Michael’s Missives for August 22, 2019

First Pres Community – Well done Youth!!!  Youth Sunday was awesome.  We all loved “Indian tacos”, the pictures, the music, and hearing them share about their faith and how they grew in their faith in Christ through Travelling Day Camp, Mission endeavors, and Triennium Youth Conference.  About Triennium, some said it was “the most amazing […]

Michael’s Missives for May 29, 2019

First Pres Community – “The wind blows wherever it pleases” (John 3:8).  If Jesus was a tv weatherperson, it would be so refreshing, simple and honest.  ”Who knows” is so much easier to listen to than hours of hyped up forecasters blowing air (pun intended) to keep us glued to the set. For those affected […]

Michael’s Missives for June 5, 2019

First Pres Community – 10AM * 10AM * 10AM * 10AM * 10AM * 10AM * 10AM * 10AM * 10AM What time is Worship THIS Sunday?  10am! PENTECOST SUNDAY is a day the First Pres community gathers as ONE church.  In Acts 2, we are told how God’s Spirit came upon believers that day […]

Michael’s Missives for June 12, 2019

First Pres Community – Pentecost.  What a wonderful Pentecost celebration!!!  The Spirit was moving.  The sea of red made us look like Chiefs Nation.  I can’t wait to see the picture.  The dinner was so popular that people ate on the stage and out in the Narthex.  The music was vibrant, the message was excellent, […]

Michael’s Missives for May 14, 2019

First Pres Community – Walk like a duck.  On ice, on mud, in construction zones…small, conscious, cautions steps work best.  Don’t be in a hurry.  As church family, our concern is everyone’s safety. Enter with care.  The front door will be accessible on Sundays as it was last Sunday.  During the week, you may need […]

Michael Missives for May 8, 2019

First Pres Community – Moats, mothers, music, and mobility. Moats. The church has a moat.  Construction has been curtailed at the moment, because there is a moat outside the front door on either side of the walway.  Apparently, it is difficult to pour concrete underwater.  Hope for dryer weather…or we may need to buy a […]

Michael’s Missive for May 3, 2019

First Pres Community – 1 – Arlene O’Rourke, member, entered the Church Triumphant this morning.  A Memorial Service will be held at Longview Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday May 7 at 11am.  Please remember Arlene’s family in your prayers as we give thanks to God for her life. 2 – Cinco de Mayo IS happening […]

Michael’s Missives for May 1, 2019

First Pres Community – Happy May Day!  Not to be confused with “Mayday!”.  The first is a celebration of Spring, the other is a distress call.  And no, I am not wishing you a happy distressed call…though you may feel like making one during this wet and stormy week.  I am wishing you happiness during […]

Michael’s Missives for April 24, 2019

First Pres Community – “Show Me”.  I have heard the words and felt the attitude since I moved here.  Maybe it is the unpredictable weather that makes Missourians believe it when they see it. Last Sunday lived up to its billing…both Easter Services were truly glorious.  Good crowds at both.  I especially like seeing and […]

Keenagers – April 11, 2019

Keenagers Thursday,  April 11 is  our very own Jacob Lowery with the Lee’s Summit West Choirs.  Program starts at 11:30 a.m. with Lunch to Follow   Join us!!