MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS AND PROJECTS
ANNUAL MISSION ROAD CHILI SUPPER & COOK-OFF
The Annual Mission Road Chili Supper & Cook-Off was another success. There were several different chilies to sample. The chili that received the most votes belonged to DJ. DJ had seen our sign in the churchyard and decided to enter the Chili Cook-Off and brought her crockpot of chili for us to enjoy. Runners up were Janice, Dorothy & Pennie. Diane "DJ" Schick lives in the neighborhood and has joined in the fun before. The Honored Apron was presented to DJ until next year’s Cook-Off.
John Canterbury encouraged attendees to the Mic with karaoke and led us in a sing-a-long. It was an evening of fun and fellowship that benefits Outreach International and Camp MITIOG. Also, learned how we can help contribute additional funds to Outreach International and Camp MITIOG by sponsoring WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA.
WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE ONLINE
The New Winter Worship Schedule is now available online at https://bit.ly/2qns1s3. Printed copies will be available at church this coming Sunday.
PRIESTHOOD GATHERING @ MISSION ROAD
Discover, Following the Spirit into the Future from 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, November 9, 2019.
This event is for Seventies, High Priests, Evangelists, and Bishops. Matt Frizzell will be the keynote speaker in the morning.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC
On Sunday, November 10, 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.
Paul Bennetts will finish the discussion of Chapter 22 (“The Rationalist Option”) and move on to Chapter 23 (“The Spiritualist Option”).
EXPLORING CHALLENGES DISCUSSION GROUP RESUMES
The discussion group will resume meeting on Sunday afternoon November 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM in the Church Library.
Dennis Wood is leading the discussion group to explore issues that affect Mission Road’s future. United States demographics and cultural trends are issues that confront not only Mission Road but also all Christian churches in the U.S. The hope is that discussing these issues will help us better understand how to meet those challenges and fulfill Mission Road’s purpose and reason for being.
For those interested, the group meets in the Church Library at 4:00 p.m. each Sunday. The group will continue to meet as long as there is interest. Discussion will focus on recent articles from the Herald, and two books: "Beyond Resistance" and "Christianity for the Rest of Us."
NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB NOVEL BY CELESTE NG
The All Good Books group was unable in October, so the group will discuss “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Church Library.
The book club is beginning its 20th year and everyone is invited to attend.
Discussion questions for the novel are available at https://www.readinggroupguides.com/reviews/little-fires-everywhere/guide.
OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISER @ SHAWNEE DRIVE
Free-Will Offering Dinner and Silent Auction at 5 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019.
Our $10,000 goal will fund the building of a school in Haiti as well as hire a teacher and feed the students for a year.
GUY MALONE WILL BE CONFIRMED ON NOVEMBER 17
During the 10:30 Worship Service Guy Malone will be confirmed a member of the Community of Christ.
ADVENT AT THE TEMPLE: DECEMBER 8, 2019, 7 PM
Join Jan Kraybill at the organ for music and a message of the holiday season. The service is open to the public and will include online participation from around the world.
VESPERS SERVICE ON DECEMBER 15th
Join us on December 15th for a Christmas Vespers Service, reception and a visit from Santa for those young at heart.
MISSION ROAD CALENDAR
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. – Saint’s Chorale practice in the Church Sanctuary.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:30 P.M. – Prayer Circle in the Church Library.
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 8:45 AM – Breakfast (provided by Marge Trinkl), join us for conversation and fellowship!
Sunday, November 10, 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, Marilyn Gairns, Jane Landrum and Dennis Wood in the Church Library.
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – Ray Adams and Fellow Singers will provide the worship through song with Ron Millard presidingand serving as worship planner. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint.
The Musical group is made up of Ray Adams, Larry Wheeler, Joe Racine and Brad Johnson who were a part of singing groups that originated at Graceland and were either a part of the New Folk Singers or The North Door Singers. It will be lively worship service. Come enjoy the spirit of the hour.
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – Exploring Challenges Discussion Group led by Dennis Wood meets in Church Library.
Monday, November 11, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in the Church Sanctuary.
WORSHIP and SPECIAL MUSIC AT MISSION ROAD
If you are not able to attend the Sunday Worship services at Mission Road, you can listen to our posted podcasts each week. If you miss our worship services and wonderful musical ministry, please join us for the peaceful Spirit of Worship. Links to our weekly podcast are listed below.
HOLIDAY DECORATING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 @9:30AM
We will gather to decorate for the Christmas Holiday season on Saturday morning Nov. 30th. Join in the fun of the season.
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:
3 November 2019 message by Jonathan Bacon including the ordination of Roxann Kosmicki, file name
27 October 2019 message by Clint Reine, filename 20191027-CReine.mp3
20 October 2019 message by Paul Bennetts, filename 20191020-PBennetts.mp3
13 October 2019 Business Meeting, filename 20191013-Business.Meeting.mp3
6 October 2019 message by Arlene Leonard, filename 20191006-ALeonard.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.