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Christi Feagins
@Grandview 

One of the definitions of Rally is to come together again in order to continue after dispersion. Last week it was evident how much the youth of Central Mission needed to Rally together after our long time apart. One of my favorite parts to witness happened during music on Friday. The kids were all standing up and enjoying the music provided by Daniel Harmon. During one of the songs, a lot of the small friend groups started putting their arms around each other and just enjoying being together. Some were groups of girls, some were groups of boys, some were high school, some were middle school. Then something beautiful happened. Three high school boys from different congregations, who know each other from camp, put their arms around each other in friendship. Then two girls from our congregation came together in the same way. Our mission center president, Greg Wilson, was passing by and joined the two groups together to become one big group. As they swayed, one of the girls noticed a sixth grader from Elevate was standing alone behind them. She invited him to join the group and he readily accepted the invitation. I not only loved that this amazing 11th grader would invite a 6th grader to join them, but also that he accepted. That he would feel safe and comfortable with these much older kids shows how valuable our time together in the past has been. I love that my kids are absolutely surrounded by other amazing kids and wonderful adults who care so much about their future and success! We are so blessed that Central Mission has so many opportunities for our youth to come together to deepen these friendships and grow together in Christ.


 
All are invited to engage in USA field-wide conversations on nonviolence. This experience is planned to address WCR 1319 in preparation for World Conference 2023. We honor and welcome the diversity of the life experiences and perspectives that shape our collective journey. 
Online session is scheduled for two hours-
Session 5: Thurs, May 5, 7:00PM CT— What role should nonviolence play?—Robin Linkhart, facilitator
Register Today
Central Mission Center News:
Employment Opportunity

Central USA Mission Center Office is hiring a Part Time Accounting Clerk. For more details please visit our website centralmission.org/employment
2022 Agape Reunion

2022 Agape Reunion Registration is now available. We hope you are able to join us again this year. Reunion will be June 17-22 at Lake Doniphan. We will be joined by Janné Grover as the guest minister as we work thru the theme Living Jesus...Living Peace.
REGISTER TODAY at
centralmission.org/reunions
Refugee Resettlement Meeting

Our guest speakers will be representatives from Della Lamb and Catholic Charities, two of the designated resettlement agencies in the Kansas City area.  All individuals and congregations interested in learning more about how you can engage in refugee resettlement efforts in the Kansas City area are invited and encouraged to attend.  You will hear about the many ways you can assist families become established and contributing members of our communities.  This is a wonderful opportunity to tangibly live out our enduring principles of The Worth of All Persons, Blessings of Community, and Unity and Diversity. To register click here
Sounds of the Season

Join us May 5th at 7pm for an evening of lighthearted musical enjoyment as we celebrate spring and support the expansion of HealthEd Connect volunteer-led community gardening efforts in Malawi and Zambia. Click Here for more details.
Temple Planting

Join us for the annual planting at the Temple in Independence. Started in 2009, Harmony has helped to beautify the Temple grounds as a symbol of the diversity of human variety and as a quiet but meaningful ministry of presence seen by thousands of visitors to this facility each year. Find more details here https://fb.me/e/1uKBT8qVy
Camp Moja

Camp Moja is looking for counselors (ages 15 and over) to join us this summer. We are looking for individuals who are open to working with adults with intellectual disabilities in this super fun and unique camping environment. High school students will earn 110 volunteer/community service hours that they can use towards the A+ program and/or National Honor Society. Please email campmoja@gmail.com for more information.
Temple School

Central Mission Center now has a class scheduled for those in need.
Introduction to Scripture- Taught by Gayla Mogg at Woods Chapel Congregation ( 500 NE Woods Chapel Road, Lee’s Summit). Classes will be held Friday, April 29 (7:00- 9:00 pm), Saturday, April 30 (8:30 – 11:30 am), Friday, May 6 (7:00 – 9:00pm), and Saturday, May 7 (8:30 – 11:30am)
Materials for these classes must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased here.
To register please email Laura Reed at laurareed@centralmission.org. Include the following information- Name, Contact information (email and/or phone number, and Congregation), and the class you wish to take.

Summer Jobs

Are you looking for summer work? Great news! Lake Doniphan Conference & Retreat Center is now hiring for the summer leadership program. We are looking for people 19 years of age or older who have completed one year of college to help in various areas. For more details please 
click here
Youth Ministries:
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The 2022 SPEC theme is: “Together.” This theme is appropriate on a number of levels. We’ll be drawing particular attention to the visual of a “table” and how as we gather together, everyone has a place at the table … that all are welcome. Further developing the emphasis that everyone belongs. See you on July 16-23 as we join “Together” for SPEC ’22. Registration will begin April 1st.
SPEC Information
CIT’s Needed for Junior Camp!
If you are between the ages of 15-18 before July 2022 you are eligible to be a Counselor-in-Training for Junior Camp! CIT’s have the chance to serve their camping community and be mentors for our junior campers. Opportunities may include teaching classes, creating welcoming environments for campers, assist with worships and more! For more information and to apply, please visit: 
www.centralmission.org/campstaff.  
Lake Doniphan Connections:
Collin Byrne
High School Camper
Last year’s High School Camp adventure was one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments for me, personally. Everything just worked- all of my best friends ended up in the same cabin and Rhen Colress was our counselor. I was HYPED for that summer, and oh, it did not disappoint! We enjoyed each others’
company, and had fun being ourselves and truly being connected (... Heh, I get what that theme really meant now). On the last night of camp, we had a talent show. Before we went up as a group, I decided to go up alone and sing for everyone, doing what I thought was impossible for myself. With the support (and excitement) of my cabinmates, I rocked my heart out singing to one of my all-time favorite songs, Nothing Else Matters by the legendary metal band Metallica- with an uproar of applause! It was an experience that I will never forget and still cherish, and I am ecstatically waiting for this summer’s High School Camp, along with all the memories and great moments that will come from it. 
Lake Doniphan Happenings:
For Doniphan Family Fun Day information & registration visit: www.lakedoniphan.com
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