Calvary Temple Assembly of God
John Kirika will be host to a special African service, with the help of many African families, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace.
Clearfield United Methodist Church
Clearfield United Methodist Church, 597 E. 2200 Road in Eudora, will have a pancake feed, garage sale and bake sale Aug. 23. Pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The garage sale and bake sale will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Clearfield/Ives Chapel Youth Fellowship.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St., will have an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Thursday. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Church and its traditions is welcome to attend.
For more information, call Nancy Nelson at 843-6604.
First Presbyterian Church
Fall Kick-off at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, begins Sunday with new worship times. Services will be at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Beginning Aug. 24, the Sunday evening worship service will be at 5 p.m.
Sunday church school will be at 9 a.m., followed by classes for all ages at 10 a.m. For more information on class offerings, go to www.firstpreslawrence.org.
Fall Kick-off for the church's youth will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, when students in seventh through 12th grade and parents will meet at First Presbyterian and then go to Clinton Lake for swimming, boating and a cookout. For more information about this event, contact Scott Lorimer at 843-4171.
First United Methodist Church
A celebration of youth and adult involvement at Institute, Mountain TOP, MiLK and Youth 2003 will be at the 8:30 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Institute is an annual youth gathering held at Baker University. Mountain TOP is a First UMC mission program in Tennessee. MiLK is a church youth program called Mission in Lawrence.
Indian Hills Church of God
Higher Ground, a new, contemporary praise and worship service at Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 29th Terrace, will make its debut at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Students at Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University, as well as the community, are invited to come and participate in this worship experience at Indian Hills.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus Lawrence Council 1372 has announced its Knight and Family of the Month for July.
Glen Gagnon was named Knight of the Month. He has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 21 years. During the past two years, he was deputy grand knight, program director and cook for many functions.
The James Anguiano family was named Family of the Month. James Anguiano has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for one year. James, his wife, Linda, and their children -- Ashley, 15; Nic, 12; and Joseph, 8 -- support school and church functions.
James is church director for Council 1372. He and Linda are involved with the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Fiesta, and Linda participates with the parish council.
Lawrence Baptist Temple
Lawrence Baptist Temple, 3201 W. 31st St., is offering a program called Bible Institute, which will meet once a week for three years and take participants on an in-depth journey through Scripture. The first class will be 6 p.m. Saturday.
To learn more about the program, call 841-1756 or come to the church office.
Moms in Touch International
Moms in Touch International, an interdenominational organization of mothers meeting one hour each week to pray for their children and the schools they attend, will have an informational meeting at noon Monday in the auditorium of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Another meeting will at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the library's gallery.
For more information, call Lori Lange at 865-3741 or Gay Sauer at 841-0600. The group's Web site is www.MomsInTouch.org.
Museum of Christian History
The Museum of Christian History is forming a nondenominational Christian history/biblical history club for the Lawrence area.
For more information, call Will Spann at (785) 597-5995.
Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship
Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive, is offering Alpha, an introductory course in Christianity, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks, starting with an introduction Aug. 26. Participants in the course will share a meal, watch a 50-minute video and have small group discussions in which a free exchange of questions and opinions is encouraged.
All meals are free, and baby-sitting is provided at no charge. The highlight of the course is a weekend spiritual retreat on the topic of the Holy Spirit.
Alpha is an interdenominational course that is taught around the world, reaching more than 6 million participants. It is geared toward people who are investigating Christianity, newcomers to the church, new Christians, couples preparing for marriage and Christians who want to brush up on the basics of the faith.
For more information about the course at Mustard Seed, call the Rev. Nick Willems at 841-5685.
Praise Temple COGIC
A bake sale and car wash fund-raiser will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Praise Temple Church of God in Christ, 315 E. Seventh St. There is a $5 suggested donation for the car wash. The event is sponsored by the pastor's aid committee.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Following the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, there will be a special Marian celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. Children are urged to wear white and bring a basket of flowers for the hour of prayer.
A tour of St. John will be at 7 p.m. Monday. The public is invited to participate in the tour, which will last about 45 minutes.
St. Luke AME Church
St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y., will have its annual Men's and Women's Day at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Plans include a musical extravaganza with Lawrence and out-of-town churches contributing songs. The church will sell catfish dinners from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
For more information, call the church at 841-0847.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
Men's Bible study meets at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.
A Small Groups Leadership Training course will be from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Snacks and lunch will be served.
For more information, call the church office at 865-5777.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Steve Clark, an architect with Gould Evans, will be the speaker at the adult forum at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. The forum will address the Trinity master plan.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will formally install and welcome Marie Rubis Bauer and Michael Bauer as ministers of music at 11 a.m. worship services Aug. 24.
Marie Bauer will be the church's minister of music and worship. She will be primarily responsible for implementation of the music program, including duties as church organist.
Michael Bauer, a professor of organ and church music at Kansas University, will be minister of arts, working on long-term development of artistic and creative endeavors in the congregation. He will also fill in as organist when Marie Bauer is serving as cathedral organist every other Sunday for the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Cecilia in Omaha, Neb.
West Side Presbyterian Church
West Side Presbyterian Church, 1204 Kasold Drive, will have a recognition ceremony and presentation of Bibles during Sunday worship services for church school students who are moving up in their classes
Dian McCall, an ordained elder and executive presbyter for the Presbytery of Northern Kansas, will fill the pulpit this week.