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Sunday Gathering

On Sundays at 4:30,  we gather to learn, worship together, and encourage one another.

What to expect on a Sunday (Covid edition):
Our gathering is for the whole family and starts with everyone together for a meal. After the meal, elementary aged children are invited to a fun time of learning just for them. Everyone else will participate in an interactive service that may include prayer, scripture reading, conversation, listening, video segments, coloring or other activities. 

Our gathering is very casual, and we don't expect you or your children to act a certain way or dress a certain way or even believe a certain way. We'd love for you to join us so that we can learn with and from each other what it means to follow the way of Jesus.

While at our gathering, we ask that you wear a mask/face covering when you are within six feet of anyone not in your household. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available, and we will encourage social-distancing.

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Groups

There are several groups who meet at Mission of the Dirt Road. Some of them are directly connected to our mission, and others just share space with us.

We have a womens Bible Study that meets on Wednesdays at 6pm, a walking club that meets at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and a grief group led by a hospital chaplain that meets most Sundays at 3pm.

AA meets at our building on Fridays and Sundays at 7pm, and there are a few other support groups who meet in our space throughout the week.

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Mission: Community Classes

In January 2021, we began hosting weekly community classes. These classes are held on Tuesday nights. We eat dinner together at 6pm, and then classes begin at 6:30. The main class for adults and teens is focused on a theme and relates to relationships, health and wellness, and money matters. The last week of every month is a DIY or creative project. Our younger attendees attend an age appropriate class that is usually related to what the adults are learning, with a review of basic math and reading skills.

Since we began, we have partnered with over 30 organizations and 15 community leaders to provide relevant and expert information and resources related to developing goals and healthy habits, planning and preparing healthy meals on a budget, child growth and development, maintenance and repairs, safety, prevention and recovery, and mental health awareness.

You can learn more about the classes we offer on our Facebook page. We pin our monthly calendar at the top. In addition, if you have a skill or expertise you would like to share with the community, please contact us.

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WiFi and Coffee

Third places is a term coined by sociologist Ray Oldenburg and refers to places where people spend time between home (‘first’ place) and work (‘second’ place). They are locations where we exchange ideas, have a good time, and build relationships.

As a small town, Keystone has very limited options for third place kinds of gatherings and High Ridge has none, so Mission of the Dirt Road offers our space to meet that community need. 

Everyone is invited and welcome to join us on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9am-2pm, for FREE coffee and WiFi. 

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Borrow a Bike or a Book

The dream for Mission of the Dirt Road developed out of Carey's work with Book Bus, a ministry of Seeds of Grace.

We love that Seeds of Grace brings their Book Bus to our building Every Tuesday for a story time at 10 a.m. Mission of the Dirt Road, in partnership with Seeds of Grace, tries to maintain a small collection of books and bicycles for people who may need them. Stop by during free coffee and WiFi, and we’d be happy to share what we have.

If you are interested in donating a bicycle, please call 601-LOVE-473. 

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We're only just beginning our work in our community, so here's a little preview of what's next...

Mission: Little Learners- These will be casual classes to be attended by parents and children ages 0-5 where parents can find support and community, enjoy some fun activities, and learn some new things with their little ones. 

Mission: Revitalize- We are currently piloting this program with a family. This program will provide assistance and/or finances with needed home renovations. The family will also be matched with a Care Coach who will help the family identify and work towards goals that will help them maintain their home in the future.