District Newsletter

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

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

Early Christian Meal at Hutchinson Church

An Early Christian Meal will be held on the evening of Good Friday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. at Hutchinson Community Church of the Brethren, 1600 N. Severance St. Hutchinson, Ks. Space is limited, so please make your reservations by Palm Sunday morning. A donation of $6 per person is requested but not required. You may … read on

Benefit Concert for Nigeria

Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter, the Wichita-based acoustic duo of Jeffrey Faus and Jenny Stover-Brown, will be teaming up with Mutual Kumquat, a nationally-known, Brethren-rooted acoustic group, for a benefit concert at Wichita First Church of the Brethren (1103 Jefferson, Wichita KS 67203) on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.  All proceeds will go to Brethren … 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

Participants needed for “We Are Able” workcamp

Each year denominational workcamps are organized for the youth and young adults of the Church of the Brethren. The “We Are Able” workcamp is being planned for June 29-July 2. It is a workcamp for young adults (ages 16-23) with intellectual disabilities. This year, participants will be staying in New Windsor and serving with SERRV … read on

Men’s Retreat at Great Bend

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. The retreat is being planned and hosted by the … read on

I WAS JUST THINKING…

To quote the Apostle Paul, “ I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15 NRSV) That may be the most honest and touching statement made by a Biblical writer. And we may be able to relate to that, at … read on

Women’s Retreat 2015 in Colorado

Western Plains District Women’s Retreat will be held April 10-12 at the Presbyterian Highlands Camp in Allenspark, Colo. The theme will be “Fully Awake and Truly Alive: How to Incorporate Spiritual Practices into our Busy Lives,” which will be led by the Rev. Jane Vennard, John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct Instructor in spirituality at the … read on