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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 Vacation Bible School at 9 a.m. June 9 to 13 at the church’s Cole Activity Center.  The theme of VBS is “Weird Animals.” For more information, see http://stonypointchristian.org/.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will hold a “spirit” celebration starting at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19, in the parish hall before the 10 a.m. service in English. A service in Spanish will be at 1:30 p.m.

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Kosher Fest planned June 1

On June 1, there is going to be Kosher Fest, which will be held in the parking lot of congregation Ohev Sholom located at 75th and Nall in Overland Park, Kan. The hours are from noon to 5 p.m.
KosherFest is the fifth biannual event, a Kansas City tradition join thousands of friends and neighbors from the entire metropolitan area. At this event they will have not only kosher food they will also have electric cars on display plus there will be a lot of information regarding the various community gardens throughout the Greater Kansas City area plus there will be a lot for whole family. This event only happens every two years and it is truly an experience. In fact Congregation Ohev  Sholom started off in Kansas City, Kan., and in the early 1960s moved to Overland Park, Kan.  There are a lot of members who live in Kansas City, Kan., who belong to this congregation.
For more information you can call congregation Ohev  Sholom at 913-642-6460 or visit the website, www.ohev-sholom.com

–    Information from William Crum

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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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