MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR CENTER OF HOPE
The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) School Supply Drive has begun. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.
Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.
When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.
Want to serve your church family? The Worship and Service Availability Form for fall 2019 is now available online at https://bit.ly/2XAYfPE. If you can serve, please complete the form and return to Pam O’Neal or Caryn Millard by next Sunday, July 21, 2019.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC
Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 7 (“John Calvin”).
eLEARNING TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES
Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.
Ministry and Priesthood Classes
Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:
• Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)
• Ministry of the Priest (MP304)
• Ministry of the Elder (MP305)
Sunday August 11 we will have a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
BLESSING OF THE STUDENT BACKPACKS
Sunday August 11 at 10:30 we will have a special blessing of all student backpacks. We encourage students of all ages to bring their backpacks for this special blessing. We will also bless the backpacks that have been collected for donation to Central Avenue Center of Hope.
PRAYER MINI RETREAT @ THE TEMPLE
Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal
9 am – 4 pm Saturday, August 17
To register ($30) visit KHMcLaughlin.
THIS WEEK: ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING
The congregational book club will meet this Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg, a sequel to “The Story of Arthur Truluv.”
Discussion questions are available on the publisher’s website (https://bit.ly/2WYRYZU).
Future scheduled books for discussion can be found at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/
All are welcome to join in the discussion.
WOMEN’S RETREAT @ THE HIGHLANDS
Celebrating Women II
9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10
Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.
If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audiocassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.
2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE
July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland University
July 21–26 MITIOG @ Camp Doniphan
August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe Congregation
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM –All Good Books book club meets in Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship!
Sunday, July 21, 2019
· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – Mike Hartford will speak on the theme "Find Balance" with Ron Millard serving as worship planner and presider. Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint. The ministry of music is to be announced.
MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?
Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.
Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.
Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.
NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.
The following list includes some recent audio recordings:
14 July 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190714-JBacon.mp3
7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3
30 June 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190630-CReine.mp3
23 June 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190623-JLandrum.mp3
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’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.
FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS
In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.
Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.
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.
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.