Oakland churches to gather for ‘Summer Sing’ on Sunday night

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. (Facebook)

Choirs from several churches in the city’s Oakland neighborhood are scheduled to take part in a musical program this weekend.

 

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.

In other religion news:

— Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, will sponsor a farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays through Aug. 6 in the church parking lot. Proceeds support children and youth ministries.

— 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.

— Children who have completed grades kindergarten through five are invited to attend a Backyard Bible Club from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 4, at Boswell Square Park, S.W. 13th and Boswell. The theme will be “Galactic Starveyors.”

— New Life Fellowship will have its 24th annual “Family of God” convention this coming week at Faith Temple Church, 1162 S.W. Lincoln.

Speakers will include: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30 — Pastor Angela Gazaway, of International House of Mercy in Kansas City, Mo.; 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 1 and 2 — Bishop Milton C. Woods, of Bethel Deliverance Tabernacle International in Detroit; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 3 and 4 —Bishop Jerron C. Williams, of New Life International Family Church in Decatur, Ga.; and 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 — Bishop James H. Everett, Jr., of Deliverance Jesus is Coming Church in Irvington, N.J.

— Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, will have its First Wednesday Wesley Cafe at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. The dinner menu will feature a Greek theme of moussaka, veggie moussaka, spanakopita, olives and baklava. The suggested donation is $6 per adult and $3 per child. A worship service will follow the meal at 7 p.m.

Call the church at (785) 478-3697 or visit ww.swumc.org/wesley-cafe-sign-up.html to sign up for the meal.

— The 11th Annual Tennessee Town Neighborhood Improvement Association Basketball Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the King’s Court, S.W. Munson and Lincoln. Registration is free. Call Faith Temple Church at (785) 235-1834 for more information.

— Berth Gilkey will be honored for her years of service to the Topeka community and to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Antioch Family Life Center, 1921 S.E. Indiana Ave.

— Fellowship and Faith Ministries Inc., 708 S.E. Lime, will dedicate its new bell tower at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. The tower includes foundation stones and the bell from the former East Topeka United Methodist Church building, which previously stood at the site of the bell tower. The East Topeka church, which closed in 2012 after 133 years of service and was subsequently razed, started Fellowship and Faith Ministries, which provides assistance to low-income families.

A special invitation to the tower dedication has been issued to former pastors and members of East Topeka United Methodist Church.

— The Topeka Churches Singing Convention will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1018 S.E. 8th. The choirs of the convention churches will sing and Elder David Helm, pastor of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, will preach.

— The Topeka Big Band will perform at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the fellowship hall of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th. A light meal will be provided. Freewill donations will be received. The event is sponsored by the Supportive Adults Inspiring Lives — or SAIL — group at the church. To sign up, visit www.swumc.org/sail-sign-up.html or call the church at (785) 478-3697.

— 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.

— Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive, will have a basement sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10 and 11.

— 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. Models will come from various churches and organizations in the city. Admission is a school supply, with items to be donated to Ross Elementary School.

— Jews for Jesus executive director David Brickner will speak at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Topeka Bible Church, 1101 S.W. Mulvane.

— Lowman United Methodist Church, 4101 S.W. 15th, will have a weekend “Back to School Bible Bash” vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19; and 9:15 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 20. The theme will be “Everyday Heroes.”

— 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. Some games cost 25 cents to 75 cents. Everyone will receive a prize, and winners will get a larger prize.

— Lowman United Methodist Church, 4101 S.W. 15th, will present a talent show titled “Lowman’s Got Talent VI” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. The talent show is a fundraiser for the church’s Choir Scholarship Fund, which allows the congregation to pay college students to sing in its chancel choir or ring in its bell choir.

— Christian rock group the Newsboys will headline the “Big Church Night Out Tour” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Kansas Expocentre’s Landon Arena, S.W. 19th and Topeka Boulevard.

The concert also will feature Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca and Derek Minor. Also appearing will be illusionist Brock Gill; Adam Agee, of Audio Adrenaline; and Jamison Strain

Tickets packages start at $18. For more information, visit www.ksexpo.com.

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