Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:40 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.
Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – Good Friday Service. The Good Friday story told through readings and music.
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – Easter Morning Potluck Breakfast (bring your favorite dish to share), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall. Easter Egg hunt for the children also planned.
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – Gary Logan will speak on the theme “Resurrected” with Jennifer Libeer presiding. Nadine Bennetts will serve as worship planner. The Saints Chorale will provide the ministry of music.
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group meets to discuss “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. We’ll meet in the Church Library. Everyone welcome.
EASTER SUNDAY ACTIVITIES!
Our Easter celebration will begin with our annual Potluck Breakfast at 9 AM Easter morning. Everyone, please bring a favorite breakfast dish to share. Marge Trinkl is coordinating the activity. Check with Marge if you have questions. There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children before the 10:30 AM worship service. Avis and Jeremy Baptist will lead that activity. There will be no Adult Sunday School class Easter morning.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE
The “The Quest for Practical Spirituality” Adult Sunday School Class series will resume on April 12 with the following topics (no class on Easter Sunday, instead join in the Easter activities).
April 12, Registered Youth Worker Class, all invited, taught by Clint Reine.
April 19, “Success, Failure and Your Life Energy,” discussion led by Paul Bennetts.
April 26, “Religion vs. Spirituality,” discussion led by Jane Landrum. This session will wrap up the “Quest for Practical Spirituality” series.
Starting May 3, the Adult Sunday School class will begin studying Mark Scherer’s “The Journey of a People: The Era of Reorganization, 1844 to 1946.”
HONDURAS ELECTRICAL ACCESS PROJECT
As of Sunday, March 29, the Mission Road Community of Christ has met the $5,000 goal to fund (through the Health Ministries Association) the electrical access project for the El Cisin community. This will enable the village to cover the upfront cost of installing electricity in their village. Any additional funds contributed will go into the congregations general fund.
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’s 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.
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.
MISSION ROAD WORSHIP SERVICE PODCASTS
Our congregational worship service podcasts are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX
Recently added podcasts include:
Avis Garrett-Baptist message presented on March 1, 2015, filename 20150301-AGarrettBaptist.mp3
John O’Neal message presented on March 8, 2015, filename 20150308-JONeal.mp3
Testimonies presented by Gloria Giles, Paul Hedrick and Cheryl Kennedy on March 15, 2015, filename 20150315-GGiles-PaulHedrick-CKennedy.mp3
Ken McLaughlin message presented on March 22, 2015, filename 20150322-KMcLaughlin.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.