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Holy Family Catholic Church will celebrate Slovenefest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Monsignor Mejak Hall, gym and school grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kan. The event is dedicated to the late Don Lipovac, accordionist, in recognition of his contributions to the community. Slovenefest begins with a Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kan. The festival, after the Mass, includes games, souvenirs, a silent auction, and a Slovenian dinner.
Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., plans Grandparent Recognition Sunday on Sept. 7. The Sunday morning worship service is at 11 a.m.
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will offer “Holy Women, The Desert Mothers,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11. Sister Judith Sutera, OSB, will be the presenter. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, is preparing for its 50th year celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28. A potluck-fellowship is planned after the 10:30 a.m. service. A variety show also is planned as part of the celebration.
Our Lady of Unity Parish will hold Our Lady of Unity Fest from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Sacred Heart field, 2646 S. 34th, Kansas City, Kan. The event includes family entertainment, carnival games, inflatables for kids, talent contest, variety of musical groups, Mexican dance groups, American and Mexican-style food, drinks and a silent auction.
Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., are attending a workshop this week at the Kanuga Conference Center near Hendersonville, N.C. The event, entitled “Nuevo Amanecer” (New Dawn), will focus on developing practical tools to support a Hispanic ministry. The Rev. Art Rathbun, the development missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, will be the guest clergyman at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 31.
A Ladies Tea is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, at the Cole Activity Center.
University United Methodist Church, 3148 Parallel, is planning a garage sale Sept. 5 and 6.
Village West Family Church, 2205 N. 102nd, (the former Victoria Tabernacle), plans a night of worship at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland, will hold a fall garage sale, bake sale and barbecue on Sept. 19 and 20. Food available for lunch includes hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. Homemade baked goods will be available. There will be a variety of items for sale.