UPCOMING EVENTS: April 6-12, 2015



This Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 7 PM the All Good Books group will meet in the Church Library of the Community of Christ church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208) to discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.

For the May meeting (on Thursday, May 14, 2015) we have an opportunity to visit with Dr. William Reed, the author of "The Pulse of Hope: A Surgeon’s Memoirs from Poverty to Prosperity." So we’re rearranging our schedule to have Dr. Reed join us in May (thanks to the work of Eloise and John Snider). Other books on our schedule will be pushed forward a month.

"The Pulse of Hope" is only available at Rainy Day Books and is not available in local libraries (to the best of our knowledge) or on Amazon, so we’ve made arrangements to have copies available at out April 9 book club meeting. If you want a copy, please email me (Jonathan Bacon) and we’ll have a copy ready for you to purchase. The cost is $24.95 (includes tax) and checks should be made out to "Pulse of Hope" (that’s the foundation Dr. Reed has established). Payment by check only is available.

Please let me know ASAP if you want a copy, so we can have sufficient copies at the April meeting.

If you want to read or hear more information on "The Pulse of Hope" check out the radio interview with Dr. Reed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke4FHmnD-2c or visit his website at http://www.thepulseofhope.com/. There’s also a YouTube video about Dr. Reed and his life at https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=184&v=pzGnJq8DAwU

We hope you can join us in April for "Orphan Train" and in May for "The Pulse of Hope."


The “The Quest for Practical Spirituality” Adult Sunday School Class series will resume on April 12 with the following topics (everyone is invited to attend the Registered Youth Worker Class this coming Sunday).

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.” Read


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.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books group meets to discuss “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. We will meet in the Church Library. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:40 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Arlene and Lee Leonard), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – Jack Cave will speak on the theme “We Believe” with Nadine Bennetts presiding. Nadine will also serve as worship planner. Adam Hoehn will provide the ministry of music.

Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.


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.


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

Karen Birkby message presented on March 29, 2015, filename 20150329-KBirkby.mp3

Good Friday Service presented on April 3, 2015, filename 20150403-GoodFriday.mp3

Gary Logan (Easter) message presented on April 5, 2015, filename 20150405-GLogan.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.


Bags for food or monetary donations for the Center are due by the last Sunday in April. Please remember the on-going need of those families served by the Center for Hope.


Plans are in the works for Vacation Bible School (VBS) in July 2015. The exact date is not finalized. Please talk to Karen Birkby if you are interested in assisting with VBS in any capacity.

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