Sermon Series: HomecomingSeptember 17, 2021When we have drifted apart, how do we come home to each other? When we have lost connection with our own spiritual center, how do we come home to ourselves? When God seems distant, how do we come home to God? This three part series will invite us to renew, deepen and ... Read More
Our History, Our FutureSeptember 16, 2021When I saw it for the first time, I cried. I held it in my hands and marveled. So much work. So much hope. So much beauty. So many stories. So much love. All wrapped into one book. The First Century of Service: A City Church by Dr. Linna Place ... Read More
Bowling Night!September 14, 2021Sun., Sept. 26, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Club Kids (Grades 3-5) and Youth Group (grades 6-12) Bowling Night. Join us for our first off-site Sunday night social with an hour of bowling at Ward Parkway Lanes (1523 W 89th St, KCMO). Cost is $5. RSVP to April or Tyler.
Healing and SalvationSeptember 9, 2021As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I recall driving to pick up my kindergartener son on that tragic and eerie day. While the memories of horror are vivid for many of us, for others, including our youth minister who was only 8 years old at the time, it ... Read More
100 Trees for 100 YearsSeptember 8, 2021In partnership with Bridging the Gap and Heartland Tree Alliance, the church will plant 100 trees in Northeast Kansas City on Sat., Oct. 9.
Mind and BodySeptember 3, 2021Most of us were taught from Kindergarten onward to take good care of our bodies: eat healthily, exercise, sleep eight hours. And we were encouraged to cultivate the mind: read books, study hard, explore nature and the arts. But these two wise paths did not necessarily intersect. Keeping mind and ... Read More
September Collection ConnectionSeptember 2, 2021Metro Mission is seeking donations of large pieces of fleece to be used by the sewing group to create lap blankets for Della Lambs Operation Holiday in the late fall. Fleece donations need to be a minimum of 1 yard and bright cheerful patterns are desired. Donations can be brought to the church ... Read More
Mission Trip to EcuadorSeptember 1, 2021February 12-20, 2022 The Mission Trip team invites you to join us for our next international mission trip to Ecuador in February 2022. We will travel for a week of service and learning with our mission partner FEDICE, a non-profit organization that works to build sustainable livelihoods, encourage self-sufficiency, and ... Read More
Family CookoutSeptember 1, 2021Join us as we kick off Sunday night programming with a special afternoon cookout hosted by the youth and children’s ministries!
Save the Dates!August 30, 2021*For Now* Trunk or Treat/Harvest Festival Sunday, October 24, 4:00- 6:00 p.m.Advent in Advance Sunday, November 21, 11: 00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Live Nativity/Christmas Festival Saturday, December 11, 12:00 -5:00 p.m.
Week of Compassion Responding to DisastersAugust 30, 2021Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and developmental mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is currently responding to the recent earthquake in Haiti, as well as other humanitarian crises across the world. Week of Compassion partners have already deployed volunteers in Haiti to help with rescue operations ... Read More
Fruit of LoveAugust 27, 2021My okra plant only produces about one okra pod every two or three days, not enough to really make a jar of pickled okra or a skillet full of fried okra. But I still enjoy watching it transform from flower to fruit on its willowy stalk and feel a bit ... Read More
Truth, Justice, and LoveAugust 20, 2021 Back in graduate school I was taught that the preacher should prepare for a sermon with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. The image originates with a 20th century theologian, Karl Barth, who wrote, “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. ... Read More
FaithPub and FaithBistro Fall 2021August 19, 2021Faithpub Hosted by Dr. Mike Graves, this popular men’s group meets for conversation on a host of spiritual topics, with a guest speaker each session. September 16, 6:30 p.m. under the tent in the backyard — guest speaker is Lynn Horak, retired CEO of Wells Fargo, and Mike Graves’s golf ... Read More
Monday Night Classes – Fall 2021August 19, 2021Classes meet Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall, or connect virtually via Zoom. Click Read More to find link.
Uprooting Racism: Everyday JusticeAugust 19, 2021Sun., Aug. 29, 6:00 – 7:30 p,m, The last year has fully revealed to us the deep roots of injustice in our community, our country, our world. God calls us to do justice – and we are seeking to answer the call. Doing justice is a daily action, individual and communal. And it ... Read More