Soup

Maplewood United Methodist Church, 3535 Maplewood Blvd., will host its annual soup walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4.

Maplewood United Methodist Church, 3535 Maplewood Blvd., will host its annual soup walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants are asked to bring two cans of soup: one for the pot (beef or chicken, no cream soups) and one to donate to a local food pantry. Walk self-paced through the winding sidewalks of the Maplewood neighborhood, on either a 5K or a 10K walk.

Walk on your own or join a group at 9:30 a.m. Register between 9 a.m. and noon. Walkers should be off the trail by 3 p.m. This is a dog-friendly event, though dogs are not allowed inside the church. Cost: $3 for American Volkssport Association credit; $1.50 for fun walkers.

Other local church news and events include:

Pancake breakfast: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby St., will host a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. and again following the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The price for the all-you-can-eat pancakes is $5 per plate. The event will take place in the church’s Fellowship Hall, and proceeds will be given to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Presentation: The Rev. Larry Gillick and Sister Bernadette O’Reilly will present “For Finding God in All Things” at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at St. Leo Catholic Church, 1920 N. 102nd St.

Spiritual wellness: First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., will hold a Celebration of Soulful Healing from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A keynote presentation titled “Opportunities for Healing During Stressful Times” will be given by Julie Luzarrage. The event is free.

Arts and crafts fair: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. in Lincoln, will hold its Spring Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11. The fair draws more than 130 artists and crafters from Lincoln, Omaha and the surrounding area. Lunch and snacks are served throughout the day. The United Methodist Women also sponsor a bake sale. Admission is free; however, those attending are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to support the local food pantry.

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