Mission Road Congregation News: December 10, 2017

CHILDREN INVITED TO MAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES

The children of the congregation are invited to decorate gingerbread houses during the Sunday School hour next Sunday, December 17, 2017 starting at 9:15 AM. The activity is scheduled in the Fellowship Hall.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR CENTER OF HOPE

If you picked up a tag, for the annual Christmas Gift donation for the Central Avenue Center of Hope, your gifts are due back next Sunday, December 17, 2017.

However, there are many tags not yet claimed. You can bring a gift bag or box that matches any of these categories of recipients. Each gift should be in a gift bag or Christmas box that can be opened at the top so Center staff can determine whom best to match with the gift.

There are four groups of recipients to choose from:

  • Men
  • Women
  • Child age 1-10 (girl or boy)
  • Child age 11-16 (girl or boy)

Suggested gifts for the adults include: hats/caps, scarves, gloves, socks, cologne, make-up, flashlight and for all ages: candy. For the children, a game or puzzle, gloves, toys, and any child appropriate gift is welcomed.

PRAYERS FOR THE HEDRICK FAMILY

We’re saddened to announce the passing of Grant Hedrick. Grant, the grandson of Janice and Paul Hedrick, lost his battle with Cancer recently. Please pray for the entire family who are dealing with a great loss.

VERY FEW YOUTH HISTORIC CARAVAN SUMMER TRIP SEATS REMAIN

Please encourage your teenagers to register for the 2018 Youth Historic Caravan. Students that are currently enrolled in 9, 10, 11, and 12th grades can attend. The Caravan will be held June 7-16, 2018 (9-1/2 days) with an additional pre-night orientation at Mission Road Congregation on June 6, 2018. Please see Clint for a registration form and additional information about this wonderful experience. The seats are filling fast for this historic event. Get your registration in soon while space is still available.

You can also help support this experience of a lifetime with your donations. The caravan will visit Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH; Plano, IL; Nauvoo and Carthage, IL; Lamoni, IA and Independence, MO. Fundraising efforts will insure that none of our youth are left behind, but it does require raising $40,000 ($13,000 of the goal already met).

All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to Midlands Mission Center and noted for the Youth Historic Caravan. You can mail your donation to Midlands Mission Center, Attn: Historic Caravan, 7615 North Platte Purchase Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118. Questions? Contact Clint at 913-484-0651 or Kyle at 913-708-5950.

HMA HONDURAS NURSE PROGRAM PLEDGE

In the continuing effort to support our full-time nurse (Saira Giron) in providing healthcare to the villages in the area near La Buena Fe, Honduras, we are collecting pledges for 2018.

All pledges are fully tax-deductible as HMA is a 501c3 organization. No checks are needed at this time but donations can be made before December 31 if you want a receipt for 2017. Paul Bennetts will let you know when it is time to submit the payment for your pledge for 2018. Thanks again for your help with this very worthwhile project.

ADULT CLASS ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

For next Sunday, the adult class will begin discussing II Corinthians as we cover chapters 1-3. Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).

DONATE MONEY FOR TOYS IN MEMORY OF ALISTER KOSMICKI

Roxanne is collecting money to purchase Christmas toys for needy children. If you would like to help, please see Roxanne.

MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars for the evening of December 17th for our annual Christmas Program. The Program will start at 6:30 pm; after the program we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas snacks and some Carol singing plus a visit from the bearded one in a Red Suit.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST

Mark your calendars and join us for our Potluck Breakfast on December 24th at 9 am.

No Sunday school classes on that Sunday, but the breakfast will be followed by our regular worships service at 10:30 AM.

JUST JESUS TEMPLE SERVICE

At 7 PM on Sunday, January 21, you’re invited to attend the “Just Jesus” Temple Service with Stassi Cramm and Matt Frizzel at the Independence Community of Christ Temple. It’s a celebration of Jesus’ message and mission. The service includes performances by the Graceland University Choir.

WOULD YOU HELP POST TO FACEBOOK AND EMAIL?

We’re looking for someone to assist with posting the weekly email newsletter and posting congregational news to Facebook. If you’re comfortable posting to Facebook and sending email, you can help. Please contact Jonathan Bacon (jonathanpbacon) if you’re interested in assisting with Mission Road Congregation News.

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.

BOOK CLUB ON WINTER BREAK

The All Good Books group will not meet in December 2017.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will have two options to discuss. We will discuss both “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood as well as “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Readers may read either or both books and come prepared to discuss what you’ve read.

Discussion questions for both books will be posted soon on the book club website at allbooksclub.wordpress.com.

2018 CAMP DATES

June 7-16 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, December 11, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Jonathan Bacon), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak onthe theme "Testify to the Light" with Brian Libeer presiding and serving as the worship planner. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 6:30 AM – Mission Road Christmas Program, including a visit by the white bearded gentleman in a red suit.

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 December 2017 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20171210-JBacon.mp3

3 December 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename: 20171203-SHolben.mp3

26 November 2017 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20171126-KKuttler.mp3

19 November 2017 message by Ron Millard, filename 20171119-RMillard.mp3

12 November 2017 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20171112-PBennetts.mp3

5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-KBirkby.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

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

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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THIS WEEK’S MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: DECEMBER 3, 2017

VERY FEW YOUTH HISTORIC CARAVAN SUMMER TRIP SEATS REMAIN

Please encourage your teenagers to register for the 2018 Youth Historic Caravan. Students that are currently enrolled in 9, 10, 11, and 12th grades can attend. The Caravan will be held June 7-16, 2018 (9-1/2 days) with an additional orientation pre-night at Mission Road Congregation on June 6, 2018. Please see Clint for a registration form and additional information about this wonder experience.

You can also help support this experience of a lifetime with your donations. The caravan will visit Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH; Plano, IL; Nauvoo and Carthage, IL; Lamoni, IA and Independence, MO. Fundraising efforts will insure that none of our youth are left behind, but it does require raising $40,000 ($13,000 of the goal already met).

All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to Midlands Mission Center and noted for the Youth Historic Caravan. You can mail your donation to Midlands Mission Center, Attn: Historic Caravan, 7615 North Platte Purchase Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118. Questions? Contact Clint at 913-484-0651 or Kyle at 913-708-5950.

ADULT CLASS ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

For next Sunday, the adult class will review any questions on the Spiritual Gifts (Chapters 12 and 14) and then finish discussing 1 Corinthians as we cover chapters 15-16. Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).

DONATE MONEY FOR TOYS IN MEMORY OF ALISTER KOSMICKI

Roxanne is collecting money to purchase Christmas toys for needy children. If you would like to help, please see Roxanne.

MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars for the evening of December 17th for our annual Christmas Program. The Program will start at 6:30 pm; after the program we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas snacks and some Carol singing plus a visit from the bearded one in a Red Suit.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST

Mark your calendars and join us for our Potluck Breakfast on December 24th at 9 am.

No Sunday school classes on that Sunday, but the breakfast will be followed by our regular worships service at 10:30 AM.

WOULD YOU HELP POST TO FACEBOOK AND EMAIL?

We’re looking for someone to assist with posting the weekly email newsletter and posting congregational news to Facebook. If you’re comfortable posting to Facebook and sending email, you can help. Please contact Jonathan Bacon (jonathanpbacon) if you’re interested in assisting with Mission Road Congregation News.

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.

BOOK CLUB ON WINTER BREAK

The All Good Books group will not meet in December 2017.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will have two options to discuss. We will discuss both “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood as well as “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Readers may read either or both books and come prepared to discuss what you’ve read.

Discussion questions for both books will be posted soon on the book club website at allbooksclub.wordpress.com.

COFFEE TALKS

Stay tuned for Coffee Talks scheduled in 2018.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn and Ron Millard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak onthe theme "Proclaim the Good News!" with Jane Landrum presiding and Debbie Rushfelt serving as the worship planner. The Saints Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in 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:

3 December 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171203-SHolben.mp3

26 November 2017 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20171126-KKuttler.mp3

19 November 2017 message by Ron Millard, filename 20171119-RMillard.mp3

12 November 2017 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20171112-PBennetts.mp3

5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-KBirkby.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

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

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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This Week’s Mission Road Congregation Activities: November 27, 2017

DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS

Join in the fun of decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, December 2nd, at 9:30 AM. Many hands will make the decorating go faster.

CHILDREN NEEDED TO CREATE CHRISTMAS TAGS

On Sunday, December 3, after church the children of the congregation are invited to stay and help make nametags for our Christmas gifts for the Central Avenue Center of Hope gift exchange. Robin Payne will coordinate the event and provide lunches for the children. Please RSVP to Robin so she knows how many children will stay to help.

YOUTH HISTORIC CARAVAN SUMMER TRIP IS PLANNED

Please encourage your teenagers to register for the 2018 Youth Historic Caravan. Students that are currently enrolled in 9, 10, 11, and 12th grades can attend. The Caravan will be held June 7-16, 2018 (9-1/2 days) with an additional orientation pre-night at Mission Road Congregation on June 6, 2018. Please see Clint for a registration form and additional information about this wonder experience.

You can also help support this experience of a lifetime with your donations. The caravan will visit Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH; Plano, IL; Nauvoo and Carthage, IL; Lamoni, IA and Independence, MO. Fundraising efforts will insure that none of our youth are left behind, but it does require raising $40,000 ($13,000 of the goal already met).

All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to Midlands Mission Center and noted for the Youth Historic Caravan. You can mail your donation to Midlands Mission Center, Attn: Historic Caravan, 7615 North Platte Purchase Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118. Questions? Contact Clint at 913-484-0651 or Kyle at 913-708-5950.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: ADULT CLASS ON THE LETTERS OF PAUL

For next Sunday, the adult class is encouraged to read First Corinthians Chapter 10:14-11:2 and then skip the next few verses and continue reading Chapter 11:17-34. It’s important to skip Chapter 11:3-16 as part of this week’s reading assignment.

We’ll discuss interpolations vs. digressions and then continue on with Chapters 12-14 of First Corinthians. Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).

DONATE MONEY FOR TOYS IN MEMORY OF ALISTER KOSMICKI

Roxanne is collecting money to purchase Christmas toys for needy children. If you would like to help, please see Roxanne.

MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars for the evening of December 17th for our annual Christmas Program. The Program will start at 6:30 pm; after the program we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas snacks and some Carol singing plus a visit from the bearded one in a Red Suit.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST

Mark your calendars and join us for our Potluck Breakfast on December 24th at 9 am.

No Sunday school classes on that Sunday, but the breakfast will be followed by our regular worships service at 10:30 AM.

COMFORTABLE POSTING TO FACEBOOK AND EMAIL?

We’re looking for someone to assist with posting the weekly email newsletter and posting congregational news to Facebook. If you’re comfortable posting to Facebook and sending email, you can help. Please contact Jonathan Bacon (jonathanpbacon) if you’re interested in assisting with Mission Road Congregation News.

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.

BOOK CLUB ON WINTER BREAK

The All Good Books group will not meet in December 2017.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will have two options to discuss. We will discuss both “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood as well as “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Readers may read either or both books and come prepared to discuss what you’ve read.

Discussion questions for both books will be posted soon on the book club website at allbooksclub.wordpress.com.

COFFEE TALKS

Join the Midlands Mission Center Leadership Team for the following scheduled Coffee Talks: December 8, 2017, time and place TBA

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Saturday, December 3, 2017, 9:30 AM – Help put the Christmas decorations in place for the season. Meet in the church sanctuary.

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Mindy and Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

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

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:30 AM – Steve Holben will speak onthe theme "Come, Lord Jesus" with Karen Birkby presiding and serving as the worship planner. Brad Athey will provide the ministry of music and Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

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:

26 November 2017 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20171126-KKuttler.mp3

19 November 2017 message by Ron Millard, filename 20171119-RMillard.mp3

12 November 2017 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20171112-PBennetts.mp3

5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-KBirkby.mp3

CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS

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

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Happy Thanksgiving Day…and Now for the News!

DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS

Join in the fun of decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, December 2nd, at 9:30am. Many hands will make the decorating go faster.

CHILDREN NEEDED TO CREATE CHRISTMAS TAGS

On Sunday, December 3, after church the children of the congregation are invited to stay and help make nametags for our Christmas gifts for the Central Avenue Center of Hope gift exchange. Robin Payne will coordinate the event and provide lunches for the children. Please RSVP to Robin so she knows how many children will stay to help.

YOUTH HISTORIC CARAVAN SUMMER TRIP IS PLANNED

Please encourage your teenagers to register for the 2018 Youth Historic Caravan. Students that are currently enrolled in 9, 10, 11, and 12th grades can attend. The Caravan will be held on June 7 to 16, 2018 (9-1/2 days) with an additional orientation pre-night at Mission Road Congregation on June 6, 2018. Please see Clint for a registration form and additional information about this wonder experience.

You can also help support this experience of a lifetime.

ADULT CLASS ON LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL CONTINUES

Next Sunday, the adult class will discuss Chapters 11-12 of First Corinthians. Be sure you have read pages 100-105 in the Wiley book (the discussion of First and Second Corinthians). We’ll focus first on 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and then move on to the remainder of the chapter. Jane Landrum and Paul Bennetts will lead the class discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).

DONATE MONEY FOR TOYS IN MEMORY OF ALISTER KOSMICKI

Roxanne is collecting money to purchase Christmas toys for needy children. If you would like to help, please see Roxanne.

MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars for the evening of December 17th for our annual Christmas Program. The Program will start at 6:30 pm; after the program we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas snacks and some Carol singing plus a visit from the bearded one in a Red Suit.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST

Mark your calendars and join us for our Potluck Breakfast on December 24th at 9 am.

No Sunday school classes on this Sunday.

COMFORTABLE POSTING TO FACEBOOK AND EMAIL?

We’re looking for someone to assist with posting the weekly email newsletter and posting congregational news to Facebook. If you’re comfortable posting to Facebook and sending email, you can help. Please contact Jonathan Bacon (jonathanpbacon) if you’re interested in assisting with Mission Road Congregation News.

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.

BOOK CLUB ON WINTER BREAK

The All Good Books group will not meet in December 2017.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will have two options to discuss. We will discuss both “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood as well as “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Readers may read either or both books and come prepared to discuss what you’ve read.

Discussion questions for both books will be posted soon on the book club website at allbooksclub.wordpress.com.

COFFEE TALKS

Join the Midlands Mission Center Leadership Team for the following scheduled Coffee Talks: December 8, 2017, time and place TBA

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge and John Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

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

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – Kennetha Kuttler will speak onthe theme "See Through God’s Eyes" with Brian Libeer presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in "Community of Christ Sings" will be Janice Hedrick. Pennie Bunkers will provide the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in 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:

19 November 2017 message by Ron Millard, filename: 20171119-RMillard.mp3

12 November 2017 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20171112-PBennetts.mp3

5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-KBirkby.mp3

29 October 2017 message by Ed Slauter, filename 20171029-ESlauter.mp3

22 October 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171022-SHolben.mp3

15 October 2017 message by Clint Reine, filename 20171015-CReine.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 or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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THIS WEEK’S MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

NEXT PRIESTHOOD MEETING SCHEDULED!

A Priesthood Meeting is scheduled during the Sunday School Hour on Sunday, November 19, 2017. There will be no adult Sunday School class on the 19th. Steve Holben will facilitate the meeting. All members are invited!

FINAL DATE TO DONATE TO CENTRAL OF HOPE THANKSGIVING FUND

The CACH is collecting donations for their Thanksgiving meal. If you wish to donate please make your check out to: "Central Avenue Center of Hope". Donations need to be made no later than Sunday, November 19, 2017. You can place your donation in the offering plate and Pennie Bunkers will see that your donation reaches the Center in time.

THANK YOU FROM THE CENTER OF HOPE

In October 2017, the Mission Road Congregation donated 265 pounds of food to the Central Avenue Center of Hope Food Pantry plus numerous items (clothing, soaps, shampoos, lotions). Thanks for your generosity…and keep up the good work! The Center can use trash bags, brown sugar, spaghetti sauce, canned chili, juices, jelly, catsup and mustard in addition to the regular items such as boxes of cereal, canned fruits and vegetables and any canned or dry food items.

DONATE MONEY FOR TOYS IN MEMORY OF ALISTER KOSMICKI

Roxanne is collecting money to purchase Christmas toys for needy children. If you would like to help, please see Roxanne.

SUCCESS IN HONDURAS

From Paula Rummel, HMA International Committee Chair:

I wanted to share with you about someone Saira Giron saw in her Honduras clinic. This young woman came in and Saira directed her to obtain a biopsy of this growth on her face. The report came back melanoma, which is the worst kind of skin cancer. The first price the surgeon gave them was completely out of consideration for this couple. Saira intervened and the surgeon reduced the price to $850 from $1500. A biopsy was done and confirmed the dreaded diagnosis. The family took out a loan creating a great burden on their finances so the surgery could be done.

This is where HMA and our Honduran Rural Healthcare Program stepped in. In the Program budget was included "Special Medical Needs Funds" of $500. Since these had not been expended for 2017, I authorized them to be used to help this family. While it did not take care of all the cost of surgery, it was enough to relieve some of the financial strain.

In 2 weeks Linda Drown (interpreter) and I will be traveling to Honduras to offer Saira another employment contract. We have seen the valuable work she has been doing this year and we want that work to continue.

This is where you come in. You generously supported the Program last year and we hope you have also been impressed with Saira, her skills, and her ministry, as I have shared in emails throughout the year.

Please be part of this Program, again for 2018! Funds can be sent to:

HMA

Honduras Healthcare Program

1001 West Walnut

Independence, MO 64050

MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars for the evening of December 17th for our annual Christmas Program. More details to follow.

BOOK CLUB ON WINTER BREAK

The All Good Books group will not meet in December 2017. The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Discussion questions for the book will be posted later. There will also be no book club meeting in February, but meetings will return in March.

COFFEE TALKS

Join the Midlands Mission Center Leadership Team for the following scheduled Coffee Talks:

December 8, 2017, time and place TBA

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Lee and Arlene Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:30 AM – Ron Millard will speak onthe theme "Receive and Be Trustworthy" with Kirk Barnhard presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in "Community of Christ Sings" will be Ron Millard. The Mission Bells will provide the ministry of music and Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

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:

12 November 2017 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20171112-PBennetts.mp3

5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-KBirkby.mp3

29 October 2017 message by Ed Slauter, filename 20171029-ESlauter.mp3

22 October 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171022-SHolben.mp3

15 October 2017 message by Clint Reine, filename 20171015-CReine.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 or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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THIS WEEK’S MISSION ROAD NEWS: NOVEMBER 5, 2017

TWO BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will discuss two books: “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin (previously scheduled for the cancelled October meeting) and “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts. Discussion questions for the Raskin book are already posted at https://goo.gl/oDG822.

​HMA HONDURAS NURSE PROGRAM PLEDGE

In the continuing effort to support our full-time nurse (Saira Giron) in providing healthcare to the villages in the area near La Buena Fe, Honduras, we are collecting pledges for 2018. It would be helpful to have pledge forms returned by December 1 so we can finalize planning for next year.

If you are willing and able to help, please complete your pledge (available at church) and return the form to Paul Bennetts at your earliest convenience. All pledges are fully tax-deductible as HMA is a 501c3 organization. No checks are needed at this time but donations can be made before December 31 if you want a receipt for 2017. Paul Bennetts will let you know when it is time to submit the payment for your pledge. Thanks again for your help with this very worthwhile project.

DONATE MONEY FOR TOYS IN MEMORY OF ALISTER KOSMICKI

Roxanne is collecting money to purchase Christmas toys for needy children. If you would like to help, please see Roxanne.

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING FUND DRIVE

The CACH is collecting donations for their Thanksgiving meal. If you wish to donate please make your check out to: Central Avenue Center of Hope". You can place your donation in the offering plate and Pennie will see that your donation reaches them.

ADULT CLASS ON LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL CONTINUES

Next Sunday, the adult class will discuss Chapters 8-12 of First Corinthians. Be sure you have read pages 100-105 in the Wiley book (the discussion of First and Second Corinthians). Dennis Wood will lead the discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).

ADULT CLASS STUDIES THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

A second adult class meets each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership. This class is informational, for anyone wanting to know more about the Community of Christ. The class is held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). All are invited to join the class taught by Ron Millard and Karen Birkby.

E-TITHING OPTION AVAILABLE

E-tithing allows you to give as a one-time giver OR as a recurring giver. To enroll, follow these steps:

1. Go to www.cofchrist.org

2. Click the blue “GIVE” button in the top right corner

3. Click the United States flag icon

4. Sign into your account OR click “Create an Account” OR select “Give Without an Account”

5. Select your congregation from the “Give To”

6. Follow the prompts to complete the giving process

TEMPLE VOLUNTEERS

There are many volunteer opportunities in all avenues of the church’s operations at the Temple and elsewhere. For information, please contact Sherrie Piedimonte at 816.833.1000, ext. 2030, or spiedimonte.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for giving to our reunions. The new outstanding balance for 2017 is $7051.03. Donations labeled “reunion expenses” may be sent to the mission center.

Claim your part of Chihowa history by sponsoring a new bunk bed in the main lodge. Designate your $90 donation to “Chihowa beds”. Thank you to Holton for sponsoring 5 beds and challenging other congregations to follow suit!

COFFEE TALKS

Join the Midlands Mission Center Leadership Team for the following scheduled Coffee Talks:

November 10, 2017, 9 AM at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Those attending are invited to stay and help serve lunch to the people who come to the Center of Hope for their Noon meal.

December 8, 2017, time and place TBA

UPCOMING STORYTELLERS EVENT

“Stories from the life of F. Henry Edwards,” 7:00 pm Sunday, November 12 at the Stone Church.

In conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of World War I, we will hear stories of the life and lessons of F. Henry Edwards. A former apostle and member of the First Presidency, Edwards was imprisoned for his pacifism. Storytellers will include Andrew Bolton, Paul Edwards, Barbara Walden and YOU! The Stone Church congregation and Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation sponsor the event in support of summer interns. A donation opportunity is available for the young adult Alma Blair Internship Program. All are invited; no RSVP is necessary.

NEXT PRIESTHOOD MEETING SCHEDULED!

A Priesthood Meeting is scheduled during the Sunday School Hour on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Steve Holben will facilitate the meeting. All members are invited!

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin and “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Cheryl Kennedy), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:30 AM – Paul Bennetts will speak onthe theme "Be Wise" with Linda Dayton presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in "Community of Christ Sings" will be Dorothy May. The Saints Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars for December 17th for our annual Christmas Program.

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:

5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-KBirkby.mp3

29 October 2017 message by Ed Slauter, filename 20171029-ESlauter.mp3

22 October 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171022-SHolben.mp3

15 October 2017 message by Clint Reine, filename 20171015-CReine.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 or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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THIS WEEK’S NEW: OCTOBER 29, 2017

WINTER WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM NOW AVAILABLE

Preparation is beginning for the Winter Worship Schedule. Please take a moment to complete your Worship Availability Form (WAF) and return to the Worship Coordinators, Pam O’Neal or Caryn Brown. You may also place this form in the “In” box located in the Narthex on the wall by the church office or email this form to: carynpbro or mail to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

The WAF is available online at https://goo.gl/PaZP1y in a Microsoft Word format.

HMA HONDURAS NURSE PROGRAM PLEDGE

In the continuing effort to support our full-time nurse (Saira Giron) in providing healthcare to the villages in the area near La Buena Fe, Honduras, we are collecting pledges for 2018. It would be helpful to have pledge forms returned by December 1 so we can finalize planning for next year.

If you are willing and able to help, please complete your pledge (available at church) and return the form to Paul Bennetts at your earliest convenience. All pledges are fully tax-deductible as HMA is a 501c3 organization. No checks are needed at this time but donations can be made before December 31 if you want a receipt for 2017. Paul Bennetts will let you know when it is time to submit the payment for your pledge. Thanks again for your help with this very worthwhile project.

ADULT CLASS ON LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL CONTINUES

Next Sunday, the adult class will discuss Chapters 8-10 of First Corinthians. Be sure you have read pages 100-105 in the Wiley book (the discussion of First and Second Corinthians). Dennis Wood will lead the discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).

ADULT CLASS STUDIES THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

A second adult class meets each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership. This class is informational, for anyone wanting to know more about the Community of Christ. The class is held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). All are invited to join the class taught by Ron Millard and Karen Birkby.

NEXT PRIESTHOOD MEETING SCHEDULED!

A Priesthood Meeting is scheduled during the Sunday School Hour on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Steve Holben will facilitate the meeting. All members are invited!

TWO BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will discuss two books: “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin (previously scheduled for the cancelled October meeting) and “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts. Discussion questions for the Raskin book are already posted at https://goo.gl/oDG822.

COFFEE TALKS

Join the Midlands Mission Center Leadership Team for the following scheduled Coffee Talks:

November 10, 2017, 9 AM at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Those attending are invited to stay and help serve lunch to the people who come to the Center of Hope for their Noon meal.

December 8, 2017, time and place TBA

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Mindy and Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak onthe theme "Humble Yourselves" with Larry Birkby presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in "Community of Christ Sings" will be Margaret Athey. Cheryl Kennedy will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin and “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts.

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 October 2017 message by Ed Slauter, filename 20171029-ESlauter.mp3

22 October 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171022-SHolben.mp3

15 October 2017 message by Clint Reine, filename 20171015-CReine.mp3

08 October 2017 message by Arlene Leonard, filename: 20171008-ALeonard.mp3

08 October 2017 1 PM Congregational Business Meeting, filename: 20171008S-Business.Meeting.mp3 (downloadable only, too large to be played online).

01 October 2017 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename: 20171001-GRushfelt.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 or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

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

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

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

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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