Executive director of Jews for Jesus to speak at Topeka church

Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime, will have a fall revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, to Friday, Aug. 18.


The evangelists will be the Rev. D. C. Clark, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church; Minister Eddie Patterson, of Second Missionary Baptist Church; and the Rev. Michael Moore, of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Emporia.

In other religion news:

n Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Catholic Church will conclude its three-day basement sale and bake sale with a $1 bag sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 12, at Sacred Heart Church, 312 N.E. Freeman.

n New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 S.E. Indiana Ave., will have an all-male fashion show titled “You Can’t Touch This!” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

Models will come from various churches and organizations in the Topeka area.

Participants will include: from the New Mount Zion church — Ira Bryant, Joe Fisher Jr., Minister Kenneth McCollough, Randy Wheat and Zebulun Young; Capitol City Community Church of God — Rico Tatum II; Unified School District 501 — Weston Young; Second Baptist Church; Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church — the Rev. Ralph E. Chisholm Jr..

Also: Friendship Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. — Nicholas Cole; Shiloh Baptist Church — the Rev. D.C. Clark; Indiana Avenue Church of Christ — Lester Wilson; Topeka Housing Authority — Arnold Downing; Top City Shoes and Clothing — Angelo Blue; and Washburn University — Tevin Luck, Travis Gardenhire and Deion Duncan.

Admission is a school supply, with items to be donated to Ross Elementary School.

n An appreciation service for Lucinda Caraway, the first lady of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the church, 2222 S.E. Madison.

n David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, will speak at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Topeka Bible Church, 1101 S.W. Mulvane.

Brickner’s message will be part of Topeka Bible Church’s current sermon series, “Really? Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.” The series examines notions that are widely accepted among followers of Christ, disproving or explaining them based on biblical content.

Brickner will address the idea that “Good Christians Don’t Get Depressed.” He also will speak about the mission and work of Jews for Jesus.

n First Presbyterian Church, 817 S.W. Harrison, will have a “Blessing of the Backpacks” service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. Students of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks and receive a blessing and a gift. The church also is collecting refillable water bottles for Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet School at the service.

n Emma Hirschi, 19, will speak about her upcoming mission in British Columbia, Canada, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Colly Creek Ward’s worship service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the LDS meetinghouse, 3611 S.W. Jewell Ave.

Hirschi, the daughter of Scot and Kristin Hirschi, will begin her 18-month mission on Aug. 23, when she enters the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, for orientation.

As a missionary, she will teach interested people about the LDS Church and perform community service. Like other Mormon missionaries, she will serve without pay and at her own and her family’s expense.

After graduating in 2016 from both Washburn Rural High School and the early-morning LDS seminary program for high school students, Hirschi attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for a year. She is the third member of her immediate family to serve as an LDS missionary.

n Lowman United Methodist Church, 4101 S.W. 15th, will have a weekend “Back to School Bible Bash” vacation Bible school for children ages preschool through eighth grade from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19; and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. The theme will be “Everyday Heroes.” To register, call the church at (785 ) 272-8921.

n Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 3501 S.W. Wanamaker, will show the movie “Enough” with Chonda Pierce, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The cost for admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office.

n CrossRoads Wesleyan Church, 2131 S.W. Harrison, will have its 13th annual SonShine Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. The event will include food, games and a silent auction. Many games and events are free, and many are for younger children. A free water slide will be featured. Some games cost 25 cents to 75 cents. Everyone will receive a prize, and winners will get a larger prize.

n The deacons St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 S.E. Madison, will sponsor a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. The menu will include fish, spaghetti, green beans, bread and dessert. A $12 donation per meal is requested.

n The Armouraires, a southern gospel quartet, will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan.

n The Rev. William J. Barber II will speak at 7 p.m Monday, Aug. 21, at First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Barber is director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in North Carolina and is a leader of the new Poor People’s Campaign.

n Eastside Church of God in Christ, 2724 S.E. 10th, will have a pastor and wife’s anniversary celebration for the Rev. Ben J. Scott and his wife, Gwendolyn Scott, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

n Organist Susan Matthews will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, kicking off the 2016-17 “Great Spaces Music &Arts Series” at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th. Matthews, who has performed throughout the United States and Europe, will play the cathedral’s 4-manual, 65-rank pipe organ with its nearly 3,700 pipes, making it one of the finest organs of its type in the region. There is no charge for admission and a freewill offering will be received.

n St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, 801 N.W. Harrison, will have its annual Friends and Family Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. The Church of God Fellowship will sing, as will the choir from St. Luke AME Church in Lawrence. Representatives from First Southern Baptist Church and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church also will participate.

— Lowman United Methodist Church, 4101 S.W. 15th, will present a talent show titled “Lowman’s Got Talent VI” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. The talent show is a fundraiser for the church’s Choir Scholarship Fund, which allows the congregation to pay college students to sing in its chancel choir or ring in its bell choir.

— The New C Lord C’s, of Miami, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Lane Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1200 S.W. Lane. The concert is a benefit for Dan Mullens.

— Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime, will have a Sunday School musical at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.

— Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave., will have its annual country “hoe-down” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will feature live music, the Center State Dancers, door prizes, games and free food, including hot dogs, chips, popcorn, soda and cookies. Those planning to attend are invited to bring their lawn chairs for seating.

— Christian rock group the Newsboys will headline the “Big Church Night Out Tour” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Kansas Expocentre’s Landon Arena, S.W. 19th and Topeka Boulevard.

The concert also will feature Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca and Derek Minor. Also appearing will be illusionist Brock Gill; Adam Agee, of Audio Adrenaline; and Jamison Strain

Tickets packages start at $18. For more information, visit www.ksexpo.com.

— Christian pop group Casting Crowns will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. 8th. Zach Williams, a Grammy Award-nominated singer known for his song “Chain Breaker,” will open for the group. Tickets are $26 to $76. For more information, visit www.topekaperformingarts.org.