Attendance for January, 2019

Posted February 18th, 2019

Jan. 6:      Sunday School 41 – Worship 156

Jan. 13:    Sunday School 35 – Worship 135

Jan. 20:    Sunday School 35 – Worship 154

Jan. 27:    Sunday School 39 – Worship 138

 

New Rugs for Good Beginnings Preachool!

Posted February 18th, 2019

A huge thank you to the anonymous donors of the new rugs for preschool!!! They make our rooms so much more inviting, warm, and colorful! One of the first things the children did with the large oval alphabet rug was to go from letter to letter spelling their name. They were so excited! – Carol Temple, Director

 

Notes of Appreciation

Posted February 18th, 2019

Thank you to our Church Office Volunteers:

Rita Beam, Elsie Holderread, Paul and Mary Wagoner

The church office has received thank you letters from the following for contributions to their programs and ministries:

•Live Free Ministries – The Omega Project (ACGM)

•McPherson College

 

 

 

 

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, February 17, 2019

Posted February 15th, 2019

Western Plains District Women’s Retreat is planned for Friday – Sunday, April 5-7, at Crosswind Conference Center, Hesston. Theme:  “Tikkum Olan – Repairers of Creation Our Transforming Christ Journey,” to be presented by Bunny Helman Hill.  For registration forms/information, check the Church Gathering Space, Education Building literature rack or the District website:

http://www.westernplainschurchofthebrethren.org/womens-retreat/.

Registration deadline:  Thursday, February 28.

Reasonable Faith is a series that illustrates that Christianity is fully compatible with the findings of contemporary science, humanitarian ethics, and critical biblical scholarship. On Monday, February 25, 7-8 p.m., Kirk MacGregor will present “Should Christians Support War?” in Mohler Hall, Room 212, McPherson College. Everyone is welcome.

Ventures in Discipleship, McPherson College – The course offerings for spring will focus on the theme “Welcoming Congregations.” The March class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, February 26. Barbara Avent, a Church of the Brethren minister, will be presenting “Growing a More Inclusive Multi-Cultural Church.” Classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. For registration, visit www.mcpherson.edu/ventures.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, March 1, at 3 p.m., Dr. Tom Hurst will present “My History with Race and Racism.” Contact Kendra Flory (floryk@mcpherson.edu or 620.242.0432) for additional information.

Job Opening – A part-time position is available to assist with the care and maintenance of the church facility. The Environmental Services II position focuses primarily on mechanical/electrical infrastructure and routine annual maintenance. Contact the Church Office for more details or contact Chris Whitacre as Staff Liaison to the Property Team.

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).

Outreach Team has been contacted by Susan Taylor who is requesting donations of the following items for Lybrook Community Ministries in New Mexico. Please leave donations at the Church Office or contact Kendra Bowen (620.504.2772) by Tuesday, February 19.

hand Tools

fishing gear

sheets

blankets

pillows

hygiene items

canned goods

pots, pans silverware (no cups)

small plug-in appliances:

choppers, toasters, crockpots, etc.

No clothing at this time

Topical Spiritual Growth Classes

Sunday, February 3 – March 10, 2019

“The Joy of Sects”

led by Pastor Jerry Bowen

Church Community Room

Have you ever wondered where these amazing folks known as the “Brethren” came from? Do you ever question why some people have that alluring “Brethren” beard? Do you find it hard to embrace the practice of washing someone’s feet and then eating? Are you curious what it means to be Brethren? If so, this class will give some insight into the phenomenon known as the Brethren. We will delve into a basic history; we will explore the migration to the United States; we will examine the different ordinances’ and we will learn about some famous people. Join me for “The Joy of Sects” for a primer into what it means to be Brethren.

“Miracles”

led by Jan van Asselt

Church Social Room

A course in Miracles was taken down by direct transcription of a dictation of an inner voice by Helen Schucman in short hand and typed up each morning with William Thetford, her professional colleague. Both were professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. The whole process took about seven years. To me, JvA, the Course is a total affirmation of the New Testament, but written as a teaching device: Text, Workbook (with 365 Lessons, one lesson per day) and an 88 page Manual for Teachers. In these six weeks we will select, with your participation, portions to affirm the Presence of God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit in our lives. We have to learn to listen to the Holy Spirit as our teacher and guide and go-between God and Man and know that Jesus will never leave us.

STEPMC – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

led by Beth Versaw

North Church Social Room

STEPMC is driven by a single goal; to walk alongside people until they are out of poverty. This is done by forming community around those in the program, fostering connections, and creating pathways of opportunity and success. Could you survive a month living in poverty? Come deepen your understanding of what it means to live in poverty.

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.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, February 10, 2019

Posted February 8th, 2019

Goal Met: Higher Education Scholarship Fund – Members who attend a Church of the Brethren institution of Higher Education are supported by this congregation with a $300 scholarship per semester. Second semester scholarships for students receiving assistance have been sent. Thank you for your generous donations to this fund.

Job Opening – A part-time position is available to assist with the care and maintenance of the church facility. The Environmental Services II position focuses primarily on mechanical/electrical infrastructure and routine annual maintenance. Contact the church office for more details or contact Chris Whitacre as Staff Liaison to the Property Team.

All-church email list – If you are currently not receiving these notifications and wish to be added to the list, contact the Church Office (620.241.1109 or maccob@macbrethren.org). In addition, you may also contact the office, if you wish to be added to the Prayer Chain list.

The Save N’ Share Thrift Shop, operated by Churches United in Ministry (CUM), is growing and is in urgent need of more volunteers. The hours and days are flexible. If interested, please contact Jalayn Stieben (620.241.7389).

Topical Spiritual Growth Classes

Sunday, February 3 – March 10, 2019

“The Joy of Sects”

led by Pastor Jerry Bowen

Church Community Room

Have you ever wondered where these amazing folks known as the “Brethren” came from? Do you ever question why some people have that alluring “Brethren” beard? Do you find it hard to embrace the practice of washing someone’s feet and then eating? Are you curious what it means to be Brethren? If so, this class will give some insight into the phenomenon known as the Brethren. We will delve into a basic history; we will explore the migration to the United States; we will examine the different ordinances’ and we will learn about some famous people. Join me for “The Joy of Sects” for a primer into what it means to be Brethren.

“Miracles”

led by Jan van Asselt

Church Social Room

A course in Miracles was taken down by direct transcription of a dictation of an inner voice by Helen Schucman in short hand and typed up each morning with William Thetford, her professional colleague. Both were professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. The whole process took about seven years. To me, JvA, the Course is a total affirmation of the New Testament, but written as a teaching device: Text, Workbook (with 365 Lessons, one lesson per day) and an 88 page Manual for Teachers. In these six weeks we will select, with your participation, portions to affirm the Presence of God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit in our lives. We have to learn to listen to the Holy Spirit as our teacher and guide and go-between God and Man and know that Jesus will never leave us.

STEPMC – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

led by Beth Versaw

North Church Social Room

STEPMC is driven by a single goal; to walk alongside people until they are out of poverty. This is done by forming community around those in the program, fostering connections, and creating pathways of opportunity and success. Could you survive a month living in poverty? Come deepen your understanding of what it means to live in poverty.

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.