Transformation Vision Team

Resources for Congregational Vitality

Resources for Congregational Vitality

The Western Plains District Transformation Training Team is continuing its work of providing guidance and resources for congregational renewal to the congregations of our district. This past year, a large number of our congregations participated in KonXion (“Connection”). There was mutual encouragement for these congregations in taking the opportunity to celebrate their stories and their … read on

Women's Retreat

Women’s Retreat

Plan now to attend the 2015 District Women’s Retreat to be held April 10-12 at Presbyterian Highlands Camp in Allenspark, Colo. The retreat will will focus on the theme “Fully Awake and Truly Alive: How to Incorporate Spiritual Practices into our Busy Lives,” which will be led by the Rev. Jane Vennard, John Wesley Iliff … read on

CMH 70th cake 2014

Mt. Hermon Family Camp Celebrates 70 Years

Here is a big hello from Camp Mt Hermon campers, who attended Family Camp held Sept. 26-28. It was an awesome weekend with as many as 80 plus visitors and campers at any given time. Leslie Kendall, of Topeka, jump started the on line registration for the 70th Anniversary of Camp Mt Hermon. Seventy-four campers … read on

I WAS JUST THINKING

I WAS JUST THINKING

I did a lot of thinking that free afternoon in Berlin, Germany. Walking first to the Potsdamer Platz, I crossed the brick line in the road where the Berlin Wall used to be. 

KonXions in Western Plains

KonXions in Western Plains

From Nov/Dec 2013 issue of The Shepherd’s Voice KonXions is coming! Congregations from Western Plains (and a couple from neighboring districts) are hard at work right now considering their invitation to participate in a congregational visit exchange planned for this Spring. Participating congregations will be paired and each will prepare to receive a visit from … read on

2016 Peace Retreat Planned

2016 Peace Retreat Planned

The Western Plains District is planning a Peace Retreat In 2016. It is currently planned for the second weekend in August 2016 and is targeting high school and college age young adults. The site for the retreat is not scheduled, but could possibly be held at Camp Colorado. We are looking for assistance in planning … read on

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 9/6/14

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 9/6/14

  Minutes of Sept 6 meeting in person at the Newton COB In attendance: Cathy Patrick, Judy Wrightsman, Joanna Smith, Elsie Holderread (visiting as part of the review team), Barbra Davis, Wylene Lengel, Beverly Minnich, Gloria Price The team reviewed the Questions submitted by the review team. In summary, there is still confusion about the … read on

I WAS JUST THINKING . . .

I WAS JUST THINKING . . .

Recently, I saw some words that would cause many Church of the Brethren spines to stiffen or to wilt in fear and anxiety–the gift of disagreement.  A gift?!!  

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Register for Family Camp at Mt. Hermon!

Online registration is now available for Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp, September 26-28. Come join us for a fun-filled celebration of the camp’s 70th anniversary! (Registration fee is may be paid when you arrive at camp Sept. 26.) Family Camp Flyer – which includes the schedule, fees, and contact information Family Camp Online Registration

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

The Camp Mt. Hermon spring meeting and workday will be held Saturday May 3.  You are invited to see the new pavilion and find out more about what’s going on at camp.