Religion

RELIGION CALENDAR

Fundraisers

Garage Sale and Hot Dog Lunch, 8 a.m. today, Maize United Methodist Church, 208 E. Central. Proceeds will benefit the ministries and missions of the church. Call 316-722-0413.

Chicken Noodle Dinner, 11:30 a.m. today, Epworth United Methodist Church, 856 S. Green. Adults $8.50; children 4 to 12, $4, younger children free. Call 316-684-0114.

Agape's Revelation Fundraising Concert and Raffle, 4 p.m. Sunday, Unity Church, 2160 N. Oliver. Offering and donations. Information, soundsmooth@sbcglobal.net.

Second Annual Fundraiser for the ministry of Love Inc., 7 p.m. Friday, Central Christian Church, 2900 N. Rock Road. Dessert, prizes, silent auction and live auction. Call 316-265-0500.

Fifth Annual World Bazaar, 11 a.m. April 24, Muslim Community Center, 6655 E. 34th St. North. Free. Call 316-682-5479.

Mediterranean Festival, 4 p.m. May 1, noon May 2, St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church, 344 S. Martinson. Presales available by calling 316-264-1576 or online at www.stmarywichita.org.

Recovery classes

Celebrate Recovery, Wednesday 6:30 p.m., 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.

Seminars and workshops

Kanbutsu, a Gathering to Bathe the Baby Buddha and Zen Retreat, with Ann Glassman, 8 a.m. today, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

"Story Matters: Story and Theology in the Bible and Today _ A Feast of Performance and Presentation," storyteller Barbara McBride-Smith and speaker Dennis Smith, 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today, Pine Valley Christian Church, 5620 E. 21st St. Cost $15 each session, students $5, or $40 for all sessions, students $10. Information, 316-685-2421 or www.pvcconline.org.

Brotherhood of Men, 6 p.m. today, Chisholm Trail Church, 5833 E. 37th St. North. Facilitator will be Emanuel White. Free. Call 316-684-5659.

Visionary Parenting Seminar, 8:45 a.m. April 24, First Mennonite Brethren Church, 8000 W. 21st St. Cost $20 to $40. Registration and information, www.firstmbchurch.com.

Special events

Gift of Life, a service dedicated to those who have donated organs, tissue and cornea transplants, 1 p.m. today, Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside. Call 316-648-7908.

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

"It's a Garden Party," 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Wichita Country Club, 8501 E. 13th St. Special feature Botanica Garden by Marty Miller, music by Joy Ann Brake and speaker Mary Helen Plischke. Cost $14. Reservations and cancellations by Monday. Call Verllee, 316-788-1602.

Spring Forth Brunch, 9:15 a.m. Friday, Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 S. Westlink. Speaker Mary Helen Plischke and special feature Traditions home decor. Presented by West Wichita Christian Women's Club. Cost $11. Reservations and cancellations by Wednesday by calling Emma, 316-942-0316, or Shirley, 316-529-1534.

Gospel Chuckwagon Dinner with Riders for the Cross, 1:30 p.m. April 25, 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 ages 6-12, $5 for ages 3-5, 2 and under free. Discounts available. Reservations required. Call 316-778-2121.

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