Religion Calendar


Park Clark Concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, El Dorado Middle School, 500 W. Central, El Dorado. Presented by Trinity Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. Information, 316-321-6606 or

John Leavitt concert, with oboist Cindy Thompson and the Jubilee Festival Singers, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 909 S. Market. Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the church. Free.

Hospitals of Hope Second Annual Benefit Concert, featuring Waterdeep, Justin McRoberts and SHEL, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Maranatha Worship Center, 888 S. Webb Road. Proceeds will go to support Hospitals of Hope's international medical mission work. Tickets $12 or $10 for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased at or at the door. Call 316-262-0964.


Indian Tacos, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Wichita Indian United Methodist Church, 1111 N. Meridian. Cost $5. Delivery available on orders of five or more. Call 316-351-7515.

Craft Fair & Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 11215 W. 13th St. Handmade crafts and interactive games for all ages, live music and Oktoberfest-style food.

Craft Show and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Christ Community United Methodist Church, 2130 S. Webb Road. Free.

Annual Auction for Missions, dinner 4:30 to 6 p.m. today, auction 6:30 p.m., Clearwater United Methodist Church, 130 N. First St., Clearwater. Cost $7. Call 620-584-2456.

Annual Marketplace and Bake Sale, pancake and sausage breakfast 8 a.m. to noon and chili lunch noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, United Methodist Church, 4920 W. Central. Donation.

Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 5701 E. Mount Vernon. Homemade chicken and noodle dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $7.50, children ages 3 to 8 $3.50, under 3 free. Call 316-684-6141.

Fall Festival BBQ Dinner, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11, St. Michael Church, 545 E. Main, Mulvane. Adults $8, children under 10 $4.

Taco Dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23, North Heights Christian Church, 3030 N. Hillside. Cost $5. Must have ticket to participate. Call 316-652-0229.


Healing Revival, 10 a.m. Oct. 10, Century II Convention Center. Admission $10. Register at Perfect Peace Christian Lifestyle Stores, 2020 N. Woodlawn or 604 N. Tyler Road. Call Pastor Ritchey, 316-992-4297.

Seminars and Workshops

Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Central Community Church, 6100 Maple. Call 316-943-1800.

ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main, Hutchinson. Book discussion on "ECKANKAR, Ancient Wisdom for Today: How past lives, dreams and Soul Travel Help You Find God." The book will be provided.

The Foundations of Buddhist Ethics, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. North. Dinner optional, 6 p.m., $7. Reservations and preregistration requested for dinner. Child care provided. Call 316-634-0430.

"Introduction to Zen Meditation" with Del Smith, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

Dinner and Presentation, with Sasha and Kashusha Lukmanov of Gus-Khrustalny, Russia, 6 p.m. Wednesday Valley Center Christian Church, 1801 E. 85th St. North, Valley Center. Free. Call 316-755-1233.

The Power of Life Conference, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, showing of "Maafa 21 Black Genocide: From Slavery to Planned Parenthood"; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10, panel discussion of "Generations: How Do They View Love, Sex and Abortion?," Tabernacle Bible Church, 1817 N. Volutsia. Preregistration to Call Marteka, 316-259-1657.

"Budda Story," from Joseph Campbell's "Myths of Light," reading by Ann Glasmann, 7 p.m. Oct. 14, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

"Suchness: Peeling the Onion," Meditation Retreat, with Don Riley, 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 17, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

Special events

Free hot meals, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Whole Truth Ministries, 411 S. Martinson. Dine in or carry out.

Free Clothing Give-Away, 8 a.m. to noon today, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 2799 S. Meridian. Gently used clothing and donations welcome. Call 316-941-4744.

Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; 1 p.m. bingo, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N. Andover Road, Andover. Door prizes and quilt drawing. Call 316-733-1423.

Dharma for Kids, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 721 W. 13th St. Cost $1, children, free for adults. Information, 316-263-1533 or

Blessing of the Animals & Chili Feed, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, St. John's Episcopal Church, 402 N. Topeka. Cost $3.

Crucial Issues Facing Religion, five-week forum covering a different topic each week. "Environment" will be presented by Mike Harper, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn, Derby. Information and registration, 316-788-1507 or Cost $12 for individuals or $14 per couple. Nursery available.

"Desire," 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 721 W. 13th St. This is a six-week class. Cost $10. Information, 316-263-1533 or

Clergy Appreciation Car and Motorcycle Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 5010 E. 21st St., sponsored by Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Preregistration $10 by Oct. 3; $15 for on-site registration. Call Carl, 316-644-9638.

Gospel Chuckwagon Dinner with Riders for the Cross, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Prairie Rose, 15231 S.W. Parallel Road, Benton. Gates open 1 p.m. Train rides, wagon rides and movies offered after the show. Tickets $30, $10 for ages 6-12, $5 for ages 3-5, 2 and under free. Discounts available. Reservations required; call 316-778-2121.