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September 13, 2021


BUDGET DISCUSSION and VOTE:  Our finance team has been working hard to develop our Mission and Ministry Budget Plan for the new financial year beginning in October. Printed copies of the church budget are available in the Worship Center lobby. At 6 PM this Wednesday, September 15, in the Fellowship Hall we will have a meeting to discuss the proposed budget, and then we will vote on it in our worship services next Sunday, September 19. To participate virtually in the discussion meeting, contact the church office to receive a digital copy of the proposed budget and to get the Zoom link for Wednesday’s meeting.

 NEW COMMUNITY GROUP: A group led by Seth & Hannah Rone has begun meeting on Sundays, 5 - 6:30 PM, in the Chapel.

FALL WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: This study will meet on Tuesdays, September 14 - October 19, with sessions at 10 AM or 7 PM. We will meet in person in the Fellowship Hall and also have Zoom participation available. Our study is entitled Rachel and Leah: What Two Sisters Teach Us About Combating Comparison. Our teacher will be Nicki Koziarz and our facilitators will be Sharon Byers, Karen Hartig, and Pam Morgan. Books are $14 or whatever you can pay. Childcare will be provided. Sign up here. 

FIRST SERVE SUNDAY:  On Sunday, September 26, we will once again worship through service on that morning as we participate in another First Serve Sunday. In place of meeting for our normal worship services and community group times, we’ll gather for prayer at 9 AM in the Worship Center before spreading out across our community as we partner with multiple agencies and non-profit organizations in a variety of service projects. There will be tasks for all age levels. Sign up online or in the Worship Center lobby

OKTOBERFEST: We have another opportunity this year to be good neighbors to our community as Lee’s Summit celebrates Oktoberfest on September 24-25. We’re planning once again to offer free parking and to distribute bottles of water to those who utilize our parking lot while attending the festivities. Sign-up sheets are at the Connection Hub in the Worship Center lobby.  

YOUNG ADULT EVENT: We are starting a Young Adults ministry called Greenhouse KC! Greenhouse KC is for young adults to create a space to live and grow in a community. We believe life is meant to be lived together and that church is an everyday practice not confined to a building. Greenhouse is a catalyst for young adults sharing gospel-saturated lives. Join us for Greenhouse’s Patio Night Launch on September 25 at the Manor Homes of Arborwalk, 1318 SW Manor Lake Dr. in Lee's Summit, MO. We’ll have games, music, and FREE food. (And no cliche icebreaker games -- we promise!)


Our usual Sunday morning worship services take place at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, both in person and online through Facebook and You Tube at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. We also have several Community Groups meeting in person on Sunday mornings (see below).   Jackson County has extended its public health order requiring mask-wearing in indoor public places for anyone aged 5+.  We will continue to ask all who attend the church to comply with that order while inside the church facility.

The three entrances of the church that will be open are: the Douglas Street Worship Center doors, the main entrance under the large awning, and the door under the small canopy off of the parking lot.

Community Groups Meeting: Community Groups are meeting on Sunday mornings in person and via Zoom. Those groups are listed below. If you need a link for the Zoom meeting, please contact the church office and we will pass on your info to the group leader.
Meeting in person

  • Garner Class - 8:00am // ADM 139
  • Wable Class - 9:45am // AUD 243
  • Baker Class - 10:00am // Chapel
  • Birch Class - 10:00am // Choir Suite
  • Byers Class - 10:00am // Gym,  West end
  • Cottrell Class - 10:00am // AUD 046
  • Franke Class - 10:00am // the Loft
  • Rethemeyer Class - 10:00am // ADM 137
  • Shaffer Class - 10:00am // Gym, East end
  • Snowden Class - 10:00am // AUD-045
  • Voris Class - 10:00am // AUD 044
  • Henks Class - 10:15am // AUD 041
  • Pennington Class - 10:15am // ADM 139
  • Rone Class - 5:00pm // Chapel
  • 7th-12th Students - 10:00am // The Underground
  • Kids & Preschool - 10:00am // Education Building
  • Special Needs - 10:00am // Conference Room
Meeting via Zoom

  • Garner Class – 8:00am
  • Wable Class – 9:45am
  • Birch Class - 10:00am
  • Byers Class - 10:00am
  • Rethemeyer Class – 10:00am
  • Snowden Class - 10:00am
  • Henks Class – 10:15am


Bible Study and Prayer: Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall or on Facebook.  

Preschool, Kids & Students: Kids birth through 12th grade meet at 10:00am on Sunday mornings.  Preschool and Kids meet in the Education portion of our building, and Students meet in the Underground (under the gym). Parents, you can catch a variety of Community Groups (listed above) during this time, as well!  

Ministry Needs

VIDEO TECH: As time goes on, video has become more and more helpful for conveying the Gospel. In that respect, we are looking for on-call Video Team volunteers to be ready for occasional help running equipment on Sunday morning services. If you enjoy sharing the Gospel with those watching remotely and technology, this would be a great opportunity for you! Any training needed can be done in the matter of minutes prior to services, and no experience is required.  Contact Carl Gregory if you are interested.

SOUND TECH: We are also looking to fill both the core group, as well as the on-call group, of sound team volunteers. Any training needed can be done as a “shadow” in the sound booth in the balcony during Sunday services, and meeting at a time during the week to go over the equipment.

BE A GREETER or USHER! We have a few people in place greeting those coming into the church for the 9 and 11 AM services with a warm welcome, and we are so thankful! We still room for more. We are now passing the offering plate which has created a need for ushers for both services as well! If you would like to be a part of either (or both!) of these teams,  email Tanya in the church office, or call 816-525-0700.


September 13 – 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
September 14 – 2 Thessalonians 1:3-5
September 15 – 1 John 4:7-14
September 16 – Romans 5:1-8
September 17 – 1 John 5:1-4
September 18 – John 13:34-35
September 19 – 1 John 4:15-21

First Baptist Church

Lee's Summit