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DISCIPLES TO SERVE

Priesthood and Leaders’ Training

 

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: Rescheduled from January 14th

March 11, 2017 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Recent Community of Christ Theology Development –

How it Informs Our Identity, Mission, Message, and Beliefs

Presenters: Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Central Mission Center office will be CLOSED

Monday, February 20 for Presidents' Day

 

 

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 21 Peace begins with Me: Blue Ridge congregation (2271 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence) is sponsoring an information session about hosting high school foreign exchange students for a semester, a year, or as a welcome family from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Learn about AFS, American Field Service. For additional info contact Marilyn Gunn ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

YOUTH

  • February 15,2017 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 ).
  • February 16 & 26, March 16 & 26, and April 13 & 23 Child Protection Training at Gudgell Park congregation (500 Gudgell, Independence) at 6:00pm on Thursdays (February 16, March 16 and April 13) and 1:30pm on Sundays (February 26, March 26 and April 23). If you are involved in working with youth in your congregation and/or with Mission Center events and/or a new ordinand, you MUST be a registered youth worker with Community of Christ. Please register with Sherrie Piedimonte ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with your name and contact info.
  • Central Mission is seeking a fully licensed nurse for Middle and Junior school camps this summer. This is a volunteer position requiring you to stay overnight at Lake Doniphan for the duration of camp. Dates for Middle School camp are July 11th-16th, Junior Camp is July 17th-21st.   We also encourage licensed Medical Doctor’s, Physician’s assistant’s, Paramedics and EMT’s to apply. Your license must be up to date and for the state of MO. You are required to attend one training session prior to the start of camp. If you are 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.
  • 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

  • TODAY - 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! On KCPT (channel 19), the Arts Upload program will air Episode #409 which includes an interview of Principal Organist Jan Kraybill about her 18th Super Bowl Sunday Concert. This Episode will air the following dates: Sunday, January 29 at 8:30am and 11:32 pm; Monday, January 30 at 3:32 am and 10:00pm; Monday, February 6 at 10:30pm and Friday, February 24 at 10:30pm.
  • February 6 Church Women United will meet at the First Christian Church (125 S Pleasant, Independence) at 10:00am. The program will be presented by a representative from American Heart Association. All women are invited and welcome to attend.
  • 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.

LIFE CELEBRATIONS

  • February 12 90th Birthday celebration for Roland Hughes at Village Heights congregation (1009 Farview Dr., Independence) from Noon-2:00pm.

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).

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