2018 Central USA Mission Field Priesthood Gathering

Central, Central Missiouri, Far West, Gateway, and Midlands Mission Centers

Breathe New Life

September 21st and 22nd 

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SAVE THE DATE : Central Mission Center Conference November 11, 2018-2:00pm


  • Conference Kids at World Conference 2019, April 6-13. We are looking for teachers for special interest classes (e.g. crochet, woodworking, ukulele, etc.) One to two hours, Monday thru Thursday during World Conference.  We also need 6 stand-alone umbrella canopies.  Contact Wendy Scafe 816-520-1042 or Loretta Harlacher at 928-242-3095.


If you are preparing for priesthood ministry, make plans to attend the appropriate classes.  Please register by calling Lavone Little at the mission center office 816-595-1748 or  This will help the instructors plan accordingly.    All are welcome to attend these courses.

  • October 4, 11, 18,  & 25 9:00-12:30 SS 400 Introduction to Scripture @ Good Shepherd (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City)
  • November 2, 3, 9, 10 7:00-9:00pm on Fridays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturdays   Ministry of the Evangelist @ Village Heights Congregation.  Register with Lavon Little at or 816-833-4300 x600.
  • September 13 & 16; October 18 & 21 Child Protection Training at the Family Life Center(500 W Pacific Ave, Independence) at 6:00 pm on Thursdays (September 13; October 18) and 1:30 pm on Sundays (September 16; October 21).  For children and youth workers, CIT’s, camp staff, ordinands and priesthood who have not yet taken the class. Please register with Tyler Horringa ( with your name, contact info, and training date you will be attending. 


  • Each Wednesday Good Shepherd congregation (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City) offers a STRETCH YOGA class from 9:30 am-10:30 am, led by Margaret French. Cost is only $2 per class. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to Nancy L. Shaw at 816-737-2061 if interested.
  • Project Linus Blanket day at 10:00am the first Friday of every month at East 39th Street Congregation (15006 E 39th St, Independence). Bring your lunch, sewing machine, and a project to work on.  If you need a project, a kit will be available.  If you have questions call Sharon Parcel 816-289-7593 or email
  • First Fridays of every month. East Alton congregation invites everyone to join us for our “First Fridays in the Field.” We gather at 6:00 pm just south of our building for informal fellowship. Bring your dinner, your family, friends, chairs, games.  If it’s too hot, cold, or rainy we meet in the fellowship hall.  Hope to see you there.
  • September 18 and each Tuesday Book of Mormon class at South Crysler congregation (3100 S Crysler, Independence) from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Facilitator: Karen Moreland. For more info, contact Karen Moreland (816-358-0487).
  • September 23-27 Stone Church Outdoor Gospel Series, Maple and Union (vacant lot east of Stone Church). There will be lots of activities, including children’s activities! Food, fun, music, exciting speakers. Something for everyone! Bring your family, friends, and chairs or a blanket.  23 begins @ 4:00 pm with a barbecue.  Sept. 24- 27 start time is 7:00 pm.
  • October 18 you are invited to tour Peel Mansion, Crystal Bridges Art Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright House, and Walmart Museum. Cost: $75 includes lunch, coach, and venues.  Depart Good Shepherd at 7:30 am and return by 9:30 pm. Contact Bob Kyser, 816-812-9314 or for reservation information.  Reservations due by Sunday, September 16.


  • September 19 Elevate Kick Off from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm. For 6-12 graders. We will meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Colonial Hills Congregation (3539 MO-7, Blue Springs). It is time once again for our youth of Central Mission to gather for food, fun, games, meaningful conversations, engaging activities, prizes, music and more! You won’t want to miss this! Questions? Contact Tyler Horringa at 816-595-1735 or email at For more information please Click Here
  • September 21 Deadline for Youth Council Applications-Youth ministries is in need of a few new members of the Mission Center youth council. This is a leadership opportunity for high school youth in Central Mission. Members of the council work with the youth minister in providing opportunities to create meaningful programs and engaging events, serve communities, and experience God in a fresh way. Not only does the council help create new activities, but also provides feedback of current ministries. This council is a chance for young people to be involved with ministry for themselves and peers.  The application can be found at Here. Applications are due September 21 and interviews will be held on September 26; stay tuned for more information on the interview process.  For further information contact Tyler Horringa at or 816-595-1735.


    • Sept 10 Church Women United  will meet at 10:00 am at First Christian Church (125 S. Pleasant, Independence) to celebrate Human Rights Day.
    • Every Sunday at 7 pm Afterglow is a new and exciting contemporary Community of Christ worship service featuring a live band and uplifting popular songs. This type of worship has been successfully meeting the spiritual needs of students at Graceland University for many years and it is now happening in Independence as well! All are invited to the Main Street Coffee House (107 S. Main Street, Independence), sponsored by Stone Church. Free coffee and tea will be available!
    • Graceland Alumni Coffee Clubs at Perkins Restaurant (Hwy 291 and 39th, Independence). One meets at 10:00 am on the First Friday of each month and the other at 11:30 am on the third Monday of each month. Come join us for great fellowship and information about all the exciting “happenings” at Graceland. You are welcome to join one or both groups. Questions? Call Yvonne Donald, 816-478-9765 or Gretchen Booz, 816-847-8074.
    • Do you love church history? Visit the annual John Whitmer Historical Association meeting in Blue Springs at the Adams Pointe Conference Center to learn and explore our history with scholars from a variety of backgrounds. Our theme, “Our Stories Fashion Order out of Chaos,” celebrates the rich history and personal stories of our faith.  Visit little known sites in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, take a guided wagon ride around the Temple lot, enjoy a casual coach ride to the Bingham Waggoner estate and the Hamilton, M, quilt festival, or take a class to hone your history skills. Sunday, join Joseph III and Ada as they celebrate the history of our hymns at our annual hymn sing. Find out more at Advance registration is required. Registration closes September 15, 2018.


  • The Peace Pavilion is greatly in need of volunteer tour docents. Docents teach a brief peace lesson and explain the exhibits to visitors.  Tours are usually scheduled in the morning on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays.  If you enjoy working with children and have completed the Child Protection Training or are willing to do so please contact or 816-521-3033 for more info