No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey, You Are Welcome Here!
We invite you to join our Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.via Zoom.
Welcome to Kansas City UCC, an Open and Affirming, Peace with Justice church. We are located in the Brookside neighborhood at 65th and Linden (two blocks east of 65th and Wornall). We are currently closed for Sunday worship. However, we are on Zoom each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. For the Meeting ID and Password please email email@example.com before 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Our September lessons are all taken from the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus’ teachings are down to earth;. The importance of forgiveness, how to resolve broken relationships, coming to terms with envy (Schadenfreude), when silence is a cowardly act. The enduring power of Jesus’ words is their simplicity. Our country enters another month of the pandemic. A consequential election looms. Chaos swirls around us. Now more than ever we feel the need to turn towards the basics---gospel lessons that help us navigate our relationships with others while staying true to ourselves.
September 13 Matthew 18:21-35 Given the power to forgive
Jesus asks how often should we forgive? Seven times seven, no seventy times seven. Real forgiveness is so very hard to do. It is NOT pretending nothing has happened, nor allowing ourselves to become someone else’s doormat. What does forgiveness look like in a time when there is so much shouting, so much blaming going on?
September 20 Matt 20:1-16 Coming to terms with envy
The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is one many of us love to hate. How could the laborers who came at the end of the day be entitled to the same pay as the ones who have been breaking their backs since dawn? Nothing rankles workers more what they feel when they compare their pay to others. Is God’s generosity defy our sense of fairness? What gives?
September 27 Matt 21:23-32 Cowardly Silence
When Jesus presses the authorities on whether John the Baptist was baptized by human beings or from above, they realize they are trapped. Instead of answering the question honestly, they plead ignorance. “I don’t know,” they say to Jesus. How often do we answer what is expedient not what it truthful? We see plenty of this behavior on display with leaders in high places. What does it mean to speak your truth?
Our Church Name
We are still the same congregation once known as Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ, however, in January 2018, we changed our name to Kansas City United Church of Christ.