CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE FOR INA FITE
Ina Fite, a long time member of the Mission Road Congregation, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019. She would have turned 103 later this month. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1 PM at Mt. Moriah Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home (in the main building chapel) on 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. Please share this information with those who knew Ina and do not have access to the congregational Facebook page or email. Thank you.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC
Next Sunday, June 9, 2019, the adult Sunday school class will continue the study of “The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day,” Volume 2, by Justo L. Gonzales. Jane Landrum will lead the discussion of Chapter 2 “Martin Luther: Pilgrimage to Reformation.”
We still have a few copies of the paperback edition available for class members @$20 each. If you’re interested in a copy, they’re available on the bookshelf in the Church Library. Funds for the books should be added to your weekly offering with a notation that the additional donation is for the “Adult Class Book.”
ALL GOOD BOOK CLUB JUNE MEETING
The congregational book club will meet on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library to discuss “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg.
All are welcome to join in the discussion.
Over the next month, we’ll have two offerings during each service: the regular one and a “noisy offering” for change that will go to Camp MITIOG. So, bring your checks, cash and noisy change so we can make a lot of noise for MITIOG. All funds up to $1,500 going to MITIOG will be matched by a grant fund.
If you wish to contribute directly, make checks payable to: CAMPS FOR KIDS and put “For Camp MITIOG” in the memo area. Checks may be mailed to: CAMPS FOR KIDS/MITIOG, 5919 Woodson Road, Suite 211, Mission, Kansas 66202.
ANNUAL MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Mark your calendar and join us for the July 4th Congregational Picnic and Celebration with hot dogs, balloons, face painting, cotton candy, bounce houses and lots of fellowship!
Join us in our church tard from 10 AM to 2 PM on July 4, 2019!
Russ May recently was able to digitize two old (1988) audio cassette tapes and make them available online. Simply go to https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8 and select the 1988 folder. The recordings include:
31 July 1988 message by Greg Stollsteimer and ordination of Russ May, filename 19880731-GStollsteimer;Russ.May.ordination.mp3
28 August 1988 message by John Pennington, filename 19880828-JPennington.mp3
If you happen to still have some of the cassette tapes made before 2012, and especially those made before 2000, Russ would love to borrow them so he can put them online. Please consider lending your church service audio cassette tapes (pre-2012) to Russ while he digitizes the recordings.
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**
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, June 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Bob Andes), join us for conversation and fellowship.
Sunday, June 9, 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 Reformation to the Present Day Volume 2" by Justo Gonzalez, taught by Jonathan Bacon, Paul Bennetts, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:30 AM – Donna Fletcher will speak on the theme "Receive the Holy Spirit" with Debbie Rushfelt serving as worship planner and Mary Reichenbach serving as presider. Steve Holben will provide the PowerPoint and Charles Athey will provide the ministry of music.
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:
2 June 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190602-SHolben.mp3
26 May 2019 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20190526-KKuttler.mp3
19 May 2019 message by Karen Birkby, filename 20190519-KBirkby.mp3
12 May 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190512-CReine.mp3
5 May 2019 message by Ron Millard, filename 20190505-RMillard.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.