MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of May 13, 2018

BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS THURSDAY

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be held this Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7 PM when we’ll discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. We had planned to discuss the book earlier but that meeting was cancelled (postponed) so we’ve got it back on our schedule.

Discussion questions are available on the book club’s website at https://goo.gl/JcGTc8.

The group is now meeting on the third Thursday of each month (previously having met on the second Thursday).

Come join us at the Mission Road Congregation of the Community of Christ (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208). We meet at 7 PM in the Church Library or Fellowship Hall (depending on our whim at the moment).

NEW TOPIC COMING FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Adult Sunday School Class (that has been discussing the Epistles of Paul) will begin studying “The Story of the Early Christian Church” on May 27, 2018. The first session (on the 27th) will wrap up the discussion of the Tatha Wiley’s book on Paul and begin discussing the Introduction to “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Jonathan Bacon will lead the first session and is in the process of ordering copies of the book. We were able to find a vendor to sell new copies for a few pennies more than used copies, so the cost will be $21 per copy of the paperback book. The books will be available in class starting Sunday, May 20, 2018. If you want a copy, contact Jonathan (his phone and email are in the Church Directory). Once you receive a copy (in class), add the $21 to your offering envelop with a notation that the amount covers your copy of the class book.

ELEVATOR UPDATE

After approval by the congregation, the Pastorate contacted the World Church to arrange for a letter (for the contractors) guaranteeing that the full amount for the construction will be available from the Congregation’s investment (AIP) account with the World Church. The Bishopric has responded positively to the withdrawal of funds to fully fund the elevator project!

SUMMER 2018 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The 2018 Summer Worship Schedule was distributed this morning at church. If you missed a copy it’s available online at https://goo.gl/Y5LUJS

ADULT CLASS ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL DRAWS TO A CLOSE

On May 20, 2018 the Adult Sunday School Class will discuss Chapter 7 (”The Adversus Judaeos Tradition”) of the Tatha Wiley book (pages 148-168). The class will discuss: What is meant by “Shifting blame” in the chapter? What is supersessionism? What are the problems with the concepts of election and Christian exclusivism? Class begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library with Jonathan Bacon leading the discussion this next Sunday.

2018 HISTORIC CARAVAN
Thanks to everyone who has donated for this event. We currently have 47 registered campers and the Mission Center says we have reached our fund raising goals. All are welcome to join our closing service at Mission Road around 5:30 pm Saturday, June 16. Thank you for your support and continued prayers for our journey.

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.

GENEROSITY CYCLE CONVERSATIONS

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

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 6-16 Historic Caravan

June 7-22 Middle School Camp

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

Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, May 20, 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 "Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, 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 in the Chapel.

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:30 AM – Greg Mann will speak onthe theme "The Spirit of Truth" with Karen Birkby serving as presider and worship planner. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

13 May 2018 message by David Byrn, filename 20180513-DByrn.mp3

6 May 2018 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20180506-JLandrum.mp3

6 May 2018 Business meeting, filename 20180506-Business.Meeting.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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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of May 6, 2018

SUMMER 2018 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

The 2018 Summer Worship Schedule was distributed this morning at church. If you missed a copy it’s available online at https://goo.gl/Y5LUJS

WANT TO SEE THE LEGO EXHIBIT AT UNION STATION?

Pastor Karen Birkby is organizing a group to go and see the LEGO exhibit at Union Station this coming Saturday, May 12, 2018 (1 PM). If enough commit to go, the price is reduced significantly. Please contact Karen, if interested.

BUSINESS MEETING RESULTS

At Sunday morning’s business meeting, the congregation approved an increase to $160,000 for the engineering, purchase and installation of an elevator between the main floor of the church and the basement level. The approved amount is a significant increase over the original projected cost ($100,000). The Pastorate will be contacting the World Church to arrange for a letter (for the contractors) guaranteeing the amount plus to assure that the dollars for the construction will be available from the Congregation’s investment (AIP) account with the World Church.

ELEVATOR FUND-RAISING

Members who have an interest and available funds are encouraged to make donations to help cover the additional cost of the elevator. Now is the time to donate, if you’re able.

Additionally, Julie Canterbury suggested a way to donate household goods to earn money toward the cost of the elevator. If you have interest in assisting, please contact Julie.

NEW TOPIC COMING FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Adult Sunday School Class (that has been discussing the Epistles of Paul) will begin studying “The Story of the Early Christian Church” on May 27, 2018. The first session (on the 27th) will wrap up the discussion of the Tatha Wiley’s book on Paul and begin discussing the Introduction to “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Jonathan Bacon will lead the first session and is in the process of ordering copies of the book. We were able to find a vendor to sell new copies for a few pennies more than used copies, so the cost will be $21 per copy of the paperback book. The books will be available in class starting Sunday, May 13, 2018. If you want a copy, contact Jonathan (his phone and email are in the Church Directory). Once you receive a copy (in class), add the $21 to your offering envelop with a notation that the amount covers your copy of the class book.

ADULT CLASS ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL CONTINUES

The Adult Sunday School class will resume on May 13 with a discussion of Paul’s Letter to Titus. Titus is one of the three Pastoral Letters attributed to Paul. Class begins at 9:15 AM Sunday morning in the Church Library with Dennis Wood leading the discussion.

2018 HISTORIC CARAVAN
Thanks to everyone who has donated for this event. We currently have 47 registered campers and we still have $1,250 in matching funds until May 13th! All are welcome to join our closing service at Mission Road around 5:30 pm Saturday, June 16. Thank you for your support and continued prayers for our journey.

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.

GENEROSITY CYCLE CONVERSATIONS

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

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

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 6-16 Historic Caravan

June 7-22 Middle School Camp

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, May 9, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn and Ron Millard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, May 13, 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 "Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, 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 in the Chapel.

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – David Byrn will speak onthe theme "Open Our Mind to the Scriptures" with Ron Millard serving as presider and Worship Planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

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:

6 May 2018 Business meeting, filename 20180506-Business.Meeting.mp3

6 May 2018 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20180506-JLandrum.mp3

29 April 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename 20180429-RKosmicki-KKuttler.mp3

22 April 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180422-CReine.mp3

15 April 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename: 20180415-SHolben.mp3

8 April 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename: 20180408-JONeal.mp3

1 April 2018 Easter message by Paul Bennetts, filename: 20180401-Easter;PBennetts.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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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of April 29, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING SUNDAY MAY 6TH 9:30 AM

A Congregational Business Meeting is scheduled for Sunday May 6th at 9:30AM. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the results of the elevator bids received by the Building Committee from local general contractors. Please plan to attend.

NEW TOPIC COMING FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Adult Sunday School Class (that has been discussing the Epistles of Paul) will begin studying “The Story of the Early Christian Church” on May 27, 2018. The first session (on the 27th) will wrap up the discussion of the Tatha Wiley’s book on Paul and begin discussing the Introduction to “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Jonathan Bacon will lead the first session and is in the process of ordering copies of the book. We were able to find a vendor to sell new copies for a few pennies more than used, so the cost will be $21 per copy of the paperback book. If you want a copy, contact Jonathan (his phone and email are in the Church Directory). Once your copy is delivered (in class), add the $21 to your offering envelop with a notation that the amount covers your copy of the class book.

ADULT CLASS ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL RESUMES MAY 13

Because of the Congregational Business Meeting on May, 6, the Adult Sunday School class will resume on May 13 with a discussion of Paul’s Letter to Titus. Titus is one of the three Pastoral Letters attributed to Paul. Class begins at 9:15 AM Sunday morning in the Church Library. On May 13, Dennis Wood will lead the 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.

LAST CHANCE: MATCH YOUR DONATION TO 2018 MMC SR. HIGH HISTORIC CARAVAN

We have a NEW matching opportunity good through May 1, 2018. For every $1 donated a donor will match it up to $4000!!!

Our Mission Center needs to raise about $40,000 before June 2018 depending upon the final number of kids registered for the Historic Caravan. We have $24,000 raised! ($13,000 left over from previous Caravans + $11,000) We have 49 teens registered as of March 25. The camp is June 7-16, with an orientation pre-night on June 6 at Mission Road. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 100% of your donation goes to ministry that really lasts a lifetime!

Questions? Kyle 913-708-5950, Clint 913-484-0651

Make checks payable to MMC Sr. High Historic Caravan. Please give your donation to your Congregational Financial officer or mail it directly to the MMC 7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr., Kansas City, MO 64118.

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 6-16 Historic Caravan

June 7-22 Middle School Camp

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

Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Mindy & Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, May 6, 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.
  • No Adult Sunday School classes

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:30 AM – Congregational Business Meeting in the Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jane Landrum will speak onthe theme "Love as Jesus Loved" with Jonathan Bacon serving as presider and Worship Planner. Roxann Kosmicki and Sharon Wood will provide the ministry of music. 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:

29 April 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename: 20180429-RKosmicki-KKuttler.mp3

22 April 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180422-CReine.mp3

15 April 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename: 20180415-SHolben.mp3

8 April 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename: 20180408-JONeal.mp3

1 April 2018 Easter message by Paul Bennetts, filename: 20180401-Easter;PBennetts.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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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of April 22, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING SUNDAY MAY 6TH 9:30 AM

A Congregational Business Meeting is scheduled for Sunday May 6th at 9:30AM. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the results of the Elevator bids received by the Building Committee from local general contractors. Please plan to attend.

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR SUMMER DUE SUNDAY!

The Worship Availability Form is now available for the Summer months. You can download and print a copy at https://goo.gl/sGFwqe. Copies are also available in Sunday’s bulletin. You can return the form in several ways:

  • Give a copy to the Worship Coordinators, Pam O’Neal and/or Caryn Brown or
  • Place the form in the administrative “In” box located in the church Narthex (on the wall by the office) or
  • Email it to carynpbro or
  • Mail the form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

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.

ADULT CLASS CONTINUES THE DISCUSSION OF THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

The coming Sunday, the Adult Sunday School class will discuss 2nd Timothy, an epistle from Paul. Second Timothy is one of the three Pastoral Letters. Class begins at 9:15 AM Sunday morning in the Church Library and this week Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion.

2018 MMC SR. HIGH HISTORIC CARAVAN UPDATE

Our Mission Center needs to raise about $40,000 before June 2018 depending upon the final number of kids registered for the Historic Caravan. We have $24,000 raised! ($13,000 left over from previous Caravans + $11,000) We have 49 teens registered as of March 25. The camp is June 7-16, with an orientation pre-night on June 6 at Mission Road. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 100% of your donation goes to ministry that really lasts a lifetime!

We have a NEW matching opportunity good through May 1, 2018. For every $1 donated a donor will match it up to $4000!!!

Questions? Kyle 913-708-5950, Clint 913-484-0651

Make checks payable to MMC Sr. High Historic Caravan. Please give your donation to your Congregational Financial officer or mail it directly to the MMC 7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr., Kansas City, MO 64118.

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 6-16 Historic Caravan

June 7-22 Middle School Camp

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, April 25, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30 PM – Building Committee meeting.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Alisa Morse and Bill Johnson), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.
  • Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, 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 in the Chapel.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kennetha Kuttler will speak onthe theme "Bear Fruit" with Arlene Leonard serving as presider and Roxann Kosmicki serving as Worship Planner. An Instrumental Ensemble will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

​Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:30 AM – Congregational Business Meeting in the Church Sanctuary.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

22 April 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180422-CReine.mp3

15 April 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename: 20180415-SHolben.mp3

8 April 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename: 20180408-JONeal.mp3

1 April 2018 Easter message by Paul Bennetts, filename: 20180401-Easter;PBennetts.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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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of April 15, 2018

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR SUMMER

The Worship Availability Form is now available for the Summer months. You can download and print a copy at https://goo.gl/sGFwqe. Copies are also available in Sunday’s bulletin. You can return the form in several ways:

  • Give a copy to the Worship Coordinators, Pam O’Neal and/or Caryn Brown or
  • Place the form in the administrative “In” box located in the church Narthex (on the wall by the office) or
  • Email it to carynpbro or
  • Mail the form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

ALL GOOD BOOKS GROUP MEETS THIS THURSDAY

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The schedule for book club meetings is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

At this week’s meeting we’ll discuss “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. Discussion questions for the book will be available online by Tuesday.

EXTRA HELP NEEDED AT THE CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE

Marsha broke her collarbone and needs extra help in meal prep at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. It will be several weeks before Marsha will be back to 100%. Mission road is going to help on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month. If you can find time in your schedule to help at CACH please contact Susan Clark on her cell phone.

THE CENTER FOR HOPE NEED IS ONGOING

Did you know that in January, the Mission Road Congregation contributed 50 pounds of food plus a bag of lotions, shampoo and soaps to the Center? In February, the contributions dropped to 40 pounds.

In February the Center, our contributions, coupled with other congregations, provided pantry items to 14 households including 9 adults, 10 children, and 11 elderly clients. Additionally, school materials were provided to 8 children.

The need really is on going! Your contributions really are helpful. Please remember to bring food items to the Food Pantry (plus cash contributions) this month!

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.

ADULT CLASS CONTINUES THE DISCUSSION OF THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

The coming Sunday, the Adult Sunday School class will discuss I Timothy, an epistle from Paul “To Timothy my true son in the faith.” I Timothy is one of the Deutero-Pauline Letters. Class begins at 9:15 AM Sunday morning in the Church Library and this week Jonathan Bacon will lead the discussion.

2018 MMC SR. HIGH HISTORIC CARAVAN UPDATE

Our Mission Center needs to raise about $40,000 before June 2018 depending upon the final number of kids registered for the Historic Caravan. We have $24,000 raised! ($13,000 left over from previous Caravans + $11,000) We have 49 teens registered as of March 25. The camp is June 7-16, with an orientation pre-night on June 6 at Mission Road. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 100% of your donation goes to ministry that really lasts a lifetime!

We have a NEW matching opportunity good through May 1, 2018. For every $1 donated a donor will match it up to $4000!!!

Questions? Kyle 913-708-5950, Clint 913-484-0651

Make checks payable to MMC Sr. High Historic Caravan. Please give your donation to your Congregational Financial officer or mail it directly to the MMC 7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr., Kansas City, MO 64118.

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.

INTRODUCING MISSION CENTER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

The President Team is pleased to announced Emily Hartford and Shelly Twitchell as the first to fulfill this new role in the Mission Center. We thank them for volunteering their time, energy, and expertise to the camp directors, youth council, and other pertinent responsibilities.

Emily attends the University Congregation with her husband, Daniel, and their four young children. She grew up in Southern Illinois, earned an education degree at Graceland, and spent time in Australia both for World Service Corps and as a church employee before settling in Lawrence, KS. She has attended church camp in almost every role possible and looks forward to sharing her experience and knowledge.

Shelly is in her 11th year in education, currently teaching English at Lansing High School. She, and her four children ages 12 to 23, recently moved to Kansas from Greenfield, IA. They attend the Leavenworth Congregation. As a stay-at-home mom previously she worked at every youth camp and activity possible. She loves hearing other people’s stories and sharing herself about God’s grace and love.

WORK DAY @ CHIHOWA

9:00 am Saturday, April 21

Opportunities abound for ALL interest and abilities. Jobs include: clear brush, clean & organize storage areas, paint, install trim, and carpentry & plumbing tasks.

Come for a few hours or stay the whole day! Lunch will be provided!! Questions? Please contact Caretaker Jean Davis (913.305.8297) or Board President Rollie Marolf (785.207.1359).

CHIHOWA WISH LIST:

• BALLS (VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, KICKBALL)

• BASKETBALL BACKBOARDS

• VOLLEYBALL NET

• PLAYGROUND SWINGS

• CANOE PADDLES

• ROCKING CHAIRS (NURSERY)

Please take a moment to fill out a survey regarding campgrounds and the camping program in our mission center. Anyone who has attended a camp or reunion and/or considers themselves part of Midlands MC is encouraged to participate. We welcome your ideas! The survey is available at www.MidlandsCamping.info

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 6-16 Historic Caravan

June 7-22 Middle School Camp

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

Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene and Lee Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 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 "Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, 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 in the Chapel.

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak onthe theme "Listen to the Good Shepherd" with Charles Athey serving as presider and Worship Planner. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

15 April 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename: 20180415-SHolben.mp3

8 April 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename: 20180408-JONeal.mp3

1 April 2018 Easter message by Paul Bennetts, filename: 20180401-Easter;PBennetts.mp3

30 March 2018 Good Friday Service, filename: 20180330-Good.Friday.mp3

25 March 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180325-LBirkby.mp3

18 March 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180318-KBarnhard.mp3

18 March 2018 John Trinkl III memorial service, filename 20180318-John.Trinkl.III.Memorial.mp3 (monaural audio file playable online)

18 March 2018 John Trinkl III memorial service, filename 20180318S-John.Trinkl.III.Memorial.mp3 (larger stereo file, may now be played online or downloaded to play)

11 March 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180311-ALeonard.mp3

4 March 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20180304-JRushfelt.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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Upcoming News for Week of April 8, 2018.

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR SUMMER
The Worship Availability Form is now available for the Summer months. You can download and print a copy at https://goo.gl/sGFwqe. Copies are also available in Sunday’s bulletin. You can return the form in several ways: • Give a copy to the Worship Coordinators, Pam O’Neal and/or Caryn Brown or
• Place the form in the administrative “In” box located in the church Narthex (on the wall by the office) or • Email it to carynpbro@gmail.com or
• Mail the form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING POSTPONED
Due to the illness of the book club coordinator, the next meeting of the All Good Books group will be postponed to a date later in April. The group was initially scheduled to meet on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The schedule for book club meetings is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

At the April meeting we’ll discuss “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. Discussion questions for the book will be available online soon.

EXTRA HELP NEEDED AT THE CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE
Marsha broke her collarbone and needs extra help in meal prep at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. It will be several weeks before Marsha will be back to 100%. Mission road is going to help on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month. If you can find time in your schedule to help at CACH please contact Susan Clark on her cell phone.

THE CENTER FOR HOPE NEED IS ONGOING
Did you know that in January, the Mission Road Congregation contributed 50 pounds of food plus a bag of lotions, shampoo and soaps to the Center? In February, the contributions dropped to 40 pounds.

In February the Center, our contributions, coupled with other congregations, provided pantry items to 14 households including 9 adults, 10 children, and 11 elderly clients. Additionally, school materials were provided to 8 children.

The need really is on going! Your contributions really are helpful. Please remember to bring food items to the Food Pantry (plus cash contributions) this month!

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.

ADULT CLASS DISCUSSES THE EPISTLES OF PAUL
The Adult Sunday School class, led by Jane Landrum, is encouraged to read II Thessalonians, an epistle from Paul, one of the Deutero-Pauline Letters and be prepared to discuss it. Class begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library.

2018 MMC SR. HIGH HISTORIC CARAVAN UPDATE
Our Mission Center needs to raise about $40,000 before June 2018 depending upon the final number of kids registered for the Historic Caravan. We have $24,000 raised! ($13,000 left over from previous Caravans + $11,000) We have 49 teens registered as of March 25. The camp is June 7-16, with an orientation pre-night on June 6 at Mission Road. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 100% of your donation goes to ministry that really lasts a lifetime!

We have a NEW matching opportunity good through May 1, 2018. For every $1 donated a donor will match it up to $4000!!!

Questions? Kyle 913-708-5950, Clint 913-484-0651

Make checks payable to MMC Sr. High Historic Caravan. Please give your donation to your Congregational Financial officer or mail it directly to the MMC 7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr., Kansas City, MO 64118.

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.

INTRODUCING MISSION CENTER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS
The President Team is pleased to announced Emily Hartford and Shelly Twitchell as the first to fulfill this new role in the Mission Center. We thank them for volunteering their time, energy, and expertise to the camp directors, youth council, and other pertinent responsibilities.

Emily attends the University Congregation with her husband, Daniel, and their four young children. She grew up in Southern Illinois, earned an education degree at Graceland, and spent time in Australia both for World Service Corps and as a church employee before settling in Lawrence, KS. She has attended church camp in almost every role possible and looks forward to sharing her experience and knowledge.

Shelly is in her 11th year in education, currently teaching English at Lansing High School. She and her four children, ages 12 to 23, recently moved to Kansas from Greenfield, IA. They attend the Leavenworth Congregation. As a stay-at-home mom previously she worked at every youth camp and activity possible. She loves hearing other people’s stories and sharing herself about God’s grace and love.

WORK DAY @ CHIHOWA
9:00 am Saturday, April 21

Opportunities abound for ALL interest and abilities. Jobs include: clear brush, clean & organize storage areas, paint, install trim, and carpentry & plumbing tasks.

Come for a few hours or stay the whole day! Lunch will be provided!! Questions? Please contact Caretaker Jean Davis (913.305.8297) or Board President Rollie Marolf (785.207.1359).

CHIHOWA WISH LIST:
• BALLS (VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, KICKBALL)
• BASKETBALL BACKBOARDS
• VOLLEYBALL NET
• PLAYGROUND SWINGS
• CANOE PADDLES
• ROCKING CHAIRS (NURSERY)

Please take a moment to fill out a survey regarding campgrounds and the camping program in our mission center. Anyone who has attended a camp or reunion and/or considers themselves part of Midlands MC is encouraged to participate. We welcome your ideas! The survey is available at http://www.MidlandsCamping.info

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 6-16 Historic Caravan
June 7-22 Middle School Camp
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, April 11, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – POSTPONED: All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Jonathan Bacon), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 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 “Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, 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 in the Chapel.

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10:30 AM – Steve Holben will speak on the theme “You Are Witnesses” with Ron Millard serving as presider and Dorothy May as Worship Planner. The Pennie Bunkers and Jane Landrum will provide the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

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:

8 April 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename: 20180408-JONeal.mp3
1 April 2018 Easter message by Paul Bennetts, filename: 20180401-Easter;PBennetts.mp3

30 March 2018 Good Friday Service, filename: 20180330-Good.Friday.mp3

25 March 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180325-LBirkby.mp3

18 March 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180318-KBarnhard.mp3

18 March 2018 John Trinkl III memorial service, filename 20180318-John.Trinkl.III.Memorial.mp3 (monaural audio file playable online)

18 March 2018 John Trinkl III memorial service, filename 20180318S-John.Trinkl.III.Memorial.mp3 (larger stereo file, may now be played online or downloaded to play)

11 March 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180311-ALeonard.mp3

4 March 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20180304-JRushfelt.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 http://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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This Week’s Mission Road News: April 1, 2018

​HELP REMOVE THE EASTER DISPLAY

We are going to take the Easter Display down Wednesday at 6:30 PM. If you can help, many hands will make the task go fast. Come join in the fun & fellowship.

BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday at 7:30 PM the building committee will meet with the architectural team and three general construction contractors to discuss details and moving forward with the construction of the elevator.

EXTRA HELP NEEDED AT THE CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE

Marsha broke her collarbone and needs extra help in meal prep at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. It will be several weeks before Marsha will be back to 100%. Mission road is going to help on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month. If you can find time in your schedule to help at CACH please contact Susan Clark on her cell phone.

MISSION ROAD AND THE CENTER FOR HOPE

Did you know that in January, the Mission Road Congregation contributed 50 pounds of food plus a bag of lotions, shampoo and soaps to the Center? Our contributions, coupled with other congregations, provided pantry items to 20 households including 23 adults, 36 children, and 8 elderly clients. Additionally, school materials were provided to 10 children. The ongoing need continues!

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, if interested.

ADULT CLASS DISCUSSES THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

The Adult Sunday School class, led by Dennis Wood, is encouraged to read the letter of Paul to the Ephesians, one of the Deutero-Pauline Letters and be prepared to discuss. Class begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning in the Church Library.

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS MEETING SET

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The schedule for book club meetings is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

In April we’ll discuss “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. Discussion questions for the book will be available online in early April.

2018 MMC SR. HIGH HISTORIC CARAVAN UPDATE

Our Mission Center needs to raise about $40,000 before June 2018 depending upon the final number of kids registered for the Historic Caravan. We have $24,000 raised! ($13,000 left over from previous Caravans + $11,000) We have 49 teens registered as of March 25. The camp is June 7-16, with an orientation pre-night on June 6 at Mission Road. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 100% of your donation goes to ministry that really lasts a lifetime!

We have a NEW matching opportunity good through May 1, 2018. For every $1 donated a donor will match it up to $4000!!!

Questions? Kyle 913-708-5950, Clint 913-484-0651

Make checks payable to MMC Sr. High Historic Caravan. Please give your donation to your Congregational Financial officer or mail it directly to the MMC 7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr., Kansas City, MO 64118.

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.

INTRODUCING MISSION CENTER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

The President Team is pleased to announced Emily Hartford and Shelly Twitchell as the first to fulfill this new role in the mission center. We thank them for volunteering their time, energy, and expertise to the camp directors, youth council, and other pertinent responsibilities.

Emily attends the University Congregation with her husband, Daniel, and their four young children. She grew up in Southern Illinois, earned an education degree at Graceland, and spent time in Australia both for World Service Corps and as a church employee before settling in Lawrence, KS. She has attended church camp in almost every role possible and looks forward to sharing her experience and knowledge.

Shelly is in her 11th year in education, currently teaching English at Lansing High School. She and her four children, ages 12 to 23, recently moved to Kansas from Greenfield, IA. They attend the Leavenworth Congregation. As a stay-at-home mom previously she worked at every youth camp and activity possible. She loves hearing other people’s stories and sharing herself about God’s grace and love.

ONLINE CLASSES

• Intro to Priesthood Ministry (Temple School MP300): April 7 – June 2

• Children & Youth Worker Core Training: April 7 – June 29

Priesthood courses cost $25 and CYWCT costs $15. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration”.

Coming in June: Ministry of the Elder & Ministry of the Priest

WORK DAY @ CHIHOWA

9:00 am Saturday, April 21

Opportunities abound for ALL interest and abilities. Jobs include: clear brush, clean & organize storage areas, paint, install trim, and carpentry & plumbing tasks.

Come for a few hours or stay the whole day! Lunch will be provided!! Questions? Please contact Caretaker Jean Davis (913.305.8297) or Board President Rollie Marolf (785.207.1359).

TWIST WEEKEND

Teens Working In Service Together

April 6 – 8 at Manhattan Congregation

Our weekend begins at 8:00 pm Friday and will conclude at noon on Sunday. Carpools will gather in Kansas City, Wichita, St. Joseph, and Smithville. Participants will sleep at the church or at the pastor’s house. After work on Saturday, we will shower at the K-State locker rooms, so please pack accordingly. An event registration form can be found on the MMC website. Suggested cost is $20. If you have one, please bring your Twist t-shirt. Please RSVP by March 30 to Kat Hnatyshyn (816.506.6948), Donna Fletcher (316.644.4079), or Allen Keehler (816.810.5690).

CHIHOWA WISH LIST:

• BALLS (VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, KICKBALL)

• BASKETBALL BACKBOARDS

• VOLLEYBALL NET

• PLAYGROUND SWINGS

• CANOE PADDLES

• ROCKING CHAIRS (NURSERY)

Please take a moment to fill out a survey regarding campgrounds and the camping program in our mission center. Anyone who has attended a camp or reunion and/or considers themselves part of Midlands MC is encouraged to participate. We welcome your ideas! The survey is available at www.MidlandsCamping.info

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 6-16 Historic Caravan

June 7-22 Middle School Camp

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

Monday, April 2, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

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

Sunday, April 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 "Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, 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 in the Chapel.

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak onthe theme "Peace Be With You" with Mary Reichenbach serving as presider and Debbie Rushfelt as Worship Planner. The Cheryl Kennedy will provide the ministry of music and Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint.

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in 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:

1 April 2018 Easter message by Paul Bennetts, filename: 20180401-Easter;PBennetts.mp3

30 March 2018 Good Friday Service, filename: 20180330-Good.Friday.mp3

25 March 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180325-LBirkby.mp3

18 March 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180318-KBarnhard.mp3

18 March 2018 John Trinkl III memorial service, filename 20180318-John.Trinkl.III.Memorial.mp3 (monaural audio file playable online)

18 March 2018 John Trinkl III memorial service, filename 20180318S-John.Trinkl.III.Memorial.mp3 (larger stereo file, may now be played online or downloaded to play)

11 March 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180311-ALeonard.mp3

4 March 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20180304-JRushfelt.mp3

25 February 2018 message by Mary Reichenbach, filename 20180225-MReichenbach.mp3

18 February 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180218-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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