Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – August 11, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB TO MEET THURSDAY

The All Good Books club will meet on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Church Library to discuss Kevin Kwan’s “China Rich Girlfriend” the second novel in his Crazy Rich Asian’s trilogy.

All are invited, whether you’ve read the book or not.

Possible discussion questions are posted on the book club website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/china-rich-girlfriend-novel-discussion/ (a shortened link for the site is: https://bit.ly/2MSf0Qu

UPDATE: FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE NEW LINK

The Fall 2019 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/2Kme3gr, not the link shared earlier in last week’s newsletter. Sorry for the confusion.

Printed copies are also available at church.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 11 (“Protestantism in France”).

Prayer Mini Retreat @ The Temple

Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal

9 am – 4 pm Saturday, August 17

To register ($30) visit KHMcLaughlin.

TACO BAR @ BETHEL

All proceeds benefit the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society

4 – 8 pm Saturday, September 7

Kill two birds with one stone: good food for a good cause! Please join us for our first annual TEAM JOJO all you can eat taco bar and DKMS cheek swab at Bethel Community of Christ: 8510 Leavenworth Rd, KC. Adults $10; kids age 12 and under $5. This event is to honor our loved one Joe Broderick. Please RSVP to Jill Billings 913.961.4245.

MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING

Sacraments: Expressions of Christ’s Peace on September 20 & 21

An opportunity for all Priesthood members in the Central USA

Mission Field: Central, Central Missouri, Far West, Gateway,

Midlands, and Mid-South Mission Centers.

Guest ministry provided by Presiding Evangelist Jane Gardner.

Childcare and free will donation lunch available on Saturday.

Communion Service in the Temple Sanctuary

7:00 – 8:30 pm Friday, September 20

Worship and Sessions in the Temple

9:00 am – 3:30 pm Saturday, September 21

(Registration 8:30 am – 9:00 am)

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR CENTER OF HOPE

The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) School Supply Drive is in full swing. You can give anytime; the fall Back to School Drive will end on September 1st. You still have time to contribute. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – All Good Books discussion of “China Rich Girlfriend,” the second book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy by Kevin Kwan. The group will meet in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Nadine and Paul Bennetts), join us for conversation and fellowship!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak on the theme "Discern Sacredness" with Robin Payne serving as worship planner and presider. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and Brad Athey will provide the ministry of music.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

11 August 2019 message by Debbie Rushfelt, filename 20190811-DRushfelt.mp3

4 August 2019 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20190804-KKuttler.mp3

21 July 2019 message by Mike Hartford, filename 20190721-MHartford.mp3

14 July 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190714-JBacon.mp3

7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Mission Road Congregational Newslettter – August 4th, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

UPDATE: FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE NEW LINK

The Fall 2019 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/2Kme3gr, not the link shared earlier in last week’s newsletter. Sorry for the confusion.

Printed copies are also available at church.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 10 (“The Reformation in the Low Countries”).

PANCAKE BREAKFAST NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday August 11 we will have a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Come and enjoy the food and conversation!

BLESSING OF THE STUDENT BACKPACKS

Sunday August 11 at 10:30 we will have a special blessing of all student backpacks. We encourage students of all ages to bring their backpacks for this special blessing. We will also bless the backpacks that have been collected for donation to Central Avenue Center of Hope.

FULLY AWAKE MINI-RETREAT

This day of prayer will be an opportunity to grow deeper in our understanding and practice of contemplative prayer through spacious solitude and shared wisdom in sacred community. We will begin by exploring the contemplative tradition and why it matters in our world today. You will receive invitations for personal reflection and meditation in inspiring locations around the Temple. There will also be opportunities throughout the day for group spiritual practice, walking the Labyrinth, food and fellowship, and sharing our experiences together.

Facilitators: Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, Charmaine Chvala-Smith, Donna Sperry, and Jane Gardner

When: August 17, 2019 9AM-4PM

Where: Community of Christ Temple (1001 W. Walnut St. Independence, MO 64050)

Registration Fee: $30 (lunch provided)

Register Here: https://cofchrist.wufoo.com/forms/z1yxl3bj1pbfusf/

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2019

For more information contact Katie Harmon-McLaughlin (Spiritual Formation Specialist) khmclaughlin +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2393

You can view more information about this event, including the flyer to download, here: https://spiritualformationcenter.org/fully-awake-mini-retreat/

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR CENTER OF HOPE

The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) School Supply Drive has begun. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

eLEARNING TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES

Online Temple School Classes

Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.

Ministry and Priesthood Classes

Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:

Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)

Ministry of the Priest (MP304)

Ministry of the Elder (MP305)

WOMEN’S RETREAT @ THE HIGHLANDS

Celebrating Women II

9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10

Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.

AUDIO PODCASTS

If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audiocassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 8:30 AM – Pancake Breakfast (coordinated by Karen Birkby), join us for pancakes, conversation and fellowship!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – Debbie Rushfelt will speak on the theme "Where Is Your Treasure" with Karen Birkby serving as worship planner and presider. Clint Reine will provide the PowerPoint and Dorothy May will provide the ministry of music.

The service will also include a special blessing on any school backpacks brought to the service plus a blessing on the backpacks that have been collected for donation to the Central Avenue Center of Hope.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

4 August 2019 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20190804-KKuttler.mp3

21 July 2019 message by Mike Hartford, filename 20190721-MHartford.mp3

14 July 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190714-JBacon.mp3

7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter, July 28, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

THE FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE

The Fall 2019 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/2YvdV3x

Printed copies will also be available soon at church.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of Chapter 9 (“Further Developments within Lutheranism”).

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Sunday August 11 we will have a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

BLESSING OF THE STUDENT BACKPACKS

Sunday August 11 at 10:30 we will have a special blessing of all student backpacks. We encourage students of all ages to bring their backpacks for this special blessing. We will also bless the backpacks that have been collected for donation to Central Avenue Center of Hope.

FULLY AWAKE MINI-RETREAT

This day of prayer will be an opportunity to grow deeper in our understanding and practice of contemplative prayer through spacious solitude and shared wisdom in sacred community. We will begin by exploring the contemplative tradition and why it matters in our world today. You will receive invitations for personal reflection and meditation in inspiring locations around the Temple. There will also be opportunities throughout the day for group spiritual practice, walking the Labyrinth, food and fellowship, and sharing our experiences together.

Facilitators: Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, Charmaine Chvala-Smith, Donna Sperry, and Jane Gardner

When: August 17, 2019 9AM-4PM

Where: Community of Christ Temple (1001 W. Walnut St. Independence, MO 64050)

Registration Fee: $30 (lunch provided)

Register Here: https://cofchrist.wufoo.com/forms/z1yxl3bj1pbfusf/

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2019

For more information contact Katie Harmon-McLaughlin (Spiritual Formation Specialist) khmclaughlin +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2393

You can view more information about this event, including the flyer to download, here: https://spiritualformationcenter.org/fully-awake-mini-retreat/

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR CENTER OF HOPE

The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) School Supply Drive has begun. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

eLEARNING TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES

Online Temple School Classes

Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.

Ministry and Priesthood Classes

Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:

Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)

Ministry of the Priest (MP304)

Ministry of the Elder (MP305)

WOMEN’S RETREAT @ THE HIGHLANDS

Celebrating Women II

9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10

Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.

AUDIO PODCASTS

If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audiocassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe Congregation

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation and fellowship!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – Kennetha Kuttler will speak on the theme "Proactive Generosity" with Steve Holben serving as worship planner and presider. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and Jean Bink and Susan Clark will provide the ministry of music.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

28 July 2019 message by John O’Neal, filename 20190728-JONeal.mp3

21 July 2019 message by Mike Hartford, filename 20190721-MHartford.mp3

14 July 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190714-JBacon.mp3

7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – July 21, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

FULLY AWAKE MINI-RETREAT

This day of prayer will be an opportunity to grow deeper in our understanding and practice of contemplative prayer through spacious solitude and shared wisdom in sacred community. We will begin by exploring the contemplative tradition and why it matters in our world today. You will receive invitations for personal reflection and meditation in inspiring locations around the Temple. There will also be opportunities throughout the day for group spiritual practice, walking the Labyrinth, food and fellowship, and sharing our experiences together.

Facilitators: Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, Charmaine Chvala-Smith, Donna Sperry, and Jane Gardner

When: August 17, 2019 9AM-4PM

Where: Community of Christ Temple (1001 W. Walnut St. Independence, MO 64050)

Registration Fee: $30 (lunch provided)

Register Here: https://cofchrist.wufoo.com/forms/z1yxl3bj1pbfusf/

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2019

For more information contact Katie Harmon-McLaughlin (Spiritual Formation Specialist) khmclaughlin +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2393

You can view more information about this event, including the flyer to download, here: https://spiritualformationcenter.org/fully-awake-mini-retreat/

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Dennis Wood will lead the discussion of Chapter 8 (“The Reformation of Great Britain”).

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR CENTER OF HOPE

The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) School Supply Drive has begun. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

eLEARNING TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES

Online Temple School Classes

Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.

Ministry and Priesthood Classes

Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:

Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)

Ministry of the Priest (MP304)

Ministry of the Elder (MP305)

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Sunday August 11 we will have a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

BLESSING OF THE STUDENT BACKPACKS

Sunday August 11 at 10:30 we will have a special blessing of all student backpacks. We encourage students of all ages to bring their backpacks for this special blessing. We will also bless the backpacks that have been collected for donation to Central Avenue Center of Hope.

PRAYER MINI RETREAT @ THE TEMPLE

Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal

9 am – 4 pm Saturday, August 17

To register ($30) visit KHMcLaughlin.

WOMEN’S RETREAT @ THE HIGHLANDS

Celebrating Women II

9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10

Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.

AUDIO PODCASTS

If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audiocassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe Congregation

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Jonathan Bacon), join us for conversation and fellowship!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme "Prayer: A Holy Conversation" with Kirk Barnhard serving as worship planner and presider. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint and Roxann Kosmicki will provide the ministry of music.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

21 July 2019 message by Mike Hartford, filename 20190721-MHartford.mp3

14 July 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190714-JBacon.mp3

7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3

30 June 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190630-CReine.mp3

23 June 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190623-JLandrum.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – July 14, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR CENTER OF HOPE

The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) School Supply Drive has begun. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.

Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY!

Want to serve your church family? The Worship and Service Availability Form for fall 2019 is now available online at https://bit.ly/2XAYfPE. If you can serve, please complete the form and return to Pam O’Neal or Caryn Millard by next Sunday, July 21, 2019.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 7 (“John Calvin”).

eLEARNING TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES

Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.

Ministry and Priesthood Classes

Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:

• Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)

• Ministry of the Priest (MP304)

• Ministry of the Elder (MP305)

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Sunday August 11 we will have a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

BLESSING OF THE STUDENT BACKPACKS

Sunday August 11 at 10:30 we will have a special blessing of all student backpacks. We encourage students of all ages to bring their backpacks for this special blessing. We will also bless the backpacks that have been collected for donation to Central Avenue Center of Hope.

PRAYER MINI RETREAT @ THE TEMPLE

Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal

9 am – 4 pm Saturday, August 17

To register ($30) visit KHMcLaughlin.

THIS WEEK: ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING

The congregational book club will meet this Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg, a sequel to “The Story of Arthur Truluv.”

Discussion questions are available on the publisher’s website (https://bit.ly/2WYRYZU).

Future scheduled books for discussion can be found at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

All are welcome to join in the discussion.

WOMEN’S RETREAT @ THE HIGHLANDS

Celebrating Women II

9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10

Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.

AUDIO PODCASTS

If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audiocassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland University

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Camp Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe Congregation

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM –All Good Books book club meets in Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg.

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – Mike Hartford will speak on the theme "Find Balance" with Ron Millard serving as worship planner and presider. Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint. The ministry of music is to be announced.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

14 July 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190714-JBacon.mp3

7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3

30 June 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190630-CReine.mp3

23 June 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190623-JLandrum.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – July 7, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY!

Want to serve your church family? The Worship and Service Availability Form for fall 2019 is now available online at https://bit.ly/2XAYfPE. If you can serve, please complete the form and return to Pam O’Neal or Caryn Millard by July 21, 2019.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 6 (“The Radical Reformation”).

CHIHOWA REUNION

You are invited! You are called! You are welcomed! Come join us in fun, fellowship, and faith as we live together in community at Chihowa Reunion 2019. Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader for Community of Christ World Church, will share with us as we delve deeper into this year’s theme: “Following the Spirit.”

The week promises to be filled with activities and worship services for ALL ages – for the young and the less-young and everywhere in between! Be prepared for trying some new things (I can’t give away all the surprises yet) as well as enjoying some of our Chihowa traditions – baptismal service, talent show, an evening of rest and rejuvenation, fishing, swimming, children and adult classes, small groups, paddle boating, and more.

Even if you can’t stay all week, we would love for you to come out and share with us in this sacred community (please see the schedule overview below). So take the first step in “Following the Spirit” and register today! Camp check-in is 3:00 – 4:45 Sunday, July 7th and camp closes Friday, July 12th at noon. We look forward to reunion with you!

Sunday

6:30 – 7:45 Opening Worship Service

Theme: “Following the Spirit”

Presiders: Beth and Rollie Marolf; Speaker: Richard Betts

Monday

2:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Chats with Barb Borkowski

7:00 – 8:15 Evening Worship Service

“Embracing New Life…What is forming in us?”

Presider: Sally Roth; Speaker: Richard Betts

Tuesday

2:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Chats with Richard Betts

7:00 – 8:15 Evening Worship Service

“Companions On a Journey…How do we nurture what is emerging?”

Presider: Shellie Danes-Becker and Youth

Wednesday

2:30 – 3:30 Chihowa Work Afternoon

8:30 – 9:30 Testimony Campfire

“Growing Deeper…How can we free our full capacity?”

Presiders: Bill and Wanetta Baldwin

Thursday

2:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Chats with MMC Leadership Team

7:00 – 8:15 Evening Baptismal Service

“Becoming Blessing…What are the next faithful steps?

Presider: Donna Fletcher & Kat Hnatyshyn; Speaker: Richard Betts

Friday

9:45 am – 11:00 am Closing Service

“Called into the Future…Where is the spirit leading?”

Presiders: Grace and Stan Troeh

eLEARNING TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES

Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.

Ministry and Priesthood Classes

Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:

• Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)

• Ministry of the Priest (MP304)

• Ministry of the Elder (MP305)

Children & Youth Core Training

Complete temple school class #0106 online! Class takes about a week and can be completed any time before July 15.

GRACELAND NEWS: AN INVITATION

Alumni and Friends are invited to join the fun on Friday, July 12, for Graceland Night at the Kansas City Royals baseball game. The boys in blue will play the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Tickets covering admission and a tailgate meal are available now. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, visit graceland.edu/royals or call the Alumni Office at 866-484-3837.

PRAYER MINI RETREAT @ THE TEMPLE

Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal

9 am – 4 pm Saturday, August 17

To register ($30) visit KHMcLaughlin.

ALL GOOD BOOK CLUB JUNE MEETING

The congregational book club will meet on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg, a sequel to “The Story of Arthur Truluv.”

Discussion questions are available on the publisher’s website (https://bit.ly/2WYRYZU).

Future scheduled books for discussion can be found at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

All are welcome to join in the discussion.

WOMEN’S RETREAT @ THE HIGHLANDS

Celebrating Women II

9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10

Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.

AUDIO PODCASTS

If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audio cassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn Brown), join us for conversation and fellowship!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "Live, Love, Share" with Larry Birkby serving as worship planner and presider. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint and Jane Landrum the ministry of music.

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books book club will meet in the Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3

30 June 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190630-CReine.mp3

23 June 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190623-JLandrum.mp3

16 June 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190616-KBarnhard.mp3

9 June 2019 message by Donna Fletcher, filename 20190609-DFletcher.mp3

2 June 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190602-SHolben.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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Community of Christ – Mission Road Newsletter – June 30, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

THIS THURSDAY: ANNUAL MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Come and join us this Thursday for the July 4th Congregational Picnic and Celebration with hot dogs, balloons, face painting, cotton candy, bounce houses and lots of fellowship!

The celebration will take place in our churchyard from 10 AM to 2 PM on Thursday, July 4, 2019! Volunteers still needed, please contact Kennetha or Ron if you can help. Extra help is always needed for setup and close down, let them know if you are available.

FALL 2019 WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM

The Worship and Service Availability Form for fall 2019 is now available online at https://bit.ly/2XAYfPE. Please Complete the form and return to Pam O’Neal or Caryn Millard by July 21, 2019.

BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE

The sidewalk from the parking lot to the main entrance of the church has been replaced (poured cement). Only the landscaping remains to be done and it’s anticipated to be complete prior to our Fourth of July Celebration. Thanks to the Building Committee for their planning and coordinating efforts.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

Next Sunday, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of the final section (“Two Kingdoms”) in Chapter 4 (“Luther’s Theology”). The Marilyn Gairns will be the special guest teacher for the discussion of Chapter 5 (“Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation”).

ALL GOOD BOOK CLUB JUNE MEETING

The congregational book club will meet on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg, a sequel to “The Story of Arthur Truluv.”

Discussion questions are available on the publisher’s website (https://bit.ly/2WYRYZU).

Future scheduled books for discussion can be found at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/

All are welcome to join in the discussion.

AUDIO PODCASTS

If you happen to have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your worship service audio cassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

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

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

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 certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – July 4 Celebration at the church.

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation, fellowship and a breakfast celebration in Red, White and Blue!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

· Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Mary Reichenbach.

· Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak on the theme "Discover Joy in Sharing" with Kennetha Kuttler serving as worship planner and presider. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.

Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.

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:

30 June 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190630-CReine.mp3 will be posted soon.

23 June 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190623-JLandrum.mp3

16 June 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190616-KBarnhard.mp3

9 June 2019 message by Donna Fletcher, filename 20190609-DFletcher.mp3

2 June 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190602-SHolben.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

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

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

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

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