Rings of Time

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston, Youth Ministry

By Rev. Tyler Heston, Minister to Youth We should really start a book club for the church staff. Soon after Catherine shared an article that mentioned The Overstory by Richard Powers, six of us were reading (or had already read) the book. The novel weaves the story of various people …

Stubborn Is Not a Plan

Lara Schopp Congregational Care

Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m., Social Hall Learn family strategies to develop caregiving, health, financial, and residence plans in anticipation of aging and serious illness. Led by Helen Emmott, nurse, aging specialist and author of Without Regrets: Advice from a Nurse About Aging and Dying. Everyone welcome, no charge.

New Doors into the Book of Revelation

Lara Schopp Adult-ministry, Bible Study, Connect

Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and 14. Led by Dr. David May, Professor of New Testament, Central Seminary. Abused. Misused. Corrupted. Distorted. The strange book of Revelation, unfortunately, has all these characteristics in common. In this interactive study we’ll consider a variety of legitimate “doors” for entering into the last book …

Unless Someone Guides Me

Lara Schopp Adult-ministry, Articles, Bible Study, Mike Graves

By Dr. Mike Graves, Scholar in Residence/Minister of Spiritual Formation There is a story in the early church of a man named Philip coming across someone reading from the prophet Isaiah in the Bible. Philip asks the man if he understands what he’s reading, and I love his response, “How …


Lara Schopp Adult-ministry, Connect, Visitor Information

This new ministry is for individuals ages mid-20s to mid-30s, in the “in-between” stages of finding your way through the early and important adulthood years. Weekly gatherings at 10:00 a.m. Begins Sun., Sept. 29, Rm. 207. Contact Corey Meyer for more information at [email protected]

Curious? Of course!

Lara Schopp Articles, Congregational Care, Joe Walker

By Rev. Joe Walker, Minister of Congregational Care I re-learned an important lesson over the summer. As is almost always the case, I learned it more by happy accident than by design. The lesson, simply stated, is that we humans are naturally curious creatures. Recently I have had a lot of …

Partnership Day: Urban Farming Guys

Lara Schopp Children & Families, Connect

Youth, children and families are invited to serve with the Urban Farming Guys, Sept. 7, 9:00 a.m. – noon. Children ages seven and up may meet in the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. for a ride with Catherine. We will be back in the chapel lot by 12:30 p.m. …

Dinners for High Schoolers – Nourish

Lara Schopp Connect, Youth Ministry

Grades 9 – 12 are invited to join us at Panera Bread, 8300 Mission Rd., Wednesdays, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4. from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We’ll break bread, catch up, and connect. Tyler or another adult will lead a short discussion about faith and life. …


Lara Schopp Connect, Women's Ministries

For women of all ages, with guest speakers on spirituality and real-life issues. Connect with other women looking for conversations that matter. Meet at Blue Moose, 4160 W 71st St., Prairie Village, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sept. 26: Andrea Bough, Lewis Rice LLC; KCMO City Councilwoman Oct. 24: Wendie Brockhaus, Curator at …

Faithbook for Fall 2019

Lara Schopp Adult-ministry, Connect, Women's Ministries

Women exploring spiritual matters and forming friendships. Includes group and small group discussion. Come and go as your schedule permits. Childcare is available by request to [email protected] All are welcome each week. Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17-Dec. 10, Room 206. Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Sept. 18-Dec. 11, Room 206.