Mission Center Announcements

Save the Date
February 5 - Pastor Meeting at Shawnee Drive
February 12 - Pastor Meeting at Wichita
March 1-3 - Women’s Retreat at Doniphan
March 3 - CFO Meeting at 4pm via Zoom
March 16 - Mission: Learn at Mission Road
March 30 - Chihowa Work Day
April 6-13 - World Conference
April 26-28 - TWIST Weekend (Location TBD)
April 30 - Pastor Conference Call

Coffee Talks
7 pm Tuesday, February 26 - Financial Coffee Talk via Zoom - As the date approaches, find the phone or internet link on the MMC Facebook page or email Kat Hnatyshyn.

Around the Mission Center
Summer Employment Opportunity - Chihowa is looking for a summer Lifeguard & Groundskeeper to live on site, provide lifeguard services for the resident camps, and assist the caretaker with various campground tasks such as mowing. Meals provided with the camps. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and possess lifeguard certification. If interested, please contact Board President Rollie Marolf.

Online Book Club
Start the new year by joining our online book club! The second book for the club is Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World by John Dorhauer, who in 2016 was the newly-elected General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. Even if this books takes a few chapters for you to get excited about it, persevering will be worth your efforts! This book is a useful tool and resource for those who desire to share and serve in this “postmodern world.” Find the book club discussions on the Midlands Mission Center Facebook page. Locate the “search this group” box on the left of the page and type “book club” to find the posts.

Temple School Class at Bethel
Introduction to Scripture - 2-5:30 pm on February 16, 17, 23, 24
This course will be based on the temple school book and use a video prepared by Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith. Attendees should bring scripture and the Introduction to Scripture resource (available printed or PDF from Herald House). Please RSVP and direct questions to Stan and Grace Troeh.

Women’s Retreat at Doniphan
Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3 - Along with guest minister Emily Hartford, we will “discover” God’s blessing, the true meaning of God’s love, God’s plan for your life, and your identity as a member of Community of Christ. We still need ladies to help plan and lead various activities. Registration is $110. Please contact Wendy if finances preclude you from attending. The registration form can be found on the Mission Center website. If you want to volunteer or have any questions regarding the retreat or registration, please contact Wendy Gunn.

2019 Summer Camping Schedule Registration is Live!
June 9-14 - Senior High Camp at Chihowa
June 16-21 - Middle School Camp at Chihowa
June 23-27 - Doniphan Reunion
June 29-July 3 - Junior Camp at Chihowa
July 7-12 - Chihowa Reunion
July 20-27 - Spectacular at Graceland
July 21-26 - MITIOG at Doniphan
August 1-3 - Youth Quest at Olathe

Mission: Learn
Please join us at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 16 at Mission Road for Mission: Learn in the morning and spring MMC conference in the afternoon. World Conference delegates please plan to attend to join discussions in preparation for your service in April.

Class options include:

  • Community of Christ Financial Challenges and Opportunities - Janné Grover

  • Congregational Blessings and Visioning - Mary Gill

  • Outreach through Electronic and Social Media - Jim Fairchild

  • Youth Worker Registration - Dave Hall

Lunch will be provided by youth as a fundraiser for summer camp costs. After lunch, Janné Grover and Barb Borkowski will give World Conference updates and information. The Spring MMC Conference begins at 2:00 pm.