Joys of the Congregation

Posted January 4th, 2019

Congratulations to Kerrick and Anna (Lindholm) van Asselt who were married on Saturday, December 28, at First United Methodist Church, McPherson.

Information for the congregation for Sunday, December 30, 2018

Posted December 28th, 2018

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, January 4, at 3 p.m., Dr. Allan van Asselt will present “Astronomy.” For information, contact Kendra Flory (floryk@mcpherson.edu or 620.242.0432).

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, December 23, 2018

Posted December 20th, 2018

Janice Friesen will be on vacation through Friday, December 28. Pastors Chris, Kathryn and Jerry are available by phone.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, January 4, at 3 p.m., Dr. Allan van Asselt will present “Astronomy.” For information, contact Kendra Flory (floryk@mcpherson.edu or 620.242.0432).

Mission Education Trip to Haiti – July 19-23, 2019. To learn more, meet after church on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in the Church Community Room.

A pancake breakfast, to benefit the Haiti Water Project, is planned for 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, in the Church Social Room.

Stewardship of Finance Team – Thank You for your ‘extra’ year-end gifts. An estimated $20,000 is needed, in the next 9 days, to cover expenses through the end of the year.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, December 16, 2018

Posted December 14th, 2018

Congratulations to Kerrick van Asselt and Anna Lindholm who will be married on Friday, December 28. In their honor, a wedding shower is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, in the Church Social Room. Everyone is invited. For a group gift, contact Lela Beam, Cindy Kinnamon, Sheryl Schrag, or Kristen Reynolds by today.

Brethren Disaster Ministries opportunity in Castener, Puerto Rico — For persons interested, there are openings after April 12 through August, 2019. Individuals should be able to work in warm climates, in a different culture. At this time, groups are limited to seven persons. For information, contact Bud Taylor (620-245-4836) or Susan Taylor (620-245-4835).

Bud, Susan, and Dean Holloway will be joining others on a project in March. Former McPherson CoB member Jane (Orr) Sampson and her husband David, of Hutchinson CoB, worked there for two weeks in November.

Janice Friesen will be on vacation from December 17 – 28. During this time, the office will be staffed by volunteers and the pastoral staff. The office will be closed from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1. Pastors Chris, Kathryn and Jerry will be available by phone.

Mission Education Trip to HaitiJuly 18-23, 2019. To learn more, meet after church on Sunday, January 27, in the Church Community Room.

A pancake breakfast, to benefit the Haiti Water Project, is planned for 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, in the Church Social Room.

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, December 9, 2018

Posted December 7th, 2018

Congratulations to Kerrick van Asselt and Anna Lindholm who will be married on Friday, December 28. In their honor, a wedding shower is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, in the Church Social Room. Everyone is invited. For a group gift, contact Lela Beam, Cindy Kinnamon, Sheryl Schrag, or Kristen Reynolds by Sunday, December 16.

The McPherson Community Brass Choir will perform “A Brass Christmas” at 7 p.m. today, in the historic Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy an evening of great Christmas music. Participants from the church are: Winona Godfrey, Eric Goering, Darren Hendricks, Christi Hopkins and Seth Schoming.

Brethren Disaster Ministries opportunity in Castener, Puerto Rico — For persons interested, there are openings after April 12 through August, 2019. Individuals should be able to work in warm climates, in a different culture.   At this time, groups are limited to seven persons. For information, contact Bud Taylor (620-245-4836) or Susan Taylor (620-245-4835).

Bud, Susan, and Dean Holloway will be joining others on a project in March. Former McPherson CoB member Jane (Orr) Sampson and her husband David, of Hutchinson CoB, worked there for two weeks in November.

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).

Annual Christmas Gift Giving Project.  Mt. Hope Sanctuary has selected two families and one individual and STEPMC (formerly Circles) has selected two families who could use some help this Christmas season.  The Outreach Team has information about the needs of each family or individual displayed on the table outside the sanctuary.  Each family unit has its own display board showing the family members with individual post-it notes listing the items we want to provide for them. If you are interested in helping, please take the post-it note of the item or items you would like to provide. Purchase and return your gifts to the church no later than December 16 with the post-it note attached.  You may wrap the gifts, if you choose, or return the gift unwrapped and Outreach Team members will wrap them. If you prefer not to shop, you may donate cash and we will use it to purchase needed items.  Cash donations may be given to Gregg Stocksill or Nancy Magnall.   For clothing items, it’s helpful if you can include a gift receipt in case exchanges are needed. There are also envelopes available on the display table if you want to donate to the Good Samaritan Fund. We will dedicate all the gifts during the December 23 church service and deliver them prior to Christmas. We hope you’ll join in this effort to make Christmas special for these persons who are currently facing some challenges in their lives.

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.