Archive for Saturday, January 25, 2003

Religion briefs

January 25, 2003


Calvary Temple Assembly of God

A fellowship dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terr.

Church members will celebrate all of the birthdays and anniversaries that have occurred in January.

The Rev. Marshall Lackrone, senior pastor, will preach.

Central United Methodist

Frankie Valens, the singer who made popular songs such as "This Magic Moment," "Smoke Gets in My Eyes" and "Diana," will perform at a banquet and concert Feb. 14 at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass.

A catered "Valens-tine Sweetheart Dinner" will be held at 6 p.m. Tickets to the reserved-seating dinner are $10 per person.

A free community concert with Valens and his wife, Phyllis, a pianist, will start at 7:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be received. No tickets are required to this event, but there is only room for 250 to 300 people.

For information about the dinner, call the church office at 843-7066.

First Baptist Church

The Rev. Marcus McFaul, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, will continue the sermon series from Jesus' Beatitudes entitled "The Blessed Life: Mourners & Comforters" at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services.

The church will hold a "Souper Bowl" party at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the Roger Williams Room. Members are asked to bring cans of soup and $1 donations for the food pantry, as well as hors d'oeuvres and lawn chairs.

The church will supply popcorn and beverages. There will be no child care for this event.

First Church of the Nazarene

The community is invited to hear Air Force Chaplain Lt. Col. Richard Lawrenz, who has been stationed in Uzbekistan, at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 N. 1000 Road.

Lawrenz has been on furlough and will return in February to Uzbekistan in central Asia. He will speak about his experiences in that country.

The community is also invited to attend a parenting seminar, "Helping Kids to Become Genuine Disciples" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8. The speaker is the Rev. Alan Thompson.

Child care and lunch will be provided.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with doughnuts and coffee. Cost of materials and the session is $5 per person.

For more information, call 843-3940.

First United Methodist Church

The fourth annual United Methodist Men's Sunday will be celebrated during the 8:30 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

The Rev. Gary Beach, director of Connectional Ministries, Kansas East Conference, will preach at all services, and members of United Methodist Men will provide leadership.

Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church

A chili feed and chicken-and-noodle dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the basement of Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church, 1601 N.H.

This will be an all-you-can-eat meal, and the community is welcome to attend.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13.

Centenary United Methodist

A four-part program called "Self Healing: Spirit, Mind and Body," sponsored by Martha and Mary's Way, begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St.

The first presentation, "Healing Our Spiritual Wounds: Time with God the Mother," will be led by the Rev. Judy Long O'Neal, pastor of Centenary UMC.

The public is invited. Donations to Martha and Mary's Way are welcome.

Subsequent presentations in this series are: "Getting in Touch with Your Natural Healing Rhythm through Craniosacral Therapy," presented Feb. 4 by Debbie McCord; "S.H.E. -- Sacred Heart on Earth: A Quickening Process for the Purpose of Awakening to One's True Nature," presented Feb. 11 by Marlene Hager: and "Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist View on Holistic Healing," presented Feb. 18 by Dr. Chanisa Arthachinda.

Each session will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Centenary UMC.

For more information, call Martha and Mary's Way at 832-0983.

Plymouth Congregational Church

The 148th annual congregational meeting of Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will be held after the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

There will be no second service Sunday.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Adult religious education this week at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky., is on the Reformation. The class meets from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

There will be a communal service for children their First Reconciliation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

There will be a youth group lock-in Friday. Call 843-0109 for details.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

The children of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St., will celebrate the "Healers in Our Community" during the 9 a.m. service Sunday.

There will be a reception, after the service for the Rev. Angela Lowe, chaplain at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and doctors, nurses, therapists and other healers.

Activities have been scheduled for children. Items will be collected for the children in LMH's pediatric unit.

The congregation will present a financial offering to the couple who lost their home and belongings in a fire Christmas Day. The presentation will be during the 5:30 p.m. service Sunday.

College students are invited to attend supper, Bible study and prayer at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The congregation will celebrate the 95th birthday of Dorothy Anderson with a reception following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

Trinity Lutheran Church

The adult discussion class at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., turns its focus to the Sudan in January and February as part of forums on "The Church's Call to Mission: Local and Global."

Bobby Frances McDonald, a diaconal minister with the Presbyterian Church, will speak on her experiences in Africa. She has made several trips to the Sudan as a nurse.

Jan Conrad will provide information on the role being played by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in responding to Africa's needs.

The discussion class meets at 9:45 a.m. Sundays in the church's social room.

Trinity will have its annual congregational meeting Sunday, starting at noon with a lunch served in the fellowship hall.

The lunch, available for a donation, is the beginning of fund raising to support the youth who will participate in the triennial national ELCA youth gathering in Atlanta this summer.

Four new members of the church council will be elected at the meetings, which starts about 1 p.m.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

A spiritual service will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

Norm White and Dot Nary will present "Health Care Access for all Citizens" from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 842-3339.

West Side Presbyterian

"Souper" Sunday will be observed Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

Members are ask to bring non-perishable food items for the food basket, and baskets will be available at each door for cash donations.

Youth of the church are selling sub sandwiches for $4, as a fund-raiser for their mission trip this summer. For more information, or to place an order, call 842-4373 or 838-4828.

West Side will host the Presbytery of Northern Kansas Small Church Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.

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