Thank you from Camp Colorado

Posted October 21st, 2010

Dear McPherson Church of the Brethren Youth Group,

Thank you so much for your very generous donation to Camp Colorado. The camp appreciates all of your time and effort given to the camp as well as money. We hope you will continue to stay active in camping ministry. Love to all,


Youth taking Christmas tree orders

Posted October 19th, 2010

Are you ready to deck the halls for the holidays? The McPherson Church of the Brethren Youth can help! Both Junior High and Senior High youth will be taking orders through October 31st for their annual fundraiser, offering live, farm-fresh Christmas trees, wreaths and garland. Prices start at just $12, and funds raised through this sale provide for youth group activities, camps and events throughout the year. Trees, wreaths, and garland will arrive straight from the Christmas tree farm on Sunday, November 28…just in time for the holiday season. Youth will be available before and after worship with order forms, or feel free to contact youth advisor Lisa Goering at 755-2876 or to place your order. Home delivery is also available, so please consider making a purchase or donation in support of our youth. Thank you!

Junior Highs to hold local/mini-workcamp in November

Posted August 20th, 2010

Last Spring there were fifteen Junior High Youth who wanted to attend a workcamp, but because of fundraising for National Youth Conference and too few advisors to accompany them, that did not work out. Instead, this year they will plan their own workcamp experience for the summer of 2011, learning about why to participate in a workcamp and thinking about the kinds of projects they can do and where they might do them.

In preparation, they will participate in a local/mini-workcamp during the month of November. They will do local service projects and spend more time working on their summer workcamp plans. To this end, they are looking for some worthwhile project ideas. They have already approached the Properties Team about some things that could be done around the church building, but they’d also be interested in hearing ideas of some projects to do in the community. Know of someone who could use some help in their yard in mid-November? Let us know. Aware of a special project that could use some extra hands in mid-November? Let us know.

Contact Pastor Shawn at or 620-241-1109 with your ideas. Thanks!

Thank you from Kristen Hoffman

Posted August 20th, 2010

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for being willing to share your stories, time and money with me and the rest of the youth and make it possible for us to have unbelievable church camp and National Youth Conference experiences! The worship services at both places were my highlight and at National Youth Conference, I also had the opportunity to talk to and hang out with some of my past workcamp friends, as well as meet new people, and make unforgettable memories. Once again, thank you so much for the ways that you help to support the youth. Thanks!

Kristen Hoffman

Thanks to Youth Sunday volunteers

Posted May 15th, 2010

The youth group would like to express its appreciation to the congregation’s A/V Crew for their assistance during Youth Sunday Worship on May 9.  That Worship often has some technically challenging elements, and we appreciate their help.  This would include Andy Ullom, Rick Tyler, and Chris Whitacre.  Thank you!

The youth group would also like to say thanks to Becky Snell and Dan Masterson who provided musical leadership for the congregational singing during Youth Sunday.  Thanks, Becky and Dan!