Temple Beth Sholom, 4200 S.W. Munson, will have its 52nd annual Blintze Brunch and Jewish Food Fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30.
Food items will include blintzes, rolled cabbage, lox spread and bagels, meat knishes and kosher hot dogs, as well as kugel.
In addition to food offerings, the event will feature performances of Israeli music and dancing, a bake sale and a gift shop with Judaica items. Temple hosts also will be available to explain Jewish symbols, faith and culture. A drawing for a $750 gift certificate from Briman’s Leading Jewelers also will be held, with a $1-per-chance donation appreciated. Other prizes will be offered through a silent auction.
Brunch buffet tickets are $12 in advance and are good for all-you-can-eat. Tickets are $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the temple and at Einstein’s Outdoor Outfitters, 1820 S.W. 10th.
The brunch was selected as the Best Ethnic Event in Northeast Kansas in The Topeka Capital-Journal’s “Best of Topeka” feature in 2016.
In other religion news:
n St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 S.E. Madison, will climax the 38th pastor-and-wife anniversary celebration for the Rev. McCoy and Lucinda Caraway at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30. The special speaker will be the Rev. Vernon DeBose, of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan. Special music will be provided by the Parker Singers from Greater Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church.
n The Jamesina M. Evans Women’s Missionary Society of St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church will present it’s annual “God Loves” program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30. This year’s program is based on each letter from the word “repentance” and will be presented in word or song by women from various Topeka churches.
n First Lutheran Church, 1234 S.W. Fairlawn, will celebrate its 150th anniversary during the month of April. The church will have an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Light snacks will be provided, and displays of church memorabilia will be displayed.
n A festival worship service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 30, with guest preacher Bishop Roger Gustafson of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A potluck dinner will follow. For information, call (785) 272-5302.
n Faith Temple Church, 1162 S.W. Lincoln, will have Friends Unity Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 30. Attendees are invited to wear white shirts to the event. Dinner will follow the service.
n Mormon Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th. The concert is sponsored in part by the Topeka and Kansas City chapters of the American Guild of Organists. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 12 and younger. More information is available at www.GreatSpaces.org.
Elliott also will present a free group organ class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29, at the Topeka Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2401 S.W. Kingsrow. The class, “Organ Playing 101, Plus Secrets of Organ Playing for All Organists,” is geared to everyone from the beginner to the professional organist. For more information about the free class, call (785) 379-5195.
n Jimmy Needham will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Grace Community Church, 310 E. 8th, in Overbrook. Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.gccinvoverbrook.com.
n Sight &Sound Theatre presents “Jonah on Stage!” for a one-night-only theater presentation at 600 locations across the nation this coming week. The presentation will be available at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Regal Hollywood Stadium 14 theaters, 6200 S.W. 6th in Topeka. F0r more information, visit www.jonahonstagemovie.com.
n The 66th annual National Day of Prayer will take place at noon Thursday, May 4, in the Statehouse rotunda, 300 S.W. 10th. Another service will be held later that day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Avondale East NetReach Center, 455 S.E. Golf Park.
n Faith Temple Church, 1162 S.W. Lincoln, will have its 28th annual Winning Women’s Conference at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6 and 11 a.m. Sunday, May 7. Special guests will include Derrick and Lisa Frank, of Atlanta, and DoJuan Hobson, of Kansas City, Mo. The event theme is “Back to God!”
n West Side Baptist Church, 1008 S.W. 4th, will have a pancake and rummage sale on Saturday, May 6. The pancake feed will be from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a suggested donation of $2.50 per person. The rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon.
n Trinity Lutheran Church, 731 S.W. Buchanan, will host Quartermania at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The fundraiser will include an auction and raffle with bids by quarters for products provided by vendors. Concessions will be available. Call (785) 233-0767 for more information.
n The Topeka Churches Singing Convention will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1018 S.E. 8th. Youth choirs will furnish the music on Saturday night and adult choirs will sing on Sunday afternoon, when Elder David Helm will preach.
n D0ve Award-winning singer-songwriter Mitch McVicker will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Topeka Free Methodist Church, 3450 S.E. Indiana Ave. There is no admission charge and a freewill offering will be received.
n The Supportive Adults Inspiring Lives luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th. The menu will include super nachos and dessert. The cost is $7 per person.To sign up, visit www.swumc.org/sail-sign-up.html or call the church at (785) 478-3697.
n The Topeka Women’s Connection “Purse-N-ality” luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. The speaker will be Louise Simmons, of Broken Arrow, Okla. The luncheon cost is $14, with paid reservations due by May 5 by calling (785) 554-3617. There is no charge for the program only.
n The Saturday Women’s Connection will have a “Girls Love to Shop” luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.
The speaker will be Louise Simmons, of Broken Arrow, Okla., who also will provide music for the program. The luncheon cost is $14. For reservations, call (785) 233-0701 or email email@example.com.
n The Kaw Valley District Laymen’s early morning’s service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday, May 14, at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Anderson. The Mount Carmel male chorus will provide the music for the Mother’s Day service.
n The Ugandan Kids Choir will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan.
n The “Summer Lights: Escape the Ordinary” tour will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, at the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater in Bonner Springs. Featured artists will include MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and Jimi Cravity. Tickets are $29 to $95. For more information, visit www.summerlightstour.com.