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

Lara Schopp Give, Metro Service, Serve

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. …

State of the Church

Lara Schopp Church Life, Connect

Tues., Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall. Rev. Carla Aday will give a vision update and present the 2017-2018 annual report. Cost is $10/person for barbecue dinner. RSVP to April Booth at [email protected] by Sept. 9. Child care available with RSVP.

New Board, Elder Leadership for 2018-2019 Year

Lara Schopp Church Governance

Pat Martin will serve as chair of the congregational board for the 2018-2019 year. Pat has been a member of the church for 30 years, having first been drawn here by former Senior Minister Dr. Gene Brice’s preaching and the beauty of our sanctuary. Pat has served in many previous …

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 …

Proposed Bylaw Changes for April 8 Meeting

Lara Schopp Church Governance, Church Life

A Congregational meeting will be held following each worship service on Sun., Apr. 8 to vote on proposed changes to the church bylaws. Click here to review the Resolution of the Congregational Board Recommending Amendments to the Bylaws, and the Amended and Restated Bylaws. Please contact Steve Bough, chairperson of the Governance Review Committee, with …

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Lara Schopp Church Governance, Church Life

Congregational meeting to be held following each service on April 8 A congregational meeting was held on Sun. Feb. 25, where the congregation was introduced to some proposed changes to the church bylaws, which are recommended by a Governance Review Committee and the Congregational Board. The Governance Review Committee was …

Proposed Changes to Bylaws

Lara Schopp Church Governance, Church Life

Proposed changes to the church’s bylaws were presented at a Congregational meeting on Sun., Feb. 25. These changes will be voted on at Congregational meetings after each worship service on Sun., Apr. 8. Click here to review the draft copy of the proposed changes.