Get your fill of turkey at First Christian

The First Christian Church of Blue Springs will hold its annual turkey dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at the church, 701 N.W. 15th St.

The turkey dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert and drink, will cost $9 for adults, $4 for children 6-10, and children 5 and under are free.

For questions, call 816-229-8400.


St. Mathew UMC turkey dinner

St. Mathew United Methodist Church will be holding its annual turkey dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 603 N. Jennings Road, Independence. (The two churches have merged, and this event will be known as St. Mark's turkey dinner in 2018.)

The menu includes turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potato casserole, cranberry salad, dessert, all the trimmings and drinks.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 10 and younger. Proceeds will be used to support the mission projects of the United Methodist Women and the needs of the church. For more information, call Shirley Weaver at 816-716-1184 or Pat Townsend at 816-225-9459.


Mount Washington chili dinner

The Mount Washington United Methodist Women will hold their annual chili dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Mount Washington United Methodist Church, 584 S. Arlington Ave., Independence.

Chili and vegetable soup will be served for $6 for adults and $3 for children. There will also be collectibles, baked goods and nuts available for purchase.


Chili, craft/bake sale at Northern Boulevard

Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church will be holding a chili and craft/bake sale day on Saturday, at the church, 1800 Northern Blvd., Independence.

Crafts, gifts and baked goods will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with chili or soup and dessert served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12, and children under 4 are free. For information, call the church at 816-252-7977.


Glenwood Park Methodist holds health clinic

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, 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.


Remembering our military

Calvary Baptist Church will be honoring our military at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday, at the church, 1915 N. Liberty St., Independence.

They will be honoring our veterans and current military personnel, and you're invited to share in this service.


Chiefs pregame lunch at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Christian Church is holding a Chiefs pre-game chili luncheon and silent auction on Sunday, at the church, 111 S.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs. Lunch and the silent auction will begin at 11:30 a.m., with winners announced at 1:30 p.m.

Auction items include wall hangings, gift cards, themed gift baskets and Christmas decor. The soups, chili and desserts are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All proceeds will go for children's camp scholarships.

For more information, call 816-228-6908.


Stone Church theme is humility

The theme this week is “Humble Yourselves” at the 10:20 a.m. Sunday worship service at Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

The speaker is Jim Hannah, with Sharon Hannah as presider. Other participants are Becky and Greg Savage, Marilyn Daugherty, Charles Belcher, Carol Constance and Phil Caswell. Karen Troeh and Barbara Fears will be the musicians for the service.

For more information, call the church at 816-254-2211 or visit


St. Mark's Craft Show Sunday

St. Mark’s Catholic Church will host its 12th Annual Craft Show and Business Expo from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, at the church, 3736 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence.

If you are searching for a creative gift or are looking to connect with area service industries, this event is for you. From candles to lawn care, chair massages to skin care, there is something for everyone.

For more information, visit or email Charlotte at


Children's choir in concert at Timothy Lutheran

As a part of its 2017-2018 tour, World Help will present Children of the World International Children's Choir, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs.

The choir is composed of 14 children from the countries of Nepal, Uganda, Honduras the Philippines, and they come to us from just a handful of the children homes supported by World Help.

This is a free concert, but guests will be given an opportunity for a free will offering. For more information, visit



Clothing sale at St. John LaLande

St. John LaLande Catholic Church will hold its annual giant clothing sale from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 through 15, at the Parish Center, 805 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs.

All clothing is a free will donation, with all proceeds going to the area needy. Clothing is also available at no charge for needy families.

For questions, call the church a 816-229-3378.


Workshop helps the grief stricken

Surviving the Holidays, a one-time GriefShare workshop, will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11, at Timothy’s South Campus, 301 S.W. Wyatt Road, Blue Springs.

This workshop is for anyone facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The program features practical suggestions and reassurance through DVD interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death.

For those coping with divorce, the DivorceCare group invites you to attend their Nov. 14 meeting, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in room 102, at the North Campus, 425 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, when they will focus on Surviving the Holidays. This session features practical suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce.

Participants in each class will receive a book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival.

For more information or to register, call Nancy Nowiszewski, Care Minister, 816-228-5300.


Man inspired to start spiritual program

Martin Haering is starting a new spiritual lifestyle program based on former teachings, that said it would be coming in the future, by the founder of the Latter-day Saints movement, Joseph Smith Jr.

In 1860, this church was Reorganized with his son, and called the RLDS Church. Members holding this baptism still reside in Jackson County.

Haering says he will explain the new program in its entirety, which he says he has spent years putting together under divine guidance.

Original RLDS members are invited to contact him at P.O. Box 4154, Independence, MO 64051.


– The Examiner staff