Archive for Saturday, July 24, 2004

Religion briefs

July 24, 2004


Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

Catalyst Youth Ministry will serve dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the MAX Cafe at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway.

The ministry will attend worship services Tuesday through Friday at Antioch Family Worship Center in Overland Park.

Children of God's Kids' Ministry will present a musical, "Discovery Camp Wisen-Up," at 9 a.m. Aug. 1.

The church will sponsor its third annual Backpack Outreach at 8 a.m. Aug. 7. Backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents must bring their children with them to receive backpacks.

For more information, call the church office at 843-7189.

First Baptist Church

Guest speaker Martha Parker, curator of Clinton Lake Museum, will present a slide show, "The Underground Railway in the Wakarusa Valley," at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive.

First Christian Church

Eddy Bazin, pastor at a church in Port au Prince, Haiti, will be a special guest at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Aug. 14 at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

There will be a rummage sale Aug. 14 in the church's fellowship hall. Clothes will not be sold. Community is invited to attend.

There will be an appreciation reception given for Ben Harris and Cindi Birney from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 1 in the fellowship hall. All are invited to come to this event in between services.

Next sermon series begins Sunday. Topics in coming weeks are: nine essentials of an evangelical church; understanding our heritage; what the Bible teaches about Communion and baptism; what the church ought to be ; and what is christianity all about.

For more information, contact the church office at 843-0679.

First United Methodist Church

The Rev. Jean Marie Grabher will preach at all three Sunday worship services at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. The sermon title: "What's Life Without Coffee?"

Robert Vaughn will be guest organist at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Heartland Community Church

Common Thread, an acclaimed group comprised of artists from various churches, will lead Sunday worship at Heartland Community Church, 619 Vt.

The Rev. Paul Gray, senior pastor, will continue his series on the Book of Joshua with the message, "The Key to Success."

Kansas East Conference

The Rev. Scott J. Jones, of Dallas, has been elected and assigned as the new bishop of the Kansas Area United Methodist Church. He and his family will live in Wichita after he begins serving Sept. 1. Jones will maintain offices in Wichita and Topeka.

Jones, 50, was elected to the episcopacy July 16 and assigned to the Kansas Area East and West Annual Conferences July 17, during the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was consecrated during a July 17 service there.

His wife, Mary Lou Reece, is a native Kansan. The couple's son, Jameson, graduated in December 2003 from Kansas University. Their other children, Arthur and Marynell, are KU sophomores.

Jones succeeds Bishop Albert Frederick "Fritz" Mutti, who is retiring Aug. 31.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

A special, evening service will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway. Jesse Ryals will be the guest speaker.

Ryals is a summer intern at Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y. He will speak on the topic "What is the Gospel?" Musicians from Campus Crusade for Christ will join him.

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

St. James AME Church

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, 647 Maple, will have its annual service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at Clinton Lake.

Members will meet at the lake's beach area for a brief service, including baptism, followed by a fellowship cookout.

"Coming Back Together in the Name of Jesus" is the theme for the church's 139th anniversary celebration. The Rev. Verdell Taylor, pastor of St. Luke AME Church, will bring the message during the program at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8. The church requests that members, friends and guests dress in attire appropriate for our ancestors who started the church.

There will be a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church. Meal will include: a fish filet, spaghetti, coleslaw and dessert. Meals are available for dine in, carryout and delivery.

For more information, contact the church office at 843-3088.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

A presentation about Marian apparitions -- "Is it Really Mary?" -- will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.

It is open to anyone who is interested in learning about Catholic belief in apparitions of Mary in modern times.

Presentation is in the church hall. Use the north entrance, and take the steps down.

For more information, call the church at 843-0109.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

The Rev. Darrel Proffitt will lead worship services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.

There is still time to register children for the church's vacation Bible school. For more information, call the church office at 865-5777.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Vacation Bible school will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. each day.

The theme is "SonGames 2004." The program, designed for children age 3 through sixth grade, consists of music, recreation, stories, crafts and snacks.

Vacation Bible school is free and open to all children.

For more information, call the church office at 843-6166.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will celebrate a week of vacation Bible school with a show-and-tell of crafts, activities and songs at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall.

With the featured theme of Joseph, his brothers and life in Egypt, children will join a procession into the 11 a.m. worship service and participate in music.

Church's social concerns group is sponsoring a school-supply collection until Aug. 8 for New York School. Supplies may be brought and placed in a collection box at the church, or donations are accepted to buy school supplies.

For more information about supplies that are needed, or to make a donation, contact the church at 843-4150.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will have a fellowship walk/brunch at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Kansas River bridges.

All-Fellowship Work Day and Picnic will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 at the fellowship.

Water Communion and in-gathering joint program will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at the fellowship.

For more information, call the fellowship at 842-3339.

Unity Church of Lawrence

Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane, will celebrate the ministry of the Rev. Steve Colladay, interim pastor, at both Sunday services.

There will be a notebook available at the service to write thoughts and affirmations for Colladay. People can send their best wishes to him via e-mail at before 9 a.m. Sunday.

Attendees at Sunday services are asked to bring treats to share Sunday.

For more information, contact the church at 841-1447.

University Community of Christ

There will be 9 a.m. Sunday school, with classes for all ages, at University Community of Christ, 1900 University Drive, and a 10 a.m. worship service with a presentation by Miriam Cain, "Work Together in Unity."

There will be a 10 a.m. Tuesday Bible study class. Class will study John Chapter 9. The class is free and open to the community.

West Side Presbyterian Church

There will be a called session meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday, prior to the 11 a.m. worship service at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

After the service, there will be a congregational potluck to honor the interim ministry of the Rev. Patricia Slider and to say goodbye to her.

Slider has served as interim pastor since February, until a new, full-time pastor could be installed. The church's new pastor is the Rev. Bill Woodard.

Children's choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information, call the church at 843-1504.

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