District Conference

Conference Theme: Know Well the Condition of your Flocks

July 31 – August 2, 2015

Location: McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren & McPherson College

Registration Information

Download the conference registration forms here. Registration deadline is Monday, July 13. Please note: In addition to the Children’s Registration form a Medical Record/Permission Form needs to be filled out for each child. Also, an Activities Permission Form needs to be filled out for Jr. and Sr. High youth. These can be mailed in along with your registration form.

Here are District Conference highlights that you don’t want to miss!

  • Pre-Conference Hospitality: In place of the usual pre-conference workshop will be an informal time of fellowship and hospitality Friday afternoon in the church social rooms (basement).  Also during this time will be an opportunity to help the local United Way with a mailing service project to be located in the Community Room near the registration table. No pre-registration needed for the service project. First come, First SERVE!
  • Connect with and support Brethren and ecumenical organizations throughout the weekend by visiting their displays! The Cedars’ annual ice cream social will take place Friday night, and a Saturday afternoon reception will be hosted Brethren Mutual Aid and Prairie View. Plan to attend!
  • Attend special meals. The Women’s Breakfast on Saturday morning will welcome Lybrook Ministries’ co-director Kim Therrien as the speaker. Junior and Senior High youth ladies are encouraged to attend! The Mission & Service Dinner will take place on Saturday evening, which will feature disaster response projects in Puerto Rico and Colorado and the denominational response to the massive dislocation in Nigeria.
  • Meaningful worship and business together! Moderator John Hoffman will preacher on Friday evening. Guest preacher for Sunday morning worship will be Ken Frantz of the Haxtun (Colo.) congregation. Business sessions will begin at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon and conclude Saturday afternoon.
  • Other opportunities will include youth and children activities, insight sessions, and fellowship with one another!



Moderator Ltr

A Letter from the Moderator

To all the Churches in Western Plains, Greetings & Blessings from your 2016 District Conference Moderator!!

Building bridges with Ukrainian Brethren

Building bridges with Ukrainian Brethren

“So he [Jesus Christ] came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near…” (Ephesians 2: 17  NRSV) For over a decade I have been in conversation with a brother in Christ who leads a small congregation in Chernigov, Ukraine. Brother Alexandr Zazhytko (Brother Alex) and I have … read on

Moderator invites preparation for District Conference 2016

Moderator invites preparation for District Conference 2016

At the 2016 District Conference one of our keynote speakers will be Sister Lucy Slinger, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin and an ecological advocate.

From the Moderator: A reflection on the 2016 District Conference theme

From the Moderator: A reflection on the 2016 District Conference theme

God is Love and love unites, not divides. We are One, our theme for District Conference 2016, comes from Galatians 3:28, which says “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”

Projects Unlimited Auction - 2015

Projects Unlimited Auction – 2015

Projects Unlimited Auction 2015 – Results

On Earth Peace seeks new Agape-Satyagraha training partners

On Earth Peace seeks new Agape-Satyagraha training partners

On Earth Peace partners with local churches, schools and organizations to offer Agape-Satyagraha Training, a leadership training program for junior and senior high youth teaching skills for conflict transformation and social change based on the nonviolent teachings of Jesus, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. Encouraging, equipping, and accompanying youth as they put skills into … read on

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District Conference calls Western Plains to respond to Nigeria crisis

District Conference is challenging the Western Plains District to provide at least $200,000 to the crisis among our Nigerian brothers and sisters, where the militant group Boko Haram is burning church buildings and killing pastors and church leaders and many other Christian and Muslim civilians.

Projects Unlimited Auction

Projects Unlimited Auction

The District Conference Projects Unlimited Live Auction is fast approaching on August 1 at 8:45 pm in the church social rooms at the McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren.

DC registration

Register soon for District Conference!

District Conference is quickly approaching and will be held July 31-August 2 in McPherson, Kan. Registration deadline is Monday, July 13. We look forward to seeing you! All are welcome!

Childcare at DC

Volunteers needed at District Conference

There is always a great need for volunteer help with children’s activities and childcare at District Conference, which will be held in McPherson, Kan. July 31-August 2.