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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta B THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1970 Religious Institutions Suffering Dropout Crisis By TOM TIEDE ATEW YORK For decades Mr and Fred Stahl of regularly and devotedly attended the study little Presbyterian church on the main street of thcu in fact became a leader of the congregation and was routinely elected and re elected to its governing board Then one day the couple quit the church Why They didnt like the He was Stahl He started catering to the He put all the pews in a circle and tern in the He didnt want to even preach the Bible just all that stuff about Viet nam and sex and It got so Stahl and myself couldnt go and listen any could many others in the 400 mem ber1 After the Stahls 90 per cent of the other regulars stayed away Within the church was the town and the Theodore Sea was forced to quit and go to work in a travel Unusual But only in its For according to some church Ameri can religious institutions are suffering a new dropout crisis not by young liberals this old conservatives and not because they feel the church isnt involved enough in humanity these but be cause they feel the church is too As this change in church going seems to be confined mainly to urban where young modern ministers are in heriting congregations neither as youthful nor as In many of these piqued church members are withholding their usual physi cal and financial Nobody knows how serious the physical part of this has Polls indicate only that adult church attendance has dropped at least 2 per cent in the last two This means a minimum of too mil lion HOW CAN YOUTH COPE WITH GRIEF listen this Sunday to the Christian Science Radio Series for some interesting insights on this its on 4 Alberla stotionst 900 KC KC But the financial conse quences are more easily fig ured To name a few large ex amples The Episcopal Church Midget is down million from a year ago the Archdiocese of New York had a deficit of million in 1969 and at the prestigious National Council of Churches headquarters in Man 9 per cent of its staff has had to be let Says one NCC John Regier Its quite obvious to me now that many people feel the churches are going too far afield in the area of social in A man is tired from a weeks work and when he goes to church he wants some he often gets razzle And I think whats happening is a back lash to And if thats what it the backlash is most definitely an interdenominational one Many Catholics resent the sweeping changes in theif mass I was a Chris topher was in and meatonFri day was Now its the othei way Its all happening too Many Jews grumble als seems to be done for the kids these And Protestant complaints by weight of are loudest of all ever hap pened to God All we hea about in my church today about According to church leaders such grumbling has ahvay been part of church change But today it seems to be es pecially demonstrative anc For example A progressiv pastor at the Re formed Church has so embi tered some of his congregatio that my two top contributors both got up during on sermon and left one ma has never come Other contributors in othe churches are leaving everj Because as one furioi easterner puts it Why shoul I donate my money so thes hippy ministers can keep o running down my governmen my nation and my way life If we are to do out1 job religious says th Nccs we mus nd some way to minister He spent 15 S plople center years trying to get people into u Now hes a travel One is exReverend Ted Sea the banished minister of he Presby THE BIBLE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 1JOJ Jlh I Sunday School Sunday Service 11 TESTIMONIAL MEETING READING ROOM Open and except Noon 2 without ramming it down eir Regier feels that a pluralis variqU church is the ulti iate Folk rock for the sex education for the oung prayer meet igs for those who choose to ommwucate and meditate in nore traditional But there are others who in ist here is wer at no ultimate an agent trying to get people into The he has de is on the way It cant survive in the middle any And if it goes either left or the other side will burn it So I think what happened to me and my con gregation is a microcosm of whats going to happen every And then well just have to rebuild from the Newspaper Enterprise CHURCH OF CHRIST SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Study Study JOE CORLEY Minister Worship 3285781 DILLWYN EVANS next Presbyterian Moderator Nominee For Moderator Worries About Empty Spaces By KIM RICHARDS TORONTO CP Dffl wyn a nominee for the position of moderator of the Presbyterian Church in says The church is truly polit But he discounts what he sees as a narrow definition of poli speaking rather of the poli tics of Christian pastor of Thomhill Presbyterian cited the work of many churches in LETHBRIDGE BUDDHIST CHURCH 1303 13th Street North REVEREND KOSAKA REVEREND FUJIKAWA Sunday CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Pastor DEASLEY 9th Avenue and 16th Street South School Hour Worship Service Service NigeriaBiafra civil They did not take he but Jiey really stuck their necks out to feed and heal Evans was asked m an in terview for his opinions on a survey of the church conducted by a management consulting The firms report said the Presbyterian Church image is stuffy and It also said the church is in a cri Evans says he feels he report missed the basic point of the it is in society to heal and to be the conscience of He says he thinks the report concentrated on the dissatisfied members of the such as youth and young He talks animatedly about the young people across Canada ac tive and content with the The alienated teen he can be drawn back with drama and youth RULES OUT MERGER Should he be elected modera tor June 7 atthe churchs gen eral assembly meeting hi Hali he will inherit problems as the prestige of the po The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Priesthood 1912 10th Avenue South Meeting 1st Ward 3rd Ward am 4th ara 2808 28th Street South University Ward 6th Avenue A and 23rd Street North m 2nd Ward 5th Ward 6th Ward Elders Sunday School Sacrament Service As for the finding that the mage of the church is Evans says many of its crit Cs would be surprised to know hat his congregation in subur an Thornhill sings folk songs every He knows that changes in including the singing of folk are happening in many He has ex changed with ministers of other when questioned about the possibility of the Pres jyterian Church becoming in volved in a merger as is pro posed for the Anglican and Jnited he shakes his Its all one church he says the church of Jesus Evans spent several years travelling around mining and logging camps in Northern On He worries about the huge empty spaces of I we should throw the doors of Canada wide open to h e The country should not re main virtually empty when the world sufered from overpopu MANY NEGROES Approximately 60 per cent of the population of the United States Virgin Islands is CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth Penny Organist Minister Sunday Morning EVERYBODY WELCOME Andrews PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South Minister REVEREND Director of A N D Hope REFORMED CHURCH Reformed Church in America 1505 6lh Avenue South at Andrews COME TO OUR FAITH COMES ALIVE 700 p in Hope Reformed Church WORSHIP THANKS BE TO GOD Church School for all ages and DEPART TO SERVE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor Roycroft Corner 5th and 13th School Service Service Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th South of Bread School Lecture THE KINGDOM OF SHALL COME Pickford Class A Great Welcome Awaits You Here EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th and Mayor Magroth Phone 3276113 Pastor JOST OF THE MIDNIGHT BULATION A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL HOUR GREAT TRIBULATION Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd A and 18th JOHN PASTOH MAY 17th 1000 PROMISES 300 p GEEST OP BUITENKERKELIJKEN Guest Minister THE CHRISTIANftND MISSIONARY AUIAWCE Phone 3272996 1202 3rd Avenue South School Service Service Wednesday Bible Study and For Inspiration DiaLAThot 3274581 3274581 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT TWO LOCATIONS Organist and Marilyn 1402 8th Avenue School 1614 ith Avenue School BELLS OF MEMORY Broadcast CJOC AMONG THE RUINS EVERYONE WELCOME THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA EPISCOPAL SAINT AUGUSTINES Rector L Choirmaster ond prgonist Monicas Choir Senior Preacher The Heald Nursery All departments of Sunday MISSWN HALL Communion School MIDWEEK SERVICES May at Communion MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR Reverend Conon Robert FEAST OF PENTECOST Eucharist School Eucharist with Procession in Hall Ember Wednesday Eucharist Ember Friday Ember Saturday Preparation for Sunday Eucharist Street Study Hour Service Pastors Henry loewen GOSPEL CHAPEL 907 9th South SUNDAY SERVICES of Bread Bible Hour and Sunday School and Bible Study ALL ARE WARMLY WELCOME B CHURCH 716 23rd PHONE 3271484 MINISTER Service Nursery and PreSchool RN on duty it all times Evening Service Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 IJIh Morning Worship IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street Minister SchoeppPhone 3286987 School and Bible Classes Worship The Choir from Concordia Is singing in the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd llth Avenue end 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OtSON School Service Communion First Sunday Each Month Liiten to the lutheran HourSunday CFAC Calgary LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR 520 7lh Street South 955 a m Sunday School with classes for all ages TRANSPORTATION PHONE NUMBER 3274112 or 3283621 Worship Service 700 p of Evangelism 1030 to SUNSHINE EVANGEL CJOC 1220 Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study Thursday Crusaders and Cadets for boys and girls 714 Christ Ambassadors Youth Servics Prayer for the sick up A HEARTY INVITATION IS YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator ROBERT FRCS FRED Calgary President of Alberta Conferenw BRIAN Lethbridgd South Alberto Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th llth MINISTERS ELLIOTT KING Musical Director Woolhouse Organist Emeritus Putland MAY 1970 PENTECOST CHURCH UNION SUNDAY 1100 a SPIRIT says Mankind shall be CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS MUSIC Senior is the McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th and 24th Ministen Brian Choir Director Ward Longford MAY 1970 MANNERS Service of Holy Communion Installation of Stewards CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Intermediate 1100 Kindergarten and Primary SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT Listen for it on CJOC weekdays at noon by Brian EVERYONE WELCOME FIRST UNITED CHURCH NORTH IETHBRIDGE Minister Ted ESKDALE STUDENT WILLIAM TESKEY Choir VAN EGTEREN Organist LOIS LEES MAY 1970 PENTECOST SUNDAY 1100 Worship PENTECOST SPELLS RESPONSE School For Intermediates and Seniors Sunday School and Primary Nursery Facilities Available A CITY CHURCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME ;