Centennial Collection Initiative

Lara Schopp About Us, Congregational Care

In 2020, Country Club Christian Church will celebrate its Centennial. As part of that celebration, a team is collecting information that will help tell the story of the church’s history. Do you have memories, photos, or records about the church? Anything that might illustrate your connections to the church and …

Green Burial Information

Lara Schopp Congregational Care

As our culture embraces a more “green” lifestyle, people frequently ask how they can be respectful of the body of a deceased loved one while at the same time caring for our planet which provided sustenance throughout their life. To achieve both goals, two burial practices which are gentle to …

Students of History

Lara Schopp Articles, Congregational Care, Joe Walker, The Well

By Rev. Joe Walker, Minister of Congregational Care I can distinctly remember that upon witnessing one particularly unusual historical event I uttered this incredibly foolish prediction, “We will never see anything like this again in our lifetime.” Oh my, the things you say when you’re 18 (or 63, for that …

Grief Resources

Lara Schopp Congregational Care

Faith and Grief Lunch Ministry –  A safe place for those who grieve to remember, pray and share a meal. Noon-1:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Free will offering. More information here. Hosted at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road. Understanding Your Grief Series – Led by Rev. …

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.

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 …

Building Resilient Faith Communities

Lara Schopp Congregational Care

Join us for an introduction to ways we can help traumatized people find hope and healing. Our guest presenter will be Andrea Dalton, Center for Trauma Informed Innovation at Truman Medical Center. Mon., July 1, 7:00 p.m., Social Hall. Everyone welcome. No charge. Hosted by our Stephen Ministry. For information: …

A Little Different

Lara Schopp Articles, Congregational Care, Joe Walker

By Rev. Joe Walker, Minister of Congregational Care Summer is all about doing things a little differently, isn’t it? Get out of your comfort zone, leave your Zip Code in the rearview mirror. Explore exotic locales, eat food you can’t identify, get bit by different kinds of mosquitos, sleep in a …

Understanding Your Grief Series

Lara Schopp Congregational Care

Join us for Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing led by Rev. Mary Linda McDonnell. From the book’s foreword: “Think of your grief as a wilderness. To find your way out, the touchstones are your trail markers. They are the signs that let you know …

One Giant Leap for Mankind

Lara Schopp Articles, Congregational Care, Joe Walker

By Joe Walker, Minister of Congregational Care Email ads almost never make my heart soar. But this one did. Late the other night I received an ad for t-shirts commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo XI mission. The 50th anniversary of walking on the Moon?! Groovy! My whole …

Faith and Grief Lunch

Lara Schopp Congregational Care, Connect

Tues., Aug. 6, Noon-1:00 p.m. Join us as Cathy Dykman-Acinger shares, “My life had been remarkably happy and fairly predictable. But then at the age of 52, my husband died after a brief but virulent illness. As a person of faith, I had been steeped in the ‘we will not …