Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – November 11, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS WEEK

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. We’ll meet this Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 PM at the Church.

On the book club website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/ you’ll find the cast of characters in the book as well as two sets of possible discussion questions.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is always available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING MEAL

The Mission Road Congregation has for the past several years donated funds to help support the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Won’t you help again this year? You can add your donation to your Sunday offering envelope with a notation indicating how much you are donating to the CACH Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanks in advance for your support. If you have questions about ways you can help, please contact Susan Clark or Robin Payne.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA AT THE HIGHLANDS

The Christmas Cantata (The Winter Rose) is scheduled for 7 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Highlands (7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr.

Kansas City, MO). All are invited to attend.

WINTER COAT COLLECTION

With Daylight Savings time going away and the fall colors are showing their beauty it’s time to think about Ole Man Winter coming soon. With the arrival of winter it means colder weather and perhaps some snow. It’s also time to remember to clean out the closet of the gently used coat that you don’t plan to wear anymore and help someone else keep warm this winter. If that’s not the case with you perhaps you can afford to spend a few dollars on a new coat for someone else. Central Avenue Center of Hope is starting the annual winter coat drive. Please remember those that may need a new coat this winter. Please hang up your coat gift on the coat rack by the office door. Look for the sign.

HELPERS STILL NEEDED

Karen Birkby is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair at University Academy where Karen retired from teaching reading. If you are interested in helping please contact Karen. The Book Fair is Tuesday November 13th.

Lunch With Alice

Robert and Kathryn Sindt are looking for volunteers to help serve lunch to Kathryn’s mother Alice (it would take about 30 minutes or less). We will be attending a school field trip to Starbase with Peter and Ingrid. If you wish to help, please sign up at the following URL.

Copy and paste the URL below into a browser of your choice:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4CAAAE2BA7FE3-lunch

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week the discussion will focus on Chapter 21, "Ambrose of Milan." Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Adrienne Reine), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

· 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak on the theme "Wait in Faithfulness" with Kennetha Kuttler serving as presider and worship planner. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 AM Decorate the church for Christmas. There will be a signup sheet on the Bulletin Board. Many hands make quick work of the project. Come share in the excitement of the Christmas season.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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:

11 November 2018 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20181111-PBennetts.mp3

4 November 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20181104-SHolben.mp3

28 October 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20181028-KBirkby.mp3

21 October 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename 20181021-KKuttler;RKosmicki.mp3

14 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

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.

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Mission Road Copmgregational News – November 4, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

VOTE!

Only a few more hours remain to vote, no matter your party affiliation, participate in the selection of the individuals who will represent you and make decisions that affect our country. Vote on or before Tuesday, November 6 like the future of your country depends on it!

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING MEAL

The Mission Road Congregation has for the past several years donated funds to help support the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Won’t you help again this year? You can add your donation to your Sunday offering envelope with a notation indicating how much you are donating to the CACH Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanks in advance for your support. If you have questions about ways you can help, please contact Susan Clark or Robin Payne.

A NEW WAY TO GIVE: (CENTER OF HOPE)

Paul and Janice Hedrick will be offering their son, Doug, and daughter-in-law, Maria’s collection of mainly South American Nativity sets for sale. You may remember that Maria donated some of her nativity sets several years ago.

All proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to Central Avenue Center of Hope. These items are excellent for gift giving or to add to your holiday décor.

The sale will continue for one more Sunday (November 11) in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 8:45 and until 12:30 PM. Items will not be priced but a minimum of $5.00 per set will be appreciated and so will your generosity. Checks should be written to Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH).

CHILI COOKOFF

We had 10 crock-pots with assorted mixtures of favorite recipes of chili to sample from Mild-Medium-Fire! Dorothy May’s chili received the most votes for favorite chili. Dorothy won the distinguished apron to display in a place of honor until next year. Oh! And the desserts were wonderful, too. And you should have been there to take part in DJ John Canterbury’s karaoke machine and hear the singers. You just had to have been there. I’m sorry if you missed it. Mark your calendar for next year.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA AT THE HIGHLANDS

The Christmas Cantata (The Winter Rose) is scheduled for 7 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Highlands (7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr.

Kansas City, MO). All are invited to attend.

WINTER COAT COLLECTION

With Daylight Savings time going away and the fall colors are showing their beauty it’s time to think about Ole Man Winter coming soon. With the arrival of winter it means colder weather and perhaps some snow. It’s also time to remember to clean out the closet of the gently used coat that you don’t plan to wear anymore and help someone else keep warm this winter. If that’s not the case with you perhaps you can afford to spend a few dollars on a new coat for someone else. Central Avenue Center of Hope is starting the annual winter coat drive. Please remember those that may need a new coat this winter. Please hang up your coat gift on the coat rack by the office door. Look for the sign.

POT LUCK NEXT SUNDAY

Jack and Jeanette Cave will be in the area visiting and will join us for church on November 11. A POT LUCK dinner is planned for immediately after the service next Sunday, so everyone can have a better chance to visit with the Caves and get caught up. Mark your calendars!

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB MEETING SET

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. We’ll meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 PM at the Church.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

HELPERS STILL NEEDED

Karen Birkby is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair at University Academy where Karen retired from teaching reading. If you are interested in helping please contact Karen. The Book Fair is Tuesday November 13th.

LAST CALL FOR ALL SINGERS!

The Highlands will host The Winter Rose, a Christmas cantata. Anyone is welcome – no age or audition requirements. Rehearsals are 2-4 Sunday afternoons and begin November 11. For questions please call 816 -468-7878. Everyone is invited to enjoy the cantata at 7pm on Saturday, December 15.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week the discussion will focus on Chapter 21, "Ambrose of Milan." Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, All day voting in the Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn Brown), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

· 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – Paul Bennetts will speak on the theme "Give of Your True Capacity" with Nadine Bennetts serving as presider and worship planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, after church – Potluck and time to visit with Jack and Jeanette Cave.

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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:

4 November 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20181104-SHolben.mp3

28 October 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20181028-KBirkby.mp3

21 October 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename 20181021-KKuttler;RKosmicki.mp3

14 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

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.

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Congregational News – October 28, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

A NEW WAY TO GIVE: (CENTER OF HOPE)

Paul and Janice Hedrick will be offering their son, Doug, and daughter-in-law, Maria’s collection of mainly South American Nativity sets for sale. You may remember that Maria donated some of her nativity sets several years ago.

All proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to Central Avenue Center of Hope. These items are excellent for gift giving or to add to your holiday décor.

The sale began on Sunday, October 28 during the chili supper and will continue Sundays November 4 and November 11 in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 8:45 and until 12:30 each Sunday. Items will not be priced but a minimum of $5.00 per set will be appreciated and so will your generosity. Checks should be written to Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH).

CHILI COOKOFF

We had 10 crock-pots with assorted mixtures of favorite recipes of chili to sample from Mild-Medium-Fire! Dorothy May’s chili received the most votes for favorite chili. Dorothy won the distinguished apron to display in a place of honor until next year. Oh! And the desserts were wonderful, too. And you should have been there to take part in DJ John Canterbury’s karaoke machine and hear the singers. You just had to have been there. I’m sorry if you missed it. Mark your calendar for next year.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

Remember to set your clocks back next Saturday night. Daylight Savings time ends. If you forget, it’s okay you’ll just be early for breakfast and fellowship on Sunday morning. There’s no harm in that.

WINTER COAT COLLECTION

With Daylight Savings time going away and the fall colors are showing their beauty it’s time to thing about Ole Man Winter coming soon. With the arrival of winter it means colder weather and perhaps some snow. It’s also time to remember to clean out the closet of the gently used coat that you don’t plan to wear anymore and help someone else keep warm this winter. If that’s not the case with you perhaps you can afford to spend a few dollars on a new coat for someone else. Central Avenue Center of Hope is starting the annual winter coat drive. Please remember those that may need a new coat this winter. Please hang up your coat on the coat rack by the office door. Look for the sign.

POT LUCK PLANNED

We have word that Jack and Jeanette Cave will be in the area visiting and joining us for church on November 11. We will have a POT LUCK dinner immediately following the service that day, so everyone can have a better chance to visit with them and get caught up. Mark your calendars!

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB MEETING SET

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. We’ll meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 PM at the Church.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 6–13 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 delegates and we need more delegates!!! To add your name to the ballot, please fill out the form at www.mmc2019wc.info. Delegates must attend all business sessions of World Conference 2019 and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands delegation.

HELPERS WANTED

Karen Birkby is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair at University Academy where Karen retired from teaching reading. If you are interested in helping please contact Karen. The Book Fair is Tuesday November 13th.

CALLING ALL SINGERS!

The Highlands will host The Winter Rose, a Christmas cantata. Anyone is welcome – no age or audition requirements. Rehearsals are 2-4 Sunday afternoons and begin November 11. For questions please call 816 -468-7878. Everyone is invited to enjoy the cantata at 7pm on Saturday, December 15.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week the discussion will focus on Chapter 20, "The Great Cappadocians." Paul Bennetts will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

· 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 10:30 AM – Steve Holben will speak on the theme "Love Your Neighbor" with Linda Dayton serving as presider and worship planner. Jane and Pam Landrum will provide the ministry of music and Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, after church – Potluck and time to visit with Jack and Jeanette Cave.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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:

28 October 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20181028-KBirkby.mp3

21 October 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename 20181021-KKuttler;RKosmicki.mp3

14 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

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.

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FYI

Karen and Larry Birkby are experiencing communications blackout. Their service provider is working on the problem, but it my not be corrected until someitme Friday morning. If you wish to contact them you should use their cell phone numbers. Their email and internet connection including their home phone is not working.

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Congregational News – October 21, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF NEXT SUNDAY!

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for next Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

Remember, there is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event.

Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

A NEW WAY TO GIVE: (CENTER OF HOPE)

Paul and Janice Hedrick will be offering their son, Doug, and daughter-in-law, Maria’s collection of mainly South American Nativity sets for sale. You may remember that Maria donated some of her nativity sets several years ago.

All proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to Central Avenue Center of Hope. These items are excellent for gift giving or to add to your holiday décor.

The sale will begin on Sunday, October 28 during the chili supper. They will be open for sale in the small chapel from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm. The sale of these items will continue on Sundays November 4 and November 11 in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 8:45 and until 12:30 each Sunday. Items will not be priced but a minimum of $5.00 per set will be appreciated and so will your generosity. Checks should be written to Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH).

POT LUCK PLANNED

We have word that Jack and Jeanette Cave will be in the area visiting and joining us for church on November 11. We will have a POT LUCK dinner immediately following the service that day, so everyone can have a better chance to visit with them and get caught up. Mark your calendars!

BOOK CLUB UPDATE

During last week’s book club meeting the group talked about some of the contributors to America’s World War II war effort. Two online sources were mentioned: the first the Snider’s mentioned an article on Vera Davis in the Martin City Telegraph. In it, she discusses her experiences as a “Rosie the Riveter.” The article can be found at https://bit.ly/2PId5MZ

The second online source is an audio recording of Marilyn Gairn’s Father focusing on his prisoner of war experiences. The audio recording can be found at https://bit.ly/2CsSmZW The link goes to the Oral history interview with Martin L. Parisot – Collections Search – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We had a very enjoyable discussion last week and look forward to discussing “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann on Thursday, November 15, 2018. As usual, we’ll meet at the Community of Christ Mission Road Congregation (7842 Mission Road) at 7 PM.

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 6–13 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 delegates and we need more delegates!!! To add your name to the ballot please fill out the form at www.mmc2019wc.info. Delegates must attend all business sessions of World Conference 2019 and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands delegation.

HELPERS WANTED

Karen Birkby is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair at University Academy where Karen retired from teaching reading. If you are interested in helping please contact Karen. The Book Fair is Tuesday November 13th.

CALLING ALL SINGERS!

The Highlands will host The Winter Rose, a Christmas cantata. Anyone is welcome – no age or audition requirements. Rehearsals are 2-4 Sunday afternoons and begin November 11. For questions please call 816 -468-7878. Everyone is invited to enjoy the cantata at 7pm on Saturday, December 15.

COFFEE TALKS

Next scheduled Coffee Talk is on October 24, 2018 at the Pullman Place Family Restaurant (230 Cherokee St, Leavenworth). At 6PM.

Please contact Donna Fletcher (316.644.4079) to schedule one at your congregation!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week the discussion will focus on Chapter 19, "Athanasius of Alexandria." Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

· 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak on the theme "Jesus Is Calling You" with Brian Libeer serving as presider and worship planner. Pennie Bunkers will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, after church – Potluck and time to visit with Jack and Jeanette Cave.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

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.

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Congregational News – October 14, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETS THURSDAY

The October meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss " The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg.

Discussion questions have been posted at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/.

Everyone is invited!

DUE IN SEVEN DAYS!

The Winter 2018 Worship Availability Form is now available online at carynpbro or mail this form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week the discussion will focus on Chapter 18, "The Pagan Reaction: Julian the Apostate." Jane Landrum will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

There is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event and is also looking for someone to back her up for the event. Donna is in the process of moving, plus her daughter is having a baby. If you can be her backup on the day of the Chili Supper, please let Donna know. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

  • 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki will speak on the theme "Become Servant Leaders" with Clint Reine serving as presider and worship planner. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

30 September 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180930-CReine.mp3

30 September 2018 Fall Business Meeting, Filename: 20180930-Business.Meeting.mp3

23 September 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180923-JONeal.mp3

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.

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Congregational News – October 7, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR WINTER WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM?

The Winter 2018 Worship Availability Form is now available online at carynpbro or mail this form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES

The Adult Class will return to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez this coming Sunday, October 14.

Discussion will focus on Chapter 17, "The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea." Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).

NEXT SUNDAY MARKS END OF ANNUAL PAPER DRIVE

Please help support the Central Avenue Center of Hope paper drive. The Center is able to save almost $50,000.00 each year because of the generosity of individuals and Community of Christ Congregations who support the paper drive. Items needed?

Paper, plastic, or Styrofoam:

Soup bowls 12 oz.

Dessert plates 5-7 inch

Coffee cups 8 oz

Foam plates 8 inch

Toilet paper

Sporks (combination spoon and fork)

Napkins

The paper drive runs through this coming Sunday October 14, 2018. Each year the Community of Christ congregation with the best percentage of giving (based on attendance) receives the paper drive trophy.

Please consider donating any of the items listed above and give generously!

CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE

The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

SAVE THE DATE – POTLUCK AT KOSMICKI’S FARM

Roxann and Alex Kosmicki are inviting everyone in the congregation to their farm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to share in an afternoon of potluck and fellowship. More details to follow for the 10:30-2:30 PM event but mark your calendars now! Contact Roxann for directions to the farm, if you have not rece8ved a copy of the map.

OCTOBER 2018 BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION SET

The October meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss " The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. Everyone is invited!

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

There is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event and is also looking for someone to back her up for the event. Donna is in the process of moving, plus her daughter is having a baby. If you can be her backup on the day of the Chili Supper, please let Donna know. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation who 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.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:30-2:30 PM – Potluck and Fellowship at Roxann and Alex Kosmicki’s Farm.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

  • 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 Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "What Must I Do?" with Kirk Barnhard serving as presider and worship planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

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 (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). 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:

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

30 September 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180930-CReine.mp3

30 September 2018 Fall Business Meeting, Filename: 20180930-Business.Meeting.mp3

23 September 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180923-JONeal.mp3

16 September 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180916-ALeonard.mp3

9 September 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt and elevator dedication service, filename 20180909-GRushfelt; Elevator.Dedication.mp3

2 September 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180902-LBirkby.mp3

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.

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