News from around Eastern Jackson County churches
Author to speak
at Waldo Avenue
All are invited to hear Peter Loth, a Holocaust survivor and author, speak at 5 p.m. Saturday at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch, (Center Point Restoration School) 819 W. Waldo Ave., Independence. He was born in a Nazi concentration camp, lived in communist Poland following the war, and then came to the United States, where he experienced hatred and racism in the early 1960s. His story is one of pain, love and forgiveness.
garage sales ends
Fifty years in the same location, the First Presbyterian Church has been holding its annual rummage sale this past week, with the final day of the sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Westminster Hall, Pleasant and Lexington, Independence. Saturday is Sack Day, which means everything that can be stuffed into a grocery sack is just $1. Proceeds are used for the week-long LOGOS Senior High Conference in Estes Park, Colo.
St. Ann’s fish
dinners in October
St. Ann’s is having fish dinners” from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Friday in October at the church at the corner of Cedar and Lexington in Independence.
The menu includes boiled and fried shrimp, whole channel catfish, catfish fillets, chipotle tilapia, panko tilapia, grilled-cheese sandwich, macaroni/cheese, french fries, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, vegetable, hush puppies and corn bread. Drinks are included with dinner, and desserts will be sold separately by the Altar Society. Dinner prices range from $8.50 to $9.75. A fish sandwich and fries is also available for $4. For more information, call the church at 816-252-1160.
East Side Baptist
East Side Baptist Church is having a family carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 19901 E. 23rd St., Independence.
In addition to the carnival, there will be a bounce house, pony rides, popcorn, soda, cotton candy and more.
Liturgical hula dancers will be a major part of the service at both the 9 and 11:15 a.m. worship services this Sunday at the Independence First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Maple Ave.
The dancers are a part of the church’s observance of World Community Sunday, and according to the Rev. Mitchell Jarvis, they will dance to traditional Samoan Tongan praise music. Rev. Jarvis’ sermon will be “Trust and Stewardship.”
Blessing of animals
at Trinity Episcopal
Trinity Episcopal Church will honor St. Francis of Assisi Sunday with a blessing of the animals ceremony at 1 p.m. in Trinity’s gardens, next to the church at White Oak and Liberty Street, Independence. Everyone is welcome to bring a pet to have a special blessing. There will be a reception following for all pets and their families.
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at Calvary Baptist
Calvary Baptist Church in Blue Springs will hold revival services Sunday through Wednesday at the church, 900 N.W. 22nd St. The event begins with a 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday and continues each evening at 7 p.m.
Evangelist and Bible teacher Richard Green will lead the revival. Special music groups will be featured at each service. There will also be a special devotional service Monday through Wednesday beginning at noon.
For more information, call the church at 816-228-5540.
Blessings’ is theme
Bethany Lloyd will speak on the theme “Receive God’s Blessings” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service this Sunday at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
Darlene Caswell will preside, with special music by Doris Tousley, Kathy Nissen, Paulette Votata Resch, Karen Cross, Gladys Goodman and Pamela Landrum. Others participating in the service are Holly Ross-Underwood, Janice Crozier, Marcia Pugh, Larry Cozier and Ronald Yager Sr.
Services have captioning for the hearing impaired. For more information, call 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.
Also, Evangelist Carl Fenn speaks on the theme “Receive God’s Blessing” for the 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. communion services this Sunday at the Groves Community of Christ Congregation in Independence.
Ada McDole, Tom Peterson and Geoff and Pat Henshaw will assist, with music ministry by vocalist Jenny Brewer and pianist Wendy Baughman. Everyone is welcome.
for local concert
“An Evening with The Williamsons” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Baptist Church, 9320 E. 35th St., Independence.
The Williamsons have traveled across North America and have made several recordings. The concert is free, and a love offering will be taken. For questions, call David Carter at 816-878-4706.
Oakland United Methodist Church, 30701 E. Truman Road in Buckner, will hold its annual Lord’s Acre Sale Oct. 13.
Lunch will be available starting at 11 a.m. The auction begins at 12:30 p.m. with a hand-stitched quilt provided by the Oakland Ladies Aid Society, as well as, homemade apple butter, jellies, jams, assorted baked goods, woodcrafts and much more.
Walk for hunger
is coming up
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs will have a group walking in the CROP walk on Oct. 14. The CROP walk, which fights hunger, has been a tradition at Chapel Hill for many years. At the 10:30 a.m. worship service that day, the youth will help to collect a noisy offering to benefit the CROP walk.
Page 3 of 3 - The Chapel Hill Kids will sing with the adult choir at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday.
The pantry will give to Hope House in October. Items needed are toilet paper, pillows, bath towels, women’s deodorant, hair brushes, nail clippers, adult cough syrup (day or night and alcohol-free), tampons (super/super plus), and Wal-Mart or Target gift cards for purchasing needed items.
The church is at 3108 W. U.S. 40. For more information, contact the church at 816-229-3367 or visit www.chpresby.org.
at New Hope
The New Hope Congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ is having its fall festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, 220 W. Moore, Independence.
The festival includes craft tables, a bake sale and country store. Chili, soup and sandwiches will be served throughout the day.
Crafts and more
at Lourdes fair
Our Lady of Lourdes will hold a Craft and Home Business Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 8812 E. Gregory Blvd., Raytown. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m.
There will be a $100 cash raffle, vendor gift give-aways, jewelry, crochet and knitted hats, scarves and afghans, spa items, silk tie purses and much more.
For details, call 816-353-2380.
sets fall fling
Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church is holding a fall fling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 6429 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will crafts, goods, gifts, home-baked items, a silent auction and more.
Proceeds will go to various church missions. For questions, call the church at 816-353-2296 or visit www.brpchurch.org.
– Jillayne Ritchie