Upcoming Service OpportunitiesOctober 10, 2019Micah Ministry Serve dinner at Micah Ministry from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., on Mon., Oct. 14. Meet in the chapel lot at 4:30 p.m. to carpool. Return to church at 7:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Jackie Cunningham at 816-246-6202. Partnership Day The Metro Mission team has scheduled a partnership service day on ... Read More
Feasibility Study UpdateOctober 10, 2019Horizons Stewardship recently completed a Feasibility Study to test the church’s readiness to enter into a capital campaign to address several needs with its facility. Key findings include a widely-held belief that the projects under consideration are important for the church’s future life and mission, that there is a deep ... Read More
Sly James to Speak at Thanksgiving DinnerOctober 10, 2019Guest Speaker, Sly James: Building Cities for Our Children Sly James, former mayor of Kansas City, will be the speaker at our annual Thanksgiving Dinner celebration on Thur., Nov. 21. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall for a traditional dinner. Cost is $20 per adult, $12 ... Read More
Trunk or Treat 2019October 10, 2019Bring your little ghosts, princesses and super heroes or decorate your vehicle with a festive theme for our trunk-or-treaters.
Kansas City, A Home for AllOctober 10, 2019By Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships I was in my first 100 days at Country Club Christian when I first started hearing the words “affordable housing in Kansas City.” Invitations to public forums, Facebook posts, interviews on KCUR, and news articles were swirling around. At the same time as ... Read More
Rings of TimeOctober 10, 2019By Rev. Tyler Heston, Minister to Youth We should really start a book club for the church staff. Soon after Catherine shared an article that mentioned The Overstory by Richard Powers, six of us were reading (or had already read) the book. The novel weaves the story of various people ... Read More
PossibleOctober 10, 2019For the last eight months, the church leadership has been listening to its members through a series of events: Centennial Conversations, First Impression Gatherings and a Feasibility Study. (See related article on results of that study on page 2.) But what I want to muse about is the theological or ... Read More
Carla’s Candids for Friday, October 4October 4, 2019Years ago, I was a part of Lenten Study Group that was scheduled to meet for three weeks. But the group continued to meet for more than 10 years. We read books, went on retreats, dined in one another’s homes, shared secrets, shed tears and plotted together on big projects ... Read More
Stubborn Is Not a PlanOctober 1, 2019Oct. 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.
Partner Spotlight: The Urban Farming GuysSeptember 26, 2019This article is part of a series highlighting the partnership agencies in Northeast Kansas City. Country Club Christian Church has partnerships with many fine organizations in Northeast Kansas City, but only one of them has its own aquaponics fish farm, The Urban Farming Guys (UFG). Ten years ago a group ... Read More
That In Between PlaceSeptember 26, 2019A few weeks ago in the parlor after worship, one of the little girls in church came up to me with a very quizzical look on her face. “I know that Easter is when Jesus rose and I know that Christmas is when he was born but what is Halloween?” ... Read More
New Doors into the Book of RevelationSeptember 26, 2019Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and 14. Led by Dr. David May, Professor of New Testament, Central Seminary. Abused. Misused. Corrupted. Distorted. The strange book of Revelation, unfortunately, has all these characteristics in common. In this interactive study we’ll consider a variety of legitimate “doors” for entering into the last book ... Read More
Unless Someone Guides MeSeptember 26, 2019By Dr. Mike Graves, Scholar in Residence/Minister of Spiritual Formation There is a story in the early church of a man named Philip coming across someone reading from the prophet Isaiah in the Bible. Philip asks the man if he understands what he’s reading, and I love his response, “How ... Read More
RootsSeptember 26, 2019This new ministry is for individuals ages mid-20s to mid-30s, in the “in-between” stages of finding your way through the early and important adulthood years. Weekly gatherings at 10:00 a.m. Begins Sun., Sept. 29, Rm. 207. Contact Corey Meyer for more information at [email protected]
Carla’s Candids for Friday, September 20September 20, 2019Seated in their “regular pew,” this couple had sandwiched in between them a woman whose face I did not recognize. After the service, we shook hands in the narthex and they introduced me to their good friend. As we exchanged pleasantries I could feel something “more” was unfolding but wasn’t ... Read More
Curious? Of course!September 12, 2019By 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 ... Read More