Fall Activities at Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted October 22nd, 2013

Both classes had an exciting time seeing the firefighters and fire trucks in October! The firefighters visited the younger class and the older classes went to tour the fire station. The children all made a tasty graham cracker fire truck to eat and learned fire safety songs. The younger class children dressed up as something they want to be and the older class children dressed up as a favorite book character or someone in their family.

The children are noticing changes happening around them as the season turns to fall. They will go on a fall walk, easel paint colorful fall leaves, experiment with leaf rubbings and stencils, and glue leaves on a tree shape. Each child can create a unique handprint turkey and talk about the many people and things they are thankful for at Thanksgiving time.

Parent/teacher conferences will be available on Monday, Nov. 25 for the younger class and on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26 for the older classes.

We are thankful at Thanksgiving time and all throughout the year for the encouragement and care we receive from our church family!

Carol Temple, Director

Notes of Appreciation

Posted October 21st, 2013

The church office has received thank you notes from the following for contributions to their programs and ministries:

•McPherson College

•McPherson County Food Bank

•On Earth Peace

•Heifer International: “For the struggling families who only need one opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty, these gifts transform their lives.” – President/CEO of Heifer International, Pierre U. Ferrari


Attendance for September 2013

Posted October 21st, 2013

Sept. 1:  Sunday School 62 – Worship 226

Sept. 8:  Sunday School 98 – Worship 216

Sept. 15:  Sunday School 101 – Worship 230

Sept. 22:  Sunday School 104 – Worship 225

Sept. 29:  Sunday School 94 – Worship 205

Thank You to Our Office Volunteers

Posted October 21st, 2013

We wish to thank the following who recently assisted in the Church Office:

Elaine Fleenor, Jana Goering, Karen Hoch, Elsie Holderread, Gene Reinecker, Lois Schrag, Art Snell, Paul and Mary Wagoner, Jim Wiseman

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, October 20, 2013

Posted October 18th, 2013

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 (waltersm@mcpherson.edu 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 (smithh@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0533).