Archive for Saturday, November 20, 2004

Area religion briefs

November 20, 2004


Calvary Temple Assembly of God

606 S.W. 29th St. Terrace

Sunday: Thanksgiving dinner, noon. Recognition of church's missionaries at home and abroad, during worship services.

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

3200 Clinton Parkway

Sunday: Children minister in "Kid's Thanksgiving" service, 9 a.m.

Wednesday: No ministry events, due to Thanksgiving.

Nov. 28: Missionaries Mike and Jodie Swenson, morning worship service.

First Christian Church

1000 Ky.

Sunday: Heritage Sunday, honoring members 90 and older, and those who have been members for more than 50 years; decorate the church for Christmas, 3 p.m.; youth meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Faith Church of the Nazarene

1020 Kasold Drive

Sunday: Thanksgiving worship service, 10:45 a.m.-noon; Thanksgiving dinner, 1 p.m., Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building 21. Service, dinner open to public.

First Church of the Nazarene

1470 N. 1000 Road

Sunday: Thanksgiving dinner, 12:15 p.m, open to public.

Nov. 28: Children's Cactus Club, children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Open to public.

First United Methodist Church

946 Vt.

Sunday: All-church Thanksgiving dinner, after 11 a.m. worship service, freewill donation, proceeds support youth programs.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center

15th and Iowa streets

Sunday: "Christ the King Sunday"; conclusion of fall stewardship emphasis; Family Life Players present skit.

Lawrence Ministerial Alliance

Monday: Community Interfaith Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.; Gathering of representatives from many faith communities, sharing from their respective traditions to celebrate Thanksgiving season; Lawrence Community Mass Choir and Lawrence Church of God Choir will sing; Free and open to public. Please bring one or more non-perishable food items to donate to local food banks. For more information, call 843-3220.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

3705 Clinton Parkway

Sunday: Plans announced for spring missions trip to Mexico, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services; "Pizza with the Pastor," 12:30 p.m., for newcomers to the church.

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

700 Wakarusa Drive

Sunday: All-church Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 p.m. Worship in sanctuary, followed by dinner. Non-members welcome; bring a potluck dish to share, if desired.

Oread Friends (Quaker)

Dec. 1: Deborah J. Gerner, Kansas University professor and specialist on the Middle East, leads discussion, "When the Rain Returns: Toward Justice and Reconciliation in Palestine and Israel," Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Plymouth Congregational Church

925 Vt.

Sunday: Annual Thanksgiving dinner, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; congregation will recognize 50-year members. Mini concert with two bell choirs, children's choirs, performed between the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services; social justice adult education class meeting, 9:45 a.m.; begin discussion of United Church of Christ's position on stem-cell research.

Praise Temple Church of God in Christ

315 E. Seventh St.

Today: Bake sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

2700 Lawrence Ave.

Sunday: Installation service for the Rev. Robert Leiste of Jamestown, N.D., 4 p.m.; Thanksgiving potluck, 5:30 p.m. Open to public.

Dec. 6: Annual LWML Christmas dinner, 6:30 p.m. Christmas ornament gifts exchanged.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

1234 Ky.

Today: Anticipated liturgy for Christ the King will be at 4:30 p.m. instead of usual 5:30 p.m. time, due to school's benefit auction.

Thursday: Liturgy, 9 a.m. No 7:30 a.m. liturgy because of Thanksgiving.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

5700 W. Sixth St.

Sunday: Pledges can be brought and celebrated at the 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services. Childen in GIFT program will sing, 9 a.m.

Wednesday: Thanksgiving Eve service, 7 p.m. Soup-and-bread buffet supper after service.

Trinity Episcopal Church

1011 Vt.

Sunday: Concert by Oread Singers, 7:30 p.m., freewill offering to support church's music program, reception after parish hall.

Thursday: Worship, 10 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

1245 N.H.

Sunday: "Gathering Sunday," opportunity to support ministries of the church, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Harvest celebration potluck in fellowship hall after 11 a.m. service; Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Drive. Trinity Lutheran members join congregations and choirs of Good Shepherd and Lutheran Campus Ministry at KU.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

1263 N. 1100 Road

Sunday: Harvest Festival and UUSC Sunday, "Thanks and Giving," 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.; Thanksgiving potluck feast, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Unity Church of Lawrence

900 Madeline Lane

Today: Completion of fall "Oneness" series, featuring barn dance and party at Fall Leaf Farm, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information and directions, contact church at 841-1447 or e-mail

Sunday: Youth Sunday. Uniteens and youth of Unity assist in 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Special skit, music adapted from Max Lucado book, "You are Special."

West Side Presbyterian Church

1024 Kasold Drive

Sunday: Hanging of the Greens after worship service. Light lunch will be served. Teams will decorate sanctuary and fellowship hall for Christmas season.

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