Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Does your loved one need assistance?

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From: Terri Gard

Does your loved one need assistance?

I have been a caregiver for the past ten years. I have not had any official training, the Lord has just given me a heart for seniors.

I fix meals, help dispense meds, do laundry and light housekeeping and provide companionship.

I am available Tuesday through Friday and charge $15 an hour. References are available.

Feel free to call or email if you have any questions.

Terri Gard
816 220 0730

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sick family member

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From: Amanda Everett

Sick family member

I am emailing to ask for prayers for my grandpa. He is very ill and is in the ICU in Iowa. My mother (Michelle Kelley) is there with him now. Please keep our whole family in your prayers at this difficult time.

Thank you.
Amanda Everett

Monday, December 28, 2015

Winter Youth Series December 28, 29 and 30th

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From: Glenda Foss

Winter Youth Series December 28, 29 and 30th

Odessa Hills Campground
6505 Odessa Hills Rd
Odessa, MO 64076

Theme: “Create in me a clean heart…” Psalms 51:10

Jr. / Sr. High age group (7th-12th Grade)

December 28th (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Mixers, Campfire Songs, and a Short Message from Elder Ed Turner (Snacks Provided)

December 29th (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Mixers, Campfire Songs, and a Short Message from Elder Steve Kropp
(Snacks Provided)

Wednesday 30th (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Games and Pizza ($5.00 per person) Curtis & Vi Hallier

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Need Home - Rent to Own

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From: April LaJune

Need Home - Rent to Own

Couple needs a home to rent. Would prefer rent to own in Independence or surrounding area.

Phone: 303-888-5583

Thank you!

Cat - Viola needs a new home

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From: Terri Gard


Sweet female two/three year old cat needs a home. She is very cuddly! She has had her shots and is spayed. Please email if you can take her home!

Terri Gard

Roxanna (DeSelms) Byrd - Memorial Service​

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Roxanna (DeSelms) Byrd - Memorial Service​

A memorial service will be held for Roxanna (DeSelms) Byrd (formally Fishel - Hawkins) on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

The service will be at the Remnant Worship Center on 291 service road, south of 23rd Street.

Family and friends are invited to attend.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Lynn's latest book - Restoration Saints in the Book of Revelation

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lynn Ridenhour

Lynn's latest book

Lynn’s latest book!

· Restoration Saints in the Book of Revelation

· Ascending and descending in the heavenlies

I believe if Joseph Smith were alive today he would be hanging out with men like Ian Clayton, Rick Joyner, and Mike Bickle. Men who travel the
heavenlies. Men who see the unseen. Men who cross over and return to tell us about it. For I believe Joseph Smith did travel the heavenlies, he did see into the unseen, and cross over and return to tell us about it. Joseph Smith was a seer.

Such is the message of this book. The heavens have been opened. They were violently ripped open on that awful day on Golgotha’s Hill over two thousand years ago. And they remain open.

As saints, we live in two worlds at once.

Lynn Ridenhour

My wife and I have read this book from cover to cover. The information that we have received about the first 4 books of Revelation has given us new insights.

Lynn’s visits to Heaven, ascending and descending over the past several years, is truly inspiring.

We highly recommend this book.

Charlie & Pat Golden

I don’t know anyone that’s preaching or teaching this!

Larry Barge

Lynn’s book available at:

Click "Lynn's Books"

Original BofM Manuscript!

Original BofM Manuscript!

I have just received information that the LDS has published a two-vol. set of the Original BofM Manuscript! Of course, something like this should have been done if for no other reason than to provide a safeguard against catastrophe. Great care was taken, I’m informed, to clean up the pages and enhance the handwriting for the sake of clarity. I think it sells for around $100 and should serve to allay a lot of technical questions that have been rattling around for over a century. Kudos to the LDS. The politics of the world is in such disarray one never knows what the next decade with bring, so I think it is a wise move to have as many of these original manuscripts scattered around the world as possible, and I would hazard the guess in Israel’s libraries too.

Go to Deseret and search B o M printers manuscript, read the article,

Church releases Book of Mormon printer's manuscript

Church releases Book of Mormon printer's manuscript

A new volume of The Joseph Smith Papers Project featuring the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon will be released Tuesday, August 4 by The Church Historian...

View on

Preview by Yahoo

then go to Deseret and see the books. These are the titles.

The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Vol. 3, Part 1: Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 1-Alma 35

The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Vol. 3, Part 2: Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, Alma 36-Moroni 10

by Royal Skousen

Thursday, December 24, 2015

​Car Needed​

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From: Ben Nelson

​Car Needed​

Hello everyone,

I had a minor wreck yesterday, and my car was bad enough to just be taken to the scrapyard. I'm without a car. So now I'm in car-buying mode. I'm looking for a decent used car. $5,000 is about my limit, but if you have something nicer that costs a little more, I'd definitely consider it.

Email me if you have anything to offer or any info on someone I can get one from that is trustworthy.


Thank you!
Ben Nelson

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Book of Mormon Day for Kids​ - January 16

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From: Sue Manning

Book of Mormon Day for Kids​

The Book of Mormon Day for Kids is scheduled for January 16th, 9-2, at Living Hope​, 2425 1/2 S Crysler Ave, Independence MO 64052,​ for K-4th grade.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $10 per child/
$20 per family if registered by January 8th.

Go to to download the registration form and pay.

A registration form and poster are attached to this email, as well.

Also, if you shop Amazon, support The Book of Mormon Foundation by going through this link

or the link at

0.5% of all sales that go through this link are given back to BMF. Your Amazon log-on is the same, and your Prime account works just like on

The board and staff of The Book of Mormon Foundation wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your support.

Free Christmas Show with the Sheffields

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From: Adam Sheffield

Free Christmas Show with the Sheffields

You are in invited to the free Christmas show with the Sheffield family Consort at the American Heritage Center, December 26th, the day after Christmas, at 7 p.m. The American Heritage Center, a special place that enhances religious liberty and entrepreneurial activity, is located at 319 ​S Osage Independence M​O​ 64050.

Questions call Adam Sheffield at 816.674.3035

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

My Cat Bitsy needs a home

From: Shawna Lee

My Cat Bitsy

I'm sending you a picture of my cat Bitsy. She's 8 years old and declawed. She's a very sweet cat and loves lots of attention loves to be petted and she has no special nutrition needs. But she does love to eat she's a big cat. She gets startled by loud noises and plastic bags. She would probably do best in a home without children. She's not mean I just think small children would scare her with their loudness. She purrs a lot and she likes to play fetch with her favorite toys. I sure hope someone will give her a good home but I would like it to be with someone who can afford to take her to the vet for yearly vaccinations and if needed.


"God's Plan for Life"

From: Aaron Smith

"God's Plan for Life"

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Want to help a great cause? The second printing of the book God's Plan for Life is now available! We can work out delivery before Christmas if you need or want it! $15 and all proceeds go towards the Kenya Higher Education Fund. We raised a $1000 from the first printing and we're looking to raise another $1,500 from this one.

Contact me on FB or send a note and a check to:

PO Box 375
Independence, MO 64050

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Aaron J. Smith
Section 90 Design, LLC
PO Box 375
Independence, MO 64051

Monday, December 21, 2015


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From: Paul Ludy


I have just purchased several copies of the RLDS 3-in-1. Some are nearly new; they appear never to have been used. All are hardcover (no leather). All contain the Inspired Version, the 1966 Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. —Paul V. Ludy


It is getting a bit late to ship for Christmas delivery. But I will ship priority for an extra $10.00 if you desire. And I can deliver to the Independence, MO, area before Christmas.

10 COPIES ARE DESIGNATED A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J.

Please identify by letter when ordering.

Phone orders to 816 210-8450 get priority before Christmas.

Photos of all 10 books are posted


A. Burgundy with silver on edges

1978 Commemorative Edition

D&C through Section 152

Clean, nearly new


B. Very dark blue cover

D&C through Section 153 (1978)



C. Burgundy with gilt edges

8x11" large print edition, 1975

Clean, No wear

D&C through Section 155 (+ loose 156)


D. Dark blue with gilt edges

1980 Commemorative Edition

D&C through Section 153

Clean, nearly new


E. Burgundy with silver on edges

1978 Commemorative Edition

D&C through Section 152

Clean, nearly new


F. Blue with gilt edges

1991 Edition with drawing of temple on cover


D&C through Section 158

Clean, nearly new


G. Dark blue with gilt edges

1980 Commemorative Edition

D&C through Section 153

Presentation page filled in, otherwise clean


H. Brown with some wear on the cover

D&C through Section 153

Presentation and family history filled in, otherwise clean


I. Burgundy with worn cover and split in the spine

1978 Commemorative Edition

D&C through Section 154

Pencil markings throughout

Thumb indexed with homemade color-coded tabs


J. Burgundy with worn cover and taped spine

Worn silver on edges of pages

1978 Commemorative Edition

D&C through Section 152

Presentation and family history filled in, otherwise clean


New Year Class/Meeting info

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From: julie leibold

New Year Class/Meeting info

Paying it Forward in 2016

“A Clean You is a Healthy You”

2016 Brings new opportunities for us all, a way to get healthy, mind, body and spirit, lose weight, share our gifts and talents with others, and much more.

Julie Leibold RN/FCN is paying it forward in 2016 by sharing her knowledge on health and wellness, weight management, and creating your own economy for financial stability/Consumer Power!!!! A new concept.

Call Julie at 816 516 6802 to schedule your class for your Church or Social group.

Julie J. Leibold RN/FCN Health Ambassador 816-517-6802
"Stay Informed to Stay Well"

Weight Management

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: julie leibold

Weight Management

Drop and Give me 21

Julie Leibold @ 816-517-6802

According to research, the prevalence of excess belly fat is a growing concern in the United States. Researchers from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that between 1999 and 2002 the average waist size increased from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inches. This is especially problematic because a waistline over 35 inches for women and over 40 inches for men is classified as abdominal obesity. Dr. Earl Ford, researcher at the CDC says “Waists are still expanding in the U.S., and particularly so among women.”

Fortunately, there are ingredients which can help with the loss of belly fat. In 1978, Dr. Michael Pariza discovered CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) while studying beef extract at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during his cancer research. Pariza’s early research suggested that that CLA helps reduce body fat and that it helps maintain lean muscle tissue. These significant findings generated great interest in the ingredient and a large number of scientific studies arose from Pariza’s research.

This ingredient could assist with expanding waistlines since it helps with increasing and maintain lean muscle and decreasing the amount of stored fat in the body. A long-term study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that study participants who took 3.4 grams of CLA every day for one year experienced as much as a nine percent decrease in body fat mass.

Earl Ford, M.D., M.P.H, medical officer, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.; Connie Diekman, R.E., M.Ed., director of university nutrition, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; Sept. 17, 2014 Journal of the American Medical Association

Julie J. Leibold RN/FCN Health Ambassador c. 816 517 6802 "Stay Informed to Stay Well"

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wanted - Place to Rent

From: Nancy

Wanted - Place to Rent

Quiet mature church woman looking for small house or apartment to rent. Can not do a lot of stairs or park very far from door. Maximum I can afford for rent is $450.

If you are looking for a non smoker, no pets, quiet person I might be the right person.

Call Nancy at 816-289-7996 or e-mail

Friday, December 18, 2015

​Hot Tub Wanted​

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From: Connie Guthrie


​Hot Tub Wanted​

Dave and me looking for a hot tub for our son. We just missed out on one.

Our son has some severe back issues, in which a hot tub would greatly help. Which most likely will prevent him from back surgery.

Dave and me wanted to surprise him with one for Christmas.

So if anyone knows of one, or one that someone wishes to sell. Please let us know.

God Bless,
Connie and Dave Guthrie

Crysler Luminaria Lighting - Canceled ​

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From: Muriel Luedeman

Crysler Luminaria Lighting - Canceled ​

The luminaria lighting for South Crysler has been cancelled. We didn’t get enough volunteers to assemble, set, and light them. It’s a hectic time of year. Maybe another year.

I still plan on doing luminarias for the fifth year along South Main Street on Christmas Eve. Come drive by and enjoy it.

Muriel Luedeman

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Drum set. Rare, great condition

From: Neil Simmons

Rare four piece Gretsch set valued at $6000
will sell for 3500$ firm.

With canvas covers and carrying case and all accessories

Ask for Sally 979-421-2466

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2016 ASCRA Ham Radio Classes

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From: Robin Cross

2016 ASCRA Ham Radio Classes

In 2016 ASCRA [the Association of Saints Church Radio Amateurs] will be
holding classes for the FCC Technician Class Amateur License. At the end
of the class a testing session will be given for the students. ASCRA is
planning this but needs to know how much interest there is and where might
be a location for this event.

Please contact:
Robin Cross

For more information about ASCRA see:
Association of Saints Church Radio Amateurs

Help needed for Young Couple

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From: Michele Schmidt
Shelly Schmidt 816-868-1436

Help needed

A young couple needs some assistance. A series of issues has left them with no car and the inability to pay all of their bills until Dwayne recovers from surgery.

They are in need of a car, money for living expenses and funds to take care of medical bills when they begin arriving.

Please read more on their gofundme page.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide. If you have a car that you are willing to donate, call Shelly Schmidt at 816-868-1436 and I will put you in touch with them.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Washer and dryer for sale

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From: Terri Gard

Washer and dryer for sale

I am moving into the groves and have an electric Maytag washer and dryer to sell, both in good condition!

Asking 275 each or 400 for both, cash only please. You may pick up after Friday, December 18th. Thank you!

Call: Vie Madsen
816 836 8989


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Terri Gard


Minimum wage while in training.
After completing training and obtain your CDL,
hourly rate increases to $14.19 with benefits.

Call 816-986-2400 for questions

Lakeland Community of Christ Fwd: Welcoming Latter-day Seekers

From: Lyle D Wright

CofC Welcoming LDS members

This e-mail was sent to Jeannine and I from Jeannine’s cousin who lives in Lakeland, FL. and I suppose periodically attends the Lakeland Community of Christ church ( ? ). I thought this was quite interesting that many LDS ( Mormons ) were dis-enchanted with their church ( maybe because of the the recent national attention being paid to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, etc. ). Those folks in the LDS ( Mormon ) church that have not agreed with the Mormon Hierarchy, regarding such issues- therefore –leaving the LDS ( Mormon ) church and perhaps some investigating the Community of Christ church. To get the full picture of what has transpired, you can read it below. ​

Your Brother in Christ,
Lyle D Wright​


To Lakeland Community of Christ Fwd: Welcoming Latter-day Seekers

To: Lakeland C of Christ
Subject: To Lakeland Community of Christ Fwd: Welcoming Latter-day Seekers

Welcoming Latter-­‐day Seekers
An increasing number of Latter-­‐day Saints (or “Mormons”) are e-­‐mailing, calling, and visiting Community of Christ congregations around the world. We call those interested in Community of Christ “Latter-­‐day Seekers.” They come in many varieties: they may have left the LDS Church, be in the process of leaving, or are simply interested in worshiping and fellowshipping with us to varying degrees.
Even though we’ve seen an increase, it’s only a small percentage of disenchanted Mormons overall. Large numbers are leaving the LDS Church. Often their exodus journey is faith shattering and leads them outside organized religion altogether. Diverse issues are driving the departure, but we see four trends:
• A lack of an honest approach to Restoration history
• A lack of inclusion of women in priesthood roles and church leadership
• A lack of full acceptance of and meaningful roles for LGBT members
• A lack of a meaningful responses to environmental justice and social justice issues
In all four areas, the LDS Church has made recent efforts to be more inviting, inclusive, and responsive. But, for many progressive Mormons, they still feel very alienated and disenchanted in their wards (or “congregations”).
Some of those who leave the LDS Church want to continue living in Christian community; and some, if they know about us, are drawn to Community of Christ because of our common Restoration heritage. As they do for us, our Enduring Principles speak to them, especially Continuing Revelation, Worth of All Persons, All are Called, Sacredness of Creation, and Blessings of Community. They also find it very refreshing that we are honest about our history; and focused on the mission of Christ, breathing new life into the Restoration by living out Christ’s mission to answer the needs of our day. Many Latter-­‐day Seekers who find fellowship with Community of Christ experience healing and peace for the frustration and anger they carry with the. Although there are exceptions, almost all Latter-­‐day Seekers have no desire to cling to old Restoration understandings. They are drawn to Community of Christ because we offer a fresh expression of our common Restoration Heritage and a path forward in healing, reconciling community!
It’s important to remember that for LDS members, church is not just a Sunday thing. It is a culture that is expressed in almost all areas of life, and separation from that culture can lead to the loss of jobs, family relationships, and friendships, and can shatter their worldview. Latter-­‐day Seekers ministry is as much about our Mission Initiative Pursue Peace on Earth, as it is to Invite People to Christ. Latter-­‐day Seeker Ministry reveals the true interconnectedness of the Mission Initiatives. We seek to bring the peace of Jesus Christ to those whose lives are filled with turmoil. Success is measured by lives made whole again. After many years of Restoration infighting, Ministry with Latter-­‐day Seekers brings some peace to old wounds between Mormons and members of the Reorganization.
Eleven tips to help begin the process of creating sanctuary and safe space for Latter-­‐day Seekers:
1. Inviting visitors to introduce themselves at the beginning of a service can create anxiety during an already anxious experience. If your congregation chooses to welcome guests, do so generically with something like “We welcome our guests and look forward to talking with you 2 more after the service.” If your group is small, consider simply introducing yourselves at the beginning of a class or service.
2. To minimize potential embarrassment over differences in worship practices, quietly ask the guest if they have worshipped in a Community of Christ congregation before. If yes, welcome them back. If no, consider pointing out elements of the service that might be unfamiliar. Depending on your congregation’s worship style, this will likely include the use of asterisks in the bulletin to indicate standing or kneeling, the use of an offering plate to collect the Disciple’s Generous Response (tithing), and the lack of a vocal “amen” from the congregation following a prayer. In congregations with multiple Latter-­‐day Seekers, an audible “amen” is often heard and should be honored in warm hospitality. “Be respectful of tradition….But neither be captive to time-­‐bound formulas and procedures.” (D&C 161:5)
3. Be aware of the need to provide “cultural translations” when talking with Latter-­‐day Seekers. Although our vocabulary sometimes shares common terms, the words often mean different things. For example, Latter-­‐day Saints traditionally practice a number of ordinances but have only one “sacrament,” the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or communion. In this instance, explain that we have eight sacraments, including communion.
4. Latter-­‐day Saints practice a closed communion, with water instead of grape juice. Consider having the person presiding (translated as “conducting” for Latter-­‐day Seekers) share that although we say “wine” in the communion prayer, we use unfermented grape juice, and that we welcome all those who follow Christ to share in the sacrament of bread and wine. Some congregations might want to consider including cups of water in the communion tray.
5. As congregations transition to Community of Christ Sings from Hymns of the Saints, some use two or more different hymnals in a service and abbreviate hymnal names (CCS, HS, SP, etc.) in the bulletin. Please provide explanation for these and other abbreviations.
6. Latter-­‐day Seekers are used to principle-­‐focused talks at church (such as a talk on “tithing,” or “family history”) instead of a sermon. They will likely find a bible-­‐based sermon refreshing. Most likely they have also often been exposed to folklore suggesting that Community of Christ has denounced the Book of Mormon. While they may not be looking for a Book of Mormon sermon, they will likely find comfort in an occasional Book of Mormon or Doctrine and
Covenants reference. Some Latter-­‐day Seekers will believe in the Book of Mormon as a literal text, but many will not; share with them that, in Community of Christ, some read the Book of Mormon as non-­‐historical, but still find it inspired and scriptural.
7. If you don’t already, you’ll need to know about the Word of Wisdom—a guide for healthy living, found in Section 86 of our Doctrine and Covenants (LDS Section 89). Instead of good advice on healthy living, Mormons live the Word of Wisdom as commandment, despite the original introduction which states that it was given “…not by commandment.” As a result, Latter-­‐day Seekers might not feel welcomed by an offer of a cup of coffee or tea. Share how Community of
Christ continues to lift up Word of Wisdom principles in our Enduring Principle of Responsible Choices and is further illuminated through the insights offered in Doctrine and Covenants 163:7a.

8. In an effort to keep the Sabbath day holy, Latter-­‐day Saints don’t usually eat out at restaurants on Sundays, so an invitation to do so might be uncomfortable. Consider sharing a meal in your home or at the church instead. On the other hand, some Seekers find it refreshing to be set free from strict rules regarding the Sabbath. Be sensitive and flexible.
9. Latter-­‐day Seekers are often burdened with anger, hurt, and grief as they separate from their former church family (and sometimes literal family). They sometimes speak harshly about those who have hurt them. It is critically important to listen, but not participate in the attack. Sharing their story of trauma with a supportive and loving community who pastorally honor and respect their experience allows Latter-­‐day Seekers to replace hurt and distrust with healing and hope. This is a gift Community of Christ offers to former Mormons that is rarely found elsewhere. This gift provides a bridge to move beyond Mormonism in a healthy way.
10. In order to offer sanctuary to Latter-­‐day Seekers, we must confess, repent and heal any anti-­‐Mormon bias we may harbor. Latter-­‐day Saints are our cousins, spiritually, and sometimes literally if we are descendants of families who split in the 19th century as the church fragmented following the assassination of founding Prophet-­‐President Joseph Smith, Jr., in 1844. In many ways we have been on parallel journeys ever since, each tradition traveling in their own faithful response to the mission and message of the Restoration. Truly becoming and being Community of Christ means being healthy about our past, and honest about the hurt and wrongs we have committed over the years—even when we felt justified by the hurt others inflicted upon us.
11. Above all else, be authentic. Our Enduring Principles and Mission Initiatives only become real when they go past words and take on flesh and blood in our daily lives and congregational missions, working for peace and justice, affirming the worth of all persons and the sacredness of creation. Authenticity fills in the gaps of weaknesses and mistakes. Trust that when you engage in the mission of Christ authentically, as Prophetic People with a vision of Zion, many will hear and respond affirmatively.
For more information and additional resources visit www.Latter-­‐, or contact Seth Bryant, a missional consultant for the Western USA Mission Field, at Please be aware that the Presidents of Seventy are coordinating responses to contacts; if you have a Latter-­‐day Seeker visit your congregation or reach out to you, please contact President of Seventy Robin Linkhart at (Latter-­‐day Seekers Ministry Team chair) or your area President of Seventy.
Many Latter-­‐day Seekers have church history questions. Lachlan Mackay, Community of Christ Historic
Sites Team Lead, can provide support. Lach can be reached at
You are a good and faithful people, but sometimes you fail to see the power that is resident in your own story and fellowship. Look carefully, listen attentively, and sense the Spirit among you.
Do not be unduly concerned with numbers. Be fervent in your witness, passionate in your discipleship, and vigorous in your labor on behalf of peace and justice. Where two or three such disciples form community, there will the Spirit be. Many will come to see.
Continue your journey, O people of the Restoration. You have been blessed thus far but there is so much yet to see, so much yet to do. Go forth with confidence and live prophetically as a
people who have been loved, and who now courageously choose to love others in the name of the One you serve. Amen.
Doctrine and Covenants 162:8

Dear Lakeland Community of Christ,
I am forwarding this message from Apostle Linda Booth. It is an update on activities within the LDS church that we need to be aware of.


Dear pastors and congregation leaders,

The attached information is to keep you informed of what is happening in the LDS church so that you can work with your congregation to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental environment for potential seekers and guests.

Debbie Bartlett
Executive Administrator
Florida Mission Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Linda L Booth
Subject: Welcoming Latter-day Seekers


Please send the attached information on to your pastors and leaders to help provide a welcoming, nonjudgmental support to LDS Seekers who may be looking for a Community of Christ congregation to support them during this difficult time.

On Saturday, November 14, 3,500 Mormons resigned their membership. Over 1,500 were in Temple Square in Salt Lake City to sign letters of resignation. More than 2,000 mailed in their resignations. It’s anticipated that the number will grow.

The Mesa Arizona Congregation had over 80 people on Sunday morning, many LDS seekers. There is a lot of activity and movement so please help your congregations be prepared.

Thank you for your leadership and ministry. Linda

Prayer List

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michelle

Prayer List

Wow! I hate having to come to y'all again asking for prayers for my family, but, here I am.

My nephew, my sister's oldest son, Aaron's baby daughter Aurora just died last night. We heard about it today. They put her down for the night and she quit breathing and never woke up. The family lives in Whitwell, TN so they took the baby's body to Nashville for an autopsy. She wasn't quite 3 months yet. As you can imagine we're all absolutely broken hearted over this loss.

My sister, Rebecca and her husband, Jerry Dale, are in Tennessee to try to comfort Aaron and his family as well as they can. I, and my mom and grandma have the other nine children in our care until they come back from TN.

Please keep us all in your prayers.

thank you!
Michelle Morris

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Community Blood Bank drive at SCRB

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Daniel Schoenemann

Community Blood Bank drive at SCRB

SCRB is sponsoring a blood drive on December 15 (Tuesday) from 4:00-7:00. The Community Blood Bank is on Red alert right now, supplies are low. We could use your help.

Please email Dan Schoenemann at or call at 816-616-4396 for a time slot.

All times are at 15 minute intervals. Let us know what time works best for you.

Your donation is greatly appreciated.

​Update for Mercy

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From: Eric Odida

​Update for Mercy

​Mercy was released by her abductors 11 days after kidnapped. She was found in a village away from Kisumu, in another Province. She was in good health even though she had been beaten. It was a big relief.

Thanks for the many prayers.


(Original Request)​

A 20 year old girl in the city of Kisumu where we live was kidnapped on Friday last week. I work very closely with her father Pastor George Ngache of a Protestant church.

Kindly help us place her and family in the able hands of our Heavenly Father.

Eric Odida

Friday, December 11, 2015

1952 M1 Garand Rifle for sale-Collectors item

From: Bruce Luedeman

1952 Surplus Military Issue M1 Garand 30-06 Rifle manufactured by Springfield Armory. This rifle was the standard issue to the American Infantryman in WWII and the Korean Conflict. This collector’s rifle is in excellent condition and is comprised of all Springfield parts. This rifle is one of three from a collector in his late 80’s who is selling off his old fire arms. Price is a firm $1,200. Cash only. Serious buyers only.

Please contact me in Independence, MO by phone or text (preferred) at 816-353-6826


Free Sliding Glass Door

From: Carol Turner

Free Sliding Glass Door

My neighbor has replaced his patio doors. Doors are in good shape. Just wanted a style with shades between the panes. He is wanting to find a new home for them. Asking no fee, just haul away.

Call: John Ingolia

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Looking for full size Bed frame

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rhonda Huntsucker


Looking for full size Bed frame

Our 12 year old is getting older and has out grown her twin bed, looking for full size frame at reasonable price.

Please contact Rhonda by email
Thank you

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Prayer Request

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: paul gage

Prayer Request

Dear Saints,

Please pray for a 22 year old lady in Canada who is having various problems.

Also pray for Doug Smith and the mission team that is currently in East Africa and will be there most of December.

God bless


Pets needing a home

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From: Jon Tandy

Pets needing a home

A couple of sisters in the church told me Sunday that they have some pets that they would like to find good homes for.

1 – Female dog, Doberman pinscher / German shepherd mix, about 5-6 years old (50-60 pounds).

2 – Male cat, Maine coon / tabby mix, black and grey, about 8 months old.

3 – Cat (I don’t recall if male or female), Bengal medium-long hair, possible Maine coon mix, about 8-9 months old.

If you would be interested in any of these, please let me know, and I can get you in touch with the owner.

Jon Tandy

Prayers for Charles Redford, Jr.

Prayers for Charles Redford, Jr.

Please pray for Charles.

He is trying to overcome many past problems and spiritual issues.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

​Guitar Lessons​

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​Guitar Lessons​

I have just moved up here from Louisiana. I teach guitar and would like to find some students that​ are interested in learning. I have 20 years experience and teach all styles. I am accepting students from age 10 on up. If you want to learn guitar, I am willing to teach you. I come to your home and I charge $25.00 for a 45 minute lesson.

If interested please call Boyd at (337)936-1252 (my cell phone)
I don't have an 816 prefix number yet.
Thank you and may God bless

Bountiful String Quartet - Christmas Program

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From: The Bountiful String Quartet

BSQ Christmas Program


Hi Saints,

It's that time of year again! - BSQ is playing Christmas Music!
Please join us for an evening of Christmas Carols
on December 13th at 7pm at the Independence LDS Visitor Center
(937 W Walnut St., Independence, MO, 64050).

We will be playing many of our favorite carols,
including some brand new arrangements!

Admission is free. We hope to see you there!

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Need a place to rent

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From: G. JONES

Need a place to rent

​There is a mother and son (age 44) who are in a very great need of a place to rent in the Independence area.
Their funds are limited! They can afford rent no higher than $300.00 per month which would have to include utilities.
The son is a high functioning special needs person. If there is some extra work that could be available he is capable of mowing and light handy work.
He recently was chosen as Missouri's Special Olympic Athlete of The Year for 2015.

Please call Garrett at 1-816-500-3390 or at

Monday, December 7, 2015

Gas Stove - For Sale

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From: Melissa Dudley

Gas Stove - Stainless with Black Trim $300.

Call or text 816-729-7740



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From: Sonia Greyeyes


I'm a Housekeeper, I worked at the Groves Retirement home in the Independent living cleaning apartments, I love working with the elderly people, Or anyone who would need extra help in there home, I am thorough at my work, quick, and a people person. I am looking for more clients.I would be able to deep clean houses as well. I charge by the house or project.

My number is 816-621-5635 my email address is

Thank​ ​
you and God bless☺

Young Church Adult looking for steady full time work

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From: Caleb Etter

Young Church Adult looking for steady full time work

I'm looking for full time work preferably Monday-Friday 40 hours a week. My current full time job in sales is just not cutting it financially and I'm in dire need of something better. I have experience in office work, direct sales, and package handling.
​ ​No part time offers please. ​

Please email me at:

Fort Scott, KS farm for sale

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From: Riane Thomas

$250,000 – House, Barns on 80 Acres near Historic Fort Scott (Devon, KS)

One hour from Overland Park, 12 miles from downtown Ft Scott. A great place to retire or live your rural dream! Ideal for farming, ranching or hunting. Turn-key ready for live-stock. Abundant wildlife -- watch deer feeding in the yard, wild turkey and rabbits abound.
80 acres with perimeter five-strand barbed-wire fencing (continuous and woven fencing near the entrance). Cross fenced into 5 large pastures, one approximately 1 acre paddock has woven fencing on all four sides. Corral with cattle chute. Large pond.
Large barn (40'x104') with running water, electricity, and workshop. This barn has an overhang for parking tractors, stock trailers, and other farm equipment.
Smaller barn (dimensions 23'x33') opens to two paddocks to allow for easy movement of animals. Overhang on the south provides additional shelter to animals.
Large unfinished (finish to your taste), rustic cabin (1800 ft²) has new metal roof. Four bedrooms, full basement, oversized two-truck garage (added Jun 2015), bonus room over the garage, wood burning stove, Bosch on demand water heater, oak hardwood flooring, open floor plan. Designed for two additional full bathrooms.
Agents add 3%. Letter of prequalification required.

Price $250k.


Michele Thomas


Tractor For Sale (Fort Scott, Kansas)

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From: Riane Thomas

Tractor For Sale (Fort Scott, Kansas)

2013 New Holland Boomer 50 with bucket loader and 2015 Rhino Cutter (less than 100 hours) $22,900


Mitsubishi 2.5L 4-cyl diesel
Engine (gross) 47 hp
PTO (claimed) 39.4 hp (gear)


Chassis – 4x4 MFWD 4WD
Differential lock – mechanical foot-activated
Steering – hydrostatic power
Brakes – differential mechanical wet disc

3 Point Hitch

Rear Type – I
Rear lift (at ends) 2756 lbs


Front end loader
6 foot Rhino cutter (sold alone - $2,000)

Michele Thomas
(804) 815-7634

Saturday, December 5, 2015

First People Play "Twas In the Moon of Wintertime"

From: Grace Little Eagle

Holiday Greetings, Dear Relatives,

The First People Congregation, Independence Circle will be presenting a Christmas play on December 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Community of Christ Congregation, 4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133. The title of the play is:"'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime".

The Circle is very pleased to present this Holiday Program to the Native American Indian Community and our Friends. Come, let us worship Him, in community...that the pouring out of His Holy Spirit will be upon all people.

Love and Blessings,
Grace Little Eagle

Free Piano

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From: Amber Roberts

Free Piano in Eastern Independence.
Will need to pickup and haul yourself.
Needs tuning and approximately 5 keys do not play.

Please contact Amber Roberts at

Friday, December 4, 2015


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From: Paul Ludy


and we want to pass on the blessings.
Every congregation and family should have these.

"Matching Set" volumes 1-8 for $50.00
"Matching" means the spines look alike--
with dates and "HERALD HOUSE" in all caps.

"Non-matching Set" volumes 1-8 for $40.00
The same books, just not so pretty on the shelf.

"Non-matching 1/2 Set" volumes 5-8 for $20.00
Books for those who have volumes 1-4 only.

Individual books:
Volume 1 $10.00
Volumes 2-8 $5.00 each

All available while supplies last.

A set will ship for $10.00, or I will deliver in the Independence, MO, area for $1.00.

E-mail to or phone (816) 210-8450 to order. Check for other RLDS books.

For "NEW" RLDS Books go to

Prayer Request for Tim Carter

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From: Sharilyn Truba

My nephew Tim Carter, and his very new wife work at Samaritan’s Purse in Africa. They may be going into a very unsafe place in South Sudan. They need prayers badly. Their contract with Samaritan’s Purse is up in May. Could you all please pray for their safety. They are believer’s but need prayers and they are newly married and I’d like to believe that the Lord is not done with them yet and they have more time on this earth. Thanks so much for your prayers.​

Thank You
Sharilyn Truba

​Apartment Wanted​

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From: Sharilyn Truba

​Apartment Wanted​

I have a friend who is desperately looking for a place to rent. She needs a one bedroom apartment
or an efficiency. Even a single room would possibly be ok. Please contact me at
or call me at 816.519.1522 and I could pass the information on to her. She would possibly like to keep
the rental around $400.00 including utilities if possible. She needs it in the Independence or Blue Springs area.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Refrigerator for sale

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From: Camille Seever

We have a 21 cu ft Whirlpool Gold refrigerator for sale for $250. We are replacing it with a full size fridge after a kitchen remodel. It has always worked beautifully.

Please email at

or call at 816.863.0702

Camille Seever

2004 Honda Civic for sale​

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From: Ralph Damon

2004 Honda Civic for sale​

My daughter has a
2004 Honda Civic for sale. It has 144,000 miles, is a five speed stick, sunroof, good tires, new brakes, runs great and is a four door and is a bronze/brown color. She is asking $1,500. She's getting a new one and would like to sell this one instead of trading it in. It needs very little TLC and would be a great car for someone looking for cheap transportation. They could call me at 816-588-3296 if interested.

Ralph Damon

Piano for sale

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From: Natalie Lyons

Piano for sale

Kincaid console piano for sale- $100/OBO.
Some cosmetic flaws.
Plays fine, but will need to be tuned after moving.

E-mail or call (816)812-7750

Unto All Men - Men's Prayer Breakfast

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From: Jay Huffman

Unto All Men - Men's Prayer Breakfast

A reminder of the Men's Prayer Breakfast this Saturday, 12/5/2015
at Farview Restoration Branch - 8:00 am

See you there -
In Gospel Bonds

" O that ZION were established "

Laus Deo !!

His name is Jesus,
the Holy One of Israel
El Gibbor - the mighty Elohim
Aviyad - the Everlasting Father
Sar-Shalom - the Prince of Peace
Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem

Many seek to be THE ONE,
I choose to speak of BEING ONE IN CHRIST JESUS
Yeshua Hamashiach
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord -
*** Jay Huffman
*** A Prisoner of Jesus Christ
*** A stranger and a pilgrim on the earth
*** May He come quickly

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Services for Leota Mae Beebe

Leota Mae Beebe, 89, of Independence, Mo.,
passed away Nov. 24, 2015.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at South Chrysler Restoration Branch, 16101 Salisbury Road, Independence. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m.

See more at:

Oldbookman $3.00 Book Sale

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From: Paul Ludy

Oldbookman $3.00 Book Sale

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Paul V. Ludy is again the “Oldbookman.”

Need books? Call Paul!

Oldbookman December, 2015

$3.00 Book Sale

270 Titles on Sale Now!

This offer is good through December 31, 2015, or while supplies last.

E-mail to or phone (816) 210-8450 to order.

405 Worship Illustrations, 1956, hard, 327 pages

Anderson, Henry, Our Church’s Story (1846‑1946), 1988 FRAA reprint, soft, 44 pages

Anthony, Joseph H., Birds of a Feather, 1978 reprint, soft, 325 pages

Anway, Joseph and Carol, Adventures in a New Land, 1987, soft, 224 pages

Baker, Robert, As It Was in the Days of Noah, 1984, soft, 156 pages

Barlow, T. Ed, Living Saints Witness at Work, 1976, 126 pages, hard

Blumenschein, Marian, Home in Honduras, 1975, hard, 159 pages

Booth, George H., Life, Love, and Laughter with Uncle George, 1976, private, soft, 75 pages

Braby, Carol, Heritage and Hope, 1984, soft, 156 pages

Bradley, Ruth O., Great Themes from the Book of Mormon, 1974, hard, 200 pages

Brock, Carolyn, Asante Africa, 1990, soft, 253 pages

Brockway, Edith, The Golden Land, 1968, hard, 160 pages

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Old Testament, 1965, hard, 400 pages

Buck, Clifford, The Greatest of These, 1966, hard, 160 pages

Butterworth, F. Edward, Pilgrims of the Pacific, 1974, hard, 144 pages

Butterworth, F. Edward, The Sword of Laban (Volume 1 only), 1969, 120 pages (Volumes 2-4 are available for $8.00 each)

Butterworth, Vida, Girls in White, soft, 176 pages

Carper, L. Dean, A Cry in the Wind, 1973, hard, 128 pages

Carper, L. Dean, Gib, 1985, soft, 111 pages

Carper, L. Dean, The Sound of Drums, 1975, hard, 120 pages

Carter, Mary Leland, An Instrument in His Hands, 1968 reprint of The Two‑Story Book (also iincludes The Minister Who Was Different by Elbert A. Smith), soft, 202 pages

Chadwick, Pat (Ruth Ann), Miracle of the Tulips, 1980, soft, 124 pages

Cheville, Roy A., By What Authority, 1959, hard, 96 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Did the Light Go Out? 1962, hard and soft, 261 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Expectations for Endowed Living, 1972, hard, 122 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Humor in Gospel Living, 1978, soft, 153 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Meet Them in the Scriptures, 1960, hard and soft, 242 pages

Cheville, Roy A., My Endowing Experiences in Kirtland Temple, 1983, soft, 68 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Scriptures from Ancient America, 1964, hard and soft, 368 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Health, 1966, hard, 412 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Resources Are Available Today (Vol. 1), 1975, hard, 256 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Resources Are Available Today (Vol. 2), 1975, hard, 239 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spirituality in the Space Age, 1962, hard, 264 pages

Cheville, Roy A., The Bible in Everyday Living, 1939 and 1944, hard, and 1961, soft, 477 pages

Cheville, Roy A., The Book of Mormon Speaks for Itself, 1971, hard, 203 pages

Cheville, Roy A., The Field of Theology, 1960, hard and soft, 144 pages

Cheville, Roy A., They Made a Difference, 1970, hard and soft, 350 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Through the West Door (Graceland College), 1946, hard, 327 pages

Cheville, Roy A., When Teen‑agers Talk Theology, 1968, hard, 445 pages

Cheville, Roy A., When They Seek Counsel, 1954, soft, 133 pages

Children’s Hymnal, 1957, hard, (with brown or blue covers), 200 pages

Church, Olive, A Time of Rebellion, 1968, hard, 283 pages

Church and Evangelism, The, 1941, hard, 406 pages

Clothier, Richard, A Heritage of Hymns, 1996, soft, 167 pages

Cole, Clifford A., The Prophets Speak, 1954, hard, 199 pages

Cole, Clifford A., The Mighty Act of God, 1984, soft, 192 pages

Cole, Clifford A., Faith for New Frontiers, 1956. hard and soft, 156 pages

Cole, Clifford A., The Revelation in Christ, 1963, hard and soft, 346 pages

Conduff, Sara, Because He Cares, private, 1988, soft, 255 pages

Curry, Earl R., The Endowment, no date, private, soft, 43 pages

Darling, John, The Combined Testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, 1953, hard, 404 pages

Davis, Dwight DW, Ministry of the Elder, 1953. soft, 190 pages

Davis, Jay, The People of Ammon, 1987, FRAA, soft, 33 pages

Decade of the Best, A, (1961‑1970 Saints' Herald articles), 1972, hard, 239 pages

DeLapp, Ardyce, Stories That Teach, 1972, hard, 288 pages

DeLapp, G. Leslie, In the World..., 1973, hard, 250 pages

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., Adventuring with God, 1985, soft, 120 pages

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., God's Other Books, 1987, soft, 226 pages

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., The Power of the Prophetic, 1988, soft, 292 pages

Draper, Maurice L., Isles and Continents, 1982, soft, 296 pages

Draper, Maurice, Marriage in the Restoration, 1968, hard, 77 pages

Draper, Maurice, Methods of Evangelism, 1953, soft, 84 pages

Draper, Maurice, The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit, 1969, hard, 174 pages

Draper, Maurice, Why I Belong, 1958, hard and soft, 144 pages

Edwards, Deane Butler, All Children Are Mine, 1964, hard and soft, 235 pages

Edwards, Deane Butler, White Fields for Harvest, 1970, hard, 442 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, All Thy Mercies, 1962, hard, 213 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Authority and Spiritual Power, 1956, hard, 125 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1954 only, hard, 447 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, For Such a Time, 1963, hard, 351 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Life and Ministry of Jesus, 1950 and 1962, hard, 390 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Meditation & Prayer, 1980, soft, 272 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Missionary Sermon Studies, 1940, hard, 310 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Joy in Creation and Judgment, 1975, hard, 255 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Divine Purpose in Us, 1963, soft, 261 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Power that Worketh in Us, 1987, soft, 343 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Whole Wide World, 1959, (printed in Australia), hard, 176 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Aaronic Foundational Ministries, 1995, soft, 236 pages

Edwards, Paul M., The Elder: Minister of Mission, 1997, soft, 92 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Ethics: The Possibility of Moral Choice, 1987, soft, 246 pages

Edwards, Paul M., F. Henry Edwards: Articulator for the Church, 1995, soft, 142 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Inquiring Faith, 1967, hard, 112 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Poetics of Place, 1994, soft, 114 pages

Edwards, Paul M., The Hilltop Where (Graceland College), Venture Foundation, Lamoni, IA, 1972, hard, 190 pages

Elliott, May, Extraordinary Blessings of an Ordinary Christian, 1974, hard, 182 pages

Elser, Otto H. (Ed.), The Ministry of Health & Healing, 1986, soft, 256 pages

Empowered to Care, 1980, soft, 220 pages

Ettinger, Cecil R., Congregational Readings, 1975, hard, 135 pages

Exploring the Faith, 1970, hard and soft, 248 pages

Facing Today' s Frontiers, 1965, hard, 112 pages

Farrow, Percy E., God's Eternal Design, 1980, soft, 316 pages

Fountain, Janice Norris, The Journey: a Strait and Narrow Course, 1994, soft, 239 pages

Fountain, Janice Norris, Where Is the Promise of His Coming? 1991, soft, 165 pages

Fry, Evan A., Unto All Men, 1959, hard, 139 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, Feather in the Wind, 1952, hard, 332 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, There Is a Book, 1971, hard, 309 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, Village in the Sun, 1975, 261 pages, hard

Gilberts, Helen, Sariah, 1970, hard and soft, 320 page

Gossett, Bob, The Stranger at Emmaus, 1972, hard, 92 pages

Gregson, Louise Clark, Book of Mormon Story and Color Book (volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), soft

Gregson, Louise Clark, Stories of the Scriptures of Ancient America, (volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), soft

Griffiths, Iris, The Vindicator, 1977, soft, 214 pages

Ham, Wayne, Enriching Your New Testament Studies, 1966, hard, 198 pages

Ham, Wayne, Geoffrey F. Spencer: An Advocate for an Enlightened Faith, 1998, soft, 140 pages

Ham, Wayne, Man's Living Religions, 1966, hard and soft, 327 pages

Ham, Wayne, Publish Glad Tidings, 1970, hard, 444 pages

Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1945 and 1947, hard, 256 pages

Hart, Lee, Adult Ministries in the Church and the World, 1976, soft, 267 pages

Hartman, Frances, Poetic Voices of the Restoration, 1961, hard, 227 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Survey of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1962, hard and soft, 168 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., Let Us Worship, 1946, hard, 190 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., The Development of the Early Christian Church, 1967, hard, 341 pages

Hettrick, Ric and Marcia, From Among Men, 1976, hard, 220 pages

Higdon, Barbara McFarlane, Good News for Today, 1981, soft, 172 pages

Hinckley, Helen, Columbus: Explorer for Christ, 1977, hard, 115 pages

History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Vol 2 only), 1951 and later, hard. (Other volumes are available for $10.00 each; non-matching Vol 1-8 are $50.00 per set)

Holmes, Reed M., The Forerunners, 1981, soft, 280 pages

Howard, Barbara, Be Swift to Love, 1974, hard, 186 pages

Howard, Barbara, ed., 25 Years of Restoration Witness, 1988, soft, 286 pages

Hughes, Richard & Joe Serig, Evangelism, the Ministry of the Church, 1981, soft, 299 pages

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 1), 1982, soft, 219 pages

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 2), 1982, soft, 488 pages

Hurshman, Lloyd, William Dodds, and David Chobar, Many Will Respond, 1988, soft, 207 pages

Huskey, Hyrum H. Jr., Counseling Skills for Church Leadership, 1980, soft, 135 pages

Hymnal, The, (the “gray hymnal”), 1956, hard, 582 hymns (fair condition)

Hymnal for Youth, 1951, hard, 395 pages

Hymns of the Saints, 1981, (burgundy) 501 hymns, hard

Inouye, Henry K., Jr., Roy A. Cheville: Explorer of Spiritual Frontiers, 1996, soft, 171 pages

Jordan, Doris N., Strength for the Journey, private, 1996, soft, 438 pages

Judd, Peter, The Sacraments, 1978, soft, 174 pages

Judd, Peter, The Sacraments, 1992, soft, 141 pages

Judd, Peter, The Worshiping Community, 1984, soft, 178 pages

Judd, Peter, Worship in a Diverse Culture, 1995, soft, 133 pages

Judd, Peter & Bruce Lindgren, An Introduction to the Saints Church, 1976, hard and soft, 228 pages + 108 page User's Guide

Judd, Peter & Clifford Cole, Distinctives Yesterday and Today, 1983, soft, 168 pages

Kelley, Edmund G., The Making of a Frontier Missionary (William H. Kelley), 1980, soft, 192 pages

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, undated reprint of 1908 book, soft, 486 pages + index

Kingdom of Heaven is Like, The, 1954, hard, 231 pages

Kirkendall, Norma Anne, Let's Do Something About Our Teaching, soft, 1958

Landon, Donald, To Be the Salt of the Earth, 1965, hard, 214 pages

Launius, Ardie, Today's Frontier, 1980, private, soft, 265 pages

Launius, Roger D., and W. B. “Pat” Spillman (ed.), Let Contention Cease, 1991, soft, 304 pages

Lea, Leonard J., Views from the Mountain, 1961, hard, 220 pages

Legg, Phillip R., Oliver Cowdery: Elusive Second Elder, 1989, soft, 167 pages

Long, W. A., On Life's Road, 1983, private, soft

Long, W. A., The Goodly Years, 1990, private, soft, 156 pages

Lucero, Paul, In Search of the Eternal Christ, 1986, Lightbearer Publ., Montebello, CA, soft, 104 pages

Maus, Cynthia Pearl, Christ and the Fine Arts, 1959, Harper & Brothers, hard, 813 pages

McKiernan, F. Mark, and others, The Restoration Movement: Essays in Mormon History, 1979, soft, 357 pages

Mesle, C. Robert, Fire in My Bones, 1984, soft, 253 pages

Mills, M. Morrie, In Times Like These, 1977, soft, 108 pages

Monsees, Laurie, A Week in the Life of the Church, 1992, hard, 107 pages

Montgomery, Jo, To Serve with Love, 1974, hard, 253 pages

Moore, Bob, On Heresy, 1992, private, soft, 142 pages

Mulliken, Frances Hartman, A Bite of Eve's Apple, 1982, soft, 150 pages

Mulliken, Frances Hartman, A Restoration Heritage, 1979, soft, 240 pages

Mulliken, Frances Hartman, and Margaret Salts, Women of Destiny in the Bible, 1978, soft, 187 pages

Njeim, George A., He Saw History in the Making, 1952, soft, 104 pages

Oliver, Lucille, Cry for the World, 1981, soft, 186 pages

Oliver, Lucille, The Crystal Mountain, hard, 1974, 144 pages

Packer, Athol B., An Open Door, 1959, 191 pages, hard and soft

Parsons, A. H., Parsons' Text Book, 1971 reprint, soft, 332 pages

Phillips, Emma M., Dedicated to Serve, 1970, hard, 211 pages

Premoe, David, Zion: The Growing Symbol, 1980, soft, 122 pages

Premoe, David, and Robert Kent, Witnessing: The Sharing of Our Lives, 1982, soft, 205 pages

Preston, John, Peter Bosten, 1978 reprint of 1918 book, soft, 352 pages

Priesthood Manual, 1984 and later

Priesthood Orientation Studies, 1964, hard, 212 pages

Prince, Gregory A., Having Authority, 1993, soft, 99 pages

Quest for Meaning, A, 1965, soft, 175 pages

Question Time (Volume 2 only), 1967, hard, 378 pages (Volumes 1 and 3 are available for $8.00 each)

Ralston, Russell F., Fundamental Differences, 1960, 244 pages, hard

Reece, Colleen, Above the Winds of Change, 1987, soft, 144 pages

Reece, Colleen L., Fourth Generation P. K., 1981, soft, 144 pages

Reece, Colleen L., Sanctuary, 1983, soft, 136 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Ninety and Nine, 1984, soft, 157 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Other Nine, 1981, soft, 164 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Torchbearer, 1988, soft, 147 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Unknown Witnesses, 1974, hard, 159 pages

Restoration: A People Growing, 1989, soft, 160 pages

Restoration in the Midst of Revolution, The, (University Bulletin), 1968, soft, 103 pages

Revell, Roger A., Hymns in Worship, 1981, soft, 224 pages

Ritchie, Malcolm L., Roy Cheville—The Graceland Years, 1995, Graceland College, soft, 356 pages

Ruch, Velma, Summoned to Pilgrimage, 1994, soft, 200 pages

Ruch, Velma, The Signature of God, 1986, soft, 493 pages

Ruch, Velma, The Transforming Power of Prayer, Volume 1, 1991, soft, 241 pages

Rules and Resolutions, various years, hard

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), Evan Fry‑‑Illustrations from Radio Sermons, 1975, hard

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), Witness to the World (Testimonies from Restoration Witness), 1967, 216 pages, hard

Ruoff, Norman D., comp., Testimonies of the Restoration, 1971, hard, 203 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.),The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith (Volume 1), 1978, soft, 284 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.),The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith (Volume 2), 1979, soft, 286 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith (Volume 3), 1981, soft, 263 pages

Saints' Herald Reader, 1955, hard, 350 pages

Saints’ Hymnal, 1933 (with blue or purple covers), 442 hymns, hard, fair condition

Salyards, Christiana, The Enduring Word, hard and soft, 353 pages

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph's City Beautiful, soft, 207 pages

Sarre, Winifred Turner, If With All Your Heart, 1969, hard, 264 pages

Sarre, Winifred Turner, Perce Judd: Man of Peace, 1983, soft, 176 pages

Schaefer, Henry, I Will Be with You Always, 1979, soft, 57 pages

Schaefer, Roy, Life's Reflections, 1994, private, soft, 83 pages

Scott, Herbert M., How to Increase Sunday Night Attendance, 1948, hard, 160 pages

Selden, Eric L., The Times in Which We Live, 1977, soft, 189 pages

Selden, Eric L., The God of the Present Age, 1981, soft, 170 pages

Shaw, Martha, From the Tower to the Cave, 1977, Lapis Press, soft, 138 pages

Shields, Steven L., Latter Day Saint Beliefs, 1986, soft, 104 pages

Short, Viola, The Fourth Relaford, 1976 reprint of 1928 book, soft, 400 pages

Shute, Dr. Wallace Beresford, Christus (A Play), 1971, hard, 247 pages

Shute, Wallace B., Terra Nova (A Play), 1988, soft, 114 pages

Simmons, Florence Whipple, The Boundless Quest, Florshire Publishers, Denver, CO, 1962, hard, 232 pages

Slauter, J. Edward, The Brass Plates, 1993, FRAA, soft, 25 pages

Slover, Luel Hawley, and Imogene Goodyear, The Faith Journey, 1982, soft, 243 pages

Smidt, Christine, An Acquaintance with Grief, 1977, hard, 118 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Joe Pine, 1971 reprint, soft, 352 pages

Smith, Elbert A., The Minister Who Was Different, and Mary Leland Carter, An Instrument in His Hands (The Two‑Story Book), reprint of 1913 book, soft, 202 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Restoration: A Study in Prophecy, 1945 and 1951, hard and soft, 290 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Square Blocks, 1968 reprint, soft, 475 pages

Smith, Frederick M., The Higher Powers of Man, 1968 reprint of 1918 book, soft, 232 pages

Smith, H. Alan, Our Heritage of Humor, 1982, soft, 320 pages

Smith, Wallace B., The Witness of Reconciliation, 1992, soft, 111 pages

Snethen, Otis, Echoes of the Valley (Poetry), private, 1979, hard and soft, 275 pages

Spencer, Geoffrey F., A Brightness of Hope, 1996, soft, 113 pages

Spencer, Geoffrey F., Clifford A. Cole, 1999, soft, 174 pages

Spencer, Geoffrey F., The Burning Bush, 1975, hard, 224 pages

Spencer, Geoffrey F., The Promise of Healing, 1993, soft, 132 pages

Spencer, Geoffrey F., Strangers and Pilgrims, 1984, soft, 240 pages

Spillman, W. B. (Pat), A Great and Marvelous Work, 1980, soft, 112 pages

Stevens, Thelona D., God's Great Gathering, 1988, FRAA, soft, 45 pages

Stevens, Thelona D., Living Water, 1989, soft, 159 pages

Stevens, Thelona D., Nephi, Son of Lehi, 1986, FRAA, soft, 34 pages

Stevens, Thelona D., The Book of Remembrance, the Brass Plates and the Inspired Version, 1987, soft, 28 pages

Stienon, Elaine, Lightning in the Fog, 1977, hard, 235 pages

Stienon, Elaine, Utah Spring, 1979, soft, 224 pages

Storehouse Principle and Its Implementation in the Stakes of Zion, The, 1971, soft, 47 pages

Taylor, Bessie May, Spiritual Destiny (Poetry), 1979, private, hard, 396 pages

Taylor, Debbie, Lehi Obeys God’s Command, 1987, FRAA, soft 41 pages

Thomsen, Blaine C., The Ammonite, 1979, soft, 294 pages

Tickemyer, Garland E., Story Illustrations for Church and Home, 1961, hard, 176 pages

Tinkham, Ruby, The Unwilling Saint, 1959, hard, 160 pages

Tousley, Pershing, The Master Sculptor, 1981, soft, 187 pages

Tracey, Florence, Riches Untold, 1933, hard, 262 pages

Troeh, M. Richard & Marjorie, The Conferring Church, 1987, soft, 232 pages

Twelve Sermons (by the Council of Twelve Apostles), 1972, hard, 151 pages

Tyree, Alan D., Evan Fry: Proclaimer of Good News, 1995, soft, 138 pages

Tyree, Alan D., Priesthood: For Others’ Sake, 1996, soft, 116 pages

Tyree, Alan D., The Gospel Graced by a People, 1993, soft, 111 pages

Updike, L. Wayne, Ministry to the Bereaved, 1973, hard, 109 pages

Updike, L. Wayne, Worth More Than Sparrows, 2001, private, soft, 108 pages

Upon This Rock, 1953, soft, 231 pages

Walker, Marietta ("Frances"), With the Church in an Early Day, 1971 reprint of 1912 book, 354 pages, soft

Walter, Gladys Mae, The Solid Rock, 1941, hard, 240 pages

Walter, Gladys Mae, Three Jumps Ahead of the Squirrels, 1971, 227 pages, hard

Walton, Eugene, God Is Alive, 1970, hard, 252 pages

Weddle, Franklin, How to Use the Hymnal, 1956, hard, 96 pages

Weldon, Roy E., and F. Edward Butterworth, Book of Mormon Claims and Evidences (Vol 1), 1979, private, soft 8.5x11, 254 pages (Volumes 2-4 are available at $8.00 each)

Weldon, Roy E., and F. Edward Butterworth, Book of Mormon Deeps (Volume 1), 1977, private, hard, 356 pages

Weldon, Roy E., and F. Edward Butterworth, Book of Mormon Deeps (Volume 2), 1978, hard, private, 341 pages

Weldon, Roy E., Other Sheep, 1955 and 1958, soft, 136 pages

Weldon, Roy E., Tantalizing Glimpses—Faint Whispers, 1991, private, soft, 39 pages

Weldon, Roy E., The Book of Mormon Evidences Joseph Smith a Prophet, private, 1970, 30 pages, soft

Weldon, Roy E., The Bible Points to the Book of Mormon and the New World, private, 1969, 30 pages, soft

Weldon, Roy E., The Book of Mormon Story in Pictures, 1968, private, soft, 34 pages

Wellington, Paul A., ed., Challenges to Kingdom Building, 1968, hard, 380 pages

Wellington, Paul A., ed., Readings on Concepts of Zion, 1973, 316 pages, hard and soft

Who's Who in Service, 1977, hard, 164 pages

Wrigley, Louise Scott, Stand Tall, 1961, hard, 164 pages

Yarrington, Roger, The Auditorium, 1962, hard, 92 pages

Young, Leonard M., Communities of Joy, 1994, soft, 229 pages

Young, Leonard M., Shepherds Abiding in the Field, 1997, soft, 221 pages

Go to to see lists of thousands of RLDS books available.

E-mail to or phone (816) 210-8450 to order.

Self-cleaning gas stove for sale

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From: Camille Seever

Self-cleaning gas stove for sale

We just replaced our gas stove so that it matched the new refrigerator after a kitchen remodel. Everything works beautifully. Selling for $250.

Call or text Camille Seever at 816-863-0792 or email at

Pure Dance Studio invites you to come "Behold the Light!"

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From: Pure Dance Studio

Pure Dance Studio invites you to come "Behold the Light!"

"Behold the Light:" A Christmas Dance Program

At Christmastime we remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Join us as
we celebrate the light that came into our lives that Christmas night.

Saturday, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m.
The Gathering Place Conference Center--2820 MO-291, Independence, MO 64055.
Free Admission (donations excepted)
The doors will open at 5:30.

For performance information contact Pure Dance Studio:

Thank you-
Cassy and Kelda Glandon

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Young Family in need of vehicle

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From: April Erwin

Young Family in need of vehicle

There is a young church family with four young children that are in desperate need of a reliable vehicle that's capable of holding the whole family. Finances are extremely limited, if you have or know of a reliable vehicle available for very cheap or at very low monthly payments, please contact Steve Davis at or call Steve at 816-456-4405

Thank you,
April Erwin

Available Now:Dysfunction Junction, Missing Pieces, Justice Burning & coming soon A Volunteer Christmas,,, or

Bike For Sale​

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From: Erin Fitch

Bike For Sale​

1961 Italian made Ideor bicycle for sale. Made with Campagnolo dropouts and Columbus tubing. Has original head-badge on front, Brooks saddle, Stronglight crankset, standover height. One owner $700 or best offer

Erin Fitch

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District
Reply-To: "TalentEd Recruit & Hire"

> Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District
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Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District


> Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

> Recently Posted Jobs

> Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Oct 10, 2015 and Nov 29, 2015

> Job Posting Title Job Category
> Speech Language Pathologist Substitute Certified Apply Now
> Food Service Substitute Classified Apply Now
> Child Care Assistant Classified Apply Now
> Before and After School Childcare Substitute Classified Apply Now
> Hostess Classified Apply Now

> Job Postings Closing Soon

> No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Nov 29, 2015 and Dec 6, 2015.
> Fort Osage R-1 School District
> Powered by TalentEd Recruit & HireTM Applicant Tracking and Hiring for K-12

Prayer request for Mercy

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From: Eric Odida

Prayer request for Mercy

A 20 year old girl in the city of Kisumu where we live was kidnapped on Friday last week. I work very closely with her father Pastor George Ngache of a Protestant church.

Kindly help us and place her and family in the able hands of our Heavenly Father.

Eric Odida

Prayer request - Betty Young

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From: Susan Bass

Prayer request - Betty Young

My mother Betty Young fell Monday Night and chipped her shoulder the humerus bone and is asking for prayers ... it's pretty painful.

Susan Bass

Prayer Request Correction

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From: Debra Norman

Prayer Request Correction

The Tandy's called today and said there had been a miscommunication.
It was Eduardo's father who was ill with pneumonia, not Dalia's father.
Eduardo's father had been in frail health for quite a while and we received news that he passed away.
We would ask for prayers for Eduardo Padilla and his family.

Debbie Norman

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Free Christmas Tree

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From: ron gage

Christmas Tree

We have a 6.5 foot artificial Christmas tree that is still in good condition not great but good.
Trying to find anyone interested.
It's free to first come first serve.

Contact Ron Gage at:


Ad for House

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From: April LaJune

Ad for House

​Hello! My name is April and I am a member of the Restoration Branches in Independence, Missouri. I currently live in Colorado and am trying to move back to Independence and have been for quite some time. I was looking for an owner financed house which I could purchase from someone either on a flat out payment schedule (mortgage) or a lease/purchase arrangement. Due to my current credit situation it is impossible for me to get a loan through conventional methods although I do have a good rental history and pay my bills on time. (I have a copy of my current credit report and also can provide references.) As such, I have found a house in Independence which is currently on the HUD list for $10K. I was wanting to put down $1200 and then purchase the house from someone. This house has to be bid on and in addition a “proof of finance” which has to be provided to prove one can actually pay for the house if they get the bid. Anyway, I really wanted to try and find something very inexpensive so I can make the payments and fix it up. I prefer Independence as that is Zion. I can be reached either by my email which is or 303-888-5583

Thank you and I look forward to your response.

CRE - January 30, 2016 Priesthood Retreat

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From: Horn, Vim

January 30, 2016 Priesthood Retreat

Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE)
Priesthood Gathering
January 30, 2016

Oak Grove Restoration Branch

Oak Grove, Missouri

Take Up Your Cross 2
Matthew 16:25-26

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. And now for a man to take up his cross, is to deny himself all ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and keep my commandments.”

We invite all Restoration Branch priesthood members to come for a day of worship, classes, and fellowship.

Tentative Schedule

8:00 am Registration

8:30 – 9:30 Prayer Service

9:30 – 10:45 Class Elder Aaron Smith

11:00 – 12:15 Class Elder Aaron Smith

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:15 Afternoon Class Elder Karl Anderson

2:15 – 2:30 Wrap-up

Registration - While pre-registration is not required, we do request that you do so in order to know how many are attending. To register online, use the address link below, or go to the CRE website at

You can also pick up a registration form at the CRE office, at 500 N. Union in Independence, MO, or have one sent by contacting the office and requesting that a form be mailed to you. To contact the CRE office, call 816-836-3421 (local) or 877-748-8947 (toll free), or send written request to, CRE PO Box 4085, Independence, MO 64051.

Online Participation - If you have a group that wishes to participate electronically, please email Vim Horn at

Friday, November 27, 2015

Melissa-laneous Voiceover Studio Open House

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From: Melissa Scott

Melissa-laneous Voiceover Studio Open House

Ever wonder what you would sound like if you were on the radio or TV? Well now is your chance. Come see and learn what a professional voiceover sound studio looks like and record a Christmas greeting or read a short narrative of your choosing for a small fee of $10 for 30 minutes. Some sessions might require longer just depending on what you want to record. You can leave with a cd, flash drive or have your recording sent to you via email. You can record individually or up to 5 family members (remember this is a "closet" studio).
Call (816)914-1577 or email to set up a time for you and or your family to visit.
If this date does not work you or your family we can arrange a different one.
Melissa Scott