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  • Sermons, potlucks, celebrations: Area churches are busy

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  • ‘Extending Welcome’ is Stone Church sermon theme
    Ron Yager Jr. will speak on the theme “Extending Welcome” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service on Sunday (June 29) at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. For more information, call the church at 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.
    Mortgage-burning ceremony at Summit Grove Community of Christ
    Summit Grove Community of Christ is holding a ceremony to burn the mortgage after paying off its building loan. It’s at 10 a.m. Sunday (June 29). The church is at 411 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. A potluck will follow the service. For more information, call the church at 816-461-4186.
    Sermon series on Ten Commandments
    The First Presbyterian Church in Independence is presenting a summer sermon series on the Ten Commandments each Sunday through July 20, with a break on July 13 for Youth Sunday.
    Worship in the traditional style begins at 9:30 a.m., with a more contemporary service at 11:30 a.m. The church is at 100 N. Pleasant St. For more information, contact the church at 816-252-6662 or www.fpcindep.org.
    Concert planned at Calvary Baptist
    Calvary Baptist Church presents “4-His Love” in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday (June 29), 900 N.W. 22nd St., Blue Springs.
    A love offering will be taken, with fellowship and refreshments after the service. For more information, call 816-228-5540.
    First Christian offers community breakfast
    A community breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday (June 28) 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; $5 for a full order of biscuits and gravy. All meals include coffee and orange juice. For information, call the church at 816-252-6100.
    What is Christ’s mission for us?
    Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton will draw from Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:6-8 and preach on “Principles, Practices and Christ’s Mission” this weekend at the United Methodist Chuch of the Resurrection.
    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.
    Fourth of July events at First Christian in Independence
    The Phil and Pam Morgan Family will sing, witness and proclaim God’s word at 6 p.m. July 4 at Independence First Christian, 125 S. Pleasant St.
    Page 2 of 2 - The church, established on July 4, 1835, will celebrate its 179th birthday along with the nation’s Independence Day. The Morgan family will conduct a gospel music and patriotic concert that promises to be an inspirational.
    For information, visit www.PhilandPamMorgan.com, www.fccindepmo.org or call the church at 816-252-6100.
    Free clinic coming up
    Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon July 5.
    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.
    Eight-week study of the Wesleyan perspective
    Scott J. Jones will present Christianity from a Wesleyan perspective. The eight-week study begins at 9:30 a.m. July 6 at Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Northern Blvd., Independence.
    For each session, there is a video and a presenter shares a personal faith experience. The session titles are:
    • Following Christ Is a Way of Life.
    • Love Ultimately Wins.
    • It’s a Good World with Issues.
    • Turn Your Life Around with Grace.
    • You Are Not Alone.
    • Transform Yourself and the World.
    • Invite Others on the Journey.
    • Christ No Matter What.
    For more information, call the church at 816-252-7977 or visit www.nbumcmo.org.
    – Examiner staff
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