Community of Christ Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – July 19, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021

If you have news to share in the weekly church email newsletter, please notify Jonathan Bacon or Larry Birkby by Noon on Sunday each week. If you have people to add to the prayer list, please contact Kennetha Kuttler.

IN THIS ISSUE:
JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS
NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE
MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – FINAL WEEK
NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE
2022 CARAVAN TRIP
And More…

JULY 25 MISSION ROAD WORSHIP & ADULT CLASS PLANS
There will be no in-person worship on Sunday, July 25, 2021, because of the Mission Center Wide Worship service on Zoom. Be sure to register for the service at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

The Adult Sunday School class on that date will be Zoom only (using the regular Mission Road Zoom weblink for access).

The class will continue studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Paul Bennetts will lead the discussion of Chapter 6 (“Ezekiel: God Scatters and Gathers”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM. This week because of the Midlands Mission Center online worship, the class will only be available on Zoom.

WORSHIP AVAILABILITY FORM FOR FALL NOW AVAILABLE
The Fall Worship Availability Form is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/FallWAF2021

Please note that it is due by August 8, 2021. Please fill out and place the form in the administrative “In” box located on the wall by the church office or email it to Caryn at carynpbro or mail the form to: Mission Road Community of Christ, Attention Pam O’Neal, 7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

NEW INTERNET SERVICE – NEW EMAIL
We will be getting Google Fiber installed in the Church in the next few days. So, the old email will be going away. The new email address will be: missionroadcc
Please change your contact information now and start using the new address for any email communication.

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – FINAL WEEK
The theme for the Virtual Reunion is “Let Peace Dwell Here.” Registration is now open at https://khnatyshyn.wufoo.com/forms/mcoqcz1042ir4o/

ADULT CLASS REUNION MATERIAL
Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL DAY-LONG EVENT
Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

MISSION CENTER WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE
Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

NEXT FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing household goods and clothing (new or gently used) or food for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. Members will be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Saturday, August 7, 2021

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE
If you missed a Sunday morning message (sermon or homily), you’ll now be able to view them on YouTube. The Community of Christ – Mission Road channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCbae5dTgl0cmF9b672skAyPXl-5o1lM (Or by using the shortened, easier to remember weblink: https://tinyurl.com/MissionRoadYouTube).

We are only posting the sermon or Sunday message portion of each service due to copyright concerns. Also please note that in some cases, Zoom failed to record the service.

New videos will be posted as soon as possible following each message/sermon.

2022 CARAVAN TRIP
Youth and families interested in the tentative 2022 senior high caravan trip (campers must complete 9th–12th grades in spring 2022), please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/CaravanSurvey

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED
Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP TIMES
The Congregation will offer a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9:15 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom. No Worship Service this week at Mission Road, see above announcement.

We are excited to have our building back open for in-person worship as well as enabling access by Zoom for those who wish to worship from home. We are providing in-person worship as much as possible under the guidelines. It is our desire to meet in-person as well as providing a worship service that those on Zoom can enjoy.

We are changing our internet service provider to Google Fiber and hope to update the audio & visual equipment in the next few weeks. We will provide more information as we learn about our options. The new email address has changed to: missionroadcc

TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Please remember that church expenses continue. If you are not attending in-person please remember to support the church financially. 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). Any of these options will enable you to continue your regular contributions.

If you use the eTithing site, select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ. When you click on that page, there will be an option in the upper right-hand corner to ’sign up’ to create your account and enter either your bank account information for direct debit or a credit card to charge your contribution, or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account. You may also choose a one-time contribution or a continuing contribution. Most of the contribution options on our tithing envelopes are available on the Mission Road eTithing page. If you have additional questions about electronic contributions, please contact Mary.

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.

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.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL
The email address for general church drafts of your Order of Worship and church business (Kennetha Kuttler) 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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