WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM DUE JULY 30
The Fall 2017 Worship Availability form is now available online. You can download a Microsoft Word version at https://goo.gl/cZALSp. The form covers the months of September through November 2017. Please download, complete a copy and submit to the Worship Coordinators (Pam O’Neal and Caryn Millard) by July 30.
POTLUCK "GOING AWAY PARTY" FOR JACK & JEANETTE
After church on Sunday July 30 we will have a "Going Away Party" for Jack & Jeanette Cave. They will be moving back to Hawaii soon. Please plan to attend and bring a dish to share.
Junior Camp is collecting the following items for an activity at camp talking about how all ages are able to help others. The emphasis will be that all can serve, no matter one’s age. While campers are talking about how we can each serve, we’ll put our words into action by packing bags of essentials for the Central Avenue Center of Hope’s Homeless Community project. To do this, we are asking if our area congregations can collect the following items that are needed for the bags:
Lighters (used to light candles)
Small flash lights
Bug sprays (small travel size)
Deodorants (small—travel size)
Snack items (such as individual crackers or cookies)
Gallon size zippered bags
Please bring your donations to church no later than July 23, 2017.
Your help in sharing will have a double impact: you’ll help our young members understand the need for good works and you’ll be helping the homeless community.
THE ALL GOOD BOOKS GROUP TO MEET THURSDAY JULY 13
The All Good Books group’s next meeting is Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Church Library at 7 PM. On that date, we’ll discuss The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.
Suggested discussion questions on the novel are available at https://goo.gl/Hc7K6u. Come and join in the discussion!
SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING JULY 23
There will be a congregational business meeting (and no classes) during the Sunday School time period (9:15) on July 23, 2017. The agenda includes a discussion of replacing the carpet in the Church Sanctuary and Nursery. To proceed, the congregation will need to amend the 2017 budget to cover the cost of replacing the carpet.
Additional business is a Priesthood call of Jeanette Caldeira to the office of Teacher.
LIFE AND LETTERS OF THE PAUL ADULT CLASS
The Adult Sunday School class is currently discussing "Encountering Paul: Understanding the Man and His Message" by Tatha Wiley. Next Sunday, we’ll focus on Chapter 3 ("Theological Perspective") with Dennis Wood leading the class discussion.
ADULT CLASS STUDIES THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST
A second adult class meets each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership. This class is informational, for anyone wanting to know more about the Community of Christ. The class is held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). All are invited to join the class taught by Ron Millard and Karen Birkby.
HAVE YOU PICKED UP YOUR NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY?
The new 2017 Church Directory is available on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Be sure to pick up your copy on Sunday.
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IS COMING!
Roger Parish has researched the upcoming Sun Eclipse event that is occurring on Monday August 21, 2017. Roger has researched close locations that would provide the best (longest viewing) time and the city park near Kearney, MO that one site well suited to view the Eclipse. Kearney is about 39 miles away and drive time is typically about 40-45 minutes. Several people have expressed interested so Roger has rented a shelter at the park for a minimal fee. Parking is close to the shelter but first come first served. If interested in attending, please indicate your interest on the signup sheets on the bulletin board in the Narthex. We need to know how many people from Mission Road are interested in gathering to experience this historic event, so Roger can acquire sufficient viewing glasses to protect everyone’s eyes. Please add your name to the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
HERITAGE DAY STORYTELLERS NIGHT COMING TO MISSION ROAD
Do you love a good story? If so, we have an exciting evening for you! Celebrate Heritage Day this year with Apostle Art Smith, Mark Scherer, and Barb Walden as they share some of their favorite stories from church history at the Mission Road congregation on Sunday, September 17 at 7:00 PM. Our storytellers will share the theme "Preserve the Past ~ Inspire the Future."
The Storytellers evening is sponsored by Mission Road congregation and Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation in support of summer interns who share the church’s stories at our historic sites.
A donation opportunity for the Alma Blair Internship Program will be available for those interested in supporting this unique educational opportunity for young adults. All are invited. No RSVP needed.
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:00 PM (summer schedule) – Prayer Circle meets at the church.
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books Group meets in the Church Library to discuss the novel "The Woman in Cabin 10."
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn Brown & Ron Millard), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 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 Mary Reichenbach.
• Teen’s Sunday School class – 9:15-10-15 AM, taught by Clint Reine.
• Adult Sunday School class – 9:15-10:15 AM, discusses "Encountering Paul” by Tatha Wiley, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
• Adult Class Exploring the Community of Christ – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard.
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak on the theme "Plant Wisely" with Linda Dayton presiding and serving as the worship planner. Jennifer Libeer will provide the ministry of music. The song leader for learning a new hymn in "Community of Christ Sings" will be Margaret Athey. Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.
MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER 2017 SUMMER CAMPING PROGRAM
The schedule has been posted for the Summer Camping Program. Check the dates for Youth Camps and Family Reunions and get registered early. Registration is now open at https://goo.gl/HiIWai
SPEC: July 22 – 29
MITIOG: July 23 – 28
Junior Camp: July 30 – Aug 3
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.
The following list includes some recent audio recordings:
2 July 2017 message by Jerry Rushfelt, filename 20170702-GRushfelt.mp3
25 June 2017 message by John O’Neal, filename 20170625-JONeal.mp3
18 June 2017 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20170618-KKuttler.mp3
11 June 2017 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20170611-PBennetts.mp3
4 June 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20170604-KBirkby.mp3
CONCERNING PRAYER REQUESTS
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.
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 is both in the Church Directory.