VERY FEW YOUTH HISTORIC CARAVAN SUMMER TRIP SEATS REMAIN
Please encourage your teenagers to register for the 2018 Youth Historic Caravan. Students that are currently enrolled in 9, 10, 11, and 12th grades can attend. The Caravan will be held June 7-16, 2018 (9-1/2 days) with an additional orientation pre-night at Mission Road Congregation on June 6, 2018. Please see Clint for a registration form and additional information about this wonder experience.
You can also help support this experience of a lifetime with your donations. The caravan will visit Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH; Plano, IL; Nauvoo and Carthage, IL; Lamoni, IA and Independence, MO. Fundraising efforts will insure that none of our youth are left behind, but it does require raising $40,000 ($13,000 of the goal already met).
All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to Midlands Mission Center and noted for the Youth Historic Caravan. You can mail your donation to Midlands Mission Center, Attn: Historic Caravan, 7615 North Platte Purchase Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118. Questions? Contact Clint at 913-484-0651 or Kyle at 913-708-5950.
ADULT CLASS ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL
For next Sunday, the adult class will review any questions on the Spiritual Gifts (Chapters 12 and 14) and then finish discussing 1 Corinthians as we cover chapters 15-16. Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion. Make it a habit; bring your Bible to class (any version).
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.
MISSION ROAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Please mark your calendars for the evening of December 17th for our annual Christmas Program. The Program will start at 6:30 pm; after the program we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas snacks and some Carol singing plus a visit from the bearded one in a Red Suit.
MERRY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST
Mark your calendars and join us for our Potluck Breakfast on December 24th at 9 am.
No Sunday school classes on that Sunday, but the breakfast will be followed by our regular worships service at 10:30 AM.
WOULD YOU HELP POST TO FACEBOOK AND EMAIL?
We’re looking for someone to assist with posting the weekly email newsletter and posting congregational news to Facebook. If you’re comfortable posting to Facebook and sending email, you can help. Please contact Jonathan Bacon (jonathanpbacon) if you’re interested in assisting with Mission Road Congregation News.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?
If you know someone in the congregation who does not have email and does not use Facebook, please let Jonathan Bacon know. We’re trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.
BOOK CLUB ON WINTER BREAK
The All Good Books group will not meet in December 2017.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 PM in the Church Library. The group will have two options to discuss. We will discuss both “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood as well as “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives” by Julie Lawson Timmer. Readers may read either or both books and come prepared to discuss what you’ve read.
Discussion questions for both books will be posted soon on the book club website at allbooksclub.wordpress.com.
Stay tuned for Coffee Talks scheduled in 2018.
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints Chorale Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn and Ron Millard), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, December 10, 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, December 10, 2017, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak onthe theme "Proclaim the Good News!" with Jane Landrum presiding and Debbie Rushfelt serving as the worship planner. The Saints Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint slideshow.
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM – Next Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
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:
3 December 2017 message by Steve Holben, filename 20171203-SHolben.mp3
26 November 2017 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20171126-KKuttler.mp3
19 November 2017 message by Ron Millard, filename 20171119-RMillard.mp3
12 November 2017 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20171112-PBennetts.mp3
5 November 2017 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20171105-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.