Winter/Spring Programming

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Start the new year with one of the many opportunities for study, worship and fellowship at Country Club Christian Church. A variety of classes, small groups and events for children, youth and adults are available to connect you to your faith and community.

We will continue to live stream worship with our normal worship times resuming on Sun., Jan. 3 at 9:01, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. at cccckc.org, or on demand any time.

Celebrating 100 Years of Worship
Sun., Jan. 3
Country Club Christian Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first worship service. Join us to hear voices of three former senior ministers, Dr. Gene Brice, Dr. Bob Cueni and Dr. Glen Miles, to celebrate our centennial as a church, and look forward to the next 100.

Stories in Glass, Part II
Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14
In Part II of this series, we’ll look at the five large windows on the southern wall of our sanctuary. The stained glass windows shape the beauty of our sacred space but more than that, they tell us the key stories of our faith and inspire us to live in the light of God’s beautiful love and grace. Do you know who is in each window? We will remember our founding members who built these windows and reflect on their meaning. As we are bathed in the holy light of these colorful images, we are called to live as those shaped by these biblical stories.

David Brooks and Miroslav Volf Discuss A Life Worth Living

Thurs., Jan. 28, 7:00 p.m. (central)

What makes for a life worth living? And how do you decide on an answer? David Brooks asked those questions in his best-selling book The Second Mountain. At Yale University, professor Miroslav Volf pioneered the most popular course on campus to wrestle with those questions.

On Thurs., Jan. 28, 7:00 p.m. Country Club Christian Church will host Brooks and Volf in a virtual presentation on that very topic. As we begin a new year and think about becoming better people, we invite you to join the conversation.

Re-membering Mary Magdalene

January 25, Feb 1, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Led by Rev. Tyler Heston 
Throughout Christian history, the character of Mary Magdalene has been largely misunderstood, even confused with the story of a repentant prostitute in the Gospel of Luke. This misreading is especially ironic given she’s the first disciple to proclaim Christ’s resurrection and a key figure in the birth of the Jesus movement. Largely inspired by feminist readings, this two-week study will help us to re-member who Mary Magdalene might have been and to consider the implications for our faith today. 

 A Life Worth Living Course

February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15,  7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Led by Dr. Mike Graves
The phrase “the good life” has become cliché in our culture, usually indicated by prosperity. What does the good life actually look like? How do people decide for themselves? In this exciting launch of a new course, we will explore different approaches to these questions, focusing on three areas: self and others; pain and pleasure; and work and rest. This would be a great opportunity to invite people from outside of our congregation, even from outside of a Christian context.

 Celebrating our Centennial 

March 29, April 5, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
March 29 – “The Disciples of Christ in One Sentence”
Dr. Newell Williams, Professor of Church History and President of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, will present an overview of the historic beginnings and current status of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

 April  5 – “Country Club Christian Church in One Century” 
Dr. Linna Place, a member of Country Club Christian Church and retired Professor of American Social and Cultural History at UMKC, will highlight the first 100 years of our church’s story. 

 Saints of Our Time

April 19, 26, and May 3, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Led by Dr. Mike Graves
The word “saint” conjures up all sorts of things for us moderns, golden halos painted around ancient heads, people like Saint Augustine, or more recently, Saint Teresa. In these interactive Zoom sessions, we will look at some more modern saints and what they have to teach us ordinary saints in our day: Barbara Brown Taylor, Frederick Buechner, and Mary Oliver.

FaithPub
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. April 15 and May 13. More details TBA. 

FaithBistro
For women of all ages, with guest speakers on spirituality and real-life issues. Connect with other women looking for conversations that matter. April 29 and May 20. More details TBA.

Faithbook
Women exploring scripture and forming friendships. For more information on how to get connected to this group call 816-333-4917.

Neighborhood Communion Small Groups
Do you want to get connected to a small group? Contact Barbara George

The Roots Young Adult Ministry creates opportunities for people in their 20s and 30s to connect with others in their church community, to learn and grow spiritually, and to be a part of making change in our city through service-learning projects. See below for information about upcoming opportunities.

Bible and Brunch
Sundays, Jan. 10, Feb. 15, Mar. 7, Apr. 11, May 9

Join us on Zoom for Bible and Bruch as we share a meal (bring-your-own, of course, and mimosas are welcome) and spend an hour connecting & exploring a topic. While the weather is cold, we’ll gather on Zoom.

Socials
Sat., Jan. 23, 5:00 p.m. — Sampling Social: Join us for a special social on Zoom; we will have boxes with local treats to pick up at the church before we gather on Zoom to sample each goodie. Find out more info and RSVP at http://bit.ly/jansamplingsocial

Thurs., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. — Social: Online Game. Join us for a special social on Zoom— more details TBA!

Sat. Mar. 13, 3:00pm — Outdoor Happy Hour Join us for an outdoor & socially distant happy hour.

Sun., Apr. 18, 3:30pm — Yaya’s Alpacas Join us at Yaya’s Alpaca Farm in Harrisonville, MO, for a special afternoon touring the farm and feeding dozens of alpacas. 

Service Projects 
Weekends of January 31, February 27, March 27, April 24. Details to be determined. 

Stay tuned via our website, Instagram, texting updates, or by joining the email list!

Website: cccckc.org/roots Instagram: @cccckcroots 
Texting: www.remind.com/join/ccccroots 

Email Tyler for more information.

Sunday Stories
Available on Instagram, YouTube, and via email every Sunday morning 

Catch up with our Sunday stories every Sunday and join Tyler and a guest as they explore the Sunday’s scripture with stories and short lessons. 

Sunday Night Youth Group Activities 
Stay tuned via the weekly newsletter and texting updates for updated information for each event. 

First and third Sunday night of each month — meet on-site for youth groups with social distancing and masks. Times and details will be weather-dependent and announced each week. 

Second Sundays each month — off-site social in the afternoon or evening. Time and other details will be announced a month prior. (Including: snow tubing, Yaya’s Alpaca Farm, city scavenger hunt)

Fourth Sunday each month —  service project at the church or off-site. 

No programming Feb. 7 or April 4

Senior Lunch and Recognition 
May 2, 12:30-2:00 p.m. 

Backyard Campout 
Sat., May 15, 6:00 p.m. —  Details TBA.

Service Learning Weeks
We will either travel out-of-state or host a local week of activities on these dates; stay tuned for an announcement around Easter. 

High School — June 13-19, to Fort Worth, TX

Middle School –  June 27-30 to Oklahoma City, OK

Texting Updates: www.remind.com/join/ccccyo 

Email Updates: cccckc.org/connect/join-a-mailing-list/ 

Follow us on Instagram @cccckcyouth 

With other questions or for more information, email Rev. Tyler Heston

To stay connected with all the Children and Family Ministries opportunities, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at this link. New events are announced each week.

Coming this spring:

January — Snowperson Pop Up! After the first big snowfall, watch for information on this fun event! 

February — Lent in Advance. This drive-through make and take event will provide your family with items to prepare your home and heart for the season of Lent

March —  Easter Egg Hunt, Covid Style. Details TBA!

Sunday School to Go — Connect your children with age appropriate Biblical stories and themes. Contact April for details. 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) — Meets the second Wednesday evenings of every month starting Jan. 13, 8:00-9:30 p.m via Zoom. Contact April for details about our meeting. Register by filling out this form.

For more information contact April.

Ongoing Service Opportunities
Many of our service partners across the city have had to modify their operations in the wake of the pandemic. However, there are still opportunities to serve this spring. Click here for more information.

Grace at Work Partnership Days will resume in February 2021.  These once a month volunteer projects with our ministry partners provide opportunities to engage in hands-on service on-site.

Collection Connection January 2021
Supplies for the Knitting and Sewing Groups.Donations can be dropped off at the church on weekdays or left in the Collection Connection bin at the east entrance. 

  • White all purpose sewing thread
  • 4 ply yarn. 

Virtual ChoirEaster

Following the success of the Christmas Virtual Choir presentation there are plans to launch another virtual choir performance for Easter. There will be rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in February and early March. Details TBA. If you are interested in participating and do not receive the weekly Music Ministry newsletter please email Dr. Matthew Thompson at [email protected] so that you can receive updated information.

Click here for a PDF version of the above winter/spring programming opportunities.