Grace Notes – Oct 16

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd: week three of our Stewardship Sermon Series.
9:00 & 11:00 am Traditional Services
Rev. Barry Dundas

10:15 am Common Grace Modern Worship
Rev. Mitch Todd

Sermon: “Tethered to God”
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-19

The Celebration Choir and Instruments of Grace will soon begin preparation for their Christmas Presentation. This year’s selection is the cantata “Joy to the World” arranged by Jay Althouse. It is full of familiar and festive carols and will include a great deal of congregational participation as they are invited to sing along.

We welcome ALL singers to join us for this project. It’s a short-term commitment over eight weeks culminating in our performance on Sunday, December 17 at the 9:00 & 11:00 services.

If you would like to sing — or even just come and check it out — plan to come to rehearsal on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel. Rehearsal that evening will focus primarily on the Christmas music. Subsequent rehearsals are TBD; dress rehearsal with instruments will be on Wednesday, December 13.
For more information, speak to Rick Fisher
or call 816-516-5111 or e-mail [email protected]

This is a free event, which will also include a catered meal, and is open to everyone. Therapist Diana Hughes (LPC, NCC) and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, Dr. Elizabeth Milkovich will be our keynote speakers, guiding us through our night of learning, discussion and reflection.

Join us for a night of conversation with mental health professionals, pastors and fellow parents. This is a special event designed to empower, educate and equip parents and caregivers to meet their youth’s mental health needs and support them in the way they need most.  To sign up, use the above QR code,
or head to our website by clicking on this link:

October 29th is 5th Sunday Worship! On any 5th Sunday of a month, there is no children’s or youth programming, and we encourage children and adults to worship together as one church family. On this 5th Sunday in October, we will also be celebrating Commitment Sunday as we turn in our 2024 Intent to Give cards.  As part of this special Sunday, we invite kids and adults to:Save your coins and bring them for a special Noisy Offering collection which will go towards The Children’s Place, Kansas City’s specialized trauma treatment center serving the mental health needs of young children since 1978.Complete your Intent to Give card. We have a special giving card just for kids!Listen to a special children’s message from Pastor Barry.Kids receive a special Halloween treat bag (and wear your Halloween costume too!)On Sunday, October 22nd, be sure to join us in kid’s programming as we have a morning of special activities planned to help us understand what sharing our time, talents and gifts are all about!