Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 3, 2015

Posted May 1st, 2015

 Invitations for the Congregation

The McPherson College Band will be performing a pops concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, in Mingenback Theatre. Also featured will be the McPherson College Jazz Combo. Everyone is invited.

CASA Benefit Concert:  The McPherson Community Brass Choir, directed by Jerry Toews, will present the concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, in the Church Sanctuary. Doris Coppock, Darren Hendricks, Seth Schoming, and Winona Godfrey are members. Everyone is invited.

The McPherson Arts Alliance and The Cedars are bringing a chamber music series to McPherson. The first concert is planned for 7 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in The Cedars Conference Center. The WSU Faculty Brass Quintet will be performing. Tickets ($15 ea.) are available at The Cedars.

The church family is invited to a “Come and Go” graduation reception for Rebecca Ullom-Minnich and Emily Morejon (exchange student from Ecuador) from 7 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Ullom-Minnich home, 509 E. Durst, Moundridge.

Information for the Congregation

May 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.

Senior High Sunday and Graduation CelebrationFollowing today’s service, an all-church potluck, hosted by the Fellowship and Hospitality Team, will be served. Assistance with clean-up would be appreciated by the kitchen volunteers.  See you at the celebration!

Since the Church Office will be closed for the All-School’s Day Celebration on Friday, May 8, information for the Sunday, May 10 bulletin is due by noon on Wednesday, May 6.

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday May 9, beginning at 9 a.m. Donations left by your mailbox will be picked up by letter carriers and United Way volunteers and delivered to the McPherson County Food Bank. If interested in helping collect the food, contact United Way of McPherson (620-241-5152).

Another Disaster Response Opportunity – Western Plains District has been given another week at the disaster site in Greeley, Colorado. We are now seeking volunteers for June 28 – July 3.  Additional volunteers could be used for May 17 – 23.  Please see Bud and Susan Taylor for details.

McPherson College End-of-Semester Celebration

Posted April 30th, 2015

INFLATABLES

McPherson College — on the college campus

 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015

The church family is invited to participate with McPherson College students as they celebrate the end of the semester.  Part of the campus-wide activities will include inflatables and you and your children are welcome to join in the fun.  The event if free.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, April 26, 2015

Posted April 24th, 2015

May 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.

Tip a Celebrity — 5 until 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, Sportsview Pub ‘n’ Grub, 900 W. Kansas, McPherson. Everyone is invited to enjoy supper and support a good cause. Local celebrities will be table waiters, including Anne Kirchner, representing United Way, who will be serving from 7-8 p.m. All tips received will benefit Relay for Life.

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 Friday May, April 1, Michaela Groeblacher will present “Nobel Souls.” To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters (waltersm@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0434) by Monday, April 27.

Senior High Sunday and Graduation Celebration is planned for Sunday, May 3. The worship service will be planned and led by the Senior High Youth. Following the service, everyone is invited to an all-church potluck, hosted by the Fellowship and Hospitality Team. Burgers, hotdogs and cake will be provided; please bring sides and salads to share. If possible, bring your own table service, as this makes clean-up much easier for the kitchen volunteers. See you at the celebration!

CASA Benefit Concert:  The McPherson Community Brass Choir, directed by Jerry Toews, will present the concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, in the Church Sanctuary. Doris Coppock, Darren Hendricks, Seth Schoming, and Winona Godfrey are members. Everyone is invited.

Driver needed to transport school kit supplies to the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland. Herb and Jeanne Smith have approximately 50 small boxes. If you are going in that direction and can drop them off at one of the CoB Churches, in the Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, or Lebanon, Pennsylvania area, the Smiths could pick them up there in early May.  If you can assist or for information, contact them: (620) 241-7128 or jsmithks@cox.net.

Another Disaster Response Opportunity – Western Plains District has been given another week at the disaster site in Greeley, Colorado. We are now seeking volunteers for June 28 – July 3.  Additional volunteers could be used for May 17 – 23.  Please see Bud and Susan Taylor for details.

In Memoriam — John Ward

Posted April 24th, 2015

John Ward died on Wednesday, April 22.  The memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at the church.  We wish to express our sympathy to Bonnie, sons, Marty (Carol) Ward, Steve ((Dalene) Ward; daughter, Anne Tell; and the other extended family members.  Memorials are suggested to Heifer Project International or McPherson County Food Bank and sent in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS  67460.

CASA Benefit Concert — May 5, 2015

Posted April 22nd, 2015

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, directed by Jerry Toews, will present the concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, in the Church Sanctuary.  Also featured will be Ty Kaufman, on the euphonium, and the brass quintet.  Doris Coppock, Darren Hendricks, Seth Schoming, and Winona Godfrey are choir members.  Everyone is invited.