Information for the Congregation for February 25, 2018

Posted February 23rd, 2018

Anne Albright died on Friday, February 16, 2018. Service arrangements are pending. We wish to express our sympathy to her children; sister, Mary (Paul) Wagoner; and the other immediate and extended family members.

Doris Crumpacker, sister of Kenneth Davidson, died on Friday, February 16, 2018. The Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, February 20, at the Osage Church of the Brethren. We wish to express our sympathy to her children; brother, Kenneth (Dorothy) Davidson; and the other immediate and extended family members.

Sharon Hendricks, sister-in-law of Francis and Jean Hendricks, died on Saturday, February 10, in Souix City, IA. The memorial service was held on Friday, February 16, at Peace Reform Church, Souix City. We wish to express our sympathy to Francis and Jean; her husband, Larry; to her children; and the other immediate and extended family members.

March Newsletter – available today. Check for e-mail updates and stay up-to-date with church news by signing up for e-mail alerts. Visit, enter e-mail address in the left column of screen under “Subscribe to E-mail Updates” and follow the instructions.

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

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m., Dr. Julia Largent will present “From Nanook to Blackfish: Taking a Look at the History of Documentaries.” For information, contact Kendra Flory ( or 620.242.0432).

Special Gifts Focus for March

On Sundays during March, the Outreach Team will be collecting food and money for the McPherson County Food Bank. Last year $1200 was collected. The goal for this year is $1500. Donations may be left in a grocery cart, to be 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

Congregational Forum

Sunday, March 4, 2018, immediately after worship (30 minutes maximum)


• Approval of November 12, 2017 Congregational Forum Meeting Minutes

• Leadership Positions (filled and open – approval of Church Clerk)

• Summary – November 2017 Forum Discussion Questions

Summary from November Congregational Forum Discussion

Question #1

What do you believe are reasons that congregational attendees are not willing to become more involved in the weekly operational needs of our local church?

– Different priorities outside of church

– Unaware of local church needs

– Lack of understanding of tasks/past reputation/burnout

– Feeling of inadequacy to volunteer

Question #2

If building a family community of faith means involvement of its members, how do you think we can attain more engagement (involvement) in our programs and activities? In other words, how can we attract more volunteers?

– Give training so we have trained people to volunteer and have trained people to ask them

– Offer shorter term tasks and clarify tasks

– Make the needs known

– Build the community

– Let’s do things differently

• Job Board – Dream Team – for your information

• Outreach Summary (hand-out – discussion)

• 2018 Goals for Ministry Teams (hand out)

Please stay and participate – your input is welcome and desired!

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

2018 Monthly Financial Report


February 4

February 11 February 18 February 25


Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000


Offering Received
$9,924.12 $6,442.65





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