Jacomo Chorale Christmas Concert

The Jacomo Chorale will present "Making Spirits Bright" at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Groves, 1515 W. White Oak, Independence.

The concert includes traditional Christmas music as well as new pieces, including compositions by local composer Nathan Smith. Free admission, donations accepted.

The chorale presents music from Broadway to classical music for Eastern Jackson County audiences. For additional information, contact Nancy White at njwhite1973@gmail.com or 816.560.9148 or visit http://jacomochorale.org/.


Ascension Lutheran offers hospice information

Hospice Care from a Nurse’s Perspective is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 4900 Blue Ridge Blvd. This presentation is for seniors and care-takers. Lunch will be provided. For further information or to register, call 816-914-3352.


Reverse Advent calendar continues

As Advent continues, Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church in Independence reminds families to try a new Christmas tradition: a reverse Advent calendar.

Rather than taking a candy or toy from a calendar every day during Advent, celebrate the season by making a donation to a food pantry each day. Advent began Dec. 1.

Northern Boulevard UMC sponsors a food pantry at 1800 S. Northern Blvd. It’s open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday.

For further information on the reverse Advent calendar idea or the church pantry, call 816-252-7977.


Stone Church Sunday service

The Sunday worship service at the Stone Church, 1012 W. Lexington, Independence, will begin at 10:15 a.m.. The theme for this Advent service is “Joy” and the speaker will be David Lloyd.

The service is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. For further information, call the church office at 816-254-2211 or visit the website at www.cofchrist.org.


CancerCare support at Timothy Lutheran

Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 N.W. R.D.Mize Road, Blue Springs, offers CancerCare on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This group will offer support for cancer patients, their families, friends and caregivers. There will be 12 sessions, running through Feb. 10. Topics addressed will include living with strong feelings, faith, coping with pain, and finding hope.

These sessions are offered at no charge. No registration is required and participants may attend as they are able.

– Examiner staff