District Newsletter

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

I WAS JUST THINKING . . .

Recently, I saw some words that would cause many Church of the Brethren spines to stiffen or to wilt in fear and anxiety–the gift of disagreement.  A gift?!!  Heavens no!  We see how disagreement is handled in world, in our public institutions, in our homes, and in our churches, and all too often, the picture … read on

The Gathering 2014 information and registration

It’s coming! Plan now to attend “Blessed, Broken, & Inspired”, The Gathering October 24-26! Try the Gathering’s NEW online registration! If you do not register online, please print the registration form and children’s registration form. Alternative Lodging Options are available. The Challenge Course Form needs to be filled out for all Jr. High and Sr. … read on

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

District newsletter going digital!

The Shepherd’s Voice is going digital, and we want you to be ready when it does! To conserve resources, the Western Plains District newsletter, The Shepherd’s Voice, will no longer be printed and mailed to postal addresses but will be distributed by email, effective September 2014. If you already receive your district newsletter by email, … read on

The Shepherd’s Voice: Nov/Dec Issue

The Shepard’s Voice: SV NovDec 2013 Inside this Issue Page 2: Calendar, Prayer Corner, Men’s Retreat, Ministerial Updates Page 3: NYC 2014, Forms! Page 4-5: Mission & Service: Disaster Relief Updates; Western Plains BVSers Page 6: New Jr. High Coordinators; February Leadership Training Page 7: News Youth Can Use!; Seeing Through Our Own Eyes Page … read on

Register for District Conference!

Summer is coming! (hopefully!) 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 several changes in registration and the conference schedule: A trial registration subsidy has … read on

Camp Colorado Workcamp Weekend

The dates have been set for the Workcamp Weekend at Camp Colorado.  We’ll be gathering on Friday, May 24th and working through Monday, the 27th to open the camp and prepare it for the 2013 camping season. We provide the meals and the tools. You provide the big heart for the camp and a willing … read on

Women’s Retreat

The District Women’s Retreat has become an annual highlight and a rich spiritual experience for many. It is a time for connecting and building community. We believe this year will meet your expectations for a great weekend! Plan now to attend!!! Download the brochure here. The conference will be held Spril 19-21 at Cross Wind … read on

Jr. High Spring Rally

2013 Jr. High Spring Rally Theme: “Missional Ministry” Download brochure When: March 8-10 Friday @ 6pm until Sunday @ 1pm Where: Hutchinson Community CoB Why: To learn about Missional Ministry and how YOU can make a difference! What to bring: Each youth bring a backpack filled with school supplies (pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons…)– or maybe a … read on

Employment Opps

Below is information regarding employment opportunities at Ecumenical Campus Ministries at the University of Kansas and Colorado Council of Churches. Please take a look, and pass this information on to anyone you think might have interest. Thanks so much! The Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM) at the University of Kansas invites applications for a half-time position … read on