“the pain of separation” Jerry Bowen
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“the pain of separation” Jerry Bowen
October 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.
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Dr. Stephen Beus will present the inaugural recital of the Fern Lingenfelter Artist Series at 4 p.m. today, in Mingenback Theatre, McPherson College. Everyone is invited. Check the church website for additional information.
Everyone is invited to The Cedars Guild’s Fall Celebration Event which is planned for 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, in the Wellness Center. Jim Griggs will present a program of Kansas photos, Eric Goering and Joyce Hall will share music, and there will be a drawing for a quilt raffle. Please bring a salad to share. Tableware, drinks, and bread will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars — FALL FESTIVAL, 4-7 p.m., Sunday, October 9, Bruce and Barbara Wagoner’s Farm. The event will include food and activities for all ages. Watch for details.
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 clink on “Surveys and Signups.”
Misfits & Seekers for Jesus Class
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Sundays
Church Community Room (immediately off the Good Shepherd Foyer
This Class finished their current DVD series today – September 25th. They will begin the new series next Sunday, October 2nd (same time – new classroom).
If you are willing to challenge yourself spiritually; struggling with difficult concepts and perspectives AND if you are ready to have intense, thoughtful discussion; then come join this group as they explore the timely subject of violence, from a Christian perspective.
Violence Divine – Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of its Non-Violent God
a Living the Questions DVD Study
One of the world’s foremost historical Jesus scholars helps the church and its alumni/ae rise above the greatest of Christian treasons: that everlasting peace can only be achieved through the onslaught of divine violence. Filmed before a live audience in a workshop setting, professor and author John Dominic Crossan summarizes the essence of his best-selling HOW TO READ THE BIBLE & STILL BE A CHRISTIAN: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation and shows the way forward for those seeking an authentic Christianity for the 21st century.
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.
2016 Financial Information
Month Current YTD Prior YTD
August 2016 August 2016 YTD August 2015 YTD
Offerings/Pledges: $21,873.08 $243,529.29 $251,277.91
Other Gifts 9,578.28
Expenses: (28,153.44) (266,121.30) (270,421.18)
Net Surplus (Deficit): (6,280.36) (22,592.01) (9,564.99)
For additional information, contact Carolyn Masterson
The McPherson Church of the Brethren
- Rosalie Black, Donna Burkholder
- Florence Crago, Martin Eis, Illa Flax
- Illa Flax, Barbara Flory, Paul Hoffman
- Eloise Holman, Ruth Howell, Thelma Lehman
- Maxine Miller, Roberta Reed
- Gene Reinecker, Renee’ Schowengerdt
- Kaiden Schroeder, Jessica Stevenson
- Jeanette Stump, Bonnie Ward
- Karamet Bhatti, father-in-law of Jennifer Davidson Bhatti
- Jeannie Gregory & family, step-sister of Barbara Flory
- John & Sandy Hoffman, Monitor CoB members
- Jeff Riggenbach, friend of Pastor Jerry
- Sarah Schowengerdt, Jayce Schriner, John Snell, celebrating birthdays today
Our Leadership Team
Good Beginnings Preschool
McPherson College, faculty, staff, & students
The Cedars Community, staff & residents
The Church of the Brethren Western Plains District
Sonja Griffith, District Executive
Jon Tuttle, Moderator
Jim Hubble, Pastor at Bethel Nebraska CoB, and his family
Ministries of the Western Plains District
The Church of the Brethren Denomination
David Steele, General Secretary, and all members of the CoB staff
Carol A. Scheppard, Annual Conference Moderator
EYN (CoB Church in Nigeria)
In Our Nation and World
The worldwide refugee crisis
Church of the Brethren congregations in:
Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria, Spain, and Sudan