Oct. 3 – Centennial Celebration Sunday
One service at 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebratory reception and toast on the front lawn. Former ministers and staff will be in attendance. Congregational photo on the front steps at 10:15 a.m. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of A City Church: The First Century of Service. (One per household.)
Check out Centennial messages from three former Senior Ministers here.
October 9 – 100 Trees for 100 Years
In partnership with Bridging the Gap and Heartland Tree Alliance, the church will plant 100 trees in Northeast Kansas City to promote the benefits of green spaces for health and wellness. From park spaces to city streets to neighbors yards, 100 trees will be planted and maintained in celebration of our centennial. Planting is from 9:00 a.m.-noon beginning at Concourse Park. The 100th tree will be planted on Sun., Oct. 10 on our church campus. More information and sign up HERE.
Dr. Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, will preach at all three worship services.
Preaching Workshop: Anna Carter Florence, of Columbia Theological Seminary will lead a workshop on preaching. The title is “Can These Bones Live? Preaching in an Age of Despair.” For information contact Dr. Mike Graves.
November 11 – Panel Discussion with Composer – This Love Between Us
At this pre-concert event composer Reena Esmail will discuss her work This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity. Panelists representing different religious traditions will then discuss the work with the composer and their reflections on its core themes of love, unity and harmony. Join this event at this Zoom webinar link on Nov. 11.
November 20 – This Love Between Us + Bach Magnificat – Centennial Concert
Spire Chamber Ensemble, a professional choral group of superb local, regional, and national artists, presents this Centennial concert featuring work by composer Reena Esmail, juxtaposing words from seven major religious traditions and exploring how they each approach unity, harmony, and kindness. The event is free but will require a ticket, available at this link.
Coming in Winter/Spring 22
Two guest speakers will launch The Next 100 years of ministry at Country Club Christian Church. Check back for details on dates/times.
Krista Tippet, April 20, 2022
Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a National Humanities Medalist, a New York Times bestselling author, and is the founder and CEO of The On Being Project; and host of the On Being podcast.
Dr. Willie Jennings
Willie James Jennings is an American theologian, known for his contributions on liberation theologies, cultural identities, and theological anthropology. He is an associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale University. Country Club Christian Church will welcome him to the pulpit on a Sunday morning and he will also offer an evening lecture. Dates/times TBA.