Theme: “Journey to Well-Being” on August 28 & 29, 2015 (Friday evening and all day Saturday) at the Temple, 201 S. River, Independence, MO

7 pm Friday evening – Keynote Address with Dr. Dane Sommer, Head Chaplain at Children’s Mercy “There’s a Burning Bush in Your Hospital Room” (Friday is Free and open to the public; reception following)

8:30am – 5pm Friday – 9 Skill-building Enrichment Sessions to choose from (Saturday – Registration required)

Visit HMA’s website for details and to register: www.hmacofchrist.org Questions? Contact: Diane L. Rogers, Executive Assistant, Health Ministries Association, 816-833-1000 ext. 1418, www.hmacofchrist.org

Early bird registration until August 1, 2015 is $60, thereafter $70 ($10 discount for Seniors 65+, $35 discount for Young Adults 18-30).


From Kirk Barnhard: "I wanted to let you all know that TJ and myself welcomed David "Owen" Barnhard into the world today. Baby and mother are going great. 9 lbs 0 oz, 21.5 inches long. Look forward to bringing him to church soon."


The Adult Sunday School class is studying Mark Scherer’s "The Journey of a People: The Era of Reorganization, 1844 to 1946." On Sunday, the class will finish the discussion of Chapter 11 ("Transformation to Modernity: Challenge and Response") starting on page 212 and then continue with Chapter 12 ("Legal Means to Achieve Spiritual Ends"). Dennis Wood and Jane Landrum will co-lead the class discussion.


A wedding shower will be held on August 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM for Alisa Morse and Bill Johnson in the church library. Please plan to attend.


The deadline for mission centers to submit items for 2016 World Conference consideration is February 5, 2016. Submitted legislation must first be approved by action of a mission center conference. The Midlands USA Mission Center conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, at the Olathe Community of Christ congregation.

Legislation to be considered by Midlands USA Mission Center – whether it’s meeting new people, the awesome counselors, or for submission to the 2016 World Conference – should be received by September 5, 2015 to allow for timely distribution throughout the mission center. Resolutions can be sent via email to Barbara Borkowski, Midlands, Interim President at bborkowski.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Donna and Richard Emslie), come and join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "Our Gifts Are Multiplied" with Jane Landrum presiding. Valerie Anderson will serve as worship planner. The Men’s Quartet will offer the ministry of music.


The next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group is scheduled on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Community of Christ (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS).) Church Library. The book we will discuss is "Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.


Our congregational worship audio recordings are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX

Recently added audio recordings include:

John O’Neal message presented on June 7, 2015, filename 20150607-JONeal.mp3

Dorothy May message presented on June 14, 2015, filename 20150614-DMay.mp3

Jennifer Libeer message presented on June 21, 2015, filename 20150621-JLibeer.mp3

Nadine Bennetts message presented on June 28, 2015, filename 20150628-NBennetts.mp3

Larry Birkby message presented on July 5, 2015, filename 20150705-LBirkby.mp3

Brian Libeer message presented on July 12, 2015, filename 20150712-BLibeer.mp3

Paul Bennetts message presented on July 19, 2015, filename 20150719-PBennetts.mp3

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the Sunday of the audio recordings. 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.

Audio recordings 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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