Stewards

Financial overview and reporting, property management, risk management, supervision of Treasurer and Financial Secretary, and stewardship education.

Team Members: David Smith (Chair), Hutchinson Community; David Sampson, Hutchinson Community; Les Shenefelt, Living Light of Peace; Jessica Wilson, Eden Valley.

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

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Register for Jr. High Spring Rally!

It’s that time of year again to register for the Western Plains District Jr. High Rally for youth and their friends in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. It will be held April 28-30 at the Community Church of the Brethren in Hutchinson, Kan. The registration deadline is April 21. Click here to download the registration … 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

Listening Sessions with the General Secretary

Listening Sessions with the General Secretary

This past summer David Steele began his service as Church of the Brethren General Secretary. He is planning “listening sessions” across the denomination to hear the voices of Brethren. You are invited for a time of conversation with him and fellowship with others from around the District at one of these events:

Long-term care webinar available from Brethren Benefit Trust

Long-term care webinar available from Brethren Benefit Trust

70 percent of people 65 and older will need long-term care. Are you prepared? Sign up for Webinar, “The Ins and Outs of Long-Term Care” — April 6, 2017

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Update! Western Plains Nigeria Crisis Fund Goal

Update on February 10, 2017: Great News! We have now reached $166,305 in donations to the Nigeria Crisis Fund! This is 83% of our goal of $200,000. In 2016 we donated $72,363 which was 36% of our goal and we have only 17% remaining. This is about half of a year at the 2016 giving … read on

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

Anger has been on my mind a lot lately. What has triggered those thoughts could be so many things.

Ministry Updates

Ministry Updates

Koinonia Community  church in Grand Junction, Colo. welcomed its new pastor Aline Silva-Schreiner in early December. Aline, born in Brasil, graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas with a Masters of Divinity. Aline and her husband Andy are moved to Colorado from Overland Park, Kan. Blessings and prayers to Aline and Koinonia Community … read on

Study Tour of Israel and Palestine

Study Tour of Israel and Palestine

Bridgewater Chaplain Dr. Robbie Miller will lead a study tour of Israel and Palestine this June (click here for poster and itinerary).  The tour guide for this 13 day program will be Dr. Ginger Caessens who is on faculty at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem and has taught in Israel for over … read on

First aid volunteers needed at Annual Conference

First aid volunteers needed at Annual Conference

ARE YOU A DR, NURSE PRACTIONER, RN, LPN, OR EMT? The First Aid Office at Annual Conference in Grand Rapids is looking for  DR.’s, RN’s, LPN’s and EMT’s who would be willing to volunteer a few hours during Annual Conference this summer.  Dr. Rosalie McBride of Northern Indiana District is coordinating the First Aid Office … read on