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A combined choir concert with the choirs of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Christ the King Catholic Church will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Blessed Sacrament, 2203 Parallel, Kansas City, Kansas. The music will include classical, spirituals and musical theater.

Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, through Thursday, May 31. The adult topic will be “Safe and Secure Forever (Salvation).” The youth topic will be “Babylon – Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” For more information, visit ORMBC at or call 913-788-5657.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 25 in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

The Risen Lamb International Church of the Nazarene, 5301 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10. For more information, visit

Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit

The Summer Festival for the Sisters, Servants of Mary, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at 800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will include homemade tacos and tamales, Italian sausage and barbecue beef sandwiches. Other highlights of the festival will be games for children and booths with items for sale. Proceeds will benefit charitable programs of the Sisters, Servants of Mary.

St. John the Baptist Catholic parish, 708 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a free Croatian Day fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Croatian food, beverages and raffles will be available for a freewill donation. The event will include music by Hrvatski Obicaj.

The Rev. Art Rathbun, a member of the faculty of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry, will be the guest clergyman at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, June 3, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The parish will observe the second Sunday after Pentecost.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the church Fellowship Hall. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

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