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Helen T Gray
'...Know This Church Was Loved'
June 22, 2011
The Melrose United Methodist Church located at 200 N. Bales in Kansas City closed its doors after 123 years. The church was built in 1926 when attendance was at more than 650, but as of recently the numbers...
A Grand Centennial for a Grand Church
February 7, 2012
The Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church (205 E. 9th St., southeast corner of 9th Street and Grand Boulevard) was completed February 1912. It is the second church building that the United Methodist...
A Grand Design: A Congregation of Homeless People Wants to Help Save Downtown
Article describes the efforts of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church (based in the Grand Avenue Temple) to minister to the homeless population of Kansas City.
Ann Eliza Smith Chick
April 29, 2028
Photo and biographical sketch of Mrs. Ann Eliza Smith Chick, or Ann Chick, wife of William M. Chick and "active in the launching of the first Methodist church in Kansas City in 1836," "then known as a...
October 27, 2010
Summit Harvest is a community garden "program created by Summit United Methodist Church in conjunction with St. Luke's Healthcare East. They cultivated more than 3,000 pounds of fresh produce for Lee's...
Broadway United Methodist Celebrates 100 Years
January 17, 2007
Started as a Sunday School for the Waldo area, Broadway United Methodist Church was formed January 20, 1907.
Church Marks 100 Years
March 19, 2007
Article reporting the centennial celebration of Centennial United Methodist Church, located at 1834 Woodland Avenue.
Closed Church's History Saved
July 28, 2011
The Kansas City Museum received a significant donation of records and artifacts from the historic Melrose United Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales avenues in the Northeast community. The church...
COR's Investors Tested, But They Still Have Faith
June 27, 2007
Hoping to be able to have some control on nearby commercial development, the Church of the Resurrection United Methodist Church set up COR Development LLC which offered to the public shares of stock for...
Deaths: The Rev. S. J. Williams
Obituary for Reverend Simonetta Williams, "70, pastor of Brooks Chapel A. M. S. [African Methodist Episcopal?] Church in Butler, Mo.," with residence at 2732 Prospect Avenue. Native of Texas coming to...
Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence
February 23, 1986
Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...
First Methodist Church in Kansas City
February 8, 1925
Article mentions that the first Methodist Church in Kansas City, at 5th and Wyandotte Streets, became a livery stable in the 1890s.
Funeral Held for Mrs. May Kingsberry
August 17, 1957
Vertical file containing a photo and obituary for Mrs. May Bell Murry-Kingsberry, or May Kingsberry, a "septuagenarian" who "for many years" "had been a illar of strength and service in several auxiliary...
Grand Avenue Temple
Being built in 1850 during the leadership of Reverend William Farrell, hence the celebration of the 108th anniversary.
Grand Avenue Temple Office Building
September 27, 1958
The Grand Avenue Temple office building and adjacent church were built in 1912. The office structure, however, went out of Methodist hands in the Depression of the 1930s.
He Never Stopped Thinking
May 15, 2010
The Tribute column highlights the life of Elbert C. Cole, Jr., minister for the United Methodist Church for 49 years and founder of Shepherd's Center and founding member of the Kingswood Senior Living...
Leawood 'megachurch' Makes Plan for the Future
The Church of the Resurrection, located at 137th and Roe in Leawood, Kansas, has a larger weekly attendance than any other Protestant church in this area. They currently have over 10,000 members and are...
Melrose Methodist Church
July 20, 2005
Postcard featured in "Postcards of Historic Northeast" this issue is an interior view identified as the Melrose Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales. It was built in 1928.
Ministers Viewpoint: Is It Time to Put Up or Shut Up?
Photo and biographical article (largely an essay about religion in the community) about Reverend Stuart Whitney, "pastor of the Linwood Boulevard Methodist Church" since 1973. Native of Trenton, Missouri...
Miss Frances E. Kitchen, R.N., Named Twentieth Woman of the Week
July 1, 1949
Vertical file containing a photo and biographical article about Miss Frances Kitchen, "superintendent of Douglass hospital" and nurse at that institution in Kansas City, Kansas. She was active in the local...
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