Congregational News – October 7, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR WINTER WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM?

The Winter 2018 Worship Availability Form is now available online at carynpbro or mail this form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Worship, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES

The Adult Class will return to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez this coming Sunday, October 14.

Discussion will focus on Chapter 17, "The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea." Dennis Wood will lead the class discussion.

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).

NEXT SUNDAY MARKS END OF 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

Toilet paper

Sporks (combination spoon and fork)

Napkins

The paper drive runs through this coming Sunday 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.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST?

If you’re an adult interested in learning about the Community of Christ, please contact Karen Birkby or Ron Millard. They’re available to meet with you during the Adult Sunday School hour to discuss the mission and history of the Community of Christ.

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! Contact Roxann for directions to the farm, if you have not rece8ved a copy of the map.

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. Everyone is invited!

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00. The cost is $8 per person age 7 or older, children under 7 are free. Attendees are invited (not required) to dress up for Halloween!

There is a sign-up sheet available on the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please indicate if you’ll be bringing a pot of chili or desserts. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup and serving. Donna Emslie is coordinating the event and is also looking for someone to back her up for the event. Donna is in the process of moving, plus her daughter is having a baby. If you can be her backup on the day of the Chili Supper, please let Donna know. Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

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, October 10, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:30-2:30 PM – Potluck and Fellowship at Roxann and Alex Kosmicki’s Farm.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Arlene Leonard), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 14, 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.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "What Must I Do?" with Kirk Barnhard serving as presider and worship planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – All Good Books group meets in Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM – Annual Mission Road Chili Cook-Off and Supper.

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:

7 October 2018 message by Ron Millard, filename 20181007-RMillard.mp3

30 September 2018 message by Clint Reine, filename 20180930-CReine.mp3

30 September 2018 Fall Business Meeting, Filename: 20180930-Business.Meeting.mp3

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 are both in the Church Directory.

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