Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 8, 2018

Posted July 6th, 2018

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.

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.

Julie Hart will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at Kaufman House (KIPCOR’s Offices), 2515 College Avenue, North Newton. Her new book is entitled Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism Among US Veterans: the Role of Moral Identity in Personal Transformation.  Julie taught Sociology and Peace Studies at Bethel College from 1994-2006, and is presently teaching at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio.  The book is a result of interviews with 114 US veterans (including 12 current Mennonites) and answers the question, how do significant changes from pro war to antiwar occur? She will also discuss recommendations for the church and the military based on the study.

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.

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).

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.

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

Brethren Disaster Ministries announces upcoming opportunities – Lybrook Community Ministries, September 2 –8. Check the church website ( for additional dates and information.

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

July 1

July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29


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


Offering Received


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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