MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
ELEVATOR DEDICATION & RIBBON CUTTING
After the 10:30 Worship Service, Pastor Larry presided over the New Elevator Dedication Ceremony. Pastor Larry emphasized the importance of the elevator to our building and how it would provide greater access to all those in the congregation and those that visit. The Elevator Project has been a long awaited dream of the congregation and will be a blessing to everyone with physical challenges. Other groups that use our building have also shared their excitement about the new elevator. We believe this will provide greater outreach to the community. He also recognized all of those that had a role in the design and construction of the Elevator Project. Dennis Wood who served as the congregation’s liaison with all the architects, engineers, World Church legal team, city inspectors, contractors and volunteers was recognized for his many hours of service to see the project through to the end. Dennis also narrated a PowerPoint presentation of the Elevator Project and explained the many steps of the process. After the PowerPoint presentation everyone went to the Fellowship Hall where John Snider offered a dedication prayer. Following the prayer Anderson Strom cut the ribbon. After a celebratory round of applause, John O’Neal offered a prayer of blessing on the Potluck, which followed.
THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE CONTINUES!
The annual Center of Hope school supplies drive continues, even though some schools have started already. When out shopping for your own children or grandchildren, please pick up some extra supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. If you’re no longer buying school supplies for your family, take a nostalgic shopping trip and pick up 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!
CENTRAL AVENUE OF HOPE ANNUAL PAPER DRIVE
For the last several years, we have had a paper drive for the Central Avenue of Hope during the fall. The Center has saved almost $50,000.00 in paper products because of the generosity of individuals and many Community of Christ Congregations who have contributed the following items.
Paper, plastic, or Styrofoam
Soup bowls 12 oz.
Dessert plates 5-7 inch
Coffee cups 8 oz
Foam plates 8 inch
Sporks (combination spoon and fork)
The paper drive in now in progress and runs through October 14, 2018.
The Community of Christ congregation with the best percentage of giving will receive the paper drive trophy for 2019.
Please consider donating any of the items listed above and give generously!
ZMELISSA (EMSLIE) WAGNER BABY SHOWER
The Ladies of The Mission Road Congregation are holding a baby shower for Melissa. The shower will be held at the church on Sunday afternoon Sept. 16th at 2PM. Melissa is register at: Bye, Bye, Baby & TARGET. Please RSVP to Jean Bink or Eloise Snider. You can find their contact information in the Mission Road church directory.
BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30
The Fall Business meeting for the Mission Road Congregation has been scheduled for Sunday, September 30, 2018 during the Sunday School class hour. Plan to join us and discuss congregational business.
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.
On Sunday, September 16, the class will discuss Chapter 15, "The Monastic Reaction." Jane Landrum 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.
SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB MEETING SET
Next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss "Between Sisters" by Kristin Hannah. You can keep up to date by following the book club’s blog/website at allbooksclub.wordpress.com
SAVE THE DATE – POTLUCK AT KOSMICKI’S FARM
Roxann and Alex Kosmicki are inviting everyone in the congregation to their farm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to share in an afternoon of potluck and fellowship. More details to follow for the 10:30-2:30 PM event but mark your calendars now!
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.
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in Sanctuary.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Michel Haase), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, September 16, 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, September 16, 2018, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak on the theme "Take Up Your Cross" with Jennifer Libeer serving as presider and worship planner. The Mission Bells will offer the ministry of music. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint.
Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
MISSED LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE?
Audio recordings of past worship services are available online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8. This is a short URL for a Google Drive folder with past recordings.
Recordings are located in folders corresponding to the year (e.g., 2017, 2018). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.
Each audio recording begins with the date of the service (20180805 represents August 5, 2018). The date is followed by a dash and the first initial and last name of the speaker.
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:
2 September 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180902-LBirkby.mp3
26 August 2018 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20180826-PBennetts.mp3
19 August 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20180819-SHolben.mp3
12 August 2018 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20180812-KBarnhard.mp3
5 August 2018 message by Debbie Rushfelt, filename 20180805-DRushfelt.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://bit.ly/2MSgZW8
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.