The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 116
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 116

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1971
Page 116
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Non-Member's Gift Helps Black Church REV. ALVIN LARKIN and Marshall Maupin in the sanctuary of the newly-decorated Bethel AME Church, 1001 East 3rd. The carpeting, among other things, was Maupin's gift to the church. The interior decoration of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1001 East 3rd, was recently completed at ths courtesy of Mai-shall Maupin, 13 Rambler. As a gift to the church, of which he is not a member, Maupin purchased and had installed hundreds of yards of carpeting to cover the sanctuary, classrooms, and fellowship hall. He also donated red velvet cushioning for the church-pews, pulpit furniture, and altar. Maupin began giving his gift .to the Bethel congregation in the summer of 1970 when he equipped the church with central air conditioning. The gift was given to the church of some 200 members in memory of Maupin's wife, Peggy. "It's just a good feeling knowing how many people will enjoy this for several years — this is something lasting," says Maupin, president of Fire Out, Inc., 604 32nd Terrace. Maupin became acquainted with the pastor of Bethel, Rev. Alvin Larkin, through his own pastor Rev. Jim Brock, First Presbyterian Church and Rev. Terry Woodbury, •former student minister here. '> New Diocese Will Meet DODGE CITY-More than 150 delegates are expected to gather at the St. Cornelius Church here Friday through Sunday for the first annual convention, of the newly-formed Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas. William Davidson, elected bishop of the new diocese in April, will be officially installed at the convention Saturday and will give his address Friday. Bishop Davidson s e r v e d as bishop over the diocesan territory when it was a missionary district. Officiating at the installation service will be the Rev. Arnold Lewis, who preceded Davidson as a missionary district bishop. Rev. Lewis, now of Williamsburg, Va., recently retired as armed forces bishop. He will deliver the main address at the convention Saturday. , Lutherans Meet Today . SAUNA — Lutheran men and women are expected to come from all over the state this weekend for the 32nd annual convention of the Kansas District Lutheran Laymen's League. The opening session of the ;wo-day convention will be at 1 p.m. today at the Trinity Par- Hall. Annual reports from chairmen and committees will given. An evening meal will 36 served at 6 p.m. at the parish hall. Speaker'for the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday wilt be Theo A. Raedeke, a. St. Louis minister. District officers will be elected at a 1:30 p.m. session Sunday 1 at the Central High School auditorium. The convention will close with a banquet at 6 p.m. at the' 4-H building in Kenwood Park. Speaker will be Rev. John Ghoitz, Detroit, a native of Ellsworth, Kan. Deadline Set For Church Page News News for the Saturday church pages must be received by the church editor no later than noon of the preceding Wednesday. * f. H Black Catholics Seek More Voice VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of a group here to urge greater control by black Americans over their church life says the response from U.S. prelates attending the World Bishops Synod has been "open and profitable." But one member of the group takes strong exception. Joseph Davis, a Marianist lay brother and executive director of the National Office of Black Catholics, and five other American black Roman Catholics are here primarily to insist upon the appointment of a black archbishop for Washington, D.C., to replace Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle. Cardinal O'Boyle, 75, is known to have tendered his resignation, but Pope Paul VI has not yet accepted it. The group also wants to talk o Vatican officials about setting up a black rite in the United Statss to meet the needs of the 800,000 black Catholics there. Others in the group include: Rev. Lawrence E. Lucas of New York, president of the Na tional Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and one of 10 candidates proposed by a black Catholic convention in Detroit last August to succeed Cardinal O'Boyle; Sister Martin Deporres Grey of Pittsburgh, president of the National Black Sisters' Conference; and Joseph Dulin of Detroit, president of the National Black Lay Caucus. Youths Give Skit On Bearing Cross The Pathfinders, a service organization for boys and girls, recently gave a skit for the 11 a.m. worship service at the Seventh Day Adventist church, 1320 North Severance. The theme of the skit was "Bearing the Cross of Christ." Leader of the 21 youths in the organization is Mrs. Mildred Dirksen, 325^ West 6th. Church Program Is For Young Singles A series of programs for young single persons — junior high school through college age — will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2631 Independence. Tin problems of young modern singles and marriage preparation will be discussed. Page? The Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 9,1971 AME Chief Secretary Is Re-Elected OMAHA, Nsb. (AP) - Rev. G. H. \Varren of Kansas City was re-elected cliief secretary of the Kansas-Nebraska Conference of tha African Methodist Episcopal Church during the group's annual convention here this week. Other officers elected are: Rev. E, A. Scott, Omaha, recording secretary and Rev. R. A. Washington, San Jose, Calif., accountant. The five-day convention closes Sunday. His dejected face slumps under a shabby fiat. We efon't know wFio fie Is. . ' . But we know wficrf he is. He is a MAN; One of us! To his loved ones he may be a'disappointment. To hirnseu' he may be a failure. To society he may be useless. . . . But to God he is a SOUL'-—like'each of usl And therefore his whole life can change . . . when one day he'll discover the power and strength and hope with which every soul is endowed. ' Quietly, behind the closed doors of a pastor's study., the Church is daily helping men to come to grips with their problems. Sunday by Sunday its pulpits are imparting faith and courage for those secret inner struggles. The century-old Christian concept of the dignity of man has never rested simply on who and whaf we are. It is founded on the vision of what — with God's help — we can become. 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