Jesus in the Neighborhood Projects

The McPherson Church of the Brethren has sponsored Good Beginnings preschool for 40 years. The private non-profit preschool is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Teachers use the Get Set for School Curriculum, a nationally recognized program focused on social/emotional development, kindergarten...

Church member Janelle Flory Schrock coordinated efforts to create a butterfly garden at the southeast entrance of Good Beginnings Preschool. Pollinator plants were planted in 2020. Additional plants were added in 2022. Butterflies impact the entire environment and are important pollinators. Their well-being is increasingly...

Church members supported Earth Day 2022 by learning more about electronic-waste (e-waste). Computers, phones, tablets and other tech devices use valuable metals to work. If thrown into landfills, the waste can become toxic and is wasteful. Individuals collected retired electronic devices and delivered them to...

A ten-session book study of How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby commenced on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at The Cedars. The small group participants are McPherson Church of the Brethren members Rosalie Black, Elaine Fleenor, Jon Flory-Schrock, Miriam Hoover, Cara Hudson, Kirk McGregor, Carol and Marty Ward...