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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will sponsor a Knights of Columbus Octoberfest Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 21, following the 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses. There will be scrambled eggs with chorizo, fried potatoes, refried beans, tortillas, fruit cocktail, coffee and punch. The cost of the breakfast will be $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10.

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Knights of Columbus Famous Pancakes and More Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Davern Hall in the church basement at 53rd and Leavenworth Road. Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in English, and at 1 p.m. Sunday in Spanish.

The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
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 program, “Creating Your Own Icon,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those participating may draw, sketch and paint their own icons and learn to make their own prayer panels.
The Holy Women Series will focus on Sister Thea Bowman in a program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Diane Laughlin.
The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. Call 913-906-8990 for more information and reservations.

The Wyandotte County Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast is planned for 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Reardon Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president of Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, and professor of leadership and Christian ethics. Ticket reservations must be paid in advance to wycomayorsprayerbreakfast@gmail.com or telephone 913-634-6019 for information.

Metro Lutheran Ministry will hold the “Power of Each One” fundraising event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park. The fundraiser will support the MLM food pantries, permanent supportive housing, minor home repair, employment support services and the MLM Christmas Store. The event also will include a farewell to retiring Executive Director Jim Glynn and a welcome to MLM’s new executive director, Scott Cooper. For reservations, call 816-285-3141 by Oct. 22.

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.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., plans a trunk-or-treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The event is open to the public.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1066 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Sisters, Servants of Mary, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, attended the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, at Grace Cathedral, Topeka. Delegates elected the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Kansas, the Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom. She comes from Forest City, Iowa, where she was an assistant professor at Waldorf University. She will be the first woman to be bishop of the Diocese of Kansas. The Most Rev. Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the national Episcopal Church, will come to Topeka Saturday, March 2, for the ordination and consecration of the new bishop.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., plans a trunk-or-treat from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

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