New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Friday, January 4,1985 SA
New year time to consider relationships
By REV BARBARA R.
First United Methodist Church
Happy New Year! I am guessing that many of you have spent the last few days reflecting on 1984, and projecting what will happen to you and your loved ones in 1985. That's good. We need to spend time pondering that which has changed our lives forever just as we need to think about what we might do to make tomorrow better.
I have spent the last several weeks working on answering a few doctrinal questions posed to each United Methodist minister prior to the final step of ordination in our Church. I wouldn't mention that here, except I think what has taken my time has been invaluable to me on my Journey of Faith I hope this will help direct your reflections as to where you have been Spiritually in 1984. and where you might direct yourself for 1985
I .et me suggest that you take an hour or so before too much of 1985 rolls by, and seriously consider
Bishops concerned about Nicaraguans
WASHINGTON (API - Back from
a visit to Nicaragua, a representative of U. S. Catholic bishops says they must “stand with” fellow bishops in Nicaragua “even as we also continue to criticize” aspects of U.S. policy there
Archbishop John R. Roach of St Paul-Minneapolis, the immediate past president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, says the Nicaraguan bishops face “significant pressure and tension.”
He says in extensive meetings, Archbishop Obando of Managua recounted "tactics of harassment of bishops by the government Roach also says U.S. missionaries voiced “concerns about the impact of U S policy" there
The U S bishops have opposed U S aid to guerrillas trying to overthrow the Nicaraguan government
Roach, sent on the mission by the current president of the bishops. Bishop James Malone of Youngstown. Ohio. says a “pattern of harassment” of the Nicaraguan church remains an "abiding concern” of U.S. bishops
where you stand with God and the Kingdom. A meaningful relationship with God becomes even more precious when we know what we believe.
What do you think about God? Who is God for you? Why do you think what you think about God? What about Jesus Christ? The Holy Spirit? Have you given serious thought to what God is calling you to do in this world*’ Have you asked for the forgiveness you need? ...Or better, have you admitted that you might need to ask forgiveness? A final question you might ask yourself — what am I doing to make God's Kingdom visible in this world?
It is never too late to enter into relationship with God Almighty! If
1984 escaped from you without the Prescence of God. don't look back! Today is the day the I/»rd has made
you can make life more abundant by including God now
Find out what you think; how you feel. If you need help answering the questions above, consult the elergyperson of your choice. Make
1985 count for God!
Religious views considered key
By GEORGE VV CORNELL AP religion writer
The U.S. Congress has a varying religious complexion which increasingly reflects interfaith breadth and which also is found by-studies to have a subtle yet substantial effect on legislative decisions.
"It’s an important factor that often is ignored.” says Albert J. Menendez, who as research director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State compiled statistics on the religious makup of the new Congress.
A study by the Search Institute of Minneapolis. which examined religious views of a broad cross-section of Congress members, found that their votes on major public issues could be projected from their religious profiles.
Statistics on the religious makeup of the incoming 99th Congress, which goes to work Jan. 7, indicate it is a bit more devoutly attached than the previous Congress, at least in regard to specific denominational affiliation.
The number of those in Congress without denominational affiliation dropped from five to only three, and the number classifying themselves only broadly as “Protestant.”
without specific affiliation, edged down one to 22.
The figures also showed that mainline Protestant denominations gained the most seats, while Roman Catholics and Jews just about held their own.
This was a slight switch from trends of recent years, in which Catholics have moved strongly into congressional prominence. So have Jews in comparison to their small part of the population, but the total of mainline Protestants previously slipped until last fall's elections.
Although Catholics remain the largest single denominational bloc. 142 of them in both houses, their ranks increased by only one this time, while the Jewish count remained the same at 38. However. Catholic and Jews won new seats in the deep South, traditionally Protestant.
Protestants now total 345 in both houses, and the biggest gains were made by Episcopalians, whose count rose to 67. up six. Baptists now number 49. up three, and United Methodists, totalling 76. increased three
Other denominations with sizable representation include the United Church of Christ now has 14 members of Congress, up
one. but Lutherans shrunk to 23. dowm two, while Presbyterians stayed the same, at 56. as did Mormons, at 12. and Eastern Orthodox, at
In numerical rank, next to the first-place Roman Catholics, come United Methodists. Episcoplians. Presbyterians. Baptists, Jews, Lutherans. United Church of Christ members and Mormons, in that order.
Episcopalians, with their strength in upper social and economic brackets, remain the biggest bloc in that similarly upper legislative branch, the U S Senate, 21 of the IOO senators being Episcopalians.
Catholics are second with 19 in that upper house, and United Methodists next with 14. There are ll Baptists, eight Presbyterians, eight Jew s. five members of the United Church of Christs Other groups are fewer.
In the 435-member House. Catholics, at 123, remained the most numerous, with other groups following in this order: United
Methodists. 62; Presbyterians. 48; Episcopalian. 46; Baptists. 38; Jews. 30 and Lutherans. 20 Other groups are fewer.
Altogether, only 21 religious groups were among those represented in either house of Congress, compared to 25 groups represented in the last Congress
Focus on marriage
Film series begins Sunday at Church of Christ of New Braunfels
At the same time, he says, they still object to “aspects of U.S. policy” which they see as “counterproductive as a means of protecting human rights in Nicaragua and fostering a climate of justice and peace in Central America "
Jimmy Carter chosen for 1985 Peace Award
LAKE JUNALUSKA. N C. < API -Former U S President Carter has been chosen by the World Methodist Council for its international Peace Award for 1985. the first American citizen so honored.
The award, given periodically by the council of Methodist and Methodist-related churches in 90 countries, is to be presented March 13 at Emory University in Atlanta by retired United Methodist Bishop William R. Cannon
The award last year went to Tai Young-lee of Seoul. South Korea, a woman lawyer, for championing the cause of women and the poor Carter. a Southern Baptist, was cited for his commitment and contributions to the goal of world peace and increased understanding among people.
The new Marriage Enrichment film series will begin at the Church of Christ in New Braunfels Sunday at 6 p.m. It is open to the public with no admission fee.
The films feature Dr. Carl Brecheen. a marriage counselor, and Dr Paul Faulkner, a certified marriage and family therapist who supervises counselor training for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Both are
graduates of Southwestern Baptist Seminary and have 20 years ex
perience in marriage enrichment
Thousands have attended Brecheen and Faulkner's live seminars across: America Their recent book. What Every Family Needs, has more than 100.000 copies in print.
Denny Calloway , minister of the Church of Christ, says “The Marriage Enrichment film series offers Bible-centered ways to renew stable marriages and also provides hope for troubled marriages Brecheen and Faulkner have an
optimistic, practical message for couples.”
The eight films include presentations plus dramatic scenes The titles of the films are Made for Each Other, The Trouble with Us Is Me, What Husbands Need to Know . What Wives Need to Know. How to Kill Communication, The Communication Lifeline. Speaking Frankly about Sex. and Renewing Romance in Marriage
This is the most recent publication from Earl Miller, producer of James
Dobson's "Focus on the Family" films and The Prize ” Miller says, The films contain some of the best material I have seen anywhere From the point of view of both content and production quality, they are excellent.”
Popular author and Christian psychologist. Gary Collins. Ph.D. of I Deerfield, ll., says, ".. their humor is captivating — but not overdone — and their psychological understanding is sound Best of all. they bring clear. Biblical perspective to their films "
Pastor, church members arrested during protest
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AID Sheriff's deputies armed with clubs today broke into a church and arrested seven dissident church members and union leaders who had barricaded themselves inside for several weeks in a protest against "corporate evil ” Authorities said there was no resistance from those inside Trinity Lutheran Church, and Clairton Police Chief Kenneth)' Ujevich said none of the four men and three women arrested w as injured The occupiers were cited for contempt of court after they ignored a judge s order to vacate the small stone church, whose congregation split after its former pastor, the Rev D Douglas Roth, began preaching that too little was being done to help the unemploy ed
Allegheny County Sheriff Eugene Coon and dozens of sheriff s deputies wearing blue jumpsuits and armed with clubs surrounded the church around dawn
The deputies then used a crowbar to break into a wooden rear door Then deputies, working from inside, unchained a second, glass door,
Ujevich said he and about six or eight deputies entered the church and met those inside
He said those arrested would be taken before Common Pleas Court Judge Enid Nam k today
Supporters of Both had controlled the church since Both was jailed Nov. 13 for refusing to step down from his pulpit.
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