Archive for Saturday, May 17, 2003

Religion Briefs

May 17, 2003


Centenary United Methodist Church

The young adults of Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., will be host to a presentation by Amanda Larsen, student intern, on Just War Theory at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The presentation, "Just War Theory: History, Current Manifestations and Critique," is free and open to the community.

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

Worship Intended for the Severely Disabled will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway.

Missionaries John and Doris Knoles will speak at the 6:30 p.m. Sunday service. They are home missionaries to the American Indian College in Phoenix.

A Bible study, "The Old Testament Made Easy," led by MaryLou McGonigle and the Rev. Rick Burwick, is held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

The Refuge Youth Group Rally is Wednesday. Pre-rally prayer begins at 6 p.m. The rally starts at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

The congregation of First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, will celebrate the work of its Sunday School teachers during worship at all Sunday services.

The sermon series theme "Resurrection and a Community of Promise" will continue.

In April 1997, a call to action was made at the Presidents' Summit for America's Future. This call results in many communities across the nation mobilizing to fulfill the Five Promises for children and youth: caring adults, safe places, healthy start, marketable skills and opportunities to serve.

The congregation will be considering how these promises reflect its own mission as a community of faith.

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 946, is accepting registration for Vacation Bible School.

The first session, "Lighthouse Kids," will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 9-13. Ages are preschool through sixth grade.

The second session, "Scuba," is offered from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 13-17. A snack supper is served at 5:30 p.m. This is also for preschool through sixth grade.

The church is offering a class on "Discovering God's Way of Handling Money." The class will be held from 9:40 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays for eight weeks, starting June 1.

To sign up for the class, call the church office by May 25. The telephone number is 841-7500.

Lawrence Free Methodist Church

The Kingdom Kids and God's Kids choirs of the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave., will sing for the residents of LakeView Manor at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The program will feature a variety of songs and anthems accompanied by piano, choir chimes and Orff instruments.

The choirs will repeat the program at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Free Methodist Church. The community is welcome.

The children range in age from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. Diana Ice and Cathy Mallett direct the choirs.

Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church

A reception for the Rev. Jerry and Faye Baker will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church, 950 E. 21St.

The Bakers are moving to Wetumka, Okla., where Jerry Baker will be the new pastor at Salt Creek Indian Methodist Church.

Baker has served as pastor of the Lawrence church for 5 1/2 years.

Refreshments will be served at the reception, which is open to the community.

Praise Temple Church of God in Christ

A dinner and fund-raiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Praise Temple Church of God in Christ, 315 E. Seventh St.

Fried catfish and fried chicken dinners with all the trimmings will be sold for $6 to $7. Dinners will come with spaghetti or potato salad and dessert. Soda will be available for 50 cents.

The community is invited to attend, and the funds raised will go to support the church.

To have meals delivered, call the church 30 minutes ahead of time at 749-0985.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Graduating seniors from Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Kansas University will be honored with a special breakfast Sunday in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

Beginning at 9 a.m., graduates and their families will be welcomed by the Rev. Jonathon Jensen, rector of Trinity; Debbie Pitts, director of education; and Zane Wilemon, youth minister.

Trinity Lutheran Church

The young families of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will have a lunch after the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Ham and beverages will be provided. Those attending should bring a side dish or dessert.

The church's Women of the ELCA Bible study groups meet Wednesday with the Ruth group at 9:30 a.m., the Naomi group at 1:30 p.m. and the Deborah group at 7:30 p.m.

St. James AME Church

The congregation of St. James AME Church, Seventh and Maple streets, will honor its graduates with a reception immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The community is invited to come and help the church celebrate its graduates.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Susanne Lang and Sandra Meyer will put words and music into sign language at the 5 p.m. Sunday liturgy at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.

This service is offered on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Remembering Church, a faith group that welcomes back returning Catholics, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Padre Pio Chapel in the north entrance of the church. A representative of Always Our Children will attend.

Inactive Catholics who are interested in coming back may call 843-0109 for more information.

St. John Rummage House is located at the corner of 13th and Kentucky streets. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

The children of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St., are preparing care packs for the family of a little girl having a bone-marrow transplant in Texas, and others are preparing a party to celebrate God's love.

The Rev. Darrel Proffitt will be developing the theme "Jesus Came to Make Us See."

The leadership team will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church for prayer, pizza and planning.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

The annual meeting of the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Unity Church of Lawrence

The message of the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane, will be "Total Prosperity: Visualization."

Meditation is offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by Wednesday Night Live, with music and a timely message.

West Side Presbyterian Church

Elizabeth Snyder will be the main honoree at Graduation Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

Following the worship service, the church's youth will sponsor a potato bar to help raise funds for their June 8-14 mission trip to serve in the Urban Mission Camp in St. Louis.

They will be working in soup kitchens, homeless shelters and day care programs, but each participant will need $150 for the trip. The Mission Study Task Force will give its report after Sunday's luncheon.

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