FAITH in brief

2013-01-27T00:00:00Z 2013-01-31T12:00:06Z FAITH in brief Casper Star-Tribune Online
January 27, 2013 12:00 am


Financial peace starts today

The new version of Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University starts today at 6 p.m., and continues for nine weeks through March 24 at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2625 Casper Mountain Rd. The new format is a condensed version of Ramsey's 13-week program, but all of the useful information is still included. Learn to live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else! Former graduates of FPU attend for free. There is a $100 fee for new attendees, which includes the kit. For more information, call Jason Evert at 259-6779 or Arnie Sybrant at 235-8926.

Pancakes at St. Stephens

Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday. Call it what you will -- we simply call it delicious. Join us Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. as we serve up all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, breakfast meats and juice. This is our annual event as we transition from the season of Epiphany to Lent. A free will donation is requested. All monies collected will go to Mercer House. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church welcomes all and is located at 4700 S. Poplar St. For more information, please call us at 265.4105 or visit

Pancakes in Glenrock

Christ Episcopal Church in Glenrock, 415 West Cedar, will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12. All are invited to enjoy pancakes, eggs and sausage, with a free-will offering to benefit the church's building expansion fund. A free-will offering Bake Sale will also be held. The Ash Wednesday liturgy with Imposition of Ashes will be at 7 p.m. on February 13. For info, call 436-8804 or 258-2524. The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Lent at Christ Episcopal

Join us at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 West Cedar in Glenrock, for prayer, scripture, and fellowship as part of your Lenten discipline. Sunday services with Sunday School start at 9:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross with Bible study and soup supper will begin at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, February 20 through March 20. For info, call 436-8804 or 258-2524. The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Controlling issues

Lifeline Connection is a division of Teen Challenge USA. We will be offering Christian support and recovery groups now in Casper. Eight groups will be offered with more to come. Right now we will be focusing on a Christian 12 step program, peacemaking "handling conflict biblically", eating disorders, post abortions, abusive relationships, depression, and professionals in recovery. All being Christ-centered groups to build a more meaning relationship with Christ and with others.

For more information or to register for a group, please call Brenda at 235-9100 ext. 223 or Pat at 258-5397.

Steven Curtis Chapman here

Central Wyoming Rescue Mission (CWRM) is hosting Christian contemporary music singer and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, Sunday, March 24, at Highland Park Community Church in Casper. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. There will be an opportunity to make a contribution in support of CWRM’s programs and services to assist the homeless and needy in central Wyoming.

Tickets $35 for general admission, $45 Gold Circle “up close” seating, $75 Platinum “up front” seating with “meet and greet”. Purchase tickets through, Mission outlets, Galilean or Highland Park. For more information, call  268-4474.

Year of Invitation

First Presbyterian Church at 8th and Wolcott has designated 2013, our 100th year, The Year of Invitation. If you are new to Casper, if you’ve been away from the church for awhile and put off returning, or if attending church is new to you, we invite you to join us!

We are blessed to be able to begin centennial restoration and renewal projects in our sanctuary and parlor areas this winter. In doing so, we realize this is also a wonderful time to restore and renew our faith in Jesus Christ and to reach out to others as Christ called us to do.

Sunday School is at 9:15, worship is at 10:30, and fellowship follows. Three Bible studies meet during the week, as well as vocal and hand bell choirs. Currently Pastor Paul Kuhn is preaching through the Book of Genesis.


Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of Casper, WY

 Spirituality group kicks off

Join us at the United Church of Christ (on the corner of 15th and Melrose) for our next discussion, this time centered around the book, "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Jesus’ Childhood Pal."

Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., the Spirituality Group will be reading this humorous, yet poignant story of the early years of Jesus’ life, as seen through the eyes of author Christopher Moore.

In an effort to understand what it is that is so special about him and what he is supposed to do about it, Joshua (AKA Jesus) and his buddy Biff set out on an adventure to find the three wise men.

“Lamb really picks up when Biff and Joshua leave Nazareth to seek out Balthasar, Gaspar, and Melchior, the three Magi who foretold the coming of the Messiah and were present at his birth. Along the way, the two boys have more than their fair share of adventures involving bandits, Yeti, and hundreds of blood-thirsty followers of Kali, the Hindu Goddess of destruction. Amidst all of this Joshua and Biff travel along the Silk Road to China and later to India and along the way learn the tenets of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism; Joshua also studies yoga, and Biff, the Kama Sutra.

The book runs around $9 or less depending on where you order it: Kindles, Amazon and other online sellers have plenty of copies.

For more information, contact Rev. Dee at 266-4447.

Progressive Sunday School curriculum 

The United Church of Christ, Casper offers a Sunday School program for ages 5-11 (grades K-5). Based on curriculum from the Center for Progressive Christianity, we focus on virtues such as kindness, respect, tolerance, and equality. Children learn through stories and hands-on activities to be good citizens of our shared planet. Sunday School takes place during church services, at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday, September through May. Childcare is offered for children younger than 5 years of age. Contact Rev. Dee for questions, 266-4447.

Destiny Outreach

All are welcome at Destiny Outreach Church, 927 W. 12th St. (12th and Poplar) in Casper, including praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Bible teaching on "The Heart Ablaze" at 7 p.m. Sunday worship starts at 10 a.m.; dinner and a movie takes place on the second Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 247-3717.







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