New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, June 14,1985
Fundamentalists gain power
By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP religion writer
DALLAS — A huge, pivotal and sometimes stormy Southern Baptist Convention has ended, leaving a fundamentalist wing more firmly entrenched and moderates thrown on the defensive.
But both sides expressed hopes Thursday for calmer, friendlier times ahead through the work of a newly established “peace committee” representing both sides, to dig into causes of the rift and recommend ways to mend it.
The severity of the division showed up in the last 24 hours of the three-day meeting as the moderate wing strove without avail to stop a fundamentalist drive toward growing power over the country’s largest Protestant body.
But attempted interventions, both Wednesday night and Thursday, were firmly squelched by rulings by the re-elected, fundamentalist president, the Rev. Charles Stanley of Atlanta.
At the close, he voiced appreciation for the patience of the “messengers,” numbering twice as many as at any convention in the denomination’s 148-year history, and added:
“If I have offended anyone in any way, I ask forgiveness. I did the best I know how for 45,000 messengers.”
He had rankled some of the moderates, many of whom complained of arbitrary, and even bylaws-breaking rulings from the chair that had stymied moderate floor efforts and solidified fundamentalist advances.
“We believe in the right to speak and we do not believe in dictatorship in the U.S.S.R., Cuba or on the platform of this convention,”' protested the Rev. William Johnson of Denton, Texas, before he was quickly ruled out of order.
Several others also were summarily cut off in trying to challenge procedures of the night before by which approval was obtained of a committee, determined through the president’s appointive powers.
That committee picks trustees governing the denomination’s 20 national agencies and institutions, with estimated assets of more than $2 billion, and with annual budgets totalling $130 million.
The fundamentalist w«rg, through a declared strategy, has sought to achieve sway over the national agencies, including seminaries, through winning the presidency and its appointive powers.
Fundamentalists charge moderates take a liberal approach to interpretations of the Bible and want them curbed in denominatinal institutions. But moderates deny the charge, calling it a mask for a political takeover effort.
In any case, fundamentalists strengthened their hold on the denomination, with re-election of Stanley and convention approval of two of his key committees with broad powers, despite some disputed votes.
In a Wednesday night vote that approved the powerful trustee-naming committee on boards, the registrar, I^ee Porter, said he had
received numerous reports of extra ballots being passed out, but had no way to verify it.
Moderates attempted unsuccessfully to challenge procedures before that vote in which Stanley ruled that the convention could not make substitutions.
Moderates, despite their setbacks, kept a strong toehold in the denominational affairs, with election of two moderates as vice presidents. They included hts challenger for the presidency, the Rev. Winfred Moore of Amarillo, and attorney Henry Huff of Louisville.
It was Moore who helped quell a persistent wave of complaints by moderates to some of Stanley’s rulings, telling the convention with subtly two-edged implications .
“Those who know me know there are many things I don’t like. But more than disliking anything, I love this convention. I believe we are on the way...to healing whatever breaches we have in our fellowship. I plead for the sake of God’s kingdom, let’s do it and let’s do it now.”
Bill Wiley of Sherman will be assuming duties as minister of New Braunfels Church of Christ.
He replaces Denny Calloway, who has left the ministry to accept a position with a business management firm in Ocala, Fla. Calloway was minister of the church for almost two years.
Before accepting the position in New Braunfels, Wiley was minister of the Woods Street Church of Christ in Sherman for 16 years. He also served as minister in Coleman, Burkett, Waco, Dallas, Falfurrias and Monmouth, 111. He has been a teacher at Texoma Bible Institute in Sherman and was a graduate assistant at Abilene Christian University while working on a masters degree in Bible.
Wiley has a bachelor and a masters degree from Abilene Christian. For the past 20 years, he has been a marriage and family life counselor along with his ministerial duties.
He is immediate past president of the Sherman Noon lions Club and has been a member of the club’s board of director for IO years. He is a former district director of the lionsBriefly
Graham optimistic about future
One local minister is optimistic after the closing of the Southern Baptist convention in Dallas.
Dr. Gordon Graham, pastor of First Baptist Church, was one of 45,000 to attend the meeting. Fundamentalist and moderate factions waged a battle of votes from the election of fundamentalist president Rev. Charles Stanley to appointments of the committee to name trustees for denominational institutions.
After Stanley’s electon, a peace committee representing fundamentalists and moderates was approved to look into the causes of the conflict within the denomination.
* “Personally, I think Stanley deserved a second chance,” said Graham. “I feel good about it and most of the people I talked to feel the same way.”
When Winfred Moore was nominated as vice president of the
denomination that is the largest Protestant group, it “was the first step toward ending, the controversy,” said Graham who has served on the board for Baylor University with Moore.
After the earlier peaceful gestures, the convention again experienced a troubling time, when Stanley’s slate for the committee to name trustees for the denominations institutions “We would have had to re-do the by-laws. I think the parliamentarian ruled correctly,” said Graham
Graham summed up his feelings about the meeting by saying Baptists should take the lead from Stanley’s closing message “It was a message of family. And families have problems but they can solve these problems They can be solved through forgiveness, humility and confession.”BILL WILEY
Crippled Children’s Camp at Kerrville and a former director of the Sherman chapter of Girls Clubs of America. He now serves as a director of the Pettijohn Springs Christian Camp at Madill, Okla.
A native of Marlin, Wiley is married to Majorie Nell and the family includes two daughters, Mary Elizabeth, a junior at Abilene Christian University, and Julie Dell, a recent graduate of Sherman High School.
Take a friend to churchSt. Paul Lutheran schedules VBS
St. Paul Lutheran Church will have vacation Bible school June 24 through 28 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day.
Classes are open for children from 3 years of age through 2nd grade. The theme for this year’s school is “God’s People Pray.”
For more information, call Ceretta Daum at 62W1937 or Emily Harborth at 625-7912.Annual bazaar set at Holy Family
Holy Family Church will have its annual bazaar Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by Miller Lite.
Gates will open at ll a.m. A meal of Mexican food will be served followed by an open air dance on the church grounds. Highlights for Saturday include performances by Ballet Folkloric Infanta. El Campo Band, Sonriza Band, Joshua and Mariachi Cardenas. The coronation of the queen will follow.
Sunday will be a Father's Day Dance at 6 p.m. with music by Sonriza Band and El Campo Band and performances by Compania Danza Folkloric. An auction will be from 4:40 to 6 p.m.Seminar to deal with humanism
Church of the Nazarene, 1465 In
terstate 35 East, will be the site for a showing of the film “Let Their Eyes Be Opened” Sunday at 6 p.m.
The seminar deals with humanism is the schools and society. All interested persons are invited to attend. Teachers and parents of school age children are encouraged to attend.Seventh Day Adventists plan Bible school
The Seventh Day Adventist Church will sponsot a vacation Bible school July 8 through 12 and 15 through 19.
The two weeks will be filled with Bible stories of creation, crafts, singing, nature stories and refreshments. The program will be in Landa Park from 5 45 to 8 30 p m All children ages 4 through 12 are welcome.
Business Men setmonthly luncheon
Tony Overman will be the guest speaker at the meeting of Christian Business Men’s Committee of New Braunfels Tuesday at noon at Holiday Inn.
Overman is a native of San Antonio. He received an associate degree from Odessa Junior College and a bachelor of arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has worked with Dyna Systems of Irving and Princeton Industries Corp. in San Antonio. In 1985, he was appointed national coordinator of
American Institute for Character Education.
For more information, call Bill Ellis at 625-1796 or Gus Dugger at 625-4780Relief agencies sending aid to Bandladesh
NEW YORK (AP) — Church relief agencies are funnelling aid to Bangladesh in the wake of the devastating cyclone that killed thousands and destroyed crops, houses and livestock
Church World Service, relief arm of the National Council of Churches, sent 500,000 water purification tablets by air freight from its New Windsor, Md., warehouse, and purchased a second shipment assembled in Europe.
The agency also set a $250,000 relief and ’ rehabilitation effort in Bangladesh.
In Madison, Wis., the board of Lutheran World Relief, an agency of U.S. Lutheran churches, allocated $50,000 toward a $150,000 relief effortChurch attendance higher in Scotland
LONDON <AP) — About twice as many Scots go to church on Sunday as do the English, according to a census conducted by the National Bible Society of Scotland
It reports that 17 percent of Scotland's adult population is in church every week, compared with 9 percent in England
Happiness. the Choice is Yours1
June 30 5:30 Sanctuary First Baptist Church 733 Cross
Local.Worship at the church of your choice_Area_
Atumble* Dc Dio* (Spanish Assembly of
God). 265 W Commerce St Sunday school 5 30 pm; evangelistic service 6 30 p m Saturday 6 30 p m
Bible Beptiat Church 1235 Ervanberg Ave Sunday school 10am. worship 11 a rn and 7 p m ; Wednesday service 7 30 p m
Calvary Baptist Church 566 Highway 81 W Sunday school 10am, worship 11 a rn and 6 p m.. Wednesday service 7 p m
Church of Christ, 1665 Highway 81 W Bible classes for all. 9 am, worship IO a rn evening worship and children's Bible hour 6 pm Wednesday classes 7pm Nursery available
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2386 W San Antonio St. Priesthood meeting 9 a m , relief society 9 a rn young women 9 a rn , primary 9 a rn Sunday school IO a rn sacrament 10:50 a rn
Cross Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). South Hickory and Cross Streets Sunday school and adult Bible 9 am.; worship 10 15 a rn
Eastside Baptist Church, 983 Holly St Sunday school 9 45 a m and worship 11 a rn
Ejemplo Vivo Baptist Church Gamer Had. Santa Clara and Guenther Streets Sunday school 9 30 p.m.; worship 10 45 a m church training 6 pm. prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p m at 498 Liberty
Faith United Church of Christ 970 Loop
337 Church school 9:15 a rn.; worship 10 30 am.
Fellowship Bible Church. Sotms and Morningside Sunday school 9 45 am, worship 11 a rn. and 6 pm.
Firat Assembly of God 1687 Highway 81 W Sunday school 9 46 a m , worship 10 46 a rn and 7 pm. Wednesday service 7 p m
First Baptist Church. 733 Cross St Sunday
school 9 30 am. worship 10 45 a rn and 7 p rn Wednesday dinner 5 30 p rn Bible study and prayer service 6 15pm
First Church of Christ Scientist 137 E Mal
St Sunday service IO 30 a rn . Sunday school 10 30 am. Wednesday service 7 30 pm Child care available
First Church of Naaarene 1465 Interstate 35
East Sunday school 9 45 a rn worship 10 58
a rn and 6 p rn *
First Presbyterian Church 217 6 Krueger
Sunday school. 9 45 am fellowship 10 30 a rn , worship ll a rn and? p an I
First Protestant U rut ad Church of Christ
Seguin and Colt Streets Worship 8 and IO30
a rn ; church school 9 am,
First United Methodist Church 572 W San
Antonio St. Church school 9 30 i rn.. worship 8 30 and 10 60 a r youth a< t ties 6 o r'
Freedom Fellowship Church, 330 Mack bery Christian grow* class 830 am, teaching IO »jt, worship 11 a m , Was|ne»da» meetatg 7 pdh. t
Green Valley Apostolic Tabernacle (U P Cl.
104 Melody lane. Sunday school IO ss).
evagenlitfic service 7 Pfn Bible study 7 30
p m I Sneads#.
Harmony Baptist Church, 1472 Highway 46
S Sunday school f 45 am , worship (Ism apd 7 pm Bible study 6 pm ; Wednesday prayer meeting 7 30 p.m ^
Holy Family Catholic Church 245 S
Hidalgo Saturday Mass 5 p m . Sunday Mess 8 a rn (Spanish) 10 a rn and 5 p m. (English)
Iglesia Bethel Pentecostea 38N Grape St
Saturday Sunday and Wednesday 7 30 pm. Sunday school IO end ll 30 am, worship 11 30 a m end noon Monday preyer meeting 7 30 p m
Lakeside Bapust Mission FM F5& Sentry
v.rooi i 46 a >'i. worship Mar and I prnj Wednesday BAIS study ar d player meeting I
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Oak Baptist. 336 Washington. Sunday
poi J 46 a m, worship 11 a rn.
Living Word Church. 1254 Highway ll
Sunday worship ll Afb end 7 p is. Wednesday service I pm. y.
Mission Pent* cos ta Church 129 SCIXX* St Serve ss Tuesday Thursday Saturday ase
Sunday 7 30p.m. a
New Braun tale C hr rattan Church Loop 337 Sunday school >.30 aaa " wo'MM ILUiO A*h»
and Sp ny,, rorvwcJuWJi 10 30 sun j If
Maw Braunfels Foursquare Gospel Church an« fourth md# from fnaustate 35 on FM 306 Sunday school. 10 , worship 11 am.
Wednesday worship n > rn
New Braunfels Presbyterian Church 373 HOUeeM. Church jchool 9 30 em. worship 8 46 end 11 a rn Nursery pi .
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2990 W S#n Antonio $t Sabbath •choel f0:|Q tm. Saturday, worship 9 15 am. Saturday — —
Nonhaida Church ut Chm I. SI I £. North Sl Sunday BAI# cusses 8 JU a m worship I OJO d rn and So TI Wednesday Bible classes 7 30
Oakwood Baptist Church Canyon MWW School Bitte study 9 30 t m., worship 10.45 a 7pr> Wednesday prayer service 7
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 138 W
Austin Masses 5 30 p rn Saturday and 8 and 11 a rn Sunday
Pts! Mexican Baptist 2080 W San Antonio $1. Sunday tehoot 9 45 am. worship 10 50
and f p At Wednesday prayer service 7
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Reorganised Church of Je«us Christ of VnftPf Oar .flints, Laurel Piers mooing rport^ 3(10 Lame! Lena Church s#oot 9*46 WI.; worMkp ii +tp/ ;
Second Baptist Church 243 Me* .wee th ar oi v hog! MB a worship if am and
7 Jw church veining 8 Am Wednesday
J MMM 7 30 p/h /"
Bt Joseph s Anglican Church (American
Eotsccpai Chur#)^ 185 £ Jahn St Warship 'n . 142B prayer book
E pitapat Churetk 312 6 £vchar«r Pita L 8 am.;
‘-Wowsnp W." v.tJMmenM1 breakfast 10^ a rn ■nurol^sj^orshic with Enchant' 10 30
St Paul Lutfp|pn Churrah, Chm and Santa
Clara Streets 'Worship* service 8 am (broadcast on KNflLr Radio fM 92) arid IO 30 a m Sunday wkoo
8ta Peter arid Pew: Catholic Church j66 N
Casten Saturday »hp rn Sc
8 30. 1Q. and ll ti BJI through friday.
SJH No evening Mass
Spirit of Life FetawShip, #19 Enchantment Lbob, of! EM 726 wet1 Zipp Lane Sunday worship Sunday school, aura arc 10 am. evening service 7 pm Wednesday fMtBp jjjgPrand 307 E
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Ti*# Pf UM GpBowship 126 Highway 81 W Sunday tfttPf 9 46 a m and 7 p m
■hee 7 pm
Bracken United Methodist Church FM
2252 Sunday school 9 30 a rn church serves 1045a rn
Bulverde Baptist Church P O Bo* 43
Sunday school 9 30 a rn worship IO 45 a rn and 7 pm Christian training 6 pm. Wed nesdey service 7pm
Bulverde United Methodist Church Highwey 281 North and Cibolo Creek Sunday School 9 30 a rn church service 10 45 a rn
Can yea Lake United Methodist Church
Flint stone Drive Canyon Lake Mobil Home Estates Sunday school 9 15 am worship IO 30a rn
Chapel m tty* Cove (interdenominational) c y press Cove Club House Worship 9am
Church of Christ FM 1159 and FM 2673 Bfbla :lass IO am Sunday worship ll am and Bp m Wedneedey Sbivce 7 p rn
Church m the Vert ay time rdenominetional)
Deep Acies Canyon City Church school 9
am, worship 10 ' 5 a m Bible study 7pm
Church in the Wildwood Assembly of Godi
FM 2673 The Oaks Sunder school IO a rn worship IO 50 am end 6-JO p.rn
Cranes Min Baptist Chute* FM 2673 et Parkville Sunday Bible study 9 30 a rn worship 10BI prs 6 30 pm. Wednesday Bible stow and prayer 7 30 p m Nursery provided
Fneden a United Church of Christ
Geronimo Church school 9 am, worship service 1016 a rn
First Baptist Church Horseshoe Fess Estates Sunday school 9 30 am worship
10 40 a rn and 6pm Nursery provided
Rock Hilt Gospel Faith Center 502 interstate
35 south of New Braunfels behind the rest area Sunday school 10 a rn worship 8 and 11 a rn and 7 30 p rn Tuesday Bile college 7 30 p rn , Thursday ladies meeting 9 30 a rn and young ministers 7 30 p rn
St Andrew Lutheran Church ALC) FM
2673 east of Starkville
worship 10 15 a rn communion test Sunday
St Francis By the Lake Episcopal Church 14 mites west of interstate Mi on FM 306 Services 10 a m Sunday noon Wednesday Rev katherine G Riggs vc rn
St John a Mission Church (Our Lady of Perpetual Help mission) Hunter Sunday Mass
9 30 a m
St. Paul Lutharan Church Highway 1863 at
Highway 281 Sunday school 9 a rn worship
St. Paul Unrtad Church of Chriat. South Main and FM 78 Cibolo Church school and worship at 10 a rn
St Thomas Chapel (Roman Catholici. Canyon Dam hillside Sunday Maas 9 30 and 11:15 a rn.; prs Sunday Mass Saturday 5 and 7
Triumphant Lutheran Church Bat Cava Road st Schoanthai Road Worship 9 am.. Sunday school for all agas 10:16 a rn
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