Congregational News – August 12, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

BACKPACK BLESSING SUNDAY!

On Sunday morning, August 19, students are invited to bring their backpacks to church for a blessing for the new school year.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL COMING SOON!

Reserve Saturday, August 25, 2018 for the Annual Mission Road Congregation Ice Cream Social. The event will start at 6 PM.

For the event, Jonathan Bacon is working on a trivia/matching contest. He needs a copy of your baby or early childhood photo for the competition. Those attending will attempt to identify who is in each photo.

You can email Jonathan a digital copy (see the church directory for his email address) or bring a copy to church on Sunday (Jonathan will scan the photo and immediately return it to you).

Willing to help? Want to play? Join us on the 25th! And don’t forget to add your name to the sign-up sheet (for ice cream, cookies, and so on) on the Fellowship Hall doors.

BIRTHDAY CARD SHOWER!

Sunday, August 26, 2018, Violet Lorenz 109th birthday. We want to give Violet a card shower. Please send her a Happy Birthday Card to celebrate this milestone event. Her contact information is in the church directory.

PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR NOLAN

Nolan Sprague is the son of Kevin and Carmen Sprague. Kevin is Brody Foster’s (Jonathan Bacon’s Grandson’s) baseball coach. Brody plays on the competitive baseball team, Strikezone Fury, with Nolan’s younger brother Corbin.

Nolan was injured in a diving accident and his spinal column was damaged between the G5 and G6 vertebrae. The family was told the likelihood of him walking again is very low. Initially he could not move anything below his elbows or waist. After surgery he was able to move his arms and three fingers, the ones he uses to pitch. Nolan is 17, going into his senior year of high school with the strong possibility of a college baseball scholarship. Please pray for wisdom for his doctors and healing for Nolan.

The family has a lot of faith in the healing power of prayer. They also are facing some heavy financial burdens. Nolan will be moved to a rehabilitation center the end of this week and probably spend weeks, if not months there. Friends of the family have established a GoFundMe page for Nolan. Donate if you can, but either way, pray for Nolan, his family and his doctors. https://www.gofundme.com/nolan-sprague

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR JACKSON

Please continue to offer your prayers for Jackson Tijerina, the grandson of Laurie and Steve Holben. Doctors have determined that his brain cancer is not of a know variety and so biopsies have been sent to several major medical centers across the country who specialize in cancer research and treatments. Please pray that the doctors can identify the kind of cancer and a treatment for it.

AUGUST BOOK CLUB MEETING SET

The August meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly.

DON’T FORGET THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE!

It’s time to start thinking about how you can support the annual Center of Hope school supplies drive. When you’re out shopping for your own children or grand children, please pick up some extra supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. And if you’re no longer buying school supplies for your family, take a nostalgic shopping trip and pickup some items for the families supported by the Center. What’s needed? Pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday the class will discuss Chapter 11, "Christian Life." Jane Landrum will lead the class discussion.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

LATEST ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

All the parts for the elevator have arrived but as Pastor Larry Birkby explained, "some assembly required." The assembly team from KC Lift has made great steps towards getting the elevator ready for us to enjoy. They are on schedule with the assembly process. The elevator should be finished and ready for use by the end of the month.

Please continue to be especially cautious during construction, as there are construction materials and other hazards to be avoided. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

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!

MISSION CENTER BOOK CLUB

Shelly Twitchell, Midlands Mission Support Specialist, will host a Book Club through Facebook starting this fall. Grab the books and start reading. We will first discuss "Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World" by Alan J Roxburgh. Congregational or small group book discussions are encouraged. Happy reading and have a great summer!

ONLINE TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES

Introduction to Scripture (Temple School SS400) and Ministry of the Disciple (Temple School MP301): Sept 8 – Nov 2

$25 registration begins August 8. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on "USA Registration".

Fees may be paid though our online portal or via mailed check.

You will receive login information via email.

These eLearning classes guide students together through readings, videos, and quizzes. Students may access each week’s class 24-hours a day, 6-days a week (allowing one day for grading) providing flexibility in class schedules.

GENEROSITY CYCLE CONVERSATIONS

Community of Christ has begun an effort to realign the way we think about giving. We invite you to join the bigger conversation evolving across the church as we explore and journey together with this new approach. A video and survey can be found at www.cofchrist.org/generosity-cycle.

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, August 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel Haase & Devin Frazee), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, August 19, 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:30 AM – Steve Holben will speak on the theme "Abide in Me" with Kennetha Kuttler serving as presider and worship planner. Brad Athey will offer the ministry of music. Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint. The service will include a Backpack Blessing! Kids bring your school backpack for a special blessing for you and your new school year.

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:30-11 AM – Saints’ Chorale first rehearsal and reading session for 2018-2019 season.

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 6 PM – Annual Mission Road Ice Cream Social.

Sunday, August 26, 2018, Violet Lorenz 109th birthday. We want to give Violet a card shower. Please send her a Happy Birthday Card to celebrate this milestone event. Her contact information is in the church directory.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. 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:

12 August 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180812-KBarnhard.mp3

5 August 2018 message by Debbie Rushfelt, filename 20180805-DRushfelt.mp3

29 July 2018 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20180729-JLandrum.mp3

22 July 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20180722-JBacon.mp3

15 July 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20180715-KBirkby.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://goo.gl/wREl03

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 is both in the Church Directory.

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Congregational News – August 6, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

On Sunday morning, August 19, students are invited to bring their backpacks to church for a blessing for the new school year.

Also, reserve Saturday, August 25, 2018 for the Annual Mission Road Congregation Ice Cream Social. The event will start at 6 PM.

Signup sheets for ice cream, cookies and other tasty goodies are on the doors to the fellowship hall. Signup and come join us on the 25th.

Sunday, August 26, 2018, Violet Lorenz 109th birthday. We want to give Violet a card shower. Please send her a Happy Birthday Card to celebrate this milestone event. Her contact information is in the church directory.

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR JACKSON

Please continue to offer your prayers for Jackson Tijerina, the grandson of Laurie and Steve Holben. Doctors have determined that his brain cancer is not of a know variety and so biopsies have been sent to several major medical centers across the country who specialize in cancer research and treatments. Please pray that the doctors can identify the kind of cancer and a treatment for it.

AUGUST BOOK CLUB MEETING SET

The August meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.

DON’T FORGET THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE!

It’s time to start thinking about how you can support the annual Center of Hope school supplies drive. When you’re out shopping for your own children or grand children, please pick up some extra supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. And if you’re no longer buying school supplies for your family, take a nostalgic shopping trip and pickup some items for the families supported by the Center. What’s needed? Pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we’ll continue the discussion of Chapter 10, “Persecution in the Third Century.” Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

LATEST ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

All the parts for the elevator have arrived but as Pastor Larry Birkby explained, “some assembly required.” Hopefully the elevator will be finished and ready for use by the end of the month.

Please continue to be especially cautious during construction, as there are construction materials and other hazards to be avoided. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

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 2:30-10:30 PM event but mark your calendars now!

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, August 1, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene and Lee Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, August 12, 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak on the theme "The Bread of Life" with Ron Millard serving as presider and worship planner. Laura Wan will offer the ministry of music. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:30 AM – Backpack blessing! Kids bring your school backpack for a special blessing for you and your new school year.

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 6 PM – Annual Mission Road Ice Cream Social.

Sunday, August 26, 2018, Violet Lorenz 109th birthday. We want to give Violet a card shower. Please send her a Happy Birthday Card to celebrate this milestone event. Her contact information is in the church directory.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. 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:

08 August 2018 message by Debbie Rushfelt, filename 20180805-DRushfelt.mp3

29 July 2018 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20180729-JLandrum.mp3

22 July 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20180722-JBacon.mp3

15 July 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20180715-KBirkby.mp3

8 July 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180708-CReine.mp3

1 July 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180701-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://goo.gl/wREl03

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 is both in the Church Directory.

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Congregational News – July 29, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT THE START OF SCHOOL IS GETTING CLOSER!

It’s time to start thinking about how you can support the annual Center of Hope school supplies drive. When you’re out shopping for your own children or grand children, please pick up some extra supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. And if you’re no longer buying school supplies for your family, take a nostalgic shopping trip and pickup some items for the families supported by the Center. What’s needed? Pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we’ll continue the discussion of Chapter 9, “The Teachers of the Church.” Paul Bennetts will lead the class discussion.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 13–16, 2019 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 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 plan to attend and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands Mission Center delegation.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER BOOK CLUB

Shelly Twitchell, Midlands Mission Support Specialist, will host a book club through Facebook starting this fall. Grab the books and start reading. We will first discuss “Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World” by Alan J Roxburgh. Congregational or small group book discussions are encouraged. Happy reading and have a great summer!

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The elevator construction project is well underway. Visible progress is being made. The A/C unit for the elevator machine room has been installed. The sump pump system for the elevator pit has been install. The emergency telecommunication lines for the elevator emergency phone have been installed and the electrician is waiting for final inspection from the city. The drywall has been installed sealing the elevator shaft and some walls have been painted. Wednesday the elevator contractor has planned to start the elevator installation.

Please continue to be especially cautious during construction, as there may be construction materials and other hazards evident from time to time. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

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 2:30-10:30 PM event but mark your calendars now!

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, August 1, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel and Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, August 5, 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 10:30 AM – Debbie Rushfelt will speak on the theme "Believe" with Karen Birkby serving as presider and worship planner. Dorothy May and Charles Athey will offer the ministry of music. Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. 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:

29 July 2018 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20180729-JLandrum.mp3

22 July 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20180722-JBacon.mp3

15 July 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20180715-KBirkby.mp3

8 July 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180708-CReine.mp3

1 July 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180701-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://goo.gl/wREl03

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 is both in the Church Directory.

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Congregational News July 22, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

SAIRA’S HEALTH ACTIVITIES IN HONDURAS

Greetings from Paula Rummel, HMA International Chair

Although I haven’t provided you with an update recently, Saira has been busy in Honduras with the rural villages and their schools. She continues to offer monthly health clinics in the 4 rural villages as well as treat patients in the clinic in her rural La Boquita home. She was the camp nurse for the Youth Camp in January and Honduran church leadership meeting in March at La Buena Fe campground.

During the first 5 months of 2018 she has seen 1484 patients and dispensed 31,519 ointments, tablets, and milliliters of medications. Some patients are able to pay for the medications and others give her a donation for her medical services. From January-May Saira has received 5350 Lempiras equivalent to $240. She uses these funds to purchase needed medications.

In April she reassembled the hygiene kits for school children. (We disassemble and compact items for better luggage utilization.) She then distributed these kits as she provided dental and health exams on the school children.

Saira was given nutritional food packages for schools from another in-country organization. Since Saira has a new truck for her transportation, she was able to ensure the delivery of these supplements to the rural schools.

In 10 days a medical team will be assisting Saira with the monthly health clinics. The team takes donated supplies, over-the-counter medications, and medical resource books to help Saira in her work. But, perhaps, the greatest gift they bring Saira is the knowledge of people in the United States who care about her and the amazing work she does everyday. Email communication is OK but when a group shows up, it means that people are willing to give their time as well as their money to support her and the people of the rural villages.

And so now, I express to you that Saira truly appreciates your support and is very grateful that you allow her to provide this ministry of health.

DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT THE START OF SCHOOL IS GETTING CLOSER!

It’s time to start thinking about how you can support the annual Center of Hope school supplies drive. When you’re out shopping for your own children or grand children, please pick up some extra supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. And if you’re no longer buying school supplies for your family, take a nostalgic shopping trip and pickup some items for the families supported by the Center. What’s needed? Pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we’ll continue the discussion of Chapter 8, “The Deposit of the Faith,” starting on page 73 (section on Marcion). Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 13–16, 2019 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 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 plan to attend and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands Mission Center delegation.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER BOOK CLUB

Shelly Twitchell, Midlands Mission Support Specialist, will host a book club through Facebook starting this fall. Grab the books and start reading. We will first discuss “Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World” by Alan J Roxburgh. Congregational or small group book discussions are encouraged. Happy reading and have a great summer!

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The elevator construction project is well underway. Please be especially cautious during construction, as there may be construction materials and other hazards evident from time to time. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

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.

2018 CAMP DATES

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Linda Dayton and Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, July 29, 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jane Landrum will speak onthe theme "Generously" with Linda Dayton serving as presider and worship planner. Sharon Wood will offer the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Would you like to hear the message from last Sunday or a Sunday service from 3 years ago? Audio recordings of many of the last several years’ worth of worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. Note this is a new shortened URL that will take you to a Google Drive with many of the recordings from the past.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (2015, 2016, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the date of the service.

The first 4 digits represent the year; the next two digits indicate the month and last two digits represent the day of the month.

In most cases, the date is followed by a dash and then the first initial and last name of the speaker. Enjoy!

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:

22 July 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20180722-JBacon.mp3

15 July 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20180715-KBirkby.mp3

8 July 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180708-CReine.mp3

1 July 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180701-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://goo.gl/wREl03

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 is both in the Church Directory.

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Congregational News July 15, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT THE START OF SCHOOL IS GETTING CLOSER!

It’s time to start thinking about how you can support the annual Center of Hope school supplies drive. When you’re out shopping for your own children or grand children, please pick up some extra supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. And if you’re no longer buying school supplies for your family, take a nostalgic shopping trip and pickup some items for the families supported by the Center. What’s needed? Pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we’ll continue the discussion of Chapter 7 “The Defense of the Faith (from page 62 on) and also discuss Chapter 8, “The Deposit of the Faith.” Jane Landrum will lead the class discussion.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 22

The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online in Word format at https://goo.gl/nCHQCm. Please complete and submit no later than July 22, 2018. Also check the current Summer Worship schedule to confirm your availability on the schedule.

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 13–16, 2019 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 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 plan to attend and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands Mission Center delegation.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER BOOK CLUB

Shelly Twitchell, Midlands Mission Support Specialist, will host a book club through Facebook starting this fall. Grab the books and start reading. We will first discuss “Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World” by Alan J Roxburgh. Congregational or small group book discussions are encouraged. Happy reading and have a great summer!

JULY’S BOOK CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCED

The All Good Books group will meet this Thursday, July 19, 2018, to discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Discussion questions are available online at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/finally-mrs-saint-and-the-defectives-to-be-discussed-in-july/. This date is a re-schedule of a previously cancelled book club meeting date. Plan to join us!

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The elevator construction project is underway. Please be especially cautious during construction, as there may be construction materials and other hazards evident from time to time. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

The new sewage pump system (required by the new elevator construction) has been installed and the downstairs restrooms are open for business.

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.

2018 CAMP DATES

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular at Graceland

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer.

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Eric & Michel Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, July 22, 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak onthe theme "Touch Us, Lord Jesus" with Brian Libeer serving as presider and worship planner. Dorothy May will offer the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Would you like to hear the message from last Sunday or a Sunday service from 3 years ago? Audio recordings of many of the last several years’ worth of worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. Note this is a new shortened URL that will take you to a Google Drive with many of the recordings from the past.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (2015, 2016, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the date of the service.

The first 4 digits represent the year; the next two digits indicate the month and last two digits represent the day of the month.

In most cases, the date is followed by a dash and then the first initial and last name of the speaker. Enjoy!

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:

15 July 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20180715-KBirkby.mp3

8 July 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180708-CReine.mp3

1 July 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180701-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://goo.gl/wREl03

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 is both in the Church Directory.

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Congregational News July 8, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

JULY’S BOOK CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCED

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, July 19, 2018, to discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Discussion questions are available online at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/finally-mrs-saint-and-the-defectives-to-be-discussed-in-july/. This date is a reschedule of a previously cancelled book club meeting date. Plan to join us!

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 22

The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online in Word format at https://goo.gl/nCHQCm. Please complete and submit no later than July 22, 2018.

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The elevator construction project is underway. Please be especially cautious during construction, as there may be construction materials and other hazards evident from time to time. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

The new sewage pump system (required by the new elevator construction) has been installed and the downstairs restrooms are open for business.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we’ll begin with a discussion of two issues:

  1. Was Ignatius a coward, an egotist seeking fame or a true martyr and
  2. Understanding Tertullian’s statement, "the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church."

The class will then begin discussion of Chapter 7 “The Defense of the Faith.” Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

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.

2018 CAMP DATES

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, July 15, 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak onthe theme "Choose Righteously" with Dorothy May serving as presider and worship planner. Jennifer Libeer will offer the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Would you like to hear the message from last Sunday or a Sunday service from 3 years ago? Audio recordings of many of the last several years’ worth of worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. Note this is a new shortened URL that will take you to a Google Drive with many of the recordings from the past.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (2015, 2016, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the date of the service.

The first 4 digits represent the year; the next two digits indicate the month and last two digits represent the day of the month.

In most cases, the date is followed by a dash and then the first initial and last name of the speaker. Enjoy!

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:

1 July 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180701-JONeal.mp3

24 June 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20180624-GRushfelt.mp3

17 June 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180617-KBarnhard.mp3

16 June 2018 Youth Caravan Service, filename: 20180616-Youth.Caravan.mp3

10 June 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20180610-SHolben.mp3

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-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://goo.gl/wREl03

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 is both in the Church Directory.

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Congregational News July 1 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 22

The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online in Word format at https://goo.gl/nCHQCm. Please complete and submit no later than July 22, 2018.

JOIN US FOR THE JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Come join in the fun and bring your friends! The Mission Road Congregation’s July 4th Celebration (9 am to Noon on the 4th) is open to the entire community and will include a free bouncy house, hotdogs for sale, face painting and more. Contact Ron Millard if you’re able to volunteer.

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The elevator construction project is underway. Please be especially cautious during construction, as there may be construction materials and other hazards evident from time to time. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.

The new sewage pump system (required by the new elevator construction) has been installed and the downstairs restrooms are open for business.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Next Sunday we’ll cover Chapter 6 “Persecution in the Second Century.” Dennis Wood will lead the discussion.

If you received the class text, please remember to add $21 to your offering with a notation that it covers the “Adult Class Book.”

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING TOPIC ANNOUNCED

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, July 19, 2018, to discuss “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Discussion questions are available online at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/finally-mrs-saint-and-the-defectives-to-be-discussed-in-july/. This date is a reschedule of a previously cancelled book club meeting date. Plan to join us!

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.

THE REUNION EXPERIENCE

Come join for fun, fellowship, swimming, campfires, classes, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 8 to 13

Guest Minister: David Anderson, President High Priest Quorum

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry. **Nursery workers must be Youth Worker Training certified.

2018 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+): $240

Youth (age 13-17): $125

Children (age 5-12): $75

Children (age 0-4): $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2018 CAMP DATES

July 5-7 Youth Quest

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

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

Sunday, July 8, 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak onthe theme "Proclaim Repentance" with Larry Birkby serving as presider and worship planner. Susan Clark and Roxann Kosmicki will offer the ministry of music and Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Would you like to hear the message from last Sunday or a Sunday service from 3 years ago? Audio recordings of many of the last several years’ worth of worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. Note this is a new shortened URL that will take you to a Google Drive with many of the recordings from the past.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (2015, 2016, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the date of the service.

The first 4 digits represent the year; the next two digits indicate the month and last two digits represent the day of the month.

In most cases, the date is followed by a dash and then the first initial and last name of the speaker. Enjoy!

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:

17 June 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180617-KBarnhard.mp3

16 June 2018 Youth Caravan Service, filename: 20180616-Youth.Caravan.mp3

10 June 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20180610-SHolben.mp3

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-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://goo.gl/wREl03

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 is both in the Church Directory.

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