Bahai News - Race Unity, Equality Topics Of Conference
Race Unity, Equality Topics Of Conference
Source: The Tennessean
Publication date: 2000-11-18
Arrival time: 2000-11-21
Story type: RELIGION NOTES
Race unity, the equality of women and men and raising spiritually minded
children will be among the topics addressed at an inaugural regional Baha'i conference.
The conference will take place Thursday-Saturday at the
Renaissance Hotel. Featured speakers will include Tod Ewing, senior
spiritual adviser to the Baha'is in North America, and Robert C.
Henderson, secretary general of the national governing body of the
Baha'is in the United States.
The conference will also feature recording artist Dan Seals, as
well as internationally known choir, The Voices of Baha. The Baha'i
faith is a world religion founded by Baha'u'llah, a Persian nobleman,
in 1863. There are about 142,000 adherents in the United States and 5
Thanksgiving celebrations: Members of Shelby Avenue, Lockeland and
Edgefield Baptist churches are hosting a joint east Nashville community
Thanksgiving and praise service at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Shelby Avenue
Baptist Church, 1012 Shelby Ave.
Area congregations located along Franklin Road are uniting for a
community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian
Church, 4800 Franklin Road. The annual event is co-sponsored by First
Christian Church, Brookhaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Glen
Leven Presbyterian Church and Woodmont Hills Church of Christ.
First United Methodist Church, 143 Fifth Ave. S. in Franklin, is
hosting a community Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
South End United Methodist Church, 5042 Edmondson Pike, will be
having a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Joining
South End in this service will be Crievewood United Methodist,
Glendale United Methodist, Hillcrest United Methodist, Crievewood
Baptist and Southminster Presbyterian Church.
Barth Vernon United Methodist Church, 6200 Robertson Ave., is
celebrating its homecoming at a 10 a.m. service with a Thanksgiving
dinner after the service.
There will be a community Thanksgiving worship service at 6 p.m.
tomorrow at Arlington Methodist Church, 1360 Murfreesboro Road. Also
participating are Saturn Drive Baptist Church and Glencliff United
New church: Members of St. John Chrysostom Romanian Orthodox
Mission Church celebrate their founding as a local Romanian Orthodox
congregation today and tomorrow. They meet at Calvary United
Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Road. The priest is the Rev. Daniel
Nicolescu. There will be a Great Vespers service at 5 p.m. today, and
a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at noon tomorrow. Archbishop Nathaniel
Popp of the Romanian Episcopate of America & Canada, will be the
honored guest. For more information, call Valentin Serban, 333-8662.
Holiday help: For those who just don't know how to make Christmas
happen this year, Master's Hands, a ministry of Harvest International
Church in Hermitage, is offering free gifts for children of families
in need. Gifts will be available Dec. 2 at the Harvest Community
Center, 4430 Lebanon Road. A limited number of slots are available,
so call Peggy Zide for an application at 885-1699. If you would like
to help Master's Hands, which provides food, clothing and GED
assistance to area families in need, donations are welcome.
St. Luke CME Church, 2008 28th Ave. N., will have a winter coat
giveaway noon-3 p.m. Dec. 2. The church will be accepting coats until
Dec. 1. Call 256-5446.
In-store performance: Singer-songwriter Sammy Ward, who has a new
record called My Passion, will perform at LifeWay Christian store in
CoolSprings Galleria Nov. 25 during an appearance 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Anniversaries: Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 4506
Nolensville Road, will celebrate the 24th anniversary of its pastor,
the Rev. H. Bruce Maxwell, at the 8 and 11 a.m. services tomorrow. A
concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. today featuring the Mass Choir of
Philippian M.B. Church.
Donelson Presbyterian Church, 2305 Lebanon Road, will celebrate 50
years as a church at the 10:15 a.m. service tomorrow.
Holiday festival: Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 300 Sam
Davis Road, is having its annual craft bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today.
There will be crafts, baked goods, a silent auction and a special
visit from Santa Claus.
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