'Chuck Wagon Cookie' orders taken

St. Matthew United Methodist Church will be taking orders for its “Chuck Wagon Cookies” through Sunday.

Cookies are $2 each. Orders will be available for pick up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church, 2415 R.D. Mize Road, Independence. Walk-ins for cookies are welcome while supplies last.

To place an order, call 816-225-9459 or 456-6485, or leave a message at 373-3366.

Timothy Lutheran rummage sale

Timothy Lutheran School is sponsoring its fifth annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday (Aug. 9) in the church’s Family Life Center, 425 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. Sale items include clothes, household items, knick knacks, antique furniture and more, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

Ice cream social at First Christian, Independence

First Christian Church is holding its fourth annual ice cream social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 9) at the church, 125 S. Pleasant St. In addition to ice cream, there will be assorted pies, cakes, cookies, drinks and entertainment.

For more information, call the church at 816-252-6100 visit www.fccindepmo.org.

Drug program success stories shared

“Teen Challenge of the Ozarks” will lead and share their testimonies at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services on Sunday (Aug. 10) at Independence First Christian, 125 S Pleasant St.

Teen Challenge Centers is a 13-month residential program for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

For more information, contact the church at 816-252-6200 or www.fccindepmo.org.

Sermon series: ‘Why Jesus?’

Pastor Dan McGee presents a sermon series on “Why Jesus?” at the 10:30 a.m. worship services the next three Sundays at Glenview Baptist Church, 3101 Shrank Road, Independence. There will be a group discussion each evening at 5 p.m. about that morning’s message.

For more information, call the church at 816-373-2746.

Sermons take a cue from the movies

Eastgate Christian Church in Independence continues its sermon series on religious themes in several classic films. The sermons are:

• Sunday, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence,” on how we remember history and are guided by it.

• Aug. 17, “Auntie Mame,” an exploration of the example we set in how we live our lives.

• Aug. 24, “Star Wars” concerns the weapons that faith gives us in the battles we face.

The church is at 4010 S. River Blvd. For more information, call 816-252-6828.

Piano concert at First Presbyterian

Mark Hayes will present a piano concert at 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 10) at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant St., Independence.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.fpciPerformingArtsSeries.com, by calling or texting 816-835-5808, at church on Sunday mornings, or from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Aug. 4. For more information, call the church at 816-252-6662.

Faith is sermon topic at Stone Church

Charles Belcher, an elder in the Community of Christ, will speak on the theme “Having Faith” at the 10:20 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 10) worship service at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

For more information, contact the church at 816-254-2211 or www.stone-church.org.

Sugar Creek UMC ice cream social

Sugar Creek United Methodist Church has set its annual ice cream social for Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., 415 N. Sterling Ave.

The $4.50 cost includes a bowl of homemade ice cream (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry), cake or pie, and iced tea. Carry outs are welcome. Proceeds benefit the church.

Bible bingo and cake walk at Mission Woods

Mission Woods Community of Christ will hold a free Bible bingo and cake walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church, 2800 N.W. Duncan Road, Blue Springs.

Call 816-224-0095 for more information.

Recording artist to play at New Life

Recording artist Carman will play Aug. 16 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 801 S.W. First St., Oak Grove. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

Carman is working with ChildFund International on his tour. For more information, visit www.childfund.org.

Tickets start at $18 and are available at www.itickets.com/events/327932/Oak_Grove_MO.

Craft show and business expo at St. Marks

St. Marks Catholic Church in Independence is hosting its 10th Annual Craft Show and Business Expo from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14. This is a benefit for the youth ministry at the church.

All are invited to promote a business or sell handiwork. Booth space is $50, and vendors keep all your proceeds. If interested in participating, contact Charlotte Davis at cdavis@stmarksparish.com or Ken Fuenfhausen at kfuenfhausen@stmarksparish.com. Forms are also available online at www.stmarksparish.com.

For more information, call the church at 816-373-2600.

– Examiner staff