Central United Methodist Church
Wednesday: Start of "Why Not Wednesday?" series. Light dinner at 6 p.m., discussion and activity groups from 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m., including photography with local photographer Susan Wolfe, intergenerational Bible study and children's activities.
Sept. 9: Start of "Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses," study led by the Rev. Shirley Edgerton, 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 10: Start of "Invitation to the New Testament," study led by the Rev. Maria Campbell, 6 p.m.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3615 W. 10th St.
Sept. 10: Elder Matthew Rytting will be one of the speakers at services before he leaves on a two-year mission trip, 11 a.m.
First Christian Church
Wednesday: First meeting of Awana, group for children from 3 years through sixth grade, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (fifth and sixth grades), 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. meal, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (3 years through fourth grade).
First United Methodist Church
946 Vt. and 867 Highway 40
Wednesday: Punt, Pass and Kick practice, 6:30-8:30 p.m., west campus. Start of Wednesdays out West, a new program for children and youths, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., west campus.
Sept. 9: Punt Pass and Kick competition, 8 a.m.-noon, west campus.
Sept. 10: Guest preacher Bishop Scott Jones, 9 a.m. service on west campus and 11 a.m. service at downtown location. Cross Run, 11 a.m., from downtown location to west campus. All-church picnic, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., west campus. Consecration service for west campus, 2 p.m.
Grace Community Church
310 E. Eighth St., Overbrook
Friday-Sunday: "Great Commission" missions conference, starting at 1 p.m. Friday, and running through Sunday. Events include mission-booth browsing, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday; potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday; box lunch at 11:45 a.m. Saturday; Singspiration and Sharing Time, 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. worship Sunday.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
2104 Bob Billings Parkway
Sept. 9: Oompahfest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in South Park.
Lawrence Church of Christ
710 N. Michigan
Thursday: Start of Dynamic Marriage Course, which will run at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays for eight weeks. Call 842-2731 for more information.
Lawrence Jewish Community Center
917 Highland Drive
Sept. 10: Ice cream social for Hillel students and LJCCfaculty, staff and community, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Lawrence Wesleyan Church
3705 Clinton Parkway
Wednesday: Start of women's Bible study, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Explorer's Bible Study for women begins, 9:30 a.m. Explorer's Bible Study for adults begins, 7 p.m. Studies are on Corinthians, Ephesians and Phillipians.
Sept. 9: Men's Ministry lawn care seminar and breakfast led by Ray Brown of Quality Lawn Care, 7:30 a.m.
Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship
700 Wakarusa Drive
Sunday: Start of Inertia Worship, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Start of 14-week DivorceCare group, from 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m. Call 785-478-2325 for more information. Start of DivorceCare seminar series, 6:45 p.m.
Peace Mennonite Church
1204 Oread Ave.
Sept. 9: Nature walk, "Reconnecting with Nature," 9:15 a.m., Haskell Wetlands.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Sunday: Presentation by Jonathon Simcosky, on his conversion from Baptist to Anglican, 9:30 a.m. Solemn high mass, 6 p.m., followed by light supper.
Thursday: Evening prayer service, 6 p.m., Presbyterian Manor.
Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence
1263 E. 1100 Road
Sunday: Musical program by the group Lila, 10 a.m.
Unity Church of Lawrence
900 Madeline Lane
Thursday: Meeting for volunteers and prospective volunteers for "The Heart of the Community" program, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: Workshop, "The God We've Created," by Michele Longo-O'Donnell, director and founder of the Holistic Healthcare Center in San Antonio, 1 p.m.