Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 1, 2018

Posted June 29th, 2018

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

Tiffiney Harms will be presenting piano selections at The Cedars Wellness/Conference Center at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 2. Classical and works of Rodgers and Hammerstein plus hymn arrangements will be performed. Tiffiney accompanied the McPherson College Choir and ensembles for two years. Everyone is welcome to come for a musical treat.

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.

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.

Everyone is invited to join First Mennonite Church for their July 4th Cookout, beginning at 6 p.m. There will also be an opportunity to meet the Fuller Center Bike Riders, who are biking across the US, to aid in ending ‘poverty housing.’ The community fireworks display will follow.

The memorial service for Anne Albright, who died on Friday, February 16, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the church. Memorial donations are suggested to the Southern Poverty Law Center or to McPherson College.

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.

If your camper is missing a bag of clothing, please contact the Church Office.

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

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


June 3

June 10 June 17 June 24


Weekly Offering


$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $32,000
Offering Received


$4,996.00 $4,179.18 $10,844.89


2018 Year – To Date Financial Report



February March April May June
Monthly Offering Needed
$32,000 $32,000 $32,000 $40,000 $32,000 $32,000
Offering Received
$18,563.00 $22,920.06 $32,411.36 $39,395.80 $29,923.29


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