Alpha group meets at Mustard Seed
Fall Alpha meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive.
The evening includes a free meal, video teaching and group discussion.
For more information, call 841-5685.
Unitarian program features speaker
Graham Kreiker will present the program Sunday at Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road.
Kreiker will discuss the Unitarian perspective on Tibet and China from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program will follow worship from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
A coffee and friendship hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 842-3339.
K.C. center holds weekend retreat
Kansas City, Mo. The Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery, 700 W. Pennway, will play host to a weekend meditation retreat.
The retreat will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Cost for the retreat is $65. For more information, call Chuck Stanford at (913) 897-5320 or (816) 471-7073.
Programs begin at First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, will offer its first contemporary worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The service will feature a Christian-discipleship focus, casual dress and fellowship.
Wednesday Night Live program returns next week. Events begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by prayer and praise.
For more information, call 843-4171.
Breakfast, sessions planned at St. John's
Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.
A session for people interested in learning more about the Catholic faith begins Monday. Call Ann or Larry at 842-9935 for time and location.
Always Our Children is a new ministry to welcome community members regardless of sexual orientation. An informational meeting about the ministry is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday in Simon Parish Center, 1229 Vt. For more information, call Judith at 842-4958 or Kathy at 841-2044.
Praise Temple slates tent revival
Praise Temple Church of God in Christ will play host to a tent revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 23-28 at Seventh and Connecticut streets.
A pew rally will also be held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the church, 315 E. Seventh St.
For more information, call 749-0985.
FUMC adult council offers housing fair
The Older Adult Ministries Council at First United Methodist Church will offer a housing fair from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the church fellowship hall, 946 Vt.
Representatives from retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be available to discuss alternatives.
For more information, call 841-7500.
Study series begins at Unity Church
Unity Church of Lawrence begins a 12-week series based on the book "Sacred Eyes." Small study groups meet Sunday through Tuesday evenings.
To participate or for more information, call the church office at 841-1447.
Chautauqua slated north of Lawrence
An old-fashioned Chautauqua tent meeting will be held Sept. 26-30 at Free State Farm.
Activities and speakers will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 26-28. They also will be available from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 and from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 30.
To get to the farm, travel north from Lawrence on U.S. Highway 24 and turn west onto 1900 Road.
For more information, call 865-0879.
India choir to sing at Free Methodist
The India Children's Choir will sing from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave.
The choir is on a 10-month U.S. tour. For more information, call 842-2343.
Association plans city prayer event
The Lawrence Association of Evangelicals is sponsoring a citywide prayer event, "Meet Him in the Gym," to seek God's blessing and protection for schools. They also will pray for victims of the recent terrorist attacks.
The prayer group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Hill School, 901 Schwarz Road.
Jewish center slates High Holidays services
The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, announces its High Holidays schedule.
Erev Rosh Hashanah will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday. A traditional service will be held in the sanctuary, and a contemporary service in the social hall.
The first day of Rosh Hashanah will be observed in the social hall at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The youth-led children's service will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. After the services, Tashlich will follow at Burcham Park, Second and Indiana streets.
The evening service will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The second-day Rosh Hashanah service will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Kol Nidre services will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union.
Yom Kippur services will begin in the social hall at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27, followed by Yizkor at 11 a.m., an afternoon study session with the rabbi at 3:30 p.m. and an afternoon service and N'ilah at 5 p.m.
Holiday events will conclude with a community break-the-fast at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 27 for $7.50 per person. Reservations are encouraged. For more information or to make reservations, call 841-7636.
Trinity Episcopal marks Habitat day
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will participate Sunday in the national Habitat Day of Prayer as a covenant church for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.
Trinity will also recognize the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women to the clergy of the Episcopal Church.
For more information, call 843-6166.
Fellowship house serves ham dinner
Eagle's Wings Christian Fellowship House of Oskaloosa will serve a ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Burcham Park, Second and Indiana streets.
The deadline for information for the Religion Briefs is noon Tuesday. For a list of area places of worship, religious leaders and service times, look for the Journal-World Religion Directory in Saturday's paper.