Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Posted May 22nd, 2015

Payton Jo was born on Saturday, May 2, to Matt and Abby Hoffman. Payton weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. Congratulations to the parents and the grandparents, Dan and Dawn Hoffman.

Corbin Christopher was born on Monday, May 18, to Kameron Curry and Khrissa Sleeth. Corbin weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 20 in. long. Congratulations to the parents; grandmother, Debra Yianakopulos;  and great- grandparents, Elmer and Margaret Zimmerman.

 Children’s ChurchToday is the final Sunday for this school year.

Vacation Bible School is planned for Monday – Friday, June 1-5, at the church.  You are encouraged to sign up for snack items by typing the following link into your browser line and mark the items that you wish to provide.

macbrethren.org/vbs-snacks

Sunday School and Small Groups Survey:  Please take a few minutes to complete the on-line survey at the link below. This will help us to determine the needs of Sunday School and Small Groups for our church. If you need a hard copy since you do not have internet access, please check in the church office.

macbrethren.org/groups-survey

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 5, Josh Norris will present “Adventures in Eastern Europe.” To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters (waltersm@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0434) by Monday, June 1.

This summer St. Joseph Catholic Church will be hosting a unique program, called Prayer & Action, which is designed to provide an opportunity for high school students to experience a week of mission work within their own community. The focus will be on the poor, elderly, widows, widowers and struggling families. The teams will be working during the weeks of June 14-19 and June 21-26 and they need work. The goal is to have 60 jobs scheduled before the work begins. Since this is mission work, there will be no charge for supplies or labor. They will specialize in house painting and yard work but are also willing to do smaller jobs. If you know of someone who you think could benefit from this project, please contact the St. Joseph Church Office (620-241-0821).

We now have a full crew going to the disaster site in Greeley, Colorado, leaving June 28.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (620-241-3321 or susandtaylor@yahoo.com).

Western Plains District Conference is planned for Friday – Sunday, July 31 – August 2, 2015, at McPherson Church of the Brethren. For registration forms, check the district website (www.wpcob.org).

The Higher Education Scholarships are in need of funding. We currently need an additional $4,000 to fully fund this fall’s scholarships. Fourteen students will be enrolled in Church of the Brethren Colleges (McPherson, Manchester, and Juniata) this fall.

The Outreach Team is looking for someone to coordinate our Meals on Wheels volunteers. This person will be securing drivers for the second and fifth Saturdays of the month. Currently, there is a list of persons who have agreed to deliver but it needs organization. Contact Judy Stockstill (620-242-3536) for information. Thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity.

In Memoriam — John Stockstill

Posted May 21st, 2015

John Stockstill, father of Gregg Stockstill, died on Sunday, May 17. The memorial service was held on Thursday, May 21, at the United Methodist Church, Geneseo.  We wish to express our sympathy to Gregg and Judy; daughter, Kristin Messick; and the other extended family members.

Joys of the Congregation

Posted May 20th, 2015

Payton Jo was born on Saturday, May 2, to Matt and Abby Hoffman. Payton weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz.  Congratulations to the parents and the grandparents, Dan and Dawn Hoffman.

Corbin Christopher was born on Monday, May 18, to Kameron Curry and Khrissa Sleeth. Corbin weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 20 in. long. Congratulations to the parents; grandmother, Debra Yianakopulos; and great-grandparents, Elmer and Margaret Zimmerman.

Church of the Brethren Annual Conference Streaming

Posted May 20th, 2015

2015 Annual Conference Sunday!

Join congregations and individuals from around the country as we worship together as one virtual church on Annual Conference Sunday – July 12, 2015.

All congregations are invited to come together in celebration during the Sunday morning worship service at Annual Conference by sharing in the worship webcast. You can broadcast the service live to your church and worship with thousands of other Brethren!

Click the webcasting link under “In Tampa” on the Annual Conference homepage.  You can join in at any time or restart the broadcast from the beginning. You can also comment and chat online with the webcast coordinator.

A bulletin will be available in mid to late June to download and print from the Annual Conference webpage.

Business Sessions and Worship Services on the Web

All Annual Conference business sessions and worship services will be streamed over the internet. The schedule for all web broadcasts is a follows (all times are Eastern Time):

Saturday, July 11

7:00 – 8:30 PM          Opening Worship

Sunday, July 12

9:45 – 11:30 AM         Annual Conference Sunday – Morning Worship
2:00 – 4:30 PM          Afternoon Business Session

Monday, July 13

8:30 – 11:30 AM         Morning Business Session
2:00 – 4:30 PM          Afternoon Business Session
7:00 – 8:30 PM          Evening Worship

Tuesday, July 14

8:30 – 11:30 AM         Morning Business Session
2:00 – 4:30 PM          Afternoon Business Session
7:00 – 8:30 PM          Evening Worship

Wednesday, July 15

8:30 – 10:30 AM         Closing Worship

Click the webcasting button on the Annual Conference homepage or log into http://new.livestream.com/enten/AC2015 for additional information and instructions.  You can join in at any time or restart the broadcast from the beginning.  You can also comment and chat online with the webcast coordinator.

There is a cost to provide these webcasts.  Viewers are asked to consider making an online donation to help make the ministries of our church known through these webcasts.

 

Meals On Wheels Coordinator

Posted May 20th, 2015

The Outreach Team is looking for someone to coordinate our Meals on Wheels volunteers. This person will be securing drivers for the second and fifth Saturdays of the month when the CoB is responsible. Currently, there is list of persons who have agreed to deliver meals but it needs organization. Please contact Judy Stockstill (620-242-3536) for additional information.  Thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity.