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

District Youth Coordinator Reflection and Update

District Youth Coordinator Reflection and Update

Without all of the over-the-top lights displays, newspapers filled with advertising circulars, and the bombardment of “consume-here” messages that now dominates much of our Decembers (and increasingly, even more of our Novembers!), the Christmas-time is intended as a very reflective season.  We are invited to remember what God has done.  This remembering is one of … read on

Plan now for the Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now for the Projects Unlimited Auction

2015 is a new year and with it comes new goals and opportunities. Plan now to make an item or items for the Projects Unlimited Auction held at District Conference this year. The conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2015 with the auction held on Saturday night. Donated items will be auctioned, … read on

Women's retreat: For the lady on your Christmas list

Women’s retreat: For the lady on your Christmas list

Give her a gift of a weekend at the Western Plains District Women’s Retreat to take place at Presbyterian Highlands Camp in Allenspark, Colo!  The retreat is scheduled for April 10-12, 2015 with a theme of “Fully Awake and Truly Alive: How to Incorporate Spiritual Practices into our Busy Lives,” which will be led by … read on

Service project to take place in Puerto Rico

Service project to take place in Puerto Rico

Have you ever dreamed of spending some of these cold winter weeks in shorts sleeves, getting a sun tan, and pulling fresh bananas from the plant? NOW is your chance! And make it even more exciting by doing service work at the same time! The District Disaster Team has endorsed a work project in Castañer, … read on

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.