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!

 

 

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. As you are creating your items for the Projects Unlimited Auction, please let me know what items you are donating to the silent auction or to the live … read on

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! Download the conference registration forms below. Please note: In addition to the Children’s Registration form a Medical Record/Permission Form needs to be filled out for each … read on

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.  The children’s activities and childcare coordinator Laura Snyder is seeking help with nursery care as well as the older age groups. Please share this with others in your … 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

Plan now for the Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now for the Projects Unlimited Auction

2015 is a new year and with it comes new goals and opportunities. Plan now to make an item or items for the Projects Unlimited Auction held at District Conference this year. The conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2015 with the auction held on Saturday night. Donated items will be auctioned, … read on

District seeks registrar for District Conference, The Gathering

District seeks registrar for District Conference, The Gathering

The District Conference Planning Team and The Gathering Planning Team are searching for a person(s) to oversee the registration process for these events. The registrar is a key position, which helps these events run smoothly. If you have good organizational skills and feel called to explore serving the District in this way, please contact the … read on

Newsletter Correction

Newsletter Correction

In the District Conference Wrap Up posted September 30 and included in the October Shepherd’s Voice, the total attendance of the conference was incorrectly reported. The total attendance was 187, which has been corrected in the article.

Conference logo by Connie Rhodes

District Conference Wrap-Up Report

The 2014 Western Plains District Conference was held July 25-27. Enjoy this brief report of conference highlights: 1. By the Numbers 2. Conference Theme 3. District Leadership Affirmed 4. Milestones in Ministry     1. By the Numbers 187 attendees 56 delegates 28 congregations represented, including the Tok’ahookaadi Church of the Brethren and Lybrook Community … read on

Register for District Conference!

Register for District Conference!

Summer is coming and District Conference will be here before we know it! Download the conference registration form and children’s activities/childcare registration form. Please pass these on to anyone who might like to attend conference. All are welcome! Please also note that the trial registration subsidy will be included in registration again this year, so … read on

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Projects Unlimited Auction

It is time to begin preparing for the annual Projects Unlimited Auction! We hope that you will consider contributing to this year’s auction. All hand-crafted, home grown, homemade items are welcome!  Most of us enjoy taking time to pursue our hobbies and we find satisfaction in creating special things to use or to give to others. Money … read on