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Word&Way publishes its Planning and Event Calendar semiannually as an informational guide to special events throughout the year. All events are located in Missouri unless otherwise noted. Many events are free, but a program fee may be charged. Lodging prices will vary. Download a PDF copy of the 2014 Mid-Year Event Calendar here.

You can also link your site to our online calendar (wordandway.org/calendar). Use this to send reminders and invitations.

Be in the next calendar! To include your event in the 2015 Event Calendar that will run in the Dec. 18, 2014, print issue, contact Ken Satterfield at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 573-635-5939, ext. 8. You may also download and use an event submission form (click here).

For more information about an event or listing your event in our next calendar, use the "ask us" link. We can furnish you samples of past calendar section pages as well. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

 
Undated events
Saturdays Sports Crusaders Live!

9:30 a.m., KXEN-AM 101

Weekly St. Louis radio program featuring sports talk and interviews, hosted by Sports Crusaders Program Coordinator Randy Curless. Streamed live (kxen1010am.com), and podcast archives are available at sportscrusaderslive.com.

 
May events
31 Sports Crusaders 20 Years On Mission through Sports, First Baptist Church, Raytown

Location: 10500 Missouri 350

11 a.m. — Appetizers, meet & greet and silent auction
 1 p.m. — Lunch and program

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Sports Crusaders celebrates its 20th anniversary with a family-friendly program, featuring founder Bobby Shows, Executive Director Tricia Alberts, staff, missionaries and alumni.

Registration: RSVP by May 25 at sportscrusaders.org/20years or 866-482-9833.

 
June events
2-Aug. 1 Sports Crusaders camps, various sites

Sports Crusaders connects people with Jesus Christ and the local church, by using sports and recreational activities through life-changing common ground ministries. We offer fundamental basketball, softball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading weeklong camps led by summer student-athlete missionaries throughout Missouri, Texas, Alabama and Illinois. We come to you and provide a high-quality experience for you and your ministry. Our ministry expands to a weekly radio show, inner-city camps and an at-risk camp called P82.

Information and schedule: 866-482-9833 or websites: Sportscrusaders.org (general), Sportscrusaderslive.org (radio) or Campp82ministries.com (at-risk camp).

Registration: Contact local churches.

7 Missouri Baptist Children’s Home Strawberry Festival, First Baptist Church, Arnold

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: 2012 Missouri State Rd.

Information: 800-264-6224 or mbch.org.

11-13 Camp Connect, Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Roach

Camp Connect is a missions-oriented Christian camp experience for children in grades 4-6, as students grow closer to God and each other. Camp pastor is Jeff Langford. This year’s theme, “Fiesta!” includes a nightly fiesta, an Olympic-themed night of games and a festival exploring the culture, food and traditions of Guatemala. Missions emphasis will be the Tabitha Ministry in Guatemala City, ministering to mothers and children near the city dump, with 100 percent of the mission offering going to them. Camp Connect is sponsored by Windermere, Churchnet and CBF Heartland.

Camp Connect information and registration: campconnect.org.

Windermere information: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

13 Churchnet Board of Directors’ meeting, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Location: 301 E. Capitol Ave.

Information: 888-420-2426 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

14 HomeComing, The Baptist Home-Chillicothe

A festive celebration emphasizing visits with residents from home churches and families. Traditional bake sale benefits residents. Music and entertainment with picnic lunch served in and around the gazebo. Our Auxiliary will provide some innovative activities for residents and visitors alike.

Information: Connie Garber or Joyce Stark, 660-646-6219 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
July events
June 2- Aug. 1 Sports Crusaders camps, various sites

See June 2 listing.

6-12 Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering, Izmir, Turkey

Information: tinyurl.com/2014BWAgathering 888-420-2426 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

12 Missouri Baptist Children’s Home Ozarks Berry Festival, Remington’s Entertainment Complex, Springfield

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: 1655 W. Republic Rd.

Information: 800-264-6224 or mbch.org.

25 Board of Trustees meeting, The Baptist Home-Chillicothe

Information: 573-546-2709 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
August events
June 2- Aug. 1 Sports Crusaders camps, various sites

See June 2 listing.

7-17 2014 Missouri State Fair, Sedalia

Tickets: $8 (adult), $6 (seniors, age 60+), $2 (child age 6-12) and free (age 5 and under).

Parking: Free.

Theme: Harvest the Fun!

The 2014 Missouri State Fair will celebrate its 112th year as the state's largest agricultural showcase. Enjoy hours of quality family entertainment, plus scrumptious fair food and a thrilling carnival midway. Among eight concerts will be MercyMe on Aug. 14.

Schedules, concert lineup and special discounts: 800-422-FAIR (3247) or mostatefair.com.

14-15 The Global Leadership Summit, Columbia and other locations

9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Location: Parkade Baptist Church, 2012 N Garth Ave.

Cost: WCA Member group rate (15+ people): $159; WCA Member rate (1-14 people): $199; Individual rate: $249; Military: $99; Student/Faculty rate: $79. Scholarships and discounts are available through Churchnet.

The Global Leadership Summit exists to transform Christian leaders around the world with an injection of vision, skill development and inspiration for the sake of the local church. It is telecast live from Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago.

Information: Scott Smith, 573-443-4585 or parkadebaptistchurch.org/gls.

Information and additional area locations: willowcreek.com/summit.

Scholarship and discount information: theChurchnet.org.

21-24 2014 Welcome Week, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar

New student orientation week.

Information: 800-526-5859 or sbuniv.edu/welcomeweek.

30 Auction & HomeComing, The Baptist Home-Arcadia Valley

Annual auction now in its 35th year, for benefit of residents.

Information: Sherri Snider or Connie Francis, 573-546-7429 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
September events
1-30 State Missions Emphasis Month, Churchnet

Information and materials: 888-420-2426 or theChurchnet.org.

9 Jeremy Camp in Concert, SEMO District Fair, Arena Park, Cape Girardeau

7 p.m.

Cost: $30 (includes admission into the SEMO District Fair).

Contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp is in concert at the SEMO District Fair Grand Strands, sponsored by KHIS Radio – His Message in Your Music, 107.9 and 89.9 FM (khisradio.org). Come out and support contemporary Christian radio and eat some great fair food!

Tickets: khisradio.org and click the “Jeremy Camp” link, 800-455-3247 or 573-334-9250 or purchased at the Arena Park Building.

12-13 Churchnet Board of Directors’ Retreat, Windermere Baptist Conference Center
13 Missouri Baptist Children’s Home Apple Festival, First Baptist Church, Peculiar

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: 11902 E. 213th Ct.

Information: 800-264-6224 or mbch.org.

16 Missouri Baptist Foundation Annual Conference, Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark

Cost includes breakfast and lunch.

Annual conference to educate, motivate and investigate the financial market, stewardship and communication of ministry and mission efforts. Guest Speakers are: Holly Snell and Heather Gilion, co-authors of Dancing on My Ashes.

Information: 800-776-0747.

Updates and RSVP: mbfn.org/annualconference.

19 The Baptist Home Foundation, Board of Trustees meeting, Truman Hotel, Jefferson City

Information: Kathie Jones, 573-546-2709 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

22-25 Ozark Conference for Senior Adult Ministers, First Baptist Church, Geyer Springs, Ark.

Location: 12400 Interstate 30, Little Rock.

Information: Max Pyron, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or thebaptisthome.org/events.

26 Seventh Annual Baptist Home-Arcadia Valley Golf Tournament, Crown Pointe Golf Course, Farmington

Location: 4215 Hunt Rd.

Information: Becky Barton, 573-546-2709 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or thebaptisthome.org/golf.

29-Oct. 1 Senior Adult Retreat @ Windermere, Lake of the Ozarks

Experience the best 55+ adult retreat in the Midwest, designed to actively engage and inspire you. Sponsored by Windermere Baptist Conference Center.

Registration: 800-346-2215, ext. 2001.

Information: Janet Hill, 573-346-5200 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
October events
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Senior Adult Retreat @ Windermere

See Sept. 29 listing.

3-4 Homecoming, Southwest Baptist University

Root for the Bearcat football team as they host Missouri Baptist University!

Information: 800-526-5859 or .

4 Fall Spartan Preview Day, Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Experience a hands-on morning that is sure to yield answers and incite enthusiasm about life at a premiere Christian university, academically and spiritually.

Information and registration: 877-434-1115 or .

6-7 Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Board meeting, Washington, D.C.

Information: bjcpa.org, 888-420-2426 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

8-15 Travel to Cuba with Churchnet, Cuba

Cost: $1,350 (includes all costs except two meals and roundtrip airfare).

Application deadline: July 1.

Take advantage of the opportunity to travel to the country of Cuba and participate in the 40th anniversary of COEBAC, a Cuban Baptist ministry to students and workers. Worship with Cuban Baptists, see Havana, meet Baptist pastors and visit a Baptist seminary. Passport required.

Trip and partnership information: Edward “Ned” Walsh, 919-936-0498 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Trip itinerary and application: theChurchnet.org.

10 Friday @ Southwest Visit Day, Southwest Baptist University

A great day for students and families to tour the campus, visit with faculty in various academic areas, have financial aid questions answered, interact with current students, visit with athletic coaches and more. Dress casual, bring questions and plan for a great day!

Information: 800-526-5859 or sbuniv.edu/visit.

11 Rollin’ on the River Cruise, Hannibal

9 a.m.-noon.

Location: Mark Twain Riverboat, 100 Center St.

Cost: $50.

Benefit for Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.

Information: 800-264-6224 or mbch.org.

20-23 Les Miserables, Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis

20-22: 7:30 p.m. 23: 2 p.m.

MBU Theatre takes on one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Based on the novel of the same name (wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Miserables) by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo (wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Hugo), this Broadway musical tells a story of redemption and mercy through a French peasant in the early 19th century.

Information and tickets: 314-392-2345 or mobaptickets.com.

24 Friday @ Southwest Visit Day, Southwest Baptist University

A great day for students and families to tour the campus, visit with faculty in various academic areas, have financial aid questions answered, interact with current students, visit with athletic coaches and more. Dress casual, bring questions and plan for a great day!

Information: 800-526-5859 or sbuniv.edu/visit.

 
November events
1 Fall Preview Day, Southwest Baptist University

A great day for students and families to tour the campus, visit with faculty in various academic areas, have financial aid questions answered, interact with current students, visit with athletic coaches and more. Dress casual, bring questions and plan for a great day!

Information: 800-526-5859 or sbuniv.edu/visit.

7 Board of Trustees meeting, The Baptist Home-Ozark

Information: Kathie Jones, 573-546-2709 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

11 Harvesters Holiday Luncheon, Jefferson City

Location: Missouri Baptist Building Gold Room. 400 E. High St.

Harvesters are former employees who have worked for any Missouri Baptist institution, agency or association, or their surviving spouses.

Information: 573-761-0717 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

21 Fall Spartan Preview Day, Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Experience a hands-on morning that is sure to yield answers and incite enthusiasm about life at a premiere Christian university, academically and spiritually.

Information and registration: 877-434-1115 or mobap.edu/admissions.

 
December events
1-31 Churchnet World Mission Emphasis & Offering for World Missions

 

Information and materials: 888-420-BGCM or theChurchnet.org.

12 Churchnet Board of Directors’ meeting, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Location: 301 E. Capitol Ave.

Information: 888-420-2426 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

19 Commencement, Southwest Baptist University

7 p.m.

Information: 800-526-5859 or SBUniv.edu/visit.

 
January2015 events
19 Monday @ Southwest, Southwest Baptist University

Visit day with academic fair.

Information: 800-526-5859 or SBUniv.edu/visit.

 
February2015 events
16 Monday @ Southwest, Southwest Baptist University

Visit day with academic fair.

Information: 800-526-5859 or SBUniv.edu/visit.

 
March2015 events
14-15 Bearcat Days, Southwest Baptist University

Visit event for seniors and transfer students that includes an overnight stay in the dorms, the Mr. and Miss Southwest Pageant and informational sessions.

Information: 800-526-5859 or SBUniv.edu/visit.

 
April2015 events
6 Monday @ Southwest, Southwest Baptist University

Visit day with academic fair.

Information: 800-526-5859 or SBUniv.edu/visit.

 
May2015 events
16 Commencement, Southwest Baptist University

10 a.m.

Location: Bolivar Campus.

Information: 800-526-5859 or sbuniv.edu.

 
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