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Pastor Vickie Barnes, New Beginnings Church, Kansas City, Mo., will be the guest speaker at the Encouraging 52 program from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at First Baptist Church, 2900 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. Encouraging 52 is a women's ministry networking event. Barnes is known for her programs and writings on “Crazy Faith…the God Kinda Faith” and “Blessings Beyond Measures.” More information is at http://dolagabriel.com/.
Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.
Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will hold a Cabin Fever Carnival from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Inflatables, food, carnival games and prizes are planned. The family event is free. All are welcome.
Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will have a brunch on Saturday, Jan. 25, for the Soul Sisters women’s group.
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present a program, “What Makes Pope Francis Tick?” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 28-Feb. 18. Jesuit novices Jonathan Calloway and William McCormick will present a look at Jesuit spirituality as a way to view the world and guide one’s everyday life. The free program is open to men and women. To register, call 913-906-8990.
Resurrection Catholic School at the Cathedral, 425 N. 15th, will benefit from a fundraiser, “A Taste of KCK,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. A dinner, reception and program are planned. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/a/rcskck.org/taste-of-kck/welcome.
A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary, is scheduled on Sunday, Feb.2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The meal will include Italian sausage and spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout meals are available for Super Bowl Sunday. The event will also feature a variety booth. The Sisters, Servants of Mary, are a group of women religious with a nursing ministry. They provide in-home nursing care, free of charge, throughout the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area for persons who are critically ill or dying. They live solely from the donations of their friends and benefactors and fund-raising efforts like the spaghetti dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423.
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., is planning a Pasta and Bingo night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Pasta, roll, salad, dessert, tea or lemonade will be available for $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger, or $20 per family. There will be a charge for bingo cards.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1300 N.18th St., will hold Bible study sessions focused on the Acts of the Apostles with 6 p.m. Thursday dinner meetings starting Jan. 23 and continuing through February.
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., will hold an all-you-can-eat biscuit and gravy breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The donation will be $5 per person. Proceeds will help pay for a youth trip to the Young Christian Weekend in Branson, Mo.