Crossroads Community Church of Kearney

The Kearney men’s conference, featuring members from various area churches, is Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14. For more details, call the church office at 628-2777 or visit

Becoming a Contagious Christian class continues at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 15, at the church, 2855 S. Petty Road. A baptism class will follow Sunday service.

The church will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. March 29. A celebration meal will follow the service.

First Baptist Church of Kearney

In 2020, the congregation’s Bible Book Club is reading through the Bible by genre. March is the study of the Book of Acts and Paul’s Epistles. The public is welcome and can submit questions for the March 29 book club online at

Men’s Bible study takes place at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the fireside lobby, 303 S. Grove St.; and at 7 p.m. at The Falls, 22610 Missouri Highway 92.

Mission volunteers for Operation Christmas Child, who do crafts, meet the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.

A new group of young moms, called Serenity, meets at 9 a.m. the third Thursday of the month in room 104 for fellowship and Bible study. Child care is provided. The group meets next March 19.

St. James Catholic Church of Liberty

The congregation of St. James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Road, is presenting the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m., Fridays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3. The April 10 event begins at 3 p.m. The Stations of the Cross is a way to contemplate and enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself.

The annual St. Joseph Table celebration at St. James is being held on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 in the parish hall. A traditional St. Joseph Table meal featuring spaghetti, frittata, bread, salad, dessert and a drink will be served both days.

The meal is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Father Mike Roach will bless the table at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Baked goods will be sold during the two-day celebration. Donations are encouraged and carryout will be available. All proceeds will benefit those in need.

Second Baptist Church of Liberty

As part of Lent, the church, 300 E. Kansas St., hosts Evensong services on Wednesdays through April 1. The service is from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and follows a Dissident Discipleship theme. During Evensong, there is an examination of serenity, service, witness and spirituality. Various mediums will be used including visual arts, prayers, films, storytelling and novels.

Liberty United Methodist Church

The church, 1001 Sunset Ave., offers Johnny’s Café on the second Saturday of each month in the Family Life Center. It is a free, restaurant-style lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to anyone in need of a hot meal.

A blood drive in The Gathering Place at the Rush Creek Campus, 100 Rush Creek Parkway, is from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16. Donors can book an appointment at and entering code “CBAG.” For questions, call 781-4554 ext.113.

Smithville Family Worship Center

The church launched a new app that can be downloaded from the church website at or by searching “FWCSmithville” in the App Store.

Women seeking help in dealing with challenging situations in a healthy way can join Healthy Patterns from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, email

First Christian Church of Smithville

During Lent, Sunday mornings at the church, 201 N. Bridge St., will be dedicated to studying different parts of the Book of Micah. From 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday evenings during Lent, the congregation will gather for bread and broth while hearing guest speakers from local organizations highlighting justice, love and kindness. Those attending bread and broth can bring soup or bread by signing up on the list posted by the fellowship hall.

Also during Lent, the FCC challenges its members to complete the 40-day declutter challenge. This challenge aims to fill 40 bags of clutter in 40 days. Those participating are asked to hold onto their bags for the church’s April garage sale.

Smithville United Methodist Church

Those interested in learning more about the church can do so from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, during lay servant classes at the church, 505 U.S. Highway 169. For more information, call 532-3200.

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