Mission Road congregational Newsletter – November 30, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

CHRISTMAS PACKAGES

HMA 2021 Pledges

WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

FURNITURE / HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS FOR BERNICE SMITH AND SON ANDRES

JIM NEEDHAM’S ARTWORK IN KC SHOW

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COVID PATIENTS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

SCHEDULE OF FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATES

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

And More…

Christmas Packages

If you are participating in the Christmas Packages for Center of Hope, please have them loosely wrapped (preferably in open Christmas bags) and delivered to Mission Road church on or before Sunday December 13th. Robin will be at the church between 10 and 12 Noon on the 13th. Please keep the packages small (like a shoe box size) as they will be distributed using social distancing, through a drive-up window.

We are very fortunate in having 30+ hand knitted hats, gloves and scarves donated to the Christmas drive by a neighborhood knitting group and friends of the church.

HMA 2021 Pledge Information

The Board of the Health Ministries Association (HMA) recently voted to renew our contract with Saira Giron to serve as our nurse in Honduras for 2021. If anyone wishes to make a pledge for 2021 or is ready to make a donation to support her work next year, please email Paul Bennetts at paul89crna@gmail.com or you can send your donation check to Paul at 10926 S. Cottage Lane, Olathe, KS 66061 and he will forward checks to the HMA office.

Checks can be made out to "Health Ministries Association" or just "HMA" with a notation in the memo line for "Honduras Nurse Program."

Thanks to all who have supported Saira’s work for the past several years.

FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS FOR THE SMITHS

If you have furniture or items for the household, please consider donating them to Bernice and or Andrew Smith. Any items from furniture to housekeeping (dishes, linens, etc.) would be very much appreciated. Please drop off your donations in the Fellowship Hall at Mission Road Congregation. If you need help transporting the items, please call Robert Sindt at 913 341 7462 or email him at rsindtks.

WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Winter Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Winter2020Worship. Thank you to all those who volunteered to provide the worship experience in the Winter of 2020-2021.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COVID PATIENTS

Jennifer Libeer works at Research Medical Center which cares for more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in the Kansas City area. Jennifer writes: "I am extremely proud of the staff’s ability to meet the medical needs of the patients and I know that our efforts will continue into next year. One of the struggles for COVID patients is extreme isolation sometimes for weeks at a time. I have made a list of items we would love to have on hand to give to patients to help with their mental health and boredom. You may have other ideas that are similar."

If you can donate, items can be dropped off at the church (please mark for Research Medical Center so as not to confuse with donations for the Center for Hope) or at Jennifer’s home (her address is in the Church Directory), or Jennifer has volunteered to pick up items if you live in the area.

Ideas include Sudoku books, puzzle books, word searches, adult or kid coloring books/colored pencils, sketchbooks, playing cards, journals, magazines (all types, even old ones), books (spiritual quote books or uplifting themes), hand puzzles, Play-Doh, yarn, crochet hooks, and knitting needles.

If you have questions, text Jennifer at 913-544-3484.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, December 6th, 2020, worship theme is “Prepare the Way of the Lord” and will feature a message by Brian Libeer . Kennetha Kutler will preside and serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine.

SCHEDULE OF FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATES

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. In October we provide an astounding 325 pounds of food for the pantry (surpassing September 245 pounds)! The need continues!

Please plan to drop supplies off at church on the following Saturday mornings between 10 AM and noon:

December 12, 2020

January 9, 2021

There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

JOIN US FOR GIVING TUESDAY ON DECEMBER 1, 2020

Double the Good

This year a generous matching contribution of $200,000 has been pledged for this event. For example, a $25.00 contribution will be matched and becomes $50.00.

Any donation to Worldwide Mission Tithes helps bring hope to people around the world! In 2020, contributions have supported:

· COVID-19 crisis relief and oblation aid, including $100,500 to Haiti, Africa, Nepal, India, and Central and South America. And, a total of $63,614 in oblation aid in the United States.

· Ten chartered World Church teams with 136 members who provide guidance, advocacy, and education on Earth stewardship, diversity and inclusion, health and wholeness, spiritual formation, and peace and justice — among others.

How to Participate

Online

Visit eTithing (https://app.securegive.com/cofchrist) to give.

Text

Type GIVE to 844-964-1444 and follow the instructions.

Mail

Send checks to Community of Christ International Headquarters, Presiding Bishopric, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, MO 64050. Mark the check "Giving Tuesday.”

Thank you for sharing your generosity and for supporting our mission!

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

Cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations continue to rise in Kansas. We have not yet met the World Church criteria for reopening our congregation (that is, COVID-19 cases must be stable or declining for three weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed). We’ll continue to meet using Zoom until the situation changes.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – November 23, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

HMA 2021 Pledges

WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

FURNITURE / HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS FOR BERNICE SMITH AND SON ANDRES

JIM NEEDHAM’S ARTWORK IN KC SHOW

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COVID PATIENTS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

SCHEDULE OF FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATES

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

And More…

HMA 2021 Pledge Information

The Board of the Health Ministries Association (HMA) recently voted to renew our contract with Saira Giron to serve as our nurse in Honduras for 2021. If anyone wishes to make a pledge for 2021 or is ready to make a donation to support her work next year, please email Paul Bennetts at paul89crna@gmail.com or you can send your donation check to Paul at 10926 S. Cottage Lane, Olathe, KS 66061 and he will forward checks to the HMA office.

Checks can be made out to "Health Ministries Association" or just "HMA" with a notation in the memo line for "Honduras Nurse Program."

Thanks to all who have supported Saira’s work for the past several years.

FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS FOR THE SMITHS

If you have furniture or items for the household, please consider donating them to Bernice and or Andrew Smith. Any items from furniture to housekeeping (dishes, linens, etc.) would be very much appreciated. Please drop off your donations in the Fellowship Hall at Mission Road Congregation. If you need help transporting the items, please call Robert Sindt at 913 341 7462 or email him at rsindtks. Excess items will be sent to the Center of Hope.

WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Winter Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Winter2020Worship. Thank you to all those who volunteered to provide the worship experience in the Winter of 2020-2021.

WORSHIP SERVICE PRESIDERS

If you remember when we were gathering in the Church Building to worship it was suggested that you have your worship service information for the bulletin to Clint by a week and half prior to the service. I think that with the Covid and Zoom we may have become somewhat lacks. I am strongly suggesting that we get back into the groove of preparing the worship service earlier so you can get all the information to the Power Point and Zoom providers well in advance. With everything being provided by video the Power Point and Zoom providers need time to prepare the service.

If you need to coordinate participants and music and want the congregation to sing along, please allow time for the Power Point provider to assemble all the words to the hymns. Also, if you are helping to prepare the Power Point please proofread your work. We do appreciate all those that are helping with the Zoom Worship Services and we know they put a lot of time and effort into making the Zoom service meaningful. Please be responsive if your name is on the schedule to contribute your part.

Thank you to all that are involved with presiding and planning of our Worship Services. I know it is a challenge to get everything put together for the rest of us to enjoy. Please continue your hard work while we work through this time together-apart. May God continue to bless us as we walk through life together.

JIM NEEDHAM’S ARTWORK IN KC SHOW

Jim Needham’s artwork will be shown as part of the Kansas City Artists Coalition “Art for All” Exhibit that runs from November 13 to November 28, 2020. The exhibit is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM at 3200 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO. More information is available online at https://kansascityartistscoalition.org/

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COVID PATIENTS

Jennifer Libeer works at Research Medical Center which cares for more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in the Kansas City area. Jennifer writes: "I am extremely proud of the staff’s ability to meet the medical needs of the patients and I know that our efforts will continue into next year. One of the struggles for COVID patients is extreme isolation sometimes for weeks at a time. I have made a list of items we would love to have on hand to give to patients to help with their mental health and boredom. You may have other ideas that are similar."

If you can donate, items can be dropped off at the church (please mark for Research Medical Center so as not to confuse with donations for the Center for Hope) or at Jennifer’s home (her address is in the Church Directory), or Jennifer has volunteered to pick up items if you live in the area.

Ideas include Sudoku books, puzzle books, word searches, adult or kid coloring books/colored pencils, sketchbooks, playing cards, journals, magazines (all types, even old ones), books (spiritual quote books or uplifting themes), hand puzzles, Play-Doh, yarn, crochet hooks, and knitting needles.

If you have questions, text Jennifer at 913-544-3484.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, November 29, 2020, worship theme is “God Come Among Us” and will feature a message by John O’Neal. Ron Miller will preside and Caryn Brown will serve as the worship planner. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Kennetha Kutler.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine.

SCHEDULE OF FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATES

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. In October we provide an astounding 325 pounds of food for the pantry (surpassing September 245 pounds)! The need continues!

Please plan to drop supplies off at church on the following Saturday mornings between 10 AM and noon:

November 28, 2020

December 12, 2020

January 9, 2021

There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

JOIN US FOR GIVING TUESDAY ON DECEMBER 1, 2020

Double the Good

This year a generous matching contribution of $200,000 has been pledged for this event. For example, a $25.00 contribution will be matched and becomes $50.00.

Any donation to Worldwide Mission Tithes helps bring hope to people around the world! In 2020, contributions have supported:

· COVID-19 crisis relief and oblation aid, including $100,500 to Haiti, Africa, Nepal, India, and Central and South America. And, a total of $63,614 in oblation aid in the United States.

· Ten chartered World Church teams with 136 members who provide guidance, advocacy, and education on Earth stewardship, diversity and inclusion, health and wholeness, spiritual formation, and peace and justice — among others.

How to Participate

Online

Visit eTithing (https://app.securegive.com/cofchrist) to give.

Text

Type GIVE to 844-964-1444 and follow the instructions.

Mail

Send checks to Community of Christ International Headquarters, Presiding Bishopric, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, MO 64050. Mark the check "Giving Tuesday.”

Thank you for sharing your generosity and for supporting our mission!

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

Cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations continue to rise in Kansas. We have not yet met the World Church criteria for reopening our congregation (that is, COVID-19 cases must be stable or declining for three weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed). We’ll continue to meet using Zoom until the situation changes.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – November 16, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

JIM NEEDHAM’S ARTWORK IN KC SHOW

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COVID PATIENTS

BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS THURSDAY

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

SCHEDULE OF FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATES

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

And More…

WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Winter Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Winter2020Worship. Thank you to all those who volunteered to provide the worship experience in the Winter of 2020-2021.

JIM NEEDHAM’S ARTWORK IN KC SHOW

Jim Needham’s artwork will be shown as part of the Kansas City Artists Coalition “Art for All” Exhibit that runs from November 13 to November 28, 2020. The exhibit is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM at 3200 Gilliam Road, Kansas City, MO. More information is available online at https://kansascityartistscoalition.org/

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COVID PATIENTS

Jennifer Libeer works at Research Medical Center which cares for more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in the Kansas City area. Jennifer writes: "I am extremely proud of the staff’s ability to meet the medical needs of the patients and I know that our efforts will continue into next year. One of the struggles for COVID patients is extreme isolation sometimes for weeks at a time. I have made a list of items we would love to have on hand to give to patients to help with their mental health and boredom. You may have other ideas that are similar."

If you can donate, items can be dropped off at the church (please mark for Research Medical Center so as not to confuse with donations for the Center for Hope) or at Jennifer’s home (her address is in the Church Directory), or Jennifer has volunteered to pick up items if you live in the area.

Ideas include Sudoku books, puzzle books, word searches, adult or kid coloring books/colored pencils, sketchbooks, playing cards, journals, magazines (all types, even old ones), books (spiritual quote books or uplifting themes), hand puzzles, Play-Doh, yarn, crochet hooks, and knitting needles.

If you have questions, text Jennifer at 913-544-3484.

BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS THURSDAY

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, November 19, 2020 to discuss “The Lending Library” by Aliza Fogelson. Check out https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/ for more details.

Suggested discussion questions will be posted early this week on the website. You can access the book club meeting using the same weblink that is used for all Mission Road Congregation Zoom meetings.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, November 22, 2020, worship theme is “See Christ Among Us” and will feature a message by Karen Birkby. Arlene Leonard will preside and serve as the worship planner. Clint Reine will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Brian Libeer.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine. Jane Landrum will continue the discussion of Chapter 8 (“The Widow and the Judge”) this Sunday.

SCHEDULE OF FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATES

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. In October we provide an astounding 325 pounds of food for the pantry (surpassing September 245 pounds)! The need continues!

Please plan to drop supplies off at church on the following Saturday mornings between 10 AM and noon:

November 28, 2020

December 12, 2020

January 9, 2021

There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM This Thursday, November 19, 2020, the All Good Books Club meets online to discuss “The Lending Library.”

JOIN US FOR GIVING TUESDAY ON DECEMBER 1, 2020

Double the Good

This year a generous matching contribution of $200,000 has been pledged for this event. For example, a $25.00 contribution will be matched and becomes $50.00.

Any donation to Worldwide Mission Tithes helps bring hope to people around the world! In 2020, contributions have supported:

· COVID-19 crisis relief and oblation aid, including $100,500 to Haiti, Africa, Nepal, India, and Central and South America. And, a total of $63,614 in oblation aid in the United States.

· Ten chartered World Church teams with 136 members who provide guidance, advocacy, and education on Earth stewardship, diversity and inclusion, health and wholeness, spiritual formation, and peace and justice — among others.

How to Participate

Online

Visit eTithing (https://app.securegive.com/cofchrist) to give.

Text

Type GIVE to 844-964-1444 and follow the instructions.

Mail

Send checks to Community of Christ International Headquarters, Presiding Bishopric, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, MO 64050. Mark the check "Giving Tuesday.”

Thank you for sharing your generosity and for supporting our mission!

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

Cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations continue to rise in Kansas. We have not yet met the World Church criteria for reopening our congregation (that is, COVID-19 cases must be stable or declining for three weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed). We’ll continue to meet using Zoom until the situation changes.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – November 9, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

TORONTO COMMUNITY OF CHRIST – SEPTEMBER 20 MESSAGE

HELP NEEDED: CENTER FOR HOPE’S THANKSGIVING MEAL

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF THIS WEEK

COVID RECOVERY

PAUL HEDRICK’S PHONE CONTACT NUMBER

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

And More…

TORONTO COMMUNITY OF CHRIST – SEPTEMBER 20 MESSAGE

In this morning’s, adult class, Dennis Wood shared the message by David Howlett that discusses “Justice in God’s Vineyard.” At the request of class members, we’re including the link to the YouTube video. The entire worship experience is worth watch, but if you want to go directly to David Howlett’s message, it begins at 30:20 minutes into the video.

https://youtu.be/kufjs7_HzmE

HELP NEEDED: CENTER FOR HOPE’S THANKSGIVING MEAL

The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) serves the homeless, unemployed or under-employed, low- income individuals and families in Kansas City’s Inter-Core. During 2019 served over 8,700 children, adults, and elderly folks.

The Mission Road Congregation has helped fund the Thanksgiving Meal for the past several years and invite you to help do so again!

CACH will provide “To-Go Meal Thanksgiving Boxes” for the people it serves. Please help with the cost. Send your contribution to Mary Reichenbach, 10223 Briar Drive, Overland Park, KS 66207 and make your check payable to Mission Road Congregation with the notation CACH Holiday Meal. Please send your check to arrive by November 15, 2020 so we can let CACH know what resources will be available from Mission Road. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity!

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF THIS WEEK

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. In October we provide an astounding 325 pounds of food for the pantry (surpassing September 245 pounds)! The need continues!

Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, November 14, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

COVID RECOVERY

During our COVID experience and visits with Doctors and other medical staff Karen and I learned some things about viruses and other health facts about what you can do to help minimize illnesses. One thing was to increase your daily intake of vitamins. Even though you may take a daily vitamin and other supplements the list below was what we have been taking.

Recommend daily vitamins to fight off the flu and other viruses.

D-3 3,000 IU

C 2000 IU

Zinc 100 mg

Niacin 500 mg

Magnesium 500 mg

We were told there was a study done in the 60’s at mental hospitals with vitamin D-3. All the patients on one floor were give 3,000 IU of vitamin D-3 and those on other floors were not. Those that received the vitamin D-3 did not get the flu. Those on the other floors did.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We all want to stay healthy and we are finding the extra vitamins have helped in our recovery. Extra sleep is also beneficial. Larry

PAUL HEDRICK’S PHONE CONTACT NUMBER

Paul Hedrick is no longer using his mobile number, so if you wish to contact him, be sure to use his landline phone number, which is (913) 831-6850. That’s the first number listed in the current Church Directory.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, November 15, 2020, worship theme is “In Search of Whole Life Stewardship” and will feature a message by Paul Bennetts. Ron Millard will preside and serve as the worship planner. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Robert Sindt.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 8 (“The Widow and the Judge”) over the next two Sundays.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, November 19, 2020 to discuss “The Lending Library” by Aliza Fogelson. Check out https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/ for more details.

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

Cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations continue to rise in Kansas. We have not yet met the World Church criteria for reopening our congregation (that is, COVID-19 cases must be stable or declining for three weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed). We’ll continue to meet using Zoom until the situation changes.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – November 2, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

WORKDAY AT THE CHURCH

HELP NEEDED: CENTER FOR HOPE’S THANKSGIVING MEAL

REMINDER: IN CASE OF SNOW

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATE

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

And More…

WORKDAY AT THE CHURCH

A workday has been schedule at the church this Saturday, from 8 AM to approximately noon. No special talent is required but if you’ve helped with previous workdays, your experience is desired. Join us and wear a mask!

HELP NEEDED: CENTER FOR HOPE’S THANKSGIVING MEAL

The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) serves the homeless, unemployed or under-employed, low- income individuals and families in Kansas City’s Inter-Core. During 2019 served over 8,700 children, adults, and elderly folks.

The Mission Road Congregation has helped fund the Thanksgiving Meal for the past several years and invite you to help do so again!

CACH will provide “To-Go Meal Thanksgiving Boxes” for the people it serves. Please help with the cost. Send your contribution to Mary Reichenbach, 10223 Briar Drive, Overland Park, KS 66207 and make your check payable to Mission Road Congregation with the notation CACH Holiday Meal. Please send your check to arrive by November 15, 2020 so we can let CACH know what resources will be available from Mission Road. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity!

REMINDER: IN CASE OF SNOW

Because we’re not using the church for regular meetings, we will not be having the church parking lot plowed. The sidewalks will be cleared but the parking lot will not be cleared. In case of a large snowfall a minimum area may be cleared. It will be on an as needed basis and also based on future forecasts. Thermostats throughout the building will be set lower than normal to save energy costs. For anyone who occasionally uses the library the thermostat in that room controls just the library area and can be turned up for the meeting and then turned down when you leave.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF DATE

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. In October we provide an astounding 325 pounds of food for the pantry (surpassing September 245 pounds)! The need continues!

Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, November 14, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, November 8, 2020, worship theme is “Prepare for the Lord” and will feature a message by Jonathan Bacon. Debbie Rushfelt will preside and serve as the worship planner. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Paul Bennetts.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Dennis Wood will lead the continued discussion of Chapter 7 (“The Laborers in the Vineyard”) this Sunday.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, November 19, 2020 to discuss “The Lending Library” by Aliza Fogelson. Check out https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/ for more details.

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

Cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations continue to rise in Kansas. We have not yet met the World Church criteria for reopening our congregation (that is, COVID-19 cases must be stable or declining for three weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed). We’ll continue to meet using Zoom until the situation changes.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – October 26, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

IN CASE OF SNOW

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM AVAILABLE ONLINE

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED THIS WEEK

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

And More…

IN CASE OF SNOW

Because we’re not using the church for regular meetings, we will not be having the church parking lot plowed. The sidewalks will be cleared but the parking lot will not be cleared. In case of a large snowfall a minimum area may be cleared. It will be on an as needed basis and also based on future forecasts. Thermostats throughout the building will be set lower than normal to save energy costs. For anyone who occasionally uses the library the thermostat in that room controls just the library area and can be turned up for the meeting and then turned down when you leave.

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM AVAILABLE ONLINE

Cooler days and the approach of Winter means it’s time to complete the 2020-2021 Winter Worship and Service Availability Form. It’s now available online (see carynpbro or mail this form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Pam O’Neal, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Thank you for your continued willingness to serve!

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED THIS WEEK

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. In September we provide an astounding 245 pounds of food for the pantry! The need continues! Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 31, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, November 1, 2020, worship theme is “For All the Saints” and will feature a message by Clint Reine. Karen Birkby will preside and Robin Payne will serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Dennis Wood will lead the discussion of Chapter 7 (“The Laborers in the Vineyard”) over the next two Sundays.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, November 19, 2020 to discuss “The Lending Library” by Aliza Fogelson. Check out https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/ for more details.

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – October 19, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

PASSING OF GARY LUNSFORD

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING

And More…

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY

Originally scheduled for October 15, the All Good Books group will instead meet to discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn on Thursday, October 22, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, October 25, 2020, worship theme is “Defined by Love” and will feature a message by Jane Landrum. Brian Libeer will preside and serve as the worship planner. Clint Reine will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Kennetha Kuttler.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Paul Bennetts will continue the discussion of Chapter 6 (“The Pharisees and the Tax Collector”) this coming Sunday.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM Thursday, October 22, 2020 – All Good Books discussion group meets online (Zoom).

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 31, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies and t-shirts.

MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING

Let the Spirit Heal

7:30 pm Friday, October 23

Communion Workshop with President Scott Murphy

9 am – Noon Saturday, October 24

Holistic Pastoral Care with Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

Healing Communities with Apostle Janné Grover

Renew and refocus calling, hope, and possibility through worship, sacrament, and deepening holistic priesthood ministry. To register for the zoom links and receive workshop documents email bborkowski.

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – October 12, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Robert Sindt or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

ROGER PARRISH PUBLISHED

And More…

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn on Thursday, October 15, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

NO MISSION ROAD ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 18, 2020

Due to the activities involved in the Midlands Mission Center Conference on Sunday, October 18, 2020, there will be no Mission Road worship service and no adult Sunday school class that morning. This will enable members of our congregation to fully participate in the MMC Conference.

Mission Road Worship and Sunday School online activities will resume on Sunday October 25

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 – All Good Books discussion group meets online (Zoom).

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 17, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER FALL CONFERENCE

The Mission Center Conference will be a special virtual gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with a morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session: 10 AM – 12 PM (Noon)

The conference will consider World Church Priesthood calls and 2021 Mission Center Leadership followed by a mission center worship service with Apostle Janné Grover speaking.

Afternoon Session: 2 – 4:30 PM

After a break we will join back together for some pre-legislative informational sessions and then an official business meeting to consider budgets.

Budgets and resolutions can be found at www.midlandsmc.org/ministries

Register for the Zoom link at Bit.ly/3mZn55N

NO MISSION ROAD ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 18, 2020

Due to the activities involved in the Midlands Mission Center Conference on Sunday, October 18, 2020, there will be no Mission Road worship service and no adult Sunday school class that morning. This will enable members of our congregation to fully participate in the MMC Conference.

MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING

Let the Spirit Heal

7:30 pm Friday, October 23

Communion Workshop with President Scott Murphy

9 am – Noon Saturday, October 24

Holistic Pastoral Care with Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

Healing Communities with Apostle Janné Grover

Renew and refocus calling, hope, and possibility through worship, sacrament, and deepening holistic priesthood ministry. To register for the zoom links and receive workshop documents email bborkowski.

BOOK OF MORMON PERSPECTIVES FORUM

Facilitated by Paul DeBarthe

8 pm Mondays through November 30

Volunteers will present different topics each week, including new ideas like teaching strategies, burial practices, parallels in the teachings of Joseph Smith and the Baháʼu’lláh, and more. Personal testimonies are welcome!

Zoom ID: 872 0482 9940; Password: 486687

CAMPGROUNDS

Chihowa and Doniphan have been hit hard by the pandemic and remain closed resulting in immense income loss. Please consider contributing to help support these worthwhile ministries. https://bit.ly/donatemmc.

Chihowa is looking for someone with plumbing knowledge to help trace underground lines and identify areas of improvement. We have some leaks and may need to replace and upgrade the systems. Please contact Board President Aaron Laughlin 816.454.2607

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel – 10:30 am Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa – 11:00 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road

9:00 am Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

7:00 pm Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe – 10:00 am Sunday

Subscribe to weekly email for link: www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands – 10:30 am Sunday & 6:30–7:15 pm Wednesday

https://zoom.us/j/99900587892

Shawnee Drive – 10:30 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University – 10:00 am Sunday

Contact Jeff Mercer for the link: jeffdmercer

Webb Road – 10:00 am Sunday

Contact for the GoogleMeet link: pastor

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for a link each week!

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up to date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter October 5, 2020

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Robert Sindt or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

HOW TO JOIN THE ONLINE ZOOM MEETINGS

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

And More…

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn on Thursday, October 15, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, October 11, 2020, worship theme is “Confess Our Impatience” and will feature a message by Arlene Leonard. Kirk Barnhard will preside and serve as the worship planner. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Paul Bennetts.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when The Mission Road Business Meeting at 10 AM.

NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will resume on Sunday October 18, 2020. There will be no class on the next two Sundays because of the Mission Road Business Meeting and the Midlands Mission Center Conference.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

7 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 – All Good Books discussion group meets online (Zoom).

HOW TO JOIN THE ONLINE ZOOM MEETINGS

All Mission Road Congregation Zoom meetings can be accessed using the following web address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

If you need to dial in for audio (or you don’t have a computer) you can access our Zoom meetings using just a phone by calling:

720 707 2699 US (Denver) or 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

When you dial in, you’ll be prompted for a Meeting ID (885 529 7717) followed by the # sign.

When using phone access, you can toggle between mute and unmute by pressing *6 and raise your hand by pressing *9

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

We will hold the Mission Road fall business meeting on October 11, 2020. The meeting will be held on Zoom on our regular Zoom link. We’ll have morning worship at 9 AM, as usual, followed by the Congregational Business Meeting. No Adult Sunday school class will be held on the 11th.

Minutes from the last business meeting (October 13, 2019) are now available online at https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadMinutes. Please review prior to the October 11, 2020 business meeting. The financial report (including expenditures through September 30, 2020) will be posted in later this week.

FOOD PANTRY DROP-OFF SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 17, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER FALL CONFERENCE

The Mission Center Conference will be a special virtual gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with a morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session: 10 AM – 12 PM (Noon)

The conference will consider World Church Priesthood calls and 2021 Mission Center Leadership followed by a mission center worship service with Apostle Janné Grover speaking.

Afternoon Session: 2 – 4:30 PM

After a break we will join back together for some pre-legislative informational sessions and then an official business meeting to consider budgets.

Budgets and resolutions can be found at www.midlandsmc.org/ministries

Register for the Zoom link at Bit.ly/3mZn55N

NO MISSION ROAD ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 18, 2020

Due to the activities involved in the Midlands Mission Center Conference on Sunday, October 18, 2020, there will be no Mission Road worship service and no adult Sunday school class that morning. This will enable members of our congregation to fully participate in the MMC Conference.

MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING

Let the Spirit Heal

7:30 pm Friday, October 23

Communion Workshop with President Scott Murphy

9 am – Noon Saturday, October 24

Holistic Pastoral Care with Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

Healing Communities with Apostle Janné Grover

Renew and refocus calling, hope, and possibility through worship, sacrament, and deepening holistic priesthood ministry. To register for the zoom links and receive workshop documents email bborkowski.

BOOK OF MORMON PERSPECTIVES FORUM

Facilitated by Paul DeBarthe

8 pm Mondays through November 30

Volunteers will present different topics each week, including new ideas like teaching strategies, burial practices, parallels in the teachings of Joseph Smith and the Baháʼu’lláh, and more. Personal testimonies are welcome!

Zoom ID: 872 0482 9940; Password: 486687

CAMPGROUNDS

Chihowa and Doniphan have been hit hard by the pandemic and remain closed resulting in immense income loss. Please consider contributing to help support these worthwhile ministries. https://bit.ly/donatemmc.

Chihowa is looking for someone with plumbing knowledge to help trace underground lines and identify areas of improvement. We have some leaks and may need to replace and upgrade the systems. Please contact Board President Aaron Laughlin 816.454.2607

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel – 10:30 am Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa – 11:00 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road

9:00 am Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

7:00 pm Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe – 10:00 am Sunday

Subscribe to weekly email for link: www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands – 10:30 am Sunday & 6:30–7:15 pm Wednesday

https://zoom.us/j/99900587892

Shawnee Drive – 10:30 am Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University – 10:00 am Sunday

Contact Jeff Mercer for the link: jeffdmercer

Webb Road – 10:00 am Sunday

Contact for the GoogleMeet link: pastor

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for a link each week!

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

11 – Mission Road Business Meeting

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

Message from Paul and Janice Hedrick’s family: Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts for Janice and Paul. Janice is in hospice care at the Heritage of Overland Park. Ten days ago, she tested positive for Covid. She is asymptomatic and has very good vital signs. Recently she tested negative for Covid. On Tuesday, if she remains asymptomatic, and tests negative again, she will no longer be considered contagious.

We are praying continuously for her and are able to visit her outside her window. We are also able to communicate with her through video calls. She hears our voices. She is unable to communicate except through a few gestures although she will sing! Thank you for the intentional prayer time last week. We were all praying at that time, friends and family, coast to coast. John O’Neal prayed and wrote the prayer which we were able to read to her. The family gathered at her window recently to visit and were very glad Paul was able to be with us. She is comfortable, and seems peaceful. We are asking for continued prayers of strength and peace for Janice. Please also remember Paul. He will benefit from your prayers, phone calls, and porch visits at Addington Place. Thank you for the cards sent to both of them. Your thoughtfulness is sincerely appreciated.

Love you all, Susan and all the rest!

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online!

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEXT FOOD PANTRY THIS SATURDAY

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR HONDURAS

AUTUMN HISTORIC SITES LECTURE SERIES

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

And More…

NEXT FOOD PANTRY THIS SATURDAY

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food stuffs, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please plan to drop supplies off at church on Saturday, October 3, 2020, between 10 AM and noon. There continues to be a special need for food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and t-shirts.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR HONDURAS

Due to the recent torrential rains in La Boquita, Honduras, the back part of Saira Giron’s house is in danger of falling into the gully which was formed by those rains. Both Saira’s house and the HMA clinic are in danger of damage which could lead to the collapse of both the house and the clinic. The existing retaining wall has collapsed along with the dirt that was shoring up that wall. The rains and the collapse of the wall has put the house in a very precarious position. Saira and her family have lived in the house for 26 years

The estimated cost of repairs is 100,000 Lempiras, which is about $4,080. The Health Ministries Association is providing a loan to Saira for the replacement of the retaining wall behind her home and HMA clinic. This loan will be repaid out of her salary in 2021.

As we prepare to raise money for Saira’s salary and the cost of her clinic supplies for next year, we invite anyone who is inspired to contribute to the Honduras project to do so. Checks can be made out to HMA and mailed to Paul Bennetts at 10926 S. Cottage Ln. Olathe, KS 66061 and he will forward them to the HMA office. Pledges for next year are also welcome. Contributions can either be designated to the “Honduras Nurse Program” or “Saira Home Repair Loan” in the memo line of your check.

AUTUMN HISTORIC SITES LECTURE SERIES

Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation

Autumn Lecture Series – Church History without Boundaries

Thursday nights at 7 p.m. (Central Time)

Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2020

For a complete description of this on-line series and to register for a lecture or lectures, go to:

https://www.historicsitesfoundation.org/autumn-lecture-series.html

No fee to register. Donations are happily accepted.

October 1 Lecture:

“A Global Family": Strategies for Visualizing and Narrating Community of Christ’s Global History

with John-Charles Duffy

October 8 Lecture:

The Story of Community of Christ in India

with David Howlett

October 15 Lecture:

The Story of Community of Christ in Southeastern Nigeria

with Dima Hurlbut

October 22 Lecture:

Community of Christ History in the Holy Land

with Barbara Walden

October 29 Lecture:

Latter Day Saint British Isles Missions, 1837-1863

with Andrew Bolton

November 5 Lecture:

The Church Encounters Asia. Beginnings: Korea

with Steve Shields

November 12 Lecture:

1830s Latter Day Saint Missiology

with Seth Bryant

November 19 Lecture:

Bishop R.C. Evans of Canada: From the RLDS First Presidency to Schismatic Church Leader

with John Hamer

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, October 4, 2020, worship theme is “Make Responsible Choices” and will feature a message by Jennifer Libeer. Mary Reichenbach will preside and Debbie Rushfelt will serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

By the way, you’re welcome to stay online and chat after the worship service and join the adult class online. You do not need to log out, you can simply chat with friends online or mute and stop your video and then start your video again when class begins at 10 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will meet online using Zoom this coming Sunday. Class time will follow the Sunday morning worship starting at 10 AM.

The text for the class will be “Short Stories by Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and will include videos that correspond with some of the chapters. Paul Bennetts will lead a discussion of Chapter 6 (“The Pharisees and the Tax Collector”) this coming Sunday.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

10 AM Every Sunday – Adult Sunday School Class studying “Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB NOVEL

The All Good Books group will discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn on Thursday, October 15, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and the same Zoom link will be used for the book club as is used for all Mission Road worship.

For more details, check out the book club’s website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING AND PRIOR MINUTES

We will hold the Mission Road fall business meeting on October 11, 2020. The meeting will be held on Zoom on our regular Zoom link. We’ll have morning worship at 9 AM, as usual, followed by the Congregational Business Meeting. No Adult Sunday school class will be held on the 11th.

Minutes from the last business meeting (October 13, 2019) are now available online at https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadMinutes. Please review prior to the October 11, 2020 business meeting. The financial report (including expenditures through September 30, 2020) will be posted in early October.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER FALL CONFERENCE

The Mission Center Conference will be a special virtual gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2020 with a morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session: 10 AM – 12 PM (Noon)

The conference will consider World Church Priesthood calls and 2021 Mission Center Leadership followed by a mission center worship service with Apostle Janné Grover speaking.

Afternoon Session: 2 – 4:30 PM

After a break we will join back together for some pre-legislative informational sessions and then an official business meeting to consider budgets. More information will be provided.

NO MISSION ROAD ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 18, 2020

Due to the activities involved in the Midlands Mission Center Conference on Sunday, October 18, 2020, there will be no Mission Road worship service and no adult Sunday school class that morning. This will enable members of our congregation to fully participate in the MMC Conference.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 PM on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

MIDLANDS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES

Bethel – 10:30 AM Sunday – Meeting ID: 204 886 967 Password: 8510

Lenexa – 11:00 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/326620236

Mission Road

9:00 AM Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

7:00 PM Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8855297717

Olathe – 10:00 AM Sunday

Subscribe to weekly email for link: www.olathecofchrist.org

The Highlands

10:30 AM Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/99900587892

6:30 – 7:15 PM Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/95276706058

Shawnee Drive – 10:30 AM Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/644714834

University – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact Jeff Mercer for the link: jeffdmercer

Webb Road – 10:00 AM Sunday

Contact for the GoogleMeet link: pastor

CURRENT CHURCH RE-OPENING STATUS

The World Church criteria for reopening congregations requires that COVID-19 cases should be stable or declining for three (3) weeks before face-to-face meetings are resumed. Johnson County, Kansas does not yet meet that criterion.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

11 – Mission Road Business Meeting

18 – Midlands Mission Center Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members, and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact, doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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