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Brethren Disaster Ministries trip to Colorado planned for April

Western Plains District has agreed to fill the week of April 24-30 at the Loveland, Colorado project through Brethren Disaster Ministries. Four more volunteers are needed for a full group. Because of sleeping quarter arrangements, these four volunteers need to be all men or all women. If you are interested in going on the trip, … read on

Next Ventures workshop to focus on

Next Ventures workshop to focus on “Technology in Congregations”

The next Ventures in Christian Discipleship workshop through McPherson College will take place April 23 and will feature leadership by Enten Eller, team pastor of the Ambler (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, who will present a course entitled “Technology for Congregations.” To register for the course, go to www.mcpherson.edu/ventures/ . 

Ministry updates

Ministry updates

Kathryn Whitacre, team pastor of the McPherson congregation, was ordained to ministry in the Church of the Brethren on February 14. Prayers and blessings to Kathryn in her continuing ministry.

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

From 3:00 p.m. on I was, as my mother loved to say, “busier than a one-armed paper hanger with the itch.” Of course, this little saying may not make much sense now because so few people paper the rooms of their home anymore! I set the table with my woven placemats, my most fun and … read on

Men's Retreat 2016

Men’s Retreat 2016

Register soon for the Western Plains District Men’s Retreat, which will be held April 8-9 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. The registration deadline is March 21.

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2017 Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now to create your homemade crafts, woodworking projects, photography, artwork, jewelry, quilts, lap blankets or other creative works for the Projects Unlimited Auction.  The auction will be held as part of the Western Plains district annual conference on July 29, 2017.  Proceeds from the sold donations will go to district missions including church camps, … read on

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Jr. High Rally – Connecting together to make a difference!

It’s that time of year again for the Jr. High Youth Rally for youth and their friends in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. It will be held April 28-30  at the Community Church of the Brethren in Hutchinson, Kan. The registration deadline is April 21    Spring Rally Flyer and Registration 2017 (2)

District Children's Coordinator Opening

District Children’s Coordinator Opening

Do you have an enthusiasm for the Christian growth and development of children? Are you being called to utilize your creativity, organizational and leadership skills in a new way? We are currently seeking applications for the District Children’s Coordinator.

Biking for peace

Biking for peace

Michael Himlie of Harmony Minn. is a former McPherson College student. While in McPherson he also ministered with the Buckeye congregation as well as worked with the youth at the McPherson congregation. Michael and a friend will soon be embarking on a bike road trip to raise funds for Christian Peacemaker Teams. To learn more, … read on

Leadership Training registration deadline February 8

Leadership Training registration deadline February 8

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! February 21-24, 2016 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent, Great Bend, Kan. RSVP by Monday, February 8