Attendance for February, 2018

Posted March 19th, 2018

Feb. 4:      Sunday School 39 – Worship 152

Feb. 11:    Sunday School 41 – Worship 155

Feb. 18:    Sunday School 41 – Worship 226

Feb. 25:    Sunday School 38 – Worship 144

Thank You to Our Office Volunteers

Posted March 19th, 2018

Glenn Gayer, Winona Godfrey, Art and Karen Hoch, Elsie Holderread, Charles Whitacre, Jerri Yeargan

News from Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted March 19th, 2018

In March the Prekindergarten Class took a field trip to the McPherson College Sports Center where college students under the direction of Professor John Hoffman were their teachers. The children enjoyed familiar activities like doing a somersault and walking on a low balance beam and new activities like ladder ball, using a racket to hit a balloon, and working together to move a giant parachute! Another highlight was doing yoga with Miss Kelli Dosset. The children tried many poses including cat, cow, dog, butterfly, snake, flower, and plow. Both of these experiences helped the children find new ways to use and control their bodies.

The Younger Class made cloud and sun puppets to report the weather. The dentist was rescheduled for March and the children learned which foods/drinks are good and bad for their teeth. Each child had a turn to help brush Alex the Dragon’s teeth.

Both classes made Easter baskets and will be celebrating Easter with their friends.

The Prekindergarten Class is looking forward to gluing a windsock and painting a kite in April. Lindsey Friesen from the McPherson County Extension Office will teach the children about plants and help them plant seeds. Books that will guide the children’s learning are My Spring Robin; Going on a Nature Hunt; Up, Down, and Around (the way seeds grow); Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash; and the old favorite The Carrot Seed.

We hope you have a wonderful Easter with family and friends. We appreciate being part of the Church of the Brethren family!

Carol Temple, Director

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, March 18, 2018

Posted March 16th, 2018

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, March 26, 7-8 p.m., Kirk MacGregor will present “Who Did Jesus Think He Was?” in Mohler Hall, McPherson College. Everyone is welcome.

Western Plains District Men’s Retreat, April 20-21, Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend. Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 20. Forms: Church Gathering Space or the District Website (

Everyone is invited to the Annual Waffle Breakfast, hosted by the Artisan Sunday School Class, from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1, in the Church Social Room. Donations to benefit the Good Samaritan Fund will be accepted. Immediately following breakfast, Junior High Youth will lead the Easter Sunrise Service while we remain at the tables.

Calling all dreamers. We have heard your desires that you want to do things differently and we are taking action. We are looking for a few interested folks to dream, contemplate, and design a path forward for our church’s ministry, programming, and facilities into the future. We will be meeting the first Thursdays of the month at 6:30 pm., in the Education Building.  If you would like to be a part of this dream team, please contact our pastoral staff or see Wylene Lengel. First meeting is April 5.

Thank you to those who have donated used birthday and holiday cards. They are used for hand made cards to be sent to our congregation. If you would like to donate cards, deposit them in the basket in the north foyer area.  And, a big thank you to the secret card makers and writers, you guys rock!    – Wylene Lengel

Special Gifts Focus for March

During March, the Outreach Team continues to collect food and money for the McPherson County Food Bank. Their goal is $1500. Donations may be left in a grocery cart, located in the Church Gathering Space. For monetary donations, indicate “Food Bank” in your check memo line.

Most needed items:  •Syrup    •Canned Vegetables    •Canned Fruits    •Pancake Mix

Holy Week

 Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018

 6:30 p.m.   Love Feast – Light Meal, Worship, Feet-Washing

 Good Friday, March 30, 2018 – Church Office closed

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

 7:45 a.m.   Easter Breakfast – hosted by Artisan Class

 8:30 a.m.   Easter Sunrise Service – led by Junior High Youth

 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time – Social Committee hosting

 10:15 a.m.   Morning Worship – Baptisms

2018 Monthly Financial Report


March 4

March 11 March 18 March 25


Weekly Offering Needed


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


Offering Received



2018 Year-to Date Financial Report



February March April May


Monthly Offering
$32,000 $32,000 $32,000 $40,000 $32,000


Offering Received





Upcoming Events at Dyck Arboretum, Hesston

Posted March 15th, 2018

The final concert of the of the 2017-18 Prairie Window Concert Series will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston. The program will feature Smooth Hound Smith.  Everyone is invited to an evening of great music and good food in a prairie garden setting. Tickets: $20 adults/$10 kids, plus tax.  Arboretum members receive a 10% discount. Purchase tickets online or call 620-327-8127 to reserve your seats.

On Tuesday, March 27 the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will complete its 2018 Winter Lecture Series when Curtis Schmidt will be speaking about “Bats of Kansas.”  The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Prairie Pavilion.  A soup supper will precede the lecture at 6 p.m. in the Visitor’s Center.  The cost of the lecture is $5 per person, or supper and the lecture is $10.   For supper reservations, please call 620-327-8127 by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the Tuesday lecture.