P.R.I.D.E. parade, festival planned Aug. 9

A parade and festival sponsored by P.R.I.D.E. and the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters is scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 9.

A Day with P.R.I.D.E. Black Fire Fighters, 17th annual Back-to-School Parade and the Garvin Run and Memorial Balloon Release are among the events.

Grand marshal of the parade, which starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 9, will be John F. Drew Sr., first black U.S. deputy marshal from the state of Kansas, and former director of the Northeast Community Development Center.

The lineup for the Garvin Run is at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at 1726 Quindaro Blvd.

The parade route is from Cissna and Quindaro Boulevard to 9th and Quindaro Boulevard (Parkwood Park behind Fire Station No. 5). School bands, drill team and dancers plan to participate in the parade.

Those who are interested in participating in the parade may call Paul Jones at 913-908-5622 or the P.R.I.D.E. office at 913-321-2733.

The event at Parkwood Park, 9th and Quindaro, will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event includes special awards, games for children and a talent showcase. There will be school supply giveaway for children in kindergarten and older, while supplies last.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available.

The Parkwood pool on Aug. 9 is open free to all swimmers who bring a canned good donation.

The event has several sponsors including the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.

Revival, summer fest date changed

The time and date of the Bible Way Community Church Back To School Revival -Summer Fest has changed from Saturday, Aug. 9, to 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, because of inclement weather.

The community is invited to the event on Aug. 16, which will include food, refreshments, snacks, moon bounce for children and inside activities for children. Registrations are being taken for the youth basketball tournament.

To register, email the names of any youth members that are interested in participating and their age to BibleWayCommunityChurch@yahoo.com. More information about the event is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bible-Way-Community-Church/123053601238531.

The church is at 1720 N. 46th St. in Kansas City, Kan.

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All Saints Catholic parish is planning a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 3, in St. Cyril’s Hall, 44 N. Mill St. Donations are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Bible Way Community Church, 1720 N. 46th St. in Kansas City, Kan., will hold its Back To School Revival. The revival will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Bible Way. The revival includes worship service, school supplies giveaway, food and drinks, as well as outside activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. Outside activities will include plenty of games for children of all ages, and a Basketball Tournament for youth 13 and older. Cost to participate in the Basketball Tournament is $2 per person. Games will be 3 on 3, all games are 10 minutes each, and prizes will be awarded. To register, email the names of any youth members that are interested in participating and their age to BibleWayCommunityChurch@yahoo.com. More information about the event is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bible-Way-Community-Church/123053601238531.

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., will hold an ice cream social after the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 23. The social will include bingo, games, a povitica booth, salami booth, carnival games for children, and a disc jockey. Food available for purchase will include Italian and Polish sausages, hot dogs, ice cream and cake.

Edwardsville United Methodist Church second Saturday supper on Saturday, Aug. 9, will consist of traditional picnic foods. Donations of $8 for adults and $3 for children are requested. The church is at 302 N. Fourth St, Edwardsville,

Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 9200 Parallel Parkway, is having Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to Aug. 8. The VBS is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Younger children also may attend if accompanied by a parent. For more details and registration, visit www.gracekck.org or call 913-544-3687.

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a big sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The sale will include furniture, twin bunk beds, full bed (no mattresses), dressers, household items, electronics, tools and more. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu is hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert.

Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., plans a picnic Sunday, Aug. 3, at the fellowship hall.

“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.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a second Sunday potluck dinner immediately following the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 10, at the church dining room.

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.

The StoreHouse ministry at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 6. The ministry provides clothes and a food pantry, along with a dinner. On July 16, about 103 persons attended the StoreHouse ministry.

A marriage enrichment class will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Patrick Catholic Church social hall, 94th and State Avenue. Classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. The classes are in a relaxed small-group atmosphere where topics such as problem solving, decision making, communication, hidden issues and commitment may be discussed. Trained facilitators will lead the class. The class is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Pre-registration is necessary to www.KansasLoveLetters.com or 913-906-8925.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 708 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., plans a festival after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Aug. 16. A free outdoor polka dance is planned from 9 to 11 p.m. on the museum grounds next door. Food, drink, and a traditional sarma dinner will be available. The social will include games, and prizes will include salamis, homemade poviticas and strudels.

Representatives from Episcopal Community Services of Kansas City will visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. The representatives will observe the Saturday morning breakfast, the pantry and a community garden. ECS and cooperating Episcopal parishes in Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri serve more than 1.6 million meals annually to the needy.

Trinity AME Church will celebrate its 109th anniversary with several events. The anniversary celebration will be led by the Rev. Cecil (Chip) Murray, retired, who was previously a pastor at Trinity AME and later at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Murray will lead a workshop on “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave. The workshop has a $15 fee and includes a continental breakfast. Murray will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 24, at Trinity AME Church, 2201 N. 5th St. The Rev. Fran T. Cary is senior pastor and chair of Trinity AME’s 109th anniversary. Those interested in attending the workshop may visit 222.trinityame.org to register or call 913-621-2306.