January 31, 1998 in Features

Exhibits, Workshops Part Of ‘Mission 2000’

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Missionaries from around the world will converge on the Whitworth College campus for “Mission 2000,” Feb. 20 and 21, designed to mobilize Christians for missions.

In addition to mission-minded workshops, the event will feature exhibits, hand-crafted items made by artists in undeveloped countries, musical performances and a special bookstore.

Keynote speakers include Marj Carpenter, former moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church who has visited nearly every Presbyterian mission field; John Perkins, a sharecropper’s son who is the author of nine books and recognized for his work in community development, racial reconciliation and indigenous leadership development; and the Rev. Jim Singleton, senior pastor at Whitworth Presbyterian, who has been on short-term missions to India, Kenya, Yucatan and Alaska.

Workshops will include “Medical Missions,” “Communicating the Gospel in a Latin Culture,” “Discover Your World View,” “Troubled Youth in Troubled Times,” “The Christian Mission in Asia” and “Organizing a Church Mission Program.”

All events will be on the college campus and at Whitworth Presbyterian Church, 312 W. Hawthorne Road. Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for students; banquets and other meals are extra.

To register, or for more information, call Michele Seefried at 777-3275.

March for Jesus

A leadership training conference to learn more about the annual March for Jesus will be Friday and Feb. 7 at the Ramada Inn, 9601 N. Newport Highway.

March for Jesus is a nationwide event, drawing Christians of all denominations to march through downtown streets. This year’s march is scheduled for May 30.

Conference topics will include how to plan a successful march, team building and working effectively with ministers.

The conference costs $15 per person, or $20 per married couple. To register, or for more information, call Ruth Hamp at 534-5024.

Lectures

Gonzaga University will host two public lectures next week: “How to Begin a Sustainable Spiritual Life” and “From Schrodinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology: Quantum Physics and the Catholic Tradition.”

Franklin Fong, a GU adjunct instructor of biology and a Franciscan brother, will discuss personal reflections about prayer in the midst of a busy life at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Unity House on campus.

His presentation is part of GU’s “Rock Your Thoughts ‘98” activities, designed to raise awareness of contemporary issues.

Wolfgang Smith, professor emeritus of mathematics at Oregon State University, will deliver the second address at 7 p.m. Thursday in Jepson Center Auditorium on campus.

It’s the third in a series of public lectures funded from The John M. Templeton Foundation, devoted to investigating the relationship of the Christian faith and natural sciences.

Smith is the author of “The Quantum Enigma: Finding the Hidden Key.”

, DataTimes


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