The award-winning Armouraires Quartet, along with Frankie and Phyllis Valens, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave.
There is no charge for admission and a freewill offering will be received.
The Armouraires and the Valenses also will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 4, at Valley Falls United Methodist Church, 410 Frazier St. in Valley Falls.
In other religion news:
n East Side Baptist Church, 4425 S.E. 29th, will have a free kids summer sports camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3. The camp is for children entering kindergarten through sixth grades. Lunch is provided. For more information, call (785) 379-9933.
n Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 312 N.E. Freeman, will have its annual Germanfest on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4.
Festivities will get under way with an outdoor Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3. German food will be served beginning at 5 p.m., when inflatables and a mini-train for children will be available.
The event will continue at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 4, when German food once again will be available, along with a carnival, games and bingo. An oral auction and drawings for prizes will begin at 2 p.m.
In addition to authentic, homemade German food, the event will feature a country store, jewelry booth, snack bar and beer garden both days.
The Chardon Polka Band will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3, and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
Free rides will be available from a satellite parking lot at the north end of the BNSF Railroad shops at N.E. Seward and Chandler from 3 to 4 and 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
In addition, the sixth annual Brat Trot 5-kilometer run-walk will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Sacred Heart Church.
For more information, visit www.sacredheartstjosephcatholic.org.
n Faith Temple Church, 1162 S.W. Lincoln, will celebrate its 68th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 4.
n A retirement reception for the Rev. Jay Henderson will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at University United Methodist Church, 1621 S.W. College Ave. A worship celebration will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Henderson has served United Methodist congregations in the Topeka area since 1976.
n First Presbyterian Church, 817 S.W. Harrison, will have vacation Bible school from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9. The theme is “Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God.” The vacation Bible school, which is open to children ages 3 through those who just completed fifth grade, will include stories, crafts, games, music and snacks.
n Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime, will have vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 5, to Friday, June 9.
n The Laudate Ringers bell choir will present a concert titled “Bach to Bebop and Beyond” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 S.W. Burlingame Road.
n Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, will have its First Wednesday Wesley Cafe at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. The menu will include pork explosion, soba salad with grilled tofu, baked beans, potato salad and cookies. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. A worship service will follow at 7 p.m. To sign up for the meal, call the church at (785) 478-3697 or visit. www.swumc.org/wesley-cafe-sign-up1.html.
n The artwork of Sam Todwong will be featured in June at the Cloister Gallery at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays.
n Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 S.E. Tecumseh Road, will show the movie “Home Run” at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission and free movie snacks will be provided. For more information, call (785) 379-5642.
n St. Dominic Catholic Church, 416 Ohio Ave. in Holton, will have a “Shindig” from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The event will include a fried chicken and ham dinner, bounce house and games for children. Freewill offerings will be received.
n Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3601 S.W. 17th, will have an “ICare Mass” at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The Mass is for people with developmental disabilities. For more information, visit icarenek.org.
n Lifepoint Church, 200 S.W. 30th, will have its Surge Conference at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 11, and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 12 and 13. Special guests will include Daniel Eric Groves and Kelly Kopp. For more information, visit www.lifepointtopeka.com.
n Indiana Avenue Church of Christ, 3510 S.E. Indiana Ave., will celebrate its 75nd anniversary with special services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 11. Guest speakers will include Jon Morrison and Malcolm Himes, both of Dallas. Dinner will be served after the services. A program at 2:30 p.m. will follow and will feature a review of the 72 years of church history.
n Shiloh Baptist Church, 1201 S.W. Buchanan, will celebrate Men’s and Women’s Day at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. John Williams.
n Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, will have a “Summer Boost” barbecue at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11. In addition to a barbecue lunch, the event will feature games, pool, activities, music and a fire truck. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will benefit the church’s child care ministries.
n Bethel Baptist Church, 4011 N. Kansas Ave, will have vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16, for children entering kindergarten through sixth grades. Registrations can be made online at www.betheltopeka.org or in person the first night of the vacation Bible school. Call (785) 286-0467.
n St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1821 S.W. 37th, will have a Mexican food community dinner from 4 to 7 p. m. Wednesday, June 14. There will be tacos, burritos, pinto beans, desserts, drinks and chips and cheese. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Mark Camacho will perform from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to missions.
n The Safira Quartet, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, will present a 30-minute sack lunch concert at noon Wednesday, June 14, at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th. The quartet will be in Topeka for the Sunflower Music Festival at Washburn University.
n Christian singer-songwriter Mark Schultz will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Fellowship Bible Church, 6800 S.W. 10th. Randy Carlson also will be featured at the event. Tickets are $15 for general admission. For tickets or more information, visit www.myflr.org/topeka.
n Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 1248 S.W. Buchanan, will celebrate its history and the legacy of the Rev. Charles Monroe Sheldon in a program at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 18. The church facility soon will become the home of El Shaddai Templo de Alabanza, while Central Congregational will begin meeting at Temple Beth Sholom.
n Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive, will have “Surf Shack” vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 19, to Thursday, June 22, for children ages 3 through those who just completed fifth grade. A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. daily during the vacation Bible school.
n The “Gadgets and Gizmos” vacation Bible school for ages 18 and under will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, to Friday, June 23, at Lifepoint Church, 200 S.W. 30th. The event is free. To register, visit Lifepoint Church Topeka on Facebook.
n Northland Christian Church, 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd., will have a Ravi Zacharias simulcast titled “Understanding and Answering Atheism” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 23, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24. The cost is $20, which includes a box lunch, snacks and a participant guide. To register, visit www.northland.cc.
n The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus will be in concert as part of the Great Spaces Music &Arts Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th. The chorus has nearly 300 members from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota and Kansas. There is no admission charge and a freewill offering will be received.
n Indiana Avenue Church of Christ, 3510 S.E. Indiana Ave., will have vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, to Wednesday, June 28. The theme is “God’s Team: Stories of God’s Power.” Classes will be available for ages 3 and up, including adults. For more information, visit www.indianaavecofc.org or call (785) 266-7788.
n Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan Ave., will have vacation Bible school from to 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 27, 28 and 29.
n Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th, will present its annual Community Independence Day Celebration at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. Rehearsals will take place 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29.
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.