Congregational News – October 21, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF NEXT SUNDAY!

The Mission Road annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper is scheduled for next 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!

Remember, 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.

Mark your calendar, dig out your favorite award-winning recipe and plan to join us on October 28!

A NEW WAY TO GIVE: (CENTER OF HOPE)

Paul and Janice Hedrick will be offering their son, Doug, and daughter-in-law, Maria’s collection of mainly South American Nativity sets for sale. You may remember that Maria donated some of her nativity sets several years ago.

All proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to Central Avenue Center of Hope. These items are excellent for gift giving or to add to your holiday décor.

The sale will begin on Sunday, October 28 during the chili supper. They will be open for sale in the small chapel from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm. The sale of these items will continue on Sundays November 4 and November 11 in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 8:45 and until 12:30 each Sunday. Items will not be priced but a minimum of $5.00 per set will be appreciated and so will your generosity. Checks should be written to Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH).

POT LUCK PLANNED

We have word that Jack and Jeanette Cave will be in the area visiting and joining us for church on November 11. We will have a POT LUCK dinner immediately following the service that day, so everyone can have a better chance to visit with them and get caught up. Mark your calendars!

BOOK CLUB UPDATE

During last week’s book club meeting the group talked about some of the contributors to America’s World War II war effort. Two online sources were mentioned: the first the Snider’s mentioned an article on Vera Davis in the Martin City Telegraph. In it, she discusses her experiences as a “Rosie the Riveter.” The article can be found at https://bit.ly/2PId5MZ

The second online source is an audio recording of Marilyn Gairn’s Father focusing on his prisoner of war experiences. The audio recording can be found at https://bit.ly/2CsSmZW The link goes to the Oral history interview with Martin L. Parisot – Collections Search – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We had a very enjoyable discussion last week and look forward to discussing “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann on Thursday, November 15, 2018. As usual, we’ll meet at the Community of Christ Mission Road Congregation (7842 Mission Road) at 7 PM.

2019 WORLD CONFERENCE DELEGATES

World Conference will be held April 6–13 in Independence. MMC will elect 69 delegates and we need more 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 participate in pre-conference sessions of the Midlands delegation.

HELPERS WANTED

Karen Birkby is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair at University Academy where Karen retired from teaching reading. If you are interested in helping please contact Karen. The Book Fair is Tuesday November 13th.

CALLING ALL SINGERS!

The Highlands will host The Winter Rose, a Christmas cantata. Anyone is welcome – no age or audition requirements. Rehearsals are 2-4 Sunday afternoons and begin November 11. For questions please call 816 -468-7878. Everyone is invited to enjoy the cantata at 7pm on Saturday, December 15.

COFFEE TALKS

Next scheduled Coffee Talk is on October 24, 2018 at the Pullman Place Family Restaurant (230 Cherokee St, Leavenworth). At 6PM.

Please contact Donna Fletcher (316.644.4079) to schedule one at your congregation!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

The Adult Class will continue to the study of "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1" by Justo Gonzalez each Sunday.

Next week the discussion will focus on Chapter 19, "Athanasius of Alexandria." Jonathan Bacon 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).

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.

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 24, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, October 28, 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 28, 2018, 10:30 AM – Karen Birkby will speak on the theme "Jesus Is Calling You" with Brian Libeer serving as presider and worship planner. Pennie Bunkers will provide the ministry of music and Steve Hedrick will provide the PowerPoint.

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

Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, after church – Potluck and time to visit with Jack and Jeanette Cave.

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:

14 October 2018 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20181014-JBacon.mp3

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