Workshop helps those in paid during the holidays

Surviving the Holidays, a one-time GriefShare workshop, will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 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 Tuesday 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.


Chili supper Sunday at St. Cyril's

St. Cyril's Catholic Church is holding a chili supper from 11 a.m. until sold out on Sunday, 11231 Chicago, Sugar Creek. In addition to chili, there will be an ethnic bake sale featuring povitica, nut horns and kalache.

Chili donations are $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 12 (price includes drink and dessert.) Carry out is available for $10 for 32-ounce chili only; $5 for 12-ounce chili only; and $2 per dessert.


Stone Church contemplates wisdom

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

The speaker is Carol Constance, with Arthur Butler as presider. Other participants are Velton Peabody, Linda Keller and Kara Johnson. Jeff King and Liahona Mendelsohn will be musicians for the day.

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


Clothing sale next week at St. John LaLande

St. John LaLande Catholic Church will hold its annual giant clothing sale from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 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.


Unity Village reopens hotel, conference center

The Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m., Tuesday, to mark the grand reopening of Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center at Unity Village, located at Missouri 350 and Colbern Road, near Lee’s Summit.

The public is invited to the ceremony and tour the newly designed hotel, which was recently added to the Ascend Hotel Collection, a division of Choice Hotels International. In addition to its comfortable guest rooms and peaceful setting, the Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center offers many on-campus amenities, such as the Carl L. Chinnery Nature Trail, a bookstore, and par-36 golf course.

Unity, founded in 1889, helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village publishes Daily Word, a magazine of inspirational messages, and offers the Unity prayer ministry, Silent Unity. Anyone in need of prayer support at any time may call 800-NOW-PRAY or visit .


Church Women United's bazaar coming up

Church Women United of Independence is holding a Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3601 S. Sterling Ave., Independence.

If you're interested in a display table, the cost is $15. For questions, call Patricia Thompson at 816-516-2448.


Crafts, collectibles featured at Trinity Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church will be having their annual Crafts and Collectibles Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 409 N. Liberty St., just north of Independence Square (entrance on White Oak.)

There will be lots of items to buy, and homemade soups and desserts for sale as well.

– The Examiner staff