Feb. 21 announcements
Potluck! Plan to bring a favorite dish for a Fellowship Potluck after church on Sunday, February 21.
All Ladies are invited to come to a daytime meeting for tying comforters and embroidering tea towels. We will meet 1-4 pm on Monday, February 22.
The best meals are shared with friends. Please join us this Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, and show your support as a “friend” of the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum. The Menno Brothers will bring their finest pizza, along with fresh tossed salad and delicious cookies. All proceeds will benefit the museum; your contribution will be gratefully accepted.
What’s Cookin’? will meet on February 25 at 6:30 pm in the Tabor Church Fellowship Hall. We’ll be baking bread, so the kitchen will be warm and filled with the aroma of baking. 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.
Camp WaShunGa Fundraiser Meal: The Goessel area 7th and 8th grade youth invite you to their Camp WaShunGa community fundraiser meal on Sunday, March 6, at the Goessel High School Cafeteria. We will begin serving at 11:45 am. The meal will include sloppy joes, potato salad, chips, carrots and celery and dessert bar. Your donations will be much appreciated.
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 on 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 Mennonite Women: Monday, March 7 at 7pm Exchange Students will be sharing about their experiences and dessert will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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. Sign up if you would like to car pool.
WDC/SCC Women’s Spring Supper will be at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston on Thursday, March 17, at 6pm. Reservation, with name(s), need to be made by March 10 to: ksmennonitewomen or 620-327-8201 (Angie at Hesston College). Sign up sheet for attending the event and carpooling is on the bulletin board.
Tabor Church Wellness: You have one more week to participate in the February Heart Health Month Challenge. Stop by the Wellness display board, pick up a Salt Tracking Form, and log your salt intake for one full day. Return your completed form to the wellness mailbox by the end of the month to be entered for the monthly prize drawing!
Youth Group Service Trip: Youth and Parents, please mark your calendars for July 11-16. We will plan to participate in service in Kansas City for this week.
KS MCC SALE: April 8 and 9
The sign up sheet for the Tabor Church MCC Fellowship Meal scheduled for March 13 is posted on the bulletin board. Please come join us for our lasagna meal with all the fixings in support of Mennonite Central Committee. $20 per adult and $6 per child (aged 6-12 years) and under 6 are free.
BUILD SOMETHING to sell at the MCC Sale this year.
We are just starting the website and need pictures of things you are donating to the sale this year. Contact Jerry to come by and take a picture of your projects or send pictures to: jtoews@mtelco and we will get your items on the website.
Early advertising is MOST helpful. Check out the website: kansas.mccsale.org
PLEASE help with the pre-sale expenses. Everyone doing a LITTLE gets the expenses paid for BEFORE the sale.
Start seeds and plants for the Unruh Family Plant Booth. This is a FUN activity to do with your children.
Quilt Deadline is March 7.
Children’s Coin Offering was $39.86 last Sunday. Keep ’em coming!!
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 from 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.
A Volunteer Opportunity at the Museum! Many of you know that we have a new employee at the museum. His name is Benjamin Schmidt, and he is our new Curator and Archivist. A curator is someone who manages and gives an overall shape and feel to an exhibit or presentation to visitors. Part of Benjamin’s role will be to update our exhibits as time allows. An archivist is someone who accesses, collects, organizes and provides access to records and archives. Much of Benjamin’s time will be spent doing this activity to the museum’s collection records. In order for him to have time to do these roles effectively, the museum board is asking the community if there are individuals who would be willing to staff the gift shop on a rotation basis. This would also include introducing visitors to the museum. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please call Steve Banman, Board President at 367-4610 or call the museum and speak with Benjamin at 367-8200. Thanks in advance!
« Western District Conference: Pray for Jenny Schrag, youth pastor for Buhler, Inman and Hoffnungsau Mennonite churches, as they join this Wednesday evening in a licensing service for Jenny’s Credential for Specific Ministry.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Praise God for Margot and Stephen Longley’s 30 years of ministry with Mennonite Mission Network, first in Nepal and now in Korpo, Finland. Margot’s degenerative neurological condition is progressing more slowly than anticipated. Pray for continued health as the Longleys retire in Korpo.
Mennonite Agri-Urban faspa on Sunday, February 21 at Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge. Drop in between 3:30 and 5:00 pm.
“Vivir Bien (Living Well): Low German Mennonites in Bolivia” is the topic of a presentation by Willmar T. Harder at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Hesston College’s Kropf Center, Room 150. Harder is lead pastor of Buhler Mennonite Church. He and his wife, Hannah Neufeld, coordinated the Low German Mennonite Program of Mennonite Central Committee in Bolivia from 2010 to 2014. Harder’s presentation is part of the annual corporation meeting of Mennonite World Review Inc. All are welcome to attend the business meeting at 7 p.m. or to come at 8 for Harder’s presentation.
Camp Mennoscah Retreats and Opportunities:
—Youth Volunteer Weekend at Camp Mennoscah on March 11-12.
—Scrapbook and craft-making March 11-13
—Retirees Relaxation Retreat April 25-27. Theme: Mennonites in Early Kansas.
—Kitchen helpers needed for summer youth camps. Parent discount available.
For more information contact olivia.bartel.
Mennonite Central Committee:
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 are 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 of our community. Call or text Mark Rogers (6200-877-0899)
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 pm Monday-Friday); volunteers to check electronics, tag clothing, shoes, housewares, other. Times are flexible. For more information call 316-283-9461.
KIPCOR Film Series continues with Groundswell Rising, a film about citizen opposition to fracking. Sun., Feb. 21, 3 pm, Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. Talk-back session with a panel including filmmaker Renard Cohen, and a reception with music, to follow.
A benefit dinner to support scholarships for Iglesia Menonita Casa Betania members participating in IBA (Instituto Biblico Anabautista) classes will take place Sat., March 19, 5:30 pm at Bethel College Mennonite Church, N. Newton. The meal is by donation, and is sponsored by the BCMC Witness Commission as part of a project supported by a WDC “Loaves and Fishes” grant used to facilitate conversational Spanish classes. Members of the Spanish class will prepare and serve the meal. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by March 14 to Margaret Goering at mrgoering or 316-283-5034.
Being Formed By God Through Scripture: AMBS-Kansas Center is offering a Continuing Education opportunity this Spring focusing on Prayer and Scripture. This short course is open to anyone interested in learning how Scripture shapes our prayer practices. More information and Registration is available at: https://www.ambs.edu/academics/kansas-center-non-credit.cfm