Archive for Saturday, May 3, 2003

Religion briefs

May 3, 2003


Calvary Church of God in Christ

An outdoor worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Calvary Church of God in Christ, 646 Ala.

A picnic dinner will follow the service. All are welcome to attend.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

The Knights of Columbus will host a breakfast after the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses in the social hall of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St.

There will be morning adoration from 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the church.

A healing Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday.

First Church of the Nazarene

The Rev. Donald Dunn will continue his series, "What Will I be in 2003?" at the 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 N. 1000 Road.

The Women of Faith group from the church will be host to a community-wide breakfast and garage sale May 10. The event will be a fund-raiser for a trip to Washington, D.C. in June.

Heartland Orthodox Christian Museum

Area residents can celebrate Greek style today when the Heartland Orthodox Christian Museum in Topeka opens its newest exhibit, "Greek Heritage in the Heartland."

Grand-opening festivities from noon to 4 p.m. will include Greek dancing at the museum, 523 S.W. Van Buren.

The Olympians of Kansas City, Mo., will perform traditional Greek dances and also teach a few steps to participants.

The event will also feature an authentic Greek lunch, as well as desserts offered for sale. The day includes free tours of the exhibition, which highlights Greek immigrant traditions in Kansas and Missouri.

For more information, contact the museum at (785) 234-5993.

Martha & Mary's Way

Martha & Mary's Way continues "Religions of the World: Women's Perspectives from Within" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Judaism will be presented by Susan Elkins and Reva Friedman-Nimz.

Elkins is on the board of the Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, as past president. She is active in leading religious services and is a member of Shiray Shabbat, a Jewish music group. Elkins is also director of the Kansas University Information Center.

Friedman-Nimz is a teacher-educator at Kansas University and has long been active on the Jewish Community Center's religious education committee. She is also a musician and published poet.

Plymouth Congregational Church

Fourth-graders at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will receive Communion as a group during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship services.

An orientation class for new members will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage room. New members will join the church June 1.

River of Fire Church

James Berkley of International Apostolic Ministries will speak and minister at 7 p.m. May 9-11 at River of Fire Church, which meets at Langston Hughes School, 1101 George Williams Way.

Berkley is founder and president of The Elijah Commission. His focus is revival and harvest.

For more information, call pastors Tim and Carol Wilson at 749-1664.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

There will not be a 5:30 p.m. anticipated Sunday liturgy at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. The two First Communion liturgies will be filled with First Communicants and their families.

Others who are not part of a First Communion family are asked to attend one of the liturgies at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. Sunday.

Vacation Bible school for children ages 3 up to fifth grade will be held June 9-12. Registration forms are available at the back of the church.

For more information, call Heather at 843-0109.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

The Prayer Development Team of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St., will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. today at the church.

The Peter Swalm Memorial Cookie Bake-off will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Theme of the day Sunday is "You Might Be Surprised." Children's theme for May is "Celebrating God's Love."

Graduates will be celebrated at the 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. worship services, with a special presentation at the 5:30 p.m. service.

For more information, contact the church office at 865-5777.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The 20/30s group of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will host a potluck at 6 p.m. today. Participants are invited to bring a friend and a covered dish to the parish hall. Child care will be provided.

Trinity will celebrate Jean Lomiska's 90th birthday with a reception following the 8 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Trinity teachers will be honored for all their work with a reception after the 10:30 a.m. service.

Jack and Tanya Low will hold a bake sale Sunday morning for the Haitian Relief Fund. Their daughter, Renee, is with the Peace Corps in Haiti and will use the funds raised to provide lunches for the children of her district.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will welcome a group of new members at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

This has been rescheduled from a previously published date due to schedule conflicts.

These members have been involved in classes led by the Rev. Gary Teske during Lent.

Following the service, a potluck congregational dinner in the fellowship hall will introduce church leadership and new members.

Sunday School teachers will also be recognized and thanked for their efforts at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

Unity Church of Lawrence

The Rev. Sherry Schultz will discuss "Total Prosperity: Letting Go" at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane.

There will be a time of meditation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed at 7:45 p.m. with Wednesday Night Light, a midweek service with music and a message.

Unity Church will have an evening of drumming and song with Burkina Faso teacher Sobonfu Some at 7 p.m. Friday.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will have a spiritual celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

A recital by Amir Khosrowpour will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a time for coffee and fellowship from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

West Side Presbyterian Church

The annual May Fellowship Mission Dinner, sponsored by the Women's Association and the Mission and Stewardship Committee, will be held following Sunday morning worship in the fellowship hall of West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

Bob Burnham, the speaker, joined a team that spent three weeks in Kyrgyzstan in the summer of 2002, teaching English to handicapped people.

Burnham is the brother of Pat Rummer and is a member of Westside Presbyterian Church in Seattle. He teaches a weekly Bible study to teach English as a second language at his church.

The monthly LINK dinner will be served Thursday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

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