Centenary United Methodist Church
245 N. Elm
March 8, 15, 22: The Rev. Judy Long O'Neal teaches a class, "Jesus Was Not a Conservative Christian," based on Marcus Borg's text, "Jesus -- a New Vision: Spirit, Culture and the Life of Discipleship," 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the church; $35 registration fee required, scholarships available; co-sponsored by Centenary UMC, Martha and Mary's Way; for more information, call 843-1756.
Central United Methodist Church
Sunday: Adult Lenten Bible study, "Following at a Distance," 9:15 a.m., led by the Rev. Denise Hygh; to register call church at 843-7066; fellowship carry-in luncheon after 10:45 a.m. worship.
Wednesday: Pause for Prayer, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m., each Wednesday during Lent, sanctuary; children's music hour, 6 p.m., fellowship hall; children ages 8-14 are invited to sing songs, play handbells, act out dramas; for more information, call Jamie Mulanax, 331-4485.
Clinton Parkway Assembly of God
3200 Clinton Parkway
Today: Men's breakfast and fellowship, 8 a.m.; Worship Involving the Severely Handicapped meets, 10:30 a.m., activity center.
Sunday: Home missionaries Jim and Betty Hall, special guests, morning worship service.
Feb. 26: Fellowship night for young married couples, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., activity center; potluck and fellowship time.
First Christian Church
Friday: Church is host to a 20th anniversary concert to benefit the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, 7 p.m.; free admission; a freewill offering will be accepted; Lawrence Men's Chorale, under direction of Dean Stetler, presents "Let's Celebrate"; reception for LINK founders and volunteers will be after concert.
First Southern Baptist Church
4300 W. Sixth St.
Today: "The Bridge," an opportunity for people to explore issues of faith and answer questions about God; no sermon, no offering, no formal attire; evening features drama and contemporary music, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Sunday: Church welcomes speakers Bob Hamlin, Daniel Lassley from Douglas County Big Brothers/Big Sisters, after Sunday Night Live 5:30 p.m. meal.
Tuesday: United Methodist Women's Connection Event, "South Africa Through Women's Eyes," social time begins 6 p.m., dinner served 6:30 p.m.; Laurie Kellenbach shares her experience in Capetown, hear stories of real women struggling with HIV/AIDS.
Wednesday: Spiritual journey with music, Holy Communion, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent.
Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center
Iowa Street and Bob Billings Parkway
Monday: Men's group, 7 p.m., Friendship Center.
Tuesday: Lutheran Witness Bible study, 9:30 a.m., Friendship Center; Lutheran Women's Missionary League Bible study, 7:30 p.m. at home of this month's hostess.
Wednesday: Lenten service, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Lutheran Student Fellowship invites all students for meal and fellowship, 5:30 p.m., Friendship Center; Oompahfest meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Center.
Feb. 26: Lutheran Women's Missionary League "Day of Prayer Coffee," 9:30 a.m.
Heartland Community Church
Sunday: Rocky Nystrom, former chief executive officer of Phoenix, Ariz., based Victorious Christian Living, International, guest speaker, "Discovery" service, 11 a.m., speaking on "God's Plan for Financial Freedom"; Nystrom led biblical counseling team that developed the Seven Areas of Life Training discipleship curriculum used at Heartland and the Leo Center.
Lawrence Free Methodist Church
31st Street and Lawrence Ave.
Sunday: New schedule starts, traditional service, 8:30 a.m., contemporary service, 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Kids' Cove (special program for children in elementary school, 9:45 a.m.
Friday and Feb. 26: Teenagers participate in 30 Hour Famine, fund-raiser for World Vision to combat hunger.
March 3: Parents of special-needs children support group, 6 p.m., open to community, for more information, call 842-2624.
Lawrence Wesleyan Church
3705 Clinton Parkway
Sunday: Baptismal service with personal testimonies, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. worship services.
Monday: Junior and senior high school youths travel to Overland Park for afternoon of ice skating, 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship
700 Wakarusa Drive
Sunday: Evening of worship, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 26: Women's social event, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Mustard Seed; for details, call church office at 841-5685 or Judy Harkins at 841-1703.
Plymouth Congregational Church
Sunday: Open and Affirming Committee sponsors program featuring former State Senator David Adkins speaking on topic, "Legal Problems and Civil Rights Issues of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered People," between the two worship services.
March 6: Mission Board has book and media sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayflower Room; half of proceeds to Heartland Clinic, with balance going to wider church mission projects.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Today: Elizabeth Ministry has celebration party for all new babies in the parish, 6:30 p.m., church hall; pizza and cake for families with children born or adopted in past three years; for more information, call 749-3249.
Sunday: Parishioners invited to bring a special cup from their households to be blessed at Sunday liturgies; prayer sheets handed out to use with the blessing cup at home during Lent.
Monday: Evening of recollection preparing for the sacrament of reconciliation, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., in the church.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
5700 W. Sixth St.
Today: Men's Bible study and breakfast feed, 7 a.m., church.
Sunday: The Rev. Darrel Proffitt's message series, "About Sex," continues through February; church youths welcome youths from St. Matthew's Church, Newton, for youth lock-in and worship service; annual small-groups fair follows each service.
Monday: Book of Romans study course, 6:30 p.m., open to public.
Tuesday: Lenten program, 6:15 p.m., continues weekly through March 8; spiritual maturity classes continue, 6:30 p.m., course runs through Tuesday and concludes with confirmation or renewal of vows.
Friday: Youth confirmation class dinner, 6:30 p.m., church.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Sunday: 40 Good Minutes group discusses Opus Dei, 9:30 a.m., chapel; adult forum, video, "Pioneers of the Spirit: Dante Alighieri," 9:30 a.m., parish hall.
Monday: Family Lenten study continues, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in parish library; Trinity Vestry meets, 7 p.m., parish hall.
Wednesday: Bible study, 7 p.m., youth room.
Thursday: Pastoral care team meets, 7 p.m.
Friday: Lenten study led by Carolyn Graham, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., parish library.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Sunday: Social Concerns team meeting, 12:15 p.m., conference room; Lutheran House of Studies class on worship, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., music room; Faith Inkubators Confirmation class learn night, 5 p.m., youth room; senior high school "Hang Night," 7 p.m., youth room.
Monday: Church office closed for President's Day.
Wednesday: Lenten meal, 6 p.m., followed by study on prayer and special Lenten service, fellowship hall and chapel; nursery and activities for children provided.
Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence
1263 N. 1100 Road
Sunday: Service, John Brewer, "The Spirituality of Religious Bumper Stickers," 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.; program, Diana Carlin, "Fair Elections in the Republic of Moldova," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Unity Church of Lawrence
900 Madeline Lane
Sunday: Lawrence Mass Community Choir performs, 9 a.m.; the Rev. Darlene Strickland gives special presentation, "Messages from Water," based on work of Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto, 9 a.m., 11 a.m.; "From the Heartbeat of the Mother: Sacred Drums Journeys," Marty Stemmerman, 7 p.m.
Washington Creek Church of the Brethren
609 E. 550 Road
Sunday: Bible study addresses question, "Dinosaurs ... In the Bible?"; worship, 10:30 a.m., continuing study of theology, "Inspiration and Inerrance of Scripture."
West Side Presbyterian Church
1024 Kasold Drive
Sunday: Christian education committee meets, 9:15 a.m.; second Sunday in Lent worship, 11 a.m.; Enquirers class, 4 p.m., fellowship hall.
Wednesday: Dorcas Circle, 1:30 p.m.; bell choir rehearsal, 7 p.m.; adult choir, 7:45 p.m.