Archive for Saturday, September 18, 2004

Religion briefs

September 18, 2004


Centenary United Methodist Church

Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., will have an open house for the community Sunday. It will be an opportunity to learn about ministry opportunities and experience worship.

There will be a 9 a.m. hymn sing, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, coffee and fellowship at 10:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. There will be a potluck after the worship.

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. For more information, call the church at 843-7189.

Worship Involving the Severely Handicapped will meet at 10:30 a.m. today in the activity center.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, will receive 13 new members of the congregation, as well as celebrating one baptism.

A new hospitality emphasis will involve wearing nametags and greeting each other -- members and guests -- by name.

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., and Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will celebrate 150 years in ministry from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The celebration will start with a potluck meal at Plymouth, then move to First United Methodist Church for a brief worship service and dessert.

There will be tours of both churches and historical exhibits.

Ives Chapel United Methodist Church

Igniting Ministry Sunday and Rally Day will be celebrated Sept. 26 at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin. The events begin at 9:45 a.m.; worship service is at 11 a.m.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

"Second Wind" youth group will sponsor a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the parking lot of Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway.

Living Water Church

Muriel Cowgill will be the guest speaker during 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Living Water Church, which meets at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St. Cowgill recently returned from an evangelism tour of Bulgaria and Turkey where she brought food and the Gospel to gypsies.

Martha and Mary's Way

Martha and Mary's Way, a Lawrence-based interfaith ministry to women, will offer an introduction to the labyrinth as a meditation tool from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

For location and directions, call (785) 691-9985.

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

Alpha Course meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and runs for 10 weeks at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive. All are invited to learn the basics of Christianity. For more information, call Nick at 841-5685.

A "Jewish Roots of Our Faith" class will start at 7 p.m. today at the church. Class will last for eight to 10 weeks; Russ Wesley will teach it. There will be a potluck at 6 p.m., open to all who would like to attend the class. For more information, call Carl Burkhead at 842-1466.

Ninth Street Baptist Church

An anniversary celebration in honor of the Rev. Rene Brown's ninth year at Ninth Street Baptist Church, 847 Ohio, will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 23

The event will feature Christian comedian "Sister Cantaloupe."

For more information, call the church office at 843-6472.

Plymouth Congregational Church

There will be a joint sesquicentennial celebration of Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., and First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., Sunday.

Combined choirs and contemporary bands will perform at both churches during morning services. There will be a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Plymouth and a combined historical service at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Plymouth will have a float in the city's 10 a.m. sesquicentennial parade today.

Praise Temple Church of God in Christ

Faith Bible College-Lawrence Extension is recruiting students for this academic semester, offering academic and biblical courses. To enroll, call 749-0985.

Courses will be offered through Praise Temple COGIC, 315 E. Seventh St.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky., will have its eighth annual Oktoberfest celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 2.

The event will feature authentic German food, entertainment, dancing and children's activities. The evening begins with a Polka Mass at 4:30 p.m.

Menu items include cabbage rolls, schnitzel, bratwurst and bierocks.

Live accordion music from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., then polka with the Ed Grisnick Orchestra at 6 p.m.

Participants will be able to polka dance with the Rev. John Schmeidler and the Rev. Charles Polifka, St. John's former pastor.

There will be a traditional German singalong with Bill Keel, chairman of the German department at Kansas University, and a crowning of the polka king and queen.

St. Theresa Catholic Church

St. Theresa Catholic Church, Perry, will have its annual bazaar Oct. 3.

Turkey and ham dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adult meals are $7; children's meals are $3. Carryout dinners are available.

There will also be a silent auction, baked goods, a cake walk, bingo and games for children. Chances will be sold to win a color TV, a quilt and money. The auction and drawing will be at 3:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Part I of a course on worship will begin from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.

The course is offered by Lutheran House of Studies and will meet once a month for six months. Marie Rubis Bauer, director of worship and music, will teach the course.

The topic for Sunday's course session is "Christian Lutheran Worship." Future classes will deal with planning, worship, music and ministry, liturgical ministries, environment and the arts, symbols and ritual.

The cost for Part I is $75, or $30 per session. For more information, call Marilyn Clark at the church, 843-4150.

Opening day of the children's fall Sunday school term is also Sunday.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will join the celebration of Lawrence's sesquicentennial with a float in the city parade at 10 a.m. today in South Park.

Forrest Swall and Judy Wilson will lead a spiritual celebration, "Our UU Roots," from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the fellowship.

Swall will then give a program, "Looking Forward on the Year," from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

There will be a sesquicentennial potluck from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday with Plymouth Congregational Church and First United Methodist Church.

Unity Church of Lawrence

Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, will begin a "Supreme Makeover" Sunday. Teams of volunteers will arrive wearing blue jeans and spend a week transforming the youth education and community areas from "drab to divine." On Sept. 26, members will celebrate the transformation with a barbecue and music in the church parking lot.

"The Power of Oneness: Live the Life You Choose" is the title of the fall book study series that will begin in October. This seven-week series will focus on the inner work of spiritual transformation. Books are available at the Unity bookstore.

For more information, call 841-1447 or send e-mail to

West Side Presbyterian Church

All children in the community, ages 6-12, are invited to participate in a Christmas pageant at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information, call the church at 843-1504 or Sue Evans at 841-1571.

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