Check out a few upcoming events submitted to GO! Events, The Eagle’s online searchable calendar. Submit your event at events.kansas.com/listings for possible inclusion in this calendar. Please select the category, “religion” and include the cost and a phone number people may call for more information.
Meditation Retreat, Matsuoka Roshi Memorial Service, 8 a.m. Nov. 16, Southwind Sangha, 1650 Fairmount St. Free. Half-day retreat with memorial service for Matsuoka Roshi, founder of the Silent Thunder Order, Southwind Sangha’s lineage. 316-684-8819
‘Valiant Men Valued Women’ 2013 Conference, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16, West Evangelical Free Church, 1161 N. Maize Rd. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Four main-session speakers from around the country. Performance by Odd Thomas of the Beautiful Eulogy. $25. 316-721-3653.
Annual Church Fall Festival Bazaar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16, 3310 W. Macarthur Arts, crafts, quilts, home decor, specialty boothes, jewelry, accessories, bake sale, gifts, treasures, breakfast and lunch. 316-734-4640
Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Nov. 16, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3850 W. 71st South, Haysville. Free. Gift baskets, baked goods, Christmas decor, hand-crafted items, lovely old linens. Soup, sandwiches, and pie served. 316-522-1091
“SIGN: Sign In God’s Name” worship service, 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg Drive. Free. Worship service for the deaf and hearing community. www.firstnaz.org.
Operation Christmas Child Collection Week, beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 18, Metro East Baptist Church, 333 N. 143rd St. East., and at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at First Mennonite Brethren Church, 8000 W. 21st St. Collecting items for shoebox gifts for boys and girls in more than 130 countries.
Marriage Enrichment Group, 6 p.m. Nov. 18, St. Joseph Pastoral Center, 437 N. Topeka. Free. Registration is required. Take four weeks to focus on your marriage in a fun, small-group atmosphere. Couples who are engaged, married and in committed relationships of all faiths are welcome. Also offered at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. 316-712-6045
Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogue, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, sponsored by Global Faith In Action at various homes in the Wichita area. Free. The Amazing Faiths Project brings people of all faiths and no faith together for fellowship and friendship. Join a group of 8-10 people of diverse religious traditions and converse about matters of faith and spirituality in a safe environment over an evening meal. To register go to www.globalfaithinaction.org or call 316-269-0635.
“The Gatekeepers,” documentary, 7 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church, 344 S. Martinson. Free. Film interviews six former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency. They discuss their roles in the continuing occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights. Sponsored by the Peace and Social Justice Center’s Palestine Study Group and St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church. 316-263-5886
Friday, Nov. 22
Homage to Benjamin Britten, 7 p.m. Nov. 22, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7202 E. 21st St. $10. The church’s 17th annual Chamber Music Series kicks off with a tribute to English composer, conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten in honor of his 100th birthday. 316-384-3481
Saturday, Nov. 23
Holiday Gift and Craft Fair, 9 a.m., Gospel Assembly Church, 4230 N. Oliver. Free. Crafts, bake sale, silent basket auction, chicken and noodle dinner, homemade cinnamon rolls, photo booth. Fundraiser for the church’s “Digital Sign Fund.” 316-293-9821
Thursday, Nov. 28
Amahl and Night Visitors, 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main St. Admission: $10; $5 students. Hesston College will present this Christmas-themed one-act opera, which tells the story of the night of Christ’s birth from the perspective of a disabled boy and his mother when the magi stop to rest at their home. 620-327-8105