MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
BABY BLESSING NEXT SUNDAY
Eric Haase has asked to have his daughter Melody blessed during next Sunday’s Worship Service. Please join with us to celebrate in this special sacrament.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
There’s a signup sheet at church for those who can assist with the Mission Road Congregation’s July 4th Celebration (9 am to Noon on the 4th). Needed are cashiers, servers, face painters and other helpers to inflate balloons and other chores. The Celebration is open to the entire community and will include a free bouncy house, hotdogs for sale, face painting and more. Contact Ron Millard if you’re able to volunteer.
BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE
The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to discuss “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini. We’ll meet in the Church Library.
Discussion questions will be posted on the club’s website within the next two weeks (allbooksclub.wordpress.com). Plan to Join us!
Join the Historic Caravan Campers for their closing worship service (at the conclusion of the journey) on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 4 PM at the Mission Road Community of Christ. Campers will share testimonies and stories from their caravan journey. We hope you’ll join us!
You’re also invited to pray for all those on the Historic Caravan. Campers left Mission Road on June 7th and return on June 16th.
Construction on the elevator project has begun. During construction please be aware of your surroundings as you move throughout the building and property. There will be construction materials and other hazards from time to time. Plus, you will find extra vehicles in our parking lot. Because of the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station we will also have extra vehicles in our parking lot. Please be mindful of our visitors.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY
The Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez.
Next Sunday we’ll cover Chapter 4 “Mission to the Gentiles.” Dennis Wood will lead the discussion.
All books ordered to date have been claimed if you want a copy of the Gonzales text, call or email Jonathan Bacon as soon as possible because it takes 10-14 days to receive a copy. The cost is $21 per copy of the paperback book. Once you receive a copy (in class), just add the $21 to your offering envelop with a notation that the amount covers your copy of the class book.
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.
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 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, June 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.
Sunday, June 17, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel and Eric Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, June 17, 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 "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez, 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 and Ron Millard in the Chapel.
Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak onthe theme "Grow in the Kingdom of God" with Ron Millard serving as presider and worship planner. Melody Haase, daughter of Eric Haase will be blessed by Larry & Karen Birkby. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets to discuss “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini in the church Library.
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:
10 June 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20180610-SHolben.mp3
3 June 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20180603-RMillard.mp3
27 May 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180527-KBarnhard.mp3
20 May 2018 message by Greg Mann, filename 20180520-GMann.mp3
13 May 2018 message by David Byrn, filename 0180513-DByrn.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.