MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
SAIRA’S HEALTH ACTIVITIES IN HONDURAS
Greetings from Paula Rummel, HMA International Chair
Although I haven’t provided you with an update recently, Saira has been busy in Honduras with the rural villages and their schools. She continues to offer monthly health clinics in the 4 rural villages as well as treat patients in the clinic in her rural La Boquita home. She was the camp nurse for the Youth Camp in January and Honduran church leadership meeting in March at La Buena Fe campground.
During the first 5 months of 2018 she has seen 1484 patients and dispensed 31,519 ointments, tablets, and milliliters of medications. Some patients are able to pay for the medications and others give her a donation for her medical services. From January-May Saira has received 5350 Lempiras equivalent to $240. She uses these funds to purchase needed medications.
In April she reassembled the hygiene kits for school children. (We disassemble and compact items for better luggage utilization.) She then distributed these kits as she provided dental and health exams on the school children.
Saira was given nutritional food packages for schools from another in-country organization. Since Saira has a new truck for her transportation, she was able to ensure the delivery of these supplements to the rural schools.
In 10 days a medical team will be assisting Saira with the monthly health clinics. The team takes donated supplies, over-the-counter medications, and medical resource books to help Saira in her work. But, perhaps, the greatest gift they bring Saira is the knowledge of people in the United States who care about her and the amazing work she does everyday. Email communication is OK but when a group shows up, it means that people are willing to give their time as well as their money to support her and the people of the rural villages.
And so now, I express to you that Saira truly appreciates your support and is very grateful that you allow her to provide this ministry of health.
DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT THE START OF SCHOOL IS GETTING CLOSER!
It’s time to start thinking about how you can support the annual Center of Hope school supplies drive. When you’re out shopping for your own children or grand children, please pick up some extra supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. And if you’re no longer buying school supplies for your family, take a nostalgic shopping trip and pickup some items for the families supported by the Center. What’s needed? Pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, notebooks, paper tablets, colored pencils, notebook paper, pencil holders, backpacks, 3-ring binders and more. If you think it’s a school related supply…it probably is!
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 continue the discussion of Chapter 8, “The Deposit of the Faith,” starting on page 73 (section on Marcion). Jonathan Bacon will lead the class 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.
2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES
World Conference will be held April 13–16, 2019 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 delegates. To add your name to the ballot, please fill out the form at www.mmc2019wc.info. Delegates must attend all business sessions of World Conference 2019 and plan to attend and participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands Mission Center delegation.
MIDLANDS MISSION CENTER BOOK CLUB
Shelly Twitchell, Midlands Mission Support Specialist, will host a book club through Facebook starting this fall. Grab the books and start reading. We will first discuss “Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World” by Alan J Roxburgh. Congregational or small group book discussions are encouraged. Happy reading and have a great summer!
ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
The elevator construction project is well underway. Please be especially cautious during construction, as there may be construction materials and other hazards evident from time to time. You will also find extra vehicles in our parking lot because of our construction project as well as the construction of the new Prairie Village Fire Station. Please be mindful and welcoming of our visitors.
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.
2018 CAMP DATES
July 29-August 2 Junior Camp
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Wednesday, June 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.
Sunday, July 29, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Linda Dayton and Debbie Rushfelt), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, July 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 "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, July 29, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jane Landrum will speak onthe theme "Generously" with Linda Dayton serving as presider and worship planner. Sharon Wood will offer the ministry of music and Jonathan Bacon 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:
22 July 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20180722-JBacon.mp3
15 July 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20180715-KBirkby.mp3
8 July 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180708-CReine.mp3
1 July 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180701-JONeal.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.