New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung g Friday .July 11,1997 g 7ACincinnati woman begins year as moderator of Presbyterian Church
‘Evangelism, education and empowerment — those are Brown’s three E’s.’
— Patricia Brown
_moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
New church leader aims to bring blacks into churchBy TERRY KINNEYAssociated Press Writer
CINCINNATI (AP) — Patricia Brown is the new moderator for the Presbyterian Church (USA), but she’s far from new to the church.
“I like to tell the story of my
grandmother’s grandmother, who went to church with the people who owned her — she was a slave in Maryland,” Mrs. Brown said recently.
They had to cross the bay, a two-day trip, and they took their maid, my grandmother’s grandmother. That’s how we became Presbyterians.”
Mrs. Brown, 52, a former medical and clinical social worker, was elected moderktor of the 2.7-million member church at its convention last week In Syracuse, N.Y.
Mrs. Brown’s mother and grandmother also were active in the church.
“I spent a great deal of time with my grandmother,” Mrs. Brown said.
‘‘She said, ‘If you’re going to be a member, you have to take care of the church.”’
In 1992, she became the first black woman elected moderator of the Cincinnati Presbytery, which oversees 86 churches in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southern Indiana.
She is die third black woman to be moderator of the national church.
“I love the way the Presbyterian Church works,” she said. “It’s having
something to do with how things work out and what matters that’s really fulfilling. And I’d like for more people to know the secret.”
Mrs. Brown hopes to advance the church’s goal of increasing minority membership.
“The Presbyterian Church has always been known as a white church,” she said. “I challenged the General Assembly to increase its commitment to increasing minority membership. I plan to be very-visible
to those groups.
“Evangelism, education and empowerment — those are Brown’s three E’s. I’m looking at evangelism in a 21st century way fit’s a matter of public relations and marketing.”
The Presbyterian Church is losing about 35,000 members a year.
“We are an old church and we are heavily invested in the older cities and the older parts of the cities of America, and that’s where the demographic upheaval has occurred,” said the Rev. John Buchanan, who preceded Mrs. Brown as moderator.
The church has pledged to increase its minority membership to 20 percent by 2010.
“There are a lot of thinking racial
minorities that would really thrive in the Presbyterian Church,” Mrs. Brown said. “There are also people in lower socioeconomic communities that can be empowered by the church.”
Buchanan urged Mrs. Brown to marshal her energy, since a moderator can be on the road 300 days, covering 500,000 miles during a one-year term.
“My advice for her would be to take care of herself, take a little bit of time to reflect on what she’s seeing — the year comes on you fast and furious,” Buchanan said.
“And I would encourage her to pursue that particular (diversity) goal for all she’s worth.”
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Sunday School 9:45 x-m., Morning Service 11 a.m
Beman Bdle Church
889 Landa St., 620-5102 Sunday services, IO a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Men's class at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Calvary (Independent) Baptist Church
2286 W. San Antonio St.
Sunday School-10:00 a. rn. Sun. Worship Sc Junior church-11:00 a.rn. Youth Group-Sunday-5:00 p.m. Sun. evening services-6:00 p.m.
Bible study-Wed.-7:00 p.m.
Crust Presbyterian Church
Christ centered - Bible believing. Presbyterian Church in America, 1620 Common. Sunday school, 9:30; Worship service, 10:45; Wednesday eve., 7:00, 629-0405.
Church of Crust
1665 Highway 81 West.
Bible classes for ail, 9 a.rn.; Worship IO a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. classes for all ages. Nursery available.
Church of Crust
1134 Meadow Crest, #101. 620-0055.
Mark Reeves Sun.: Classes 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m.
Commumty Christian Church
1750 Old McQueeney Road,
New Braunfels, Tx. 78130. 620-7174, Office. Services: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday night, 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Dee Armes, Pastor.
Cross Luthuan Church
South Hickory and Cross Streets. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; worship 8 and 10*30 * rn
Daysprmg Christian Fellowsmp
1895 S. Walnut.
Sunday School 9:30am, Sunday Worship 10:30am, Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denomination.
Lastskx BAPnsT Church
983 Holly at corner of Ridgewood. 625-0718.
Sunday school 9:45a.m.
Sunday services 11:00a.m. and evening 6:30p.m.
Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m. Pastor Wilburn Taylor.
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Faith Untted Church
970 Loop 337.625-6761.
Sunday Worship 10:30a.m., Sunday school-all ages 9:15 am. Pastor Lee Zillman.
Youth Faith Extravaganza 2nd Saturday of each month 9:30am-lpm.
Feuowsmp Bmu Church
Solms Rd. Sc IH 35. 629-0607.
9:45 am, ll am & 6pm Sunday.
First Assembly of God
1687 U.S. 81 West.
Sunday school 9:45 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church
733 Cross St. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.;
worship 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday dinner 5:00 p.m. Bible study and prayer service 6:00 p.m.
Fbst Church of Christ Scents!
137 E Mill St.
Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday service 7:30 p.m. Child care available.
Fbst Church of the Nazarene
1465 135 East.
Sunday service 9:45 a.in.
Worship 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Fhbt Protestant Church
(located on the comer of Seguin and Coll streets; one block from downtown plaza) Sunday Worship 8:00 and 10:30 a.m; Sunday School Classes 9:00 p. rn; Breakfast at The First 8:30-10:15; Youth Activities - call 609-7729 Ext. 36; Wednesday PRIME TIME Bible studies Sc seminars;
For Your Intercession Prayer Groups -Wed. AM Sc Tues! PM;
Adult activities; child care provided.
Fbst Unhid Methodist Church
572 W. San Antonio Street Sunday Worship:
8:30am, 10:50am, 7:00 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Youth Activities: 5:00 p.m.
FrccdoM Fellowship Church
330 S. Hackberry, 625-1288.
Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m;
Sun. Bible Study 9:30 a.m.,
Wed. night home ministries.
Pastor Dennis Gailaher.
430 FM306,606-2843-Pastor Fred McMichael.
Sun. School 10am,
Sun Worship I lam; Wed. 7pm.
Greater Lee Untied Pentecostal Church
134 Enchantment Lane, off FM 725.
Pastor Jack Dool;
Sunday services 10:00am and 6:00pm -Wednesday 7:30pm.
For more information call 609-1325.
Harmony Bapibt Church
1472 Hwy. 46 South.
Bible study at 10a.m.- Sunday, Worship: 11a.m. Sc 6 p.m.-Sunday: Wednesday Prayer Sc Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Holy Famey Catholic Church
245 S. Hidalgo, 609-5320.
Mon.- 8am (Spanish mass),
Wed. 8am (English mass), Thurs.-6pm (Spanish), Fri. 8am (English),
Sat. 5pm (English),
Sun. 8am (Spanish) and 10am (English). Father James Waxier, M.S.F.
Iglesia de Qusto
134 Meadow Crest, #102. 625-1020.
Sunday Classes 10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a. rn.
Thursday Classes 6:30 p.m.
Lakier* Baptbt Church
Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 11 a m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m.; worship ministry and home groups.
IMI Christian Center
Temporarily meeting at the J&R Gymnastics Bldg., 1437 S. Walnut, New Braunfels, 620-LIFE.
Sundays - IO a.m.; Thursdays - 7:00 p.m.; Pastor Don Dalton
New Braunfels Christian Church
734 Loop 337, 629-2202 Sunday School for all ages - 9:30am. Worship Celebration and Junior Church -10:30 a.rn. Nursery provided. Youth groups Sc adult Bible study 6:00 p.m.
A non-denominational fellowship. Pastor Rick Bartlett 608-0330.
New Brauntels Presbyterian Church
373 Howard. 625-5141.
Sunday school-9:30 a.m.-10:15 a. rn., Sunday morning Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Observed through Aug. IO.
New Brauntels Seventh Day Adventist Church
2990 W. San Antonio St. P.O. Box 311551.629-5673. 3*$ Sabbath school 10:40 a.m. Saturday, worship 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Oakwood Assembly of God
104 Melody Lane. 608-1133-Sunday School 9:30 - IO: 15 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Jerry K Morgan, Pastor
Oakwood Bapibt Church
2154 Loop 337-North. 625*0267. Sundays- 8:15 a.m., 9:30am, 10:45 a m.; Sun. eves.- 6 p.m.,
Bible Study- 9:30 Sc 10:45,
Wed. Service- 7 p.m.
Pastor Ray Still.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
138 W. Austin.
Masses 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and, 8 and 11 a m. Sunday; Monday through Friday Masses 6 p.m. Wed. 8 a.rn.
Peace Lutheran Church
1147 S. Walnut. 620-0618. Worship 8:00 and 10:30 am; Sunday School 9:15 am.
Pastor David Schulte.
New Lite Feuowsmp Church
104 Melody Lane, (210) 606-5527 New Braunfels, 78130 (1/2 mi. south of 1-35 on FM 725 behind Sac-n-Pac). Worship: Sundays, IO a.m; Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Resurrection Baptbt Church
909 FM 1518, 658-0459
Second Bapibt Church
273 Merriweathcr St,
Sunday School- 10a.m., Sunday Service-11a.m., Sunday Evening- 6p.m. Pastor William Kaberle.
Si. John's Episcopal Church
312 S. Guenther.
Holy Eucharist Rite One 7:30 a.m., Rite Two at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; Sunday School Adults Only 9:00 a.m., Sunday School All Ages 10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph's Anglican Church
446 N. Seguin.
Sun. 8 a.m. Holy Communion; ll a.m.-lst Sc 3rd Sundays Holy Communion; 2nd Sc 4th Sundays Morning Prayer,
Church School 9:45 Sundays.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
(ELCA), Cross and Santa Clara Streets. Sunday worship 8 a.m.
(broadcast on KNBT radio FM 92), 10:30 sum. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.
Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
386 N. Castell, 625-4531-Monsignor Eugene ©’Callaghan.
Mass: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.,
9:30 sum., 11:15 a.m.
Tree of im Feuowsmp
652 N. Loop 337.
Sunday services (including children's church) at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; ladies Bible study IO a.m. Wednesday; Pastor s Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Unitarian Universalists of Comal County
Meet on Wednesday at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337, at 7:30 pm. 629-4262. Public invited.
Unity Church of New Braunfels
Church of Daily Word Minister: Rev. Patti Brooks Krumnow Sunday Service 11 a.m. ar the Senior Citizen’s Center, 655 Landa St. Dial-A-Pray: 608-9515 Information: 625-4642
Victory Temple Church
135 Deborah Dr., New Braunfels. 608-1300.
Pentecostal Church of God Pastor Rev.
Andrew Spell. Sunday worship and Sunday School IO a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. ,
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Bracken Unitid Methodist Church
20377 FM 2252.
Sunday school 9:30 a.m.;
Church services 8:15 and 10:40 a.m.; UMYF Sunday 5 p.m.
Church of Christ
FM 3159 and 2673. 899-7077.
Bible class IO a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.;
Wednesday service 7 p.m.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
7420 FM 2673, I mi E. of Starkville. Sun. Service - 8 a.m., Church School,
9 a.m.. Worship 10:15,
Holy Communion, 1st Sc 3rd Sundays, Nursery provided 9 a.m.
St. Francs By the Lake
Episcopal Church, FM 306 at Spring Mountain Drive, Canyon Lake. 964-3820.
Sunday: Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. and 10:30 aum., Sunday School for adults and children: 9:30a.m. Wednesday. Bible Study 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.,
Holy Eucharist: 11:30 a.m.
The Rev. John D. Badders, Rector.
Unity Center of Practical Christianity in San Marcos,
16870 No. State Hwy. 123 (5 miles from lH-35/Exit 204, towards Seguin), San Marcos, TX 78666. (512)392-5199.
Sunday. 9:30 a.m. Bible class, 11 a.m. Worship; Tuesday ll a.rn. Prayer Service
Sondra Von Gyllenband spiritual leader.
Call for weekly class schedule.
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