Word for the Week ~ 7/29/2019
Sunday was a great day as we spoke about “Staying in the Race of Life” from Hebrews 12:1-3. This Sunday we will pick back up with the remainder of the passage beginning in verse four. I loved the music and especially the “Chariots of Fire Intro” that David and Denise did! We had a great turnout for Community Outreach yesterday at 3:00 p.m. Dee Anna and I had a couple of good visits. Come join us!
Special Praise Night: Set your calendars now for Sunday, August 18th, at 6:00 p.m. to come join the fun, fellowship, and worship as you sing and listen to your favorite hymns and worship songs for Him in the Worship Center. Special selections from Worship Team Members will be included. The service will be followed by a homemade ice cream social in the Family Life Center. Bring your favorite churn of ice cream and join the fun.
Our Journey Group has been having a fantastic summer. On August 19th, they will begin meeting for the first time on a weekly basis on Monday nights with the In-home Suppers continuing every other week, and a new alternate Monday night meeting at the church. Things are happening!!! By the way, our students just had their Annual Float Trip this last weekend. The BSU Back to School Burger Bash will be Thursday night on August 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Their next regular Journey meeting is next Monday night at Rhonda McKee’s house.
School Starts Back in August. Our students at Johnson County Christian Academy and Warrensburg Schools will be starting back to class on August 15th, and our college students at UCM will be starting back on August 19th. That means that our children will be advancing to their new Sunday School classes on Sunday, August 11th, and Memory Monday will be kicking off on August 19th. Wow!!! The youth will be having a Back To School Bash on Friday night, August 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. in The Park. The children will be having their Back To School Bash on Saturday, August 24th from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in The Park.
Prime Time (Senior Adult Choir) will sing tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at Harmony Gardens to sing. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 9:50 a.m. for the Nursing Home. This is a wonderful ministry of our church, and we would love for you to join with us.
Taco Tuesday: Our Men’s Ministry we will be gathering at Cancun’s Mexican Cuisine on Maguire Street and Russell Avenue for lunch at noon tomorrow. Please feel free to join us if your schedule allows and bring a friend. We generally meet for just an hour.
Wednesday Nights: One of the exciting things about August is that we will be starting our Wednesday night dinners and Bible Studies back up on August 21st at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m., respectively. Call now to get on the permanent reservation list if you wish to do so for supper. Either way, we need your reservation. The suppers are $5.00 per adults, $2.50 for youth, and children under 5 years of age or less are free. There is also a maximum charge for families of $12.00. Wednesday Night Live (WNL) will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Children’s Center. The youth will be having Life Academy at 6:15 in The Park. Nursery is also provided in the extended foyer of the Worship Center.
Prayer Updates: Pray for Janice Miles who is having gallbladder surgery this morning at WMMC at 11:00 a.m. Please remember Greg Greer as he recovers at home from shoulder surgery. Please pray for Nancy Rickard’s nephew as he recovers from eye surgery. Pray for Linda Hargenrader as she continues her treatments for cancer. Please pray for Kristen Smith’s dad who is needing a lung transplant. Pray for Andrea Robinson’s pregnancy. Please remember May Marie Irwin who has been placed under care of Hospice at Country Club Care Center. Please be in prayer for Hal Hanrahan as he goes for a treatment tomorrow. Pray for Sherry Collins who has been rescheduled to have shoulder surgery this Thursday on August 1st at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Pray for Dave Mifflin who is at Columbia Hospital recovering from heart bypass surgery. No visitors please for a couple of more days. Please pray for Carolyn Woodard’s daughter, Dana, who had a biopsy last Friday on July 26th. Pray for Ken Fowler as he adjusts to being at the Veteran’s Home here in Warrensburg. Please pray for Margaret Kesinger’s nephew, Kevin, who is at Center Point Hospital with a compound leg fracture after a ladder fall. Please pray for Michelle Warren who was taken to the hospital Sunday from church. Pray for Dennis Docheff as he is recovering at home after having knee replacement surgery last week. Pray for Freddie Hunter who is recovering from heart valve surgery at KU Medical Center. He had heart dysrhythmia over the weekend. Prayer for Charlotte Davis’ niece, Julie Flashpoler, who was life flighted to Research Hospital after rolling her car last week. Continue to pray for Heidi Runions. Pray for Robbie Long who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Praise report that my mother is now doing much better. Our Deacon of the Week is Sam Livingston (512) 663-7491.
Our students will be gathering once again for Word on the Water this Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. August 7th will be this summer’s last Word on the Water. Our thanks go to Dave and Margaret Kesinger for the use of their home and pool.
Mission of the Month: Our missions team will be leaving the church this Wednesday night on July 31st to go to the Kansas City Rescue Mission. They will be leaving the church parking lot at 4:00 p.m. If you would be interested in going to help out, please contact Jeannie Campbell at (660) 238-6501.
Pathfinders: Our Senior Adult Ministry will be meeting this Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. on August 1st to leave on the church bus to go and eat at Golden Corral in Sedalia, MO. Let us know if you plan to attend. Call George Bullard for more information at (660) 864-7447.
Sunday Night Youth: Our youth will be meeting this Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. for their regular time of worship and fellowship in the Park.
Prayer Walk: Next Wednesday night at 6:45 p.m. on August 7th, we will be having a Prayer Walk for our schools as they prepare to begin their fall semester. Call Jeannie Campbell for more information at (660) 238-6501.
Board of Director’s Meeting: We will be having our regular Board of Director’s meeting next Wednesday night, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Worship Center.
Our Annual Women’s Retreat is coming up on September 6-8th. The study is entitled, “At the Feet of Jesus–Finding Intimacy With God.” The retreat will take place at the Heit’s Point in Lincoln, MO for a great weekend of fellowship, food, fun, and renewal. (Indoor pool will be available). The cost is $110.00. Scholarships are available. Call the church office (660) 747-7196 or Beth Talley (618) 803-9715 for more information and to get signed up.
Men’s Ministry Fall Retreat: Our Men’s Ministry has also scheduled a Fall Retreat for October 18-19th at Camp Galilee in Eldorado Springs, MO. The theme of the retreat will be “Running Well”, taken from 1 Corinthians 9:24, and will be led by Logan Williams. The cost is only $25.00 per person with supper at Smith’s Restaurant in Collins on the way there. We will leave the church at 5:30 p.m. on October 18th and eat at Smith’s at 6:30 p.m. We will return from the retreat by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th. There will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer. Contact Greg Greer or Steve Fox for more information.
Friendship Families: If you would like to assist incoming international students at UCM acclimate to our community, you can do so by becoming a Friendship Family. Call Logan Williams for more information. Or visit UCM’s website at http://bit.ly/2vEH7to.
Have a great week,