Information for the Congregation for Sunday, January 14, 2018

Posted January 12th, 2018

Adult Sunday School Class Options

Everyone welcome!

Pathfinders Class – Education Building Multi-Purpose Room

The Ridiculous Journey: Following a Nobody from Nowhere

A search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. A costly journey with an unknown destination. A Middle Eastern homeless man from twenty centuries ago and why he still stirs the souls and imagination of so many. This 6-session series on Jesus’ invitation to follow him includes films by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Greg Boyle, Brene Brown, Emmanuel Katongole, Rachel Held Evans, Richard Rohr, and Rowan Williams, visual liturgies from Kelly Stewart Hall, Thomas Merton, Travis Reed, and Ann Voscamp and reflections by Rich Nelson.

Philo Class – North Church Social Room

Days of Awe and Wonder – How to Be A Christian in the 21st Century, by Marcus Borg.  “His life and work led him to rediscover the heart of Christianity.” He makes us want to think about what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century.

Registration for National Youth Conference (NYC) opens on January 18. All senior high youth are encouraged to register online at http://www.brethren.org/yya/nyc/. Cost is only $100, which covers transportation costs! The church will pay the $500 registration fee if youth complete required service hours. See Pastor Jerry Bowen for details. Make your check payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren” with “NYC Deposit” in the memo line. All payments should be sent to the McPherson Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460. NYC is scheduled for July 21-26 in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Ventures in Discipleship, McPherson College – The course offering for January will be “Congregation in Mission.” The class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, January 20. Jim Tomlonson, retired Church of the Brethren pastor, district executive and teacher, will be teaching. Classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. To register for courses, visit www.mcpherson.edu/ventures.

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).

Needed: Church Clerk to record minutes at Leadership Team meetings and Congregational Forums. Serve as a voting and contributing member of Leadership Team and the Executive Officer Team. Interested? Contact Moderator Becky Goss.

Upcoming

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Thursday – Sunday, February 1-4, 2018

time and locations to be determined

for reservations, check bulletin insert

 

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

Worship Participants for Sunday, January 14, 2018

Posted January 12th, 2018

  Pastoral Staff:  Jerry Bowen, Chris Whitacre, Kathryn Whitacre

  Coordinator of Music and Organist/Pianist/Accompanist:  Ellen Gilbert

  Director of Bells:  Kendra Flory    Director of Worship Choirs:  Becky Snell

Ministers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All members of McPherson Church of the Brethren

Chancel Decor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shane Kirchner

Acolytes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ada and Ari Prose

Sharing Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb C. Wagoner

Worship Leader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Whitacre

Children’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Lichty

Cello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Wagoner

Piano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sylvia Wolcott

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ira Whitacre

Director/Cameras. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Goering, Lindy Reynolds, Chris Whitacre

Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jessica Ullom-Minnich

Greeters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian and Kristen Reynolds

Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Art and Karen Hoch, LaMonte and Brenda Rothrock

Head Usher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Gayer

Balcony Usher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Goering

 

Bulletin Insert — Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Posted January 5th, 2018

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner!

The Fellowship & Hospitality Team is organizing the tenth annual “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” event for Thursday, February 1 – Sunday, February 4, 2018. Please fill out the form below, indicating your desire to participate in this event. For questions, contact Karlene Tyler (241-6855 or 620-480-4850).

Hosts are asked to furnish the main course, beverage, and a home where all the fun will take place. Hosts also set what time in the evening the meal will begin. Guests are asked to bring a vegetable, salad, bread, or dessert, and a willingness to help make the fun “happen.” This is an event for all ages.

Yes, I/we, ________ will be participating in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. The date that works best for me/us is (choose one date or rank in order of preference, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th).

Thursday evening, Feb. 1  ________    Saturday evening, Feb. 3  ________

Friday evening, Feb. 2  ________          Sunday, Feb. 4  ________

No preference in evening to participate in      ________

I/we prefer being: Guest(s) ________; Host ________; willing to be either ________

(Don’t be bashful asking to be a guest. This event would not be successful if all wanted to host!)

Number from my household participating (guest or host): Adults _______ Children ________

If hosting, I/we can accommodate ________ (number of people, not including our family) in our home.

As a guest I prefer to bring:

vegetable dessert salad breads no preference. (circle preference)

Please indicate any dietary restrictions for you/your family:

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

I/we need transportation: ________

I/we have mobility limitations (i.e. wheelchair/no stairs): ________

__________________________________________               ____________________________

                                 (Name)                                                                                        (Phone Number)

Please return this form by Thursday, January 25 toKarlene Tylerplace in an offering platedrop off at the Church Office

You will be contacted closer to the actual date with final count of persons coming to your house if you are a host, or directions to locate your host family if you are a guest.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, January 7, 2018

Posted January 5th, 2018

Adult Sunday School Class Options – beginning January 7, 2018

Everyone welcome!

Pathfinders Class – Education Building Multi-Purpose Room

The Ridiculous Journey: Following a Nobody from Nowhere

A search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. A costly journey with an unknown destination. A Middle Eastern homeless man from twenty centuries ago and why he still stirs the souls and imagination of so many. This 6-session series on Jesus’ invitation to follow him includes films by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Greg Boyle, Brene Brown, Emmanuel Katongole, Rachel Held Evans, Richard Rohr, and Rowan Williams, visual liturgies from Kelly Stewart Hall, Thomas Merton, Travis Reed, and Ann Voscamp and reflections by Rich Nelson.

Philo Class – North Church Social Room

Days of Awe and Wonder – How to Be A Christian in the 21st Century, by Marcus Borg.  “His life and work led him to rediscover the heart of Christianity.” He makes us want to think about what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century.

Registration for National Youth Conference (NYC) opens on January 18. All senior high youth are encouraged to register online at http://www.brethren.org/yya/nyc/. Cost is only $100, which covers transportation costs! The church will pay the $500 registration fee if youth complete required service hours. See Pastor Jerry Bowen for details. Make your check payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren” with “NYC Deposit” in the memo line. All payments should be sent to the McPherson Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460. NYC is scheduled for July 21-26 in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Ventures in Discipleship, McPherson College – The course offering for January will be “Congregation in Mission.” The class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, January 20. Jim Tomlonson, retired Church of the Brethren pastor, district executive and teacher, will be teaching. Classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. To register for courses, visit www.mcpherson.edu/ventures.

Needed: Church Clerk to record minutes at Leadership Team meetings and Congregational Forums. Serve as a voting and contributing member of Leadership Team and the Executive Officer Team. Interested? Contact Moderator Becky Goss.

You may contact Jana Goering (620.241.4080 or janamike@cox.net) to obtain your 2017 giving record.

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

Joys of the Congregation for Sunday, January 7, 2018

Posted January 5th, 2018

Congratulations to Alex and Brooke (Holloway) Bumgarner, who were married at the church on Saturday, December 30. Brooke and Alex are being honored at a Wedding Shower at 2 p.m. today, in the Church Social Room.

Congratulations to Jeanette Stump who will be honored at a 100th birthday party from 2-4 p.m., on Saturday, January 13 (her actual birthday), at The Cedars Wellness Center. No gifts please; however, cards may be mailed to Jeanette (1021 Cedars Dr., McPherson, KS 67460).