District Newsletter

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

Brethren Heritage Bus Tour Opportunity

Northern Plains District of the Church of the Brethren is having a Heritage Bus Tour August 7-14 of this year.  They still have some spots available on the bus and are offering this opportunity to other districts.

Biking for Peace to ride through Western Plains

The Biking for Peace team will be setting out soon for their ride across America to promote peace and non-violence! One of the riders, Michael Himlie, is a member of the Church of the Brethren and attended McPherson College for a portion of his college career. Here are a few details of when and where … read on

McPherson College students volunteer with Brethren Disaster Ministries

Fifteen McPherson College students and two staff members traveled to Loveland, Colo. to work with Brethren Disaster Ministries over their spring break.

Annual Conference Delegate Briefing

The 2016 Annual Conference Delegate Briefing video is now available for viewing! It can be viewed at the Annual Conference website (http://www.brethren.org/ac/2016/business/). A copy of the DVD is also available at the Western Plains District Office. A DVD copy of the view is available for loan through the District Office. If you would like to … read on

Mother’s Day Gratitude Project

Honor a woman you know and love by celebrating and supporting mothers around the world! Global Women’s Project announces our annual Mother’s Day Gratitude Project! Rather than buying more material gifts for your loved one, express your gratitude with a gift that helps other women around the world. Your donation allows us to fund projects … read on

Help fill needs at Annual Conference

Volunteers are needed at Annual Conference in North Carolina this summer. If you plan to attend conference this year, take a look at the needs listed below and lend a hand if you’re able!

From the Moderator: Round Table Discussion

Behold, I am doing a new thing! ~ Isaiah 43:19 The past few months as I and the District Conference Planning Team have prepared for this year’s District Conference, I have been acutely aware of those things that might “divide” or “separate” us; geographical distance, theological interpretation, economic standing, health issues, time, and the list … read on


We do it every Sunday, this simple, little ritual.  And you know, of course, that it is rituals that ground our lives. 

Congregations invited to contribute to Annual Conference collage

The 2016 Annual Conference theme is “Carry the Light.” Program and Arrangements Committee is inviting all congregations to send creative pictures of different ministries from your church – the choir, the youth activities, mission work, fundraising events, fellowship, etc. that show how your congregation carries the light of Christ. We would like to develop a … read on

Counselors for Camp Mt. Hermon

Two female counselors and two counselors-in-training (one female, one male, 19-years or older) are still needed for the Senior High Camp at Camp Mt. Hermon, June 12-19. Please prayerfully consider your service to Camp Mt. Hermon and call Charla Kingery, co-director, if you are interested.  515-864-1992