Biscuits and gravy at First Christian

A community breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday (April 26) at the First Christian 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 with sausage, and $5 for a full order of biscuits and gravy. All meals include coffee and orange juice. For information, visit

Organist will play at the Community of Christ Temple

Gregory Hand, assistant professor of organ at the University of Iowa, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday (April 27) at the Community of Christ Temple, River Boulevard and Walnut Street, Independence.

He has participated in several international organ competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France), St. Albans (England), Prix Andre Marchal (France), and the Dublin International Organ Competition. He is also active as a harpsichordist and continuo player.

A freewill offering will be taken. For more information on venues, artists and pipe organs, visit

Nativity of Mary rummage sale

The Nativity of Mary Altar Society is holding its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (April 26) at the Nativity of Mary Parish Hall, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence.

For information, call Lucy Lamb at 816-461-0160.

A word for ‘The Discouraged and Disbelieving’

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s current sermon series, “The Gospel of the Nobodies,” concludes this Sunday with the Rev. Glen Shoup preaching on “The Discouraged and Disbelieving.” The sermons have draw from the Gospel of Luke, looking at stories that illustrate Christ’s concern for those marginalized by society.

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.

Biscuits and gravy are on the menu

Fairmount Christian Church will serve a free biscuit-and-gravy breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday (April 26), 641 S. Ash Ave., Independence.

On Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the church has a youth program for teens, and a children’s program for ages kindergarten through sixth grade.

For information, call 816-254-6114.

New sermon series at First Christian

This Sunday (April 27), Independence First Christian is starting a nine-week sermon series on the “Fruit of the Spirit” conducted by Senior Minister Don Brezava, which will discuss how to establish a new spiritual operating system based on Galatians 5:22.

The church also is holding a 12-week Galatians Bible Study from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays.

The church is at 125 S. Pleasant St. For information, contact the church at 816-252-6100 or

‘Peace Be with You’ is Sunday’s theme

President Becky Savage will speak on the theme “Peace Be with You” at the 10:20 a.m. Sunday (April 27) worship service at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

Savage, a member of the Quorum of the First Presidency of the Community of Christ, has served as director of leadership development at the church’s international headquarters.

For information, call 816-254-2211 or visit

Bring your voice or instrument to Sunday gospel sing

Berean Free will Baptist Church will hold a gospel sing beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday (April 27) at the church, 2104 James Downey Road, Independence.

If you sing or play instrument, you are invited to join in, or just come to listen. Refreshments will be served following the sing. For information, call the church at 816-516-7786.

‘Living Green Expo’ planned

Beacon Heights Community of Christ, in partnership with the Central Mission Center and local businesses and organizations, will host a Living Green Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at the Family Life Center gym, 500 W. Pacific Ave., Independence.

This free event is focused on providing resources and information through hands-on demonstrations and presentations, booth and vendor spaces, a kids zone as well as a peace mobile with interactive displays and games. Topics include reducing environmental footprint through energy conservation, recycling, etc.; improving physical health by using natural products, consuming organic food and exercise; and saving money by growing and making your own items, buying second hand, etc.

Annual garage sale kicks off

Eden Heights Community of Christ is holding its annual garage beginning this Wednesday through May 3 at the church, 1301 E. Sea Ave., Independence. The sale will begin each day at 8 a.m. The sale includes toys, housewares, tools, furniture, Homeschool Reader books and more.

Spring shopping expo scheduled

Blue Springs Assembly will hold a spring shopping expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the church, 2501 Duncan Road.

Items include jewelry and women’s accessories featuring local artists, gardening, clothes, crafts, cooking and kitchenware, and name-brand items.

Admission is free. Vendors can email or call Debbie Dudden at 816-847-0200.

Monthly free health clinic scheduled

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon May 3.

The church, at 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence, holds the clinics on the first Saturday of the month. The screenings, sponsored by the Black Nurse Association and the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, include glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index testing.

For more information, call the church at 816-254-5116.

Taco Sunday at Trinity Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church is holding a taco Sunday May 4 at the church, 401 N. Liberty St., Independence. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with serving from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Meals include lemonade, tea, water or coffee. The cost is $7 at the door. Tickets may also be purchased for $6 in advance at The Mustard Seed, next to the church. Proceeds will benefit youth activities.

Examiner staff