First United Methodist Church of Kearney

The church, 1000 E. Missouri Highway 92, will host Southern gospel group The Craguns in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. A donation will be collected for the group. For more details, call 628-6653.

Community Covenant Church of Kearney

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experience class is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church, 1820 S. Jefferson St. Discover Your SHAPE class is lead by Pastor Mike Coglan and uses materials developed by Saddleback Church and Rick Warren to help participants more fully understand themselves and find their role in church. Those interested are asked to sign up on the bulletin board in the church lobby or by calling the church office at 628-6974.

Crossroads Community Church of Kearney

The Operation Christmas Child collection date is Sunday, Nov. 10, at the church, 2855 S. Petty Road. For more details, call 628-2777 or visit www.kearneycrossroads.com.

First Baptist Church of Kearney

A men’s fellowship breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Falls, 22610 Missouri Highway 92 in Kearney. The men’s fellowship lunch is Nov. 21.

Friends Day, where friends are encouraged to attend services and church activities, is Nov. 24, at 303 S. Grove St., Kearney. For more information on upcoming activities, visit www.kearneyfbc.com.

St. James Catholic Church of Liberty

The congregation at St. James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Road, will hold Novena, a nine-day devotion held one evening a week for nine weeks in the Resource Center, located in the former St. James business offices. The Novena was written by a Spanish priest, Roman DeVera, sometime between 1904 and 1920.

The devotion will be Saturdays at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

The date and time of the final devotion will be announced later. On Mondays in November, from 5 to 6 p.m., there will be reflections and meditations with Father Mike Roach and Patti Stark. There will be scripture, breathing and guided visualization.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Liberty

Starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, the congregation at the church, 1600 N. Missouri Highway 291, invites the community to Prayer for America. Prayers can be silent or in a conversational style. Call 781-5959 for details.

Second Baptist Church of Liberty

The congregation of Second Baptist Church, 300 E. Kansas St., wants to provide an opportunity for reflection, comfort and expression of hope for those facing difficult circumstances around the holidays. The Service of Hope is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Assembly Room. Emmitt Drumgoole will bring the message and there will be singing, praying and praise.

Smithville United Methodist Church

Messy Church will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church, 505 N. U.S. Highway 169. Kids will learn about the Bible while getting messy with crafts. For details, call 532-3200.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church of Smithville

Community Thanksgiving Worship will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the church,18601 U.S. Highway 169. The evening will include a potluck dinner after the service. As the event is a partnership between multiple churches, each congregation is responsible for different items. For details, call 532-4344.

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