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.

Certified Youth Worker Training

Do you want to become a Certified Youth Worker?
Plan on staying after church this Sunday (9/17) and be part of the Certified Youth Worker training facilitated by Shauna Ferguson. If you're interested, please contact Shauna (913.449.6092) as soon as possible so she can have a headcount for lunch and course materials.
Jr. High and Sr. High - Please plan to stay and attend this training to get your youth worker certification. Parents, please pick up at 1:00.  Lunch will be provided.

Back to School Fundraiser

In the month of August we are having a Back to School fund raiser for Indian Creek Elementary.  The items that they need are:

*Plastic pencil boxes (they are $.97 at Walmart right now)
*Scissors (school size, some blunt, some regular)
*Boxes of regular color markers (8-10 count)
*Glue bottles and glue sticks
*Money for shoes

You can donate items or money.  Thanks in advance for helping these kiddos get a good start to their school year!

Thanks,
Michelle Lundy
Outreach Committee

Prayer and Sharing Service June 18, 2017

Now in this moment, many in our congregation are in need of prayers from their church family - health issues, marriages, births, moves, new schools, new jobs - life stresses. This Sunday morning at 9:00, Brother Bruce Rider will preside over a service of prayer and sharing. We ask all who are able to join us in this important community ministry; those unable to attend are asked to hold this service in their thoughts and prayers.

In Christ's Love,
The Pastors

Vacation Bible School starts TONIGHT!

Vacation Bible School starts today!!!! 

Get ready to have some fun at our
Kansas City Mega Sports Camp!!!
June 7th-11th

INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS . . . IT'S GOING TO BE A BLAST!

Come join us Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening at 5:30 for dinner.  Opening activities will begin in the sanctuary at 6:15 each evening with class rotations starting at 6:30.  We will finish off our fun week on Sunday morning with a VBS wrap up.

WE ARE GOING TO THE T-BONES GAME ON SATURDAY JUNE10TH!!!  TAILGATING AT 5 P.M. GAME IS AT 7:15 P.M. 
(TICKETS ARE $6 EACH AND WILL BE FOR SALE AT VBS)

 

CLEANERS NEEDED:

We also need people to stay and help clean up after VBS each night.  There will be a sign upat church Sunday.

We are excited for you to come enjoy our church family and the fellowship that comes during the VBS week!!

We are really excited about our Vacation Bible School adult classes.  Please come and bring your friends.

Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 pm

Our guest speakers will be Imran Hassan and Jeannie Saadeh from the Islamic Center for Johnson County. 

Jeannine is a graduate student at the University of Kansas. She says she is extremely passionate about Theology and world religions and loves engaging in interfaith dialogues and befriending people of all backgrounds.

Imran is originally from the southern part of India. He came to the USA in 2003 to pursue his Masters in Engineering. He converted to Islam from Hinduism in 2007. He is a member of a grass roots organization called the Islamic Circle of North America - Kansas City chapter (ICNA-KC) that tries to work with Muslims and Non-Muslims in various capacities like Outreach and Relief work.

They will speak on Islamic beliefs, the role of Sharia law in American society, ISIS and radical Islam.  We expect an enlightening and informative dialogue.  It will be informal with opportunity for questions.

 

Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm

Our guest is Mindy Corporan, CEO of the Faith Always Wins Foundation.  Mindy describes herself as a “white girl” raised as a Christian.  She will recount the nightmarish story of finding her father, Dr. William Corporan and 14-year-old son, Reat, murdered on April 13, 2014 at the Jewish Community Center.  The murderer was a hate-filled lunatic randomly trying to kill Jews.  From the chaos at the scene of the murders and the ensuing and devastating grief of losing one’s history and one's future, Mindy, a woman of petite stature but enormous heart and courage, has forged ahead.

Her journey began when she spoke at a student vigil the night of the murders.  It has taken her to a mosque where the Muslim family and mother of a 15-year-old son killed by a hate crime requested her presence among them. It has taken her to a Jewish synagogue where she received council from a Jewish Rabbi.   It has taken her to weekly prayers in her own church where she has discerned guidance to “bring my people together.”  

Mindy spoke at The Kansas City Rotary Club.  During her talk, the 150 business attendees sat in hushed silence.  She received a rare standing ovation. 

Her still fresh Journey will motivate and inspire you.

 

Friday, June 9, 7:00 pm

Detectives Kim Brown and Garrett Hall from the Sheriff’s Department will be our guests.  They will talk about community police issues, the impact of technology on police work, interesting cases, etc.  There will be time for questions.

 

Vacation Bible School is almost here!

VBS is coming!!!
 

Kansas City’s Mega Sports Camp
Conquer the Day!
VBS 2017
June 7-11
 
Top 10 reasons you want to come to VBS!!!

10. YOU DON’T HAVE TO COOK ALL WEEK!!
9. THE OPENING/CLOSING WORSHIPS ARE CRAZY FUN!!
8. THE ADULT CLASS HAS AMAZING SPEAKERS!!!
7. LEARNING NEW SONGS IN MUSIC ROCKS!
6. RECREATION TIME IS HOT, SWEATY AND FUN!!!
5. YOU GET TO BE CREATIVE IN CRAFT CLASS!!!
4. PK CLASS IS ALWAYS A FAVORITE!
3. WE LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BIBLE DURING STORY TIME!
2. WE ARE GOING TO THE T-BONES GAME ON JUNE 10TH!!!  TAILGATING AT 5 P.M. GAME IS AT 7:15 P.M. (TICKETS ARE $6 EACH)
1. YOU WILL BECOME CLOSER TO YOUR CHURCH FAMILY AND GOD!
 
DECORATORS NEEDED WE WILL DECORATE SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH AFTER CHURCH!  PLEASE PLAN TO STAY AND HELP!  TEAMWORK IS AMAZING!  
 
COOKS NEEDED FOR JUNE 7TH, JUNE 8TH and JUNE 11TH
 
CRAFT TEACHERS NEEDED FOR THE WHOLE WEEK (JUNE 7-11, NOT THE 10TH)
 
PRAISE BAND MEMBERS NEEDED FOR THE WHOLE WEEK!!!
 
CLEANERS NEEDED FOR THE WHOLE WEEK (JUNE 7-11, NOT THE 10TH) TO HELP CLEAN UP AFTER VBS IS OVER EACH NIGHT.  EMPTY TRASH, VACUUM, ETC.

If you can help please email Brooke Trachselbrookerttrachsel@hotmail.com

VBS Adult Class

We are excited to announce that Mindy Corporan will speak at our Adult Vacation Bible Session on Thursday evening, June 8, at 7:00.  You may remember the deaths of 4 people at a Jewish Community Center by a deranged white terrorist.  He was there to kill Jews.  Mindy describers herself as a white Christian.  Mindy's father and son were two of the victims.  

Mindy spoke at the Kansas City Rotary Club in great detail about that painful day and the events that followed.  In the months following the murders, she has formed relationships with Jews and Muslims.   During her talk in front of about 150 business people, it was dead quiet.  Every person there gave her their rapt attention. 

She brought a Christian message that was both tragic and inspirational.  At the conclusion, she received a standing ovation.  That was a rare response at these meetings.

We encourage you to attend to hear her strong Christian message.

Mexican Fiesta Camp Fundraiser

It's time for our annual Mexican Fiesta Fundraiser Dinner!  Please join us this Sunday, April 30 immediately following our morning worship for a delicious Mexican Fiesta.  Each year, we hold this fundraiser to help provide a campership for our youth attending summer Community of Christ youth camps.
 If you attended youth camps, you realize just how important these youth camps are, and what an impact they made on you.
We want to make sure that every youth who wants to attend a camp is able, and that means we need you!

Sunday April 30
Taco Salad
Desserts
Drinks

$10.00 for Adults
$5.00 for Kids


NEW this year!!!!
Feel like taking a whack at a pinata?
For $1, you can take 2 whacks at a pinata (Adults only)
If you break it open, you're a hero to all the kids who get candy, and you get a Starbucks gift card!  So bring your cash and take a whack!

 

World Church News

Presiding Bishopric Financial Update
The Presiding Bishopric expresses its gratitude to church members for their generosity and recounts where the church stands in the first of three financial updates this year. The update, promised at the 2016 World Conference, details the church’s economic situation and plans since taking steps to improve its financial footing.

View the video summary below and then check out the full report and frequently asked questions. The video and documents can also be found online at www.CofChrist.org/financial-updates.


President Veazey's Challenge
President Steve Veazey will bring a challenge to the church in a webcast at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday 2 April 2017. His inspiring message will be followed by a live question-and-answer session.

The recorded challenge is available online in English, French, and Spanish with captions/subtitles. We hope this gives viewers a chance to gather, see the challenge, and send questions before the live webcast 2 April. Small groups or congregations are invited to use prepared materials for their gatherings.

Send questions to AskSteveVeazey@CofChrist.org or tag questions with #AskSteveVeazey on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

The annual address is delivered near the anniversary of the church’s founding on 6 April.