Mission Road News


Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8:45 AM – Donuts & Coffee Breakfast (Ron Millard), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.

  • Nursery available – 9:30-11:30 AM in downstairs Nursery
  • God’s Kids – 9:30 to 11:30 AM in Children’s Library.
  • Pre-Teen class will meet in a downstairs classroom – 9:30 to 10:15 AM the join God’s Kids until 11:30 AM.
  • Adult Class will meet in the Church Library – 9:30 to 10:15 AM.

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme “Be Ready” with Robin Payne presiding. Dorothy May will serve as worship planner. Instrumentalist will offer the ministry of music.

Sunday, November 9, 2014, After the Morning Worship – Potluck followed by 2014 Congregational Business Meeting.

Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group meets at the Leawood Pioneer Library to discuss “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes.


On Sunday, November 9, 2014, Jane Landrum will lead the discussion on Mark A. Scherer’s “The Journey of a People.” The class will focus on finishing Chapter 16 and then starting subsequent chapters in Scherer’s book.


Please be aware we have tentatively scheduled our Annual Business Meeting for Sunday, November 9, 2014. We will plan to have a potluck dinner after church followed by the business meeting. The budget and congregational officers and Pastors will be the main topics.


All are invited to the Church Art Group, which is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month at the Avis and Jeremy Baptist Home from 6:00-9:00 PM. You don’t have to be an artist to attend, only a willingness to try is necessary.


Do you have a Ukulele in your closet or ever wanted to learn to play? You’re invited to join a fun, social group that learning to play the Ukulele! The Ukulele Group meets at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month. Part of the fun is sharing a potluck meal together as well! Contact Avis Garrett-Baptist for more information!


The Pastor Search Committee (Margaret Athey, Avis Garrett-Baptist, Jim McLaughlin, Ron Millard, Eloise Snider, and Jerry Rushfelt) have proposed a leadership model with pastors Karen and Larry Birkby with assistants to be determined. The pastorate would be assisted by a leadership team that would focus ministries in specific areas: Small Groups, Priesthood Development, Outreach, Young Adults, Pastoral Care, Worship, Music, Education, Children, Youth, Seniors, Building, and others as needed..


Our congregational worship service podcasts are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX

Recently added podcasts include:

Rich Emslie and Jane Landrum’s message on October 5, 2014, filename 20141005-REmslie-JLandrum.mp3

Jennifer Libeer’s message on October 12, 2014, filename 20141012-JLibeer.mp3

Clint Reine’s message on October 19, 2014, filename 20141019-CReine.mp3

Jane Landrum presiding on October 26, 2014, filename 20141026-JLandrum.mp3

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the Sunday of the podcast. 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.

Podcasts from previous years are located in folders corresponding to the year (2005, 2006, 2007, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.


The next meeting of the All Good Books Club is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Leawood Pioneer Library (4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS) to discuss “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes. Avis Garrett-Baptist will facilitate the discussion.

Start reading now so you can join the discussion!

For information on upcoming book club dates and titles, plus a list of past reads, check out the book club’s website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com

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