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  • Trinity Episcopal
    sets Taco Sunday
    Trinity’s Taco Sunday will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 401 N. Liberty St., Independence. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. This fundraiser benefits youth activities, and is $7 at the door and $6 if you purchase tickets in advance at the Mustard Seed.
    Music for moms
    at Glenwood Park
    Musication Inc., an ensemble, will help celebrate this Mother’s Day season with “Psalms and Songs for Mom” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Park Methodist Church, 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence. The program will be by Elder Statesmen of KC Jazz, with Patricia Cox and harpist Michael Oshiver.
    Chapel Hill says
    congrats to grads
    The graduates for this Sunday’s recognition and potluck at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church are Carly Griffith, Alison Henderson, Curt Keal and Anson Long-Seabra. They will be recognized during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, as well as at the potluck.
    Also, the church will have a teacher recognition on May 12 for those who have been teaching during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday school time. The second grade Bible presentation will be held during the 10:30 a.m. service.
    Confirmation Sunday will be held during the 10:30 a.m. worship service May 19. This year's confirmands are Hunter Jones, Brianna Savidge and Geren Schoen. A cake-and-punch reception will follow the service.
    For more information, call the church at 816-229-3367. The church is at 3801 S.W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs.
    Sermons focused
    on joy, purpose
    Resurrection Blue Springs, part of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, is offering a sermon series, “Finding Joy in Real Life: 5 Habits for Living Well.”
    The church is at 601 N.E. Jefferson. New worship times are 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is available for children birth to age 3 during worship, and Sunday school is for children age 4 through the fifth grade. There’s coffee in the back corner of the sanctuary by the sound booth before worship.
    The sermons are:
    • Sunday, “Six Words You Can’t Live Without.”
    • May 12, “The Bible’s Key to Unlocking True Wealth.”
    • May 19, “Living with Peace in an Unsettling World.”
    ‘Proclaim the Good
    News’ this Sunday
    Holly Ross-Underwood will speak on the theme “Proclaim the Good News” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service this Sunday at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
    Ross-Underwood, a member of the Stone Church Pastorate, holds the priesthood office of elder with the Community of Christ. Ronald Yager Sr. will preside. Others participating in the service are Clare and Ann Vlahos, Don and Esther Mills. Special music is provided by, Paulette Votava Resch, with John Davies on the organ. Liz Swick will bring a drama.
    Page 2 of 3 - Services have captioning for the hearing impaired. For more information, call the church at 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.
    • “Proclaim the Good News” is the theme of the morning message given by Pat Henshaw at 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. communion services this Sunday at The Groves Community of Christ Congregation, 1515 W. White Oak, Independence.
    Henshaw is an associate pastor holds the priesthood office of Elder. Her husband, Geoff Henshaw, presides, with Brenda Williams, Ada McDole, Christina Nagel, Carol Vincent and Joyce Kuhn assisting. Music ministry is by Gary and Debbie Woods.
    Everyone is welcome to attend.
    Timothy Lutheran
    offers GriefShare
    GriefShare will begin Tuesday at Timothy Lutheran Church in the Fireplace Room at the North Campus, 425 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. Sessions are offered on the first and third Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Each session includes a DVD seminar and group discussion; a workbook helps with note taking, journaling and grief study.
    Child care is available for children under age 5. There's no charge for this program, but cost of the workbook is $15. To register, contact Nancy Nowiszewski at 816-228-5300, or email nancyn@timothylutheran.com. A morning session of GriefShare is offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays at the same location.
    Noland Road
    Baptist car show
    Noland Road Baptist Church will hold its 15th annual “Legends of the Past” car show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at the church, 4505 S. Noland Road, Independence.
    All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. There is no entry free, no pre-registration and no assigned parking. There will be free food and beverages, a Craftsman tool chest giveaway and multiple $100 tool gift certificates.
    This event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call Ken Lee at 816-356-7019 or visit www.nolandroadbaptist.org.
    Creative dating
    seminar planned
    Unity of Independence will host a “Conscious Creative Dating Seminar” for single adults ages 40 to 100 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11 at the church, 14304 E. 39th St., Independence. Doors open at 10 for name tags, coffee and snacks.
    Donna Summers and Jim Mullis will present this seminar, and topics include:
    • Free and paid dating sites – what's the difference?
    • What sites are best for people ages 40 to 100?
    • Safety guidelines when using dating sites.
    • Ten ways to tell if you are ready to date again
    • Four things men should never do on a first date.
    • Three tips for letting go of the past and why it is important for moving into the present moment and beyond.
    Page 3 of 3 - • How to write a dating profile that will help you attract your perfect mate.
    There is no admission fee, but a love offering will be accepted. Email your reservation request to unityindependence@gmail.com.
    Handbell choir
    Spring Ring Fling
    “Let’s Rock!” was the theme of the 23rd annual Spring Ring Fling by the handbell choir recently at the Independence First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Maple Ave.
    Directed by Patt Braley, the 14-member Glory Ringers presented a program of “Rock Around the Clock,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “Go Tell It on the Mountain” “Rocka My Soul” and “Dry Bones.” The choir also served ice cream and cookies to the gathering of about 100 for a free will offering in the Fellowship Hall.
    Members of the choir are Melissa Morawitz, Kathy Kelley, Pat Gerdts, Donna Fields, Kim Smart, Susan Wopata, Pat Bounds, Nina Burnup, Jo Wohlgemuth, Karen Kelley, Brenda McClure, Vivian Sasser, Karen Jones and Mona Anderson.
    ‘Testimonies in
    Stone’ discussed
    “Testimonies in Stone, Evidences for the Book of Mormon: A Fireside with Anthropologist Ruth Davila and Historian Laurie Davila” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12 at the Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut Ave., in Independence.
    The two sisters conduct tours in Meso-America. Ruth graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in anthropology and minors in Latin American and Middle Eastern cultures, and Laurie graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Puebla Mexico, majoring in Latin American and pre-Columbian history.
    - Jillayne Ritchie

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