Trinity Presbyterian to install new minister

Elizabeth Meador will be ordained and installed as the minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Feb. 23, 1400 W. Sheley Road, Independence. Immediately following the service will be a reception in Trinity’s Founders Hall.

Rev. Meador will be the ninth minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1952. She is a 2011 graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., with a master of divinity degree.

Chili supper benefits Boy Scout troop

The Parent Club of Boy Scout Troop 228 will hold a chili supper from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9) at Christ United Methodist Church, 39th Street and Phelps Road, Independence.

Each meal includes a beverage and dessert. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 10 and under. All proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 228.

Remembering the faith of Abraham Lincoln

Eastgate Christian Church will hold a special worship service in honor of the 205th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth on Sunday (Feb. 9) at 10:25 a.m., 4010 S. River Blvd., Independence.

The service will feature a Lincoln sermon and period hymns and music, and scripture readings from the King James Version of the Bible, which Lincoln read and often quoted.

Rev. Joshua Patty, senior minister, will preach a sermon entitled “Then It Will Be My Duty: Abraham Lincoln and the 1864 Election.” Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the sermon will explore the issue of crisis leadership. The sermon will compare this experience with 1 Kings 21, in which the prophet Elijah must again confront the evil King Ahab.

For more information, call 816-252-6828.

An evening of music and fellowship at Calvary Baptist

Jeff Lane & Made Worthy presents a winter fellowship concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Calvary Baptist Church, 900 N.W. 22nd St., Blue Springs.

The evening of Southern Gospel music and Christian fellowship will include refreshments after the concert. For information, call 816-228-5540.

Sermon focused on ‘God’s Incredible Gifts’

Carol Constance, an evangelist in the Community of Christ, will speak on the theme “God’s Incredible Gifts” at the 10:20 a.m. service Sunday at the Stone Church

Special music is provided by Charles Belcher, Clare Vlahos and LaDora Cripps.

The church is at 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. Call 816-254-2211.

Blood drive planned at Chapel Hill Presbyterian

Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church will hold a community blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 in the church kitchen, 3108 W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs. If you plan to give, contact Paula Melton at, or call Ros Colwell at 505-999-0503 or

The Senior High Breakfast Club will meet at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Chick-fil-A. Call Michelle at 229-3367 if you need transportation.

The February pantry collection for the Community Services League needs canned tuna/chicken; boxed dinners; canned fruit and vegetables; kids snacks; Jiffy cake mixes; pork and beans; toilet paper/Kleenex; adult/children’s cold medications; warm gloves, knit hats, scarves and socks.

Wednesday Night Coffeehouse will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Bring your talent, or your arts and crafts and a dessert to share. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Contact Ros Colwell or Melissa Cavanaugh to sign-up.

For more detailed information, call 816-229-3367.

A Celebration of Peace

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Choirs will join with area high school choirs to present “A Celebration of Peace” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Community of Christ Temple, River Boulevard and Walnut Street, Independence.

Each choir will sing various choral works, and the concert will close with a combined performance of a work based on peace written for the 400-plus singers. The concert will benefit the work of the Rose Brooks Center in Kansas City, a domestic violence shelter.

A free will offering will be taken.

Belton Restoration Branch puts out the call for a reunuion

“Blessed Be the Tie That Binds” is the theme of the April 25 through 27 homecoming reunion of The Church of Jesus Christ, Belton Restoration Branch.

The congregation is trying to reach all people who have at one time been part of the 40-plus year history of the Belton RLDS/Restoration congregations. All are invited for a time of remembering, fellowship, activities, food and worship. Children and other descendants of former members are also invited.

Some housing can be provide for those coming from a distance. To be on the invitation list or for more information, contact Pastor Dan Schwartz at 816-322-8991 or

– Examiner staff