Archive for Saturday, November 2, 2002

Religion briefs

November 2, 2002


Central United Methodist

Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., will be host to an eight-week divorce recovery support group called "Safe Landing" beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

For more information, call Kevin at 843-7066.

Corpus Christi

Adoration for the month of November will be after the 7 p.m. All Saints' Mass until 10 p.m. Friday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today for All Souls' Day.

"Sacred Music in a Sacred Place," an organ concert performed by John Obetz, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. Organ works by Langlais, Bach, King, Alain, Franck and others will be performed.

A Healing Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at the church, and there will be a Mass celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brandon Woods Retirement Center, 1501 Inverness Drive.

First Christian

Helen Burgess, a medical missionary in Honduras who has been appointed by the Common Global Ministries Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, will speak at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

Burgess has taught nursing at Yale University, Boston University, the University of Zambia, Project Hope in Belize, Baylor College, St. Elizabeth's Hospital-Boston and in Honduras since 1999.

Her talks are open to the community.

First Presbyterian

All Saints' Day at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, will be an opportunity to worship with music and to honor and remember those who died in the past year. The Chancel Choir, soloists and instrumentalists will present Gabriel Faure's Requiem at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services.

First Southern Baptist

The community is invited to attend a free craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth St.

In addition to the crafts, there will be a bake sale and the Gingerbread House Cafe will serve hot cocoa, coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls. Several choirs and musicians will perform during the bazaar.

Members of the congregation have made and donated many craft items to sell, with 80 percent of the revenue going to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, an annual international offering taken to help missionary efforts. The remainder of the proceeds will benefit the women's ministry program.

First United Methodist

The community is invited to celebrate All Saints' Day during Sunday worship services at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. A reading of the names of members who have died in the past year, and a blessing of the memorial gifts, will take place during the 8:30 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Portions of the Rutler Requiem will be performed at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services with Margaret Marco, oboist, and Tomas Korcinski, cellist.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center

Julie Manweiler, R.N., has been installed as the parish nurse of Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, 15th and Iowa streets.

Manweiler will be charged with educating members of the church and community on lifestyle choices; promoting the health of the body, mind and spirit, and preventing and minimizing illnesses.

For more information, call 843-0620.

Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship

Lawrence writer and poet James W. McCrary will speak about the development and potential of the Hobbs Park Memorial Project at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

McCrary is a co-director of the five-year-old effort to relocate and restore an 1860s vernacular masonry dwelling in Hobbs Park, which was the homesite of one of Lawrence's most important founders, abolitionist and newspaper editor John Speer. It was also the scene of a series of military, commercial and cultural events that helped define the first century of life in Lawrence.

McCrary will explain how a small group of neighborhood activists turned a decaying, architectural relic into a broad strategy to use Lawrence's history and heritage as a springboard for a county-wide conservation movement for the 21st century.

Lecompton United Methodist

Lecompton United Methodist Church, 402 Elmore, will be host to a five-area church sing featuring the choirs of United Methodist churches in Lecompton, Big Springs, Stull, Tecumseh and Berryton at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Lecompton United Methodist Church Praise Band and youth chimes also will perform.

An Election Day Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Lecompton United Methodist Church. Ham or turkey with all the trimmings will be served, and freewill offerings will be accepted. A homemade quilt will be featured in the silent auction, which ends at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 887-6327.

Perry United Methodist

The Annual Bazaar, Dinner and Auction of the Perry United Methodist Women will be today at 220 Oak St. in Perry. Proceeds will be used for local, regional and worldwide missions work.

The bazaar will open at 4 p.m. in Elswick Hall and will feature baked goods, crafts and two raffle items a peaches-and-cream quilt, and a cross-stitch of Noah's ark.

Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Takeout dinners will be available, but must be ordered by 3:30 p.m.

The auction of items left from the bazaar and dinner will be at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

For more information, call the church at (785) 597-5375.

St. James AME Church

The St. James Sounds of Triumph Gospel Choir will dedicate a new outfit of robes at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, 647 Maple St.

The congregation will celebrate its First Choir Day Celebration at 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave.

For more information, call St. James AME Church at 843-3088.

St. John the Evangelist

All Souls' Day will be observed at the 8 a.m. liturgy today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. The names of deceased friends and family written in the Book of the Dead will be read.

St. John's Annual Fall Dinner will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

St. Margaret's Episcopal

The Adopt-a-Family Penny Drive Kick Off will be held during the 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday worship services at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.

Each year the congregation adopts a number of local families in need and supplies them with gifts of food, clothes and other items. The Adopt-a-Family Penny Drive effort will continue through December.

Trinity Episcopal

Parishioners of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to share in the congregation's worship services on Friendship Sunday. Services will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Jonathon Jensen preaching and celebrating. Spiced cider and friendship cake will be served in the parish hall after both services.

Newcomers to the parish are invited to attend a two-part series titled "Those Episkopols." Led by deacons Dick and Rita Tracy, the sessions will answer questions about the church from a humorous perspective. The series is at 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday in the parish library.

Trinity Lutheran

A 135th anniversary celebration will be held Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. Festivities begin with an open house from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the parsonage, to be hosted by the Rev. Gary Teske and his wife, Linda.

This year also marks the 75th year of the current church building and the 25th year of the sanctuary organ. All current and former members, pastors and friends of Trinity Lutheran are invited to attend the anniversary events.

Children's choirs for those in kindergarten through sixth grade will resume from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Chris Wooten, a student of organ at Kansas University, is the new interim organist for Sunday worship services. Heather Lawler, also a KU student, will direct the chapel, Trinity, youth and bell choirs. She will be assisted by Romaine Taylor and Norma Olson.

Unity Church of Lawrence

The Rev. Sherry Schultz will continue with "Make Me An Instrument," an eight-week spiritual journey based on the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Unity Church of Lawrence, Ninth and Madeline Lane. Len Shaffer will be the guest musician.

Beginning Sunday, the church will sponsor a 12-week "4T Class on Prosperity: Tithing of Your Time, Talent and Treasure."

Mondays in November, Dr. Chanisa Arthachinda returns to Unity Church to offer a four-week introduction to meditation. The class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Paul Mirecki, professor of religious studies at Kansas University, will speak at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on "The Discovery of a Lost Ancient Gospel" and information on Jesus not contained in the Bible.

For more information, call the church at 841-1447.

West Side Presbyterian

The Fall Sewing Day for members and friends of the Women's Association of West Side Presbyterian Church will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, 1024 Kasold Drive. A carry-in meal will be held at noon, along with a business meeting.

Work will be continued on quilts, hospital gowns, bags for the homeless shelter and other assignments. For those who don't sew, bandages need to be rolled for overseas hospitals.

For more information, call the church at 843-1504.

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