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Holy Name Catholic Church, 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a church social from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Music, silent auction, children’s games, and food are planned.

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.

Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., plans a Worship-Arts-Music Camp from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 16-19 for children in preschool through eighth grade. Activities include drumming, singing, playing instruments, movement and visual arts. Students will explore worship through the arts. The camp will be led by music and art teachers from local school districts. To enroll in the free camp, visit livingwaterumc.net/worship-arts-music-camp/ or call 913-400-7203. Living Water also plans an evening Vacation Bible School July 13-17 for preschool through fifth grade children. The theme is “Weird Animals.” To enroll, visit livingwaterumc.net/vacation-bible-school/ or call 913-400-7203.

Miracle Temple, 2106 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Kansas East Home and Foreign Missions parking lot. To schedule an appointment to give blood, visit savealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

The Soul Sisters book club at Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will meet at 10 a.m. June 21 to discuss the book, “Piercing the Darkness.”

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, will be the site of a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 23. The drive will be in the church classrooms. To schedule an appointment to give blood, visit savealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, is planning a rummage sale July 16-19. The sale may include clothing, household items and tools.

St. Mary-St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan., will hold its annual ethnic festival on June 14. The church plans a bilingual Mass at 7 p.m. June 13. On June 14, Mass will be at 4 p.m., with the festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds. Games, bounce house, slide, silent auction, German, Irish and Hispanic food are planned.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th, will be the host for the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at St. Patrick. A presentation on the Fatima message will be given by Deacon Bob Ellis after the Mass.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe Trinity Sunday, June 15. Services in English will be at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:30 p.m.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the church fellowship hall. To schedule an appointment to give blood, visit savealifenow.org or call 913-342-8364.

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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.

Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., plans a Band and Barbecue event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8. There will be a free concert and barbecue at the family event. Disc golf, games and music are planned. All are welcome. Living Water plans a Worship-Arts-Music Camp from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 16-19 for children in preschool through eighth grade. Activities include drumming, singing, playing instruments, movement and visual arts. Students will explore worship through the arts. The camp will be led by music and art teachers from local school districts. To enroll in the free camp, visit livingwaterumc.net/worship-arts-music-camp/ or call 913-400-7203. Living Water also plans Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13, to Thursday, July 17 for preschool through fifth grade children. The theme is “Weird Animals.” To enroll, visit livingwaterumc.net/vacation-bible-school/ or call 913-400-7203.

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. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th, will be the host for the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at St. Patrick. A presentation on the Fatima message will be given by Deacon Bob Ellis after the Mass.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will travel to Topeka Saturday, June 7, to witness the ordination as a deacon of Don Compier at Grace Cathedral. Compier will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. Sunday service June 8 at St. Paul’s which will be in English and Spanish. Members will observe Pentecost; a baptism of two infants is planned. A potluck dinner will follow in the parish hall.

Congregation takes pride in its Wyandotte County heritage

Attending Kosher Fest on Sunday was Lois Clayman, right, who was married at the synagogue in Kansas City, Kan., 56 years ago. Phil Braverman, left, is the synagogue historian. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Recently, congregation Ohev Shalom held its Kosher Fest, celebrating a healthy lifestyle and heritage, and sharing its cultural heritage with the community.

Ohev Shalom is definitely a part of the area’s cultural history. Congregation Ohev Shalom started in downtown Kansas City, Kan.

According to historians, in the early 1900s a synagogue, Golm Hessen, started in the West Bottoms. From there it moved to 925 Stateline, and was there for 10 years. After the flood of 1900, it moved to 700 Central Ave.

In 1922 it merged with a synagogue by the name of Sharis-Israel to form what is now known as Ohev Shalom. Many will remember Griff’s Burger Bar that was located right across the street from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. This is where the Ohev Shalom synagogue first started.

Back in the 1950s the synagogue decided to move to Prairie Village, Kan., where it is still located, said Phil Braverman, the synagogue’s historian. The synagogue leased the land to Griff’s Burger Bar for 15 years after it moved to Prairie Village, Kan.

To this day, a lot of members still live in Wyandotte County, making its cultural diversity stronger.

Congregation Ohev Shalom celebrated its cultural heritage with Kosher Fest on Sunday at 75th and Nall in Johnson County. (Photo by William Crum)