Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – March 6th, 2023

MISSION ROAD NEWSLETTER – Monday, March 6th, 2023

Here is the order of information:

I. This week

II. Coming soon

III. Congregation link

IV. Tithes & offering



· Mission Bells Rehearsal March 6th from 7-8:30 pm


· Taco Tuesday contact Kenne if you plan to join.


· Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal on March 8th at 6:15 pm

· Prayer Circle at 7:30 pm on Zoom or in person.


*** No *** Center of Hope Collection.

· Spring Forward into Daylight Saving Time; change after midnight.


· March 12th – “Embody Christ’s Peace” – Third Sunday in Lent

Worship Planner: Larry Birkby, Presider: Larry Birkby, Speaker: Paul Bennetts,

Assistants: Kennetha Kuttler, Jim Needham, Karen Birkby, Keyboard: Sharon Wood, Music: Saints’ Chorale, Worship Center: Karen Birkby, PowerPoint: Jonathan Bacon, AV Desk: Roxann Kosmicki and Jonathan Bacon, Zoom Co-Host: Dennis Wood

Adult Sunday School Class: Say to this Mountain: Mark’s story of Discipleship. Chapter 2-will be led by Dennis Wood.

There are a few copies of “Say to This Mountain” still available in the adult classroom. These books are “used” but in good condition and only cost $8.00.

If you pick up a copy of the book, please add your payment to the offering plate.



· Taco Tuesday contact Kenne if you plan to join.

· Sewing for Charity will meet March 14th from 9 to Noon.


· Saints’ Chorale Rehearsal on March 15th at 6:15 pm

· Prayer Circle at 7:30 pm on Zoom or in person.


· The All Good Books club will meet on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 7 PM to discuss "A Christmas Memory" by Richard Paul Evans. We’ll meet in the Church Library (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS) and the discussion facilitators will be Jane Landrum and Jonathan Bacon. No Zoom option will be available. We hope to see you face-to-face!


*** Center of Hope Collection Day. ***

March 18th: *** Information shared from Dennis:

Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories at The Johnson County Museum

Beginning in the 1870s, the US government attempted to educate and assimilate American Indians into “civilized” society by placing children—of all ages, from thousands of homes and hundreds of diverse tribes—in distant, residential boarding schools. Many were forcibly taken from their families and communities and stripped of all signs of “Indianness,” even forbidden to speak their own language amongst themselves.

After hearing testimony about the years of abuse of students in off-reservation boarding schools, Congress passed, and President Jimmy Carter signed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978. Many off-reservation schools closed in the 1980s and 1990s but about two dozen off-reservation schools still operate today.

Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories explores life in off-reservation Indian boarding schools from a variety of perspectives.It contains stories of resilience and honor and stories of suffering and degradation in the lives of Native children. Those interested in learning more about peace and justice issues are encouraged to visit this exhibition.

The Away from Home exhibition can be visited at The Johnson County Museum located at 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas (formerly the King Louie West bowling alley). The exhibition hours open 9-5 M-F, 9-5 Sat, will end March 18, 2023. There is a fee for visiting the exhibition.


· March 19th – “Live in the Light” – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Worship Planner: Dorothy May, Presider: Dorothy May, Speaker: John O’Neal,

Assistants: Russ May, Chris Lackey, Pennie Bunkers, Keyboard: Ryan Ballantyne, Worship Center: Pennie Bunkers, PowerPoint: Kennetha Kuttler, AV Desk: Roxann Kosmicki and Kennetha Kuttler, Zoom Co-Host: Caryn Brown

Adult Sunday School Class: Say to this Mountain: Mark’s story of Discipleship. Chapter 3-will be led by Jane Landrum.

Other Dates

· Sewing for Charity will meet March 28th from 9 to Noon

· March 28th World Conference Delegate Preparation Meeting (7-8:30)

· World Conference will be April 21 – 29, 2023:2023 World Conference | Community of Christ International Headquarters (cofchrist.org)

· World Conference Schedule:


· Midlands Mission Center 2023 Summer Camp Schedule:

June 10-14 Junior Camp

June 10-15 Middle School Camp

June 17-21 Doniphan Reunion

June 22-24 Youth Center

June 25-30 Sr. High Camp

July 9-14 Chihowa Reunion

July 15-22 Spectacular


· Send Sunday’s Order of Worship, newsletter information and building related business to Roxann at: rkmissionrd007

· Send prayer requests and other church business to Kenne at: missionroadcc

· Send financial business to Mary Reichenbach at: mrcoccfo

· Church Phone number is 913-890-3460. Calls are forwarded to Kenne via Google Voice

· All Good Books discussion group website at: https://allbooksclub.wordpress.com/

· Social media sites: Visit and "like" each of these sites to keep updated on news

· Congregational (public) website at: www.mission-road.org

· Facebook Page (public) at: https://www.facebook.com/MissionRoad.CoC


Mary Reichenbach, the Congregation’s Financial Officer suggests the following options to continue your regular contributions:

· Mail directly to Mary’s home

· Sign up for eTithing at https://www.cofchrist.org/etithing using these steps:

1. Select the United States link and then scroll down to Mission Road Community of Christ.

2. Click ’sign up’ in the upper right-hand corner to create your account or ’sign in’ if you have already set up your account.

3. Select one-time contribution or continuing contribution.

Contact Mary if you have additional questions about electronic contributions

Roxann Kosmicki


Mission Road Congregation
7842 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208

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