New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Heratd-Zeitung g Friday, October 17,1997 □ 7AReligion Mattersdo not apply to UCC
I have read with considerable concern the article by staff writer Susan Jakobsen, which made the front page headlines in your paper last week — the article regarding the vote of some 300 members of the 1,800-member First Protestant Church to separate that historic church from the United Church of Christ
My concern does not stem from the article as such. It is well-written and may well be accurate as a report of what occurred at the meeting. I was not present.
My concern arises from the inevitable impression the article leaves as to the nature and character
of the denomination in question, especially in the featured statement of the senior pastor of the church.
The impression, namely, that this denomination, from which the local church puist separate, must be little less than heretical, for it is “not of God and wrong” in its understanding and practice of the Christian frith.
I have reason to believe that your readers are not being well served by this, impression.
The United Church of Christ is one of the major mainline Christian churches of our nation, die result of a union in 1939 of two previously merged denominations: the
Congregational Christian and the Evangelical and Reformed Churches in America. Earlier this year, the
UCC entered into full communion with four other mainline Christian churches, all but one of which have member churches in our community, namely the Presbyterian USA Church, the Evangelical Lutheran 'Church of America, the Reformed Church in America and the Episcopal Church. Each of these churches St its national assembly voted with well over the needed two-thirds majority to ratify the agreement of full communion.
Is it likely, or even conceivable, that these national churches would have entered into full communion with the UCC if their officers, biblical scholars, theologians and lay delegates had found it “not of God and wrong”?
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Nor have I found it so. I have served on various committees, agencies and boards of the UCC since its founding, have helped revise its constitution, served as chair of its nominating committee, attended six of its general synods, helped organize its local conference comprised of churches and agencies in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi and served twice as moderator of that conference.
I have served three local churches affiliated with either the UCC or its antecedent denominations or churches in Texas, Missouri and Louisiana. In all these relations with the UCC, I have often been challenged with new and sometimes controversial or unpopular understandings of the Christian Church, its mission and its
expression of faith; but I have never , been left in doubt as to the validity of the positions taken, however many might find them unpalatable.
The UCC has been called “die most liberal church in America.” So be it! I have found it to be the most liberating. It declares its member churches “autonomous”; that is, free to design their own patterns of worship and practice, but ever challenged to be or become fully mature and responsible as God’s people in Christ, sustained by the good news, proclaimed and lived, of the grace, mercy and love of God manifested and brought near in Jesus die ChristRoland H. Pantermuehl‘Hell House’ aims to scare out sin
ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — The Abundant Life Christian Center in this Denver suburb plans to stage a date rape as part of its lavish — and controversial — Halloween production called “Hell House.”
The date rape will be one of five scenarios to be played out. Each of them, Roberts said, are examples of what can lead a person to bdl.
“Hell House” drew more than 14,000 people in its first two years.
Organizers said they hoped the show would “peel back the scar” of rape victims and “help diem Begin to heal.” A response room is provided for “Hell House” visitors to discuss what they’ve seen and seek counseling if they choose.
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^5 Commerce St., 333*1352 Ro. Rev. Bobby Lewis, Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 un., Morning Service ll a.m
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162 South Seguin
889 Land* St, 620-5102 Sunday services, IO am. and 730 fun., Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Mens ekes at 8 un. Saturday.
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Calvary Baptist Church is presently holding regular Church services at 830 un. and UKK) a.rn. Sunday with Sunday School at lthOO am. Pastor David Beatty will continue the dual services until the new church farihty is completed. Come, join the Calvary congregation in Worship
Christ centered - Bible believing. Presbyterian Church in America, 1620 Common. Sunday school, 9:30; Worship service, 10:45; Wednesday eve., 700,6294)405.
1134 Meadow Got, #101.62<W)055. Mark Reeves Sun.; Gases 9.30 un.; Worship 10:30 un. and 6 pun. Wed. 7 pm.
1665 Highway 81 West.
Bible chases for ail, 9 un.; Worship IO a.m.; Evening Worship 6 pan.; it ^nOWed. 7 pm. classes for all ages. Nursery available.
211 Hwy 81 East 629-1072
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 Arma, Pastor. Nursery provided.
South Hickory and Cross Streets. Sunday school 9:15 ajn.; worship 8 and 10 30 i m.
Dahmmg Comtian hUOMMR
1895 S. Walnut Sunday School 9:30am, Sunday Worship 10:30am. Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denomination.
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983 Holy at comer of Ridgewood.
Sunday school 945a.m.
Sunday service 11:00a.m. and evening 6:30p.m. Wednesday evening 7:00 p m.
Prater Wilburn Taylor.
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ECK Worship Service Sunday, Sept. 21,1100 a.m.
Norvelt Bank Meeting Room (Comer of Walnut At Howard Sis.)
Al Faiths are invited to anend.
Pot luck dinner to follow...
Inn Unbid Cnmo
970 Loop 337.625-6761.
Sunday Worship 10:30un., Sunday school-aft aga 9:15 ara. Pastor Lae Ziman.
Youth Faith Extravagant 2nd Saturday of each month 9:30 am-1 pm.
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Sol™ Rd.AtlH 35.6294)607. 9:45 am, 11 un Ac 6 pm Sunday
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1687 VS. 81 Wat. Sunday school 9:45 a.rn. Worship 10:30 am. and 6 pm. Wednesday service 7 pan.
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733 Croa St Sunday school 9:30 tm.; wonhip 10.45 un. and 7 pm.; Wednoday dinner 540 p.m. Bible study and papa service 6:00 pan.
IRbt C—in or CMM Scan
137 E. Mill St Sunday service 10:30 tan.; Sunday school 10*30 un.; Wednesday service 730 pan. Quid care available.
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1465135 East Sunday service 9^5 tan.
Worship 10:50 tan. and 6 pan.
tar Sorb amt Cmko
(Located on the comer of Seguin and Col Streets; one block from downtown pkxa) Sunday Worship 8.-00 rad 1030 tan; Sunday School Gasses 9:00 pan; Breakfast at The First 8 30-10:15;
Youth Activities - call 609-7729 Ext 36; Wednesday PRIME TIME
Bible studio ii seminars;
For Your Intercession Prayer Groups -Wed. AM At Tues. PM;
Adult activities; child care provided.
8:15am, 930am, 10:50 am, 54)0 p.m. Church School:
Sunday 930 un Youth Activities: vt-, -»rf* Sunday 5:00 pro ,
330 S. FiadUbory.^625-1288. Sun. Worship 10:30 a. rn;
Sun. Bible Study 9*30 un., Wed. night (kvtw MBB Pastor Dennis Glibber.
430 FM306.606-2843. Pastor Fred McMichaeL Sun. School 10am,
Sun Worship I lam; Wed. 7pm.
134 Enchantment Lane, off FM 725.
Pastor Jack Dool;
Sumky services KMXkm and 6c00pm Wednesday 730pm.
For more information cal 609-1325.
1472 Hwy. 46 South.
Bible study at 10a.m.- Sundby, Worship: Hun. At 6 pan.-Sunday; Wednestky Prayer At Bible
Study at 7 pan.
1472 Hwy. 46 South.
Bible study ar 10a.m.- Stinky, Worship: 11a.m. At 6 pm.-Suntky; Wednesday Prayer At Bible Study ai 7 pan.
Adon Seay School, Hwy. 46 Wen Sunday 1030 Contemporary Workup
Hour fAMOV Caimouc CNMCX
245 S. Hidalgo, 609-5320.
Mon.- 8am (Spanish mao),
Wed. 8am (English mast), Hum.-6pm (Spanish), Fro Sam (English). Sat 5pm (Engjub),
Sun. 8am (Spanish) and 10am (Engfrh). Father Jama Waster, M.S.F.
134 Meadow Gem #102.
Sumky Clast© 104)0 ira.
Woohip 114)0 im.
Thursday Gaoo 630 pan.
Stinky school930un.; woohip ll un^ Wednenky Bifak audy and prayer meeting 7 pm; worship ministry and Iv"1* groups.
Temporarily "t—*f*g ai he jAtR GynmoMia Bldg, 1437 S. Walnut,
New Braunfck, 620-LiFE Sundays - IO aan.; Thursdays - 700 pan.; Passor Don Halloo
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355 N. Washington Ave. Sunday drool 945 un. worship 11 aim Wednesday papa At Bible mdy 630 pjn.
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734 Loop 337, 629-2202 Sunday School for all aga - 930am. Worship Celebration and Junior Church - 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Youth groups At Adult Bible study 64)0 pan.
A non-denominational fellows hip Pastor Rick Barden 6084)330.
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373 Howard. 625-5141.
Sunday school-930 a.m.-10:l5 aan., Stinky morning Worship Service -10:30 am.
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2990 W. San Antonio St P.O. Box 311551. 629-5673.
Sabbath school 10:40 un.
Saturday; worship 930 aan. Saturday.
Nm Ut Fhiowbv
1600 River Rd.,
(Formerly Opa’s Ham) (210)606-5527 Worship: Sundays, IO am (including children’s church); Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
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Oakwood Ajhmky or God
104 Melody Lane. 608-1133.
(FM 725 • 3/10ths. mile East of 135) Sunday School 9:30 un.
Morning Worship 10*30 un. Children’s Church 11:15 a.m.
Sunday Eve Worship 6:00 p an. Wednesday Eve Praise and Playa 74)0 p m. Anointed Preaching - Expressive Worship -Special Music - Prayer for the Sick Jerry K. Morgan, Pastor Xem Grow With Ut"
Oakwood Brim Cnro
2154 Loop 337-North. 625-0267. Sundays- 8:15 san., 9:30am, 10:45 am.; Sun. eves.- 6 p.m.,
Bible Study-9*30 At 10:45,
Wed. Service- 7 p.m.
Pastor Ray Sail
OM Lam or FRMRX* Mw Concn
138 W. Austin Moms 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and, 8 and 11 am. Sunday, Monday through Friday Masses 6 p m. Wed. 8 un.
IRAQ Unman Cmkn
1147 S. Walnut. 6200618.
Workup 84)0 and 1030 am;
Sunday School 9:15 am.
Pastor David Sdiuke.
909 FM 1518.6584)459
273 Mcmweathcr St.
Sunday School- 10a.m., Sunday Service-11a.m., Sunday Evening- 6p an.
Pastor WjJliam Kabcric.
Sr. KNDri tacoiAi Cmdtm
312 i Guenther Ave.
Holy Eudunst Rite One 84)0 a m.,
Holy Eucharist Rite Taw l04Mkm.
Sl (omits Angucam CWBCX
446 N. Seguin.
Sun. 8 un. Holy Communion;
11 ajn.-lst At 3rd Sundays Holy Communion, 2nd At 4th Sundays Morning Prayer, Church School 9:45 Sundays.
Ii, Far Ixmban Cnnkx
(EiCA), Cross and Santa Ckn Streets. Sumky worship 8 san.
(broadcast on KNBT radio FM 92), 10:30 aan. Sunday school 9:15 aan.
Sn* tai and Far Camduc Cxmcx
386 N. Casted, 625-4531. Monsignor Eugene O’Calkghan.
Maw: Sat. 5 pm.; Sun. 8 arn,
9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
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A prophetic, spirit-filled, healing church.
1291 E. Common Sunday School 10:30 am.:
. Sunday worship 11:15 aan.;
Wednesday bible study 7:00 p.m.; Thursday prayer meeting 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Rod Pozos, B. Th.
IRR or Ir Fkuowsnd
652 N. Loop 337.
Sunday service (including children's church) at 8:30 and 10:30 un. and 7 p.m.;
Ladle Bible study IO a.m. Wednesday; Pastor's Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday.
IR Umtahan IbavoBAisn or Comm. County
Meet on Wednesday at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337, at 7:30 pm. 629-4262. Public invited.
URTY CXUKN or Mw IRAUMBS
Church of Daily Word Minister Rev. Parti Brooks Krumnow Sunday Service 11 a.m. at the Senior Gtizen’s Center, 655 Linda St.
Dial-A-Pray: 608-9515 ;,,,'lnforinarion: 625-4642 "
Victory Team Churcm
135 Deborah Dr., New Braunfels. 608-1300.
Pentecostal Church of God Sunday worship and Sunday School IO a.m and 6 p.m.;
Wed. 7 p.m.
■moon llano Methodist Cmmcn
20377 FM 2252.
Sunday school 9:30 a.m.;
Church service 8:15 and 10:40 a.m.; UMYF Sunday 5 p.m.
CNMCX Of CMM
FM 3159 and 2673.899-7077.
Bible dan 10 a.m.;
Sunday worship 11 a.rn. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Sr. Amnkw LUDMAN CNMCX
7420 FM 2673,1 mi E of Starkville. Sun. Service - 8 a.m., Church School,
9 aan., Worship 10:15,
Holy Communion, 1st & 3rd Sundays, Nursery provided 9 am.
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Episcopal Church, FM 306 at Spring Mountain Drive, Canyon Lake.
Sunday: Holy Eucharist 8 a m. and 10:30 am., Sunday School for adults and children: 9:30a.m.
Wednesday*. Bible Study 10:30 a m. and 6:30 p rn.,
Holy Eucharist-11 30 am.
The Rev. john D. Bidders, Rector.
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16870 No. Sate Hwy. 123 (5 mile from IH-35/Exit 204, towards Seguin), San Marcos, IX 78666.
Sunday: 9:30 am. Bible clast, 11 am. Worship; Tuesday 11 am. Prayer Service
512 3%-UFE (5433).
Sondra Von Cyticnixuul spiritual leader Call for weekly daw schedule
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625-7775 389 S. Seguin
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