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.

Announcements for Sunday, October 24, 2010

Posted October 22nd, 2010

“Every War Has Two Losers: a Poet’s Meditation on Peace” tells the story of William Stafford, who served as a conscientious objector during World War II. The program will be aired on KPTS Channel 8 at 10:30 p.m. today.

Women’s Ministries Fall Event is set for 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, in the Church Social Room. The program will feature STEPMC (Steps to Ending Poverty in McPherson County). The evening will also include dessert, fellowship, and routine business. Women are asked to consider a $5 donation toward the cost of the 2010-2011 Women’s Ministries booklet. For questions or to request childcare, contact Barbara Flory (241-1056).

The church’s 125th anniversary celebration will conclude with a service of music on Sunday, October 31. At the close of the service, former choir members and others who enjoy singing will be invited to come forward to sing “Christians, We Have Met to Worship” with the current choir. Anyone who wishes to participate should see Winona Godfrey for a copy of the music.

The 5th annual Alternative Christmas Gift Market will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, at The Cedars Conference Center. Over 20 local and global charities will provide alternative gift options. Honor your friends and loved ones this holiday with a gift in their name to people in need of Hope. “Every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17).

An African dinner featuring Ethiopian and Ghanaian cuisine will be provided from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 in the Church Social Room. American cuisine alternatives will be available for those less adventurous. Donations will be used for medical development efforts in Haiti. For reservations by email or to leave a phone message (africandinner@hotmail.com or 620-345-3233).

Announcements for Sunday, October 17, 2010

Posted October 15th, 2010

Outdoor Love Feast — Everyone is welcome (including children) — today, 5:30 p.m. at the home of Bruce and Barbara Wagoner, 755 14th Avenue — Foot washing, meal, (hotdogs, chips, smores), singing, and communion. Please bring chairs and hotdog sticks.

Alexander Mack Men’s Fellowship is beginning a new season of fellowship, food, and program at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, in the Church Social Room. For the program, Jonathan Frye, biology professor at McPherson College, will present “Agrarianism and the Counter-Culture: A Short Review and Our Long-Term Prospects for Ecological, Agricultural, and Economic Sustainability.” Allan Ayella will be contacting those with email and Art Snell will be making phone contacts. You may also reserve your place by emailing Allan (ayellaa@mcpherson.edu) or calling Art (241-2427) by today. Season tickets are available today from committee members: Allan Ayella, Roger Black, David Fruth, Larry Gilbert, and Gerald Neher. Cost per ticket is $40 which includes the Christmas dinner. You may also purchase single tickets for $8 each.

“Every War Has Two Losers: a Poet’s Meditation on Peace” tells the story of William Stafford, who served as a conscientious objector during World War II. The program will be aired on KPTS Channel 8 at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

Women’s Ministries Fall Event is set for 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, in the Church Social Room. The program will feature STEPMC (Steps to Ending Poverty in McPherson County). The evening will also include dessert, fellowship, and routine business. Women are asked to consider a $5 donation toward the cost of the 2010-2011 Women’s Ministries booklet. For questions or to request childcare, contact Barbara Flory (241-1056).

The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) at Bethel College will show The Fight in the Fields¸ an award-winning documentary about César Chávez and the United Farm Workers Union, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium on the Bethel College campus, North Newton.

The church’s 125th anniversary celebration will conclude with a service of music on Sunday, Oct. 31. At the close of the service, former choir members and others who enjoy singing will be invited forward to sing “Christians We Have Met to Worship” with the current choir. Anyone who wishes to participate should see Winona Godfrey for a copy of the music.

African dinner featuring Ethiopian and Ghanaian cuisine will be provided on Saturday, November 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the church social room. American cuisine alternatives will be available for those less adventurous. Donations will be used for medical development efforts in Haiti. Reservations may be made at africandinner@hotmail.com or by leaving a message at 620-345-3233.

Announcements for Sunday, October 10, 2010

Posted October 8th, 2010

McPherson Church of the Brethren History Books: Members of the History Book Project Group will be in the Church Good Shepherd Foyer, immediately following today’s service and again on October 31. Books will be available for those who have not picked up their copy and for others who have not pre-ordered but would like to purchase a book.

The McPherson area CROP Walk is planned for today. Since the McPherson College Choir is giving their homecoming concert at 2 p.m. today at the church, the Church of the Brethren will hold its own walk on Sunday, October 31. Watch for details.

Administrative Assistant Janice Friesen will be on vacation from Monday, October 11 through Friday, October 15. Volunteer staff will be in the office to answer the telephone and to assist those who stop by. To submit items for the Sunday, October 17 bulletin: contact Jana Goering (241-4080 or janamike@cox.net) by noon on Thursday, October 14.

The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) will premiere Little Town of Bethlehem, a new documentary by EthnoGraphic Media, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, in Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College, North Newton. There is no charge, everyone welcome.

If you would be interested in delivering Church World Service School Kits from McPherson to the depository at the First United Methodist Church in Kansas City, MO, on Saturday, October 15, please contact Jeanne Smith (241-7128) for additional information.

Outdoor Love Feast — Everyone is welcome (including children) — Sunday, October 17, 5:30 p.m. at the home of Bruce and Barbara Wagoner, 755 14th Avenue — Foot washing, meal, (hotdogs, chips, smores), singing, and communion. Please bring chairs and hotdog sticks.

Alexander Mack Men’s Fellowship is beginning a new season of fellowship, food, and program at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, in the Church Social Room. For the program, Jonathan Frye, biology professor at McPherson College, will present “Agrarianism and the Counter-Culture: A Short Review and Our Long-Term Prospects for Ecological, Agricultural, and Economic Sustainability.” 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. Allan Ayella will be contacting those with email and Art Snell will be making phone contacts. You may also reserve your place by emailing Allan (ayellaa@mcpherson.edu) or calling Art (241-2427) by Sunday, October 17. Season tickets are available today and again on Sunday, October 17 from committee members: Allan Ayella, Roger Black, David Fruth, Larry Gilbert, and Gerald Neher. Cost per ticket is $40 which includes the Christmas dinner. You may also purchase single tickets for $8 each.

“Every War Has Two Loosers: a Poet’s Meditation on Peace” tells the story of William Stafford, who served as a conscientious objector during World War II. The program will be aired on KPTS Channel 8 at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

Women’s Ministries Fall Event is set for 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, in the Church Social Room. The program will feature STEPMC (Steps to Ending Poverty in McPherson County). The evening will also include dessert, fellowship, and routine business. Women are asked to consider a $5 donation toward the cost of the 2010-2011 Women’s Ministries booklet. For questions or to request childcare, contact Barbara Flory (241-1056).

A request for snack items for serving on Friday and Saturday evenings during Gathering VI has been received from the Western Plains District Office. Suggested snacks to bring include cookies, trail mix, pretzels, and caramel corn. Diabetic snacks would also be appreciated.