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Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 9, 1971 Page 6 Youth Ensemble to Give Folk Musical McPHERSON - The "Flower Shoppe", a 16-member ensemble, will present the folk musical "Life," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Park Elementary School auditiorium. The ensemble will use a professional recorded background and other special effects for the presentation. The McPherson Youth for Christ is sponsor of the musical. There will be no admission charge. CHRIST LUTHERAN 36th & N. Monroe Sunday School .. 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. A. E. Alpers, pastor Fellowship Set for WSU WICHITA — An interdenominational meting under the theme of "No Longer Strangers," will open Friday on the Wichita State University campus. The fellowship, in its third year, is sponsored by the Mid- America Faith at Work Conference. Such topics as spiritual healing, the Holy Spirit, prayer life, new music, and the Christian family, will be the subjects of workshops, study sessions and lectures Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Marvin Zehr, Moundridge, and Morgan Williams, Topeka, both Faith at Work field associates for Kansas, will lead the conference. Appearance Coincides with Mennonite Session Senator Hatfield Will Speak at Bethel College NORTH NEWTON-U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield of Oregon will speak here at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, for the inauguration of Harold J. Schultz as tha ninth president of Bethel College. Hatfield, elected to the U.S. Senate after serving two terms as governor of Oregon, has become known for his work with the problems of the space age. In writing to Sen. Hatfield, Schultz noted that, "it is possible, with integrity and without embarrassment or apology, to relate the spiritual and moral dimensions of man to the social and environmental world in education as you have done so effectively in public office." Sen. Mark Hatfield The inauguration will coincide with the 80th Mennonite Western District Conference, Friday, Oct. 22-Sunday, Oct. 24 at the college. The inaugural and conference period will be a time of campus festivities as well as serious church business. Business sessions are planned for 1:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Among the business items will be a vote on the application of a Mennonite Indian Church in Selling, Okla., to join the conference. Also to be considered is a proposal to conduct next year's conference at a joint session Presbyterians Asked Why Flocks Grow, Others Sag CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) First 5th and Walnut Free Bus 662-4634 Worship .... 8:15 & 10:45 Church School 9:30 Dr. P. R. Stevens, Interim Minister Park Place 26th and Adams Church School .. 9:30 Worship 10:45 Clarence Doss • Minister YOU are invited to WORSHIP CHRIST at Emanuel Lutheran Church (Supervised Nursery) Entrance Drive, 110 East 30th H. O. Lindeblad, pastor Church School 9:30 A.M. Worship 10:40 A.M. NEW YORK (AP) - While t h e Sunday morning flock is getting thinner in many churches, it's still big in others and getting bigger. Why? Is it the area? The preaching? The program? What? The question intrigued evangelism specialists of the United Presbyterian Board of National Missions and they decided to try to find out. To do so, they picked 19 congregations around the country that are flourishing, in membership and activities, in contrast to the general sag in church growth, and made detailed studies of what they're doing and how. Although widely differing in size and environment, both ur- FAITH UNITED METHODIST 30th & Severance No human distinction is made or will be made in Faith Church. We believe this is God's Church for all people who want to serve Christ! Morning Worship 9:45 a .m. Fellowship 10:45 a.m. Church School 11:00 a.m. Fellowship (Junior & Senior) 6:00 p .m. Serendipity Hour Wed. 9:00 a .m. "PUT FAITH IN YOUR FUTURE" C. Robert Brown, Minister suNd»y school 9:3o a.m. wonshlp senvice "Blessed are the Merciful, for They Shall Obtain Mercy" Vespers , . . 5:30 p.m. Pilgrim Youfh . . . 6:30 p.m. COD(3R cS ''onaL 3410 NODTh plUM ban and rural, and broadly distributed geographically from Florida to Minnesota to Texas, they were found to share "remarkable similarities." Programs for All Most of them operate "conglomerate style," providing programs for many types of persons, old and young, married and single, says Rev. George T. Peters, head of the evangelism division that made the study. Few are highly structured or run in a tightly organized fashion but exhibited wide flexibility, spontaneity and variety in activities, and study found. More than half, for instance, offer both contemporary and traditional worship services. Worship was found to be the primary focus of their life, but surprisingly none of the 19 was led by an unusually charismatic minister. The preaching was sound and respected, but the paster served more as "en- ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? You Are Invited to a study of THE BOOK OF MORMONS Sponsored by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, World Headquarters, Independence, Mo. Classes to be held at 1st and Maple Beginning Sunday, Oet. 17-4:00 p.m. Call 665-7730 for further information You Are Invited To FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH 52 Rambler Road Phone 662-9385 Morning Worship — 9:45 a.m. "YOUR REAL INVESTMENT" Richard Ratzlaff, pastor Sunday School Classes for All Ages Beginning at 10:50 a.m. AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES Southwest 421 West Avenue B Morning Worship 9:30 Church School . 10:30 Bible Study (Wed.) 7:00 P.M. W. Robert Hodges Berean 1620 Center Street Church School 9:45 A.M. Moraine Worship 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship 7:00 P.M. Countryside 819 West 30th The New Friendly Church Church School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship .. 10:40 a.m. Evening Vespers .... 6:30 p.m. Robert Kearney, Pastor First Baotisf Main at Eighth Church School . 9:50 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 A.M. "ALL IN ONE BOAT" Chancel Choir: "Our God Is One God" 4.45 P.M. Layman's Sunday Worship Service "IN THE INTEREST OF OTHERS" Chancel Choir: "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" . Solo: Zepfc Fisher W. Robert Hodges, Pastor WESTSIDE BAPTIST Sunday School and Morning Service 10 am Evening Service 7 p.m. KWHK RADIO 10:30 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. Every Sunday Daily 10:45 a.m. 400 West 12th 662-6262 "The Difference Is Worth The Distance." CRESTVIEW BIBLE CHURCH (Independent) 18 Crestview Rodney Goertzen, Pastor Sunday School *:« a .m. Worship Service 10:45 a .m. Sunday Eve. Service 7:09 p.m. Wed. Night Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. abler" than the "sole guiding light," the reoprt says. It says that congregational outlooks on modern problems differed little, whether in city or country. Contrary to expectations of the experts, "adult education received only minimal attention from these churches," notes Rev. Robert S. McFarlane Jr., associate divisional chairman and one of the fact-finders. Yet, puzzlingly, their theological stance was varied, and couldn't be classified in a n y particular category. Nevertheless, they displayed a common strand of cheerful confidence about their faith. Despite some recent statistical signs of declining religious influence in American life, a new survey of Southern Baptist pastors and Sunday school teachers show they've drastically changed their minds about it. Two years ago, about 80 per cent of the pastors and teachers felt religion was a declining influence in U.S. life, but the new check, conducted by Baptist "Viewpoll", found the figure now down to just over 50 per cent. About 36 per cent now think religious influence is increasing, compared to only about 11 per cent two years ago. with the South Central Conference. Included in the weekend activities will be a presentation Friday of the musical "The Road to Emmaus." Worship services under the theme of "Celebrating the Jesus Life," are planned for Friday and Sunday. Schultz will address the con- ventioners at 10 a.m. Sunday. Chur<*h Directory (Letters and figures apply in abbreviated form to the schedule of church services. "5" denotes Sunday services and "W" Wednesday services, etc. The hours follow the letter designating the days. Generally, three Sunday services, as S, 9:45, 11 means two worship services and Sunday School — 8, worship, 9:45, SS and 11, worship.) FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1701 N. Main J. L. Mcintosh, Pastor Sunday School ... 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:40 a.m. Sunday Eve 7:00 p.m. Message by Pastor Wednesday Evening Service 7:30 p.m. Youth Activities Saturday 7:00 p.m. "The Church Where Christ Is The Answer" UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN CHURCH 3401 N. Monroe Round Tabla Discussion 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 Coffee ft sandwiches Served Public Invited First Pentecostal Holiness Church 1200 t. 10th Rev. P. H. Ne»ie, pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth Service 4:30 p.m. Evening Sarvica .......... 1:30 p.m. Wad. Bva. lervica 1:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 25M N. Plum Doyle Wells. Minister Morning Biblt study tf:«3 am Mornln* Worship .. 10:40 am Evening Worship .. 6:30 pm Wed. Blbla Study .. 7:30 pm "The Herald ol Truth" TV Channel 3, Sunday, I:U a.m. Call tor a Free Ride MO 2-3923 29 E. Campbell Jlmmie Keas, Minister Morning Bible Study 9:45 am Morning Worship .. 10:40 am Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm Wed. Bible Study .. 7:30 pm Call (or a Free Ride MO 3-4834 HEAR EYANGELIST CHES APPLEGATE BOX 8249 FORT WORTH, TEX. Every Sat. Night 9:15 P.M. on nationwide Radio Station XEG 1050 ON YOUR DIAL APOSTOLIC FAITH TABERNACLE 1909 East 4th, Ph. 2-4178, Carl Elder, S. 10, 11, 7:30. W. 7:30. ASSEMBLY OF GOD (PENTECOSTAL) First, 17th and Main. Ph. s-7001. J. L. Mcintosh, SS 9:30. S 10:40, 6:15, 7:30. W. 7:45. Faith Tabernacle, 1326 West nth, Ph. 2-9467, Claud Myers, S. 9:45 10 :50 7 7 :30 W 7:45. BAPTIST Berean, American;, 1620 Center, Ph, 2-4936, M. O. Wheaton, S. 9:45, 10:50 7 :00. Bible, 500 West A. Ph. 5-6238. V. L. Lambert, S 9:45 II 7 V 7. Countryside. (American), 819 West 30th, Ph. 2-3447. Robert Kearney, S. 9:30 10:45 6:00 7:00. First (American), 8th and Main, Ph. 2-4771. W. Robert Hodges, S. 9:50 11 6:30 7:30 W 7:30. Forest Park Baptist Church, Forest and Main, South Hutchinson Rev. L. C, Truitt, SS 10:00 S 10:45, 11, 6:30, 7:30. W. 7:30. Second, 300 East 2nd, W. C. Tillman, Ph. 2-3053, S 9:45, 11, 6:30, 7:45, W 8. First Southern (SBC), 11th and Ford, Ph. 5-8064, Henry Smart, S. 9:30 10:50 6 :30 7:30 W. 7:30. Temple, 631 East 3rd, Ph. 5-4633, Wil lard O. Stafford, S 9:30, 10:30, 7 p.m., 5 p.m., W. 7:30. Sixteenth Street, 1028 East 16th, Ph. 3 -3028, John Nestor, S. 9:45 10:50 6 :45 7 :45 W. 7 :45. Westslde, 12th and Madison, Ken Adrian, Ph. 2 -6262, S 10 7:30 W. 7:30. Westbrook Baptist Church, 2005 No. Hendricks, 3-4164, SS 9:45, S 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m.; W 7:30 p.m. Southwest, (American) 421 West B, W. Robert Hodges, S. 9:30, 10:30, 7:00. Macedonia Missionary, F and Maple, Lerov Holmes, Ph. 3-3504, S. 9:30 11 6:30 7 :45. BETHEL A.M.E., 1001 East 3rd, Ph. 3-9997. A. N. Larkin, S. 9:30 11 5 W. 7 :30. CHKISTIAN First, 5th and Walnut. Ph. 2-4634. P. R. Stevens, 5, 8:15, 9:30, 10:45. Park Place, 26th and Adams, Ph. 2-6665, Clarence Doss, SS, 9:30, 10:45, 5, 6:30 South Hutchinson, 1st anH Poplar, South Hutchinson, Ph. 2-7735, Paul Hesser, S. 10, 11. 5:30, 6 :30. w. 7:30 COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 16th and Severance. Ph. 5-6098, Irven Stern, 9:45, 11 CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ, 2500 North Plum, Ph. 2 -3923, Doyle Wells, S. 7:45 10:40 6:30 W. 7:30. Church of Christ, 5th and Pershing, Larry GoertZ, 10:45, 6:30, 7:30. Church of Christ, 1103 East 7th, Ph. 3-9966, S. M. Brown. S. 10, 11, 7:30, Thur. 7:30. Walnut Street, 29 East Campbell Ph. 3 -1745, Jlmmie Keas, SS 9:45, S 10:40, 6 P.m., W 7:30. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1400 North Main, Ph. 2-4695, clerk. S. II W. 8. CHURCH OF GOD, 203 North Poplar, South Hutchinson, Ph. 3-6385. L. L. Smith. SS 10, S 11, 7, 7:30. Th. 7:30. FIRST CHURCH OP GOD 7th and Jefferson, Ph. 3-3263, SS. 9:30; 10:30 a.m., 6 :30 p.m.; W. 7 p.m.. Carl R. Owens. CHURCH OF GOD HOLINESS 13th and Van Buren, Ph. 5-7579, Don Smiley. S. 9:30 10:45 6 :30 7 :30 W. 7:30. CONGREGATIONAL 3410 North Plum, Ph. 2-5693. J. B. Shelton, SS. 9:30, S. 10:30. CHESTVIEW BIBLE 18 Crestview, Ph. 2-0376, Rodney Goertzen, S. 9:45, 10:45, 7:30. W. 7:30. EPISCOPAL Grace, 20th end Main, Ph. 2-8024, Douglas Mould, S. 7:30, 9:30, W 9:30. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 25h and Monroe, Ph. 2-3829, Marion S. Hoffsommer, S. 9:45, 11, 6 :30. 7:30, W. 7:30. FREE METHODIST Free, 30th and Hendricks. Ph. 2-3195, E. Lynn Myers, S 9:30, 10:30, 7 W 7. FRIENDS 1202 East 14th, Ph. 2-8718, Lowell Thornburg, S. 9:30 10:30 7 7:45 W. 7 :30. FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY 528 West 10th, Ph. 2-6762, Gordon M. Scott, S. 9.45, 10:45, 7, W. 7 :45, F. 7 :45. FOURSQUARE 3rd and Maple. Ph. 2 -6973, Larry Catlln, S. 9:45 10:45 6 :45 7:30 W. 7:30. GOSPEL CHAPEL 6th and Elm. Ph. 2 -7791. Richard Burson, SS. 9:30; S, 10:30, 8:00. Free Full Gospel, 414 East G. John Burns. GOSPEL OF PEACE TABERNACLE 8th and Ford, Ph. 2-8172. Sam Stoughton S. 7:3(1 T. 7:30 F. 7:30. ty&UAs CONSTANT / HELP ^ FREE METHODIST CHURCH Nth at Hendricks Sunday School 9:30 A.M Morning Worship 10:30 A.M. Free Meth. Youth .... Wad. 7:30 P.M. Evening Worship 4 P.M. Wed. Bible Study ....... 7:30 P.M. Rev. E. Lynn Myers, pastor FOURSQUARE CHURCH 3rd 4 Maple Paster, Rev. Larry Catlln Sunday School 9:43 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Youth Service 4:45 p.m. Evangelist Service 7:30 p.m. Tuas. Prayer Meeting .... 7:30 p.m. Wed. Blbla Study 7:30 p.m. SOUTHERN BAPTIST | CHURCHES FIRST SOUTHERN 1008 N. Ford Sunday School f :30 a.m. Morning Worship U:Joa.m. Church Training 0:30 p.m. Evening Worship 7:31p.m. Wed. Prayer Service 7:31 p.m. •us Service: (4M064 Henry •.Smart, Pastor WESTBROOK 2005 N. Hendricks Sunday Bible Study »:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Church Training 4:30 p.m. Evening Worship (Featuring Youth) 7:30 p.m. Wed. Study * Prayer 7:31 p.m. Oeerge W. Kimball, Pastor God Wants To Uve Each Moment With You. Make Hfm A Part of Your Life. PEACE REMAINS WHERE GOD REIGNS Sunday Schoc, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 7:30 p.m. First 704 N. J#fferoon Ctrl R.0wins, Pastor FOREST PARK UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 700 E. 25tb (formerly 0th Ave. Presbyterlanl Morning Worship 9:30 Laymon Sunday: Raymond Gordon and Harold Reed, speakers Sunday School ... 10:45 Wed. Noon Prayer Service Rev. Robert Frisbee, pastor FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sherman & Poplar Sunday School— • to 10:50 a.m. Morning Worship 1:20 and 10:30 a.m. Sermon: "Witnesses Needed'* Ministers: Jim •reck, Oeorgi McCaH HUTCHINSON COUNCIL OP CHURCHES, 800 North Main. Ph. 3-4»28. M.O. Wheaton. 9 a.m. - noon. M-F. INDEPENDENT Medora Community Church, Medora, Albert J. Jansen, SS 9:15, S 10:50, 7; W 7:30. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Kingdom Hall (west), 1049 North Lincoln, R. E. Gray, S. 3, . 7:30, F. 7:30. Klnqdom Hall (east), 328 East B. Dale Ollllnqer, S. 3 4:15, W. 8, Frl. 7:30. LATTER DAY SAINTS Church ol Jesus Christ ot Latter Day Saints, 2525 North Washington. Ph. 5-5081, Marlon H. Toland, SS 10. S 11:30 JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 16th end Main. LUTHERAN Christ, 3600 N. Monroe, A. 6. Alpers, Ph. 5-4559, S. 9, 10:15. Emanuel (LCA), 105 Curtis, Ph. 2-8422, H. O. Lindeblad. S. 9:30 10:40. Our Redeemer, 12th and Elm. Ph. 2-5642, Robert Greene, S. 8:30 9:45 11. Zion. (tCA), 11th and Washington, Ph. 3-3513, Eugene Smith, S. 0 9:15 10:30. MENNONITE First (Gen. Cont.). 52 Rambler. Ph. 2-9385. Richard Ratzlatf. SS, 10:45; S, Pershing Street, C and Pershing, Ph. 3-4244, Calvin R. King, S. 9:30, 10:30, /; 9:45. Orchard Park, 15th and Forrest, Ph 5-7873, Robert Gillett, S. 9:45 10:45 7:30 MISSIONARY First, 22 Swarens, Paul Diamond, Ph. 3-2210, S. 9:30 10:30 6:30 7:30. NAZARENE Bethany, four miles east on US50, Ph. 2-0879. Milton Huxman, S. 9:45 10:45 6:45 7:30 W. 7:30. First, 211 East 4th, Ph. 2-8331. W. A. Strong, S. 9:30 10:45 7:30 W. 7:30. Penlal. 200 East Campbell, Ph. 54754, Bailey Cantrell, SS 9:30, S 10:30 9:45 II W. 7:30. Westslde, 820 North Lincoln, Ph. 2-00M, Arlis G. Edwards, S. 9:45 11 4:45 7 W. 7:30. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Christ's Church, 1103 East 7th, Ph. 39966. SS. 10, S. 11, 5. ORTHODOX PRESBYTCRIAN 1413 East 35th, Ph. 5-5272. William J. Bomer, S. 9:45, 11, 6:30; W 7:30 PARTRIDGE COMMUNITY United Church of Christ, Partridge, E, K. Bauman, Ph. LO 7-2413. PENTECOSTAL Church of God, Pk.n and C. Ph. 2-8846 Clara Jenks, S. 10 11 S Thurs. 8. Free Full Gospel, 414 East G. Ph. 5-7779, John Burns, S. 9:45 11 7:45 W. 7:45. Church ot God In Christ, 1015 South Maple, Ph. 2-4698, Charles McGee, S. 10 10:30 6:30 Tues. 7:15 F. 8. First Holiness, 1200 East 10th. Ph. 2-0645. F. H. Nease, S. 10 11 4:30 7:30 W. 7:30. Fundamental Pentecostal Tabernacle, 5 miles West on 5th. Ph. 2-6507, M. S. Johnson, SS 10, 7:30; h. 7:30. Pilgrim's Chapel, 1019 East 3rd. Ph. 2-0782. W. M. King, S. 10 7:45 F. 7-45. Trinity Pentecostal Church ol God, 500 West A, Jlmmie Hyder. Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, 1909 East 4th. Ph. 2-4178, Carl Elder, S. 10, U. 7:30; W, 7:30. Second Church of God, 400 East Car penter. Ph. 2-0364 Henry Murphy, S 10, 11, 6:45, T 7:45. REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST First and Maple, Dale Brlckr.er, SS 9:45, S 10:45, W 7:30. ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Teresa's, 5th and Poplar, Ph. 2-7813 John Mullen, S. 4, 8, 10 12:00. Our Lady ot Guadalupe, 303 East Ave. F, S. Hutchinson, Ph. 2-4443 Francis Cox, S. 8 11:30 T 4:30. Holy Cross, 2433 Independence. Ph, 5-5163, William Wheeler. S. 7:30, 9:30, 11:30. SALVATION ARMY 114 West Sherman, Ph. 2-5621. Carl Amick, C. 9:45. 11, 4, 7:30 Tues, 4 7 W. 4:30. ST. JOHN CME, 9th and Maple, Ph. 2-7335, R. C. Williams, SS 10, S 11. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 1302 North Severance, Ph. 3-9047, Ted- dric Mohr, Sat. 9:30 11 W 7:30 Wed 7. SPIRITUALIST White Cathedrial of Divine Science, 1703 West 4th, Ph. 2-2280, Arthur Creech, S. 2 p.m. UNITED METHODIST First, 1st and Walnut, Ph. 2-3121, Dean Gleason. S. 8:30 9:45 11. Faith, 30th and Severance, 5 -7724, C, Robert Brown. S 9:45 SS 11. Falrvlew, 12 miles West on 4th, Ph. 2-9016, SS 10, S. 11. Hadley Memorial, Elm and F, Ph. 5-7682. W. Harlan Rlttgers, S. 9; Study, 9:45. Mitchell Chapel, tour miles NW, Ph. 2-5072. W. Harlan Rlttgers, SS 10, S. 11. 6:30. Tenth Avenue, loth and Jefferson, Ph. 3-3991, Bruce Marshall, S. 9:45, 10:45. Trinity, 17th and Main, Ph. 5-5547, Paul Matthael, SS 9:40, S 8:30, 10:50. South Hutchinson, Poplar and E, South Hutchinson, Ph. 2-1898, Wesley H. Davis. SS 9:45, S. 11. UNITED PENTECOSTAL Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, 1909 East 4th. Ph. 2-4178, Carl E<->e'r, S. 10, 11, 7:30. W. 7:30. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN First, Sherman and Poplar, Ph. S -5549, Jim Brock, SS 0:15, S 10:30. Northmlnster, list and Halsey, Ph. 2-9439. Alfred J. Gerdel Jr. S. 9:45 11 Forest Park, 700 East 25th, Ph. 2-3483. Robert Frisbee, S. 9:30, 10:45. UNION VALLEY 1914 Eest 30th, Ph. 3-9000. J. Edward Dougherty. UNIVERSALIST-UNITARIAN 3601 North Monroe, Mrs. B. A. -"--iner. Ph. 2-0735. WESLEYAN CHURCH Calvary, 5th and Baker, Ph. 3-3402, Lorren D. Elliott. SS 9:45, S 70:45, 4:45, 7:30, W 7:30. Grace, 11th and Walnut, Ph. 5 -5274, Lester Morgan, SS 9:45, S 10:50, 7, 7:30, W 7:30. Church and City Could Jesus Rent Here? (Editor's Note: Articles on the church and city will appear periodically on the church page.) By VIKI STONE If Jesus came to Hutchinson today as a man could he rent a place to stay? If what Bible historians says is so—that Jesus was probably non-white (though they don't know what he really looked like) he would, no doubt, have a hard time in Hutchinson. Your Grandmother? Imagine it: A sweet silver-haired lady (maybe your grandmother) comes to the door. A startled look flashes upon her face as shs opens the door. "I'm the one who called about the apartment, ma'am," says the caller. Thirty seconds of silence lapses. "Ma'am," he repeats. "I'm sorry, but it's just been taken," the lady is finally able to answer after the initial shock. She thought she could tell over the phone whether callers were "all right." Jesus might think about it — how, in the 10 minutes it took him to hang up the phone and get over there, she had showed the rental property to someone else and closed the deal. Knowing Jesus, he'd probably sit down and tell her a parable about telling lies and things and then forgive her. The situation is not as far-fetched as some may believe. In the past 18 months at least nine black families and individuals and 20-some Mexican American families have moved into our city. Among the blacks are two school teachers, a game warden, a department store salesman, a reporter (me), a pre-med student, a college football player and a speech therapist. More than half of that group have told me of strange incidents in which empty houses suddenly became rented when they appeared on the scene; of how they were empty and available again when phone calls were made around the corner; about rent prices conveniently zooming; and of landladies who simply "don't rent to coloreds." Then there was the one about the woman who suddenly lost the key to the apartment she had just invited me to see. There are two things that could be done. Cultivate a true Christian spirit in every landlord and lady in Hutchinson and there would be no problem. Since this is unlikely the second best thing to do would be to raise a public clamor for passage and eventually enforcement of the proposed anti-discrimination ordinance now before city commissioners. We've already heard it for garbage, cats and dogs. CHURCH OF CHRIST Sth * Pershing MO 3-2M1 Blbla Classes 10:00 a.m. Morning Sarvica 11:00 a.m. Evening Sarvica 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Sarvica 7:30 p.m. Larry Goertr, minister, MO 5-5*07 THE BETHANY CHURCH of the Nazarene, RFD 4, had its origins in this one-room building almost 40 years ago. Years later can seat 550 Church Started In One-Room Building South Hutchinson Christian Church 1st & Poplar Paul Hesser, Preacher Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth Fellowship 5:30 p.m. Evening Service 4:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 7:30 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY CHURCH Paul W. Diamond, Paster a Swarens Sunday school till A.M. Morning worship ,...„....10iM AM. Youth Fellowship „ 4:30 P.M. Bvenlng sarvica 7i3» PM. Wad. Blbla Study 7iJ» PM. A noon meal will be served Sunday at the Bethany Church of the Nazarene, RFD 4, in observance of the church's 35th anniversary. A special table will be i for charter members. Rev. Milton Huxman, pastor, says 13 of the 17 charter members are believed to be still living. Only four are current members of the church. They are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Smith, 901 Airport; Mrs. Nettie Snyder, 410 North Chemical, and Ralph Barnes, RFD 4. Special anniversary observance will also occur during the 9:45 a.m. service Sunday. The church was built in 1932 on a half-acre tract of land on which a service station was ori ginally to be constructed. The Friends Church "Bvanotikal" 14th and Landon Bible School friends Yevth •va. Warship »«» 11:31 7 :M p.m. 7i4i p .m. WELCOME "The Beoy at Christ" GOSPEL OF PEACE R9E. Mb Services! Sunday 1* a.m. Wad. and Sun. 7:10 p.m. •Mar-sam Siewmow MO tain Union Valley Church (inttrdonomlnathMial} 31th Avenue at Halttaad St. *av. j. i. Oeualwrty, MB 3 -NN Sunday school *tJB aon. Mamlnt Warship ISsaia.m. •vaai— WarsMp 7!»p.m, Youttj 9mm ftlSMk Wad. Blata study ^...... TiSt tmi. one-room frame church was given the name, "The Lord's Chapel Community Church", by its 17 members. Shortly thereafter, Rev. Ben Gash was called to pastor the tiny congregation. In 1936 it was organized to form the Lord's Chapel Church of the Nazarene. It was not until 1945 that the church was given its present name. Rev. Huxman came to the church in 1948 and soon organized a visitation program which has caused the church to grow in membership and in facilities. Membership when Huxman arrived was 46. Present membership is 358 with average Sunday School enrollment of 880. The half-acre tract on which the original building church stood is still a part of the present six-acre church yard. Instead of a one-room church there is a $300,000 building which features a 550-seat sanctuary, space for more than 40 classes, a gymnasium and kitchen. ' The church is four miles east of Hutchinson, I l.i. UIM'I i.

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