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4F THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 Church and synagogue news Holiday shoppers spend equal time worshiping 1 )j j vi v) Holiday services Send special holiday worship announcements to Religion Editor, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach 33416. Include service, place, time, date and information telephone number. Deadline for Dec. 19 publication is Dec 17. Services also will be published Dec. 24. and Randy Corts, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Glea-son St., Delray Beach. Admission is free, but a donation of $7 is requested. Call 276-6338. B TOY DRIVE: Palm Beach Baptist Temple recently joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserved as a supporter of Toys for Tots. The church, at 6201 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, is conducting an in-house toy drive and also is an official drop-off center. Persons wishing to donate a toy for a needy child are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the church during business hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays. Call 967-6379. B TORAH FAIR: The seventh annual Torah Fair will be presented 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 17 at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy, 9701 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. More than 400 projects of students at the academy and 12 other Jewish day schools will be on view. Call 852-6011. B GUEST RABBI: Rabbi Mark Winer will speak at a Sabbath service at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Temple Israel, 1901 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Topic: "Be Ready When the Great Day Comes: The Christian Millenium as a Turning Point in Peace Between Relgions." Winer is president of the Foundation to Advance Interfaith Trust and Harmony (FAITH) and president of the National Council of Synagogues. Call 833-8421. B SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: Rabbi Jack Riemer will be Poll shows that despite commercialism, services 'still important for people,' clergy say. By David Briggs The Associated Press Americans are as likely to be found in church as at the mall during the holiday season. In a new poll sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood, people report spending an average of 16 hours shopping and 16 hours worshiping during the Christmas season. For those who bemoan the secularization of Christmas, the poll results raise the question of whether giving equal time to shopping and praying is a good or bad thing. Does it represent inroads being made by the church in a culture that markets Christmas as a commercial holiday, or does it show the miracle of the incarnation is placed side-by-side with holiday sales. For the most part, religious observers put a positive spin on the poll. "Despite a barrage of consumer-oriented messages to spend, taking time to worship is still important for people," says Leslie Nestingen, spokesman for the Minneapolis-based Lutheran financial services organization. "It seems that many people haven't allowed commercialism to overshadow the spiritual basis of the holidays." For the survey, Yankelovich Partners conducted telephone interviews Oct. 1 and 2 with a random national sample of 1,027 adults. The margin of error for the total sample is approximately plus or minus 3 percent. Eighty-nine percent of the respondents said the December holidays are too commercial. And 71 percent said they would prefer a handmade gift, compared to only 12 percent who said they preferred a store-bought gift. But there was almost no difference in the amount of time people reported worshiping and shopping during the holiday season, with respondents saying they spent around 16 hours in each activity. The Rev. William Willimon, dean of the chapel at Duke University, said the poll seems to support a trend that many people want to "break free" of the commercial pressures of the season. Sylvia Ronsvalle, director of empty tomb inc., a Champaign, 111.-based research organization on religious giving, said she is surprised people reported spending only 16 hours shopping. And 16 hours for the average American "seems like a large amount of time worshiping, so it's encouraging to me." Ronsvalle also says shopping at Christmas isn't necessarily a bad thing. . . "A lot of the gift-giving that goes on, one hopes, is an affirmation of love that is difficult to express at other times of the year," he says. The survey indicated that people with less money to spend spent more time worshiping than shopping. Conversely, those with higher incomes spent more time shopping. the agency in areas including recruitment, training, computer systems, products, advance sales or team leadership. Illsley joined AAL's field staff in 1987 and his been honored 10 times for outstanding sales and service. AAL provides Lutherans and their family members with life insurance and retirement products, among other benefits. B TORAH DEDICATED: A Torah donated by Barry and Eva Krischer on the occasion of their 30th anniversary recently was dedicated at Congregation Aitz Chaim, 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach. Compiled by CARL E. HARDY B 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. 1400 S. Dixie Highway, Lantana. It will be led by Sisters Anne Bren-nan and Janice Brewi. Cost: $495 per person,, including meals, accommodations and workshops. Call Liz Lalor at 691-0953. B TEEN LEADERSHIP TRIP: Teenagers who live between Boynton Beach and StuartPalm City are eligible to participate in a four-day subsidized Jewish political action experience, Panim el Panim. The program is scheduled for Feb. 15-18 at the Washington Institute for Leadership and Values in Washington, D.C. Cost is $225 per person. The fee includes kosher meals, hotel accomodation, air fare and all program costs. Call Debbie Roosth at 640-0700. The seminar is funded by the Commission for Jewish Education through the Michael and Marilyn Winer endowment to the Jewish Federation. B AGENCY SPECIALIST APPOINTED: Ronald Illsley of Boynton Beach recently was appointed agency specialist for the David Vorpagel Agency of Aid Association for Lutherans in Maitland. He will provide specialized service to V Schumacher Buick ...Richard E. Schumacher, Inc. Sasser't Glassworks, Inc. ..J. Bryon Sasser Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home ...G. Earl Quattlehaum, Director W.G.LassiterCo.,lnc. William G. Lassiter, Jr. E. Earl Smith & Son Funeral Home ...Sterling T. Richie, President Winn Dixie Burdines ...and All Associates Bechlel Jewelers, Inc. ...of West Palm Beach Marks Landscape & Paving Co. ...Bob Marks Wayne Akers Ford, Inc. ...Wayne Akers Steve Moore Chevrolcl ...Stephen Moore H.F. Borders, Realtors ...Harry Borders & Associates Fidelity Federal Savings Bank and Employees... Directors, Officers & SlafT Anderson & Carr, Inc. ...Directors, Officers & Staff J. J.. Cater Furniture Co. ..J. J. . Cater, Jr. the scholar in residence Dec. 12-14 at Temple Beth David, 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Riemer is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Tikvah of Boca Raton and the author of numerous books, including Ethical Wills: Jewish Reflections on Death. He will speak at a Sabbath dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 12, Sabbath services at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 and a breakfast at 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Reservations are due by Monday for the Dec. 12 Sabbath dinner; call the synagogue office at 694-2350. B AGLOW INTERNATIONAL: Two local chapters of Aglow International have meetings scheduled in December. Special singers and children from Judah Jrs. (a group from Trinity Church International in Lake Worth) will be featured at a Christmas celebration meeting of Aglow International, BoyntonDel-ray chapter, at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Lucille & Otley's Restaurant, 1021 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Debbie Ale, the group's worship leader, will be accompanied by her husband, Jack, in leading worship. For reservations, call Mary at 736-7247 or Roni at 369-8457. Elizabeth E. Castle-Hasan of A Deeper You Ministries will be Join us for two great Christmas events: 4 UM Living nativity at Christian School The 11th annual living nativity will be presented 7-9 p.m. today through Sunday at Lake Worth Christian School, 7592 High Ridge Road, Lantana. Visitors can drive by nine scenes of costumed students depicting the traditional Christmas story. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 586-8216. B SINGLES SABBATH SERVICE: 6 tonight at B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 S.W. 18th St., Boca Raton. Singles of all ages are invited. Call Rabbi Daniel Wolpe at 392-8566, Ext. 316. FILM FESTIVAL: Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at Unity of the Palm Beaches, 1957 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Discussion to follow. Gourmet desserts and popcorn served. Cost: $10 per person or $20 per family. Call 833-6483. SPEAKER ON JUDAISM: Gil Mann, author, will speak this weekend at two locations in the Palm Beaches. He will speak at Sabbath services at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Tik-vah of West Boca Raton, 19801 Hampton Drive, Suite C-l-2, Boca Raton, and at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kaplan Jewish Community Center, 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. He will discuss common "complaints" about Judaism. Mann is the author of How To Get More Out of Being Jewish Even If ... For information or directions to Congregation Beth Tikvah, call 852-6555. Tickets for his second appearance are $15 Kaplan JCC metnbers, $22 others. For reservations for the JCC event, call the box office at 689-0818. CHERUB CALENDAR AVAIALABLE: The 1998 Cherub Calendar will be sold Sunday (Angel- Sunday) at participating churches in Palm Beach and Martin 'counties. The calendar sells for $10 and features children in everyday situations wearing angel sings. It is produced by the Angels of the World Foundation to raise money for; programs for mentally challenged adults. Proceeds will benefit the T&M Ranch in Indiantown. local churches participating include St. Jude Catholic Church, Tequesta; St. Peter Catholic Church, Jupiter; St. Patrick Catholic Church, Palm Beach Gardens; St. Juliana Catholic Church, West Palm Beach; Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach; Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Tequesta; First Presbyterian Church, Tequesta; Christ Fellowship, Palm Beach Gardens; Community Baptist Church, Stuart; and Trinity United Methodist Church, Jensen Beach. Call 743-4114. WINTER SCHEDULE of services will begin Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. The following schedule will be followed through May: Holy Communion, 8 a.m. every Sunday and 9:15 and 11 a.m. the first, third and fifth Sundays of each month; morning prayer, 9:15 and 11 a.m. second and fourth Sundays; weekday Holy Communion, 10 a.m. every Thursday, followed by a healing service first and third Thursdays. Call 276-4541. CHURCH BOUTIQUE DISCOUNT: In honor of Kids Day, merchandise will be available at a 15 percent discount 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2740 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 833-9653. B BAHA'I SPEAKER: Cindy Catches will speak on the Baha'i faith from the perspective of an American Indian at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Baha'i Center, 420 N. U.S. 1, North Palm Beach. Call 845-5292. B CHAPEL DEDICATED: A chapel for perpetual adoration of the eucharist will be dedicated at the 12:15 p.m. Mass Sunday at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 840 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach. The chapel will be open 24 hours a day every day. Call 276-6892. B MUSICAL PRESENTATIONS will be given at the following local houses of worship: The Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of Anne Teeter Ryan, will present their annual Christmas concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 204 U.S.I, Tequesta. The chorus will be accompanied by Jack W. Jones. A sing-along of Christmas carols will be included. An offering will be taken. A donation of $5 is suggested to help defray expenses. Call Anne Ryan at 746-6279. Impressions, a choral ensemble from Wellington High School, will be featured in a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the First Unitarian Church, 635 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. The 28-member group is under the direction of Robert Sharon. Admission: $12 at the door or $5 students 17 and younger. Call 627-6105. The Gifts of the Magi, a musical presentation of the Christmas story w ritten by Mark St. Germain Free admission. Call for complimentary tickets. A Christmas comedy Icaiuring Maranatha Teens December 6 & 7, 7:00 PM Melech Yisrael invites you and your family to our Community Chanukah Celebration! Join us for Shabbat Services and celebrate with us starting at 1 1 :00 am on December 27th. Shabbat Services, Saturday 1 1:00 am Midweek Scripture Study, Wed. 7:30 pm 3951 Haverhill Rd., Suite 109 Palm Gate Plaza, West Palm Beach For info: (561) 689-6670 Christmas Musical Celebration December 14, 7:00 PM 'IlHfCHciiFlS'lf 0 II We are a congregation where Jew and Gentile worship together in unity (Ps 133:1) Discover the Jewish roots of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) and find peace with G-D iff "jcxr' - Unity In The Pines 6073 Summit Blvd., W. Palm Beach, FL Tel: 561-478-5454 Sunday, 7 December Celebration of Noel Whiting's 100th birthday after the 11am service Wednesday, 10 December 7pm Decoration of the church for Christmas and caroling. Music Jim King Sunday, 14 December A Family Christmas Ham Sunday Service Wednesday, 17 December S 7pm Christmas Candle lighting service Jim King & The Christmas Combo I EVERYONE WELCOME Self -Esteem For Singles How to break free of negative self-concepts and self-defeating behaviors. How to dissolve internal barriers to success in work and love. How to overcome anxiety, depression, guilt and anger. How to conquer the fear of intimacy and success. Greater self-confidence. Class Meets 6:00pm Wednesdays FREE Palm Beach Gardens High School Room 200 Sponsored by THE COUNSELING CENTER S 624-4358 i www.seflin.orgcounslng Palm Beach Cathedral invites YOU & YOUR FAMILY to be part of a beautiful candlelight ft o Christmas Eve Service WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 7:00-8:00 PM Witness the story of Christmas told like no other by a 70 voice choir, a touching drama, special lighting and dramatic sound. fill AoiJLHI Palm Beach Cathedral Assembly of God At 1-95 & Northlake , (On Roan Lane Just North of Capitol Lighting) 3 s f CALL (561) 622-1700 FOR MORE INFORMATION the guest speaker at a meeting of Aglow International, West Palm Beach chapter, at 9 a.m. Dec. 15 in the Grand Ballroom, Lake Park Town Hall, 535 Park Ave., Lake Park. Castle-Hasan is a pastor, teacher, evangelist and prophet. Cost: $5 per person for full breakfast. For reservations, call Rosa Taylor at 863-3253. B SPIRITUAL WORKSHOP: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 13 at Unity Church of the Palm Beaches at the Little House, 4451 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Pia Weskott, a practitioner of holistic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, will share knowledge of tribal spirituality. Cost: $40 per person. Call 833-6483 or 832-0111. B CENACLE SPIRITUAL PROGRAMS: The following activities are being offered at the Cena-cle Spiritual Life Center, 1400 S. Dixie I lighway, Lantana. Call 582-2534. A centering prayer and Christian meditation group meets every Thursday evening. Cost: $6 per person. "Creativity as Prayer," St. Hildegarde of Bingcn's 900th anniversary overnight retreat, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jan. 3 (breakfast and lunch included). Hildegarde was a painter, musician and healer. Led by Sister Kathleen Burke. Cost: $60 per person, full retreat; $40 per person, commute. Taize evensong, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 7 (chapel opens 6:30 p.m.). Freewill offering. "Rethinking the Scriptures: The Good Wine of John's Gospel," 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 13, 20 and 27; continues Feb. 3, 17 24 and March 10, 17 and 31). Led by Sister Elizabeth Hillmann. Cost: $6 per session, at the door. History of Spirituality, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 17. "Finding God in Our Desires: The Way of Christian Discernment," Jan. 23-25. Led by the Rev. Harry Cain. Cost: $110 full retreat, $70 commute. B 'LONG LIFE DIRECTIONS,' a workshop for seniors, will be offered Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at the Ccnacle Spiritual Lift Center, Unity Church of the Palms Inner Healing Conference Luncheon & Fashion Show - Silent Auction "For Women and Women In Ministry" Dec. 10, 1997 at 11:00am at "Ut's Talk" "Ut's PraV" Jonathan's Landing Clubhouse "let's Worship" To Raise Money for the Church Building Fund Sponsored By: $35.00 Donation Quails and Quails Bag-A-Meal Ministries, Inc. Oakbrook Square in North Palm Beach is sponsoring the Mission Department Day Service Fashion Show n BAwnAoi3nw s For Reservations, call (561) 745-2135. s a ojjotljuo ? HURRY! Seating is Limited. -: A Good Shepherd United Methodist Church kKLjlX VU 2341 South Military Trail VeA Palm Bead,, Florida HMUVeiS Wvo 1 zz? fTlhriafmcia Film Beach Community Church AvTk viiiwuiiuo jatourDisceryWceDter V.STX December 1214, 1997 3970 RCA Blvd. (Channel 25 entrance at 9 S 1(W0 am Tickets Required For Seating. POfeOfc toll) US Ot tt)Q EltSB) C07)PUS FieOfef f 2 Tickets Available Weekly At The Music Office. Or Sundays At The Gazebo FrV Mnro InfrVmrrtifYl rnll MAA W v91 tii S Donations Accepted At The Door On Nights Ot Performances. TOI IV10I8 iniOIITIOIIOIl CUII 0Q-JQQJ A J i v ofig 3

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