Monthly Archives: January 2014

How not to fall asleep during a congregational meeting

The answer? Attend a Rainbow Mennonite Church annual business meeting! Wow. We talked about money (and not just how to get more of it!), a pocket park, a bus stop, quilts, a nonprofit organization called Sharing Community in Rosedale and … Continue reading

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A beloved Rosedale community

I’m happy to share that Jane Heide will preach at Rainbow on Sunday, February 2. I’ve asked her to share about what makes Rosedale a beloved community. (Click Here for a map of Rosedale.) Jane is in the process of retiring … Continue reading

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A beloved worldwide community

We, at Rainbow, will observe Mennonite World Fellowship Sunday on January 26. What is Mennonite World Fellowship Sunday you ask? Every year, on the fourth Sunday in January, Mennonite World Conference encourages congregations to celebrate our worldwide Koinonia. Why January? … Continue reading

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Our very own civil rights leader(s)

Did you know that RMC member Anna Marie Peterson (pictured here with Vincent Harding) was a neighbor to Martin Luther King Junior in the early 60s? The story, from what I understand, goes like this: In 1960 Anna Marie spent … Continue reading

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Peace before us

Last Sunday Jesse and I taught the Rainbow K-5th graders a song called, Peace before us (By David Haas). I told the children that I would love it if they could help teach the congregation this song someday. It sounds … Continue reading

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When Rainbow was on Rainbow

Thanks to this fine man, Verlin Bartel, Jesse and I had the privilege of touring the church building where Rainbow Mennonite first got its start. It’s on Rainbow Boulevard (go figure), next to Taco Bell, across from KU Medical Center. … Continue reading

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Taizé service TONIGHT at 5:45 pm

Every first Wednesday of the month, a group gathers in a circle at the front of the Sanctuary at Rainbow for a simple service of prayer and song, known as Taizé. This is generally what you can expect if you … Continue reading

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