Information for the Congregation for Sunday, June 30, 2019

Posted June 28th, 2019

DIRECTOR OF INTERCULTURAL MINISTRIES is a new position available at the Church of the Brethren General Office in Elgin, Ill. Review the job description and apply at

THE SANCTUARY ORGAN has served our congregation well and is in need of major repairs. The bid for the proposed renovation by Reuter Pipe Organs is $27,000. More than $19,000 has been donated and/or pledged thus far. If you would like to support the renovation project, contact any member of the Worship Design Team (Doris Coppock, Kendra Flory, Ellen Gilbert, Jean Hendricks, Carol Ward, LeRoy Weddle or Kathryn Whitacre).

YOU ARE INVITED to a potluck lunch and wedding shower to celebrate the marriage of Devin Clark and Hannah Shumway on Saturday, July 6, 12 p.m., at Pine Village Wellness Center in Moundridge. Please help us introduce Hannah to a quality Kansas potluck. Gifts are not necessary or expected but always appreciated.

ULSTER PROJECT OF MCPHERSON COUNTY is taking orders for a cinnamon roll fundraiser. Call 620.755.5689 to place your order. Cost is $10 for eight rolls. Pick up your order on Saturday, July 6, 6:30 – 7 p.m., or on Sunday, July 7, 10 – 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

HAITI WATER PROJECT FUNDRAISER – All are invited to a picnic dinner on Sunday, July 14, at 1433 Briarwood Lane. Dinner will be served 5 – 7 p.m. and hosted by Rita Beam, Gregg & Judy Stockstill and Dave & Bonnie Fruth. Bring your family and friends! RSVP to Judy Stockstill @ 620.242.3536 or Bonnie Fruth @ 316.708.1760 by Monday, July 8.

BLUESTEM PACE is looking for volunteers Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact Pastor Jerry Bowen for more information.

WESTERN PLAINS DISTRICT CONFERENCE is July 26 – 28 in McPherson. This year’s speakers include Moderator Keith Funk (Friday Evening Worship); Roy Winter (Saturday Evening Worship); Sarah Mason (Sunday Morning Worship); Sheryl Wilson, Director of KIPCOR (Minister/Guest Dinner); Dinah Largo, Tok’ahookaadi Church of the Brethren (Women’s Breakfast) and Steven Schweizter, Chair of Bethany Seminary EYN Task Team (Mission & Service Dinner). Come and be inspired to live as brothers and sisters in Christ – Peacefully, Simply, Together. REGISTER HERE

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL will be offered by the Faith Formation Team June 2 – July 28.  Lela Beam and Pastor Jerry Bowen will co-teach “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.” Bible lessons and scripture will be matched with discussion about practical ways to be peacemakers.

PASTORAL RELATIONS TEAM FOR PASTOR JERRY BOWEN – Contact team members with questions, thoughts or needs:

Renata Prose –
Lela Beam –
Bruce Clary –

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 or CHECK KWCH Channel 12 website closed list and the church Facebook page. When personnel can get to the church office, an ALL-CHURCH EMAIL will be sent.

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