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

2016 Peace Retreat Planned

2016 Peace Retreat Planned

The Western Plains District is planning a Peace Retreat In 2016. It is currently planned for the second weekend in August 2016 and is targeting high school and college age young adults. The site for the retreat is not scheduled, but could possibly be held at Camp Colorado. We are looking for assistance in planning … read on

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 9/6/14

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 9/6/14

  Minutes of Sept 6 meeting in person at the Newton COB In attendance: Cathy Patrick, Judy Wrightsman, Joanna Smith, Elsie Holderread (visiting as part of the review team), Barbra Davis, Wylene Lengel, Beverly Minnich, Gloria Price The team reviewed the Questions submitted by the review team. In summary, there is still confusion about the … read on

Regional Youth Conference

Regional Youth Conference

Regional Youth Conference is coming up March 28-30 at McPherson College! The theme is “Called by God: Preparing for the Journey Together“, and guest speakers and musicians will be Jacob and Jerry Crouse. Online registration and schedule can be found at www.mcpherson.edu/ryc/ Registration deadline is March 24.

Men's Retreat

Men’s Retreat

The Western Plains District Men’s Retreat is coming up April 11-12 at Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kansas. Plan now to attend! Registration deadline is April 2.  You can download the brochure here.

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Projects Unlimited Auction

It is time to begin preparing for the annual Projects Unlimited Auction! We hope that you will consider contributing to this year’s auction. All hand-crafted, home grown, homemade items are welcome!  Most of us enjoy taking time to pursue our hobbies and we find satisfaction in creating special things to use or to give to others. Money … read on

Women's Retreat 2014

Women’s Retreat 2014

The District Women’s Retreat is coming up April 4-6 at Crosswind Conference Center in Hesston, Kansas. Download the brochure here. The registration deadline is March 10.

Jr. High Rally 2014

Jr. High Rally 2014

The 2014 Jr. High Rally will be held February 7-9 at Community Church of the Brethren in Hutchinson, Kan. This year’s rally asked the question “Why Doubt?”, reflecting on how we can grow in our relationship with Jesus and turn doubt from stumbling blocks to stepping stones and grow in faith and build our relationship … read on

New Jr. High Ministry Coordinators!

New Jr. High Ministry Coordinators!

The District’s Congregational Resourcing Team is pleased to introduce Philip and Nicole Sampson as our new Junior High Ministry Coordinators! Both are members of the Community Church of the Brethren in Hutchinson, Kan., and Nicole is a member of its leadership team. Philip grew up in the Hutchinson congregation and attended Hutchison Community College for … read on

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Dec Footprints Devotional

Download your Footprints Devotionals for December! Last year, we shared with you the first volume (January through June) of Footprints devotionals, which Cathy Price of the Mont Ida congregation has written, along with artwork by Connie Rhodes, member of the Newton congregation. We are pleased to offer this devotional series again this year, which includes … read on

contemplative photography workshop

Seeing Through Our Own Eyes

At the Gathering this year, Cody Flory Robertson, of the Wichita First congregation, led a workshop on Contemplative Photography for the Junior High youth. They spent some time learning about contemplative photography and spent more time experiencing contemplative photography—experiencing and contemplating the world around them and capturing that with their cameras. Cody has started a … read on