Mission Road News


Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 8:45 AM – Donuts & Coffee Breakfast (Jonathan Bacon), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.

  • Nursery available – 9:30-11:30 AM in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Christmas Program Rehearsal (ages 5-15) – 9:30-10:10 AM
  • Adult Class will meet in the Church Library – 9:30 to 10:15 AM.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme “Prepare the Way (Love)” with Jane Landrum presiding. Larry Birkby will serve as worship planner. Cheryl Kennedy will offer the ministry of music.


On Sunday, December 7, 2014, the class will return to a study of the Book of Mormon with Jonathan Bacon leading the exploration.


The Children’s Pre-Baptismal class will resume on December 21st and conclude either January 18 or 25, 2015. The class is not being held until the 21st so the children can participate in the rehearsal for the Christmas program.


In December, there will be no Art Group meetings because of the Christmas holiday. However, in January the meetings will resume and 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 do not have to be an artist to attend; only a willingness to try is necessary.


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

Recently added podcasts include:

Melanie Baker’s message on November 2, 2014, filename 20141102-MBaker.mp3

John O’Neal’s message on November 9, 2014, filename 20141109-JONeal.mp3

Ted Scott’s message on November 16, 2014, filename 20141116-TScott.mp3

Gerald Rushfelt’s message on November 23, 2014, filename 20141123-GRushfelt.mp3

Phil Hedrick’s message on November 30, 2014, filename 20141130-PhilHedrick.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.


We will be taking down all of our Christmas decorations on Sunday, December 28, 2014 after the morning worship service. Please Sign up to help! We need your help so please sign upon the form posted in the Narthex (Hallway)!


The book club will not meet in December. The next meeting of the All Good Books Club is at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Leawood Pioneer Library (4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS) to discuss “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin.

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


No meeting in December, but will resume in January. 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!

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