Christmas Is Not Your Birthday Offering

Our 2018 Christmas Birthday Offering recipient is Disciples Week of Compassion for hurricane relief in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican.

Week of Compassion ensures that 100 percent of our gifts go to strong, sustainable, and trustworthy partners on the ground in each of these locations as well as guiding volunteers to the same. Our goal is to raise $10,000 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.

You can give online now to our Christmas Birthday Offering by CLICKING HERE and choosing “Christmas Birthday” from the drop down menu.

Coffee with the Pastor

Sunday, December 10 · 11:45 amCoffee with the pastor

New to Shawnee Community? Join Pastor Johnny and Shawnee Community staff to learn more about Shawnee Community and our mission. Ask questions, learn about opportunities to serve and join the church.

Children’s Ministry News

Sunday, December 3 • Children’s Christmas Program Practice

Children, grades Preschool-4th grade, will practice 11:30-12:30 pm for their Christmas program. If parents plan on staying at church during the practice, please stay in the foyer or youth room. Please email Patt Ludwick, director of family ministries, at familyministry@shawneecommunity.org if you child cannot attend.

Sunday, December 10 • Children’s Christmas Program

“The Animals Christmas” will be presented by children preschool-4th grade on Sunday, December 10 during the 9:00 and 10:30 am services. Smiles, laughter and fun are guaranteed! You won’t want to miss this. Make sure your phones have plenty of storage for all the photos and video you are sure to take!

Sunday School Lesson for Sunday, December 3

Bible Story: A Baby is Coming
Bible Verse: The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up a righteous descendant from David’s line, and he will rule as a wise king. (Jeremiah 23:5)
Bible Point: We prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth.

High School Youth Meet Sunday!

Sunday, December 3· 11:30-1:00 pm

Life Squad, high school youth grades 9-12, meets Sunday, December 3 at Shawnee Community. Students are encouraged to attend 10:30 am worship service and sit together. Following worship youth will meet for discussions about life and faith, and of course there will be food.  See you there!

Middle School Youth Meet Sunday!

Sunday, December 3 • 10-11:30 am 

F.U.H.N. Squad, middle school youth grades 6-8, meets Sunday, December 3 at Shawnee Community. Come for fun and conversations about life and faith. Don’t forget to invite your friends!

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

On Sunday we announced our 2018 Christmas Birthday Offering recipient. This year we will be collecting for hurricane relief in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican via the work of Disciples Week of Compassion.

Week of Compassion ensures that 100 percent of our gifts go to strong, sustainable, and trustworthy partners on the ground in each of these locations as well as guiding volunteers to the same. Our goal is to raise $10,000 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.

You can give online now to our Christmas Birthday Offering by CLICKING HERE and choosing “Christmas Birthday” from the drop down menu.

Forward Together – 2018 Pledge Campaign

We have big plans for 2018 and are proposing a very challenging budget to reach our goals. This budget is an act of faith that families who have not participated in giving will take the plunge with us this year and that those who have will increase their giving to match our grand vision.

We need your financial support in 2018 to…

  • Develop and pay for a long-term facility plan that includes a step-by-step guide to growing in and beyond our current space in a way that is sustainable and healthy.
  • Improvements to our education spaces, lobby, and communications ministries to reach people beyond our congregation in the neighborhood.
  • Support increases in our support for local and global missions including our friends at Broken Arrow Elementary School, Micah Ministry, and Shawnee Community Services.
  • Increase hourly support for pastoral care and administration for our growing ministries.

Please prayerfully consider beginning or increasing your support so we can reach these and other goals. 

Below are links to additional resources to assist you with your prayerful consideration of giving.

Online Pledge Form

Printable Pledge Form 

Giving Letter from Pastor Johnny

Cookies & Caroling with Santa

Sunday, December 3 • 5-7:00 pm

Cookies and caroling with Santa will be Sunday, December 3 at Shawnee Community. Santa will be visiting and ready for pictures! We will be caroling around the church neighborhoods by trolley and delivering cookies. Pizza, salad and dessert will be provided for dinner.

Donations of cookies are needed. Visit Connection Corner on Sunday to sign up to donate cookies and to learn more information about this fun event!

Children’s Ministry News

Sunday, December 3 • Children’s Christmas Program Practice

Children, grades Preschool-4th grade, will have practice 11:30-12:30 pm for their Christmas program. If parents plan on staying at church during the practice, please stay in the foyer or youth room. Please email Patt Ludwick, director of family ministries, at familyministry@shawneecommunity.org if you child cannot attend.

Sunday, December 10 • Children’s Christmas Program

“The Animals Christmas” will be presented by children preschool-4th grade on Sunday, December 10 during the 9:00 and 10:30 am services. Smiles, laughter and fun are guaranteed! You won’t want to miss this. Make sure your phones have plenty of storage for all the photos and video you are sure to take!

Sunday School Lesson for Sunday, November 26

Bible Story: Solomon Dedicates The Temple
Bible Verse: God gave Solomon wisdom and very great understanding. 1 Kings 4:29
Bible Point: We can ask God for what we need.

Student Ministry News

There will be no middle school or high school youth group on Sunday, November 26. Youth are encouraged to worship at 10:30 am and attend the all church Thanksgiving dinner following service.

 

Micah Ministry • Monday, November 27

Youth, grades 6-12, will serve at Micah Ministry on Monday, November 27. Students need to meet at Shawnee Community at 4:15 p.m. Students will return to church by 7:30 p.m. RSVP to Patt Ludwick by Sunday, November 26 if you are attending.

Micah Ministry is located in Kansas City, MO. Each Monday dinner is served to homeless adults and children. Guests also receive clothing and hygiene products from the clothing closet. Volunteers serve dinner and help distribute clothing and hygiene products. This is a great opportunity to serve our community.

 

Youth Christmas Party • Sunday, December 10

Youth, grades 6-12- Christmas Party at Kelly Armstrong’s home Sunday, December 10 from 6-8:00 pm. Youth should bring a white elephant gift of a hot chocolate mug filled with your favorite candy! Also, we will be collecting donations of gender neutral socks for guests of Micah Ministry. Dinner will be a pasta bar. Lots of games and fun! RSVP to Patt Ludwick, director of family ministries.