February 18, 2018 Announcements Print


Thank You for Sharing!


The congregations of Central Mission Center have once again given lovingly to serve those in need this winter with coats, hats and gloves. This year our donations totaled $5660! With this money we were able to help 375 people with new coats! We were able to respond to a request from Randall Elementary School with gloves for their students. Several knitters across the mission center once again made and donated hats that are keeping heads warm across the entire area. Because of our efforts children are getting to school, young parents are getting to work, and senior citizens are getting to doctor appointments!


Thank you to each of the congregations and individuals who not only gave money, but also gave their time to organize and help families select their new coats. 


Thank You! Carole Price and Greg Wilson

Hawthorne Community of Christ



  • February 24 HEARTS 4 HEALTH BANQUET-HEALTH MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION 6:00pm at Ophelia’s on the Square supporting the Health Ministries Association, an affiliate of Community of Christ. Join us in honoring Dr. Howard Brady for a life-time of service while enjoying a great meal, silent auction, raffle and more. Register online at hmacofchrist.org or call us at 816-833-1000 x1418.
  • March 1 & 4; May 3 & 6 Child Protection Training at the Family Life Center (500 W Pacific Ave, Independence MO 64050) at 6:00pm on Thursday's (March 1; May 3)  and 1:30pm on Sunday's (March 4; May 6).  For children and youth workers, CIT’s, camp staff, and priesthood who have not yet taken the class. Please register with Tyler Horringa ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with your name, contact info and training date you will be attending. Each training session is the same, so participants only need to sign up for & attend one training date. 


  • CAMP MOJA 2018 is right around the corner. This year we are celebrating the Wizarding World of Moja and will be having a Yule Ball and need your help. If you have any of the following items that you can donate it will help keep the cost of camp down for the campers. Donations can be dropped off at the Central Mission Center office between now and May 1. Please send any inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and check out our website at campmoja.org. Items requested: White Christmas lights, fake Christmas trees, Silver-Gold-or Blue Christmas ornaments, Dresses, Suit Jackets, Men’s Ties and Umbrellas.
  • February 24 FCNL ADVOCACY WORKSHOP 6:00pm to 9:00pm St Luke’s UCC Church (727 N. Main, Independence MO).  Join us for this Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Workshop with an ecumenical Independence team.  Learn and sharpen effective advocacy tools and be a part of creating a national network while fostering a focused, strategic local grassroots team.  At the workshop, you will also learn about the 2018 FCNL Advocacy Team campaign focused on preventing a nuclear war with North Korea.  The trainer is Maiya Zwerling, FCNL Advocacy Teams Organizing Manager. There will be a potluck at 5:30pm.  All are welcome; bring a dish if you can. For more information contact Andrew Bolton at 816-739-4986 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • March 17, 9:00AM-NOON FREE COMMUNITY SPRING SPECTACULAR! Come For a FREE pancake breakfast and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny ($1 or bring your own camera). Enjoy a family egg hunt, carnival games, face painting, crafts, and more! Colonial Hills Community of Christ (3539 S 7 Highway, Blue Springs MO) 816-229-9344 or .


  • WALNUT GARDENS PHOTO PRINT SALE: Rod Schall, professional Photographer and Graceland Professor, is selling his entire inventory of professional prints. 70% of the proceeds are designated for Walnut Gardens Congregation. For more information on inventory, purchases, and auction, please visit walnutgardens.net/photos.


  • ELEVATE! (6TH-12TH) THEME: TRUST IN THE LORD, ALWAYS February 21st, 6:45pm-8:30pm. This Central Mission ministry filled with fun, food, games, prizes, praise music, and God’s message helps youth grow spiritually. Meet together at 6:45pm and then enjoy middle school and high school breakouts! Invite your friends!
  • CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES at Lee’s Summit Congregation: Join us on Wednesdays for dinner at 5:30pm, followed by activities for children and youth from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Faithweaver Friends is for grades K-5. Youth Group is for grades 6-12. For more information, call Suzie Godfrey at 816-520-6498.
  • YOUTH MINISTRIES At Colonial Hills - Children and youth are invited to participate in Play Group (Birth-Pre-K) Community Kids Club (K-5th) and Youth Group (6th-12th). Check out the Calendars of Events at colonial-hills.org and participate as you would like, any or all the time during the school year.
  • March 2 DEADLINE FOR CIT APPLICATIONS - If you are 15 years of age or older and have a strong desire to serve at Junior Camp as a CIT (Counselor-in-Training), there are a limited number of positions available. Applications are available at www.centralmission.org (under the “information”tab). You will also need to include two letters of reference with the application. For more information, contact Tyler Horringa by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 816-595-1735.
  • March 16 is the deadline to apply for Central Mission Youth Ministries Summer Staff. Do you want to gain practical ministerial training in working with youth? Do you feel called to provide incredible summer camp ministry at Doniphan? Do you love campfires, canteen, worship, classes and free time? Do you feel empowered to give back to your youth ministry camping community? Then you should apply! Not only would you have the opportunity to serve at camp in various leadership and counseling roles, but you would also have the chance to work behind the scenes seeing what it takes to make camp the best it can be. There are other potential ministry opportunities such as neighborhood outreach and Hawthorn Place ministries. You must be 18 or older to apply (preferred 21). Applications are now available at www.centralmission.org (under the “information” tab). For more information, contact Tyler Horringa by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 86-595-1735.



  • INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: We have three job opportunities, all are full time positions. Accountant, Director of Human Resource Ministries, and Paralegal. The position descriptions and applications are on the website.