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  • Cornerstone planning Thanksgiving dinner
    Cornerstone Community of Christ and the CDC will host the 6th annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1316 S. Osage St., Independence. All are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun and fellowship. A gospel wagon will be set up for the kids, so there are plenty of activities for everyone.
    For more information, call Chuck and Mike Hewitt at 816-616-5883.
    Paul Davis to speak at Stone Church
    Paul Davis will speak to the theme of “Recognize Jesus Among Us” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service Sunday at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
    Davis is a member of the Presiding Bishopric and a counselor to the presiding bishop of the Community of Christ. Arthur Butler will preside, while Barbara Fears and Mary Buxbaum will provide ministry of music. Others participating will be Robert Zahoran and Alecia Cripps.
    For more information, call the church at 816-254-2211.
    Potluck Thanksgiving dinner at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church will be having its annual all-church potluck Thanksgiving dinner following the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The Board of Deacons will be the leaders of this fellowship time, and all are invited to attend. Those who can, please bring a dish to share and the Deacons will provide turkey, ham, rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy and drinks.
    On Monday, Chapel Hill will once again be serving the Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health a Thanksgiving dinner. This activity offers our church family the opportunity to serve those who may not have a traditional family Thanksgiving dinner available to them. The dinner will be at 2211 Charlotte, Kansas City.
    Everyone can help by providing food for the dinner, helping to serve and clean up, and providing entertainment during dinner.
    Chapel Hill is at 3108 West U.S. 40, Blue Springs. For detailed information, call the church office at 816-229-3367.
    Thanksgiving service at New Harvest
    New Harvest Church wishes to invite all to a special community Thanksgiving service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at William Chrisman High School, U.S. 24 and Noland Road, Independence.
    Immediately following the service, a free Thanksgiving dinner will be served for everyone in attendance in the Banquet Hall at Metcalf Bank, 23rd Street and Sterling Avenue, Independence. Bring the whole family for a memorable Thanksgiving service and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner that will help keep more money in your wallet during these financial hard times.
    For more information, visit www.newharvestkc.com or call 816-886-0510.
    Lutheran congregation reopening sanctuary
    Page 2 of 2 - Abiding Savior Lutheran Church will celebrate the reopening of its sanctuary with a special service and fellowship at 10 a.m. Sunday, 14500 E. 39th St., Independence. A social hour will follow.
    The building had been closed for several months because of wind, water and hail damage, and its aftermath. Repairs included the removal of mold.
    The congregation will observe its 50th anniversary next year. The current three buildings were constructed between 1960 to 1972. The sanctuary was constructed last. It has been extensively remodeled in recent years. The first of the three buildings now serves as office and library space, as well as a food pantry for the Community Services League.
    Pastor Merle Brockhoff currently serves the parish on an interim basis.
    All members, former members and the public are invited to the reopening.
    Stone Church hosting Thanksgiving worship
    The Independence Ministerial Alliance is inviting the community to support The Salvation Army, Hillcrest Transitional Living and Community Services League at its annual Community Thanksgiving Worship at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
    The Ministerial Alliance is asking all those who attend to bring a bag of canned and dry goods as part of their offering and support for these agencies. A representative of each agency will participate in the worship service. They are Major Marina Womack from The Salvation Army, Sue Crumpton from the Community Services League and Cotton Sivils from the Hillcrest Transitional Living. The cash offering will be divided equitably among these agencies.
    For more information, call 816-254-2211.
    Howards to lead ThanksLIVING worship
    Dick and Barbara Howard will lead a special ThanksLIVING worship at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Disciples Community of Christ, which meets at Walnut Gardens, 19201 R.D. Mize Road.
    The worship will involve an Epicurean trip around the world to think of our neighbors in other lands, be mindful of where our food comes from, and live like we are thankful.
    For more information, visit www.disciplescommunityofchrist.org.
    A day of Thanksgiving at St. Matthew UMC
    A great day of Thanksgiving will be observed at St. Matthew United Methodist Church this Sunday in the 10:45 a.m. worship celebration. Worshippers can express their thanks and Rev. Bunge will speak on “The Fragrance of Gratitude.” The Children will share with Buck, a special guest.
    All are invited to share in a time of praise.
    - From staff reports

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