Family Camp — Camp Mt. Hermon

Posted August 17th, 2017

Camp Mt. Hermon’s Family Camp “Branching Out”  is being hosted by the Topeka Church of the Brethren on September 15-17 and all are welcome!!

Registration will begin on Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. with a dinner of soups and a potato bar being served at 6:00.  Sunset will be at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday morning a continental breakfast will be served.  Saturday lunch will be a chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, then pie and ice cream in the afternoon.

*We are asking campers to bring a pie or two to share and if you have an ice cream freezer, bring that along as well with all your fix’ns! We will supply the ice.

Saturday night a campfire cook-out of hotdogs and chili with entertainment!  Sunset 7:29 p.m.

The weekend will end on Sunday, September 17 after worship and with lunch served. You won’t go home hungry!

Reserve a cabin or a RV/Tent camping spot. RV Shower house is open for campers.

Cost is $60/person or 150/max for a family for overnight stays. We ask that any visitors will give a free will offering for any meals.

This will be a special time to be with friends and meet new ones!  Also, check out the new walking paths, sand volley ball and basketball courts. The Prayer Tree and the Outdoor chapel should be on your list to visit as well 

The new low impact obstacle/team building course will be available to try your team building skills. There will also be a volley ball tournament, weather permitting—so be ready to dig deep!

We have approximately 30 reservations already.

If you would like to help in any way, please let us know.  There are opportunities for Arts and Crafts, music and younger youth recreation, meal prep and more

Please RSVP to Charla Kingery: or 515 864 1992

~Thank you!


Newton CoB to Celebrate 100 Years

Posted August 16th, 2017

Come Young, Old and Young at Heart!

Newton Church of the Brethren, and originally a mission church,

is celebrating 100 years as a part of the District and the Newton community!

  • When:  Sunday, October 1, 2017

Where:  520 Columbus, Newton KS

 — We invite your participation by photos, presence, prayers and memories

 — Morning and afternoon events are planned with a noon carry-in dinner

 — District Executive, Sonja Griffith has consented to be part of the occasion

— Roger Shrock, representing the denomination in Nigeria,

Sudan, and South Sudanwill be bringing the morning message

More details available later.

Any questions contact:  Carol or Cloyd Thomas at or (620)345-3114

In Memoriam — Marjorie Ellen Burkholder

Posted August 16th, 2017

Marjorie Ellen Burkholder, 75, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 18 at McGilley and Hoge Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 19 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 11 a.m. at Countryside Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Camp Mount Hermon, Olathe Church of the Brethren or to a charity of your choice.

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 ( or


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 ( or Hazel Lauver (913-788-5013 or