Ash Wednesday begins season of Lent

Eastgate Christian Church will hold a 6:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday worship service on Wednesday, 4010 S. River Blvd., Independence.

The service of penitence, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season, will include a special reflection by Rev. Joshua Patty, the imposition of ashes, and Holy Communion.

For information, call 816-252-6828.

Glenwood Park UMC hosts free health clinic

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (March 1), at the church.

The screenings, sponsored by the Black Nurse Association and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, include glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index testing.

The church, at 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence, holds the clinics on the first Saturday of the month. For more information, call the church at 816-254-5116.

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. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 409 N. Liberty St., Independence.

All-you-can-eat pancakes are $5; carry-out is available.

Expression of arts at Stone Church

An expression of the arts in dance, poetry reading, Indian flutes and the visual arts will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 1) at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

This free event, sponsored by the Stone Church Arts Ministry in cooperation with MyArts, is to show how these expressions are used to help the youth of all ages in our community. Refreshments will be served.

Booth Brothers perform in Lee’s Summit

The Booth Brothers will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 1) at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 N.E. Lakewood Way (the frontage road on the east side of Interstate 470 north of Lakewood) in Lee’s Summit.

The three singers – Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth and Jim Brady – tour and have appeared in the Bill Gaither Homecoming tours. For tickets, call 417-236-9090 or go to

Northern Boulevard UMC serves breakfast

Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church in Independence is holding a biscuits and gravy breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday (March 1).

All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy cost $5. Parking is behind the church at 18th and Hedges. For information, call the church at 816-252-7977 or visit

The church is at west end of Englewood at the intersection of Winner Road, 18th Street and Northern Boulevard.

‘Do Not Be Afraid’ is Sunday’s theme

Jared Fears will speak on the theme “Do Not Be Afraid” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service on Sunday (March 2) at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

Fears, who leads the estate and gift planning team for the Community of Christ, previously worked for the city of Independence as a budget analyst and assistant personnel director. He is also involved in numerous community organizations.

For information, call 816-254-2211 or visit

Fairmount Christian revivial on Sunday

Fairmount Christian Church will hold a revival on Sunday, March 2, 641 S. Ash Ave., Independence. There will be a welcome at 9 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served at 10 a.m., and the service at 10:30 a.m.

The church is also in need of a pianist/organist. If interested, call the church at 816-254-6115.

Fish dinners at St. Ann’s Church

As it does each year during Lent, St. Ann’s Church will have its fish dinners from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 11. The church is at Cedar and Lexington avenues, Independence.

The menu includes boiled and fried shrimp, whole and catfish fillets, baked tilapia, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, french fries, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, corn, hush puppies and cornbread. Dinner prices range from $9 to $10.50. A fish sandwich or grilled cheese sandwich with fries is $4. Drinks are included with dinners. Other items are sold separately, and desserts are sold by the Altar Society.

For information, call 816-252-1160.

Oakland United Methodist to hold chili day

Oakland United Methodist Church holds its annual Chili Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at the church, 30701 E. Truman Road, Buckner.

Homemade chili, vegetable soup or a chili dog, drink and pie will be available for a $5 donation; $3 for children under 12. All proceeds will assist the needs of the church.

For information, visit

Meet, greet – and eat

A meet-and-greet fellowship meal will be held at noon March 8 at Glenwood Park United Methodist Church, 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence. For information, call 816-254-5116.

Examiner staff