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

Men's Retreat at Great Bend

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

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

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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

DC2015 blocks

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

ryc 2015

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

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 1/15/15

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 1/15/15

Minutes from the January 15, Thursday 7 pm conference call Cathy Patrick, Judy Wrightsman, Wylene Lengel, Joanna Smith, Beverly Minnich, Dale Minnich were in attendance. Gloria Price was absent. Wylene had a short devotion and opened the meeting with prayer. Our job descriptions/gifts for the Discernment team will be an item we put on hold … read on

Up and coming for district youth!

Up and coming for district youth!

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

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