The Gospel According to Harry Potter Continues on Sunday

Sunday, October 20 • 9:00 & 10:30 am

Our sermon series, The Gospel According to Harry Potter, continues on Sunday. We will be finding messages of faith in the book, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.” Who are you inviting on Sunday?

Fall Fest is Sunday!

Sunday, October 20 · 3:00-5:00 p.mFall Fest Newsletter

Wear your costume and join us for this great FREE family event featuring trunk-or-treating, music, games and a bounce house! Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbors. This is a great event for our community.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. This is always one of our largest events and many hands and trunks are needed! Please consider bringing a car or two and decorate it for trunk-or-treat. Volunteers are also needed to help monitor the bounce house, face painting and traffic control.

Volunteer sign up

 

Church Directory

Sign-Up on Sunday for the Church Directory

It’s Church Directory time! Sign-up on Sunday at Connection Corner. Check your calendars and decide what date works best for you to get your photo taken. Your choices are November 4, November 11 and December 10. You have plenty of time to pick out your best outfit!

Each family receives a free 8×10 and a directory. Start practicing your smile!

Tall Oaks Gala Friday, October 25

Friday, October 25 · Arrowhead Stadium North Club

It’s not too late to attend the Tall Oaks Gala on Friday, October 25 at Arrowhead Stadium North Club. Stadium tours begin at 5:45 p.m. followed by a silent auction, dinner and a spirited live auction. Free childcare provided for children age 3 through 5th grade if registered by October 18.

Here’s a sampling of some of the FANTASTIC live auction items up for bid:

Maine Cabin on Echo Lake – near Augusta, sleeps 10, fishing and boating or snow skiing nearby.   One week stay, various times of season to plan with donor.

Tennesse Cabin – Just north of Knoxville in Appalachian Hills

Whiskey Night – with a whiskey expert for you and some friends

Tall Oaks Road –  name the entrance of Tall Oaks in honor of someone

Patrick Mahomes Signed Football

Whit Merrifield signed baseball

Savoy Dinner & Fiddler on the Roof

Barb Deaver Equine Package – Ride with Barb for four people prior to Barb’s Retirement in April

Website – Design and secure hosting for two years including system development.  (Done by experts – perfect for launching small business).

. . . And more

Tickets are normally $100 per person but this year will cost only $50 per person as a result of the generosity of the church and its’ members. Visit Connection Corner on Sunday to learn more about the event or to register to attend. Questions contact Merle Parks at 913-908-5879.

For those who have signed up to attend the gala, please make checks payable to Shawnee Community and note Gala in the memo section.  The church will send one payment to Tall Oaks for their accounting purposes. Payment in the amount of $50.00 per person is all that is required due to support from the church budget and outside donors. Payment due by October 21, 2019.  Contact Ann Morton with questions at 913-515.3828. Also a reminder that the Gala entrance is on the far side away from Royals Stadium this year. Semi-formal attire.

Tall Oaks Camp & Conference Center is a ministry of the Greater Kansas City Region. For over 50 years, children, youth and adults have attended camps, conferences and retreats at Tall Oaks. Tall Oaks also serves many other groups in our community such as summer camps for young people with juvenile diabetes, autism and foster kids. All proceeds from the gala will benefit this wonderful ministry in our region. Thank you for your support!

Christmas Choir at Shawnee Community

Do you love to sing? Do you think fondly of your years in high school choir? If so, the Shawnee Community Christmas Choir is a great opportunity for you!

The choir will perform on Sunday, December 15 during both services at 9:00 & 10:30 am. Practice begins Saturday, November 2 from 4-6:00 pm at Shawnee Community. Choir will practice on Saturdays from 4-6:00 pm and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm until Sunday, December 15. The choir will not practice the week of Thanksgiving.  Please email Ronette Hoard, music ministry director, if you would like to participate.

 

Blood Drive – Appointments Still Available!

Tuesday, October 22 • 3-7:00 pm

It’s not too late to sign-up for an appointment for the blood drive on Tuesday, October 22 at Shawnee Community from 3-7:00 pm. There are several appointments still available between 4:45-5:45 pm.

Schedule Donation Appointment

Why Give Blood?

Community Blood Center must collect almost 600 units of blood daily to meet the needs of area hospital patients.  As there is no substitute for blood, Community Blood Center relies on volunteer donors like you to supply the life-saving blood and blood components to hospitals in Kansas and Missouri.

Thank you for your support!

Student Ministry News

Youth Group • Sunday, October 20

Youth will help with Fall Fest from 3-5:00 on Sunday, October 20. Youth will leave from church at 5:00 pm for a hayride at Shawnee Mission Park. The hayride is 5:30-6:30 then bonfire and s’mores till 7:45. Youth will return to church at 8:00 pm for parent pick up. Cost $10. Medical release form and consent form must be filed out and returned.

Looking Ahead:

Sunday, October 27: Youth group at church from 3:30-5:00 pm.

Sunday, November 3: Youth group at church from 3:30-5:00 pm.

Sunday, November 10: Work day for generosity month and the Heifer Project. Youth will meet following second service for a pizza lunch. Carpool to members homes to do light chores for donations to the Heifer Project. Return to church by 5:00 pm for parent pick up. Medical form and consent form must be filled out and return to participate. You can pick up forms this Sunday in the Youth Room.

 

 

See You on Sunday!

Sunday, October 13 • 9:00 & 10:30 am

On Sunday, we welcome back Rev. Tabatha Johnson while Johnny is away on vacation. She will bring us the message, Creating Expectations. It’s going to be a great day at Shawnee Community!

See you at 9:00 or 10:30 am. We will save a seat for you!

Church Directory

Sign-Up on Sunday for the Church Directory

It’s Church Directory time! Sign-ups begin on Sunday, October 6 at Connection Corner. Check your calendars and decide what date works best for you to get your photo taken. Your choices are November 4, November 11 and December 10. You have plenty of time to pick out your best outfit!

Each family receives a free 8×10 and a directory. Start practicing your smile!

Mark Your Calendars for Fall Fest

Sunday, October 20 · 3:00-5:00 p.mFall Fest Newsletter

Wear your costume and join us for this great FREE family event featuring trunk-or-treating, music, games and a bounce house! Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbors. This is a great event for our community.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. This is always one of our largest events and many hands and trunks are needed! Please consider bringing a car or two and decorate it for trunk-or-treat. Volunteers are also needed to help monitor the bounce house, face painting and traffic control.

Volunteer sign up

Sign-up sheets will also be available at the Connection Corner on Sunday.