District Newsletter

The Shepherd’s Voice is the monthly newsletter
published by the Western Plains District Office.

Camp Mt. Hermon Board Meeting and Work Days

Save-the-date for the May board meeting and Camp Work Weekend. (Read more of the Board’s March 14 meeting.) Camp Opening and Board/Trustee Meeting – Saturday, May 2, 2015. The meeting convenes at 10am. All who’ve paid or who will pay their annual trustee dues as trustees are strongly encouraged to attend this event. Annual dues … read on


Oh yes, Zaccheus was a wee little man, at least if that is the song you learned about the story found in Luke 19:1-10! One might picture him as a short little peacock who could not see Jesus. So he climbed a tree, perhaps congratulating himself on getting the best seat in the house without … read on

Anabaptism: The Next Generation

Bethany Theological Seminary’s Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults has issued a reminder that registration is still open for “Anabaptism, the Next Generation,” an event held at the seminary in Richmond, Ind., on April 17-19. The event is for those in ministry with young adults and welcomes all who want to explore the … read on

Bethany Seminary offers youth workshops to churches, districts

Six workshops are being offered to churches and districts by the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults. (Download workshop descriptions and more information) Leaders are Bethany faculty and/or members of the Institute. Most workshops can be offered in time lengths from two hours to one day. To schedule a workshop, send a message … read on

Save the date for a picnic!

Save the date for the First Annual Western, Western Plains District Picnic! In connection with KonXion. Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:00am to 3:00pm Bethel Church of the Brethren Arriba, Colo. Join us for a relaxed time of fun and getting acquainted with each other! It’s potluck style, so please bring a favorite dish to share. … read on

NOAC bus being planned for Western Plains

Plan now to attend National Older Adult Conference to be held Sept. 7-11, 2015 at Luke Junaluska, NC. For registration, lodging, and meal information, go to www.brethren.org/NOAC . A bus from Western Plains will leave McPherson for NOAC Sunday, September 6 and picking up along the way to Kansas City and St. Louis arriving at … read on

Register soon for Men’s Retreat

Western Plains District Men’s Retreat will be held April 17-18 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. The theme will be “Calling Disciples,” based on Luke 11:9, which will be led by Steve Crain, associate professor of philosophy and religion at McPherson College. Please register by Friday, April 3.The retreat is being … read on

Prayer Request

Please keep in prayer the Mont Ida and Scott Valley congregations in their search for pastoral leadership.  

Maintenance position open at Camp Colorado

Camp Colorado is in need of some help this summer. We are looking for a full time maintenance worker. This person must be able to do physical labor without limitations, help with mowing, trimming and at times be able to run a chainsaw. They also need to have basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills. This … read on

New “On the Edge” survival camp in August

This year the Outdoor Ministries Team (OMT) offers a new experience for campers: “On the Edge” Survival Camp. This session will be held August 2–7, 2015 at Camp Mt. Hermon and limited to 12 campers (half girls, half boys) who have completed grades 7 to 10. Leaders/co-directors will be Randall Westfall and Jan Hurst. Cheryl … read on