"For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness;
but of power and love and discipline."
-2 Timothy 1:7
Welcome FALL!
The Cast of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - the Musical kicked off Fall in a fun way - the Liberty Fall Festival! They walked, danced, and sang in the parade while handing out flyers & candy canes!

We're looking forward to this first show in The Peters Theater at William Jewell!
Class Showcases
Don't miss your child's showcase! It's what they've been working on these last several weeks and it's their time to shine!

EAST- Thursday, Oct. 11th at Grace United Methodist Church
2400 US-50, Lee's Summit, MO
WEST - Thursday, Oct. 11th at Journey Church of Lenexa
8865 Bourgade Ave., Lenexa, KS
NORTH - Monday, Oct. 15th at Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivion Road, KCMO
SOUTH - Monday, Oct. 15th at Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene
11811 State Line Road, KCMO
Playbill Advertising a Win-Win!
While our Playbills are a great keepsake for cast and parents alike, did you know they can also make CYT money? That's right! Each ad sold is credited to the production, which helps cover the costs of the production that ticket sales and production fees don't cover!

It's a great way for businesses to reach close to 2,000 patrons each production. So if you know of a business that might be interested in advertising, please feel free to reach out to them and ask! What's the worst that could happen?
KUDOS to CYT North who has brought in six (6!) new advertisers for Best Christmas Pageant Ever! You ROCK!
Get Your Tickets NOW!
When it comes to tickets, planning ahead is always a good idea!

  1. You get a better pick of seats!
  2. You save $$! (online tickets - $11-$13, at the door - $15)
  3. No waiting in line! Print your tickets at home, or pull them up on your mobile device and you're in!

And, it really helps us start our productions on time! Thank you so much!

See you at the shows!
An exciting opportunity for CYT! We have partnered with the Overland Park Orchestra to bring to life on stage, Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite - a free performance for all! An opportunity to introduce kids of all ages to orchestra and theater.

Come out to see CYT alums and current students take the stage at JCCC's Yardley Hall.

Oct. 27th 3pm - Lobby opens at 2pm for interactive activities for the whole family - costumes encouraged!
Winter Show Auditions Nov. 16th
East Artistic Team:
Director: Sam Barboza
Assistant: Allison Nissley
Music: Lindsay James
Choreo: Chelsea Shaffer
West Artistic Team:
Director: Bethany Grell
Assistant: Cynthia Liggett
Music: Nancy Chipchase
Choreo: Hannah Dunteman
South Artistic Team:
Director: Jana Latchaw
Assistant: Jordan Wegele
Music: Andrew Schmidt
Choreo: Amy Carson
Gotta Get Back in Time
That's right! We're going back...to the 80's - and we want you to join us! Preparation is underway, but we need your help to make this like, the most totally awesome CYT Gala fundraiser, like, EVER!

How can you help? So glad you asked...

Sponsors! We need Gala Sponsors - and good news - the Sponsor Upgrade is back! Sign up as a sponsor by Nov. 16th and get upgraded to the next level of benefits! See the benefits here!

Auction Items! Do you have a vacation home? Airline miles? Other amazing items you would be willing to donate? OR, do you love to talk to businesses and ask for donations? Then we need YOU on our Procurement Team! Contact the team!

Get the Word Out! Start talking about the Gala - inviting people - plan to host a table! Share it on Social Media and get pumped! We'll be "Dancing on the Ceiling!"
Thank you to all who have donated books!

SOUTH HYPE is still collecting new or gently used elementary/middle school level books to benefit "Hands to Hearts" charity program.
There are collection bins at CYT classes and rehearsals for your convenience through Friday, Oct. 19th.
"Helping beat illiteracy...one child at a time."
Congratulations 2019 Improv Team!
They came, they saw, they Improv'd!
Congratulations to the new 2019 CYTKC Improv Team:
William Chapman, Will Hancock, Erin Jacobson, Evan Langston, Tyler Shaw
Now the hard work begins - Practicing and planning and raising funds to make it to CYT Improvathon this next summer! So join the Improv Team in their first official fundraiser:
It's a Pumpkin Party!
Come celebrate all the great things about Fall! Decorate pumpkins, hang with your CYT friends and enjoy some Fall treats!

Saturday, Oct. 20th
6pm - 8pm
All Ages Welcome!
Cost: $5
BYOP - Bring Your Own Pumpkin!
Congratulations Project Dance Team!
Jazz
Nicole Barber
Lindsay Callender
Katherine Garrett
Taylor Hahner
Erin Jacobson
Ellie Jurgensmeyer
Jacqueline Keith
Madison Kunze
Maren O’Hara
Lauren Robinson

Tap
Nicole Barber
Lindsay Callender
Katherine Garrett
Taylor Hahner
Erin Jacobson
Ellie Jurgensmeyer
Jacqueline Keith
Madison Kunze
Maren O’Hara

CYT Dance will be taking a group of dancers to New York to participate in Project Dance . We will be performing our dances in Times Square and have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus through dance. We will also be taking dance classes, participate in worship and hear from speakers in the dance industry.
To help fund the trip, the team will be selling Price Chopper coupon sheets for $5 each. The coupon, which doesn’t expire until 1/15/19, is for $5 off a $50 purchase at any Price Chopper (donate $5 to save $5). Project Dance team members will be selling these coupons through Nov. 11th.
Prayer Focus: Peace

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

There is more than one form of peace. There is peace:Harmony/Nonviolence and there is peace:Calm/Tranquility. One is internal and one is external and we are called to both.

God, We know that you ARE our peace and that You bring us peace. We want more of both. Father, help us to walk in the peace You have called us to and the peace You are. Amen.
October is  Down Syndrome Awareness Month , a chance to spread  awareness .

During the  month  of October, we celebrate people with  Down Syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments.

It's not about celebrating disabilities, it's about celebrating abilities.
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