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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.

The Historic Dunbar School ground Honor Roll Athletes led by team members Bill Robinson and Errol Robinson will be featured in song and testimony at the Dunbar-Faith Connection Gospel Fest gathering at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Faith Lutheran Church, 530 Quindaro. Former students in Dunbar’s chorus, families and former Dunbar musicians or their representatives are asked to participate in a memorial photo signature ceremony for musicians Evelyn Caruthers, former Dunbar teacher and chorus leader, and Ruby Robinson, former Dunbar student and choir musician. Dunbar closed in 1972; the Dunbar-Faith Connection is a volunteer group committed to preserving the memory and educational mission of Dunbar School. The Historic School Ground Athletes list was unveiled in 2008, their pictures and other Dunbar history are exhibited on two dedicated walls in Faith’s Fellowship Hall. No charge for admission, offering and patron donations will be accepted.

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.

The 40th annual Wyandotte County Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held Friday, Nov. 7. The cost is $20 per person. Seating begins at 6:45 a.m. and program begins at 7 a.m. This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Superintendent Cindy Lane, superintendent of the Kansas City, Kan., Public School District. All three Wyandotte County mayors are a part of the program along with the featured speaker U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, discussing the importance of faith in the community, and other faith leaders. Tickets are available for purchase at the chamber office, 727 Minnesota Ave. or at the Bonner Springs City Hall, 205 E. Second St. For information, email

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 or call 816-753-4040.

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 or call 913-680-2342.

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.

Members from St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will attend the 155th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel, Maner Convention Center and Grace Cathedral, all in Topeka. St. Paul’s members who will attend will include the Rev. Dixie Roberts Junk, the priest-in-charge, and Rich Lavin, the parish treasurer.

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 or call 816-753-4040.

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