Summer Connections for Young AdultsJune 20, 2019Don’t miss these exciting ways to connect with other 18-22 year olds this summer! Catch up with old youth group friends, make new friends with other young folks your age, and see all of the exciting things people in our community are up to across the country. To stay tuned ... Read More
Town Hall Gatherings to Prepare for the Next 100June 20, 2019Next year the church will celebrate its 100th Anniversary by not only looking back on the first 100 years but also forward to the next 100. In May, Rev. Carla Aday, on behalf of the church board, announced that a Feasibility Study will be conducted this summer to evaluate next ... Read More
Building Resilient Faith CommunitiesJune 20, 2019Join 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: ... Read More
Gifts for the FutureJune 20, 2019Rev. Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships For over two decades, Bridging the Gap has been dreaming of programs to encourage Kansas City to think creatively about ways to promote environmental sustainability. During this year’s Easter season, you heard it from our worship leaders, read it in The Christian, and ... Read More
Worship Listening SessionJune 20, 2019The Worship Task Force is looking at the 11:00 a.m. worship service and would like to present some ideas and hear feedback. The next session is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wed., June 26 with Rev. Carla Aday during dinner at the Backyard Bash.
Zimmerman and Hoffman Take Leadership RolesJune 20, 2019Jeff Zimmerman will become chair of the Congregational Board and Anne Hoffman will be chair of the Elders for the 2019-2020 church year, beginning July 1. Jeff has been a member of the church since 1978. His wife, Jan, grew up in the church so when they married 41 years ... Read More
Summer ReadingJune 19, 2019It’s the time of year when folks publish lists called “Great Beach Reads.” I’ve never quite figured out what a beach read is. But I always think, if it’s not good enough to read at home, then I don’t want to waste my time on the beach reading it! However, ... Read More
Children and Youth Service Project – Urban Farming GuysJune 19, 2019Children, youth and families are invited to serve with the Urban Farming Guys on Thursday, June 27. We will help with gardening and other projects. We will meet in the chapel parking lot at 12:30 p.m. and be back at 4:30 p.m. Children under 7 will need a parent to ... Read More
We’re home. Now what?June 17, 2019An international mission trip isn’t easy. There’s much to plan, much to purchase, much to prepare. The hardest part, however, may be readjusting to life back home. Beyond catching up on rest, it can be difficult to make sense of the memories and the transformation you’ve had while traveling; it ... Read More
Carla’s Candids for Friday, June 14June 13, 2019Today as I write, our high school mission team sits exhausted and exhilarated on a plane home from Ecuador. Watching their posts on Instagram and Facebook this week I was carried back to memories of my first international mission trip to Guatemala when the scales fell from my eyes and ... Read More
Monday and Tuesday, from JosephineJune 10, 2019When I was told that we were meeting with some of the teens of the village that we were working with, admittedly I was a bit nervous. I don’t really speak much Spanish, and I was worried that the encounter would be awkward and forced. To my pleasant surprise, the ... Read More
Jack shares about SundayJune 10, 2019We started the day off with an amazing trip to the Tocagon Church. What started with a beautiful opening hymn, ended with a cute play put on by the kids in the village. The church service was far different from an American service. Lasting over two and a half hours, ... Read More
Ecuador in PhotosJune 10, 2019Tyler and team have been sending lots of photos from their adventures. Check them out in the gallery below.
From Aislinn: Ecuador day 2June 9, 2019Today was an earlier day than yesterday, and we had gotten through the listening part and into the doing. Even though the morning was full of painting and staining and finishing the ceiling we still had opportunities to learn about their culture through our work and observations. For example, on ... Read More
Zeke shares about the first couple of days…June 8, 2019