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'John the disciple' pays a visit to CLC

Morning services at Christian Life Center on Sunday will feature Dave Burchfield in "A Visit With John."

This narrative, told in the character of the disciple John while on the Isle of Patomos, teaches lessons of how to love one another.

Palm Sunday, April 13, will include a drama by Carolyn Glidewell that portrays the Passover Seder and its meaning to believers in Christ.

Christian Life Center, 542-0353, is located at 3801 S. Russell St.

Renewal Days begins Wednesday at Nazarene

Spiritual Renewal Days will be held Sunday through Wednesday at First Church of the Nazarene, 2339 26th Ave., one block west of Reserve Street on South Avenue.

The Rev. Christopher Lewis, a noted speaker, musician and ventriloquist will be the evangelist for this four-day revival. Services are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Monday's topic will be on "Handling Hurt." "Grace that Prevails" is the focus of the Tuesday session.

There is no charge, but offerings will be received.

The public is welcome and a nursery will be available for pre-schoolers.

For more information, call 728-2993 or 728-0797.

History professor to speak on war, discipleship

Professor Paul Gordon Lauren will be the featured speaker at First Presbyterian Church's Lenten Series on Wednesday.

Lauren, regent professor of history, will speak on "Reflections On Discipleship In a Time of War" at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in the new building at 235 South Fifth St. W.

A soup supper from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. will precede the lecture.

Outreach group brings testimony to Plains

Teen Challenge/Montana Outreach Women's Center will minister at Church on the Move in Plains on Sunday at 8:45 and 11 a.m.

The speakers will give testimony on how faith in Jesus Christ has set them free from drugs and alcohol and how their lives are being changed.

Teen Challenge/Montana Outreach is a 12- to 18-month residential discipleship program that opened its doors in Missoula in August 2001. The nonprofit organization functions with donations from individuals. It is not supported by tax dollars.

The Rev. David Wilkerson, author of "The Cross and the Switchblade," began Teen Challenge more than 40 years ago.

Today, there are 150 ministry centers in the United States and 250 centers worldwide. The groups aim to offer hope and healing through discipleship training not only to teens with life-controlling problems, but also to adults. The program has a documented 86 percent success rate according to Northwestern University.

Missionary to Ghana to speak in Missoula

Emmanuel Baptist Church on Blue Mountain Road will host Corie Keller on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. The presentation will replace the regular Sunday sermon.

Keller will share her experiences as a short-term missionary to Ghana, Africa, during the regular service. She will also describe her Youth With A Mission (YWAM) discipleship training class in Sweden.

Slides will be shown with questions accepted after the presentation.

'Angel' musician to perform today and Sunday

Dr. Ross Jutsum of State of the Heart Ministries will perform his Christian music at three churches Saturday and Sunday.

Music consultant to the television show "Touched By An Angel," Jutsum will perform Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Worldwide Church of God, 506 Toole Ave.

Jutsum will appear Sunday at 7 p.m. at Lolo Southern Baptist Church on the corner of Anne and Highway 93 in Lolo.

He will perform at First Church of the Nazarene, 2339 26th Ave., Saturday at 7 p.m. and again at services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Word out for scholarship applicants

Each year, the First United Methodist Church Foundation awards two scholarships: Katie Payne Scholarship and the Foundation Scholarship.

The Katie Payne Scholarship is awarded to a young woman who is planning a career in the medical field or in public service.

Fields such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, pharmacy, RN, LPN, psychology, health care administration and social work qualify as medical fields. Public service is defined as law, government service, or political science.

The Foundation Scholarship honors deceased members of the church who gave much of their time to First United Methodist Church. To qualify for this scholarship, the student must have actively participated in the life of the church.

To apply for either of these scholarships, contact the church office at 549-6118. The deadline for applications is May 10.

Meeting to focus on faith and justice

The next People of Faith/People of Action meeting will be held in the small conference room at the Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., Wednesday at noon.

Anyone with an interest in the interface of faith and the pursuit of justice is welcome. The discussion will focus on Easter activities in relation to peace and justice.

For more information, call Liz Rantz, 542-0589.

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