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Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)
Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)

Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)
Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)

by Kathy Hanis
Volunteers worked in the kitchen on Saturday morning at Holy Family Club to make homemade apple strudel for the upcoming Slovenefest 2015, on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The celebration will be held at Holy Family Club, at the Msgr. Mejak Hall, Gym and School Grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kan.

It will run from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 26. All proceeds benefit Holy Family Church.

The 7th Annual Slovenian festival is dedicated in memory of Mike Waliczek, a long-time Holy Family church member who grew up in the parish and donated countless hours to support the church. .

The history of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kan., is a story of faith, hope and love, of exemplary pastoral care and countless blessings from heaven. It is a testimonial to the courage, vision and generosity of the Slovenian immigrants who founded the parish over 100 years ago.

The Slovenian celebration will begin at 4 p.m., with a Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kan.

The family event will have children and adult games, entertainment, a cultural booth and souvenirs, and a silent auction. The authentic Slovenian dinner includes: choice of Polnjene Paprike (stuffed pepper) or Sarma (stuffed cabbage roll), Kranjska Klobasa (smoked sausage), Krvavica (specialty sausage), sauerkraut, Slovenian potato salad, green beans, bread and butter, one dessert, and choice of beverage, along with sandwiches and refreshments.

For more information, visit www.holyfamilychurchkck.com.

Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)
Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)

Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)
Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)

Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)
Volunteers are preparing for the annual Slovenefest benefit Sept. 26 at Holy Family Club. (Photo from Kathy Hanis)

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Christ the King Catholic Church will hold an ice cream social on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the church grounds, 53rd and Leavenworth Road. Mass will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, followed by the social. The benefit event will include food, games and entertainment. The church is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church basement.

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Our Lady of Unity parish will hold its fifth annual OLU Unity Fest from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sacred Heart field, 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan. All-day fun and family entertainment are planned. Live music will include spiritual-folk, oldies, bluegrass, Spanish and rock. Carnival games, inflatables, talent contest, variety musical groups, American and Mexican-style food and drinks will be available. There will be a silent auction with more than 120 items. The auction will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, contact Virginia viroropeza@aol.com or ajoropeza@aol.com, or Auction- Sherry at johnson7980@sbcglobal.net, telephone 913-207-0900.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church classrooms. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Risen Lamb International Church of the Nazarene, located in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kan., has announced the opening of the Risen Lamb Prayer Room and Retreat Center. On location at their church at 5301 Metropolitan Avenue, the prayer room and retreat center is open to the public for daytime retreats. All individuals or small groups seeking a quiet, sacred space to gather, pray, meditate, journal or read resources about prayer are welcome. The prayer room provides a peaceful space for solitude or can be scheduled in advance for groups of up to eight people. Guests seeking spiritual guidance may schedule a time of spiritual direction with one of the pastoral staff, and groups may inquire about scheduling a member of the pastoral team to lead or speak at a retreat. Donations accepted but not required. For more information, or to plan a visit, contact the Rev. Philip Friday at pobfriday@yahoo.com or call 913-287-9418.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the 14th Sunday in Pentecost at 10 a.m. Aug. 30. The service in English will be at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church fellowship hall. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

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Pastors, ministry and community leaders will gather Sept. 2-4 for the annual New Bethel Church Grow Your Ministry Conference.

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel KCI, Kansas City, Mo.

The host for the event is the New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

According to a church spokesman, pastors, ministry leaders, government leaders, community leaders and aspiring leaders are invited to the conference.

The conference begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a welcoming orientation and reception, and will continue with seminars and general sessions.

Keynote speakers will include Bishop David C. Cooper, senior pastor of New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church and regional bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship; Crisette Ellis, wife of Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, CEO of Affirmations by Crisette, and Mary Kay national sales director; Jay Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development; and Darren Thomas, founder and pastor of Rebirth Worship Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Seminars and general sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with an evening general session at 7 p.m. each night. All evening general sessions are open to the public.

Conference general sessions will include “Developing Your Leadership Team: Who’s Got My Back?” “Taking Worship to A New Realm,” “Going Beyond the Wall,” “God Has No Ceilings,” “Dreams Do Come True” and “Church Leadership In A New Direction.” Conference seminar topics will cover “Expanding the role of the first lady and female church leaders,” “Effective ministry for today’s youth,” “Who says you can’t do that in ministry?” and “Ministry with a solid foundation.”

The theme of this year’s Grow Your Ministry conference is “Ministry Beyond the Walls” and will emphasize that the success of your ministry is tied to both your ability to identify and your willingness to go beyond the church walls into areas of what some might consider as cutting-edge. This is an intense working conference for those who are serious about growing and enhancing their ministry. Those who attend will not only be informed, but also empowered for greater ministry, a church spokesman said.

For event information contact the New Bethel Church office at 913-281-2002 or email info@newbethelkc.org. More information is online at www.newbethelkc.org or www.timeforthegym.org.

For online registration and hotel information visit www.timeforthegym.org or contact the New Bethel Church Office for a registration form. Registration is $45. Day-rate registration is also available through the church office.

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