Archive for Friday, December 15, 2000

Religion Briefs

December 15, 2000


Church offers program to homeless, uninsured

The Heartland Medical Outreach, which provides free medical services to the homeless and uninsured, is open from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The service is offered by Heartland Community Church at 619 Vt.

Christian vocalist to sing at rural church

Pete Whitebird, Topeka, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Michigan Valley Community Church, on the blacktop northeast of the Pomona dam. Whitebird is a Christian vocalist who has received several national awards, including the Christian Country Music Assn.'s Dove Award and Male Vocalist of the Year for the International Country Gospel Assn.

The public is invited to attend. A free-will offering will be taken to defray the artist's expenses and support his evangelism outreach.

Dozens of children in Christmas musical

"Free Gift," a children's Christmas musical, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church, 3200 Clinton Parkway. The drama will feature more than 40 children.

Living nativity moves indoors

Vinland Living Nativity will celebrate a quarter century of sharing the silent portrayal of the birth of Christ in a new location this year. The living nativity will be in the Exhibition Building on the Vinland Fairgrounds, on the north side of Douglas County Road 460.

Volunteers will portray Mary, Joseph and the newborn Jesus in a rustic manger, along with shepherds and their live animals. Background music and hymns will be played quietly while visitors pass by the manger scene.

The living nativity will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 23. For more information, call Jean Moore, chairperson, (785) 594-3568.

Unitarian Fellowship cancels Sunday service

There will be no 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

"Holiday Cheer with the Unitarians," featuring music, poetry, prose and decoration of the mitten tree, will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 550-0767 or e-mail

Children to present Christmas pageant

The children of Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will present their annual Christmas pageant, "The Little Star," during the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. This year's pageant is a new version of a traditional story celebrating the birth of Christ and the hope he offers.

Following the service, the children will have parties with special gifts and treats.

Taize prayer service, caroling slated

The last Advent ecumenical Taize prayer service is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt.

Parishioners of St. John's will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot west of the school building to go caroling. Carolers will return to the church for refreshments by 9 p.m.

Calvary Temple children to perform musical

The holiday musical, "Baby's First Christmas," will be presented by the children of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Couple to be recognized Sunday

The congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will recognize Drs. John and Marion O'Brien at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. A reception honoring the O'Briens will be held in the parish hall following the service.

The youth of Trinity will present their annual Christmas pageant, "The Living Cre," at 5 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall. The public is invited.

Nashville trio lined up for Christmas concert

Spiritbound, a men's trio from Nashville, Tenn., will present a Christmas concert at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene at Forest View Ministries, 1470 N. 1000 Road.

A Christmas supper and party, including games, pis and music, will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

'Light in the Darkness' to be presented

The religious education classes at Corpus Christi Catholic Church will present their Advent/Christmas pageant, "A Light in the Darkness," at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the church social hall, 6001 W. 15th St.

The public is invited.

Seminary president to speak at Calvary

Dr. Elwood Chipchase, president of Calvary Bible and Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at Victory Bible Church, 1942 Mass. A Christmas Cantata will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome.

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