Mission Road News



The next Garden Work Day, which really should be called the Big Mulch, will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 starting at 9:00 am. This day will be entirely devoted to steering heavy wheelbarrows full of mulch to the various gardens around the Church, so no actual gardening will be done. If you’re hankering for a good workout, bring a wheelbarrow or garden cart, shovel, and work gloves – a back support belt could be handy! If manual labor isn’t for you, come on over and cheer us on!!


The Adult Sunday School class is studying Mark Scherer’s “The Journey of a People: The Era of Reorganization, 1844 to 1946.” Next Sunday, Sunday, June 7, 2015, the class discussion will focus on chapter 6 (“Launching the Reorganized Church”). Jane Landrum will be teaching the class.

If you do not own the two-volume set (The Journey of a People) church history written by Mark Scherer, there are a couple of copies in the church library (back shelf) that are available for purchase ($59.95 for the 2-volume set—just add to your offering with a special notation that you’re paying for the church history books). If no one wishes to purchase, the books are available to borrow. If you borrow, we ask that you keep the books out no more than 1-2 weeks at a time.


Our table of “donated books” has morphed into a “clear your bookcases and bring more books to church” project. We are extending the collection of your unwanted books until the end of October. Please place any books you bring into the box(es) under the table in the Fellowship Hall.


Please see Debbie Rushfelt if you’re available to help at the Congregational Celebration Picnic on July 4. We will have two great Bouncy Houses again this year; one will have an obstacle course again! Helpers are needed, so please sign up for the 4th of July fun activities. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.


Please remember to talk to Karen Birkby about how you’d like to assist with vacation Bible school. It will be held the evenings of July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2015. Please add these dates to your calendar.


A wedding shower will be held on August 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM for Alisa Morse and Bill Johnson in the church library. Please plan to attend.


A baby shower will be held for TJ and Kirk Barnhard on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the home of Eloise and John Snider. Please plan to attend.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Arlene and Lee Leonard), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.

· Nursery available – 9:30-11:30 AM in downstairs Nursery.

· 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, June 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme “Who Shall Reign?” with Linda Dayton presiding. Linda will also serve as worship planner. Jane Landrum will provide the ministry of music.

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – All Good Books discussion group meets in the Church Library to discuss “One Plus One” by JoJo Moyes.


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Our congregational worship service podcasts are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX

Recently added podcasts include:

Ken Sewing message presented on May 3, 2015, filename 20150503-KSewing.mp3

Ron Millard message presented on May 10, 2015, filename 20150510-RMillard.mp3

Larry Winters message presented on May 17, 2015, filename 20150517-LWinters.mp3

Jonathan Bacon message presented on May 24, 2015, filename 20150524-JBacon.mp3

Baptism and Confirmation Service of Morgan and Logan Scott, filename 20150531-Baptisms-L&MScott.mp3

Greg Mann message presented on May 31, 2015, filename 20150531-GMann.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.

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