Trunk or treat at Christ the Rock

A trunk or treat will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, at Christ the Rock Church, 13901 E. Noland Court, Independence.

In addition to candy, there will be a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn and face painting.


Northern Blvd. UMC plans trunk or treat

Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church will be holding a trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, in the parking lot of the church, 1800 Northern Blvd., Independence.

Then on Nov. 4, they're holding a chili and craft/bake sale day. Crafts, gifts and baked goods will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with chili or soup and dessert served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12, and children under 4 are free.

For information, call the church at 816-252-7977.


KC Men's Chorus performs Saturday

The Kansas City Men's Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church, 2 N.E. Douglas St., Lee's Summit.

This concert, with Noel Fulkerson as artistic director and conductor, and Cliff Jones as assistant director, is a benefit for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity.

This is a free event, but an offering will be available with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, visit


Take the kids to Spooky Town

Kindergarten through 5th grade kids are invited to visit “Spooky Town,” Saturday, at Colonial Hills Community of Christ, 3539 S.W. Missouri 7, Blue Springs. Wear a costume and enjoy awesome activities and treats between 2 and 4 p.m.

This event benefits the Necessities Pantry at the church, which cares for families in need. They would like you to bring a bar of soap, deodorant or tube of toothpaste to donate.


First Christian holding community breakfast

The First Christian Church is holding a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, in the Fellowship Hall at the church, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence.

The cost is $3.50 for either a half order of biscuits and gravy or all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage, and $5 for a full order of biscuits and gravy. All meals include coffee and juice.

For more information, call the church at 816-252-6100 or visit


Good Shepherd congregation holiday market Saturday

Good Shepherd Community of Christ is holding a holiday market from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday, at the church, 4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City.

There will be more than 20 vendors and crafters from the Kansas City area. Admission is free.


Trunk or treat at Liberty Street congregation

Liberty Street Community of Christ church will host a free “trunk or treat” and free chili dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, in the south parking lot of the church, 416 N. Liberty St., Independence.

Come in costumes and bring a bag to collect your treats.


Calvary Baptist welcomes Taylor Family

The Taylor Family will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, at Calvary Baptist Church, 900 N.W. 22nd St., Blue Springs. Their gospel music will minister to your heart and soul.

Their will be refreshments to follow the concert. For more information, call the church at 816-228-5540.


Get your fill of turkey at First Christian

The First Christian Church of Blue Springs will hold their annual turkey dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, at the church, 701 N.W. 15th St.

The turkey dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert and drink, will cost $9 for adults, $4 for children 6-10, and children 5 and under are free.

For questions, call 816-229-8400.


St. Mathew UMC turkey dinner Nov. 4

St. Mathew United Methodist Church will be holding its annual turkey dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 603 N. Jennings Road, Independence. (The two churches have merged, and this event will be known as St. Mark's turkey dinner in 2018.)

The menu includes turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potato casserole, cranberry salad, dessert, all the trimmings and drinks.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 10 and younger. Proceeds will be used to support the mission projects of the United Methodist Women and the needs of the church. For more information, call Shirley Weaver at 816-716-1184 or Pat Townsend at 816-225-9459.


Mount Washington chili dinner Nov. 4

The Mount Washington United Methodist Women will hold their annual chili dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, at Mount Washington United Methodist Church, 584 S. Arlington Ave., Independence.

Chili and vegetable soup will be served for $6 for adults and $3 for children. There will also be collectibles, baked goods and nuts available for purchase.


Glenwood Park Methodist holds health clinic Nov. 4

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 4, 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence. The church holds the clinics on the first Saturday of the month.

The screenings, sponsored by the Black Nurse Association and the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, include glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index testing.

For more information, call the church at 816-254-5116.


Chiefs pregame lunch at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Christian Church is holding a Chiefs pre-game chili luncheon and silent auction on Nov. 5, at the church, 111 S.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs. Lunch and the silent auction will begin at 11:30 a.m., with winners announced at 1:30 p.m.

Auction items include wall hangings, gift cards, themed gift baskets and Christmas decor. The soups, chili and desserts are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All proceeds will go for children's camp scholarships.

For more information, call 816-228-6908.


Remembering our military

Calvary Baptist Church will be honoring our military at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Nov. 5, at the church, 1915 N. Liberty St., Independence.

They will be honoring our veterans and current military personnel, and you're invited to share in this service.


St. Mark's Craft Show Nov. 5

St. Mark’s Catholic Church will host its 12th Annual Craft Show and Business Expo from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5, at the church, 3736 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence.

If you are searching for a creative gift or are looking to connect with area service industries, this event is for you. From candles to lawn care, chair massages to skin care, there is something for everyone.

For more information, visit or email Charlotte at .


Children's choir in concert at Timothy Lutheran

As a part of its 2017-2018 tour, Word Help will present Children of the World International Children's Choir, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs.

The choir is composed of 14 children from the countries of Nepal, Uganda, Honduras the Philippines, and they come to us from just a handful of the children homes supported by World Help.

This is a free concert, but guests will be given an opportunity for a free will offering. For more information, visit



Man inspired to start spiritual program

Martin Haering is starting a new spiritual lifestyle program based on former teachings, that said it would be coming in the future, by the founder of the Latter-day Saints movement, Joseph Smith Jr.

In 1860, this church was Reorganized with his son, and called the RLDS Church. Members holding this baptism still reside in Jackson County.

Haering says he will explain the new program in its entirety, which he says he has spent years putting together under divine guidance.

Original RLDS members are invited to contact him at P.O. Box 4154, Independence, MO 64051.


– The Examiner staff