Congregational Resourcing

Peace Corner

On Earth Peace, an agency of the Church of the Brethren, is offering opportunities for trainings and consultations – in person and online – to learn more about Kingian Nonviolence and ways to get involved in anti-racism work.

District Men’s Retreat

Western Plains District Men’s Retreat will be held March 27-28, 2020 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. The theme is 2020 Vision for Mission and will be hosted by the men of the McPherson Church of the Brethren Where there is no vision, the people perish. . . ~Proverbs 29:18   Cost is $70/person … read on

Women’s Retreat

Western Plains District Women’s Retreat will be held April 17-19, 2020 at the Crosswinds Conference Center in Hesston, Kan. Plan now to attend a wonderful retreat sponsored by the First Central and Olathe Churches! Women’s Retreat Brochure-Registration

Jr. High Youth Rally

The District Jr. High Youth Rally will be held once again at Community CoB in Hutchinson (1600 N. Severance St. Hutchinson, Kan.), beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and going through noon on Sunday, April 14.

Peace Corner

I find it difficult to create my own articles about peace issues, but it is relatively easy to find many other sources that have strong and inspiring words to share. I came across this article on Valentine’s Day and thought it worth sharing with all of you. Blessings and Peace – Terri WPD Peace & … read on

Peace Advocacy in the Western Plains

Once again, I find the writings of one of my favorite bloggers, Derek Maul, appropriate for expressing a vision of peace. Following is an excerpt from his Advent devotional booklet, “In My Heart I Carry a Star.”   “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before … read on

WPD Workers Serve in Puerto Rico, More Needed

WPD Workers Serve in Puerto Rico, More Needed

David and Jane Sampson spent the first two weeks of November serving with Brethren Disaster Ministries in Castener, Puerto Rico. In January, Ric and Trudy Racine of Topeka will go for two weeks, and in March, Dean Holloway, Bud and Susan Taylor of McPherson and Curtis Rink of Wichita are scheduled. Jane reports a wonderful … read on

Peace Advocacy in the Western Plains

Being Peace Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation from Thursday, August 23, 2018 From the Center for Action and Contemplation Paul Knitter has been an activist for peace and justice since the 1980’s. He is inspired by Engaged Buddhism, a term coined by Thich Nhat Hanh, which brings insights from Buddhist practice and teaching to social, political, … read on

Brethren Disaster Ministries Update

Brethren Disaster Ministries Update

The St. Thomas Virgin Islands disaster recovery project has scheduled three work periods: June 17-30, September 9-22, and December 2-15.    There are 12 spots open each of the 2-week periods for volunteers from all districts on a first come basis. Housing, transportation, tools and meals will be provided during these 2-week time periods. Volunteers … read on

Haiti Medical Project Report

Submitted by Dale Minnich, Mission and Service Coordinator for Western Plains   Following the massive earthquake in Haiti in 2010 the Brethren mounted a major disaster response, building nearly 200 homes.  Paul Ullom-Minnich participated in a medical team mission for a week, and became an advocate for a Brethren initiative to provide an ongoing response … read on