Mission Road News


Thursday, January 1, 2015 – No Ukulele Group meeting.

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 8:45 AM – Donuts & Coffee Breakfast (Greg Stollsteimer), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.

  • Nursery available – 9:30-11:30 AM in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Pre-baptismal class resumes – 9:30-10:15 PM
  • God’s Kids – 9:30 – 11:30 AM – Children’s Library
  • Adult Class will meet in the Church Library – 9:30 to 10:15 AM.

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak on the theme “Proclaim Deliverance” with Jim McLaughlin presiding. Jim will also serve as worship planner. Susan and Merrill Clark will offer the ministry of music.

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 6-9 PM – Church Art Group meets at the Baptist Home.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal.


The Adult Sunday School Class begins a new series of topics addressing “The Quest for Practical Spirituality” beginning Sunday, January 4, 2015 during the Sunday School hour (9:30-10:20 AM). The weekly exploration will delve into how Christianity and spirituality can help us live life more fully in today’s world. Some of the topics covered will include: “How to Connect with God,” “The Role of Pain and Suffering in Life,” “Why Are We Here?” “The Power of Your Thoughts,” “Forgiveness: Freedom From Hate,” “Success, Failure and Your Life Energy,” “Religion vs. Spirituality,” “The Right View and Becoming as Children,” and more. There will be no class text, but handouts and videos will kick-start class discussion. The class will be team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Jennifer Libeer.

For the January 4 class session, the class will include a burning bowl prayer offering. If you wish to participate, just mentally bring a prayer for the New Year or mentally consider a burden, issue or concern that you want to give to the Lord and never carry again. That is your homework assignment.


Needed: Mittens, scarfs, coats, hats…any winter clothing. Please remember those in need during this very cold season of the year. All items added to the Mitten Tree will be donated to the Central Avenue Center of Hope for distribution to the homeless and needy.


The meetings resume on January 4, 2015 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:

Phil Hedrick’s message on November 30, 2014, filename 20141130-PhilHedrick.mp3

Jonathan Bacon’s message on December 7, 2014, filename 20141207-JBacon.mp3

Bruce Rider’s message on December 14, 2014, filename 20141214-BRider.mp3

Vesper Service recording on December 14, 2014, filename 20141214-Vespers.mp3

Clint Reine’s message on December 21, 2014, filename 20141221-CReine.mp3

John O’Neal’s message on December 28, 2014, filename 20141228-JONeal.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 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 January, but meetings will resume in February. 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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