Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 31, 2014

Posted August 29th, 2014

September 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 “We Connect Wednesdays” kick-off meal which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 3, in the Church Social Rooms, with the Fellowship and Hospitality Team hosting. Matt Friesen will be on hand to grill burgers and hotdogs. The meat and baked beans will be provided; please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. See you there! Please note that WCW prices are $3 per person or $8 for families.

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, September 5, Chris Paulsen will present “Collecting Antique License Plates – How to Make an Everyday Nuisance an Interesting Hobby.”  To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters  by Monday, September 1.

waltersm@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0434

You are invited to consider assisting in the nursery during the Sunday morning worship service. To sign up, type in the following link:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084FA8AC2AA4F49-nursery/19200973

There are still McPherson College Choir and Band students who are in serious need of financial sponsorship for the January 2015 Europe Tour. If you are willing to help, please contact Kyle Hopkins (hopkinsk@mcpherson.edu) or Josh Norris (norrisj@mcpherson.edu).

Have you recently retired and are you looking for opportunities to serve others? The Save ‘N Share Store is looking for volunteers. They ask for a commitment of only a few hours weekly. You are invited to prayerfully consider this outlet of ministry in our community.  Stop by the store (209 S. Main) on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or call 241-7389 and ask for a manager.

Higher Education Scholarships are in need of funding.  An additional $1,500 is needed to fully fund this fall’s scholarships.

The position of Client Services Manager is being offered by Churches United in Ministry. Duties include interviewing clients, overseeing the distribution of ministry funds, managing the ministry office procedures and representing the ministry to McPherson County organizations. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2014. For additional information and application instructions, check the church website (www.macbrethren.org).

In Memoriam — Dorothy Crain

Posted August 28th, 2014

Dorothy Crain, mother of Steve Crain, died on Monday, August 25. The memorial service is planned for Sunday, August 31, at Timbercrest Chapel, North Manchester, IN. We wish to express our sympathy to Steve (Lori), grandson, Nate Crain; and other immediate and extended family members.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 24, 2014

Posted August 22nd, 2014

September 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.

The Philo Class will gather for their noon meal at 11:30 a.m. today, at the Cedars Café.

Everyone is invited to attend the “We Connect Wednesdays” kick-off meal which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 3, in the Church Social Rooms, with the Fellowship and Hospitality Team hosting. Matt Friesen will be on hand to grill burgers and hotdogs. The meat and baked beans will be provided; please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. See you there! Please note that WCW prices are $3 per person or $8 for families.

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, September 5, Chris Paulsen will present “Collecting Antique License Plates — How to Make an Everyday Nuisance an Interesting Hobby.”  To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters by Monday, September 1.

waltersm@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0434

You are invited to consider assisting in the nursery during the Sunday morning worship service. To sign up, type in the following link:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084FA8AC2AA4F49-nursery/19200973

There are still McPherson College Choir and Band students who are in serious need of financial sponsorship for the January 2015 Europe Tour. If you are willing to help, please contact Kyle Hopkins (hopkinsk@mcpherson.edu) or Josh Norris (norrisj@mcpherson.edu).

Have you recently retired and are you looking for opportunities to serve others? The Save ‘N Share Store is looking for volunteers. They ask for a commitment of only a few hours weekly. You are invited to prayerfully consider this outlet of ministry in our community.  Stop by the store (209 S. Main) on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or call 241-7389 and ask for a manager.

Higher Education Scholarships are in need of funding.  Currently, an additional $1,500 is needed to fully fund this fall’s scholarships.

The position of Client Services Manager is being offered by Churches United in Ministry. Duties include interviewing clients, overseeing the distribution of ministry funds, managing the ministry office procedures and representing the ministry to McPherson County organizations. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2014. For additional information and application instructions, check the church website (www.macbrethren.org).

Traditions – Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp

and

70th Anniversary Reunion

September 26-28, 2014

Bring your family and return to Mt. Hermon for a weekend reunion of campers – everyone who has been a part of Camp Mt. Hermon. Plan to relax, explore the grounds, and visit with friends. Information packets with registration forms are available in the Church Gathering Space or check the CoB website (www.macbrethren.org) for on-line registration.

Western Plains District Church of the Brethren

THE GATHERING 2014

Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kansas

Friday – Sunday, October 24-26

Online registration – www.wpcob.org   –  early registration deadline:  October 13, 2014

Brochures – available in the Church Gathering Space & Education Building Literature Rack

 

 

In Memoriam — Russell “Buck” Reinecker

Posted August 22nd, 2014

Buck Reinecker died on Tuesday, August 19. Family visitation is planned for 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, in the Church Good Shepherd Foyer.   The memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, at the church. We wish to express our sympathy to Gene Reinecker and other immediate and extended family members.

FloraKansas Fall Plant Sale — September 5-7, 2014

Posted August 21st, 2014

The sale will be held at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston.  This is Kansas’ largest native plant sale that offers many species of wildflowers and grasses, many of which are rare in cultivation. A large selection of adaptable perennials will also be available.  Memberships can be purchased on the day of the sale and you can participate in the “members only” sale on Thursday, September 4,  from 1 to 7 p.m.  Current Dyck Arboretum members receive a 10% discount at all arboretum plant sales.  For more information, call 620-327-8127 or visit www.dyckarboretum.org.