Shepherd’s Voice

Conference logo by Connie Rhodes

Peace Advocacy in the Western Plains

In thinking about what to write for this month’s Peace Corner article, I was inspired by a portion of Richard Rohr’s writing on the Sermon on the Mount. Richard is a Franciscan priest who established and directs the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico. I frequently enjoy his thoughts on what it means … read on

BDM in Eureka, MO

BDM in Eureka, MO

Submitted by  Susan & Bud Taylor Despite snow and cold, four Western Plains Brethren came to Eureka, Mo, to help get persons displaced by the December 2015 floods back into homes. Jean and Francis Hendricks-McPherson, Curtis Rink-Wichita, and Ben Patrick-Monitor, worked the week of January 14, helping with dry wall, painting, cooking, plumbing, and other … read on

Dave Weiss

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Submitted by Larry Ditmars Holmesville Church of the Brethren is excited to announce the date and speaker for our annual Founder’s Day celebration. Saturday, March 10, 2018 is the date. Brother Dave Weiss of Mohrsville, Pennsylvania is to be our special guest. We invite one and all to come be a part of our special … read on

Tom Harrison

Eden Valley says “Goodbye”

Submitted by Rita Suiter It is with sorrow and joy that Eden Valley is saying goodbye to Pastor Tom Harrison and his wife Alanna. This pastoral team answered the call to serve at Eden Valley Church on September 1, 2009, and have been a blessing to our church family ever since. While we are sad … read on

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 Western 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

Jen and Shawn

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

Samuel and Rebecca Dali

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