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Cold weather catches Rescue Mission, others off guard

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Area ministries that serve the homeless were caught off guard by the recent, seemingly instant, change from summer to fall. The Kansas City Rescue Mission as one of those ministries and says they currently ...

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Church works to make urban neighbors feel safer

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A church on the east side of Kansas City’s urban core reached out to teens in a response to increasing homicides and other violence. The Hip Hop and Health Festival braved chilly ...

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Why visitors don’t come back to church

I walked up to the front of the church where I was to guest-preach in a half hour and tugged on the door. It was locked. After walking around to the back ...

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Church sued after it removes ‘colored’ from its name

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St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Missouri City has been damaged by fire, decades of disrepair, and a dwindling congregation, but faith remains strong here. “I know God’s on our side,” said ...

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Chip and Joanna Gaines to host a Waco church

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A culture shock awaits a church in Waco, Tex. Church Under the Bridge is a place where hundreds of the city’s marginalized gather on Sundays to worship and enjoy a free meal, ...

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Girl discovers how energy-efficient lighting can help homeless

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Last summer, Olivia Truesdale had a bright idea. The 13-year-old from Raytown decided to put her passion for both helping the homeless and helping the environment through an energy and lighting audit ...

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Historic church moved across town to preserve history

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A church believed to be the first African Methodist Episcopal Church located north of the Missouri River post-Civil War moved across the northern Missouri town of Chillicothe on Tuesday. The Bethel AME ...

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Secret donor replaces church’s stolen van

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An anonymous good Samaritan has answered the prayers of a Grandview church after its van was stolen recently. In July, Southview Christian Church was planning to help with tables and chairs at ...

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New GraceMed clinic opens in former Dillon’s location

GraceMed has opened a central Topeka community health center in a vacant Dillon’s grocery store at 1400 S.W. Huntoon. They have closed their former location at 1615 S.W. 8th Ave. An Open ...

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