Information for the Congregation for Sunday, April 7, 2019

Posted April 5th, 2019

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 today, in the Church Social Room. Everyone is invited.

The McPherson College Jazz Band and the Hutchinson Community College Jazz Combo will present an evening of jazz at 7 p.m. today at the McPherson Opera House. Proceeds from the event will benefit the opera house. Tickets are only $6 at the door.

Everyone is invited to the next Circles of McPherson County “Share Night.” The event is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Church Sanctuary.

Professor Scott Holland, keynote speaker at the 2017 Gathering and professor of Theology & Culture and Director of Peace Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary, will be visiting McPherson College classrooms on Thursday, April 11. In the evening, at 6:30 p.m., he will facilitate a roundtable discussion focused on the topic of “Theopoetics: the Intersection of Faith and Creative Expression” at Craft Coffee Parlor, 120 N. Main St., McPherson. The event is sponsored by two McPherson College student clubs. Everyone is invited.

McPherson College student and clarinetist, Kento Aizawa, his instructor, Chris Johnson, Wichita; and pianist, Jean Hendricks, will present a recital at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in The Cedars Wellness Center. Everyone is invited to an evening of fine music.

Ventures in Discipleship, McPherson College – Spring course offerings focus on the theme “Welcoming Congregations.” The April class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, April 13. Kathy Reid, Executive Director of Family Abuse Center, will be presenting “Healthy and Safe Congregations.” Classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. To register, visit

Mark your calendars for 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 when the McPherson Community Brass Choir will present their Spring Concert in the Church Sanctuary. Everyone is invited.

Childcare Coordinators Western Plains District Events

Coordinators are requested for both events listed. If interested, contact Nancy Reynolds, Chair of the District Congregational Resourcing Team (913.219.0002 or

July 26-28 – District Conference, McPherson October 25-27 – The Gathering, Salina

Registration for the National Older Adult Conference opens on Thursday, May 1. The 2019 conference will be held September 2-6 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, in western North Carolina. A Western Plains bus will leave McPherson on Sunday, September 1 and return on Saturday, September 7. Cost for the bus trip is $300 (includes bus travel and two nights in a motel). To reserve your space, contact David Fruth (620.245.0674, 316.708.1760 or

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.

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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