June 25, 2017 Announcements Print


Discussion on

Commentary on Principles

Sunday, June 25th

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:New Walnut Park Congregation

(1137 S. Pearl on the corner of 23rd Street, Independence)


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 https://www.cofchrist.org/common/cms/resources/Official-Commentary-on-Principles.pdf







 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 https://womenofcentralmiss.wixsite.com/wocm. More information coming soon, so mark your calendars!


  • 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 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).


  • June 26-29 Kids'Arts Camp: Imagine and Create at Good Shepherd congregation (4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City) from 9:00am-Noon with Family and Friends Program on Thursday evening at 7:00pm. For children who have completed grades 1-7. New classes and returning favorites! FREE but registration is required by June 18. Online registration at goodshepherdcoc.org/kids or contact Pam Ashley (353-2088). For additional details contact Jennifer Stabno (478-3618).


  • 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 www.hmacofchrist.org 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 www.theworldwar.org/mutedvoices. 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!!


  • Ministry Support Position – Central Mission Center – part-time. Primary responsibilities include: weekly bulletin and mission center announcements processing for printing; mailing preparation and processing; small event sign-up, office visitor first contact; document processing; light office machinery maintenance; some telephone; other projects as assigned: mission center recorder. Skills include computer competence, word processing with MS Word, spreadsheet creation and use with Excel, project management and completion, able to complete tasks with little supervision. Please complete an application at Central Mission Center, 500 West Pacific Ave, Independence, MO and include a current resume.
  • 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.


  • June 25-28 Colbern Road congregation (27507 E Colbern Rd., Lee's Summit) VBS 6:00pm–8:15pm, Free Dinner 5:00pm-6:00pm. Ages 3 through 6th grade. Theme: "Maker Fun Factory". To register call 816-304-7950.
  • June 25-29 Woods Chapel congregation (500 NE Woods Chapel Rd., Lee's Summit). VBS is 5:30pm-8:00pm for all children 2 years old – 5th grade. Supper served at 5:30pm. Theme is "Puzzles of Peace". Questions, call 816-478-8123.
  • 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 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 goodshepherdcoc.org/vbs. 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.