Oakland UMC celebrates 136 years

On Sunday, the Oakland United Methodist Church congregation will celebrate 136 years as a community of faith in Eastern Jackson County.

Instead of the traditional morning worship service, an 11 a.m. service-in-song will be led by The Circuit Riders, a well-known men’s “faith-in-harmony” group, and the new steeple will be dedicated.

Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share and lawn chairs for a pot-luck brunch and a good visit following the service.

The church, located at 30701 E. Truman Road near Buckner, was constructed in 1881 on an acre of ground donated by John Van Dyke, with materials and labor provided by residents of the community. 


'Preach my gospel' is Stone Church theme

The theme this week is, “Go Preach My Gospel to the World,” at the 10:20 a.m. Sunday worship service at Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington, Independence.

Terry Snapp will be presiding, with Eric Scott at speaker. Other participants are: Rich Baldwin, Jerry Nieft, Phyllis Swafford and Gerry Wahrenbrock. The congregational music will be led by Barbara Tankard Thatcher, organist; with vocal music provided by Lucinda Kincaid, accompanied by Paulette V. Resch.

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


Timothy Lutheran rummage sale this week 

Timothy Lutheran School will holds it annual rummage sale, Thursday through Aug. 5, in the Family Life Center at the church, 425 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

There will clothing, toys, household items, furniture, books, jewelry, knickknacks, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the school's scholarship fun.


'Cool Treats and Hot Beats'

An ice cream social will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, on the north lawn of the First Christian Church, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence. In addition to ice cream and assorted desserts, entertainment will be provided.

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


Glenwood Park Methodist holds health clinic

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5, 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence. The church 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.


– The Examiner staff