Congregational News – October 28, 2018

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

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 began on Sunday, October 28 during the chili supper and will continue 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).

CHILI COOKOFF

We had 10 crock-pots with assorted mixtures of favorite recipes of chili to sample from Mild-Medium-Fire! Dorothy May’s chili received the most votes for favorite chili. Dorothy won the distinguished apron to display in a place of honor until next year. Oh! And the desserts were wonderful, too. And you should have been there to take part in DJ John Canterbury’s karaoke machine and hear the singers. You just had to have been there. I’m sorry if you missed it. Mark your calendar for next year.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

Remember to set your clocks back next Saturday night. Daylight Savings time ends. If you forget, it’s okay you’ll just be early for breakfast and fellowship on Sunday morning. There’s no harm in that.

WINTER COAT COLLECTION

With Daylight Savings time going away and the fall colors are showing their beauty it’s time to thing about Ole Man Winter coming soon. With the arrival of winter it means colder weather and perhaps some snow. It’s also time to remember to clean out the closet of the gently used coat that you don’t plan to wear anymore and help someone else keep warm this winter. If that’s not the case with you perhaps you can afford to spend a few dollars on a new coat for someone else. Central Avenue Center of Hope is starting the annual winter coat drive. Please remember those that may need a new coat this winter. Please hang up your coat on the coat rack by the office door. Look for the sign.

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!

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB MEETING SET

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will be to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. We’ll meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 PM at the Church.

The schedule of upcoming books for discussion is available at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/.

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.

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 20, "The Great Cappadocians." Paul Bennetts 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

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, November 4, 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, November 4, 2018, 10:30 AM – Steve Holben will speak on the theme "Love Your Neighbor" with Linda Dayton serving as presider and worship planner. Jane and Pam Landrum will provide the ministry of music and Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint.

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:

28 October 2018 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20181028-KBirkby.mp3

21 October 2018 message by Kennetha Kuttler and Roxann Kosmicki, filename 20181021-KKuttler;RKosmicki.mp3

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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