Effort to outpace poverty gets Bishop Miege’s Tim Grunard as honorary chair

Poverty in Kansas City has a new opponent, Tim Grunard, one of Kansas City’s best known football players. Grunard will serve as honorary chair for Outpace Poverty, a 5K walk event at Liberty Memorial on June 21. Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph is the event sponsor.
Grunard is currently offensive line coach at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, where he also coached after retiring from the NFL in 2000. He coached the offensive line for two seasons at the University of Kansas. Grunard played center for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1990-2000,
“Tim is a natural fit for us and for Outpace Poverty,” said Vincent Anch, Catholic Charities Foundation Executive Director. “He is all about family and community and so are we. We’re grateful he’s supporting our work – empowering families and people from all walks of life to find a way out of poverty – at such a great summer event.”

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Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th St., Edwardsville, will hold a Second Saturday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, featuring tacos and other Mexican foods. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children.

Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.

“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.

“Dreams and the Spiritual Journey,” with Jane Maxfield, a four- part series, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 5-26, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan.  Maxfield holds a certificate in projective dreamwork from the Marin Institute and has facilitated workshops for Elderhostel, retreat groups, arts, and women’s groups. Religious traditions around the globe and through the ages have recognized attention to dreams as a means of finding our path to wholeness and holiness. The techniques and tools explored in the four-session class include improving dream recall, recording dreams, discovering more of the multiple levels of meaning found in every dream, and experiencing the potential of working with dreams in a circle of support. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas will hold Memorial Day Masses on Monday, May 26, at the following locations and times:  Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 38th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., 9 a.m.; celebrated by the Rev. Michael Hermes; liturgical music by Ed Grisnik.  Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 126th and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 10 a.m.; celebrated by the Rev. John Riley. For more information, call 913-371-4040 (Kansas City area); email information@cathcemks.org ; or visit www.cathcemks.org.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will hold a Vacation Bible School, Weird Animals theme, from 6 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. June 8 to June 13. Registration deadline is June 8. For information, visit www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/opendoor/gpgs/home.aspx.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, plans a Mother-Daughter Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Cole Activities Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger available in advance from the church office. A meal and a talent show are planned.

The Men’s Brotherhood will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Zion United Church of Christ, 2711 N. 72nd St.. The breakfast includes sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and pancakes. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12.

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The 30th annual Polski Day celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at All Saints Parish, 8th and Vermont Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., at the St. Joseph Catholic Church site. The festival features live music, dancing and ethnic food. A parade starts at 11 a.m. at 12th and Central, proceeding to 8th. Music and entertainment are planned afterward at the festival. Outside, the Ed Grisnik Band will play from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sheelytown Band will play from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. A polka Mass will be held at 4 p.m.

Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th St., Edwardsville, will hold a Second Saturday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, featuring tacos and other Mexican foods. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children.

Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.

“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.

All the pancakes you can eat will be offered for $6 at Maywood Community Church Saturday, May 3. Prepared by “Chris Cakes,” pancakes will be served from 9 a.m. until noon at the church at 11201 Parallel Parkway. Open to the public and sponsored by Maywood’s Relay for Life Team, all proceeds will go the American Cancer Society.

High school graduates will be honored May 4 at Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace. A reception will be held after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, plans a Mother-Daughter Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Cole Activities Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger available in advance from the church office. A meal and a talent show are planned.

St. Mary – St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th St., will sponsor Bloomin’ Bingo, an afternoon of Bingo and fun at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Bishop Forst Hall. A $5 ticket donation will include a bingo card, free desserts, popcorn and coffee. Beer and soda will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Carol Shomin at 913-897-4833 or the Rectory Office at 371-1408. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event.

The Men’s Brotherhood will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Zion United Church of Christ, 2711 N. 72nd St.. The breakfast includes sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and pancakes. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12.

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