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Faith briefs

August 12, 2006

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Prison outreach activist to visit Lawrence

Bo Lozoff, a writer, musician and activist named one of the United States' top 100 spiritual visionaries by the Utne Reader, will participate in two events next weekend in Lawrence.

Lozoff will give a public talk at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 and will give a concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 20. Both events are at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

Lozoff is the founder of the Human Kindness Foundation, known primarily for its prison outreach work. His most recent book is "It's a Meaningful Life: It Just Takes Practice."

Women's focus group to meet Sunday

Martha & Mary's Way, an interfaith group that focuses on the spirituality of women, will meet Sunday night to unveil a new name and direction for the group.

The organization will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St.

Sister Irene McGrath and the Rev. Judy Long O'Neal, the organization's founders, will be among those in attendance. Current directors are the Rev. Vicki Penner and Trish Dowd.

Central United Methodist Church

1501 Mass.

Wednesday: Lap quilters meeting, 1 p.m.

Eudora United Methodist Church

Sunday: First week for services at Warren-McElwain Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive in Eudora, with early service at 8:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and second service at 10:30 a.m.

First Christian Church

1000 Ky.

Sunday: Back-To-School Water Splash, with cupcake walks, water-balloon tosses, water slides and more, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

First Church of the Nazarene

1470 W. 1000 Road

Today: Performance by Signature Quartet of Carthage, Mo., 6 p.m.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

3705 Clinton Parkway

Sunday: Vacation Bible School program, during 11 a.m. service. Followed by all-church picnic.

Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church

847 Ohio

Friday: Start of Women's Weekend with guest speaker Carmen White of Paseo Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Aug. 19: Women's Weekend prayer breakfast, 7 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church

1011 Vt.

Today: Women's Group meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: Meal following 6 p.m. Solemn High Mass.

Thursday: Evening prayer at Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive.

Trinity Lutheran Church

1245 N.H.

Sunday: Blood pressure check by nurses, 9:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.

Monday: Communion coffee, 10 a.m. Gathering for youths and parents interested in confirmation training, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Recruitment rally for CROP Walk, 7 p.m.

West Side Presbyterian Church

1024 Kasold Drive

Sunday: Mission and Stewardship Committee meeting, noon.

Aug. 19: Women's Association Coordinating Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m.

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