MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020

We’re going to revert back to sending the newsletter early in the week so it can be mailed to some of our members without email and internet (and arrive before Wednesday Prayer Circle). If you have news to share, please share with Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

WHO ARE YOU GONNA CALL?

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE NEEDS

THIS WEEK: NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

And More…

WHO ARE YOU GONNA CALL?

Who would be interested in making two phone calls a week to our congregation members? Please let Karen Birkby know via instant messenger, texting, email or phone (913-488-9400 or birkby.ka).

Karen is trying to organize a system of calling our members who might live alone and those who would just appreciate a phone call from a fellow church member considering everyone’s limited contact with those outside their homes.

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE NEEDS

What items does the Center of Hope need?

For the kitchen: individual chips, fruits, sliced cheese, sliced bread

For the Pantry: cereal, oatmeal, rice, ketchup, mustard, dressings

For personal hygiene: tooth paste, toothbrushes, combs, razors, mask’s

In case you’re curious, during June 2020, the Mission Road Congregation donated over 325 pounds of food to the Center’s Food Pantry. See below on how you can help during July!

THIS WEEK: NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you to leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM July 16, 2020 – All Good Books group will have an online discussion of “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce using Zoom.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, July 12, 2020, worship theme is “Hear the Word” and will feature a message by Jerry Rushfelt. Larry Birkby will preside and serve as worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and Kennetha Kuttler host the Zoom meeting with assistance from Roxann Kosmicki.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us (see the information later in this newsletter about how to join the Zoom session).

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

We are disappointed we will be unable to gather at reunions and youth camps this summer. However, there will be a Midlands Virtual Reunion beginning a 9 AM on Saturday, July 18 and concluding at noon on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Current plans call for each congregation to join the Midlands Worship Service (part of the virtual reunion) beginning at 10:00 AM on July 19th. The schedule will be posted next week.

Note: Mission Road Congregation will still hold its worship service online on July 19, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM and conclude in time for members to attend the Virtual Reunion worship that begins at 10:30 AM.

Link to Register and receive Zoom links: https://bit.ly/2AHAyvN

Link to Donate: https://bit.ly/31cpQrP

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online.

Here’s a better link for the Summer Worship Availability Form (than the one posted earlier): https://bit.ly/30Iva5Z

This is a one-page PDF file. Please review for any assignments you may have.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 – Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 – TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and “like” each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

We’re going to revert back to sending the newsletter early in the week so it can be mailed to some of our members without email and internet (and arrive before Wednesday Prayer Circle). If you have news to share, please share with Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week.

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

JUNE 28 ZOOM WORSHIP SERVICE AVAILABLE

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

JULY 6TH GATHERING

THE NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

HOW TO JOIN THE ONLINE ZOOM MEETINGS

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

And More…

JUNE 28 ZOOM WORSHIP SERVICE AVAILABLE

A video recording of the June 28, 2020 worship service (on Zoom) is now available for viewing at https://youtu.be/misywX30u20

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

The World Church has developed guidelines for reopening the church buildings. You can review the guidelines at https://bit.ly/2V05xKa

The congregation’s leadership continues to review these guidelines as we prepare the building for gatherings. Please be aware that we anticipate continuing to meet using Zoom at least through Sunday, July 19 before we would return to the church building.

Based on the guidelines and to assure safety for all members, we will need to rethink the way we gather and fellowship. Most of us are in good health and safe, but we also know there are some that are more susceptible, and we want to keep everyone safe. When we do get back together for meetings at the church, we will only have a 10:30 AM worship service. There will be no singing to reduce the possible spread of the virus and the World Church recommends services be held to 45 minutes maximum.

We will also be meeting using social distancing and wearing masks. Greeters will keep a list of those in attendance with contact information should someone get sick so we can contact those in attendance that Sunday. There will be no breakfast, Sunday School, nursery, choir or bells for the foreseeable future. Once a service has concluded everyone will be encouraged to exit the building and visit outside (weather permitting) and to continue to maintain social distances.

We plan to survey the congregation very soon about some of the attendance options and will keep you posted.

JULY 6TH GATHERING

Let the community gather!! Join us around our pool for time to visit. We’ll be outdoors and be social distancing.

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:30pm

Bring your swimsuits, towels, snacks, and drinks for your family. If available and easy for you, bring your lawn chair.

Location: 9060 W 170th St., Stilwell, KS 66085 (take W. 167 St. exit off Hwy 69 South, turn right on W. 167 St, left on Antioch, right on W. 170 St. We are the last driveway on the right). RSVP and for more information contact: Caryn (cell) 913-980-2147 or Ron (cell) 816-803-6291.

THE NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you to leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM July 16, 2020 – All Good Books group will have an online discussion of “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce using Zoom.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, July 5, 2020, worship theme is “Rest in Jesus” and will feature a message by Debbie Rushfelt. Robin Payne will preside. Robert Sindy will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom meeting with assistance from Kennetha Kuttler.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us (see the information later in this newsletter about how to join the Zoom session).

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

We are disappointed we will be unable to gather at reunions and youth camps this summer. However, there will be a Midlands Virtual Reunion beginning a 9 AM on Saturday, July 18 and concluding at noon on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Current plans call for each congregation to join the Midlands Worship Service (part of the virtual reunion) beginning at 10:00 AM on July 19th. The schedule will be posted next week.

Link to Register and receive Zoom links: https://bit.ly/2AHAyvN

Link to Donate: https://bit.ly/31cpQrP

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online.

Here’s a better link for the Summer Worship Availability Form (than the one posted earlier): https://bit.ly/30Iva5Z

This is a one-page PDF file. Please review for any assignments you may have.

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they would enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

FOOD PANTRY DROP THIS WEEK

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

WORLD CHURCH RE-OPENING GUIDELINES

And More…

FOOD PANTRY DROP THIS WEEK

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be on Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM July 16, 2020 – All Good Books group will have an online discussion of “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce using Zoom.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 21, 2020, the worship theme is “Practice Radical Hospitality” and will feature a message by Kirk Barnhard. Dorothy May will preside.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

We are disappointed we will be unable to gather at reunions and youth camps this summer. However, there will be a Midlands Virtual Reunion beginning a 9 AM on Saturday, July 18 and concluding at noon on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Current plans call for each congregation to join the Midlands Worship Service (part of the virtual reunion) beginning at 10:00 AM on July 19th. The schedule will be posted next week.

Link to Register and receive Zoom links: https://bit.ly/2AHAyvN

Link to Donate: https://bit.ly/31cpQrP

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online.

Here’s a better link for the Summer Worship Availability Form (than the one posted earlier): https://bit.ly/30Iva5Z

This is a one-page PDF file. Please review for any assignments you may have.

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

The World Church has developed guidelines for reopening the church buildings. We will be reviewing these guidelines and we will start preparing the building for gatherings. We will post these new directives when we are closer to reopening. We anticipate that we will continue to meet using Zoom at least through June. It will be early July before we anticipate meeting again in the church building. We all know that we will need to rethink the way we gather and fellowship. Thank you for your understanding and support through this strange time. Most of us are in good health and safe, but we also know there are some that are more susceptible, and we want to keep everyone safe. Pastor Larry

WORLD CHURCH RE-OPENING GUIDELINES

In case you want to review the World Church’s guidelines for congregations re-opening, check out https://bit.ly/2V05xKa

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they would enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

WORLD CHURCH UPDATES

Per World Church recommendations camps, reunions, vacation Bible schools, and other large church gatherings are canceled during July and August. World Church buildings and historic sites are closed through August 31. Congregations can work with mission center leadership and field support ministers to decide when and how to reopen starting in July or later.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF NEXT WEEK

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

WORLD CHURCH RE-OPENING GUIDELINES

And More…

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM July 16, 2020 – All Good Books group will have an online discussion of “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce using Zoom.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 21, 2020, the worship theme is “Discipleship and the Cross” and will feature a message by Jennifer Libeer. Brian Libeer will preside.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us (see the information later in this newsletter about how to join the Zoom session).

VIRTUAL REUNION AND SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

We are disappointed we will be unable to gather at reunions and youth camps this summer. However, thanks to everyone who filled out the online survey around the possibility of a Midlands Virtual Reunion, we are moving forward with plans for an all-day Saturday and Sunday morning online reunion experience on July 18 and 19, 2020.

Current plans call for our congregation to join the Midlands Worship Service (part of the virtual reunion) beginning at 10:00 AM on July 19th. More details will be released soon.

If you are interested in helping to plan any aspect of an online reunion, please contact Sarah Marolf at (785) 213–8308.

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF NEXT WEEK

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be on Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online.

Here’s a better link for the Summer Worship Availability Form (than the one posted earlier): https://bit.ly/30Iva5Z

This is a one-page PDF file. Please review for any assignments you may have.

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

The World Church has developed guidelines for reopening the church buildings. We will be reviewing these guidelines and we will start preparing the building for gatherings. We will post these new directives when we are closer to reopening. We anticipate that we will continue to meet using Zoom at least through June. It will be early July before we anticipate meeting again in the church building. We all know that we will need to rethink the way we gather and fellowship. Thank you for your understanding and support through this strange time. Most of us are in good health and safe, but we also know there are some that are more susceptible, and we want to keep everyone safe. Pastor Larry

WORLD CHURCH RE-OPENING GUIDELINES

In case you want to review the World Church’s guidelines for congregations re-opening, check out https://bit.ly/2V05xKa

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they would enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

WORLD CHURCH UPDATES

Per World Church recommendations camps, reunions, vacation Bible schools, and other large church gatherings are canceled during July and August. World Church buildings and historic sites are closed through August 31. Congregations can work with mission center leadership and field support ministers to decide when and how to reopen starting in July or later.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF NEXT WEEK

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

TIME TO REACH OUT

And More…

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online. Access details are the same for each session and are listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM, Thursday, June 18, 2020 – All Good Books discussion group meets on Zoom to discuss “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 14, 2020 the worship theme is “Welcome Strangers” and will feature a message by Kennetha Kuttler. Roxann Kosmicki will preside.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us (see the information later in this newsletter about how to join the Zoom session).

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be on Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/3cOYiM0

Please review for any assignments you may have.

REOPENING THE MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

The World Church has developed guidelines for reopening the church buildings. We will be reviewing these guidelines and we will start preparing the building for gatherings. We will post these new directives when we are closer to reopening. We anticipate that we will continue to meet using Zoom at least through June. It will be early July before we anticipate meeting again in the church building. We all know that we will need to rethink the way we gather and fellowship. Thank you for your understanding and support through this strange time. Most of us are in good health and safe, but we also know there are some that are more susceptible, and we want to keep everyone safe. Pastor Larry

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they would enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

We are disappointed we will be unable to gather together at reunions and youth camps this summer. However, we hope to create a virtual experience to keep us connected. If you are interested in helping to plan any aspect of an online reunion, please contact Sarah Marolf at (785) 213–8308.

WORLD CHURCH UPDATES

Per World Church recommendations camps, reunions, vacation Bible schools, and other large church gatherings are cancelled during July and August. World Church buildings and historic sites are closed through August 31. Congregations can work with mission center leadership and field support ministers to decide when and how to reopen starting in July or later.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

REOPENING THE CHURCH

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF NEXT WEEK

TIME TO REACH OUT

And More…

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM, Thursday, June 18, 2020 – All Good Books discussion group meets on Zoom to discuss “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 7, 2020 the worship theme is “Sacredness of Creation” and will feature a communion message by Cline Reine. Karen Birkby will preside. Please be prepared with your own emblems (bread and water or grape juice) so you can participate in the communion.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/3cOYiM0

Please review for any assignments you may have.

REOPENING THE CHURCH

The World Church has developed guidelines for reopening the church buildings. We will be reviewing these guidelines and we will start preparing the building for gatherings. We will post these new directives when we are closer to reopening. We anticipate that it will be early July before we will meet again in the church building. We all know that we will need to rethink the way we gather and fellowship. Until we open the building for meetings we will continue to worship and fellowship via Zoom. Thank you to Jonathan and his continued hard work to keep us together and informed of each other. Thank you for your understanding and support through this strange time. Most of us are in good health and safe, but we also know there are some that are more susceptible and we want to keep everyone safe. Larry

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF NEXT WEEK

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be on Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they would enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

We are disappointed we will be unable to gather together at reunions and youth camps this summer. However, we hope to create a virtual experience to keep us connected. If you are interested in helping to plan any aspect of an online reunion, please contact Sarah Marolf at (785) 213–8308.

WORLD CHURCH UPDATES

Per World Church recommendations camps, reunions, vacation Bible schools, and other large church gatherings are cancelled during July and August. World Church buildings and historic sites are closed through August 31. Congregations can work with mission center leadership and field support ministers to decide when and how to reopen starting in July or later.

INTRODUCING OUR SUMMER SPECIALISTS

Brittany Gist has been hired as our Social Media Summer Specialist. As a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Central Missouri Brittany is majoring in biology with concentration in pre-med. She has been part of the Community of Christ since birth and was baptized at age eight. “I really love to stay involved in the church and serve where I am needed.” Recently she discovered a new hobby than enlists her marketing and social media skills and interest. “I am so grateful for this summer opportunity and hope to make a difference in the mission center’s online presence.” During her tenure she will assess and improve our communication platforms and online presence and create a long-term marketing plan. She will be available to support and collaborate for virtual training and ministry opportunities.

Justin Keehler will be our Chihowa Retreat Center Summer Specialist. This fall Justin will be a junior at the University of Missouri studying business, although his desired career path is in the nonprofit field. Last July he was ordained a priest, and he can play a “semi-sufficient” saxophone. Though he played soccer competitively in high school, he now enjoys putting up hat tricks in intramurals. He loves to travel and hopes to someday study abroad, “preferably in Asia or Africa where I can’t show off my limited Spanish skills and will instead be dumbfounded by French and other languages.” He challenges anyone willing to a game of Pickleball and has an affinity for QuikTrip pretzels. As the summer specialist he will work closely with the Chihowa Board and interim caretakers to develop fundraising plans, organize the social media presence of the retreat center, and create a marketing plan to increase grounds usage.

CHIHOWA UPDATE

We would like to express our gratitude to Jean Davis for her time as Chihowa Retreat Center Resident Manager. We know she has made many friends while managing the use of the retreat center and being present during many reunions and camps. Jean’s last day will be June 13, 2020. We wish her many blessings in her next adventure.

Chihowa Retreat Center will begin looking for a new resident manager in the near future. In the interim, Allen and Cricket Laughlin have graciously agreed to stay on site as interim resident managers. They will be coordinating efforts this summer to accomplish some much-needed updates and administrative improvements. If you would like to volunteer in any way, they would welcome your call: 816.665.1867.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

UPDATED MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

REOPENING CHURCH

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

And More…

UPDATED MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Because of the Kansas Governor’s stay at home order, congregational face to face meetings have been canceled a least through June 7, 2020. The Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Zoom meetings will continue at least through Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/3cOYiM0

Please review for any assignments you may have.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Social Distancing Guidelines relax and the quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, May 31, 2020 worship theme is “Unity Through Spirit” and will feature songs, readings and a patriarchal prayer by Evangelist John O’Neal. Jane Landrum will preside and Dorothy May is the worship planner.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

REOPENING CHURCH

The World Church has developed guidelines for reopening the church buildings. We will be reviewing these guidelines and we will start preparing the building for gatherings. We will post these new directives when we believe that we might reopen. We all know that we will need to rethink the way we gather and fellowship. Until we open the building for meetings we will continue to worship and fellowship via Zoom. Thank you to Jonathan and his continued hard work to keep us together and informed of each other. Thank you for your understanding and support through this strange time. Larry

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

WORK CONTINUES ON THE CHURCH

When we return to the church building, you’ll notice a number of (still ongoing) changes. All three bathrooms have been upgraded and the floors newly tiled. The main entrance to the Narthex has new tile and the remainder of the hallway floors have been stripped and waxed. The Narthex wall paneling is gone replaced with drywall. The walls have been covered with a fresh coat of new paint. Work continues in the Fellowship Hall with the removal of the old green board and a fresh paint job. Painting of the Fellowship Hall and all the restrooms and the basement hallway has been completed. The Restroom partitions and most of the fixtures have been reinstalled. Plus, the coat rack between the Fellowship Hall and the Library has been relocated. Several additional subtle changes will be made by the time we meet again. We look forward to meeting again soon in a “refreshed” church space.

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they might enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

2020 CALENDAR

July

9–11 Youth Quest

12–17 Chihowa Reunion

18–25 MITIOG

19 – 24 Sr High & M. School Camp

26 – 30 Junior Camp

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:
DUAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION
ONLINE (ZOOM) MUSIC VIDEO CONCERT
UPDATED MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE
MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS
THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP
WORK CONTINUES ON THE CHURCH
NO FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK

And More…

DUAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION
We’re planning a drive-by “Congratulations! You Graduated” parade for Adrienne Reine and TJ Libeer, who both are 2020 graduating seniors. We’re asking you to gather in the YMCA parking lot (4200 W 79th St, Prairie Village, KS) between 6:00-6:15 PM on Sunday, March 24, 2020 for parade route instructions. The parade will drive through the church parking lot honking and screaming and then travel to Libeer’s house and do the same thing.

You’re encouraged, if possible, to bring congratulation cards and decorate your car with balloons, a sign or whatever you can. To RSVP or for more information, call or text Karen Birkby (see the church directory for contact information).

ONLINE (ZOOM) MUSIC VIDEO CONCERT
Music soothes, so during this “Stay at Home” time, you’re invited to join us for an hour of music and video. Everyone will be muted until the end of the hour concert and then unmuted for comments and conversation. Drop-in for part or all of this Zoom Music Video Concert featuring Brad Athey, Jan Kraybill, the Online Choir Community of Christ – Europe (with Roxann Kosmicki, Dorothy May, and Ryan Ballantyne), and other virtual choirs.

UPDATED MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Because of the Kansas Governor’s stay at home order, congregational face to face meetings have been canceled a least through June 7, 2020. The Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Zoom meetings will continue at least through Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

SUMMER 2020 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The Summer 2020 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/3cOYiM0

Please review for any assignments you may have.

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS
The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Monday, May 25, 2020 – Online (Zoom) Music Video Concert.
7 PM Every Wednesday until the Stay at Home quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Stay at Home quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP
Because of the difficulties with Zoom last Sunday (their servers were down), we’ve rescheduled the theme and participants to Sunday, May 24, 2020. The theme is “God Within” and Mary Reichenbach will preside with Jonathan Bacon speaking.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

WORK CONTINUES ON THE CHURCH
When we return to the church building, you’ll notice a number of (still ongoing) changes. All three bathrooms have been upgraded and the floors newly tiled. The main entrance to the Narthex has new tile and the remainder of the hallway floors have been stripped and waxed. The Narthex wall paneling is gone replaced with drywall. The walls have been covered with a fresh coat of new paint. Work continues in the Fellowship Hall with the removal of the old green board and a fresh paint job. Painting of the Fellowship Hall and all the restrooms and the basement hallway will be completed by next week. The Restroom partitions and fixtures will be reinstalled. Plus, the coat rack between the Fellowship Hall and the Library will be relocated. Several additional subtle changes will be made by the time we meet again. We look forward to meeting again soon in a “refreshed” church space.

NO FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF THIS WEEK
Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark will deliver the items to the Center for Hope.

TIME TO REACH OUT
Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they might enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

DIRECTORY OF ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES
The world church continues to maintain and expand the listing of online Community of Christ worship opportunities at the website below.

https://www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries

And don’t forget that you can access past Mission Road Congregation worship service podcasts (recordings) online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link. Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

2020 CALENDAR

July
9–11 Youth Quest
12–17 Chihowa Reunion
18–25 MITIOG
19 – 24 Sr High & M. School Camp
26 – 30 Junior Camp

October
18 Midlands MC Conference

November
6–8 TWIST
TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?
If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL
The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS
The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/
Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL
If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.


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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

WORK CONTINUES ON THE CHURCH

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF TOMORROW

TIME TO REACH OUT

DIRECTORY OF ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

And More…

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Stay at Home quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Stay at Home quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM Thursday, May 21, 2020, the All Good Books group will meet online to discuss “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The theme for Sunday, May 17, 2020, is “God Within” and Mary Reichenbach will preside with Jonathan Bacon speaking.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

WORK CONTINUES ON THE CHURCH

When we return to the church building, you’ll notice a number of (still ongoing) changes. All three bathrooms have been upgraded and the floors newly tiled. The main entrance to the Narthex has new tile and the remainder of the hallway has been stripped and waxed. The Narthex wall paneling is gone replaced with drywall. The walls have been covered with a fresh coat of new paint. Work continues in the Fellowship Hall with the removal of the old green board and a fresh paint job. Painting of the Fellowship Hall and all the restrooms and the basement hallway will be completed by next week. Plus, the coat rack between the Fellowship Hall and the Library will be relocated. We look forward to meeting again soon in a “refreshed” church space.

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF TOMORROW

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be tomorrow, Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark deliver it to the Center for Hope.

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they might enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

DIRECTORY OF ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES

The world church continues to maintain and expand the listing of online Community of Christ worship opportunities at the website below.

https://www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries

And don’t forget that you can access past Mission Road Congregation worship service podcasts (recordings) online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Per World Church recommendations, all church gatherings are suspended until at least May 31, 2020.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link. Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Per World Church recommendations, all church gatherings are suspended until through at least May 31. World Church buildings and historic sites are closed through June 30.

The Pastor and CFO Gathering scheduled for May 3 has been canceled. Spectacular has also been canceled.

Chihowa Reunion dates follow:

July 13 – 17 with Guest Minister: Apostle Dave Nii, Contact: Sarah Marolf, (785) 213–8308

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

2020 CALENDAR

July

9–11 Youth Quest

12–17 Chihowa Reunion

18–25 MITIOG

19 – 24 Sr High & M. School Camp

26 – 30 Junior Camp

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

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

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

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

Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email, please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory.

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Mothers Day — Ppersistence will win out

Normally there would be real flowers handed out at worship service. This year we are handing out virtual flowers. Enjoy Mother’s Day!

If my previous links did not work, please try the link below:

https://sites.google.com/view/cofcmday

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