Fledging church holding a carnival

A free community carnival is being held today (June 14) at Van Horn High School by the football field.

It’s being presented by the Revive Church, which is described as a community movement to “revitalize and re-energize” northwest Independence from the outside in.

Alex and Kristin Gilpin are the leaders of Revive and will be at the carnival to meet the people in the community.

The carnival is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the football at Van Horn, 1109 S. Arlington Ave., Independence. It includes a bounce house, free haircuts, soccer games, face painting and free hot dogs.

The Gilpins say the Revive Church envisions serving the needs of the community first, with plans to formally organize and assemble in a four-walled, brick and mortar place of worship, to follow.

For more information about the church or the carnival, contact Alex Gilpin at gilpinalex13@gmail.com  or 316-259-9239.

Snapp to speak on ‘sacredness’

Terry Snapp will speak on the theme “Sacredness of Creation” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service on Sunday (June 15) at Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

Snapp is the Presiding Pastor of Stone Church and works in the fundraising area at the World Headquarters. Dennis Sharier will be presiding. Additional participants in the service include Gail Woodstock, Evangelina Mwangi, Andrew McGehee, Greg Savage, Ed Dowell, Carol Anway, with special music provided by Paulette Votava Resch and John Davies.

For more information, call 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org

Lutheran women’s convention in KC

The Missouri District Lutheran Women's Missionary League is holding its Biennial Convention June 20 through 22 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City.

"Carry His Light" is the theme taken from Matthew 5:16, "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven."

The event includes inspirational speakers and music, Bible studies, business meeting and fellowship. Between 500 to 700 women from across Missouri are expected to attend.

The convention will hold a special collection that will benefit Hillcrest Ministries.

For more information, call Jean at 335-4049 or Marlo at 215-7858.

Abundance on a shoestring at Unity

Unity of Independence is hosting a free workshop titled, “Living a Life of Abundance on a Shoestring,” beginning at 1:30 p.m. June 21, 14304 E. 39th St.

Sharon Kay M.A., the presenter, has lived on a shoestring and loves sharing how others can live the life of plenty.

Reservations are not required. If you have a question, call the church at 816-252-4242.

– Examiner staff