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MATTHEW WEST. June 11, 6 p.m. MO State Fairgrounds, Mathewson Expo Center, Sedalia, MO. Spon. by Sedalia Christian Outreach. Special Guest: Bread of Stone.   660-221-1785.
MATTHEW WEST. June 11, 6 p.m. MO State Fairgrounds, Mathewson Expo Center, Sedalia, MO. Spon. by Sedalia Christian Outreach. Special Guest: Bread of Stone. 660-221-1785.

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DAVID SMART. September 1, 7:30 pm. Homer’s Coffee House, 7126 W. 80th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204. 913-381-6022

TJ HARRIS. September 6, 7:00 pm. Marshall Family Worship Center, 225 Drake Road, Marshall, MO 65340. Free. 417-894-8225.

NEHEMIAH FEST VI. September 15-17. Smith Fork, 1601 DD Hwy., Smithville, MO. 50 bands & 4 stages. nehemiahfest.com

SWEET SPIRIT & FRIENDS MUSIC OUTREACH FEATURING: FAITHFUL CROSSINGS.   September 16, 2017, Food at 6, Music at 7.  Moment of Truth, 310 Randolph, Claycomo,  (816)452-4426

WALTER PLANT. September 17, 6:00 pm. Calvary Baptist Church, 900 NW 22nd St., Blue Springs, MO 64015. 816-228-5540.

PHIL & PAM MORGAN. September 21, 2:30 pm. The Carlyle, 1098 NE Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit, MO. 816-554-7274.

THE CHUCK WAGON GANG. September 21, 7:00 pm. Church Kearney, 2151 S. Jefferson St., Kearney, MO 64060. 816-628-5583.

WORSHIP WITH DANIEL BRYMER.  Sept. 24, 6 p.m.  Hillcrest Covenant, 88th & Nall, Prairie Village, KS.  www.hamw.org

DANNY GOKEY & MANDISA – RISE OUT OF THE DARK TOUR. September 28, 7:00 pm. First Baptist Church Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138. 816-353-1994.

MARK LOWRY. October 13, 7:30 pm. Countryside Christian Church, 1919 South Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67207. 316-686-7206.

ORANGE TOUR.  October 17.  Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, KS 66227.  Orangetour.org

THE KRAMERS. October 20, 7:00 pm. First Christian Church Kearney, 2151 S. Jefferson St., Kearney, MO 64060. 816-628-5583.

OXANA ELIAHU.  Oct 21, 7 p.m.  Or HaOlam, 9898 W 95th St, OP, KS.  913 383-8448

SMALL TOWN AMERICA TOUR W/ SEVENTH DAY SLUMBER, MANIC DRIVE, SHONLOCK, CONSUMED BY FIRE, VROSE, SPEC. October 21, 6:30 pm. Marshall Family Worship Center, 225 Drake Road, Marshall, MO 65340. 417-894-8225.



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SWEET SPIRIT & FRIENDS. Will not be having music outreach for May, June, July and August.


MO-KAN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION POTLUCK AND JAM.  FOURTH FRIDAY (except for Nov. & Dec. when we meet on the 3rd Fri.).  Northland Christian Church, 6120 NE 48th St., KCMO.   913-432-0359.

LIVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC VENUE. THIRD FRIDAY, 7:00 pm. Bent Knee Cowboy, 13415 S. 142nd St., Bonner Springs, KS. 913-927-4567.

PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE CHURCH. SECOND SATURDAY, 6pm.  341 S. 72nd St., KCK 66111.  Praise and Worship songs of Zion.  913-334-1009.

CGMA NW MO CHAPTER MEETING, GOSPEL MUSIC AND POTLUCK.  SECOND SATURDAY.  Faith Assembly of God Church, South 13 Hwy, Polo, MO.  Travel North on I-35 North, go North of Liberty to the Polo/Lathrop Exit.  Turn right onto 116 Hwy.  Go 12 miles to 13 Hwy.  Turn left and go ¼ mile.  pegcla@msn.com.

RADIANT LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD.  LAST SUNDAY, 6:30 p.m.  Hwy. 33, Kearney, MO.  Open mike.  Gospel sing.

PARADISE BAPTIST CHURCH.  SECOND SUNDAY, 6 p.m.  Pot luck dinner at 5 p.m.  Paradise Missouri.  816-591-1020.


HER CHOICE TO HEAL CLASS AND RECONCILIATION. September. Emotional and spiritually after having an abortion, offer a grace-filled journey for healing. For more information, contact Jama at jedlund@infg.org.

LABOR OF LOVE. September 1-4. TAU Institute, Ottawa, Kansas. This is a 100% free but space is limited! Do you like Archery? Canoeing? Learning about Christ with other young believers? Putting your faith into practice and making the world a better place? www.ottawa.edu/LaborOfLove

GIRLFRIENDS’ CAFÉ. September 7, 6:30 pm. Nashua Baptist Church, Hwy. 169 North/Cookingham. Guest speaker/coffee and desserts. 816-734-4046.

“AVOID PROBATE” SEMINARS. September 7, 7:00 pm. Lewis Living Trust Center, 700 NE Langsford, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. 816-524-3200.

2017 KC HAITI SYMPOSIUM. September 9, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Polsinelli Conference Center, 900 W. 48th Pl., Kansas City, MO 64112. An opportunity to hear about successful organizations and companies working in Haiti. Hear about their successes, lessons learned, and connect with others working in Haiti. 913-220-4461.

SETTING BOUNDRIES IN TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS/HIDDEN ABUSE. September 9, 9:00 am. GateWay of Hope, 801 N. Mur-Len Ste. 111, Olathe, KS 66202. 7 key indicators all women should know. gwhope.org 913-393-4283.

GOOD NEWS CLUB TEAM ORIENTATION TRAINING. September 9, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Shawnee Bible Church, 12921 W. 61st St., Shawnee, KS. Lunch is provided, and materials are available for purchase. 816-358-1138.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY COURSE. September 10, 2:00 pm. Pisgah Baptist Church, 112 Pisgah Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. 9-week video course. Sundays, 2:00-3:30 pm September 10. Cost $95 per person or per couple for materials. 816-630-5121.

AWANA.  September 10, 2017, 5:00 PM Nashua Baptist Church 11408 N. Main Street, Kansas City, MO.  New Awana year begins with an ice cream kick-off. Classes for kids age 3-teens. Every Sunday thru May from 5pm – 7pm.  (816) 734-4046

JEWISH STUDIES.  Starts Sept. 11 and 12.  Adat Yeshua, 8512 Stearns Ave., OPKS.  Multiple choices.  See ad. 913-888-7272. 

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY COURSE. September 11, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm. Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W. 115 Street, Suite 101, Overland Park, KS 66211. Provides family member and caregivers with communication and problem-solving techniques, coping mechanisms and self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as its impact on the family. www.nami.org 913-327-8000.

SKILLBUILDERS EDUCATION & SUPPORT FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, CAREGIVERS. Tuesdays, September 12-November 14, 9:30 am-9:45 am (coffee, meet, greet, support) 9:45 am-11:30 am (program). The Palmer Center, Craft Room, 218A North Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050. No charge. Various practical classes, see ad for examples.

FINDING MAJOR DONORS NOW! September 13, 10:00 am. Free Webinar. Sponsored by National Christian Foundation Heartland. This webinar will discuss: practical insight into the heart and mind of the major donor, crafting a compelling message to reach the major donor, finding and cultivating relationships with major donors. 913-310-0279

IF NOT FOR GRACE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. September 14, 1:00 om-3:00 pm. Crown Pointe Church, 5950 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Bringing His message of hope and healing to the abortion wounded. Come learn how you can impact God’s Kingdom using your time and talents. vgregg@infg.org.

FALL ADULT RETREAT REACHING UP AND REACHING OUT. September 14-16. Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Roach, MO 65787. Special speaker Dr. William Miller; concerts with Phil and Pam Morgan and The Blackwood Brothers; worship leader Rod Maples.

SKILLBUILDERS EDUCATION & SUPPORT FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS AND CAREGIVERS. Thursdays, September 14-November 16, 9:45 am-10:00 am (coffee, meet, greet, support) 10:00 am-11:50 am (program). Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66213. No Charge. Various practical topics – see ad for example. 913-383-2519.

THE CONTENT OF CHARACTER SERIES KANSAS CITY 2017. September 15, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Historic Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109. $35 per person includes lunch. Guest speakers: Ken Ham, Alveda King, Greg Knapp, Pastor Stephen Broden, Reverend Walter Hoye II, and Pastor Dumisani Washington. www.ContentofCharacterSeries.com , 888-725-8654.

SKILLBUILDERS EDUCATION & SUPPORT FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, AND CAREGIVERS. September 15-November 17, 10:00 am-10:15 (coffee, meet, greet, support) 10:15 am-11:50 am (program). Platte County Resource Center, Board Room, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153. Nor charge. Various practical classes, see ad for example.

FREEDOM. September 16, 10:15 am-4:00 pm. Legacy Christian Church, Blue Valley Campus, 14301 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. A day with Jennie Allen. 816-246-0707.

“AVOID PROBATE” SEMINARS. September 19, 7:00 pm. Lewis Living Trust Center, 700 NE Langsford, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. 816-524-3200.

YOM TERUAH-ROSH HASHANA. September 20, 7:00 pm. B’nai Yeshurun Messianic Congregation, 107 5th Ave., Greenwood, MO 64034. Celebrate the Feast of Israel this is thought to be the traditional day that the Lord was born. The sounds of Shofar. www.bnai-yeshurn.org 816-739-2052.

ROSH HASHANAH (FEAST OF TRUMPETS) –NEW YEAR RENEWAL. September 20, 7:15 pm; September 21, 10:15 am & 7:15 pm. Adat Yeshua Messianic Congregation, 8512 Stearns St., Overland Park, KS . 913-888.7272.

MOMCON 2017.  September 21-23. Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. Speakers: Mandy Arioto, Ann Voskamp, Amena Brown, Mark Batterson, Bob Goff, DJ Opdiggy. Organized by MOPS International. 816-513-5000.

THE WORD ALIVE WITH LYSA TERKEURST. September 22-23. First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, MO. 816-353-1994.

GOOD NEWS CLUB TEAM ORIENTATION TRAINING. September 23, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Blue Ridge Bible Church, 8524 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Lunch is provided, and materials are available for purchase. 816-358-1138.

THE HEART OF GRANDPARENTING CONFERENCE. September 23, 8:30 am-4:00 pm. College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan St., Olathe, KS 66062. Speakers include: Dr. ken Canfield, Judd Swihart, Ray Poteet, Tom Eddy, Rev. Roberto Moreno, and Betty Rae Wallace. www.heartofgrandparentingconference.com. 913-710-1714.

THE WORD ALIVE WITH LYSA TERKEURST. September 22 & 23. First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E. State Route 350, Raytown, MO 64138. $59 per person.

DR. JIM RICHARDS. September 24, 9:00 am; 11:00 am; and 6:00 pm. September 25, 7:00 pm. Cornerstone Church, 301 SE AA Hwy., Blue Springs, MO 64014. www.cornerstonelife.org

YOM KIPPUR: DAY OF ATONEMENT. September 29, 6:45 pm; September 30, 9:45 am-12:30 pm and 6:15 pm. Adat Yeshua Messianic Congregation, 8512 Sterns St., Overland Park, KS. Closing services: Awe inspiring – last Shofar Blast – Special after service Break Fast meal – open to the public – 913-888-7272.

YOM KIPPUR – DAY OF ATONEMENT. September 29, 7:00 pm. B’nai Yeshurun Messianic Congregation, 107 5th Ave., Greenwood, MO 64034. Observe the Day of Atonement – The holiest day of the year. 816-739-2052

DESIGN FOR LIFE WOMENS CONFERENCE 2017. October 12-14. JQH Arena, 685 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy., Springfield, MO 65897. Speakers: Debbie Lindell, Bobbie Houston, Pricilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, DawnCheré Wilkerson. www.designedforlife.org

GOOD NEWS CLUB TEAM ORIENTATION TRAINING. October 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 9200 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. Lunch is provided, and materials are available for purchase. 816-358-1138.

2017 CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCE.  October 19-21. “What’s in Your Hand?” Sponsored by Heart of America Christian Writers Network. Speakers, breakout sessions, numerous tracks on various aspects of writing, getting published and more.  www.hacwn.org

BOUNDARIES – WHEN TO SAY YES, WHEN TO SAYNO TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE. Fridays, October 20, 11:30 am-1:00 pm. GateWay of Hope, 801 N. Mur-Len, Ste. 111, Olathe, KS 66202. Using the best selling book by Dr. Henry Cloud Y Dr. John Townsend. New group begins Friday, October 20, 2017 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. gwhope.org 913-393-4283.

PREMARITAL COUNSELING SEMINAR.  October 27 and 28. Heart of America Ministries Church-Bible College & Theological Seminary, 7600 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64138. Attendees may earn 3 College Credit hours, or may Audit the course.  816-356-6380

STATEWIDE MRL LEADERSHIP.   November 11, 10 a.m.  Pleus Hall, Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City.   More details coming soon. 573-635-4926

MARRIEDLIFE DATE NIGHT WITH DOUG FIELDS.  November 12, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. WFC Lenexa, 8500 Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, KS 66227. Refresh your marriage. Dinner and childcare available with early registration. 913-422-8257.



WE CARE BLUE SPRINGS. September 1, 12:00 pm. Woods Chapel United Methodist  Church, 3609 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014. Campus is excited to launch a full-time childcare ministry this fall! Full-time childcare for ages 0-6 and after school programming for school-age kids. 816-867-0706.

FOOD PANTRY. September 5, 3:30 pm. Faith Baptist Church, 1460 Langsford Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Food Pantry available to anyone in need. 816-524-4214.

GIRLFRIENDS’ CAFÉ. September 7, 6:30 pm. Nashua Baptist Church, 11408 N Main St., Kansas City, MO. No cost. 816-734-4046.

MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE ED FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT. September 8, 11:30 am. The Links at Dardenne, O’Fallon, MO. Sign in/lunch 11:30 am with shotgun start at 1:00 pm. 314-434-4900.

BBQ CONTEST FUNDRAISER. September 9, 4:00 pm. Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene, 19333 E. 24 Highway, Independence, MO 64056. BBQ Contest Fundraiser! Car Show! Craft Sale! Kid’s Carnival Games! Bake Sale! Come join the fun—open the all ages! 816-796-5879.

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN. September 9, 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 126th and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. 573-635-5110.

SHOW ME CHRISTIAN YOUTH HOME 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. September 9, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Show-Me Christian Youth Home, 24302 Mahin Road, La Monte, MO 65337. Featured events: horse expo, concert, lunch served, special program, and Alumni dinner. Kidevents.TarHomes

COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY.  September 9, 2017, 11:00 AM.  Nashua Baptist Church 11408 N. Main Street, Kansas City, MO.  Free everything — food, music, bounce house, crafts, photo booth, and carnival games and make your own ice cream sundaes!   (816) 734-4046

KANSANS FOR LIFE. September 14, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044. Re-organization of Douglas County chapter. Refreshments will be served. kfllawrence@gmail.com 785-748-1536.

2017 GOLF TOURNAMENT RACHEL HOUSE. September 15. Shoal Creek Golf Club, Kansas City, MO. rachelhousefriends.org/golf-tournament

SWEET LIFE! DESSERT COMEDY THEATRE. September 16, 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm). Lakewood Way Community Church, 1150 NE Woods Chapel Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. 816-373-8559.

WESTSIDE FAMILY FESTIVAL. September 17, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm. WFC Lenexa, 8500 Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, KS 66227. Everyone is invited to this free community wide festival for families. Bring your whole crew for acres of rides, gigantic inflatable’s, games and activities for all ages. 913-422-8257.

IF NOT FOR GRACE “BE THE CHANGE” FALL GALA.  September 23. Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211. Featured speaker: Les Norman. 816-847-2911.

KANSAS CITY AREA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR & FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP. September 25, 6:00 pm. Maranatha Christian Academy, 1500 W. 63rd Street, Shawnee, KS 66216. Over three dozen Christian colleges and universities from the Midwest region will be on hand and free financial aid workshop. 913-631-0637.

FREE LUNCH FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS, NURSES, PSYCHOLOGISTS, CASE WORKERS & COMMUNITY RESOURCE PROVIDERS. September 27, 10:30 am-1:00 pm. Mother’s Refuge, 3721 Delridge Road, Independence, MO 64052. Meet our staff, learn more about our program and enjoy a free lunch. Our goal is to acquaint you with the services we provide for pregnant young mothers. RSVP to Volunteer Coordinator, 816-353-8070.

TGIW/CHARACTER THAT COUNTS GOLF. September 28, 10:45 (registration); 12:30 pm (shotgun start). Creekmoor Golf Course, Raymore, MO 64083. Awards ceremony at the clubhouse. 816-309-7122.

LIFE DAY WALK, RALLY AND LIFE CHAIN. October 1. St. Joseph, MO. More details coming soon.

LIFE CHAIN. October 1, 1:30 pm. 9501 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS 66207. Stand united for the unborn as a public witness and prayerful protest against abortion. Johnson County location is along 95th Street from Quivira to State Line. www.lifechain.net 913-642-5433.

LIFE CHAIN.  Oct 1. 1:30 to 2:30.   The Legends. Call 913-642-5433 for info.

LIFE CHAIN RAYTOWN. Oct. 1. Blue Ridge Blvd at 8812 E Gregory Blvd, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; meet at Our Lady of Lourdes parking at 1:00 p.m.; Priscilla Moran  816-322-2007

LIFE CHAIN KANSAS CITY / SOUTH.  Oct. 1.  95th St at Wornall Rd at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Beth Sykora  816-353-4113 and Annie Fowler

LIFE CHAIN BLUE SPRINGS.  Oct. 1 – State Hwy 7 at State Hwy 40, park by west lake, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Alice Goergen  816-224-6768

REMEMBERING OUR BABIES. October 15, 7:00 pm. JC Nichols Memorial Fountain,50 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114. A wonderful evening of remembering each of our babies. There will be luminaries around the fountain with each baby’s name as well as a balloon release as the list of baby names are read. Assisting, supporting parents of neonatal death, pregnancy loss, and still birth. www.samspond.org 816-215-8535.

VITAE FOUNDATION KANSAS CITY PRO-LIFE EVENT. October 19. Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS. Sponsored by Vitae Foundation. Keynote speaker: Allen West. 573-634-4316.

MOTHER’S REFUGE TASTE OF COMPASSION. October 20, 6:00 pm. Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64014. Dinner, Silent Auction, Live Music, Cash Bar.

ST. JOSEPH PRO-LIFE EVENT. October 27. Stoney Creek Conference Center, 1201 N. Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph, MO. Keynote speaker: Dinesh D’Souza. 573-634-4316.

MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER. November 2, 6:00 pm. Adam’s Mark Hotel, & Conference Center, 9103 E. 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64133. Speaker: Melissa Ohden, she is a survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Reception at 6:00 pm & Banquet at 7:00 pm.

GRUB RUN 5K. November 4, 8:30 am-11:00 pm. Kansas City Church, 7700 N. Church Rd., Kansas City, MO 64158. $25. Help us stomp out hunger and raise money for our food pantry. 816-781-7559.

WEEK OF PRAYER.  Nov. 5 – 12.  SAT 7 prayer effort for the Middle East.  http://www.sat7usa.org/week-of-prayer/



MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Through September 24. New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, Overland Park, KS 66212. 913-649-7469.

38TH ANNUAL ART WESTPORT. September 8-10. Westport Rd., & Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111. Top artists line the streets of Westport showcasing their original art, unique jewelry, fine crafts and much more. 816-531-4370.

THE SNAKE WITH BIG FEET. September 9. Puppetry Art Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd., Independence, MO 64052. www.hazelle.org 816-833-9777.

SUNFLOWER ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL DESOTO, KS. September 15, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm; September 16, 10:00 am-7:00 pm; September 17, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. The Barn, 9200 Kill Creek Road, Desoto, KS. Admission an parking are free. Family-friendly weekend of fine arts and fine crafts, live music, food and beautiful sunflowers.

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED: THE STUDENT SIT-INS OF 1960. September 19-October 22. Crown Center, 2450 Grand Ave., KCMO 64108.

THE 86TH ANNUAL PLAZA ART FAIR. September 22, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm; September 23, 10:00 am-10:00 pm; September 24, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Kansas City, MO. 816-960-6234.

DRIVING MISS DAISY. September 27-November 26. New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, Overland Park, KS 66212. 913-649-7469.

I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU. September 29-October 29. Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. 816-421-1700.

MADAGASCAR-A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, JR. (SOUTH). October 26-29. Bell Culture Events Center Mid-America Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062. Sponsored by CYT of Kansas City. 913-681-3318.


Family outings

45 ANNUAL SANTA-CALI-GON DAYS FESTIVAL. September 1-4. Historic Independence Square, Independence, MO 64050. 400 Arts, Crafts, Food and Commercial Vendor booths. Free entertainment on both Community Stage and Main Stage. A large carnival midway.

KANSAS CITY IRISH FEST. September 1-September 3. Crown Center Square, 25th & Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. 30 bands on seven stages, heritage workshops and displays, comedy, genealogy, a massive children’s area and so much more. 816-561-7555.

KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. September 2-October 15. Kansas City Renaissance Festival, 628 N. 126th St., Bonnor Springs, KS 66012. Pay heed to exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on our 20 stages of non –stop entertainment, and feast on delicious food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! 913-721-2110.

HOMESCHOOL HISTORY ADVENTURE WESTWARD HO! September 6, 1:00 pm & September 7, 10:00 am. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. 913-831-3359.

2ND ANNUAL SWIFT MILE STREET FESTIVAL. September 8-9. North Kansas City. Free Children’s Area, handmade and local market, artists, musicians on 3 stages, food vendors. www.theswiftmile.com

KANSAS STATE FAIR. September 8-17. Kansas State Fairground, Hutchinson, KS. 800-362-3247.

46TH WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL. September 13-September 17. Winfield, Kansas. www.wvfest.com.

25TH ANNUAL WALDO FALL FESTIVAL. September 16, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. CVS parking lot at 75th St., & Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO. Family-friendly event, is a FREE neighborhood festival that includes kids rides, games, face painting, food trucks, local music, and a host of vendors to met and mingle with throughout the day. 816-286-4523

KANSAS CITY ZOO RUN, RUN FOR THE ELEPHANTS! September 23, 8:00 am-10:30 am. Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132. Event is included with Zoo admission. No registration required. www.kansascityzoorun.com

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION. September 24, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Nelson Atkins Museum, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 816-751-1278.

WOODFEST.  Sept. 30.   Camp Wood YMCA, 1101 Camp Wood Rd, Elmdale, Kansas 66850.  Enjoy the Symphony in the Flint Hills with horse riding, painting, art, nature walks and more!   620-273-8641.

WATERFIRE KC. October 7, Dusk-10:00 pm. Country Club Plaza, 4750 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64112. 816-359-9195.


monthly meetings

BUILDING BETTER MOMS.  The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS.  For local mothers of children in early childhood, elementary school, middle school, high school, and for single moms, with both day and evening meeting times avail. at the Leawood campus.  www.cor.org  913-897-0120.

WEEKLY – CHRISTIAN BUSINESS MEN’S COMMITTEE. Meets weekly in various parts of the city. Call Jim Mathis, 913-269-6709, for time/loc.

WEEKLY – FAITH BASED 12-STEP PROGRAM OF RECOVERY FROM COMPULSIVE OVEREATNG.  Call Overeater’s Anonymous 913-383-5933 or visit www.kansascityoa.org for more information and to access the schedule of various meetings in the metro area.


3RD SUNDAY – CANCER SUPPORT GROUP.  6:30-8:00 pm.  Beacon Free Baptist Church, 10825 E. 79th Street, Raytown, MO  64138.  Connect with others who share your journey, you are not alone.  816-353-7447.

MONDAY – MOMS AND TOTS COMMUNITY. 10:00-11:00 am. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS. A different activity each week – story time, play time, Mom’s bible studies and fellowship, or special outing. A great way to connect with other moms and young children. Contact amyviets@holycross-elca.org for more info.

MONDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 3:00-6:00 pm. Healing Rooms of Olathe, 1548 E Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061. M-T-W by appointment. www.healingroomsofolathe.com 913-563-2413.

MONDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 4:00-6:00 pm. Hope City, 5101E. 24th St., Kansas City, MO.

For full list of Family Outings and Monthly meetings, visit www.metrovoicenews.com

2nd Monday – Prayer for America. 10:30 AM. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 N 291 Hwy, Liberty, MO (I-35 & 291 Hwy).

2ND MONDAY – PRAYER FOR AMERICA. 10:30 AM. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 N. 291 Hwy., Liberty, MO (I-35 & 291 Hwy.).


2ND & 4TH MONDAY – MOPS. 9:30 a.m. MOPS. First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E 350 Highway, Raytown, MO  Support groups for mothers of preschool-aged children.  Offers creative activities, social events & learning opportunities.  816-353-1994.


3RD MONDAY. KC CONSERVATIVES. 6:30 PM. Grandview Buffet, 12407 Blue Ridge Ext., Grandview, MO 64030. Outstanding conservative speakers share insight into the vital issues impacting our community, state & nation. 816-761-9828.


TUESDAY – 13 WEEK PROGRAM. DIVORCECARE AND DIVORCECARE4KIDS. 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW RD Mize Road, Room 102, Blue Springs, MO. Participants become part of a small support group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce. A program for children whose parents are separated or divorced, children between the ages of 5 and 12. 816-228-5300.


TUESDAY – IF NOT FOR GRACE PRAYER. 9:30 am. Crown Pointe Church, 5950 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. kmiller@infg.org


TUESDAY – FEAR NOT SUPPORT GROUP. 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Lakeland Community Church, 913 NW Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO.  Christ-Centered support group for anxiety and depression. Material based on the Christian 12 Steps; Serenity Prayer also Anxiety Centre “The Anxiety/Phobia Workbook” by Edmund Bourne.


TUESDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY.  7:00 pm.  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS. This 12-step Christ centered program. Drop in any Tuesday! Contact Craig Hauser, 913-449-7265 for more info.


TUESDAY – HEARTLAND HEALING ROOMS. 7:00-8:30 pm. Christ Triumphant Church, 401 NE Chipman Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO. www.heartlandhealingrooms.org.


TUESDAY – ISRAELI FOLK DANCE. 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. The Jewish Community Center, Studio 3, 5801 W. 115th St., Leawood, KS. $3 Adults and teens welcome. 7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Beginning/Intermediate Dance, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Dance. 913-327-8000.


1ST TUESDAY – CHRISTIAN NIGHT.  6 – 8 pm.  Skate World, I-35 & Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission, KS.  913-262-0711.


1ST TUESDAY – CREATION SCIENCE ASSOCIATION FOR MID-AMERICA, 7 p.m., Westbrooke Church, 9777 Antioch, Overland Park, KS. Presentation followed by Q&A; Answers to your questions regarding Science and the Bible; “Creation Safaris” (Res. Req’d); www.csama.org (includes link to FB page) 816-246-4517.


1ST & 3RD TUESDAY – FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS, 7:00 pm., Life Springs Church, Neos Youth Center, 206 N. Webster St., Suite 112, Spring Hill, KS. Contact Kim: fibrohopeandhealing@yahoo.com or 337-852-5052.


1ST & 3RD TUESDAY – GRIEFSHARE.  7-8:30pm. Timothy Lutheran Ministries, 425 NW RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO.  816-228-5300.


2ND TUESDAY – EQUIPPING BELIEVERS MIDWEST. 7:00 pm.  Blue Spring, Hampton Inn, 900 NW S. Outer Rd., Blue Springs, MO  64015.  Free Prayer for healing and freedom from addition, Free training to heal the sick, evangelize the lost, set the oppressed free.  913-488-6749.


2ND & 4TH TUESDAY – “WINGS OF HOPE”.  Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 S. 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO.  A Christian based ministry to provide support for families grieving loss through miscarriage or infant death, because every life matters.  Email:  wingsofhope@bscc.org.


2ND & 4TH TUESDAY – MOPS. 9:00 am.  Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10100 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS.  913-649-0900.


3RD TUESDAY – LUNCH & LEARN. 12:00 pm. KC First Church of Nazarene, 11811 State Line Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114.  Each  session will focus on a different geographical area or skill set.  Please bring your own sack lunch; desserts and beverages will be provided.  816-942-9022.


WEDNESDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 1:30-3:00 pm. Hope City, 5101 E. 24th St., Kansas City, MO.


WEDNESDAY WEEKLY – LIVING FREE, CHRIST-CENTERED 12 STEP PROGRAM. Front Modular , 6:30-8:00.  Abundant Life Baptist Church, 414 SW Persels, LS, MO.  816-554-8181.


WEEKLY WEDNESDAY – CHRISTIAN BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NETWORK. 3:00 pm, Gusto! Coffee, 3390 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. 816-767-1100.


WEDNESDAY – BREAK TIME CLUB.  9:30am-1:30pm.  Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R.D. Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64014.  Enriching environment for older adults with mental and/or physical limitation. 816-228-5300.


WEDNESDAY – AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP.  11:30am-12:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 601 E. Oak St., Pleasant Hill, MO (please use North basement entrance off Myrtle Street). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? 816-540-6179


WEDNESDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY. 6:30 pm. First Baptist Raytown, 100500 E. 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO. Please enter through the rock entrance. Meet in room B-116.  For info call: 816-778-1156 or www.firstbaptistraytown.com




WEDNESDAY – DELIVERANCE – BREAKING CURSES WORKSHOP. 7:00 pm. First Love Ministries Church, 4747 Hadley St., Overland Park, KS. 913-403-9644. Call Tues. – Fri. after 1 p.m.


2ND WEDNESDAY – LEE’S SUMMIT WOMEN’S PRAYER CONNECTION.  9:00 –10:30 am.  In a comfortable setting, we get to know each other better and take time to pray (silently or audibly) for our nation, families, Lee’s Summit Women’s Connection, and our national organization. Call Millie Mathews for meeting location: 816-537-9898.


2ND Wednesday-NAT’L FEDERATED REPUBLICAN WOMEN.              12:00 PM.  Summit Grill, 4835 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO. We meet monthly to be informed by elected officials & conservative leaders.   (816) 810-2521


2ND WEDNESDAY – COFFEE CONNECT. 6:30 pm. IHOPU, 12901 S. US Highway, Grandview, MO 64030.  An informal gathering with believers from different spheres of influence.  www.ihopekc.org/josephcompany. (816) 763-0243


4TH  WEDNESDAY – SOUTH KANSAS CITY AGLOW. 9:30 a.m.  Grandview Assembly of God Church, 12400 Grandview Rd., Grandview, MO. Contact Mary Boston 816-804-5166.


LAST WEDNESDAY – CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY LUNCHEON. 12:00 pm. Levy & Craig, 1301 Oak, Kansas City, MO. First time guest free. $10. 816-559-2173.


WEEKLY WEDNESDAY – FREEDOM CLASSES. 6:30-8:00pm. Pleasant Valley Baptist, 1600 N. 291 Hwy, Liberty, MO. Meet in the west wing. 816-781-5959.


WEDNESDAY – FREE INDEED ADDICTION RECOVERY. 6:00 pm. First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO. Please enter through the rock entrance. Meet in room B-222. For information call 816-778-1156 or www.firstbaptistraytown.com.


THURSDAYS – KANSAS CITY EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP. 10:00 am & 6:45 pm. Global Prayer Room and Red Bridge Center, 3535 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137. Be encouraged by other evangelists in the city. kcfellowship.org 470-588-1277.


THURSDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 2:00-8:30 pm. Healing Rooms of Olathe, 1548 E Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061. M-T-W by appointment. www.healingroomsofolathe.com 913-563-2413.


THURSDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETING. 7:00-9:00pm. Life Church, 16111 S. Lone Elm Rd., Olathe, KS  66062. 913-829-7511.


1ST THURSDAY – HEART OF AMERICA CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ NETWORK (HACWN). Evangel Temple, 1414 E 103rd St., KCMO. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. 816-942-1414.


FIRST & THIRD THURSDAY – 13-WEEK PROGRAM. GRIEFSHARE. 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 RD Mize Rd., Fireplace Room, Blue Springs, MO. Participants may join the group at any session. 816-228-5300.


2ND THURSDAY – HOMESCHOOLING 101. 7:00 pm. Country Meadows Baptist Church, 4901 S. Lee’s Summit Rd., Kansas City, MO 64136. Families for Home Education offers this free class for families considering home education in Missouri. MO law and record-keeping requirements are presented, as well as curriculum ideas and area homeschooling activities. 877-696-6343.


2ND THURSDAY – FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS. 7:00 pm. Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Ave., Mission, KS. Contact Yvonne info@fibrocoalition.org or call 913-384-4673.


2ND & 4TH THURSDAY – MOPS.  9:00-11:15 am. (Mothers of Preschoolers) Overland Park First Assembly of God, 7700 W 75th Street, OP, KS. A relaxed time of fellowship, encouragement, and support for mothers of children from infants to kindergarten.  Childcare provided.  Brunch served.  RSVP appreciated. 913-432-3281 or opagmops@gmail.com


2ND & 4TH THURSDAY – ARCHDIOCESAN CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP. 7:30 pm. Catholic Life Center, Cure of Ars Parish, 9360 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS. Fellowship follows. 913-649-2026.


3RD THURSDAY – GLUTEN FREE GROUP. 7pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, Fireplace Room, 425 NW R.D. Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO. 816-228-5300.


3RD THURSDAY – FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY HARVESTER’S. 4:00 pm. Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene, 19333 E. 24 Hwy, Independence, MO 64056. 816-796-5879.


FRIDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETINGS. 7:00 pm. New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 4330 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64116. 12 steps program for all life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. 816-452-8442.


FRIDAY – REFORMERS UNANIMOUS. 7PM. Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 E. 23rd St., Independence, MO. Faith based addictions program (any and all addictions). 816-252-3268.