Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 15, 2018

Posted July 13th, 2018

Congratulations to Logan and Maddie Schrag who were married on Saturday, June 23. Logan and Maddie will be honored at a Wedding Shower at 2 p.m. today, in the Church Social Room. Everyone is invited.

Max Landon Goering and Samantha Kay Fairchild will be married July 28, in the great wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Everyone is invited to celebrate with them at a come and go reception on Sunday, August 5, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Dyck Arboretum, 177 W. Hickory Street, Hesston. Please RSVP to Jana by July 27 (phone or text 620-245-1853 or

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.

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.

“Stress and Disease: The Connection And What To Do About It” by Charles “Dean” Johnson, will be presented at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 20, in The Cedars Wellness Center. Everyone is welcome.

Brethren Disaster Ministries announces upcoming opportunities – Lybrook Community Ministries, September 2 –8. The work will include cutting and splitting wood, winterizing homes, assistance in a thrift shop and other projects. Contact Bud Taylor (620.245.4836) or Susan Taylor (620.245.4835) if interested. Check the church website ( for additional dates and information.

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.

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.

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 scholarships, your continued support is appreciated. Checks may be placed in an offering plate with “Higher Education Scholarship Fund” marked in the memo line.

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


$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 $40,000 $32,000


Offering Received


$22,920.06 $32,411.36 $39,395.80 $29,923.29


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