Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – March 31, 2019

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS

URGENT EASTER BOOK REQUEST

The Center for Hope needs donations of books about the true meaning of Easter. New or like-new books should be appropriate for all different ages and focus on the true meaning of Easter. If you can bring your donation in next two Sundays (April 7 & 14), we’ll have time to get your book donation to the Center before Easter. If you have questions, please contact Robin Payne.

ANOTHER URGENT NEED…FOR WORLD CONFERENCE

We are needing volunteers for Ushers at the Evening Worships for 2019 World Conference. There are many opportunities to volunteer and sign up for. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Below is the link. Select as many time slots as you wish to volunteer for and then click submit. You’ll then be asked for your name and email so we can keep you updated.

If you have any questions please contact Richard Betts at rbetts or call (816) 833-1000 x2248

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/ushering2019

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC

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

Next Sunday’s class will finish Chapter 33 (“The Collapse”) and begin discussion of Chapter 34 (“In Quest of Reformation”). Jonathan Bacon will lead the class discussion.

THE NEW ADULT CLASS TEXT IS HERE!

The Adult Sunday School class has voted to continue the study of “The Story of Christianity” with Volume 2 of “The Story of the Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day” by Justo L. Gonzales.

We have 20 copies on hand. The paperback edition normally costs $26.99 but we were able to obtain 20 new copies from the publisher for $21.75 each. If you’re interested in a copy, please contact Jonathan Bacon. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 5 – 13

Many worship services will be live webcast. You can find the list and

schedule here: www.cofchrist.org/live-webcast.

To find the complete schedule go to www.cofchrist.org/2019-world-conference and scroll down to click the green “Schedule” button.

Professional Law Enforcement Officers’ Association will hold its pre-

conference meeting 9:00–10:30 AM Friday, April 5th, in the Temple

Council Room. All active, retired, or reserve law enforcement

officers; military-police specialists; or other public safety entities and

military are welcome. For more information please contact John

Bullard Jr. jbullard@CofChrist.org or 816.521.3046.

Outreach International Volunteers Needed! Assist with events and

the OI booth in 2-3 hour shifts throughout the week. To volunteer

please contact Marsha Penrose at 816.833.0883 x311.

Delegate Housing Needed! Whether you are a delegate or not, for

more information please contact the International Services Office:

Dawn Pagat 816.833.0883 x2466, dpagat.

WORLD CONFERENCE APRIL 7

Worship & Communion services will be held at Mission Road on Sunday, April 7, 2019, even though World Conference is in progress in Independence, MO. The Sunday School classes will also meet.

A NOTE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS

When contributing to Midlands Mission Center (MMC) or its affiliates, please make your check payable to the organization itself and not the camp or fundraiser.

For instance, register/donate to camps – write the check to Midlands Mission Center and note the purpose on the memo line.

If you donate to an affiliate (Central Avenue Center of Hope/CACH,

Chihowa Retreat Center, or Center Place Campgrounds/Doniphan) –

write the check directly to that organization and use the memo line

For example, checks written to “Faithful Fifty” or “Campership Fund” cannot be deposited and will be returned to you because those are not accounts. If you have any questions please contact the MMC office or the MCFO Team.

OPEN ARMS THEATRE PRESENTS…

You’re invited to attend: Just Crucified…EVEN NOW

7:30 pm April 18, 19 & 20

A modern-day adaptation of the life of Jesus co-written and co-directed by congregation members Suzanne Brownlee and Michael Crowley. Open Arms Community of Christ is located at 1021 W. College St., Independence, MO 64050.

REUNION EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!

Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27

Guest Minister: Apostle Janné Grover

Director: Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12

Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader

Director: Sarah Marolf 785.730.5222

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry.

**Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+) $240

Youth (age 13-17) $125

Children (age 5-12) $75

Children (age 0-4) $25

**Camperships Are Available**

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BUSINESS MEETING

A business meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, during the Sunday School hour (starting at 9:15) to consider the approval of several priesthood calls. There will be no adult class on that date.

We would like for you as we have, give prayerful consideration to the names presented. On April 28 during the business meeting you will have an opportunity to speak to each or all of the calls.

Karen and Larry are pleased to announce the following calls:

Pam O’Neal to the office of Teacher

Debbie Rushfelt to the office of Priest

Roxanne Kosmicki to the office of Priest

Caryn Brown to the office of Elder

We ask that you offer your support of these calls and continue to pray for their guidance as you do for each of us as we share the work of the Lord.

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

The date of our next TWIST weekend is just around the corner. (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!) We hope to see you there!

When: 7:00 PM on May 3 until 11:45 AM on May 5

Where: Cameron Community of Christ

902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429

816-632-3303

Why: Service and Fellowship

Questions:

Allen Keehler (816) 810-5690

Donna Fletcher (316) 644-4079

Kat Hnatyshyn (816) 506-6948

Please RSVP by April 26th. We will need the Event Registration Form found at https://bit.ly/2TgNSu6 filled out by May 3rd. Please remember your TWIST t-shirt if you have one. If not, we have plenty. We will be showering at the YMCA on Saturday evening, so pack accordingly. Suggested donation: $20.

YEAR-ROUND NEED

The Center of Hope Food Pantry can use non-perishable food year-round. The need never ends. Remember, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Next time you’re shopping, why not get an extra box of breakfast cereal, rolls of toilet paper, school supplies, a canned good or two or whatever the spirit leads you to offer.

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING

The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Church Library to discuss "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

Discussion questions for the novel will be posted on the book club website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com soon.

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

2019 SUMMER CAMPING SCHEDULE

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa

June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa

June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion

June 29–July3 Junior Camp

July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Choral Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle in Church Library.

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Jonathan Bacon), join us for conversation and fellowship.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

· 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, April 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – Kirk Barnhard will speak on the theme "A Priceless Offering" with Ron Millard serving as worship planner and presider. Jane Landrum will provide the ministry of music and Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint.

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 (20190224 represents February 24, 2019). 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:

31 March 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190331-JLandrum.mp3 will be available soon.

24 March 2019 message by John O’Neal, filename 20190324-JONeal.mp3.

17 March 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190317-SHolben.mp3.

16 March 2019 Recording from the Midlands Mission Center Conference, filename 20190316-MMC.Conference.mp3.

10 March 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon, filename 20190310-JBacon.mp3

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITHOUT EMAIL OR FACEBOOK ACCESS?

If you know someone in the congregation that 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.

FOR FUTURE CHURCH CLOSINGS

In the future, if inclement weather forces the cancellation of church services at Mission Road, we’ll post the closing on our church Facebook page, send a message to the church email list and list the closing on KCTV Channel 5 and KSHB Channel 41.

Be sure to check the TV listings for either "Community of Christ – Mission Road" (KSHB 41) or "Community of Christ – Prairie Village" (KCTV5). The listing will be under one of those two names.

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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