Announcements - September 15

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, September 16thIf you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir practice are Sundays at 9:15 a.m., upstairs in the choir room. Plenty of treats for all our singers!! Our first performance will be September 29. We will also be singing November 10.

Women’s Book Club

The Women’s Book Club will meet next on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Jackie Stowell’s home, 19511 W. 97th St., Lenexa. We are reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Please join us for the fellowship.

Pot Luck

There will be a Pot Luck Lunch after the service September 29. Bring a dish or two to share and table service for your family.

Upcoming

  • September 20-21: MMC Priesthood Gathering at Temple

  • October 13 @ 8:30am: Priesthood Meeting

  • October 13: Congregational Business Meeting

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - September 1

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, September 16thIf you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir practice will begin Sunday, September 8 at 9:15 a.m., upstairs in the choir room. We practice every Sunday morning. Plenty of treats for all our singers!! Our first performance will be September 29. We will also be singing November 10.

Women’s Book Club

The Women’s Book Club will meet next on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Jackie Stowell’s home, 19511 W. 97th St., Lenexa. We are reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Please join us for the fellowship.

Pot Luck

There will be a Pot Luck Lunch after the service September 29. Bring a dish or two to share and table service for your family.

Upcoming

  • September 8 @ 8:30am: Priesthood Meeting

  • September 15 @ 8:30am: Prayer and Testimony Service for Adults & Friends and Fellowship for Youth

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - August 25

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Women’s Book Club

The Ladies' Book Club will meet next on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Debbie Coddington's home. We are reading One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards. It is available at the public library in many formats. All women are invited to share in this fellowship.

Upcoming

  • September 8 @ 8:30am: Priesthood Meeting

  • September 15 @ 8:30am: Prayer and Testimony Service for Adults & Friends and Fellowship for Youth

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - August 18

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, August 19If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)

Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:

  • Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location). We are hoping to get at least 24 adults at this event. If we can do this the cost comes down significantly for each person. Sign up with Laura Billings or Ashley Harker before or after church through August 4th to reserve your spot or sign up on the SingUpGenius link which was sent out in an email on July 27.  Payments will be collected August 11th and August 18th. 

  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Women’s Book Club

The Ladies' Book Club will meet next on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Debbie Coddington's home. We are reading One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards. It is available at the public library in many formats. All women are invited to share in this fellowship.

Upcoming

  • Potluck Lunch – August 25

  • Sunday School Classes Resumes – August 25

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - August 11

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, August 19If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)

Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:

  • Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location). We are hoping to get at least 24 adults at this event. If we can do this the cost comes down significantly for each person. Sign up with Laura Billings or Ashley Harker before or after church through August 4th to reserve your spot or sign up on the SingUpGenius link which was sent out in an email on July 27.  Payments will be collected August 11th and August 18th. 

  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Women’s Book Club

The Ladies' Book Club will meet next on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Debbie Coddington's home. We are reading One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards. It is available at the public library in many formats. All women are invited to share in this fellowship.

Upcoming

  • Priesthood Meeting – August 11 @ 9:00 a.m.

  • Leadership Meeting - August 11 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Beckman’s home

  • Potluck Lunch – August 25

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - August 4

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, August 19If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

Blessing of the Backpacks

On August 11 we will have a Service of Blessing for the Back Packs.  Students, Teachers, Aides, Bus Drivers, Custodians, anyone involved in education…bring your back pack to the morning service for a blessing for the upcoming school year.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)

Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:

  • Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location). We are hoping to get at least 24 adults at this event. If we can do this the cost comes down significantly for each person. Sign up with Laura Billings or Ashley Harker before or after church through August 4th to reserve your spot or sign up on the SingUpGenius link which was sent out in an email on July 27.  Payments will be collected August 11th and August 18th. 

  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Women’s Book Club

The Ladies' Book Club will meet next on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Debbie Coddington's home. We are reading One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards. It is available at the public library in many formats. All women are invited to share in this fellowship.

Upcoming

  • Priesthood Meeting – August 11 @ 9:00 a.m.

  • Potluck Lunch – August 25

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Mission Center News - August

eLearning Temple School Classes

Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.organd click on “USA Registration” on the left.

Enrollment is open for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) held August 8–September 27:

  • Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)

  • Ministry of the Priest (MP304)

  • Ministry of the Elder (MP305)


Women’s Retreat @ The Highlands

Celebrating Women II
9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10 

Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.


Prayer Mini Retreat @ The Temple

Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal
9 am – 4 pm Saturday, August 17

To register ($30) visit SpiritualFormationCenter.org or email Katie at KHMcLaughlin@CofChrist.org.


Taco Bar @ Bethel

All proceeds benefit the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society 
4 – 8 pm Saturday, September 7
for another 
AWESOME summer of youth camps and reunions!

Kill two birds with one stone: good food for a good cause! Please join us for our first annual TEAM JOJO all you can eat taco bar and DKMS cheek swab at Bethel Community of Christ: 8510 Leavenworth Rd, KC. Adults $10; kids age 12 and under $5. This event is to honor our loved one Joe Broderick. Please RSVP to Jill Billings 913.961.4245.


Mission Field Priesthood Gathering

Sacraments: Expressions of Christ’s Peace
September 20 & 21

An opportunity for all Priesthood members in the Central USA Mission Field: Central, Central Missouri, Far West, Gateway, Midlands, and Mid-South Mission Centers. 

Guest ministry provided by Presiding Evangelist Jane Gardner. Childcare and free will donation lunch available on Saturday.

Communion Service in the Temple Sanctuary
7:00 – 8:30 pm Friday, September 20

Worship and Sessions in the Temple
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Saturday, September 21
(Registration 8:30 am – 9:00 am)


Save the Date

AUG 4–10        Adventure Reunion @ YMCA of the Rockies www.centralmission.org/adventurer

AUG 10            Women’s Retreat @ The Highlands

AUG 16            Coffee Talk 9 am @ HyVee - 13400 W 87th St., Lenexa, KS

AUG 17            Mini-Retreat @ The Temple

SEPT 7              Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser @ Bethel  

SEPT 19            Coffee Talk 7 pm @ Norton Heights

SEPT 20            Coffee Talk 9 am @ Perkins - 6292 North Oak Trafficway, KCMO

SEPT 20–21     Mission Field Priesthood Gathering @ The Temple

OCT 25             Coffee Talk @ Topeka

NOV 8             Coffee Talk @ Your congregation? Contact Donna 316.644.4079

Announcements - July 28

Summer at Center of Hope: Christmas in July

We will be collecting new and gently used toys for our Christmas store during the month of July. If you have toys or games that are no longer being played with and would like to give them a new home please think about donating them to Central Avenue. They need to be unwrapped so that parents and grandparents can choose a toy for their children. Please bring them to the center and let Marsha know they are for the Christmas Store.

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, August 19If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

Blessing of the Backpacks

On August 11 we will have a Service of Blessing for the Back Packs.  Students, Teachers, Aides, Bus Drivers, Custodians, anyone involved in education…bring your back pack to the morning service for a blessing for the upcoming school year.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)

Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:

  • Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location). We are hoping to get at least 24 adults at this event. If we can do this the cost comes down significantly for each person. Sign up with Laura Billings or Ashley Harker before or after church through August 4th to reserve your spot or sign up on the SingUpGenius link which was sent out in an email on July 27.  Payments will be collected August 11th and August 18th. 

  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Women’s Book Club

The Ladies' Book Club will meet next on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Debbie Coddington's home. We are reading One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards. It is available at the public library in many formats. All women are invited to share in this fellowship.

Upcoming

  • Priesthood Meeting – August 11 @ 9:00 a.m.

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - July 21

Summer at Center of Hope: Christmas in July

We will be collecting new and gently used toys for our Christmas store during the month of July. If you have toys or games that are no longer being played with and would like to give them a new home please think about donating them to Central Avenue. They need to be unwrapped so that parents and grandparents can choose a toy for their children. Please bring them to the center and let Marsha know they are for the Christmas Store.

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, August 19If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)

Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:

  • Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)

  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Upcoming

  • Priesthood Meeting – August 11

  • Prayer & Testimony – 8:30 a.m. August 18

  • Friends & Fellowship – 8:30 a.m. August 18

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - July 14

Summer at Center of Hope: Christmas in July

We will be collecting new and gently used toys for our Christmas store during the month of July. If you  have toys or games that are no longer being played with and would like to give them a new  home please think about donating them to Central Avenue. They need to be unwrapped so that parents and grandparents can choose a toy for their children. Please bring them to the center and let Marsha know they are for the Christmas Store.

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, July 15If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)

Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:

  • Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)

  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Mission Center News - July 2019

Save the Date

July 12 - Graceland Night @ The Royals Game
August 4-10 - Adventure Reunion @ YMCA of the Rockies
August 10 - Women’s Retreat @ The Highlands
August 17 - Mini-Retreat @ The Temple

Graceland News

Alumni and Friends are invited to join the fun on Friday, July 12, for Graceland Night at the Kansas City Royals baseball game. The boys in blue will play the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Tickets covering admission and a tailgate meal are available now. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, visit graceland.edu/roayls or call the Alumni Office at 866-484-3837.

Around the Mission Center

Chihowa is looking for a gas-operated power washer. If you have one to donate or want to contribute financially please contact Board President Rollie Marolf.

Don’t forget our online book club over Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World by John Dorhauer. Locate the “search this group” box on the left side of the MMC Facebook page and type “book club” to find the posts.

Summer Camp Registration is LIVE!!!

Something for everyone! come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Chihowa - Perry, KS - July 7-12; Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader, Director: Sarah Marolf

Reunion Prices *Camperships Are Available*
Adults (age 18+) $240
Youth (age 13-17) $125
Children (age 5-12) $75
Young Children (age 0-4) $25

2019 Camp Dates
July 20-27 Spectacular @ Graceland
July 21-26 MITIOG @ Doniphan
August 1-3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

eLearning Temple School Classes

Cost is $25, To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.

Ministry and Priesthood Classes
Open enrollment begins July 10 for 8-week online sessions (limited space available) help August 8-September 27:

  • Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300)

  • Ministry of the Priest (MP304)

  • Ministry of the Elder (MP305)

Children & Youth Core Training
Complete temple school class #0106 online! Class takes about a week and can be completed anytime before July 15.

Women’s Retreat @ The Highlands

Celebrating Women: 9am - 12noon Saturday, August 10

Women from the Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems, and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Capelinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions, please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph. D.

Prayer Mini Retreat @ The Temple

Fully Awake: A Day of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal, 9am-4pm Saturday, August 17

To register ($30) visit www.SpiritualFormationCenter.org or email Katie McLaughlin.

Announcements - July 7

Summer at Center of Hope: Christmas in July

We will be collecting new and gently used toys for our Christmas store during the month of July. If you  have toys or games that are no longer being played with and would like to give them a new  home please think about donating them to Central Avenue. They need to be unwrapped so that parents and grandparents can choose a toy for their children. Please bring them to the center and let Marsha know they are for the Christmas Store.

School Supply Drive in August

We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope

Paper Drive in September

Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates    5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups         12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                         Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope

The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, July 15If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)

Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:

  • Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)

  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Administrations

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - June 30

Panera Bread
Center of Hope will be closed this week for the 4thof July and vacation. There is bread in the MPR for anyone who would like it. There is a donation basket for Center of Hope if you would like to make a donation. 

Summer at Center of Hope: Christmas in July
We will be collecting new and gently used toys for our Christmas store during the month of July. If you  have toys or games that are no longer being played with and would like to give them a new  home please think about donating them to Central Avenue. They need to be unwrapped so that parents and grandparents can choose a toy for their children. Please bring them to the center and let Marsha know they are for the Christmas Store.

School Supply Drive in August
We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope. 

Paper Drive in September
Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates       5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups            12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                          Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, July 15If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Administrations
If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - June 23

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, July 15If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Administrations
If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - June 16

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, June 17If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

Women’s Book Club"
The Women’s Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Cheron Tiffany’s home. We are reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. All women are invited to join us.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Administrations
If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - June 9

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, June 17If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

Women’s Book Club"
The Women’s Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Cheron Tiffany’s home. We are reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. All women are invited to join us.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Administrations
If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - June 2

VBS 2019 Son Surf Beach Bash June 5-9
If you would like to help with the praise band, decorating (June 2-4), teaching, cooking, snacks, or anything else please contact Brooke Trachsel. If you have surfboards, blowup rafts, inner-tubes, life jackets, beach umbrellas, kid pools, beach chairs, etc. we would love to use them.

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, June 17If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

Women’s Book Club"
The Women’s Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Cheron Tiffany’s home. We are reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. All women are invited to join us.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Calling All Graduates
As the school year winds down, we want to take this opportunity to honor all of our high school, college, and post-graduate program graduates. If you are one of these or are the parent to one, please contact the pastorate so we can insure we honor everyone!

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
Wednesday, June 5 - Sunday, June 9 - VBS

Administrations
If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Announcements - May 26

VBS 2019 Son Surf Beach Bash June 5-9
If you would like to help with the decorating (June 2-4), teaching, cooking, snacks, or anything else please contact Brooke Trachsel. If you have surfboards, blowup rafts, inner-tubes, life jackets, beach umbrellas, kid pools, beach chairs, etc. we would love to use them.

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, June 17If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Calling All Graduates
As the school year winds down, we want to take this opportunity to honor all of our high school, college, and post-graduate program graduates. If you are one of these or are the parent to one, please contact the pastorate so we can insure we honor everyone!

Women’s Book Club"
The Women’s Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Cheron Tiffany’s home. We are reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. All women are invited to join us.

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 2 - Reception honoring graduates
Wednesday, June 5 - Sunday, June 9 - VBS

Administrations
If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.

Mission Center Newsletter - May 2019

Reunion 2019

Something for everyone! Come join for family fun, fellowship, fishing, swimming, campfires, canteen, classes, boating, good food, study, and wonderful guest ministry.

Doniphan – Excelsior Springs, MO – June 23 to 27 
Guest Minister:  Apostle Janné Grover
Director:  Josh Huyett 913.707.3905

Chihowa – Perry, KS – July 7 to 12
Guest Minister: Richard Betts, Generosity Team Leader
Director:  Sarah Marolf 785.730.522

Directors are looking for individuals willing to help in many ways. Please call Josh or Sarah and share your ministry. **Nursery workers must be Youth Worker certified.

*Camperships are available*
Prices:
Adults (18+) - $240
Youth (13-17) - $125
Children (5-12) - $75
Children (0-4) - $25


Upcoming Events

June 9-14 - Senior High Camp @ Chihowa
June 16-21 - Middle School Camp @ Chihowa
June 23-27 - Doniphan Reunion
June 29 - July 3 - Junior Camp
July 7-12 - Chihowa Reunion
July 20-17 - Spectacular @ Graceland
July 21-26 - MITIOG @ Doniphan
August 1-3 - Youth Quest @ Olathe
August 4-10 - Adventure Reunion @ YMCA of the Rockies - www.centralmission.org/adventurer
August 10 - Women's Retreat @ The Highlands


Sharing World Conference

Throughout the church’s history, World Conference has been a formational experience and the 2019 event was no different. Videos are available to share at www.CofChrist.org/2019-world-conference.
“Becoming a People of the Temple”
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Temple
“Discover Your Future”
President Stephen Veazey’s closing sermon and words of counsel
Official Actions of the 2019 World Conference
Summary of the legislative actions taken by the conference
“Exploring Priesthood Ministry”
First Presidency’s presentation on priesthood ministry and recommitment
Financial Update – 2019 World Conference
The Presiding Bishopric shared information and held discussions about church finances and the New Way Forward.
“Discover Living Water”
President Veazey’s Sunday evening sermon


2019 Summer Camping Schedule

June 9–14 Senior High Camp @ Chihowa
June 16–21 Middle School Camp @ Chihowa
June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion 
June 29–July3 Junior Camp 
July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion 
July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland
July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan
August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe

**Camperships are available.**

Registration is LIVE!!!

 Go to www.midlandsmc.org and click on the green button.


A Note About Contributions

When contributing to MMC or its affiliates, please make your check payable to the organization itself and not the camp or fundraiser. If you have any questions please contact the MMC office or the MCFO Team.

  • Register/donate to camps – write the check to Midlands Mission Center and note the purpose in the memo line.

  • Donate to an affiliate (Central Avenue Center of Hope/CACH, Chihowa Retreat Center, or Center Place Campgrounds/Doniphan) – write the check directly to that organization and use the memo line.


Coffee Talk

Have questions, needs, or ideas? Please contact Donna Fletcher (316.644.4079) to schedule a chat near you!
 


Women's Retreat @ The Highlands

Celebrating Women II

 9 am – 12 noon Saturday, August 10

Women from Midlands, Central, and Farwest Mission Centers are invited to join together and share their life experiences, problems and joys. Guest ministry provided by Apostle Janné Grover, First People Field Specialist Carol Caplinger, and Highlands Elder Nancy Short. For questions please contact Mary Jane Stafford, Ph.D. at 816.335.5285.


Emporia Cell Group

In conjunction with the LDSeekers cell group in Emporia, Seventy Craig Hidy is writing a weekly blog. Follow along and join the conversation at www.emporiacofchrist.org/blog. 


Online Temple School Classes 

Children & Youth Core Training
 
Complete temple school class #0106 online! Class takes about a week and can be completed anytime between April 7 and July 15. Cost is $25. To register, please visit www.developmetrics.org and click on “USA Registration” on the left.


Chihowa News

Chihowa is looking for a gas-operated power washer. If you have one to donate or want to contribute financially please contact Board President Rollie Marolf: 785.207.1359 or rollieandbeth@cox.net.

Don’t forget our online book club over Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World by John Dorhauer. Locate the “search this group” box on the left side of the MMC Facebook page and type “book club” to find the posts.

Plan Your Next Event at Chihowa!

Plan your next event at Chihowa! Congregational retreat, family reunion, business gathering…the possibilities are endless! An off-season weekend in the Lake Lodge (with newly built upstairs dorms) is available for MMC members for the special price of only $500. Call to schedule your weekend: (785) 597-5415.

Announcements - May 19

VBS 2019 Son Surf Beach Bash June 5-9
If you would like to help with the decorating (June 2-4), teaching, cooking, snacks, or anything else please contact Brooke Trachsel. If you have surfboards, blowup rafts, inner-tubes, life jackets, beach umbrellas, kid pools, beach chairs, etc. we would love to use them.

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, May 20If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

Calling All Graduates
As the school year winds down, we want to take this opportunity to honor all of our high school, college, and post-graduate program graduates. If you are one of these or are the parent to one, please contact the pastorate so we can insure we honor everyone!

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 2 - Reception honoring graduates
Wednesday, June 5 - Sunday, June 9 - VBS

Administrations
If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.