MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
THIS THURSDAY: ANNUAL MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Come and join us this Thursday for the July 4th Congregational Picnic and Celebration with hot dogs, balloons, face painting, cotton candy, bounce houses and lots of fellowship!
The celebration will take place in our churchyard from 10 AM to 2 PM on Thursday, July 4, 2019! Volunteers still needed, please contact Kennetha or Ron if you can help. Extra help is always needed for setup and close down, let them know if you are available.
FALL 2019 WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM
The Worship and Service Availability Form for fall 2019 is now available online at https://bit.ly/2XAYfPE. Please Complete the form and return to Pam O’Neal or Caryn Millard by July 21, 2019.
BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE
The sidewalk from the parking lot to the main entrance of the church has been replaced (poured cement). Only the landscaping remains to be done and it’s anticipated to be complete prior to our Fourth of July Celebration. Thanks to the Building Committee for their planning and coordinating efforts.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC
Next Sunday, 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 the final section (“Two Kingdoms”) in Chapter 4 (“Luther’s Theology”). The Marilyn Gairns will be the special guest teacher for the discussion of Chapter 5 (“Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation”).
ALL GOOD BOOK CLUB JUNE MEETING
The congregational book club will meet on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg, a sequel to “The Story of Arthur Truluv.”
Discussion questions are available on the publisher’s website (https://bit.ly/2WYRYZU).
Future scheduled books for discussion can be found at https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/meeting-dates-books/
All are welcome to join in the discussion.
If you happen to 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 worship 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.
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
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, July 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – July 4 Celebration at the church.
Sunday, July 7, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation, fellowship and a breakfast celebration in Red, White and Blue!
Sunday, July 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 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, July 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – Arlene Leonard will speak on the theme "Discover Joy in Sharing" with Kennetha Kuttler serving as worship planner and presider. 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:
30 June 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190630-CReine.mp3 will be posted soon.
23 June 2019 message by Jane Landrum, filename 20190623-JLandrum.mp3
16 June 2019 message by Kirk Barnhard, filename 20190616-KBarnhard.mp3
9 June 2019 message by Donna Fletcher, filename 20190609-DFletcher.mp3
2 June 2019 message by Steve Holben, filename 20190602-SHolben.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.