Preparing for the Next 100

Lara Schopp Church Governance, Church Life

Next year the church will celebrate its 100th Anniversary by not only looking back on the first 100 years but also forward to the next 100. Last week Rev. Carla Aday, on behalf of the church board, announced that a Feasibility Study will be conducted this summer to evaluate next …

Congregational Meetings June 2

Lara Schopp Church Governance

Congregational meetings will be held at the conclusion of each worship service on Sun., June 2 to vote on the leadership slate for the 2019-2020 church year. Leadership Slate for 2019-2020 Board Chair Jeff Zimmerman Board Chair Elect Tepring Crocker Secretary Jennifer Austenfeld Treasurer Phil Howes Personnel Committee Sara Engber …

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 …

Fund-A-Need: Youth Missions

Lara Schopp Connect, Give, Youth Ministry

This year’s Fund-A-Need project is Youth Missions, including the summer 2019 high school trip to Ecuador. Our high school team and adult sponsors will be working with FEDICE, an organization whose mission is to empower indigenous and marginalized communities in the Ecuadorian Andes to break the cyclical chains of poverty, discrimination, …

Your Gifts Matter

Lara Schopp Give

Rachel Clement, Director of Finance I am blessed to receive your annual giving pledges but also to see your gifts at work. Each time I write a check to pay a bill I am reminded that your contributions make so many things possible. The generosity of your gifts should be …

Consider a Year-End Gift

Lara Schopp Give

As 2018 comes to a close, we invite you to consider making a year-end gift to the church. You may email Finance Director Rachel Clement or call 816.381.9256 for more information, or to set up a credit card payment or arrange for a stock transfer. Please note that the church offices will …

Consider a Year-End Gift

Lara Schopp Give, Uncategorized

As we enter this holiday season, please consider making a year-end gift to the church. You may contact finance director Rachel Clement to set up a credit card payment or arrange for a stock transfer. You may also consider giving directly at this link by clicking Give Now. Please note …

Precious Gifts

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday, Give, Senior Minister Blog

I drive into the parking lot and the snow has been removed. A nursery attendant greets me with a smile and warm handshake in the children’s wing. She stands in the hallway ready for the little ones to toddle in. I walk into the parlor and smell the fresh brewed Roasterie coffee.