Women’s conference at Rockwood Baptist

Jewels in the Sand Ministry is hosting a free women’s conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 16) at Rockwood Baptist Church, 10035 Westport Road, Independence.

Attendees include comedia and author Rhonda Rhea, the “Itza God Thing” band, songwriter Wanda Lewis, testimonial speaker Sue Stratton, and “The Hidden Princess” authors Debra Ann Sutterfield and Donna Story. The Rev. Sutterfield also is pastor and founder of Jewels in the Sand Ministry.

For more information, call the church at 816-252-6155.

Freedom Gospel Music to perform

Freedom Gospel Music will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 16) at Berean Free Will Baptist Church, 2104 James Downey Road, Independence.

The group’s members include Bruce Hosman, lead singer; Rob Saak, tenor; Gary Kohlstedt, baritone; Allen Kohlstedt, bass singer; and Linda Hosman, soprano and piano.

For more Information, call 816-516-7786.

Recording artist to play at New Life

Recording artist Carman will play Saturday (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.

Sermons on the Book of Ruth

A sermon series on the Book of Ruth is being presented at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant St., Independence. Worship times are 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

• Sunday, what we can do to share in the blessings of others, even as we share the blessings of our lives.

• Aug. 24, dealing with the unknowns of life.

• Aug. 31, the benefits of a life of faith.

For more information, visit www.fpcindep.org, call 816-252-6662 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fpcindep.

Sermon series: ‘Why Jesus?’

Pastor Dan McGee presents a sermon series on “Why Jesus?” at the 10:30 a.m. worship services the next two 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.

What can the movies teach us?

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

• Sunday, “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.

‘Power of Words’ is focus on sermon series

Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton will give a four-week sermon series, “The Power of Words,” beginning this Sunday (Aug. 17) 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.

The sermons:

• Sunday, “Tearing Down or Building Up?” Hamilton will draw from James 3:7b-10 and Ephesians 4:29.

• Aug. 24, “Gossip, Bullying or Blessing in the Digital Age.”

• Aug 31, “The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth.”

• Sept. 7, “The Power of the Tongue.”

‘Hear Us, Lord’ at Stone Church

Dennis Sharier, an elder in the Community of Christ, will speak on the theme “Hear Us, Lord” at the 10:20 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 16) worship service at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. For more information, call 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.

Chapel Hill Presbyterian collects food and toiletries

Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs is collecting for UPLIFT during August. Items needed are shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, insect repellent, razors, lotion, cough syrup/cough drops, wet-wipes, sunscreen. Canned food needed includes fruit, tuna, beef stew, chili, pork and beans, ravioli, Spam, spaghetti, Vienna sausages. Beverage items include powered hot chocolate mix and large lemonade mix.

The annual Family Fun Fest is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6. There will be free food, a moon bounce, face painting, cake walk and games. Mr. Stinky Feet will make an appearance at 3:30 p.m.

Fall Sunday school classes begin at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 7 for 3-year-olds to adults. Following the 10:30 a.m. worship service, a pasta luncheon will be served for a $5 donation. Proceeds will benefit Heifer International.

The church is at 3108 S.W. U.S. 40. For more information, call 816-229-3367.

Community breakfast at First Christian

The First Christian Church will hold a community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 29, 30 and 31 at the church, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence.

The menu includes a full order of biscuits and gravy for $5; or pancakes with sausage or a cinnamon roll for $4. Coffee and juice is included with all meals. A la carte scrambled eggs available for $1.

For more information, contact the church at 816-252-6100 or www.fccindepmo.org.

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