Chuck Wagon Cookies

on sale at St. Matthew 

St. Matthew United Methodist Church is selling Chuck Wagon Cookies, of Santa-Cali-Gon fame, (while supplies last), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the church, 2415 R.D. Mize Road, Independence.

This tasty treat, which consists of two chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream sandwiched in-between, are $2 each.

For questions, call Pat at 816-225-9459 or Shirley at 816-716-1184.


Glenwood Park holds

free health clinic 

Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold a free health clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 3, 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.


Have breakfast Sunday

with First Christian

The First Christian Church will be holding a community breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, in the fellowship hall, 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 orange juice.

For information, call the church at 816-252-6100.


DivorceCare program

at Timothy Lutheran

Timothy Lutheran Ministries invites participants to a 13-week DivorceCare program beginning Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at their North Campus, 425 R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs.

DivorceCare features dynamic DVD seminars with 32 renowned experts on divorce and recovery. Participants become part of a small support group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce.

For questions and to register, contact Nancy Nowiszewski at 816-228-5300 or .


5K for Harvesters

10,000 lunches effort

The United Methodist Churches of the Heartland District and Harvesters are hosting the third annual De-Feet Hunger 5K and meal-packing effort on Sept.10. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne Ave., Kansas City. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome.

At 9 a.m. following the race, volunteers and race participants will work together to pack 10,000 lunches for Harvesters, which will be given to at-risk youth and adults and utilized in disaster response situations.

Racers and meal-packing volunteers can register and learn more online at Participants will enjoy music and other entertainment as they assemble lunches; this portion of the morning is free and open to the public.

The race is $30 per person and registration packets can be picked up at Country Club United Methodist Church from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 or on race day at St. James United Methodist Church from 7:15 to 8 a.m.

The De-Feet Hunger 5K is funded in part by an event grant from United Methodist Communications’ Rethink Church initiative as a way to help local United Methodist churches in their efforts to join with their community to make a difference in the world.


Calvary Baptist service

a 9/11 remembrance

In honor and remembrance of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Calvary Baptist Church is holding a service to recognize all first responders at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 11, 900 N.W. 22nd St., Blue Springs. The Rev. Dr. Ed “Doc” Golden will be the speaker.

For more information, call the church at 816-228-5540.


St. Luke's UCC

plans Homecoming  

St. Luke's United Church of Christ will have its annual Homecoming on Sept. 11, at the church, 727 N. Main St., Independence.

Sunday school for all ages will start a new year beginning at 9:30 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. and a dedication of the new Peace Pole following the service. At noon, the Youth Group will provide a freewill offering lunch to kick off the fundraising for the July 2017 Mission Trip to Deer Lodge, Tenn.


– The Examiner staff