Stewards

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

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A greeting from your District Moderator

To the Churches of the Western Plains District Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. I am looking forward to our meeting together at District Conference in McPherson July 28-30, 2017. The theme for conference this year is: “Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness” found in Psalm 96:9a and a few other … read on

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Opportunity to Serve through literature

The work-camp ministry is holding a book drive for Flint, MI. We are going on a work-camp there this summer and plan to distribute books on the 4th of July. The water crisis impacted all areas of life, including literacy. Since the ingestion of lead in children can negatively affect mental and physical development, many … read on

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Pre-Conference Pastor/Leader Training Event

Join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders pre-district conference event! When:  July 27-28, 2017 Where:  McPherson CoB Social Room (basement)                                                  McPherson, KS More Info:  … read on

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“Risk Hope”-April Bible Study with AC Moderator Carol Scheppard

Link to the Moderator’s Monthly Bible Studies:                                  http://www.brethren.org/ac/2017/bible-study/ April 2017 God Lives! Now Repent and Be Faithful Scriptures for study: Zechariah 1:1-6 Jeremiah 29:1-14 “Risk Hope”, the 2017 Annual Conference theme, emerges as a recurring chorus from an Old Testament saga of tragedy and … read on

Congregations invited to contribute to Annual Conference collage

Congregations invited to contribute to Annual Conference collage

The 2016 Annual Conference theme is “Carry the Light.” Program and Arrangements Committee is inviting all congregations to send creative pictures of different ministries from your church – the choir, the youth activities, mission work, fundraising events, fellowship, etc. that show how your congregation carries the light of Christ. We would like to develop a … read on

Counselors for Camp Mt. Hermon

Counselors for Camp Mt. Hermon

Two female counselors and two counselors-in-training (one female, one male, 19-years or older) are still needed for the Senior High Camp at Camp Mt. Hermon, June 12-19. Please prayerfully consider your service to Camp Mt. Hermon and call Charla Kingery, co-director, if you are interested.  515-864-1992

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Camp Mt. Hermon welcomes new managers

We would like to introduce Camp Mt. Hermon’s new managers beginning in the 2016 season. They are Gary and Lynnette Abbott, members of the Topeka Church of the Brethren.

Western Plains District Family Picnic

Western Plains District Family Picnic

Save the date for the Western Plains District Family Picnic scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at the Bethel Church of the Brethren, Arriba, Colo. and hosted by the Bethel and Prince of Peace congregations. Bring food to share and table and lawn games. An optional field trip to a wind farm is also being planned! … read on

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Brethren Disaster Ministries trip to Colorado planned for April

Western Plains District has agreed to fill the week of April 24-30 at the Loveland, Colorado project through Brethren Disaster Ministries. Four more volunteers are needed for a full group. Because of sleeping quarter arrangements, these four volunteers need to be all men or all women. If you are interested in going on the trip, … read on

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Next Ventures workshop to focus on “Technology in Congregations”

The next Ventures in Christian Discipleship workshop through McPherson College will take place April 23 and will feature leadership by Enten Eller, team pastor of the Ambler (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, who will present a course entitled “Technology for Congregations.” To register for the course, go to www.mcpherson.edu/ventures/ .