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Jul
21

Cultivating Generosity

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2 Corinthians 9:6-7… Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. This verse reminds me ... Continue

Jul
21

You Are Invited to Join ChoralFest August 6-13

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Over 30 singers have signed up so far for this year's ChoralFest at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (91st & Mission). The week-long event is conducted by our own Sara McClure and sponsored by the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, and instrumentalists will join us for John Corigliano's Fern Hill and ... Continue

Jul
21

Fall Kick Off with Chris Cakes

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All Sunday School groups and people of all ages are invited to come together in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 27th, at 9:00 a.m. for our Fall Kick Off with Chris Cakes pancakes and sausage breakfast. Throughout our time together we will play some good ol’ Bible study and ... Continue

Jul
21

Prairie Baptist Church Orchestra Rescheduled

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Due to scheduling conflicts, the Prairie Baptist Church Orchestra will not be playing in church on August 20th, and there will not be a meeting to pick up music on July 23rd. We will find a time in the fall! Please feel free to e-mail Sara McClure (prairiesara@gmail.com) ... Continue

Jul
21

Craft and Cookies

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Come join us at 7:00 p.m. on August 8th for an evening of brainstorming ideas for future events, enjoyable interaction with others, tap into your creativity and, of course, satisfy your taste buds with yummy cookies. Supplies will be provided to create a wreath and participants will have an opportunity to ... Continue

Jul
14

ABW Ministries Summer Rally

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All are invited to attend the AB Women’s Ministries Luther Rice Association Summer Rally to be held on Tuesday, July 25th, at the First Baptist Church of Overland Park, 8200 W. 96th Street. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. with a meal following. The program will be presented by ... Continue

Jul
14

Community Blood Center Blood Drive at Asbury Methodist Church

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Asbury Methodist Church, our neighbor down the street, is holding a Blood Drive and have extended the invitation to any of our members who would like to donate. The drive will take place on Monday, July 24th,3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Hager Hall. To book your appointment, visit ... Continue

Jul
12

Bethel Backpack Collection

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It is that time of year again! Prairie will be collecting backpacks filled with school supplies for Bethel Neighborhood Center. Please bring your backpack and supplies to church by Sunday, July 16th. Please contact Susan Lohman with questions. A supply list is printed below. Prairie ... Continue

Jul
12

Upcoming Worship

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Sunday, July 16th Get Me Out of This Place Genesis 39:1-8a, 19-23; 40:1-8, 14-15 Ruth Rosell Preaching We all go through distressing times that are difficult to bear, when we want to cry out as Joseph did in Genesis, "Get me out ... Continue

Jun
22

Cultivating Generosity

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“Tithing”. Challenging, Confusing. Sometimes guilt inducing. How to calculate? With my wife often traveling and worshipping elsewhere, how much to give to Prairie? Lots of questions; and, while supporting my church by tithing makes sense – my ... Continue

Jun
9

Guidance Team Update

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The Guidance Team, those who are overseeing the conversations and process around same gender relationships, met Sunday, June 4th.  The team fully recognizes how long and how much has been done around this topic, but is still concerned about hearing from everyone.  We know some of our congregation has not ... Continue

May
25

CommuniTea is Offering Taijifit

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Taijifit is a relaxed and enjoyable way to experience moving meditation based on tai chi/qigong exercise. You don’t have to know anything; you don’t have to learn anything. Just follow along and move with us. Classes meet at CommuniTea in downtown Overland Park, KS on Wednesdays from ... Continue

May
25

Stewardship Moment

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How do we express our love for God? We do so by loving the things that God loves—like missional expressions of discipleship, like welcoming strangers, like youth mission trips, and like vibrant worship, full of excellent music. God loves the mission of the church, and we love God ... Continue

May
25

One Room Sunday School this Summer

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One Room Sunday School this Summer Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 28th, those children Kindergarten through sixth grade will meet in the Multipurpose Room for One Room Sunday School.  The theme for each of the summer months is: June – Courageous Bible People July – Speakers For God August ... Continue

May
11

Retirement and Resignation Announcement

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To Kathy Pickett, and Prairie Baptist Church, After much thought and prayer, I have decided that July 31, 2017, will be my last day as Director of Prairie Early Childhood Center.  I have received so much joy from my experiences and have been blessed by the relationships formed at PECC.  I ... Continue

May
5

A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel

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Prairie Horizons will go to see Lori Blalock Greer in A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel on Sunday, August 20th, at 2:00 p.m. It is at the Chestnut Fine Arts Theater, 234 N. Chestnut, Olathe. Tickets are $20 each. Call Patsy Blalock (913-522-8915) for ... Continue

Apr
21

IHN – A Ministry Outreach of Prairie – Needs Volunteers

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IHN needs your help!! Our numbers of volunteers have dwindled, and some on our list are busy! It is becoming very difficult to fill our needs during each rotation where we host, which is approximately every 11 weeks. We know you believe in this mission of assisting the ... Continue

Feb
24

When Planning for Your Family’s Future, Remember your Church Family!

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Prairie Baptist Church has an Endowment Fund, whose purpose is to help with long term strategic needs and new ministry explorations. Consider including the endowment in your estate planning or as a vehicle to celebrate important life events by contributing to the long term health of your church family. ... Continue

Jan
20

Inclement Weather Policy

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The decision to cancel worship services at Prairie Baptist Church will be made by Kathy Pickett and the current moderator.  They will be out by 6:00 a.m. test driving the road conditions.  One of them will check to be sure the parking lot and sidewalks have been cleared and that ... Continue

Nov
11

Recycling Opportunities Expanded for Prairie Baptist Church

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You may have noticed some new recycling bins and signage in classrooms, the kitchen and the hospitality area. We are pleased to announce that we have expanded what can be recycled at PBC. In addition to paper, other items can be co-mingled. This means that plastic containers, ... Continue

Oct
28

Volunteer Ministry Opportunities at Prairie

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The ministry areas listed below are in need of volunteer support. If you are interested in serving in these areas providing your support in whatever way you can, please contact the church office via phone or email to connect with the appropriate staff liaison. Worship Ministry • Find and send picture images ... Continue

Aug
26

Rethink Creation Care

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During the 2016 version of the Season of Creation, we ask you to Rethink what Creation Care means. This year our challenge is to be mindful of our consumption, our relationship with ‘things’ and our relationship with the earth. We need a new mindset and there are 7Rs ... Continue

Apr
22

American Baptists Send Relief Funds to Ecuador

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An initial grant of $7,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds is being sent to the Latin American Baptist Women's Union (UFBAL) after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of this South American country on April 16. The death toll stands at 525 people ... Continue

Sep
4

Cultivating Generous Giving

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Since my vocation as a seminary president requires travel and presence in varied congregations, which means irregular attendance at my home church, I volunteered to be a member of the Stewardship Committee. It meets at times other than Sunday, and I can serve my congregation in this way. ... Continue

Sep
4

Stewardship…A Way of Living

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“I heard a pastor once say that giving is to materialism as kryptonite is to Superman. Indeed, one of the amazing benefit of living generously is that it frees us from ruin and harmful desires caused by our love of money. So let us pursue a generous spirit ... Continue

Feb
12

Stitching Change

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Rakmi Shaiza, a graduate from Central Seminary and former program director at Bethel Neighborhood Center for many years, has recently begun a new ministry called Stitching Change. This ministry brings together refugee and immigrant women in Kansas City to teach them sewing skills, as a way to enable ... Continue

Aug
14

Mission Ministries/Service Opportunities

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1. Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) The IHN network of congregations provides homeless families with temporary housing and meals. Prairie hosts them for one week for each rotation. Because Prairie is a host congregation many opportunities for service are available on each rotation: setting up for our guests, ... Continue

Sep
30

Caring Connections

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Caring Connections is an ongoing ministry of our church that connects those who want to serve with those in our congregation who need our care.  It is a quiet, often hidden ministry in which caring individuals provide rides to the doctor or to church, meals to those just home from ... Continue