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A nine-week Financial Peace University course will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Bristol Hill United Methodist Church, 4826 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kan. The course is taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. The course teaches people how to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week, and covers budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. On average, people attending the class are able to pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. For more information or to register, call Sharon Yoder at 913-432-2318.
The SociaLights at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., are sponsoring the annual chili cookoff and dinner after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Jan. 26. There will be a contest awarding prizes for the best chili. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger. Takeout is available.
A Deacon’s Meeting is planned at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave. The Judson Youth Gathering is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will hold a Cabin Fever Carnival for the community from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. This is a free event. Carnival games, inflatables, cotton candy, cake walk, and prizes are part of the event. It is open to the public.
A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Sunday, Feb. 3, at St. Patrick Catholic Church Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. A donation of $8 for adults and $3 for children is requested. The meal includes Italian sausage, meatballs and spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryouts are available. There will be a variety booth. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423.
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, plans a Chili Cook-off all day on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Cole Activity Center.
St. Mary – St. Anthony Catholic Church, 615 N. 7th St., will hold a Sweetheart Bingo afternoon starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Bishop Forst Hall. Admission is $5, and includes a bingo card, desserts, popcorn and coffee. Beer and soda will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Carol Shomin at 913-897-4833 or the rectory office at 913-371-1408.
White Church Christian Church, 2200 N. 85th St., will hold a board meeting following the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Jan. 20. A Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. A light dinner will be served.
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland, is sponsoring a free Christian Family Movie Night from 7 to 9 p.m. each Friday in January, open to the public. On Jan. 18, the film is “The Ride,” about a rider who has a choice between teaching kids how to ride a bull or going to jail. Free will and choices are the theme of the movie. The movies are for the entire family and are from the Billy Graham Association. There will be free popcorn and pop, and a freewill donation will be accepted. Also, free salsa lessons continue from 3 to 4 p.m. each Saturday in January at Wyandotte UMC.
The Wyandotte County Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Victory Hills Church of the Nazarene, 6200 Parallel Parkway. The guest speaker, Kris Driskoll, will speak on, “Hey, Who’s in Control Here?” Her theme is allow God to work in and through her life. As part of the program, Diana Whittington will give a musical presentation. For reservations, email email@example.com.