Archive for Saturday, February 14, 2004

Religion briefs

February 14, 2004


Calvary Temple Assembly of God

Women's ministries at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace, are planning a night out later this month.

Mission Sunday is this weekend, in which missionaries are remembered in prayer and offerings.

The third in the series of "The Twelve Gates of the City" will be "The Old Gate."

Central United Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., will start "Empty Cradle," a support group for families who have lost children prematurely.

For more information, contact Kevin at 843-7066.

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway, has a Bible study series at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The topic is "The Tabernacle of Moses."

"Foundation Stones," a discipleship series, continues at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The church will have its monthly men's breakfast at 8 a.m. Feb. 21. Participants will being a study called "Wild at Heart," by John Eldridge.

Worship Includes the Severely Handicapped is at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the church.

Evangelist Paul Conger will begin special services at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 29. Conger also will minister at 7 p.m. March 1-3.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

There will be a Knights of Columbus breakfast and a welcoming of newcomers after Masses Sunday.

Virtus (Protecting God's Children) course is at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the social hall.

A Mardi Gras celebration will follow the 5:30 p.m. Mass Feb. 21.

Cross Pointe Church

Cross Pointe Church will meet for services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway.

There will be contemporary worship, followed by a message given by the Rev. Beau Abernathy called "How to Invest Your Life."

First Christian Church

The Rev. Randy and Linda Beeman will facilitate a six-week, premarital counseling series, called "Before You Say I Do," starting at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in Room 317 of First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

Cost is $25 per couple and includes a resource notebook. This series is open to the community.

Topics are: family financial planning, conflict resolution, hidden keys to communication; family: kids, in-laws and out-laws; his needs, her needs; and my faith and my family.

Register by calling 843-0679.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, has designated its church library as Berneking Church Library in honor of Carolyn Berneking.

A reception will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., between Sunday worship services. A presentation will be at 10:15 a.m. Berneking has served as church librarian since 1990.

The Rev. Jim Dunkin, senior pastor, has accepted a call to First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury, N.C. The church will be host to a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to celebrate his ministry to the community and bid farewell to his family. A presentation will be made at 2:30 p.m.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

Ezekiel's Eye, a Christian rock band from Orlando, Fla., will perform a "Back Door" concert at 8 p.m. today at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway. Admission is $3 per person. Enter through the church's back door.

A series on the Sermon on the Mount continues Sunday, as the Rev. Nate Rovenstein explores "Divorce and the Kingdom" at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.

For more information, call the church at 841-5446.

Plymouth Congregational Church

Secret Valentine Sunday will be this weekend at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

An all-church ice skating event will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Those who would like to caravan to the event should meet at 2 p.m. at Plymouth.

The United Church of Christ National Youth Event is scheduled for July 22-26 in Knoxville, Tenn. An informational meeting for parents and senior high youth interested in going will be at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The mission board is sponsoring a Project Linus Make-a-Blanket Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21. This is open to the community, with activities for all ages.

Contact the church at 843-3220 for more information.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave., will have its annual Valentine Banquet at 5:30 p.m. today.

The women's sewing group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, while the adult Bible, confirmation and midweek classes meet at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the church at 843-8181.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Prayer development teams meet at 8:45 a.m. today, after the men's breakfast Bible study, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.

The Rev. Darrel Proffitt begins a new sermon series Sunday, "The Journey to a Successful Life." The topic for this week is "How Faith Can Make All the Difference."

The Celebration Singers will sing at the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services.

The youth group will meet after the 5:30 p.m. Sunday service.

A new singles group will begin meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call the church at 865-5777.

Theologian in Residence

The sixth advance workshop for the 2004 Theologian in Residence, John Dominic Crossan, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

The topic will be "The Dark Interval," a book written by Crossan early in his career and re-issued in 1988. It deals with the analysis of parables as a genre of literature, religious or otherwise.

The book has been widely used as a tool for biblical study and scholarship, as well as for secular courses in literature, anthropology and comparative religion.

Presenter will be Harry Soyster. Moderator will be John Burch.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Participants do not need to have read Crossan's books or bring them to the workshop.

For more information, call Plymouth at 843-3220.

Trinity Lutheran Church

The youth of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will have a winter retreat this weekend at Hollis Renewal Center, located near Bonner Springs. In addition to food, movies and outside activities, the youth will have group-building sessions under the direction of interim youth ministers Adam Boxberger and D.J. Whetter.

The adult forum at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the social room will be "Journey Together Faithfully: The Church and Homosexuality." The Rev. Gary Teske and Kevin Boatright will lead the forum, which will repeat at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room.

A new group, Trinity Nebulous, will meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday for cards, board games and desserts in the fellowship hall. The group is open to all who are between youth-group and young-families age.

Women's Bible study groups meet at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The new session of Stephen Ministry training continues at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

A spiritual celebration, "Music and Spirituality," will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

State Rep. Tom Sloan will present a program, "Current Issues Now Before the State Legislature," from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

There will be coffee and fellowship from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Unity Church of Lawrence

Unity Church of Lawrence, Ninth Street and Madeline Lane, will offer a "4T Class" (Tithing, Time, Talent and Treasure) starting Feb. 24.

Cost for the 12-week class is $49.50 or $69.50 per couple. Cost includes a workbook and compact disc with 12 lessons for weekly study.

For more information, call 841-1447 or e-mail the church at

Veritas Christian School of Lawrence

Veritas Christian School of Lawrence invites the community to its annual "Making the Difference" Convocation at 7 p.m. March 4 at Morning Star Church, 998 N. 1771 Road.

Keynote speaker Frank Drown, a missionary from Ecaudor, will share his experiences of his part in transforming the Auca Indians into peaceful farmers, carpenters and preachers of the Gospel.

Admission is free. For reservations, contact Linda at 749-0083.

Vinland United Methodist Church

Vinland United Methodist Church will have a Taco Soup and Dessert Supper from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in the church fellowship room.

The event is open to the community.

For more information, call 785-359-3568.

West Side Presbyterian Church

Lydia Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive. Shirley Wagner will be hostess.

Dorcas Circle will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Martha Circle will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with Donna Burgess as hostess.

Scout Sunday is planned for Feb. 22, when members of Scout Troop No. 55 will assist in the worship service.

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