MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
Want to serve your church family? The Worship and Service Availability Form for fall 2019 is now available online at https://bit.ly/2XAYfPE. If you can serve, please complete the form and return to Pam O’Neal or Caryn Millard by July 21, 2019.
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 Chapter 6 (“The Radical Reformation”).
You are invited! You are called! You are welcomed! Come join us in fun, fellowship, and faith as we live together in community at Chihowa Reunion 2019. Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader for Community of Christ World Church, will share with us as we delve deeper into this year’s theme: “Following the Spirit.”
The week promises to be filled with activities and worship services for ALL ages – for the young and the less-young and everywhere in between! Be prepared for trying some new things (I can’t give away all the surprises yet) as well as enjoying some of our Chihowa traditions – baptismal service, talent show, an evening of rest and rejuvenation, fishing, swimming, children and adult classes, small groups, paddle boating, and more.
Even if you can’t stay all week, we would love for you to come out and share with us in this sacred community (please see the schedule overview below). So take the first step in “Following the Spirit” and register today! Camp check-in is 3:00 – 4:45 Sunday, July 7th and camp closes Friday, July 12th at noon. We look forward to reunion with you!
6:30 – 7:45 Opening Worship Service
Theme: “Following the Spirit”
Presiders: Beth and Rollie Marolf; Speaker: Richard Betts
2:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Chats with Barb Borkowski
7:00 – 8:15 Evening Worship Service
“Embracing New Life…What is forming in us?”
Presider: Sally Roth; Speaker: Richard Betts
2:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Chats with Richard Betts
7:00 – 8:15 Evening Worship Service
“Companions On a Journey…How do we nurture what is emerging?”
Presider: Shellie Danes-Becker and Youth
2:30 – 3:30 Chihowa Work Afternoon
8:30 – 9:30 Testimony Campfire
“Growing Deeper…How can we free our full capacity?”
Presiders: Bill and Wanetta Baldwin
2:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Chats with MMC Leadership Team
7:00 – 8:15 Evening Baptismal Service
“Becoming Blessing…What are the next faithful steps?
Presider: Donna Fletcher & Kat Hnatyshyn; Speaker: Richard Betts
9:45 am – 11:00 am Closing Service
“Called into the Future…Where is the spirit leading?”
Presiders: Grace and Stan Troeh
eLEARNING TEMPLE SCHOOL CLASSES
Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.
Ministry and Priesthood Classes
Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:
• Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)
• Ministry of the Priest (MP304)
• Ministry of the Elder (MP305)
Children & Youth Core Training
Complete temple school class #0106 online! Class takes about a week and can be completed any time before July 15.
GRACELAND NEWS: AN INVITATION
Alumni and Friends are invited to join the fun on Friday, July 12, for Graceland Night at the Kansas City Royals baseball game. The boys in blue will play the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Tickets covering admission and a tailgate meal are available now. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, visit graceland.edu/royals or call the Alumni Office at 866-484-3837.
PRAYER MINI RETREAT @ THE TEMPLE
Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal
9 am – 4 pm Saturday, August 17
To register ($30) visit KHMcLaughlin.
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.
WOMEN’S RETREAT @ THE HIGHLANDS
Celebrating Women II
9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10
Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.
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.
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 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Caryn Brown), join us for conversation and fellowship!
Sunday, July 14, 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 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jonathan Bacon will speak on the theme "Live, Love, Share" with Larry Birkby serving as worship planner and presider. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint and Jane Landrum the ministry of music.
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – The All Good Books book club will meet in the Church Library to discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg.
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:
7 July message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20190707-ALeonard.mp3
30 June 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20190630-CReine.mp3
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.