MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Kennetha Kuttler or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kenne or Roxann.

IN THIS ISSUE:

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

NO PRAYER CIRCLE ON WEDNESDAY

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

CENTER OF HOPE NEWS AND CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY No Prayer Circle this week.

THURSDAY – Happy Thanksgiving!

SUNDAY

IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM The Mission Road Congregation will meet in-person in the church building and concurrently broadcast on Zoom. In the church building, social distancing with face masks will be required. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in church face-to-face, while Zoom will continue to be an option for both the Adult Class and the Worship Service. Our apologizes for the Zoom issues, the gremlins win sometimes.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9AM. The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Marilyn Gairns will lead the discussion on Chapter 10. The class session begins at 9:00 AM in the Church Library and on Zoom.

PRE-BAPTISMAL CLASS meets in children’s library 9:15AM – not available on Zoom

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL meets in downstairs classroom at 9:15AM-not available on Zoom

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, November 28, 2021, the worship theme is “The Day is Coming”. The first week of Advent. John O’Neal will deliver the morning message. Dorothy May will preside and serve as the worship planner. PowerPoint & Zoom Host is Brian Libeer with Roxann Kosmicki as Co-Host.

CENTER OF HOPE – Robin and Susan had a donation of hats from a local knitting group – we will still collect yarn for the group so they can knit hats for CACH. Our Christmas gifts are due to the church on December 12. Gifts for all ages are needed. It is suggested that gifts be kept simple this year. Socks, gloves caps, personal items, and candy. The Center serves 50 Men, 30 Women, 20 children age 1 to 10 and 20 youth age 11 to 16. Please have the gifts in a medium size gift bag or shoe box so it will fit through the window at the Center. Label the gift as to what group it is in; Male, Female, Adult, Child or Teen.

The items the Center can use on a regular basis are: Hygiene items: mask, shampoo, hand lotion, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth-brushes.

Lunches: snack items, pudding, crackers, granola bars, fruit cups, chips, cookies Pantry: soups, tuna, beans, cereal, side dishes, jelly, vegetables, fruits Homeless: coats, hats, gloves, blankets, jeans, sweatshirts, boots.

Thrift Store: anything

Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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 Roxann or Kenne know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS AND CONTACTS

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kenne and Roxann) is missionroadcc

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

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kenne and Roxann) is missionroadcc

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

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

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.

Mission Road Community of Christ

7842 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208

913-645-8408

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send it to Kennetha Kuttler or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

MIDLANDS MIDWEEK SERVICE

JANET CHOBAR’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY -Prayer Circle on Zoom 7PM-8PM

SATURDAY – CENTER OF HOPE

Robin will be at Mission Road to gather items for the Center of Hope. Note: This Sunday is the deadline for Center of Hope donations for Thanksgiving.

SUNDAY

CENTER OF HOPE We continue to support the Center of Hope Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Thanksgiving meals will be served (out the back door) on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Christmas meal will be on Thursday, December 23. Our congregation has chosen again this year to donate financially to support these meals.

IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM The Mission Road Congregation will meet in-person in the church building and concurrently broadcast on Zoom. In the church building, social distancing with face masks will be required. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in church face-to-face, while Zoom will continue to be an option for both the Adult Class and the Worship Service. Our apologies for the Zoom issues, the gremlins win sometimes.

PRE-BAPTISMAL CLASS meets in children’s library 9:15 AM – not available on Zoom

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL meets in downstairs classroom at 9:15AM-not available on Zoom

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9AM. The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Dennis Wood will lead the discussion of Chapter 9 (“Enlightenment”). The class session begins at 9:00 AM in the Church Library and on Zoom.

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, November 14, 2021, the worship theme is “Testify to the Truth” Jane Landrum will deliver the morning message. Roxann Kosmicki will preside and serve as the worship planner. PowerPoint & Zoom Host is Kennetha Kuttler with Dorothy May as Co-Host.

MIDLANDS MIDWEEK SERVICE

This Thursday evening Nov. 18th at 7 PM, there will be a presentation by Apostle Loch McKay including a virtual tour of the Kirtland Temple. All are invited and the link to the meeting will be available on the Midlands Mission Center Facebook page by Monday.

JANET CHOBAR MEMORIAL SERVICE – Our prayers go out to the Chobar Family. Janet’s Memorial Service was last Saturday Nov. 13.

SAVE THESE DATES

Decorating for Christmas on November 27th at 9 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY- There is discussion of taking a break over the Holidays and returning to class on January 9th, 2022.

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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 Roxann or Kenne know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS AND CONTACTS

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kenne) is missionroadcc

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

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

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.

_____________________
Roxann Kosmicki
Administrative Assistant

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Mission Road Congregation
7842 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Kennetha Kuttler or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY -Prayer Circle on Zoom 7PM-8PM

SATURDAY – CENTER OF HOPE

Robin will be at Mission Road to gather items for Center of Hope. Note: This Sunday is deadline for Center of Hope donations for Thanksgiving.

SUNDAY

CENTER OF HOPE This Sunday is donation deadline for Center of Hope Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Thanksgiving meals will be served (out the back door) on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Christmas meal will be on Thursday, December 23. Our congregation has chosen again this year to donate financially to support these meals.

IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM The Mission Road Congregation will meet in-person in the church building and concurrently broadcast on Zoom. In the church building, social distancing with face masks will be required. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in church face-to-face, while Zoom will continue to be an option for both the Adult Class and the Worship Service. Our apologizes for the Zoom issues, the gremlins win sometimes.

PRE-BAPTISMAL CLASS meets in children’s library 9:15AM – not available on Zoom

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL meets in downstairs classroom at 9:15AM-not available on Zoom

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9AM. The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of Chapter 8 (“A God for Reformers”). The class session begins at 9:00 AM in the Church Library and on Zoom.

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, November 14, 2021, the worship theme is “Wait Patiently” Jonathan Bacon will deliver the morning message. Paul Bennetts will preside, and Caryn Brown will serve as the worship planner.

SAVE THESE DATES

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her at 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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 Roxann or Kenne know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS AND CONTACTS

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kenne and Roxann) is missionroadcc

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

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kenne and Roxann) is missionroadcc

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

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

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.

Kenne Kuttler

Mission Road Community of Christ

7842 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208

913-645-8408

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Kennetha Kuttler or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. It’s important that you include the basics about each announcement: Who, What, When and Where. If the information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee getting it in the newsletter in a timely fashion.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

WEEKLY EVENTS

ROBERT SINDT MEMORIAL SERVICE

IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

NEXT SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

MONDAY – Bass BellPractice7 PM

TUESDAY – Building Reserved 10:45-3PM

WEDNESDAY -Prayer Circle on Zoom 7PM-8PM

SATURDAY – ROBERT SINDT MEMORIAL SERVICE

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Mission Road Community of Christ, 7842 Mission Rd. Prairie Village, KS 66208. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be available on Zoom. Please register in advance for the service (Zoom access) at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodOuqpjwjH9DlR8sdOU80Cpji06I53L72

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Note this will not be the typical web link to Mission Road services

For friends and colleagues who have asked, you can find Robert Sindt’s obituary at https://www.cremationcenterkc.com/robert-george-sindt/

SUNDAY

IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM The Mission Road Congregation will meet in-person in the church building and concurrently broadcast on Zoom. In the church building, social distancing with face masks will be required. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in church face-to-face, while Zoom will continue to be an option for both the Adult Class and the Worship Service. Our apologizes for the Zoom issues, the gremlins win sometimes.

Pre-baptismal class in children’s library 9AM – not available on Zoom

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9AM. The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. The Marilyn Gairns will lead the discussion of Chapter 7 (“The God of the Mystics”). The class session now begins 15 minutes earlier at 9:00 AM in the Church Library and on Zoom.

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, November 7, 2021, the worship theme is “Whole-life Stewardship.” Roxann Kosmicki will deliver the morning message. Clint Reine will preside and serve as the worship planner. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Caryn Brown as co-host. You are invited to join us online or in the church sanctuary for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

Our congregation serves an important role by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) and food for the Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

In October, they served 221 meals.

The Center is especially in need of fruit cups, lunch sacks, cheese, hot dogs, soup, beans, rice, hot cocoa, gloves, hats, hand warmers, razors, boots, coats.

CENTER FOR HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS NEEDS

The Center is again planning for Holiday meals. The Thanksgiving meal will be on November 25 and Christmas meal on December 23. Like we have in the past couple of years we will be taking up special offerings until the Holiday season is over. It is easier for us as well as the CACH staff if we provide money. They can then buy what they need in the quantities they need. That way they don’t end up with too many Turkeys or Hams and not enough Corn or Beans and no Potatoes. So, during the next few weeks please add to your offering for Central Avenue of Hope. Mission Road can also help with a paper drive for the Center.

At the Christmas meal the Center will hand out gifts. Christmas gift ideas include:

socks, gloves, caps, personal items, and candy.

CACH will need gifts for 50 men, 30 women, 20 children age 1 to 10, and 20 youth age 11 to 16

Please mark the bag or box indicating who the gift is for. CACH is also going to do the Christmas Store Project and will need donations of toys, clothes, books, socks, gloves, caps etc.

SAVE THESE DATES

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube). New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially or mail to the church at 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208

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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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 Roxann or Kenne know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS AND CONTACTS

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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

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.

Kenne Kuttler

Mission Road Community of Christ

7842 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208

913-645-8408

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. It’s important that you include the basics about each announcement: Who, What, When and Where. If the information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee getting it in the newsletter in a timely fashion.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

PASSING OF ROBERT SINDT

IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

NEXT SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

CENTER FOR HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS NEEDS

And More…

PASSING OF ROBERT SINDT

We’re saddened to report that Robert Sindt passed away Tuesday, October 19, apparently due to a heart attack. Please remember Robert’s extended family in this time of grief; his wife Kathryn, the families of his three sons Peter, Leland, and Timm, and his cousin Karen Birkby.

Robert retired from Johnson County Community College where he initially worked in the Educational Technology Center and later taught in the Computer Information Systems program. He’s also been responsible for posting our weekly newsletter to our website, Facebook and sending the information out via email each week. Robert will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at Mission Road on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 10 AM. Please remember Robert’s family and friends who are grieving his loss. The service will also be available on Zoom like all other Mission Road Worship Services.

IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

Next Sunday, October 31, 2021, the Mission Road Congregation will meet in-person in the church building and concurrently broadcast on Zoom. In the church building, social distancing with face masks will be required. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in church face-to-face, while Zoom will continue to be an option for both the Adult Class and the Worship Service.

NEXT SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

For Sunday, October 31, 2021, the worship theme is “Where You Go, I Will Go.” Ron Millard will deliver the morning message. Dorothy May will preside and Kennetha Kuttler will serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Caryn Brown as co-host. You are invited to join us online or in the church sanctuary for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Jane Landrum will finish the discussion of Chapter 6 (“The God of the Philosophers”) and then Marilyn Gairns will lead the discussion of Chapter 7 (“The God of the Mystics”). The class session now begins 15 minutes earlier at 9:00 AM in the Church Library and on Zoom.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

Our congregation serves an important role by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) and food for the Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

The Center is especially in need of toilet tissue, to-go containers, and napkins because they didn’t have the paper good drive this year.

Always needed are items like hygiene items (masks, shampoo, hand lotion, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes), lunches items (snacks, pudding, crackers, granola bars, fruit cups, chips, cookies, lunch bags, sandwich bags, and sliced cheese), pantry items (soups, tuna, beans, cereal, side dishes, jelly, vegetables, and fruits) and for the homeless (coats, hats, gloves, blankets, jeans, sweatshirts, and boots). Of course, the Thrift Store can use anything!

CENTER FOR HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS NEEDS

The Center is again planning for Holiday meals. The Thanksgiving meal will be on November 25 and Christmas meal on December 23. Like we have in the past couple of years we will be taking up special offerings until the Holiday season is over. It is easier for us as well as the CACH staff if we provide money. They can then buy what they need in the quantities they need. That way they don’t end up with too many Turkeys or Hams and not enough Corn or Beans and no Potatoes. So, during the next few weeks please add to your offering for Central Avenue of Hope. Mission Road can also help with a paper drive for the Center.

At the Christmas meal the Center will hand out gifts. Christmas gift ideas include:

socks, gloves, caps, personal items, and candy.

CACH will need gifts for 50 men, 30 women, 20 children age 1 to 10, and 20 youth age 11 to 16

Please mark the bag or box indicating who the gift is for. CACH is also going to do the Christmas Store Project and will need donations of toys, clothes, books, socks, gloves, caps etc.

SAVE THESE DATES

Together, with their families, Alyssa Parrish and Matthew Zabel would like to invite the members of the Mission Road Community of Christ congregation to join them virtually to their wedding ceremony on December 18th, 2021. Although they would love to have everyone together in person, we are unable to do this at this time due to the covid-19 pandemic. We are glad to be able to utilize technology to keep everyone included in the celebration. You can share in the sacrament service by signing into Zoom as you would for all other Mission Road worship services. The time of the wedding will be announced later.

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL – NEW WI-FI – NO CHURCH PHONE

Google Fiber has been installed in the Church. So, the old email has disappeared. The new email address is: missionroadcc

Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

We also have a new password for the Wi-Fi at church. Information how to access the new Google system is posted on the church bulletin board.

We are eliminating the church phone. Most everyone has a cell phone and since we are changing from ATT to Google, we are eliminating the land line.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation is offering concurrent worship and adult class in-person and on Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and times are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:00 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in-person and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship meets in-person and on Zoom.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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 17, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. It’s important that you include the basics about each announcement: Who, What, When and Where. If the information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee getting it in the newsletter in a timely fashion.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

IN-CHURCH IN-PERSON WORSHIP RESUMES

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

CENTER FOR HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS NEEDS

And More…

IN-CHURCH IN-PERSON WORSHIP RESUMES

Starting Sunday, October 24, 2021, the Mission Road Congregation will resume meeting in-person in the church building. Social distancing with face masks should be always adhered to in the church building. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in church face-to-face. Zoom will continue to be an option for both the Adult Class and the Worship Service.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

For Sunday, October 24, 2021, the worship theme is “Extravagant Generosity.” Paul Bennetts will deliver the morning message. Kennetha Kuttler will preside and Caryn Brown will serve as the worship planner. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Dorothy May as co-host. You are invited to join us online or in the church sanctuary for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion covering Chapter 6 (“The God of the Philosophers”). The class session now begins 15 minutes earlier at 9:00 AM in the Church Library and on Zoom.

The class is studying “A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam” by Karen Armstrong. The text discusses how the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have shaped and altered the conception of God over time.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

Our congregation serves an important role by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) and food for the Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Center is especially in need of toilet tissue, to-go containers, and napkins because they didn’t have the paper good drive this year.

Always needed are items like hygiene items (masks, shampoo, hand lotion, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes), lunches items (snacks, pudding, crackers, granola bars, fruit cups, chips, cookies, lunch bags, sandwich bags, and sliced cheese), pantry items (soups, tuna, beans, cereal, side dishes, jelly, vegetables, and fruits) and for the homeless (coats, hats, gloves, blankets, jeans, sweatshirts, and boots). Of course, the Thrift Store can use anything!

CENTER FOR HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS NEEDS

The Center is again planning for Holiday meals. The Thanksgiving meal will be on November 25 and Christmas meal on December 23. Like we have in the past couple of years we will be taking up special offerings until the Holiday season is over. It is easier for us as well as the CACH staff if we provide money. They can then buy what they need in the quantities they need. That way they don’t end up with too many Turkeys or Hams and not enough Corn or Beans and no Potatoes. So, during the next few weeks please add to your offering for Central Avenue of Hope. Mission Road can also help with a paper drive for the Center.

At the Christmas meal the Center will hand out gifts. Christmas gift ideas include:

socks, gloves, caps, personal items, and candy.

CACH will need gifts for 50 men, 30 women, 20 children age 1 to 10, and 20 youth age 11 to 16

Please mark the bag or box indicating who the gift is for. CACH is also going to do the Christmas Store Project and will need donations of toys, clothes, books, socks, gloves, caps etc.

SAVE THESE DATES

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL – NEW WI-FI – NO CHURCH PHONE

Google Fiber has been installed in the Church. So, the old email has disappeared. The new email address is: missionroadcc

Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

We also have a new password for the Wi-Fi at church. Information how to access the new Google system is posted on the church bulletin board.

We are eliminating the church phone. Most everyone has a cell phone and since we are changing from ATT to Google, we are eliminating the land line.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation is offering concurrent worship and adult class in-person and on Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and times are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:00 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in-person and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship meets in-person and on Zoom.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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 11, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. It’s important that you include the basics about each announcement: Who, What, When and Where. If the information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee getting it in the newsletter in a timely fashion.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

BOOK SWAP IN CHURCH PARKING LOT

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW MEETING AT 9 AM

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

And More…

BUSINESS MEETING

Thank you to everyone for your patience and support of the Mission Road Business Meeting. A BIG THANK YOU to Jonathan Bacon for his help in teaching us how to use the functions of the Zoom program to vote. I appreciate everyone’s support and willingness to continue to serve our Mission Road church family.

BOOK SWAP IN CHURCH PARKING LOT

Co-sponsored by the JCCC Retirees Association and our congregation, you can look forward to a Book Swap on Saturday, October 16, from 10:00-11:30 AM. Bring one or more books to swap. Hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction or non-fiction are all welcome. Leftover books will be donated to SafeHome, Johnson County Library, or Catholic Charities.

We’ve invited several groups to participate, so we hope you can join in this neighborhood book swap.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

For Sunday, October 17, 2021, the worship theme is “Infinite Mystery.” Karen Birkby will deliver the morning message. Larry Birkby will preside and serve as the worship planner. Paul Bennetts will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Brian Libeer as co-host. You are invited to join us online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW MEETING AT 9 AM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Dennis Wood will lead the discussion covering Chapter 5 (“Unity: The God of Islam”). The class session now begins 15 minutes earlier at 9:00 AM on Zoom.

The class is studying “A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam” by Karen Armstrong. The text discusses how the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have shaped and altered the conception of God over time.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

Our congregation serves an important role by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) and food for the Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The items following items are needed on a regular base are: hygiene items such as masks, shampoo, hand lotion, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.

Lunches: snack items, pudding, crackers, granola bars, fruit cups, chips, cookies, lunch bags, sandwich bags, and sliced cheese.

Pantry: soups, tuna, beans, cereal, side dishes, jelly, vegetables, and fruits.

Homeless: coats, hats, gloves, blankets, jeans, sweatshirts, and boots.

Thrift Store: anything

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

The fall Midlands Mission Center Conference will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2 PM. More information go to the MMC website at https://www.midlandsmc.org/ and scroll down. You’ll find a Registration link and a More Info link. The conference will also be held on Zoom.

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

Happy to say Johnson County is now below 20 for the seven-day rolling average and seems to be maintaining a steady decline in new cases. At this rate we may be able to consider returning to in-person worship in the coming month. Obviously, we will continue to watch the numbers but we are headed in the right direction.

SAVE THESE DATES

The Midlands Mission Center Fall Conference is scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, October 17, 2021.

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL – NEW WI-FI – NO CHURCH PHONE

Google Fiber has been installed in the Church. So, the old email has disappeared. The new email address is: missionroadcc

Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

We also have a new password for the Wi-Fi at church. Information how to access the new Google system is posted on the church bulletin board.

We are eliminating the church phone. Most everyone has a cell phone and since we are changing from ATT to Google, we are eliminating the land line.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer online meetings using Zoom for the next few weeks, until the COVID 19 situation improves in the neighboring communities. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and times are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship accessible on Zoom.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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 3, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. It’s important that you include the basics about each announcement: Who, What, When and Where. If the information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee getting it in the newsletter in a timely fashion.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

PROPOSED 2022 MISSION ROAD PASTORATE

FALL BUSINESS MEETING SUNDAY AT 9 AM ON ZOOM

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS OCTOBER 10

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION THIS COMING SATURDAY

BOOK SWAP IN CHURCH PARKING LOT

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

And More…

PROPOSED 2022 MISSION ROAD PASTORATE

During the business meeting next Sunday, the leadership search committee will recommend Ron Millard, Kennetha Kuttler and Jane Landrum to the congregation as the Pastoral Team for 2022. The vote for the proposed pastorate will be a part of the congregational business meeting on Sunday October 10, 2021, at 9 AM on Zoom.

FALL BUSINESS MEETING SUNDAY AT 9 AM ON ZOOM

Watch for a separate email this week with information about those in 2022 leadership positions and the proposed 2022 budget. There will also be some instructions on the Zoom Voting process. Since we will be meeting on Zoom be sure to mute yourself when not speaking and wait to be recognized before continuing to speak. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. We see you at 9 AM on Zoom. You can join the meeting at 8:45 AM.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

For Sunday, October 10, 2021, the worship theme is “God, Where Are You?” Jennifer Libeer will deliver the morning message. Nadine Bennetts will preside and serve as the worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Dennis Wood as co-host. You are invited to join us online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS OCTOBER 10

Because of the Mission Road Business Meeting, there will be no Adult Sunday School Class on Sunday October 10, 2021. Please join the Congregation Business meeting at 9 AM instead.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE CENTER OF HOPE PANTRY

Our congregation serves an important role by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) and food for the Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The items following items are needed on a regular base are: hygiene items such as masks, shampoo, hand lotion, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.

Lunches: snack items, pudding, crackers, granola bars, fruit cups, chips, cookies, lunch bags, sandwich bags, and sliced cheese.

Pantry: soups, tuna, beans, cereal, side dishes, jelly, vegetables, and fruits.

Homeless: coats, hats, gloves, blankets, jeans, sweatshirts, and boots.

Thrift Store: anything

BOOK SWAP IN CHURCH PARKING LOT

Co-sponsored by the JCCC Retirees Association and our congregation, you can look forward to a Book Swap on Saturday, October 16, from 10:00-11:30 AM. Bring one or more books to swap. Hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction or non-fiction are all welcome. Leftover books will be donated to SafeHome, Johnson County Library, or Catholic Charities.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

The fall Midlands Mission Center Conference will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2 PM. More information will be available on the MMC website. The conference will also be available on Zoom.

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

This week the moving average of new COVID cases in Johnson County is down to 21.3 so we continue to head in the right direction. Based on this number, World Church policy is that we should continue to meet virtually for the time being. Once again, our target is new cases of 10 or fewer that is sustained for at least three weeks consecutively. The Health Officer will continue to monitor the daily reports and provide information to the Pastors and Congregation.

SAVE THESE DATES

Mission Road Business Meeting scheduled for 9 am Sunday, October 10, 2021.

The Midlands Mission Center Fall Conference is scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, October 17, 2021.

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL – NEW WI-FI – NO CHURCH PHONE

Google Fiber has been installed in the Church. So, the old email has disappeared. The new email address is: missionroadcc

Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

We also have a new password for the Wi-Fi at church. Information how to access the new Google system is posted on the church bulletin board.

We are eliminating the church phone. Most everyone has a cell phone and since we are changing from ATT to Google, we are eliminating the land line.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer online meetings using Zoom for the next few weeks, until the COVID 19 situation improves in the neighboring communities. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and times are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship accessible on Zoom.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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 – September 27, 2021

Johnson County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. It’s important that you include the basics about each announcement: Who, What, When and Where. If the information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee getting it in the newsletter in a timely fashion.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

HEARTS FOR HONDURAS CAMPAIGN

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW MEETING AT 9 AM

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION DATE

MISSON ROAD BUSINESS MEETING

BOOK SWAP COMING TO OUR PARKING LOT

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

REFUGEE RELIEF

And More…

HEARTS FOR HONDURAS CAMPAIGN

Goal met! The Community of Christ Health Ministries Association (HMA) wants to extend their thanks to everyone who contributed to Hearts for Honduras campaign that will provide healthcare to rural Honduras in 2022.

The $25,000 committed covers Nurse Saira’s salary, provides medicine, buys wound care supplies and testing supplies for diabetes, UTIs, and other ailments common in Honduras. HMA also provides gas, oil changes, insurance, and maintenance for the truck Nurse Saira uses to visit four villages each month.

A huge THANK YOU to all who donated and enabled HMA to meet the Hearts for Honduras goal for 2022.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

For Sunday, October 3, 2021, the worship theme is “Speak with Integrity.” Arlene Leonard will deliver the morning message. Dorothy May will preside and serve as the worship planner. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Kennetha Kuttler as co-host. You are invited to join us online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW MEETING AT 9 AM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Marilyn Gairns will lead the discussion covering Chapter 4 (“Trinity: The Christian God”). The class session now begins 15 minutes earlier at 9:00 AM on Zoom.

The class is studying “A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam” by Karen Armstrong. The text discusses how the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have shaped and altered the conception of God over time.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION DATE

In August 2021, the Mission Road Congregation donated 125 pounds of food plus many personal items to the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The need continues and this congregation serves an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) and food for the Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Remember that school supplies for the children supported by CACH are needed all year-round!

Other requested items.

Kitchen: sandwich bags, lunch bags, sliced cheese, snacks, fruit cups

Pantry: canned chili, green beans, oatmeal, spam

Hygiene: masks, lotion, razors

Thrift store: winter items, anything

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING

The Mission Road Business Meeting is scheduled for 9AM on October 10, 2021. Whether the meeting will be held in-person or on Zoom (or both) will be announced next Sunday.

The committee headed by Ron Millard is looking at the creation of a leadership team composed of a Pastor and two Associate Pastors. Final details will be shared next week and at the October 10, 2021, Business Meeting.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

The fall Midlands Mission Center Conference will be held on Oct. 17th. More information will be available on the MMC website. The conference will also be available on Zoom.

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

In the past week we have seen a downward trend in the numbers of new COVID-19 cases in Kansas (about 20% reduction) and Johnson County (27% reduction) which corresponds with the numbers of COVID inpatients we currently have at KU Med (about 25% down from the peak). This is the first real improvement we have seen in many weeks, so it comes as great news and we hope the trend continues.

In terms of being able to meet in person for church, we are not quite there yet. The current rolling average for new cases in Johnson County is at 23.7. In order to meet in person again, we need to be at 10 or below with a sustained downward trend. This has been the recommendation of the World Church since the guidelines were issued in late February, 2021. I will continue to watch the trends but this feels somewhat hopeful.

Stay well!

REFUGEE RELIEF

Members of the congregation interested in helping with the needs of the refugees coming to Kansas City from Afghanistan have two opportunities to offer financial assistance. Della Lamb is the community group that will process and assist refugees in their resettlement. Money is the greatest need at this time. You can learn more about Della Lamb on their website at https://www.dellalamb.org/.

A second organization supporting refugees is the Jewish Vocational Service (see information earlier I the newsletter).

If you are interested in supporting either or both of these organizations, you can make a check out to “Community of Christ” and add “Refugee Relief” in the memo field. If you prefer your funds go to JVS or Della Lamb, please enclose a note to that effect, otherwise, funds will be split between the two organizations. Mary Reichenbach will forward the donations to the appropriate organizations.

SAVE THESE DATES

Mission Road Business Meeting scheduled for 9 am Sunday, October 10, 2021.

The Midlands Mission Center Fall Conference is scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, October 17, 2021.

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL – NEW WI-FI – NO CHURCH PHONE

Google Fiber has been installed in the Church. So, the old email has disappeared. The new email address is: missionroadcc

Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

We also have a new password for the Wi-Fi at church. Information how to access the new Google system is posted on the church bulletin board.

We are eliminating the church phone. Most everyone has a cell phone and since we are changing from ATT to Google, we are eliminating the land line.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer online meetings using Zoom for the next few weeks, until the COVID 19 situation improves in the neighboring communities. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and times are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship accessible on Zoom.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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 – September 20, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

HELP US HELP YOU

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please write it out and send to Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. It’s important that you include the basics about each announcement: Who, What, When and Where. If the information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee getting it in the newsletter in a timely fashion.

If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:

HEARTS FOR HONDURAS CAMPAIGN

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION DAY THIS WEEK

MIDLANDS YOUTH GATHERING

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

JACK CAVE ORDINATION TO EVANGELIST

MISSON ROAD BUSINESS MEETING

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW MEETING AT 9 AM

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

REFUGEE RELIEF

And More…

HEARTS FOR HONDURAS CAMPAIGN

Only $5,300 left to go!

The Community of Christ Health Ministries Association (HMA) campaign is very close to the $25,000 needed to fully fund Honduras Rural Healthcare in 2022.

The campaign runs September 1-30, 2021.

A US dollar goes a long way in Honduras. The $25,000 annual budget for HMA’s Honduran Rural Healthcare Program pays Nurse Saira’s salary, provides medicine, buys wound care supplies and testing supplies for diabetes, UTIs, and other ailments common in Honduras. HMA also provides gas, oil changes, insurance, and maintenance for the truck Nurse Saira uses to visit four villages each month.

A huge THANK YOU to all those who have donated so much in such a short time. Can you help us raise the remaining $5,300? Anyone who wishes to donate can do so by going to the HMA website donation page: http://www.hmacofchrist.org/Donation/. Be sure to designate your donation for the Hearts for Honduras program.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION DAY THIS WEEK

In August 2021, the Mission Road Congregation donated 125 pounds of food plus many personal items to the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The need continues and this congregation serves an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) and food for the Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Remember that school supplies for the children supported by CACH are needed all year-round!

Other requested items.

Kitchen: sandwich bags, lunch bags, sliced cheese, snacks, fruit cups

Pantry: canned chili, green beans, oatmeal, spam

Hygiene: masks, lotion, razors

Thrift store: winter items, anything

MIDLANDS YOUTH GATHERING

We are so excited to announce a virtual meet-up for the youth in the mission center!

On Sunday, September 26th we will be catching up with all of our friends, playing some awesome games, and (visually) sharing some of our favorite snacks!

We would love for you to join us!

Middle School will be meeting September 26th at 6:00 pm

Sr. High will be meeting September 26th at 7:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Beckman at laura

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP ON ZOOM

For Sunday, September 26, 2021, the worship theme is “Act Boldly.” Larry Birkby will deliver the morning message. Karen Birkby will preside and serve as the worship planner. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Roxann Kosmicki as co-host. You are invited to join us online for worship starting at 10:30 AM.

JACK CAVE ORDINATION SERVICE

Jack Cave will be ordained to the office of Evangelist on Sept. 26th by Evangelist John O’Neal. You can witness the worship service from Kaneohe, Hawaii on Zoom. The time difference will put the service at 3:30 PM Central time.

MISSION ROAD BUSINESS MEETING

The Mission Road Business Meeting is scheduled for 9AM on October 10th. We may still be on Zoom and the connection for Zoom is the same as all our Mission Road services. If you are currently in a leadership service role, we ask for your continued service in 2022. Please call Karen Birkby this week to confirm your willingness to serve. If you have items that need to be considered for the 2022 budget, please call Larry Birkby.

Larry and Karen Birkby are planning to step down from their roles as Pastors. They wish to thank the members of the Mission Road Congregation for their support of them over the past seven years they have had the privilege to serve as your Pastors. They plan to reduce their responsibilities and spend some time traveling and sharing with family.

Ron Millard will assemble a search team for new Pastoral leadership for 2022.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER CONFERENCE

The fall Midlands Mission Center Conference will be held on Oct. 17th. More information will be available on the MMC website. The conference will also be available on Zoom.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW MEETING AT 9 AM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will continue the study of “A History of God” by Karen Armstrong. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion covering Chapter 3 (“A Light to the Gentiles”). The class session now begins 15 minutes earlier at 9:00 AM on Zoom.

The class is studying “A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam” by Karen Armstrong. The text discusses how the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have shaped and altered the conception of God over time.

COVID UPDATE: PAUL BENNETTS, HEALTH OFFICER

The rolling average of new cases in Johnson Country rose again this past week and was as high as 38. Currently we are at 34.1 so no change – we will continue to meet by Zoom only, for the present time.

REFUGEE RELIEF

Members of the congregation interested in helping with the needs of the refugees coming to Kansas City from Afghanistan have two opportunities to offer financial assistance. Della Lamb is the community group that will process and assist refugees in their resettlement. Money is the greatest need at this time. You can learn more about Della Lamb on their website at https://www.dellalamb.org/.

A second organization supporting refugees is the Jewish Vocational Service (see information earlier I the newsletter).

If you are interested in supporting either or both of these organizations, you can make a check out to “Community of Christ” and add “Refugee Relief” in the memo field. If you prefer your funds go to JVS or Della Lamb, please enclose a note to that effect, otherwise, funds will be split between the two organizations. Mary Reichenbach will forward the donations to the appropriate organizations.

CAMPGROUND NEWS

The pandemic has been exceptionally difficult for both Chihowa and Lake Doniphan Retreat Centers. Rentals are few and far between, yet expenses continue. Helping hands are always welcome! Chihowa: aaron Doniphan: katelin

At Chihowa, seasonal employees and many volunteers have worked to complete necessary repairs and various improvements such as securing the grounds and buildings, installing environmentally friendly LED motion lights, repairing the playground equipment, bringing safety features up-to-date, and undergoing an overhaul of the lagoon system so it meets state requirements. An exceptionally cold weather snap caused pipes to freeze and burst. Fortunately, the water had been turned off and countless volunteer hours repaired all the damage.

Chihowa’s wish list includes painting the pool, pouring concrete in the equipment garage, installing LED parking lot lights, and painting the west side of the main lodge. Also, the caretaker’s house needs indoor repairs.

SAVE THESE DATES

Jace Cave ordination service on Zoom at 3:30 pm on Sunday September 26, 2021.

Mission Road Business Meeting scheduled for 9 am Sunday, October 10, 2021.

The Midlands Mission Center Fall Conference is scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, October 17, 2021.

A Worldwide Conference Preparation Event is scheduled for June 9-11, 2022.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL – NEW WI-FI – NO CHURCH PHONE

Google Fiber has been installed in the Church. So, the old email has disappeared. The new email address is: missionroadcc

Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

We also have a new password for the Wi-Fi at church. Information how to access the new Google system is posted on the church bulletin board.

We are eliminating the church phone. Most everyone has a cell phone and since we are changing from ATT to Google, we are eliminating the land line.

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP

Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES

The Congregation will offer online meetings using Zoom for the next few weeks, until the COVID 19 situation improves in the neighboring communities. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and times are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom. NO Zoom Prayer Circle this week (9-8-21)

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship accessible on Zoom.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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.

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 or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) is missionroadcc

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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