Thursday, October 29, 2020

Papa John's Pizza | CPRS Fundraiser

From: Sarah English



Papa John's Pizza | CPRS Fundraiser


       DO YOU LOVE PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA AS MUCH AS WE DO?     

Order from ANY Papa John's KC metro location on Thursday, October 29.
When placing your order by app, phone or online, use our school's promo code KSC024
and up to 25% of your order will be donated back to CPRS.

Look for more offers available at PapaJohns.com.

Even though only 4 locations are listed on the flyer,
all metro locations ARE participating in this fundraiser. 

Don't forget to use the promo code when you place your order. We MUST use the code to receive credit!




Sarah English
CPRS School Secretary
PHONE: 816.252.1715
FAX: 816.252.2900


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

2014 Cub Cadet Riding Lawnmower

From: Barb Allinder



2014 Cub Cadet Riding Lawnmower

2014 Cub Cadet riding lawnmower with tiller attachment

This automatic LTX hydrostatic lawn tractor only has a total of 203 hours of use. 

It was originally purchased for $1,600.00. Family is asking $850.00

Contact Barb
816-719-6173






Organ Recital - November 14

 From: King, Jeffery A (Jeff)



Organ Recital - November 14
 

Jeff King will be giving an organ recital at the Outreach Restoration Branch on Saturday November 14, 2020 at 4:00PM. Selections will be arrangements on Hymns of Thanksgiving and Praise.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Twin XL Mattress for Free

From:  Stacy 




Twin XL Mattress for Free

You will need to be able to haul it and move it out of my house.

Stacy 
816-520-0445



Protect the Flock

From: Abigail Cool



Protect the Flock



Triumphant Zion Ministries Presents:

Protect the Flock

J. Abigail Cool

Waldo Restoration Branch Live and Live Streamed

November 14th, 2020

1:00-3:00 CST

livestream.com/WaldoAvenue

 

Providing healing resources, support, and hope for victims of domestic violence in the church and Prevention Education-Training for those who shepherd the flock. 

 

 "Many Christians cannot bear to acknowledge that spousal abuse is an enduring problem within our very own walls. Both individually and as a faith community, we are ashamed and humiliated to admit the presence of such a problem. It is far easier to deny, to minimize, and to conceal...It's time to stop sweeping spousal abuse under the carpet." (Catherine Clark Kroeger, Peace and Safety in the Christian Home, 2008).

 

 

One Shepherd's Call to Shepherds of All Faiths to Stand Up for Healing and Justice: by Ken Chitwood

 

One time, I wrote a letter a letter to Pope Francis. I know…ridiculous.


What wasn’t ridiculous was the message I wrote to him: that before he goes off to save the climate and solve the refugee crisis and bring peace to the Middle East, he first needs to take care of priority number one—addressing sexual abuse in his church. 

 

The Catholic Church has gotten the bad rap of being the sole proprietor of sexual abuse within religious institutions. But, as James Nolan wrote for VICE a couple years ago, “Modern history has been riddled with revelations of religious child abuse.” From New Religious Movements to BuddhistsMuslim madrassas to Mormon schoolsHindu gurus to Methodist ministers, RLDS/Restoration/Community of ChristAmerican Orthodox Jewsseems that religion has a serious, systemic, abuse problem.

 

 Indeed, sexual abuse has plagued humanity for centuries. Even the Hebrew Scriptures contain tragic stories of abuse, rape, and incest. One of the historical books of these Scriptures relates how Amnon, the son of the famed King David, attempted to force himself on his half-sister, Tamar (2 Samuel 13:11-20).

 

There are still, today, plenty of Tamars. Too often, religious leaders play the part of Amnon when they are called to look after the vulnerable, especially children (Psalm 127:3Ephesians 6:4James 1:27).

 

As a member of the clergy, let me first tell you: if you are one of the abused, been impacted by this abuse, or you’ve been turned off of religion because of this hypocrisy, I am so, horribly, sorry.

This should go without saying, but abuse has no place in the sanctuary of a church or any other place supposed to provide love, safety, and justice to all regardless of age, gender, or position in life.

 

I hope that healing has come to your life and that you have not been been forced to continually carry a burden of abuse. But I know that some of you still live in the desolate conditions of someone like Tamar.

For you, there is the promise of Isaiah 61, which speaks to how God will deliver the oppressed, mend the brokenhearted, set free the captives, and comfort those who mourn. It is my prayer that these promises would all come true for you as you are supported by professionals, family, friends, and even the church as you lead a healthy, fulfilled life—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

 

Indeed, I hope that religious institutions do not continue to let you down. St. Francis of Assisi, the Pope’s namesake, once said that where there is injury, we should sow pardon. In this case, we must be clear that victims of abuse are not in the least bit responsible or at fault for the harm done to them.

In that vein, religious leaders and organizations must go beyond apologies and take appropriate action to hold accountable those who have abused their power and to prevent that type of abuse in the future. 

The pardon sowed in the case of these injuries should not be for the abusers. They must be prosecuted and punished accordingly. Further, churches need to take the issue of abuse as a loud and clear call for reform and to no longer protect the abusers, but admonish them, provide support for the abused, and protect future generations from having to suffer similar mistreatment at the hands of ministers and leadership figures. 

Our religious institutions must be remade into places of love, justice, and safety for people of all ages, genders, and dispositions.

This type of reform will not happen overnight. It will take years to make any form of reparation, rid religion of sexual indecency (or at least make the attempt), and bring transparency to religious leadership, which is too often clouded in secrecy and power.

So too, for people who have been abused, there is no quick fix. I wish I could say there was. However, as the promise from Isaiah makes clear, in Jesus there is hope and healing, liberation and justice. I can only pray that the reality of those promises are evident in your life in the days, weeks, and years to come.

Until then, religious leaders like me have work to do—to interrupt the injustices being perpetrated by our very own leaders on our very own people. 

Works Cited:​​

https://sojo.net/100sermons

https://www.theraveproject.org/preaching-sermons/?fbclid=IwAR3XSUf0f7tU031fM3jYGt3zjMC7UuhvZB--oc4Vm6GIGr7L6QqFuRAabss

https://www.facebook.com/Triumphant-Zion-Ministries-105719717892655

 If you are experiencing abuse or sexual abuse contact: 

MCADSV is not a 24-hour service provider and does not provide crisis services. 

For immediate help in Missouri, CLICK HERE ​ 

https://www.mocadsv.org/How-to-Get-Help/

or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673. For the Deaf Crisis Line videophone call 321-800-3323 or text HAND to 839863.

http://www.mocadsv.org

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224 for confidential support.

https://www.thehotline.org

If you are a survivor of sexual violence, please call RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) at (800) 656-HOPE

https://www.rainn.org

SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

https://www.snapnetwork.org

To find a domestic shelter in your area: Domestic Shelters.org

https://www.domesticshelters.org/


Contact: triumphantzion@gmail.com for more information. 



Monday, October 26, 2020

ARE YOU READY??

 


From: Paul Gage


ARE YOU READY??
​​

Dear Saints and Friends,

ARE YOU READY FOR _____________________________________________? 

You can fill in the blank. Winter, election results, winter needs for your vehicle, ice melt, food shortage, another virus, etc. etc. etc.

We know we must be prepared for the return of Jesus Christ. That is spiritual preparation.

We must also be prepared for the needs of each season, as well as what the election results may bring. Remember how hard it was to find certain essential items just a few months go? Things could get worse!

I am just being realistic. America and the world is in a real jam. Only God knows how things are going to work out, but He still calls us to Be Prepared!!  

As the old saying goes, "It is better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it." What if your electricity, water, telephone, and/or gas goes off???

Yes, I know and believe with all my heart that God can supply our needs, but still yet, He tells us to be ready.

Feel free to pass this along to others. Maybe even our neighbors.

God bless
Paul Gage


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Meeting Reminder and Request

From:  Muriel Luedeman



Meeting Reminder and Request
 
Hello, Initiative Friends,

Reminder:
IIAW monthly meeting is Tuesday, October 27th, at 6:30pm at the Unity Center.

Cold weather is here and the Unity Center needs winter coats, blankets, gloves, hats, backpacks, and winter survival supplies to help the Beloveds.

Thank you for your generous support. Hope you can make it to our meeting. We have presenters with valuable information for the whole community.

Muriel Luedeman
Communications Secretary