Archive for Saturday, September 25, 2004

Religion briefs

September 25, 2004


Calvary Chapel

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

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

Calvary Temple Assembly of God

There will be a fellowship supper at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall of Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace. Bible study on Colossians will be after the meal.

Church will be celebrating all the birthdays and anniversaries during September in the Sunday worship service.

Ecumenical Christian Ministries

Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., will have a workshop on "Campus Ministry: Straight from the Pews" from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Mayflower Room of Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

The Rev. Thad Holcombe, campus pastor of Ecumenical Christian Ministries, will lead the workshop. The event is open to the public and is designed for lay and clergy participants.

For more information, call 843-3220.

First Baptist Church

The Rev. Marcus McFaul will give the second part of a sermon series, taken from I and II Timothy, "Knowing Whose You Are," Sunday at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive.

Children's choir will provide vocal music at the 8:30 a.m. Sunday service. The chancel choir and the Silvertones Choir will provide vocal music for the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service, including "Sheep May Safely Graze" by J.S. Bach.

Generations Bell Choir will participate with several other churches Oct. 3 in a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. The event will be at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, will be collecting food and non-perishable items, during Sunday worship services, to re-stock the shelves of local food pantries.

Participants also will hear how the church's collection for the PC(USA) Peacemaking Offering can help efforts around the world in a Moment for Mission at both worship services.

First United Methodist Church

The Dan Abrahamson Concert continues with an organ concert given by Geoffrey Ward at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

In July, Ward began his duties as the director of music ministry at Plymouth Congregational Church. He will oversee the running of the church's music program, including the chancel choir, children's choirs, bell choirs and the Gathering of Grace contemporary service.

He is pursuing a doctorate of musical arts degree in church music and organ performance at Kansas University, working with James Higdon and Michael Bauer.

Lawrence Heights Christian Church

Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Road, will start its "40 Days of Spiritual Growth" campaign with a 9 a.m. Sunday breakfast.

Participants will be examining three questions: Why am I alive? Does my life matter? What is my purpose?

The Rev. James Taylor, pastor, will speak Sunday on the topic, "What on Earth am I here for?"

Steve Koberlein is the church's new assistant pastor; Ryan Randolph is the new student ministries pastor.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway, begins its "40 Days of Purpose" campaign today with a national simulcast featuring the Rev. Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life."

Breakfast will be at 9 a.m.; simulcast begins at 10 a.m. Copies of Warren's book will be distributed at no charge.

Church will begin its 40-day journey at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services with the sermon, "What on Earth am I here for?" The sermon series, based on Warren's book, will last six weeks.

Sunday school classes and home-based groups that meet during the week will study topics from the book during the 40-day program.

Those who are interested in participating may call the church office at 841-5446 for more information.

Mothers In Touch International

There will be an informational meeting about Moms In Touch International at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3312 Calvin Drive.

Mothers In Touch International is a ministry of moms meeting with other mothers (and grandmothers) to pray for their children and their schools.

For more information, contact Lori Lange at 865-3741, or go online to

Plymouth Congregational Church

Stewardship board of Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will have a meeting between worship services Sunday to discuss the mission and service board budget for 2005.

Senior high youth group will meet at the church at 12:30 p.m. Sunday for a scavenger hunt downtown.

New member orientation class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Those who are interested in joining the church may contact Kay Cerny in the church office, 843-3220, to sign up for the class.

New members join the church during Oct. 10 worship services.

Plymouth Ringers will join other members of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary.

The Guild works for the advancement of handbell music composition and participation in the art of handbell ringing. Plymouth Ringers have been a member of the guild for 30 years.

Community is invited to attend this concert, which will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 in Plymouth's sanctuary.

Praise Temple Church of God in Christ

A new Bible college extension at Praise Temple Church of God in Christ, 315 E. Seventh St., is recruiting students for this semester.

Degree programs and both academic and biblical courses will be offered.

For more information, call the church at 749-0985.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

"Celebrating Life: A Going-Away Party," a wake- and funeral-planning workshop, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the parish hall of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.

Registration is not required. For more information, call the parish office at 843-0109.

Religious education classes begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday for 4-year-olds through the eighth grade. There will be a parents meeting at the same time in the school gym.

St. John's eighth annual Oktoberfest is Oct. 2. A polka Mass at 4:30 p.m. will begin the festival, which features authentic German food, live polka music, dancing and youth activities.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Movie clips will accompany the Rev. Darrel Proffit'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.

The church will welcome visitors from Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, Mo., at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday service.

The youth will celebrate this week with a Sunday school kick-off. Youth will meet after the 5:30 p.m. Sunday service.

Divorce Care, a seven-session small group to help support those going through the divorce process, will meet Thursdays.

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

Trinity Episcopal Church

Sunday is Festival Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

All of the parish's ministries will be on display in the parish hall following both worship services. There will be an opportunity to talk with the people involved and discover your interest in a class, activity or group.

A light lunch will be served after the 10:30 a.m. service.

Trinity Choristers will sing at the 10:30 a.m. service. Led by Susan Ralston, the Choristers include children from third grade through sixth grade. They rehearse at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Single Fathers Group continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church library.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Quilts made by members of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will be presented and blessed during the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services.

Members gather on the second Wednesday of each month to work on the quilts at the church. When completed, the quilts are gathered to be sent through Lutheran World Relief to benefit needy people throughout the United States and refugees around the world.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, will have a combined service and Peace Pole dedication from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. There will be a fellowship potluck lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Unity Church of Lawrence

The topic for Sunday will be "The Power of Purpose" at Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane.

After the 11 a.m. Sunday service, there will be a "Supreme Makeover Celebration" in the parking lot, featuring food, face painting for children and special music by Prairie Acre.

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

For more information, call the church office at 841-1447 or send e-mails to

West Side Presbyterian Church

Four new members will be received during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.

The annual potluck dinner is noon Sunday.

The AARP 55-Alive Driver Safety Program will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at the church. The program's emphasis is defensive driving. There is a $10 fee for materials.

To register, contact the church office at 843-1504.

Worden United Methodist Church

Worden United Methodist Church will have its third annual spiritual revival today and Sunday.

Revival begins at 6 p.m. today with a fellowship meal. Worship celebrations will be at 7 p.m. today, as well as 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Special guest preacher is the Rev. William Dulin, Calvary Church of God in Christ, Lawrence.

The church is 3 1/2 miles west of the junction of U.S. highways 59 and 56. For more information, call (785) 594-3894.

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