Blood drive, VBS at First United Methodist
A blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. For pre-registration, call the church office at 841-7500.
Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through July 28. Registration forms are available at the information desk or in the church office.
Leavenworth sisterto speak at St. John
St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Ky., will hold an ecumenical prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today that commemorates St. Mary Magdalene, known as the Apostle to the Apostles and also the first witness to the resurrected Christ. Sister Irene Skeehan of the Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth will deliver a sermon that includes some history on Mary of Magdalene and other women in the early church.
People of all faiths are welcome to acknowledge and honor women's leadership within the Christian community.
Library conference comes to Overland Park
The Church and Synagogue Library Assn. will hold its annual conference Sunday through Tuesday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park. The Greater Kansas City Chapter of CSLA will host the event; its theme is "Foundations of Knowledge."
A variety of workshops will be offered including book selection, cataloging and classification, library promotion, community outreach, summer reading programs for children, promoting Bible study, holiday books, helping homeschoolers and Christian publishing.
For tickets to hear Walter Wangerin Jr., the keynote speaker, at 7 p.m., on Sunday, call Ruth and Austin Turney, 749-2243. Wangerin, a noted Lutheran author, is writer-in-residence at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.
For more information, contact Joyce Burner at (913) 432-0794.
Perry United Methodist to throw family picnic
Perry United Methodist church will hold a picnic of fun and fellowship for Generation Xers (ages 18 to 35) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Rhett and Lisa Scrimsher. To R.S.V.P., call the church at (785) 597-5375 or Lisa at 876-2116.
Latter-day Saints honors its history
Members of the Lawrence 1st Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3655 W. 10th St., will commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the settlement of the Mormon pioneers at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church with pioneer games, homemade ice cream and a program with stories about the pioneer heritage.
For more information, call 841-0223.
Zen Center retreat planned
There will be Zen retreat beginning at 6:30 p.m. today through noon Sunday at the Kansas Zen Center, 1423 N.Y. The retreat will be led by Judy Roitman, a dharma master in the Kwan Um School of Zen.
For more information, call 331-2274.
Drama presentation set at Indian Hills
The Torn Curtain Company will present a drama, "I Recognize That Voice," at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 29th St. Terrace.
Latter-day Saints to serve as missionaries
Amelia Buhler, Patrick Frederickson and Dayvid Prahl soon will leave to serve as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Buhler, daughter of Dave and Beth Buhler, Lawrence, will travel to the Japan Fukuoka Mission. She will give her farewell address at 11 a.m. Sunday to the University Ward, 1629 W. 19th St., and at 1 p.m. July 30 to the Lawrence 2nd Ward, 3615 W. 10th St.
Frederickson, son of Dennis and Kathy Frederickson, Lawrence, will serve the Utah Ogden Mission. He will give his farewell address at 10 a.m. July 30 to the Lawrence 1st Ward, 3615 W. 10th St., and 11 a.m. July 30 to the University Ward.
Prahl, son of Michel and Sharole Prahl, will travel to the Mexico Guadalajara Mission. He will give his farewell address at
1 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence 2nd Ward.
Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes special guest
The Rev. Tyrus Petty Jr. will be the guest priest and celebrant at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday and July 30 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
Petty is in private practice as a licensed clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist in Topeka. He earned a master of divinity degree in pastoral therapy from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and a master's degree in social work from Kansas University. He was the director of social work and chaplaincy services at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka, and was a supervisor in the counseling training program for practicing clergy at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka. Petty also has served as canon pastor for Grace Cathedral in Topeka.
Couple to speak at Calvary Assembly
John and Betty Wiedman, missionaries from Africa, will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Aug. 6 at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace.
John Wiedman was raised in Africa as a missionary kid and has been there as a missionary for nine years.
Unity Church sponsors Summer Spirit Series
Mary Heron Dyer, author of "Year of Jubilee: A Guidebook for Women Reinventing Their Lives," will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln.
At 50, Dyer was fired from her social service job and decided to claim her own year of jubilee. In her journal turned workbook, she invites others to do the same.
For more information, call 841-1447.