Feb. 28 announcements
The Goessel Ministerial Alliance pastors are pleased to announce that Laura Unrau and Michelle Unruh will be the new Co-Directors of Camp WaShunGa, an annual camp experience for all 7th and 8th grade youth in our churches and the community. You can meet them at the Community Fundraiser for Camp WaShunGa.
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.
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.
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
Please bring quilts, comforters, and wall hangings that you have made for the MCC Sale to display in the fellowship hall on Sunday, March 6. Quilts will taken to the MCC Center on March 7 so they can be processed for the website and the quilt auction booklet.
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.
Minimum donation: $20 per adult and $6 per child (aged 6-12 years) and under 6 are free.
MCC is one of the MOST efficient run Humanitarian Air Organizations with over 90 cents of every dollar going to where the worst crisis are. Most MCC workers are volunteers. Paid staff are modestly paid. Most MCC programs help teach people how to better provide food for their families. YOUR donations to the KS MCC Sale is one of the best ways you can be a good steward with your money. A dollar spent with MCC is multiplied many times and helps MANY people!!
FANTASTIC job Tabor with your pre-sale expenses. Keep the dollars coming. Everyone doing a little helps KS Mennonites raise $80,000 to put on the sale, most of which is food expense.
Amazing Children’s Offering of $93.60 last Sunday. AWESOME!!
Call Jerry Toews to take pictures of the projects you are building.
PLEASE BUILD or PLANT something for the sale.
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 pastoral search committees in WDC congregations, and for potential pastoral candidates, as they discern God’s guidance for the future.
« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for SOOP volunteers to work alongside staff doing office, maintenance and construction work,acting as teachers’ aides, and assisting in the kitchen at Academia Menonita Betania, a bilingual Christian school located near the city of Aibonito, Puerto Rico.
“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 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.
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: Prayer and Scripture Continuing Ed. Opportunity Available from AMBS-Kansas Center: AMBS-Kansas Center will host a short course on prayer and Scripture entitled “Being Formed by God through Scripture.” This course is open to anyone interested in learning how Scripture shapes our prayer practices. This course will be led by Kathryn Damiano, a spiritual director of 33 years and adjunct professor for AMBS-Great Plains. The course will meet on April 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 9:30-11:30 am at Mennonite Church of the Servant in Wichita, KS (2401 N. Woodland, Wichita, KS 67204). If interested in taking this course for masters-level credit or if you have any questions, please contact Katherine Goerzen (kgoerzen) for more information. The cost of this continuing education course is only $50 for WDC participants who register before March 19. Registration is now available at: https://www.ambs.edu/academics/kansas-center-non-credit.cfm
-Tues., March 8 – Friends of the MLA presentation: Rachel Waltner Goossen, “Mennonite Women Challenge John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Abuse,” 7 p.m., Kauffman Museum auditorium
-Fri., March 11 and Sun., March 13 – Bethel College spring opera, Iphigenia in Tauris by Christoph Gluck (not Bizet’s Carmen). Friday performance, 7:30 p.m. (not 7 p.m. as appears on printed calendars); Sunday performance, 3 p.m. (not 2 p.m.). Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center; tickets on sale at Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center.
House Bill to End Death Penalty: Kansas lawmakers have a bill before them that would repeal the death penalty. House Bill 2515 was introduced by Representative Steven Becker, a member of Buhler Mennonite Church. But the bill has yet to receive a hearing. Contact your legislators and House Speaker Ray Merrick to express your support for death penalty repeal. Find their contact information at www.kslegislature.org. For more information, see www.ksabolition.org.