UPCOMING MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU!
Many thanks to all the folks who helped “un-decorate” the Sanctuary after the worship service this morning. We’ll miss the beautiful Christmas decorations, but with the new year comes changes and new worship centers!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED NOW!
The second semester of school will begin in January and once again students face the need for notebooks, pencils, paper, erasers, markers and all the traditional school items. As you finish your Christmas shopping, why not pick up a few school related items for the January School Supplies Drive! Bring to the church and leave on the table in the Narthex.
"THE SECRET MESSAGE OF JESUS" ADULT CLASS CONTINUES
The Adult Sunday School class is 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.
Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum, Jennifer Libeer, and Dennis Wood will team-teach the class. Copies of the book are available in paperback through Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com. It is also available from Amazon.com for the Kindle.
The schedule for the upcoming weeks includes:
Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Dennis Wood, Chapter 11 (“The Open Secret”)
Sunday, January 17, 2016 – Jane Landrum, Chapter 12 (“Hiding the Message in New Places”)
Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Jennifer Libeer, Chapter 13 (“Getting It, Getting In”)
Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Dennis Wood, Chapter 14 (“Kingdom Manifesto”)
Sunday, February 7, 2016 – Paul Bennetts, Chapter 15 (Kingdom Ethics)
Sunday, February 14, 2016 – Jennifer Libeer, Chapter 16 (The Language of the Kingdom)
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – Jane Landrum, Chapter 17 (The Peaceable Kingdom)
Sunday, February 28, 2016 – Jennifer Libeer, Chapter 18 (The Borders of the Kingdom)
Alex White is again collecting shoes for the Osage City High School students. Please bring shoes to donate as soon as you can!
"ALL GOOD BOOKS" CLUB JANUARY MEETING SCHEDULED
The next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will be on Thursday, January 14, 2016 to discuss "The Truth According to Us" by Annie Barrows, co-author of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." The group will meet at 7:00 PM in the Church Library.
You can always find information on the book club’s schedule on their website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com plus some possible discussion questions.
MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER 2016 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM
Sr. High Camp: June 12-17
Doniphan Reunion: June 21-26
Junior Camp: July 5-9
Youth Quest KC: July 7-9 (date CORRECTED)
Chihowa Reunion: July 10-15
MITIOG: July 24-29
Spectacular: July 23-30
Middle School Camp: July 31-August 5
Online Registration coming soon!
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. Phone numbers of all members are available in the Church Directory.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:30 PM – Saints Chorale rehearsal (RESUMES) in the Sanctuary.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7:35 PM The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 – 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) studying the Book of Mormon.
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak on the theme "Baptism of the Lord" with Eloise Snider presiding. Margaret Athey will serve as the worship planner. The ministry of music will be provided by the Saints Chorale.
MISSION ROAD WORSHIP AUDIO RECORDINGS
Our congregational worship audio recordings are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX
Recently added audio recordings include:
Jennifer Libeer message presented on December 6, 2015, filename 20151206-JLibeer.mp3 (available soon)
Ron Millard message presented on December 13, 2015, filename 20151213-RMillard.mp3
Annual Christmas Concert on December 13, 2015, filename 20151213-ChristmasConcert.mp3
Jonathan Bacon message presented on December 20, 2015, filename 20151220-JBacon.mp3
John O’Neal message presented on December 27, 2015, filename 20151227-JONeal.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.
CONGREGATIONAL NEWS EMAIL
If you have news items and calendar additions or changes that need to be included in the congregational news email please contact Larry Birkby. His email address and phone number are both in the Church Directory