Several Wyandotte County students named to MidAmerica Nazarene University honor roll

Several Wyandotte County students have been named to the fall honors lists at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe.

Students on the President’s List had a grade point average of 4.0 for the semester; students on the Dean’s List had a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99; and students on the Honor Roll had a grade point average of 3.2 to 3.49. All students named to honors were taking at least 12 semester hours.

MidAmerica Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that has more than 1,870 students and offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, as well as some professional and graduate programs.

On the honors lists from Wyandotte County:

From Bonner Springs:

Isabella Cavanaugh, Dean’s List
Shannon Danley, Dean’s List
Trinity Jones, Dean’s List
Gracie Myers, Dean’s List
Hannah Ryser, President’s List

From Edwardsville

Alyssa Bland, Dean’s List

From Kansas City, Kansas:

Stanley Coates, President’s List
Karyssa Forshey, Honor Roll
Jackeline Gil, Honor Roll
Riley Glassbrenner, Dean’s List
Lily Ledesma, Dean’s List
Jonathan Nelson, Dean’s List
Rebecca Viens, Dean’s List
Logan Vogel, Dean’s List

Three Wyandotte County students initiated into honor society

Three Wyandotte Countians have been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

The students are Angela Jones, Bonner Springs; Riley Kaiser, Kansas City, Kansas; and Brian Ward, Kansas City, Kansas.

About 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

The top 10 percent of seniors and the top 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees also may qualify. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may qualify.

Faith news

Wyandotte County is in Phase 3 under Kansas Ad Astra reopening plan. Local health officials said under Phase 3, people should keep a distance of 6 feet between themselves and others. They may sit closer to people who live in their households. Also, people should wear masks and should wash hands or use hand sanitizer. There is a mask order in effect in Wyandotte County, requiring masks to be worn inside any public space.

Some faith groups are holding online or video services. In Wyandotte County, those who are older than 60 or who have other medical conditions should continue being very cautious, according to the Wyandotte County health officials. Those who are sick should stay home, according to officials.
More details about Wyandotte County health guidelines for churches are at

Some churches have been changing their services as a result of COVID-19 restrictions for the community. Residents are advised to visit the social media page of their church or faith organization, or to call them or email them, to see changes that have been made to regular schedules, or if there are video services planned on Sunday.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has information about churches reopening, Masses, and reflections, at

Blessed Sacrament, Christ the King and Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic churches have resumed in-person Masses. For more information, visit the churches’ websites or Facebook pages at,, and Sunday Mass is online at The Christmas Mass schedule at Blessed Sacrament is 4 p.m. Dec. 24 in English; 7 p.m. Dec. 24 in Spanish; 9 p.m. Dec. 24 in Spanish; and 10 a.m. Dec. 25 in Spanish. The Christmas Mass schedule at Christ the King is 2 p.m. Dec. 24 in English, with carols preceding; 5 p.m. Dec. 24 in Spanish; 8 p.m. Dec. 24 in English; and 9 a.m. Dec. 25 in English. Christmas Mass at Our Lady and St. Rose will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 in English.

Casa – Worship House Christian Church, 5217 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, will have services at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church has an online service at Check with the church’s social media page for more information on services. For more information, visit Facebook @casadealabanzaKCKS.

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, in Davern Hall in the church basement. Appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment, visit

The First Christian Church of Bonner Springs, 148 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, is planning a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the fellowship hall. The blood drive will help the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City collect blood donations. There is a critical need for blood donations. Appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment, visit

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will have services in person with social distancing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. There will be a livestream service at and

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans to livestream at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, on its Facebook page at, and people are welcome to attend the service in person, using social distancing, masks and other health measures. There will be an ugly sweater contest on Dec. 20. The church plans a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, has a Mass online for Sunday, Dec. 20, at St. Patrick Church also has in-person Masses. Advent confessions will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21. The Christmas Mass schedule is 5 p.m. Dec. 24 in English; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in Spanish, 10 p.m. Dec. 24 in English; 8 a.m. Dec. 25 in English; 10 a.m. Dec. 25 in English; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 25 in Burmese.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will have updates about online services on its Facebook page and its website at and

Sunset Hills Christian Church, 6347 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, plans to have services at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. For more information about this Sunday’s plans, visit the Facebook page of Pastor Mike Barnett, Services are also provided through checkout of DVD or SD Card and can be sent by email upon request. People are welcome to attend the service in person using social distancing and other health measures. Masks are available or bring your own to wear.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will have a livestreamed service Sunday, Dec. 20, on Facebook, or online on the website at

Information about other church services in Wyandotte County may be available from the church’s social media page.
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