Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 12, 2018

Posted August 10th, 2018

Doug Gayer, son of Glenn Gayer, died on Thursday, August 9. The memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, at Countryside Covenant Church.  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, August 17, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  We wish to express our sympathy to his father, Glenn Gayer; wife, Tamara; sons, Chad (Rachel) Gayer, Mark (Megan) Gayer; daughter, Amanda (Spencer) Brown; and the other immediate and extended members.

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 26.

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 on 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.

Giving away money is easy; giving it away wisely requires discernment. Well-placed gifting, regardless of the size, can make a tremendous difference and create an extremely satisfying experience for a donor. The Church of the Brethren relies on your gifts and your careful consideration for the future of our local congregation secures our ability to continue our mission. After our all-church potluck on August 26, Becky Goss, McPherson County Community Foundation will offer ideas for planning your giving and explain the endowments invested for the McPherson Church of the Brethren.

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).

New Photo Directory

Did you get a notification on your phone?

Pictures are being scheduled:

2:00 – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday thru Friday, September 4 thru 7, 2018


10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sign up at


Facebook page (McPherson Church of the Brethren)


by calling the office 620-241-1109

Pets are welcome in the photos!

You will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 photo.

You may bring a portrait of someone in your family who is away and hold it in your photo!

We are allowed ten free photo submissions

These will be used for our shut-in members.

Then, we can still submit photos for those of you out of town this week.

We just have to pay a small fee.

5% of the cost of any additional photos you order will be donated back to the church

for the Haiti Medical Project – Clean Water Fundraiser (details in October)

Directory access will be available via: phone, lap-top, desk-top, tablet, church web-site.


2018 Month –To Date Financial Report

August 5

August 12 August 19 August 26


Weekly Offering Received
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000
Offering Received


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