list management

Got it, thanks!

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 5:02 PM Jonathan Bacon <jonathan.p.bacon> wrote:

The address is to access the email list is https://groups.google.com/ then you must log in using your Google account credentials.

The email to post to the Mission-Road.org website is quni772liyu

Jonathan Bacon
jonathanpbacon

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 11:17 AM Robert Sindt <rsindtks> wrote:

Jonathan,

At one point in the recent past, you sent me a URL for the list management of the Congregation newsletter (google groups and wordpress).

I am not finding it in my past email. Would you send it to me again please?

Robert

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list management

The address is to access the email list is https://groups.google.com/ then you must log in using your Google account credentials.

The email to post to the Mission-Road.org website is quni772liyu

Jonathan Bacon
jonathanpbacon

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 11:17 AM Robert Sindt <rsindtks> wrote:

Jonathan,

At one point in the recent past, you sent me a URL for the list management of the Congregation newsletter (google groups and wordpress).

I am not finding it in my past email. Would you send it to me again please?

Robert

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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – June 7, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 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:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

And More…

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID CHURCH GUIDELINES

We understand that over the past couple of weeks there has been confusion on the Mission Road Congregation’s current response to the Covid pandemic and we apologize for not being clearer.

Our primary focus is on concern for the most vulnerable among us – those with immune disorders, underlying health conditions and those who cannot for some reason take the vaccine (including young children who are not yet able to be fully vaccinated). Our concern extends to not only members but guests who might join in our worship. Because we have their interests at heart, we show compassion by moving cautiously as we return to in-person worship. In essence, this means continuing to wear face masks, continued social distancing, and limiting singing, for the time being.

While the rules in general society are being relaxed, its noteworthy that doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other areas where a mix of vaccinated and the most vulnerable individuals gather, continue to work together for the protection of everyone by requiring masking and social distancing. We believe the church should fall in that category of caring.

After consultation with the Midlands Mission Center, the Mission Road Congregation will follow these guidelines (note that following these guidelines enable our congregation to meet beyond the 45-minute gathering time limit suggested by the World Church):

1. Masks will be required of everyone in addition to social distancing, except for the speaker at the podium.

2. Families and those from the same household may sit together.

3. Congregational singing without a face mask will be deferred until Johnson County, Kansas reaches the 80% protected status. Humming or singing softly with face mask in place is acceptable. The county is currently (June 2, 2021) at 44.9% fully vaccinated and 52.3% partially vaccinated. The 80% is based on the recommendation of Sing! The Center for Congregational Song (https://congregationalsong.org/covid-updates-congregational-song/).

4. Restrooms will be used by a single individual at a time with cleaning between uses. Disinfectant wipes will be provided, and the member should wipe down all surfaces touched before and after use.

5. Mission Road will hold in-person adult Sunday school class in the sanctuary immediately preceding the worship service (class at 9:15-10:15 AM with worship from 10:30-11:30 AM). Masks and social distancing will be required for both.

6. Members will be encouraged to move outside immediately after each worship service for additional conversation.

7. The Mission Road Congregation will continue to offer access to the adult Sunday school class and worship services using Zoom for those who are not able or chose to not attend in person.

8. Prayer Circle will continue as a Zoom only meeting at this time.

9. Face masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be provided.

Thank you for your willingness to put the concerns and health of others above your own personal convenience.

June 4, 2021

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

The Summer Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Sum2021Worship

Be sure to check and highlight the dates and assignments you have for the next quarter.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 13, 2021, the worship theme is “Discern God’s Call.” Brian Libeer will offer the message. Ron Millard will preside and serve as the worship planner. Jonathan Bacon will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Kennetha Kuttler as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM (new time).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Marilyn Gairns will lead the discussion of Chapter 4 (“Hosea: Whoring after Idols”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM (new time) each Sunday morning in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The time is finally here! It’s time for Summer Camp 2021!

This year we’re doing things a little differently. All camps (Junior, Middle School, and Sr. High Camp) will all be held concurrently from Friday, June 11th to Monday June 14th at Doniphan Retreat Center. Of course, camps will be held with safe social distancing practices in mind.

Camp is quickly approaching; we hope you can join in the fun!

To register for Midlands Summer Camp 2021, please follow this link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunityofChrist

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

We’re excited to announce the upcoming dates for this summer’s virtual reunion sessions! Everybody mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!

ADULT CLASS READING MATERIAL

Thursday, July 1 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

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

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

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation has reopened and until further notice our weekly meetings are as follows. 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 sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

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.

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

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, June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Youth Camps at Doniphan – June 11 – 14

Youth Quest at Mission Road – July 22 – 24

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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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – May 31, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, MAY 31, 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:

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

WELCOME BACK FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP

GATHERING GUIDELINES

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

And More…

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

The Summer Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Sum2021Worship

Be sure to check and highlight the dates and assignments you have for the next quarter.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, June 6, 2021, the worship theme is “Love Relates Us.” Karen Birkby will offer the message. Kirk Barnhard will preside and serve as the worship planner. Robert Sindt will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Paul Bennetts as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM (new time).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Jane Landrum will continue the discussion of Chapter 3 (“Amos: Injustice and Judgment”). The class session begins at 9:15 AM (new time) each Sunday morning in the church sanctuary and on Zoom.

WELCOME BACK FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP

We’d like to invite members and friends to return to the church building for worship. We’ve been separated for far too long! We encourage everyone to review the “Gathering Guidelines” that follow and join us in our church home. We’d especially encourage those who are scheduled to participate in the service to do so from the sanctuary.

Please note the time changes with class starting at 9:15 AM and worship at 10:30 AM.

GATHERING GUIDELINES

The World Church and Midland Mission Center have lifted many of the restrictions for church gatherings. Church members should continue to be aware of guidance from the CDC and your own personal physician.

The congregation’s actions both individually and collectively should emphasize preventative strategies to keep from spreading any viruses to our friends and neighbors, especially those who might have underlying conditions. Please use wisdom in your health choices especially as they affect others.

Because of relaxed CDC guidelines and evidence that those who have recovered from COVID or have been fully vaccinated are at a very low risk of contracting or spreading the virus, we feel it is time to relax the guidelines for in-person worship.

Specifically, Mission Road

· Will not require masks though if you choose to wear one, we respect your decision to do so (disposable masks are available, if you need one).

· Will provide hand sanitizer for those who wish to use it.

· Will provide for social distancing as needed for your protection (please talk to the deacons if you need assistance in finding a space that you feel comfortable in). If you choose to social distance at a greater distance than is available in the Sanctuary, the Fellowship Hall is available with sound (speakers) and chairs.

· If you are feeling ill or running a temperature or have been recently exposed to someone who is sick, please refrain from attending in-person. Worship recordings will continue to be available online.

We should all proceed cautiously and make responsible choices that emphasize the well-being of individuals, the congregation, and the communities in which our members and friends live.

If you have concerns, please speak to the Pastors, members of the Pastorate or any priesthood member.

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The time is finally here! It’s time for Summer Camp 2021!

This year we’re doing things a little differently. All camps (Junior, Middle School, and Sr. High Camp) will all be held concurrently from Friday, June 11th to Monday June 14th at Doniphan Retreat Center. Of course, camps will be held with safe social distancing practices in mind.

Camp is quickly approaching; we hope you can join in the fun!

To register for Midlands Summer Camp 2021, please follow this link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunityofChrist

MIDLAND MISSION CENTER VIRTUAL REUNION – SAVE THE DATE

We’re excited to announce the upcoming dates for this summer’s virtual reunion sessions! Everybody mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!

ADULT CLASS READING MATERIAL

Thursday, July 1 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM

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

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation has reopened and until further notice our weekly meetings are as follows. 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 sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

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.

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

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, May 29, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – May 24, 2021

NOTE Updated Newsletter, please disregard the earlier email

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, MAY 24, 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:

WELCOME BACK FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP

GATHERING GUIDELINES

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

And More…

WELCOME BACK FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP

We’d like to invite members and friends to return to the church building for worship. We’ve been separated for far too long! We encourage everyone to review the “Gathering Guidelines” that follow and join us in our church home. We’d especially encourage those who are scheduled to participate in the service to do so from the sanctuary.

Please note the time changes with class starting at 9:15 AM and worship at 10:30 AM.

GATHERING GUIDELINES

The World Church and Midland Mission Center have lifted many of the restrictions for church gatherings. Church members should continue to be aware of guidance from the CDC and your own personal physician.

The congregation’s actions both individually and collectively should emphasize preventative strategies to keep from spreading any viruses to our friends and neighbors, especially those who might have underlying conditions. Please use wisdom in your health choices especially as they affect others.

Because of relaxed CDC guidelines and evidence that those who have recovered from COVID or have been fully vaccinated are at a very low risk of contracting or spreading the virus, we feel it is time to relax the guidelines for in-person worship.

Specifically, Mission Road

· Will not require masks though if you choose to wear one, we respect your decision to do so (disposable masks are available, if you need one).

· Will provide hand sanitizer for those who wish to use it.

· Will provide for social distancing as needed for your protection (please talk to the deacons if you need assistance in finding a space that you feel comfortable in). If you choose to social distance at a greater distance than is available in the Sanctuary, the Fellowship Hall is available with sound (speakers) and chairs.

· If you are feeling ill or running a temperature or have been recently exposed to someone who is sick, please refrain from attending in-person. Worship recordings will continue to be available online.

We should all proceed cautiously and make responsible choices that emphasize the well-being of individuals, the congregation, and the communities in which our members and friends live.

If you have concerns, please speak to the Pastors, members of the Pastorate or any priesthood member.

2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The time is finally here! It’s time for Summer Camp 2021!

This year we’re doing things a little differently. All camps (Junior, Middle School, and Sr. High Camp) will all be held concurrently from Friday, June 11th to Monday June 14th at Doniphan Retreat Center. Of course, camps will be held with safe social distancing practices in mind.

Camp is quickly approaching; we hope you can join in the fun!

To register for Midlands Summer Camp 2021, please follow this link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunityofChrist

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

The Summer Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Sum2021Worship

Be sure to check and highlight the dates and assignments you have for the next quarter.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, May 30, 2021, the worship theme is “Here Am I, Send Me!” John O’Neal will offer the message. Dorothy May will preside and serve as the worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Roxann Kosmicki as co-host.

You are invited to join us at church or online for worship starting at 10:30 AM (new time).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Jane Landrum will lead the class in a discussion of Chapter 3 (“Amos: Injustice and Judgment”) in the sanctuary. The class session begins at 9:15 AM (new time) each Sunday morning in the sanctuary and on Zoom.

NEW TIMES: IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation has reopened and until further notice our weekly meetings are as follows. 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 sanctuary and on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

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.

FOOD PANTRY FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND CLOTHING ALWAYS NEEDED!

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, May 29, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – May 17, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, MAY 17, 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:

JOHN SNIDER CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

JOHN KURTZ CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE RELEASED

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

And More…

JOHN SNIDER (SR) CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

The Celebration of Life service for John Coleman Snider (11/19/1931 – 3/15/2020) will be held this coming Saturday at the Mission Road Congregation (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208). Please join John’s family at the Church on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10:00 am for a remembrance of John’s life of service.

Mask requirements and Social distance guidelines will be followed.

JOHN KURTZ CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

John Kurtz, the twin brother of Judy Hennessey, passed away on Saturday. There will be a Celebration of Life Service for John at 1 PM, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Charter Funerals (10250 W. 63rd Street, Merriam, Kansas). All are invited to attend and celebrate the life of John Kurtz.

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE RELEASED

The Summer Worship Schedule is now available online at https://tinyurl.com/Sum2021Worship

Be sure to check and highlight the dates and assignments you have for the next quarter.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, May 23, 2021, the worship theme is “Testify!.” Jane Landrum will offer the message. Paul Bennetts will preside, and Caryn Brown will serve as the worship planner. Paul Bennetts will provide the PowerPoint and Robert Sindt will host the Zoom session assisted by Caryn Brown.

You are invited to join us at church or online starting at 10:30 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 10:45 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Dennis Wood will lead the class in a continuing discussion of Chapter 2 (“Elijah and the Voice of God”). The class session begins at 9 AM each Sunday morning on Zoom and concludes around 10 AM so those who wish to attend the worship service in-person may do so.

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation has reopened and until further notice our weekly meetings are as follows. 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 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – social gathering time on Zoom and in-person in preparation for worship.

10:45 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

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.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food supplies, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. We’ll be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

• The church will be cleaned weekly following a Cleaning and Sanitizing Checklist that assures certain high touch areas are sanitized as part of the cleaning.

• One individual will keep a check list of individuals in attendance each week to track attendees.

• Hand sanitizer will be available to members as they enter.

• All participants will be required to wear face masks. Free face masks will be available at the entrance for those without a mask.

• All items have been removed from the pews to include pens, offering envelopes, hymnals and prayer request cards.

• The Guest book and pen have been removed.

• No food will be allowed in the building, so no potlucks, breakfasts or beverages allowed including coffee. No drinking fountain.

• Use of the downstairs bathrooms will be limited to one person or family at a time.

• Family members living in the same house will be allowed to sit together. Family groups and/or individuals will be seated a minimum of 6 feet apart.

• As you enter the Sanctuary look for the GREEN tape stripe on the arm rest of the pew. If the tape stripe is green you may sit in that pew. Please sit on the half closest to the aisle. If the tape stripe on the pew is RED, please move to a pew with a GREEN stripe. This will allow us to maintaining social distancing.

• We will maintain no more than 30% of capacity.

• Members will be instructed to maintain social distancing when greeting each other before and after the worship service. Members will be encouraged to visit outside staying physical distanced as weather allows.

• Order of worship will be projected using PowerPoint.

• Adult classes will continue to meet using zoom. Class time will begin at 9:00 a.m.

• No Sunday School or Nursery will be provided.

• No singing will be allowed.

• Ministry of music involving singing will be pre-recorded. Only Ministry of music involving strings, organ or piano will be performed live.

• Disciples Generous Response will be facilitated by having a collection tray placed at the back of the sanctuary for collection as members leave the service.

• The Prayer Circle will continue to meet on Wednesday nights using Zoom.

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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – May 10, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, MAY 10, 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:

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

And More…

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, May 16, 2021, the worship theme is “Bless God’s People.” Roxann Kosmicki will offer the message. Robin Payne will preside, and Clint Reine will serve as the worship planner. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Robert Sindt.

You are invited to join us at church or online starting at 10:30 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 10:45 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Dennis Wood will lead the class in discussing Chapter 2 (“Elijah and the Voice of God”). The class session begins at 9 AM each Sunday morning on Zoom and concludes around 10 AM so those who wish to attend the worship service in-person may do so.

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation has reopened and until further notice our weekly meetings are as follows. 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 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – social gathering time on Zoom and in-person in preparation for worship.

10:45 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

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.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food supplies, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. We’ll be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

• The church will be cleaned weekly following a Cleaning and Sanitizing Checklist that assures certain high touch areas are sanitized as part of the cleaning.

• One individual will keep a check list of individuals in attendance each week to track attendees.

• Hand sanitizer will be available to members as they enter.

• All participants will be required to wear face masks. Free face masks will be available at the entrance for those without a mask.

• All items have been removed from the pews to include pens, offering envelopes, hymnals and prayer request cards.

• The Guest book and pen have been removed.

• No food will be allowed in the building, so no potlucks, breakfasts or beverages allowed including coffee. No drinking fountain.

• Use of the downstairs bathrooms will be limited to one person or family at a time.

• Family members living in the same house will be allowed to sit together. Family groups and/or individuals will be seated a minimum of 6 feet apart.

• As you enter the Sanctuary look for the GREEN tape stripe on the arm rest of the pew. If the tape stripe is green you may sit in that pew. Please sit on the half closest to the aisle. If the tape stripe on the pew is RED, please move to a pew with a GREEN stripe. This will allow us to maintaining social distancing.

• We will maintain no more than 30% of capacity.

• Members will be instructed to maintain social distancing when greeting each other before and after the worship service. Members will be encouraged to visit outside staying physical distanced as weather allows.

• Order of worship will be projected using PowerPoint.

• Adult classes will continue to meet using zoom. Class time will begin at 9:00 a.m.

• No Sunday School or Nursery will be provided.

• No singing will be allowed.

• Ministry of music involving singing will be pre-recorded. Only Ministry of music involving strings, organ or piano will be performed live.

• Disciples Generous Response will be facilitated by having a collection tray placed at the back of the sanctuary for collection as members leave the service.

• The Prayer Circle will continue to meet on Wednesday nights using Zoom.

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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – April 26, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, APRIL 26, 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:

CENTER OF HOPE SPECIAL REQUEST

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP: ZOOM ONLY!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

CAMPING SURVEY

And More…

CENTER OF HOPE SPECIAL REQUEST

Marsha Nave, director, is having knee replacement on May 21. So that Center of Hope can

remain open for the time she will be out; she is requesting more volunteers to help with

lunch. She has planned out menus for each lunch. She is needing commitments for preparing

the meals, so Chris Lackey and Susan Clark have volunteered to prepare each Tuesday’s

lunch.

Mission Road is committing to 4 Tuesdays (May 25, June 1, 8 and 15).

CACH is still serving the sack/box lunches out a window in the door. A volunteer does the

serving. If anyone is interested in serving, they will need to wear a mask and gloves. Francisco, a regular volunteer, would be there with the server at the window.

In addition to preparing the lunch, some food items are needed that CACH doesn’t have on

hand. We are requesting commitments for the following items. These items are needed by

May 17 at CACH. Therefore, we are asking Mission Road for donations for those items

needed for the 4 Tuesdays.

Volunteers for food items/donations, please call or text Robin Payne at (913-579-4264) to let her know who is committing to which items. Mission Road’s donations will be needed to be dropped off by Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Mission Road. The items needed are:

2 Large Bags Tater Tots (1-2 volunteers)

8 – cans Cream of Mushroom Soup (1-2 volunteers)

3-4 cans Cream of Chicken Soup (1 volunteer)

3-4 Large Pasta Salad (1-2 volunteers)

6-8 chicken/rice side dishes (1-2 volunteers)

4- 6 pkg chili seasoning (1-2 volunteers)

2 – large cans Diced Tomatoes (1 volunteer)

6 – cans Chili Beans (1-2 volunteers)

24-30 Hot Dogs (1-4 volunteers)

24-30 Hot Dog Buns (1-4 volunteers)

120 Juice Boxes (2-4 volunteers)

120 Fruit Cups (2-4 volunteers)

Variety Individual Chip Bags (the big boxes of 30-54 bags are great) (1-2 volunteers)

120 Cookies or Snack Packs (2-4 volunteers)

Please help us meet this important need!

NOTE: Items that need refrigeration should be placed in the Mission Road kitchen and labeled for CACH. Please also alert Robin that the food stuffs are in the refrigerator.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP: ZOOM ONLY!

While we continue to explore the possibility of offering worship on both Zoom and concurrent in the sanctuary, we need a bit more time. So, the worship service this Sunday, May 2, 2021 will be Zoom only. We invite you to join us from your home.

The worship theme is “Become My Disciples” with Jonathan Bacon as the speaker. Larry Birkby will preside and serve as the worship planner. Brian Libeer will provide the PowerPoint and serve as the Zoom host assisted by Robert Sindt.

You are invited to join us online starting at 10:30 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 10:45 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class is now studying “Speak to The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown. This coming Sunday, Jane Landrum will lead the class as we finish discussing the Introduction. The class session begins at 9 AM each Sunday morning and concludes around 10 AM.

The book is available on Amazon for $7.99 plus tax for a total of $8.72. That doesn’t include shipping. If you do not have Amazon Prime (free shipping) contact Jonathan Bacon; he’ll use his Amazon Prime membership to get you free shipping to your home.

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation reopened on Easter Sunday. While this coming Sunday will be Zoom only, we hope to resume a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom very soon. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – social gathering time on Zoom in preparation for worship. This week, Zoom only!

10:45 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship accessible on Zoom. This week, Zoom only!

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF DATE!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food supplies, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. We’ll be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

CAMPING SURVEY

From the Midlands Mission Center President Team

Thank you to all who attended our Camping Town Halls! We had some great conversations, and some creative ideas were shared. The 2021 Camping Survey is now available (at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PS8NSBJ) and will be open through April 28th. ANYONE, youth included, who are interested in summer camping is invited to take the survey. The survey is intended for individual responses.

If you have any camping questions and/or feedback that is not captured in the survey that you would like to share please send to the President Team at PresidentTeam also by April 28th.

We hope to have a tentative decision around camping 2021 made and shared no later than May 3rd.

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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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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MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, APRIL 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.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle on Zoom!

IN THIS ISSUE:

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP: ZOOM ONLY!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

THIS SATURDAY: NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF!

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

And More…

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP: ZOOM ONLY!

Due to technical issues and the availability of participants to be at the church, this Sunday, April 25, 2021, the worship service will be on Zoom only. We invite you to join us from your home. The worship theme is “The Lord Is My Shepherd” with Paul Bennetts as the speaker. Jane Landrum will preside and Caryn Brown will serve as the worship planner. Caryn Brown will provide the PowerPoint. Zoom hosting duties will be shared by Roxann Kosmicki, Clint Reine, and Jonathan Bacon.

You are invited to join us online starting at 10:30 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 10:45 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ON ZOOM

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will begin studying “Speak To The Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown (former manager of Herald House) on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The class session begins at 9 AM and will conclude by 10 AM.

The publisher describes the book in this way: Christians are wondering just what’s going on in the church these days. How to discern what’s behind the changes keeps scholars as well as church leaders and members busy.

Pews are emptier and the people still sitting in them are older. Offering plates are lighter, too. As a result, congregations see no other choice but to reduce staff and cut back on programs and ministries. In our consumer-oriented, profit-driven culture, it’s all about the numbers, after all.

Churches are measured and judged by the same standards as every other institution: Market Share (the size of the weekend crowd); Income (the money in the offering plate or from direct bank deposits); Physical Presence (the church building and its campus, often more shopping mall than sacred place); Products and Services (for others or just the members).

Speak to the Bones (whose imagery is drawn from Ezekiel’s remarkable vision of the Valley of Dry Bones) tells the stories of Nathan, Elijah, Amos, Hosea, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Jesus, and Paul. Their examples offer a pattern for 21st-century Christian disciples to speak, not merely as individuals but as inspired communities dedicated to the “kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

The book is available on Amazon for $7.99 plus tax for a total of $8.72. That doesn’t include shipping. If you do not have Amazon Prime (free shipping) contact Jonathan Bacon; he’ll use his Amazon Prime membership to get you free shipping to your home.

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation reopened on Easter Sunday. While this coming Sunday will be Zoom only, we hope to resume a combination of in-person and online meetings using Zoom very soon. The access weblink for all Zoom sessions is the same and listed below.

7 PM Every Wednesday – Prayer Circle on Zoom.

9 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – social gathering time on Zoom in preparation for worship. This week, Zoom only!

10:45 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship accessible on Zoom. This week, Zoom only!

THIS SATURDAY: NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food supplies, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. We’ll be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday, May 9, 2021

Saturday, May 23, 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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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 (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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Mission Road Congregational Newsletter – April 12, 2021

MISSION ROAD CONGREGATION EVENTS – MONDAY, APRIL 12, 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.

Don’t forget to join us each week for the Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship Online and for the Wednesday Evening Prayer Circle on Zoom!

IN THIS ISSUE:

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF IS APRIL 24!

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

MISSION ROAD MESSAGES/SERMONS ON YOUTUBE

And More…

CONCURRENT IN-PERSON AND ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP

The Mission Road Congregation reopened on Easter Sunday and until further notice our weekly meetings are as follows. 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 AM Every Sunday – The Adult Sunday School Class meets on Zoom.

10:30 AM Every Sunday – social gathering time on Zoom and in person in preparation for worship.

10:45 AM Every Sunday – Sunday Morning Mission Road Worship in-person and accessible on Zoom.

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.

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP

The Sunday, April 18, 2021, worship theme is “Proclaim Repentance and Forgiveness” with Brian Libeer as the speaker. Larry Birkby will preside and Ron Millard will serve as the worship planner. Kennetha Kuttler will provide the PowerPoint and host the Zoom session assisted by Roxann Kosmicki.

You are invited to join us at church or online starting at 10:30 AM for conversation and fellowship with the worship activities beginning at 10:45 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Mission Road Adult Sunday School Class will conclude its study of the “Sermon on the Mount” book by Amy-Jill Levine this coming Sunday. Jonathan Bacon will lead the discussion of the Afterword. Class begins at 9 AM on Zoom and will conclude by 10 AM for those who wish to drive to the church for in-person Sunday morning worship.

We’ll complete the “Sermon On The Mount” this coming Sunday and starting a new text, “Speak To The Bones : How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile” by Richard A. Brown (former manager of Herald House) on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

The publisher describes the book in this way: Christians are wondering just what’s going on in the church these days. How to discern what’s behind the changes keeps scholars as well as church leaders and members busy.

Pews are emptier and the people still sitting in them are older. Offering plates are lighter, too. As a result, congregations see no other choice but to reduce staff and cut back on programs and ministries. In our consumer-oriented, profit-driven culture, it’s all about the numbers, after all.

Churches are measured and judged by the same standards as every other institution: Market Share (the size of the weekend crowd); Income (the money in the offering plate or from direct bank deposits); Physical Presence (the church building and its campus, often more shopping mall than sacred place); Products and Services (for others or just the members).

Speak to the Bones (whose imagery is drawn from Ezekiel’s remarkable vision of the Valley of Dry Bones) tells the stories of Nathan, Elijah, Amos, Hosea, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Jesus, and Paul. Their examples offer a pattern for 21st-century Christian disciples to speak, not merely as individuals but as inspired communities dedicated to the “kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

The book is available on Amazon for $7.99 plus tax for a total of $8.72. That doesn’t include shipping. If you do not have Amazon Prime (free shipping) contact Jonathan Bacon for assistance in getting free shipping.

NEXT FOOD PANTRY DROP OFF IS APRIL 24!

The Mission Road Congregation continues to serve an important need by providing food supplies, school supplies and new or gently used clothing for the Central Avenue Center of Hope. Please add the following drop off dates to your calendar. We’ll be at church between 10 AM and noon on these dates to accept your donations!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday, May 9, 2021

Saturday, May 23, 2021

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

• The church will be cleaned weekly following a Cleaning and Sanitizing Checklist that assures certain high touch areas are sanitized as part of the cleaning.

• One individual will keep a check list of individuals in attendance each week to track attendees.

• Hand sanitizer will be available to members as they enter.

• All participants will be required to wear face masks. Free face masks will be available at the entrance for those without a mask.

• All items have been removed from the pews to include pens, offering envelopes, hymnals and prayer request cards.

• The Guest book and pen have been removed.

• No food will be allowed in the building, so no potlucks, breakfasts or beverages allowed including coffee. No drinking fountain.

• Use of the downstairs bathrooms will be limited to one person or family at a time.

• Family members living in the same house will be allowed to sit together. Family groups and/or individuals will be seated a minimum of 6 feet apart.

• As you enter the Sanctuary look for the GREEN tape stripe on the arm rest of the pew. If the tape stripe is green you may sit in that pew. Please sit on the half closest to the aisle. If the tape stripe on the pew is RED, please move to a pew with a Green stripe. This will allow us to maintaining social distancing.

• We will maintain no more than 30% of capacity.

• Members will be instructed to maintain social distancing when greeting each other before and after the worship service. Members will be encouraged to visit outside staying physical distanced as weather allows.

• Order of worship will be projected using PowerPoint.

• Adult classes will continue to meet using zoom. Class time will begin at 9:00 a.m.

• No Sunday School or Nursery will be provided.

• No singing will be allowed.

• Ministry of music involving singing will be pre-recorded. Only Ministry of music involving strings, organ or piano will be performed live.

• Disciples Generous Response will be facilitated by having a collection tray placed at the back of the sanctuary for collection as members leave the service.

• The Prayer Circle will continue to meet on Wednesday nights using Zoom.

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 during the week following each message/sermon.

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.

Mary received a letter and a generous donation to our congregation from Donna Lunsford. Donna and her husband Garry were members of Mission Road for several years. They moved to Boise to be closer to their daughter Barbara. When Garry passed away after a stroke last fall, the Mission Road Congregation sent a plant. This gift was a reminder to Donna of her Mission Road church family. You may send Donna a thank you card for her gift and greetings from Mission Road. I’m sure she would also enjoy a phone call or email. Donna has lost her sight but Barara will share your cards and letters.

SUMMER 2021 CAMPS SCHEDULED

Doniphan Reunion – June 11 – 15

Middle School Camp – June 20 – 25

Senior High Camp – June 20 – 25

Junior Camp – June 27 – July 1

Chihowa Reunion – July 11 – 16

Youth Quest – July 22 – 24

Spectacular – July 24 – 31

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 (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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