religion calendar


Midland Lutheran College Choir, 7 p.m. Friday, Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside. Free. Call 316-648-7908.

7th Annual Bob Lawson Memorial Concert, featuring the Ascension Quartet and the Son Life Quartet, 6:30 p.m. March 13, Westside Baptist Church, 400 W. 12th, Hutchinson. Offering.


Dinner and silent auction, 6 p.m. today, First Baptist Church of Mulvane, 1020 N. Second St., Mulvane. Cost $5, $3 for children. Proceeds will go to Uganda mission team. Reservations, 316-777-1147 or

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

Chili and soup feed, 11 a.m. today, Derby Friends Church, 1034 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Derby. Donation. Call 315-788-1751.

4-Course Lenten Cooking Class, featuring chef Syed Abbas from Azytun Mediterranean Bistro, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Cooking at Bonnie's Place, 9747 E. 21st St. Demonstrations, dinner, recipes and silent auction. Cost $75. Proceeds benefit The Treehouse.

Mexican Dinner, 11 a.m. March 14, St. Margaret Mary Parish, 2635 Pattie. Carryout available. Cost is per item. Call 316-267-4911.

Lenten observances

Lenten services, meal 6:15 p.m., service 7 p.m. each Wednesday through March 31, Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside. There will be no meal March 31; 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service April 1; 7 p.m. Good Friday service April 2. Call 316-744-1242.

Walter Vernon Lenten Speaker Series, optional meal 5:30 p.m., speaker 6 p.m. each Wednesday through March 24, Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Cost $5 for dinner. Speakers will be Tracy Cassidy, Rev. Don Olsen, Dan and Shelley Closson, John Allison, Sierra Scott and Ken Audus. Call 316-684-0221.

"Brown Bag" Lenten Luncheons, noon each Wednesday through March 31, Broadway Christian Church, 1855 S. Rock Road. The following pastors will be speaking: Titus James, Bob Gleason, Greg Hamelin, Robin McGonigle, Luiz Mendez and Rev. Renee Bridwell. Call 316-262-3425.

Midweek Lenten Worship, service at noon followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., service 7 p.m. each Wednesday through March 24, Reformation Lutheran Church, 7601 E. 13th St. Information, 316-634-0586 or

Adopted by God, Living as God's Children retreat, with speaker Mother Maria from Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala City, 9 a.m. today with continental breakfast provided, St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church, 344 S. Martinson. Child care provided. Free. Call 316-264-1576.

Recovery classes

Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, West Side Christian Church, 1819 W. Douglas. Call 316-648-8842.

Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Central Community Church, 6100 Maple. Call 316-943-1800.

Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Friday, Derby Friends Church, 1034 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Derby. Call 316-788-1751.


Healing Revival, by Pastor Rovilla Ritchey, 10 a.m. March 13, Century II Convention Center. Speakers will be Gary Mashak, Linda Shinogle, Janet Lively and Connie Faour. Register at Perfect Peace Lifestyle Stores, 604 N. Tyler Road, 2020 N. Woodlawn. Cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 316-992-4297.


"Why Am I at the Table" Women's Spiritual Retreat, speaker Rev. Sarah Marsh, 9:30 a.m. today, College Hill United Methodist Church, 2930 E. First St. Cost $8. Call 316-683-4643.

Meditation Sit, 9 a.m. today, Unity Church, 2160 N. Oliver. Free. Call 316-682-7511.

Financial Workshop, 4 p.m. Sunday, North Heights Christian Church, 3030 N. Hillside. Free.

"Noise ... and Other Friends Along the Way," with Ann Glasman, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

"Becoming the Ocean of Divine Love and Wisdom" workshop, 7 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. March 13, 11:30 a.m. March 14, Unity Church of Wichita, 2160 N. Oliver. Ibrahim Jaffe will conduct the workshop. Cost free Friday, $250 for Saturday and Sunday. Call 316-682-7511.

Special events

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

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

The Weekend to Remember, registration begins 5:30 p.m. today through Sunday, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 W. Waterman. Cost $99 when using the key code Wichita2. Preregistration and information, 800-358-6329 or

Breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, St. Jude Catholic Church, 3030 Amidon. Donation.

25th Annual Irish Stew Dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Augusta United Methodist Church, 2420 Ohio, Augusta. Proceeds to Community Outreach Helping Hands Fund. Tickets adults $6, $4 for youth 12-under. Call 316-775-1116.

"Managing One's Emotions," 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jabara Hall, WSU campus, Room 261; "Understanding Hinduism to enrich your life," 6 p.m. March 13, Hindu Temple of Greater Wichita, 320 N. Zelta. Swami Pratyagbodhanandfa from the Institute of Vedanta and Sanskrit in Saylorsburg, Pa., will be the speaker. Free. Call 316-773-4010.

Prairie Fire Chuckwagon, 11 a.m. March 13, Grace United Methodist Church, 944 S. Topeka. Adults $6, $3 for youth 12-under. Call 316-262-6195.

Gospel Chuckwagon Dinner with Riders for the Cross, 1:30 p.m. March 14, Prairie Rose, 15231 S.W. Parallel Road, Benton. Gates open at 1 p.m. Train rides, wagon rides and movies offered after the show. Tickets $30, $10 for youth ages 6-12, $5 for children ages 3-5, ages 2 and under free. Discounts available. Reservations required. Call 316-778-2121.

"Christ in the Passover," 7:30 p.m. March 19, Grace Assembly, 796 N. St. Paul. Bob Mendelsohn of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service. Free. Call 316-943-4190.

Items must be events other than regular worship services. Send to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 820, Wichita 67201, e-mail to, or fax to 316-268-6627 by noon Tuesday before publication. Include daytime phone number.