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President’s Challenge:

Awaken to God’s Invitation

TODAY - April 2 at 6 p.m. (CDT)

President Steve Veazey will bring a challenge to the church during a webcast at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday, April 2. His inspiring message will be followed by a live question-and-answer session.

To provide easier access for members and friends around the world, we will release President Veazey’s challenge as a video on Friday, March 24. The video will be available online in English, French, and Spanish with closed captions/subtitles in the corresponding language. 

We hope this will give people added flexibility to gather and view the challenge in the week ahead and send questions before the live webcast on April 2. Worship suggestions for small groups or congregations will also be available.

The webcast on April 2 will begin with the broadcast of President Veazey’s challenge followed by the live Q&A session. Questions can be sent beginning March 24 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tag your questions with #AskSteveVeazey on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

More info and the video invitation at www.CofChrist.org/presidents-challenge.

Listed below are locations in Central Mission where you may attend public showings of the webcast.

   Beacon Heights congregation    (19402 E Holke Rd., Independence)

   Good Shepherd congregation   (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City)

   Lee’s Summit congregation 5:30pm start (1101 NE Indep. Ave., Lee’s Summit)      

   Village Heights congregation     (1009 Farview Dr., Independence)


Contact Margaret McDowell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 595-1748) if your congregation is hosting a public showing of this webcast let us know and we will list your congregation’s name in these announcements.










 Ministry and Priesthood Courses

  •  April 21 & 22 Ministry of the Elder. This course is a prerequisite for ordination. Course schedule is from 6:30pm-9:00pm Friday, April 21 and from 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday, April 22. Instructor: Bob Gardner. Location: Woods Chapel congregation (500 NE Woods Chapel Rd., Lee’s Summit). Textbooks are purchased through Herald House (816-521-3015 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Please read the textbook before coming to class. To register, contact Margaret McDowell (595-1748 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


  • Every day through April 14 of the Lenten Season, 11:00am - 12:30pm, personal devotion in the Stone Church congregation sanctuary (1012 W. Lexington, Independence).
  • April 8 Easter Eggstravaganza at Beacon Heights congregation (19402 E Holke Rd., Independence) from 9:00am-11:30am. Free activities include East egg hunt inside on every half hour, visit from a Bunny for pictures, free pictures by our photographer and creating a craft frame, face-painting, and more. Contact Larry Martin with questions (816-550-4429 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
  • April 8 Easter at the Park at New Walnut Park congregation (1137 S Pearl, Independence) from 9:30am-11:30am. There will be pancakes, crafts, games, and the egg hunt will be at 11:00am. Plus lots of fun and fellowship!


  • April 22 (Junk in the Trunk) Yard Sale at Liberty Street congregation (416 N Liberty, Independence) from 8:00am-5:00pm. Attend and shop or reserve a spot to sell garage sale items or be a crafter or vendor! To reserve a spot, contact Carol Bolt (816-877-2969). Early Bird Reservation is as follows: Outdoor-Garage Sale space is $15.00 and an Indoor-crafter/vendor spot is $20.00. If you pay the day of the event, you would need to add $5.00 per space.
  • May 6 Blue Ridge congregation (3321 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence) is collecting clothing (men, women, children), belts, purses, shoes and hats for the Relay for Life Clothing Drive Fundraiser from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Tax Receipts available. For additional info call Sherralyn (816-373-4760) or Stephanie (816-616-0137).


  • April 5 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. 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 ).



  • April 3 Church Women United will meet at 10:00am at First Christian Church (125 S. Pleasant, Independence). Our speaker will be Independence Mayor Eileen Weir. A representative from Harvesters will also be present to receive cash donations that will be presented to their organization. All women are invited!
  • April 8 Church Women United Spring Fling from 10:00am-4:00pm at Good Shepherd congregation (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City) and hosted by CWU. Craft Show, Bake Sale and Hot Dog/Chili lunch. Crafts and some baked goods will benefit CWU’s scholarship fund, and the lunch and cinnamon roll sale will benefit Good Shepherd’s summer campership program. Come join us, enjoy lunch and shop for spring gifts. For more info, contact Marge Troeh (816-651-9528). Tables still available, contact Patricia Thomas (816-516-2448).
  • The Independence Ministerial Alliance is supporting an effort to provide gift cards for graduating Independence School District homeless teens. Tax-deductible donations can be made through the IMA, checks can be given to the Independence School District Foundation or contributions can be made to ISDF at www.ourisdf.org. Mark all contributions for IMA Homeless Seniors Graduation Project. If you wish to donate, send by May 11 to Rev. Sherry McGlaughlin, pastor, Blue Ridge Blvd Christian Church, 3625 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence, MO   64052. The IMA will present the funds to the foundation, which oversees funds directed to homeless students. Deadline: May 11, 2017. If you have questions contact Jan Marshall (816-377-8381).
  • April 17-21 Temple Library Book Sale Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please give our duplicate books a second chance at the Temple book sale. Support the church and buy our great extra resources.
  • Save the Date! The Health Ministries Golf Tournament at WinterStone Golf Course. Register by May 8 for $120/player ($135 after). See the website for more information www.hmacofchrist.org.


  • Central Mission is seeking fully licensed nurses, physician assistants, paramedics, EMTs and Medical doctors to provide their skills and ministry for Middle and Junior school camps this summer. These are volunteer positions that would require you to stay overnight at Lake Doniphan for the duration of camp. Middle School Camp dates are July 11-16 and Junior Camp dates are July 17-21. Please note that your license must be up to date and for the state of Missouri. You would also be required to attend one training session prior to the start of camp. If interested in applying please contact Tyler Horringa (816-595-1735 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by April 14th.



  • April 14 Good Friday service including a dramatization at East 39th Street congregation (15006 E 39th Street, Independence) at 7:00pm.
  • April 14 Good Friday worship at Beacon Heights congregation (19402 E Holke Rd., Independence) at 7:00pm.
  • April 16 Easter Sunrise service at Beacon Heights congregation (19402 E. Holke Rd., Independence) at 6:30am.