Good Beginnings Preschool News

Posted August 22nd, 2017

We are excited about our new preschool year!  Dorothy Janzen and Cora Duerksen will teach the Younger Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Dorothy Janzen and Carol Temple are the teachers for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Prekindergarten Class.  Classes begin on August 30 and 31.

Preschool children will be part of the “class family” – learning to know each other, learning the routines of the day, and growing and learning in a wide variety of areas!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of those who helped make the preschool and playground ready for the children!

Thank you to the Properties Team, Jina and Gary Dickerson, and the church family for your work.  We love the new air conditioner in the Prekindergarten Room.

Thank you for your prayers and support as we begin our new year.

Carol Temple, Director

Sunday School Opportunity

Posted August 22nd, 2017

Everyone is invited to join the Artisan/Philo Sunday School Class which meets in the North Church Social Room at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Beginning September 10, a series of lessons on “Uppity Women of the Bible” will be led by Carolyn Schrock. We will begin by learning about Ruth. You may want to prepare in advance by reading the book of Ruth. Discussion will follow a short video presentation.

Notes of Appreciation

Posted August 21st, 2017

THANK YOU – You helped make UP17 amazing and we are so thankful!


– McPherson County Ulster Project 2017


In Memoriam — Judy Butler

Posted August 18th, 2017

Judy Butler died on Friday, August 11, 2017. The memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, at the church. We wish to express our sympathy to her daughter, Nancy (Forrest) Moyer; son, Jeff (Angela) Butler; grandchildren, Isabelle (Bret) Scott, Ivanna, Ilanna, Israel, and Isaiah Moyer, Hannah, Zachary and Abigale Butler.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 20, 2017

Posted August 18th, 2017

SHORT Congregational Forum immediately following worship today. Please plan to attend for an important update and consensus approval of new leadership and conversation about the Alternative Christmas Gift Market (ACGM).

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, September 1, at 2 p.m., Dr. Herb Smith will present “Near Death Experiences. For information, contact Kendra Flory ( or 620-242-0432).

During the past fifteen years, the CoB has been assisting with Meals On Wheels every 2nd and 5th Saturday of the month.  Due to health concerns, some of our most dedicated volunteers have been unable to continue.  Therefore, we need additional volunteers. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes. You may volunteer monthly, quarterly, or whatever your schedule permits. If interested or for questions, contact Jana Goering (241-4080).  Your response will help determine whether we are able to continue participating in this vital ministry.

The Outreach Team reminds you that School Superheroes are back in action! School supplies requested are: crayons, Kleenex, pencils, erasers, notebooks and rulers. A collection container is located in the Church Gathering Space.

All-church email list – If you are currently not receiving these notifications and wish to be added to the list, contact the Church Office (241-1109 or In addition, you may also contact the office, if you wish to be added to the Prayer Chain list.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We Connect Wednesday (wcw)

We cook the burgers & dogs – you bring the sides

Kingdom Kids, Worship Choir, Angelus Ringers, Youth Groups

Meal 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Kingdom Kids 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Junior High Youth Group 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Senior High Youth Group 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Church Cancellation

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

2017 Monthly Financial Report

August 6

August 13 August 20 August 27


Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000


Offering Received


January – July Income:  $215,347      Expenses:  $233,455