UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, March 2, 2015, 7-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:40 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.

Friday, March 6, 2015, 10 AM – World Day of Prayer celebration, see additional information below.

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 8:45 AM – Donuts & Coffee Breakfast (Eloise and John Snider), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, March 8, 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)

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme “Revive My Soul” with Larry Birkby presiding. Karen Birkby will serve as worship planner. The Saints Chorale will offer the ministry of music.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books discussion group will meet in the Church Library to discuss “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty.

Sunday, March 15, 2015, – Church Art Group meets immediately after church. Bring a sack lunch.

WORSHIP AND SERVICE AVAILABILITY FORM FOR SUMMER

It is time to indicate your availability to serve during the Summer months (June, July and August 2015) by completing the Worship and Service Availability form. All "local" members are asked to complete and return the form by Sunday, March 29, 2015. You can access a copy of the form online at http://goo.gl/zy94zT

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE

The “The Quest for Practical Spirituality” Adult Sunday School Class series will discuss "The Power of Your Thoughts." The class will kick-off with a 9 minute video called "All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes." Plan to join the discussion led by Jonathan Bacon. The class will also complete a survey to determine whether to continue with the current “Practical Spirituality” topics or make a change in class study.

The class is team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Jennifer Libeer.

WORLD OF PRAYER THIS FRIDAY

The World of Prayer, sponsored by Church Women United, will be held this Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Church of the Resurrection (105th & Roe). Registration begins at 9:30 AM, Worship at 10:00 AM. If you have questions call Eloise Snider at (816) 941-0710.

REGISTERED YOUTH WORKER CLASS

The World Church is requiring that everyone who works with the youth complete a training course. This includes individuals who work with Sunday school classes, vacation Bible school, camps, youth groups and any related activities. It is highly recommended that all priesthood members attend the training session.

Clint Reine will offer the Registered Youth Worker Class on Sunday, April 12, 2015 during the Adult Sunday School hour (it will replace the ongoing adult class). Please plan to join us on Sunday, April 12 in the Church Library.

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE UPDATE

Do you wonder what the grocery bags in the hallway outside the church sanctuary are for? They’re for members who are willing to participate in Central Avenue Center of Hope food drive. You may grab a bag and take it home to fill with food items and then return to the church for the Center. The Center is hoping that members will refill the bags several times during March and April, if you’re able. However, if each family would bring a bag of food at least once during the drive that would help tremendously.

In the past the Center has participated in the Feinstein grant which provided a dollar for every pound of food donated. That grant is no longer available but there’s a new Central Avenue Resource Drive (or C.A.R.D.) grant that once again provides a dollar monetary contribution for each pound of food items gathered. This type of grant typically provides 25% or more of the Center’s budget each year, so your participation is urgently needed. Please take a bag home and fill it or just bring in food items and place in the bag of your choice.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Plans are being made to hold Vacation Bible School (VBS) in July 2015. The exact date has yet to be finalized. Please talk to Karen Birkby if you are interested in assisting with VBS in any capacity.

2015 CHURCH DIRECTORIES

The 2015 Directories are now printed and are ready for you to take your copy! They are available in the Fellowship Hall next to the bulletin board!

CHURCH ART GROUP & WORKSHOPS

The Church Art Group now meets the first Sunday of each month at the church (these sessions last approximately 2 hours, so please bring a sack lunch) and on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the home of Avis and Jeremy Baptist Home. The first Sunday classes meet immediately after church and the third Sunday sessions meet from 6:00-9:00 PM.

You do not have to be an artist to attend; only a willingness to try is necessary.

ALL GOOD BOOKS GROUP

The next meeting of the All Good Books Club is at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Church Library to discuss “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty.

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

PRAYER CIRCLE WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

In an effort to grow our congregational family, the congregation is starting a "Prayer Circle." Those interested Prayer Warriors can gather to pray for the congregation and for the needs of individuals and friends of the congregation. The Prayer Circle will be on Wednesday evenings after choir practice starting at 7:40 PM. We all know the power of prayer. We hope you can join us as we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving to our Lord. The Prayer Circle is held in the quiet of the Library.

MAILBOXES IN FIRST FLOOR OFFICE ON BOOKSHELF:

We have now updated the mailboxes to reflect the leadership changes made for 2015. If you need to leave a note or have information for any of the following individuals, you can do so in their mailbox:

Pennie Bunkers, CFO; Larry Birkby, Pastor; Karen Birkby, Pastor; Clint Reine, Administrative Coordinator – Prayer List Cards; Pam O’Neal & Nadine Bennetts, Worship Availability Forms; Troy, Church Cleaning Needs; Other

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