Archive for Saturday, April 30, 2005

Religion briefs

April 30, 2005


Calvary Church of God in Christ

646 Ala.

Sunday: Calvary Church family annual outdoor service and fellowship dinner, 11 a.m., church parking lot, 843-8913.

Central United Methodist Church

1501 Mass.

Today: Last day to make reservations for Friday's Mother-Daughter Banquet; $4 for girls 6 and under, $8 all others; 843-8697.

Sunday: Children in kindergarten through sixth grade invited to Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; May theme, "Dance for Joy."

Douglas County National Day of Prayer Committee

256 N. Michigan

Thursday: National Day of Prayer nondenominational event, 12:10 p.m.-12:50 p.m., band shelter in South Park; the Rev. Leo Barbee, Jr., and Victory Bible Church, 1942 Mass., will be hosts for community prayer event, 7 p.m.; in event of rain, noon prayer time will be moved to First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

First Christian Church

1000 Ky.

June 10-12: All-church canoe trip, floating down the Niangua River in Missouri, group will stay at Windermere Camp; reservations due by May 15.

First United Methodist Church

946 Vt.

Today: Church's participation at Lawrence Farmers Market begins; all are invited to provide items for sale, or buy items from the booth; proceeds go to mission fund.

Sunday: "Uplifting Hearts, Transforming Lives" Commitment Sunday, all are invited to commit a pledge for west campus development; seniors recognized during services; camp scholarships fund-raiser luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center

2104 Bob Billings Parkway

Sunday: New member lunch, 12:15 p.m., lower level of church.

Thursday: Lutheran Student Fellowship campus supper, 5:30 p.m., Friendship Center, all students welcome.

May 8: Mother's Day recognized at regularly scheduled services.

May 15: The Rev. Olav Panchu, St. John Lutheran Church, of Saratov, Russia, guest preacher at both services.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

3705 Clinton Parkway

Sunday: "First for Food" Sunday, bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Leo Center food pantry.

Friday: "Celebrate Recovery," program for Lawrence community that addresses "hurts, habits and hang-ups," 7 p.m.

May 7: Youth invited to attend free concert by Christian band "Foolish Things" in Kansas City; rides leave church at 4:30 p.m.

Call church office at 841-5446 for more information.

Martha and Mary's Way

June 11: "Embracing the Crone: A Celebration of Ageless Goddesses," workshop, noon-3:30 p.m., Pachamama's Restaurant, 2161 Quail Creek Drive; advanced registration ($50) due by May 14; participation limited to 50.

For more information, call 594-2302 or send e-mail to

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship

700 Wakarusa Drive

Sunday: International potluck, 12:15 p.m., home of Walt and Ann Kihm, 315 Dakota; all international students and scholars welcome; call 841-8860 for details; financial freedom class taught by Ray and Imy Poteet taught each week, 8:45 a.m.- 9:45 a.m., church.

Plymouth Congregational Church

925 Vt.

Today: 14th annual Plymouth Plant and Bake Sale, 8 a.m., featuring annuals and geraniums, perennials, house plants, herbs, ground cover, grasses, shrubs and trees, water-garden plants, farm dirt by the bag, gardening equipment and home-baked items, plus children's corner and free coffee.

Sunday: Plymouth handbell choirs present their annual spring concert, 7 p.m., sanctuary.

St. James AME Church

547 Maple

May 7: Pearl S. Frye Women's Missionary Society has its first Mother-Daughter Tea, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St.; fashion show highlights the event; tickets $5 each and may be purchased from St. James AME Church members.

For more information, contact Theresa Clounch, 865-1609.

St. Sophia Orthodox Church

846 Ill., suite A and B

Today: Celebration of Pascha services, 11 p.m., followed by festal meal; all are welcome.

Sunday: Agape Vespers served, picnic and egg hunt at Centennial Park.

For more information, call the Rev. John Mack, pastor, 749-9280.

Trinity Lutheran Church

1245 N.H.

Today: "Sealed by the Spirit," Shekinah Spring Arts Festival, 8:30 a.m.; featuring The Potter's Clay Sacred Dance Co., The Salt and Light Drama Troupe and Gary Duncan; art exhibit through May 8; co-sponsored by Imago Dei: Friends of Christianity and the Arts, Michael Bauer, 843-4150).

Sunday: Special arts services featuring The Potter's Clay Sacred Dance Co. and The Salt and Light Drama Troupe, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., sanctuary; new member orientation class, 12:15 p.m., social room, for more information, call 843-4150.

Friday: Annual plant, bake and book sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., fellowship hall.

May 7: Plant, bake and book sale continues, 8 a.m.-noon, fellowship hall.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

1263 N. 1100 Road

Sunday: Judy Wilson, "Spiritual Service and Religious Education," 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.; Judy Wilson, "Our Building and Our Community," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Unity Church of Lawrence

900 Madeline Lane

Sunday: Special music by Cynthia Perry and the B Sisthus, 9 a.m., 11 a.m.; new series begins, "Spiritual Roots and Wings."

Thursday: "4T Prosperity Program" begins, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

For more information, call 841-1447.

West Side Presbyterian Church

1024 Kasold Drive

May 14: Mission rummage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; donations accepted at church through May 10, please bring items to youth Sunday school classroom; volunteers needed.

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