MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of April 22, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING SUNDAY MAY 6TH 9:30 AM

A Congregational Business Meeting is scheduled for Sunday May 6th at 9:30AM. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the results of the Elevator bids received by the Building Committee from local general contractors. Please plan to attend.

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORMS FOR SUMMER DUE SUNDAY!

The Worship Availability Form is now available for the Summer months. You can download and print a copy at https://goo.gl/sGFwqe. Copies are also available in Sunday’s bulletin. You can return the form in several ways:

  • Give a copy to the Worship Coordinators, Pam O’Neal and/or Caryn Brown or
  • Place the form in the administrative “In” box located in the church Narthex (on the wall by the office) or
  • Email it to carynpbro or
  • Mail the form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

This new class continues each Sunday for adults interested in learning about church membership this class is informational, if class members want baptism or if class members simply want to know more about Community of Christ. Baptism is not necessarily an outcome of class attendance. The class will be held during the regular Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15 AM). Please join the class in the Chapel, taught by Karen Birkby and Ron Millard, if interested.

ADULT CLASS CONTINUES THE DISCUSSION OF THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

The coming Sunday, the Adult Sunday School class will discuss 2nd Timothy, an epistle from Paul. Second Timothy is one of the three Pastoral Letters. Class begins at 9:15 AM Sunday morning in the Church Library and this week Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion.

2018 MMC SR. HIGH HISTORIC CARAVAN UPDATE

Our Mission Center needs to raise about $40,000 before June 2018 depending upon the final number of kids registered for the Historic Caravan. We have $24,000 raised! ($13,000 left over from previous Caravans + $11,000) We have 49 teens registered as of March 25. The camp is June 7-16, with an orientation pre-night on June 6 at Mission Road. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 100% of your donation goes to ministry that really lasts a lifetime!

We have a NEW matching opportunity good through May 1, 2018. For every $1 donated a donor will match it up to $4000!!!

Questions? Kyle 913-708-5950, Clint 913-484-0651

Make checks payable to MMC Sr. High Historic Caravan. Please give your donation to your Congregational Financial officer or mail it directly to the MMC 7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr., Kansas City, MO 64118.

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.

THE REUNION EXPERIENCE

Come join for fun, fellowship, swimming, campfires, classes, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 24 to 29

Guest Minister: Scott Murphy, First Presidency

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 8 to 13

Guest Minister: David Anderson, President High Priest Quorum

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry. **Nursery workers must be Youth Worker Training certified.

2018 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+): $240

Youth (age 13-17): $125

Children (age 5-12): $75

Children (age 0-4): $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2018 CAMP DATES

June 6-16 Historic Caravan

June 7-22 Middle School Camp

June 24-29 Doniphan Reunion

July 5-7 Youth Quest

July 8-13 Chihowa Reunion

July 20-21 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular

July 22-27 MITIOG

July 29-August 2 Junior Camp

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30 PM – Building Committee meeting.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Alisa Morse and Bill Johnson), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • 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.
  • Exploring the Community of Christ (Adult Class) – 9:15-10:15 AM, taught by Karen Birkby in the Chapel.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kennetha Kuttler will speak onthe theme "Bear Fruit" with Arlene Leonard serving as presider and Roxann Kosmicki serving as Worship Planner. An Instrumental Ensemble will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

​Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:30 AM – Congregational Business Meeting in the 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:

22 April 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180422-CReine.mp3

15 April 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename: 20180415-SHolben.mp3

8 April 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename: 20180408-JONeal.mp3

1 April 2018 Easter message by Paul Bennetts, filename: 20180401-Easter;PBennetts.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 our Congregational Pastoral Care Coordinator.

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 link to Mission Road worship service audio recordings at https://goo.gl/wREl03

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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