MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
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. Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of Chapter 13 (“Protestantism at the Edges”).
MUSIC GROUPS RESUME REHEARSALS
The Mission Bells have resumed Monday August 26, 2019 (approximately) bi-weekly rehearsals from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Church Sanctuary (balcony). If interested, contact Dorothy May.
Beginning on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 the Chorale will resume weekly rehearsals from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Church Sanctuary. Singers are invited to join the Chorale in a new season of music and service. Contact Dorothy May for more information.
UPDATE: FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE NEW LINK
The Fall 2019 Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/2Kme3gr, a link shared earlier in last week’s newsletter.
Printed copies are also available at church.
DESPERATE NEED: CENTER OF HOPE
Men’s pants sizes 32-38 are in very short supply at the Central Avenue Center of Hope. If you have new or used (but in good shape) pants, please consider donating them to the Center. You can bring them to church and leave in the Food Pantry cupboard.
ONE MORE WEEK: SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR CENTER OF HOPE
The Central Avenue Center of Hope (CACH) School Supply Drive is in full swing. You can give anytime; the fall Back to School Drive will end on September 1st. You still have time to contribute. These supplies make the difference for many children served by CACH who otherwise might be going to school without the tools they need to fully participate.
Items that are most needed include bottles of school glue (Elmer’s), sets of 24 crayons, pencil crayons, blue pens, red pens, package of twelve #2 pencils, pink erasers, glue sticks, pair of blunt tip (Fiskars) scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, subject dividers, packages of lined paper, packages of plain (copy) paper, lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, 12” rulers, boxes of tissues, broad tip markers, packages of washable felt tip markers, 1” binders, pocket dictionaries, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and primary composition notebooks. These items cover school supplies needed for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.
When shopping for your children or grandchildren, pick up some extras for the CACH. Anything you can bring between now and the end of August will be a blessing for these school children.
TACO BAR @ BETHEL
All proceeds benefit the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society
4 – 8 pm Saturday, September 7
Kill two birds with one stone: good food for a good cause! Please join us for our first annual TEAM JOJO all you can eat taco bar and DKMS cheek swab at Bethel Community of Christ: 8510 Leavenworth Rd, KC. Adults $10; kids age 12 and under $5. This event is to honor our loved one Joe Broderick. Please RSVP to Jill Billings 913.961.4245.
MISSION FIELD PRIESTHOOD GATHERING
Sacraments: Expressions of Christ’s Peace on September 20 & 21
An opportunity for all Priesthood members in the Central USA
Mission Field: Central, Central Missouri, Far West, Gateway,
Midlands, and Mid-South Mission Centers.
Guest ministry provided by Presiding Evangelist Jane Gardner.
Childcare and free will donation lunch available on Saturday.
Communion Service in the Temple Sanctuary
7:00 – 8:30 pm Friday, September 20
Worship and Sessions in the Temple
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Saturday, September 21
(Registration 8:30 am – 9:00 am)
CRAWDADS IN SEPTEMBER
The All Good Books group will meet on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 7 PM to discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. The book club meeting will be held in our Church Library.
Delia Owens, the author will appear at Unity Temple on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 7 PM. Her appearance is sponsored by Rainy Day Books. If you buy the book from Rainy Day Books, you’ll receive two tickets to attend her appearance. For more information visit https://www.rainydaybooks.com/DeliaOwens
There’s also an interesting article about the novel at https://bit.ly/2TG26X6
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Monday, August 26, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:35 PM – Prayer Circle meets in the Church Library.
Sunday, September 1, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Karen Birkby), join us for conversation and fellowship!
Sunday, September 1, 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, September 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jerry Rushfelt will speak on the theme "Called to Mindfulness" with Kennetha Kuttler serving as worship planner and presider. Steve Hedrick 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:
25 August 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20190825-PBennetts.mp3
18 August 2019 message by Jennifer Libeer, filename 2019-818-JLibeer.mp3
11 August 2019 message by Debbie Rushfelt, filename 20190811-DRushfelt.mp3
4 August 2019 message by Kennetha Kuttler, filename 20190804-KKuttler.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.