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  • First Christian
    pancake breakfast
    The First Christian Church of Independence will hold a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Fellowship Hall, 125 S. Pleasant St. The cost is $3.50 and includes coffee, juice, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes. For more information, call the church at 816-252-6100.
    Cub Scouts ready
    for spaghetti dinner
    Cub Scout Pack 178 will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Nativity of Mary Church, 10021 E. 36th Terrace, Independence.
    The cost for dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, you may purchase a quart of sauce for $8, which includes meatballs and/or sausage. Proceeds will help send scouts to summer camp.
    For information, call the church at 816-353-2184.
    Breakfast planned
    at Nativity of Mary
    The Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Nativity of Mary Church, 10021 E. 36th Terr., Independence. The menu includes eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, ham or sausage, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children, or $20 for a family. In addition to breakfast, the school’s Scholastic Book Fair will be open. For information, call the church at 816-353-2184.
    Mount Washington
    UMC Chili Day
    Chili Day, hosted by the Mount Washington United Methodist Women, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 584 S. Arlington Ave., Independence. There will be baked goods, crafts and white elephant items. Chili or vegetable soup, drink and pie will be served. The cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children.
    For more information, call Kathy Lassiter at 816-520-6058 or the church at 816-252-8064.
    ‘When Christians
    Get it Right’
    The sermon series “When Christians Get It Wrong” wraps up this Sunday with “When Christians Get It Right” – pointing to where people can turn to be inspired and equipped to face life’s challenges – at First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant St., Independence.
    The sermon is given at both the 9:30 a.m. traditional service and the 11:30 a.m. contemporary service.
    Each sermon can be viewed online at www.vimeo.com/fpcindep/videos. Visit www.fpcindep.org or call 816-252-6662 for more information.
    ‘Line Between
    Good and Evil’
    The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is offering a sermon series, “The Line Between Good and Evil,” and this Sunday the topic will be “Fifty Shades of Gray: Dissecting Temptation.”
    The church, based in Leawood, has a campus at 601 N.E. Jefferson St. in Blue Springs. Services are at 10:30 a.m. and include the sermon via video.
    Page 2 of 4 - • “Evil in the Name of God: When Religion Goes Bad,” Feb. 3.
    • “Evil’s Ultimate Defeat,” Feb. 10.
    Pastors’ Council
    at Stone Church
    The Pastors’ Council will speak on the theme, “Say Yes to Christ’s Mission,” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service this Sunday at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
    Members of the Pastors’ Council include Terry Snapp, Barbara Fears, Larry Crozier, Alecia Cripps, Gail Woodstock, Elizabeth Swick, Ronald Yager Jr., Holly Ross-Underwood and Barbara Graeff-Vinck. Terry Snapp will preside. Other members of the council participating in the service are Eric Scott, William Landrum and Darlene Caswell. Special music is provided by Karen Troeh, and Clare Vlahos.
    Services have captioning for the hearing impaired. For more information, contact the church at 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org.
    Glenwood Park
    UMC men’s group
    Glenwood Park Methodist Men’s group will hold its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at the church, 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence.
    The menu includes eggs, hash brown potatoes, biscuits/gravy, sausage, bacon, pancakes, waffles, fruit, coffee and orange juice, and the cost is $6.
    Proceeds will be used for maintenance projects at the church, mowing and/or cleaning the parking lot, and sending youths to church camp.
    Chili and soup
    event for Scouts
    Boy Scout Troop 161 mother’s club will hold a chili and soup Supper fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at East Alton Community of Christ, 16999 E. 23rd St., Independence.
    Chili or vegetable beef soup or loaded baked potato or chili dog or hot dog, dessert and drink will be served. The cost is $5 for adults, $15 for a family of 4, and children under age 10 are $3. A quart of chili or soup to go is $5.
    Super Bowl
    day concert set
    “Duels and Duets: Super Bowl Sunday Recital XIV” will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Community of Christ Temple, River Boulevard and Walnut Street, Independence.
    Jan Kraybill is principal organist at Community of Christ International Headquarters and conservator of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. Her annual Super Bowl Sunday recitals have introduced many to the joys of organ music. They always include music for all ages and interests. This year’s recital will feature works shaped by famous controversies and collaborations across centuries of music making.
    A freewill offering will be taken. For more information, visit www.CofChrist.org/dome_spire.
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    in trivia contest
    St. Robert Bellarmine Knights of Columbus Council is hosting a Trivia Night Feb. 9 to benefit St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and its council. Doors open at 6 p.m., and trivia begins at 7 p.m.
    The cost is $120 for a table of eight. Bring food, drinks and décor for your table. Beer, soda and set-ups are provided at no charge. There will be a prize for the best decorated table representing the theme of travel, so get creative! No one under age 21 may attend.
    Reservations must be received no later than Feb. 2. Contact Mike Meyers at 816-229-3914 or meyers1980@sbcglobal.net to reserve your table.
    Fat Saturday
    at St. Cyril’s
    St. Cyril’s Church will hold its Fat Saturday fundraiser dinner and dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Mike Onka Hall, Sugar Creek.
    The evening includes music by the Sugar Creek Tamburitzans, raffle, auction and more. A Mass will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Cyril’s Church prior to the party.
    Tickets include dinner, beer, wine and set-ups. Admission is $25 per person, $30 at the door. Children 6 to 12 are $12. For tickets, call Debbie Ray at 816-461-4877.
    ‘Christ’s Mission
    Is Our Mission’
    Peter Judd speaks on the theme “Christ’s Mission Is Our Mission” at the 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. services at The Groves Community of Christ Congregation this Sunday.
    Judd, a retired Community of Christ minister, served in the First Presidency and Council of Twelve Apostles. His books and publication include a study guide, “Christ’s Mission Is Our Mission.”
    Pat Henshaw presides, with Bob and Linda Bates and Scott Berry assisting. Brenda Allen and Mary Buxbaum provide music ministry. All are invited.
    Chapel Hill gathers
    money and soup
    The Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church youth will be informing the congregation Sunday about “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Feb. 3. The youth will collect checks, cash and cans of soup before and after the 10:30 a.m. worship service that day, and the donations will be given to the Community Services League.
    For families with children up to 3 years old, the church has a program called “Splash.” A monthly newsletter will support the role parents play in helping children begin a life of faith. The newsletters include ideas for family devotions, Bible stories, play activities, and attending worship with children. The child will also receive a CD with music.
    The congregation is having a new-member class Feb. 23.
    The church is at 3108 W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs. For more information, contact the church at 816-229-3367 or visit www.chpresby.org.
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    Soloist coming to
    Church on the Rock
    Steve Brock, featured soloist for the Benny Hinn Crusades, will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Church on the Rock Outreach Center, 1700 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit.
    A freewill offering taken. For more information, contact the church at 816-246-7625 or www.cotroc.org.
    – Jillayne Ritchie

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