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Holy Name Catholic Church cafeteria, 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., will be the site of the Ragin’ Sweet and Spicy Fest from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6. The chili, soup and dessert cookoff is sponsored by the Holy Name Divas. Entries will be accepted in the school cafeteria from 4 to 5 p.m. “Stranded in the City” will provide music.
Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., will have an interim pastor preaching at Sunday services through March 13. Pastor Jim McCrossen will be preaching during January. The 8:30 a.m. service will be suspended during this time. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m. and the regular Sunday service will be 11 a.m.
A “Gospel Non-Violence” study group will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy, developer of “Our Golden Thread, Gospel Nonviolence Curriculum Materials.” For more information, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
“The Joy of the Gospel,” a two-part program, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 and 9 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. It will be presented by Jesuit novices, Orlando Portalatin, nSj, and Stuart Thomas, nSj. The program, through presentation and discussion, will look at the first teaching document of Pope Francis: a call for the church to choose missionary discipleship that transforms and serves. For more information, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., Kansas City, Kan., will have a Cabin Fever Carnival from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the church. The family event is free and will include games, food and inflatables. It is open to the public. For more information, see livingwaterumc.net, Living Water UMC on Facebook, or call 913-400-7203.
Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a fundraiser, Super Bowl Sunday, on Sunday, Feb. 7. The Sunday School and Children’s Church will help purchase an automatic external defibrillator with this fundraiser.
Risen Lamb International Church of the Nazarene, located in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kan., has announced the opening of the Risen Lamb Prayer Room and Retreat Center. On location at their church at 5301 Metropolitan Avenue, the prayer room and retreat center is open to the public for daytime retreats. All individuals or small groups seeking a quiet, sacred space to gather, pray, meditate, journal or read resources about prayer are welcome. The prayer room provides a peaceful space for solitude or can be scheduled in advance for groups of up to eight people. Guests seeking spiritual guidance may schedule a time of spiritual direction with one of the pastoral staff, and groups may inquire about scheduling a member of the pastoral team to lead or speak at a retreat. Donations accepted but not required. For more information, or to plan a visit, contact the Rev. Philip Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-287-9418.
Herb White, a retired U.S. Postal Service worker and veteran community volunteer, is the new senior warden of the vestry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City Kan. White was chosen at St. Paul’s annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 31. Other new members chosen for the vestry, the official governing body of the parish, were Cathy Breidenthal and Tom Brown.
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., will hold a preschool basket bonanza on Friday, Feb. 5. Items are being collected to help the preschool.