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Edie R Lambert
Helen T Gray
First Negro Cleric in Diocese
April 16, 1968
News article about Dolis Durall, Jr., 24 years old, of 2726 Grove Street, the first Negro to be made a cleric in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic diocese.
First Woman Ordained to First Presidency
April 7, 2007
Becky Savage is the first woman called into the highest leadership tier of the Community of Christ Church. At the denomination's world conference last week she was ordained a member of the First Presidency...
For Black Visionaries, Site Still Place of Promise
November 27, 2005
Nicodemus, Kansas is featured in Malcolm Garcia's "Heartland Journal" column. The town of Nicodemus was named after the work song "Wake Nicodemus" and was settled in 1877 by 350 former slaves who came...
For Organ, A Resurrection of Sorts
January 1, 2009
Color photograph in article about the purchase, move, and restoration of the 1869 E & G. G. Hook pipe organ installed at the Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Its former home was the abandoned...
Forty Years Ago in The Star
Reprint of an obituary (from September 1924) for Reverend Adams Willis Wagnalls, or Adams Wagnalls, founder of the Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia company and "the first pastor of the First Lutheran Church...
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...
Funeral Services for Mrs. I.H. Henderson Sr., Today at 11 A.M. at Eighth Street Baptist Church
November 11, 1966
Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for Mrs. Elnora Henderson, "72, 820 Oakland avenue, Kansas City, Kas.," the "[w]ife of the Rev. I.H. Henderson Sr., pastor of Eight Street church." She was born...
Gift of Tongues Stirs a Church
Photos and biographical article about Reverend Carroll McCarroll, "a 26-year-old Southern Baptist minister" in Butler, Missouri, born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and claiming to heal people by "speaking...
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.
Guadalupanas celebrate the spirit of Christmas giving all year.
December 11 - 17, 2003
The Guadalupana organization of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine supports the church and performs many valuable services for the community. The group was started in 1992 when the closing of the parish threatened...
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...
Heads of the Class
December 15-21, 2005
Article profiling several individuals who have purchased former public buildings and are converting them into living spaces. Randy Wolf's work on Kansas City's Fire Station 28 (60th Street and Troost)...
Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrating the Century Mark
August 3-9, 2012
Article about the 100 year old Bethel African Methodist Episcopal church located at 2329 Flora Avenue. The church was spearheaded by Sister Kitty E. Raynor and Harrison Williams, who both saw the need...
Historic Boone Tabernacle to Host Dedication of Building
August 2-8, 2013
Article announces that the historic Boone Tabernacle Church of God in Christ (C.O.G.I.C.) will host a dedication of its new building on August 4, 2013, at 1317 E. 12th Street. Details of the new building's...
Historic Church Worth Saving
Grace United Church located at 811 Benton Boulevard is now on the list of "Ten Sacred Places to Save 2001" a project of Partners of Sacred Places. Article discusses efforts to restore and quotes the minister...
Historic, Derelict Argentine Church to be Revived
March 29-April 4, 2012
Article reports on efforts to stave off demolition of the vacant St. John the Divine Church building in Argentine, Kansas. The building owner, Patricia Casas, and local preservationists would like to see...
History Lost In Blaze
December 30, 2011
The 107-year old Westport Presbyterian Church caught fire on December 29, 2011, devastating the community gathering place. Being one of the oldest churches in Kansas City, the congregation has gathered...
History on the Parade
March 16, 2009
For the first time in nearly three decades, Kansas City's annual St. Patrick's Day parade will take place in the Midtown/Westport area. The article describes the historic buildings, churches, and businesses...
History Reverberates For Ethnic Community
August 4, 2006
In 1947 when St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas closed, they shipped their bell to Christ the King Catholic Church. The bell was donated to St. Casimir's by Lithuanian parishioners. The...
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