District News

New Interim Administrative Assistant-Welcome to Joanna Davidson Smith!

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A Night of Stand-Up Comedy for a Cause!

A Night of Stand-Up Comedy for a Cause!

Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren, 7000 S Windermere/Littleton, CO, is hosting the Stand-Up for Nigeria Comedy Fundraiser for the victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria on Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 6:30pm. Nigerian Church of the Brethren leaders, Rev. Dr Samuel and Rev. Dr. Rebecca Dali, will also share updates about the efforts … read on


I was just thinking…

I WAS JUST THINKING . . . Just recently, I wrote an article extolling the loveliness of nature.  I remarked on how we go through our lives, at least some of us and some of the time, without taking time to let the sense of the presence of God come as we make connection with … read on

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Pastor/Leader Training

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! February 25-28, 2018 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent Great Bend, Kan. Please RSVP to the District Office before February 5! Click here for more information    

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Give Hope this Christmas

Church of the Brethren Hosts Alternative Christmas Gift Market Saturday, Nov. 11, Cedars Conference Center, McPherson, Kan 9:00 am-1:00 pm Click Here for Detail The public is invited to participate in the 2017 Alternative Christmas Gift Market and purchase unique Christmas gifts while supporting local and international non-profit organizations.


Annual Bazaar

Salem Community Church invites you to their Annual Bazaar on Nov. 11th! A dinner of ham loaf, chicken and noodles, salads, mashed potatoes, bread, sweet potatoes, vegetables and pie will be served from 4:30-7:00.  Adults are $10, Children ages 4-10 are $5 and children under the age of 3 are free.  There will be crafts … read on


Faithful Service at Lybrook Community Ministries

Western Plains District worked a week in mid-September at Lybrook Community Ministries, near Cuba, New Mexico.  Twelve volunteers from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Ohio worked on a laundromat at the mission and helped two Navajo families with their homes on the reservation.


I was just thinking…

I WAS JUST THINKING . . . The statistics are in.  There are now more people living in cities than people living in rural areas, parks, by rivers and lakes, and generally in remote, natural settings.  And when we people do try to go to secluded areas for rest and relaxation, we may well find … read on

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2018 Moderator Letter

District Conference will be held July 27-29, 2018 on the McPherson College campus once again. Please read the following letter from our District Moderator, Jane Flora-Swick.   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, “I give God thanks for each of you and your partnership in the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” As your … read on

I was just thinking...

I was just thinking…

This weekend, I am almost sure that there was a glow of holiness around everyone as they attended the Western Plains District Conference!  And why not?!  That was the theme of the conference, ably moderated by Jon Tuttle.  The theme was “Worship God in the Beauty of His Holiness” and was taken from Psalm 91:9a.  … read on

I was just thinking....

I was just thinking….

I WAS JUST THINKING . . . Who was St. Patrick?  I probably should have written this in March!  However, I just now got around to it!  So often we think of St. Patrick as a little green man who liked clover!  And maybe he drank green Irish beer!