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.Learn More
Food Pantry News
Our food pantry continues to bevery busy and donations arealways welcome!We are a small congregation,with an average of around 50 people in services on Sunday mornings.Yet the generosity and lovingkindnessof our church membersreaches 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 supportthe food pantry, pleasecontact the church office.In 2013, we served 776 families, consisting of 2,156 individuals.Below are the monthlytotals 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 individualsLearn More
May 13First meeting of the2014-2015 church cabinet6:30PMMay 17Graduation InvitationEnglewood 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 ofall their hard work!
May 25Church 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 6-8Church-wide RetreatEnglewood 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