District News

Nov 22nd, 2014 by wpd-office

Resources for Congregational Vitality

The Western Plains District Transformation Training Team is continuing its work of providing guidance and resources for congregational renewal to the congregations of our district. This past year, a large number of our congregations participated in KonXion (“Connection”). There was mutual encouragement for these congregations in taking the opportunity to celebrate their stories and their life together with friends from a sister congregation. Good things are happening, and we learned through our mutual sharing that there is great reason for hope as God is visibly present and at work in rich and vital ways in the life of our congregations. Read More »»

Nov 22nd, 2014 by wpd-office

Travel to the Horn of Africa

You are invited to join Drs. Herb and Jeanne Smith on their annual trip to the New Jerusalem of Africa, Lalibela, Ethiopia. Visit eleven rock-hewn churches carved into the earth, worship in a cave monastery with monks and priests, converse with the Orthodox Patriarch in his mansion, assemble PET wheelchairs for victims of polio, deliver school supplies, enjoy the largest outdoor market in Africa. Dates: March 26-April 1, 2015. Contact: smithh@mcpherson.edu (620-241-7128).

Nov 20th, 2014 by wpd-office

Save the Dates

February 9-10, 2015, Leadership Training, Great Bend, Kan.
Featured leadership will be Jeff Bach, Director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College.

April 10-12, 2015, Women’s Retreat, Allenspark, Colo.
Featured leadership will be Rev. Jane Vennard, John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct Instructor in spirituality at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo. Download the retreat brochure.

2015 Summer Camp Dates
Go to the online district calendar for Camp Colorado and Camp Mt. Hermon summer camp dates.

July 31-August 2, 2015
Western Plains District Conference, McPherson, Kan.

For dates of other district events, visit the online calendar.


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Upcoming Events

  • February 9, 2015Great Bend Leadership Training
  • April 10, 2015Women's Retreat
  • April 17, 2015Mens Retreat
  • April 18, 2015Christian Citizenship Seminar
  • April 25, 2015Training for All Camp Directors and Counselors
  • May 3, 2015National Youth Sunday
  • May 29, 2015Come Along with Me Camp (grades K-2 + adult)
  • May 31, 2015Junior Camp (grades 3-5)
  • May 31, 2015Sr. High Camp (grades 9-12)
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