Mission Road News

UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 MISSION ROAD DIRECTORY IN PROGRESS

Work has begun on the Congregational Directory for next year. Please take a moment and check your individual or family listing(s) in the draft directory. The mark-up copy can be found on the round table in the Fellowship hall. If your listing is correct and no changes are required, please write "OK" beside your directory listing.

BAPTISMAL SERVICE

November 15, 2015, Joselyn Cortes will be baptized during a special 10:00 AM service. She will be confirmed during the 10:30 Worship Service.

NEW ADULT CLASS CONTINUES

The Adult Sunday School class has begun studying The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything by Brian D. McLaren each Sunday during the 9:30-10:15 AM Sunday school class hour. In class we’ll take a hard look at the message of Jesus; through new eyes and in-depth discussion. This is a view of Jesus’ message like you’ve rarely heard before…not the Jesus who embraces religion, but the Jesus who threw the money-changers out of the Temple. Not the exclusive Jesus of many religions, but the Jesus who preferred beggars, prostitutes and the outcast to the rabbis, politicians and religious leaders of his day. We’ll study and discuss the radical, revolutionary Jesus who exposes shame, and ignites hope. It’s an epic story of good news for everyone, whatever their gender, race, class, politics, or religion.

Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum, Jennifer Libeer, and Dennis Wood will team-teach the class. Copies of the book can be ordered through Barnes and Nobel or Amazon.com. It is available in paperback or from Amazon.com for the Kindle.

The tentative schedule for the month of November includes:

Sunday, November 15, 2015: Chapter 4 (“The Revolutionary Message of Jesus”) – class discussion led by Jennifer Libeer.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: Chapter 5 (“The Hidden Message of Jesus”) – class discussion led by Dennis Wood.

Sunday, November 29, 2015: Chapter 6 (“The Medium of the Message”) – class discussion led by Jane Landrum.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL

If you have news items you would like to have included in the news email please contact Larry Birkby at larry.birkby or call me at 913-488-9235.

SILPADA SALE ON NOVEMBER 15 TO BENEFIT FOOD & FLOWER FUND

You’re invited to complete your holiday shopping at Mission Road on Sunday November 15, 2015 during breakfast/social time and ALSO help Mission Road! A portion of ALL retail sales will be donated back to the church Food and Flower Fund! Jodi (Bacon) Foster will have a large display of Silpada jewelry and accessories for you to examine, love and buy! If you want to purchase online or preview… check out http://sild.es/106w

NEXT “ALL GOOD BOOKS” BOOK CLUB MEETING IN DECEMBER

The All Good Books discussion group will meet on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Community of Christ (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS) in the Church Library. The book for discussion is "The Dog Who Danced" by Susan Wilson, the same author who wrote “One Good Dog.”

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7:45 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Larry & Karen Birkby), come and join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 15, 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.

· Adult Sunday School class – 9:30-10:15 AM team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum, Jennifer Libeer and Dennis Wood in Church Library.

· 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, November 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – Dorothy May will speak on the theme "Remain Faithful" with Jennifer Libeer presiding and also serving as worship planner. The ministry of music will be offered by Merrill & Susan Clark.

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE

As in the past we are collecting monetary donations to fund the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please come prepared on Sunday to contribute to the CACH Thanksgiving Dinner fund. Thank you for your support.

MISSION ROAD WORSHIP AUDIO RECORDING

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

John O’Neal message presented on October 4, 2015, filename 20151004-JONeal.mp3

Jonathan Bacon message presented on October 11, 2015, filename 20151011-JBacon.mp3

Greg Wilson message presented on October 18, 2015, filename 20151018-GWilson.mp3

Margaret Athey message presented on October 25, 2015, filename 20151025-MAthey.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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