Fall 2018 Programming

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Bible studies, classes, small group gatherings, musical groups, and more!

Adult Education

Monday Night Classes. All are led by Dr. Mike Graves, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Social Hall

From Pew to Pulpit – Sept. 10 and 17
Sermons mostly go in one direction, from pulpit to pew. Preachers talk and the people listen. But preaching can go in both directions, and once did in the early church. Together, we will think about how preachers prepare sermons and work on one that Dr. Graves will preach on Sunday morning, September 23.

Sequels in Scripture: New Testament Remakes of Old Testament Stories
Oct. 1, 8 and 15
Moviemakers love remakes of old classics because they recognize a story that worked once and can again, with a little tweaking. The writers of the New Testament did something similar by retelling narratives from the Old Testament, especially ones in Genesis. Come and see how these stories get retold in creative new ways.

The First Seven Words of the Christ – Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12
Occasionally during Lent, churches will study the last seven words of Jesus on the cross. But what about the first seven words of his ministry? Jesus’ death is significant, but so is his life and ministry. We’ll look at the first words he spoke in the Gospels, but also those of the most significance. Some examples include: “Follow me,” “You give them something to eat,” and “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”

Pathways to Learning. A series of elective offerings focusing upon timely topics on the Bible, spirituality, current events and more. Visitors and guests welcome. 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Social Hall.

The Heart of Democracy: Registering, Voting, Standing Up, with Rev. Bob Hill, Minister Emeritus from Community Christian Church. Sun., Sept. 16
While Christians through the centuries have prayed for justice, now more than ever, they are realizing the importance of working for it as well. In this interactive presentation, Rev. Hill will speak on the importance of voter registration and social justice.

A Long Fight for Justice: The Story of Lamonte McIntyre, with Cheryl Pilate, partner with the law firm, Morgan Pilate. Sun., Oct. 21
In Jesus’ first sermon in the Gospel of Luke, a key trait of his ministry is setting prisoners free. More than once, attorney Cheryl Pilate has worked to free persons convicted of crimes they did not commit. We invite you to come and hear one of the latest inspiring stories, that of Lamonte McIntyre.

Faithpub, led by Mike Graves with guest speakers each gathering. For men of all ages. Enjoy a beverage or light meal, and connect with other men looking for sacred conversations around stuff that matters. 7:00 p.m. at Bier Station

Thurs., Sept. 20: Rev. Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships
Thurs., Oct. 11: Darrell Cantrell from Micah Ministry
Wed., Nov. 7: Arlin Buyert, poetry teacher to inmates in Leavenworth prison

Faithbook – Women exploring spiritual matters and forming friendships. After a brief presentation/lesson, women break into small groups for discussion and sharing. Come and go as your schedule permits. Led by a rotation of the Country Club Christian Church clergy. Childcare is available by request.

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30a.m., Sept. 12-Nov. 14, Youth Center
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and Nov. 6, Youth Center

Wednesday Morning Bible Study –Studying the Acts of the Apostles, led by Joe Walker. Everyone welcome; light reading and conversation. Textbook $10 which can be ordered from The Well. Room 303. Beginning Sept. 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Grief and Support

Faith and Grief Lunch Ministry – A safe place for those who grieve to remember, pray and share a meal together. Noon-1:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Free will offering. www.facebook.com/FaithandGriefKC. Hosted at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road.

Understanding Your Grief Series – Book discussion led by Rev. Mary Linda McDonnell. Light reading and conversation. Workbook $15. Room 207. Thursday, Sept. 6 – November 15 2pm-3pm.
Meditation – Meditation is offered in the George B. Gordon prayer room on Wednesdays at noon. For more information call 816-333-4917.

Prayer Ministry – All are welcome for a time of quiet prayer in which we lift up the joys and concerns of our congregation and our world. No experience necessary. All prayers are held in confidence. Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., Room 303.

Daughters of Toxic Moms – Call 816-333-4917 for meeting times.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon – These support groups meet daily in our building. Call 816-333-4917 for meeting days and times.

Fellowship and Enrichment

10:01 Connections – For those ages mid-20s-mid-40s. Begins with a time of fellowship and doughnuts, followed by a Modified TED Talk on the Bible and spirituality by Mike Graves. Ends with small group discussion that relates to matters of faithful living in the real world. Mike Graves, Lesley Holt, and Jennifer Austenfeld will be the primary leaders. Fall series begins Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:01 a.m. in rooms 206/207.

Yoga – Certified yoga instructor Jill Conners teaches yoga to all levels of expertise, stretching mind, body and soul. Meets Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in Room 309. $10 per class.

Green Team – This group of volunteers cares for the church grounds. Meets at church Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.

Mission Trips

Puerto Rico – Spring 2019

Ecuador – Fall 2019

Metro Mission

Weekly service opportunities focusing on empowering children to learn, eliminating hunger and moving people from poverty to self-sufficiency. Contact Corey Meyer at [email protected] or visit http://www.cccckc.org/serve/serve-our-community/ for dates, times and locations.

Amani Choir
Interfaith/intercultural singing group

Collection Connection – Monthly drive supporting partner agencies

Crosslines Community Outreach – Feeding our hungry neighbors

Della Lamb Community Services – Various projects serving the refugee community

Grace at Work – Half-day service project. Sat., Oct. 13

Grace United Community Ministries – after-school tutoring and feeding our hungry neighbors

Hartman Elementary School – tutoring; after-school programming and Backsnacks

Micah Ministry – Feeding our hungry neighbors

Sheffield Place – Projects assisting mothers experiencing homeless and addiction

Virginia Reed Food Drive – monthly collection


Children/Youth – Directors: Sara and Alex Goering [email protected] and [email protected] or 816-381-9246

Children’s Choir – Open to children Kindergarten-5. Rehearse weekly at 9:45 a.m. starting on Sun., Aug. 19. Rm. 213.

Youth Choir – Open to youth grades 6-12. Rehearse weekly at 5:00 p.m. starting Sun., Sept. 9 in the choir room.

Adult Choirs and Ensembles – Director: Paul Tucker. Contact: Dina Pannabecker Evans [email protected] or 816-381-9247

Men’s and Women’s Ensembles – Occasional ensembles, rehearsing 3-4 times in anticipation of a scheduled Sunday morning anthem. Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, when announced.

Chancel Choir – Weekly rehearsals starting Wed., Aug. 15 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. with weekly commitment to present an anthem at the 11:00 a.m. service.

Celebration Singers – Weekly rehearsals starting Mon., Aug. 20 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sings on the second and fourth Sundays during the 9:01 a.m. service.

Country Club Singers – Auditioned chamber ensemble with weekly rehearsals starting Wed., Aug. 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday morning anthems scheduled in consultation with singers, approximately every six weeks.


Bell Choir – Rehearsals start Mon., Aug. 20 at 6:00 p.m. Director and contact: Paul Tucker, [email protected] or text to 817-846-1000

Orffestra – Percussion ensemble using Orff instruments. Often plays with other instruments and/or voices. No previous musical experience required. Rehearses weekly starting Wed., Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Director and contact: Tepring Crocker, [email protected] or 913-908-7785

Parents of Young Children

MOPS (birth – Kindergarten) – Meets second Wednesday of the month, Sept.-May from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Social Hall. Childcare provided. Mom’s night out the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Adult Sunday School Classes and Groups

Sunday School classes for adults are offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. For a list of groups visit www.cccckc.org/connect/adult-ministries-and-programs/adult-sunday-school-classes/.

Children, Student and Family Ministries

Sunday School – 10:00-10:50 a.m.
For children ages 3 years old through 5th grade – starts at 10:00 a.m. Children in Kindergarten through 5th graders are encouraged to come for Children’s choir at 9:45 a.m. after which they will be escorted to the appropriate Sunday School room. Concludes at 10:55 a.m.

For 6th – 12th graders – Starts at 10:00 a.m. Gather in the Youth Center (Rm. 205) before separating into middle and high school age groups.

Sunday Evening Programming – Beginning Sun., Sept. 9, a new format for youth groups will begin. Children in 3rd – 5th grades and youth in 6th -12th grades are invited to join each Sunday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

3rd – 5th graders
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Gathering Games
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Supper
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Group time

6th – 12th graders
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Youth Choir
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Supper
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Group time (with separate activities for middle and for high schoolers)

Featuring opportunities for fun and games, community building, service, and spiritual growth.

For a list of ongoing and special event opportunities visit www.cccckc.org.

Country Club Christian Church
6101 Ward Parkway • Kansas City, MO