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  • ‘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. Saturday (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 at 8 a.m. Saturday (May 3) at the church, 1301 E. Sea Ave., Independence. 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. Saturday (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 bluespringsjam@gmail.com 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 Saturday (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.
    Next Generation Power Force appears in Blue Springs
    Heartland Church will hosting the John Jacobs Next Generation Power Force Team on Sunday (May 4) and Monday (May 5) at the church, 400 S.W. Lake Village Blvd., Blue Springs. Sunday will be at 9 and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday at 6 p.m.
    The Power Force Team is a group of professional athletes who communicate their Christian message with demonstrations of their strength.
    On Monday, this free event includes a raffle of gifts appropriate for the children attending.
    Sermon series focused on Noah
    The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s current sermon series is “Will the real Noah please stand up?”
    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.
    Page 2 of 3 - The sermons by Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton will explore the deeper meaning of the story of Noah and its message for today. The sermons:
    • This Sunday, “Human Violence, God’s Grief and Noah.”
    • May 11, “The Animals and the Ark.”
    • May 18, “An Olive Branch, a Rainbow and Hope.”
    For questions, visit www.rezbluesprings.org.
    Taco Sunday at Trinity Episcopal
    Trinity Episcopal Church is holding a taco Sunday this 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.
    ‘Break Bread Together’ at Stone Church
    Jerry Nieft, a retired full-time minister, will speak on the theme “Break Bread Together” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service on Sunday (May 4) at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
    For questions, call 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.
    Bikes and trikes at Plaza Heights
    Little Lions Preschool at Plaza Heights Christian Academy will host its annual Bike and Trike Day from 12:30 to 3 p.m. May 8 at 1500 S.W. Clark Road, Blue Springs.
    The students are learning about transportation, as well as safety. There will also be games and activities for the students and their families. In case of rain, activity will be inside the school gym, but no bikes or trikes.
    Noland Road Baptist car show
    The Men’s Ministry at Noland Road Baptist Church will hold its 16th annual car show, “Legends of the Past,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at the church, 4505 S. Noland Road, Independence. Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m.
    All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. There is no entry fee, no advance registration and no reserved parking. Entrants have a chance to win a Craftsman tool chest and several tool gift certificates. Dash plaques for the first 100 vehicles.
    Event will take place rain or shine. For questions, call Ken Lee at 816-356-7019 or visit www.nolandroadbaptist.org.
    Biscuits and gravy at Fairmount Christian
    Fairmount Christian Church will serve a free biscuit-and-gravy breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. May 10, 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.
    Page 3 of 3 - For information, call 816-254-6114.
    Calvary Bible College team leads worship
    “Evidence,” the traveling music team of Calvary Bible College, will lead in the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday (May 4) at the First Baptist Church, 1416 Main St., Grandview.
    Evidence leads in worship through a variety of music styles in churches throughout area during the school year, and travels throughout the United States sharing their music during the summer.
    Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be received. For more information, call 816-763-2200
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