Join Us on Sunday for Worship

Sunday, September 25th • 10:00 am

Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 25th in person or streaming live on Facebook, as we continue our sermon series, Re:Boot. On Sunday, we will examine RE:Think Happiness (1 Timothy 6:6-12).

Advertising is a powerful tool that is designed specifically to tap into our needs and wants and get us to always want more. If we’re not aware of what we’re doing, we can constantly be running to get more of what we already have, what our friends have, what our neighbors have. If we’re not careful we can put ourselves in a race that ends nowhere.

Instead, what if we sought contentment? Contentment can help bring us peace with who we are and with what we have, the peace we’re so often desperately seeking while we chase after more. What does that kind of contentment and peace look like and feel like to you?

Story Time at Shawnee Community

Monday, September 26th • 9:45-10:30 am

Each Monday from 9:45-10:30 am, Katie Sampel will host story & play time for kids preschool and younger and their caregivers. This is a great opportunity for little ones to foster a love of reading. Children will have an opportunity to play together and enjoy a fun, interactive story. Caregivers will have time to connect and build relationships with others who are in the same stage of life. Questions? Contact Katie at childrensministry@shawneecommunity.org.

 

See You on Sunday for Worship!

Sunday, September 18 • 10:00 am

Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 18th in person or streaming live on Facebook, as we continue our sermon series, Re:Boot. On Sunday, we will examine Re:Frame Prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-7).

Prayer is a spiritual practice that we know we ought to be doing, but many times we’re unsure of how and why we should pray. And, if we’re honest, it can be hard to pray. In 1st Timothy we learn that we ought to pray…for everyone. Really…everyone? What about people we don’t like, people who are our enemies, people we don’t even know?

Prayer is an essential part of our faith, but not because it necessarily changes others. It’s essential because it changes us. Prayer is a realignment of our heart to be more like Jesus, even when it’s hard to do.

Tall Oaks News

Recently, the region held five listening sessions to discuss five proposed plans about the future of Tall Oaks. You can find more detailed information about those plans at www.kcdisciples.org/todr. At the end of each listening session, attendees ranked the proposed plans in order of preference. The majority of people in attendance voted for plan 3, the pilot. While the least amount of people voted for options 1 and 5, both of which involved selling the camp.

After these listening sessions, the Executive Committee for the Regional Board put forward a recommendation and motion to sell Tall Oaks through a video. That video can be viewed here www.youtube.com/watch?v=APYRJsgiaeQ.

Tall Oaks is owned by the region, meaning every member of Disciples of Christ of Greater KC is an owner of this campground. For over 50 years, children, youth and adults have attended camps, conferences and retreats at Tall Oaks.

There is a final vote on this motion by the entire regional board on September 26th at 6:30pm at Merriam Christian Church (9401 Johnson Drive, Merriam KS 66203). People are encouraged to attend, wear a Tall Oaks Camp shirt, write a letter to share their experience and love for Tall Oaks, and to show support for the camp we all love.

Other ways that you can help are:

• Pledging money to Tall Oaks for the deferred maintenance at https://forms.gle/9cW8XihYxuYdhEzK7

• Registering for camp in 2023 at www.kcdisciplescamps.org/registration. Camps will happen no matter the outcome of the vote (and early registration is a great way to show the board the importance of Tall Oaks). There is also going to be the first ever Adult Camp this summer for anyone who has completed their first year of college or older.

• Spreading the word that the future of  Tall Oaks is uncertain with your fellow Disciples of Christ members and any past or current campers.

• Lastly, there are people committed to do the work (see the third option which received a majority of the votes during the listening sessions) necessary to make Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center successful.

 

 

Media Volunteers Needed

We need at least 4 volunteers to help out on Sundays on our Media Team. We are down a few volunteers due to moving and retirement. Volunteers will receive training to assist with running sound, media slides, worship live stream or running the camera. We invite you to prayerfully consider whether any of these roles are a good fit for you and a way for you to serve your faith community. If you are interested or want to learn more, please email communications@shawneecommunity.org.

Yoga for All Levels

Are you interested in Yoga? Jennifer Sommerfeld will be offering Yoga for all levels on Wednesday evenings at Shawnee Community from 7:35pm-8:35pm beginning September 7th, 2022.

DETAILS:
– Sign up on Jennifer’s Website: https://jasyoga.webnode.page/schedule/
– There is a cost per class. $10/class. Contact Jennifer for other available pricing options.
– Please plan on bringing a yoga mat or beach towel, pillow or bolster, yoga blocks (if you have them) and a hand towel.

Contact Jennifer for more questions:
Phone: 913-214-6430
Email: JASyoga22@gmail.com
Website: https://jasyoga.webnode.page

New Sermon Series Begins Sunday!

Sunday, September 11 • 10:00 am

Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th in person or streaming live on Facebook, as we begin our new sermon series Re:Boot. Fall can be a time of reflection and renewal and getting back into routines that we let go of during the summer months. Our faith can go through times of reflection and renewal too, letting go of old habits and discovering new ways to grow our faith…this sermon series reminds us that there’s always time for making a new start and reimagining who we are through the love of Jesus.

On Sunday we will examine, RE:Imagine Regret (1 Timothy 1:12-17). Life is filled with moments where we do wonderful, amazing things and moments where we do exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. What do we do with our mistakes as Christians? Do we pretend they never existed, or do we share them in the hopes of showing God’s love, grace, and mercy in our lives? Vulnerability is hard in a world of Instagram perfection, and things are far from perfect in our real lives…sometimes we make mistakes…What do we do with our regrets and can those stories be powerful enough to transform our faith into something even more beautiful?

Fall Small Groups Start Next Week

One of the best ways to connect and build community is through a small group. Shawnee Community small groups are groups of people who meet weekly in homes, restaurants and at Shawnee Community. In a small group you will find people who will support and encourage you, pray for you and help you grow in your faith. Groups discuss the current sermon series and other faith topics, serve together and care for one another.

There is a small group for everyone! Fall small groups begin the week of September 11, 2022. Interested in signing up for a group? Register at the link below or visit Connection Corner on Sunday to sign-up.

Register for a Small Group

 

Men’s Group: The men’s group meets on Sunday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm at Tanner’s (22374 W 66th St, Shawnee) All men are welcome to connect and strengthen our SCCC Community.  Come and have a bite to eat, your favorite beverage and engage in a review of how Tabatha’s sermon can connect to our lives.  When the Chiefs are playing Sunday Night Football, come and just enjoy the game with us.

Women’s Group: The women’s group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm at the church. Childcare will be available. We will discuss the sermon topic, support each other and share what is going on in our lives. All women are welcome.

Thursday Morning Group: This group meets from 9:30-10:30 am on Thursday. The group is co-led by Annette Hollingsworth and Linda Phillips. A combination of Zoom meetings and once a month in person meetings at Big Biscuit in Shawnee. This group consists of both men and women, most of whom are near retirement age, but is open to all who have Thursday mornings available. We will discuss the sermon topic and pray for one another as we share what is happening in our daily lives.

Book Study: Terah Eden will be leading a book study of the book, A Life Without Lack: Living in Fullness of Psalms 23, this fall. Life Without Lack—Is a deep dive into the 23rd Psalm. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”. This classic Psalm details what our earthly life could look like when we learn to live in the sufficiency of God. Most Christians will agree that we all desire to live a bigger life than we are currently living; a life that knows the sufficiency of God, and is able to experience contentment through an intimate relationship with our heavenly Father … A life that looks like more like Jesus’. But, how exactly do we get there? What does that transformation look like? This book is a series of in-depth meditations on the Twenty-Third Psalm intended to help renew our minds by giving the Holy Spirit opportunities to teach us about what it means for the Lord to be our Shepherd. Questions/Suggestions- please contact Terah at tedenrn98@gmail.com

Time: Sundays (Time TBD) (Time, day, and place are negotiable – depending on group needs)

Place: Church

Time Commitment:

  • 8 weeks in a small group setting. We will meet once per week in person for 1-1. 5 hours depending on group size. Each week, in the group,  we will discuss any thoughts, struggles, and ahha moments from the readings. Most importantly we will support one another as we open up to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

  • Outside of the small group, participants are to read 1 chapter each week as well as develop a daily practice of “prayer/meditation” if it is not already established.

Story Time at Shawnee Community

Monday, September 12th • 9:45-10:30 am

Starting Monday, September 12th, Katie Sampel will be hosting story time for kids preschool and younger and their caregivers. This is a great opportunity for little ones to foster a love of reading. Children will have an opportunity to play together and enjoy a fun, interactive story. Questions? Contact Katie at childrensministry@shawneecommunity.org.

 

Yoga for All Levels

Are you interested in Yoga? Jennifer Sommerfeld will be offering Yoga for all levels on Wednesday evenings at Shawnee Community from 7:35pm-8:35pm beginning September 7th, 2022.

DETAILS:
– Sign up on Jennifer’s Website: https://jasyoga.webnode.page/schedule/
– There is a cost per class. $10/class. Contact Jennifer for other available pricing options.
– Please plan on bringing a yoga mat or beach towel, pillow or bolster, yoga blocks (if you have them) and a hand towel.

Contact Jennifer for more questions:
Phone: 913-214-6430
Email: JASyoga22@gmail.com
Website: https://jasyoga.webnode.page