Mission Road News


Monday, January 12, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal.

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – All Good Books Club meets at 7:00 PM at the Leawood Pioneer Library (4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS) to discuss “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 8:45 AM – Donuts & Coffee Breakfast (Ron Millard), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, January 18, 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 – 9:30-10:15 AM taught by Debbie Rushfelt
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:30-10:15 AM taught by Robin Payne
  • God’s Kids – 9:30-11:30 AM – Children’s Library (First Sunday of the Month Only)
  • Adult Class will meet in the Church Library – 9:30 to 10:15 AM.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – Ron Millard will speak on the theme “Can Anything Good Come Out of [fill in the blank]?” with Clint Reine presiding. Clint will also serve as worship planner. Mission Bells will offer the ministry of music.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 6-8 PM – Church Art Group meets at the home of Avis and Jeremy Baptist.


The memorial service for Fannie White, mother of Alex, will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the St. Stephens’s Baptist Church. It is located at 1440 Truman Rd., Kansas City, Mo.


The new Adult Sunday School Class series (“The Quest for Practical Spirituality”) continues on Sunday, January 11, 2015 during the Sunday School hour (9:30-10:20 AM). This week’s session focuses on “What’s Your Path in Life?” Class discussion lead by Jane Landrum. There is no class text, but handouts and sometimes videos will kick-start class discussion. The class is team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Jennifer Libeer.


The meetings resume on January 18, 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:

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

Jennifer Libeer’s message on January 4, 2015, filename 20150104-JLibeer.mp3

Karen Birkby’s message on January 11, 2015, filename 20150111-KBirkby.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!


Join us for an evening of Court Whist, starting at 7:00 on Saturday January 24. It will be held in the church Fellowship hall. Please sign up as soon as possible. Let us know if you can bring a card table and a deck of cards. Also sign up for the kind of snack you will bring to share. We need to know number attending so we get the right number of card tables and decks of cards from those willing to share. There will be games for children, too. If you have questions please call Karen Birkby or Debbie Rushfelt. Hope to see you!


The back exit door to the fellowship hall is now "keyed" like the main west entrance door to the church. If you have a key to the main entrance door it will also fit the back fellowship hall door.

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