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Helen T Gray
Answering the call.
November 15, 2003
Article describes the consecration of Dean E. Wolfe, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. Bishop Wolfe and retiring Bishop William E. SMalley are profiled and some of the challenges facing the new...
Around Kansas City: Birthplace of Two Black Churches Will Be Marked
Notice about the placing of a marker for two of the oldest churches in Kansas City, Kansas, both predominantly of black congregations.
Artist Was Always Available to Listen
July 14, 2008
The "Remembrances" section contains a tribute to local glass artist Gary E. Smith of Prairie Village who died June 28, 2008, at the age of 54. He came from a family of glassmakers who started and still...
Attendants at Twenty-second Anniversary Banquet
April 29, 1966
Vertical file contains a photo and caption about the 22nd anniversary banquet of the Friendship Baptist Church, paying tribute to the church's pastor and wife, Rev. I.H. Henderson and Elnora Henderson...
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church
Copy of painting and caption about the anti-slavery role of the church at Waubaunsee, Kansas, in equipping members and visitors with both Bibles and rifles during the border warfare era.
Bishop Edward Welles, Episcopal Leader, Dies
Undated newspaper obituary for Episcopal Bishop Edward Welles, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri. The article appears to have been clipped from the Kansas City Star or Times. He was 83 at...
Bishop James Tindall Extends Invitation to the 6th Annual Urban Summit
December 7-13, 2012
Article provides a short biography of James Tindall and describes his involvement with the Kansas City African American and spiritual communities. Details related to Tindall's founding of the Urban Summit...
Bishop Partridge Dies: Heart Attack Fatal to Protestant Episcopal Leader
Photo and obituary for Reverend Sidney Catlin Partridge, or Sidney Partridge, "bishop of the Western Missouri diocese of the Protestant Episcopal church," dying at the age of about 83 in 1930. Born in...
Bishop Sullivan Succumbs at 80: He Led Area Diocese from 1977 to 1993
File containing a photo and obituary for Bishop John Sullivan (1920-2001), the fourth Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph from 1977 to 1993, born in Horton, Kansas.
Blacks Have Endowed KC
February 10, 1986
Three-part article about three prominent African Americans from Kansas City's past: Judge Carl Johnson, Minnie Crosthwaite, and Rev. D.A. Holmes. Carl Johnson was "the first black elected to a judgeship...
Botswana Trip: Whitman Brings Missouri to Africa
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Allen Whitman, "appointed to work out a sharing program between the Episcopal Diocese of Western Missouri and its companion Diocese of Botswana, Africa," before...
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.
Budd Park Christian Church Centennial
On September 24, 2000, Budd Park Christian Church will celebrate 100 years of existence in the Northeast area. The church is located at the corner of St. John and Brighton. Article gives the history of...
Carver Neighborhood Unit Moves to New Quarters
Photo, caption, and article about the relocation of the "George Washington Carver Neighborhood center" from "its old location at 1608 Campbell street, where it has been since 1943, to the educational building...
Cathedral Dome Glows Again
Catholic Reporter recognizes Assumption
January 20, 1988
Announcement of the National Catholic Reporter's recognition of Assumption Catholic Church's ministry program. Article discusses the work of Father Tom Wiederholt, Pastor, in bringing the Parish back from...
December 30, 2009
Article describes Trinity Anglican Church which is celebrating its 30th anniversary January 2010. The rector, The Very Rev. Forrest Burgett, describes the congregation as "very traditional."
Central Seminary Moving: 82-Year-Old Campus to Be Sold
The board of the Central Baptist Theological Seminary voted to relocate from "its historic inner-city campus in Kansas City, Kansas," to Shawnee, Kansas. Founded in 1901, the seminary is moving to what...
Christianity and Homosexuality Coexist at Two Northland Churches
Describes the presence and acceptance of gay worshippers at two Northland churches.
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