Archive for Saturday, October 2, 2004

Religion briefs

October 2, 2004


Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel, 1035 N. Third St. in the I-70 Business Center, has begun "Christianity 101: Basics for Believers," a new, Sunday morning series of biblically based teachings on the fundamentals of Christian faith.

Church worship services are 10 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call 840-9899.

Calvary Temple Assembly of God

Kids Krusade will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 10-13 at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace.

Theme: "Cowboys & Cowgirls for Jesus." The event is a revival for children, from toddlers through age 14. Children and adults are invited.

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

The women of Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway, will have a meeting, "Special Features Night," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants are asked to bring their favorite salad.

The church's senior adults will meet Friday with other area senior citizens for a potluck dinner and time of ministry. Guest speaker: The Rev. Dallas Hull, the Kansas District Senior Adult Director.

Worship Involving the Severely Handicapped will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the church.

Episcopal/Lutheran Ministry at Kansas University

Episcopal/Lutheran Campus Ministry will offer a Taize service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Canterbury House, 1116 La.

Taize worship features readings in several languages, meditative chants and periods of silence for reflection.

For more information, contact Shawn Norris, Lutheran campus pastor, at 843-4948.

First Christian Church

Larry McElwain and the Rev. Randy Beeman will head the "40 Days of Purpose" program at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

This spiritual movement is based on the New York Times best-selling non-fiction book, "The Purpose Driven Life," by the Rev. Rick Warren.

The 40 Days of Purpose is a spiritual journey in which individuals and the church seek to understand their purpose in life.

The 40-day observance begins at 5 p.m. today at the church with a kickoff dinner and a simulcast from the book's author.

The major themes of the program will be explored by Beeman, senior pastor, at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services. E-mails of encouragement will be sent to all those participating in the observance.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 9.

Items for sale will include clothing toys, shoes, books, craft items, sewing supplies, electronics, home decor, household items and small appliances.

Proceeds will benefit mission projects of Presbyterian Women.

First United Methodist Church

Sunday Night Live! begins Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. The event will celebrate the past, present and future hopes of the 150-year-old congregation.

The event starts with a 5:30 p.m. meal.

United Methodist Women's Connection Event to celebrate 135 years of women in mission will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Brady Hall. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m.

Haskell LIGHT House

Haskell LIGHT House, the inter-Lutheran campus ministry and outreach to Haskell Indian Nations University, has named a new director.

The Rev. Eric Deffenbaugh began his duties in August. Deffenbaugh, 49, is a Kansas native. He has served as the pastor of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America churches in Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta.

Haskell LIGHT is a joint ministry of local and regional churches of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Heartland Community Church

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" will provide inspiration for the Rev. Paul Gray's 11 a.m. Sunday message, "Keeping Up with the Joneses," at Heartland Community Church, 619 Vt.

The message is part of a series exploring the spiritual area of people's lives.

Indian Hills Church of God

An arts and crafts fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Indian Hills Church of God, Louisiana and 29th St. Terrace. Proceeds will benefit the church's missionaries in the field.

A fellowship dinner will be after 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship.

Lawrence Aglow

Lawrence Aglow will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at Vermont Towers, 1101 Vt.

The speaker will be Linda Kay Woodworth, vice president of Lighthouse Development for the Northeast Area Kansas Aglow International.

Lawrence Aglow is affiliated with Aglow International, an interdenominational organization of Christian women with more than 3,500 fellowships in 157 countries.

For more information, contact Vicki Taylor at 842-7591.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway, will continue its observance of the "40 Days of Purpose" at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

Copies of the New York Times best-selling book, "The Purpose Driven Life," will be distributed at no charge while supplies last.

The sermon series based on the book will continue for six weeks. Sunday school classes and home-based groups that meet throughout the week will study topics from the book during the program.

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

Martha and Mary's Way

Martha and Mary's Way will offer a video series from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in October at Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St.

Each week's video will feature the documented story of a different woman's spiritual journey, beginning with anthropologist Jane Goodall.

Participants will select three other videos to view together in October. Discussion following each video will be led by the Rev. Judy Long O'Neal, Centenary's pastor.

A WomenGather event, "Sacred Words, Sacred Sounds, Sacred Silence" will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 and 13 at the Walkabout.

For directions to the retreat, call (785) 691-9985 or (785) 594-2302; or send e-mail to

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

Thursday morning women's Bible will begin a new study from "The Bait of Satan" by John Bevere. The group meets at 9:15 a.m. at the home of Jane Butler, 1932 Pebble Beach Court.

For more information, call Carol Noe, 877-6931, or Elizabeth Zeh, 832-1350.

International potluck for all international students and scholars will be at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the home of Walt and Ann Kihm, 315 Dakota St.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

The Rev. Glenn Bitter will preach at the 9 a.m. Sunday service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave.

Midweek school classes for grades three through six and confirmation class for grades seven and eight are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Church yardwork is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today.

Redeemer Lutheran Women's Missionary League will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Sewing group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday to continue working on quilts for Lutheran World Relief.

For more information, call the church office at 843-8181.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

The annual Oktoberfest celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.

Polka Mass is at 4:30 p.m.; there is no regular 5:30 p.m. Mass today.

Food service begins at 4:30 p.m. There will be German food, live music and dancing throughout the evening.

The blessing of animals, in observance of the feast of St. Francis, will be at 3:45 p.m. Monday on the grassy area just south of Lawrence Catholic School-St. John Campus.

For more information, contact the church office at 843-0109.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St., will have its annual fall cookout at 5:30 p.m. today.

The Rev. Darrel Proffitt will preach at the 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday services. New members will be welcomed and recognized.

Blessing of the pets will be at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot.

New Purpose Driven Life groups are forming. A divorce support group for women will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Trinity Episcopal Church

The Rev. Edward S. Gleason, editor and director of Forward Movement Publications, will preach at both Sunday services at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. He will also lead the adult forum at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall.

Single fathers group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in church library. Newcomers welcome.

The Rev. Dean Wolfe and Ellen Wolfe will be host to a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for all Kansas University students who attend the Episcopal Church. For directions to the barbecue, please call Trinity Episcopal at 843-6166.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Several members of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., are collecting pledges and will participate in the Lawrence CROP Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Those walking in the event will be acknowledged and blessed during the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

Members of the confirmation class will also meet at 5 p.m. Sunday for a learning session at the church.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will have a spiritual celebration from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

Forrest Swall and Elizabeth Collins will give a presentation, "Report on GA 2004," from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Washington Creek Church of the Brethren

Washington Creek Church of the Brethren invites its past and present members to its annual homecoming service and basket dinner Oct. 10.

There is a new 10 a.m. starting time for Sunday worship services. At the homecoming, there will be special music and an introduction of the church's new pastor, the Rev. Stuart Land, and his family.

For more information, call 748-9844.

West Side Presbyterian Church

Members of West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive, will participate Sunday in the Lawrence CROP Walk, a program to raise money to provide food for those in need.

There will be a congregational dinner and mission fair Oct. 17 at the church.

Children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in a Christmas pageant at the church.

For more information, call Sue Evans, children's choir director, at 841-1571.

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