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Please make sure to bring your lawn chairs and dress warm. In the event of inclement weather this event will be held inside of the Family Life Center Gymnasium. 
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. 
Each online session is scheduled for two hours-
Session 3: Thurs, April 21, 7:00PM CT— Scripture—Ron Harmon, facilitator
Session 4: Thurs, April 28, 7:00PM CT— Principled and Pragmatic Nonviolence—David Nii, facilitator
Session 5: Thurs, May 5, 7:00PM CT— What role should nonviolence play?—Robin Linkhart, facilitator
Register Today
Community Share:

Since 2010, a group has been gathering at our congregation, Community of Christ @ South Crysler, to do individual handwork projects, socialize and of course snack!  We named ourselves The 4 F’s- Friends! Fellowship! Fun! Food!  For 12 years, we met every Thursday morning, fulfilling our commitment to the volunteers of the local hospital, making pillows for patients.  To date, we have made and delivered over 11,000 pillows to Centerpoint Medical Center. This commitment of pillows is a labor of love that has expanded our group and increased our devotion to experience and share the Blessings of Community.
 
We are grateful to be a part of Community of Christ and share the journey of life together.  As congregations in Central Mission Center, we have the ability and blessing to collectively use our resources of time, talent, treasure and testimony as one body to impactfully serve the community beyond the walls of our buildings.  It starts small. For the 4 F’s it was an idea to spend time together. Then it was saying yes to an invitation from the hospital.  Next the members at South Crysler responded by providing the filling for the pillows.  Then others have blessed the effort with donations of material.  Because of Covid and the loss of some of our members, we are currently meeting twice a month, but the purpose remains strong-   Friends! Fellowship! Fun! Food! – and the commitment to more pillows is solid. We welcome anyone who is interested to join us.  Contact Karen Clapper (816-807-0628)
Central Mission Center News:
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
Child Protection Training

The current date available for Child Protection Training. This session will be held online via Zoom. If you would like to attend please contact Tyler Horringa at tylerhorringa@centralmission.org. *You only need to take this class once. 
April: Thursday the 28th from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom 
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
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:
Calling all 6-12 graders! Join us for Youth Rally 2022 this year as we journey with Jesus’ last days celebrating the Easter season! The four-day worship experience will be held at the Family Life Center and will begin on Wednesday April 20th and conclude on Saturday the 23rd. During the event we will have hilarious entertainment, live music, tasty concessions, interactive games, engaging speakers, and much more! 
We are so excited to be back with everyone for Rally 2022: Alive! Doors open at 6:00pm and the event concludes each night around 8:30. 
 
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
For More Information
Central USA Mission Center is hiring two dedicated Summer Program Staff who will support our amazing camping experiences throughout the summer. The individuals who serve in this position will gain practical ministry training, utilize their gifts and call to the vocation of youth ministry, and provide support to the Youth Ministries program of the mission center.  For more information click here
Apply Today
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 Happenings:
For Doniphan Family Fun Day information & registration visit: www.lakedoniphan.com
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