First Christian community breakfast

First Christian Church will hold a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 25) in the fellowship hall, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence.

The cost is $3.50 for either a half order of biscuits and gravy or all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage, and $5 for a full order of biscuits and gravy. All meals include coffee and orange juice.

For information, call the church at 816-252-6100.

Chili supper at Summit Grove Community of Christ

Summit Grove Community of Christ will hold a chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 25), 411 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence.

The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for ages 3 to 10, ages 2 and under eat free. Proceeds benefit the building fund.

‘Super Bowl Sunday Recital XV’ at auditorium

Organist Jan Kraybill presents “Super Bowl Sunday Recital XV” at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence.

This program includes the opening ceremony music of the Winter Olympics, plus works from Copland, Bach, Brahms, Reger and others.

This is a free event. For more information on this and upcoming events on the Dome and Spire Series, visit

Hear personal testimonies at ‘Teen Challenge’

“Teen Challenge,” including personal testimonies, will be at Calvary Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 26), 900 N.W. 22nd St., Blue Springs. For more information, call the church at 816-228-5540,

‘Follow Christ’ is Sunday’s message at the Groves

Chester Hicks will bring the morning message on the theme “Follow Christ” at the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday (Jan. 26) at The Groves Community of Christ congregation.

Jeanette Hicks will also provide ministry, and the combined choirs of The Groves and Cornerstone congregations will bring music ministry.

All are welcome to attend. The service will be held in the Community Room of The Groves Retirement Community, 1515 W. White Oak, Independence.

Chili, soup supper for Scout troop

The Mother’s Club of Boy Scout Troop 161 is holding its 10th Annual Chili and Soup Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at East Alton Community of Christ Church, 16999 E. 23rd St., Independence.

Chili, vegetable beef soup, loaded baked potatoes, chili dogs and hot dogs are served, and all include dessert and a drink.

The cost is $5 for adults; children under 10, $3; and a family of 4, $15. A quart of chili or soup to go is $5. Carry out available. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 161, which is sponsored by East Alton Community of Christ.

Local Scouts serve chili, raise funds

Boy Scout Troop 347 will hold a chili dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at Good Shepherd Community of Christ, 4341 Blue Ridge Boulevard. The cost is $5.

New adult Sunday School class for couples

A new adult Sunday School class, “Making Love Last a Lifetime,” has started at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church. The class for couples is at 9:15 a.m. in Stone Hall.

The other adult class, continuing the study of the “Feasting on the Word” curriculum, meets in the library.

On Feb. 2, the youth will collect soup and money for Harvesters before and after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

The church is at 3108 W. U.S. 40 in Blue Springs.

‘Living the Promises’ for a better life

This Sunday (Jan. 26) is the final sermon in January on spiritual tools to improve life in the new year at Eastgate Christian Church in Independence. The sermon is themed “Giving with Purpose,” a reflection on how we share with others, guided by the wisdom of Proverbs. The Rev. Joshua Patty, the senior minister, will offer “Tools for Living the Promises.” The church is at 4010 S. River Blvd. For more information, call 816-252-6828.

“Jesus: Myth, Madman or Messiah” at UMC Resurrection

The current sermon series at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is “Jesus: Myth, Madman or Messiah.”

The church, based in Leawood, has a campus at 601 E. Jefferson, Blue Springs. Worship is at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Nursery care for children from birth through age 3 is available, and Sunday school is for children age 4 through the fifth grade during services. All are invited for coffee before worship near the east entrance.

The sermons, by Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton, are directed in part to those who have ever had doubts or questions about Christ. Topics include: Is there any evidence Jesus existed? Aren’t his miracles the fabrications of the early church? Did he die a disillusioned zealot? How does his death “save” anyone?

The remaining sermons:

• Sunday, “I Just Don’t Get It: Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.”

• Feb. 2, “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?”

– Examiner staff