Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 From: paul gage

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch Men's Ministries Class: 
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Christmas and then some."
Teacher: Elder Jon Tandy
Saturday, December 4, 2021
9 am til Noon
at Waldo Avenue RB in the Sanctuary
All are invited and it will be live streamed.

Paul Gage

Urgent Housing Need

 From: Sarah Turner

Urgent Housing Need
I have a client who is needing immediate housing for her 22 yr old autistic son.  He cannot go to a shelter due to his mentality being as a 12 yr old. Please email me at buttrfli424@hotmail.com or call at 816-585-7729 and leave a message. 

Sarah Peralta 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Elvis Eugene Barnhart Obituary

 From: Bradley Barnhart


Elvis Eugene Barnhart Obituary

Elvis Eugene Barnhart of Springfield passed away on November 22, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Evelyn and Henry Barnhart. His family later was joined by stepparents Nina Barnhart and Ray Winter. He married Marilyn Ruth Mell on July 31, 1959. They were married 16 days shy of 60 years.

He is survived by his daughters Lori Bacon (Brian), Cheryl Orre (Dave); son Bradley Barnhart (Renee); Three granddaughters and four great grandchildren; His sisters, Kay Roper and Marnea Jones, a brother, 'Pudge' Barnhart, stepsisters Shirley Hammer and Bonnie Werner.
He is preceded in death by his wife, his first daughter, Kathy Lynette at age 4, his parents, stepparents, sister Opal Canaday-Hewes, brother Pudge, stepbrother Steve Long, and stepsister Rhea Tomseth.
Elvis graduated from Crow High School as class Valedictorian in June '55. He proudly served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves. He worked for the Post Office for 33 years. He also worked for the Register Guard for many years. He retired for the last time from the Eye Center where he was a driver. Nothing could slow him down.
His greatest joy besides spending time with his family, was bringing children and their families to church and Christ. He served in the priesthood for many years in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...later Community of Christ. He served the Lord in many ways and always led by example. He touched many lives. To many, he was known as "Uncle Gene". His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, and playing Double Canasta with his family.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8th at 2pm on zoom. Go to our website http://www.eugenecofchrist.org (news/events page). You can click on the link from there when it is time for the service.

Independence Is Alive and Well Initiative Activities and Volunteer Opportunities

From: Muriel Luedeman

Independence Is Alive and Well Initiative Activities and Volunteer Opportunities
Hello, Unity Center and Initiative Friends,

Here are upcoming IIAW events to put on your calendar:

Friday, December 3, 5:30- 8:30pm, Living Windows, Bank of America Building, SE corner of Liberty and Lexington. Ten (10) volunteer singers needed. No rehearsal. Wear white shirts/tops. Robes, music folders, and stools provided for sitting. 3 hour commitment.  
Tuesday, December 7, 6:30pm IIAW Monthly Meeting, Unity Center, 803 W. 23rd Street. Team progress reports and updates on recent IIAW events.
Saturday, December 11, 8-10am Meal Prep for Beloveds, Unity Center.
Saturday, December 11, 3:30pm - 6:30pm, Luminaria Assembling and Lighting, Living Hope Church, 2425 S. Crysler Avenue. Bring long, butane fire starters. Bundle up. It's an outdoor activity, but there will be a place to warm up during the assembling process. We will assemble, set, and light luminaria bags along S. Crysler from the Bridge at 608 S. Crysler to 40 Hwy. 2.8 miles. This year we are blessed with volunteers from many churches, and the neighbors on Crysler Avenue. Praying for good weather. Our city can really use this show of solid faith that Independence people have in each other, and share God's gifts at this holy season of love and caring.

Muriel Luedeman
916 726 8425

Downsizing Giveaway


Downsizing Giveaway
Downsizing giveaway beginning today.  
Christmas tree with lots of decorations, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, furniture, dishes, jewelry, pictures, clothing, etc.  

New items put out every day in the driveway, everything is free.  

Please don't take the table some of the items are on.  

13321 East Silver Lane
Independence MO 64050

Thank you


From: Michelle Turner



DECEMBER 3 @ 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Living Hope Restoration Branch

Ages High School thru College

Please bring your favorite snack to share.

If you enjoy playing an instrument, please feel free to bring.

Open recreation and games.

Any Questions Call 

Michelle Turner 816-982-3006

Tom Mitchell 660-864-1355


Bob Dickson 816-274-1340

Jacomo Chorale Concert


From: Nathan Smith

Jacomo Chorale Concert

The Jacomo Chorale, a community choir founded by Harold Neal in 1983, will present its 2021 Christmas Concert at South Crysler Restoration Branch, 16101 E. Salisbury Road., Independence, Missouri, on December 10 at 7:00 PM. 

The concert will include uplifting Christmas music in a range of styles, including classical pieces by Handel and Mendelssohn, sacred compositions by Dan Forrest and Donald Fraser, and the premiere of a new piece by Nathan Smith. Cassandra Leon from the UMKC Conservatory of Music will be the featured soloist, and the Urlaub Brass Quintet will play Christmas carols.

The concert is free, with donations accepted at the door.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

An opportunity for Kenyan art

From: Michele Schmidt

An opportunity for Kenyan art

If you are looking for a truly unique gift, consider contacting Mishael Onyiego.

See more examples of his work on his company Facebook page.


Mishael can be contacted several ways for pricing, orders, and shipping arrangements.

Facebook – Mishael Onyiego

Email – onyiegomike@yahoo.com

Phone/text - +254725561883 (using WhatsApp)

He accepts payment through PayPal at Maryeclick@gmail.com

Mishael ships using DHL.

Shipping is roughly $60 for a package weighing 5kg (11 pounds).

Your sister in Christ,
Shelly Schmidt

Saturday, November 27, 2021


 From: Paul Ludy



From: Paul Ludy


The online auction closes at noon on Tuesday, November 30, unless extended by late bidding.

EXTENSIONS TO THE CLOSING TIME:  If a bid is placed within 6 hours of the closing time (currently noon on Tuesday, November 30, 2021), the closing time will be extended by 6 hours past the time that bidders and interested persons are notified by phone.  If another bid is placed within that extension period, the closing time will be extended again, etc.

When the auction closes, the high bidder will make two payments by check, money order, or cashier’s check:  $200.00 goes to Paul V. Ludy to reimburse his investment (plus $11.70 sales tax if the high bidder is in Missouri), and the balance of the bid is a tax-deductible contribution to African Restoration Ministries (ARM) for the Mildred Smith Mission Health Center in Kenya.  In effect, bidding will determine who can purchase the Church Seal for $200.00. 


Call Paul V. Ludy at 816-210-8450 for information or to place a bid.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Santa and Your Kids

 From: Holly McLean

Santa and Your Kids
Hello Saints,

I hope you had a lovely and enjoyable 
Thanksgiving!  Now... the Christmas season is upon us!

With all the activity and fun coming this month, and your children all excited about the festivities, now is an opportunity to grow a relationship of trust even stronger than before.  Don't miss it!

Take a few minutes to listen to some thoughts about how you can use Santa to build trust between you and your child without darkening the light of Christ in the process.


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Fan Wanted

 From: Byllye Davidson

Fan Wanted
Wanted:  15-16 inch all metal fan in good working condition. If you have one you would like to get rid of.

Contact Barbara Dutton at:
or call and leave a message at:


"Behold I stand at the door and knock" - Lord Jesus, you declared that all power was given into your hands, both in heaven and on earth, yet you wait at my frail door and respect the sanctity of my personality! Why do you not force my door and enter to take possession? Because "The Lord God gave unto man, that he should act for himself." E.A. Smith, Square Blocks pg 475.

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An Informal Discussion - The Reality of Our Times

 From: Steven Lahue

An Informal Discussion - The Reality of Our Times

The Reality of Our Times

An Informal Discussion


The Waldo Congregation will Host - An Informal Discussion regarding Our Lives and Status in regard to the Times that we are living in and as well some Highlights of expectation in Latter Day Prophecy for those things to come. 


All are Invited !

This Sunday Evening @ 6 P.M. at CPRS  11/28/2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


From: Paul Gage


NOVEMBER 25, 2021


To the Dear Saints of God all Around the World,

 No matter where you live or what struggles of life you face, God is always the best answer. I Thessalonians 5 is a good reference for today, especially verse 18 which reads; "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

 The following is an excerpt from today's "American Minute" by William Federer. You can read the entire selection by going to The American Minute.

At the Bicentennial Celebration of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, December 22, 1820, Daniel Webster declared:

 "We have come to this Rock, to record here our homage for our Pilgrim Fathers; our sympathy in their sufferings; our gratitude for their labors ... and our attachment to those principles of civil and religious liberty, for which they encountered the dangers of the ocean, the storms of heaven, the violence of savages, disease, exile, and famine ...

... We feel that we are on the spot where the first scene of our history was laid; where the hearths and altars of New England were first placed; where Christianity, and civilization ... made their first lodgment, in a vast extent of country, covered with a wilderness."

Governor William Bradford wrote of the Pilgrims:

 "They shook off the yoke of Anti-Christian bondage, and as ye Lord's free people, joined themselves (by a covenant of the Lord) into a church estate, in ye fellowship of ye Gospel, to walk in all his ways, made known or to be made known unto them, according to their best endeavors, whatsoever it should cost them, the Lord assisting them."

On November 12, 1620, the first full day in the New World, Governor Bradford described the Pilgrims' thankfulness:

 "Being thus arrived in a good harbor, and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element."

Pilgrim elder William Brewster commented:

 "The church that had been brought over the ocean now saw another church, the first-born in America, holding the same faith in the same simplicity of self-government under Christ alone."

 The following comes from the 1970 Daily Bread:" There is so much of beauty and joy in the world that there should never be a time when we cannot praise God. Life has so much more meaning when our eyes are opened to our blessings rather than to our trials. When our hearts go out in praise ot God, we shall have continual freshness in our lives that will always bring new hope and courage for all our days.


God Bless

Paul Gage