A 12-year-old Mormon girl named Savannah came out as a lesbian to her church in Utah on May 7. “I do believe he [God] made me this way on purpose. No part of me is a mistake," she said to her church congregation. Originally published June 24, 2017.
The new River Market Community Church brought together about 125 volunteers Saturday afternoon to pick up trash, spread mulch and plant flowers in the River Market neighborhood, while also building on the sense of community.
The Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., is holding a grand opening this weekend for its new 3,500 seat sanctuary. The centerpiece of the building is a stained glass window stretching nearly 100 feet across and three stories high.
Associate pastor Sylvia Romero of the Grace United Methodist Church Mission Center says Olathe has been welcoming to immigrants but the anti-immigrant sentiment in the country is making people anxious.
Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese says Ash Wednesday is a serious opportunity to turn to God and that selfies are probably counterproductive. He was at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Rumors of immigration raids at Kansas City churches put fear into the Kansas City community on Sunday. Community organizers, concerned citizens and attorneys gathered to provide support for the Hispanic community.
Nine refugees from Somalia — a mother, four boys and four girls —arrived Wednesday night at Kansas City International Airport from a refugee camp in Nairobi, Kenya. The family of nine are moving into a house Kansas City’s Northeast area. They had planned to arrive last week, but their trip was halted last week by President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Somalia. A federal court has temporarily lifted the ban, allowing immigrants and refugees from the affected countries to enter the United States.
Workers with the resettlement group Della Lamb Community Services joined Country Club Christian Church volunteers Tuesday in preparing a northeast Kansas City house slated to be home for a family of nine Somali refugees. The crew hopes that the family arrives soon despite President Trump's temporary travel ban, which cancelled their scheduled trip last week.
Salvation Army Major David Harvey has returned to Kansas City to resume a family tradition in Christmas Day volunteering. With the help of 130 volunteers, Harvey is getting ready to feed 400 people locally and deliver about 600 meals to people elsewhere.
A fire destroyed the Evangelistic Center Church at 1024 Truman Road in Kansas City on Nov. 13. After its first Sunday service since the fire, Senior Pastor John Crane said he wants his congregation to know they'll be OK and they will be able to continue their influence and outreach in Kansas City.