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Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., is planning an ice cream social after the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 25. There will be food, games and bingo.
Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its 10th annual Slovenefest on Sept. 22 at the school grounds and at Monsignor Mejak Hall, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas. The event begins after the 4 p.m. Mass at the church. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Activities include music, a Slovenian dinner, food and entertainment, with booths, a silent auction and music by Hrvatski Obicaj and the Brian McCarty Band. The money raised will support Holy Family Catholic Church.
Scripture Study and Reflection group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds.
A Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. Call 913-906-8990 for more information and reservations.
The eighth annual Unity Fest, a fundraiser for Our Lady of Unity parish, Sacred Heart and St. John the Evangelist Catholic churches, will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Sacred Heart field, 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The family event will include a kids area with carnival games, crafts and inflatables. All-day entertainment will include different musical groups, Mariachi groups and Folkloric dance groups. Traditional American and Mexican-style food will be available. Also available will be barbecue and drinks. A silent auction will be held in the church hall, and a mini-soccer tournament is planned for all age groups.
Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
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 samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.
St. Patrick Catholic parish, 1086 N. 94th St., is sponsoring an ice cream social at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The social starts at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be a Mexican dinner, Burmese Chin dinner, burgers, hot dogs, bingo, children’s games, music and other activities.
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the fourteenth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. Aug. 26.
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the church fellowship hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
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