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Youth Agency Gets $1 Million Grant
October 11, 2002
Article relates that Steppingstone, an agency that serves Kansas City-area homeless and at-risk youths, received a $1 million federal grant October 10, 2002. Steppinstone's parent agency, Evangelical Children's...
Wright a Self-Assured Innovator Here
Photos and biographical article about nationally prominent architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) and his recent design of the Community Christian Church at 4601 Main Street, headed by Reverend Burris...
Wright & Wrong
File containing an article with photos, map, and biographical description of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), "the father of the Prairie School of Design" and architect of three buildings in Kansas City...
Worship Space is an Accoustical Place
October 22, 2006
Article discusses Visitation Church's status as "a sought-after venue by classical musicians" since its $13 million makover in June 2004.
Wood Carving of "Last Supper"
Photo and article about the carving of the "Last Supper," a sculpture by William Rensing for the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopalian Church of Leonardo da Vinci's original painting.
Who's Who in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about Monsignor Ernest Zechenter, "pastor [of the] St. Peter and St. Paul's church, [9th Street] and McGee streets" for 50 years. Born in Austria in 1845 and emigrating...
Who Is Charles Briscoe?
June 16, 1997
Biographical article about Reverend Charles Briscoe, 66-year-old pastor of the Paseo Baptist Church for 30 years and committee member of the Carver Christian Academy and several other religious organizations...
Whitney, reStart Shelter's Prime Mover, Dead At 66
April 27, 2005
Stuart E. Whitney, one of the founder's of the reStart homeless shelter has died of cancer at the age of 66. He was a United Methodist Church pastor and was the pastor of Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist...
Westport United Methodist Church
October 10, 1986
Postcard photo: "Westport United Methodist Church at West 40th and Washington was the first Protestant church to be organized in the Kansas City and Independence area. The church's 150th anniversary is...
Welcoming Congregations of Kansas City
October 1, 2006
Brief article identifying Trinity United Methodist Church, located at Kenwood and Armour Boulevard, as a congregation that has named acceptance of diverse viewpoints and lifestyles as an official organizational...
Walnut Boulevard Missionary Baptist Church to Celebrate 150th Church Anniversary
January 24-30, 2014
Article announces that Walnut Boulevard Missionary Baptist Church, now located at 334 Parallel Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Plans for...
Victoria: A Cathedral by Any Other Name. . .
September 26, 2004
Photo and history of the St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, Kansas, completed in 1911. Victoria is about 10 miles east of Hays. The church is better known as the Cathedral of the Plains.
Up in a Design Firm
Photo and biographical article about Donald Hollis, an "Overland Park architect" as head of the firm of Hollis & Miller at 9423 West 75th Street and residence at 7642 Hemlock Road. Description of his architectural...
United Nations Peace Plaza Dedicated in Independence
April 28, 2003
Article describes the dedication of the United Nations Peace Plaza, built on the grounds of the Community of Christ Temple to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations.
Two Worlds Embrace
January 2, 2013
Article describes the efforts of the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas to help the residents of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood of Kansas City improve their community. Residents and church...
Tumultuous Tenure of Bishop Finn Ends
April 22, 2015
Bishop Robert W. Finn resigned from his post in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese. Because of his past conviction of charges related to the church’s child sexual abuse scandal and the lack of transparency...
Top Area African American Churches
May 20-May 26, 1988
Article made up of a table showing local African American church names, addresses, years founded, membership rolls, and ministers.
To Calm Grief, He Builds Churches
Roe Messner, former husband of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, is a prolific church builder. For more than 50 years, Messner has been putting up churches across the country, and now has built churches in 47...
There's More than BBQ Cooking in Vine District
September 7, 2009
Community meetings were held to discuss the goal of devising a "Vine Street District Economic Development Plan for the 20 square blocks bounded by Ninth and 29th streets, the Paseo and Troose Avenue. Its...
Theological Seminary Installs Hartsfield to First Endowed Chair
January 22-28, 2010
Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield II has been named the Fred E. Young associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. The Rev. Mr. Hartsfield earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at Emory...
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