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Helen T Gray
Love they Neighbor
Solomon's Porch, a "rock and roll church" that moved into the former Westminster Congregational Church, has angered many neighborhood residents because of its noise, traffic problems and architectural...
Loving Hands Revive Old St. Patrick's
August 21, 2006
Article features the restoration work being done on Old St. Patrick's Church located at 806 Cherry Street in downtown Kansas City. About 90 families who desire to have the Latin Mass used have taken on...
Lutheran High School Changes Its Plan to Move
June 7, 2005
The Lutheran High School has been at 414 Wallace Avenue since 1979. Enrollment is up and more space needed. The plan to move near Bannister Road was changed. Since the school does not own the building...
Maryhelen McGraw Vandyke, Obituary
August 17, 2010
Maryhelen VanDyke was active in volunteer work at her children's schools and in the nonprofit community. VanDyke was the founding President of the St. Joseph Health Center Auxiliary in 1976; was the first...
Mass by Young Negro Priest a Mark for Catholic Diocese
First Kansas Citian of his race ever to be ordained, a graduate of the University of Kansas and preacher at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.
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.
Methodist Leader's View Molded by War Privations
Photos and biographical article about Reverend Don Holter, "president of the new National Methodist Theological seminary at 5123 Truman road" at the age of 53 in 1959, with information about his life and...
Metro Area Youth Pitch In to Clean Up Northeast
Four neighborhood associations, Old Northeast, Inc., and Northeast Mobile Crime Watch pitch in and conduct the first large scale clean up of the year. Also included were 300 teens who are a part of Youth...
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry Offers Hope to Many
October 4, 2005
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry was founded in 1971 by 44 Kansas City area Lutheran churches and at this time more than 120 congregations of other denominations help to support it. It operates on a budget...
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...
File containing an illustration and biographical article about Reverend Jesse Walker, a circuit-riding preacher "known as the 'Father of Methodism' in Missouri," establishing the Methodist church in Saint...
Missouri Heritage: Early Bishop of St. Louis Did Much for Catholicism
Biographical article about Bishop Louis Guillaume Valentin Du Bourg (1766-1833), the first bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, builder of the Saint Louis cathedral, began construction of what became Saint...
Missouri Heritage: The Bishop Who "Won the West"
File containing an illustration and biographical article about Reverend Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, or Daniel Tuttle (1837-1909), "bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States for 56 years...
Missouri Heritage: The Western Felt Impact of Episcopal Church
File containing a photo and biographical article about Bishop Thelbert Talbot (1848-1928), an Episcopal minister born in Fayette, Missouri and founding the Saint James Academy in Macon, Missouri in 1875...
More Wright than Wrong: Architect's Ideas Live On in Church of Different Color
File containing photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Frank Lloyd Wright, or Frank Wright, the famous architect and designer of the Community Christian Church at 4601 Main Street in Kansas...
Mourners Remember Kansas City Pastor
File containing an obituary for Reverend A. L. Johnson, Sr. (1923-2000), pastor of the "Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City" at 2801 Swope Parkway. Native of Oklahoma moving to Bonner Springs,...
Mrs. George Worlein
Obituary for Mrs. George Worlein, an ordained elder of the Van Brunt United Presbyterian Church dying at the age of 72 on August 20, 1970.
New Altar is Centerpiece for Sacred Heart Guadalupe Church
April 12-18, 2007
Article about new altar handcrafted by parishoner Leo Ayala. Article also discusses recent renovation of the church.
New Church in Old Office
Photo and article about the two churches or temples at the intersection of Elmwood and Saint John Avenues in Northeast Kansas City. The first a Muslim mosque and the second "a renovated fire station" restored...
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