Crossroads Community Church of Kearney

Women’s Bible study day and time has changed. The group now meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays.

There is a youth Bible quiz kick-off and training event at Olathe Living Hope Church from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10, in Olathe, Kansas. A parents information meeting for children’s Bible quiz will be after services on Sunday, Aug. 11 and 18.

A baptism informational meeting will be held after service on Aug. 11, at the church, 2855 S. Petty Road. For more information, call the church office at 628-2777 or visit

First Baptist Church of Kearney

The monthly third Thursday men’s fellowship lunch is Thursday, Aug. 15, at Gino’s Italian Cuisine, 123 E. Washington St.

Men and women’s Bible study will begin Sept. 1. Learn more at or

Lydia Sew-ers craft group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, at the church, 303 S. Grove St. Call 628-6672 for more details.

St. James Catholic Church of Liberty

This year’s annual Holy Smoke BBQ will be held on the St. James campus Aug. 23 and 24, 309 S. Stewart Road. Registration is now open for barbecue teams. For more details, visit Contestants can also call 679-0425 for more information.

This year’s family fun night will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and will feature inflatables, a beer garden and food trucks including SnowieKC, Humdinger and Slater’s Pizza, Wings & Things. Uncle Dave’s BBQ will be the barbecue vendor. In addition, entertainment also includes St. James’ own Ukeladies, Matthew Maggi and Damien Gunn Band.

Clay County Christian Church

The church, 1200 Missouri Highway B in Liberty, will hold a free back-to-school barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. There will be hot dogs, chips, popcorn, nachos and dessert and more.

Grace Community Church of Smithville

Awanas returns for a new season. To register or for more information, visit the Grace Community Church website at

Paradise United Methodist Church

An ice cream social will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the church, 18501 Church St. in Smithville. During the event, several flavors of homemade ice cream and different homemade desserts will be available. In addition to sweets, a church bazaar will feature garden produce, baked goods, homemade items and other surprises. Free-will donations will benefit the Smithville Meals on Wheels program. Proceeds from the church bazaar will benefit church projects. For more information, contact the church at 532-8344.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church of Smithville

Community members are invited to attend the annual Good Shepherd Dinner and Auction held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The dinner will be at the church, 18601 N. U.S. Highway 169. In addition to a meal, there will be live jazz music and guests are welcome to participate in live and silent auctions. To get tickets or for more information, call the parish office at 532-4344.

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