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Archive for Saturday, May 8, 2004

Religion briefs

May 8, 2004

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Calvary Temple Assembly of God

Women's ministries of Calvary Temple Assembly of God will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Susie Bullock, 2420 Brookside Drive.

Guest speaker will be Donna Brown, speaking on "Mothers in the Bible." All women are invited to attend.

Mothers will be honored with a special gift at Sunday morning worship services at Calvary Temple, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace. Gifts will also presented to the following: the oldest mom, newest mom, mom with the most relatives with her and the mom who has a child that has come the most distance to be with her.

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

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

Wednesday Bible study is on "Esther" at 7 p.m. at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway.

There will be a special Mother's Day message, and all mothers will be honored and presented with a gift, in both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services.

There will be a men's breakfast at 8 a.m. May 15, followed by the study "Wild at Heart."

Worship Involving Severely Handicapped will be at 10:30 a.m. May 15 at the church.

Steve and Kathy Locke are the new children's pastors, offering activities at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, as well as Kids Discipleship at 6:30 p.m. Sundays.

There will be "Fun in the Son" activities from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays during the summer.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St., will have a three-week study session of the movie "The Passion of the Christ" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday.

For details, call Nancy Nelson in the religious education office at 843-6604.

First Christian Church

Linda Beeman, wife of the Rev. Randy Beeman, will present a drama called "Motherhood" at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

There will also be special recognition of mothers at both services.

The Seekers Sunday School Class is preparing to start a study on spiritual gifts. For more information, call Michelle York at 841-7938.

Indian Hills Church of God

Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 29th Terrace, will celebrate Mother's Day with a wearing of hats in "Hat Day." Adults and children are encouraged to wear special or unique hats to the church for the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

High school graduates will be recognized with a special presentation, including a video scrapbook, at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway.

A special gift will be presented to mothers at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services.

Doughnuts, coffee and juice are offered between the services.

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

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

There will be no evening service or class Sunday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive.

There will be an evening of worship at 5 p.m. May 16.

A new Foundations Class will meet at 5 p.m. Sundays, starting May 23, and will run for eight weeks.

National Cathedral Association Conference

Allen and Sandra Wiechert, of Lawrence, who are regional co-chairs for Kansas and West Missouri for the National Cathedral Assn., were among nearly 60 regional chairs from across the United States who attended the biennial National Cathedral Association Conference April 22-25 in Washington, D.C.

The Wiecherts and other participants attended sessions on the Washington National Cathedral's ministry to those of all denominations and faiths, Cathedral choirs, funding opportunities, membership recruitment, gift stores, the Cathedral Web site and aids for program presentation.

Plymouth Congregational Church

The fourth-graders at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will receive Communion during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service as a follow-up to discussions in Sunday school class.

The Cherub Choir will perform for the last time this school year at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Children who are in the choir should be in the sanctuary for rehearsal at 9 a.m.

There will be a new member orientation class at 6:30 p.m. May 17 and 24 for all those who are interested in joining Plymouth.

For more information, contact Kay Cerny in the church office at 843-3220.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Children will receive instruction in the Christian faith at the vacation Bible school of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave.

The school is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 19-23.

Games, snacks and crafts are included in the school activities. Enrollment is free and open to all children from age 3 through sixth grade. Space is limited; call 843-8181 to enroll.

Gary Rueter, executive director of missions and stewardship for the Kansas District, completed the mission planning program with the congregation May 2.

Redeemer member Sherri Rose was elected vice president/care and needs chairman at the Lutheran Women's Missionary League Zone Spring Rally.

The church's spring yard clean-up is scheduled for 8 a.m. today.

River of Fire Church

Sunday worship services at River of Fire Church are being offered at 9:30 a.m. at Langston Hughes Elementary School, 1101 George Williams Way.

There will be children's church during the adult meeting, and a nursery is provided.

For more information, call the Rev. Tim Wilson at 331-6232.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

The Prayer Development Team of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St., meets at 8:45 a.m. today.

The "Time to Grow" Day of Prayer will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Members will gather to pray for the developing mission and ministry needs of the church.

New members of the Prayer Team will be commissioned during the 9 a.m. Sunday service.

Mothering Sunday will be celebrated at the 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services today.

A "Time to Grow" Leadership Celebration will be at 7 p.m. May 14 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

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

Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry volunteers will meet at 11:30 a.m. today with Lynne Ellis and Tricia Klein, food pantry coordinators, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

They will discuss plans for the pantry. Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Trinity graduates and their families will be honored at the annual Trinity Graduation Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall. Graduates of Lawrence High School, Free State High School, Kansas University and the Education for Ministry Study Program will be entertained.

Trinity grandmothers are invited to the first meeting of the new grandmothers group at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Clenece Hills. The group will meet for coffee, cake and grandchildren conversation.

Fellowship committee meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the junior high room.

As a fund-raiser for its upcoming mission trip to Jamaica, the youth group will serve a light lunch in the parish hall after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children. Meal will have soup, salad and dessert.

West Side Presbyterian Church

The new handbells for the children's choir will be dedicated during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

The bells have been given in memory of Nina Murphy, and several of her grandchildren are members of the newly organized junior bell choir, under the direction of Sue Evans.

West Side members will serve the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen luncheon Thursday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

A combined children's choir, including members of First Presbyterian Church, will present special music at the 11 a.m. worship service May 16, and the youth of West Side will sponsor a potato bar after the services. Proceeds will be used to fund their trip to the Youth Triennium in July at Purdue University.

Theme of the triennium is "No Longer Strangers," and the church hopes to send two or three delegates to the event in West Lafayette, Ind.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

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

A program, "Bearing Witness at the March for Women's Lives," will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

There will be a parents' day brunch/potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

In conjunction with the City of Lawrence, the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence will kick off its sesquicentennial celebration with a ceremony marking the rededication of the Unitarian Bell at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence High School.

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