Southern Baptist youth groups to scoop chili feed
The Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action youth groups at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd St. Terrace, will hold a chili feed from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free-will donations will be accepted. All funds will benefit upcoming holiday charities.
Corpus Christi to have annual Christmas Cookiewalk
Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St., will have its ninth annual Christmas Cookiewalk at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event features cookies, candies and crafts. Proceeds will be used to purchase music for the music program and assist with completion of the second floor of the school building.
Corpus Christi will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with Masses at 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 8. The parish office will be closed in observance of the holy day.
Those interested in finding out more about becoming Catholic can join a New Inquirers Group at Corpus Christi. For more information, call Nancy Nelson at 843-6604.
First Southern Baptist presents musical
"Free Gift," a children's Christmas musical, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church of Lawrence, 4300 W. Sixth St.
Kansas City church presents jazz fest
Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., will present its fifth annual "Jazz Carol Fest" at 5 p.m. Sunday. Featured performers include Mama Ray, Tim Whitmer, Wayne Hawkins, Jim Mair, Art Jackson, Jurgen Welge, Stan Kessler, Allen Monroe, Rusty Tucker, Dodie Jacobi, Millie Edwards, Everett DeVan, Pat Morrissey, Lucky Wesley, Michael O'Shiver, James Albright, Eldar Djangirov, Dave Stephens, Braum Wijnands, Rod Fleeman and Kim Park.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the church office. For more information, call (816) 561-6531. Proceeds will benefit Week of Compassion for African disaster and famine relief.
Paola group plays host to Christmas boutique
The third annual Ursuline Christmas Boutique and Raffle, featuring an assortment of holiday gifts and goodies, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 901 E. Miami St., Paola.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The raffle will be drawn at 3 p.m.
For more information about the boutique or to purchase raffle tickets, call the Ursuline Motherhouse, (913) 557-2349, or visit the Ursuline Sisters' Web site at www.paolaursuline.org.
National author to speak in KC
Kansas City, Mo. As part of the Cornerstone Foundation's Fall 2000 National Speaker Series, Brian L. Weiss will speak about his newest book, "Messages From the Masters," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $20, $25 and $35. For tickets or information, call Cornerstone at (816) 561-1627.
Spiritual teacher to discuss meditation
A seminar on the meditation of the inner light and sound as taught by spiritual teacher Sant Thakar Singh will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The seminar will consist of an overview of man's spiritual life and a practical sitting on the meditation. Also included in the program will be Indian classical music and a video of Thakar Singh in India.
The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, call (888) 297-1715.
Salvation Army offers addiction recovery service
The congregation of The Salvation Army Church, 946 N.H., will have a new Recovery Praise Service based on helping those who are recovering from any kind of addiction at 6 p.m. Sundays at the church. The service is open to the public.
Trinity Episcopal plans wreath-making
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will observe the Feast of St. Nicholas at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. To celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, all are invited to make their advent wreaths in the parish hall following the service. Supplies will be provided for a nominal charge or you may bring your own wreath form.
Singer to perform at Unity Church
In observance of the Hanukkah Festival of Lights, Joannie Levinsen will perform at both the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln St. Following the second service, attendees will decorate the church and share a potluck lunch.
Calvary Temple plans drama
Rehearsals for the children's Christmas drama at Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays during December. The Christmas drama will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17.
Pancake feed Saturday at Michigan Valley
The men's fellowship will hold a pancake feed from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Michigan Valley Community Church, on the blacktop northeast of the Pomona Lake dam. A free-will donation will be accepted. All proceeds will go toward the church's continuing construction project.
First Presbyterian slates Vespers service
In celebration of the advent season, a Vespers service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. A spaghetti dinner, presented by church youth, will precede the service in Fellowship Hall.
KU musicians to perform at First United Methodist
The Chancel Choir, Celebration Ringers and John Boulton and Keith Wright, guest instrumentalists from Kansas University, will lead "Lessons and Carols" by John Rutter at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Nazarene Church plans Hanging of the Greens
First Church of the Nazarene at Forest View Ministries, 1470 N. 1000 Road, will have its annual Hanging of the Greens ceremony, celebration and fellowship at 6 p.m. Sunday. The public may attend.
Hanukkah play has a message
Mission "The Odd Potato," an award-winning Hanukkah family musical, will be presented 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Science City in Union Station, Pershing Road and Main Street.
The 55-minute performances are free and open to the public.