March 13 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Stories & Stuff: Thursday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Tabor’s South rooms. Do you have longstanding Easter traditions? How do you celebrate Easter? Maybe you have a “resurrection” story to share. Bring an object or a picture that helps you tell a short story, although it isn’t required. No sign up sheet! Just come to share stories, food, fun and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!

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.

Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum 2016 Heritage Fundraiser Dinner

will be held here, at Tabor Mennonite Church, Saturday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Our special entertainment will be The Sunflower Trio featuring Ken Rodgers, Rebecca Schloneger, and Matthew Schloneger in a program celebrating Kansas for Tenor, Violin, and Piano. Ticket price is $50 per person or if this is your first time attending only $25. Please call the museum at 620-367-8200

by Monday, March 14 to reserve your tickets.

Youth Serve Meal at HCHS: The Youth will be serving the evening meal at the Harvey County Homeless Shelter on Wednesday, March 30. We will plan to meet in Newton at 5:30pm to serve the meal and visit with the residents. Each youth should bring a potluck dish to share.

What do Five Mennonites and a Greek have in common? Come to the salad supper on April 25th and listen to stories from a group of women who have been strung together on a string, supporting each other and laughing together, while learning how to draw faith from God and move forward.

Tabor Wellness

-In March you can participate with a partner in the Superfoods Challenge to see how many Superfoods you can try. Forms are located on the Wellness display board in the foyer.

-The weather is warming up! Join the Tabor Goes Mobile activity challenge and log your daily activity. Details are on the Wellness display.

KS MCC SALE: April 8 and 9

$221.82 was raised at the Tabor Pie Festival last Sunday and given to MCC Sale pre-sale expenses. Kansas Mennonites have given over $60,000 toward pre-sale expenses. Our total budged this year is $75,000. If you haven’t given a little yet, please put the checks in our boxes and make checks out to MCC. Everyone doing a little makes this achievable. Thanks to all of you have given to this to date. Tabor folks have already given around $2300 toward pre-sale expense.

Sign-up sheets for pies, zweibach, and bread have been added to our table. Please fill the slots.

Bring the things you have made for the sale and put them on the tables in the Fellowship Hall.

Support the Tabor 5K runners. If you are on the team please let Jerry Toews or Kim Funk know and we will put your name in the bulletin. Please support these 5K runners with your donations.

Thanks to those of you who participated in the very fun Comforter Blitz—This is a growing activity with 280 comforters made this year.

Please view the website: Quilts will start to go on the website this week. It has been reported that a large number of quilts have been donated this year.

Bohne Broggie making day at Moundridge High School is Sat., April 2, 6:30 am – 11 am. Come anytime and help for a couple hours. No experience needed.

Verenike making day at Hillsboro Fair Grounds Tues., April 4, beginning at 8 am., morning or afternoon shifts. These are inspiring events. Come and have fun helping make 23,000 verenike!! No experience needed.

Help detail cars and trucks at Jerry and Leann’s place Monday, March 14 starting at 9 am. N0 experience needed.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for the gifts and leadership of women in WDC congregations, and for all who gather at the Women’s Spring Supper this Thursday.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Praise God for Mennonite Mission Network partners in Mongolia and the Mongolian Prayer Movement that began four years ago. Pray with Christians in Mongolia as they desire to send mission teams to each of the 40 modern-day countries that once made up Genghis Khan’s vast 13th-century empire..

« Mennonite Education Agency: Lezha Academic Center, Lezha, Albania. Prayers are needed for funds for teachers and also a lot of prayers are needed for teachers for 2016-2017 school year..

Camp Mennoscah Retreats and Opportunities:
—We have space for you! Camp Mennoscah has room for many summer youth campers and openings for group reservations. There are summer weekends and weekdays openings at all of our facilities. We want to share the fun times and wonderful creation with you! Summer youth campers can register online at or using the paper form in the camp catalog. Scholarships are available. Tabor’s Christian Ed team offers a $50 scholarship to Tabor campers. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are attending camp.

—Retirees Relaxation Retreat April 25-27. Theme: Mennonites in Early Kansas.

—Kitchen helpers needed for summer youth camps. Parent discount available.

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

For more information contact olivia.bartel.

Peace Connections and Hesston College will be presenting a Poverty Simulation on Monday, March 28th from 6:30 – 9:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Hesston Community Foundation and is free to the public! In just a few hours you will fast forward through a month in the life of a family living in poverty. This guided role play enables the participant experience the everyday struggles faced by families living in poverty, including those in Harvey County. The event will be held at Hesston Mennonite Church, located at 309 S. Main Street, Hesston. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by contacting Peace Connections at 316-284-0000 or email info

Community Support Fund/Hesston Community Foundation fundraiser at Dyck Arboretum on Saturday, March 19, from 3-5pm. Come shop for everything from food to health and beauty supplies to jewelry and more! There’s something for everyone, including face painting for the kids! Buy or earn tickets to win prizes donated by Hesston businesses and members of the community. Enjoy refreshments provided by Weaver Grocers.

Bethel College

Mon., March 14 – Bethel College Jazz Ensemble II and Jazz Combos I and II, 7 p.m., Mojo’s Coffee Shop

Hesston College Bel Canto Singers will have their home concert on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm at Hesston Mennonite Church, with prelude music beginning at 6:45.

Job Opportunities

The MCC Central States Executive Director position is available starting in June. The Executive Director promotes and encourages support of MCC. The Director works hand-in-hand with a management team which includes the Program Director and the Director of Donor Relations to provide vision and leadership to MCC program in the region and to develop and maintain strong relationships between MCC and its constituents in the region. This full-time position requires considerable cooperation and coordination with MCC US and the other regional MCCs and considerable travel in the region and beyond. The full job description is available at

MCC Central States is hiring for an Office Manager/Bookkeeper. This position is available starting on April 1 at the MCC office in North Newton. The Office Manager provides public relations, completes bill paying, bookkeeping and other financial tasks, assists volunteers and other departments as needed, maintains CS information in MCC databases and completes general office management tasks. The work schedule is 32 hours per week. The full job description is available at heidihuber .

Mennonite Mission Network is now accepting applications for the role of Global Ministries Senior Executive to provide leadership and oversight to the Global Ministries division, to participate in organizational leadership, and to work with the Executive Director in cultivating healthy relationships with international and local partners. The anticipated start date is August 2016.To receive a position description or to send a letter of interest please address Human Resources Senior Executive Rachel Stoltzfus (RachelS) and Executive Director Stanley Green (StanleyG).

Offender/Victim Ministries in Newton is hiring for a half-time Administrative Assistant. For full job description or to submit resumes contact Libby Schrag at libby

Camp Mennoscah is looking for temporary custodial/housekeeping help for 8-10 hours per week. Pay is $11/hour and hours are flexible. The position is open immediately.

Please contact us at office or 620-297-3290.

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