MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
Only a few more hours remain to vote, no matter your party affiliation, participate in the selection of the individuals who will represent you and make decisions that affect our country. Vote on or before Tuesday, November 6 like the future of your country depends on it!
SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CENTER OF HOPE THANKSGIVING MEAL
The Mission Road Congregation has for the past several years donated funds to help support the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Won’t you help again this year? You can add your donation to your Sunday offering envelope with a notation indicating how much you are donating to the CACH Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanks in advance for your support. If you have questions about ways you can help, please contact Susan Clark or Robin Payne.
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 continue for one more Sunday (November 11) in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 8:45 and until 12:30 PM. 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).
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.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA AT THE HIGHLANDS
The Christmas Cantata (The Winter Rose) is scheduled for 7 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Highlands (7615 N. Platte Purchase Dr.
Kansas City, MO). All are invited to attend.
WINTER COAT COLLECTION
With Daylight Savings time going away and the fall colors are showing their beauty it’s time to think 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 gift on the coat rack by the office door. Look for the sign.
POT LUCK NEXT SUNDAY
Jack and Jeanette Cave will be in the area visiting and will join us for church on November 11. A POT LUCK dinner is planned for immediately after the service next Sunday, so everyone can have a better chance to visit with the Caves 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/.
HELPERS STILL NEEDED
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.
LAST CALL FOR 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 21, "Ambrose of Milan." 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).
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
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, All day voting in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn Brown), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, November 11, 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 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – Paul Bennetts will speak on the theme "Give of Your True Capacity" with Nadine Bennetts serving as presider and worship planner. The Saints’ Chorale will provide the ministry of music and Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, after church – Potluck and time to visit with Jack and Jeanette Cave.
Monday, November 12, 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:
4 November 2018 message by Steve Holben, filename 20181104-SHolben.mp3
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.