Time-Out

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Articles, Staff Messages

By Dr. Paul Tucker, Co-Director of Music On June 3, at 5:30 a.m., I, along with 50 singers from the University of Kansas, flew to Los Angeles International airport for a week of rehearsals and a live concert/recording with my twin brother’s orchestra from the University of California, Irvine. Frankly, …

Lazy, Hazy Summer Days

Lara Schopp Articles, Joe Walker

Rev. Joe Walker, Minister of Congregational Care “Ah, things slow down over the summer months, right?” Well, maybe a little, but… Our newly elected Deacons and Youth Elders and Deacons are being welcomed into their particular Circles of Care community assignments. They are receiving orientation on how we as a …

Beloved

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

“Who loves you Judah?” the father asked his 20 month old son as he tucked him into his crib. “G-ma, Poppy, Granny… and Ella,” Judah exclaimed with glee as he remembered the face of his six- year-old cousin Ella, whom he had met only four hours earlier that day at …

The Mountains Are Calling

Lara Schopp Articles, Community Camp, Staff Messages

By Anne Haraughty, Ministries Coordinator In about five weeks, a group of adventurers from Country Club Christian Church will be traveling to Estes Park, Colorado, for Christian Community Camp, led by Dr. Mike Graves and facilitated by April Booth and Rachel Clement. Some have been attending Community Camp for decades …

Gifts for the Future

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer, Give, Metro Service, Serve

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 …

Summer Reading

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

It’s the time of year when folks publish lists called “Great Beach Reads.” I’ve never quite figured out what a beach read is. But I always think, if it’s not good enough to read at home, then I don’t want to waste my time on the beach reading it! However, …

Doors for Transformation

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston

Last week, thousands gathered both in person and online for the funeral of Christian author and speaker Rachel Held Evans, who died unexpectedly at the age of 37. Evans spent most of her life in Tennessee, where she was raised as a conservative Evangelical. In her twenties, she began to …

Thank You!

Lara Schopp Articles, Give, Staff Messages

I always get to write a newsletter article during the time you are responding to the stewardship campaign.  Coincidence? I don’t think so.  It is so I get to tell you each year how you amaze me.  This church can’t make the difference it makes without you! The gifts that …

The Beauty Way

Lara Schopp Catherine Stark-Corn

If only there was only some way to capture the tone of voice when a four-year-old blurted out, “It’s so beautiful!”  The shock, excitement and reverence this little guy shared as he stopped to take in a huge, bright yellow dandelion was truly contagious. One would think we were in …