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

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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

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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

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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.

Disaster Relief Through Week of Compassion

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Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. It seeks to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities. …

Your Legacy of Love

Lara Schopp Church Life, Give, Staff Messages

By Rachel Clement, Director of Finance Legacy of Love! What stands out to me when I think of this year’s stewardship theme is this line in the campaign brochure “With this legacy, lives are transformed, relationships born, forgiveness is received and joy multiplies to change the world.” I don’t always …

Stewardship Update

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Thank you to all who have participated in the Legacy of Love stewardship campaign. As of May 15, we have received 220 pledge cards, representing 103 increased pledges, 13 increased by over 25 percent and 33 first-time pledges. To date we are approximately $80,000 ahead of where we were this …

Collection Connection

Lara Schopp Give, Metro Service, Serve, Serve Our Church

In May, our Collection Connection is gathering small/children’s gardening hand tools for the summer educational programs at Grace United Community Ministries (GUCM). GUCM’s summer camps educate kids in the art and joy of community gardening: planting, caring for the gardens with weeding, watering and fertilizing of the raised beds and …