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

Team Members: Dave Smith, Chair-Hutchinson, David Sampson-Hutchinson, Les Shenefelt-Living Light of Peace, Jessica Wilson-Eden Valley

MultiColored Weaving

Women’s Retreat

Woven Together in God’s Love: The story that is YOU Western Plains District Women’s Retreat will be held April 6-8, 2018 at the Highlands Camp and Retreat Center in Allenspark, CO.  Plan now to attend a wonderful retreat in a beautiful setting!   Click here for more information as it comes available

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Pastor/Leader Training

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! February 25-28, 2018 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent Great Bend, Kan. Please RSVP to the District Office before February 5! Click here for more information    


National Youth Conference 2018

National Youth Conference 2018 July 21-26 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Western Plains District Transportation will be provided through ‘Overland Charters’ There will be three pick-ups on July 21st (with return on July 26) Wichita McPherson Quinter Guaranteed rate per person of no more than $125 Flyer/Bulletin Insert:   NYC 2018 Bus info   … read on


Monitor CoB to host Taize service

A group of persons from the McPherson/Lindsborg area have been meeting for Centering Prayer (a form of contemplative prayer) at the home of Connie Burkholder, a member of the Monitor Church Pastoral Team, for over a year.  As an outgrowth of the desire for other contemplative experiences, a Taize Prayer Service is planned for Sunday, … read on

The Parish Paper

The Parish Paper

Here are links to the November and December issues of ‘The Parish Paper’ PP Nov 2017 PP Dec 2017

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Give Hope this Christmas

Church of the Brethren Hosts Alternative Christmas Gift Market Saturday, Nov. 11, Cedars Conference Center, McPherson, Kan 9:00 am-1:00 pm Click Here for Detail The public is invited to participate in the 2017 Alternative Christmas Gift Market and purchase unique Christmas gifts while supporting local and international non-profit organizations.

Bethany and EYN form partnership

Bethany and EYN form partnership

Bethany and EYN Form Educational Partnership   Bethany Theological Seminary and EkklesiyarYan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have entered into an historic relationship, the first of its kind between the Seminary and a Church of the Brethren group outside the United States.  At the 2016 Annual Conference, Bethany president Jeff Carter … read on

Conference logo by Connie Rhodes

Peace Advocacy in the Western Plains

As Joanna was working on The Shepherd’s Voice, she asked me to write an article about the position of peace advocacy in the Western Plains District. Joanna informed me that George Eisele was the Peace and Justice Coordinator for “years” in the district. He eventually suggested to Joanna that she might take over for him, … read on


“Easy Church”

Written by Ken Frantz, District Leadership Team Chair (This article came from a column entitled, “Fearless Faith”, published in the Haxtun-Fleming Herald)   The envelope in the mail appeared very official.  Stamps of eagles and important looking seals covered its face, with red, white, and blue stripes running along the edges to the back side. 


Annual Bazaar

Salem Community Church invites you to their Annual Bazaar on Nov. 11th! A dinner of ham loaf, chicken and noodles, salads, mashed potatoes, bread, sweet potatoes, vegetables and pie will be served from 4:30-7:00.  Adults are $10, Children ages 4-10 are $5 and children under the age of 3 are free.  There will be crafts … read on