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.

VBS 2019: Son Surf Beach Bash

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June 5-9th

Dinner: 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Opening Worship: 6:00 p.m.
Classes: 6-8:15 p.m.
Closing Worship 8:15-8:30 p.m.
Special Adult Scripture Class: 6:30-8:15 p.m. 

Saturday, June 8th- BEACH BASH POOL PARTY
Frontier Swimming Pool
Swimming 7:15-8:15 p.m. Dessert 8:15 -8:45 p.m.

Please come and join us as we make a SPLASH with our church family and grow closer to God and each other at our Son Surf Beach Bash VBS!!!  The week of preparation and the week of VBS are both fulfilling and fellowship building opportunities for our church.  We hope you reach out to your friends, family and neighbors to join us for this exciting week!

Help Needed: If you can help with any of the jobs below please email Brooke Trachsel:
Crafts/Science: We need 4 teachers (each one would teach either crafts or science with experiments for one night at VBS) 
Praise Band: We need members!!!!  
Snack Helpers: We still need 4 snack helpers (each one would get snacks for one night at VBS)
Sheep Herders: All kids 7th- 12th grade
Decorators: WE ALWAYS NEED HELP!!!!  We will start decorating Sunday June 2nd after church through Tuesday evening June 4th.  If you can stay for 30 minutes or for a few hours any donation of your time will help us transform the church into a SON SURF BEACH BASH!
Donations: We would love to use any beach items you have!  We are looking for surf boards, blowup rafts, inner tubes, life jackets, beach umbrellas, kid pools, beach chairs, swimsuits, towels, flip flops, etc. Please put your name on your items and bring them to church by Sunday, June 2nd.  You can pick your items up after church Sunday, June 9th.

 Special Scripture Class: Community of Christ Temple School Course Introduction to Scripture.  We will be using the video series by Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith.  Shane and Alli will be facilitating the course.  It is an 8-session course that defines and explores the nature of scripture in the life of the church and helps us understand genre, literary context; and historical and cultural context.  It will help guide in the responsible use of the Old Testament and dealing with difficult text, provides a sample small-group Bible study; and explores the function of lectionary in sacraments, preaching and teaching.
8 Classes:
June 5, 6, 7: 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
June 9: 8:45-10:15 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:00 p.m.
June 10th6: 30 – 8:00 p.m. and 8:00-9 p.m.

Thank you for supporting Vacation Bible School!

Announcements - May 12

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!

Fundraiser for Children’s Peace Pavilion - Read for Peace
Kids, pick up a packet from the foyer and begin reading. Prizes for all readers! You may have visited the Peace Pavilion at the Auditorium but it is expanding into a building of it’s own. Join the read-a-thon to raise money to help.

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
Monday, May 13 - 7:00pm - Graceland Choir Concert here at Olathe
Sunday, May 12 - 8:30am - Priesthood Meeting
Sunday, May 19 - 8:30am - Prayer and Testimony Service & Friends and Fellowship (Kid’s Prayer Service)

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 5

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!

Fundraiser for Children’s Peace Pavilion - Read for Peace
Kids, pick up a packet from the foyer and begin reading. Prizes for all readers! You may have visited the Peace Pavilion at the Auditorium but it is expanding into a building of it’s own. Join the read-a-thon to raise money to help.

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 12 - 8:30am - Priesthood Meeting
Sunday, May 19 - 8:30am - Prayer and Testimony Service & Friends and Fellowship (Kid’s Prayer Service)

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 - April 28

Fiesta!
Please join us after church Sunday, May 5 for a Fiesta lunch! All proceeds will go to campers hips for our youth to attend church camps the summer. Adults - $8.00, Kids - $5.00.
Kids: Earn money for camp by helping set-up, serve, and clean up. OR participate in the T.W.I.S.T. event, being held this same weekend

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.

Center of Hope Appreciation Diner
Those who have donated to Center of Hope through the year are invited to an appreciation dinner on Saturday, May 4, 5:30-7:00p.m. at the Highlands Community of Christ. Please RSVP to Missy Shields.

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.

Ladies’ Book Club
The Ladies’ Book Club will meet next on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Jeanne Mann’s home. We are reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Armor Towels. It’s available at the public library in several formats. All women are welcome to this fellowship.

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, June 15, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, August 24, 6:00-9:00PM - Dinner and a Movie at the church.
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!

Mission Center Dates
May 3-5 - TWIST, Cameron, MO Congregation

Fundraiser for Children’s Peace Pavilion - Read for Peace
Kids, pick up a packet from the foyer and begin reading. Prizes for all readers! You may have visited the Peace Pavilion at the Auditorium but it is expanding into a building of it’s own. Join the read-a-thon to raise money to help.

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 12 - 8:30am - Priesthood Meeting
Sunday, May 19 - 8:30am - Prayer and Testimony Service & Friends and Fellowship (Kid’s Prayer Service)

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 - April 21

Fiesta!
Please join us after church Sunday, May 5 for a Fiesta lunch! All proceeds will go to campers hips for our youth to attend church camps the summer. Adults - $8.00, Kids - $5.00.
Kids: Earn money for camp by helping set-up, serve, and clean up. OR participate in the T.W.I.S.T. event, being held this same weekend

Pot Luck
Join us next Sunday, April 28, after church for pot luck and fellowship. Please bring a couple of dishes to share and table service for your family.

Center of Hope Appreciation Diner
Those who have donated to Center of Hope through the year are invited to an appreciation dinner on Saturday, May 4, 5:30-7:00p.m. at the Highlands Community of Christ. Please RSVP to Missy Shields.

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.

Ladies’ Book Club
The Ladies’ Book Club will meet next on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Jeanne Mann’s home. We are reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Armor Towels. It’s available at the public library in several formats. All women are welcome to this fellowship.

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, June 15, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, August 24, 6:00-9:00PM - Dinner and a Movie at the church.
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!

Mission Center Dates
May 3-5 - TWIST, Cameron, MO Congregation

Fundraiser for Children’s Peace Pavilion - Read for Peace
Kids, pick up a packet from the foyer and begin reading. Prizes for all readers! You may have visited the Peace Pavilion at the Auditorium but it is expanding into a building of it’s own. Join the read-a-thon to raise money to help.

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 - April 14

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

Ladies’ Book Club
The Ladies’ Book Club will meet next on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Jeanne Mann’s home. We are reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Armor Towels. It’s available at the public library in several formats. All women are welcome to this fellowship.

Easter Eggstravaganza
April 20, 5:00PM - We need candy to fill the eggs. Must be NUT FREE.

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, June 15, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, August 24, 6:00-9:00PM - Dinner and a Movie at the church.
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!

Mission Center Dates
May 3-5 - TWIST, Cameron, MO Congregation

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 - March 31

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

Ladies’ Book Club
The Ladies’ Book Club will meet next on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Jeanne Mann’s home. We are reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Armor Towels. It’s available at the public library in several formats. All women are welcome to this fellowship.

DISCOVER! World Conference is around the corner
World Conference is April 5-13, 2019. The World Church website contains preparation materials for delegates and attendees. You can also review the World Conference resolutions that have been submitted for approval on the church website.

Easter Eggstravaganza
April 20, 5:00PM - We need candy to fill the eggs. Must be NUT FREE.

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:
Friday, April 12 - World Conference Hymn Fest. We’ll meet and sit together.
Saturday, June 15, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, August 24, 6:00-9:00PM - Dinner and a Movie at the church.
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!

Mission Center Dates
April 5-13 - World Conference
May 3-5 - TWIST, Cameron, MO Congregation

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.