August 30 Online Worship
Sunday Worship Online
Connect to online live worship service at at 8:30 or 10:15 a.m. 
Or, you can watch our service anytime after 8:30 a.m. on Sundays via YouTube at 

Fellowship Time at 9:15 a.m. Immediately following our 8:30 online worship service, grab a mug and come over to our community's Coffee & Conversation online. You can connect at
Online Children's Sunday School.Camille Breckenridge teaches the week's Sunday School Bible story on Sunday mornings at 
If you know of kids who might enjoy taking part in our Sunday School, invite their parents to signup to be on the list to receive the weekly materials at
August/September Modern Prophets Sermon Series
Prophets are people who speak for God.

Often prophets are not popular, because their words put them at odds with the powers in this world.

Our nation has modern prophets, and we're going to hear their messages in a special series that will take us into the school year.
  • Rachel Held Evans - August 30
  • William Barber II - September 6
  • Bill McKibben - September 13
Heritage Room Kitchen Remodel Complete
Several months ago repairing a plumbing drain problem required damaging a portion of the cabinets in the Heritage Room kitchen. After reviewing the options, a decision was made to remodel the very outdated kitchen. Work is now complete.

Several members of Colonial Women and Jim Cook, chair of the Property Management Committee, worked together to design and select materials and finishes for the new kitchen. Funding for the project came from donations from Colonial Women, the Memorials Committee, the Wedding Committee and the Maintenance Endowment Fund.

The remodeled kitchen features new cabinets, sink, faucet, backsplash, garbage disposal, an over-stove microwave, and new flooring. Cabinet selection allowed for an additional 5 inches of working space between the cabinets. With the microwave relocated off of the countertop, the amount of working space was substantially increased.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this project, we have an attractive and more usable kitchen waiting when we are all able to be together again.
Join the Colonial Church Virtual Choir     
Join the Colonial Church Virtual Choir for the 2020-21 season. Kirk Carson has a summer hobby - learning to direct a virtual choir! For this coming year, the choir will rehearse and sing from home. You'd receive a "click track" with your part (and accompaniment). You listen to that in your headphones/ earpods, while recording yourself on your phone/audio recorder and send it to be included in the choir. So, if you'd like something fun and new to try - particularly as the months turn colder - signup today to be part of our choir at
Honor Educators This Sunday, August 30    
Pastor Aaron will give the annual teacher blessing during our worship service on Sunday, August 30 and we need your help. Please provide names of educators in our Colonial family and include the grade level or subject they teach. All educators face challenges this fall and with that in mind we want to bless these special people in our lives. You can also share the name of your child's classroom teacher or other educators to include in our blessing. Please send this information to Heather by today.
Gathering Sunday Drive-In Movie Night
Sunday, September 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Gathering Sunday during the pandemic is going to be different! We're going to come together for a socially distanced drive-in movie night to watch the movie "Hidden Figures."

For you artists out there, we're going to use sidewalk chalk to decorate our parking spaces in the south lot to celebrate our church community's ministry partners - like Artists Helping the Homeless, Cross-Lines Community Outreach, and Veronica's Voice.

When: Sunday, September 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Colonial Church Back Parking Lot
Free to attend. Bring your own popcorn and drinks
Please wear a mask when you are outside your vehicle.

Let us know you are coming so we can have enough space by registering here.
Vanishing the Void
VANish the Void is a new program by the Colonial Board of Outreach to provide non-perishable food items for Kar Woo (left) to hand out when he is out in the Be the Change van helping disadvantaged and homeless people in Kansas City. Mary Penrose is heading the effort to supply the food for Woo.

Pre-pandemic, Colonial helped Woo and Artists Helping the Homeless by providing and serving a meal in Mill Creek Park once a week for homeless people. You can give to that effort here.
Hold Me Tight Online Couples Therapy
Hold Me Tight® Workshop, an 8-week online workshop that helps couples take troubling patterns of conflict and transform them into emotionally accessible, responsive and engaging interactions, is planned for Saturdays, September 26-November 14, 10:00 a.m.-noon, for Colonial families.

Based on the highly researched method of couples therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy by Dr. Sue Johnson, and her successful book, Hold Me Tight®: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, the workshop is appropriate for couples of all stages of happiness or distress. It offers a non-judgmental, emotionally safe space for you and your partner to explore your relationship and the struggles that keep the two of you from either having a stronger relationship or having the relationship of your dreams.

The presentation uses video clips to aid in understanding the lessons. Jessica Schroeder, a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Leavenworth, Kansas, will facilitate the course. Cost is $299 per couple.

Ordination Service for Kelly Hansen
Ordination is a celebration for Christ’s church, and we could all use a reason to celebrate these days. Kelly Hansen will be ordained at Colonial Church at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. You are invited to the virtual worship service at

Participants in the service include spiritual advisors and representatives from the UCC and Colonial Church.

Kelly is originally from Helena, Montana and moved to the Kansas City area with her husband, Mark, in 2004. After a career in the culinary arts she felt called to ministry and attended St. Paul’s School of Theology. She serves as chaplain at Truman Medical Center as well as several other organizations.
Do Not Sacrifice the Power of Your Vote!
New Voter Education Webinar

Join us Wednesday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. to noon, via Zoom for an hour full of information and questions answered with our guest panelists - Lindsay Begham with The Voter Network and Kathleen Morrow with The League of Women Voters. Let’s consider the history of the vote in our nation, the challenges past and present and, most especially, how to get registered, how to find out what is on your ballot, and so much more.

Please register for the webinar here.
Pastor Aaron's 10th Anniversary Gift
Pastor Aaron Roberts celebrated his 10th anniversary as Colonial's pastor in June but we were unable to gather for the occasion. We now hope to have a celebration in September.  
You still have time to contribute to a special gift as well as funding for sabbatical and/or continuing education purposes for Aaron. Anyone wishing to contribute to this effort is invited to make a donation online (click the Donate Online button below) or through Heather at the church office, designating the gift "Aaron's 10th." Thank you for helping to honor Aaron.
Watch Our Weekly Services and Sermons 

Livestream: Sundays at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. at

On Demand: worship services are on YouTube here. Sermons are available here.

Daily Devotionals
Our denomination, the United Church of Christ, provides an excellent daily devotional, written by the "Still Speaking" writers group. To have the devotions emailed to you daily go to:

Your Support Matters
Our work together matters - to each other and to the community. We are needed more than ever in this difficult time. 
Your pledges help Colonial to do its work. Counters are counting and we are making deposits. You may mail in your pledge checks or any other payments. An easier alternative is to make contributions online. You just fill in your banking information or provide a credit card and your name and email and what fund you are paying (Stewardship, food pantry, etc.) and the amount. Go to:

If you have any questions, you may email or call Heather in the office or Jayne Quimby, Financial Recorder.
In this time of staying connected remotely, please remember these folks who are celebrating milestones.
Happy Birthday! 
31 Reese Algren
1 Jayden Latham, LeAnn Russell
2 Charlotte Donnelly, Lee Rowe
Happy Anniversary!
19 Kevin & Valerie Cable, Wayne & Joyce Fick
26 Jim & Kathi Cook, Lois & George Tormohlen
27 Wes & Hope Cotten, Rusty & Kim Mann
2 Harry & Kendra Morrison


Thursday, August 27
10:30 a.m.-Study Group via Zoom

Sunday, August 30                 
8:30 a.m. Worship Online  
9:30 a.m. Online Children's Sunday School.
9:15 Fellowship Time via Zoom. 
10:15 a.m.-Worship Online  
5:00 p.m.-Youth Group Gathering, Harmon Park
Tuesday, September 1              
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom   
Wednesday, September 2      
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with Pastor Aaron at Einstein Brothers in Prairie Village Shops

Thursday, September 3
10:30 a.m.-Study Group via Zoom
Full calendar at Colonial Calendar.  

Colonial Staff

Senior Minister: Rev. Aaron Roberts
Bell Choir Director: Hayden Ferguson
Organist: Dr. Joseph Kern
Youth Leader: Michelle Turpen
Communications Manager: Sally Huggins
Building Maintenance: Edson Palacios-Castrejon