Feb. 7 announcements

Tabor Mennnite Women meet on Monday.

Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday.

AVDS registrations due Feb. 12.

Congregational Announcements

Ladies: Monday, February 8 we will meet at the church for comforters, crafts and coloring! Come anytime after 5:00 pm. We will have stations for tying comforters, making crafts for the MCC Sale, and our giant coloring page; all for you to mix and mingle and enjoy! Please bring a can of soup (not cream) for our chefs to use to whip up supper. Also, bring scissors; and if you have any spare buttons you’d like to get rid of, bring those as well! Childcare provided after 6:00 pm. Questions? See Mary Schmidt or Carrie Smith.

Ash Wednesday Service: Come join us at Tabor Mennonite Church for supper and an intergenerational worship service Wednesday, February 10 for Ash Wednesday. Supper will begin at 5:45 pm in the Fellowship Hall, and the service will also be in the Fellowship Hall beginning around 6:45. There will be no children’s classes that evening. We invite and encourage everyone to stay after supper and participate in the interactive service, which will be geared toward children.

Potlucks! Plan to bring a favorite dish for a Fellowship Potluck after church on Sunday, February 21.

Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series: Nationally known Christian speaker and Author Shane Claiborne will be featured at the Hesston College Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship (AVDS) conference February 19-21. Registrations are due February 12. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you would like to go. Christian Education Commission and Worship Fellowship Commission are each contributing to the cost of this conference, so the total for you will be only $25! (Please place check in Sec. mailbox.) Information is posted and brochures can be found on the table in the foyer.

What’s Cookin’? will meet on February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tabor Church Fellowship Hall. Come for meal ideas and fellowship, while we try new dishes and sample what is cooked. What’s Cookin’? is sponsored by the Tabor Food Pantry and is open to anyone in the community. RSVP requested but not required. 367-2318.

Save the date: Pi Faspa. On Sunday, March 6, the Fellowship Planning Team invites you to come join us in the Tabor Fellowship Hall at 4pm for a time of faspa and fellowship with pie as we look ahead to pi day (March 14 = 3.14). There will be a pie baking contest, a pie eating contest, and even a chance to put a pie a pastor’s face! You won’t want to miss it! A flyer and sign-up sheet are posted on the bulletin board. Please talk to someone on the Fellowship Planning Team if you have any questions.

Tabor Church Wellness: Congratulations Carol Duerksen for being the winner of our January “WHY” Wellness Challenge and earning a $20 gift certificate to Prairie Harvest! February is Heart Health Month and you can participate in a new challenge located on the wellness display in the foyer or join the Tabor Goes Mobile activity challenge.

KS MCC SALE: April 8 and 9

We are starting the Children’s Offering Sunday morning (tin cans). Please help along with your coins and your paper money. We are trying to teach that SMALL THINGS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

In your boxes is information about MCC Fellowship Meals. The dates are February 28 and March 6. Please consider being a “host” or a “guest”.

Guests go to another church and home for a meal. Hosts serve someone from another community a meal and fellowship. Forms should be turned in by February 16 to Kristin and Archie Schmidt or Leann and Jerry Toews. Tabor will again have a Fellowship Meal on a Sunday in March.

PLEASE help with Pre-Sale Expenses. Put your checks in Kristin and Archie Schmidt or Leann and Jerry Toews mailboxes. It takes about $80,000 to put the KS Sale on. Sounds like a lot, but when everyone puts in a little it gets covered. Please do a little.

What can you contribute with the interests you enjoy?? Consider building or making something for the sale! It is FUN and VERY rewarding!!

Community Announcements

Goessel FFA Hosts a Numana Event: February 6, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Goessel High School Commons, we will be packaging 20,000 meals to be sent to Rwanda Africa. Numana is a non-profit company that facilitates food packaging events that supplies nutritious meals to those in need. Donations will be accepted up until the event to help offset the costs. Volunteers can sign up to help package with Goessel FFA. Please address any questions or concerns to Ms. Zana Manche at manchez

Take a Walk with God at Garden Getaway! Looking for time away from the busyness of life – time to “stop and smell the roses,” as you relax with friends, share laughter and stories, and spend time with God? Come to our Women’s Retreat in Goessel to experience all this and more! Our Garden Getaway will be Saturday, February 27, at the Goessel Elementary School at 8:30 – 4:00. Registration made payable to “Women’s Retreat in Goessel” is $35 and due by Feb. 20. Registration forms are available in your church lobby, Keith’s Foods or at The Citizens State Bank in Goessel. Invite a friend or neighbor because all women are invited to join us. Scholarships are available upon request to help defray the cost of the day if needed. You may return your registration to Janice Voth at The CSB or to her address: 1004 Alamo, Newton, KS 67114. If you have questions you may contact Janice Voth at 620-367-8152 or Rachel Boden at 620-327-4198.

The 2016 MCC Comforter Blitz will be held on March 7-9 at Journey Mennonite Church at Yoder Campus. Check the bulletin board for more information.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for God’s joy and blessing for Weldon Martens as he is installed today as pastor at Grace Hill Mennonite Church.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Today, a delegation of 13 North Americans are worshiping with the a congregation in Benin, the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim. Thank God for partnerships developed through Mennonite Mission Network. Pray for Christ’s body to be strengthened through relationships deepened on this two-week fellowship visit.

Camp Mennoscah Retreats and Opportunities:
—Hey, summer campers and youth! There’s a retreat just for those of you in grades 7-12–the Youth Volunteer Weekend–on March 11-12. We’ll be singing and having fun as part of this time of service.

—Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats! March 4-6 or March 11-13. It’s a chance to finish up that project you’ve been working on!

—Camp Mennoscah will be recruiting for summer staff at Hesston, Tabor, and Bethel Colleges on Feb. 8, 9, and 10 respectively. There will be a pizza meal/gathering on Feb.10 at 6:15pm-ish at Papa John’s in Newton for those interested in being on summer staff and all former summer staff.

For all of the above: Register online at www.campmennoscah.org or call Camp Mennoscah at 620-297-3290.

For more information contact olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee:

Have you always wanted to experience another culture while growing professionally, spiritually, and personally? Then MCC’s SALT program is for you! We have upwards of 120 diverse assignments in over 35 countries waiting for the perfect applicants to fill them. Deadline to apply is Feb. 15. Make 2016 the year you will step out in faith and do it. Apply today at mcc.org/salt!

You’re Invited to join the MCC Central States Board and Staff at our annual Community Engagement Event on Saturday, Feb. 27. Our event this year will be held in the chapel at Tabor College in Hillsboro from 8:30-10:45am focusing on Mass Incarceration. We will have a variety of speakers share with the group and time for questions and answers. Please call our office to let us know if you’ll be attending at 316.283.2720. All our welcome to attend this informative event with opportunity to engage with MCC board and staff!

You can be a friend to someone in need. CIRCLES Marion County is recruiting people to be an intentional friend to someone looking for a way out of poverty. CIRCLES offers training and support to make a difference in someone else’s life, your life and the life ouf our community. Call or text Mark Rogers (6200-877-0899)

International Mission Workers in Newton to share about their work.

You are invited to join MC USA staff in the Newton offices (718 N Main St, Newton) to hear from Mennonite Mission Network workers Wes & Deb Bergen on Tuesday, February 9, from 9-10am. We will have coffee, and hear a presentation from the Bergens about their work. Wes and Deb have recently returned to Newton after serving with Mission Network for 2 years in Ghana, West Africa. Wes worked with Good News Theological College and Seminary, teaching many different Bible courses. Deb worked as consultant psychiatrist with the Mobile Member Care Team (MMCT).

Hesston College Chamber Orchestra and Chorale at Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church, Salina, Kan.–Alumni and friends are invited to attend the concert on Sunday, Feb. 14th, at 7 p.m., 138 S. 8th St. The groups are directed by faculty members Rebecca Schloneger and Kenneth Rodgers and will perform selections from a wide variety of arrangements and composers.

An offering will be taken to defer expenses. For questions, contact alumni relations toll free at 866-437-7866.

Mennonite Agri-Urban: Anyone interested in learning Agri-Urban and everyone who donated feed and worked with Agri-Urban cattle is invited to a faspa on Sunday, February 21 at Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge. Drop in between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. A special thanks to all those who raised cattle and donated feed again this year. Proceeds from the cattle sales benefit Western District Conference, Mennonite Church USA and Bethel College.

Offender/Victim Ministries’ Annual Dinner and Meeting on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the d’Veers Family Center, 227 N. Main, in Elbing. Traditional German Buffet Dinner is $15 per person and can be paid at the door. RSVP to ovm.ks

by Thursday, February 18.

Et Cetera Shop: Serve Mennonite Central Committee and your local community by volunteering at Newton Et Cetera Shop! Currently needed: volunteer clerks (especially 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday); volunteers to check electronics, tag clothing, shoes, housewares, other. Times are flexible. For more information call 316-283-9461.

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