Community Covenant Church of Kearney

Discovery 101 class is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church, 1820 S. Jefferson St. Child care and lunch are provided. Newcomers are invited to the class lead by Pastor Mike Coglan. The class will discuss the history of the church and a person’s role in the church. Sign-up can be done in the church lobby or by calling the church office at 628-6974.

Crossroads Community Church of Kearney

The annual pumpkin party is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at the church, 2855 S. Petty Road. The event features family-friendly activities and a trunk-or-treat experience. For more details on upcoming events, call the church office at 628-2777 or visit

First Baptist Church of Kearney

The men’s breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 12, at The Falls.

Softball Family Day is 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, in Mack Porter Park, located off Missouri Highway 33 north of downtown Kearney.

The ladies Stars511 group is hosting a friends and fellowship event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, at The Falls.

On Oct. 27, there will be a chalk art and musical presentation at 6 p.m. by Russ Hemphill at The Falls.

The annual fall festival is from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. All families and nonscary costumes are welcome.

Liberty United Methodist Church

Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset Ave., offers Johnny’s Café in the Family Life Center at the Sunset campus featuring a free, restaurant-style lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, to anyone in need of a hot meal. Volunteers are needed to cook, set-up, serve and clean-up. Contact Rick Walczak at to sign up.

Precious Blood Renewal Center of Liberty

A program titled “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change” will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14,at Precious Blood Renewal Center, 2120 St Gaspar Way. The program is described as a dramatization of the historical interaction between European colonizers and America’s indigenous people. For more information, call 415-3745.

Second Baptist Church of Liberty

Upon Ann Posey’s retirement last January as the church’s long-serving organist, a Celebrating the Arts Series has been created in her honor. At 3 p.m., Oct. 13, at the church, 300 E. Kansas St., the Liberty Community Chorus presents “We Gather Together: A Thanksgiving of American Choral Works.” Tickets are required and will be available at the door. All proceeds support the Liberty Community Chorus.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Liberty

Prayer for America will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in room 309 of the church, 1600 N. Highway 291. Prayers are conversational style but those who want to pray silently are welcomed. For questions, call 781-5959.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, there will be a panel, hosted by the PV Twenty Somethings, that will examine how the Gospel relates to mental health. The free panel is open to the public of all ages, and will feature area licensed counselors and church pastors with years of experience in ministering and counseling.

St. James Catholic Church of Liberty

On Saturday, Oct. 12, there will be public prayer around the city at noon. Congregants interested in participating are requested to be in position at 11:40 a.m. The four locations for the Public Square Rosary Crusade are: the northeast corner of Highway 152 and Flintlock Road in front of the old Qdoba restaurant; in front of the Dairy Queen, 10350 NE Cookingham Drive; in front of the US Bank on Highway 152; and by the Landing restaurant on the grassy strip on Missouri Highway 291.

Nebo Baptist Church of Liberty

The final Second Sunday singing of the season will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at the church, 6805 Nebo Hill Road. Refreshments will follow. Guests can bring a musical instrument and join in or enjoy the music and fellowship. Call 739-4063 for more details.

Grace Community Church of Smithville

A women’s brunch will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church, 1520 Missouri Highway DD. Women are invited to enjoy a meal and message.

Ladies Craft Night begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Cost is $15 and due by Sunday, Oct. 20. Checks should be made out to Becker Crafts.

First Christian Church of Smithville

Quilt Guild will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the church, 201 N. Bridge St.

Sew and Share is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Night Sew is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.

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