Congregational Resourcing

Congregational life needs, including youth program, disaster response, BVS promotion, peace advocacy, Christian education, men/women’s retreats, deacon ministry.

Team Members: Wylene Lengel (Chair), McPherson; Beverly Minnich, Newton; Dale Minnich, Newton; Cathy Patrick, Monitor; Gloria Price, Independence; Joanna Smith, Mont Ida; Judy Wrightsman, Antelope Park

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 3/26/15

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 3/26/15

Minutes for March 26, 2015, 6:30 pm In attendance: Beverly and Dale Minnich, Judy Wrightsman, Joanna Smith and Wylene Lengel; Absent: Cathy Patrick, Gloria Price A short devotion and prayer was led by Wylene. The team selected Ephesians 4:12 “Why is it that he gives us these special abilities to do certain things best? It … read on

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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

Peace Retreat 2016 canceled

Peace Retreat 2016 canceled

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

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

Register soon for Men's Retreat

Register soon for Men’s Retreat

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. Please register by Friday, April 3.The retreat is being … read on

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 2/19/15

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 2/19/15

Minutes from the February, 19, Thursday 7 pm conference call Gloria Price, Judy Wrightsman, Wylene Lengel, Beverly Minnich, Dale Minnich were in attendance. Cathy Patrick and Joanna Smith were absent. Beverly shared a devotion and opened the meeting with prayer. Wylene told the group to begin working on your job descriptions/gifts for the Discernment team. … read on

Women's Retreat 2015 in Colorado

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


Jr. High Rally: Celebrating God’s creation through art and creativity

It’s that time of year again to Save the Date for the Jr. High Youth Rally for youth and their friends in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. It will be held March 20th – 22nd at the Community Church of the Brethren in Hutchinson, Kan. Download the flyer and registration form. This will be Nicole … read on

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Represent your church in the district quilt

These are the gorgeous quilt blocks that have come in from Western Plains churches for the 2015 quilt to be auctioned at District Conference! Congregations that have already contributed blocks are: Eden Valley, Garden City, Holmesville, McPherson, Monitor, Olathe, Osage, Quinter, Salem, Washington Creek, Wichita.             Although these blocks would … read on

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RYC 2015: Keep Calm and Be a Dunker Punk

REGIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2015 Theme: Keep Calm and Be a Dunker Punk Theme Verse:  Say no to wrong.  Learn to do good.  Work for justice.  Help the down-and-out.  Stand up for the homeless.  Go to bat for the defenseless.  – Isaiah 1:17 from the Message Special Guests: David Radcliff, Founder and Director of New Community … read on