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Christ the King Catholic School, 3027 N. 54th St., Kansas City, Kan., is planning its 12th annual auction and dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the auction at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call 913-406-4505.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14 at the Community of Christ Church, Fellowship Hall, 4400 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

Donnelly College will hold “Donnelly Talks,” an evening of thought-provoking conversation, on Wednesday, March 11. The lecture led by Monsignor Stuart Swetland, Donnelly president, and Melissa Lenos, a faculty member, will focus on pop culture in a theological setting. Titled, “From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games: Theological Perspectives on Popular Young Adult Literature,” the discussion is open to Donnelly students, faculty, staff and the public. Donnelly Talks is free and open to the public, and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be made to Craig Doty, annual fund manager, at

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Annunciation Chapel in 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.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent starting Feb. 27; a light supper will be served afterward in the parish hall. The parish will observe the second Sunday in Lent at 10 a.m. March 1; Lenten study sessions will be held before the service at 9 a.m. and afterward at 11:30 a.m. The Sunday service in Spanish will be at 7 p.m.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., has a new youth minister, Ben Santos. He has several years of experience working with teens and youth. Stony Point’s StoreHouse food pantry will be open at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.

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