Sunday, May 20, 2018

​Summer Sign Language Classes

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From: ​Melissa Scott

​Summer Sign Language Classes

School is out and summer has begun. Since the classes were a success last summer I have decided to do it again this summer. Classes will be held in my home where I have classroom in my walkout basement. Since it is at my home times are available for everyday anytime of day. Classes are for any age from 5 to 99 and are $5 per person each week. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Melissa Scott
816-914-1577 text or voice

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mammoth Assistant Cook/Baker Needed

From: Jill Gowan

Mammoth Assistant Cook/Baker Needed

We are in need of an assistant cook / baker for Mammoth Camp.
We would even take 2 part time people if someone is only available half the week.
Dates are July 14-21

Jill Gowan
Contact me at: 816-260-0432

​Lovable Dog Needs New Home

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From: Katy Allinder Palmer

​Lovable Dog Needs New Home

I’m so saddened to be writing this message but my dog Lilly has not transitioned well with the addition of our son. She has been my trusty companion for 6 years and I will be heartbroken to have her leave us. She is an 7.5 year old American Bulldog mix who I adopted at 1.5 years old. She is a “people” dog who loves nothing more than to be next to her owners,especially snuggled on the couch or in bed. We are unfortunately needing to find her a new home as our son is becoming mobile and with that she has been frightened by him and did attempt to bite (she has been temperamental before). Because of this our vet has advised us to find her a new home.
The thought of leaving her at a shelter breaks my heart (and I won’t do it). She would be wonderful in a home with a fenced in yard, with grown/teenage children, a single adult or empty nesters. She has never been around cats and has only lived in a home as a single animal.

If interested please contact me @ 816-510-7942


From: Paul Ludy



This book contains 46 sermons plus photos of the author on the back cover. 247 pages. $8.00 each. No tax.

Shipping: $3.00 for 1 book, $4.00 for 2 books.

We can ship with an invoice, and you can send a check to Cumorah Books, Inc., after your shipment arrives.

To order, e-mail to:
or phone (816) 210-8450

Furniture free to a good home(s)

From: James Van Biber

Furniture free to a good home(s)

I have the following items that are free to the first person to email that they can pick them up within 48 hours of emailing. I can help load them in a vehicle, but you need to be willing to haul them off. Feel free to claim one or all. They don't have to go all to the same person.

All items are in at least good usable condition.

1) Dining room hutch - Wood, two piece with built in lights. It is approximately 60" wide and about 13" deep.

2) Twin standard mattress

3) Twin foam mattress

For considering pickup location, we live in the northern Lee's Summit area near 291 and Woods Chapel Road.

To claim, you can call/text me at 816-210-2495.

James T. Van Biber

Friday, May 18, 2018

Francis Harper Message for 5/18/18

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 5/18/18

Dear Ones,

We certainly do not want to be numbered with those who draw near to God with their lips, but their hearts are far from him! We need to turn away from those who “teach for doctrine the commandments of men, having a form of godliness; but they deny the power thereof” (History of the Church, pp 9 -10).

The power of God has never been, nor will it ever be, attenuated! He is the same unchanging God who rolled back the waters of the Red Sea, providing a way of escape for the children of Israel, nearly 3,500 years ago. We better believe it!

When the pilgrims were facing almost certain death in a storm on the North Sea, this prayer was offered: “O Lord, we know that even now, [an impossible situation] you can save us,” and he did! Whenever we are faced with a seemingly impossible situation, we can pray with confidence: “ O Lord, we know that even now, you can save us.” We need to remember that nothing is impossible with God (Matthew 17:20).

Sarah laughed when she heard an angel tell her husband, Abraham, she was going to have a son: The angel asked, “Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18).

Our God is a God of miracles. Moroni asked, “My beloved brethren, hath miracles ceased? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; neither have angels ceased to minister unto the children of men. For behold they are subject unto him, to minister according to the word of his command, showing themselves unto them of strong faith and a firm mind, in every form of godliness. And the office of their ministry is, to call men unto repentance, and to fulfill and to do the work of the covenants of the Father, which he hath made unto the children of men, to prepare the way among the children of men, by declaring the word of Christ unto the chosen vessels of the Lord, that they may bear testimony of him; And by so doing, the Lord God prepareth the way that the residue of men may have faith in Christ, that the Holy Ghost may have place in their hearts, according to the power thereof . . . And now my beloved brethren . . . has the day of miracles ceased? Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Or has he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? Or will he, so long as the world shall last . . .? If these things have ceased, woe be unto the children of men, then has faith ceased also; and awful is the state of man . . . if ye have not faith in him [Christ], then ye are not fit to be numbered among the people of his church” (Moroni 7:29-44). Who can say it more clearly than Moroni?

A few years ago, a young man who was a member of the church, was hired to work on a project at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska. One day, a fellow worker accused him of damaging his dinner pail. Even after insisting he was not guilty of the offense for which he was being accused, the offended man continued to accuse him. The dispute almost reached the boiling point! The church member felt the matter might have to be settled with his fists!

Later, after the heat of battle had subsided, the church man decided to give his accuser

a dinner pail he no longer used. The next day he presented the “peace offering” to the offended man. This was “going the extra mile,” as Jesus suggested. Eventually, they became friends, and in conversation it was revealed the owner of the broken lunch pail was a “golden gloves” boxer!

Only by the grace and power of God can we become the men and women we were created to be; even in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1).

My love to all,
Francis Harper


“Ye shall receive power”

Being filled with the Spirit should be our highest priority at all times. Before we meet the issues of each new day, we need to be fortified by the Holy Spirit. Without the “sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17) we are spiritually weak and vulnerable. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh; For the weapons of our warfare [against the flesh and the devil] are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds” [within us and without] (2 Corinthians 10:4).

Every evil thought must be subdued and brought into captivity. Evil thoughts often lead to evil deeds. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart [and mind] be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord . . .” (Psalm 19:14). “For the Lord can not look upon sin with the least degree of allowance” (Alma 21:18).

Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation . . .” (Romans 1:16). In another place he said, “Our gospel came not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance . . .” (1 Thessalonians 1:5).

Jesus told Nicodemus: “Except a man be born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). In other words, without the presence and power of the Holy Spirit abiding in us we cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples not to leave Jerusalem until they received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. He promised, “Ye shall receive power, after . . . the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto [of] me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

About a hundred and twenty followers of Jesus met in an upper room for a period of about ten days: “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come . . . suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing, mighty wind, and it filled all the house . . . And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:1,3).

Peter preached of Jesus: “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2: 37-39).

The promise of the gift and power of the Holy Ghost has been extended even to us who are “afar off,” nearly two thousand years after the words of Peter were first spoken. The Lord is waiting for another people who “through faith will obtain the promises” (Hebrews 11:35). “Ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto [of] me . . . unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

We live in an age of power; solar power, nuclear power, water power . . . but we often overlook our great need for spiritual power. It is the greatest source of power in the universe; the almighty power of God! “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great [a] salvation” (Hebrews 2:3). Jesus was speaking of our day when he said, “They . . . having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof . . .” [they deny the power of the gospel]. (History of the Church, pp 9-10). See also 2 Timothy 3:5. Paul added, “From such, turn away!”

Brazil Clarification from Richard Hensley

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From: Richard Hensley

Brazil Clarification

To all concerned:

It has come to our attention recently that there might be some misunderstanding as to where Elsie and I stand concerning the events that have and are occurring in Brazil. We do not accept this false and divisive movement as being from God and do renounce it. It is truly a not so clever deception of Satan and goes against the scriptures which according to the Lord is the only sure way to keep from falling into the trap of deception. Satan can mimic the burning of the bosom as well as give people dreams, etc. We all need to pray for the gift of discernment. We have no ill feelings towards anyone who does accept the Brazilian events and pray that God’s truth will prevail.

In Christ,
Richard and Elsie Hensley
May 18, 2018

May-June, 2018 Monthly Tidings of Zion

From: Paul Gage> wrote:

May-June, 2018 Monthly Tidings of Zion

Greetings to the Saints around the world,

Please find attached the on-line May-June, 2018 Monthly Tidings of Zion.
Feel free to forward and or copy and distribute to those not having internet accessibility.
Pastors are encouraged to copy and have available at the branches on Sunday,May 21, 2018.

Thank you
God bless
Paul Gage
Publication Council



Greetings to all the Saints around the world,

We publish this issue of the May-June, online, monthly Tidings of Zion and

encourage each pastor to make copies and have available at your branch for those who do not have internet accessibility. This issue will include several items that we were not able to include in the regular Tidings due to lack of space.

The current issue of Tidings of Zion is due to be in the mail by May 25, 2018.

Several pastors have requested that we send extra copies to their branches to have on hand and available to friends and visitors. Any other pastors desiring this for their branch can contact me at or 816-833-6552.

Here we are, already about to enter the sixth month of 2018 and yesterday, it seems was January 1. As they say, "Time waits for no man." and as one of our hymns states, "Time, like an ever rolling stream, Bears all its sons away; They fly forgotten as a dream dies at the opening day." The hymn is, "O God Our Help in Ages Past, Our hope for years to come, Be Thou our guard while troubles last and our eternal home." We have the assurance that God is in control of all things and has promised His blessings to those who obey His commandments.

Praise Him was the theme for the April 29, 2018, Pastors of Zion (POZ) Fifth

Sunday Service held at Waldo Ave. RB/CPRS. The service was a choir and music fest, featuring the following choirs: Living Hope RB, Center Place Restoration School (CPRS), Oak Grove Bell Choir and vocal choir, and the Restoration Choir and Orchestra. The service concluded, most appropriately, with a long time Restoration favorite hymn, "The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning." The service was live streamed and can be viewed at

The CRE and POZ are joining for the Restoration Branch Family Reunion and

Conference of Restoration Elders to be held June 24-29, 2018 at Waldo Avenue RB/CPRS. All information about this event can be found in Tidings of Zion, Issue # 122. Other information such as registration forms can be found on the CRE website. Just go to:

A NOTABLE CHANGE in the reunion schedule is that the first session for
certified Elders will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in the sanctuary.
Melchisedec priesthood desiring to have voice and vote in the Elder's sessions
must be registered and approved by the Credentials Committee. It will be very
helpful to be registered and approved BEFORE Sunday.

2018 Camp and Reunion schedules can be found in Tidings, Issue # 122 as well as on line at the CRE website. They are not included in the Tidings of Zion Issue # 123 which is due to be mailed about May 25, 2018.

CAMP CORRECTION: The Children's Camp for grades 3-7, held at Erie Beach, Ontario CANADA is JULY 15-21, 2018.


The CRE OFFICE is now located at 1551 N. Courtney Road in Independence,
Missouri. It most likely will not be open/available during the union/conference.
For information regarding the CRE Office contact Vim Horn or Richard Neill.

BUDGET/EXPENSES: As with our personal expenses, bills, etc. the expenses of the CRE are ongoing. Donations of any amount can be made at any time by mailing a check made out to the CRE and sent to PO Box 4085 Independence, MO 64051.

COUNCIL VACANCIES: Several Councils of the CRE have current vacancies. If you might be interested in serving on any of the following Councils: Education Council, Publication Council, Stewardship Council, Youth Council, contact Vim Horn or Richard Neill.

God's Spirit is moving, all over the world: Mission trips made thus far in 2018 include: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, India, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines and Rwanda. Additional missions are planned for the rest of the year.
Spring retreats were held for youth and older youth and women in the Center Place as well as the Northwest and Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia regions.
The Lord be with you and keep you in His loving arms.

CRE Publication Council

With the Lord in the Land down Under by Elder Kevin Humphrey Independence, Missouri

Elder Tom Rindels and I arrived in Tamworth, Australia on March 7, 2018 and were greeted by Peter and Helen Archer, Helen's parents, Roy and Daphne Schubert, and Brother Bob Wilkinson.

We had a song service that Saturday evening and on Sunday morning shared testimonies and the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. It was an awesome service ! We left Monday morning and drove to Goondiwindi to visit sister Laurel Thompson. We visited, had lunch and shared in a Sacrament Service.

We traveled on to Townsville and met up with Patrice Fulton.. Her husband, Michael had suffered a stroke. We administered to him twice. On Sunday we had services with her family Rachael Todd and her children. Emmaline, Gabriel, and Alexandra. We stopped in Marybourough to visit Alva Robinson. We shared with her in another Sacrament Service and Administration

When we left her home we were slowed down by a traffic delay in the town of Ayr. After about 45 minutes we found a city worker who showed us the way out. I told Tom the Lord must be protecting us. We drove about 30 minutes and came up on a deadly accident. God had protected us. Praise Him!

We drove on to Brisbane and were met at the church with supper ready for us . We visited with the Saints. We were asked to do the services that Sunday. The Lord was with us as He provided the thoughts we needed.

The next day found us heading for Sister Merrans house. She took us to meet her son, Lance and his wife, Georgia and their five children. From there we drove to the home of David and Melissa Game and their children, Lauren and Micah. They live in Medowie, New SouthWales.

Our next stop was in Taralga to visit sister Mary Dunn.. We spent the night there and visited her again the next morning. (Note: Sister Dunn passed away April 20, 2018.) Then it was on to Eurora to the home of Murray and Delma Broughton. We spent a few days visiting Saints and others in the area. We did the services that Sunday at the Kelvin View Restoration Branch. From

there we drove to Adelaide (Gawler) to Keri and Gina Krieg's home. The Krieg's daughter, Monique Hummel and two of her sons, Jacob and Seth, also live close. I thought the people of Australia were awesome and a very caring people. I will never forget this experience.

Central Missouri Restoration Branches Older Youth Spring Retreat

by Reggie Bendorf, Chilhowee, Missouri

As preparations were being made for the spring retreat, my wife and I quickly realized that the Lord had gone before us to prepare the way for the older youth to come together for worship and fellowship. The Lord’s Spirit greeted us when we arrived on the campgrounds and continued to reside throughout the weekend. There were 23 youth that attended the entire weekend with 2 commuting on Saturday. Classes were taught by Aaron and April Smith on “God’s Plan for Life” and “Now that you’re in the Fire, what do you do?” Shaun Bruto taught a class on “The Work and Purpose for which you have been Created.” The classes provided much information about that which has transpired in our lives and that which is to come. The testimonies shared by

the teachers demonstrated that we’re not alone within our trials. These testimonies also helped us understand that we’re all searching for answers and we need the direction from God through his Son and Holy Spirit.

Rebecca Cornish provided challenging team building activities that helped us understand how important it is to work together in unity and have a scriptural foundation to meet the challenges before us. Nancy Eyerly helped us realize through her mixer that even though there is diversity, we still have commonalities that bring honor to God. Dave Keller entertained us with a version of ‘Silence is Golden’ as he and individual campers acted out various situations in the scriptures and in life while trying to stump the campers. Through David Gilmore’s activity, he helped us learn how important it is to help one another to succeed together instead of having one side win and the other side lose.

Our pastor, Jim Louimet, assisted by Dave Keller, provided powerful ministry the entire weekend with the culmination of a prayer and testimony service Sunday morning focusing on “All are Called unto Christ.” What a blessing it was to be in service to God with such quality youth that have strong desires to serve and honor the Lord.

A Dream Come True by April Erwin, Independence

Writing has been a dream of mine since I was a very small child. I wrote my first novel in the fifth grade. It wasn’t well written, but it became a way for a shy girl to really express herself. In high school I read The Call at Evening by Jessie Ward. It was so inspiring! A novel with action and depth and characters that I loved, plus it shared the gospel. I wanted to write a book like that.

To share my faith in novels that would capture people’s imagination and strengthen their faith. I began writing that novel my senior year at Center Place Restoration School. This time the novel wasn’t so easy. I worked on it for several years as I took writing courses. There seemed to always be something that stood in my path. Then our family computer failed. In frustration one

night, I prayed, “Lord, I can’t write without a computer. If you want me to write, you’ll have to provide one.”

It was a copout. I knew it in my heart, but it was also a useable excuse for why I didn’t finish what I started. The next day I came home from work and Mom said, “Guess what? We got a free computer today!” A friend from church had bought a new computer and on a whim thought maybe our family might want her old one. I think my jaw was bruised when it hit the floor. I hadn’t told anyone what I had prayed. Yet less than twenty-four hours after making my petty demand, God gave me a very clear answer. God wanted me to write for Him and I’ve clung to that testimony many times over the years when I’d like to give up.

I finished that book, Missing Pieces, and published it in 2003. I wouldn’t receive a contract to publish my next book until 2013; it was followed by several more. I was thrilled, I knew God.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Precious Baby Kittens

From: Shirley Johnson

Precious Baby Kittens

I am looking for a TLC home for baby kittens. 6 weeks now. I have raised them from day one.
Litter trained, and eating good. Praying for them, I am very attached, but, have 4 adult
cats already. It is very sad to have just one baby taken alone. They need a play mate
and a it's a lot more pleasure for all.

Marie Johnson,

Forensic Investigator Please Vote

From: Garland Schnack

Forensic Investigator Please Vote

Troy is my son and works for the Federal Public Defender's Office in Kansas City MO. I would appreciate you taking a few minutes to vote for him.

From: Troy Schnack

The Forensic Investigator of the Year is a major award recognized Internationally. This is for outstanding work in Digital Forensics. I would appreciate your support.

Digital Forensic Investigator of the Year
O Devon Ackerman
O Troy Schnack
O Veronica Perez


CPRS Matching Fund Update 5/17/18

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From: Center Place Restoration School

CPRS Matching Fund Update 5/17/18

A big thank you to all that have donated towards our Matching Fund Drive thus far. We are at 93% and almost there! Will you help us reach our goal?

Make an online donation at:
and click on the green "donate" buttons

Center Place Restoration School

Stone Church Preschool 2018-19

From: robyn

Stone Church Preschool 2018-19

Stone Church Preschool is Enrolling for the next year.

Robyn, School Secretary

"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people." (4 Nephi 1:15 LDS / 4 Nephi 1:17 RLDS)

3 Free Study Desks + Short Stand

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From: Archie Gatrost

3 Free Study Desks + Short Stand

We are painting and re carpeting our rooms at CPRS. I no longer have a need for the study desks or stand in my room. We can help get it down from third floor but you would need to find the transportation. They are on casters and very solid.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Free Rooster. . .

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From: ​ Dan Hood​

Free Rooster. . .

Please post that we have a young rooster who needs a good home. He is all white, don't know the exact breed, about a year old.
Free to good home.


Camera Tripod and Film Projector

From: The Drowns

Camera Tripod and Film Projector

Many days we don't get to emails until after work, but will respond as soon as we can.
We are in Independence, MO.

These items are "as is" and have no guarantees.

Camera tripod
It is probably from the 1950s.
The height adjusts from approximately 33-66".
It appears to have several other adjustments that can be made, and has a ball bearing level.

Make offer

Keystone 8mm film projector.
We're not sure how old it is, but may be from the 1950s.
It hasn't been used for years, but was working last time we knew.
Make offer

Pump Organ, Sewing Machine

From: The Drowns

Pump Organ, Sewing Machine

These items need a new home. We're pretty sure both are at least 100 years old.
They are "as is" and have no guarantee.
The organ has been in our family since it was new.

Many days we don't get to emails until after work, but will respond as soon as we can.
We are in Independence, MO.

Newman Brothers pump organ.
Good condition and still plays. It has 12 stops and about half of them are still readable.
The top comes off for moving.
There is a storage area under the music rack.
The scroll work on either side of the music rack is drying and cracking and some veneer is missing, but it's not real bad.
There are a few really old music books you can have, too.

Make offer

SCRB Coed VB Summer League Corrections

From: Judi Faunce

SCRB Coed VB Summer League Corrections

Thanks for your response to our 2018 volleyball fun! If there is anyone else seriously considering a team, I am thinking of calling it full. In a pinch, I could possibly take one more team. However, I am wanting to get the schedule out and Bill and I are planning an out of state trip to a grandson’s graduation this week end. Sooo, speak now!

On another note, there is a short list of interested players looking for a team who you might be able to recruit. At the least, they may be interested in subbing for someone if you are short players. They are:

Jack & Pam Maybee

Jeremiah Drope

Mike Palmer

Kaylee Ballantyne

Josh Loyd

Tony & Gayle Fleming

Amanda Velazquez

Angela Ramirez

**If you need any of these eager players as additional people for your team You can contact me for the best way to get hold of them. (This is actually enough players for a team, in itself, if someone wants to organize it and enter it. Hurry, time is a-tickin!)

Confirmed Teams as of May 16, 2018:

The Raisins – Archie Gatrost

Old Dogs/Young Pups – Rhonda Presler

A & W’s – Hannah Anderson

Mixed Nuts – Andrew King

Narwals – Christina Sinclair

Here4theExercise – Josh Metzger

Elephants – Carol Kroesen

Set4Life – Rochelle Newell

Gr”A”y Team – Rachael Howen

Block-Nots – Nate Newell

Ohmer’s Homies – Jeff Ohmer

Judi/Bill Faunce

​Cats Need New Home

​From: ​Val Logan

​Cats Need New Home

I am in need of assistance in finding a good forever home for 2 cats (see pics attached) I have rescued in my neighborhood who were abandoned by people who moved 2 weeks ago.
They don't necessarily have to be adopted together. I just need for them to have a good, loving forever home. Both are fixed.
Jasper, the boy is about 7 yrs old.
Dollie, the girl is about 3-4 yrs old.
Both are litter box trained and very sweet and loving.

They are used to being around older kids. Not sure how they would interact with dogs.
I already have 2 indoor cats (I also rent) and feed 4 outside cats, so I cannot keep these 2. I wished I could, but can't.
I'm terrified my landlord is going to find out I have them in the house and get kicked out, but I could not just let these 2 beautiful babies be abandoned.

I absolutely will not put them in a shelter.
They both need to be indoor cats.

Please, if you know anyone who may want to adopt either one or both of these babies, please let me know.

Thanks so much,
Val Logan
816-718-7841 (text accepted)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SCRB Coed VB Summer League!!!

From: Judi Faunce

SCRB Coed VB Summer League!!!

Thanks for your response to our 2018 volleyball fun! If there is anyone else seriously considering a team, I am thinking of calling it full. In a pinch, I could possibly take one more team. However, I am wanting to get the schedule out and Bill and I are planning an out of state trip to a grandson’s graduation this week end. Sooo, speak now!

On another note, there is a short list of interested players looking for a team who you might be able to recruit. At the least, they may be interested in subbing for someone if you are short players. They are:

Jack & Pam Maybee

Jeremiah Drope

Mike Palmer

Kaylee Ballantyne

Josh Loyd

Tony & Gayle Fleming (?)

**You can contact me for the best way to get ahold of these prospective players.

Confirmed Teams:

The Raisins – Archie Gatrost

Old Dogs/Young Pups – Rhonda Presler

A & W’s – Hannah Anderson

Mixed Nuts – Andrew King

Narwals – Christina Sinclair

Here4theExercise – Josh Metzger

Elephants – Carol Kroesen

Set4Life – Rochelle Newell

Gr”A”y Team – Rachael Howen

Block-Nots – Nate Newell

Judi/Bill Faunce

Revival! An Uplifting Evening of Music and Dance

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From: Pure Dance Studio

Revival! An Uplifting Evening of Music and Dance ​

Join Us for ​​Revival! An Uplifting Evening of Music and Dance

Please join Pure Dance Studio for "Revival"! Come experience the message of new life in Christ expressed through music and dance at this uplifting performance. Admission is free and open to the public.

Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Doors open to audience at 6:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place Conference Center
2820 MO-291 Highway
Independence MO 64055

Please call 816-405-8624 or 816-616-3287 for more information.

Restoration Singles May Activity

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From: Restoration Singles

Restoration Singles May Activity


Our next gathering will be on Saturday, May 26th, 2:00 pm at Missionary Restoration Branch. 3415 N Elsea Smith Road, Buckner MO 64016.

We will be having a couple guest speakers come. I will bring a Bible Trivia game to play afterwords.

I hope to see you all there.


Time To Pray

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From: ​ ​Tyler Crowell

Time To Pray

When the Pilgrims realized that they had offended God and received divine punishment, they called a day of fasting and prayer. Each time the Lord heard their supplications ​He ​turned away the pending trial. The saints have offended God by continuing their separation and judgment of each other. It is time to repent.

We invite all people to join us in prayer and supplication on the third Saturday evening of each month. This month, we will meet on Saturday, May 19 at the Zarahemla Branch at 7:00 PM. We realize that many live too far to come and invite all interested to form prayer circles where they are. If you hold one in your area, let us know and we will publish the location.

May the Lord accept our repentance, hear our prayers, and have mercy on Zion.

​Tyler Crowell

2018 In Town Reunion and CRE Announcement

From: Horn, Vim

2018 In Town Reunion and CRE Announcement

Dear Saints-

The Pastors of Zion (POZ) and the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) are once again sponsoring a combined Reunion and Elders Conference. The Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Elders Conference will be held at the Center Place Restoration School (CPRS)/Waldo Ave Restoration Branch from June 24 to June 29, 2018. We invite all restoration branch saints and priesthood to consider participating in the 2018 Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders. We believe that this Reunion will once again be a wonderful opportunity for the Saints to draw close to the Lord and to each other.

PLEASE NOTE: The Conference of Elders Meetings will begin at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon June 24,2018.

You can register for the Reunion/Conference by going to the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) website at You can also go to the CRE website to print out a registration form. There is only one registration form for both the Reunion and the CRE. For more information, visit the CRE website, or call the CRE office. Local calls: 816-836-3421 or Toll free calls: 877-748-8947. (Please leave a message if no one answers) To register now, click the following link:

This year’s overall theme is, Zion the Beautiful (I Nephi 3:187-189 and Genesis 7:21-25). Zion the Beautiful beckons us on. Are we prepared to do what is needed to go onward to Zion? Are we committed to march on with a song? This year the reunion and conference will focus on our vision of Zion the Beautiful and learning of ways to seek to establish it. Below are the daily themes with some associated scriptures.

Sunday Zion the Beautiful Beckons Us On

Scriptures: Psalm 50:2 & 5; D&C 97:4a,c&d

Monday Onward to Zion—Seek to Bring Forth & Establish My Zion

Scriptures: D&C 12:2a-3b; DC 6:3a; D&C 10:3a; D&C 11:3b; D&C 38:4
Tuesday: Onward to Zion—Bind Yourselves with A Covenant
Scriptures: D&C 38:4; D&C 81:4c-5b; D&C 83:8; D&C 102:1-2; D&C 106:1a-2c; 4 Nephi 1:3-4; 4 Nephi 1:17-19
Wednesday: Onward to Zion—Prepare Yourselves and Your Families
Scriptures: D&C 64:7-8b; D&C 68:4a-g D&C 138:3a-e; D&C 140:5a-d
Thursday: Onward to Zion—Prepare Ye the Center Place
Scriptures: D&C 57:1; D&C 45:13; D&C 94; D&C 108:2a-4c; D&C 136:3; D&C 98:9a-11d
Friday: Onward to Zion—March on With a Song
Scriptures: Genesis 9:22; 2 Nephi 5:90-92; D&C 45:14; D&C 98:4f-g; D&C 100:3b-f

Baby Chicken. . .

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Baby Chicken. . .

We have an 8-week old chick that due to changing circumstances we cannot continue to take care of. We would like to see it integrated into someone's flock.

Anyone interested? Contact:
Dan Hood

Monday, May 14, 2018

2006 Gold Nissan Quest Van For Sale

From: Muriel L

2006 Gold Nissan Quest Van For Sale

2006 Gold Nissan Quest
115,000 miles
Very good condition, very clean, slight wear on interior driver's door arm rest.
Slight wear on front floor mats.
Non smoker owners
Runs great
I believe we are the second owner. Purchased from part of an estate.
A dent and small rust spot on tail gate.
Passenger window has a slight quirk when power rolling up.
Downsizing is the reason for selling

Bruce and Muriel Luedeman

Used Ozark Spin Grain Mill For Sale

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From: Jack Maybee

Used Ozark Spin Grain Mill For Sale

Used Ozark Spin Grain Mill
- Electric Grinding Mill
- 3 Screens (1 each for wheat, soybeans and corn meal)
- Funnel

Asking Price $200.00

See attached photos

If interested, contact Jean Robison

Fort Osage R-1 School District Job Postings May 14

From: Rachel Horn

Fort Osage R-1 School District Job Postings May 14

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between May 6, 2018 and May 13, 2018.

Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between May 13, 2018 and May 20, 2018.
Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Teacher - Elementary Special Education Certified Apply Now
Server/Dishwasher Classified Apply Now

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Free 6-Month Subscriptions to Restoration Voice

From: Paul Ludy

Free 6-Month Subscriptions to Restoration Voice

The May/June issue of Restoration Voice will be mailed soon.

In an effort to increase circulation, we are offering free 6-month subscriptions (3 issues) to Restoration Voice magazine for new subscribers.

Please e-mail to:
or phone (816) 210-8450 to start a subscription for yourself or a friend. We need the name, correct complete address, and phone number.

In our next regular mailing, we will send the current issue and the previous issue. Then we will mail one additional issue. We will also mail an envelope so you or your friend can advise us about continuing the subscription.

You can assist to add 1,000 new subscribers.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

You are invited to Missouri Day 2018!

From: Job Howen

You are invited to Missouri Day 2018!

I want to personally invite you to Missouri Day 2018! I think you would listening to our guest speaker Christian historian Dr. William Federer. He is a national speaker and best selling author and his radio commentary "The American Minute" airs on Bott Radio Network. I sure hope you can come.

You’re invited to Missouri Day 2018! This family-friendly patriotic picnic event celebrates Missouri history and heritage. Join us for our 2018 event as we commemorate Missouri’s participation in World War One.

We are excited to announce historian William Federer as our guest speaker to speak on Missouri's involvement in the Great War. We will also be having a living historian associated with the World War One Museum and Memorial coming to share with us about Missourians who made an impact in the War and about the weaponry that was used during the War.

In addition, look forward to an evening of drawings (including tickets to the WWI Museum and Memorial), music, historical artifacts, and fun for all!

Please bring a picnic meal and lawn chairs, if desired. Attendance is free and open to all.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 5-7 PM

Location: Southeast lawn of the National World War One Museum and Memorial (2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO)

Joan Walden Memorial

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From: Jon Tandy

Joan Walden Memorial

Sister Joan Walden passed on to her reward this week.

Her memorial service is this afternoon at Waldo Avenue Restoration at 2:00 PM.

The service will be primarily a hymn sing of worship and praise to the Lord.

Jon Tandy

​AR-15 Build Class​

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From: ​ Bruce Luedeman​

​AR-15 Build Class​

An AR-15 build class has been scheduled at the SafeShoot class room on Saturday May 19th from 9am to approximately 5pm. You keep the AR-15 you build. This class is garnering phenomenal comments about Art Mitchell the instructor. Art is a public gun smith and an armorer for an area Police Department. He also holds an ATF Class7 credential to manufacture fire arms including full automatic. The cost includes the fire arm, hard case, cleaning kit and an assembly tool. If time allows the Instructor and class will go to a nearby range for live fire and to zero the open sights that come with the gun. To register and pay for the class go to Class is limited to ten people.

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT
NRA Training Counselor
USCCA Training Counselor
2425 S Crysler Avenue Suite 5
Independence MO 64052
Ph# 816-353-6826

Estate Sale Today - Make Reasonable Offer

From: Paul Davis

Estate Sale Today - Make Reasonable Offer

"Make a reasonable offer" day!!!

11908 Newbury Lane,

Independene MO 64052
Manor Oaks Subdivision

Friday, May 11, 2018

Prayer Request for Ed Nave

From: Anonymous

Prayer Request for Ed Nave

His name is Ed Nave. I was coming up the back steps of Heritage House when a disabled man, whom I have been avoiding (!), flagged me down and trapped me into what I knew would be a long conversation. He has had a stroke, is non-ambulatory, and is barely articulate. Reluctantly, having judged him and having been avoiding him in the past, I stopped to engage in some conversation. I had to work hard to understand what he was saying.

He said he’s been “watching me” and… do I happen to be a Mormon? I told him I’m a believer in the Book of Mormon. I told him there are many groups that teach the Book of Mormon. He asked if I believe in the Second Coming, and indicated he wants to learn more about Mormonism because he knows that Jesus can heal him. When I asked, he said he would like to have a Book of Mormon. I asked if he would like to have the people on our prayer chain pray for him, his eyes widened, and he gladly accepted. Please pray for him, that through his faith he will be granted a healing. I will get him a book tomorrow.

Organic Vegetable Plants - LAST Sale of the Season

From: Kelli Miesse

Organic Vegetable Plants - LAST Sale of the Season

There are still some plants left, including a variety of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and pumpkins.

MAY 12th 9am-1pm,

5520 Lane Ave
Raytown MO

Call 816-516-6593 with questions

Blessed day,

Francis Harper Message 5/11/2018

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From: Francis Harper​

Francis Harper Message 5/11/2018

Are We Converted?

Peter thought he was converted when Jesus said to him, “. . . When you are converted, strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22:32). Peter was upset [“aggrieved”] by this statement of Jesus; he said, “Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and unto death. And the Lord said, I tell you, Peter, that the cock shall not crow this day, before that you will thrice deny that you know me” (Luke 22:33-34). And, as always, the words of Jesus were fulfilled.

I was recently asked, “When was Peter converted?” It most certainly did not happen until after the resurrection of Jesus. You would think Peter would have been converted long before this. He had witnessed the transfiguration and the many mighty miracles, including the miracle of feeding the thousands, healings, walking on water, calming the storm and raising the dead! Yet he was not converted!

I believe a large step toward Peter’s ultimate conversion took place near Capernaum on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. The precise location was quite likely near the place called Saint Peter’s Landing. In spite of their testimony of the resurrection, the eleven must have been very disheartened by the absence of the One who had been their leader and teacher for those three, wonderful years. What would they do without Jesus? How would they make a living? Peter was a practical man. He knew if he did not work, he would not eat, so he said, “I go a’fishing.” Six others of the Lord’s apostles went with him. Most of them had been fishermen before they met Jesus.

It was an early morning experience. They had fished all night, because the hours of darkness are best for fishing on the Sea of Galilee. In the early dawn, the disciples could barely see a person standing on the shore. At 200 cubits (100 yards), a person is not easily identified, especially in the early morning mist. Neither can a voice be heard without shouting. The “stranger” yelled the usual fisherman’s greeting, “Have you caught anything,” or something similar. The answer was a simple, “No.” Then the man on the beach shouted these words of instruction: “Cast the net on the right side of the ship and you shall find” (John 21:6). The words were spoken with such authority the disciples hastily obeyed the order. The net was immediately filled with big fish, yet it was not broken. All this had happened before (See Luke 5:6).

John, the most perceptive of the apostles, said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” The impulsive Peter could not wait with the others to meet his Lord and Master. Who could describe their meeting? They needed this time alone. What could Peter say except, “Oh Lord, how can you ever forgive me?”

Meanwhile, John was busy counting fish. Has there ever been a fisherman who does not count his catch? John and his brother, James, the sons of Zebedee, were professional fishermen. John’s gospel is an eye-witness account. He was careful in reporting accurately many details not mentioned in the other gospels. There were 153 “great fish” in the unbroken net.

After serving breakfast, Jesus turned to Peter, who had previously proclaimed himself to be the pre-eminent apostle, and asked, “Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these” [the other disciples]? Peter had said, “Although others will fail you [be offended], I never will” (Mark 14:33). Peter considered himself beyond Satan’s grasp, yet he had failed, not only once, but three times! Failure teaches humility. Simon had denied knowing Jesus three times. Although Peter was grieved by being asked three times, “Do you love me?” this was an appropriate question. After each confession of his love, Peter was asked to feed the Lord’s flock. Evidently feeding the Lord’s sheep and lambs would serve as a gauge of Peter’s conversion, and of ours! From that morning until the day of his death, we have no record of Peter ever falling or failing again. Peter had come a long way toward being fully converted.


Dear Ones,

We often hear someone say, “I am a convert to the church.” In other words, they are saying they did not grow up in the church, but had converted from another faith to the Restoration. When Jesus said to Peter, “When you are converted . . .” he was speaking of much more than simply being baptized. True conversion comes later; usually years later, for most of us. We are not fully converted until we reach “the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

Alma was speaking to “The brethren of the church” (Alma 3:27) in the land of Zarahemla when he asked, “Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts? . . . Do you look forward with an eye of faith, and view this mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption raised in corruption, to stand before God, to be judged according to the deeds done in this mortal body? I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day, come unto me ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?” (Alma 3: 29, 31-32).

Peter needed to experience a mighty change in his heart before he could strengthen the brethren. He needed to be humbled. Humility precedes love. We cannot love as we ought to love until every vestige of pride is removed from our hearts.

“Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one, a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee (the church man) stood and prayed thus with himself [his prayers ascended no higher than the ceiling of the temple]; God, I thank thee that I am not as other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers; or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all I possess. But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, . . . saying, God be merciful to me, a sinner. I tell you this man went down to his house justified [forgiven], rather than the other; for every man who exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke 18: 10-14).

I have said the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is my favorite place in the whole world. Perhaps this is because this place is also the site of the Lord’s crucifixion. For as John wrote, “Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulcher . . . there laid they Jesus . . . for the sepulcher was nigh at hand” (John 19: 41-42). I still love the place of the Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection, but another place is a close second; Saint Peter’s Landing. While I was there in January of 1990, I felt a closeness and a kinship with Peter. I, too, had denied the Lord, not in words, but in things I had done, or left undone. I felt the Lord was also saying to me, “Do you really love me?” I knew the depth of my love for him would be measured by my love and devotion in feeding his sheep and lambs. I was not fully converted at that time, nor am I yet!

We were created in the image of God and his Son. “And I God said unto mine Only Begotten . . . let us make man in our image, after our likeness . . .” (Genesis 1:27 IV; 1:26 KJV). We were created to be like them in more than our physical features! John prayed that “the love wherewith thou hast loved . . . may be in them” (John 17:26). John also wrote, “. . . we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . . And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3). “Have ye received his image in your countenances?” (Alma 3:28). “Have you partaken of his divine nature?” (2 Peter 1:4). Who can say they are fully converted? What Jesus says to one he says to all, “Simon, Simon (substitute your name), behold Satan hath desired you, that he may sift the children of the kingdom as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not; and when you are converted, strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22: 31-32). He will pray for us if we ask. “Oh, if we were more like Jesus, And more from the world apart, Communing with him in spirit, And nearer to him in heart” (Hymns of the Restoration, No. 32).

My love to all,

Francis Harper

Need Packing Boxes Temporarily

From: Archie Gatrost

Need Packing Boxes Temporarily

This Spring when CPRS lets out, my room will need to be emptied for painting and carpet change. First time in the 22 years I have been here. I have a lot of books, and material to pack up and remove to another area. I imagine, I would be ready to unpack them about a month later and can bring the boxes back to you.

If any one has a 20 - 40 boxes I could borrow, it would help things out a lot.

Thanks for being supportive! 😊

Archie Gatrost

May God be With You This Day.
Have a Wonderful Day!?? :)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Newbury Lane Estate Sale

From: Lynette Davis

Newbury Lane Estate Sale

11908 Newbury Lane
Independence MO 64052

Friday May 11 8am - 5pm
Saturday May 12 8am - 5pm

Sewing/Craft Supplies
Vintage Dolls/Toys
Jewelry, and much more...

Come check it out!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

An Ultra Bake Sale For Non-Profits

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From: Marilyn Slauter

An Ultra Bake Sale For Non-Profits

Churches, school, and scouts have always been very creative with fund raising to support their causes. Now Baranta Health can create a Perpetual Fund Raiser at ZERO cost to your organization without affecting your Not-For-Profit status. Please see the attached brochure.

Why not share something healthy for a change?

Call: Dr. Ed and Marilyn Slauter
Baranta Life Coaches

CPRS Matching Fund Program

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From: Center Place Restoration School

CPRS Matching Fund Program

Center Place Restoration School

​Grey Hymnal in Large Print

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From: Stacy Frinsthal

​Grey Hymnal in Large Print

Priceless for those worn out and/or who need a little help seeing the small print of the original.

$20 each

contact me by text or call.


Thank you

Stacy Pyatt
God Bless!!

Howard Parker's Blog

From: Howard Parker

Howard Parker's Blog

Howard Parker has started a blog, in hopes of witnessing to people who needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.

You can visit Howard's blog at this link:

Made4More - Very excited to announce our Website Redesign!

From: Coach Kyle

Made4More - Very excited to announce our Website Redesign!

You. You are the reason we are growing and helping others! You are the reason we are expanding to provide even more support and resources to help YOU on your journey to health and fitness.




Check out my website:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Handmaidens and Lamplighters Garage and Bake Sale

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From: Sarah Lade

Handmaidens and Lamplighters Garage and Bake Sale

Come and Support our Girls' Program Spring Fundraiser

Handmaidens and Lamplighters Garage and Bake Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence, MO 64050
Fellowship Hall area

Your donations can be brought on the following days:
Wednesday, May 9, 8 - 9 pm
Thursday & Friday, May 10 & 11, 6 - 9 pm

Your surplus is our blessing.
Large items also bring in more donations.

There will be lots of items: furniture, appliances, books, clothes, shoes, toys, kitchen stuff, linens, plants, flowers, hardware, fresh baked breads, cookies, brownies, cakes, desserts, and more!

Please help us raise money to buy badges and supplies for our girls' program!

Everyone is invited! We hope to see you there!

Thank you for your support!

Free - 3 Kittens

From: Tom Carnahan

Free - 3 Kittens

3 kittens 7 weeks old, free to good home, 2 males and 1 female, good natured, love to play.

Call 816-461-8776

2000 F350 Super Duty Super Cab

From: Patricia Beebe

2000 F350 Super Duty Super Cab

Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds: $9,757
Priced to sell fast
ASKING $8700

Loaded with features. Clean, non-smoker. 142,300 actual miles. Leer Truck Cap with sliding glass/tinted. Bedliner. Heavy duty tow package. Michlen LXT tires. One owner, always garaged, Ziebart protected inside and out. Minor scratches. Sorry, hasn't been detailed recently (picture current). Never wrecked or painted.

Luxurious, Lariat interior, power seat, beautiful leather, like-new custom Weathertech mats front and back. Power chip installed. Exceptional fuel economy: towing, highway or around town.

Cashier check or cash only, please.
Call or text for appointment to see and drive.

​​CPRS Open Enrollment​ for 2018 - 2019​

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From: Center Place Restoration School

​​CPRS Open Enrollment​ for 2018 - 2019​

CPRS Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school-year has begun. Contact the school office to schedule an appointment with the administrator, Dan Schoenemenn, to find out more about CPRS. If you have already met with our administrator, and would like to take the next step, you can find the enrollment application on our website at:
or stop by the school office Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., or Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We hope to see you soon!

Center Place Restoration School

40 Day Preparation for Missionary Family Reunion

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From: Greg Thomas

40 Day Preparation for Missionary Family Reunion

40 Days of Preparation
for the Missionary Family Reunion
"Cast Your Net"

Greg and Jani Thomas

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Attached please find the scriptures for the 40 days of preparation leading up to reunion. It starts May 8th.

37 11-May Alma 14:1-5

36 12-May D&C 6:1-2b

35 13-May D&C 76: 6b-g

"Prepare Your Nets"

34 14-May 2 Timothy 2:14-16

33 15-May Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

32 16-May Mark 2:16-18

31 17-May Luke 2:36-38

30 18-May Luke 18:9-14

29 19-May Omni 1:46-47

28 20-May Helaman 2:29-31

"Be Ye Fishers"

27 21-May John 1:40-43

26 22-May Luke 5:8-11

25 23-May Matthew 4:17-21

24 24-May Mark 1:14-18

"Cast Your Net on the Other Side"

23 25-May Luke 5:1-7

22 26-May Acts 13:1-4

21 27-May Mosiah 11:159-173

20 28-May Alma 12:7-13

19 29-May Alma 12:14-16

18 30-May Alma 12:17-21

"Gather Every Kind"

17 31-May Jonah 1:1-2, 3:4-5

16 1-Jun Mosiah 12:1-6

15 2-Jun Acts 10:23-35

14 3-Jun Alma 14:111-118

13 4-Jun Alma 14:124-128

12 5-Jun John 10:15-16

11 6-Jun Matthew 13:48-51

"Great Shall Be Your Joy"

10 7-Jun Luke 15:1-7

9 8-Jun Alma 12:1-6

8 9-Jun Alma 12:141-147

7 10-Jun Alma 14:79-96

6 11-Jun Alma 15:65-68

"Get Out of the Boat!"

5 12-Jun 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

4 13-Jun 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

3 14-Jun Alma 3:71-91

2 15-Jun D&C 79:1b-c

1 16-Jun D&C 4

Many have told us we would see them at reunion but haven’t registered yet (including some of our staff!). We have included the reunion registration form and letter and you can still register at the website

If you have any questions, please contact us at or (256) 457-1293 (Jani) or (256) 679-6016 (Greg).

We look forward to sharing with you in 40 days!

Until then, may God continue to Bless you.

Jani and Greg Thomas,

Car Needed - Contact Jared

From: Jared Brotherton

Car Needed - Contact Jared

Looking for a reliable four door car for a friend out of wheels right now. If anybody has one they’re thinking about selling or trading in contact me at:
or call or text at: 816-694-6032

Monday, May 7, 2018

Need Life Insurance? Call Stu

From: Stuart Gage

Need Life Insurance? Call Stu

Need life insurance?
Call Stu Gage 816-536-5970
I represent some of the best and most affordable carriers for final expense insurance.
Also if you recently turned 65 or will be soon, I can help with your Medicare.

Give me a call.
Stu Gage

Savannah Etter - Recital

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From: Jill Etter

Savannah Etter - Recital

Jill Farnham Etter
Vocal Coach
MCC-Blue River
Music Arts Institute
Etter Voice Studio

Work Wanted - Charles Sperry

From: Charles Sperry

Work Wanted - Charles Sperry

I am in town for the summer and looking for remodeling or construction jobs.

I can be contacted at 816-805-6963

Thank you and have a great day
Chuck Sperry

BMF Rummage Sale - May 7 to 11

From: The Book of Mormon Foundation

BMF Rummage Sale - May 7 to 11

The Book of Mormon Foundation is having an indoor rummage sale this week!

The sale includes items that have been donated, inherited or simply accumulated over the years and surely are treasures that you need!

Included are:

· Metal cash boxes (sorry, but they are empty)
· Paper cutter
· Staplers
· In/Out bins (made of the finest plastic)
· Miles and miles of hanging files
· Padded envelopes
· T-shirts
· Paper cone cups
· Posters and artwork, framed and unframed (But no portraits of the staff)
· And books and books and books!

***The books are not necessarily endorsed by the Book of Mormon Foundation***

210 W White Oak St in Independence
Across the street from the Chamber of Commerce
Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day

Vacancy Announcement: Systems Supervisor, District of MT

From: Sharon Hardwick

Vacancy Announcement: Systems Supervisor, District of MT

Date: Mon, May 7, 2018 at 1:26 PM -0500

Please be advised that the consolidated clerks office for the District and Bankruptcy Courts, District of Montana, is recruiting for a Systems Supervisor. Your assistance in forwarding this to anyone who may be interested is greatly appreciated.

United States Courts District of Montana

Vacancy Announcement 05C:2018

Position Title: Systems Supervisor Duty Station: Missoula, Montana Salary Range*: CL29‐30, $69,780 – 134,048 Announcement Date: May 7, 2018 Application Deadline: Open until filled; priority given to applications received by May 25, 2018

*Starting salary and grade will be based on qualifications and judiciary guidelines. The incumbent chosen may be eligible for promotion without further competition. Position Overview: The U.S. District & Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana is seeking applicants for the position of Systems Supervisor. The District of Montana is a consolidated court with five divisional offices and courthouses, and has ten judges and 67 employees. This position will oversee a staff of four technology professionals, is a member of clerk’s office management team, and reports to the Chief Deputy of Administration. This position requires strong analytical skills, an exceptional customer service attitude, and excellent communication skills (both oral and in written form). Knowledge of project management processes, methods and techniques is essential. An ability to follow through on projects and meet established goals and deadlines is required. The supervisor must exhibit professionalism and vision when directing the planning, coordination and integration of all IT functions. The successful candidate will be innovative, possess leadership skills, and must have demonstrated talent and passion for planning, project management and management of information systems. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and in a team environment while prioritizing multiple, rapidly shifting responsibilities. The successful candidate will have respect for and the ability to work within the hierarchical structure of the court and the ability to work collegially and confidentially with the other members of the management team and other court unit executives and managers. Representative Duties: Oversees and participates in the analysis, implementation, operation, development, and support of mission critical applications, nationally supported information technology systems and developed automated solutions. Has primary responsibility, in consultation with the clerk of court and the chief deputy of


administration, for the development and regular updating of the court’s strategic information technology plan. Directly supervises and is accountable for the work of the IT staff to ensure work product is of high quality. Monitors day‐to‐day performance and provides direction and coaching. Sets performance and development goals for each staff member and recommends appropriate training. Provides continuous performance feedback and conducts formal performance evaluations. Participates in the recruitment and selection of IT staff. Develops and recommends short and long range information technology plans for judges, chambers staff and clerk’s office staff. Advises management in all areas of IT needs, assessment, objectives, and capabilities, including anticipation of future requirements and potential problems. Recommends and coordinates with the management team on proposed changes to information technology that enhances the overall capability and/or productivity of the total organization. Develops budget justification for IT equipment, upgrades, cyclical replacement, and normal operations. Monitors or approves all expenditures for IT operations. Assures that budgets and logistics are adequate for program responsibilities. Analyzes and monitors the court’s automation budget to ensure information technology priorities are properly funded. Develops specific system features to satisfy local clerk’s office and court needs. This may involve making adaptations to a national system or development of specific systems and/or programs for the court. Adapts software and documentation, performs testing and establishes IT systems operation procedures. Ensures the safety, security and integrity of court systems and data to include user access, off‐site storage and security procedures. The supervisor of IT is responsible for the continuity of information technology operations in the event of an emergency. Maintains library of software, including documentation of locally developed material. Manages and develops special reports for the clerk’s office and court. Participates in district, regional and national conferences and training to enhance professional growth, identify best practices, and improve systems and technology support. Assists in technical installations or troubleshooting when necessary. Overnight travel to divisional offices, as well as out of state, is required. Qualifications: Required Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must have three years of specialized experience and training in the field of information technology. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to lead a diverse group of IT professionals, possess the ability to exercise sound and mature judgment, and demonstrate the ability to successfully manage projects


(small and large) with strong organizational skills. Candidate must have thorough knowledge of current information technology concepts, principles and theories. Candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate must present a professional demeanor and possess unquestioned integrity. Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, business or public administration, management or a related field is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have current or previous experience with the federal judiciary, and three or more years of progressively responsible administrative experience, demonstrated leadership skills and supervisory and training abilities. Preference will be given to those candidates who possess professional certifications and/or significant operational and technical experience in: Windows server and workstation operating systems; relational database managed systems; Windows applications including MS Office 365; Adobe Acrobat; and Intranet/Internet technologies. Knowledge of networking topologies, protocols and media is also preferred, including but not limited to: SQL, INFORMIX, LINUX, TCP/IP, VPNs, VLANS, VoIP, as well as related hardware components such as servers, data storage equipment, backup devices, routers, hubs and switches. Networking experience with Windows Server and Linux preferred. Technical proficiency in the following U.S. District Court software applications is preferred: CM/ECF, JMS, JIFMS, eVoucher, and CEO. Employment Requirements and Selection Process: Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer for payroll deposit. The Court requires that employees adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct. Candidates selected for interviews will be subject to reference checks of current and former employers, criminal and credit history checks. The individual chosen for the position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of a full background investigation and fingerprint check. Unsatisfactory results may result in termination of emloyment. Information for Applicants: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following information: 1) Cover letter, summarizing your qualifications, skills, and abilities relevant to this position; 2) Current resume; 3) Names and contact information for three (3) professional references; 4) Form AO‐78, Application for Judicial Branch Employment (available at . Note: the last page of the AO‐78 requires an original signature that can be scanned. Applications will not be considered complete until all of the items listed above have been received; incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will be considered open until filled, however preference will be given to applications received by May 25, 2018. Applications should be submitted in one of the following ways (no duplicate submissions, please):


Email (preferred): Please note “IT Application ‐ Last Name” in the subject line. Submit documents as PDF attachments ONLY. No Word, WordPerfect, .jpeg or .tif documents will be accepted. Documents from file housing services (e.g. Google Docs, DropBox, etc) or websites will not be accepted. Fax: 406‐417‐6969 U.S. Mail: Sharon Hardwick, Human Resources U.S. District Court 901 Front Street, Suite 2100 Helena, MT 59626 Applicants will receive an email confirmation within 7 days of receipt of their application. Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses are not authorized. The Court reserves the right to amend or withdraw this announcement without written notice to applicants. If a subsequent vacancy of the same position becomes available within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the Clerk may elect to select a candidate from the original qualified applicant pool. Benefits: The United States Court is part of the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Employees of the U.S. Court are considered “at will” employees, and are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s civil service classification system or regulations. Judiciary employees participate in the Federal Employees Retirement System (a mandatory 4.4% salary contribution for new federal appointees) and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401k), optional health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, long term care insurance, annual and sick leave accrual, and ten paid holidays per year. Additional information regarding the U.S. Courts, the Judicial Code of Conduct, and federal benefits can be located at The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Sharon Hardwick
Human Resources Director
U.S. District/Bankruptcy Court
District of Montana
901 Front Street, Suite 2100
Helena, MT 59626
406-439-3153 cell
406-417-6969 fax

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wanted Bass Guitar Amp

From: Garland Schnack

Wanted Bass Guitar Amp

Looking to buy a Bass Guitar Amp

40 Watt or greater

Contact: Garland

Hebrew Prayer Shawl

From: Muriel Luedeman

Hebrew Prayer Shawl

I need a man's Hebrew prayer shawl for a photo shoot this afternoon. Is there someone who has such I may borrow? The shoot is at 5:00pm.

Muriel Luedeman

Community of Christ - World Labyrinth Day

From: Community of Christ

Community of Christ - World Labyrinth Day and #TodayattheTemple

Not surprising that the C of C promoted the New Age, World Labyrinth Day. Very disturbing, nonetheless.

“The Prayer Labyrinth: One of Spiritual Formation’s most dangerous Contemplative Prayer/Contemplative Spirituality practices”:

New Age and the Occult: Exposing the Philosophy, the Lies, and the Dangers:

Take Steps Together for Peace at Community of Christ Temple on World Labyrinth Day

Community of Christ will participate in an ancient form of spiritual contemplation on Saturday, May 5 as part of World Labyrinth Day.

Everyone is invited to participate in the worldwide observance at the Community of Christ Temple’s labyrinth at the corner of River Boulevard and Walnut Street in Independence, Missouri, USA.

At 12:45 p.m., Charmaine Chvala-Smith will welcome visitors and then offer prayers on the labyrinth, part of the 1 p.m. worldwide Take Steps Together for Peace event. Chvala-Smith is a member of the Community of Christ Spiritual Formation Team.

At the Temple, follow the ramp to the rooftop terrace outside the building. If you can't join us at the Temple, use this Labyrinth Locator to see if there is one near you.

Suggested labyrinth practices:

Pause before entering the labyrinth to center thoughts and intention. Find a pace that is comfortable and simply walk the path to the center and back out.
During the walk, be aware of the possible purposes and patterns symbolized in the journey.
The walk from the entrance of the labyrinth to the center represents a time for releasing, emptying, and quieting. Let go of things that block communication with God. Relinquish things you attempt to control.
The second stage of the labyrinth walk is found in the center, the stage of illumination. Here is the place for meditation and prayer. Enter with an open heart and mind and receive whatever clarity and wisdom is available.
The stage of union begins as the walker leaves the center. It allows for integration of the insight or clarity received. It is for communion with God, for gratitude, for empowerment in living God’s call.
Pause along the way or stay in the center as long as needed. More than one person may walk at a time and enter the center, standing, kneeling, or sitting, as they feel led. Pass slower walkers by simply stepping around them.
Be mindful of thoughts and feelings; pay attention to all that happens along the way.
Once you have completed your labyrinth walk, continue a prayerful walk around the outside or, if others are still walking, stand, sit, or kneel and hold them in prayer as they continue along the path.

Last year more than 5,000 people walked labyrinths as part of World Labyrinth Society events in 20 countries and 45 US states.