JOYS OF THE CONGREGATION
Congratulations to Elmer and Margaret Zimmerman who will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, March 21. They will be honored at a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the Church Social Room. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Debbie Curry, Angie Ward, and their families. Everyone is invited.
Claron Brown died on Saturday, February 22. The memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the church. We wish to express our sympathy to the immediate family: Dorothy Brown Neher (Paul), Winifred Brown Neher (Jim), Rosalie Brown Falcon (Cecilio), Lethia Brown Draves (Dave), and the other extended family members.
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All proceeds from the We Connect Wednesday meal on Wednesday, March 5, will be donated to the Haiti Medical Project. The menu will be: pizza, flatbread, and dessert. Everyone is encouraged to join us for food, fellowship, and to show support for the Haiti Project.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 5, Match Day at McPherson County Community Foundation. On Match Day, contributions made between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. to endowment funds for 19 organizations, will be matched $.50/$1 by the Foundation. Funds are given on a first-come, first-serve basis until the matching pool of $30k has been committed. Donations can be anonymous. Nineteen local organizations have been identified as the main focus for Match Day, however, the Foundation recognizes a donor may prefer giving to another endowment they administer. For complete lists of Match Day participants and a Fund List, please visit www.mcphersonfoundation.org or call 620-245-9070.
The 3rd Annual Ulster Project March Madness on Main Street will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. Tickets: adults $10, children 6-12 $6, 5 and under free; available at Home State Bank, McPherson Main Street, The Well, and St. Joseph Parish Office.
The McPherson College Band and the McPherson Community Brass Choir will be performing a joint concert of classic wind band literature at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in Mingenback Theatre. Participants from the CoB include: Doris Coppock, Winona Godfrey, Darren Hendricks, Kyle Hopkins and Seth Schoming. Everyone is invited.
Lenten devotionals – “Real Rest” by Duane Grady, are available in the Church Gathering Space and in the Education Building literature rack.
Alexander Mack Men’s Fellowship will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, in the Church Social Room. The program will be presented by Kirby Goering, Director of PET Moundridge, who will show and tell about the Personal Energy Transportation Program. PET Kansas is an International affiliate workshop that builds the PET, an all-terrain wheelchair, given to the disabled in developing countries. For reservations, contact Pete Brubaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Art Snell (620-241-2427) by Sunday, March 9.
Your assistance will be appreciated at Camp Mt. Hermon on Friday – Sunday, March 14-16. Plans are to build the pavilion and work on other buildings. Hazel Lauver, camp cook, would welcome cooks, willing to assist with meal preparations. To be a part of this building/cooking effort, please contact Eldred Kingery (785-289-7584 or email@example.com).
SAVE THE DATES
Western Plains District Women’s Retreat: April 4-6, 2014, Crosswind Conference Center, Hesston. Registration Forms – Church Gathering Space & Ed. Bldg. Literature Rack (registration deadline: Monday, March 10).
Western Plains District Men’s Retreat: April 11-12, 2014, Heartland Spirituality Center, Great Bend. Registration Forms – Church Gathering Space, Ed. Bldg. Literature Rack, or district website (www.wpcob.org).