The purpose of Ministry Matters is to provide an opportunity for the leaders of Timothy to share what is happening in their ministry areas. Each Friday, Ministry Matters is emailed to Timothy’s executive board, elders, staff, commission leaders and other lay leaders. If you wish to include something, please email it to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran .com) by 6am Thursday. Feel free to share this document as you wish.

From GATHER Commission—Melissa Struewe, Commission Leader

GATHER Commission met on July 22 with Sandy Bahrenburg, Val Leakey, Charlie Johnson, Bob Logan, Kyle Oelklaus, Mary Taggart, Kent Burns and Melissa Struewe attending.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the June 17, 2019, meeting minutes.


  • Donations: The GATHER Commission has received a number of donations to use for upcoming events. Thank you to the GROW Commission for their overwhelming amount of donations a well as the Hinkle family for their generous donation.
  • Ice Cream Social: 4, 2019, 6-7:30pm, R.D. Mize. Discussion included determining a schedule for the evening. PR documents were approved, a volunteer schedule was finalized, and final details were discussed.
  • Fall-O-Ween Jesus: 26, 12-5pm, Wyatt Rd. Snowie Bus has been reserved. More details to come after next planning meeting on Aug. 5.
  • 2020 Events: A calendar was presented for fellowship opportunities in 2020. Planning will begin for these events soon.

Next meeting:  Aug. 26, 6-8pm, Fellowship Hall, R.D. Mize.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

July 27—Care 101 Tools for Caring Training, 10am-noon, Room 302, R.D. Mize

July 27—Faith & Family Night at the K, 6:15pm, Kauffman Stadium

July 28-30—Rummage Sale Drop-off, 8am-7pm, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize

Aug. 1-3—Rummage Sale, 8am-6pm Thurs & Fri, 8am-noon Sat., Family Life Center, R.D. Mize

Aug. 4—School Board meeting, 10:45am, Room 302, R.D. Mize

Aug. 5—GO Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 103, R.D. Mize

Aug. 6-27 (Tuesdays)—Care 201 Congregational Care Ministry, 6:30-8:30pm, Room 501, R.D. Mize

Aug. 12—Joint Executive Board/Elected Elders meeting, 6pm, Rooms 302 & 303, R.D. Mize

Aug. 12—TLS New Student Orientation, 7pm, Wyatt

Aug. 15—R.D. Mize ECC Back-to-School Night, 7pm

Aug. 19—TLS Back-to-School Night, 6:30pm

Aug. 19—Wyatt ECC Back-to-School Night, 7pm

Aug. 20—TLS First Day of School

Aug. 22—Hillcrest Gala & Auction, Arrowhead Stadium

Aug. 24-25—Kindergarten Blessing, all services

Aug. 26—GO Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 103, R.D. Mize

Aug. 26—GATHER Commission meeting, 6pm, Fellowship Hall, R.D. Mize

Aug. 26—GIVE Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 303, R.D. Mize

Aug. 26—GROW Commission meeting, 7pm, Room 302, R.D. Mize

Sept. 3-Nov. 19 (Tuesdays)—Care 301 Stephen Ministry training, 6:30-8:30pm, Room 501, R.D. Mize

Sept. 4—Ice Cream Social, 6-7:30pm, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize

Sept. 7-8—Backpack Blessing, all services

Sept. 8—School Board meeting, 10:45am, Room 302, R.D. Mize

Sept. 13-15—Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest (steak burger booth), Downtown Blue Springs

Sept. 21—3rd Annual J.R. Wiles Memorial Kids Fishing Derby, James A. Reed Conservation Area