Glenwood Park Methodist holds health clinic

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, 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.


Alecia Cripps speaks at Stone Church

The theme this week is “Creating Sacred Community,” at Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. The service begins at 10:20 a.m. Sunday.

Paula Votava Resch will preside, with Ann Vlahos, Claudia Green, Jeanne Rider also providing ministry. Pianist, Clare Vlahos will lead the congregation in worship, with additional music ministry by Liahona Mendelsohn.

A benefit concert will be held by the KC Men’s Chorus on March 17, in the sanctuary. The free-will offering will benefit the Neighborhood Community Dinner. This is a free dinner every Wednesday night in Floor A, with entry off lower parking lot on north side of the church.

For more information, visit or call 816-254-2211.


Inquiring Minds series at First Presbyterian

Dr. Wilbur Stancil, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Rockhurst University, is presenting a series on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. titled “Inquiring Minds Want to Know,” at the First Presbyterian Church of Independence, Westminster Hall, 417 W. Lexington Ave., Following are the dates and topics:

Sunday – Is it okay to call God mother?

March 11 – Do I have free will or are my actions determined?

This is Dr. Stancil's 20th year as a visiting theologian at First Presbyterian Church.

For more information, call 816-252-6662 or visit


St. Luke's hosts Tuesday Lenten studies

St. Luke's United Church of Christ will host a Lenten Study on Tuesday evenings through March 27, at the church, 727 N. Main St., Independence.

The Rev. Paul Emily will be leading the study. This year's study will focus on The Psalms, using “The Message” by Eugene Peterson.

The evening will begin with a Meager Meal at 6 p.m., followed by a brief introduction of the topic and then group discussion.


St. Ann's hosts Lenten fish dinners

St. Ann’s Church will have their Famous Fish Dinners from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 23, at the church, 10109 E. Lexington Ave., Independence.

The menu includes boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, whole catfish, catfish fillets, baked tortilla crust chipotle tilapia, baked panko breaded tilapia, French fries, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, hush puppies and cornbread. Drinks are included with dinner. Desserts are available and sold separately by the Altar Society.

Dinner prices range from $9.50 to $11, and a fish sandwich with fries is $4. Ala carte items may be purchased separately. For questions, call the church at 816-252-1160.


Knights serving Lenten dinners

The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring Lenten fish dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 23, at the Church of the Santa Fe, 231 S. Sibley St., Buckner.

The menu includes baked or fried Alaskan pollock, potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and drink.

The cost is $9; $8 for seniors; $4 for ages 5 to 12. For more information, call 816-650-9341.


Presentation parish fish fries during Lent

Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church will be hosting Lenten fish fries from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 23, in the church's Auditorium, 150 N.W. Murray Road.

The menu includes fried shrimp and tilapia, baked cod, salad bar, baked potato, vegetables plus homemade desserts.

The cost is $12 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-11. Proceeds will support the Presentation Youth Service Mission Trip held each summer at various locations in the United States with the goal of serving others.


Oakland UMC to hold chili day

Oakland United Methodist Church, now in its 137th year as a community of faith and service, is holding is annual Chili Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10, located at 30701 E. Truman Road (3 miles east of Missouri 7.)

A bowl of chili, homemade vegetable soup or a chili dog, with a drink and a choice piece of homemade pie, will be served for a free-will donation.


Breakfast, egg hunt and more fun at Colonial Hills

Colonial Hills Community of Christ will be holding a community spring spectacular from 9 a.m. to noon March 17, at the church, 3539 S.W. Missouri 7, Blue Springs

Come for a free pancake breakfast and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny ($1 or bring your own camera). Enjoy a family egg hunt, carnival games, face painting, crafts, and more!

The church is located between Moreland School Road and Liggett. For questions, call 816-229-9344 or visit


St. Patrick's Day events planned at St. Ann's

Join St. Ann's in Independence at 1 p.m. March 17, for a special presentation of “The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima.” Following the movie, stay for a St. Patrick's Day dinner of corned beef, cabbage, carrots and onions, desserts and drink. Dinner will be served from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., then following the 4 p.m. Mass, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $10 per person; there is no charge for viewing the movie. The church is located at 10109 E. Lexington Ave., (two blocks north of U.S. 24 and Huttig). For more information, call 816-252-1160.

– The Examiner staff