Information for the Congregation for Sunday, September 21, 2014

Posted September 19th, 2014

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, October 3, Dustin Wilgers will present “Animals Say the Darnedest Things in the Darnedest Ways.”  To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters ( or 620-242-0434) by Monday, September 29.

Everyone is invited to join The Cedars Service Guild for their Fall Celebration at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, in the Cedars Conference Center. Please bring a salad to share. Bread, drinks, and table service will be provided. The speaker, Kim Stanley, will present “Adventures in a Small Town.”

Fall Festival – 7 p.m., Sunday, October 12, Bruce and Barbara Wagoner farm.  Chili Cook-Off and activities for all ages are planned. For additional information, check the church website (

Contact person:  Jen Magnall ( or 719-325-6956)


An Invitation from Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston

Posted September 18th, 2014

Join us for our second concert of the 2014-15 Prairie Window Concert Series:  “Cotton Wine” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, at 4 p.m.  Enjoy Cotton Wine’s captivating stage presence, stellar voices, mastery of multiple instruments and innovative songwriting. Concert tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children.  Appetizers, for purchase, will be available during intermission. For tickets, call 620-327-8127.

The Cedars Service Guild Fall Celebration

Posted September 15th, 2014

Anyone, with an interest in life in The Cedars, is invited to attend their third annual celebration event, sponsored by The Cedars Service Guild.  Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, in The Wellness Center.  Bring a salad to share.  Homemade bread, drinks, and table service will be provided.  For the program, Kim Stanley, McPherson College professor and daughter of Villager Betty Stanley, will tell about adventures in a small town.  During the meal, dinner music will be played on the piano by Paxton Leaf, whose grandparents, Gerald and Barbara Leaf, are also residents in The Cedars Community.

FALL FESTIVAL — Chili Cook-Off & Activities

Posted September 15th, 2014

Everyone Invited!

4 – 7 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bruce and Barbara Wagoner Farm

755 14th Avenue (6.2 miles south of Kansas and Main)

 Chili Cook-Off

Sign up for:

          Chili, Toppings, a Side, or Dessert

                to share with 8-10 people

          Drinks provided



  • Bonfire          
  • Hayride
  • Fishing (bring your own pole and license)
  • Board Games
  • Pumpkin Decorating (bring your own pumpkin)

In case of inclement weather, food, games, and pumpkin decorating will be held in the Church Social Room.

Questions? Contact Jen Magnall ( or 719-325-6956)

Sponsored by Faith Formation Team, McPherson Church of the Brethren


Information for the Congregation for Sunday, September 14, 2014

Posted September 12th, 2014

All volunteers, who taught adult or children’s Sunday school or assisted with Kingdom Kids during the 2013-14 school year, are invited to a reception after worship today, in the Church Social Room.  Families of the volunteers are also invited to attend.

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, or Kathryn, through the Church Office (620-241-1109).

Travel:  Israel – January 2015.  Enjoy the Landscape of the biblical age: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Meggido. Boat on Lake Galilee, baptize in the Jordan, take a black mud bath at the Dead Sea, run barefoot at the aqueducts of Caesarea, ascend the majestic Masada, and walk the Via Dolorosa. For information, contact Drs. Herb/Jeanne Smith (620-241-7128 or

Western Plains District Church of the Brethren


Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kansas

Friday – Sunday, October 24 – 26

Online registration – – early registration deadline:  October 13, 2014

Brochures available:  Church Gathering Space & Education Building Literature Rack