Archive for Saturday, October 30, 2004

Religion briefs

October 30, 2004


Central United Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., will have a "Trunk-n-Treat" event from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Church members will hand out treats from their car trunks. In case of rain, the event will move inside the church.

Registration is ongoing until Nov. 12 for the Advent Bible Study, "While We Wait." Led by the Rev. Denise Hygh, classes will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sundays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays starting Nov. 21. Cost is $12. Register by calling the church office at 843-7066.

Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry

Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry will have a special Reformation celebration and dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday at Canterbury House, 1116 La.

Catherine Hauber, author of "A Hiking Guide to Kansas," will lead a hike on the Konza Prairie Nov. 6.

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

First Baptist Church

The festival of the Reformation will be observed Sunday at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive.

Both services will have musical offerings from Kevin Pitts, the chancel choir and Sweet Melodies.

The church will have a Halloween carnival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Families and friends will join the family life ministry in the Roger Williams Room.

For more information, 843-0020

First Christian Church

First Christian Church, 1000 Ky., will have a ministry fair after the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service. This will be an opportunity to meet the ministry teams, find out their purposes and learn which skills and time are required.

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., will have a sesquicentennial celebration Nov. 6-7.

The great-great-grandson of James Griffing, the church's founding pastor, will be present. His research has helped the church put together an original dramatic reading called "Private Letters: The Correspondence of Rev. James S. Griffing and J. Augusta Goodrich." It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

The 11 a.m. Nov. 7 worship service will honor former pastors of the church and their spouses. The first copy of a collection of sermons by the Rev. Ron Sundbye, on the topic of love, will be presented. He served the church from 1966 to 1974. Some of his family members will be present.

To learn more about the church's sesquicentennial celebration, call 841-7500.

The church will celebrate All Saints Sunday this weekend. There will be games and prizes at the All Saints Day Festival for children in first through sixth grades at 9:30 p.m. in Brady Hall.

A special time of recognition for all the past and present saints, and Holy Communion, will take place during all three Sunday worship services.

Lecompton United Methodist Church

Lecompton United Methodist Church, 402 Elmore, will have an Election Day dinner and silent auction at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive, will have a harvest party at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mustard Seed will have its Veterans' Service at 10 a.m. Nov. 7. All veterans and their families are invited to attend the service honoring all those who have served or are serving in the armed forces. A dinner for veterans and their families will be served afterward.

Plymouth Congregational Church

Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., is launching a social justice adult education class to explore the role of the church in social issues. The class will address the upcoming elections, stem-cell research, the war on terror, gay rights and other potentially divisive topics.

Classes will meet from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Room 201 in the church's north wing. A time for coffee and fellowship will be after each class, and the church's contemporary worship service starts at 11:15 a.m.

The class begins Sunday with a session titled "The Church and Election 2004." It will feature Thomas Heilke, professor of political science at Kansas University.

On Nov. 7 and 14, participants will discuss the role of the news media in the presidential election, then move on to an examination of the church's stance on stell-cell research Nov. 21 and 28.

Plant and bake cell committee will continue its fall bulb sale during coffee hour Sunday in the Mayflower Room.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

The Rev. Robert Leiste, of Jamestown, N.D., has accepted the call from Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave., to serve as its new pastor. An installation service for Leiste will be Nov. 21.

The church's annual fall craft and bake sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6.

St. John's UCC

St. John's UCC, one mile north of Worden in Douglas County, will observe its annual mission festival Sunday with two services.

John Errante, of Lenexa, who has been a missionary in Central America, will speak in the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

A potluck dinner will be served at noon. The afternoon service will begin at 2 p.m.

Members will gather Nov. 7 in the church basement for their annual business meeting and election of officers.

An all-church hayrack ride and wiener roast will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the home of Orville Johanning.

Stull United Methodist Church

Stull United Methodist Church will have its annual sausage-and-pancake fund-raiser from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 7.

Food and craft items will be for sale. There will also be a silent auction on gift baskets.

Proceeds will help the members refurbish the church's stained glass windows.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Children of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St., will celebrate Halloween with special songs and programs and will take part in a special "Trunk or Treating" event.

"Pasta with the Pastor" will follow the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.

There will be an All Souls Day service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

A divorce recovery group for women meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Trinity Lutheran Church

The confirmation of five young people will be celebrated as part of Reformation Day services Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.

Anna Cook, Bryanna Gilstrap, Marshall Miller, Kirsten Smith and Bryon Virtue will be honored at a 9:45 a.m. reception in the fellowship hall. They will be confirmed in the 11 a.m. service.

The Reformation Day services will include brass instrumentalists.

The second installment in the series of courses on "Worship," offered by the Lutheran House of Studies, will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. "Planninig and How to Do It" will cover using weekly and seasonal lectionary guides, ecumenical sources and Web sites to provide variety and fit for congregations in their worship planning.

Course is led by Marie Rubis Bauer, director of worship and ministry. Auditors may attend individual classes, while registration for each session is $30.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Training for lay Eucharistic ministers will be at 8:30 a.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. Anyone interested in this ministry is encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

The church will be host to a Haitian concert at 7:30 p.m. today in the nave, led by Enel Estinfils. It is sponsored by the Haitian Organization of Kansas University. Concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for Haitian children's school tuition.

All Saints Day is Monday and will be observed with a noon service in the chapel. There will also be a 6 p.m. Tuesday service for All Souls' Day, also in the chapel.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will have an intergenerational service from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

A naming ceremony and children's costume parade will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Coffee and fellowship will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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