Archive for Friday, March 2, 2001

Religion briefs

March 2, 2001


Guest minister-organist to appear at service

The Rev. Anthony Jones, who is also an organist, will appear at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Church of God in Christ, 646 Ala. He will provide music for the service.

The event is open to the public.

Praise Temple to dedicate building

Praise Temple Church of God in Christ, 315 E. Seventh St., will dedicate its new building at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Music will be performed by a variety of local choirs. Keynote speaker is Bishop B.H. Cunningham, who is the jurisdictional prelate.

The dedication service is open to the public.

Catholic sister to talk on capital punishment

Sister Donna Schneweis will present "Capital Punishment: Forgiveness and Reconciliation," a talk on the Catholic Church's position on capital punishment, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt. The talk is part of the Soup and Issues Evening series.

Schneweis is a member of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty and works with crime victims' families and prisoners on death row.

For more information or to make reservations, call (785) 542-5230.

"Healing Life's Hurts" will be presented by Sisters Bridgid Meierotto and Jan Natterman from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the church.

Meierotto and Natterman are with the Sisters of New Covenant, a Francisan missionary community in Denver. The presentation is open to the public. For more information, call 843-0109.

On Thursday, the church will hold an Archdiocesan celebration of the Rite of Election. Abbot Barnabas Senecal will preside at the rite for catechumens. Candidates from several area Catholic churches will be present.

Common Thread coming to Lecompton church

Lecompton The Common Thread, a Christian musical group, will perform at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Lecompton United Methodist Church, 402 Elmore. A potluck dinner will be served afterwards in Fellowship Hall.

The event is open to the public.

Trinity presents Adult Forum program

A "What's Happening" dialogue will be offered during the Adult Forum session at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

Members of the Altar Guild will participate in the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services.

Adult confirmation class to begin

The Rev. Peter A. Luckey will teach an adult confirmation class from 11 a.m. to noon Sundays, beginning Sunday and continuing through May 13 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

The class will use the book "To Begin at the Beginning: An Introduction to the Christian Faith," by Martin Copenhaver.

Mustard Seed offers consecration service

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive, will have a special consecration service at 10 a.m. Sunday. An international student's luncheon will be held after the service.

Topeka pastor to talk at Ninth Street Baptist

The Rev. Kenneth Anderson of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Topeka will be the guest preacher at the 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Ohio.

The couples ministry will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Christian Outreach Center, 901 Tenn. The topic is "What Is Marriage?"

The seniors ministry will offer a living wills seminar at 11 a.m. March 10. The speaker is Ramona Eason. For more information, call 843-6472.

First Baptist series features organ music

During the Lenten season, the First Baptist Church will offer a Lenten Organ Recital Series from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the church sanctuary, 1330 Kasold Drive.

Featured organists are Evelyn Falen of First Baptist Church, Lawrence, Wednesday; Norma Pettijohn of First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, March 14; Max Mayse of First Christian Church, Lawrence, March 28; and David Pickering of First Congregational Church, Topeka, April 4.

Each service will include a brief prayer, scripture and a Lenten meditation using organ music. For more information, call 843-0020.

Unity to meet Wednesdays

Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The service will include singing, mediation, prayer and a brief lesson.

St. Margaret's program focuses on women

A Day of Relaxation and Reflection for Women will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 946 U.S. Highway 40. The theme is "Who do you say that I am." The event will include prayer rituals and the use of oils to sustain women in their busy lives.

Small groups will meet during Lent to discuss and reflect on Caroline Westerhoff's book "Calling: A Story for the Baptized." Groups will gather for a light supper at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Afterwards, the program "Journey Toward Easter" will be presented.

For more information, call 865-5777.

Pancake feed set at Michigan Valley

Pomona A pancake feed will be from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Michigan Valley Community Church, on the blacktop road northeast of Pomona Dam. The menu will include pancakes, sausages, bacon, eggs and breakfast beverages.

A free-will donation will be accepted. Proceeds will held the church's continuing construction project.

Missouri group to appear at Indian Hills

Life Line, a youth group from Christ Chapel in Platte City, Mo., will perform at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday at Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 29th Terrace.

Jason Hendry, Augusta, will present a concert at 7 p.m. March 9 at the church.

For more information, call 843-9565.

McPherson students to give concert

Anatasis, a music ministry team from Central Christian College in McPherson, will present a contemporary Christian music concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Heartland Community Church, 619 Vt.

The program is geared toward a youth-oriented audience.

Jewish Center to honor teachers Friday

The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, will have a Teacher Shabbat at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Teachers from the community, as well as Judaica and Hebrew teachers, will be honored.

A Purim Carnival will be from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Social Hall at the center. The carnival will feature games, prizes and a clown with balloons.

A Purim Celebration and Family Megillah Reading will be 7 p.m. Thursday. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. A Hamentashen nosh will be after the celebration/reading.

Mennonites to meet at Hesston Church

Hesston The Mennonite Central Committee Central States 19th Annual Meeting will be Saturday at Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 Main St.

"Stories from Our Global Community" will be at 7 p.m. Keynote speakers are Harley Eagle, co-program coordinator of MCC's Oglala Lakota Nation service unit, and Carmen Pauls, MCC Central States human resources coordinator who formerly served with MCC West Bank and Iraq.

For more information, call (316) 283-2720.

Geologist to talk about biblical issues

The Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will offer a "Unitarians Considering Theology" session at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church. Tom Searight will present "A Geologist Looks at the Bible" at 10:30 a.m., and a social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m.

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