Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 29, 2016

Posted May 27th, 2016

Bret and Isabelle (Moyer) Scott are pleased to announce their marriage on Friday, April 1, 2016. Now it’s time to celebrate! Everyone is invited to join them at a “come and go” reception from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, in the Church Social Room.

June Newsletter – Printed copies are available today. Check for e-mail updates and stay up-to-date with church news by signing up for e-mail alerts. Visit www.macbrethren.org and enter your e-mail address in the left column of the screen under “Subscribe to E-mail Updates” and follow the instructions.

During the Sunday school hour, 9 -10 a.m. today, you are invited to join Tom and Janet Crago in the Church Social Room. The Cragos will share and show pictures about their recent visit to Nigeria. They were invited to travel to Nigeria as observers and reporters for the CoB. While in Nigeria, they were asked by the EYN leadership to assist with auditing financial operations and computer systems. They also observed how EYN leadership addresses the crisis in Nigeria. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their questions.

Summer Sunday school schedule – Adult classes are welcome to continue meeting at their normal time or create a schedule that works best for their group. Classes might consider meeting less often or at a different time. All are welcome at the church on Sunday mornings, whether as an organized class or for coffee and fellowship. Children’s activities are planned for those present during the Sunday school hour. Youth are welcome to attend an adult class or enjoy fellowship time together.

Beginning Sunday, June 5, everyone is welcome to participate in a new study, Misfits for Jesus; Explore Saving Jesus (Living the Questions curriculum), led by Jessica Griffith, in the Church Community Room.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. At 2 p.m. on June 3, Dr. Jonathan Frye will present “Adfinis.” Contact Marcia Walters (waltersm@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0434) by Monday, May 30, to reserve your place.

Congratulations to Bret and Isabelle (Moyer) Scott who were married on April 1, 2016. In honor of their recent marriage, you are invited to contribute to a group gift by placing a check in an offering plate (indicating “group gift” in the memo line) or by sending/taking it to the church office by Monday, June 6.

Recycling greeting cards – After removing the front covers, you may leave the covers in a basket which has been placed in the Good Shepherd Foyer.

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent.

 

Worship Service – May 22, 2016

Posted May 22nd, 2016

Music Appreciation Sunday

(click on the link above to access the worship service)

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 22, 2016

Posted May 20th, 2016

Invitations for the Church Family

Everyone is invited to attend a graduation reception, honoring Emmy Goering, Ty Goss, Tate Johnson, Dylan Kramer, Israel Moyer, Dan Reynolds, Kaitlyn van Asselt, and Ruth Whitacre, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., today, in the Church Social Room.

Bret and Isabelle (Moyer) Scott are pleased to announce their marriage on Friday, April 1, 2016. Now it’s time to celebrate! Everyone is invited to join them at a “come and go” reception from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, in the Church Social Room.

Information for the Congregation

June Newsletter — available today, Church Gathering Space and Social Room.

The current Sunday school schedule for all classes ends today. Beginning Sunday, May 29, adult classes are welcome to continue meeting at their normal time or create a schedule that works best for their group during the summer. Classes might consider meeting less often or at a different time. All are welcome at the church on Sunday mornings, whether as an organized class or for coffee and fellowship. After your class decides its summer schedule, contact the church office (241-1109 or maccob@macbrethren.org) so that the information can be placed on the church calendar. During the summer, children/youth classes will not meet. However, children’s activities will be planned for those present during the Sunday school hour. Youth are welcome to attend an adult class or enjoy fellowship time together.

During the Sunday school hour, 9 -10 a.m. on May 29, you are invited to join Tom and Janet Crago in the Church Social Room. The Cragos will share and show pictures about their recent visit to Nigeria. They were invited to travel to Nigeria as observers and reporters for the CoB. While in Nigeria, they were asked by the EYN leadership to assist with auditing financial operations and computer systems. They also observed how EYN leadership addresses the crisis in Nigeria. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their questions.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. At 2 p.m. on June 3, Dr. Jonathan Frye will present “Adfinis.” Contact Marcia Walters (waltersm@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0434) by Monday, May 30, to reserve your place.

Congratulations to Bret and Isabelle (Moyer) Scott who were married on April 1, 2016. In honor of their recent marriage, you are invited to contribute to a group gift by placing a check in an offering plate (indicating “group gift” in the memo line) or by sending/taking it to the church office by Monday, June 6.

Recycling greeting cards – After removing the front covers, you may leave the covers in a basket which has been placed in the Good Shepherd Foyer.

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent.

Letter from the Stewardship of Finance Ministry Team

Posted May 19th, 2016

Greetings to McPherson Church of the Brethren Members and Friends:

Stewardship of Finance Team is sending this church-wide correspondence in order to make you aware of our current budget deficit.

This is not the time of year to ask for special gifts, however, the church budget is in a downward trend. Our deficit for the first four months of the year is more than $30,000. This is almost twice the deficit as the same time last year. When we project numbers to the end of 2016, without intervention, there will be an even larger shortfall. Is it time to adjust the budget? Is it time to dig deeper into our pockets?

Church Leadership has determined that our current staffing and programming are working well. Maintenance of our buildings and payment of utilities are costs that cannot easily be adjusted. Cuts to the Youth Team budget are not recommended as we know these young people represent the future of the Church.

The one area of our budget that may have some room for adjustment is Outreach. The Outreach budget is 25% of our total budget, and is currently paid in monthly increments.

Some payments could be deferred until December, then possibly omitted if necessary, to make sure our expenses are covered.

You are being asked to give extra now! Two hundred gifts of $150 each would erase the deficit and allow us, as a church, to continue to pay our 2016 Outreach commitments, without interruption.

Thank you for prayerfully considering any extra you might be able to share with your Church Family.

Stewardship of Finance Team Members

Bryan Hess, Carolyn Masterson (Treasurer), Jaymie Rothrock,

Gregg Stockstill, Kathryn Whitacre (Staff Liaison)

In Memoriam — Bob Powers

Posted May 18th, 2016

Bob Powers died on Tuesday, May 3. The memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at the church. We wish to express our sympathy to Janis; sons, Mike (Travis) Powers, Brian (Kathleen) Powers; and the other immediate and extended family members.