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Faith briefs

October 7, 2006


Conference honors late KU professor

A regional conference focusing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will offer a scholarship honoring a Kansas University professor who died this summer.

The Kansas City Sabeel conference, organized by Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, will offer the scholarship for attending the conference to honor Deborah "Misty" Gerner, a political science professor and well known expert on Middle Eastern affairs who died of cancer in June.

The conference will be Oct. 20-21 at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village. Speakers include Mubarak Awak, founder of Nonviolence International; Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of an American woman killed in the Gaza Strip; and Mohammed Zeidan, executive director of International Advocacy for the Arab Association for Human Rights in Nazareth.

Other speakers will address the religious aspects of the conflict. For more information, visit

Big Springs United Methodist Church

96 Highway 40

Oct. 15: 150th anniversary celebration: Dinner and reflections by members and former pastors, noon; service at the original church site (across Highway 40 from current site), 2:30 p.m.

Central United Methodist Church

1501 Mass.

Today: Dinner and live auction, 6 p.m. Cost for dinner is $7 or $20 family maximum.

Clinton Parkway Assembly of God

3200 Clinton Parkway

Sunday: Guest preacher the Rev. Jeffrey D. Miller, host of "Messianic Minutes," 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services.

Family of Faith Fellowship

2295 N. 1300 Road, Eudora

Oct. 15: Concert by Sherman Andrus, 6:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

2211 Inverness Drive

Sunday: Newcomers class, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Ives Chapel United Methodist Church

1018 Miami St., Baldwin

Oct. 15: Igniting Ministries rally day, 10 a.m.

Kansas Zen Center

1423 N.Y.

Today: One-day retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Beginner orientation at 8:30 a.m. Suggested donation is $20.

Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church

1601 N.H.

Today: Fundraising dinner and raffle, 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Lawrence Jewish Community Center

917 Highland Drive

Sunday: Sunday school resumes, focusing on Sukkot holiday. Jewish Community women Sukkot party, 4 p.m.

Oct. 15: Sunday with Rabbi Debbie Stiel. Family education day, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Lunch and Learn with Stiel, noon-1:30 p.m., Kansas Union. B'nai Israel Cemetery Consecration Day, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

3705 Clinton Parkway

Sunday: Fall Party at Free State Farms, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Plymouth Congregational Church

925 Vt.

Sunday: Screening and discussion on "The High Cost of Low Price," 9:45 a.m. Fifth- and sixth-grade fellowship group meets at Royal Crest Bowling Alley, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Senior High Youth Group works on film, "Living Green in Lawrence," 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Women's lunch, noon.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

2700 Lawrence Ave.

Sunday: Seminary on planning wills led by Garry Niehoff, 5 p.m.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

5700 W. Sixth St.

Tuesday: Blessing of the pets, 6 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church

1011 Vt.

Sunday: Church family hour with story-telling by puppeteers Rita and Dick Tracy, following 10:30 a.m. service. Blessing of the animals, 1 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

1245 N.H.

Sunday: Dedication of quilts and health kits for Lutheran World Relief, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Newcomers' class, 3:30 p.m.

Monday: Communion coffee, 10 a.m. Women's book study on "Braided Streams," 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Quilting work day, 10 a.m.

Thursday: Stephen Ministry Training, 6:30 p.m.

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

1263 N. 1100 Road

Sunday: "Is It Still OK to Hope?" program by Nancy Boyda, 10:45 a.m.

Unity Church of Lawrence

900 Madeline Lane

Friday: "Angels Among Us," presentation by Steffany Barton on angels and guardians, 7 p.m. Cost is $20.

West Side Presbyterian Church

1024 Kasold Drive

Sunday: Congregational meeting following 11 a.m. worship.

Worden United Methodist Church

298 E. 900 Road

Today: Sound Advice gospel concert, 7 p.m.


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