UPCOMING MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS
BABY BLESSING AT MISSION ROAD, MAY 14, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM there will be a baby blessing at Mission Road. Jason Nickelson, son of Ron and Carol Nickelson and his wife Jody are expecting family members to attend from all over the USA. They are planning a lunch for those attending. Jason is a Speech Pathologist at Menorah and Jody is a physician at KU. Several of you may know Ron and Carol and would like to see them and their extended family. The congregation is invited to attend. We are pleased to open our building for this special sacrament.
MAY 2016 BRINGS DISCUSSION OF "A MAN CALLED OVE"
The All Good Books club will meet on Thursday, May 12, 2016 to discuss Fredrik Backman’s "A Man Called Ove" at 7 PM in the Church Library. This is the book mentioned in Sunday morning’s message by Jonathan Bacon.
To view the schedule of upcoming books (to be discussed) visit the book club’s website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/. Later this week, there will also be some discussion questions posted for Thursday’s meeting.
JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS BEFORE WORLD CONFERENCE
World Conference 2016, with the theme "One in Christ", runs from June 3-11, 2016. Registration is now open at www.cofchrist.org/2016-world-conference. Registration fees are listed on the website (see the Register tab).
NO SERVICE AT MISSION ROAD ON JUNE 5, 2016
Because of World Conference, there will be no morning worship at the Mission Road Congregation on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Instead, all are invited to worship at World Conference, held at the Auditorium and Temple in Independence, Missouri.
GARDEN WORK DAY AT MISSION ROAD
Come join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 AM until we’re finished (but our To-Do list is short). We are going to be thinning out the Pink Yarrow, Shasta Daisy, and Lamb’s Ears from the garden beds on the west side of the church. If anyone wants some of these, come by. They are free to a good home! Hope to see you!
CAMP MITIOG CAMPAIGN
Camp MITIOG has been accepted as a recipient of matching funds from the Camps for Kids organization in 2016. This means that for every dollar donated, Camps for Kids will match the donation up to $1,500 per donation made before July 31, 2016.
This is a fantastic opportunity for campers, because even a $20 donation will go twice as far in providing a quality American Camping Association accredited camp. Camp MITIOG has $17,000 designated in matching funds this year. Please help us match all of that money. If you are contemplating making a donation to this wonderful cause "NOW" is the time to maximize the benefits of your donation.
Please send all donations made payable to: Camps for Kids – MITIOG. Mail the contributions to Camp MITIOG, c/o Camps for Kids, 8014 State Line Road, Suite 103, Leawood, KS 64208. Be sure to write in the memo section of the check or money order: For Camp MITIOG.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS TOGETHER
Mary and Gary Libeer will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 3-6 PM on May 28, 2016 at the Highlands Community of Christ church (7615 N. Platte Purchase Drive, Kansas City, MO.) Sock hop and camp attire is requested along with an RSVP to garylibeer
LEARN NEW HYMNS
To help everyone learn hymns from the new “Community of Christ Sings” hymnal, you’re invited to join us in the church sanctuary at 10:20 AM every Sunday Morning. The new hymn will be sung later in the morning worship service. Come enjoy the experience and learn new hymns with your church friends.
CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE NEEDS PANTRY ITEMS!
The CACH desperately needs pantry items to share with the needy families they serve. Food pantry items: Pork & Beans, Pinto Beans (dry or canned), and Spaghetti Sauce.
Kitchen items: kitchen trash bags, bleach, and dish soap.
Thrift Store items: Kitchen items, Linens, and summer things.
Thank you for your continued support of Central Avenue Center of Hope.
ADULT CLASS STUDIES “WORDS OF COUNSEL”
The Adult Class has begun discussing the “Words of Counsel” offered by Prophet-President Veazey at the April 2013 World Conference. There will be no text for the class other than occasional handouts. Following the curriculum offered by the World Church, the schedule for upcoming classes follows (may change depending on class discussion).
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – Session Five: Free the Full Capacity – discussion led by Jonathan Bacon
Sunday, May 22, 2016 -Session Six: Oneness and Equality in Christ – discussion led by Jane Landrum
Sunday, May 29, 2016 – Session Seven: Behavior that Wounds – discussion led by Dennis Wood
Sunday, June 5, 2016 (World Conference, no church at Mission Road)
Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Session Eight: Wonderful Complexity – discussion led by Paul Bennetts
Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Session Nine: Unity in Diversity – discussion led by Jane Landrum
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Session Ten: God Calls – discussion led by Jonathan Bacon
Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Session Eleven: Spiritually Forming Communities – discussion led by Dennis Wood
Sunday, July 10, 2016 – Session Twelve: This Burden and Blessing – discussion led by Jonathan Bacon
Sunday, July 17, 2016 – Session Thirteen: Trust in this Promise – discussion led by Dennis Wood
HISTORIC SITES BUS TOUR 2016, OCTOBER 3–16, 2016
"For Everyone Born: A Place in the Story" is back by popular demand! After last year’s bus tour, Barbara Walden and Peter Smith agreed to repeat the 14-day tour 3–16 October 2016. Explore the diverse people and experiences within the community of Christ story, witnessing our 185-year history of practicing unity in diversity in the worth of all persons. Worship in the Kirtland temple and Palmyra’s sacred grove. Learn about the history of Nauvoo, Plano, and Lamoni. Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center; Women’s Rights National Historic Park; Gettysburg; Washington, DC; colonial Williamsburg; and much more! Tour price is $1,799 per person for double occupancy, $2,599 per person single occupancy. Price includes luxury bus transportation from Independence, Missouri area, lodging, tour fees, and most meals. Reservation forms and a full tour itinerary are available on the Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation website, or contact Linda Etchison at (217) 453–2246. Seating is limited. Reserve your place today!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library. Come join the Prayer Warriors of our congregation.
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – All Good Books club meets to discuss “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman in the Church Library. All invited, whether you’re had time to read the book or not.
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (provided by Cheryl Kennedy), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – Sunday School Classes
- 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 and Dennis Wood in Church Library.
- God’s Kids – 9:30-11:30 AM – Children’s Library (Second Sunday of the Month Only) studying Bible stories.
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – Melanie Baker will speak on the theme "God’s Spirit Poured Out" with Clint Reine presiding. Clint will also serve as the worship planner. The ministry of music will be offered by the Mission Bells. This will be the last performance by the Mission Bells until fall.
Monday, May 16, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – Final Mission Bells rehearse for this season and PARTY!
MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER 2016 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM
Sr. High Camp: June 12-17
Doniphan Reunion: June 21-26, Guest Minister Mike Hoffman, Lach MacKay and our new Apostle Janne Grover visiting with special Midlands Conference on Saturday, June 25, 7:00-8:15 PM.
Junior Camp: July 5-9
Youth Quest KC: July 7-9
Chihowa Reunion: July 10-15, Guest Minister Matt Frizzel with Janne Grover visiting n Monday
MITIOG: July 24-29
Spectacular: July 23-30
Middle School Camp: July 31-August 5
Online Registration is now available on the Mission Center website! Online registration is available for Camps and Reunion at www.midlandsmc.org
Under "Youth Camp and Reunion Registration" click on the Green Button
If you have questions call Larry & Karen or Pennie.
Summer Camp information booklets are on the table in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to know more about the Summer Camps, please pick up a copy.
MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?
Would you like to hear the message from last Sunday or a Sunday service from 3 years ago? Audio recordings of many of the last several years’ worth of worship services are available online at https://goo.gl/wREl03. Note this is a new shortened URL that will take you to a Google Drive with many of the recordings from the past.
Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (2015, 2016, and so on).
If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.
The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the date of the service.
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. Enjoy!
NOTE: If you experience problems playing these audio files be sure you’re running the latest version of your browser or try a different browser. In some cases, you may be required to download the audio file before playing it.
Some of the recent audio recordings are listed below:
1 May 2016, Jeannette Calderia Baptismal Service, filename 20160501-JCaldeira.Baptism.mp3
1 May 2016, message by John O’Neal, filename 20160501-JOneal.mp3
24 April 2016, message by Bruce Rider, filename 20160424-BRider.mp3
17 April 2016, message by Greg Stollsteimer, filename GStollsteimer.mp3
10 April 2016, message by Jill Strom, filename 20160410_JillStrom.mp3
3 April 2016, message by Jack Cave, filename20160403_JCave.mp3
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