The MiddleJuly 10, 2020 “Everything looks like a failure in the middle. Everyone loves inspiring beginnings and happy endings; it is just the middles that involve hard work.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business Review 2009 Back in March, we thought we needed to hunker down for a few weeks or maybe even a ... Read More
Listening for God Sermon SeriesJuly 6, 2020Join us in July and August for this sermon series that reminds us that no matter where we are in this journey through life, God invites us to grow spiritually. Services streaming Sundays at 9:01, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. or on demand.
Happy 4th to You!July 3, 2020The Fourth of July was spent one of two place for the first 25 years of my life: in the swimming pool in my Aunt Millie’s back yard in Dallas or at the Faught Farm where dozens of kids spent the day in team olympics that began with volleyball and ... Read More
Bible and Art Tour of Italy RescheduledJuly 1, 2020Rescheduled to Fall of 2021 (tentatively Sept. 6-16) The Bible and Art Tour of Italy, originally scheduled for Spring of 2021, has been postponed to fall. As a result, there are a few remaining spaces on this tour for those who might like to attend. The tour will will venture ... Read More
Questioning TogetherJune 25, 2020What to do? Many of you have asked me in the last several weeks, “So what are we going to do?” What I hear in your question is that you feel moved by God to create a different kind of world, where all people, regardless of skin color, experience dignity, ... Read More
Queer ChristianityJune 23, 2020A primer on LGBTQ+ folk in the church, what it means to be an inclusive faith community, and the gifts of queer spirituality.
TogetherJune 19, 2020I was taught that there were five senses: taste, touch, sight, smell, sound. All ways of knowing the world around us, of taking in the beauty of a hibiscus blossom or the sumptuousness of the first summer tomato. Something resonates in the heart when we hear a loved one’s voice on the other end of the telephone. Our senses do not just make us safe. They seem like a passageway to the soul.
Tales from a Cotton PatchJune 17, 2020Clarence Jordan was a farmer. Clarence Jordan was a New Testament Greek scholar. Clarence Jordan was a Southern Baptist minister and social activist. Clearly, he was not your ordinary kind of farmer.
Anti-Racism Book StudiesJune 16, 2020In their class Reading for Anti-Racism Rev. Catherine Stark-Corn and Rev. Tyler Heston share about their approaches to anti-racism work and some of the books that have helped them get there.
The BeginningJune 11, 2020A year ago, I visited for the first time in my life, the place where Jesus likely hung on a cross to die. We sat in lush green garden with sweet smelling flowers and looked out a dusty red earthen hillside on the edge of a rugged curved road. We ... Read More
Worshipping in Spirit and in TruthJune 11, 2020Last week, some of us worshipped together with others demonstrating and speaking out against racist violence and injustice in our country. On Friday night, a group of youth and young adults joined together at the Nelson-Atkins Museum to walk over to a peaceable demonstration at the Plaza. Wearing masks and keeping our distance from each other, we marched, led by a minister at Unity Southeast Church and kneeling for a few minutes in honor of George Floyd.
Resources for Learning about Race and RacismJune 11, 2020Resources for thinking about racism and learning anti-racism from our clergy.
Electronic Vote for 2020-2021 Lay LeadershipJune 11, 2020The Bylaws of Country Club Christian Church require that no fewer than 150 members of the congregation ratify the slate of Officers, Elders and Deacons that have been recommended by the Nominating Committee and the Congregational Board to lead the church each year. Please review the names of your peers ... Read More
Spiritual Formation Resource LibraryJune 8, 2020Dr. Mike Graves shares some resources and ideas for spiritual formation right now, whether individually or in small groups.
Community Camp 2021June 8, 2020July 17-24, 2021 Join families and individuals from our congregation for a week of hiking, horseback riding, fishing, crafting, relaxing and fun at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. The group of 60-90 folks from all generations stays in a lodge with lovely mountain views and enjoys ... Read More
Voices of HopeJune 5, 2020It has been a heavy week. After spending 13 weeks worried about a pandemic, we added a worry about the fabric of our community. Would the fibers hold or fray? It would be easy to give in to despair. Perhaps like you, I began to relive moments of my own ... Read More