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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Pentecostals plan August convention T9RONT9 The 29th National Biennial General Conference of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada will convene in from August 22-27. Allan Blakeney. the premier of will welcome the delegates at the opening evening meeting on Thursday night in the University auditorium where all the evening rallies will be held. The business sessions will be held in the Hotel where the out- of city delegates and observers will be housed. Between 400 and 500 voting delegates from all parts of Canada representing the 835 local Pentecostal congregations are expected. The conference is the first in which the national conclave 3f the denomination will have met in the last previous general conference in Saskatchewan being in Saskatoon in 1950. A feature of the national conference is that main speakers are all former Regina Rev. R. M. Rev. H. H. Barber and Rev. Gordon R. Upton. Mr. who served Regina's Bethel Temple from 1948 to 1953 will speak at all .he evening rallies. He has the pastor of Calvary since 1953 when leaving and is in iemand as a conference speaker in all parts of the vorld. Mr. Argue was pastor of Jethel Temple in 1947-48. He vill be the conference speaker August 26. Followin his legina pastorate Mr. Argue was principal of what is now Central Pentecostal Saskatoon. Mr. Upton will address the Friday morning August 23. He served Bethel Temple from 1954-57. followed by a 16-year pastorate in Ottawa. He is now District Superintendent Eastern Ontario and Quebec District Conference. Rev. Robert W. the general will conduct the conference Holy Communion service and remembrance service on Sunday morning and will preside at all the business sessions of the conference. Other highlights of the. conference will be two large breakfast meetings on August one organized by the women's missionary council and the other by the men's fellowship. A colourful youth rally will be held on Saturday night and a large missionary procession and pageant on Sunday afternoon when about two dozen missionaries in national costumes will participate from the sixteen countries where the P.A.O.C. has overseas operations. Churches from coast to coast will telephone their missionary totals to the conference when it will be tabulated on a huge screen. The offering target is The Pentecostal churches arc rated as one of the fastest growing parts of Canada's religious communities. The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada received its federal charter in 1919. The 1921 Federal Census reported the Pentecostal population in Canada as the 1961 census as and the 1971 census as the latter being a 53 per cent growth during the decade. Home and women topic of talks DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Phone 327-5122 or 327-2735 PLACED IN PRISONS The role of women in the home and in the church is a major topic of discussion at an upcoming study conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in Canada. Over 500 representing the denomination's Canadian membership of about will meet in the John Oliver High School auditorium in July 7-9. There are 125 Mennonite Brethren churches in located in the four western and Quebec. The Faith and Life Conven- tion is not a business although some boards of the church will meet prior to July but rather a time of sharing and and a time to study issues particularly rele- vant to church life today. Four topics will be con- sidered. Two of them deal With Man and Woman under the Lordship of Christ. A presented by B.C. pastor Herb will analyze what the Bible teaches about the duties of both husband and wife in the home and community. Revival researchers Eleanor Dickinson and Barbara Benziger Tent meetings still thrive in U.S. hills CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4th AVE.S. SUNDAY 8 15 CJOC The TRUTH That 9.30 School 9.30 Service 7-30 p Meeting READING ROOM Open Noon 2 00 p m Tues Thurs Sat. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY ON SALE Academic courses popular once again CENTRAL. CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th St. S. J R Minister MR. D. MAISEY. Organist AN 327-4774 Family Service 10'00 a m service adults S.S. Classes for EVERYBODY WELCOME TORONTO Religious studies courses have riding an artificial wave of social and now it's time to combine good academic training with im- says William chairman of religious studies at Lakehead Uni- versity. In the early religious courses were gaining popu- with studies on the Jesus movement and Eastern religions. Now the trend is to more academic courses. Prof. Morris said his department will have a new summer from July 2 to Aug. containing academic instruction and modern teaching methods. He said the program was set up to fill the needs of NEW YORK In the hill country of the United the old-style revival tent still functions. Its dirt floor is covered with sawdust. Up front is the mour- ner's bench. The people get filled with the to their dance in the aisles and shout clap and sing to says the preacher as a fiddle and tambourine hit a beat. on. Let's make a joyful noise unto the Rev. Pappy Cube a tent revivalist of says he stands on his head when doing a holy dance to the Lord. If I tried that in the natural I couldn't make it. when the spirit of God is upon you can get around. Cause he gets you around. Amen. Praise the The scenes and rollicking religious manifestations are Special lectures also will bel documented in words and lay people and school teachers. Next 30 per cent of the schools in Ontario will offer religious studies but most of the teachers are not trained to teach them. won't be Mickey Mouse he said. are credit courses marked with the usual stan- The program consists of the basics of the Christian morality on modern Christian thinking and major religions in the world. who has been attending them for seven sketching their participants. have a fantastic warmth and sense of transformed she added in an interview. Miss also a sea- soned revival can't help but be emo- tionally moved. The mood sort of surrounds in the the the feelings. The atmosphere becomes The two who grew up together in took in hundreds of back-country revival meetings in Tennessee and West Virginia m accumulating their photo- tape drawings and other materials. has tapered off Church of the Nazarene 9th South______________ R.G. Daaalay 327-4786 Aaaltt. 328-0130 held throughout the summer. One will concern North American Indian religions. RELIGION GREW The motto In God We Trust on United States coins owes its presence to the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War- drawings in a new book issued by Harper and Row called by two Tennessee artist Eleanor Dickinson and writer Bar- bara Benziger. people make fun of these tent but there's something enormously exciting and wonderful about says Mrs. School Service Rev. Deasley Speaking Meeting A Friendly Welcome Awaits You NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 10.00 a m School for all Service Special story for the children Old ThA Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 a N. D. Slpe EVERYONE IS WELCOME United training appointment TORONTO Appointment of Rev. Howard M. minister of St. James-Bond United as secretary of the division of personnel and education was announced recently by The United Church of Canada. He succeeds Rev. Harold W. Vaughan who is retiring. The appointment is effective July 1. The division is concerned with the education and training of deaconesses and other professional church workers. Chuckles by CARTWRIGHT Bra LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M. L. ISRAELSON 520 7th Street South Homa of tha SunahlM Evangel Hour LtatM ovary Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School for all Worship CHRISTIAN Service Prayer and Bible Study Young People's Service A hearty invitation is extended to all and a warm welcome awaits you. In m few Let all of us be jarred from our apathy By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK Evi- dence that fewer Roman Catholic priests and nuns now are leaving their vocations has come with the announce- ment that an agency for help- ing them is closing down its operation. Malcolm chair- man of the board of Bearings for an agency set up eight years ago to help former clergy and nuns make transition to secular said it was suspending activities. exodus of piests and religious from the active ministry appears to have tapered he said. the last for individuals con- tacting Bearings had dropped to less than 30 per month from a customary rate of over 100 per month with peaks near The which has aided more than former clergy and nuns enter secular careers since its founding in at one time had branch offices in eight United-States cities and several abroad. All of these also have been except for one in Lon- don. OTHER FACTORS HELP Pennington said other fac- tors besides the slowdown in departures from religious careers have reduced the problem. decision on the part of individuals to move into the secular world now is a less emotionally charged ex- perience and is more accep- table to the general he said. many Catholic religious com- munities and Protestant denominations now offering more support and counselling to men and women who are reviewing op- tions and choices in As a result of these changed he it was con- which Bearings was establish- ed been essentially com- Subsidiary organizations will continue with career development and job place- ment work. When it began Bearings was a desperately needed to give independent help to religious professionals who were taking the traumaur step into the secular he said. frequently agonizing personal decision amounted to a psychologically wrenching transition for the individuals But the job of providing the assistance needed now appears to have been ac- and the agency become a footnote in the history of the He said the needs of people coming to Bearings have in the last with most of the priests and nuns remaining in their vocations but seeking to move into new areas of ser- vice. Many nuns were going into social service and many priests into government posts but retaining their religious commitments. The Herald Religion Presbyterians revamp validity of Jewish faith Ky. Southern Presbyterians are moving toward a revamped declaration of belief which would affirm the continuing validity of which they say will be a first for any Christian denomination. far as we it is uni- que in that said Rev. Albert Winn of chairman of the commis- sion that has worked five years drafting the new credo. In a first step toward authorizing the governing assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the a southern voted recently to relay the declaration to local Presbyteries for their reac- tions. It then comes back before the assembly next year for legislative decision-making. At the church's basic doctrinal summation is the centuries-old Westminster Confession of 1647. It still would be under the procedure initiated in a book of nine historic doctrinal statements plus the new declaration. Concerning its unusually positive view of which he said marks the first time in Christian history a denomination moved of- ficially to take such a Dr. Winn has caused us throughout the history of the church to live in the presence of the and it is high time the church confesses The creed says in one can never lay exclusive claim to being God's as though we had replaced those to whom the the law and the promises belong. We affirm that God has not rejected his the Jews. The Lord does not take back his The section also deplores past church attitudes toward Christians have re- jected Jews throughout our history with shameful pre- judice and cruelty. God calls us to dialogue and co- operation. We are bound together with them in a single story of those chosen to serve and proclaim the living Teenage interest growing REGINA Students have become more interested in religious education programs during the past five years. Catholic trustees were told recently. Rev. Ken supervisor of religious education for Catholic schools in told a seminar at the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association meeting that the rebellious mood of the 1960s has been replaced in the 1970s by a mood of quiet concern. Unlike five years he there now is no trouble with students not wanting to take the religious education courses that are compulsory in Regina's separate schools for Catholic students. He added that the courses have also think we are confronting problems of teenage life situating religion in their life rather than just concentrating on the Offerings aid Koreans TORONTO Special offerings were received recently from United Church congregations to aid Christian leaders in the Republic of Korea who have been imprisoned by the authoritarian regime of President Park Chung Hee. When the denominations Toronto conference met in Orillia last Dr. C. C. former moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of addressed the as did Rev. Sang Chul pastor of the Toronto Korean Congregation currently meeting in Bloor Street United Church. The two men told about the plight of imprisoned pastors and students in South Korea and the immediate response from the clergy and lay delegates was to contribute More the Montreal Ottawa Conference of the United meeting in contributed be used for assistance to political prisoners in Korea and their It is expected that when the United Church General Council meets in Guelph in the federal government will be ask- ed to make representations to the Government of South Korea regarding concern and dismay of Canadian people at the flagrant denial of human rights in that LAKEVIEW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 15th Ava. a 29th St. South Pattor Rov. Hanry Unrau Phona 329-3542 School Service H. P. Nikkei No Evening Service the Lord is Loved People Appreciated BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH American Baptist General 329-19th Street North H. 326-2045 and English. Worship Service NO EVENSONG SERVICE THIS SUNDAY preach Christ the Power and the Wisdom of ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818-5th South Rav. L. D. Mlnittnr Mr. W. Vartdar FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Ava. South Rav. G. Kalth MlnMar Quatt OroanlM-Mr. A. K. Puttand COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Draw near to PROBLEM OF HAVING TOO Rev. Keith Churchill preaching Nursery and Junior Church Provided YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Go out to live ;