Mission Road News



If you missed the red rock traditions sale to benefit the Mission Road Congregation Funeral Food Fund (which provides free meals for families as part of a memorial service or funeral service held at Mission Road), there’s still time to participate. There are some catalogs on the table in the Fellowship Hall and the commission on any sales over the next 30 days will still go to the Funeral Food Fund. So tackle some of your Christmas shopping early.

Red rock traditions offer products to strengthen the bonds of family relationships through the sharing and celebration of traditions. Check out Jodi (Bacon) Foster’s website (redrocktraditions.com/jodifoster) to explore and purchase some of the unique gifts available to generate family discussions and establish family traditions.


Got an old coat that still has useful life but it is just hanging in your closet? Got an extra set of mittens or gloves or an extra blanket? The church is now collecting winter wear for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Bring your worn but not worn-out winter coats, boots, gloves, mittens and blankets to church next Sunday. There are folks in desperate need before the harsh winter weather arrives.


Myron and Dee Ann Crangle would like to invite everyone to their Anniversary Celebration at Shawnee Drive Community of Christ (4440 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas 66106) on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 2-5 PM. Please RSVP by calling 816-223-8130 by October 29, 2016. “After 60 years we need nothing more, the very best present is you at the door.” Their daughter, JoAlice Schauff will be making the arrangements.


The next book selection for the All Good Books discussion group is “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. The November meeting, scheduled for November 17, 2016 at 7 PM is one week later than normal (that is, on the 3rd not the 2nd Thursday of November). The group will meet in the Church Library.

You can always find a schedule of upcoming book discussions at allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/ Come join us!


On Sunday, November 6, 2016, the adult Sunday school class will resume the discussion of "The Journey of a People” Volume 3 by former Church Historian, Mark Scherer. Dennis Wood will lead the discussion of Chapter 9, “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go, Dear Lord!”


Please email ( mrcoc ) or provide Clint with a written update to any addresses or name changes for the congregational directory or newsletter mailing list. Certain college students and a few others have moved since October/November of last year and we are getting a number of newsletters returned for incorrect address information. Shortly, there will be a final proof copy of the directory made available in the fellowship hall for you to have one final check. NOW is the time to send Clint any new information that has obviously changed.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – The Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:45 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Library. Come and join your fellow prayer warriors.

Saturday night November 5-6 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ends / 2 AM Sunday morning, time falls back one hour. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks.

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn and Ron Millard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 – Sunday School Classes

  • Nursery available – 9:15-11:30 AM, in downstairs Nursery.
  • Children’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Robin Payne.
  • Children’s Pre-baptismal Class begins – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Debby Rushfelt
  • Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, team taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in Church Library.

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – Jack Cave will speak on the theme "God of the Living" with Dorothy May presiding. Dorothy will also serve as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in the “Community of Christ Sings” will be Charles Athey. Cheryl Kennedy will offer the ministry of music.

Monday, November 7, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM – The Mission Bells will hold rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Election Day, don’t forget to vote. Normal TV advertising begins tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – The Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 7:45 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Library. Come and join your fellow prayer warriors.

Sunday, November 13, 2016, Noon – Potluck Dinner

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1 PM – Congregational Business Meeting


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.

The following list includes some recent audio recordings:

23 October 2016 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20161023-PBennetts.mp3

16 October 2016 message by Steve Holben, filename 20161016-SHolben,mp3

9 October 2016 message by Mark Scherer, filename 20161009-MScherer.mp3

2 October 2016 message by Roger Parrish, filename 20161002-RParrish.mp3


Please know that any member of the congregation can post prayer requests or share information about members and events on the Mission Road Members Only Facebook page. You do not need to send the information for approval to anyone. In fact doing so may slow down the dissemination of your request. Be sure to include the person needing prayers and what situation has occurred (if you wish to share that information). If your post concerns an event or news item, be sure to include the basics in your posting (such as who, what, where and when).

For prayer requests, if you do not have access to Facebook, then please call Paul Bennetts or John Trinkl Sr., our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinators.


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.


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.

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