Work Camp Weekend is rapidly approaching for Camp Colorado! We’ll be gathering on Friday, May 23rd and working through Monday, the 26th. We provide the meals and the tools. You provide the big heart for the camp and a willing spirit to do whatever is needed. Come for an afternoon, a day, or the whole weekend. Please let us know if you’re coming so we can have enough food on hand by emailing us at email@example.com. Hope to see you there!
To conserve resources, the Western Plains District newsletter, The Shepherd’s Voice, will no longer be printed and mailed to postal
addresses but will be distributed by email, effective September 2014.
If you already receive your district newsletter by email, this change does not affect you; you will continue to receive your newsletter in your email inbox.
However, if you currently receive a printed copy of the newsletter by mail, you can ensure that you receive an electronic copy of each newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and asking to be added to the list.
If you do not have an email address and would like to receive a printed copy of the newsletter, you may request it from your church office. Each church office will receive the newsletter by email and can see that you receive a printed copy. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at 620-241-4240.
Regional Youth Conference is coming up March 28-30 at McPherson College! The theme is “Called by God: Preparing for the Journey Together“, and guest speakers and musicians will be Jacob and Jerry Crouse. Online registration and schedule can be found at www.mcpherson.edu/ryc/
Registration deadline is March 24.
The Western Plains District Men’s Retreat is coming up April 11-12 at Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kansas. Plan now to attend! Registration deadline is April 2. You can download the brochure here.
Projects Unlimited Auction
Western Plains District Conference of the Church of the Brethren
Saturday Evening, July 26, 2014
It is time for us to begin preparing for the annual Projects Unlimited Auction! Most of us enjoy taking time to pursue our hobbies and we find satisfaction in creating special things to use or to give to others. We hope that you will consider contributing to this year’s auction. All hand-crafted, home grown, homemade items are welcome! Money from your donated items will help support the District organization of your choice. This is a wonderful ministry of giving. We appreciate the crafters, growers, bakers, the bidders and the buyers!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:45 p.m. (after evening worship)
McPherson Church of the Brethren (lower level)
We will be prepared to receive your items Friday afternoon and evening. A silent auction of smaller items will be in effect all day Saturday. The silent auction closes at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening.
We are happy to report that the 2014 District Quilt is being pieced and quilted by Jana Goering and Mary Holloway again this year.
The 2013 auction netted $4,097.50
Projects supported in 2013 included: Camp Colorado, Camp Mt. Hermon, Lybrook, Cedars Guild, Heifer Project and the McPherson COB Haiti Medical Project. Other projects have been supported in the past.
This auction is possible because of your willingness to participate as donors and buyers! Please let us know if you have questions or need help with bringing your items to the auction.
The Congregational Resourcing Vision Team