​UPCOMING EVENTS: MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION

"ALL GOOD BOOKS" CLUB MEETS THIS THURSDAY

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

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT ON DECEMBER 13

On Sunday evening, December 13, 2015 come and enjoy the Mission Road Christmas Concert at 6:00 PM. Let this Christmas Concert set the tone for your Christmas. Gather in the Sanctuary for a short worship service with scriptures retelling the story of the birth of Jesus accompanied by Christmas songs presented by the Saints’ Chorale. Afterwards, gather in the Fellowship Hall for snacks and a songfest of songs of the season with a special visit from Santa.

SHOES NEEDED!

Alex White is again collecting shoes for the Osage City High School students. Please bring shoes to donate as soon as you can!

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. If you are new to the congregation, please make sure we have your name and contact information so we can add your name to the directory. We would also like a picture to include in the directory. Please, talk to Clint Reine or Larry Birkby about adding your name(s) to the directory. Thank you!

WORSHIP SCHEDULE CHANGES:

When a change is necessary in the Worship Schedule, please notify the Worship Planner, The Presider, Clint Reine, Jonathan Bacon, Jason Scott, and Larry Birkby by email or phone calls. Additionally, changes should be made to the posted Worship Schedule in the 1st Floor Office.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

A BIG THANK YOU to the small group of devoted workers that decorated the church last Saturday. The Sanctuary looks great!

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE

Thank you for your generous support of this very important outreach mission.

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOPPING

Gift tags for children, teens and adults along with gift giving ideas and guidelines are available on a small table in the Church Narthex. Please select some gift tags and return your gifts by Sunday December 13th. Envelopes are also available should you choose to donate cash or gift cards. Thank you for your continued generous support.

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, December 6, 2015: Chapter 7 (“The Demonstration of the Message”) – class discussion led by Jonathan Bacon.

Sunday, December 13, 2015: Chapter 8 (“The Scandal of the Message”) – class discussion led by Jennifer Libeer.

Sunday, December 20, 2015: Chapter 9 (“You Can’t Keep a Secret”) – class discussion led by Paul Bennetts.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NOTE: DAY & TIME CHANGES

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – Saints’ Chorale to Distribute Christmas Concert Flyers throughout the neighborhoods and businesses of Prairie Village.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Larry & Karen Birkby), come and join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, December 6, 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, December 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak on the theme "Prepare the Way of the Lord" with Nadine Bennetts presiding and also serving as worship planner.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7:45 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Richard & Donna Emsile), come and join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – Christmas Concert! Bring your friends to share in our Christmas Concert and set the tone for Christmas. Gather in the Sanctuary for a short worship service with scriptures retelling the story of the birth of Jesus. Listen to Christmas songs presented by the Saints’ Chorale. Afterwards, gather in the Fellowship Hall for snacks and join in singing songs of the season with a special visit from Santa.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast POTLUCK! (Coordinated by John & Marge Trinkl), bring your favorite breakfast dish to share and join us for conversation and fellowship.

MISSION ROAD WORSHIP AUDIO RECORDING

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

Recently added audio recordings include:

Jerry Rushfelt message presented on November 1, 2015, filename 20151101-GRushfelt.mp3

Rollie & Beth Marolf message presented on November 8, 2015, filename 20151108-R&BMarolf.mp3

Joselyn Odalys Cortes Baptism on November 15, 2015, filename 20151115-JCortes_Baptism.mp3

John O’Neal message presented on November 15, 2015, filename 20151115-JONeal.mp3

Paul Bennetts message presented on November 22, 2015, filename 20151122-PBennetts.mp3

Dorothy May message presented on November 29, 2015, filename 20151129-DMay.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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