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Ministry Updates

Ministry Updates

Joshua Leck was ordained to ministry on Dec. 28 after completing the Education for Shared Ministries (EFSM) program. He is a member of the Monitor Church of the Brethren in McPherson, Kansas, where he serves on the ministry team. Joshua lives in McPherson with his wife Shana and three children. Congratulations, and prayers to you … read on

Ted & Co. in Kansas

Ted & Co. in Kansas

Ted & Co. is coming to Kansas this winter with not one, but TWO opportunities to experience this entertaining and thought-provoking theater. Check it out! Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the University Friends Church (1840 W. University Ave, Wichita, Kansas).  The show, titled Peace, Pies and Prophets, includes a live performance of I’d … read on


NOAC Bus 2015–Save the Date!

NOAC Save the Date! September 7-11,  2015         A bus from Western Plains will leave for NOAC Sunday, September 6 and return Saturday, Sept. 12.  Registration materials will be available soon.  For information contact David Fruth  620-245-0674   davebonnie@cox.net    or Ed and June Switzer   (620) 504-6141  ejswitzer@cox.net

Camp changes for web

District camp schedules reconfigured

The Outdoor Ministries Team (OMT) looks forward to fun, well-led, and spirit-filled camps for the children of Western Plains district in 2015. Download the camp schedule here. We have some changes this year that parents and campers alike will want to know about. Reconfiguration Two age groups are reconfigured at both Camp Colorado and Camp … read on


Jr. High Rally: Celebrating God’s creation through art and creativity

It’s that time of year again to Save the Date for the Jr. High Youth Rally for youth and their friends in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. It will be held March 20th – 22nd at the Community Church of the Brethren in Hutchinson, Kan. Download the flyer and registration form. This will be Nicole … read on



“I will change your name. You shall no longer be called ‘wounded.’ ‘outcast,’ ‘lonely,’ or ‘afraid.’” What a promise! This hymn (Supplement to the Hymnal #1062) came to my mind this past week, when John Jantzi, the District Executive Minister from the Shenandoah District of the Church of the Brethren, gave a morning meditation and … read on

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Help MC students volunteer at Heifer, Lybrook

Each year, McPherson College offers travel opportunities during spring break that students can spend their time serving others. Two Alternative Spring Break trips will be offered this year during the McPherson College Spring Break which occurs from March 16-20, 2015. (McPherson College news release) One Alternative Spring Break option will be to the Heifer Ranch … read on

DC2015 blocks

Represent your church in the district quilt

These are the gorgeous quilt blocks that have come in from Western Plains churches for the 2015 quilt to be auctioned at District Conference! Congregations that have already contributed blocks are: Eden Valley, Garden City, Holmesville, McPherson, Monitor, Olathe, Osage, Quinter, Salem, Washington Creek, Wichita.             Although these blocks would … read on

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RYC 2015: Keep Calm and Be a Dunker Punk

REGIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2015 Theme: Keep Calm and Be a Dunker Punk Theme Verse:  Say no to wrong.  Learn to do good.  Work for justice.  Help the down-and-out.  Stand up for the homeless.  Go to bat for the defenseless.  – Isaiah 1:17 from the Message Special Guests: David Radcliff, Founder and Director of New Community … read on

Remembrance of Julie Liggett

Remembrance of Julie Liggett

Julie Liggett (75) died on Friday, November 28 of complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The memorial service was held December 16 at Eastlake (Colo.) First Congregational Church. Julie was an ordained minister and a member of the Peace Community Church of the Brethren, Windsor, Colo., where she served as pastor, 1990-1994. She served in … read on