Easter egg hunt planned at St. Paul AME

St. Paul AME Church will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 2 p.m., 200 E. Lexington Ave., Independence.

In addition to the egg hunt, there will be games, food, prizes and lots of fun. Everyone is invited.


Eastgate Christian plans Easter services

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Holy Saturday, Eastgate Christian Church in Independence presents “Experience the Emptiness,” featuring stories of God’s acts of power and salvation, on the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion.

There will be an 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. service on Easter Sunday, with special music and Holy Communion. Rev. Joshua Patty draws lessons from Christ’s resurrection and the conclusion of the book of Job in the sermon, “Restoration and Resurrection.”

The church at 4010 S. River Blvd. For more, call 816-252-6828.


Son Rise service at St. Luke's UCC

St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Independence will be holding a Son Rise service at 9 a.m., followed by an Easter breakfast served by the Youth Group at 9:30 a.m., an Easter egg hunt for the children at 10:15 a.m., then Easter Worship at 10:45 a.m.

The church is at 727 N. Main St., Independence.


Stone Church celebrates 'Jesus Lives Again'

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

The speaker will be Holly Ross-Underwood, pastor. Charles Belcher will be presiding, the Ray McClaran, Martha Hamm and Kara Johnson also participating. Music will be led by John Davies, organist, and Paulette Votava Resch, soprano, will provide the vocal music.

For more information, call the church at 816-254-2211 or visit www.stone-church.org .


Funeral basics topic of program 

Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church will be welcoming guest speaker Ginny Farney from the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City, at 10 a.m. Thursday, 3625 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence.

FCA-GKC is non-profit, all volunteer organization. They educate and support people in making informed decisions about death related services, consistent with their values. She will discuss funeral law and misconceptions, consumer's rights and options, and share the most recent funeral price survey of funeral homes in the metro area.

This will be a great opportunity to have questions answered about the cost of service that funeral homes provide.


Faith in Action Prayer Breakfast features Don Piper

Don Piper, pastor and author of “90 Minutes in Heaven” will speak at the Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity 2017 Faith in Action Prayer Breakfast April 27 at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 N.E. Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit.

Doors will open at 6:45 a.m. and there will be a breakfast mingle and special music from Ancora Choral as Director Kristopher Taylor leads us in song prior to Piper's address at 7:30 a.m.

He will be sharing and addressing attendees with his message of faith, hope and healing. He experienced a true story of death and life after a fatal accident when his Ford Escort was hit by an 18 wheeler head on. He was killed instantly and pronounced “dead” by four sets of EMTs. God worked a miracle and sent him back in a broken body.

For reservations, visit www.trumanhabitat.org/Prayerbreakfast.html or call 816-461-6551, ext 227, for Linda Thorpe, or email lthorpe@TrumanHabitat.org.


St. John LaLande plans garage sale

St. John LaLande Church in Blue Springs is holding a huge garage sale from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 24 through 26, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27, at the church, 805 N.W. R.D. Mize Road.

The Parish Center will be overflowing with treasures for the whole family. April 26 and 27 will be “Bag Days,” $3 per bag.


Dinner to benefit Wagstaff family 

A benefit dinner for Independence Police Officer Tom Wagstaff and his family will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. April 27 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 9349 E. 65th St., Raytown. Officer Wagstaff was shot while answering a burglary call.

The dinner will include a fish, chicken or pasta selection, along with a salad bar, dessert bar, and a drink. (Carry-out will be available.) There will also be a silent auction and raffle; attendance to win not required.

Please join us to help Tom, Stacy, Jordan and Alex. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For tickets, call Linda Gerding 816-356-5856.


St. Mark's Catholic Church golf tourney planned

St. Mark’s is holding its 13th annual Golf Tournament April 28 at Adams Pointe Golf Course in Blue Springs. The shotgun start is at 8 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit St. Mark the Evangelist Youth Group in Independence.

The $125 cost includes range balls, lunch, contests and much more. Go to www.stmarksparish.com to register, or call Deacon Ken Fuenfhausen or Charlotte Davis at 816-285-8360. 


Messiah Lutheran hosts spring rally

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Missouri District Kansas City South Zone Spring Rally will be held April 29, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 613 S. Main St., Independence. The rally theme is “Our Leaves of Springtime.”

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and opening devotion is at 9:30 a.m. “Gifts of the Heart” will be monetary donations for the care of Jessy the Comfort Dog from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Concordia, Mo.

The rally cost is $5 and lunch is provided. For more information, and if childcare is needed, call the the church at 816-254-9405. 


Yard sale May 6 at Unity

Unity of Independence is holding its 3rd annual Yard/Trunk Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6, at the church, 14304 E. 39th St., Independence.

However, they are advertising now for people who have items they wish to sell. They are renting out parking spots and everyone sells directly from their car or trunk.

The registration fee is $15, and you keep all of the proceeds. To register, or for more information, call 816-252-4242 or email unityindependence@gmail.com . 

– The Examiner staff