District Conference

Conference Theme: We Are One

Moderator: Joanna Davidson Smith

July 29-31, 2016

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

 

 

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From the Moderator: Round Table Discussion

Behold, I am doing a new thing! ~ Isaiah 43:19 The past few months as I and the District Conference Planning Team have prepared for this year’s District Conference, I have been acutely aware of those things that might “divide” or “separate” us; geographical distance, theological interpretation, economic standing, health issues, time, and the list … read on

2016 Projects Unlimited Auction

2016 Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now to create your homemade crafts, woodworking projects, photography, artwork, jewelry, quilts, lap blankets or other creative works for the Projects Unlimited Auction.  The auction will be held as part of the Western Plains district annual conference on July 30, 2016.  Proceeds from the sold donations will go to district missions including church camps, … read on

District Children's Coordinator Opening

District Children’s Coordinator Opening

Do you have an enthusiasm for the Christian growth and development of children? Are you being called to utilize your creativity, organizational and leadership skills in a new way? We are currently seeking applications for the District Children’s Coordinator.

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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.