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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Miskimen: Faith In Action (iuzrtlr: Salunhiv, Oct. 1 Hy I'nt ivicrsmi Wlii'ii Tom MiskiniHi ,'it- Icmlcd Hie University of Iowa thoiiKht Clirisliiinily was ci- ther Hie on in history or Hie jnost signi! leant IhiiiK ever ID happen and lie was bound to find out which one it was. He Jiiai.li! his decision on what Chrfcitianily was and be- came an ordained member of this United Methodist Church this spring. Miskimen, presently on a year's leave from the Iowa conference of the United Methodist, church, ir> an out- reach coordinator for Special Problems Center, W Eighth street M10, and Foundation II, 1336 C avenue NE. Cedar Rapids Native Prior to joining Hie staffs ot the two groups, Miskimen, a Cedar Rapids native, worked in Hie Urban Min- istry program. Miskimen said during his KludifK at the Tlico- Inuical seminary, 'he was as- signed ID work will) Dr. Hoyd Mather and the Faith Unilcd .Melliodist church. He said the area the church served had many lower in- come, blue collar workers who didn't have any recreational aelivities. Miskimen said ho got funds, from the Dubuquu city council to es- tablish recreational programs and a recreational center in the area, lie said the Urban Ministry project also pushed for some community improve- such as traffic signs where they were needed. Urban Ministry Miskimen said he really liked the idea of working in an urban ministry situation and he was being reviewed by his church board for a position in urban ministry. "I am. more activity orient- ed Faith in Action type. There are many areas the church doesn't touch where Tom Miskimen there arc people who need the church. Christ was action oriented, lie turned over a lew tables lo prove a point or tWO. with Clients "The church is more than four walls and time schedules. A minister should not stop at the church walls, but go beyond Miskimen said. As part of Ihc SPC and Foundation II, Miskhmin said lie talks with the clients of the programs, lie said clients of the program are glad he is there because there is now someone they can go .lo and talk about religion, (iod and their lives without someone thinking they are copping out with a religious idea. Miskimen .said that people turned on to drugs are search- ing for the ultimate meaning of life. He said Christianity can help them search. It can them lhat some one cares that they exist at all. "I don't want people lo get high on God alone, because once (he glow of the conver- sion has worn off, there; will be nothing left and the person will be just as lonely a.s be- fore. "I want people to get high on themselves, not an ego trip, but an emotional and in- tellectual involvement with Christianity. Once thev have .Sunday to .'ichiovcd (hut, (licro is one .slop them from holding a life, roinp.'ired to nu'rcly Miski- jjiiju. Grace Miskimen, who grew on the near northwest side of Cedar Kapids, f-'.aid it was luck, in Ihe secular sense, and grace in tin.1 religious sense l Presbyterian church will partic- Ihal In; found Christianity. jpate in a bike ride for hunger Sunday. youth will CR. Churches Note Hapids churchesiThe money earned from the ridc'will hold Communion service at oilier churches'w'" doniiled to Church and a.m. Service and I'aneigency Mission! St. Paul's United Methodist mark day. The i First iChurch Baptist church, of Ihc Brethren yoiilh uf Iwu Communion service First Presbyterian and a.m. Miskimen said he liked the social orientation of the Unit- ed Methodist Church, an ori- cnlalion much like his own. Tin! similarity of feelings had a great deal to do with JVliski- inen joining the United Meth- odist Church and ultimately the ministry. Miskimen said Ihe SPC could use help from f-mne local churches. He said SPC needs towels, blankets, pil- lows, kitchen equipment and of course money, lie suggest- ed that church youth groups or adult groups could help the SPC. Cfiurcfi Briefs St. Mark's United Methodist church will begin its church- wide School of Missions Sunday and continue the program for the four Sundays in October. The thnnv of the school is "Faith Amidst Pluralism and Global The first session will begin at p.m. with a potluck din- ner followed by a film, "Future The atlult and youth choirs of Cedar Hills Community Re- formed church will join to present (he musical, "It's Cool in the Sunday at p.m. The musical is nhout Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Sluidrach, Meshach and Abed- nego. A dinner to encourage interest and support for the Wycliffe Bible translators will be bcld Monday at Ihe Holiday Inn. Wy- cliffe, an interdenominational specializes in Bible translations among tribal groups. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will hold an open house Friday from (i tu 9 p.m. and Saturday from DECOHAH Iowa Methodist Bishop James S. Thomas will be the guest speaker at the centen- nial cclcbralion of Ihc Dccorah United Methodist church Sun- day. A two-day celebration will be held beginning with an open house Saturday, tonight. A tour to the Washington Prairie. Meth- odist church will be conducted at p.m. Saturday. An evening service of remem- brance will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. with greetings from former pastors and a re-cnact- mcnl, of Ihe church's dedication service which was originally conducted Dec. The celebration and dedica- tion service will be Sunday al a.m. for both the Dccorah and Rnrr Oak Unilcd Methodist congregations with Bishop Thomas speaking. A noon dinner and an infor- family nighl reception. Mrs. in the church who lllls sorvcd lllc the 5 to p.m. The pin-pose nf the open house is (o acquaint peo- ple with the Mormons and an- swer any questions about the group. Dr. Joseph McCabe, chancellor of Coe college, will speak Sun- day at a.m. at First Chris- tian church on "Christ and the New Nicholas Berry, political science teacher at Cornell col- lege. Sunday at 10 a.m. at Peoples Unitarian church on "Significant Trends and Issues in Our "A Thief in the a film about Bible prophecy, will be shown Saturday, tonight, at p.m. During October, the church broadcasts scheduled at 4 p.m. on KCRG radio will ori- ginate from St. Mark's United Melliodist church. The Rev. Lee Roy Collins is the pastor. The film, "No Place To will be shown Sunday at 7 p.m. at I h e Interdenominational church. The film is the story of Necky Crux, former warlord of a gang in the New York Bronx. Robert C. Laniar, pastor of First Presbyterian church, Al- bany, N. Y., and moderator of United Presbyterian church, will speak at ihe an- nual alumni reunion of the Theological seminary of the University of Dubuque Mon- day at 8 p.m. in the Chapter room. Aquinas Institute of Theology. The Gospel group, The Alpha Omega from DCS Moines, will present a program Sunday at a.m. and 7 p.m. at First Assembly of God church. Richard Mcssner, musician, former professional athlete and director of development for Grace college, Winona Lake. Ind., will speak Sunday at 7 p.m. at Grace Brethren church. T h e Cedar Vallcv scr- inal reception basement will follow vice. The 1) e co r a h Methodist church was erected in 1H7-1 and dedication of the educational unit was in I (Nil. church will hold its monthly pot- luck supper Sunday at p.m. prior to Ihc 7 p.m. service. Mrs. Carroll Lnckey will he honored Sunday at St. Mark's Lutheran church :'t 7 p.m. at parish fur eight years a.s see- St. W e n c e s 1 a u s Catholic church will mark its lOOlh anni- versary Oct. 13 with an open house from l to 3 p.m. and a Centennial mass at 4 p.m. fol- lowed by a banquet. Mayor Donald Canney, of Cedar Rapids; the Rev. Joseph Kissling, Sherrill; Bishop Fran- cis Dunn, auxiliary bishop of D u b u q u e and Archbishop George Biskup, Archbishop of Indianapolis, will speak at the open house. The Centennial mass and ban- quet is by invitation only. Czech Design SI. Wcnceslaus has preserved on its wall the old Czech design with its many painted murals, depicting Bohemian legends and tales relating to Ihe martyred king for whom the church is named. Because of this it is con- sidered unique and it also em- phasizes its distinction as the only authentic Czech parish in the archdiocese. The first church was built in 1874 by the Rev. Francis Chcm- lar and the present church was built in 1304. In 1834, Ihc Rev. Francis Ko- pccky founded the first parish school. A high school was opened in 1921 and five years later SI. Wcnceslaus high school became duly accredited. In 1855 SI. Wenccslaus joined the other was opened in 1915 and was gather Greene Square park Sunday at a.m. and leave for mile ride lo Macbride Church Aid to Resisfers Hy George Cornell AP Religion Writer NEW YOHK (AP) For all those Vietnam war rcsisters, out there, wherever you arc, the telephone number to tall lo get church advice, about your .situation is code then K15-8259. It's free. A special counseling service, set up by the National Coun- cil of Churches to aid those af- fected by President Ford's "earned re-entry" program, said many of them ure poor, onl of touch and needed the Ire? number. ,cliurcli will hold Communion andiservices at and 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist will hold Communion at villjKMo a.m. hold a Love Feast at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian church will the Brethren chapel. hold Communion at a.m. First Congregational cliurchj Ilus. Memorial. Presbyterian will hold Communion at 10 a.m. 'church will hold Communion St. Andrew Lutheran church [service at a.m. Bethel Church KEOTA The Bethel Unit-; In 1345, after a mission pas- ed Methodist church here wilier was sent lo Ihe area, the jcelebrate its 130th rch. a IB foot by 18 foot i log church was constructed. By Uc'K (1848 all mission help was with- The morning worship because the church no will be conducted by a needed the aid. Also in "Nobody knows where many ipastor, Ihe Rev. Don Collen.jl848 a second, larger church There win a built Thr1 two churches and informal reception follow-'were southwest of Ihe present ing the service. church, which was built in 1866. east side parishes of Cedar Rapids and Marion in the con- struction of the central Regis high school. St. Wcnceslaus high St. Wenceslaus Church the grade school was closed in Rev. Clarence Frana, who has 1969. Divided The parish was divided jserved the church since 1968, the parish has become more social oriented in an attempt lo "more completely fulfill the The mission, SI. p.n.ish conlmu. was opened in 1915 and was tended by the priests from St.] After closing Ihc grade school, Wcnceslaus for four years. In'thc former school facilities were 1922 St. Ludmila's was made inlo independent parish. center, offering prc-school ser- school was closed in 1958 and! Under the pastorate of (he j vices lo the needy. Respecf Life Observance DUBUQUE The Arch-! organization, of American diocc.se of DubiiijUc and olher bishop dioceses of the Unilcd Slates will join in Ibis year's Respect Life observance beginning Sun- day. The Respect Life observance is sponsored by Ihc United States Catholic Conference, an Four Churches Host Covenant Player Members The international drama group, The repertory Covenant The 1974 program deals with Ihc rights of the unborn, Ihc mentally retarded, Ihc aging, those in prison, as well as those rights of a quality health care system, belter food production and distribution and some form of amnesty to reconcile those who could not in conscience take part in war, as well as euthanasia, poverty. gun Open House Planned At New Facilities Open hou.sc of the new facili-' Hies of the Church of God of! Several members of Ihc al 3211 rnad! will present a program at wl" 'llacc Players of Encino, Calif., will present programs al four churches. Rachel Hackman Is New YUMA Head Rachel Hackman, 1624 Wcnig road NE, was elected chairman of YUMA. an organization for young, unmarried adults. Other officers include Willis j Gordon, program chairman; Ruth Fishel, social chairman and Maxine Slykhuis, sccrclary- [rcasurer. YUMA holds one dinner niect- ing a month with a Bible study or religious speaker for Ihc pro-1 grain. The next meeting is Thursday at p.m. at Bishops down- town. For further information call or of them said. "A lot of Ihem have been living underground and have no idea about where to go to get help." Advice The counseling center has been set up in Indianapolis, near Fort Harrison, the center lo which all deserters must first return, and will accept toll-free calls around the clock from those seeking legal and other advice. Asked if putting out the free number might not result in si lot of "nut the spokes- man said, "All we. havo lo do is hang up. It's important that the number be available lo so many involved who need assistance." For those living in Canada, Ihe toll-free number is code BOO, then for ihe. of- fice at Winnipeg. The Rev. Richard Killmer. director of Ihc program and head of Ihe council's Office ot Special Ministries to the Viet- nam Generation, said the service docs not imply church endorsement of the Ford re- entry plan. Concern The help simply is being of- fered oul of "pastoral con- cern" of Hie council's 32- membor Proleslant and East- ern Orthodox rlonominalinns. i Marks Start Of Holy Year DAVENPORT The first ob- servance in the Diocese of Dav- enport of the Holy Year pro- claimed by Pope Paul VI will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at John O'Don- nell stadium here. According lo diocesan of- ficials, the purpose of Ihe rally is "an assembly of our whole di- ocesan family around our bish- op to give witness to our failh and to commit ourselves to re- newal and reconciliation in con- junction with the world-wide Holy Year of 1974 and the Three Ministers Honored in Victor VICTOR Three ministers who celebrated anniversaries were honored last Sunday at St. John's Lutheran church, rural Victor. Honored were the Rev. Ed- mund Weiss, Marcngo, 40th an- niversary of ordination; the Rev. Clemens Schroedcr, Hub- bard, 45lh anniversary, and the Rev. ImmanucI Kitzmann, anniversary. The Rev. Leonard Aurich, Williamsburg, second vice- president of the Iowa East dis- trict of the Lutheran church, B e s i d e s information and guidance lo any war rcsisters, the Indianapolis office also .....Provide bousing and coun- seling for families of deserters who wish to be in Indianapolis during the four days of legal- ities required for a dcscrlcr lo go through the process at Roman Holy Year of Grace Svnud a bricf The program at the rally will include a procession of clergy and representative laity, songs, prayers, scripture readings and a keynote address by the Rev. Hugh Calkins, OSM. Father Calkins is currently talk. The three, were connected with service lo St. John's con- gregation. Pastor Weiss scrvcd St. John's from 1951 to 1971 when he retired. Pastor Schroeder was pastor of St. James Luther- Catholic chaplain at Elgin stale an in Victor and filled in at St. hospital, Elgin, III. a.m. at the Prairie Chapel Uni- led Methodist church and at II! to 4 p.m. The S70.000, a.m. al Ihe United .Melliodist church. Springville. Another part of the company! rotary and director of Chris- Han education, resigned and will he moving to Bowling Green, Ky. i The film "The Christian The lii'v. David Ash is HS problems and Priori- resent of .p.m. al I'irsI ovenanl church. a wan! ad help you solve'The film looks al Ihc problems your buyini; or. sHIim; prob-iof the home and suggests an- ii'ins! Dial :W8 11231. jswers that might change homes. lure features housing on the unper story for Pastor Michael K. P.ools and his family and will be at Knox Unilcd ll'vl'1 educational fa-' Icrian church al a.m. 'cililios and chapel, The Calvin-Sim-lair United j congregation was or-j Presbyterian church will in Cedar Hapids in 1957. Ihe group Sunday al p.m. j The prime purpose of Ihc! When yon run a classified ad o offer drama as a plan on being home to an-, sweryour telephone! GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 1 947 Washington Avc. S.E.. AM Sunday .School AM Morning Service Evening Service Service PM Jesus Christ is n divider of men. Either we want Him and His will (as revealed in the or we reject Him and His will. John legal counseling and assistance to deserters presenting requests lo Ihc armed forces for a reduction tive service required under Ihc presidential program. Only Failing Horses Get 'A's WASHINGTON (API In most areas grade A is good. But Ihc agricultural depart- ment warns that in horses, at least, it's bad. A department announcement reported some persons have bought horses marked with a brand or lip tattoo "A" in Ihc belief it was a certified grade A horse. Mot so, says the depart- ment: That mark means the horse reacted lo a lest for equine infections anemia, or swamp fever. j John's during an extended va- -jcancy. Pastor Kitzmann's father [was pastor of St. John's from to 1920. Cedar Rapids Emergency Numbers Ambulance 366-7654 F.D.I Fire 398-5343 Highway Patrol 364-5171 After Hours 363-5629 Police 398-5353 Sheriff 398-3521 Medical Society ....365-2527 (If you havo no phytidon) Foundation II 362-2174 (Criiii 1 Information, Referral 398-3955 (To loam who con lialp) (Clip and carry in your billfold) CHILDREN'S LIVING BIBLE IN 5 COLORS Buy Yours at the CEDAR BOOK STORE 3519 First Avc. SE Phone 366-7189 L KENWOOD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN US IN WORSHIP and STUDY WOHI.II COMMUNION DAY-SUN.. OCT. 6 SliKVH'KS .11 and SI'MIAV SCHOIII, at and NIIIM-I; llirinii'.li Kriiuir MUM MM CATION OM'KHINI.S :iml I. A. CIIAMIIKHI.AIN MimsliT MCIIIIVll.Mir.il MmlMrr.immMlim Kduoliiin Kenwood Park Presbyterian Church Jjlli ,intl C Air. 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