Archive for Saturday, November 1, 2003

Religion briefs

November 1, 2003


Calvary Temple Assembly of God

A new session of the New Believers class will begin Wednesday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace. The class is for those who are interested in church membership or are newly converted. It meets at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Christ Covenant Church

Christ Covenant Church, 2312 Harvard Road, will have a Christmas craft sale and tea Nov. 22. Lawrence and area women are invited to discover "Hope for the Holidays" in an evening of music, candles and Yuletide spirit. There will be opportunities to gain ideas for decorating and entertaining. The craft sale will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Tickets for the tea are $4 per person, and the tea will be served at 7 p.m.

For more information about craft booths or tickets, call 841-2276 or 842-5797.

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway, will be host to a Thrive simulcast for women from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. The theme is "Pursuing Purposeful Relationships."

Cost is $32, including lunch, a magazine subscription to "Today's Christian Woman" and a free notebook.

To pre-register, call the church at 843-7189.

Worship Includes Severely Handicapped (WISH) will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 22. Lunch will be provided.

Ecumenical Christian Ministries

The Venerable 7th Mingyur Rinpoche will lead two events at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Avenue, as part of "Taste of Mind: Meditation and Contemplation."

Rinpoche will lead a meditation seminar at 2 p.m. today. He will participate in a panel discussion on "Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism and Beyond" at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

For more information about his visit, contact Ling-Lung Chen at 843-4656 or by e-mail at

ECM will be host to the University Forum from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, featuring Michael Zogry, acting assistant professor of religious studies at Kansas University. Zogry will discuss "The Academic Study of Native American Religious Traditions: An Intro to Key Issues."

A lunch will be served at noon, followed by Zogry's talk. Cost of the meal is $3 for students, $5 for others.

To reserve a spot for lunch, call ECM at 843-4933. Brown bags are welcome, and beverages will be provided.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Santa Fe Trail chapters of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Club 121 will be host to a youth rally at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at Overbrook Christian Church, which is on the eastern edge of Overbrook on U.S. Highway 56.

The event is a non-denominational gathering of students in junior and senior high school, and their youth leaders, from surrounding counties.

Christian recording artist Roger Cooper will perform, along with Transit, a Christian punk rock band from southwestern Kansas, and Once a Traitor, a Christian alternative rock-and-worship band.

For more information about this free event, call Lucas Boss at 836-2080 or (785) 633-8413; Daulton Morock at (785) 665-0171; or the church office at (785) 665-7117.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, will be host to its Fall Ministry Fair Sunday.

The 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services will be in the Roger Williams Room. The entrance is through the courtyard door.

The youth will serve a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. They also will serve a carnival-type lunch.

The fair will feature puppets, clowning, face painting, popcorn and strolling musicians.

First Christian Church

Two fellowship groups for Christian women, sponsored by First Christian Church, 1000 Ky., are open to the community.

The Lydia group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Suzanne Hiersche, 1620 E. 18th Terrace.

The Ruth/Priscilla group meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the church's fellowship hall.

First United Methodist Church

All Saints Day will be celebrated Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

Worship services will include reading the names of those from the church who have died during the past year.

A children's workshop will be at 9:30 a.m. and will include games, face painting and a cakewalk.

Plymouth Congregational Church

A saxophonist has been added to the 11:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

The Lawrence Community Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the north conference rooms. Appointment times are still available for donors.

The Confirmation class is attending Confirmation Day this weekend at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

The annual fall craft sale featuring the sale of baked goods, honey and crafts of all kinds will be from 8:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave.

The women's sewing group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

The Rev. Pat Murphy, coordinator of Hispanic ministry in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, will visit St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky., this weekend to celebrate and renew the church's Hispanic community.

Murphy will inaugurate a weekly Spanish Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Refreshments will be available afterward in the church hall downstairs.

The sacrament of reconciliation will be celebrated from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

The church's annual fall dinner will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in the church hall. The menu features turkey and all the trimmings.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 years and under. Please enter at the north end of the church.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

The celebration of All Saints will take place Sunday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.

The theme of the message at the 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. worship services will be "The Certainty of Suffering."

The newly formed divorce care group will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

A service of remembrance will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Those wishing to remember a loved one who has died are welcome to attend.

St. Sophia Orthodox Church

St. Sophia Orthodox Church and Holy Wisdom Bookstore, 846 Ill., Suite A, will sponsor an open house for the community from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.

A demonstration of how to make a prayer rope is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

The choir will present a collection of traditional Orthodox music at 2:30 p.m.

Rachel Anderson will sing a collection of African spirituals at 4:30 p.m.

Vespers will be served at 6 p.m.

The church will meet for community worship and prayer at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 749-9280.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The service for All Souls Day will be at noon today in the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1027 Vt.

The names of church members who have died during the past year will be read at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services in honor of All Saints Sunday.

This weekend is also "Invite a Friend" Sunday, and church members and their friends will be welcomed at receptions following both services.

Trinity Teens will meet with Zane Wilemon at 5:30 p.m. Sunday for dinner and activities.

Trinity Lutheran Church

A remembrance of those members who have died in the past year will be part of the observance for All Saints Day at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.

The church launches its annual Thanksgiving basket program Sunday, collecting food to give to families for their holiday meals.

The project, coordinated by Melissa Boisen and Rose Foster in conjunction with New York School, provides meals for 10 to 12 families from that school.

Beginning Sunday, the Rev. Susan Candea of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Topeka will teach a survey of the entire New Testament in a Lutheran House of Studies class that Trinity is playing host to from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the four Sundays in November.

Women of the ELCA will have its coordinating council meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Plans will be discussed for the annual bake and craft sale in December. This year the sale will have a German "Tannenbaum" theme.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will be host to a performance of aha! dance theater of Kansas City from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday, followed by a program from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. called "Dance and Worship."

A wine-and-cheese tasting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

West Side Presbyterian Church

Members of the Women's Assn. of West Side Presbyterian Church will meet for the group's fall sewing day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the church's fellowship hall, 1204 Kasold Drive.

Projects include sewing on assignments, bandage rolling for overseas hospitals, quilt tying for near-home projects and preparing and filling bags for the Salvation Army shelter.

The final video presentation and discussion in the "Curing Affluenza" Bible study series will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. It will focus on "Next: What Do I Do Come Monday Morning?"

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