2016 WORLD CONFERENCE LEGISLATION
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.
13TH ANNUAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP
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).
MINISTRY OF THE ELDER TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASS
From Barbara Borkowski, Central USA Mission President. Midlands USA Interim Mission President: Dear Friends, I just wanted to share information about the new pilot “Ministry of the Elder.” If you have individuals who need this class prior to ordination…this is a great way for it to happen!
September 5–November 27, 2015 “Ministry of the Elder” Temple School Class offered through eLearning. Temple School will offer a pilot of the new course “Ministry of the Elder” as an 8-week online class through the new Community of Christ eLearning. Registration begins August 5 at 8:00am (Central Time) and ends September 5. This class is limited to 20 people.
To be eligible, students need to:
• Have access to a computer or tablet with high-speed Internet access
• Be able to dedicate 1.5 hours each week (8 weeks) Sept. 5-Nov. 27, 2015
• Pay the reduced pilot fee of $15 (credit or debit card) by calling Herald House Customer Service toll free at 800-767-8181 or locally at (816) 833-1000 x 1004
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE
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 start the discussion of Chapter 12 ("Legal Means to Achieve Spiritual Ends"). Jane Landrum will lead the class discussion.
AUGUST WEDDING SHOWER ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Bob Andes), come and join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, August 2, 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, August 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – Margaret Athey will speak on the theme "One in Christ" with Paul Bennetts presiding. Debbie Rushfelt will serve as worship planner. Jane Landrum will offer the ministry of music.
AUGUST BOOK CLUB MEETING
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.
MISSION ROAD WORSHIP AUDIO RECORDINGS
Our congregational worship audio recordings are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX
Recently added audio recordings include:
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
Jonathan Bacon message presented on July 26, 2015, filename 20150726-JBacon.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.