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  • Jeffers to speak at Stone Church
    Amy Jeffers will speak on the theme “Embody Sacred Community and Mother’s Day” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service on Sunday (May 11) at Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
    The service is provided by the Center Place Singers, a young adult volunteer choir.
    For more information, contact the church at 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.
    Chapel Hill donation to Harvesters
    The proceeds from Easter breakfast at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church were donated to Harvesters, after an amount was set aside for the Back Snack program at a local elementary school for summer vacation.
    Items needed for the Hillcrest Ministries pantry include canned meats, boxed dinners, canned fruit, kid-friendly cereals, spaghetti sauce, pudding and fruit cups, coffee, creamer, filters, kitchen trash bags, quart- and gallon-sized Ziploc bags, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, bath soap, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, cream of mushroom, chicken and celery soups, and size 4 diapers.
    The Senior High Breakfast Club will meet Tuesday at Scooters, and the Youth Group Fellowship will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a cultural dinner.
    The church is at 3108 W. U.S. 40 in Blue Springs. For questions, call the church at 816-229-3367.
    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. Saturday (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. Saturday (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.
    For information, call 816-254-6114.
    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 2 - 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, “The Animals and the Ark.”
    • May 18, “An Olive Branch, a Rainbow and Hope.”
    For questions, visit www.rezbluesprings.org.
    Basement sale at St. Matthew UMC
    The St. Matthew United Methodist women are holding a basement sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon May 17, at the church, 2415 R.D. Mize Road, Independence.
    Sale items include furniture, books, some items for men and more. Proceeds will support the United Methodist Women’s Mission.
    For questions or to donate, call Shirley at 816-716-1184.
    Benefit concert for local man
    A benefit concert featuring country and gospel music by Strack’s Strummers will be presented at 6 p.m. May 17 at Oakland United Methodist Church, 30701 E Truman Road, Buckner.
    Admission is by free-will donation, with the proceeds going to assist Aaron Price and his parents, Tom and Donna, of Blue Springs, with the expense of a home remodelling, equipment required to for Aaron’s daily needs, and to purchase of a conversion van to transport Aaron to physical therapy.
    In January, Aaron was in a bad accident on Interstate 70. He suffered a spinal cord injury, causing paralysis below his shoulders, necessitating a power-chair for mobility, a lift, a special bed and around-the-clock support. He does have limited use of his right shoulder and forearm.
    In addition to fellowship and live music, CDs recorded by the Circuit-Riders, another local gospel group, and refreshments will also be available for a donation. Weather permitting, the concert will be held outdoors, so bring a lawn chair.
    Garage sale aids mission work
    A group from Englewood Church is hosting a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at the church’s East Campus, 15904 E. 23rd St., Independence (next to Back Yard Burgers). All proceeds will benefit the church’s Jamaica missions team.
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