Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 5, 2019

Posted May 3rd, 2019

A Celebration Potluck for the graduating Seniors will follow worship on Sunday, May 5.   All are welcome.  Please bring a side dish (Mexican themed if you wish since it’s Cinco de Mayo – 5th of May — Mexican Independence Day Celebration).  Chicken and cake will be provided.  All are welcome.

McPherson College Band will perform its final concert on Monday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Annabelle (Belle) Mae (Bittinger) Whitacre, 91, of McPherson, Kansas passed away on April 17, 2019 at The Cedars. A come-and-go reception to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center. Belle’s family will gather at a later date to scatter her ashes. Memorials may be given to the McPherson Church of the Brethren or Church of the Brethren Children’s Disaster Services, in honor of Belle. Thank you for your gracious expressions of support and love.

Graduation Reception – The church family is invited to a reception honoring high school seniors Ben Hopkins, Jace Kinnamon, Hannah Kirchner, Isaiah Moyer, Lindy Reynolds, Laura Ullom-Minnich and Grace van Asselt on Sunday, May 12, 2-4 p.m., in the Church Social Room.

International Conscientious Objection Day is Wednesday, May 15. All are invited to the Ecumenical Prayer for Peace Ceremony, 6-7 p.m., at the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, contact Paul Cesare at

Work Camp Weekend is Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, at Camp Colorado. Volunteers with various skills and talents are needed. For more information, contact

Camp Colorado Annual Meeting is Saturday, May 25, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Agenda items include the annual report, financial report and election of new board members. Three board positions are available. Contact Carine Ullom at or 785.214.1050 if you are interested in serving on the board or want to attend the meeting via video conference.

Junior High Camp at Camp Colorado (June 2-8) is in need of at least one additional male counselor. Josh Brockway will be serving as the spiritual advisor. LeAnn (Wine) Harnist and Genelle (Wine) Bunte are serving as co-directors and have planned an excellent week of camp around this year’s theme “Peace Works.”  Please contact Marla Ullom-Minnich if you have interest, questions, or could suggest the name of someone who may be interested.

The Outreach Team Food Drive has reached it’s $2,000 goal through donations of food and funds to the McPherson County Food Bank. Thank you all for your support and helping us reach this goal! We appreciate you!  – Outreach Team

Name Tags – For a new or replacement name tag, contact the church office at 241-1109.

The church office has received thank you letters from the following for contributions to their programs and ministries:

•Church World Service    •McPherson College •    The Cedars

Thank you to Our Church Office Volunteers:  Paul and Mary Wagoner

Attendance for March, 2019

Mar. 3:  Church Cancelled

Mar. 10:  Sunday School 44 – Worship 137

Mar. 17:  Sunday School 41 – Worship 127

Mar. 24:  Sunday School 46 – Worship 145

Mar. 31:  Sunday School 40 – Worship 192

Attendance for April, 2019

April 7:  Sunday School 33 – Worship 135

April 14:  Sunday School 41 – Worship 182

April 21:  Sunday School 30 – Worship 244

April 28:  Sunday School 30 – Worship 158


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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