God’s Perfect Light – Anne HaraughtyDecember 9, 2019Isaiah 60: 19-22 Darkness is part of life as we know it. We are not strangers to violence, hunger, greed, hatred, isolation or fear. Yet, God loves us so much and wants better for us and from us. God has provided a pathway to God’s perfect light filled with peace, ... Read More
Mark Your Calendar: Youth MinistriesDecember 5, 2019Mark your calendars for these upcoming December and January events in Youth Ministries.
Thank You! Pies for Micah MinistryDecember 5, 2019Ed and Carol Pasley and Tom and Cindy Thornton delivered 73 pumpkin pies to Micah Ministry. Thank you to everyone who supported this endeavor.
God Is with Us – Tyler HestonDecember 5, 2019Matthew 1:18-25 At the end of this passage, Joseph suddenly seems brave, awaking with resolution. Matthew describes Joseph as righteous and obedient, but we may add afraid. His fiancée, with whom he intended to start a family, is already with child. This will bring social disgrace, even from family and friends, but Joseph ... Read More
Window into GodDecember 5, 2019During December some of us struggle to balance the extra demands on our time with a longing to remain spiritually centered. How do we embrace the busyness, fun, and festivities that honor the arrival of the sacred while also carving out a still small moment to reflect and ponder the ... Read More
Parenting – Joe WalkerDecember 4, 2019Luke 1:26-35 “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” Recently a young couple confided to me that they were trying to have a baby. Of course, I offered the traditional congratulatory affirmations and thanked them for letting me share in their ... Read More
Joyful CommunionDecember 3, 2019By Dr. Mike Graves, Scholar in Residence and Minister of Spiritual Formation If you look up the word communion in the dictionary, the first entry simply reads “sharing,” whereas other entries have the usual religious overtones. Turns out, sharing is precisely what the Greek word means as well, only with ... Read More
Celebration and Anticipation – Mike GravesDecember 3, 2019Isaiah 11:6-9 When the prophet Isaiah gets around to describing God’s hopes for the world, the imagery sounds somewhat utopian. The wolf and lamb will lie down together, same for the calf and the lion, children will play where snakes live and somehow won’t be hurt. Woody Allen famously said ... Read More
Christmas Eve ServicesDecember 3, 2019Celebrate the holiest evening of the year at Country Club Christian Church.
Arrival – Carla AdayDecember 2, 2019You often miss it while traveling through airports in large cities. But you can still glimpse it here at our antiquated airport in Kansas City. Because our airport gates are arranged in a circular pre-9/11 configuration, you still get to witness the moment of arrival. A middle aged couple wearing ... Read More
Giving Tuesday is December 3December 2, 2019Because of your generosity, each day children, youth and adults are spiritually nourished, and neighbors near and far are fed, clothed, sheltered, and empowered.
Advent Devotions for 2019November 26, 2019
Family CarolingNovember 25, 2019Sun., Dec. 1, families and children of all ages are welcome to join us for caroling and dinner. Gather at 4:45 p.m. for caroling and ending with dinner together in the social hall.
Green Burial InformationNovember 21, 2019As 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 ... Read More
Monday Evening Classes in 2020November 21, 2019Short Stories by Jesus: A Closer Look at the Parables February 3 and 10 Led by Dr. Mike Graves According to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus did not speak to his followers “except in parables” (Mk 4:34), which is something of an exaggeration. But not by much since it was ... Read More