Religion calendar (Oct. 16)


Mitch McVicker and Journey of Grace, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Andover United Methodist Church, 1429 N. Andover Road. Child care available. Free. Call 316-733-1644.

Evening of Praise, featuring music ministries of Wichita's local churches, 7 p.m. Thursday, Central Christian Church, 2900 N. Rock Road.


Taco Dinner & Silent Auction, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside. Annual fundraiser presented by the Women of Christ Lutheran Church. Cost $5, $3 for children. Information, 316-744-1242.

Chili Feed, presented by the women's department for the Adopt-A-Soldier project, noon Sunday, Oatville Community Church, 3814 S. Hoover Road. Donation $5, $3 for children. Information, 316-522-7844.

Chicken Noodle Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Faith Lutheran Church, 214 S. Derby, Derby. Sponsored by the Lutheran Women's Missionary League to benefit the Narthex and Hall improvements. Cost $8, $4 for children 4-9, children 3-under free. Information, 316-788-1715.

Gather 'Round the Table, 6 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. for those not able to attend the evening event, Thursday, East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. Charity fundraiser with 24 decorated tables, dinner and speaker Rev. Pat Ault-Duel. Advance tickets for evening $20, $5 for afternoon. Call 316-682-6518.

Recovery classes

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

Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 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

Meditation Retreat, with Del Smith, 8 a.m. Saturday, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

Meditations for Relaxation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 721 W. 13th St. Cost $7. Information, 316-263-1533.

"House on Fire" Spiritual Conference, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 23 10 a.m. Oct. 24, Christian Faith Centre, 1130 S. Broadway. Seminars, mime, poetry, music and spiritual dance. Cost $30, evening sessions are free. Call 316-682-3534.

Special events

"Pentecost _ The Full Experience," 129th Homecoming Celebration play, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tabernacle Bible Church, 1817 N. Volutsia. Free. Information, 316-681-3954.

Open House and Fifth Anniversary, teachings for world peace and vegetarian brunch, 10 a.m. Sunday, Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 721 W. 13th St. Free. Information, 316-263-1533.

Speaker James Bryan Smith, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn, Derby. Free. Call 316-788-1507.

Day of Renewal XII, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, First Evangelical Free Church, 1825 N. Woodlawn, with speaker H.B. London Jr. Dinner provided to the first 200 who register. Praise Gathering, 7 p.m., Central Christian Church, 2900 N. Rock Road. Sponsored by Shepherds' Fold Ministries. Preregistration and information, 316-686-0978, 316-775-1383, or by e-mailing

"No Cross No Crown" Dinner and Show, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Thursday-Friday, University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. North. Cost $20 for dinner and show, $10 show only, $5 student discount. Child care available. Call 316-634-0430.

Apologetics Conference, 7:30 p.m. Friday, sessions starting 9 a.m. Oct. 23, Central Christian Church, 2900 N. Rock Road. Speakers Craig Hazen, John Mark Reynolds, and J.P. Moreland, from Biola University Christian Apologetics Program. Cost evening session free, day session $50. Registration or call 888-332-4652.

Ye Old-Fashioned Variety Talent Show, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, College Hill United Methodist Church, 2930 E. First St. Donations.

Gospel Chuckwagon Dinner with Riders for the Cross, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Prairie Rose, 15231 S.W. Parallel Road, Benton. Gates open 5 p.m., dinner/show 6:30 p.m. Train rides, wagon rides and movies offered after the show. Tickets $30, $10 for ages 6-12, $5 for ages 3-5, ages 2 and under free. Discounts available. Reservations required. Call 316-778-2121.

Fall Festival Craft and Bake Sale, 2 p.m., lasagna dinner 5 p.m. Oct. 29, Woodland United Methodist Church, 1100 W. 15th St. Adults $8, children 12 and under, $4. Call 316-265-6669.

Silent Auction and Brunch, 9 a.m. Oct. 29, Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 S. Westlink. Featured speaker Peggy Lee, "Surviving Life's Detours," music by Paul Lee. Cost $11. Reservations and cancellations by Wednesday. Call Emma, 316-942-0316, or Jeanne, 316-524-4236.

Fall Festival, games, prizes, hayrack ride, treats, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29, The Journey, 9999 E. Harry. Free. Information, 316-687-1628.