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Discussion on

Commentary on Principles


Saturday, July 15th

9:00am - 12:00 Noon

Location: Stone Church Congregation
(1012 W Lexington, Independence)

Facilitated by Field Apostle Janné Grover

Sponsored by Central Mission Presidency

The First Presidency has released commentary regarding priesthood morality in response to a referral from the 2016 World Conference.  The commentary is based in the Enduring Principles, which help define the character and identity of our church.  This discussion will help Central Mission Center members explore and understand the Commentary on Principles.  The same facilitating program will be presented on each date. 

Commentary on Principles can be found at







 Central Mission Center will be closed Tuesday, July 4,

for Independence Day.

Bulletin info due by noon on Monday, July 3.




  • September 9 Save the Date! Evangelist Gathering for all Central USA Mission Field evangelists in the Temple in Independence from 1:00pm-5:00pm. This event will be focused on Guidelines for Evangelist Blessings and Intentional prayer for the church. Presented by Jane Gardner and Janné Grover. Further details will be provided closer to the event.
  • November 4 Women of Central Mission DAY RETREAT. Theme: Loving God's Abundant Life. We are testing an event website for this retreat. Go check it out at More information coming soon, so mark your calendars!
  • Center Place Singers is now auditioning for the coming season. Upper high school and young adults who have some ability to read music, are available Monday nights and one Sunday a month and have the desire to be a part of this needed and rich ministry, please contact Paulette Votava Resch at 816-225-4101 to set up an audition time. All auditions will be held at Stone Church (1012 W Lexington, Independence) in the choir room.




  • Ministry and Priesthood Courses August 10, 17, 24, 31: Ministry of the High Priest, this course is a prerequisite for ordination. Course schedule is from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Instructors: Diane Maupin and Jim Resch. Location: Woods Chapel congregation (500 NE Woods Chapel Rd., Lee’s Summit). Textbooks are purchased through Herald House (816-521-3015, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or To register, contact 595-1748 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


  • June 28, Wednesday, and continuing through the summer each Wednesday CHAIR YOGA class at Good Shepherd congregation (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City) from 9:30am-10:30am, led by Margaret French. Cost is only $2 per class. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to Nancy L. Shaw at 816-737-2061 if interested.
  • July 2-5 The Girl Scouts Fundraising Sale to send girls to camp and activities. Location: South Chrysler congregation (3100 South Chrysler, Independence). July 2 from Noon - 5:00 pm, July 3rd - 5th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contributions to the sale are welcomed. 
  • ·   July 12-15 Tag Sale at Colonial Hills congregation (3539 S 7 Highway, Blue Springs).  Linens, furniture, glassware, plastic ware, tons of kid’s clothes, all adult and youth clothes will be hanging up.  Donations are welcomed.  Proceeds go to help our youth and their friends with the costs of attending summer camp.  Questions?  Call Lisa Freberg (816-590-7009).
  • ·   July 12 and every Wednesday following a free Balance and Stability class provided by Anne Pazder, an AARP Health Promotion Specialist (HPS),  will be held in the gym at South Crysler congregation (3100 S Crysler, Independence) from 10:00am-11:00am. Participants will practice a series of balance exercises designed to strengthen the entire body to prevent falls. Class is opened to all adults and no membership required.  Wear comfy clothes and sneakers. 
  • ·  August 2 Community Blood Drive at Open Arms congregation (1021 W College, Independence) from 2:00pm-6:00pm.  Register at or call 1-877-468-6844.  The donation process takes about 15 minutes once paperwork is completed.  All are welcome to come.  Please consider this gift of life because it could possible by your neighbor that will end up helping to save.


  • October 12 SAVE THE DATE Adult Gathering at Good Shepherd congregation (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City) from 9:00am-2:00pm. Speakers: Cathi Cackler-Veazey and Andy Kroesen.


  • July 8 or July 15 Volleyball Players – Any boy or girl from 10 to 18 years old interested in playing competitive volleyball is invited to attend our ATTACK Club Volleyball Tryouts. 10-14 year olds tryout from 9:00am-10:30am; 15-18 year olds tryout from 10:30am-12:00pm. All tryouts are at Family Life Center 500 W Pacific). $10 tryout fee. Other tryouts on July 8th and 15th – same times.
  • August 25-26 "The Body, Mind, Spirit Connection" is the focus for this years Health & Spirituality Workshop at the Temple. The Friday evening keynote address will be brought by Helen "Jody" Hueschen, RN, MN, President of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. A reception will follow. Saturday's workshop will include sessions on holistic nursing, body/mind medicine, art therapy, and more. Certificates of Attendance will be available. Register online at or call the Health Ministries office (816-833-1000 x1418).
  • October 19-22 International conference at the National World War I Museum and Memorial Kansas City, MO – Remembering Muted Voices: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance, and Civil Liberties in World War I through Today. Co-sponsors include Community of Christ Seminary at Graceland University, John Whitmer Historical Association, and Peace Pavilion. Registration and more information at Early Bird registration is $99.00 up to September 8. For addition info, contact Andrew Bolton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


  • "IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE" One of the greatest gifts we can offer is our time. Fabulous opportunities await you as a volunteer at The Temple, including tour guide, museum docent, chaplain, and much more! Even if you can offer just 2-3 hours a month, it would be greatly appreciated! If you want to know what a wonderful experience this can be for you, contact Sherrie Piedimonte (Hospitality/Visitor Services). Call at 816-833-1000 x2030 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Come join our team!!


  • Community of Christ Central Mission Center is looking for an experienced full-time permanent accounting specialist. Requirements are 2+ years of college credit and 5 to 8 years of progressive accounting experience; additional years of qualified experience may be substituted for college credit. Please call Margaret McDowell at 816-833-1000 x600 to obtain an application to submit, along with your resume, for consideration.


  • July 9-13 New Walnut Park congregation (1137 S. Pearl, Independence) from 5:30pm-5:50pm-Light supper; Bible school is 6:00pm-8:00pm. Theme: Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind. Activities: Stories, Music, Games, Crafts and Snacks.
  • July 17-21 Eden Heights congregation (1301 E. Sea Ave., Independence) from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • July 24-28 Good Shepherd congregation (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God, preschool thru 5th grade. Online registration at For more details, contact Aaron Wilson (529-8823).
  • July 24-28 New Hope congregation (220 W. Moore, Independence) from 9 to Noon, Ages 4-11. Theme: God Is Watching Over You.