In Memoriam — Dr. John L. Hamer

Posted January 18th, 2019

Dr. John L. Hamer, 95, former Nigeria mission worker, died on January 15, 2019, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, Indiana.

A physician and an ordained minister, Dr. Hamer and his wife, Esther, worked in a hospital in Lassa, Nigeria from 1953-1969. Following the illness and subsequent death of a nurse co-worker at the hospital, John’s insistence that further testing be conducted led to the discovery of the deadly viral disease Lassa Fever.

Service arrangements are pending.

A full obituary is posted at https://www.mckeemortuary.com/notices/John-Hamer .

Nancy Miner

Office of the General Secretary

Church of the Brethren

800-323-8039, ext. 301

nminer@brethren.org

For These We Pray for Sunday, January 20, 2019

Posted January 18th, 2019

Hazel Snell died on Thursday, November 15. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. today, January 20, at the church. We wish to express our sympathy to daughter, Ginny (Doug) Anthony; granddaughters, Becky Snell, Amanda (James) Keith; and the other extended family members. Continued prayers for the family will be appreciated.

•Becki Bowman, Gladys Ford

        •Donita Goyen, Tami Grandison

•Ken Holderread, Eloise Holman

•Herb Johnson, Maxine Miller

•Jerrick Pfeiff, Gene Reinecker

•Jeanette Stump, Dick Yeargan

•Monica Miller, celebrating her birthday today

For These We Pray for Sunday, January 13, 2019

Posted January 11th, 2019
  • Jeanette Stump, turning 101 today

 

  • Becki Bowman, John Dilley, Gladys Ford, Donita Goyen
  • Tami Grandison, Eloise Holman, Herb Johnson, Maxine Miller 
  • Jerrick Pfeiff, Gene Reinecker, Jeanette Stump, Dick Yeargan

For These We Pray for Sunday, January 6, 2019

Posted January 4th, 2019

Hazel Snell died on Thursday, November 15. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, at the church. We wish to express our sympathy to daughter, Ginny (Doug) Anthony; granddaughters, Becky Snell, Amanda (James) Keith; and the other extended family members. Continued prayers for the family will be appreciated.

  • Becki Bowman, John Dilley
  • Gladys Ford, Donita Goyen
  • Tami Grandison, Eloise Holman
  • Herb Johnson, Maxine Miller
  • Jerrick Pfeiff, Gene Reinecker
  • Jeanette Stump, Dick Yeargan

 

For These We Pray for Sunday, December 30, 2018

Posted December 28th, 2018

•Becki Bowman,

•John Dilley, Gladys Ford

•Donita Goyen, Tami Grandison

•Eloise Holman, Herb Johnson

•Maxine Miller, Jerrick Pfeiff

•Gene Reinecker, Jeanette Stump

•Dick Yeargan

•The family of Hazel Snell –

Memorial service – Church Sanctuary

1 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019

Lela Beam, Barry McMillan

celebrating their birthdays today

Alex & Brooke Brumgarner,

Mike & Jana Goering,

Gregg & Judy Stockstill,

celebrating their wedding anniversaries today

•Our Leadership Team

•Good Beginnings Preschool

•McPherson County Schools

•McPherson College

•The Cedars Community, staff & residents

 

The Church of the Brethren Western Plains District

Sonja Griffith, District Executive

Keith Funk, Moderator

Ministries of the Western Plains District

 

The Church of the Brethren Denomination

David Steele, General Secretary, and all members of the CoB staff

Donita Keister, Annual Conference Moderator

 

In Our Nation and World

Victims of Natural Disasters and those responding to the devastation

The worldwide refugee crisis

The humanitarian crisis at our borders

CoB congregations in:

Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria, Spain, South Sudan, and Venezuela