Kansas City PrideFest 2018

kc-pride-2015-love-is-the-cure1[1]St. James is proud to be an vendor/exhibitor at the 2018 KCPrideFest.  This is the festival’s 40th year.  It will be held at the beautiful Berkley Riverfront Park June 1-3, 2018.

Festival hours are:

  • Friday 6:00-11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Noon-11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Noon-7:00 p.m.

We could use volunteers to help with staff the booth during festival hours.  We will have games and an opportunity to share our faith and St. James with the Kansas City LGBTQ community.

We have purchased a limited number of parking passes and tickets for volunteers.  Tickets are $7.50 in advance, $10.00 at the door (credit cards accepted).  Parking is $5 (cash only).

We are also in need of a 100′ industrial grade (“yellow, orange or blue style”) extension cord.

Sign up sheets are on the Evangelism Team’s bulletin board outside of the St. Timothy room.

Helpful links:

 

Book Club 20 Year Celebration

The St. James Book Club is turning 20.  We would welcome all former members to join us for a 20 Year Celebration.  We will be discussing HIDDEN FIGURES.  Before the book discussion we will be asking everyone to share their favorite book club read.

Location:
St. Timothy Room
St. James Lutheran Church
1104 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118

Date & Time:
May 21, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Wartburg College 2018 Spring Concert Tour

WClogoThe Wartburg Choir, under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson, will appear in concert at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.  The program will feature works by René Clausen, Stacey V. Gibbs, J.s. Bach, Tom Trenney, Jake Runestad, F. Melius Christiansen, and more.  Free-will donations will be accepted to support scholarships and future tours. http://www.wartburg.edu/

Location:
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

Date & Time:
April 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Restart Lunch

reStart-logoMany thanks to everyone who supported the February outreach meal at ReStart, Inc.  We served lunch to just under 80 residents and friends of the shelter.

Our next visit there will be SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018.   We learned a few things about the eating preferences of the clients last time and are adjusting our menu accordingly.  Thus, we’ll need donations of desserts, hot dog buns, apples, and halos (cuties).  We could also use cash donations toward the purchase of potato salad and canned chili.  If you wish to make a financial contribution to this mission, just make the check payable to St. James, but write ReStart on the line.

We will also need a crew of drivers and servers to deliver, set up, and serve the meal.  Clean-up takes a few more minutes and we’ll be ready to leave around 1 pm.

If you are able to help in any way, please sign up on the sheets located in the Impact Center.  Thanks in advance!

 

Faith Formation Summit

Mark your calendar to attend the Faith Formation Summit on April 27-28, 2018 at Carol Joy Holling Camp near Ashland, NE; sponsored by the Central States, Nebraska and Western Iowa Synods.  We will spend two days living into the how-to’s of generating and sustaining a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ for today’s world; focusing on two key areas:

  • Transforming Relationships- Understanding the kinds of relationships we need in the church; learning methods and practices for creating relational environments.
  • Digital Engagement – How to move websites, social media and digital communications from information-only to opportunities for faith formation

This event is for everyone who is interested in enhancing faith formation in their ministry settings.  Your only cost is for overnight lodging and meals.

Register: http://www.css-elca.org/content.cfm?page_content=calendar_include.cfm&event_id=38386&mm=4&dd=27&yy=2018

MLM 3B

When: March 15th, 7 p.m.

Where: Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Basketball, BBQ, and Beer… it’s our second favorite trinity! Join MLM supporters at Boulevard Brewing Company for the 6th annual fundraiser to partake in brew, delicious barbecue from Joe’s KC, and basketball!

This free event is part of MLM’s “Much Madness” campaign which raises awareness and funds for MLM’s three emergency food pantries.

Register Online: https://www.mlmkc.org/3b.html

 

 

Picasso at Nelson-Atkins Museum

Save the date: March 18th

Arts In Ministry presents another great outing.  This one is to see Picasso at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity now showing only at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.  “Through the Eyes of Picasso” explores his life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art as well as works from the Americas uniting his paintings and sculpture with art that fueled his own creative exploration.  The allure of these masks and sculptures was in the artists’ exploration line, abstraction of the human body, and representation of metamorphosis.  This exhibit includes works Picasso collected, lived with and kept with him through numerous studio moves, still owned by his family, and others that are in the Picasso Museum in Paris.

If you’re not a member of the Museum there is a charge for the show of $14 normally $18.  Parking is $8 so car-pooling is suggested.  Meet at church for car-pooling at 1:15 p.m.  Be at the museum at 2:00 p.m.

 

ReStart Time

We are now turning our attention bac to ReStart, the homeless shelter near 9th and The Paseo where we will be providing two outreach meals in the coming months. In the past we have served Sunday evening suppers but are now shifting to Saturday lunches.  Our first one of 2018 will be Saturday, February 24th.

We will need donations of hot dog buns, desserts, chips and applesauce.  We will also need a team of drivers/servers to take everything down to ReStart, set up, cook, serve, and clean-up.  The team will meet at St. James at 9:30 a.m., drive to ReStart, and be home around 2:00 p.m.

Please consider pitching in to make this mission happen!  Sign-up sheets are posted.

https://restartinc.org/reStart-logo