Information for the Congregation for Sunday, June 9, 2019

Posted June 7th, 2019

Senior High Campers who signed up for transportation to Camp Colorado need to meet on the west side of the Church Education Building on Sunday, June 9, at 7 a.m. Don’t forget to bring spending money for lunch and/or snacks! The group will return to McPherson at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

Summer Sunday School will be offered by the Faith Formation Team June 2 – July 28. Lela Beam and Pastor Jerry Bowen will co-teach “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.” Bible lessons and scripture will be matched with discussion about practical ways to be peacemakers.

Pastor Jerry’s Pastoral Relations Team includes Renata Prose (renatalichty@hotmail.com); Lela Beam (lelabeam@sbcglobal.net) and Bruce Clary (claryb@mcpherson.edu). Contact team members with questions, thoughts or needs.

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 at 620.241.1109.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Posted May 31st, 2019

Junior High Campers who signed up for transportation to Camp Colorado need to meet on the west side of the Church Education Building on Sunday, June 2, at 7 a.m. Don’t forget to bring spending money for lunch and/or snacks! The group will return to McPherson at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

Summer Sunday School will be offered by the Faith Formation Team June 2 – July 28. Lela Beam and Pastor Jerry Bowen will co-teach “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.” Bible lessons and scripture will be matched with discussion about practical ways to be peacemakers.

In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus – Vacation Bible School 2019 is June 3 – 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day. Children ages 4 years (by June 1) through 5th grade can register at www.macbrethren.org.

“The Science of Human Sexuality” will be presented by Dr. Jonathan Frye on Monday, June 3, 7 p.m., at the Monitor Church of the Brethren. Dr. Frye, a natural science professor at McPherson College, will share the current scientific understanding of how sexuality is manifested in all of creation, with a special emphasis on human sexuality, human development, sex, gender, and definitions of technical terms that are commonly used and often misunderstood. Content is suitable for all ages. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided by Women’s Fellowship. For more information, contact Leslie Frye at leslie.a.b.frye@gmail.com or 620.755.3940.

Pastor Jerry’s Pastoral Relations Team includes Renata Prose (renatalichty@hotmail.com); Lela Beam (lelabeam@sbcglobal.net) and Bruce Clary (claryb@mcpherson.edu). Contact team members with questions, thoughts or needs.

Nametags – For a new or replacement nametag, contact the church office at 620.241.1109.

Jonathan Frye Presentation — Monday, June 3, 2019

Posted May 30th, 2019

All are welcome! 

Monday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Monitor Church of the Brethren

6th and Frontier, McPherson

“The Science of Human Sexuality”

McPherson College natural science professor and Monitor Church of the Brethren deacon Jonathan Frye, PhD will share the current scientific understanding of how sexuality is manifested in all of creation, with a special emphasis on human sexuality, human development, sex, gender, and definitions of technical terms that are commonly used and often misunderstood. Come with the assurance that there is no such thing as a “dumb” question! Jonathan has previously shared this well-received presentation at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference and National Youth Conference as well as with several congregations.

Hosted by Women’s Fellowship, but anyone can come so invite a friend!

The content is suitable for all ages but would probably be boring to children under 12, so childcare will be provided.

Light refreshments and an opportunity for further discussion will follow the presentation in the sanctuary.

Questions? Contact co-pastor Leslie Frye at leslie.a.b.frye@gmail.com or 620-755-3940.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 26, 2019

Posted May 24th, 2019

Pre-Junior Campers who signed up for transportation to Camp Colorado need to meet on the west side of the Church Education Building on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 a.m. Please be prompt so the vans can leave on schedule. Don’t forget to bring spending money for lunch and/or snacks! They will return to McPherson at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.

Hello Church Family!  Lela Beam and I would love to have you join us for our joint summer Sunday School class. Beginning June 2 and continuing through July 28, we will co-teach a class on “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.”  Lela will lead the Bible lessons and highlight the different Scriptures that teach us about peace and I will talk about practical ways to be peacemakers. It is going to be an amazing adventure. Hope to see you there. – Pastor Jerry

In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus – Vacation Bible School 2019 is quickly approaching, June 3 – 7, from 9 – noon each day. Children ages 4 years (by June 1) through 5th grade are welcome to register at www.macbrethren.org.

Melisa and Ben Leiter-Grandison are expecting a baby girl! A baby shower to celebrate Baby Leiter-Grandison is Saturday June 22, from 2-4 p.m. in the church social room. Children are welcome! Please RSVP by June 1 to Tam Grandison at 316.223.4456 or tgrandison59@gmail.com. We are blessed by your presence; no other gift is required.

Pastor Jerry’s Pastoral Relations Team:  Renata Prose: Renatalichty@hotmail.com; Lela Beam: lelabeam@sbcglobal.net; Bruce Clary: claryb@mcpherson.edu. Please use email to contact any member of the team if you have questions, thoughts or wish to share a need.

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.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 19, 2019

Posted May 17th, 2019

Work Camp Weekend is Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, at Camp Colorado. Volunteers with various skills and talents are needed. For more information, contact campmgr@campcolorado.org.

Camp Colorado Annual Meeting is Saturday, May 25, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Agenda items include the annual report, financial report and election of new board members. Three board positions are available. Contact Carine Ullom at carineullom@gmail.com or 785.214.1050 if you are interested in serving on the board or want to attend the meeting via video conference.

In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus – Vacation Bible School 2019 is quickly approaching, June 3-7, from 9-noon each day! Children ages 4 years (by June 1) through 5th grade are welcome to register on the church website, www.macbrethren.org.

Melisa and Ben Leiter-Grandison are expecting a baby girl! A baby shower to celebrate Baby Leiter-Grandison is Saturday June 22, from 2-4 p.m. in the church social room. Children are welcome! Please RSVP by June 1 to Tam Grandison at 316.223.4456 or tgrandison59@gmail.com. We are blessed by your presence; no other gift is required.

Haiti Water Project Update – The church has raised $67,109.49 thus far towards the Haiti Water Project. Thanks to all for ongoing efforts to support this mission.

All-Church Email List – If you are currently not receiving these notifications and wish to be added to the list, contact the church office at 620.241.1109 or maccob@macbrethren.org. In addition, you may also contact the office if you wish to be added to the Prayer Chain list.

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.