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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8-THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Saturday, June 22, 1974 Alliance pastor hunts growth recipe By CHRIS STEWART Herald Staff Writer Four essential ingredients are necessary to church growth. Rev. Daniel Goldsmith of Lethbridge Alliance Church says after returning recently from a three-week tour of American congregations. "Leadership ability, pastoring in one place for as many as 20 years, prompt visitation of new worshippers and congregational discipleship are the four basic ingredients." he said in an interview upon return. Sponsored by the Canadian Bible College. Regina. Mr. Goldsmith enrolled with 80 other students in an Evangelism Explosion course. Mr. Goldsmith noted some highlights from the tour In Chicago, a visit was made to DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Phone 327-5322 or 327-273S PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 3611 Forestry Ave. 10-00 a m Schoo1 Japanese Seimon Rev N Kasagi CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 42511th St. S. J R CHAPMAN. Minister MR D MAISEY. Organist "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service 10-00 a.m (Worship service for adults S S Classes for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4th AVE S SUNDAY CJOC The TRUTH That HEALS" 9 30 a School 11 00 am "IS THE UNIVERSE. INCLUDING MAN. EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE? Wednesday. 7 30 p.m Meeting READING ROOM Open Noon 2 00 p.m Tues.. Thurs. Sat REV. DAN GOLDSMITH the inner-city Circle Church which meets in a Teamster's hall and is comprised chiefly of young people and young married couples who meet regularly for fellowship and who pursue -Bible training through a home study program. In Salem, Oregon. Mr. Goldsmith noted a family emphasis at Rev. Donald Bubna's church. With over 1.000 persons attending two Sunday morning services each week, the church is one of the largest within the Alliance denomination. In this congregation, families encourage other families to develop their Christian faith. The most impressive church, according to Mr. Goldsmith, was Coral Ridge Presbyterian in Fort Lauderdale. Florida. Under the leadership of Dr. James Kennedy, a Columbia Seminary graduate. Coral Ridge has grown from 17 members in 1960 to a current 2.400. Two services are held each Sunday morning and four on Easter Sunday. Mr. Goldsmith discovered. A home visit committee BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH (North American Baptist General Conference) 329- 19th Street North H 328-2045 and English. classes) Worship Service Gospel Service "We preach Christ the Power and the Wisdom of God" LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 1202- 3rd Avo. S. A D. GOLDSMITH. p.m. Chinese Alliance Services Pastor J. Sunday School Morning Service Evening Service Tuesday, June 25 p.m. REV. FRANK DYCK, ITALY WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD (Affiliated with Ambassador College SATURDAY, JUNE 29th at a.m. LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE LARGE LECTURE THEATRE 5th Ave. 18th St. South Mirnstcr RICHARD WILDING. Ph. 288-4087 (Collect) Listen to GARNER TED ARMSTRONG ON CFCN RADIO and TELEVISION Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church Interested in Pure Bible Study? In What Christ Has For You? Meet With Us Around God's Word MONDAYS at p.m. 1714-14th Ave. South THE SALVATION ARMY A venueS Corps Officers MAJORS THELMA M CORNEY. JOAN V PIERCE 9.30 a School 11.00 a Worship Campfire Rally Wear your Heritage Costume Inc an, Klondike, Fur Trader. Cowboy Bible Study. Thursday at p.m. WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME involves 350 persons making regular calls on behalf of the Fort Lauderdale congregation Mr. Goldsmith said Dr. Kennedy appears to be a rather quiet, unassuming man who has the ability to motivate his congregation into action. READERS Mr. Goldsmith said the Coral Ridge membership makes good use of a book and cassette library to aid their Christian study program. Volumes of sermons by C. H. Spurgeon, the British Baptist preacher, and recordings of Dr. Kennedy's sermons are popular items. One Coral Ridge member was so enthusiastic about sharing his Christian faith that Mr. Goldsmith failed to ascertain from conversation the nature of the man's employment. Mr. Goldsmith found all growing churches had pastors who could motivate their people to action. Dr. Kennedy, for instance, started by taking two laymen with him on pastoral calls. Home Bible study groups appear to be another source of growth. Mr. Goldsmith said. After a pastoral visit, new contacts were assigned to a group meeting in their neighborhood. Missions to merge A close integration of Christian missionary work in East Malaysia has been agreed upon by the Overseas Missionary Fellowship and the Borneo Evangelical Mission. In a recent public statement issued in Melbourne. Australia, the two interdenominational societies explained the merger will provide additional church leadership. Administration offices, housing and education facilities for missionary children and additional male workers for the Borneo field will be some of the more immediate gains. Borneo Evangelical Mission comprises Australian, New- Zealand and British missionaries. It grew out of a foreign missionary vision given its founders during student days at the Melbourne Bible Institute. BEM has operated in Sarawak and North Borneo since 1928. The Overseas Missionary Fellowship, formerly known as the China Inland Mission, was founded by Hudson Taylor. Since its expulsion from the Chinese mainland, the OMF has developed missionary programs among Chinese and national people throughout East Asia. The OMF was established in 1865. Ministerial officers New officers for the fall season of Lethbridge Ministerial Association were announced recently. President is Major Joan Pierce. Salvation Army; vice- president Rev. Donald'Sipe of Norbridge Community Church and secretary-treasurer is Rev. Derek Hoskin. St. Augustine's Anglican Church. International meeting site Christian Science world headquarters in Boston, Mass. Christian Scientists review world problems Today's need for moral integrity is "one of the most obvious urgencies in our Christian Scientists from many countries were told at the denomination's an- nual meeting recently in Boston, Mass. "No nation could long prosper while drifting into a miasma of moral blindness, public and said DeWitt John, new chairman of the Christian Science board of directors. "Divine Principle (God) is the real source of integrity and justice for every he said, "and our individual adherence to Principle is a powerful help in demonstrating God's govern- ment among men." More than members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, were on hand for the meeting, including some from Alberta. Alex Pettigrew, committee on publication. for Alberta, noted that a number of visitors viewed the Church centre for the first time. Mr. John told the gathering that there is an answer to the widespread confusion in the world. "At the heart of all of today's he said, "is the need for spiritualization of thought. Undestroyed materialism is what would prevent healing and reduce society to confusion." Eric Bole, a trustee of The Christian Science Publishing Society from London, England, noted that The Christian Science Monitor "reports the problems confronting mankind" and that the Christian Science Herald and the other religious publications "show us how to confront these problems how to be problem solvers, not problem dodgers." Mr. Bole reported that Por- tuguese and Spanish religious periodicals now are being printed monthly for the first time, and that more than 20 new translated publications were issued during the past year. At a time when "traditional concepts of resources, savings, and financial supply" have been severely shaken, it is imperative that Christian Scientists help the world get a better understanding of "true spiritual values and sub- said Marc Engeler, Treasurer of The Mother Church. Mr. Engeler is from Geneva, Switzerland. Spiritual healing is a dis- tinctive activity of the denomination. A broad range of healings were noted in the report of The Christian Science board of lectureship, which was read by Grace Bemis Curtis, chairman. Six new lecturers were an- nounced: Mrs. Berthe Girardin of Paris, France; Rolf Schindler of Berlin, Ger- many; Mrs. Barbara Dix Henderson of London, England: David C. Driver of Seattle; Glen C. Livezey of Chicago: and James W. McGraw of Boston. Protestant 'uniqueness' hampers Jewish role By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) Most American Protestants do not understand either Judaism or Christianity's connections with it. an ecumenical leader says. Steps are being taken toward filling that gap. Claire Randall, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, said its office on Jewish-Christian Relations will provite an interchange with Jewish representatives that will help overcome the problem. She told a meeting of the American Jewish Committee that the lack of Protestant knowledge about Jews and Judaism arises partly from the fact that "across the country, most Protestants have limited contacts with the Jewish community." "Christians and Jews have a common vision of a kingdom that is just and righteous." she said. Immanuel delegates off to Victoria Church Chuckles by CARTWRIGHT HELP OUR CHURCH LEMONADE It's working! Two more just paid their Four delegates from Immanuel Lutheran Church. Lethbridge. will represent Southern Alberta at a two-day convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League in Victoria. B.C. next week. Planning to attend are Frances Lyon. Alice Hahn. Minnie Komm and Mrs. Paul Ciesla. The convention will be the twelvth biennial Alberta-B.C. district convention of the league. Keynote speaker for this vear's session is Rev. Ed Nazarene choir visit The Canadian Nazarene College choir from Winnipeg, now concluding a two-week tour of the west coast, will perform a concert of sacred music at Lethbridge Church of the Nazarene Sunday Assistant pastor Larry Spicer says the public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. Lehman of Richmond. B.C. The league has more than 200.000 members in Canada and the United States. In addition to local service projects, women contribute to district and international missionarv funds. -The Herald Religion Pay hike for clergymen KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) The Presbyterian general as- sembly decided Friday to raise the basic salary for ministers by a year starting Jan. 1. The current basic minimum is a year plus a house. When asked why salaries could not be increased immediately to meet increased living costs, church comptroller James Bar- bour of Toronto said it would take six months for congregations to budget for the increases. The 101st general assembly will meet in Montreal next June. Cult forecast fizzles YAO, Japan (AP) Katsuichi Motogi, 69-year-old founder of the Ichigen-no-Miya cult, predicted recently that a big earthquake would hit Osaka at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The religious leader had leaflets containing his warning distributed in Osaka and Kobe. When the quake did not occur, police reported. Motogi tried to commit hara-kiri, slashing himself across the stomach with a samurai sword. He was reported in serious condition. Money 'a way to reach out' TORONTO (CP) The moderator of the United Church of Canada said this week that people are right when they say the church is always after money. "Of course we're after money, and we're going to be asking for said Rt. Rev. N. Bruce McLeod at a service held at the Forum at Ontario Place. "Not to be concerned about money in this rich land would be immoral. Money is one effective way of reaching out caring hands to a needy and hungry world." Iron Springs UCW meet IRON SPRINGS (HNS) "Pattern alterations changing the pattern of one's was the theme of a devotional con- ducted by Mrs. N. M. Oliver at the recent meeting of the Iron Springs United Church Women held at the home of Mrs. T. C. Noble. It was decided to make a donation to Canyon Church Camp and to the World Development and Relief Fund. Mrs. W. H. Richardson of Vulcan, recently returned from a trip to Iran, presented an illustrated review of her travels. Her daughter. Mrs. Fred Baskin, modelled a costume native to the women of Iran. The next social meeting will be held in August at the home of Mrs. William Kirby. Witness baptize converts Thirty-one new converts were baptized at a semi-annual convention of Jehovah's Witnesses held at Lethbridge Civic Centre auditorium last week-end. The oldest person to undergo immersion, Frank Kubian of Bellevue, was 73. However most of the baptismal candidates were young adults in their 20s and 30s. The two-day convention, which included representatives from 11 Southern Alberta congregations, gathered for a program which stressed the theme, Love One Another Intensely From the Heart. Some 906 persons heard Robert Jackson of Toronto deliver the public discourse. Be Confident of Divine Victory! on Sunday afternoon. NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 10 00 a m School (Classes for all ages) Service Service EVERYONE IS WELCOME The Evangelical Church in Canada 1402 8 Awe. N. Pastor: D. Sipe Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. South A 16th St. Rev. R.G. Deasley 327-4786 AMiit 328-0130 School Service Rev. Deasley Speaking Nazarene College Choir presents a Concert of Sacred Music dly Welcome Awaits Yo CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Everyone Welcome FIRST. SECOND and SEVENTH WARDS: 1912 10th Avenue South THIRD and FOURTH WARDS: 28th Street South and Scenic Drive FIFTH and SIXTH WARDS: 2223 6th Avenue 'A' North STUDENT BRANCH: 28th Street South PLEASE PHONE 328-8305 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5Ih Ave. South Rev. t. D. Hankinwm, Minister Mr. W. Vender Kfoy, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 -5th South G. Xctth ChurcWII. Minister Mr. Barry Waterlow. OrganiM COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES Draw near to God! ,AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IS A GIFT" Rev. Keith Churchill Preaching Nursery and Junior Church YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WiTH US Go out to live ;