religion briefs 1/19

Saturday, January 19, 2002

New disciple class begins at church

Abundant Life Church is beginning a new disciple class at 6 p.m. Sunday. David Butler, pastor, will lead the class. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Contest seeks spiritual poems

The Texas Poetry Alliance is offering a $1,000 grand prize in a spiritual poetry contest.

There is no cost to enter. The deadline entry is Feb. 10.

To enter, send one poem, 20 lines or less, to: Free Poetry Contest, 3412-A Moonlight Ave., El Paso, Texas 79904. You also can enter online at www.freecontest.com.

Scott City food pantry feeds 213

The Scott City, Mo., Food Pantry fed 213 people from October to December 2001.

The pantry is a joint effort of the ministerial alliance in the community. The food pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. every Tuesday. The building is behind the Chamber of Commerce office.

Prophecy conference comes to Lynwood

Lynwood Baptist Church has a prophecy conference this weekend. Guest speaker is Dr. Daniel L. Akin, vice president for academic administration; dean, school of theology; and professor of Christian preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with another service at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The conference continues at 7 p.m. Monday.

Topics include rapture, the second coming of Jesus, the antichrist and the order of events of bible prophecy.

Child care is provided by reservation. Call 334-4600 for information.

Lutheran aid branch elects leaders

The Aid Association for Lutherans Branch 1621 in Jackson, Mo., recently elected the following leaders: Steve Grebing, chair; Leon Laurentius, coordinator; Mary Ann Boren, recorder; and Becky Klob, treasurer.

AAL help with organizing fund-raising projects for its members.

--From staff reports

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