Invitations for the Congregation from The Cedars

Posted May 18th, 2018

“A Musical Evening: Flute and Clarinet” – In the past, Kento Aizawa and Lillian Oeding have enhanced The Cedars Worship Services with special music. At 7 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, you are invited to the Wellness Center and enjoy an evening of fine music. Accompanist will be Jean Hendricks.

2nd Annual Ice Cream Social at The Cedars, planned for Sunday, June 3 – Come and enjoy homemade ice cream and cake from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. Entertainment will be provided by The Flatland String Band from Wichita. Invite your family and friends to this free event as our community continues to celebrate 125 years of service to our elders.


News from the Caretakers of the Library

Posted May 8th, 2018

The caretakers of The Library are excited to let everyone know that they have lots of NEW BOOKS for people to browse through. Come down to the “fireplace room” in the church basement to check them out. The library also has lots of “book sets” of current Christian thinkers that are appropriate for Sunday School classes to use for extended/intensive study. The library caretakers are: Emilie Dell, Ann Flory, Elsie Holderread; and Carolyn Schrock, liaison to the Faith Formation Team.

In Memoriam — Donna Burkholder

Posted May 8th, 2018

Donna Burkholder, 90, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2018 in Avon, Indiana. She was born on Nov. 28, 1927 in McPherson, to Elva (Burr) and Joseph Bowman. Donna graduated from McPherson High School in 1945 and McPherson College in 1949. She taught mathematics at Moundridge High School the next year. On June 25, 1950 she was united in marriage to John H Burkholder at the McPherson Church of the Brethren. Donna then joined John in Chicago, Illinois for three years as he completed his PhD. They returned to McPherson in 1953 when John was hired as a professor at McPherson College. Donna taught piano lessons for over 25 years until her retirement in 1991. Every year she would host a student piano recital in her home for the families of the students. She also enjoyed cooking and baking (especially pies), tending her flower gardens, decorating her home, crocheting, sewing, traveling and camping with John and their four children. Donna served on various committees at the McPherson Church of the Brethren as well as singing in the choir and playing handbells. Donna is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her son, David. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Jo Ann Masterson of Louisville, Colorado; son, Phil (Susan) Burkholder of Brownsburg, Indiana; son, Doug (Mary) Burkholder of Claremont, North Carolina; daughter, Debbie Noffsinger of Elgin, Illinois; and grandchildren Linda, Elizabeth, Sarah, Victor, Krystal, Mary, Tim, Evan, Caleb as well as nine great-grandchildren. The family will be celebrating Donna’s life at a later date. Memorials may be given in Donna’s honor to the McPherson Church of the Brethren or McPherson College.

In Memoriam — Beverly Gaeddert-Regier

Posted April 26th, 2018

Beverly Gaeddert-Regier, mother of Wylene Lengel, died on Saturday, April 21. The Memorial Service is planned for 11 a.m., Monday, April 30, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Inman. We wish to express our sympathy to her husband, Loren; daughters, Wylene (Doug) Lengel, Dawn (Gary) Belknap, Keena (Michael)) Leochner; son, Wade (Angie) Gaeddert; and the other immediate and extended family members.

Note of Appreciation

Posted April 24th, 2018

The Snells, Hazel, Carol, Ginny, Becky, Amanda, and families, wish to express a heartfelt “Thank You” for food, care, and presence at the time of John’s death on April 2nd and for the days following.