MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Chat Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle Online (see below)!

IN THIS ISSUE:

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

WORK CONTINUES ON THE CHURCH

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF TOMORROW

TIME TO REACH OUT

DIRECTORY OF ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

And More…

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION ONLINE MEETINGS

The Mission Road Congregation will offer several meetings in the coming weeks online.

7 PM Every Wednesday until the Stay at Home quarantine ends – Prayer Circle.

9 AM Every Sunday until the Stay at Home quarantine ends – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online. More information on this Sunday’s worship is below.

7 PM Thursday, May 21, 2020, the All Good Books group will meet online to discuss “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The theme for Sunday, May 17, 2020, is “God Within” and Mary Reichenbach will preside with Jonathan Bacon speaking.

You’re invited to join us online starting at 8:45 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 9 AM. After the service, we’ll keep the Zoom session open for folks to fellowship. We hope you can join us.

WORK CONTINUES ON THE CHURCH

When we return to the church building, you’ll notice a number of (still ongoing) changes. All three bathrooms have been upgraded and the floors newly tiled. The main entrance to the Narthex has new tile and the remainder of the hallway has been stripped and waxed. The Narthex wall paneling is gone replaced with drywall. The walls have been covered with a fresh coat of new paint. Work continues in the Fellowship Hall with the removal of the old green board and a fresh paint job. Painting of the Fellowship Hall and all the restrooms and the basement hallway will be completed by next week. Plus, the coat rack between the Fellowship Hall and the Library will be relocated. We look forward to meeting again soon in a “refreshed” church space.

FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF TOMORROW

Every other week you are encouraged to drop off foodstuffs for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. The next drop-off will be tomorrow, Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 10 AM to noon, there will be a large box outside the front entrance of the church for you leave your donations.

Your contributions are especially important during the current pandemic. Robin Payne will pick up the contributions at Noon then Susan and Merrill Clark deliver it to the Center for Hope.

TIME TO REACH OUT

Many of our members live alone and during this “Stay at Home” period, they might enjoy a call from one of their church friends. Give your friends a call or if they have an iPhone or iPad, Facetime them.

DIRECTORY OF ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES

The world church continues to maintain and expand the listing of online Community of Christ worship opportunities at the website below.

https://www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries

And don’t forget that you can access past Mission Road Congregation worship service podcasts (recordings) online at https://bit.ly/2MSgZW8.

MISSION ROAD CALENDAR

Per World Church recommendations, all church gatherings are suspended until at least May 31, 2020.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please remember that church expenses continue, even when we’re not meeting in the building. Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer has indicated that contributions can be mailed to her house (10223 Briar Dr., Overland Park, KS 66207) or the church 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208), or you can sign up for eTithing on the World Church website https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing). If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link. Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Per World Church recommendations, all church gatherings are suspended until through at least May 31. World Church buildings and historic sites are closed through June 30.

The Pastor and CFO Gathering scheduled for May 3 has been canceled. Spectacular has also been canceled.

Chihowa Reunion dates follow:

July 13 – 17 with Guest Minister: Apostle Dave Nii, Contact: Sarah Marolf, (785) 213–8308

VIRTUAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITES

Join Mission Center Invitational Support Minister Craig Hidy for a worship service via Zoom – 6:30 Thursday evenings. Watch the Mission Center Facebook page for details and a link each week!

Seventy Craig Hidy’s weekly blog: www.emporiacofchrist.org/70craigblog

Other virtual ministry opportunities – including Bethel and Olathe – can be found at www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries.

In this time of need please continue your generous response via eTithing. It is safe and easy. Find more information at www.cofchrist.org/etithing.

2020 CALENDAR

July

9–11 Youth Quest

12–17 Chihowa Reunion

18–25 MITIOG

19 – 24 Sr High & M. School Camp

26 – 30 Junior Camp

October

18 Midlands MC Conference

November

6–8 TWIST

TBD Seventy, High Priest, Bishop, Evangelist Gathering

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 are trying to be sure everyone in the congregation has access to periodic news updates and information on congregational activities.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL

The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Clint Reine) is mrcoc

The email address for CFO business (Mary Reichenbach) is mrcoccfo

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 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.

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