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Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th, Edwardsville, Kan., is planning a church-wide potluck lunch and ministry fair Oct. 19 to discuss church business and ministries.

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, will hold its annual chili dinner – vegetable soup dinner with dessert and drink from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 25. A silent auction, bazaar and bake sale will be included. There will be a donation for the dinner of $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Hot dogs will be available.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 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., will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Activities include trunk or treat, games, hot dogs, s’mores, hayrack rides and more. The community is invited. In case of rain, activities will be moved indoors.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Vocal Music Department is inviting the community out to support the college’s choirs during the upcoming GEMS concert. The concert is at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Patrick Church, 1086 N. 94th St. in Kansas City, Kan. It is free and open to the public. The concert will feature the Community Choir and the Chamber Chair as they perform works by Handel, Rutter, Mealor, Whitacre, Hogan and more. GEMS is a showcase of choral music (both well-known and unknown) from different countries and cultures. These countries include England, Russia, Germany and the United States. John Stafford, choral director and professor at KCKCC, said the music performed at the concert are or will eventually become staples of the choral repertoire. For more information on the choral program at KCKCC, contact John Stafford at jstafford@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7137.

A pancake breakfast is scheduled Sunday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Peter’s Parish Center, 425 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kan., to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary. The Sisters, Servants are a religious community that provides in-home nursing care for persons who are dying or terminally ill. They provide these services free of charge. Tickets to the breakfast are available at $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years old. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling, 913-371-3423. At the breakfast, Mary Health of the Sick Guild members will host a bake sale and a variety booth featuring Precious Moments figurines, seasonal and other items. All proceeds benefit the charitable work of the Sisters, Servants.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6,. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

Fall Christian education classes will begin Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. Church school classes for children ages 3 through the sixth grade will start at about 10:30 a.m. Confirmation classes for those in the sixth grade and older will start at 11:30 a.m.; lunch will be served.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., will hold a congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, following the first service.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wyandotte United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 7901 Oakland, Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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