News of goings-on at the churches in your area.
First Mennonite to host supper
First Mennonite Church of McPherson will host a German Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
The menu will feature Verenika and ham gravy, Bohne Beroggi with cream sauce, green beans, sausage, cherry moos, bread and coffee/tea/water.
Cost is a donation.
There also will be a bake sale and Ten Thousand Villages Sale that evening. Grace LWML met in the parish hall at 7 p.m.
Grace LWML has meeting
Grace LWML met in the parish hall at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19.
Meeting was called to order by President Sue Tangkawarow.
For opening devotions, Pastor Dumperth installed the officers for next year.
There were eight members and Pastor Dumperth present.
Pastor Dumperth led the Bible study from the November Lutheran Witness titled “Jesus’ Care and Compassion.”
Minutes of the last meeting were read, corrected and approved.
Lu read a Thank You note from Orphan Grain Train for the $35 donation. All mission projects for 2012-2013 have now been paid.
Committee reports: Altar — Sheryl reported the Altar Guild will have a meeting after church on Dec. 1.
Banner — Sandy and Sue are looking into making a banner for LWML Sunday for next year.
Member development — No report.
Mission service —Peggy reported that a heirloom quilt was tied for a member of the church. Peggy made a motion which Lizetta seconded and which passed to accept a donation for the work done on the quilt.
Peggy announced that Mission of Love will go out to eat for their Christmas treat.
A baby quilt was presented to Leah Ray when she was baptized No. 17.
Judy delivered treats to chemo patients at the hospital on Oct. 29.
Social Service — Sue reported that 56 people attended the church’s Thanksgiving dinner.
Unfinished business — Sue said the kitchen policy has been posted in the kitchen. The changes in the bylaws were accepted.
New business — Sandy announced a cookie exchange for the Dec. 17 meeting. Everyone is to bring three dozen cookies to exchange. All ladies of the church are invited to join.
The next meeting will be Dec. 17 with Sandy as hostess.
The meeting adjourned with the Lord’s Prayer.
Hostess for the eveni ng was Elsie Winter.
New Hope to show Christmas program
New Hope Evangelical Church, 501 Wickersham, will host a simulcast of “Women of Faith Christmas: An Evening of Hope and Joy for the Entire Family” at 7 p.m. Friday.
This presentation will feature Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Lisa Harper and Francesca Battistelli.
Advance tickets are $5. Ticktets at the door are $7. Doors open at 6 p.m., and limited refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call 620-245-0303.
Churches United in Ministry has luncheon
The Churches United in Ministry Inc. recently had a luncheon at Knackies, which formerly housed the Save ‘N Share store.
Those in attendence were the officers; board members; Terry and Jalayn Stieben, store managers; Connie Blake, aid office manager’ Conene Turner, assistant store manager; and more than 80 volunteers from the member churches who make up Churches United in Ministry Inc.
A special thank you was given to the committee in organizing the event. Lorene Smith chaired the committee of Stiebens, Turner and Barbara Matz.
A devotional and prayer were given by Carl Kasey, historian.
A program was given by Diane Miller, U.S. thrift shop developer and coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee.
Special remarks were given by the Stiebens, who introduced each volunteer including board members.
Donna Bagley, president, thanked all the people involved with Churches United in Ministry Inc. and Save ‘N Share volunteers for making the ministry so successful. She also recognized the long-term volunteers for all the many years of service.
Benediction was given by Pastor Lynn Scott of the First Christian Church.