MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS: Week of April 29, 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.

NEW TOPIC COMING FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Adult Sunday School Class (that has been discussing the Epistles of Paul) will begin studying “The Story of the Early Christian Church” on May 27, 2018. The first session (on the 27th) will wrap up the discussion of the Tatha Wiley’s book on Paul and begin discussing the Introduction to “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.

Jonathan Bacon will lead the first session and is in the process of ordering copies of the book. We were able to find a vendor to sell new copies for a few pennies more than used, so the cost will be $21 per copy of the paperback book. If you want a copy, contact Jonathan (his phone and email are in the Church Directory). Once your copy is delivered (in class), add the $21 to your offering envelop with a notation that the amount covers your copy of the class book.

ADULT CLASS ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL RESUMES MAY 13

Because of the Congregational Business Meeting on May, 6, the Adult Sunday School class will resume on May 13 with a discussion of Paul’s Letter to Titus. Titus is one of the three Pastoral Letters attributed to Paul. Class begins at 9:15 AM Sunday morning in the Church Library. On May 13, Dennis Wood will lead the discussion.

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.

LAST CHANCE: MATCH YOUR DONATION TO 2018 MMC SR. HIGH HISTORIC CARAVAN

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

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!

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

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Mindy & Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, May 6, 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.
  • No Adult Sunday School classes

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

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jane Landrum will speak onthe theme "Love as Jesus Loved" with Jonathan Bacon serving as presider and Worship Planner. Roxann Kosmicki and Sharon Wood will provide the ministry of music. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint.

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:

29 April 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename: 20180429-RKosmicki-KKuttler.mp3

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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