Jewish community center receives grants
The Lawrence Jewish Community Center will create the Lawrence Jewish Learning Center, thanks to two grants it has received.
The grants, from the Jewish Heritage Foundation and the Flo Harris Foundation, will allow the center to hold activities designed to bring a greater understanding of the Jewish faith and cultural activities to others.
Rabbi Debbie Stiel, who is a part-time rabbi at the Jewish Community Center, will be director of the Jewish Learning Center.
Plans call for support for Jewish education programs, teacher education sessions for religious-school teachers and adult education programs. The center also will incorporate students involved with KU Hillel, a Jewish organization at Kansas University.
Central United Methodist Church
Sunday: Fellowship luncheon, noon. Sunday Night Live program for Wesley KU campus ministry, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Lap quilters, 1 p.m.
Clinton Parkway Assembly
3200 Clinton Parkway
Sunday: Guest preacher the Rev. Paul Conger, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. worship.
Tuesday: Special presentation by Conger, 7 p.m. Also 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Eudora United Methodist Church
1114 Spruce St.
Today: Fall work day for Neighbor Helping Neighbor.
First Christian Church
Sunday: Beatitudes Bible study runs through Nov. 12.
First Presbyterian Church
2415 Clinton Parkway
Sunday: Presentation of the Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton as candidate for pastor and head of staff. Winters-Hazelton will preach during the 11 a.m. service, with a congregational meeting called for after the service to vote on his candidacy.
First United Methodist Church
946 Vt. and 867 Highway 40
Today: Sport to Spirit Fun Run/Walk/Bike, with 5K run, bike and walk starting at 8 a.m. from former Herford House parking lot and fun run starting at 9 a.m. from west campus parking lot. Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Fall festival, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Peace pole dedication, 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Youth concert by Bread of Stone, 7 p.m.
Kansas Zen Center
Tuesday: Introductory class on Zen Buddhism, 6:30 p.m. Class continues 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Suggested donation is $20.
Lawrence Free Methodist Church
3001 Lawrence Ave.
Sunday: Fall kickoff, with food, games and music, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Lawrence Jewish Community Center
917 Highland Drive
Sunday: Adult education, "Judaism and Organ Donation, and What are Jewish Perspectives on Stem Cell Transplants?" led by Rabbi Debbie Stiel, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: Rosh Hashana services, 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Sept. 23: Rosh Hashana second day services, 9:30 a.m.
Lawrence Wesleyan Church
3705 Clinton Parkway
Sunday: Start of new Sunday evening service, 6:30 p.m. Preceded by dinner at 6 p.m.
Sept. 23: S.H.A.P.E. workshop on discovering personal ministry opportunities, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church
Sunday: Guest preacher R.C. Higgs of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan.
Plymouth Congregational Church
Today: Stephen Ministry workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday: Women's retreat led by the Rev. Vicki Penner, 1 p.m.-8 p.m., Tall Oaks Retreat Center. Cost is $30. Orientation class for those interested in learning more about the church, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23: Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
5700 W. Sixth St.
Friday: Youth retreat for peer ministers, 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Sunday: Children's fall Sunday school begins, 9:45 a.m. Start of 10-week series "Living Faith: Exploring the Essentials of Christianity," 9:45 a.m. Lunch with the pastor, 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday: Wednesdays with the Word, weekly discussion of Bible readings, 5 p.m. Meal, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Akaloo educational offerings for all ages, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence
1263 N. 1100 Road
Sunday: Program by Michael Oldfather, "Parallel Lives: Reflections of a UU Banker," 9 a.m. Program by Josh Shelton, "New Building Plan: Review & Revision.," 10:45 a.m.
West Side Presbyterian Church
1024 Kasold Drive
Thursday: Brown bag discussion on "Being Presbyterian in the Bible Belt," led by Joyce Witulski, noon.