Holy Ground Stories

Shanae M. Elem called to justice ministry

May 20, 2016
Shanae M. Elem is feeling positive these days about Topeka JUMP, an organization founded in 2012 that remains committed to its mission of pressing the city...

Faith Temple Church to hold prophecy meetings

May 20, 2016
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...

Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

May 19, 2016
Struggling to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all...

Korean pastor establishing himself in new country, church

May 13, 2016
Certain that God had called him in 2006 from his native South Korea to St. Paul School of Theology, a United Methodist Church seminary in Kansas City, Mo.,...

Church sponsors Family Fun Fest

May 6, 2016
New Hope United Methodist Church, 2915 S.W. 8th, will have its second annual Family Fun Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The free event, which wi...

Catholic radio station hits air

July 18, 2015
If you have been in Topeka for any length of time and scanned the radio dial while driving around town, chances are you’ve heard the voice of Lee Defendo...

Church works on bringing Circles

July 4, 2015
First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in Topeka has a long history of being involved in social justice ministries. The Rev. Dale Matherly, senior mini...

Church faces renovation project

June 29, 2015
She has been around for more than a century and is a fixture of the downtown Topeka skyline. Her familiar, twin red-brick clock towers are adorned with cro...

Woman to receive honor

June 19, 2015
Shortly before the death of Topeka businessman Lawrence T. Litwin in 1989, a leadership award for community service was established in his honor at Temple...

Van Vale to benefit church

May 31, 2015
In what may be one of the most unusual fundraisers ever undertaken for a church, Topekan Teddy Van Vale is building his own line of custom-made electric gu...