Congregational News July 15, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

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

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

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

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

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

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 22

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

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 13–16, 2019 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 delegates. To add your name to the ballot please fill out the form at www.mmc2019wc.info. Delegates must attend all business sessions of World Conference 2019 and plan to attend and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands Mission Center delegation.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER BOOK CLUB

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

JULY’S BOOK CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCED

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

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

2018 CAMP DATES

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular at Graceland

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

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

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

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

Sunday, July 22, 2018

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

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

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

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

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

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

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Congregational News July 8, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

JULY’S BOOK CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCED

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

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 22

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

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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

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

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

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

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

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

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

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

2018 CAMP DATES

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

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

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

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

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

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

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

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

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

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

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

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-RMillard.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Congregational News July 1 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

FALL WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 22

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

JOIN US FOR THE JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

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

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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

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

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

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

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

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

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING TOPIC ANNOUNCED

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

THE REUNION EXPERIENCE

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

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 8 to 13

Guest Minister: David Anderson, President High Priest Quorum

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

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

2018 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+): $240

Youth (age 13-17): $125

Children (age 5-12): $75

Children (age 0-4): $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2018 CAMP DATES

July 5-7 Youth Quest

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

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

Sunday, July 8, 2018

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

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

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

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

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

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

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-RMillard.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Congregational Newsletter June 24, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

There’s a signup sheet at church for those who can assist with the Mission Road Congregation’s July 4th Celebration (9 am to Noon on the 4th). Needed are cashiers, servers, face painters and other helpers to inflate balloons and other chores. The Celebration is open to the entire community and will include a free bouncy house, hotdogs for sale, face painting and more. Contact Ron Millard if you’re able to volunteer.

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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

Because of the sewer line for the women’s restroom running through the area of the new elevator shaft, the women’s restroom is temporary closed. A sewage pump system to cure the problem has been ordered and installation should be completed prior to church services on July 1st.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

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

Next Sunday we’ll cover Chapter 5 “First Conflicts with the State.” Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion.

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

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING TOPIC ANNOUNCED

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

THE REUNION EXPERIENCE

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

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 24 to 29

Guest Minister: Scott Murphy, First Presidency

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 8 to 13

Guest Minister: David Anderson, President High Priest Quorum

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

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

2018 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+): $240

Youth (age 13-17): $125

Children (age 5-12): $75

Children (age 0-4): $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2018 CAMP DATES

July 5-7 Youth Quest

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel and Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak onthe theme "Trust in Jesus" with Arlene Leonard serving as presider and Roxann Kosmicki serving as worship planner. Jane Landrum will offer the ministry of music and Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

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

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

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

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-RMillard.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Congregational Newsletter June 17, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

NO MORNING BREAKFAST OR SUNDAY SCHOOL NEXT SUNDAY

Because of the elevator construction problems we will not have morning breakfast provided or Sunday school classes on Sunday June 24th. The women’s restroom will be closed until Sunday July 1st. Please mark your calendars and plan ahead for limited services and reduced restroom facilities.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

There’s a signup sheet at church for those who can assist with the Mission Road Congregation’s July 4th Celebration (9 am to Noon on the 4th). Needed are cashiers, servers, face painters and other helpers to inflate balloons and other chores. The Celebration is open to the entire community and will include a free bouncy house, hotdogs for sale, face painting and more. Contact Ron Millard if you’re able to volunteer.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK CLUB MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to discuss “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini. We’ll meet in the Church Library.

Discussion questions will be posted on the club’s website soon (allbooksclub.wordpress.com). Plan to Join us!

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION

Construction on the elevator project has begun. During construction please be aware of your surroundings as you move throughout the building and property. There will be construction materials and other hazards from time to time. Plus, you will find extra vehicles in our parking lot. Because of the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station we will also have extra vehicles in our parking lot. Please be mindful of our visitors.

Because of the discovery of the sewer line from the women’s restroom running through where the elevator shaft is going the women’s restroom will be temporary closed. I sewage pump system has been orders and installation will be completed by the Church services on July 1st. Because the women’s restroom will be closed next Sunday we will not have breakfast provided or Sunday school classes. Please mark you calendars and plan ahead for next Sunday’s limited services and reduced restroom facilities.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

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

Next Sunday we’ll cover Chapter 5 “First Conflicts with the State.” Jonathan Bacon will lead the discussion.

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

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

THE REUNION EXPERIENCE

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

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 24 to 29

Guest Minister: Scott Murphy, First Presidency

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 8 to 13

Guest Minister: David Anderson, President High Priest Quorum

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

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

2018 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+): $240

Youth (age 13-17): $125

Children (age 5-12): $75

Children (age 0-4): $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2018 CAMP DATES

June 24-29 Doniphan Reunion

July 5-7 Youth Quest

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets to discuss “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini in the church Library.

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jerry Rushfelt will speak onthe theme "Peace! Be Still!" with Mary Reichenbach serving as presider and Debbie Rushfelt serving as worship planner. Pennie Bunkers will offer the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

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

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

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

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-RMillard.mp3

27 May 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180527-KBarnhard.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Congregational News Mission Road June 10th, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

BABY BLESSING NEXT SUNDAY

Eric Haase has asked to have his daughter Melody blessed during next Sunday’s Worship Service. Please join with us to celebrate in this special sacrament.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

There’s a signup sheet at church for those who can assist with the Mission Road Congregation’s July 4th Celebration (9 am to Noon on the 4th). Needed are cashiers, servers, face painters and other helpers to inflate balloons and other chores. The Celebration is open to the entire community and will include a free bouncy house, hotdogs for sale, face painting and more. Contact Ron Millard if you’re able to volunteer.

BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to discuss “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini. We’ll meet in the Church Library.

Discussion questions will be posted on the club’s website within the next two weeks (allbooksclub.wordpress.com). Plan to Join us!

YOU’RE INVITED

Join the Historic Caravan Campers for their closing worship service (at the conclusion of the journey) on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 4 PM at the Mission Road Community of Christ. Campers will share testimonies and stories from their caravan journey. We hope you’ll join us!

You’re also invited to pray for all those on the Historic Caravan. Campers left Mission Road on June 7th and return on June 16th.

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION

Construction on the elevator project has begun. During construction please be aware of your surroundings as you move throughout the building and property. There will be construction materials and other hazards from time to time. Plus, you will find extra vehicles in our parking lot. Because of the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station we will also have extra vehicles in our parking lot. Please be mindful of our visitors.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY

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

Next Sunday we’ll cover Chapter 4 “Mission to the Gentiles.” Dennis Wood will lead the discussion.

All books ordered to date have been claimed if you want a copy of the Gonzales text, call or email Jonathan Bacon as soon as possible because it takes 10-14 days to receive a copy. The cost is $21 per copy of the paperback book. Once you receive a copy (in class), just add the $21 to your offering envelop with a notation that the amount covers your copy of the class book.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

THE REUNION EXPERIENCE

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

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 24 to 29

Guest Minister: Scott Murphy, First Presidency

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 8 to 13

Guest Minister: David Anderson, President High Priest Quorum

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

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

2018 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+): $240

Youth (age 13-17): $125

Children (age 5-12): $75

Children (age 0-4): $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2018 CAMP DATES

June 24-29 Doniphan Reunion

July 5-7 Youth Quest

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel and Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard in the Chapel.

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak onthe theme "Grow in the Kingdom of God" with Ron Millard serving as presider and worship planner. Melody Haase, daughter of Eric Haase will be blessed by Larry & Karen Birkby. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets to discuss “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini in the church Library.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

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

3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-RMillard.mp3

27 May 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180527-KBarnhard.mp3

20 May 2018 message by Greg Mann, filename 20180520-GMann.mp3

13 May 2018 message by David Byrn, filename 0180513-DByrn.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

The link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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correction for newsletter

The June 3rd newsletter should read:

Adult Sunday School Class will study chapters 3 and 4 and be lead by Jane Ladrum.

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