Archive for Saturday, November 6, 2004

Religion briefs

November 6, 2004


Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

Children will practice at 9 a.m. Sunday for the upcoming Christmas musical at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway.

Youth of Clinton Parkway will begin a study on "Life on the Edge: Me and My World," at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

THRIVE Women's Conference simulcast, hosted by John Maxwell, will be at 8 a.m. Nov. 13.

Youth and young adults will participate in the Tree63 concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Haskell Indian Nations University.

First Christian Church

"Beyond the Border," a missions fair, will be after the 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon Sunday worship services at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

The missions fair will also be offered at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the church's fellowship hall.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center

Under the theme "God's Love, Our Response," Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, 15th and Iowa streets, will start its fall stewardship effort Sunday.

The Rev. Vernon Oestmann, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mission, will be the inspirational speaker.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

Members of Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway, will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at Free State High School for "Celebration Sunday."

Service will combine both of the church's regular Sunday morning services as a conclusion to its study of "The Purpose Driven Life" by the Rev. Rick Warren.

Combined service will include a performance by the children's church, baptisms, special music, a skit and testimonies about the "40 Days of Purpose" project.

Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry

Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry, 1116 La., will celebrate All Saints' Sunday with a Taize service at 5 p.m.

The Gospel lesson will be read in many different languages as a reminder of the global reign of God's love. Participants will light candles in memory of those who have died.

A free dinner follows worship.

For more information, or to volunteer to read the Gospel in a language other than English, please call Shawn Norris at 843-4948.

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive, will have a veterans service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

All veterans and their families are invited to attend this special service honoring all those who have served, and are currently serving, in the armed forces.

International potluck will be at noon Sunday at the home of Walt and Ann Kihm, 315 Dakota St. All international students and scholars are welcome.

All-church Thanksgiving dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the church. There will be worship in the sanctuary before the dinner. Non-members are welcome and can bring a potluck dish.

North Lawrence Christian Church

North Lawrence Christian Church, Seventh and Elm streets, will start three new Sunday school classes and a full-hour Kid's Time Worship Sunday.

Two of the new Sunday school classes will be for children; the third class will be a nine-week course for parents and young adults, featuring Chip Ingram in "Effective Parenting in a Defective World." Rod Hinkle is host of the class.

Kid's Time Worship will be led during November by Margie Hinkle and Ella Anderson. It's for children in first through eighth grades.

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m.

Plymouth Congregational Church

All Saints' Sunday will be observed with a combined handbell and band performance of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

New social justice adult education class meets at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Topic for the next two weeks will be the role of the news media in the presidential election.

There will be a meeting at 10:45 a.m. Sunday for youth interested in this year's trip to Biloxi, Miss. Parents should attend as well.

Junior high youth group will have a bowling party at 2 p.m. Sunday. For details, call church office at 843-3220.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Annual fall craft and bake sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave.

The Rev. Robert Leiste, of Jamestown, N.D., has accepted the call to ministry at the church. Installation service for him will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 21.

River of Fire Church

Wayne Anderson will be ministering at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, as well as at 10 a.m. Nov. 14, at River of Fire Church, which meets at Langston Hughes School, 1101 George Williams Way.

Anderson, of Boise, Idaho, is founder of International Apostolic Ministries. He is also a founder of the Seattle Revival Center, and he was president of the John G. Lake organization of ministries for five years.

Sacred Heart Parish Center

There will be a blessing ritual of Sacred Heart Parish Center, Tonganoxie, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass.

James Patrick Keleher, archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas, will celebrate the Mass.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church is at West Washington Street and U.S. Highway 24-40, in Tonganoxie.

Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics

Dan Barker, author of "Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist," and public relations director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, will present a speech titled "From Preacher to Atheist" at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in Woodruff Auditorium on the Kansas University campus.

Barker will discuss the story of his journey from evangelical Christianity to atheism, as well as the issue of separation of church and state. His biography can be read at


Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics at KU.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Annual fall dinner is Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.

Roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and homemade pie will be served from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

There will be a celebration reception following the 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday services at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.

Purpose Driven Life small groups (hosts and leaders) take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today.

There will be a special celebration party in honor of Emily Venters at 7 p.m. today at the church.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will celebrate All Saints Day at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services.

Annual Ploughman's Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Community is invited for a lunch of homemade soup, apple pie, cheese and bread.

Cost of lunch is $6 per person, with all proceeds going to various helping organizations in Douglas County.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Women of the ELCA will be making noodles for the annual craft and bake sale when they gather from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church for the monthly workday.

Noodles will be sold at the sale, set for Nov. 20, and also used in one of the dishes for this year's Scandinavian buffet.

"The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story" will be featured Friday at the second arts-and-fellowship event in the "Cloud of Witnesses" series, sponsored by the Shekinah Arts Ministry.

Evening begins with a creative vespers service at 6:30 p.m., followed by dessert, coffee and tea at 7 p.m., then the film and discussion.

Event is open to the public. Freewill offering will be taken.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

A spiritual celebration, "Dealing with Evil," presented by Elizabeth Collins, will be from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

Jim Lewis will give a program, "Children's Sabbath," will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Coffee and fellowship will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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