Information for the Congregation for Sunday, April 30, 2017

Posted April 28th, 2017

Opportunity to Support Good Beginnings Preschool

Eat at Wendy’s on Monday, May 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

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 5, Dr. Shane Kirchner will present “My Hobbies.” Information, contact Monica Rice (ricem@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0432).

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will present a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in the Church Sanctuary. Also featured, will be the McPherson Brass Quintet. Participants from the church: Doris Coppock, Winona Godfrey, Eric Goering, Darren Hendricks, Christi Hopkins and Seth Schoming. Everyone is invited.

PotluckSunday, May 7  — Hamburgers, hot dogs and cake provided – bring your own table service, sides and salads. Come celebrate as we say “Good Luck” to our Seniors.

The church family is invited to a wedding shower, in honor of Crystal Schrag and Joseph Gibbon, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, in the Church Social Room.  If you would like to contribute to a group gift, please contact, Janette Hess, Wylene Lengel or Carolyn Weddle. Please bring a recipe card with a favorite recipe, a saying, or words of wisdom for the couple.

The “Messenger” is the official publication of the Church of the Brethren, published 10 times per year. An annual ‘church club rate’ subscription for each member family is $14.50. If you are able and wish to reimburse the church for your subscription, it would be appreciated. For those who would like to be added to receive a copy or those wishing to discontinue receiving the magazine, please contact the Church Office by Monday, May 8.

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

2017 Monthly Financial Report

  April 2 April 9 April 16 April 23 April 30

Total

Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $40,000
Offering Received
$7,858.82 $6,868.25 $4,752.00

$4,441.22

   

2017 Year-to Date Financial Report

 

January

February March April May

June

Monthly Offering Needed
$40,000 $32,000 $32,000 $40,000 $32,000

$32,000

Offering Received
$43,183.44 $26,650.04

$28,431.94

   

An Invitation for the Church Family

Posted April 28th, 2017

Celebrate Doris Coppock, “90 years young!”

Sunday, May 14, 2017    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.    Open House (brief program at 3:00 p.m.)

McPherson Church of the Brethren Social Room

To honor this accomplished woman, you are invited to assist in funding an athletic historical mural which will, of course, feature Doris and her many achievements for the school. If you wish to participate in this way, make checks payable McPherson College; note athletic department mural in the memo.

 

Joys of the Congregation — Thea Mae Schoming

Posted April 28th, 2017

Thea Mae was born on Tuesday, April 25. Thea weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. and was 21 in. long. Congratulations to the parents, Seth and Lara Schoming; big brothers, Elliot and Enzo; grandparents, Dan and Lynne Lichty; and great-grandmothers, Eloise Lichty and ImoJean Frantz.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, April 23, 2017

Posted April 21st, 2017

Western Plains District is pleased to announce that Joanna Davidson Smith has agreed to serve as interim Administrative Assistant in the District Office. The interim period is anticipated to extend into mid-summer, allowing for development of the position, leading to the hire of a permanent assistant.

Upcoming Events – The Cedars Wellness Center

7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25: Kento Aizawa and Lillian Oeding, McPherson College students, will be presenting “A Musical Evening: Clarinet and Flute.” They are both accomplished musicians and will be playing a variety of music, accompanied by Jean Hendricks. Everyone is cordially invited – bring your friends!

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 5, Dr. Shane Kirchner will present “My Hobbies.” Additional information, contact Monica Rice (ricem@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0432).

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will present a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in the Church Sanctuary. Also featured, will be the McPherson Brass Quintet. Participants from the church: Doris Coppock, Winona Godfrey, Eric Goering, Darren Hendricks, Christi Hopkins and Seth Schoming. Everyone is invited.

Duck Soup Softball Tournament is scheduled for noon on Sunday, May 7 at Grant Sports Complex. For questions or to enter a team, contact Mindy Allen (620-242-4503). Entries are due by Thursday, April 27. Proceeds will benefit the McPherson County Ulster Project.

PotluckSunday, May 7th Hamburgers, hot dogs and cake provided – bring your own table service, sides and salads. Come celebrate as we say “Good Luck” to our Seniors.

The church family is invited to a wedding shower, in honor of Crystal Schrag and Joseph Gibbon, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, in the Church Social Room.  If you would like to contribute to a group gift, please contact, Janette Hess, Wylene Lengel or Carolyn Weddle. Please bring a recipe card with a favorite recipe, a saying, or words of wisdom for the couple.

The “Messenger” is the official publication of the Church of the Brethren, published 10 times per year. An annual ‘church club rate’ subscription for each member family is $14.50. If you are able and wish to reimburse the church for your subscription, it would be appreciated. For those who would like to be added to receive a copy or those wishing to discontinue receiving the magazine, please contact the Church Office by Monday, May 8.

Childcare Volunteers – We continue to seek persons who are willing to staff the nursery during the Sunday school hour and worship service. Willing to assist? Sign up on the church website (www.macbrethren.org), under the “Church Life” tab and click on “Surveys and Signups.”

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

2017 Monthly Financial Report

 

April 2

April 9 April 16 April 23 April 30

Total

Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$40,000

Offering Received
$7,858.82 $6,868.25

$4,752.00

     

2017 Year-to Date Financial Report

 

January

February March April May

June

Monthly Offering Needed
$40,000 $32,000 $32,000 $40,000 $32,000

$32,000

Offering Received
$43,183.44 $26,650.04

$28,431.94

     

 

Dyck Arboreturm of the Plains hosts Prairie Window Concert

Posted April 20th, 2017

The final concert of the 2016-17 Prairie Window Concert Series, featuring Walnut Valley Festival favorites The Steel Wheels, is planned for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the Wichita Orpheum Theatre.  Tickets cost $29 including tax. Convenience fees apply if reserving by phone or online.  Reserve tickets online at wichitaorpheum.com/events or in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box office (open M-F 10-6, Sat 10-3).  The concert is hosted by the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston.