Western Plains Service Opportunities

Posted June 6th, 2017

Western Plains District will sponsor a trip to Lybrook Community Ministries near the Navajo Mission in New Mexico, September 10-16. We will be working on garden clean-up, winterizing homes and housing construction. We will also be sponsoring another trip to Eureka, Missouri, December 3-9, where we will work on rebuilding after flood damage. If interested in either of these trips, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (taylorsbud48@cox.net or susandtaylor@yahoo.com).


Camp Mt. Hermon Work Camp

Posted May 11th, 2017

Work Camp is planned for Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29.  For information, please contact Larry Ditmars (lditmars53@gmail.com) or Hazel Lauver (913-788-5013 or grandmahl@hotmail.com).

Camp Colorado Work Camp

Posted May 11th, 2017

Work Camp will be held Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29.  If you would like to attend, please register online at campcolorado.org OR if you have any questions, please contact Becky Snell (camp manager) at campmgr@campcolorado.org.

Letter from Mont Ida Church

Posted April 19th, 2017

The McPherson COB and every COB in the Western Plains District received this cover letter and letter from the Mt. Ida COB.

The letter of response from McPherson also was sent to every COB in the District as well as the District Office.

The letter was approved before being sent.

Mont Ida letter

Mont Ida Response

Letter of Introduction — Western Plains District Office

Posted April 17th, 2017

April 13, 2017

Western Plains District Churches — Church of the Brethren

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the ad hoc personnel committee, the Transformation Vision Team, and District Executive Minister Sonja Griffith, I am pleased to inform you that Joanna Davidson Smith has graciously (even courageously!) agreed to serve as interim Administrative Assistant.  This interim period, anticipated to extend into mid-summer, allows for development of the position leading to the hiring of a permanent assistant.

Many of you know Joanna and her many involvements with the district, including her recent service as Moderator of Western Plains, and would agree that we are both thankful and fortunate that she assented to this half-time appointment.  I know you will all take the opportunity to welcome her fully and completely as part of the district staff.

To accommodate Joanna’s other work obligations, she will generally be present in the district office on Mondays in the morning as well as both mornings and afternoons on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The hours are also recorded on the district office answering machine.

Welcome Joanna!

Peace & Grace,

Ken Frantz, Chair

Transformation Vision Team

Western Plains District