MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30
The Fall Business meeting for the Mission Road Congregation has been scheduled for 9:15 AM on Sunday, September 30, 2018 during the Sunday School class hour. Plan to join us and discuss congregational business.
2018-2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY
Work is beginning on the next Congregational Directory. If you have updates (contacts, pictures, information) that you would like included, please email the information to Clint Reine at the church email address (mrcoc).
HELP NEEDED: CENTRAL AVENUE OF HOPE ANNUAL PAPER DRIVE
Please help support the Central Avenue Center of Hope paper drive. The Center is able to save almost $50,000.00 each year because of the generosity of individuals and Community of Christ Congregations who support the paper drive. Items needed?
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 runs through October 14, 2018. Each year the Community of Christ congregation with the best percentage of giving (based on attendance) receives the paper drive trophy.
Please consider donating any of the items listed above and give generously!
CHILDREN PRACTICE FOR VESPERS SERVICE
The children will begin practicing and preparing for the Vesper Service soon. The practice will occur during part of the normal Sunday School hour, from 9:45-10:15 AM each Sunday.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY
The Adult Sunday School Class will resume studying "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez on Sunday, October 7.
On that date, the class will discuss Chapter 17, "The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea." Paul Bennetts 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.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED YEAR-ROUND!
The Center of Hope collects school supplies throughout the year because of the continuing need by school age students. When shopping, please pick up some extra school supplies for children who cannot afford even the basics. Donations of any school related supplies are appreciated, including 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!
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!
OCTOBER 2018 BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION SET
The October meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will occur on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The group will meet in the Church Library and discuss " The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg.
COMING IN OCTOBER
The annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is planned for 6 PM on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on the 28th!
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 26, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, September 30, 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.
- 9:15 AM – Fall Business Meeting
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak on the theme "Be Peace" with Steve Holben serving as presider and worship planner. Charles Athey will offer the ministry of music. Kennetha Kuttler 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:
23 September 2018 message by John O’Neal, filename 20180923-JONeal.mp3
16 September 2018 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20180916-ALeonard.mp3
9 September 2018 message by Jerry Rushfelt and elevator dedication service, filename 20180909-GRushfelt; Elevator.Dedication.mp3
2 September 2018 message by Larry Birkby, filename 20180902-LBirkby.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.
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