COMMUNITY LIFE

Lent Services:
March 6th: Ash Wednesday at 7PM

March 10th: First Sunday of Lent

March 17th: Second Sunday of Lent

March 24th: Third Sunday of Lent

March 31st: Fourth Sunday of Lent

April 7th: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Please join us for these very special services.

Inclement Weather and Cancellations:  All church ministry cancellations due to inclement weather will be broadcast on major local TV networks: KMBC 9, KCTV 5, Fox 4, KSHB 41 and communicated through an all-church email as soon as a decision is made. 

Clean Stream 19: On April 6, 2019, the city of Overland Park is hosting Clean Stream. Volunteers will pick up trash in city parks along creeks in about 40 locations. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeve shirt.  The city will provide trash bags and gloves. Our team will work from 2 to 4 pm. Please join our Clean Stream 19 team! Go to www.tinyurl.com/StreamClean19 to register no later than April 2 so we know what supplies to get from the city. We will use the email list from the registration site to communicate where we will meet the afternoon of Saturday, April 6. Thanks. For more information, contact Keith Schwanz at kschwanz@gmail.com or 913-579-8109.

Seder Meal: Come to explore and enjoy the rich symbolism of the Passover Meal! Wednesday, April 17th at 5:30 PM. This event is held at the Kansas City First Church Gym at 11811 State Line Road Kansas City, MO. A sign up sheet for dishes to bring will be at the welcome desk in the foyer, dishes such as meat dish, potato dish, fruit salad, vegetables and desserts

Church Office Hours: Office Hours:  Beginning tomorrow, Monday, January 14th, regular office hours are 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday.  The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  Office is closed on Fridays.

CHILDREN/YOUTH MINISTRY

Children’s Church Today: Children 1st-6th grade will remain in service today.

THIS WEEK

Sunday

9:30 AM Sunday School

10:45 AM          Morning Worship

 Tuesday

9:00 AM Wisdom of the Word Bible Study

Friday

  7:00 AM         Men’s Bible Study @ IHOP/91st & Metcalf

Saturday

2:00 PM Stream Clean

7:00 PM New Life Fellowship

 

Next Sunday

  9:30 AM         Sunday School

10:45 AM          Morning Worship

 

This Sunday’s (3/31) Scripture Readings for Sunday:

Joshua 5:9-12

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

STEPS IN THE CALLING OF A PASTOR
 
 
1.         The District Superintendent meets with the local church board to begin the process of calling a pastor. This shall include the following:
    a.   Urging prayer as a necessary ingredient for determining God’s will.
      b.   Selection of an interim pastor. (The interim pastor will not be
            considered as a candidate for pastor.)
      c.   Enabling the church board to develop a profile of the person that should serve as pastor.
      d.   Considering the records of those persons who are to be considered potential nominees for the office of pastor.
 
2.   The church board, under the direction of the District Superintendent, shall select a person as a possible nominee and arrangements will be made for a personal interview. The board will be expected to keep any names of potential pastors confidential, and it will be appreciated if the congregation honors this expectation.
 
3.   Following the interview, the church board will meet in executive session to evaluate the information gained from the interview. Then a ballot vote shall be taken as to whether this person shall be nominated to the church membership.  If at least a two-thirds majority of the board            members vote affirmatively, and the District Superintendent approves, the name shall be presented to the church membership for formal voting.
 
4.   In compliance with the requirements of the Manual, the meeting of the   church membership for voting on a prospective pastor shall be announced in at least two preceding regular services.
 
5.   Before voting, the congregation will have the opportunity to meet with the pastoral candidate in order to get acquainted.
 
6.   In the church meeting, all active members (age 15 and above) will be entitled to vote. The call of the pastor requires a two-thirds favorable vote by ballot of the church members of voting age present and voting. There is no allowance for absentee voting.
 
7.   When the call is extended to the minister under consideration, the minister shall communicate acceptance of the call no later than 15 days   from the date of the church meeting voting that call.