Christmas Choir Performs This Sunday

Sunday, December 16 • 9:00 & 10:30

Join us Sunday for a wonderful performance from our Christmas choir during the 9:00 and 10:30 am services. It will be a delight to your ears! We will also continue our Advent sermon series. Invite a friend and we will see you Sunday.

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday Offering

Every year at Shawnee Community Christian Church we give a special gift at Christmas to celebrate the love of God through Jesus’ birth. It’s a tradition that we return to again and again, going above and beyond our normal giving to support organizations or missions that are supporting our brothers and sisters here in our community and around the world.

This year, our Christmas Is Not Your Birthday Offering will raise support for Shawnee Community’s first Global People-To-People Mission. Volunteers from our church will travel to Ghana to learn and serve with others from Kansas City to learn and serve with Disciples Global Ministries, to experience firsthand the tragic history of slavery and racism, and to experience the work of Jesus among the people there.

Our goal is to raise $15,000 for our Christmas Is Not Your Birthday offering. 10 percent of the offering will stay here in Kansas City for the work of the Kansas City Region of the Disciples of Christ.

If we raise more than $15,000, Johnny will tattoo the church logo onto his arm. You can give online to our Christmas Birthday Offering by CLICKING HERE and choosing “Christmas Birthday” from the drop down menu.

Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts on Charitable Giving

Thursday, December 20 • 7-8:00 pm

The new tax law created sweeping changes in the tax law, including a reduction in tax rates and an increase in the standard deductions. A great deal of conversation is swirling among charitable organizations, nonprofits, and houses of worship to determine what, if any, the changes will have on charitable giving. Giving will take new and different forms, and churches need to be aware of alternative ways to give to suggest to members.

A one-hour presentation will be led by Kirby Gould, Vice-President of the Christian Church Foundation. The program is free, all are welcome to attend, and no RSVP is needed.

Christmas Eve Services

Monday, December 24 • 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Start your family holiday celebration by remembering the reason for the season! Join us for a casual, family friendly, Christmas Eve worship service that will include Christmas music, candle lighting, activities for kids ages 0-5th grade and communion for all people who desire to receive it without any exceptions.

All people are welcome.

Children’s Christmas Program is Sunday

Sunday, December 9 • 9:00 & 10:30 am

This is a Sunday you won’t want to miss! The children’s Christmas program will be presented during the 9:00 and 10:30 am services. Lots of smiles guaranteed! Our advent sermon series also continues as we talk about peace. Invite a friend & see you Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 am.

 

 

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday Offering

Every year at Shawnee Community Christian Church we give a special gift at Christmas to celebrate the love of God through Jesus’ birth. It’s a tradition that we return to again and again, going above and beyond our normal giving to support organizations or missions that are supporting our brothers and sisters here in our community and around the world.

This year, our Christmas Is Not Your Birthday Offering will raise support for Shawnee Community’s first Global People-To-People Mission. Volunteers from our church will travel to Ghana to learn and serve with others from Kansas City to learn and serve with Disciples Global Ministries, to experience firsthand the tragic history of slavery and racism, and to experience the work of Jesus among the people there. Recently, a group of Disciples Regional Ministers went to Ghana for a People-To-People Mission. Read more about their experience. 

Our goal is to raise $15,000 for our Christmas Is Not Your Birthday offering. 10 percent of the offering will stay here in Kansas City for the work of the Kansas City Region of the Disciples of Christ.

If we raise more than $15,000, Johnny will tattoo the church logo onto his arm. You can give online to our Christmas Birthday Offering by CLICKING HERE and choosing “Christmas Birthday” from the drop down menu.

Holiday Choir Practice

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings • 7:15 pm

Just a reminder that the Holiday Choir practices Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:15 pm through December 13. If you need childcare, please sign up at least one day before practice.

The Holiday Choir will perform on Sunday, December 16 during both services at 9:00 & 10:30 am.

 

Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on Charitable Giving

Thursday, December 20 • 7-8:00 pm

The new tax law created sweeping changes in the tax law, including a reduction in tax rates and an increase in the standard deductions. A great deal of conversation is swirling among charitable organizations, nonprofits, and houses of worship to determine what, if any, the changes will have on charitable giving. Giving will take new and different forms, and churches need to be aware of alternative ways to give to suggest to members.

A one-hour presentation will be led by Kirby Gould, Vice-President of the Christian Church Foundation. The program is free, all are welcome to attend, and no RSVP is needed.

Christmas Eve Services

Monday, December 24 • 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Start your family holiday celebration by remembering the reason for the season! Join us for a casual, family friendly, Christmas Eve worship service that will include Christmas music, candle lighting, activities for kids ages 0-5th grade and communion for all people who desire to receive it without any exceptions.

All people are welcome.

An Advent Sermon Series Begins Sunday

Sunday, December 2 • 9:00 & 10:30 am

Join us as we begin an advent sermons series. Over the next four Sundays of advent we will talk about Hope, Love Joy and Peace. Think of someone you could invite and send a text, an email or a Facebook message today.

It’s also donut Sunday! See you at 9:00 or 10:30 am.