CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE NEWS!
The Center’s Paper Drive is still in progress until October 25, 2015. All paper items desperately needed (paper plates, toilet paper, napkins, and more)!
Also Coats, Jackets, Blankets, and any donations of this type are always accepted (Is it time to clean out your closets?). If we as a congregation can make a concentrated effort to donate now through October 25, it will help meet the tremendous needs that come with winter; so many people are truly in need.
And don’t forget: Food items are always needed!
PRAIRIE VILLAGE PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE
We are also helping the city of Prairie Village with their annual Harvester’s Peanut Butter Drive from October 4 thru Oct 11, 2015. So bring and extra jar of peanut butter to help Harvester’s provide for those in need.
OCTOBER BOOK CLUB MEETING DATE SET
The next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 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 "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins. There’s an interview with the author available online at http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/imprints/doubleday-canada/blog/qa-paula-hawkins-author-girl-train
CHILI SUPPER DATES SET
The Annual Chili Road Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for Sunday evening, October 25, 2015 starting at 5:00 PM. Please mark your calendar! Chili Cook-Off volunteers are still needed. Tickets are now available at $7 for anyone 7 or older, under age 7 are free. Proceeds benefit Outreach International, the Central Avenue Center for Hope (including the Food Pantry) and Camp MITIOG!
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 21 (“The Church in Society”). Jane Landrum 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 are and the class will start in October 2015. The book cost is $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. The cost of the book should be added to your Sunday offering with a notation that it covers the cost of the book. The book is also available from Amazon.com for the Kindle or Kindle app @ $8.99.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Monday, September 28, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7:45 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Karen & Larry Birkby), come and join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, October 4, 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, October 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – John O’Neal will speak on the theme "Receive the Kingdom of God as a Child" with Paul Bennetts presiding. Paul will also serve as worship planner. The ministry of music will feature an instrumental offering.
Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
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:
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 13, 2015, filename 20150913-ALeonard.mp3
Allie Libeer, Jason Scott and Gloria Giles testimonies on September 20, 2015, filename 20150920-ALibeer-JScott-GGiles.mp3
Baby blessing of Fletcher Vogel on September 27, 2015, filename 20150927-FVogel_Blessing.mp3
Jack Cave music and message on September 27, 2015, filename 20150927-JCave.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/
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.