UPCOMING EVENTS: MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION THIS WEEK

The All Good Books discussion group will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Community of Christ (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS) in the Church Library. The book we will discuss is "We Are Called to Rise" by Laura McBride.

CHILI SUPPER DATES SET

The Annual Chili Road Cook-Off and Supper has been scheduled for Sunday evening, October 25, 2015 starting at 5:00 PM. Please mark your calendar! Chili Cook volunteers are still needed.

SAINTS’ CHORALE INVITATION TO JOIN!

If you like to sing and want to share your talent, come join the Saints’ Chorale, a group of dedicated, loyal, and caring people. New members are welcome and we hope to see all members from last year return for the 2015/2016 season. If you have friends that like to sing and are not members of our church and would like to join a choir, please invite them to join our choir. The new season has begun but you are welcome to join in. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. We provide a musical presentation every second Sunday.

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." This coming Sunday, the class will discuss Chapter 19 (“Continuity of Church Reform”). Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

COMING IN OCTOBER

The Adult Sunday School class voted overwhelmingly to study The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything by Brian D. McLaren. In the book, McLaren invites the reader to discover afresh the transforming message of Jesus – an open invitation to radical change, an enlightening revelation that exposes shame and ignites hope, an epic story that is good news for everyone, whatever their gender, race, class, politics, or religion.

Copies of the book will be available starting Sunday, September 27 and the class will start on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The cost will be $15.50 for the paperback (which includes taxes); a savings over the retail price of $15.99. If you want a copy, contact Jonathan Bacon.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – All Good Books discussion group meets to discuss "We Are Called to Rise" by Laura McBride in the Church Library.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:45 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Marge & John Trinkl), come and join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, September 20, 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 (Second Sunday of the Month Only) starting a study of the Book of Mormon.

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – Cheryl Kennedy, Jason Scott and Gloria Giles will speak on the theme "Like a Child" with Charles Athey presiding. Charles will also serve as worship planner. The Mission Bells will offer the ministry of music.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR PASTOR KAREN

Karen Birkby, Co-Pastor, has a new email address. She can now be reached at kabirkby

MISSION ROAD WORSHIP AUDIO RECORDINGS

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

Recently added audio recordings include:

Karen Birkby message presented on August 30, 2015, filename 20150830-KBirkby.mp3

Steve Holben messages presented on September 6, 2015, filename 20150906-SHolben.mp3

Howard Vaughn memorial service on September 9, 2015, filename 20150909S-HVaughan_Memorial.mp3

Arlene Leonard message presented on September 1, 2015, filename 20150913-ALeonard.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.

IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL LINKS

The Mission Road Congregation hosts the following social media sites:

Congregational (public) website at www.mission-road.org

Facebook Page (public) at https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC

Facebook Group (open only to congregational members) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissionRoad/

and

The All Good Books discussion group website at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

Visit and “like” each of these sites to keep up-to-date on congregational news.

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