Archive for Saturday, June 26, 2004

Religion briefs

June 26, 2004


Baldwin First United Methodist Church

United Methodist Women of the Five Rivers District invite the public to attend an interfaith study and discussion, "Creating Interfaith Community," from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St.

The event will be led by Sam Muyskens and Sydney Stigge-Kaufman. Muyskens is director of Inter-Faith Ministries of Wichita. Stigge-Kaufman has been active in the Mennonite Church's peace and justice concerns. She is a certified conflict mediator and has served with Christian Peacemaker teams as a peacekeeper in the West Bank.

For more information, call Jean Reynolds at (785) 542-2301 or Bertha Nichols at (785) 542-2107.

Calvary Temple Assembly of God

The Rev. Marshall Lackrone will start a new sermon series, "What You Should Know About Fear," at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace.

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

Young adult class will begin a new series, "Spiritual Giftings," at 11 a.m. Sunday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway.

The Rev. Owen Carr will share in ministry at a missions conference banquet at 6 p.m. today in the Clinton Parkway Activity Center. Call ahead for tickets at 843-7189.

Carr will minister at the 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday services at the church.

Clinton Parkway begins its summer schedule Sunday. Worship is at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Christian education classes at 11 a.m.

Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church

Harold Riehm will present "Pastor Cordley Remembers," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd Terrace.

The evening will feature hymn singing, games, ice cream and cookies.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

First Christian Church

Durk Landes will play trumpet at the 9 a.m. Sunday traditional worship service at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

Lewis Lawson will play guitar at the 11 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship service.

Vacation Bible school training will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church. For more information, contact Melissa Eisele at 842-8552.

Ives Chapel United Methodist Church

Pastor-Parish Committee of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin, will have a farewell dinner Sunday for the Rev. Kathy Symes, her husband, Kevin, and sons, Drew, Dean and Derrick.

Immediately after the worship service, a carry-in meal will be served, with an opportunity for the congregation to have fellowship and express appreciation to Symes for her past four years of service.

Symes has been re-appointed effective July 1 to the Vasser-Quenemo United Methodist churches.

Ives Chapel and Clearfield United Methodist Church will have their annual vacation Bible school July 12-16 at Ives Chapel, 1018 Miami St. Theme: "Hero Quest." School will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day for ages 3-12. For more information, call (785) 594-6555 or (785) 883-2360.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

"Pizza with the Pastor" will be after the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway. The event is for people new to the church.

Bruce Dawson will be the special speaker at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, giving a presentation to men called "Tentative Tent."

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

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

There will be corporate prayer at noon Monday through Friday, with standing in repentance for the nation (using the example of Daniel, Chapter 9), at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive.

There will be an international student potluck, after the 10 a.m. July 4 worship service, at the home of Walt and Ann Kihm, 315 Dakota.

For details about the potluck, call 841-8860.

Plymouth Congregational Church

Harold Riehm will portray the Rev. Richard Cordley, longtime pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church, at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at the church, 925 Vt.

Riehm will portray Cordley delivering a sermon remembering the church's first 50 years. This service is part of the Lawrence Chautauqua festival and Plymouth's own sesquicentennial celebration.

Jen Parson, a student at Chicago Theological Seminary, will preach at the 11:15 a.m. Sunday service.

There will be a combine service at 9:30 a.m. July 4, with no service at 11:15 a.m. Special music presented by a brass quintet and the chancel choir.

After the service, the church will have its annual Fourth of July picnic in the Intrust Bank parking lot, northwest of the church.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Summer worship service hours have begun at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave.

Worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday, with Bible class and Sunday school at 10:45 a.m.

Seniors group will have a potluck at 5:30 p.m. today.

Vacation Bible school will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 19-23. It is free and open to all children from age 3 through sixth grade.

To enroll, call 843-8181.

St. James AME Church

St. James AME Choir will sponsor a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the church, 547 Maple.

Cost is $7 per person.

A Men's Day program will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

For more information, call the church at 843-3088.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Anticipated liturgy will be at 4:30 p.m. today, instead of the usual 5:30 p.m. time, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.

The church's annual Fiesta celebration continues today.

St. Luke AME Church

There will be a barbecue dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y.

Menu will feature: brisket or chicken, collard greens, potato salad, corn bread and dessert.

Suggested donation, $8; children under 10, $5.

Tibetan Buddhists

Lawrence's Tibetan Buddhist community will sponsor a study retreat weekend July 24-25 at Lake Dabinawa, north of Lawrence.

"The Heart of Compassion," a study retreat, will be taught by Gail Kollner, a senior Rigpa Fellowship instructor who will travel from New York to present the weekend course.

Fee to participate is $45. An extensive course manual will be available for $5. There will be a maximum of 20 participants.

To register, mail a check for $45 , along with your e-mail address and phone number, to Nicky Kolatch, 1403 Anthony Michael Drive, Lawrence, Kan., 66049.

For more information, contact Marian O'Dwyer by e-mail at or call her at 393-0988.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The Rev. John Nixon will preach at both Sunday services at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. He is celebrating the anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.

Sunday adult forum will be the second of a two-part series, "Testament: The Bible and History, As It Was in the Beginning." Forum meets at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall.

Trinity's movie group will meet for dinner at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the McDonald's on Sixth Street, then go to Liberty Hall for the 7 p.m. showing of "Super Size Me."

Unity Church of Lawrence

The Rev. Steve Colladay will preach on "Touching the Inner Joy" at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services at Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane. He will also play the piano.

For more information, visit the church's Web site at

West Side Presbyterian Church

Children who attended last week's vacation Bible school at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive, will present special music during worship Sunday.

Men's Lunch will be noon Thursday at Plum Tree restaurant, 2620 Iowa.

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