Women’s Ministries Evening Group will meet from 7 – 9 p.m. on Monday, October 21, in the Church Community Room. You are encouraged to come and help make diapers out of t-shirts for baby care kits. Questions, contact Mary Holloway (620-345-8157).
Everyone is invited to join the Circles of McPherson County community for a night of story telling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, in the Church Sanctuary. You will hear families and volunteers share about how Circles is eradicating poverty in the lives of local families and activating dreams.
You are invited to a reception for Jeff Carter, new president of Bethany Seminary. Since President Carter will be in the area for The Gathering, he will be available to meet and visit with you in a leisurely setting from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, November 1, at The Cedars Conference Center. Cheese, crackers, and coffee will be available if you would like to take a corner of your noon hour to visit while you snack.
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, November 1, Ken Yohn will present ”Simple games that tell us a lot about people and politics.” To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters (email@example.com or 620-242-0434) by Monday, October 28.
The 9th Annual Gathering is planned for Friday – Sunday, November 1– 3, at the Webster Conference Center, Salina. (Early registration is due Monday, October 21.) The McPherson Church has been asked to provide snacks for the Saturday afternoon break. Items requested: 5 dozen molasses/ginger cookies, 8 dozen cookies (any kind), 2 bags baby carrots, 2 bunches celery sticks, cleaned and prepared; 4 tubs of hummus, and 3 tubs of southwest dip. If you are willing to contribute, contact Carolyn Weddle (241-8327) for further instructions.
Church World Service kits are among the disaster relief materials that are processed and distributed by the Church of the Brethren Material Resources Program at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Currently, the supply of School Kits, Baby Care Kits, and Emergency Clean-Up Buckets, is very low. To learn more about how to assemble kits, go to www.cwsglobal.org/get-involved/kits. Kit contents have been carefully selected; to make them as useful as possible when sent following disasters in the US and around the world. For questions, contact Judy Stockstill (620-242-3536).
At the Alternative Christmas Gift Market on Saturday, November 16, there will be tables for persons selling items to benefit the Haiti Medical Project. If you would like to reserve table space, contact Tandy Wine (620-242-2303) or Susan Taylor (620-241-3321).
Properties Team is looking for several individuals who would be willing to assist with covering the window air conditioners; sometime before the end of October. Contact Rita Beam (620-241-2674) or Mike Goering (620-241-4080) if this is something you are willing to do.
Travel China with McPherson College – January 14-24, 2014
As the Pacific Century is now upon us, we will venture forth to explore the Dragon Kingdom, ancient and contemporary China. Besides the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Dynasty Tombs, Terra Cotta Soldiers Tomb, other cultural treats await us. Check the church website (macbrethren.org), under Congregational News, for additional information. For brochures, contact Herb Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-242-0533).