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; Anna Marie Achilles, Quinter; Barbara Flory, McPherson; Dale Minnich, Newton; Gloria Price, Independence; Terri Torres, Hutch-Community; Debra Tuttle, Prairie View.

CRT Minutes - 2/12/17

CRT Minutes – 2/12/17

Meeting – Feb 12 at 4 pm via telephone conference Members present: Anna Mae Achilles, Barbara Flory, Wylene Lengel, Terri Torres, Debra Tuttle The meeting started with a brief update from team members about what is going on in their lives. Barb gave an update on the women’s retreat. She has women to lead the … read on

Plan now for the 2017 Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now for the 2017 Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now to make an items or items for the Projects Unlimited Auction to be held Saturday night at District Conference. Suggested items are paintings or drawings, handmade quilts, lap blankets or pot holders, home made jellies, salsas or cookies, hand crafted wooden toys, photographs, knitted hats or scarves.  The list is endless.  Also, consider … read on

Womens Retreat

District Women’s Retreat 2017

Western Plains District Women’s Retreat will be held March 31-April 2 at the Cross Wind Conference Center in Hesston, Kan. The theme will focus on “The Tie That Binds.” The retreat flyer, registration form, and schedule can be downloaded below: Retreat Flyer Registration Form Tentative Schedule Early registration is needed by March 1, since that … read on

CRT Minutes - 1/8/17

CRT Minutes – 1/8/17

CRT meeting minutes from 1/8/17 teleconference. In attendance: Dale Minnich, Gloria Price, Wylene Lengel Absent: Deb Tuttle, Anna Mae Achilles, Terri Torres, Barbara Flory Dale reported the men’s retreat plans are underway and they will put out info for publicizing the event. Gloria reported that she attended the area rally and is working on getting … read on

CRT Minutes - 12/18/16

CRT Minutes – 12/18/16

Callers: Barbara Flory, Wylene Lengel Email updates sent by Dale Minnich, Deb Tuttle, Terri Torres Absent:  Gloria Price, Anna Mae Achilles Barbara reported that she still needs some slots filled for the women’s retreat, but is making progress. Wylene reported that Jenny Stover Brown will be the children’s coordinator for The Gathering. For District Conference, … read on


Eleven travel to Lybrook for building service project and much more

Eleven Brethren from the Western Plains District traveled to Lybrook Communities Ministries Oct. 16-22 to help build a house for Marlene Thomas and a hogan for Grandma Rose. But our rich week included much more than physical building.

CRT Meeting Minutes - 9/17/16

CRT Meeting Minutes – 9/17/16

  The team met in person in Garden City as part of the TVT yearly retreat on Sept 17. In attendance: Barb Flory Anna Mae Achilles Deb Tuttle Gloria Price Wylene Lengel We discussed roles and agreed that Anna Mae Achilles would work with Barb Flory for women’s retreat planning and advisement. Deb Tuttle and … read on

Western Plains young adults begin work in BVS

Western Plains young adults begin work in BVS

Three young adults from Western Plains District completed their BVS orientation in September and have begun volunteer work across the country: Emmy Goering and Helen Ullom-Minnich of the McPherson (Kan.) congregation and Travis Therrien of the Tok’ahookaadi congregation in Cuba, N.M. Click here to learn more about their project sites and work. Please keep these … read on


Called to Build Peace–Peace Day 2016

Greetings to everyone in Western Plains and beyond! Although it is coming up soon, it’s not too late to begin thinking about how you and your congregation could promote and celebrate Peace Day 2016 on September 21. The theme for this year is “Called to Build Peace” and you can find lots of helpful information … read on

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Disaster Ministries Opportunities at Loveland, Lybrook, Nigeria

Take a look at the opportunities to volunteer this fall with Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM). Your gifts of talent and time are needed, most urgently to finish up a project in Loveland, Colo. Read on to learn more and contact Western Plains District Disaster Ministries Coordinators Susan and Bud Taylor with you interest!