Archive for Saturday, January 24, 2004

Religion briefs

January 24, 2004


Calvary Temple Assembly of God

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

The Rev. Marshall Lackrone, pastor, will teach in the Book of Colossians after the meal.

Missionaries of the church will be recognized during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

For more information, call the church at 842-6463.

Central United Methodist Church

A personal-growth study group will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass. It is intended for those who are between 20 and 50 years old. For more information, call the church at 843-7066.

Loving Arms, a cancer support group, will begin meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. For more information, call Deanna, a cancer survivor, at 843-7066.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Coffee and doughnuts will be available after Sunday Masses at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St.

There will be a Mardi Gras celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 21.

Tickets will go on sale after Masses Jan. 31. They cost $15. Tickets will also be available after Jan. 31 in the parish office.

For more information, call the church at 843-6286.

First United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Men will be leading all three Sunday worship services at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

The Rev. David Livingston will preach. His theme is "One Body Together."

Lawrence Association of Evangelicals

Seven Lawrence churches and their pastors will participate in a pulpit exchange Sunday, sponsored by the Lawrence Association of Evangelicals.

The purpose is to foster a sense of unity among Christians in the city.

The following is a list of participating pastors, their home churches and where they will preach, respectively: the Rev. John McDermott, Morning Star Church/Victory Bible Church; the Rev. Rick Burwick, Clinton Parkway Assembly of God/First Christian Church; the Rev. Paul Gray, Heartland Community Church/Morning Star Church; the Rev. Randy Beeman, First Christian Church/Clinton Parkway Assembly of God; the Rev. Leo Barbee, Jr., Victory Bible Church/Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship; the Rev. Nate Rovenstine Lawrence Wesleyan Church/Heartland Community Church; and the Rev. Pieter Willems, Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship/Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

For more information about the pulpit exchange, call McDermott at 423-3270, Barbee at 766-8775 or Burwick at 843-7189.

Plymouth Congregational Church

The third 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.

It will be the first of two consecutive workshop sessions on the book "Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts" (2002), co-authored by Crossan and Jonathan Reed.

The book integrates the methods of archeologists and biblical scholars to illuminate the life and times of Jesus and the communities that formed the basis of the Gospel accounts.

John Brewer will serve as speaker. John Burch will be moderator.

For more information, call the church office at 843-3220.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

The Rev. Darrel Proffitt, rector, will share the message "How to Live a Joy-Filled Life" at all four Sunday services at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.

The Celebration Singers will sing at the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services, and the children will offer a special presentation on the theme, "God Feeds Us."

The junior and senior high youth groups will re-start their programs immediately after the 5:30 p.m. Sunday service.

A new Mom and Tots Bible Study, open to the community, meets from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Margaret's.

A new group, 12 Steps to Wholeness, is forming at the church. The group will support those who are coping with addictions or obsessive behaviors. Child care will be provided.

"Remembering Your Loved One" will be the topic of the grief group that will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the church. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or object connected to the memory of their loved one.

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

Trinity Episcopal Church

Adult confirmation classes will be after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service this weekend and Feb. 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

Led by the Rev. Jonathon Jensen, the classes are in preparation for the Feb. 8 visit of Episcopal Bishop Dean Wolfe to the church.

Those taking the classes will be confirmed by Wolfe that day.

Youth confirmation classes will be at 9 a.m. Sunday in the youth room of the church, led by Zane Wilemon. Rolls and juice will be provided.

An adult forum, titled "Questions You Always Had But Were Afraid Everyone Would Laugh at You If You Asked Them," will be presented by the Rev. John Nixon at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

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

Craig Vollan will present a program, "NAFTA, Iniquity and Threat," from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

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

For more information, call 842-3339.

Unity Church of Lawrence

Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane, will have its annual congregational meeting and election of board of trustees after the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 1, Tanya Mayer and Paul Friedman will have an eight-week series of discussions based on the book "Crucial Conversations."

This series will focus on the ways in which having healthy, crucial conversations can bring people closer to the goal of seeing God in everyone, even in difficult times.

Rick Bruner will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Unity Church. He was the first-place winner at the 2001 Kansas City Heartland Folk Festival Songwriter's Showcase.

Tickets will be available at Mass Street Music, 1347 Mass., and at the door.

More information about these events is available by calling 841-1447 or going online to

West Side Presbyterian Church

Two important dinner meetings are scheduled in the next two weeks at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

The second half of the annual meeting will be Sunday after services and a potluck dinner. The congregation will review annual reports, hear the report of the nominating committee and receive the church budget for the coming year.

The session will sponsor a carry-in dinner, following services Feb. 1, in the fellowship hall. The dinner will honor the Rev. Jay Gideon as he completes his interim ministry at the church. Gideon, who plans to retire, has served West Side Presbyterian the past two years.

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