Religion Briefs January 19, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Calvary Baptist to host marriage conference
TUPELO – Calvary Baptist Church will host the conference “What did you expect: redeeming the realities of marriage,” on Feb. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., and Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The conference will feature the Rev. Paul David Tripp. A meal will be provided before the conference begins on Feb. 17, and child care will be available through the sixth grade.
To reserve your space, call (662) 844-6795 or email office@lawndalepc .com.

Anti-Apartheid minister to deliver series
OXFORD – The Rev. Dr. Peter Storey, former Bishop of the Johanesburg/Soweto area of the Methodist Church of South Africa and a Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School, will visit the Oxford to deliver a series entitled “Making a World of Difference.”
A native of South Africa, Storey has been integral in giving national leadership to the anti-apartheid struggle.
His series will address what it means to be a faithful leader in the modern church, as well how the church may make a difference locally and globally.
The event will begin on Jan. 27 at Oxford University UMC’s 9 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. services. It will continue at the church’s 6 p.m. service that night.
On Jan. 28, the church will host a Q and A with Storey, and the series will conclude that night with a 6 p.m. service.

European initiative seeks ban on abortion
Anti-abortion groups from 20 different countries have launched a petition to ask the European Parliament to recognize that life begins at conception.
The “One of Us” initiative is the first of its kind in Europe and represents a larger effort to forge a cohesive continental anti-abortion movement.
The petition aims to collect 1 million signatures in at least seven of the 27 countries of the European Union by November, forcing the Strasbourg, France-based European Parliament to schedule a debate on the issue.

This week’s answer
Q. How did the Lord say He would increase the nations of Israel?
A. LIKE THE STARS of heaven (1 Chronicles 27:23)

This week’s question
Q. OVER WHAT does God suspend the Earth?
Questions by Claude Wilemon