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A new church, The Chapel KC, plans its first service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Pastor Troy Bailey said the church’s first meeting will be in the auditorium at Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan. The Chapel KC is a nondenominational Christian church. It is open to the public. The church has a website at www.thechapelkc.com.

Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 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/.

A Gospel Nonviolence Study Group will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The study group is presented by Peg Burns Kerbawy, developer of “Our Golden Thread, Gospel Nonviolence Curriculum Materials.” The group will discuss the message of nonviolence that was preached by Jesus and others through the ages. For reservations, call 913-906-8990. The Keeler Center also is offering spiritual direction by appointment, telephone 913-906-8990.

A program, “Experiencing God’s Mercy,” will be presented on certain Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program is an introduction to and reflection on Pope Francis’ recent book, “The Name of God is Mercy.” The program will be facilitated by Jesuit novices, Jorge Roque and Marco Machado. The program will be presented in Spanish from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24; and in English from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7 and 14. For reservations, call 913-906-8990.

A spaghetti dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kan. On the menu are spaghetti, Italian sausage, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout is available.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kan., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the church Fellowship Hall.

New church plans first service Sunday in Turner

A new church, The Chapel KC, plans its first service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.

Pastor Troy Bailey said the church’s first meeting will be in the auditorium at Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan.

He said the church grew out of a vision that he and his wife had. It is a nondenominational Christian church, he added.

Bailey, from the Independence, Mo., area, attended a Bible college and traveled as an evangelist for five years. He formerly was an associate pastor and creative arts pastor at a church in Florida.

Bailey said the worship service will be high energy, relevant and will try to make the Bible come alive.

He said the church services are open to anyone who would like to come, open to the entire family, and are for all people.

There will be a separate kids’ worship experience as well as the adult worship service on Sunday.

The church has a website at www.thechapelkc.com, and also has a Facebook page.

King Day celebration slated for Monday in KCK

The Rev. Jimmy Brown


The Rev. Jimmy Brown of St. Louis, Mo., will be the guest speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday, Jan. 16, at the Reardon Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan.

Dr. Brown has served as pastor of St. Luke Memorial Missionary Baptist Church for 40 years, and has been president of the Missionary Baptist Church State Convention of Missouri for 10 years, from 2006 to 2016.

The celebration is open to the public.

The King Day celebration begins with a motorcade for hunger that will assemble at 9 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4th and Richmond, and will start at 10 a.m., ending at the Reardon Center, said Clarence Small, general coordinator of the celebration. People are asked to bring food donations that will be donated to the poor.

The program begins at 10:45 a.m. with Praise Dancers from area churches, followed by the program at 11 a.m. with music, Small said.

Dignitaries will be introduced, and there will be a proclamation from the mayor, Small said.

The Greater Pentecostal Youth Department will present the “I Have a Dream” speech, along with a song and a poem, he said.

A Mass Gospel Choir under the direction of Alicia Saunders will provide music.

The guest speaker, Dr. Brown, attended Lincoln University, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Missouri Baptist College, St. Louis Christian College, Andersonville Bible College, Asbury Tehological Seminary-Beeson Institute. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s and two doctor of divinity degrees.

The theme of the Kansas City, Kan., celebration is “In Light of the Dream, Where Do We Go from Here, Chaos or Community?”

As of Friday, there were 51 educational scholarships that will be given to students at the King Day celebration, Small said. The Rev. C.E. Taylor- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships will go to high school seniors from the Kansas City, Kan., Turner, Bonner Springs and Piper districts, he said.

Organizers of the event are hoping and praying for good weather on Monday, Small said, and at this time, temperatures are expected to be in the 50s for the event.