Englewood strives to offer the same invitation Christ offered – “Whosoever will may come.” Therefore we welcome all who wish to join us on our faith journey as we embrace diversity including gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
Englewood receives outstanding community service award from Missouri Association for Community Action.
Prayer & Meditation Labyrinth
Englewood members volunteer at Hillcrest Thrift Store during our Mission Trip to Kansas City.
Caring Englewood volunteers serve in our community.
Our breezeway offers a welcoming link to the sanctuary, church offices, memorial garden and meditation labyrinth.
Members of the Englewood sewing group make blankets for hospice patients and items for new mothers.
Loving adults teach our youth and children about our faith.

Transition Team News

On May 13, the new Cabinet met together for the first time and elected Janet McKinney as moderator. Nancy Webb will serve as a vice moderator and Sandy Lane will serve as secretary.

We heard reports from the new chairpeople of our church committees:
• plans for youth and children in the coming months,
• plans to enhance the food pantry ministry (including looking for a summer intern to help with developing/organizing these new ideas and applying for grants to supplement the ministry),
• a discussion of necessary repairs to air conditioning units and a frank discussion of how we would pay for future repairs/equipment replacement (good questions which will be considered by our legacy and partner committees),
• the challenge of planning the budget for the coming fiscal year, and
• the plan to join Second Baptist Church in Liberty for a retreat with Diana Butler Bass, June 6-8, culminating in worshiping with the church on Pentecost Sunday when Dr. Bass will be preaching (NOTE:  the whole congregation will meet in Englewood's parking lot that morning and carpool to worship in Liberty).

We also discussed our progress toward becoming members of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.

Our first-time cabinet members became very engaged.  One volunteered to work on arrangements for Joyful Noise to return to lead worship.  Another suggested creating a neighborhood lending library to help create goodwill in our community.

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Food Pantry News

Our food pantry continues to be
very busy and donations are
always welcome!

We are a small congregation,
with an average of around 50 people in services on Sunday mornings.
Yet the generosity and lovingkindness
of our church members
reaches so many people in need.

We are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations who contribute to this vital ministry throughout the year.
If you would like to support
the food pantry, please
contact the church office.

In 2013, we served 776 families, consisting of 2,156 individuals.

Below are the monthly
totals for last year:
• Jan: 54 families, 151 individuals
• Feb: 29 families, 62 individuals
• Mar: 52 families, 124 individuals
• Apr: 50 families, 133 individuals
• May: 52 families, 142 individuals
• June: 70 families, 186 individuals
• July: 45 families, 130 individuals
• Aug: 67 families, 194 individuals
• Septr: 61 families, 172 individuals
• Octr: 113 families, 313 individuals
• Nov: 84 families, 290 individuals
• Dec: 89 families, 259 individuals

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Englewood News

May 13
First meeting of the
2014-2015 church cabinet

May 17
Graduation Invitation

Englewood is invited to Central Baptist Theological Seminary's Commencement Service on Saturday, May 17th, at 10:00AM, at Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Drive, KCMO. Cynthia Saddler and Aline Silva-Schreiner will be graduating. We extend our congratulations to both former interns on the culmination of
all their hard work!

May 25
Church Picnic

Englewood is invited to join Second Baptist Church of Liberty for a picnic at Bennett Park, Shelter #2, 1100 Clayview Drive, Liberty, MO. At 4:00PM, games will begin, including softball, volleyball, and any other games people bring. At 5:30PM, we'll enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, beverages. This is NOT a potluck, but we do ask for donations if people want to contribute and, at 6:30PM, we'll recognize birthdays of people with a zero in their age this year.

June 6-8
Church-wide Retreat

Englewood is invited to participate in a "Life Together Retreat" at Second Baptist Church in Liberty, featuring guest speaker Diana Butler Bass. The cost is $20 for the weekend and the deadline to register is June 1. Please click on the link below and complete the form to register for the retreat: https://2bcliberty.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=29

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