Religion briefs 9/13

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Nazarene church breaks ground for Jackson project

Jackson Church of the Nazarene held a groundbreaking service Sunday at the location of its new building, 2245 Old Toll Road.

Arkansas evangelist to visit Cape church

Evangelist Walton Weaver of Conway, Ark., will lead services Sunday through Friday at the North Cape Church of Christ for a fall Gospel meeting.

The services are at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and weekdays at 7:30 p.m.

Weaver has worked with churches in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas previously. He has written many adult Bible study guides and workbooks and a commentary on Philippians and Colossians.

Benefit concert planned to fund scholarship

Lynwood Baptist Church will hold a benefit concert Oct. 4 to help fund a scholarship in honor of Josh Lemons who died in an auto accident in May. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Church to hold satellite seminar with noted author

Fruitland Community Church will hold a satellite broadcast from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday with author Philip Yancey. He will speak about "borderlands of belief" and his new book "Rumors of Another World."

Yancey has more than 6 million copies of his books in print. His two most noted, "The Jesus I Never Knew" and "What's So Amazing About Grace?" were both named Christian Book of the Year.

For information about the satellite broadcast, being held in conjunction with Church Communication Network, contact the church at 204-0724.

St. Andrew to mark '40 days of Purpose'

St. Andrew Lutheran Church will kick off a "40 Days of Purpose" campaign Oct. 5 with a video presentation with author Rick Warren. The event is part of an anniversary celebration marking the congregation's 46th year. Warren has written "40 Days to the Purpose Driven Life," which will guide the church's study.

Church Women United luncheon set

Church Women United, an ecumenical organization, will meet for a luncheon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Awana program begins in Fruitland church

Fruitland Community Church is beginning its Awana program for children ages 4 to sixth grade. The Bible clubs will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at the church. For more information, call 204-0724.

Stonecroft ministries fall studies to begin

The fall Bible studies of Stonecroft ministries will begin soon. Topics and meeting dates are as follows:

"Examine the Evidence" will be lead each Thursday by Fritz and Marsha Sander, 243-2367; Jean Dickey and David Black will lead a Sunday study and Linda Blankenship and Karen Stover will lead groups on Mondays. Contact Dickey at 243-2742 or Blankenship at 243-7596.

Jane Boren and Judy Leist will lead "Knowing the Truth" on Wednesday mornings. Call Boren at 243-1225 or Leist at 243-3975 for times and locations.

Jolie McCallister and Pat Hill will lead "Life's New Beginnings" on Thursdays. Call McCallister at 243-3099 for information.

Joyce Loos and Alisha Turley will lead "What is God like?" on Sundays. Call Loos at 243-4352 for details. Connie Lape will lead a study on the topic on Monday mornings. Call 335-2024 for details. Ray Fulkerson will lead a men's study on the same topic.

Jean Petzold will lead "Knowing God's Will" on Monday mornings. Call her at 833-6975 for time and location.

Pat Reddick will lead a study of the book of James on Tuesday afternoon. She can be reached at 243-1552.

Ruth Ann Ford will lead "Christ in Genesis 1" on Tuesday. Contact her at 334-1684. Jo Leadbetter will lead a study of Genesis on Tuesday evenings. Contact her at 651-3598.

For more information, contact Jane Boren at 243-1225, Dee Maupin at 243-5023 or Ruth Ann Ford at 334-1684 or Leadbetter.

Council of Catholic women to meet in Kelso

The Council of Catholic Women for the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic Diocese will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at St. Augustine parish in Kelso.

Brush arbor service in works at Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church in Oran will hold a brush arbor service at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 to mark the 300th anniversary of John Wesley's birth. Wesley founded Methodism and was known for preaching open-air sermons. The outdoor service will include special music and hymns written by Wesley's brother Charles, a sermon of Wesley's and a visit by a circuit rider.

Cake and ice cream will be served after the service. Contact the Rev. Karen Taylor at 545-3673.

-- From staff reports

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