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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 www.savealifenow.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th, is holding fish dinners on Fridays during Lent. The dinners will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays. There will be fish and fried shrimp for $9, or boiled shrimp for $10, along with fries, slaw, roll, green beans and drink, or an alternate choice of macaroni and cheese. There is a family price for two adults and two or more children under 12 for $25.
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6. This will continue throughout Lent. The parish will observe the third Sunday In Lent at 10 a.m. March 8. Lenten study sessions will be held at 9 a.m. before the Sunday service and at 11:30 a.m. after the service; a service in Spanish will be held 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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