Religion roundup: Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus to perform free concert Sunday

Greg Bontrager

The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Greg Bontrager, 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.

In other religion news:

n Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 2014 N.W. 46th, will have a garage sale and car wash from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Cinnamon rolls will be available in the morning, and hot dogs and ice cream at lunch. For more information, visit www.mtcctopeka.org.

n Indiana Avenue Church of Christ, 3510 S.E. Indiana Ave., will be the site of a Harvesters mobile food pantry from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24.

n A community barbecue supper will take place starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Dover Federated Church, 13535 S.W. 57th, in Dover.

The menu will include grilled pork burgers, hot dogs and dessert from G’s Frozen Custard. A freewill offering will be received for the dinner. A live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include homemade pies and other items including jewelry,antiques and gift cards.

Proceeds will benefit the Dover community food pantry, Veteran’s Day service for law enforcement officers and improvements to the Dover Federated Church.

n The Topeka City Mission Union will have its annual Sunbeam-Youth Day program at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 424 N.W. Laurent. Minister Antonio Brown will be the guest speaker. The theme is “Love in Action: Actions Speak Louder Than Words.” Musical selections will be provided by the Mount Carmel Youth Choir. A reception will follow the program in the lower unit of the church.

n Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime, will have its Youth Day program at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 25. The theme is: “Youth Falling in Love With Jesus.” The guest speaker will be Minister Antonio Brown, of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Musical selections will be provided by the Mount Carmel Youth Choir and Xaciano Hernandez.

n New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist, 1018 S.E. 8th, will have its annual Homecoming service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Guest congregations will include St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church and East Eighth Street Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. McCoy Caraway, pastor of the St. Luke church, will be the preacher. Choirs from the various churches will provide the music.

n First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 S.W. Gage, will have the “Galactic Starveyors” vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 26, to Friday, June 30, for children who are entering kindergarten this fall through those who just completed sixth grade. The event is free. Registration and more information is available at www.fsbctopeka.org/vbs.

n Oakland United Methodist Church, 801 N.E. Chester, will have “Superheroes of the Bible” vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 26, to Friday, June 30. A free lunch will be served each day. To register, call (785) 580-6886.

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 Eight recent high school graduates from the greater Topeka area graduated on Sunday, May 28, from the seminary program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The recognition event was held in the Topeka LDS Stake Center, 2401 S.W. Kingsrow Road.

The graduates, their parents, and high schools are:

David Hollingsworth, son of Bryon and Christa Hollingsworth, Shawnee Heights High School; Taylor Holte, daughter of Michael and Tamara Holte, Royal Valley High School; Sydney Lawton, daughter of Glen and Tia Lawton, Washburn Rural High School; Paige Madsen, daughter of Gary and Melanie Madsen, Washburn Rural High School; Shayna Myers, daughter of Shane and Minnie Myers, Kansas Connections Academy; Madison Sandall, daughter of Barry and Shannon Sandall; Seaman High School; Ethan Strong, son of Curtis and Leona Strong, Washburn Rural High School; and Patrick Thompson, son of Kennen and Debbie Thompson, Washburn Rural High School.

Seminary is a four-year program of religious instruction for high school students. Over four years the students studied the Old Testament; New Testament; Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ; and LDS Church history in one-year rotations. Classes were held daily in the morning before high school classes began.

n The Rev. Doug Beyer will be the guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services on July 2 and July 9 at West Side Baptist Church, 1008 S.W. He and his wife Martha will also describing their travels during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday school hour on both Sundays.

Beyer was pastor of West Side Baptist Church for 13 years. While in Topeka with his family, Beyer’s three daughters grew up and graduated from Topeka High School.

He is now the pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Temple City, Calif., where he served as senior pastor for 16 years before retiring.

Since his retirement, he has served as interim pastor in Dodge City; Manila, Philippines; Taipei, Taiwan; Granada Hills, Calif.; Frankfurt, Germany; Mexico City; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He is the author of four books published by Judson Press, including the new member discipleship manual “The Family of God.”

He and his wife are residents at Atherton Baptist Homes in Alhambra , Calif.

n Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan Ave., will have vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 27, 28 and 29.

n The Topeka Churches Singing Convention will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 S.E. Madison. Choirs from singing convention churches will furnish the music. The guest speaker will be the Rev. McCoy Caraway.

n 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.

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 22 and29.

n A community program where people can learn about Jewish culture will be presented from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Speakers, music and Israeli dancing will be featured at the event.

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.

n 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.

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