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Following worship today, you are encouraged to remain in the Church Sanctuary and attend the Spring Congregational Forum meeting.
A BVS Connections Dinner, hosted by the church, is planned for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the North Church Social Room. This is a time for alumni of Brethren Volunteer Service, interested potential volunteers, and general supporters of BVS, to gather for a meal and time of sharing. We’ll hear stories from any former volunteers present, hear about what’s currently happening in BVS, and share our dreams for the future of BVS. Everyone is invited to share in food and fellowship as we celebrate the ministry of Brethren Volunteer Service.
Benefit Concert for Brethren Disaster Ministries – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, First CoB, Wichita — Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter, the Wichita-based acoustic duo of Jeffrey Faus and Jenny Stover-Brown, will be teaming up with Mutual Kumquat, a nationally-known, Brethren-rooted acoustic group. Everyone is invited.
Pastor, long-time civil rights leader, and acclaimed speaker Dr. Gerald Durley of Atlanta, GA will be speaking on the topic, “Climate Change Is a Civil Rights Issue” at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Marcus Welcome Center of Wichita State University. The event will include a light meal and a roundtable discussion.
Ted & Co. will be performing the magnificent play Listening for Grace at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, in the Church Sanctuary. “This new play by Ted Swartz, is a funny, powerful, poignant performance which gives voice to our fears and hopes when a faith community engages in questions around same sex relationships. A father’s journey, a church’s struggle, a search for commonality.” See the promo at www.tedandcompany.com/shows/listening-grace/. A free-will offering will be taken to help offset costs.
40th Anniversary Mohler Lecture, 4 p.m., Sunday, March 8, Mingenback Theatre, McPherson College — Dr. Kathy Melhorn, a McPherson College Alumna and clinical professor in pediatrics with the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, will present “Child Abuse and Neglect: Do we have the Evidence and Courage We need to Make a Difference?” Everyone is welcome.
Opportunity to Serve as Volunteer Driver: The McPherson Council on Aging is seeking individuals who would be available to drive persons to out-of-town doctor appointments. If you are interested, please call Paula Orth (620-242-7154).
In the event of inclement weather:
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.