Information for the Congregation for Sunday, March 3, 2019

Posted March 1st, 2019

Job Opening – A part-time position is available to assist with the care and maintenance of the church facility. The Environmental Services II position focuses primarily on mechanical/electrical infrastructure and routine annual maintenance. Contact the Church Office for more details or contact Chris Whitacre as Staff Liaison to the Property Team.

Name Tags – for a new or replacement name tag, contact the church office (241-1109).



2019 Passion Giving

Student Health Center

Navigating the complexities of health care can be confusing; particularly for college students who may be dealing with a health crisis alone for the first time. McPherson College will make it easier for its students to access health care and counseling resources on campus with a new student health center that will open in the fall of 2019. Construction on the new facility began in December when property was cleared on Gordon Street across from Morrison and Metzler residence halls. In 2014, the college responded to students’ concern over the need for on-campus health services by contracting with Partners In Family Care to provide physical health services to campus. Based in Moundridge, the practice is run in part by MC alumni Drs. Paul and Marla Ullom-Minnich. The college also works with Client-Centered Counseling, owned by another MC alumna, Linda Helmer, to provide counseling services on campus. Both services are highly utilized by students. Student fees include unlimited health care office visits for full-time students, as well as four visits with the counseling office at no charge. Taking away barriers like cost, inconvenience and office hours allows McPherson College to provide the most comprehensive health and counseling services among colleges of its size in the state.

 Ash Wednesday Activities

McPherson College invites you to participate in their Ash Wednesday activities on Wednesday, March 6. Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance observed 40 days (excluding Sundays) before Easter. It ushers in the season of Lent, a time for reflection and recommitment to faith. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship, and is a powerful way to experience the call to repentance and reconciliation. Please join Spiritual Life at either 8 a.m. or 12 p.m. for a short service (10 minutes) to be held in Friendship Hall, outside Brown Auditorium. All are invited. We will offer opportunity for crosses of ash on either the forehead or hand, or a simple blessing if you prefer.

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. a space for guided reflection will be set up in the basement of Miller Library on the south side (the “Maker’s Space”). There are several interactive stations (i.e. touch, taste, write) at which you may reflect as long or as little as you desire. Specific instructions will be provided.


Topical Spiritual Growth Classes

continuing through Sunday, March 10, 2019

“The Joy of Sects”

led by Pastor Jerry Bowen

Church Community Room


led by Jan van Asselt

Church Social Room


Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

led by Beth Versaw

North Church Social Room


The Annual Food Drive for the McPherson County Food Bank is a project of the Outreach Team. Donations will be collected from Sunday, March 3 through Sunday, March 31. Items (canned and non-perishable foods, listed below) or money donations, may be left in a grocery cart in the Church Good Shepherd Foyer or in a storage container in the Education Building. The goal is to reach $2000 in total donations from food and/or money since we reached $1900 in donations last year. The Outreach Team is very hopeful and optimistic that we can do this! For questions, contact Kendra Bowen (620.504.2772 or  Thank You    – Outreach Team

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancake mix
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Non perishable meats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Nuts

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.

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