Information for the Congregation for Sunday, December 21, 2014

Posted December 19th, 2014

Janice Friesen, Executive Assistant to the Pastoral Staff, will be on vacation from Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2. Volunteer staff will be in the office on December 22 and 23 and December 29 and 30 to answer the telephone and to assist those who stop by.

To submit bulletin items for Sunday, December 28, contact Jana Goering (620-241-4080 or janamike@cox.net) by 9 a.m. on Monday, December 22.

To submit bulletin items for Sunday, January 4, contact Pastor Kathryn (620-480-9037 or crik @sbcglobal.net) by 9 a.m. on Monday, December 29.

Join Living Stream Church of the Brethren from Portland, Oregon, for the first Brethren church online, Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. The Rev. Audrey DeCoursey, niece of Wesley DeCoursey, and other prominent Brethren around the country and world lead the worship. Link: http://new.livestream.com/livingstreamcob/Advent2014.

Last week, Musa and Sarah Mambula from Nigeria were interviewed live on the program. If you missed it, near the top of the Living Stream website is their photo. Click the arrow in the photo to listen to their talk. All of their services are archived on the site. Living Stream also, has once-a-month tele-webinars during which you can discuss articles in recent Messengers with others around the country.

 

Notes of Appreciation

Posted December 16th, 2014

On behalf of McPherson College, please know how deeply we appreciate being able to use your space in order for our employees to learn.

All the best,  Brenda Jill Stocklin-Smith, PHR, Director of Human Resources, McPherson College

 Thank you to Peggy Ball, Dave Fruth, Mary Hughes, Dean Reynolds, and Ira Whitacre, who served as ushers during the Kenton Carols Concert on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, December 14, 2014

Posted December 12th, 2014

December/January 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 Christmas Brass will celebrate its 40th consecutive year of performing the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols throughout Kansas in a very special anniversary concert at 2 p.m. today, in the Church Sanctuary. There is no admission charge but a free-will donation will be taken to benefit the McPherson Arts Alliance.

Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Community Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 25, at the McPherson Community Building. This free meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Monetary donations may be sent to: Community Christmas Inc., P.O. Box 14, McPherson, KS 67460.

Reservations:  620-241-1292 (due by December 23)

Volunteer to help:  620-245-0313

For the Lady on your Christmas List – Give her the gift of a weekend in Allenspark, CO, at Western Plains District Women’s Retreat. The retreat is scheduled for April 10-12, 2015. The theme will be “Fully Awake and Truly Alive.” The retreat leader, Jane Vennard, will provide spiritual direction. Brochures:  district website (www.wpcob.org) or Church Gathering Space.

Would you like to become a member?  Would you like to dedicate your child(ren)? To initiate a conversation, express your intent or to ask questions, contact: Pastors Chris, Jerry, orKathryn, through the Church Office (620-241-1109).

 

McPherson College Library Offers Free Books

Posted December 8th, 2014

Miller Library, McPherson College, is giving away a set of bound volumes of the Inglenook publication (1901-1910, v.3-v.12, 16 volumes total).  If interested, please contact the library (mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0487.   You may also stop by the library (Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and ask for Mary Hester or Stephanie Kiersey.

Also being offered at no charge, are a variety of Brethren-related books. (They have multiple copies of these books or the books have been digitized by the Brethren archives.)  The books are located in the foyer of Miller Library.

The library will be closed for the holidays, beginning Friday, December 19, reopening Monday, January 5.

 

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, December 7, 2014

Posted December 5th, 2014

December/January 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. Visitwww.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.

Craig and Megan Lolling will be honored at a Wedding Shower today. Everyone is invited to celebrate with them at 2 p.m., in the Church Social Room.

The Sojourners Class invites the church family and friends to the annual Christmas breakfast, 8:45 a.m., Sunday, December 14, in the Social Rooms. A delicious breakfast, music by the Resonance Trio, and storytelling by Dawn Hoffman will highlight the morning. Please bring a breakfast pastry or bread to share. Sunday School will not meet that morning.

Awake, devotionals for Advent through Epiphany, are available in the Church Gathering Space and the Education Building literature rack.

For the Lady on your Christmas List — Give her the gift of a weekend in Allenspark, Colorado, at Western Plains District Women’s Retreat. The retreat is scheduled for April 10-12, 2015. The theme will be “Fully Awake and Truly Alive.” The retreat leader, Jane Vennard, will provide spiritual direction. This will be a wonderful time of fellowship with women from the district. Brochures are available on the district website (www.wpcob.org) or in the Church Gathering Space. We would love to have your special lady attend!