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Religion The Salina Journal Saturday, February 1,1986 Page 8 Briefly Teen Missions seeks leaders HILLSBORO — Teen Missions International is in the process of recruiting Christian adults who are willing to give eight weeks of their summer to lead a Teen Missions team. A team leader seminar is planned Feb. 6-9 at Tabor College. Participation will not obligate individuals to work with Teen Missions. It will familiarize participants with the ministry, its purposes and policies. Teen Mission is interested in adults with an interest and appreciation for teenagers and mission. Bible college education is not required. For registration information, call Dave Neely at (316) 947-3121. Christian Growth school set GREAT BEND — The Golden Belt Cluster of the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ Christian Church will sponsor a "School of Christian Growth" Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 at the First Congregational UCC, Great Bend. The school will offer eight hours of in-depth study. It is directed by the Rev. Frank Stahl, Stafford, and the Rev. Dick Banzhaf, Ellinwood. Golden Belt pastors will teach the classes, which meet from 2 to 8 p.m. each day, with an evening meal break. Interested persons are invited to register by calling (316) 564-2950 or (316)234-5545. The Golden Belt Cluster includes churches at Holyrood and Russell/ Gorham. Belmont youth revival under way A youth revival is under way at Belmont Church of the Nazarene, Belmont at Highland. The revival started Friday night and continues at 7 tonight and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Bob Finnic, staff minister at Denver's First Church of the Nazarene, is the speaker. He provides a contemporary message in music and word. Evangelist at Foursquare church Evangelist Steve Schulze is to lead special services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday at Emmanuel Foursquare Church, 748 Duvall. Schulze was first called to his ministry about 10 years ago by evangelist Dick Mills. Schulze's wife, Kelly, also shares her testimony of recovery from a serious car-train accident at the age of 6. Gospel Crusaders plan concert The Gospel Crusaders Quartet from Wichita is to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Foursquare Church, Elmhurst and Ohio. A free-will off rering will be received forthe group. Church notes The Miriam Group of the Assaria Lutheran Church Women is to hold its annual soup supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Assaria Lutheran Church parlors. Homemade chili and potato soups will be served. Free-will donations will be accepted. * * * Kathy Holman, Salina, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday- service at the Sunset Church, Wells. A potluck dinner and board meeting follow the service. * * * The Forum for Church Women United will be held Feb. 7 at the Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Roach andBeloit. Coffee hour starts at 9 a.m. All church representatives and officers should attend. * * * Faith Word Fellowship, 717 N. Santa Fe, will feature a live satellite presentation by Norvel Hayes next weekend. Services are at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 6 p.m. Feb. 8-9. * * * Christ Cathedral, 138 S. Eighth, will hold a potluck brunch in Parish Hall on Sunday, immediately following the 10:15 a.m. service. Families should bring one meat dish plus one other dish and their own table service. Beverages and bread will be furnished. Co-chairmen for the event are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brent and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cassetty. * * * The Rev. Harry Lee, who was born and raised in China, will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand. Lee entered full-time Christian service in 1957. For 10 years the Communist government denied him a visa to go to Hong Kong to study in a seminary. He then was held in prison for seven years, and forced to work on a prison farm for four more years. He now specializes in evangelism training and planting of churches in 14 countries. * * * The Salina Ministerial Alliance will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at First Christian Church, 201 S. Eighth. Robert Belew and Wendell Hal- ubein will discuss the joys and frustration of ministry. Holy Week breakfasts and the 6 a.m. Good Friday service will be discussed. * * * National Catholic Schools Week will be marked with a special 10 a.m. Sunday liturgy for families at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 230 E. Cloud. * * * Falun Lutheran Church Women have scheduled their annual pancake supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Falun Parish House. Pancakes, whole-hog sausage, ham, sloppy joes, pop and coffee will be served. Bible translated into Navajo PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - The new Navajo Bible, painstakingly translated in bits and pieces since 1910, may spark a new interest in the Indians' ancient tribal language as well as promote Christianity, religious leaders say. "It's the biggest thrill of my life. When I got it I just sat and cried," said Lois Martin, a missionary who began working on the translation with her Navajo husband, Geronimo Martin, about 40 years ago. Her husband, who was blind and read from an English Braille Bible to make his translations, played a part in the final proof corrections before he died in September 1984. It is not the first time the complete Bible has been translated into an American Indian language, said William Wonderly, translation consultant for the American Bible Society, publisher of the Navajo Bible. The Bible was translated more than a century ago into the Massachusetts Indian language, and also into the Dakota dialect of the Sioux language during the 1800s, he said. But the introduction of the first full Navajo Bible was anxiously awaited by many members of the United States' largest Indian nation. "The Navajo people, those who have become Christians, have an intense love, a fervent love, of the Bible," Wonderly said. "There was a real air of enthusiasm at those ceremonies. It was a historic occasion which will never be repeated." The book of Genesis was translated into Navajo and published in 1910, along with the gospel of Mark. Parts of Exodus, Psalms, Luke, Romans, 1st Corinthians and Revelation were completed by Christian missionaries in 1917. In 1930, Acts was published, like the others, by the American Bible Society, Wonderly said. A serious push to translate the entire New Testament began during the 1940s — led by the Martins and missionaries Faye Edgerton and Faith Hill — and the volume was published in 1956. A reminder The deadline for all church news is 5 p.m. Wednesday. All church news items should be typewritten or clearly printed. Materials should be brought to the Journal office or mailed to Church News, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan., 67402-074Q. Textbooks ignore religion, study says NEW YORK (AP) - An examination of textbooks used in public schools in this country finds that they virtually ignore religion as an element in American life and discount traditional family values. The research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, found that social studies texts, intended to introduce youngsters to contemporary U.S. society, contain no mention whatever of ordinary religious activities, such as praying or going to church. The report says the texts through the fourth grade contain no references of any kind to the country's majority faith, Protestantism, and only indirectly — in illustrations of a priest and rabbi — to Catholicism and Judaism. "The dominant theme is the denial of religion as an actual important part of American life," says New York University psychology professor Paul C. Vitz, who made the study under a grant from the National Institute of Education, a research arm of the Education Department. The study involved widely used social studies texts for grades one through four, books used to teach reading in grades three through six, and history books used in fifth and sixth grades and in high school — altogether 60 books. "The general finding is that public school textbooks present a biased representation of both religion and many traditional values," says Vitz, a Catholic layman. He presented a summary of his findings recently at a meeting sponsored by the Center on Religion & Soiciety, funded by the Rockford Institute of Illinois, which promotes studies of the religious roots of culture. Vitz says both basic readers and social studies texts "are so written as to represent a systematic denial of the history, heritage, beliefs and values of a very large segment of the American people." For instance, he says the first- through-fourth-grade social studies texts, in addressing the family, commonly define it only as "people you live with," and never use the words, "marriage," "husband," "wife" or "homemaker." "There is not one textual reference to marriage as the foundation of the family," he says. "There was not one portrayal of a contemporary American family that clearly featured traditional sex roles." Countless references are made to "mothers and other women Working outside the home in such occupations as medicine, transportation and politics," he says, but no cases indicating that a mother-homemaker is "an important job." Moreover, he says, only money, status and enjoyment are presented as motivations for work, with no indication that many work "out of concern for others or because of the intrinsic value of certain kinds of work. "The absence of any concern for non-material values was so extreme that not one discussion of a family budget included any money for charity, or money for others in need." Giving money to a church was never mentioned. While the social studies texts through the fourth grade omit any specific reference to typical religious activity, he says one text mentions the rural Amish, while others cited Indian rain dances and prayer to "EarthMother." But in a reference to the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving, "no mention is made of God to whom the thanks were given," Vitz says. "Other examples of washing out of religion are such remarks as 'Pilgrims are people who make long trips' or 'Mardi Gras is the end of winter celebration.' "It's the day preceding the Christian period of Lent. Of llth and 12th grade U.S. history books, the report says none recognized America's "great religious energy and creativity," and adds: "None of these texts had any serious coverage-of conservative Protestantism in the last 100 years, although a few mentioned the Scopes trial... None of them had any serious appreciation of positive Catholic contributions to American life." In several world history textbooks for the sixth grade, the life of the Moslem founder, Mohammed, gets "much more coverage" than the life of the founder of Christianity, Jesus, Vitz reports. "One of the strange characteristic of many of the texts was their failure to mention the Protestant Reformation," he says, and in cases when they do, to omit the issues involved in it. He adds: "Some kind of repression or denial of Christianity is demonstrated by how these texts treat the Christian religion." For instance, he cites one textbook's treatment of Joan of Arc in which her story is told with no reference at all to God, religion, or her being named a saint. "The treatment is entirely secular and seems to have been included because Joan of Arc was a woman," Vitz says. Concerning basic readers for grades three through six, the report says that among 670 stories and articles, there were none whose "central motivation or major content deals with religion." "In contrast to the serious neglect of Christianity and Judaism, there was a minor spiritual or occult emphasis in a number of stories about American Indians,'' Vitz says. WORSHIP AT THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 8th & Mulberry Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Wed. Eve. Meeting. 7:30 p.m. t CHURCH of GOD h Cri Of twr Saved For * Frtoril; HUTCH Sunday School 10:00 am Church Worship 11:00 am Sun. Eve 7:00 pm If in need of a ride call 827-3120 or 827-4810 Rev. Holly Lienhard Ash & Penn First Assembly of God 8th & Iron, Salina, Kansas Office mm- Home: 8M JASPER WEAVER, PASTOR Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 am Worship Service 10:50 am "The Royal Cupbearer — Part II" Worship Service 7:00 pm "If All Else Fails, Pray" Wed. Family Night Bible Study & Youth Alive ,..7:00 pm "Family Happiness Is Homemade" LUTHERAN CHtl IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 255 S. 7th 8254750 Sunday School 9:40a.m. Worship 830410;50 Nursery 910410:50 REDEEMER 8:00 am Holy Communion 9:00 am .Church School 10:30 am Holy Communion "Pierced By Pain" Presiding Minister: Jim Gearhart Asst. Ministers: Cindy Sisler & Joann Gearhurt QJljrist (% ping ; (Missouri Synod) 111 W. Magnolia 827-7492 Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Stephen R. Bartelt, Pastor St. John's Lutheran 302 South 7th Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 8:15 am & 10:45 am Herman Frerichs, Pastor TRINITY LUTHERAN Missouri Synod West Crawford at 9th & 10th Streets Dan Schmalz, Pastor Wendell Haubein, Assoc. Pastor "A Loving GodJn A Loving Church" Sunday Worship 8:30am, 1MX) am 47:00 pro Sunday School & Bible Classes 9:45 am Children Welcome In Church <& Nursery 1 .fejfe ST. MARK Wuconrin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) N.E. Corner Ohio & Magnolia Worship Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School .9:30 a.m. "Pleaching Repcntence And The Forgiveness Of Sin In JCBIIS Christ" Rev. John Strackbein 825-7455 FIRST COVENANT CHURCH 801 East Cloud Street Steve TTiulson, Pastor 823-3792 , Reck Ooddridge, Associate Pastor, Christian Education Director Sherry Peterson, Director of Lay Ministries Dave Rasmussen, Youth/Pastoral Intern Worship Servicea .......................... 9:30, 10:55 am Adult Classes. ........................ 8:30,9:30, 10:55 am Sr. High Class. ......................................... 10:55 am Children's Classes. .................................... 9: 30 am Nursery Provided All Service Mid-Week Home Bible Studies Available EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH-INDEPENDENT 823-6512 MlehMl gehoneweU - Paitor FIRST FOURSQUARE CHURCH Elmhurst & Ohio Pastor Rev. Alton Burkes 82W918 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" Romans M6 Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am & 7:00 pm Adult Bible Study and Youth Group 7:00 pm FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH John 10:10 "I came to give you life and that more abundantly," 748 Duvall 825-1943 Sunday Christian Education Classea 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Ministry For Hearing Impaired 10:30 am) Wednesday Night 7:00 p.m. Thursday Youth Night 7:00 p.m. Pastor Loren Houltberg Ant Pastor Doug Turner CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION EPISCOPAL Max and Norton Street Sunday Eucharist. 9:30 a.m. Church School 9:15 a.m. Nursery Provided Thursday Eucharist 12 Noon With Ministry of Healing The Venerable Ben E. Helmer, Vicar FAnH ASSEMBLY OF GOD i vir,i riuud DEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH 321 N. 8th 82M220 C'.mday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Wed. & Sun. Evening Service 7:00 p.m. For Bus Service Call 827-7869 Bob Aills, Pastor First Baptist Church Lewis &McAdamsRd. Church School 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship 9:25 a.m. Sunday Eve Vespers 6:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 8:00 p.m. "God Among Men" Rev. William H. Marshall Nursery Provided BEL AIR SOUTHERN BAPTIST _ 1100 W. Cloud Pastor: Bobby George Sunday School.. 9:45a.m. Morning Worship 11-OOam "God r s Kingdom Come" Matt. 6:10 Church Training 6:00 p.ra. Evening Worship. 7:00 p.m. "The Unchained and Liberating Gospel" Arts 28:1 Ml Wed. Service 7:00 p.m. Business Session GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE 400 East Crawford "A Baptist Bible Fellowship Church" Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ll;00 a.m. Young People's 6:00 p.m. Evangelistic Service 7:00 p.m. Harold C. Jayne, Pastor FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH Hearing Impaired Interpreter at all services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sun. Eve. Church Training 6:00 p.m. Sun. Eve. Worship 7:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. Pastor Glenn Davis 823^828 655 S. Santa Fe UNITY OF SALINA ASHuted with Silent Unity & puWistes ot The Daily Word 712 S. Ohio Telephone 825-8940 Book Store and Library Hours: Sun. after Church 'til 1 pm Mon.-Wed. 1<M:30, Thura. 7-9:30 9:30 a.m Sun. Morn. Class 11:00 a.m. .'. Worship Service 11:30-12 Noon Mid-Day Prayer Service - M-lTi 7410 p,m. Tte. Nile Meditation and Bible Class Rev. BertheniaJ. Banks Minister's Office Hours: M-Th 10-4:30 "Are You Shadow Boxing?" Counseling by appt. Weddings, Funerals, Memorial Services Sunset Bible Chapel 760 Hancock Worship 9:45 Family Bible Hour 11:00 Evening Service 7:00 George Eaater, Correspondent....827-9437 FIRST Mulberry from Eighth to Ninth Church School For All Ages 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am (Broadcast on KINA - 910 on AM dial) Nursery Care Provided "A Nation Mourns" By Dr. Bernard Hawley Rev. Thomas Glenn Rev. Pat A. Jeffrey Sunrise Roach at Beloit Phone 823-6344 Church School 10:00 Worship Service 3:45 & 11:10 "Be In Love" Dr. Robert Lay P T> •"' B Y T SALINABIBLE CHURCH 2100Quincy 823-9138 Rev. E.G. Schumacher, Pastor Rev. Larry Harris, Associate Pastor SUNDAY Sunday School : 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Service. 6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Pro-Teens. 7:00 p.m. Mid-week Service 7:30 p.m. FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Kindergarten thru 12 823-9130 Village Bible Church 1301 Osage 827-8132 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Service. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Service. 7:30 p.m. Pastor Dan Russell T Christian Churches First Eighth and Walnut Church School 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship. 10:15 a.m. Youth Groups. 6:30 p.m. "Fruit of the Spirit" Rev. Robert Belew Nursery During All Services ? Belmont Boulevard 2508 Belmont Blvd. Church School 9:30 a.m. (Clanm for all agea) Worship and Communioa 10:45 a.m. 'To Arouse The Nation" Mark 6:1-13 Paxton Jones - Minister Belmont Boulevard CH1CHOFTHENAZARENE Belmont & Highland Phones 827-9900 or 827-5110 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Evening Service. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. "A GROWING CHURCH WITH A VISION" J. Wade Dickson - Pastor ROLLING HILLS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 2026 Starlight Joseph Alfred, Pastor Sunday School 9:15 a.m. e Worship 10:30 a.m. Christ With Us Salina Heights Christian Church North llth & Pacific Bible School Hour. 9:30 a.m. Worship Hour. 10:30 a.m. Worship Hour. 6:30 p.m. Paul Hesser, Minister Joitk Word Mowship A Charismatic Church ot Praise & Worship 717 N. Santa Fe Salina, Ks. 823-7434 Sunday Service 10 am & 7 pm Thurs. Bible Study. 1pm FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1425 South Ohio Ph. 823^331 or 823-6948 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.n>. Wednesday. , 7:00 p.m. N. Rene Colaw, Pastor U iVarner, Pastor Wilma Spellman, Educ. Assistant Nurseiy Provided AU Services MENTOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 10:00 a.m Sunday School 11:00 a.m Worship "Credentials Of A Home Town Boy" The small church alternative located 4 miles south of Salina. Pastr Ken Trickle CHURCH OF THE CROSS Broadway at Cloud Bill Brazil, Pastor Worship Service. 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. "Using Your Whole Mind" Supervised Nursery at all Services I 901 E.Neai Trinity 825-5270 Worship Service 9:00& 10:20am T Children & Adult Classes 3:00 am Youth & Adult Classes. 10-20 am TO "The Moments That Shape Us" D M E T H O D I S T C H U R C H E S Grand Ave. Holy Communion Rev. Curtis Pulton 9:30 am Sunday Schoool 10:45 am. Morning Worship 6:30 pm Evening Worship Nursery, North 8th & Grand 112 N. 8th Catch the Spirit THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MINISTERS: Rev. Omer Tittle Rev. David Randall Rev. Leslie F. Toburen, Minister of Visitation Nprma Montgomery, Dir. Christian Education Church School 9:40 a.m. Worship Service 8:30 & 10:50 a.m. Communion Sunday and Scout Sunday "Joybedience" Rev. Omer Tittle KINA Broadcast 910 on your dial 11:00 a.m Nursery Provided All Services University 1509 S. Santa Fe 825-9505 Nursery 8:15 to 12 Noon Service of Worship 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. Church School 9:30 a.m. "Ecclesia: The Called Out People" Wheelchair Accessible W. Lawrence Grove, Pastor Diana Darby. Christian Education Coordinator Quayle Methodist Church School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. 11:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting, Wed. Nite. 6:30-7:30 725 Commanche 8254835 Rev. Wenners Ballard Jr.

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