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The Evangelical Free Church of America will hold a youth challenge conference from July 6 to 10 in Kansas City, Mo. Nearly 5,500 youth are expected to attend. About 5 percent of the total attendees are expected to be from the Kansas City area. They have scheduled volunteer work while here.
Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.
“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., plans an evening Vacation Bible School July 13-17 for preschool through fifth grade children. The theme is “Weird Animals.” To enroll, visit livingwaterumc.net/vacation-bible-school/ or call 913-400-7203.
Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a Second Sunday Potluck Dinner immediately following the 10:30 a.m. morning service July 13.
The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, is planning a rummage sale July 16-19. The sale may include clothing, household items and tools. The StoreHouse ministry at Stony Point Christian Church is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 16. The StoreHouse serves people with a dinner, clothing and a food pantry.
The Pitching for Priests fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. Priests and seminarians from the Catholic archdiocese in Kansas City, Kan., and the diocese of Kansas City, Mo., will participate to benefit vocations funding. The host of the event is the Catholic Radio Network.
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the fourth Sunday in Pentecost July 6. Services in English will be at 10 a.m.; services in Spanish will be at 1:30 p.m.