Mission Center News - April 2019

Twist Weekend

Please note the new date for our spring TWIST weekend. It will be held at the Cameron Community of Christ (902 W 4thSt, Cameron, MO 64429; 816.632.3303) from 7:00 pm Friday, May 3, to 11:45 am Sunday, May 5Please RSVP by April 26th. Bring your TWIST shirt (if you have one) and the Event Registration Form (found on the MMC website). We will shower at the YMCA Saturday evening, so please pack accordingly. The suggested donation is $20. For questions or to RSVP please contact Allen Keehler 816.810.5690 or Kat Hnatyshyn 816.506.6948.

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.  

  • 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

For example, checks written to “Faithful Fifty” or “Campership Fund” cannot be deposited and will be returned toyou because those are not accounts. If you have any questions please contact the MMC office or the MCFO Team.

Summer Employment Opportunities

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: 785.207.1359 or rollieandbeth@cox.net.

Seasonal and fulltime positions available at Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center – positions include kitchen, grounds, and activities staff. Prefer applicants 19 years and older. Contact katelin@lakedoniphan.com

Online Book Club

Join our online book club! The second book for the Book 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 book 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. I'm excited to join you on this adventure! Thanks for joining me!  ~ Shelly Twitchell

Online Temple School Classes

  • Introduction to Scripture (Temple School SS400) limit 30, 4/20–6/14

  • Ministry of the Teacher (Temple School MP303) limit 20, 4/20–5/31

  • Ministry with Latter-day Seekers (DS6377) limit 25, 4/20–5/10

  • Children & Youth Core Training (0106), class takes about a week and can be completed anytime 4/7–7/15 

$25 registration begins March 22. To register, please visitwww.developmetrics.organd click on “USA Registration”.

Open Arms Theatre Presents: Just Crucified…Even Now

A modern day adaptation of the life of Jesus co-written and co-directed by congregation members Suzanne Brownlee and Michael Crowley. Open Arms Community of Christ is located at 1021 W. College St., Independence, MO 64050.

Experience Reunion!

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 785.730.5222

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. 

2019 Reunion Prices

Adults (age 18+)             $240
Youth (age 13-17)           $125
Children (age 5-12)        $75
Children (age 0-4)           $25

**Camperships Are Available**

2019 Summer Camping Schedule

  • June 9–14 Senior High @ Chihowa

  • June 16–21 Middle School @ Chihowa   

  • June 23–27 Doniphan Reunion               

  • June 29–July3 Junior @ Chihowa           

  • July 7–12 Chihowa Reunion

  • July 20–27 Spectacular @ Graceland

  • July 21–26 MITIOG @ Doniphan

  • August 1–3 Youth Quest @ Olathe