Joys of the Congregation for Sunday, February 1, 2015

Posted January 30th, 2015

Congratulations to Art and Hazel Snell who will be celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, February 6.

 

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, February 1, 2015

Posted January 30th, 2015

February 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.

Everyone is invited to attend the Offender/Victim Ministries’ Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 16, at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Ct., Newton.  Cost for dinner is $11 per person and may be paid at the door. RSVP to 316-283-2038 or ovm.ks@sbcglobal.net by Monday, February 9.

Western Plains District Women’s Retreat is planned for April 10 - 12, in Allenspark, Colorado.  The theme “Fully Awake and Truly alive: How to Incorporate Spiritual Practices Into Our Busy Lives,” will be presented by Rev. Jane Vennard, Senior Adjunct Instructor at the Iliff School of Theology.  Discounted registration is due by Friday, February 20.  Brochures are available in the Church Gathering Space, Education Building literature rack, or on the district website (www.wpcob.org).

Church of the Brethren Annual Conference will be held in Tampa, Florida, July 11-15.  Non-delegate registration will open at 12 noon (CST) on Wednesday, February 25. Hotel reservations for delegates and non-delegates will also open at that time. For registration, check the Annual Conference website (www.brethren.org/ac).  Additional information is available on the church website (www.maccbrethren.org).

Church Cancellation

In the event of inclement weather:

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.

 

 

Offender/Victim Ministries’ Annual Meeting

Posted January 29th, 2015

Everyone is invited to attend the Offender/Victim Ministries’ Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 16, at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Ct. in Newton.  Dinner is $11 per person and may be paid at the door.  RSVP to 316-283-2038 or email ovm.ks@sbcglobal.net by Monday, February 9.

2015 Annual Conference Information

Posted January 28th, 2015

CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN ANNUAL CONFERENCE

July 11-15, 2015

Tampa, Florida

Hotel Reservations and Non-delegate Registration open on Wednesday, February 25.

While delegate registration opened on January 5, registration will open on February 25 for non-delegates at 12:00 noon central time.  Hotel reservations for both delegates and non-delegates will also open at noon (central time) on Wednesday, February 25.  To register as a non-delegate, go to www.brethren.org/ac

And click on “Register Now”

After you have registered as a non-delegate for Annual Conference, you will immediately receive an automatic email that gives you a link to register for the hotel you prefer.  This year there are two hotels in the Conference Block:  Marriott Waterside ($109/night) and Embassy Suites ($114/night including breakfast for one).  You can find more details about these two hotels on the Annual Conference website. Please do not telephone the hotels directly; they cannot give you the negotiated conference rate.  Please register for Annual Conference and then use the link you will receive to book your hotel room.  All delegates who are registered will automatically be emailed the link on February 25 to secure their hotel reservation.  If you have any questions please call the Annual Conference Office at 847-429-4365.

 Chris Douglas, Director of Conference Office

Church of the Brethren, Elgin, IL  60120

847-429-4364 (direct)

800-323-8039 ext. 364

 

 

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, January 25, 2015

Posted January 23rd, 2015

February 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.

Circles of McPherson County is hosting its 4th Annual Soup Supper from 5 – 7 p.m. today, at the Free Methodist Church. You are invited to join them for delicious homemade soups, desserts and conversations with the Circles Community. Free will donations will be appreciated.

On Saturday, February 7, Jd. Bowman, Associate Professor of Theater at McPherson College, will teach two webinars for the College’s Ventures in Christian Discipleship Program. “Innovation on a Timeline: Embracing Your Creativity Angels” will rekindle your inner creator by helping you once again hear that childhood voice urging you to color outside the lines. “Come to the Table, but Bring Your Crayons” will enhance your ability to become creative and innovative working in small groups. Unleash your God-given creativity! “Innovation On a Timeline” will be presented from 9 a.m. until noon and “Come To the Table” from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Cost per webinar is $15.  For further information, contact ventures@mcpherson.edu.

Registration:  www.mcpherson.edu/ventures

Currently, there are open slots for nursery volunteers who would like to assistant in the church nursery on Sundays, during the worship service. If you would like to sign up, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084FA8AC2AA4F49-nursery/19200973 to indicate which Sundays you will be available.

Higher Education Scholarship Fund – During the spring semester, ten members of the McPherson Church of the Brethren are attending two Church of the Brethren institutions, McPherson College and Juniata College. The church supports these students by providing a $300 scholarship per semester.  Then this amount is matched by their institution. After generous gifts, only $650 more is needed to fully fund the program for the spring semester. If this is your passion – please consider a donation to the fund.  Checks may be written to the church; please indicate “Higher Education Scholarship Fund” on the memo line.