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Faith briefs

August 19, 2006


Lutherans to discuss education statement

Lutherans from Kansas and Missouri are invited to gather in Lawrence to discuss a proposed social statement about education.

The hearing will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.

The statement, "Our Calling in Education," has been in the works since 2003. It will serve as an official social policy document for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Kevin Boatright, the Trinity Lutheran member who is serving as convener of the hearing, said one key point will be discussion of the Lutheran church's participation in higher education ministries.

The hearing is one of 50 across the country this summer and one of three in the Central States Synod, which encompasses Kansas and Missouri.

Women's ministry changes names

A local program designed to help women develop their faith has changed names.

Martha and Mary's Way announced last weekend it now will be called Womanspirit Connection.

The change, made after several months of discussions, was made to make the name more in line with the interfaith focus of the group.

"During the process, we decided that Womanspirit Connection summed up our group's mission in just three words: Bringing women together on their spiritual journeys," according to a statement on the group's Web site.

More information can be found at

Prison outreach advocate to visit

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 this weekend in Lawrence.

Lozoff will give a public talk at 7 p.m. today and will give a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday. 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."

Centenary United Methodist Church

245 N. Fourth St.

Sunday: 140th anniversary worship service, with guest preacher Ronald L. King, district superintendent, 11 a.m.

Central United Methodist Church

1501 Mass.

Registration open for two short-term Bible studies: "Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses," which will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 9, and "Invitation to the New Testament," which will be at 6 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 10.

Eudora United Methodist Church

Today: Church auction, 703 Church St., 10 a.m.

First United Methodist Church

946 Vt. and 847 Highway 40

Sunday: Kick-off worship service in new Celebration Center, 867 Highway 40, 9 a.m. with Sunday School at 10 a.m. New worship times for downtown services will be 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Kick-off for Sunday Night Live studies, 6 p.m.

Heartland Community Church

619 Vt.

Sunday: Start of evening worship service, 5 p.m.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

3705 Clinton Parkway

Sunday: Hymn sing, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Fall kick-off for Clubhouse (for third- and fourth-graders) and Followers of our Lord (for fifth- and sixth-graders), 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Friday: Ladies Night Out, 7 p.m.

Aug. 26: Scrapbooking group, 9 a.m.-noon.

Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church

847 Ohio

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

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

5700 W. Sixth St.

Sunday: Youth Fall Barbecue, following 5:30 p.m. service.

Trinity Episcopal Church

1011 Vt.

Sunday: Solemn High Mass, 6 p.m. Followed by light supper

Thursday: Prayer Service, Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive, 6 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

1245 N.H.

Sunday: Guest presentation by Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway on Millennium Development Goals, 9:45 a.m. Offering of letters for Bread of the World, going to elected officials in support of hunger-fighting legislation, all morning.

Aug. 26: Welcome supper for Patricia Main, new Lutheran minister for Haskell Indian Nations University, 6:30 p.m.

West Side Presbyterian Church

1024 Kasold Drive

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


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