Faith news

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The Vincente Valdivieso Scholarship Taco Dinner and Bingo fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Davern Hall, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the dinner will be $7, and includes dessert and a bingo card.

The 59th annual Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Grand Ballroom at the downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Convention Center. Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs punter, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $50 each. For more information, visit https://kccmpb.org/ or call 816-863-0992.


The Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a “Gospel Non-Violence Study Group” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy. “Scripture Study and Reflection,” facilitated by Heather Neds, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Center. Register for the programs at 913-689-9375 or register at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.


A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the New Story Church, 5500 Woodend Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.


Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 26.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 26.


A Super Sunday benefit dinner for the Sisters, Servants of Mary, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the pasta, Italian sausage and meatballs dinner with sides is $10 per person, or $5 per youth 10 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door, with carryout available. Proceeds benefit the charitable nursing work of the Sisters, Servants of Mary.

The Rev. Dixie Roberts Junk, the priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas,, will present the state of the parish at the 10 a.m. Sunday service Jan. 26; a potluck luncheon and the annual parish meeting will follow.


Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 26, with the youth group meeting at 1:30 p.m.


Send Faith News items to news@wyandottedaily.com. Please include your contact information. If there is inclement weather, check with the sponsoring organization to see if the event will still be held. These events are listed by alphabetical order of the faith group.

Saturday events

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the youth services craft room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be reading, dancing and singing. The story time is geared to children ages 2 to 6. For other library activities, visit www.kckpl.org.

KCKCC conference home opener to be Saturday
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s basketball conference home openers will be on Saturday, Jan. 25, at KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. The Blue Devils will play Hesston, with the women’s game scheduled at 2 p.m. and the men’s game at 4 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event will still be held.

Poet laureate of Kansas to appear Feb. 27 at Donnelly College

Huascar Medina

Huascar Medina, 2019-2020 poet laureate of Kansas, will make a public appearance at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 on the Donnelly College campus, Event Center, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Medina, Topeka, is a poet, writer and performer. He is a freelance copywriter and literary editor for seveneightfive magazine, publishing stories that spotlight literary and artistic events in northeast Kansas.

His poems may be found in his collection, “How to Hang the Moon,” published by Spartan Press. Medina is the winner of ARTSConnect’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art.

Medina will present, “May Our Voices Ring True.” His purpose is to help audiences share their experiences through poetry and discover what truly connects them. The talk is presented by Donnelly College and Humanities Kansas. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“I want to share what it means to me to be a Kansan,” he said. “I hope, in return, Kansans do the same with me.”

As poet laureate of Kansas, Medina promotes the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations and discussions about poetry in communities across the state.