THIS WEEK’S MISSION ROAD NEWS: NOVEMBER 5, 2017

TWO BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will discuss two books: “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin (previously scheduled for the cancelled October meeting) and “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts. Discussion questions for the Raskin book are already posted at https://goo.gl/oDG822.

​HMA HONDURAS NURSE PROGRAM PLEDGE

In the continuing effort to support our full-time nurse (Saira Giron) in providing healthcare to the villages in the area near La Buena Fe, Honduras, we are collecting pledges for 2018. It would be helpful to have pledge forms returned by December 1 so we can finalize planning for next year.

If you are willing and able to help, please complete your pledge (available at church) and return the form to Paul Bennetts at your earliest convenience. All pledges are fully tax-deductible as HMA is a 501c3 organization. No checks are needed at this time but donations can be made before December 31 if you want a receipt for 2017. Paul Bennetts will let you know when it is time to submit the payment for your pledge. Thanks again for your help with this very worthwhile project.

DONATE MONEY FOR TOYS IN MEMORY OF ALISTER KOSMICKI

Roxanne is collecting money to purchase Christmas toys for needy children. If you would like to help, please see Roxanne.

CENTRAL AVENUE CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING FUND DRIVE

The CACH is collecting donations for their Thanksgiving meal. If you wish to donate please make your check out to: Central Avenue Center of Hope". You can place your donation in the offering plate and Pennie will see that your donation reaches them.

ADULT CLASS ON LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL CONTINUES

Next Sunday, the adult class will discuss Chapters 8-12 of First Corinthians. Be sure you have read pages 100-105 in the Wiley book (the discussion of First and Second Corinthians). Dennis Wood will lead the discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).

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.

E-TITHING OPTION AVAILABLE

E-tithing allows you to give as a one-time giver OR as a recurring giver. To enroll, follow these steps:

1. Go to www.cofchrist.org

2. Click the blue “GIVE” button in the top right corner

3. Click the United States flag icon

4. Sign into your account OR click “Create an Account” OR select “Give Without an Account”

5. Select your congregation from the “Give To”

6. Follow the prompts to complete the giving process

TEMPLE VOLUNTEERS

There are many volunteer opportunities in all avenues of the church’s operations at the Temple and elsewhere. For information, please contact Sherrie Piedimonte at 816.833.1000, ext. 2030, or spiedimonte.

MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for giving to our reunions. The new outstanding balance for 2017 is $7051.03. Donations labeled “reunion expenses” may be sent to the mission center.

Claim your part of Chihowa history by sponsoring a new bunk bed in the main lodge. Designate your $90 donation to “Chihowa beds”. Thank you to Holton for sponsoring 5 beds and challenging other congregations to follow suit!

COFFEE TALKS

Join the Midlands Mission Center Leadership Team for the following scheduled Coffee Talks:

November 10, 2017, 9 AM at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Those attending are invited to stay and help serve lunch to the people who come to the Center of Hope for their Noon meal.

December 8, 2017, time and place TBA

UPCOMING STORYTELLERS EVENT

“Stories from the life of F. Henry Edwards,” 7:00 pm Sunday, November 12 at the Stone Church.

In conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of World War I, we will hear stories of the life and lessons of F. Henry Edwards. A former apostle and member of the First Presidency, Edwards was imprisoned for his pacifism. Storytellers will include Andrew Bolton, Paul Edwards, Barbara Walden and YOU! The Stone Church congregation and Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation sponsor the event in support of summer interns. A donation opportunity is available for the young adult Alma Blair Internship Program. All are invited; no RSVP is necessary.

NEXT PRIESTHOOD MEETING SCHEDULED!

A Priesthood Meeting is scheduled during the Sunday School Hour on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Steve Holben will facilitate the meeting. All members are invited!

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in the Church Library to discuss “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin and “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Cheryl Kennedy), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • 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, November 12, 2017, 10:30 AM – Paul Bennetts will speak onthe theme "Be Wise" with Linda Dayton presiding and serving as the worship planner. The song leader for learning a new hymn in "Community of Christ Sings" will be Dorothy May. The Saints Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars for December 17th for our annual Christmas Program.

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:

5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-KBirkby.mp3

29 October 2017 message by Ed Slauter, filename 20171029-ESlauter.mp3

22 October 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171022-SHolben.mp3

15 October 2017 message by Clint Reine, filename 20171015-CReine.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.

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