Information for the Congregation for Sunday, June 3, 2018

Posted June 1st, 2018

The 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social at the Cedars is planned for today – Come to enjoy homemade ice cream and cake from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. Entertainment will be provided by The Flatland String Band from Wichita. Invite your family and friends to this free event as our community continues to celebrate 125 years of service to our elders.

Faith Formation Team invites you to join the Connection Experiment to expand your circle and exchange stories. Twelve weeks – during worship – June 3 thru August 19.

Fundraiser at Wendy’s to Benefit Good Beginnings Preschool – Everyone is invited to join the preschool staff at Wendy’s, on Wednesday, June 6, from 5-8 p.m. Twenty percent of your purchases will be donated to the preschool! Take Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa. Invite friends and family. Take dinner to your employees. Call ahead and large orders will be ready for you. Thank you for your support. – Carol Temple, Director

Summer Intergenerational Spiritual Growth

Sundays, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Church Social Room

Facilitated by Jessica Griffith and Kathryn Whitacre

  • Appropriate for mature rising 6th graders through centenarians.
  • June 3rd through September 2nd (Class will NOT meet July 29th or August 12th)
  • The class will read and discuss John Shelby Spong’s 2018 book:

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation

Can Produce a Living Faith Today

  • You can participate even if you miss one or two Sundays due to summer travel and commitments.

“Splash Canyon” is the theme for Vacation Bible School which is planned for Monday – Friday, June 4-8 at the church. Registration is available on the church website ( by clicking on the “Splash Canyon” tab.

Dream Team – next meeting, Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. We will review our previous data, then work in small groups to build out some scenarios of possible church visions – for example: envision a church with a ‘welcoming’ mission.  These meetings are designed so you can attend once, once in awhile, or on a continuous basis. We hope to see you there!

Western Plains District Conference is planned for Friday – Sunday, July 27-29, at the church and McPherson College. Three adult delegates and one youth delegate are eligible to represent the McPherson Church. If interested in serving as a delegate, please contact the Church Office (620.241.1109 or

Nine students from our congregation will be attending Church of the Brethren institutions of higher education during the 2018-19 school year. In support of these students, the McPherson CoB will be providing scholarships for each student at the beginning of each semester. To fund the fall scholarships, we still need $1000. Checks may be placed in an offering plate with “Higher Education Scholarship Fund” marked in the memo line.

Technical Assistance – If you would like to run a camera during worship, load the worship service into the computer, run the computer during worship or run the sound system during worship, please call the Church Office (620-241-1109). Leave your name and contact number and a member of the Audio-Visual Team will be in touch with you with additional information and to schedule a time for training.

Name Tags – for a new or replacement name tag, contact the church office (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

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 Month –To Date Financial Report


May 6

May 13 May 20 May 27


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


Offering Received
$7,731.80 $11,879.06 $6,826.09 $3,486.34


2018 Year – To Date Financial Report



February March April May


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


Offering Received
$18,563.00 $22,920.06 $32,411.36 $39,395.80 $29,923.29


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