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DEVELOP DISCIPLES TO SERVE

Priesthood and Leaders’ Training

 

 

January 28, 2017 - 9:00am-Noon

Zion and Signal Communities

Presenter: Andrew Bolton

Location: Good Shepherd congregation

4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO

 

 

February 25, 2017 - 9:00am-Noon

The Pursuit of Peace in Community of Christ

Presenter: Lach Mackay

Location: Good Shepherd congregation

4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO

 

 

NOTE: Date and time change

March 26, 2017- 2:00pm-3:30pm

Priesthood Calls Training

Presenter: Diane Maupin

Location: TBD

Contact Margaret McDowell (816-595-1748 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL

MINISTRY AND PRIESTHOOD COURSES

  • February 15, 22, March 1 & 8 Introduction to Scripture. This course is a required course for new ordinands. Course schedule is from 6:30pm-9:00pm each of the four Wednesdays. Facilitator: Dale Jones. Location: Village Heights congregation (1009 Farview Dr., Independence). You will also need to bring Bibles (NRSV version preferred), Bible Dictionaries, Concordances, etc. to class as well as snacks to share. To register for this course and for information on how to purchase a textbook, contact Margaret McDowell (595-1748 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

EXPERIENCE CONGREGATIONS IN MISSION

  • February 4 The Mother’s Club of Troop 161 13th Annual Chili and Soup Supper at East Alton congregation (23rd St. & R.D. Mize Rd., Independence) from 12:00pm-7:00pm. Menu: Chili or vegetable beef soup, or loaded baked potato, or chili dogs/hot dogs, dessert and drink. Cost: $6 per person; $6 for quart of chili or soup to go. Carry out available. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troup 161 sponsored by East Alton congregation.

YOUTH

  • February 1, 2017 and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each monthis Elevate! at Colonial Hills congregation (3539 S MO 7 Highway, Blue Springs) from 6:45pm-8:30pm for all youth grades 8th – 12th. Please join us for snacks, games, prizes, discussion, personal growth, special guest speakers and fellowship. Have questions? Please contact our youth minister Tyler Horringa (816-595-1735 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

YOUTH (cont’d.)

  • All children and youth are welcome to participate in the youth ministry events at Colonial Hills congregation (3539 S MO 7 Highway, Blue Springs). Go to colonial-hills.org for calendars of events for Play Group (babies-Pre-K), Community Kid’s Club (K-5th) and Youth Group (6th-12th). It is great to be part of Community!

COMMUNITY

  • January 29 Beacon Heights Community of Christ and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will co-host a Habitat for Humanity concert at 7:00pm at Beacon Heights congregation (19402 E Holke Rd., Independence). Choirs and musicians from Independence churches will present a varied program. A freewill offering will be taken with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Refreshments follow the program. Child care will be provided.
  • February 5 Super Bowl Sunday Organ Concert 18 (or XVIII) with Jan Kraybill performing on the Auditorium organ at 2:30pm. Jan Kraybill’s annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concerts have brought sports and music fans together for the past seventeen years.  This concert will explore the concept of conversations.  What can happen when people of vastly diverse viewpoints interact in positive ways?  How have human experiences with the Divine, with each other, and with the “alien” found expression in music?  How did a conversation between a father and daughter lead the President of Community of Christ (then RLDS) to enable the Harvard education of a major U.S. composer?  Which people, to whom parts of Kansas City composer Dale E. Ramsey’s new work, “Conversations,” are dedicated, do you know?  Every conversation has the potential to change a life – come be inspired to interact with someone new!
  • February 12 Center Place Singers Chicken Dinner from 11:30am–1:30pm in the dining hall of the Stone Church congregation (1012 W Lexington, Independence). Cost: $10.00 for Adults; $4.00 for children 3-10; free for children under 2. Enjoy oven-baked chicken, great fellowship, and musical entertainment. Tickets available from any choir member or at the door. Carry-out also available.
  • February 18 The UMKC Conservatory Choirs join with several area high school choirs at The Community of Christ Temple at 7:30pm to present the 5th annual Celebration of Peace Festival, a concert to benefit the Rose Brooks Center. Free admission, donations accepted to benefit the Rose Brooks Center. Sponsored by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and Community of Christ.

EMPLOYMENT

VOLUNTEER

  • The Peace Pavilion is greatly in need of volunteer Tour Group Docents who explain the exhibits. Tours are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays. The Groups may be daycares, schools, preschools or scout troops. Morning or afternoon hours. We are needing those who enjoy children and have completed the Youth Worker Training or are willing to do so. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 816-521-3033 for more info.
  • Volunteer to be a Session chaplain for the Community of Christ Scouting Committee at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. This is a great volunteer opportunity for someone who wants to get more involved in a program to help out our youth, get back into Scouting or just have a fun adventure this summer where you can be outside and impact the spiritual life of young men. For more details and to express your interest, please contact Kerry DeHaan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 816-210-4043 (text or voice).

 

 

Thank You!

Together as Central Mission Community of Christ, our congregations have again served those in need through gifts of winter coats. Because of our efforts children are getting to school, young parents are getting to work, senior citizen are getting to doctor appointments, all in warm new coats! With this money we were able to help 295 people!

Thank you to each of the congregations and individuals who not only gave money, but also gave their time to organize and help families select their new coats.

Thank You!

Carole Price and Greg Wilson

Hawthorne Community of Christ