Congregational Blessing

As most of you may know we are in preparation to receive our congregational evangelist blessing.  We have some important dates in the coming months as well as some pertinent information to share with you at this time:

  • Second Sundays of Each Month: A Service of Preparation for our Congregational Blessing
    • Each second Sunday between now and our blessing, we will focus on the preparing the congregation for the blessing. Our evangelists will be present on those second Sundays to worship with our community.
  • September 28-30: Congregational Retreat at Olathe
    • Our annual congregational retreat will be held this weekend at the church.
  • October 7: 40 Days of Preparation
    • Our congregation will focus intentionally on preparing for the 40 days leading up to the blessing. Focused materials will be provided to enhance our journey together.
  • November 18: Our Congregational Blessing
    • This is the day we receive our congregational blessing. We invite each of you to join us for a spirit-filled experience.

We invite you to dwell in the Doctrine & Covenants 164:9 as you journey with us during this exciting season of preparation. Our congregation will truly be blessed by both your presence ad by your participation.

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2018!! - Rolling River Rampage
Save the Date Now!
May 30- June 1

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Worship (pk-6 bible story,
recreation, crafts, music and adult class)
June 2nd
4:00 p.m. - Boating Fun at Kill Creek Park
5:30 p.m. - Cookout at Shelter #3
Address: 11670 Homestead Lane Olathe, KS
June 3rd
9-10:30 a.m.– worship, pk-6th bible story, recreation, music
10:30 a.m. – church with lunch following


VBS helpers need!!!  
We are in need of cooks, snack helpers, praise band members, and evening clean up help!!!  If you would like to help please email Brooke Trachsel brookerttrachsel@hotmail.com.  We also need camping and boating/rafting gear to transform our church in to a Rolling River Rampage!! If you have tents, camping chairs, camping gear of any kind, life jackets, small boats, rafts, canoes, oars, lanterns, out door camping table, etc WE WOULD LOVE TO USE IT!!!  Please put your name on these items and bring them to the gym starting this Sunday, May 20th.  We will start decorating Sunday, May 27th and would love your help!  It doesn't matter how old you are or how crafty you can be . . . we can use help from ALL!!!  If you can stay for 30 minutes or a few hours we would REALLY APPRECIATE your help!!!  Please plan to stay after church Sunday, May 27th to transform our church into a VBS experience your kiddos won't forget!!!

Congregational Blessing Information

Save the Date - May 13, 2018
Join us in a special service experience as we prepare for our congregational blessing.
9:00 am — 12:00 pm

9:00 am
Breakfast & Fellowship
Join us in the multi-purpose room for a casual breakfast with coffee and juice.

9:30 am
Sharing our Story
Our morning begins as we visualize congregational life before and after the day of our blessing.

10:20 am
Worship
We’ll spend some time singing and sharing together in prayer, testimony and worship.

11:05 am
What’s Next?
Our morning concludes as we discuss the next steps in our journey to our blessing.

Youth News

Youth News

All Youth Bowling!!!
This Sunday, April 15th after church at Mission Bowl Olathe.
Bring a lunch to eat at church and then we'll head to the bowling alley.  Please plan to pick up your youth at 1:30 at Mission Bowl.  See Shauna Ferguson for any questions.

Mexican Fiesta Campership Fundraiser
April 29th - we will be holding our annual Campership Fundraiser.  If you would like to be eligible to receive a campership from the congregation for a summer Community of Christ church camp, you must attend and help on April 29th.  We will have a sign up soon, so look for more details.

Family Work Day

It's time for our annual spring work day at church - this Saturday, April 14th.  Time to spruce up our landscaping, clean windows and doors, clean the gym and more.  There's a job for everyone, every age, every skill level!  The more hands we have helping, the more we can get done.  
We'll be working from 8:00 am - 12:00 PM.  You can stay the entire time, or just come when you're able.  We hope to see you there!

Youth News

All Youth Bowling!!!
Sunday, April 15th after church at Mission Bowl Olathe.
Bring a lunch to eat at church and then we'll head to the bowling alley.  Please plan to pick up your youth at 1:30 at Mission Bowl.

Youth Caravan
If your high school youth is attending the youth caravan this summer, just a reminder that they need to be making payments toward the $400 registration fee.  After April 16, the new registrations will cost $425.

Mexican Fiesta Campership Fundraiser
April 29th - we will be holding our annual Campership Fundraiser.  If you would like to be eligible to receive a campership from the congregation for a summer Community of Christ church camp, you must attend and help on April 29th.  We will have a sign up soon, so look for more details.

Inclement Weather Reminder

As we continue through winter, and approach possible winter weather, we have had a few people ask for a reminder on our inclement weather process. We fully expect to have services tomorrow, but in the case of future inclement weather, here are the steps that will be taken. An announcement will be placed on our congregation's Facebook page and an email will be sent out.  We will also call anyone without email access. The plan will also be to have it listed in the closings on KCTV5. We will make any decisions to close by 8:00 AM the morning of services.

Youth News

Attention all 6th-12th Graders
Join us for the next TWIST weekend!  
When: 7:00pm on Jan 19 – 11:20am on Jan 21
Where: Olathe Community of Christ
Why: Service and Fellowship

Although our TWIST weekends have a lot of time built in for fun and socializing, the main goal of our time together is 

Teens Working In Service Together.  This means that Saturday is a day of service. We either help the congregational members from the church where we’re staying or move into the community to volunteer locally.  Everyone comes away from the experience touched in one way or another.
An Event Registration Form needs to be filled out and a $20 donation is suggested.  Please RSVP to Allen Keehler 816-810-5690, Donna Fletcher 316-644-4079 or Kat Hnatyshyn 816-506-6948.  


Youth Caravan News!
Senior High, if you are interested in going on the Historic Caravan summer of 2018, please let the Midlands Mission Center know as seats are filling quickly!  You should have received an informational postcard in the mail already, and Laura Beckman has Interest Forms if you are interested in going.  The caravan will be replacing Sr. High Camp next summer - so make plans now to attend.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28th
Olathe Community of Christ

5:30 p.m. - Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Trunk or Treat

Come enjoy a night of fun with your church family!   Enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts,  games, haunted house and . . . A BOUNCE HOUSE! 

**Dress in Costume! **Decorate your trunk to hand out candy!
**Prizes for best costume and best decorated trunk!

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CANDY IS PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE!  If you find candy that says nut free factory, that's even better!

Some examples are dum dum suckers, skittles, starbursts, sour patch kids, swedish fish, smarties, ring pops, dots, and welch's fruit snacks.

Family Work Day

There will be a church work day on Saturday, November 4th from 8:00 am – 12 noon.  We will be coming together as a church family to help complete some things around the church (both inside and out).
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the church hallway. 

We understand that some families are not able to attend the work day because of conflicting schedules. If you are one of those families we would like to invite you to sign up for a task that can be done on your schedule. We only ask that it be completed within two weeks of November 4th, either pre-event or post-event. 
You may sign up for a task by following this link.

If you choose to perform a task when your schedule allows, please email tyson@olathecofchrist.org indicating when you think you will complete the task and when the task has been completed. 
Thank you for being a part of our Family Work Day!

Nursery Schedule

Hello to my most favorite congregation ever!!

I am organizing a nursery rotation schedule for 0-3 year olds!  My hope is that this will allow parents to enjoy the service while their children play. I’m also hoping that offering this ministry will attract more young families.  I have had friends tell me a nursery is one of their top priorities when looking for a congregation.  

If you would like to help I will put you on the schedule.  We would like to have at least two people in the nursery at a time.  So, please let me know if you are signing up to help with someone else.  If not I will pair you with someone!!  

If you can not be at church on the day you are scheduled I am asking that you please find a replacement for that week or switch weeks with someone.  I will call and remind you the week leading up to when you are helping in the nursery.  When you volunteer to help please also let me know if you would like a phone call, text or email for your reminder.  :)

One requirement is that you need to be a certified Youth Worker.  If you are not sure if you are or would like to become certified please contact Sharon Robertson.   
If you want to have a blast playing with the some of the cutest members of our church please email me, text me, call me or let me know at church!!  We will start this when Sunday School starts back up in the fall!  

Thanks so much! 
Chelsea McCormick
541-206-7225
chels182@gunnerweb.net

Congregational Retreat

Our Congregation Retreat will be held October 6-8 at Camp Doniphan and you don't want to miss it!  It's a wonderful weekend filled with worship, fellowship, food and fun!  

Our theme for the weekend is Blessed to be a Blessing and we are excited to share with our guest minister, Kris Judd.  We will also enjoy entertainment from the band, Fourth Light on Saturday night.
We would like to have registrations turned in by September 17 so we can plan accordingly.  Please see a member of the pastorate if financial assistance is needed.

Please click here for the registration form.