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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! 

I was just thinking...

I was just thinking…

The other night, at our Thursday Night Bible Study, we came across a remarkable chapter in the book we are studying, which is called Rediscover Jesus.  The chapter of the book was entitled, “Transformation.”

Congregations invited to contribute to Annual Conference collage

Congregations invited to contribute to Annual Conference collage

The 2016 Annual Conference theme is “Carry the Light.” Program and Arrangements Committee is inviting all congregations to send creative pictures of different ministries from your church – the choir, the youth activities, mission work, fundraising events, fellowship, etc. that show how your congregation carries the light of Christ. We would like to develop a … read on

Counselors for Camp Mt. Hermon

Counselors for Camp Mt. Hermon

Two female counselors and two counselors-in-training (one female, one male, 19-years or older) are still needed for the Senior High Camp at Camp Mt. Hermon, June 12-19. Please prayerfully consider your service to Camp Mt. Hermon and call Charla Kingery, co-director, if you are interested.  515-864-1992

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Camp Mt. Hermon welcomes new managers

We would like to introduce Camp Mt. Hermon’s new managers beginning in the 2016 season. They are Gary and Lynnette Abbott, members of the Topeka Church of the Brethren.

Western Plains District Family Picnic

Western Plains District Family Picnic

Save the date for the Western Plains District Family Picnic scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at the Bethel Church of the Brethren, Arriba, Colo. and hosted by the Bethel and Prince of Peace congregations. Bring food to share and table and lawn games. An optional field trip to a wind farm is also being planned! … read on

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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