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; Dale Minnich, Newton; Cathy Patrick, Monitor; Gloria Price, Independence; Terri Torres, Hutch-Community; Judy Wrightsman, Antelope Park; Barbara Flory, McPherson

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!

Projects Unlimited Auction 2016 – Results

Projects Unlimited Auction 2016 – Results

Another successful auction was held at District Conference this year. The grand total in gifts to our outreach programs was $6271.  

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Women’s Retreat focuses on “God’s Kingdom in My Kitchen”

The Western Plains District Women’s Retreat “God’s Kingdom in My Kitchen” was held April 8-10 at the Cross Wind Retreat Center in Hesston, Kansas. The guest leader was Tara Hornbacker, professor of ministry formation and missional leadership at Bethany Theological Seminary.

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Projects Unlimited Auction and District Quilt

Plan now to attend the 2016 Projects Unlimited Auction.  We have many donated items already including a collectible doll, denim purses, framed prints and the district quilt.  Please bring your donated items to District Conference.  We will plan to see you at 8:15 pm in the McPherson Church basement on Saturday, July 30th for the … read on

CRT Meeting Minutes - 5/15/16

CRT Meeting Minutes – 5/15/16

Meeting – May 15 at 4 pm via telephone conference. Members present: Terri Torres, Wylene Lengel, Judy Wrightsmen, Gloria Price, Barbara Flory Members absent: Cathy Patrick, Dale Minnich Gloria led a short devotion and opened with prayer. Peace Advocacy: Terri reported that the info on the biking for peace event has been published. Himlie will … read on

CRT Meeting Minutes - 4/10/16

CRT Meeting Minutes – 4/10/16

Meeting -April 10 at 4 pm via telephone conference. Members present: Wylene Lengel, Barb Flory, Cathy Patrick, Terri Torres, Judy Wrightsmen Members absent: Gloria Price, Dale Minnich Wylene led a short devotion and opened with prayer. Peace Advocacy: Terri will have Kendra send info on the biking for peace event. Himlie will be in KS … read on

CRT Meeting Minutes - 3/13/16

CRT Meeting Minutes – 3/13/16

Members present: Judy Wrightsmen, Barb Flory, Gloria Price, Wylene Lengel Members absent: Dale Minnich, Terri Torres, Cathy Patrick Wylene opened with a short devotion of listening to each other’s stories and prayer. Job descriptions are needed for the team. Please get a draft ready of your job description by the April meeting. Judy is in … read on

Mens Retreat

Men’s Retreat 2016

Register soon for the Western Plains District Men’s Retreat, which will be held April 8-9 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. The registration deadline is March 21.