Transformation Vision Team

Leadership training to feature Jeff Bach

Leadership training to feature Jeff Bach

Western Plains’ 2015 winter Leadership Training has been scheduled for February 9-10, to take place at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan.

Women's retreat: For the lady on your Christmas list

Women’s retreat: For the lady on your Christmas list

Give her a gift of a weekend at the Western Plains District Women’s Retreat to take place at Presbyterian Highlands Camp in Allenspark, Colo! 

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

Service project to take place in Puerto Rico

Service project to take place in Puerto Rico

Have you ever dreamed of spending some of these cold winter weeks in shorts sleeves, getting a sun tan, and pulling fresh bananas from the plant? NOW is your chance! And make it even more exciting by doing service work at the same time! The District Disaster Team has endorsed a work project in Castañer, … read on

CMH 70th cake 2014

Mt. Hermon 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?!!