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.
In other religion news:
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— The Kaw Valley District Early Morning Laymen’s service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at East Eighth Street Baptist Church, 801 S.E. Wear. The Rev. E. Bernard Hurd and members of Calvary Baptist Church will be the special guests.
— Indiana Avenue Church of Christ, 3510 S.E. Indiana Ave., will celebrate its 72nd 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— The Rev. Jayne Ruiz on Monday, June 12, will begin serving as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 S.W. Boswell. She will preach for the first time at the church at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, June 18.
Ruiz and her husband, Alfredo, are coming to Topeka from El Paso, Texas, where she has been serving as pastor of two churches.
She previously worked in Hispanic and immigration ministries and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
She has a Masters in Divinity degree from Princeton and also Masters degrees in public administration and social work.
— 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.
Visitors are welcome to attend the Supportive Adults Inspiring Lives — or SAIL — luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, with the group gathering at the Lincoln Dining location on the northeast side of Washburn University, near S.W. 19th and Washburn Avenue. Lunch will be available for $6.85, plus tax. After lunch, the group will walk across the parking lot for a visit to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation building. To sign up, visit www.swumc.org/sail-sign-up.html or call Susanna Wesley at (785) 478-3697.
— 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.
— The Appassionata 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. Attendees are welcome to to bring their own lunch or purchase a sack lunch for $5 and eat in the cathedral during the concert. There is no charge to attend the concert.
— Virgie Smith, of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, will perform gospel music at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, as part of the fourth annual Friends and Family Juneteenth Celebration at Hillcrest Park, 1800 S.E. 21st. Other activities will be held during the event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Park.
— The Tenneessee Town National Night Out Against Crime Committee will present Gospel Fest 2017 at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Asbury-Mount Olive United Methodist Church, 1196 S.W. Buchanan. Featured guests will include vocalists Whitney Lucky and Jonathan Hicks, with a message from inspirational speaker Miles Dortch. Proceeds will benefit Tennessee Town’s 2017 National Night Out Against Crime event on Aug. 5.
— 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.
— 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.
— The “Gadgets and Gizmos” vacation Bible school for children kindergarten through fifth grade 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— Jerry Anderson will perform “A Concert of Patriotic Music” at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 2, on the historic Deagan Chimes at Topeka High School, 800 S.W. 10th. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs to the concert, which will take place on the south side of the school. G’s Frozen Custard will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds will benefit the Topeka High Historical Society.
— 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.
— 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.
— East Side Baptist Church, 4425 S.E. 29th, will have a free Kids Art Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Lunch will be provided and half-day options are available.
For more information, call (785) 379-9933 or visit www.esbcks.org.