Evening of music at Calvary Baptist

Jeff Lane & Made Worthy presents a winter fellowship concert at 6 p.m. Saturday (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.

Principles for success in life

Independence First Christian at 125 S. Pleasant St. in Independence is starting an eight-week series this Sunday (Feb. 16), “How to Construct a Godly Life,” based on the Book of Nehemiah.

The series, conducted by Don Brezavar, will focus on how Nehemiah faced unbelievable odds, difficulties, and personal threats yet overcame them and how people today can Nehemiah’s simple principles to success in their lives.

For more information, contact the church at 816-252-6100 or www.fccindepmo.org.

Black history event scheduled

The Community Of Concerned Citizens will hold a black history celebration at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 E. Lexington Ave., Independence.

The theme is “Somewhere There’s a Place For Us,” and the keynote speaker is Anthony King, principal of Mill Creek Elementary.

For more information, call Nancy E. Harris at 816-461-7567.

‘Come Home to God’s Generosity’ is sermon theme

Terry Snapp will speak on the theme “Come Home to God’s Generosity” at the 10:20 a.m. service on Sunday (Feb. 16) at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

Snapp holds the priesthood office of high priest and is now serving his fifth year as presiding pastor of Stone Church.

Services have captioning for the hearing impaired. For more information, call 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.

Several choirs join in event at temple

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.

‘Be Reconciled’ is Sunday’s theme

Pastor Jan Marshall will bring the morning message “Be Reconciled” on Sunday (Feb. 16) at The Groves Community of Christ Congregation, 1515 W. White Oak St., Independence. Karen Brown is the guest musician providing ministry on the piano and flute.

Bible bingo at Mission Woods

Mission Woods Community of Christ will hold a free Bible Bingo and cake walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church, 2800 N.W. Duncan Road, Blue Springs.

There will prizes for everyone and famiily fun. For more information, call 816-224-0095.

Breakfast served at First Christian Church

The First Christian Church will hold a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22 in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 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 and 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.

Church hosts Pancake Day for local Scout troop

Boy Scout Troop 282 will hold its 64th annual Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 409 N. Liberty St., Independence.

The cost is $5 per ticket, and there is carryout.

How to handle loss is subject of seminar

A free workshop, “How do we Cope with Change and Loss,” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 727 N. Main St., Independence.

Author and speaker Rachel Kodanaz will talk about how she handled that issue following her husband’s death. In part one, she will share ideas for coping with the challenges of caregiving. In part two, she will discuss how direction and passion create purpose following the death of a loved one.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The Part I presentation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m., and Part II from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Reservations are due by Feb. 24. To register, contact Vickie Mears at 816-268-2664 or vickie.mears@crossroadshospice.com.

Belton Restoration Branch reunion

“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 d.w.schwartz@juno.com

– Examiner staff