National Day of Prayer event in Independence

New Covenant Ministries is hosting a National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, at the church, 532 S. Main St., Independence. The public and all denominations are invited to join together in praying for our nation.

Doors will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a contemporary worship service at 6:30 pm.


Southern gospel group plays at Calvary Baptist

Heavenbound will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, at Calvary Baptist Church, 900 N.W. 22nd St., Blue Springs.

It's an evening of good old Southern gospel quartet singing. Finger foods will follow the program. For questions, call 816-228-5540.


Jacomo Chorale sets two concerts this weekend

The Jacomo Chorale will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, at Graceland University Carmichael Auditorium, 1401 W. Truman Rd., Independence, and again at 4 p.m. Sunday, at Lee's Summit Community of Christ, 1101 NE Independence Ave., Lee's Summit. For more information, call Nancy White at 816-560-9148.


Grief support group at Englewood Church

Vickie Mears, a bereavement coordinator for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, will hold a grief support group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2 through June 27, at Englewood Church, 10628 E. Winner Road, Independence.

To register, contact Vickie at 816-268-2664 or


Tag sale at Colonial Hills Communituy of Christ

Colonial Hills Community of Christ will hold a tag sale from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, at the church, 3539 S.W. Missouri 7, Blue Springs.

Select from furniture, housewares, home decor items, seasonal decorations, clothing, toys, tools, books and more!

Most items (except furniture and special items) are priced $5 on Wednesday; $3 Thursday; $1 Friday; and 50 cents Saturday. Proceeds benefit their youth camping ministry.

For questions, call 816-229-9344 or email


Unity of Independence parking lot sale event

Each year, Unity of Independence rents out our parking spaces for $15 and participants load up their cars, trucks or vans and sell items directly from their vehicles. All proceeds from the sales are theirs to keep. This year, the sale will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 5.

The church is at 14304 E. 39th St., and parking is first come, first served. To register, call 816-252-4242 or email


Glenwood Park Methodist holds free health clinic

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon May 5, 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.


Northern Boulevard UMC offers arts, crafts, food

Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church is holding a spring fling sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12, on the parking lot, 1800 S. Northern Blvd., Independence.

There will be arts and crafts, food (including the famous Sloppy Pockets formerly at Santa-Cali-Gon) and more.

Anyone is invited to rent a parking space for $15, or $25 for two parking spaces. Set up starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 816-252-7977 or email, and use Spring Fling as the subject line.

– The Examiner staff