Hospitality and Fellowship

The Fellowship Team is responsible for carrying out the church’s mission and vision related to fellowship and hospitality. Responsibilities include TEAMM, Mack Men’s Fellowship, and Women’s Ministries; overseeing services such as the Meals Network, Social Committee, Reception Committee, Courtesy Committee, transportation, and flowers for hospitalized and bereaved; and coordination of church sports activities.

Team Functions

TEAMM meals

Alexander Mack Men

Women’s Ministries

Receptions

Church sports teams

Flowers

 

2011-12 Alexander Mack Men’s Fellowship

Posted September 21st, 2011

Alexander Mack Men’s Fellowship is beginning a new season of fellowship, food, and program.

The year kicks off Thurs. Oct. 27 at 6:00 pm with LaVon Ediger, telling about a new program, ReUse It Center. The program’s Mission Statement, “As stewards of God’s earth, our ministry collects new and used building materials and sells them to the community, sharing God’s gifts, serving those in need, and saving earth’s resources.” The program recycles donated and used materials from overstocked or discontinued items, construction, remodeling, updating or building materials no longer needed. Buying the recycled materials provides funds to share with MCC and other areas of need in our community. Volunteers are working hard to get a building ready located at 1060 West Kansas.

Dr. Dan Lichty, will give a program on Thurs. Nov. 17 at 6:00 pm entitled “Zeng He’s voyage to America, 1421”. Zeng He was a Chinese admiral who was commissioned to lead a fleet of huge ships on a voyage of exploration. The ships were many times larger than the ships of Cristobol Colon. We will look at the evidence that they sailed east from China, exploring the west coast of South and North America. Their voyage left less evidence because on the whole, they were much more peaceful visitors than the Spanish and Portuguese. The explorers were more interested in discovery than in plundering the precious metals of the cultures they encountered. In the years of their absence from China, the Forbidden City burned down. The Chinese emperor took the burning as a sign from God that he should not be exploring the world and destroyed much of the evidence of the trip.

The annual Christmas Dinner will be Thurs. Dec. 15 6:00 pm. with music by the McPherson Arts Council Children’s Choir. Dinner by AMICS.

The program for Thurs. Jan. 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm. will be announced later.

Lois Grove, from Council Bluffs, Iowa and an employee with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) will tell about the agency’s work in times of disaster. Program date: Thurs. Feb. 16, at 6:00 pm.

The cookout for families and father-child will be held again this year on Thurs. March 15 at 6:00. This will be a chance for all families, young and older, to enjoy some family time in springtime.

Season tickets will be $45 this year (including the Christmas dinner) – single meal tickets will be $9.00. Tickets can be purchased beginning Oct. 2 from any of the Alexander Mack Steering Committee – Allan Ayella, Roger Black, Pete Brubaker, Larry Gilbert or David Fruth.

Second Sunday Snacks Schedule

Posted September 20th, 2011

The schedule for our Sunday morning fellowship time “Second Sunday Snacks” can be viewed by clicking the link below.

2011-12 2nd Sunday Snacks

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Posted January 24th, 2011

The Women’s Ministries is organizing the sixth annual “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” event for Thursday, February 17- Sunday, February 20, 2011. Entry forms are available in the church office or you can call your reservations into Judy Stockstill (241-2978). Reservations will be taken through Monday, February 7, 2011. Once reservations are set, you will be contacted to confirm your dinner date, location and time. If you have questions, please give Judy a call (241-2978). Everyone is invited to participate.

Caroling and Chili Event

Posted October 19th, 2010

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 12 at 5:30PM for an all-church caroling and chili event in the church social rooms sponsored by the Fellowship & Hospitality Team. More details to follow. For more information, contact Deb Wagoner, dawagoner@cox.net or 241.6480.

Alexander Mack Men’s Fellowship

Posted September 23rd, 2010

Alexander Mack Men’s Fellowship is beginning a new season of fellowship, food, and program. The year kicks off Thurs. Oct. 21 at 6:00 pm with Jonathan Frye, biology professor at McPherson College, presenting, “Agrarianism and the Counter-Culture: A Short Review and our Long-term Prospects for Ecological, Agricultural, and Economic Sustainability.” A mouthful of important and challenging information. Dr. Frye will provide a Brethren and an environmental scientist’s perspective on his summertime reading of the works of Wendell Berry, Norman Wirzba, Michael Pollan, Bill McKibben, and Amartya Sen.

Dr. Dan Lichty, a physician in McPherson, will present on Thurs. Nov. 18 at 6:00 pm a “History of McPherson from an American point of view,” not the European point of view.

The annual Christmas Dinner will be Wed. Dec. 8 6:00 pm. (note the change in date) with music by Inspire and Resonance (Bruce Wagoner, Bryan Hess and Dan Masterson). Dinner by AMICS.

Find out about the Church of the Brethren medical response Haiti Earthquake Disaster when Dr. Paul Ullom-Minnich, physician in Moundridge, tells and shows pictures of his trip to Haiti soon after the disaster. Date of the program is Thurs. Jan. 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

Sean and Jane Dell, now living in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will tell about their work and time in Antarctica on Thurs. Feb. 17, at 6:00 pm.

A new feature this year will be a cookout for families and Father-child. The family picnic on Thurs. March 17 at 6:00 will be a chance for all families, young and older, to enjoy some family time in springtime.

Season tickets again be $40 this year (including the Christmas dinner) – single meal tickets will be $8.00. Tickets can be purchased beginning Oct. 3 from any of the Alexander Mack Steering Committee – Larry Gilbert, President, Allan Ayella, Roger Black, Gerald Neher and David Fruth, Treasurer.