The Idaho Free Press, Friday, March 12,1976--A-7 At anniversary banquet THE SINGING SHOOK Family, concert and recording artists, will sing at the Bible Baplisl Church in Nampa MÂ»rch 14 at 7:30 p.m. The family has heen presenting concerts for more than ten years, sharing their testimony through their western-style gospel music. TVy BOW travel full-time, singing at concerts, revivals tnd mission conferences. The Nampa church It located on Second Street South Ext., and the puMIc Is Invited to attend. ( RELIGION J Bible Missionary Church is organized in Nampa NAMPA -- February 22. 1976. ap proximately 150 people gathered in what was formerly the 7-11 Store at Lincoln Ave. and Holly SI. in Nampa for Ihe organizational service of the N'ampa Bible Missionary Church. On Jan. 5 of Ibis year. Rev. Lowell Foster, district moderalor of the Northwest District of Ihe Bible Missionary Church, (which included Ihe states of Washington. Oregon, and Idahoi began services in the old building, preaching nightly until the Feb. 22, meeting, concluding wilh the organizational service at '2:30 p.m. thai day. At this service Ron Edwards of Caldwell and Dick and Betty Reynolds of t m m e l t rendered special numbers in song. The senior general moderalor of (he church, the Rev. Elben Dodd. of Lake Charles, La., spoke lo the congregalion after which he organized Ihe church. . Following the organization of Ihe church. Disiru3Â».Mpde,rator,..Â£ps.ter, .appointed . R e v . , Dale Hayfprd as the.pastor of the new work. Uev. Kay ford comes from Nyssa, Ore., where he has pastored Ihe Bible Missionary Church of Nyssa for five-and-a-half years. Al a church election Ihe following Thur- sday, the Rev. George L. Fitch was elected lo serve Ihe young church as Sunday school superintendant, Sue Horn was elected secretary and Raymond Edwards, treasurer. It was also voted lo leave the charier open unlil May, and additional members have already been received since the organizational service. II was in November of 1955 that the Midway Bible Missionary Church (located on Ustick Road 3, miles West of Slacker's) was organized wilh 126 members. Out ot that organization the church has grown (o include churches in 38 stales and also supports missionaries in many foreign countries. The Nampa church is the third new Bible Missionary Church to be organized in Ihe Northwest District since August, 1975. Cities in this area thai have Bible Missionary Churches include: Midway, Homedale, Nyssa, Ontario, Kuna, Boise (31, Emmelt, Greenleaf. and Midvale. ' ' R e v . Hay ford" added thai, "A'friendly welcome and a spiritual atmosphere awaits everyone al each of Ihese churches, and anyone desiring more information may call 467-27H." THE .NA.MI'A Bible .Missionary Church is located at Lincoln Avenue and Holly Street, in w h a t Â«as once a 7-11 Store. The church is the third lo be organized in the Northwest District since August 1975 hy the Bible Missionary group. Conference begins Sunday 'Â·NAMPA - Or. C. S. Cowles, b'rofesfor of Hiblical literature juid theology at Northwest flazarcne College, will teach a j'Journey of Joy Through jlomans"' Bible conference al ftc Fail-view Church of Ihe Nazarene March 14-21. Th; conference will begin March 14 with a 6 p.m. session, and nightly sessions will be held at 7 p.m. March 16-19. The concluding sessions will be held al 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 21. t ^ Summit session planned for local church workers 7 ' t ' NAMHA - The First Church of the Nazareno, 600 15th t' Avenue So., will sponsor a series ot Salient Sessions for ''. church school workers Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 't\ 13. The Friday evening sessions will begin at 7 and on ','Â· Saturday morning at 9. ''- The sessions are planned for the Ihose who are teaching in 'I Sunday school in the different age levels,. They include: '' "Preparation for Success in Teaching Little Ones" (nursery 'Â· IhruSyears). Anila Dynes and Carol Cox will be co-teaching :'Â· this session; "Preparation For Success in Teaching Â·; Children" (primary and junior) wilh Janet Pprterfidd of 'Â· N N C Â· "Preparation for Success in Teaching Youth," :Â· (junior high and senior high) wilh Rev. Ronald Alexander; -'. "Preparation (or Success in Teaching Singles" by Dave Â·'; Jenkins of College Church of Ihe Nazaiwie; "Preparation I' For Success in Teaching Adults" by Rev. Justin Rice of ''. College Church; "Preparallon For Success In Teaching with Â·I Audio-Visuals" with Dr. Paul Miller of N.N.C. :Â· Three general sessions arc being planned for those who do :Â· not leach in the church school but would like to Improve their Â·.' effectiveness as Disciples of Jesus Christ. They are: "A Look 'I at the Book of John" with Dr. Joseph Mayfield ot N.N.C.; :Â· "Evangelism and Disclpleship" with Cecil Thompson; and :' Rev. Vernon Wilcox will instruct a course covering "The "; Ministry of Ushering." . :Â· I'ne Rev Bob Miller, director of Christian education, ;Â· slates lhal Ihe general public Is welcome to attend these Â·I training classes forchurch workers, The registration fee Is K v' and can be paid al the lirst session. The sessions will con- elude nn Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Nursery facilities will be Â·Â· provided for all Ihose attending the Sunday school summit session According to the Rev. L. G. Little, church paslor. there is no charge lo altend the conference and the public is invited. The church is located at the corner of Fairview and High Streets in Nampa. Dr. Cowles has served as a minister in California and Georgia during the last 15 years and for Ihe last three years he served as a part-time professor of Biblical literature at Azusa Pacific College in Azusa, Calif. He received his S.T.D. degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1972, the lirst minister of his denomination to be accepted into and graduate from the seminary's doctoral program. IDS Church honors past bishoprics By Nancy Huller NAMPA - Past bishoprics of the Nmnpa Second Ward of me Church o( Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be honored tonight as part of a celebration commemorating the 50U anniversary of the ward, The commemoration is the Ihcmc of Ihe annual Relief Society banquet being held by Ihe ward. Second Ward was organized on Feb. 21,192G, wilh Pcler E. Johnson as bishop. Meetings were first hold in a little white church on Ihe norlhside of Nampa, already housing the First Ward, for a few months. A search was started for a suitable building in which the members could hold services. May of that year found Ihe newly-formed ward mecling in the old Moonbeam Hall, which had been rented by ward officers. It was located at Ihe corner of 9lh Avenue and 2nd St. So., and is now a pizza shop. Early Sunday morning Ihe members arrived to clean the old dance hall and get it ready for Sunday school. II was difficult to conduct meetings because it was cold in Ihe winter and hot in the summer and had no curtains or partitions to separate classrooms. As soon as possible, Bishop Johnson purchased Iwo lots al Ihe corner of 14th Ave. and 4lh SI, So. for construction of a new building. Ground was broken at the site in December of 1926. No mechanical tools were available so the frosty ground was moved out for a basemen! by horse-drawn plows and scrapers and men with picks and shovels. Hot meals were served to the workers by Ihe women of the church. Members were grateful to Frank Stone of Stone Lumber Company who allowed Ihem a large discount on building materials for the hew church house. After almost a year of money making dinners, carnivals, popcorn and candy sales and a lot of manual labor Ihe basement rooms were completed. The first meeting in the new facilities was held Aug. 7, 1927. A chapel and various oÂ»h?r rooms were later completed. Renovations during the ensuing years have included a foyer. Founding Faith (Second al a Series) By David Poling The most abiding beliefs of t h e f i r s t C h r i s t i a n s i n America, be they Dutch Reform, Congregational, Baptist or Presbyterian, are found in this brilliant summary by Dr. John Smylie. He traced the Calvinist leanings of all these groups who "placed strong emphasis on the sovereign dominion of God; on the human being made in 'he image of God, yet depraved by sin; on the dependence of all persons on the grace of God; and on the Christian responsibility for the public good." These ideas and thoughts were not an intellectual hobby but the keen expression of what the Christian life was all about. The New World was New Life. Many felt called to a special destiny in the 13 colonies: a destiny or promise not unlike Israel being called to a Promised Land. While resisting the Old World blend of Church and State, Ihese Calvinists never felt inhibited in s h a p i n g t h e s o c i a l , economic and political affairs of the new nation according to the ethics and ideals of scripture, The pulpit expounded and the pew believed that man was a sinner, that in this depraved and aggressive state he was capable of all kinds of plots and devious assaults, that the ''moral purity" of mankind was a phrase that belonged to foolish or deranged minds, and when you came t o t h e s t r u c t u r e a n d framework of civil government -- well, you had belter limit it with divided powers, enforced with a complele s y s t e m of c h e c k s and balances. This was 226 years before Watergate -- an evenl that the theologians then wnuld have not found surprising -- only confirmation of Iheir doctrine. Out of this setting one founding father, young James Madison, could say with such conviction, even certainly, w h e n f o r m i n g I h e Constitution: "The accumulations of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, by the same hands, whether one or few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointive or elective, may be justly pronounced the very definition of tyranny." And where did he gain so many of these learned notions and penetrating ideas? Ten years earlier, as a young scholar from Virginia, he found his way to the lecture halls of Princeton (then the College of New Jersey) and heard professor (and President) Jotm Witherspoon expound regularly on the themes of Civil Society -- dominion only acquired by the consent of the governed. Said Witherspoon, preacher a n d p o l i t i c a l s c i e n t i s t : "Hence it appears that every good form of government must be complex, so that Hie one principle may check the other. It is of consequence to have as much virtue among the particular members of a community as possible; but it is folly to expect that a state should he upheld by integrity in all who have a share in managing il. They must l;eso balanced, lhal when everyone draws to his own interest or inclination, there may be an over noise upon the whole." The founding fathers hail a powerful theology in operation. [David Polmg's latest book. 1 Songs of Faith, Signs ol Hopo." Word Inc.. covers 200 years ol American religious music His sermon. "The Last Fraud." is -n- clucfed m "The Gill ol Easier." edited by Floyd Thatcher") newcarpcling, aircondilioning, a public address system and other improvements. A need for music in Iheir services and a vital interest in developing members' talcnls prompted the search for a piano. One was finally locked al Kalks Department Store in Boise. A lot of bargaining wild tin- owner, Mr. Falk, and sacrifice by the members led to (lie acquisition of Ihe in- slrumeril for Ihe new, litllc church. The piano is still in regular use by the members, and it has won many friends in Nampa because for many years it was the finest piano In the valley. Mnny special recitals and concerts have been held at the church. A cultural hall was constructed in 1911 wilh a stage. Sometimes it is decorated for a wedding reception, music has resounded from its walls during Gold and Green Balls or other dances, young actors and actresses have displayed their talents on the stage, ftm nigh'.s nnci bazars n.-e held annually, baskelball and volleyball Kanies are regularly played on ils floor, parlies arc held, ;u;ii owe a year old Santa Clans appears al Ihe door. During the years a nooii uas seen fur an organ. Members again held money-making projects to purchase Ihe present organ. Through the years il IHIS been |l;t.ved for regular Sunday services, funerals, weddings and other special occasions. Young people can soir.elimi'S be heard developing their talents on this organ One of Ihe oldest scout troops in the area is sponsored by the Socnnd Ward. Doyens ol young men have reached the rank of Kngle under il-s leadership. Several have been awarded Ihe Order of Ihu Arrow 1 Many of Ihe young men from this ward have served their country in World War II, Ihe Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Second Ward through the years lins responded to the needs of the community and country, (luring World War 11 Ihe Relief Society was asked to in.nke ijiiilts for Ihe needy. In one. year's lime 10quills wiw comp'.clcd for (he Red Cross and 10 more found Iheir way intn Ihe homes ol needy families in Huron?. Children donated toys the Christmas of 1975 lo the needy of t h p community Several llÂ»nd drawings have teen held in (he church. Second Ward started out v.ith just a couple hundred members but like l.DS ciiurdies all over Ihi? world il grew and had to be divided hi 19-17 il was splil am! a new Fourlh Ward was organiTcd. Once morn in 11159 il was divided and a Fifth Ward was formed. Twelve bishops and hundreds n( officers and teachers have server! through the years to further the work of the church. In its 50 years Second Ward has seen hundreds of young people develop to lake- (heir place in the world. Doctors, dentisls, lawyers, musicians, men and women in all walks of life have some of Iheir deepest rools in the red brick church. Pike fo discuss goals of free publk lecture NAMPA - What do people really need to rise above? What is their ultimate goal? These questions will be examined by James E. Pike, C.S., al a public lecture on Christian Science in Nampa on Sunday, March 14. "In a world lhal often seems menacing," Pike said, "where ecologists say we will die of our own p o l l u t i o n , where some theologians say God is dead, where rebellious voices tclJ us lhal violence is as natural o man as breathing, where age old moral and spiritual laws arc being llouled, and when' tho miasma of drugs and more drugs hangs heavy, perhaps we can take profit from a l l r m p l i n g to answer questions of this nature." A Christian Science lecliircr from Wilmi'lle. Illinois. Pike will speak in the Church of Tin- Brethren. 323 l l t h Ave. S . al 3 p.m. tinder the auspices of Firs! Church of C h r i s t . S c i e n t i s t . Nampa. James E. Pike Christian Science lecturer Churches schedule services 70TH ANNIVERSARY he Franklin Community Church will celebrate its 70th nniversnry on Sunday, larch 14, when the Rev. Leonard Patterson delivers a pedal message and elebrales communion. The ervices will begin al lla.m. i politick dinner will be held it 1 p.m. in the church annex md those attending are isked to bring hot and cold lishec. Friends of Ihe church ire invited. FELLOWSHIP TABERNACLE - Evangelist and Mrs. C. J. McOriff will minister in music Sunday .hrough Thursday at Ihe fellowship Tabernacle in Nampa. The McGriff's have traveled throughout Ihe United Stales and Canada and Ihoy have been in- slnimenlal in establishing a number of new churches. The Sunday morning service will begin al 11 and the evening service at 7. Nightly services Monday through Thursday- will begin at 7:30. PRESBYTERIAN - Dr. Alberl Sliefel will discuss Ihe "Hicliire of God and Man" when he speaks at Ihe Uniled Presbyterian Church Sunday morning. The church is located al the corner of Lake Lowell Avenue and Canyon. BAPTIST - The Rev. Arthur R. Hauge will celebrate his fiflh year as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Nampa during Ihe Sunday services al 11 a.m. Special music will be presented by Maureen Wilkins of the Uslick Baptist Church. An evening of fellowship will begin al 7 p.m. Sunday and Ihe public is iiiviled (o attend. The Calvary Baptist Church is located on Ihe corner of Fourth Street South and Elevenlh Ai'enue in Nampa. LUTHERAN - Messiah Lutheran Church will hold Sunday school and Bible class al 10 a.m. Sunday, March 14, wilh worship al II a.m. Pastor Ron Mehlberg announces the sermon topic will be "A Cry of Faith," and will be held at the Woman's Century Club, 1624 Second Street S. EPISCOPAL - Grace Episcopal Church will cclebraie with a Bicentennial service this Sunday. Worship in Ihe Anglican church, of which Ihc Episcopal church is a part, was marked in 1776 by a more penitential lone, making this Sunday's observance especially suitable for the season of Lent, says Father Nathaniel Pierce. Funeral Chapels Homedale, Nampa Caldwell * Dr.CS.Cwtn ZION LUTHERAN CflltC* AND SCHOOL N*ctoriTMÂ«ndSh*mun IMKtM, b$tor Sunday Worship, 10a.m. Classes for all ages, 8=4$ o.m. RELCMK.IIJmS'KAME JMM Â«*i *MÂ«Â» ind holy; but Hi took MK ikw upon HlmstM, Â«Mtw*KigMbÂ«lorgKnn. CHURCH-- W-6746 Pwsonoge -- 467-4040 School -4M-Â»1 41 "TM CAurcft ft TIM tirflwtn You Are Cordially Invited "FREE LECTURE o n . . . CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SUBJECT: "Rise And Shine" LECTURER: James E, Pike, C.S. Member of the Chiisiian Science Board pf Lectureship PLACE: Church Of The Brethren 323-11th Ave. S. Nampa TIME: March 14,3p.m. AUSPICES: First Church of Christ Scientist Nampa, Idaho Child Care Provided - ave You Ever Seen I "Prayer Book"? If nni. ymnv missed tine of Ihe most !m- pnrliint public-aliens in I he Knglish language. Thf Ifocik nl Common I'raycr of (he Anglican Cummunit.n (of nhich Ihe Episcopal Church in Ihr- I'niU'd Slalt-s is 3 part) is, second only lo ihf lluly Biklc. probably the most widely prinlerl and used book in the Knglish language. limirds lail in shoÂ» hour many millions of copies (if ihis unusual book have been printed and cirrulaird sinre it Â»as first issued by the Church dl England in the sixteenth century. Sulliricm 10 say thai it has had Â» profound influrme on Ihe developmenl of Ilie English language us Â»e use il today. The Prayer Book, in English and translated into many other tiHiKUts. is today Ihf guide lo worship for miui- Ihan 10.000.000 Anglicans Ihe World (IHT. Il is c.illi'd: Ihe Honk ol Common Prayer rurally we use it in "common", so that we ma) join together as participants in corporate wir-hip Â· mil as individuals, bm as joint member* in "Ihe Hod) of Christ" - ihc Church, Dnrumenl Â»iih a Ihrilling history. Learn more nboiu il. I.Mrn Ihe great satisfaction of cor- pnrnii- vxirshtp hy joining us in the worship of God in the Episcopal Church near yr,u Â· soon! GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 405-1 Oth Ave. South Â·SPECIAL BICENTENNIAL SERVICE- ON MARCH 14,10:30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER AS IT WAS OBSERVED IN 1776.
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