Introducing Roots

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

By Rev. Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships A new thing is taking ground at Country Club Christian Church this fall! Last Sunday, a group of 12 met for brunch after worship at The Well Bar Grill and Rooftop in Waldo to kick off a new ministry called “Roots.” You …

Gifts for the Future

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Rev. Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships For over two decades, Bridging the Gap has been dreaming of programs to encourage Kansas City to think creatively about ways to promote environmental sustainability. During this year’s Easter season, you heard it from our worship leaders, read it in The Christian, and …

Easter Offering Thank You!

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

This year our Easter Offering raised over $18,000! Thank you to everyone for your generous gifts and commitment to promoting sustainable and responsible practices for our environment. It is our dream that with our donations Bridging the Gap here in Kansas City can continue to its mission to connect environment, …

Seeing and Feeling Puerto Rico

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

Rev. Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships It has been tough to answer the question, “How was Puerto Rico?!” without immediately thinking of the warm 80-degree weather every day and stunning view of mountains for miles all around us. I was amazed at the beauty of the island from the …

My Comfort With Silence

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships They told my mother I wasn’t ready for kindergarten. In Blue Springs they would do an interview-like meeting to assess whether children had learned some basic skills and were ready to be in the classroom. My “growing edge” (as we would say it today): …

Giving and Good Cheer

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer, Metro Service, Serve

Rev. Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships Last February I received an e-mail from Lance Jesse, our chairperson of the Grants & Special Offerings Team, saying that we had two checks to deliver to some of our mission partners who were the recipients of our Christmas Offering. I thought, “Great! …

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Reflection

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

We walked into Marcus’ house on Friday morning, just over a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston, TX, area. It was just one of the hundreds of thousands of homes rocked by the winds, rain and flooding sustained over days. It was estimated that over $125 billion dollars worth of damaged was caused by Harvey and nearly 100 fatalities occurred

No Service and Fully Connected

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

When I realize I am digitally disconnected from world a slight panic mode ensues. At first it’s a lonely feeling because I spend my life 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year connected to the world through the technology of my cell phone and internet. The what ifs start creeping into mind…

Come and See

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer, Metro Service, Serve

In the opening chapter of the Gospel of John we are introduced to a story about two disciples who are curious to know just where Jesus is staying in the community. As they follow him down the road they verbalize their curiosity and Jesus simply responds, “Come and see.”

The Things We Say To Ourselves

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

“Self-compassion is key because when we’re able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we’re more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy.” – Brene Brown

We are our own worst critics. You have probably heard that cliché a hundred times.

When Goodbye Becomes Welcome Back

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

Life has a way of taking us back to places we thought we once said goodbye to. There is in some way a ritual when leaving a place – we begin to take in the sights, the smells, the tastes, the memories of laughter and crying, the ways we have grown and changed.