Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 20, 2017

Posted August 18th, 2017

SHORT Congregational Forum immediately following worship today. Please plan to attend for an important update and consensus approval of new leadership and conversation about the Alternative Christmas Gift Market (ACGM).

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, September 1, at 2 p.m., Dr. Herb Smith will present “Near Death Experiences. For information, contact Kendra Flory (floryk@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0432).

During the past fifteen years, the CoB has been assisting with Meals On Wheels every 2nd and 5th Saturday of the month.  Due to health concerns, some of our most dedicated volunteers have been unable to continue.  Therefore, we need additional volunteers. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes. You may volunteer monthly, quarterly, or whatever your schedule permits. If interested or for questions, contact Jana Goering (241-4080).  Your response will help determine whether we are able to continue participating in this vital ministry.

The Outreach Team reminds you that School Superheroes are back in action! School supplies requested are: crayons, Kleenex, pencils, erasers, notebooks and rulers. A collection container is located in the Church Gathering Space.

All-church email list – If you are currently not receiving these notifications and wish to be added to the list, contact the Church Office (241-1109 or maccob@macbrethren.org). In addition, you may also contact the office, if you wish to be added to the Prayer Chain list.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We Connect Wednesday (wcw)

We cook the burgers & dogs – you bring the sides

Kingdom Kids, Worship Choir, Angelus Ringers, Youth Groups

Meal 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Kingdom Kids 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Junior High Youth Group 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Senior High Youth Group 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

EVERYONE IS INVITED & WELCOME!

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent

2017 Monthly Financial Report

August 6

August 13 August 20 August 27

Total

Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$32,000

Offering Received
$6,212.75

$3,798.60

January – July Income:  $215,347      Expenses:  $233,455

 

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: charla.kingery@gmail.com 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 clthomas@mtelco.net or (620)345-3114

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 13, 2017

Posted August 16th, 2017

SHORT Congregational Forum immediately following worship on August 20th. Please plan to attend for an important update and consensus approval of new leadership.

During the past fifteen years, the CoB has been assisting with Meals On Wheels every 2nd and 5th Saturday of the month.  Due to health concerns, some of our most dedicated volunteers have been unable to continue.  Therefore, we need additional volunteers. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes. You may volunteer monthly, quarterly, or whatever your schedule permits. If interested or for questions, contact Jana Goering (241-4080).  Your response will help determine whether we are able to continue participating in this vital ministry.

The Outreach Team reminds you that School Superheroes are back in action! School supplies requested are: crayons, kleenex, pencils, erasers, notebooks and rulers. A collection container is located in the Church Gathering Space.

The Outreach Team is looking for persons who are interested in coordinating the church’s annual Alternative Christmas Gift Market, which is planned for Saturday, November 11. The ACGM is already organized and only requires coordination via email with participants, publicity, set-up and oversight of the event. On the day of the market, the event is run by 5-6 volunteers, who serve as greeters, assist with payments, and provide snacks. If interested, contact Judy Stockstill (Judy.r.stockstill@gmail.com or 620-242-3536). Thank you.

Would you like to become a member? Would you like to dedicate your child(ren)? To initiate a conversation, express your intent or to ask questions, contact: Pastors Chris, Jerry, or Kathryn, through the Church Office (620-241-1109).

Donations to the Good Samaritan Fund continue to be appreciated.

Sunday, August 27, 2017Welcome Back – Celebration Sunday

Special Adult Sunday School Option:

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Social Room

District Executive, Sonja Griffith

Congregational Ethics

Worship:

Christian Education and Growth Emphasis

3rd Graders Receive their Bibles

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We Connect Wednesday Begins (WCW)

We cook the burgers & dogs – you bring the sides

Kingdom Kids, Worship Choir, Bells, Youth Groups

Meal 5:30-6:30 PM

Kingdom Kids 6:15-7:15

Middle School Youth Group 6:15-7:15

Senior High Youth Group 7:30-8:30

EVERYONE IS INVITED & WELCOME!

 

 

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 6, 2017

Posted August 4th, 2017

While Janice Friesen is on vacation, August 7-11, the Church Office will be closed on Monday, August 7. The remainder of the week, the office will be staffed by pastoral staff and volunteers. Pastors’ Chris and Kathryn will also be available by phone.

Outreach Team reminds you that School Superheroes are back in action! School supplies requested are: crayons, kleenex, pencils, erasers, notebooks and rulers. A collection container is located in the Church Gathering Space.

During the past fifteen years, the CoB has been assisting with Meals On Wheels every 2nd and 5th Saturday of the month.  Due to health concerns, some of our most dedicated volunteers have been unable to continue.  Therefore, we need additional volunteers. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes. You may volunteer monthly, quarterly, or whatever your schedule permits. If interested or for questions, contact Jana Goering (241-4080).  Your response will help determine whether we are able to continue participating in this vital ministry.

The Outreach Team is looking for persons who are interested in coordinating the church’s annual Alternative Christmas Gift Market, which is planned for Saturday, November 11. The ACGM is already organized and only requires coordination via email with participants, publicity, set-up and oversight of the event. On the day of the market, the event is run by 5-6 volunteers, who serve as greeters, assist with payments, and provide snacks. If interested, contact Judy Stockstill (Judy.r.stockstill@gmail.com or 620-242-3536). Thank you.

Donations to the Good Samaritan Fund continue to be appreciated.

Special Sundays in August – announced by Faith Formation Team

Sunday, August 13, 20173rd Annual Service Sunday

      9:00 – 9:20 a.m.    Short Worship service, Church Sanctuary

      9:20 – 11:00 a.m.   On-Site Service Projects (inside and out)

  • Snacks and drinks – available in the Church Social Room
  • Child-Care – available for children too young to participate with their parents
  • Sign-Up Sheets – Available in the Church Good Shepherd Foyer on July 30 and August 6
  • Wear clothing appropriate for how you intend to serve.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 Celebration Sunday

  • Sunday School Promotion
  • 3rd Graders Receive their Bibles

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent

2017 Monthly Financial Report

July 2

July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30

Total

Weekly Offering
Needed

$8,000

$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$40,000

Offering Received

$3,729.50

$8,092.17 $9,859.50 $7,258.25 $1,844.26

$30,783.68

January – June    Income  $184,905      Expenses $202,661