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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.

Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will be holding a special camp for children, Worship, Arts, and Music (WAM) Camp. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8-11. It is for ages 3 – 8th grade. Children will explore the arts with singing, drumming, and art projects. The camp will be taught by local music and art teachers. For more information visit and to enroll visit

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will have a Vacation Bible School from June 22-26. The theme is “Everest, Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” For more information, visit Services this weekend at Open Door are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 22 at the Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

Risen Lamb International Church of the Nazarene, located in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kan., has announced the opening of the Risen Lamb Prayer Room and Retreat Center. On location at their church at 5301 Metropolitan Avenue, the prayer room and retreat center is open to the public for daytime retreats. All individuals or small groups seeking a quiet, sacred space to gather, pray, meditate, journal or read resources about prayer are welcome. The prayer room provides a peaceful space for solitude or can be scheduled in advance for groups of up to eight people. Guests seeking spiritual guidance may schedule a time of spiritual direction with one of the pastoral staff, and groups may inquire about scheduling a member of the pastoral team to lead or speak at a retreat. Donations accepted but not required. For more information, or to plan a visit, contact the Rev. Philip Friday at or call 913-287-9418.

The Sanctuary of Hope Prayer and Retreat Center, 2601 Ridge Ave., will hold a Hopefest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, with music, balloons, games, a variety of food, and a tour of gardens and retreat facilities. For more information, visit or call 913-321-4673.

Enjoy good food and fun at the Summer Festival to benefit the charitable works of the Sisters, Servants of Mary from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, on the grounds of the Sisters’ Convent, 800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Homemade tacos and tamales, Italian sausage and barbecued beef sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream and Spanish desserts will be served. There will be games for children and booths including dolls from Mexico; various fundraisers; a variety booth; and tote bags and cookbooks for sale. The Sisters, Servants of Mary are a community of women religious who provide nursing care to persons in their homes. The Sisters offer their services at no charge to individuals or families. They are nurses and serve people throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas City, Kan., location is their “mother house” or headquarters for their convents in the United States and Mexico. For more information about the festival, call 913-371-3423.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will sponsor a benefit progressive dinner Friday, June 12, at three members’ homes. Appetizers will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Rich and Pat Lavin in the Piper community. The main course will be served at the home of Charles and Barb Van Middlesworth in Edwardsville. Dessert will be served at the home of Joe and Jenny Steineger, also in Edwardsville. Money raised will help support parish outreach efforts; the dinner will have a Hawaiian theme. The Council of Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, at St. Paul’s.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., plans a StoreHouse ministry from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. A food pantry, clothes pantry and meal will be available.

Trinity AME Church, 2201 N. 5th St., is planning “Sumner Day” for all those who attended Sumner High School. They will be recognized at the10:15 a.m. service Sunday, June 28. The Sumner class with the most number in attendance will receive a trophy. After the worship service, a reception with light refreshments will be held.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 16 at the Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

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