Information for the Congregation for Sunday, March 24, 2019

Posted March 22nd, 2019

Reasonable Faith, the series led by Kirk MacGregor, which was scheduled for Monday, March 25, 7-8 p.m., at McPherson College, is cancelled.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, April 5, at 3 p.m., Prof. Ann Zerger will present “Eco Spheres.” Questions, contact Kendra Flory (floryk@mcpherson.edu or 620.242.0432).

Congratulations to Brooke Martin and Avery Goering who will be married on Saturday, April 13. In their honor, a wedding shower is planned for 11:30 a.m. or immediately after worship on Sunday, April 7, in the Church Social Room. Everyone is invited. For contributions to a group gift or for questions, contact Kendra Bowen, Jen Magnall, Renata Prose, or Autumn Wilgers by Monday, April 1. Brooke and Avery are registered at Target and Amazon.com.

McPherson College – Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium – The Concert Band will have its annual collaborative concert with The Independent School from Wichita. Free admission.

Sunday, April 7, 7:00 p.m., McPherson Opera House – The Jazz Band and the Hutchinson Community College Jazz Combo will present an evening of jazz to benefit the opera house. Tickets are only $6 at the door.

The Annual Food Drive for the McPherson County Food Bank is a project of the Outreach Team. Donations will be collected 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 kleighbowen@yahoo.com). Thank You!

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

Faith Formation Team has been tasked with the sacred duty of protecting every child and youth that comes through our doors. In service of that goal, we are proposing an initiative where every volunteer that works with children, shall undergo a background check to ensure their safety and our integrity as a congregation. In light of the current news that has brought to light the abuse scandals in both the Catholic Church as well as the Southern Baptist convention, we believe that it behooves us as a congregation to act decisively. A part of this action is ensuring the safety of those most vulnerable. We are so grateful for this congregation’s commitment to growing the hearts and minds of our children and ensuring that they have a safe place to grow and explore their faith. Thank you so much for being supportive of this as we continue to explore best practices. – Suzee Shugart, Chair

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.

McPherson College

2019 Passion Giving

Congolese Students

Attending college can be challenging on many levels for students and families. For one group of students at McPherson College, the challenges are complex and many times depend on global events. The students come to McPherson College from the Democratic Republic of the Congo through a partnership that has proved to be a very positive experience for the students, our campus, and the community. Although the political climate of their country makes it difficult at times to obtain the necessary paperwork needed to attend college in the United States, nearly 40 students from the Congo are pursuing an education at McPherson College. This spring, the college welcomed 14 new students to campus. Neville Kabangu, who started at MC in the fall of 2017, thinks attending MC is a great learning experience. “We have people from many different places around the world in a small college. We get close to different cultures and learn about them.” Kabangu plans to be a neuro-surgeon someday and said his biggest challenge so far has been learning the English language. “It was a bit hard, but I managed to adapt. It’s not brain surgery after all.” Scholarship support of these students allows MC to offer them access to an education that would be difficult to obtain in their homeland. For these students and all of the MC students who benefit from scholarship support, it is MC’s goal that they will go out and make a difference in the world after graduating.

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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