District Newsletter

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

Prayer Concern

A recent visitor to Lisa Hazen indicates that the rapid progress of her early onset Alzheimer’s continues and has moved into the stage of physical challenges. Her family continues their concern and care. Let us add our prayers and hold Lisa in the love and light of the God she served and loves so fervently … read on

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 email with others in … read on

First Aid volunteers needed for Annual Conference

ARE YOU A DR, NURSE PRACTITIONER, RN, LPN, OR EMT? The First Aid Office at Annual Conference in Tampa is looking for  DR.’s, RN’s, LPN’s and EMT’s who would be willing to volunteer a few hours during Annual Conference this summer.  Kathi Horrell is coordinating the First Aid Office this summer in Tampa and would … read on

Disaster Relief Opportunities in Colorado

Western Plains has another opportunity to serve in Colorado where severe flooding occurred  in Sept. 2013.  Our week is June 28-July 3. Please prayerfully consider this and share with others you may have interest. Bud and I will be going, and we need 13 others to join us.  We will likely take a van from … 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

Outdoor Ministries Connection meets in Texas

On March 10–13, the Outdoor Ministries Connection met at Camp Capers, an Episcopalian center in Waring, Texas. Jan Gilbert Hurst, McPherson, Kan., represented the Outdoor Ministries Association of the Church of the Brethren at this meeting. This gathering brought together Presbyterian, UCC, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Church of the Brethren, American Baptist, and Catholic representatives to … read on

Register for summer camp!

With the first camp session starting May 29, the summer camp season will be upon us before we know it! Register soon! Follow the links to the camps’ websites to find more information and registration materials for the 2015 summer camp. 2015 Camp Season Schedule (Camp dates can also be found on the District online … read on

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

Peace Retreat 2016

Unfortunately, due to conflicts with scheduling, the District Peace Retreat for Sr. High youth/young adults that was being planned for next summer at Camp Colorado has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for any information on future possibilities.

Urgent disaster response opportunity in Colorado

A new Brethren Disaster Ministries site is opening in Greeley, Colo. in mid-May, and Western Plains District has been ask to line up volunteers for the week of May 17-23.  We do not know exactly what the work will be this first week but we do need an assistant cook. PLEASE ANNOUNCE THIS IN YOUR … read on