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.
The program, called the “Jewish Heritage Celebration,” will feature speakers, music, art, food samples and Israeli dancing.
The event is co-sponsored by Temple Beth Sholom.
In other religion news:
— Vietnam veteran David Altwegg will be the guest speaker at the Aglow meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, in the Celebration Building at 5th and Elm in Wamego. Worship will be led by Kate Golden. A freewill offering will be received.
— The Kaw Valley District Early Laymen’s Service will take place at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 9, at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 531 S.E. 33rd Terrace. The Rev. Word Ackword, associate minister of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the message.
— Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, will sponsor a farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays from July 9 to Aug. 6 in the church parking lot. Proceeds support children and youth ministries.
— The Supportive Adults Inspiring Lives — or SAIL — luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th. The menu will be a picnic lunch of barbecue pork, baked beans, salads, watermelon and chili con queso. The cost is $7. Chris Nord will present the program highlighting youth ministries at the Susanna Wesley church. To sign up or for more information, visit www.swumc.org/sail-sign-up.html or call (785) 478-3697.
— Lane Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church,. 1200 S.W. Lane, will have a “Summerfest” fish fry from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 14. The cost is $9.50 and the meal includes one large catfish filet, two sides and a dessert. For more information, call (785) 232-0015.
— First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1701 S.W. Collins, will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15.
— Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church , 610 S.E. Lime, will have its 10th annual Christian luau from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Food items will include fish dinners and pork dinners with corn on the cob, spaghetti and cole slaw. A $10 donation is requested for each meal.
— 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.
— The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 2420 S.E. Bellview, will have a program titled “Dance the Night Away Unshackled” beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15. The program will feature praise dancers and musicians from the city and the Heart of America Council of Churches.
— Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 S.E. Tecumseh Road, will have a free movie night on Saturday, July 15. The movie “Beyond the Mask” will be shown starting at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Free snacks will be provided.
— Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church will have its annual “100 Women in
White and Hat-a-llelujah” program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 S.E. Madison.
— True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 307 S.E. Tefft, will celebrate its annual Choir Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16. Music will be provided by the True Vine praise team and True Vine male chorus. The Rev. Thomas Parker will deliver the message.
— University United Methodist Church, 1621 S.W. College, will have the “Hero Central” vacation Bible school from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21.
— The Topeka Center for Peace and Justice will offer its annual Peace Camp for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1701 S.W. Collins. To register, visit www.topekacpj.org or call (785) 232-4388.
— Grantville United Methodist Church, 3724 South St. in Grantville, will have the “Glow for Jesus” vacation Bible school for children ages 3 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21. To register in advance, visit www.grantvilleksumc.org.
— The Topeka Christian Writers group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Northland Christian Church, 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd. Attendees are invited to bring a written work such as a poem, short story, pages from a novel or an Internet blog to read at the meeting. For more information, email Charles White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 2420 S.E. Bellview, will have revival services at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, and at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23. The guest evangelist will be Mary Patterson of Sioux Falls, S.D.
— Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan Ave., will have a “Back 2 School Fun Fair” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, on the church’s front lawn. The event will include school supplies, games and inflatables.
— Oakland United Methodist Church, 801 N.E. Chester, will be the site of the Oakland churches “Summer Sing” at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 30. Choirs from participating churches will furnish the music. Refreshments will be served following the program.
— Free back-to-school haircuts will be offered from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the fellowship hall of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 S.E. Indiana Ave. Barbers and stylists from across Topeka will give haircuts at the event, which is sponsored by the church’s outreach ministry and laymen’s ministry.
— 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. Participants will come from various churches and organizations in the city. Admission is a school supply, with items to be donated to Ross Elementary School.
— 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. Admission is free and several games and events are free. Some games cost 25 cents to 75 cents. Everyone will receive a prize, and winners will get a larger prize.