Christmas Is Not Your Birthday Offering

Our 2018 Christmas Is Not Your Birthday offering recipient is Disciples Week of Compassion for hurricane relief in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican. Each year we select organizations or missions for our Christmas Is Not Your Birthday offering that are supporting our brothers and sisters here in our community and around the world.

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 to our Christmas Birthday Offering by CLICKING HERE and choosing “Christmas Birthday” from the drop down menu.

Children’s Christmas Program

Sunday, December 10 • 9:00 & 10:30 am 

You are invited to witness the cuteness during “The Animals Christmas” 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!

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.

Middle & High School Youth Christmas Party

Sunday, December 10 • 6-8:00 pm 

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.

Kelly Armstrong’s address:
14402 W 58th Ter
Shawnee, KS 66216

Christmas Eve Services

Sunday, December 24 • 10:00 am & 4:30 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.

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. RSVP to Janet Filip at awf@everestkc.net if you plan on attending.

 

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!