Episcopal Church family safety fair

St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Independence is holding a free fair, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, to help families stay safe. The church is at 4000 S. Lee's Summit Road.

The fair features emergency services and giveaways, including Independence fire trucks, police cars, a K-9 unit, a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash car, search-and-rescue dogs, the Red Cross and Kansas City Storm Chasers. The police and search and rescue dogs will give demonstrations, the Red Cross will have smoke alarms available, the Kansas City Crime Commission will have gun locks for those who need them, students from William Chrisman High School will have an anti-bullying display, and the child identification program will be on hand.

Community breakfast at First Christian of Independence

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

The cost is $3.50 for either 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 orange juice.

For questions, contact the church at 816-252-6100 or www.fccindepmo.org.

An exploration of the sacred and secular

The final day for the adult summer study, The Forum, at the First Presbyterian Church, is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, in the church parlor, 100 N. Pleasant St., Independence.

The Forum has been centered on ways in which the sacred and secular are synthesized as humans seek the divine presence in the arts, whether in museums, sanctuaries, or screen.

For more information, call 816-252-6662 or visit fpcindep.org.

Place your order for Chuck Wagon cookies

Friday is the final day to place orders for St. Mark's United Methodist Church's' Chuck Wagon cookies. These cookies were sold for many years at the Santa-Cali-Gon Festival.

The cookies, two large chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream sandwiched in-between, are $2 each.

To place an order, call 816-225-9459 or 816-878-2595. The cookies will be available for pick up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 1, at the church, 603 N. Jennings Road, Independence. Walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.

Glenwood Park Methodist holds health clinic Sept. 1

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 1 at the church, 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 United methodist craft fair and car show coming up

Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church will hold a craft/gift fair and car show from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 9, in the fellowship hall at the church, 1800 Northern Blvd., Independence.

Vendors can rent a table for $10. Email Jill at jameylin2@gmail.com and use “Craft Fair” as the subject line, or call Judy at 816-200-3745.

The car show and cruise will have custom trophies, and all regional car clubs are welcome. For car show information, call Jim Delmont at 816-835-3201 or Jeff Hazelrigg at 816-868-9322.

Divorce care begins at Timothy Lutheran

A 13-week divorce care program, with DVD seminars, will begin Sept. 10 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 R.D. Mize Road, room 102, Blue Springs. It's from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participants become part of a small support group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce. Topics include how to deal with anger, financial changes, loneliness and moving on, healing and growing closer to God.

For questions and to register, call 816-228-5300. Child care for children ages 2-5 is provided if requested prior to the first session.

– The Examiner staff