Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 18, 2019

Posted August 16th, 2019

YOUTH TEAM will host a parent meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 6 – 8 p.m., in the church basement. All high school and middle school youth AND their parents are invited. Dinner will be provided followed by a parent meeting and get-to-know-you games. Be prepared by completing and bringing all registration forms to the meeting (Youth Information Sheet, Contact & Release Form and Discipline Policy).

REASONABLE FAITH is a monthly lecture series offered by Kirk MacGregor, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion at McPherson College. All are invited to explore this year’s theme “Investigating the Bible.” The first presentation is Monday, August 26, 7-8 p.m., in Mohler Hall 212. The topic: “Is the Bible we have today the same as the Bible as it was originally written?”

WE CONNECT WEDNESDAY meals begin Wednesday, September 4. Volunteers are needed to prepare weekly meals for 125 guests. Sign up here

THE ARTISAN/PHILOS will start their fall classes on September 8 with light refreshments and a teaser discussion of Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor led by Roger Schrock. Contact Karen Hoch at 620.241.5465 or 620.755.7767 before August 25 if you need a book. Barbara Brown Taylor describes in rich detail her lifelong love of God, and her struggles as she has exhausted herself trying to teach others as she moved through different parishes. Reflecting back on her 20-year career as an Episcopal priest, Taylor acknowledges that she is still a priest at heart, and outlines her strong sense of morals, motivations, and beliefs. She details how her own personal views on life and religion conflicted with that of the church majority, and how her love for God and zeal for her faith was able to keep her going through the rough patches in her life.

PEACE DAY 2019 is September 21. On Earth Peace is promoting a campaign to help participants build the case for peace from a Christian perspective. Learn More

WORSHIP TEAM is seeking individuals interested in helping plan a “season” for worship service. These are short-term commitments and include Advent (August 2019 – January 5, 2020); Epiphany (November 2019 – February 2020); Lent and Easter (January 2020 – April 2020); Summer (April 2020 – August 2020) and Fall, Common Time (July 2020 – October 2020). Contact chair Jean Hendricks for more information.

MEN’S DISTRICT RETREAT is March 27 & 28, 2020, at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. Mark your calendars and watch for details.

ALL-CHURCH EMAIL LIST    If you want to be added to the all-church notification list and/or the prayer chain, contact the church office at maccob@macbrethren.org or 620.241.1109.

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 or CHECK KWCH Channel 12 website closed list and the church Facebook page. When personnel can get to the church office, an ALL-CHURCH EMAIL will be sent.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 11, 2019

Posted August 9th, 2019

REASONABLE FAITH is a monthly lecture series offered by Kirk MacGregor, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion at McPherson College. All are invited to explore this year’s theme “Investigating the Bible.” The first presentation is Monday, August 26, 7-8 p.m., in Mohler Hall 212. The topic: “Is the Bible we have today the same as the Bible as it was originally written?”

PEACE DAY 2019 is September 21. On Earth Peace is promoting a campaign to help participants build the case for peace from a Christian perspective. LEARN MORE

WORSHIP TEAM is seeking individuals interested in helping plan a “season” for worship service. These are short-term commitments and include Advent (August 2019 – January 5, 2020); Epiphany (November 2019 – February 2020); Lent and Easter (January 2020 – April 2020); Summer (April 2020 – August 2020) and Fall, Common Time (July 2020 – October 2020). Contact chair Jean Hendricks for more information.

DISTRICT MEN’S RETREAT is March 27 & 28, 2020, at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. Mark your calendars and watch for details.

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 at 620.241.1109.

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 or CHECK KWCH Channel 12 website closed list and the church Facebook page. When personnel can get to the church office, an ALL-CHURCH EMAIL will be sent.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Posted July 26th, 2019

CAMP COLORADO ALUMNI & FRIENDS are invited to a BBQ hosted by the Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren, 7000 S. Windermere Street, Littleton, Colo., on Thursday, August 15, at 5:30 p.m. BBQ meats, veggie burgers and side dishes will be provided. RSVP your name and number attending by Saturday, August 10, to princeofpeacecob@gmail.com or text 720.290.7044.

EIGHT STUDENTS from our congregation will attend Church of the Brethren institutions of higher education during 2019-2020. The McPherson Church of the Brethren provides $300 scholarships per semester for each student. If you want to support the scholarship fund, place your check in the offering plate or bring it to the church office with “High Education Scholarship Fund” written in the memo line. Only $133 is needed to fully fund fall semester; an additional $2,100 is needed by mid December to fund spring semester.

MEALS ON WHEELS – The McPherson Church of the Brethren is responsible for delivering meals on the 2nd and 5th (if there is one) Saturdays of each month. This service provides a hot meal to the elderly and infirm of McPherson. It takes less than one hour to deliver. SIGN UP HERE to help with this ministry. Thank you!

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 or CHECK KWCH Channel 12 website closed list and the church Facebook page. When personnel can get to the church office, an ALL-CHURCH EMAIL will be sent.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 21, 2019

Posted July 19th, 2019

WESTERN PLAINS DISTRICT CONFERENCE is July 26 – 28 in McPherson. Weekend presenters include Moderator Keith Funk, Sarah Mason, Bob Bates, Dinah Largo and Steven Schweizter. Late registration is still available with extra fees. REGISTER HERE

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL will be offered by the Faith Formation Team June 2 – July 28. Lela Beam and Pastor Jerry Bowen will co-teach “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.” Bible lessons and scripture will be matched with discussion about practical ways to be peacemakers.

CAMP COLORADO ALUMNI & FRIENDS are invited to a BBQ hosted by the Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren, 7000 S. Windermere Street, Littleton, Colo., on Thursday, August 15, at 5:30 p.m. BBQ meats, veggie burgers and side dishes will be provided. RSVP your name and number attending by Saturday, August 10, to princeofpeacecob@gmail.com or text 720.290.7044.

EIGHT STUDENTS from our congregation will attend Church of the Brethren institutions of higher education during 2019-2020. The McPherson Church of the Brethren provides $300 scholarships per semester for each student. If you want to support the scholarship fund, place your check in the offering plate or bring it to the church office with “High Education Scholarship Fund” written in the memo line. Only $133 is needed to fully fund fall semester; an additional $2,100 is needed by mid December to fund spring semester.

ALL-CHURCH EMAIL LIST: If you want to be added to the all-church notification list and/or the prayer chain, contact the Church Office at 620.241.1109.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 14, 2019

Posted July 12th, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to the Ayers family (mom Emily, dad Matt, big sister Veda and big brother Dane) on the arrival of Everly Elizabeth Ayers. Born by cesarean on Friday, July 5, Everly weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20.5″ long.

HAITI WATER PROJECT FUNDRAISER is Sunday, July 14, 5 – 7 p.m., at 1433 Briarwood Lane. Special thanks to hosts Rita Beam, Gregg & Judy Stockstill and Dave & Bonnie Fruth.

WESTERN PLAINS DISTRICT CONFERENCE is July 26 – 28 in McPherson. Weekend presenters include Moderator Keith Funk, Sarah Mason, Bob Bates, Dinah Largo and Steven Schweizter. Registration deadline was Monday, July 8. Late registration is available with extra fees. REGISTER HERE

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS are needed during Sunday School and the Worship Service on Sunday, July 28. Many young children will be attending due to District Conference. Contact Daisy Friesen for more information.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL will be offered by the Faith Formation Team June 2 – July 28. Lela Beam and Pastor Jerry Bowen will co-teach “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.” Bible lessons and scripture will be matched with discussion about practical ways to be peacemakers.

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 at 620.241.1109.