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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel, plans a parish fiesta from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Saturday evening Spanish-English Mass will begin at 4 p.m. The fiesta will include music, Mexican food and dancing.
Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Davern Hall. Those interested in donating blood may sign up by visiting the Community Blood Center at www.esavealifenow.org.
Holy Family Catholic Church is preparing for the 9th annual Slovenefest, to be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Monsignor Heliodore Mejak Hall, gym and Holy Family school grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The celebration begins with Mass at 4 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will include a silent auction, games, souvenirs and an authentic Slovenian dinner of sarma (stuffed cabbage roll), poljene paprika (stuffed pepper), krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans. All funds raised benefit the Holy Family church.
Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month, and at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the other Sundays, and Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. The church website is http://judsonbaptistchurchkck.com/.
Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, plans a church picnic, Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Sept. 17. Services are at 9:50 a.m., before the picnic.
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will attend a meeting of the Northeast Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence; a workshop on church endowment and planned giving will follow. The parish will observe the 15th Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sept. 17; a potluck dinner will follow in the parish hall.
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