District Newsletter

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

Western Plains Nigeria Crisis Fund Goal

Western Plains District has set a goal of giving $200,000 to the Nigeria Crisis Fund. Individuals and churches are invited to contribute as they feel led to share their resources. So far we have given $126,000  starting in 2014 with just under $74,000 to go to meet our goal.

Called to Build Peace–Peace Day 2016

Greetings to everyone in Western Plains and beyond! Although it is coming up soon, it’s not too late to begin thinking about how you and your congregation could promote and celebrate Peace Day 2016 on September 21. The theme for this year is “Called to Build Peace” and you can find lots of helpful information … read on

Disaster Ministries Opportunities at Loveland, Lybrook, Nigeria

Take a look at the opportunities to volunteer this fall with Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM). Your gifts of talent and time are needed, most urgently to finish up a project in Loveland, Colo. Read on to learn more and contact Western Plains District Disaster Ministries Coordinators Susan and Bud Taylor with you interest!


Babies are delightful!! Oh yes, I know they cry and they pee and they poop. I have had two of them myself! However, when they are dry and fed and happy, they are so much fun to watch and to make faces at! And what is more, as they grow a bit, they are, above … read on

Next Ventures workshop to focus on “Congregational Ethics: Patterns of Healthy Communities”

The next Ventures in Christian Discipleship workshop through McPherson College will take place September 10 and will feature leadership by Josh Brockway, who serves as director for spiritual life and discipleship for the Church of the Brethren, who will present “Congregational Ethics: Patterns of Healthy Communities.” This webinar is a great opportunity to look deeper … read on

Projects Unlimited Auction 2016 – Results

Another successful auction was held at District Conference this year. The grand total in gifts to our outreach programs was $6271.  

Register for The Gathering 2016!

The Gathering 2016, “You Are Loved”, is coming up October 28–30. The early bird deadline is October 17. Read on for more information!

Family Camp at Camp Mt. Hermon

Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp is coming up September 9-11 and registration is open! Download more information and the registration form here. If you have any questions, contact LaDonna Hartman. Here contact information can be found on the first page of the registration form.

Family Camp at Camp Colorado

Family Camp is coming up quickly at Camp Colorado! Download registration and contact information here.

Pre-conference workshop to feature “The Cosmic Walk”

The pre-conference workshop at District Conference will feature “The Cosmic Walk”, which Sister Lucy Slinger of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin.