Archive for Friday, September 8, 2000

Religion briefs

September 8, 2000


Aid association to have project day

On Saturday, more than 120 individuals from the Lawrence area will come together at the Kansas Union to make a difference in the community. "Together in 2000," sponsored by Aid Association for Lutherans, provides an opportunity for members and nonmembers to volunteer together on service projects. Buses will help take participants to service projects.

While the adults are busy at work projects, youths will go to Prairie Park Nature Center to learn about the environment and how civilization affects it. After the program, the children will go outside for a "human impact" scavenger hunt. There is no cost for youths to attend.

Adults can also attend workshops on retirement planning, disaster-response training and creating and preserving memories. Cost for adults is $8 and includes lunch and a T-shirt.

For more information or to preregister, please call Jackie Counts at 842-3482. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the event begins at 9 a.m.

Nazarenes to have back-to-school bash

First Church of the Nazarene at Forest View Ministries, 1470 N. 1000 Road, is hosting a back-to-school bash Sunday. The Witness Band will be in concert at 10:15 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a barbecue picnic with a moonwalk, a dunk tank, cotton candy, horseshoe pitching, sand volleyball and more.

Jewish Center begins religion classes

The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, will begin its 2000-2001 religious school year Sunday. Preschool through seventh grade Sunday school classes will be at 9 a.m. Sundays. Additional Hebrew classes will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Students and their parents should attend the first class on Sunday for enrollment and an informational meeting.

Heritage Baptist to host guest speaker

Missionary Arturo Munoz will be guest speaker Sunday at Heritage Baptist Church, 4340 W. Sixth. Munoz will speak about ministering to Spanish-speaking people. A nursery will be provided.

Corpus Christi to begin Christian initiation rite

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th, invites anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming a member to attend the first session of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children (RCIA) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church. The RCIA process is for unbaptized or baptized adults and children to learn about and to celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and eucharist. For more information, call Nancy Nelson at 843-6604.

Plymouth changes worship times

Beginning Sunday, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will change its worship and Sunday school times. Early worship moves from 10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and the Gathering of Grace worship service moves from 11:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

There will be a Called Congregational Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Members are encouraged to attend and vote on church business, including the calling of Lewis Hinshaw to become the new associate pastor at Plymouth. Hinshaw will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service.

First United Methodist rummage sale under way

First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., will have its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Fall semester Sunday school classes begin at 9:35 a.m. Sunday.

St. John to celebrate unified Mass

There will be no Sunday liturgies this weekend at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, nor an anticipated Sunday liturgy Saturday evening. There will be one liturgy part of the parish's SJ2K Jubilee celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lied Center on the West Campus.

Religious education classes for children begin Sept. 24. There will be a meeting for all parents of religious education students from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Sept. 24 in St. John School gym.

Presbyterian senior group begins fall season

The Pairs and Spares senior group will begin the fall season with a potluck luncheon at noon today at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. Martha Parker of the Douglas County Historical Society will speak on "The Underground Railroad in Wakarusa Valley." Bring a dish to share and table service. Newcomers and guests are welcome to attend.

Calvary to welcome Bolivian missionaries

Bolivian missionaries, Lloyd and Rozella Marsh, will speak about Bolivia in the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace.

Elaine Lackrone will teach the series "Philosophy of Christian Womanhood" the second Tuesday of the month beginning Tuesday. All ladies are welcome to attend.

This is the last week to sign up for the Ladies Retreat in Wichita at Bethel Life Center. The retreat will be Oct. 6-7.

The Assembly of God Marriage Encounter (AGME) will be Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in McPherson. The registration fee is $55 and the encounter is limited to 50 couples.

Guest evangelists come to Clinton Parkway

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church, 3200 Clinton Parkway, will host guest evangelists Tim and Rochelle EnLoe at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 7 p.m. Sept. 18-20. There will be singing and preaching of the Word.

St. Margaret's begins Sunday school sessions

Most Christian education classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth. The course selection includes Christianity 101, Bible 101 and Forty Good Minutes. The children's New Gift Program begins at 10:30 a.m. The new junior/senior high program takes place at 6 p.m.

Alpha Course, a 10-week program exploring Christian beliefs, begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a buffet supper, a video and discussion. A second Alpha Course starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the home of a parishioner. Phone the church, 865-5777, for more information.

Lawrence Wesleyan plans trip

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, will speak Sept. 15-16 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. The theme is "Just Give Me Jesus." The ladies of Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 900 Madeline Lane, will be taking a bus and car pooling. Call 842-8271 or 841-3204 for transportation information.

Mustard Seed starts youth outreach program

Another Way Outreach, for children ages 7-12, will meet at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive.

Brian Fenimore of Kansas City will teach at the Seminar of the Prophetic Sept. 29-30 at the church. Call 841-5685 for details.

Beginning Tuesday, the 10-week fall 2000 Alpha Course will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A free meal will be provided at 6:30 p.m., followed by a video presentation and group discussions. All course materials will be provided by the church, as well as free child care.

Community Church to honor pastor, wife

Community Church of God (Holiness), 23rd and Anderson streets, will have a series of events to show appreciation for the pastor. The Rev. Jesse Hunter, and his wife, Linda, have been with the church for seven years. The congregation will honor them with services at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as a picnic after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. All are welcome.

Living Water to welcome speaker

Rick and Debbie Banhart of Colonial Presbyterian Church and OrHaOlam Messianic Congregation in Kansas City, Mo., will be guest speakers at Living Water Evangelical Free Church. During the 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, the couple will present their message on the church's Jewish roots. Services take place in the multi-purpose classroom at the Oskaloosa Grade School. For more information, call Marlene Crowe at (785) 863-2439.

Weigh Down Workshop schedules seminar

Weigh Down Workshop's Exodus out of Egypt seminar at 7 p.m. Monday at Victory Bible Church, 1942 Mass. This seminar is a Christ-centered program where participants can learn how they can be delivered from the slavery of overeating and dieting.

Dollar to be installed as Cornerstone pastor

The congregation of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd Terrace, will install the Rev. C. Eugene "Gene" Dollar Jr. as its new pastor during the 6:30 p.m. service Sunday. Dan Rogers, professor of missions at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., will bring the challenge to the congregation and to Dollar.

Officials representing the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists and the Kaw Valley Baptist Assn. will represent their organizations at the installation. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the church at 843-0442.

Indian Hills youth group to have car wash

The youth group "Waltz" will sponsor a donation-based car wash at 11 a.m. Saturday at Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 29th St. Terrace. Funds raised will be used for the group's upcoming convention.

Lawrence Friends features musical guests

The 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church, 1601 N.H., will feature special music by Fran Lantz, accompanied by pianist Don Mueller. A carry-in dinner will follow the service. The public is welcome to attend.

Ives Chapel to present Rally Day

Rally Day will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami, Baldwin.

The Rally Day focus, "A New Beginning," will include introduction of new material and schedule, refreshments, activities, Story Mountain, music and more surprises. There will be game centers for the Sunday school children.

After the Sunday school portion of Rally Day, the Ives Singers will debut at the 11 a.m. worship service.

Unitarian Fellowship to ponder Kansas

The 10:30 a.m. program Sunday at Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will consist of a panel discussion by Lee Ketzel, Calder Pickett and Tim Miller on the topic, "What's the Matter with Kansas?"

Lawrence Aglow features testimony of Rictor

The guest speaker for the September meeting of Lawrence Aglow is Shirley Rictor. The group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Vermont Towers, 1101 Vt.

Rictor has been a pastor's wife for 30 years and has been serving with her husband, Rex, at the Williamstown Assembly of God Church as senior pastors for the past year.

Shirley Rictor has followed her spiritual calling in many different capacities, including traveling across the United States for three years with her husband holding evangelistic tent meetings and through prophetic and intercessory prayer.

An offering will be taken, and attendees are encourage to bring a snack to share.

Trinity Episcopal to have education rally

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will begin the new church school year at 9:15 a.m. Sunday with an Education Rally in the parish hall. All ages are invited to attend and learn about the classes being offered at Trinity for the coming year. Teachers will be on hand to meet the children and show them their classrooms.

The celebration will continue at 5 p.m. Sunday with an all-parish welcoming party for the Rev. and Mrs. Peter Oesterlin, the new interim pastor for Trinity. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

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