth grade, is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

First United Methodist

The Rev. Sharon Howell's sermon Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., is "Children First," based on Mark 10:13-16. The children and youths of the church will lead all three services as the congregation celebrates Children's Sabbath. At the 8:30 a.m. service the Pre-School Singers will present three anthems. At the 11 a.m. service, the Children's Choir and Canticle Ringers will lead the worship.

A blood drive is set from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Contact Missy Black, 841-7500, for information.

A reception celebrating the 35th anniversary of United Child Development Center will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

United Methodist Men's first annual Autumn Festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in Fellowship Hall.

Trinity Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will celebrate Rite I Eucharist at 7:45 a.m. and Rite II Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Christian education classes begin at 9:15 a.m. Early Christian Awareness begins at 10:30 a.m. The Adult Forum will be a discussion of the development of pastoral care ministry.

This is Birthday Sunday, and the plate offering is for the Clergy Discretionary Fund. It also is a day of prayer for people with HIV and their caregivers.

Sign up for photos for the new pictorial directory is after either service. Integrity meets for Eucharist at 4 p.m. in the chapel, and a gathering is at 5 p.m. in the parish hall.

Stewardship campaign training will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

Prayer is offered in the chapel at 9:15 a.m. Monday through Thursday. The Vestry and Divorce Recovery program meets at 7 p.m. Monday.

Alpha Course will meet at 6 p.m. The Trinity Choristers will rehearse at 7 p.m. Canterbury Choir will rehearse at 8 p.m.

Wednesday at Trinity will be at 6 p.m. EFM will meet at 7 p.m.

Trinity Choristers will practice at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Eucharist with unction will be at 6 p.m. in the chapel.

Trinity Treasures will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 22.

Plymouth

Congregational

The Rev. Peter Luckey will preach at the 10 a.m. traditional and 11:30 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The sermon, "Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves," looks at how people balance worldly savvy with the idealism of the Gospel. Scripture readings will be Matthew 22:15-22.

The Plymouth Board of Mission will hold its annual Mission Fair during Fellowship Hour between services Sunday. Used eyeglasses may be donated to Eyes to See at that time. This will also be the last opportunity to donate paperback books for the Douglas County Jail library.

First Church

of the Nazarene

Worship service will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene, 1942 Mass. Home Bible studies meet at 6 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 843-3940. "Spiritual Formation" classes for adults and college/career meet at 8:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Activities for children and youths, plus a nursery, are offered during both of these times.

Central

United Methodist

On Sunday, Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., will continue the series on the prophets of God. There will be no carry-in luncheon. Sunday school for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. Child care will be provided during Sunday school and worship. Baby Bible Study will be provided during worship. Youth Fellowship will perform outreach projects in the afternoon.

Drury Place Bible Study will not meet this week.

Martha circle will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bible study will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Babcock. The Chancel Choir will meet at 7 p.m. and the Bell Choir at 8 p.m.

Central United Methodist will provide a chili supper for the community from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Fellowship Hall.

RLDS

"Witness With Your Life" is the theme for the 10 a.m. sacrament of Communion service Sunday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1900 University Drive. Debbie Zabel will preside. Nancy Zahniser will speak. Scriptures for preparation are Exodus 33:12-23; Psalms 99; Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22; Jacob 4:8-16 and D. & C. 38:1a-c. Bob Lockwood will usher.

Adult and youth Sunday school classes begin at 9 a.m.

The Prayer for Peace Countries for Sunday through Oct. 23 are Brazil, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Somalia and Slovakia.

First Southern Baptist

"Do Not Be Like Them!" will be the message Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth. The Rev. Tom Stallworth will use Matthew 6: 8, as the text for this sermon about the uniqueness of Jesus' message. Bible study groups meet at 9:15 a.m. Sunday and worship is at 10:30 a.m. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the congregation will meet in small groups for fellowship and to pray for the church's upcoming revival.

Lawrence Wesleyan

The Rev. Nate Rovenstine will bring the message at 8:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 900 Madeline Lane. His sermon series exploring the Ten Commandments will focus this week on the Eighth Commandment. Classes for all ages of children meet at 9:45 a.m. and several small groups are available to adults during this Sunday school hour.

Various other groups meet during the week for prayer, study and fellowship. Mid-week children's and youth programs are under way. Activities are available for ages 3-12 and for junior and senior high school students from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

Sunday evening the church will celebrate first year of the Harvest 2000 fund-raising campaign (for relocation) with the First Fruits Dessert Reception. Call 841-5446, or stop by the church office, for more information.

Indian Hills

Church of God

The Rev. Bill Kimbel will share "The Business Of Faith," based on the Scripture text taken from 1 Peter 1:13-25, Sunday at Indian Hills Church of God, 29th Terrace and Louisiana Street. The drama presentation will be "Good Job." There will be music and praise and rejoicing.

A video on prayer will be viewed during the Sunday school hour at 9:30 a.m., and the morning worship hour and children's church is set for 10:45 a.m.

Oread Friends

Meeting (Quaker)

Oread Friends will meet for silent worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Meeting House at 1146 Ore. Child care is available. At 11 a.m., there will be a memorial tribute to the late Liz Cronemeyer who was a member of the Oread Friends Meeting for many years. A white magnolia tree will be planted in her memory. For information about the memorial service, call 843-3277.

Christ Community

Evangelical Free

The Rev. Beau Abernathy's message at the 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church 1449 Kasold, will be on "The Greatest Discovery of All Time."

Crossroads college/young adult ministry is under way. The Adult Bible Fellowship is studying "How To Manage Your Money" at 9:45 a.m. in Office No. 4 at the Orchards Corner. Children and youths Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., and children's church begins at 11 a.m. Senior high youth Bible fellowship meets at 9:45 a.m. at No. 4 Orchards Corner. The youth group, Oasis, meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. For information, call 842-7600.

Christ Covenant

Art L. Thomas, Kansas University professor emeritus, will be a speaker at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Christ Covenant Church, 2312 Harvard. Thomas, whose views have shifted from "scientific materialism" to creationism, will challenge participants to deepen their understanding of the issues at stake in the evolution/creation debate.

Lawrence Heights

Christian

"God and the Lonely," from Matthew 11:25-30, is the message at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday at Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Rd. Sunday school which starts at 9 a.m. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade have their own time of worship at 10:15 a.m. Extended session for preschoolers also is available. Nursery is provided during both Sunday school and worship.

The adult choir is now working on Christmas music. Choir rehearses from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Sundays. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are rehearsing from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday for their Christmas program. Call Sandy Biggerstaff, 842-4847 for information.

Junior and senior high youth groups meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and adult Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ladies Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for Bible Study at the home of Carol Beeson, 507 La., 841-4853. A new small group is meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 3422 W 10th Place. For information, call Rod Hinkle, 843-1754.

A small group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at various members homes. Call 749-1949 or 843-1729 for information.

A time of fellowship for college-age students is planned for Sunday afternoon. Contact Irene Beeson, 832-0411.

Lecompton

United Methodist

The Rev. Gel Samson will lead the 8:45 a.m. and the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Lecompton United Methodist Church, 353 Elmore, Lecompton. Kevin Sanders will be guest speaker at both services. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m.

The Ministry Appreciation and Visionary Retreat will be Sunday. Everyone attending should bring a covered dish for the potluck dinner after the 10:45 a.m. service. The retreat is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Choir practice will be at 6 p.m.

The Awaken Your Spirit Revival is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The choir will perform and a Bible study will be lead by Samson. A sing-a-long will be on Thursday. Teen Night will be on Oct. 23. The church youths will be in charge of the program. All ages are welcome.

New Hope Baptist

New Hope Baptist Church continues to meet at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr. The teaching through Colossians will continue with the text of Colossians 2:6-7. The focus will be on the believer's walk in Christ. For information call 842-0752.

Religious Science

A new Religious Science society has formed in Lawrence and meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell. The society is offering an informational lecture, "What IS Religious Science?" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Jeff Wilson, leader of the new society and a professional public speaker, will present an overview of Religious Science and answer questions.

Religious Science is a new thought teaching, healing ministry that applies the creative power of mind to healing every aspect of life. For information, call 840-0498.

St. Margaret's Episcopal

The Rev. Darrel Proffitt will lead services at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. The sacrament of baptism will be administered at the 10:30 service. Parishioners' pledges of time, talent and treasure will be blessed at all three services. Adult Christian education classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Christian education for children and youths takes place during the 10:30 a.m. service.

The membership team meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Alpha begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The worship team meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Wandering Bible Study meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a parishioner. Call the parish, 865-5777, for the location.

The children's choir practices at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The adult choir practices at 7 p.m. Thursday. Part II of the Christian education workshop, "Will Our Children Have Faith?" will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Unitarian Fellowship

"Is the Bible True?" will be the topic for the 10:30 a.m. meeting Sunday at the Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Rd. The speaker will be Ben Tilghman, professor emeritus of philosophy from Kansas State University. There will be discussion during the coffee, wine and cheese fellowship following the presentation. Religious education for Children and young adults will be available at 10:30 a.m. Infant and preschool care is also available.

Unitarian-Universalist Forum on "Unitarians Considering Religion" will meet at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday and on all first and third Sundays each month.

Choir practice is at 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays.

For information, leave a message at 842-3339

Southside Church

of Christ

Pulpit minister Mark Abshier will present the sermon "Sinai Summit" at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at Southside Church of Christ, 25th and Missouri streets. Bible classes for all ages are at 9:30 a.m. The sermon at the 6:30 p.m. service Sunday will be "Praying for People."

Bible study class for every age group is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Redeemer Lutheran

The Sacrament of the Altar will be celebrated Sunday, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave. The Rev. J.W. Watson will preach on "Blessed At The Banquet" from Isaiah 25:6-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. Sunday school and Bible class are at 9:45 a.m. Oktoberfest begins at 5:30 p.m.

Midweek school and women's Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The adult choir will rehearse at 7:30 p.m.

Baha'i Faith

This week Baha'is pray that you will be blessed with knowledge.

The Feast of Ilm, Knowledge, will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The upcoming month of Ilm includes the anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

The Baha'i community is taking part in the Progressive Dinner sponsored by the Haskell InterFaith Council. Call Scott Jaenicke, 749-5151, if you would like to help.

First Baptist

The Rev. Marcus McFaul will preach on "Jonah: Send The Light?" Sunday, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold. The children will offer a selection, "Jonah," in the late service. The adult choir will sing "Sing Once More." Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Christian education classes are at 9:30 a.m.

A new member welcome and orientation luncheon will follow the late service.

Sidney Hardgrave of Douglas County AIDS Project will speak on "AIDS and the Church Regarding Spiritual Care" at 6 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 24 at the church. The community is invited.

Clinton Parkway

Assembly of God

Hans Pfadt will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church, 3200 Clinton Pkwy. A musical video, "I Wish We'd All Been Ready," will be presented by the youth department. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9 a.m. The Children's Church meets at 10 a.m. A nursery is available.

A family service of praise, worship and the Word is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Singing Deweys from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Freewill offerings will be accepted.

Lawrence Free

Methodist

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. The Rev. David Foster will preach the message at 10:45 a.m. Terry Jacobsen will give the children's sermon. The Rev. Scott McPherson will present ministry in song. For information call the church, 842-2343.

Mustard Seed

Christian Fellowship

The morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive. Bible classes for all ages are from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The celebration service starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The junior and senior high youth group, "The Connection," meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Episcopal/Lutheran

Campus Center

Episcopal/Lutheran Campus Center will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m. in St. Anselm's Chapel, 1116 La. Randel Wolfe, director of music, will be honored during the service. A dinner and reception for Wolfe will follow the service. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist is celebrated at noon Tuesdays at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus.

Morning Prayer, followed by coffee and scones, is at 8 a.m. Thursdays in St. Anselm's Chapel.

The Faculty Discussion Group meets at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Kansas Union.

For information call the Rev. Joe Alford, 843-8202, or the Rev. Shawn Norris, 843-4948.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic

Lawrence Area Catholic Young Adult Group (LACYAG) is open to all Catholic young adults age 18 and older, single or married. For information, call 865-5211.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat, a healing retreat for men and women dealing with the emotional and spiritual aftermath of an abortion, will be Oct. 22-24 at Savior of the World Pastoral Center. For information call the Respect Life Office, (913) 721-1570, or Kathleen, 864-7413.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's Fall Turkey Dinner put together by the Altar Society will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the parish hall, 1234 Ky.

Beginning Oct. 27, inactive Catholics are invited to attend a series focusing on the basics of today's church that will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the parish hall. Topics include: Being Catholic, Becoming Catholic, Bonding Catholic and Believing Catholic. For information call 843-0109.

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First Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Donnelly will preach "The Chosen One," based on John 15:9-17, at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy. Church school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday marks the beginning of First Presbyterian's annual stewardship campaign. Challenge 2000 members and friends are invited to the Pledge Sunday breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall where a completed pledge card is an admission ticket.

Trustee Work Day begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 23. After breakfast, church members will spruce up the church building and grounds in preparation for the holiday season. For information call the church, 843-4171.

Lawrence

Evangelical Friends

Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church, 1601 N.H., invites the public to attend a homecoming service at 10 a.m. Sunday where guest speakers will be the Kansas yearly meeting superintendent, Bruce Hicks, Kenneth Brown, Eldon Cox and the Rev. Cloyce E. Thornton. Lunch will be provided following the service. For information call 843-3149.

The congregation will have a Friendship Breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

  • For a listing of area places of worship and service times, look for the Journal-World Religion Directory in Saturday's paper.

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