MISSION ROAD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – MONDAY, January 10,

MISSION ROAD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – MONDAY, January 10, 2022

THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. – PRAYER MEETING ON ZOOM

SATURDAY 10-12 a.m. – CACH FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION DAY

SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. – ADULT CLASS ON ZOOM, Dennis Wood Chapter 2, “St. Paul vs St. Peter: A Tale of Two Missions”

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. – BAPTISMAL CLASS ON ZOOM with Debbie, Contact Roxann for the Zoom address

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. – CHILDREN’S CLASS ON ZOOM with Robin, Contact Roxann for the Zoom address

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. – WORSHIP ON ZOOM

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – 10:30 a.m. January 16, 2022 on Zoom, Theme: “A Sign of Things to Come-Racial Justice Day”

  • Planner: Roxann Kosmicki (check with Sharon Wood to confirm copyright laws)
  • Presider: Jane Landrum
  • Speaker: John O’Neal
  • Assistants: Jerry Rushfelt, Arlene Leonard and Steve Holben
  • PowerPoint & Zoom Host: Brian Libeer (email copy to Roxann)
  • Co-Host: Kenne Kuttler

WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY – 10:30 a.m. January 23, 2022 on Zoom, Theme: “A Call to Ministry”

  • Planner: Dorothy May (check with Sharon Wood to confirm copyright laws)
  • Presider: Dorothy May
  • Speaker: Brian Libeer
  • Assistants: Arlene Leonard, Jeremy Baptist
  • PowerPoint & Zoom Host: Paul Bennetts (email copy to Roxann)
  • Co-Host: Kenne Kuttler

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS AND CONTACTS

1. Send Sunday’s Order of Worship and general church business to Roxann at rkmissionroad007.

2. Send prayer requests and other church business to Kenne at missionroadcc

3. Send financial business to Mary Reichenbach at mrcoccfo

4. Church Phone number is 913-890-3460. Calls are forwarded to Kenne via Google Voice

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

6. Social media sites: Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep updated on news

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

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

DIRECTORY CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS

Roxann is working on the directory. Please give her updates.

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 Karen Birkby our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator or email Kennetha Kuttler at missionroadcc.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer suggests the following options to continue your regular contributions:

  1. select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ.
  2. Click ’sign up’ in the upper right-hand corner to create your account or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account.
  3. Select one-time contribution or continuing contribution.
  4. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available choices
  5. Contact Mary if you have additional questions about electronic contributions

Kenne Kuttler

Mission Road Community of Christ

7842 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208

913-890-3460

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, January 3, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE

COVID UPDATE – ZOOM ONLY THIS SUNDAY

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY – PRAYERS FOR THE NEW YEAR

SUNDAY – SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK!

AND MORE….

COVID UPDATE

Johnson County is still trending high with no change this week. We will meet on ZOOM for this Sunday, January 9. Most of the Mission Center churches are also meeting remotely until we start to trend down.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY – Join Jerry Rushfelt in offering prayers for the New Year and new leadership team at 7PM on ZOOM. Join the Prayer Circle for a special evening of prayers.

SUNDAY – ZOOM only this week

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9:15 AM– Paul Bennetts will lead discussion of Introduction and Chapter 1 of “St. Paul versus St. Peter: A Tale of Two Missions.” Let one of the teachers know if you need a book.

CHILDREN SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9:30 AM Zoom with Robin. Ask Roxann for the Zoom address.

WORSHIP 10:30 AM Zoom only. For Sunday, January 9, 2022, the worship theme is “Called by Your Name”. Several speakers will share. Kenne Kuttler will plan, and Robin Payne will preside. PowerPoint & Zoom Host is Paul Bennetts with Dorothy May as Co-Host.

DIRECTORY CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS

Roxann is working on the directory. Please give her updates.

COPYRIGHT LAW RULES

We are learning what the copyright laws are and how we display selections on screen and on Zoom. You may experience some changes in the way a worship service is prepared and what we can project. If a song or Hymn is listed on the screen but the words are not displayed, that may mean we are restricted by the copyright laws for that song. The same will be true of things that we may find on the internet that we might want to use in a worship service. Those who are preparing a worship service will need to check with Sharon Wood to confirm copyright laws for items you may want to use. Some selections may be restricted and cause you to select something different. Early worship service planning and preparation is important to include everything you may want to use in a Worship Service.

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.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS AND CONTACTS

Send general church drafts of your Order of Worship to (Roxann) at the email address rkmissionroad007. Send other church business to (Kenne) at the email address missionroadcc

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

The Church now has Google Voice. It is associated to missionroadcc@gmail.com. That number is 913-890-3460. This is still forwarded to Kennetha’s phone, but it allows us to put a public number out to our media sites.

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.

Kenne Kuttler

Mission Road Community of Christ

7842 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208

913-890-3460

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, December 27, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE:

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS DUE

CHRISTMAS DECORATION TAKE DOWN PARTY ON JANUARY 8

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

SATURDAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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.

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, January 2, 2022, the worship theme is “Gladness for Sorrow”. Arlene Leonard will speak. Dorothy May will plan and preside. PowerPoint & Zoom Host is Kenne Kuttler with Roxann Kosmicki as Co-Host.

DIRECTORY CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS

The new directory is being created. If you have updates, please let Roxann know as soon as you can.

CHRISTMAS TAKE DOWN PARTY

Saturday, January 8 at 9am come help take down our beautiful Christmas decorations. They really enhanced our Christmas season.

THANK YOU FROM THE PASTORS

The Birkbys want to thank the Mission Road Congregation for their generous Christmas gift. We do plan to do some traveling once the weather warms up. We are planning a brief trip right after Christmas to visit friends in Georgia we have been wanting to visit for some time. We have enjoyed serving the Mission Road Congregation during the past few years as your Pastors. We want to also thank all those that have served with us in the congregational leadership roles during our tenure. We know that sharing in a congregational leadership role gives you an opportunity to grow spiritually. We believe it has been a team effort and will always remain a team effort. Without your help and support, Mission Road cannot experience any success. We look forward to being able to step back and let others share their leadership skills. We will continue to support the Mission Road congregation in any way we can. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

COPYRIGHT LAW RULES

We are learning what the copyright laws are and how we display selections on screen and on Zoom. You may experience some changes in the way a worship service is prepared and what we can project. If a song or Hymn is listed on the screen but the words are not displayed; may mean we are restricted by the copyright laws for that song. The same will be true of things that we may find on the internet that we might want to use in a worship service. Those who are preparing a worship service will need to check with Roxann to confirm copyright laws for items you may want to use. Some selections may be restricted and cause you to select something different. Early worship service planning and preparation is important to include everything you may want to use in a Worship Service.

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.

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 Church now has Google Voice. It is associated to missionroadcc@gmail.com. That number is 913-890-3460. This is still forwarded to Kennetha’s phone, but it allows us to put a public number out to our media sites.

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.

Kenne Kuttler & Roxann Kosmicki

Mission Road Community of Christ

7842 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208

913-645-8408

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – Tuesday, December 14, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE:

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

AUDIO-VISIAL UPGRADES COMPLETED

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

SILENT NIGHT SERVICE AT 6PM

BATTLE OF THE BRAINS – Vote daily!

GOGGLE VOICE PHONE NUMBER

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY Prayer Circle via Zoom at 7 PM

AUDIO-VISUAL UPGRADES COMPLETED

The Audio-Visual upgrades have been completed and we are learning the new capabilities. Last Sunday was the first Sunday that all the system improvements we functioning. We now have some nice new tools to enhance our worship experiences. Roxann has begun teaching those that volunteer to help with AV how to use the new tools. We also have new hearing assist devices for those who need help hearing the services. If you need a hearing assist device, Roxann can get you setup with a new device. Each person will have their own device. The new equipment will help everyone to enjoy the services in the building or on Zoom.

COPYRIGHT RULES

We are learning what the copyright laws are and how we display selections on screen and on Zoom. You may experience some changes in the way a worship service is prepared and what we can project. If a song or Hymn is listed on the screen but the words are not displayed; may mean we are restricted by the copyright laws for that song. The same will be true of things that we may find on the internet that we might want to use in a worship service. Those who are preparing a worship service will need to check with Roxann to confirm copyright laws for items you may want to use. Some selections may be restricted and cause you to select something different. Early worship service planning and preparation is important to include everything you may want to use.

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.

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, December 19th, the worship theme is “O, Little Town of Bethlehem”. This is the fourth week of Advent. Paul Bennetts will deliver the morning message. Mary Reichenbach will preside, and Nadine Bennetts will serve as worship planner. PowerPoint & Zoom Host is Caryn Brown with Dorothy May as Co-Host.

SILENT NIGHT SERVICE at 6PM. May have special visitor after the service.

BATTLE OF THE BRAINS FROM NADINE BENNETTS –As you may have heard or seen, my 5th grade students’ Battle of the Brains Team (7 members), is in the TOP 20 Finalist, (out of 750 teams), and we’re hoping to end up being #1! The prize, getting to build the next STEM Exhibit at Science City in downtown Kansas City! (A million-dollar deal!)

They’ve done their work, and now we are asking for your help in the Public Voting Round of Battle of the Brains competition, put on by Burns & McDonnell. To do that we need you to vote, daily, for the next two weeks – using each of your email accounts! Again, that’s each day, each email account, starting Monday morning, December 6, until Friday, December 17, 2021!

*One more request – please Share this request with everyone you can, and ask them to vote, too.

To do this, go to https://www.botbkc.com/vote/ and choose Shawnee Mission Northwest Enhanced Learning Program!

On theirs and my behalf, I thank you, for helping us on this exciting journey!

Nadine Bennetts,

(Mission Road Congregation

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.

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 Church now has Google Voice. It is associated to missionroadcc@gmail.com. That number is 913-890-3460. This is still forwarded to Kennetha’s phone, but it allows us to put a public number out to our media sites.

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.

Kenne Kuttler & Roxann Kosmicki

Mission Road Community of Christ

7842 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208

913-645-8408

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, December 6, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE:

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

BAPTISMAL SERVICE AT 9 AM THIS SUNDAY

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9:15 AM – Questions for this Sunday

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

CENTER OF HOPE CHRISMAS SHOEBOXES – Deadline this Sunday

BATTLE OF THE BRAINS – Vote daily!

COOKIE EXCHANGE

VESPER SERVICE

GOGGLE VOICE PHONE NUMBER

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY – Prayer Circle via Zoom at 7 PM

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

BAPTISMAL SERVICE AT 9:00 AM – THIS SUNDAY

There will be a Baptismal Service for Jim Reichenbach this Sunday morning before Sunday School classes start. All are welcome to attend and witness the sacrament of baptism. The Confirmation will be during the 10:30 Worship Service.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15 AM. The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will finish the study of “A History of God”. Chapter 11 is the final chapter in the book. This Sunday, Jonathan Bacon will lead a wrap-up session on the Armstrong book. Discussion questions are as follows:

“A History of God”

Wrap-Up Session Questions

1. What did you learn from the study of “A History of God?”

2. What did you like or dislike about the author’s perspectives on God and monotheism?

3. Has the study of “A History of God” changed your views about God personally? If so, how?

4. How do you personally interpret the stories of the God of the Bible? Is there a difference in your view based on the Old Testament verses the New Testament? Explain.

5. Has the study changed your views of other monotheistic religions (Judaism and Islam)? If so, how?

6. How do you personally understand the God of your childhood verses the God of your adulthood? Have personal struggles, tragedies, successes, and joys affected your current view of God?

7. Where do you think beliefs about God are headed in our modern world?

8. What do you think people will believe about God 100 years from now?

9. In Armstrong’s book, she discusses a Personal God, a God of History, a Pantheistic God, the God of Deism, the God of Apatheia, the God of the Mystics, the God of the Philosophers, God the Father and more. Which one of these (or which combination) describes your understanding of God? Explain.

10. How should our contemporary view of God affect the future of the Mission Road Congregation? What changes, if any, do you believe should be made in our worship and service to accommodate (what may be a widely varied) contemporary view of God?

After the 12th, there will be no Adult Sunday School Class until January 9, 2022, when Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of the Introduction and Chapter 1 of a new text, "St. Paul versus St. Peter: A Tale of Two Missions" by Michael Goulder. The Goulder book was the runner-up in the last class poll regarding what to study.

Copies of the Goulder book will be available in class. The cost is $22 for the paperback, and you can simply add the amount to your offering (indicating that you’re covering the cost of the new text on your donation envelope). Readers will be pleased to know that the longest chapter in the book is 8 pages in length! We hope you’ll join us in studying this new text in 2022

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

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, December 12th, the worship theme is “Sing and Rejoice!”. This is the third week of Advent. Ron Millard will deliver the morning message. Roxann Kosmicki will preside and serve as the worship planner. PowerPoint & Zoom Host is Kenne Kuttler with Dennis Wood Co-Host.

CENTER OF HOPE – 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 ages 1 to 10 and 20 youth ages 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. *

BATTLE OF THE BRAINS FROM NADINE BENNETTS -As you may have heard or seen, my 5th grade students’ Battle of the Brains Team (7 members), is in the TOP 20 Finalist, (out of 750 teams), and we’re hoping to end up being #1! The prize, getting to build the next STEM Exhibit at Science City in downtown Kansas City! (A million-dollar deal!)

They’ve done their work, and now we are asking for your help in the Public Voting Round of Battle of the Brains competition, put on by Burns & McDonnell. To do that we need you to vote, daily, for the next two weeks – using each of your email accounts! Again, that’s each day, each email account, starting Monday morning, December 6, until Friday, December 17, 2021!

*One more request – please Share this request with everyone you can, and ask them to vote, too.

To do this, go to https://www.botbkc.com/vote/ and choose Shawnee Mission Northwest Enhanced Learning Program!

On theirs and my behalf, I thank you, for helping us on this exciting journey!

Nadine Bennetts,

(Mission Road Congregation

COOKIE EXCHANGE – Join other bakers in a cookie exchange. Sign up sheet will be up this Sunday. Exchange cookies after church on Sunday, December 19. Contact Roxann for more information.

VESPER SERVICE—Save this date on your calendar: December 19th at 6 PM.

FROM MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER -Digital Strategy Moves Church Forward

The Communications team, in collaboration with groups from the field and headquarters, is leading an effort to increase and focus the church’s presence online. As technology and the way people interact with information evolve, an awareness that we’ve outgrown our digital home is becoming apparent.

The strategy emerging from our collaborative work positions the church to look confidently into the future. We’re excited to share some of the Phase One elements of this strategic plan.

BACKGROUND

The current CofChrist.org has three major communication goals—mission, administrative operations, and formational resources and experiences. Communicating all of that and providing relevant information to leaders, members, and seekers is a tall order for any single website. We find our messaging becomes diluted or sometimes even confusing depending on your role and how you interact with certain information.

OVERVIEW

The new digital landscape strategy for Community of Christ includes three distinct yet connected websites with three focus areas.

• MISSION

Site: http://www.CofChrist.org

Audience: Members and seekers

Details: Explore our faith community and how we are living Christ’s mission. Anticipated launch of new English, French, and Spanish site in the first quarter 2022.

• OPERATIONS

Site: Built on SharePoint platform

Audience: Leaders, priesthood, and members

Details: Access church policies as well as priesthood and leadership resources. Site will require a username and password to access. You can vote on one of the names submitted by our community.

• FORMATION

Site: http://www.HeraldHouse.org

Audience: Members, leaders, planners

Details: Discover retail and free disciple formation tools, resources, and products. Enhanced French and Spanish experience will be available in the first quarter of 2022, followed by a way to see several pages of a book’s PDF before downloading.

We received over 65 name suggestions for the Community of Christ SharePoint site during the initial brainstorm phase. The Communications team reviewed the submissions and grouped similar ideas and themes to arrive at three great options.

Now we need you to vote! Choose A Name (wufoo.com)

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@gmail.com.

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@gmail.com

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo@gmail.com

The Church now has Google Voice. It is associated to missionroadcc@gmail.com. That number is 913-890-3460. This is still forwarded to Kennetha’s phone, but it allows us to put a public number out to our media sites.

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at http://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.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 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

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS AT 9 AM

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM

CENTER OF HOPE NEWS AND CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

AV SYSTEM INSTALLATION

VESPER SERVICE

*GOGGLE VOICE NUMBER

And More…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

TUESDAY AV Installation Begins

WEDNESDAY Prayer Circle via Zoom at 7 PM

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 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 on Chapter 11 (“Does God Have a Future”). The class session begins at 9:00 AM in the Church Library and on Zoom.

Chapter 11 is the final chapter in the book. On Sunday, December 12, Jonathan Bacon will lead a wrap-up session on the Armstrong book. Discussion questions for the 12th will be distributed in class on December 5th.

After the 12th, there will be no Adult Sunday School Class until January 9, 2022, when Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of the Introduction and Chapter 1 of a new text, "St. Paul versus St. Peter: A Tale of Two Missions" by Michael Goulder. The Goulder book was the runner-up in the last class poll regarding what to study.

Copies of the Goulder book will be available next Sunday in class. The cost is $22 for the paperback, and you can simply add the amount to your offering (indicating that you’re covering the cost of the new text on your donation envelope). Readers will be pleased to know that the longest chapter in the book is 8 pages in length! We hope you’ll join us in studying this new text in 2022

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

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

AV SYSTEM INSTALLATION – The AV System is scheduled to start being installed this week. We are looking forward to having our new and improved version of Audio-Visual equipment up and running for Christmas services.

WORSHIP 10:30 AM For Sunday, December 5th, 2021, the worship theme is “Prepare The Way”. This is the second week of Advent. Jennifer Libeer will deliver the morning message. Debbie Rushfelt will preside and serve as the worship planner. PowerPoint & Zoom Host is Jonathon Bacon with Caryn Brown as Co-Host.

CENTER OF HOPE – We will continue to collect yarn for the knitting 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 ages 1 to 10 and 20 youth ages 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: masks, shampoo, hand lotion, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes

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

VESPER SERVICE—Save this date on your calendar: December 19th at 6 PM.

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

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 Church now has Google Voice. It is associated to missionroadcc@gmail.com. That number is 913-890-3460.

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.

Kenne Kuttler & Roxann Kosmicki

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 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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