Calvary Temple Assembly of God
The new discipleship class will being at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace.
Thomas Stuart Jr. will be the teacher. This seven-week class is for those who would like to know more about the church or want to become a member.
Clinton Parkway Assembly of God
Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Parkway, will be host to the THRIVE Women's Conference -- "Authentic Living" Nov. 13.
The Stevens Family will share in music ministry at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 843-7189.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 5001 W. 15th St., will have its third annual Cafe Italiano Sept. 18.
Italian food will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with entertainment and social activities until 11 p.m.
Tickets: $10 for adults if purchased in advance, or $12 at the door; children ages 5-12, $4; children under 4 eat free. Carryout available from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets available at the parish office during office hours; phone number is 843-6286. Or call Stan and Mary Ann Ring at 865-5557.
First Baptist Church
A "Welcome Back to KU" event will be after the Sunday worship service at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive.
All Kansas University employees, Adopt-a-Family members, and new and returning college students are invited to gather in the Roger Williams Room.
The event will feature a home-cooked meal, the opportunity to win gifts and prizes, a talk by Scott Murphy, Kansas University professor, and learn more about the church's college ministry.
First United Methodist Church
There will be a pancake feed from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Brady Hall at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
United Methodist Men will serve pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Tickets for adults cost $3.50 in advance; $4 at the door. Cost for children is $2.50 in advance; $3 at the door. The third child eats for free.
The church will provide several new studies: Beginnings, a 12-week study taught by Don Caillouet; Sisters (six-week study), led by Tracy Livingston; or Christians in a Diverse World, (four-week study), led by Neal Malicky and Robert Shelton.
The annual all-church picnic will be 6 p.m. Sunday at the church's west campus. Beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, a lawn chair and bug spray.
The Rev. Sharon Howell will lead a Faith Quest, new Bible study, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
Heartland Community Church
The Rev. Paul Gray will begin a series titled "SALT" (Seven Areas of Life Training) Sunday at Heartland Community Church, 619 Vt.
This week's message is "I am not God -- with no apologies to Shirley MacLaine!"
Heartland is also starting new, fall small groups for college students, those who are 20 to 30 years old and other adults. A special, four-week class on parenting will start Sunday evening.
Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center
The fourth annual "Oompahfest Family Fun Festival" will be from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today in South Park and 12th and Massachusetts streets.
The event, hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, 2104 Bob Billings Way, will offer free admission, children's games, German music and dancing.
Church members will sell authentic German food and a variety of beer and other cold beverages.
Weekly Lutheran Student Fellowship Campus Supper will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the church's Friendship Center. All college students are welcome.
"New Member Sunday" is planned for this weekend. All those who have joined the church since April 2004 will be recognized at both services.
For more information, call the church office at 843-0620.
Lawrence Wesleyan Church
Crossroads, a group for those of college age or young career people, will start its fall Sunday school class at 10 a.m. this weekend. A free pizza lunch will be offered to those interested in learning more about this group, following the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway.
A class for those interested in church membership will be at 6 p.m. The class is required for membership, but others may attend to simply learn more about Lawrence Wesleyan.
New Sunday worship times: early service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10 a.m.; contemporary service, 11 a.m.
For more information, call the church at 841-5446.
Living Water Church
Muriel Cowgill will be the guest speaker at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at Living Water Church, which meets a the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St.
Cowgill recently returned from an evangelistic tour of Bulgaria and Turkey.
Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship
Women's retreat will be Friday through Sept. 18 at Horsecreek Ranch. Cost is $65 per person. Speaker will be Sally McClung. To sign up or get more information, call Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship at 841-5685.
The fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive, offers Alpha Course at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The course, which explains the basics of Christianity, will run for 10 weeks. Free dinner and baby-sitting provided.
College Students: The Covenant, a group for college-age young people up to 26 years old, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1932 Pebble Beach Court. For more information, contact Steve or Jane Butler at 842-6606.
DisciplePath classes start for the fall at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Senior fellowship group, for those who are 60 and over, will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for sharing, prayer and encouragement at the home of Carl and Joyce Burkhead, 3205 W. 29th Terrace. For more information, call 842-1466.
Oread Friends Meeting
Oread Friends Meeting (Quaker), 1146 Ore., will have a shared meeting for worship with Friends from Manhattan and Topeka Sunday at Topeka Friends Meeting, 603 S.W. Eighth Ave.
Singing will start at 9:30 a.m., followed by meeting for worship at 9:45 p.m. There will be a potluck meal afterward.
For more information, visit the Oread Friends Web site, www.oreadfriends.org.
Plymouth Congregational Church
Former pastor Paul Davis will attend a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. today at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. He will serve as guest preacher at both Sunday services.
Plymouth will have a float in the city's sesquicentennial parade Sept. 18. The float will be built Friday. Those who would like to help, please call the church office at 843-3220 for more information.
Plymouth will celebrate its own sesquicentennial with First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., Sept. 19. Combined choirs and contemporary bands will perform at both churches during morning services. Potluck lunch will be at Plymouth, followed by dessert at First United Methodist Church.
Joint historical service at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at First United Methodist Church.
Plymouth members who would like to attend are asked to sign up at the church office for the potluck.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
Movie clips will accompany the Rev. Darrel Proffitt's sermon "What on earth am I here for?" at the 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday services at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.
Sunday school kickoff will be this weekend.
Spaces still available for a special prayer workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 18.
Divorce Care, a seven-week small group to support those going through divorce, meets Thursdays.
The youth will meet after the 5:30 p.m. Sunday service.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will be host to the remaining two lectures for the Hall Center for the Humanities at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23.
Pat Michaelis will present the lecture Sept. 16. Michael Hoeflich will be the speaker Sept. 23. Registrations for the lectures and a free, box dinner may be made by calling Jeannie Wulfkuhle at 864-7826. Reservation deadline is Tuesday.
In celebration of the first Sunday and Christian education, the start of the Rev. Jonathon Jensen's third year of service and the recent addition of the Rev. Sam Mason, assistant rector, to the staff, all are invited to an old-fashioned ice cream social on the church lawn, following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Rally Day begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, kicking off the fall term of children's Sunday school at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. The event will be an introduction to a year of elementary-age children exploring parts of the Apostles' Creed.
Adults will gather Sunday in the chapel to provide input on discussion groups and topics to be offered throughout the year. New session of studying the Rev. Rick Warren's book "The Purpose Driven Life" begins at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 19.
Men's Night Out will be Monday at the home of Stan Sneegas. There will be a backyard barbecue and a highlight video, presented by the Rev. Gary Teske, from the Companion Synod visit to Papua New Guinea last year.
University Community of Christ
Elder Steve Zahniser will preach on the topic "Accept Mercy" with special music provided by Miriam Cain at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at University Community of Christ, 1900 University Drive.
Monthly potluck fellowship luncheon will be after the worship service. All are invited to attend. There is no charge for the meal. Guests may bring a covered dish.
Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence
There will be a combined service with Water Communion and In-Gathering from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road. Coffee and fellowship will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
West Side Presbyterian Church
Mission and stewardship committee will meet immediately following the Sunday worship service at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive. Session will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday.