SUMMER 2018 WORSHIP SCHEDULE
The 2018 Summer Worship Schedule was distributed this morning at church. If you missed a copy it’s available online at https://goo.gl/Y5LUJS
WANT TO SEE THE LEGO EXHIBIT AT UNION STATION?
Pastor Karen Birkby is organizing a group to go and see the LEGO exhibit at Union Station this coming Saturday, May 12, 2018 (1 PM). If enough commit to go, the price is reduced significantly. Please contact Karen, if interested.
BUSINESS MEETING RESULTS
At Sunday morning’s business meeting, the congregation approved an increase to $160,000 for the engineering, purchase and installation of an elevator between the main floor of the church and the basement level. The approved amount is a significant increase over the original projected cost ($100,000). The Pastorate will be contacting the World Church to arrange for a letter (for the contractors) guaranteeing the amount plus to assure that the dollars for the construction will be available from the Congregation’s investment (AIP) account with the World Church.
Members who have an interest and available funds are encouraged to make donations to help cover the additional cost of the elevator. Now is the time to donate, if you’re able.
Additionally, Julie Canterbury suggested a way to donate household goods to earn money toward the cost of the elevator. If you have interest in assisting, please contact Julie.
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 copies, so the cost will be $21 per copy of the paperback book. The books will be available in class starting Sunday, May 13, 2018. If you want a copy, contact Jonathan (his phone and email are in the Church Directory). Once you receive a copy (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 CONTINUES
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 with Dennis Wood leading the discussion.
2018 HISTORIC CARAVAN
Thanks to everyone who has donated for this event. We currently have 47 registered campers and we still have $1,250 in matching funds until May 13th! All are welcome to join our closing service at Mission Road around 5:30 pm Saturday, June 16. Thank you for your support and continued prayers for our journey.
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.
GENEROSITY CYCLE CONVERSATIONS
Community of Christ has begun an effort to realign the way we think about giving. We invite you to join the bigger conversation evolving across the church as we explore and journey together with this new approach. A video and survey can be found at www.cofchrist.org/generosity-cycle.
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, May 9, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn and Ron Millard), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, May 13, 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, May 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – David Byrn will speak onthe theme "Open Our Mind to the Scriptures" with Ron Millard serving as presider and Worship Planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.
Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal 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:
6 May 2018 Business meeting, filename 20180506-Business.Meeting.mp3
6 May 2018 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20180506-JLandrum.mp3
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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