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4F THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1 998 Sect leader apologizes after God is a no -show T) hi yii Ay Jy j ii minium wiiiii hi 1 1 1 ii iiinwi i iii i iiiii in iiiiiiiin mil i iiini iniiiiini iniiiiiini minium i niniii inn Church and synagogue news ad journal, call 732-4633. BIBLE CONFERENCE SERVICES: The Boca Raton Community Church, Bibletown Ministries, presents The Rev. Jerome Dejong as guest speaker for its Bible Conference service at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 601 N.W. Fourth Ave., Boca Raton. Dejong, retired and living in Delray Beach, was pastor of a church in South Holland, 111. The Rev. Stuart Briscoe, pastor of Elm-brook Church in Brookfield, Wis., will speak at conference services the rest of the week. Conference services are Monday through Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the conference center. A 6:30 p.m. Wednesday service will be in the sanctuary For more information, call Jean Vander Werf at 395-2400, Ext. 330. MUSICDRAMA PRESENTATION: Cason United Methodist Church presents "Celebrate Life!," a musicdrama presentation celebrating the life of Jesus from birth to resurrection, Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m., 342 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. For I , - -, iirXir!' r ' ; trr- ' h,y v - ir The Associated Press GARLAND, Texas When 12:01 a.m. passed and God didn't break into the programming on Channel 18 as predicted, the religious leader who brought his followers from Taiwan had a simple message: He'd been wrong. Chen Heng-ming had said that God would appear on Channel 18 across the country to alert humanity to his impending arrival on Earth at 10 a.m. on March 31. "Because we did not see God's message on Channel 18 tonight, my predictions of God arriving on March 31 can be considered nonsense," Chen said early Wednesday. "But don't call us liars," he added. "Keep watching." His statement ended an odd day of religion and spectacle in this pleasant Dallas suburb, which Chen and his "zhen dao," or True Way, movement, known as God's Salvation Church, said they selected because "Garland" sounds like "God's land." It came almost exactly a year after the Heaven's Gate sect committed mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Heaven's Gate members said they believed that, if they "shed their containers," they would be picked up by a spaceship hidden by a passing comet. Thirty-eight people died. Implied in the media and police attention given to Chen was the notion that church members might take drastic action if God didn't appear. However Chen and his folloflrers always insisted they had no plans to harm themselves. Walt Hsu, a Garland business- Rabbi speaking on worship trends : Rabbi Joel Levine presents "The Americanization of the Synagogue: The Path Toward Intimacy," at 8 tonight at Temple Judea, 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach. It is Part 2 of a sermon series on worship trends in the 20th century. For more information, call 471-1526. - "SINAI CARES" SHAB-BAT TO HONOR 'MITZVAH ANGELS: This program will honor all the "Mitzvah Angels," and especially Sara Barth, who will receive special honors for the Outstanding Mitzvah Angel, at 8 tonight at Temple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 276-6161. TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM: B'nai Torah Congregation invites all families with children ages 2-7 to attend this program featuring a Shabbat service dedicated to the interests of families with small children ages 2-7 at 6 tonight in the Education Social Center of B'nai Torah, 6261 S.W. 18th St., Boca Raton. Call 392-8566 for more information. A MEN'S SEMINAR: Patrick Means, author, presents "Men's Secret Wars" seminar, Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 717 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. Cost: $15. For reservations or information, call 622-4913. B ANTI-RACISM WORKSHOP: The Unitarian Universalist Association presents "Creating a Jubilee World," a training program to create racism-aware and anti-racist congregations. The workshop will be held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 3970 N.W. 21st Ave. in Oakland Park. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share for lunch. For more information, call (954) 484-6734 or Steve Jens-Ro-chow at (954) 463-2085. ST. DAVID ARMENIAN CHURCH 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Scheduled activities Saturday include a gathering of church organizations and the membership to meet with Arch St. David Armenian Church members including Joyce Arzou-manian (clockwise from upper left), Armen Melkonian, Claudette Sarian, Lucy Hamalian, Rose Reynolds, the Rev. Zaven Arzouman-ian and Harry Apbian will hold a 10th anniversary celebration this weekend at the church in Boca Raton. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS True Way leader Chen Heng-ming predicted God would appear at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday on Channel 18 across the U.S. man who has acted as a liaison between the Salvation Church and both the media and the city, said church members1 and "Teacher Chen" were exhausted. "He wanted to spread the word of his religion and he did," Hsu said. "He said it last night: The world is now paying attention." Chen said his 140 followers are now free to find their own routes to happiness. He also pledged to "take responsibility" for the financial losses they sustained by giving up their jobs, though he did not elaborate. He said he would remain in Garland. Others planned returns to Taiwan. Authorities removed blocks of barricades and traffic cones during the night, returning the neighborhood to some semblance of show narrated by the Rev. Tom Weber. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 334-3404. more information, call 276-5302. GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIES for the new Gardens Presbyterian Church will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the newly-acquired church property on the corner of Hood Road and Central Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. Construction of the church complex, which will begin with the Celebration Center, was made possible by the merger of two area churches and the sale of their properties. During construction, the congregation is holding services at 8 and 10 a.m. in Asmuth Hall at the site of the former Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Lake Park. Pastor of Gardens Presbyterian Church is Albert W. Bush Jr. For more information, 'call Sandy Thatcher at to nonviolence. The film Beyond Hate will be presented along with music and meditation. Call 368-8248. B EASTER CANTATA: Alone on the Altar: Calvary's Lamb will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednes-' day at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2221 N.E. Savannah Road, Jensen Beach. Arranged by Camp Kirkland, directed by Jack Evans and accompanied by Joanne Raulin and other performers, the' 60 members of the choir and drama group will team up for this Send news of your religious event, including time, date, place, full address and telephone number to Religion, The Palm Beach Post, P. O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. Send news of your church or synagogue bazaar, fundraiser or social event to the Living section at the same address. Send notices two weeks before the event. 622-4327. B VIDEOTAPED EXCERPTS Burdineg ...and All Associates J.J. Cater Furniture Co. ..J J. Cater, Jr. W.C. I,ailer Co., Inc. ...Vtiliam G. Cawiter, Jr. E. Earl Smith & Son Funeral Home ...Sterling 1. Richie, President Winn Dixie Schumacher Buick ...Richard E. Schumacher, Inc. Sieve Moore Chevrolet ...Stephen Moore II. F. Bonier. Realtors ...Harry Bonier & Afthociates Fidelity Federal Sainft Rank and Employees,, .Director, Officers & Staff Anderson & Carr, Inc. ...Directors, Officers & Staff Qualtl'baum-HoIIenian-Burw Funeral Home .... Earl (Juullleliaum. Direrlor Berhlel Jewelers. I no. ...of Weitt I'aliu Beach Mark l.anoWape & Fating Co. ...Bob Marks Wavne Akers Ford, Inc. ...VTavne Akers FROM BILLY GRAHAM'S MINISTRY will be shown Monday as part of a book review of Just As I Am The Autobiography of Billy Graham. Kevin Bogan will review the book at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Cost: $3. For more information, call 395-2811. B ST. JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC CHURCH is having a Healing Mass and Service for those whose lives have been affected in some way by abortion, Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel, 370 S.W. Third St., Boca Raton. This service is offered as part of the Diocese of Palm Beach's Project Rachel, a post-abortion counseling and reconciliation program. Project Rachel is named for the woman in the Old Testament who wept incon-solably over the loss of her child. Prior to the Mass, an opportunity for reconciliationconfession and the praying of the rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 392-0007. B HEALING MASS: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 S.W. Mapp Road, Palm City, will hold a physical, mental and spiritual healing mass Tuesday at 10 a.m. including confession and the sac SasserV Glassworks, Inc. ...J. Bryon Sasser DR. WAYNE DYER will snare his knowledge of First Presbvtrian Churcn RUMMAGE SALE "The Wisdom of the Ages 3 ksiaaueiY 1 Stl R FRI., MARCH 27, 9-4 SAT., MARCH 28, 9-12 March 19th workshop from 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. UNlrt OF THE PALM BEACHES Luncheon in Friendship Hall froi Noonl:30 1957 S. Ragler Dr., W.P.ILTL 33401 Mastercard & Visa phsne orders accepted for more info. $it9u 100's of Items 56lcA336483 235 S.W. 6th AVE. (2 BLKS. WEST OF SEACREST) 732-3774 . ? F. rament of the anointing of the sick, Call 286-4590. B PASSOVER SEMINAR, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kabbalah Learning Centre, 7088 Beracasa Now Tailing Registrations For Fall Term Ages 4 and up Conveniently Located Qualified Caring Teachers Beautiful Facilities Way, Boca Raton. Cost: $10 per person, ror tickets and reserva TRADITIONAL PASSOVER SEDER Saturday, April 1 1th at 6:00 p.m. Palm Beach Hotel 235 Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach Hear the story of the Exodus Special music and dancing! Come and be blessed. Tickets: Adults $33.00, Children 6-12 $15.00. Children 5 and under are free. No tickets sold at the door. For reservations call Melech Yisrael Messianic Synagogue (56 1 ) 689-6670 tions, call 347-7095. B 'SEPHARDI MUSIC FROM THEN TO NOW' will be the We are a congregation where Jew and Genlile worship together in unity Ps. 13.3:1) Discover the JewishToots of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) and find peace with G-D Inside Palm Beach Cathedral Church 1-95 & Northlake Blvd. 9153 Roan Lane - Just North of Capitol Lighting (561)622-1700 SUMMER CAMP AVAILABLE program to celebrate the Siyum or ending of the academic year of bishop Khajag Barsamian, primate of the Eastern Diocese, at which time a new library will be dedicated. A forum will also be held to discuss the various organizations' activities as well as learn of the plans of the diocese, which will be celebrating its 100th year. Sunday, a Divine Liturgy will be performed by the primate followed with a banquet in the Mardigian Hall. The church at 2300 Yamato Road in Boca Raton. For more information on the events, call 994-2335. ; SUNDAY LESSON AT SCIENCE OF MIND CENTER: The Rev. Barbara Lunde presents a lecture, "You Can Make a Difference," Sunday, 10:30 a.m., at Science of Mind Center of Boca Raton, 2 S.W. 12th Ave., Boca Raton. For more information, call 368-8248. PINEWOOD BIBLE CHAPEL NEW. SERVICE LOCATION: Pinewood Bible Chapel is now holding its Sunday services at the Royal Palm School on Lawrence Road in suburban Lantana. Starting time is at 10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday school and nursery are provided. For more information, Call 586-3180. FAMILY SEDER WORKSHOP: Temple Beth Torah's Temple Outreach Committee presents "Passover from A to Z." This program will provide information on the history and observance of the Passover holiday, how to conduct a seder at home, or feel comfortable attending as an invited guest. The workshop will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the social hall of Temple Beth Torah, 900 Big Blue Trace, Wellington. Admission is free. Children activities included. To RSVP, call Susan Kaplan at 792-3061. HOUSE OF BLESSING presents Dr. Aiko Horman speaking on "Emotional Healing," at 7 p.m. Sunday, 4623 Forest Hill Blvd., No. 104, West Palm Beach. For more information, call 966-0304. GALA TORAH CELEBRATION: Chabad-Lubavitch of Boyn-ton Beach will mark the acquisition of its new 3-acre campus, with the completion and dedication of a Torah Scroll. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. The inscription of the Torah's last letters will be followed by live music, dancing and a buffet dinner. The event is free and open to the public. Following the ceremony, the Torah will be brought by police escort to its new home, the Campus for Living Judaism Beis Mena-chem, 10655 El Clair Ranch Road in Boynton Beach. A special commemorative ad journal is being printed for this occasion. For more information on the events or the adult Jewish studies at Temple Torah on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., 8600 Jog Road, Boynton Beach The program features. David Si- man. Free. Call Esther Adler at 736-1615 or Phyllis Kirschenbaum at 731-2103. B PENANCE SERVICE: Fa Want An Encounter With God? ther Francis L. Lechiara, pastor of FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of Lake Worth Presents SOUTH FLORIDA'S FAVORITE SOPRANOS Norree Boyd, Jeanne Long and Margaret Schmitt In a fun evening of song and laughter Sunday, March 29th - 7;30pm General Admission - $9 at the door 1415 North K St, Lake Worth 582-6691 Join Us Every Monday, 7:00 PM Healing Prayer and Impartation Monday Night Revival Norman Benz, Pastor 561-627-8138 10415 Riverside Drive, Palm Beach Gardens TEMPLE BETH AM Passover Seder Saturday, April 11, 6:00 Havdalah Service and Seder with Rabbi Philip Aronson and Cantor Karen Blum Catered by Tuxedo Catering Temple Members $35.00 Non-Members $45.00 Children under 10 Free Call the Temple Office for reservations 747-1109 LAKE WORTH METAPHYSICAL CHAPEL Sunday Service at Unity In The Pines, 6073 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach 327, Friday, ALL MESSAGE SERVICE WITH JOE HAFER AND MATT DEGENNARO SPIRITUAL HEALING 7PM. MESSAGE SERVICE 7:30PM 528 SO. HAVERHILL ROAD 329. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 6:30PM SPIRITUAL HEALING. 7:0OPM WORSHIP SPEAKER - REV. PENNY MAITNER UPCOMING EVENTS t ON-GOING CLASSES: 41 Wednesday, 7:30PM DEVELOPMENT CLASS 42 Thursday, 7PM MFOITATIQN CA ASS with Joe Martin 412 Easter Sunday 10:00AM-3 00PM FASTER EGGSTRAVAGAN7A ADULTS $7.00, CHILDREN $5.00 ADVANCE RESERVATION DUE BY 4598 PLEASE CALL THE CHAPEL FOR INFORMATIONRESERVATIONS ON CLASSES. AND UPCOMING EVENTS. ! REV. PAULA HILLAN-MCLAURY. PASTOR 561 -686-021 7 St. Edward s Catholic Church, 144 N. County Road, Palm Beach, will present a penance service for Holy Week on Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and a healing mass on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 832-0400. B DINNER AND A SLIDE SHOW: Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Youth Outreach will prepare an Italian dinner, followed by a slide show, at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 3300 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach. The slides were taken by Father W. Michael Cassell and his wife, Sharon, on their recent visit to the Holy Land. This program is a fundraiser for the Youth Outreach program and donations will be accepted. Call 732-3060. B PEOPLE FOR PEACE: At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Science of Mind Center of Boca Raton. 2 S.W. 12th Ave., Boca Raton, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi and the 30th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a program dedicated i Guaranteed UDon Davment ci:i Sunday 10:00 AM; 7:00 PM Contemporary Warship t Ministries Designed for You Family-Oriented Ministries Bible Studies, Support Groups, Fellowship Groups and More! Celebrate HOLY WEEK at the BOYNTON BEACH CONGREGATIONAL United Church of Christ Palm Sunday, Apr. 5-10:30 a.m. Maundy Thur., Apr. 9-7:30 p.m. Depiction of DaVinci's Last Supper with Holy Communion Easter, Apr. 12 - 10:30 a.m. ' 1 15 N. Federal Hwy., just south of Boynton : Beach Blvd. in Bovnton Beach. 734-1699 jj Wednesday 7:00 PM Passover, Holy Week, Easter Send announcements of holiday services for Passover, Holy Week and Easter to Religion Editor, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach 33416. Include service, place, time, date and information telephone number. Deadline for April 10 publication for Passover events and Easter services is April 3. g

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