Religion calendar 6/27/05

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Briefly

Grace UMC invites pastors back to speak

Several former pastors of Grace United Methodist Church have been invited back to the area to preach during the congregation's sesquicentennial. The Rev. Dr. James Davis will speak Sunday, followed by the Rev. Elbridge Bartley on July 17, the Rev. Larry Gallamore on Aug. 14, and the Rev. Marvin Pyron on Sept. 18. The Rev. Robert Schnase, Bishop of the Missouri Conference, will preach on Oct. 16, the day of the congregation's gala event.

Church to hold special patriotic service July 3

First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau will hold a special patriotic service at 10 a.m. on July 3. The service will include a special litany and patriotic hymns. A prelude of patriotic songs arranged for trumpet and organ will be performed by Dr. Marc Fulgham and Dr. Gary Miller, music professors at Southeast Missouri State University. Fulgham will conclude the service with taps.

Serengeti Trek Vacation Bible school set

Fruitland Community Church will hold its Serengeti Trek vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Children ages 4 to those entering sixth grade are invited. For information, call 204-0724.

Jackson church to combine worship July 3

First Baptist Church in Jackson will hold a combined worship service at 10 a.m. on July 3. It is the only service for the day.

Church to present Beth Moore at live conference

Cape Bible Chapel will hold a Living Proof Live 2005 conference with Beth Moore. The conference will be simulcast Oct. 7 and 8 at the church in partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources. Contact Carolyn Hale at 243-4288 or e-mail BethMooreConf@CapeBibleChapel. org for ticket information.

Calendar

Sunday

The Rev. Dr. James Davis will be the guest preacher at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services at Grace United Methodist Church. Davis served as pastor of Grace from 1986 to 1990 and is the first of four former pastors who will be returning to preach as part of the church's 150th anniversary celebration. Special music will be provided by the Westminster Quartet.

Dr. Penny Ross-Corona will be the guest preacher at First Christian Church. She also will lead an installation service for the church's newly elected elders, diaconate and trustees.

The Mercy River Boys will be performing in morning services at 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. at First General Baptist Church in Jackson.

The Westside Church of Christ outside Jackson will hold its annual "Gospel Meeting" through Wednesday with Paul Farmer of Slocomb, Ala., as the speaker. The Sunday service includes a Bible class at 10 a.m., followed by the Lord's Supper at 11 a.m., and preaching. An evening service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Family day at Christian Faith Fellowship begins at 10 a.m. with music from the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. A picnic will immediately follow the worship service, and lunch is provided. Outdoor games for adults and children also are planned.

First General Baptist Church of Bloomfield, Mo., will present "America, My Home," a patriotic service at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The afternoon performance is a benefit for the Stars and Stripes Museum. A free-will offering will be taken during the afternoon service.

Monday

Young at Hearts meets at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Sarah Shivler will present a program on Japan. Members are asked to bring a potluck dish to share.

"The West Virginians," a touring musical group from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., will perform at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The group has toured in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and overseas. The group performs Christian pop, rock, country, jazz and Broadway styles as well as a capella sacred choral selections. There is no admission charge but a free-will offering will be collected.

-- From staff reports

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