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Western Plains Nigeria Crisis Fund Goal

Western Plains District has set a goal of giving $200,000 to the Nigeria Crisis Fund. Individuals and churches are invited to contribute as they feel led to share their resources. So far we have given $126,000  starting in 2014 with just under $74,000 to go to meet our goal.


Called to Build Peace–Peace Day 2016

Greetings to everyone in Western Plains and beyond! Although it is coming up soon, it’s not too late to begin thinking about how you and your congregation could promote and celebrate Peace Day 2016 on September 21. The theme for this year is “Called to Build Peace” and you can find lots of helpful information … read on

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Disaster Ministries Opportunities at Loveland, Lybrook, Nigeria

Take a look at the opportunities to volunteer this fall with Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM). Your gifts of talent and time are needed, most urgently to finish up a project in Loveland, Colo. Read on to learn more and contact Western Plains District Disaster Ministries Coordinators Susan and Bud Taylor with you interest!



Babies are delightful!! Oh yes, I know they cry and they pee and they poop. I have had two of them myself! However, when they are dry and fed and happy, they are so much fun to watch and to make faces at! And what is more, as they grow a bit, they are, above … read on

Projects Unlimited Auction 2016 – Results

Projects Unlimited Auction 2016 – Results

Another successful auction was held at District Conference this year. The grand total in gifts to our outreach programs was $6271.  

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Register for The Gathering 2016!

The Gathering 2016, “You Are Loved”, is coming up October 28–30. The early bird deadline is October 17. Read on for more information!


Family Camp at Camp Mt. Hermon

Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp is coming up September 9-11 and registration is open! Download more information and the registration form here. If you have any questions, contact LaDonna Hartman. Here contact information can be found on the first page of the registration form.

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Family Camp at Camp Colorado

Family Camp is coming up quickly at Camp Colorado! Download registration and contact information here.

Ministry Updates

Ministry Updates

Roger Elkins, Jr., member of the Wichita First congregation, was licensed to ministry in the Church of the Brethren on May 1. Von Hunn, associate pastor at the Garden City congregation, was ordained to ministry in the Church of the Brethren on June 19. Prayers and blessings to Roger and Von in their ministering journeys.

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Women’s Retreat focuses on “God’s Kingdom in My Kitchen”

The Western Plains District Women’s Retreat “God’s Kingdom in My Kitchen” was held April 8-10 at the Cross Wind Retreat Center in Hesston, Kansas. The guest leader was Tara Hornbacker, professor of ministry formation and missional leadership at Bethany Theological Seminary.