A Topeka church will hold a series of meetings on biblical prophecy beginning this weekend.
George Westlake Jr. will present programs on the theme “Signs of the End Times: Do You Know Them?” at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Faith Temple Church, 1162 S.W. Lincoln.
Call (785) 845-4884 for more information.
In other religion news:
■ St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will have its First Lady’s Day Program in honor of Lucinda Caraway, wife of the Rev. McCoy Caraway, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd.
■ Evangelist Cynthia Sanders will present a workshop titled “Women of Faith Taking Back What the Enemy Stole” from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan Ave. The registration fee is $30 per person, $20 for seniors 60 and older and $10 for those 18 and younger. The event is sponsored by Asbury-Mount Olive United Methodist Church.
■ Lowman United Methodist Church, S.W. 15th and Gage, will have the “Jesus Camp” vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Monday, June 20, to Thursday, June 23. Kids will pick an activity to learn about Jesus: arts and fun; soccer; dance and cheer; and basketball. VBS is for pre-kindergarteners to eighth-graders. Call (785) 272-8921 for more information.
■ Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculee Ilibagize will bring her message of faith and forgiveness to a two-day retreat that will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 17, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 S.E. Virginia. Tickets for both days are $57 single or $95 for a single and a guest. To register, visit Immaculee.com or call Mary Whitaker at (785) 862-0228.
■ St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, 801 N.W. Harrison, will celebrate its 136th anniversary on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Charles Banks will present the message at noon on May 21. A special program will be held at 11 a.m. on May 22, with musical selections by the St. Mark’s Mass Choir, Praise Dancers and the Topeka Community Chimes Choir. The guest minister will be the Rev. Darlene Easley, associate pastor at Ward Chapel AME Church in Kansas City, Mo. In addition, honors including St. Mark’s Servants award will be presented.
■ New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1018 S.E. 8th, will celebrate Men’s and Women’s Day with a service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Special guests will be the Rev. David Helm and congregation of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church.
■ Bethel Baptist Church, 4011 N. Kansas Ave., will have a retirement celebration for Pastor James Keller at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Keller has served at Bethel for 30 years and will be retiring as of June 1.
■ A free food distribution will take place starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Family of God Church, 1231 N.W. Eugene. The distribution is sponsored by Randel Ministries, Harvesters and Family of God Church.
■ The first rehearsal for Grace Episcopal Cathedral’s annual July 4th Community Independence Day Celebration will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th. Practices will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through June 30. Community members who would like to take part in the chorus can pick up music at the cathedral starting Tuesday, May 24. To sign up for the chorus or for more information, call the cathedral office at (785) 235-3457.
■ The Wrights, a Christian country group from Topeka, will present two concerts on Saturday, May 28, at Berryton United Methodist Church, 7010 S.E. Berryton Road. One show will take place at 3 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be received for the performers. The Church Life Committee will be selling concessions. For more information on the Wrights, visit their website at www.thewrighsministries.com.
■ The Pastor Emeritus W. L. Templeton Father And Son Reunion Service will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime.
■ A Memorial Day concert featuring Phil and Pam Morgan will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 30, in Riverside Park, S. 5th and W. Lasley streets in St. Marys. Food will be available and a freewill donation will be received. The concert is sponsored by the St. Marys United Methodist Church.
■ Sara Hirschi, 20, the daughter of Scot and Kristin Hirschi, will speak about her recent missionary service in Guatemala during the 11:30 a.m. sacrament service on Sunday, May 29, at the Colly Creek Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the LDS meetinghouse, 3611 S.W. Jewell. Hirschi, a 2014 graduate of Washburn Rural High School, will enter Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in the fall.
■ Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, will have its First Wednesday Wesley Cafe at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. The menu will include pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, slaw, and ratatouille. The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children. Call Susanna Wesley at 785-478-3697 or go to http://www.swumc.org/wesley-cafe-sign-up.html to sign up.
■ Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church will hold its “Taste of the Worlds” event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the True Light Lighthouse, S.E. 21st and California Avenue. Tickets are 10 for $5. Attendees will be able to sample Mexican, Italian, Chinese and African soul foods. There will also be a dessert bar and a drink station. Dine-in or take-out will be available.
■ Sacred Heart-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will have its annual two-day Germanfest starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 5. The event will feature authentic, homemade German food, children’s inflatables, carnival rides, games, bingo and live musical entertainment. The fifth annual Brat Trot 5k run-walk will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Registration for the Brat Trot is $25 and includes a T-shirt, snacks and bratwurst. To register for the run, visit GermanfestBratTrot.weebly.com. For more information on Germanfest, visit www.sacredheartstjosephcatholic.org.
■ The Topeka Churches Singing Convention will be held at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 S.E. Madison, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Youth choirs will render the music on Saturday night and adult choirs will sing on Sunday afternoon.
■ Northern Hills Baptist Church, 920 N.W. 62nd, will have a building rededication service and a membership reunion at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 5, with a potluck dinner to follow.
■ Susanna Wesley Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, will offer a Worship, Arts and Music — or WAM — Camp for children entering kindergarten through 7th grade from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 10. There will be workshops on bell and vocal music, drama and video production, as well as games, crafts and snacks. Enrollment is $30 per child if made by May 29. After May 29, the enrollment fee is $35. There are discounts for families with three or more children. For more details, call (785) 478-3697 or visit www.swumc.org/wam-worship-arts-music-camp.html.
■ The Kaw Valley Early Morning Laymen’s Service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at East Eighth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 801 S.E. Wear. The Rev. E. Bernard Hurd Jr. and congregation of Calvary Baptist Church will be the special guests.
■ West Side Baptist Church, 1008 S.W. 4th, will have the “Courageous Faith” vacation Bible school for children who have finished kindergarten to those who have finished sixth grade from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, to Friday, June 17. Other participating congregations will include Potwin Presbyterian and West Side Baptist churches.
■ Walnut View Christian Church, 3634 S.E. 37th, will have a gospel and hymn sing at Thursday, June 16. Refreshments will be served following the program.
■ Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 3501 S.W. Wanamaker, will have the “Egypt: Jospeh’s Journey from Prison to Palace” vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, through Saturday, June 25. Dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for the vacation Bible school, which is open to people of all ages.
n A prayer service for peace will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 312 N.E. Freeman. The main celebrant will be the Rev. Tim Haberkorn.
n Grantville United Methodist Church, 3724 South St. in Grantville, will have the Barnyard Roundup vacation Bible school for children ages 3 through fifth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 22.
■ Peace Camp 2016, sponsored by the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, to Friday, July 29, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1701 S.W. Collins. The cost is $50 per child, which includes two meals a day. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (785) 232-4388 or visit Topekacpj.org.
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