Information for the Congregation for Sunday, October 15, 2017

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty will hold their Annual Abolition Conference and Meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, in the Church Social Room. The topic will be “The Kansas Death Penalty: What a Waste!” Speakers will include Roger Werholtz, retired secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections; Senator Carolyn McGinn; and Celeste Dixon, a murder victim family member. No admission, everyone welcome. For reservations, email info@ksabolition.org or call 785-235-2237.

 

The Gathering – Friday – Sunday, October 27– 29, 2017

“For We are God’s Poetry” is the theme for the event which will be held at Webster Conference Center, Salina. Early Bird registration is due by Monday, October 16. For forms and on-line registration, check the district website (www.wpcob.org). Everyone is invited.

Hurricane Harvey Response — Volunteers Requested

Posted October 6th, 2017

BDM is organizing a work week October 22-28, 2017 in Houston, TX, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  BDM needs 12 volunteers who are willing to focus on preparing homes for rebuild.  The scope of work will include removing drywall, insulation, flooring, appliances and personal items, as well as industrial type cleaning.  Housing will be at St George Orthodox Church in Houston. Tools and project leadership will be provided.  There is also a need for a volunteer for cooking/meal prep and grocery shopping.  Transportation on the site is also needed if there is a district group or individual that can bring or provide a van to use that week. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Terry 410-635-8730 or tgoodger@brethren.org no later than Wednesday, October 18.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, October 8, 2017

Posted October 6th, 2017

While Janice Friesen is on vacation, Monday – Friday, October 9 – 13, the Church Office will be staffed by volunteers and the pastoral staff. Pastors Chris, Kathryn and Jerry will also be available by phone.

October Ventures Course to Focus on Interfaith Cooperation – The second course, “Ventures in Christian Discipleship” at McPherson College, will focus on “Navigating Religious Diversity: An Introduction to Interfaith Cooperation.” The class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, October 14. Rev. Zandra Wagoner, Ph.D., University Chaplain at the University of La Verne, CA will be teaching. All classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. To learn more and to register for courses, visit www.mcpherson.edu/ventures.

The Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty will hold their Annual Abolition Conference and Meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, in the Church Social Room. The topic will be “The Kansas Death Penalty: What a Waste!” Speakers will include Roger Werholtz, retired secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections; Senator Carolyn McGinn; and Celeste Dixon, a murder victim family member. No admission, everyone welcome. For reservations, email info@ksabolition.org or call 785-235-2237.

The Gathering Friday – Sunday, October 27– 29, 2017

“For We are God’s Poetry” is the theme for the event which will be held at Webster Conference Center, Salina. Early Bird registration is due by Monday, October 16. For forms and on-line registration, check the district website (www.wpcob.org). Everyone is invited.

While much national attention has focused on the recent hurricanes, work remains from previous flooding.  Western Plains has been given the responsibility of staffing the Eureka, MO, BMD site near St. Louis December 3 – 9.  If you have previously expressed interest, please reconfirm.  If you are now considering, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (taylors@yahoo.com or taylorbud48@cox.net).

Would you like to become a member? Would you like to dedicate your child(ren)? To initiate a conversation, express your intent or to ask questions, contact: Pastors Chris, Jerry, or Kathryn, through the Church Office (620-241-1109).

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

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent

2017 Monthly Financial Report

Oct. 1

Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29

Total

Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$40,000

Offering Received

$15,915.00

January – September      Income:  $273,851      Expenses:  $294,600

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, October 1, 2017

Posted September 29th, 2017

Lesli Gilbert and Jason Coomes were married on Saturday, September 9 in Pittsburg, KS. Everyone is invited to celebrate with them at a Come and Go Reception in their honor from 3 – 5 p.m. today, in the Church Social Room.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. At 2 p.m., on Friday, October 6, Professor Kerri Snell, will present “The Creative Writing Scene at McPherson College.” For information, contact Kendra Flory (floryk@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0432).

October Ventures Course to Focus on Interfaith Cooperation – The second course, “Ventures in Christian Discipleship” at McPherson College, will focus on “Navigating Religious Diversity: An Introduction to Interfaith Cooperation.” The class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, October 14. Rev. Zandra Wagoner, Ph.D., University Chaplain at the University of La Verne, CA will be teaching. All classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. To learn more and to register for courses, visit www.mcpherson.edu/ventures.

The Gathering Friday – Sunday, October 27– 29, 2017

“For We are God’s Poetry” is the theme for the event which will be held at Webster Conference Center, Salina. Early Bird registration is due by Monday, October 16. Forms and on-line registration are available on the district website (www.wpcob.org). Everyone is invited.

While much national attention has focused on the recent hurricanes, work remains from previous flooding.  Western Plains has been given the responsibility of staffing the Eureka, MO, BMD site near St. Louis December 3 – 9.  If you have previously expressed interest, please reconfirm.  If you are now considering, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (taylors@yahoo.com or taylorbud48@cox.net).

Name Tags – for a new or replacement name tag, contact the church office (241-1109).

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

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent

2017 Monthly Financial Report

Sept. 3

Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24

Total

Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$32,000

Offering Received
$6,554.25 $8,852.47 $5,477.64 $11,973.25

$32,857.59

 

Volunteer Opportunity — December 3-9, 2017

Posted September 26th, 2017

While much national attention has focused on the recent hurricanes, work remains from previous flooding.  Western Plains District has been given the responsibility of staffing the Eureka, MO, BMD site near St. Louis, December 3 – 9.  If you have previously expressed interest, please reconfirm.  If you are now considering, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (taylors@yahoo.com or taylorbud48@cox.net).