Shepherd’s Voice

Brethren Disaster Ministries travels to Eureka, MO

Brethren Disaster Ministries travels to Eureka, MO

By Bud and Susan Taylor, District Disaster Ministries Coordinators                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We had a successful trip to Eureka, MO, with eleven workers from Westerns Plains joining seven others as we worked on repairing basements from the December 2015 floods.  Three projects were completed during our workweek. We appreciated first-time volunteers Dennis & Mabel Friesen from McPherson and … read on

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

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A New Look for the District Sr. High Youth Coordinator…Sort of

For the last five years, Shawn Flory Replogle has served as the Western Plains District Youth Coordinator.  The seven years prior to that, Jen Jensen served as the District Youth Coordinator, but since then, in her role as Director of Spiritual Life at McPherson College, including planning of Regional Youth Conference, she has remained in … read on

Christmas Ornament

Christmas Greetings from the District Office Staff

The First Christmas Present

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Samuel and Rebecca Dali visit McPherson College Campus

by June Switzer On November 29th McPherson College hosted Samuel and Rebecca Dali, Church of the Brethren leaders from Nigeria. The Dalis were on campus to share some of the work they have been doing in Nigeria. They encouraged us to remember the plight of their friends who continue to live in fear of the … read on

The Parish Paper

The Parish Paper

January 2018 edition of The Parish Paper: PP — 1 — 2018 18 Questions for 2018 February 2018 edition of The Parish Paper: PP — 2 — 2018 Best Practices for Church Members Serving as Staff

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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

MultiColored Weaving

Women’s Retreat

Woven Together in God’s Love: The story that is YOU Western Plains District Women’s Retreat will be held April 6-8, 2018 at the Highlands Camp and Retreat Center in Allenspark, CO.  Plan now to attend a wonderful retreat in a beautiful setting!   Click here for more information as it comes available

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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    

Taize

Monitor CoB to host Taize service

A group of persons from the McPherson/Lindsborg area have been meeting for Centering Prayer (a form of contemplative prayer) at the home of Connie Burkholder, a member of the Monitor Church Pastoral Team, for over a year.  As an outgrowth of the desire for other contemplative experiences, a Taize Prayer Service is planned for Sunday, … read on