June 12 Announcements
Bike to Church Sunday. Remember to ride on the right, use bike lights, and wear a helmet.
Breakfast for cyclists will be available after 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
10:00 a.m.—Bible School Celebration Service.
12:00 p.m.—Picnic in the Tabor Park. Bring food, table service and lawn chairs.
The VBS offering project this year is for our Mission Partners, the Smith Derksen family. The Smith Derksens are serving with Mennonite Mission Network in South Africa, and our money this week is supporting a special project of starting Peace Clubs in the schools in their area. There are gangs and violence in these communities and Peace Clubs is designed to counteract this and support students in handling conflicts peacefully. The gifts the children brought for the offering project this week totaled $531.58.There is opportunity for you to make donations to this project during the offering time this morning.
Thank you to Sarahanne Unruh and Eunice Nickel for the leadership they provided to make VBS the wonderful experience it was for the children again this year. Thank you to all the teachers, leaders and volunteers for their creativity and enthusiasm. Thanks to our custodian, Grace Regier, for the extra hours she worked to keep the rooms and church ready for VBS each day. A special thanks to the children for their eagerness to learn and play, and to the parents for sharing their children with us.
Note of Appreciation
Tabor Mennonite Church:
Thank you for your support of Camp WaShunGa this year. We appreciated your financial and prayer support leading up to camp and while we were there. Both of these added to the amazing experience that our Jr. Highers had this year. Thanks for sending us your students: Liz Alderfer, Emily Brandt, Dawson Duerksen, and Porclein Unruh. We enjoyed having Reece Hiebert as a counselor and Pastor Katherine’s insights in input. We hope that it was a meaningful time for all of them.
In God’s Peace, Laura and Michelle
WDC Annual Assembly will take place July 29-30, Friday evening -Saturday, on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Please let the pastor’s or Kim know by July 13 if you plan to represent Tabor as a delegate. If you need a registration form, contact the church office. A portion of the registration fees will be reimbursed to delegates.
Schedule and registration information is posted on the bulletin board. Information is also posted at: http://mennowdc.org/annual assembly/#2016annualAssembly. Registrations are due at WDC July 15.
Summer Faith Formation for children begins June 19. Please check the sign up sheet on the bulletin board for ways to help this summer.
Stories and Stuff will not meet in June.
Living Your Faith: Summer is a time of harvest, vacations, and everyday living too. How are you living your faith? Where do you see God? Send photos to kfunk for use on our worship bulletin board in the foyer.
Mennonite Central Committee and WillowSpring Downs are hosting Song on the Lawn June 12, 5-8 p.m. This year’s mini-music festival features the Book of JEBB, Cottonwood River Band, Newton Men’s Quarter, Senior Jammers, and Elaine Unruh/Emil Schmidt and Friends. Meal catered by Keith Banman. Bring your lawn chairs, table service, friends and family.
Admission is free, donations accepted for MCC. In case of rain, event will be at Goessel Elementary School. Directions to WillowSpring Downs for both events: From Goessel: 3 miles north on Hwy K-15, 4 miles east on 150th, ¾ north on Falcon.
Help prevent a summer shortage and come to give blood on June 24 between 2:00-6:00 in the fellowship hall at Goessel Mennonite Church. Summer is a great time for students to donate, so join our faithful donors and call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: Goessel to schedule an appointment. You must weigh 110 lbs. and are eligible to donate at age 16 with parental permission. Another way to contribute is to volunteer for an hour as the receptionist, escort, or in the canteen. Sign up at the bulletin board. THANKS for saving lives!!
« Western District Conference: Give thanks for Derek King, whose ordination service will be at 3 pm today at Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Today, Linda Oyer of MMN leads a “walking church” in a 142-acre park near Paris, France. Pray for this annual tradition that makes it easy for people to invite their neighbors who would not easily enter a church. This year’s theme is “The Symbolism of Water in the Bible.”
« Mennonite Education Agency: This is a busy month for sports and activity camps at Bethel College – pray for the health and safety of campers of all ages, along with Bethel staff, coaches, students and volunteers serving as camp staff.
Western District Conference Annual Assembly:
—Come listen to the insights and stories of featured speaker, Marty Troyer, Houston, TX pastor, on Friday evening, July 29 at the WDC Annual Assembly, Bethel College, North Newton. Scripture focus: Matthew 28.16-20. For more information, go to mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2016annualAssembly.
—All women are invited to Western District Women in Mission’s annual lunch meeting at WDC’s Annual Assembly. Come hear about WDWM and some exciting upcoming opportunities, connect with other women, and build relationships. Register by July 15 by contacting Nancy at wdc
or 316-283-6300. Cost for the lunch (for those not attending assembly) is $15.
Western District Women in Mission is offering 10 registration scholarships for MW USA’s PREP event in Colorado August 12-13. To receive a WDWM scholarship OR for carpooling info contact Western District Women in Mission at WesternDistrictWomen or Jennie at 316-708-0309.
WDC Resource Library Open House! – Friday, June 17, 8:00 am-8:00 pm. Come explore our new Makerspace Creation Station where you can: make your own stickers, turn bananas into a piano with out new Makey Makey, build with the Legos or handmade Lincoln Logs. Come at 8, 10, 12, 2, 4, or 6 o’clock for a read aloud, enjoy snacks, sign up for the summer reading program (adults too) and take a poster home with you.
Coming up at Camp Mennoscah!
-Young Adult Weekend: July 329-31
-Annual Camp Sing: August 7, 6:30pm, Grace Hill Mennonite Church
-Mental Health Spiritual Retreat: September 4-5
-Women and Girls Retreat: September 9-11
For all of the above: Online at www.campmennoscah.org
For more information contact olivia.bartel.
Camp Mennoscah announced that Jerry Kroeker has officially resigned from his post as executive director of Camp Mennoscah. The Board of Directors at Camp Mennoscah is currently accepting applications to fill Kroeker’s position. For more information contact David Weaver at 620-327-0371. For complete details please see the letter posted on the bulletin board.
Youth Venture is still accepting applications for the July 15-25 Los Angeles team! Partner with Mountain View Mennonite Church and ReconciliAsian as they minister to their community through vacation Bible school, a peace center, and other various services. Ages 14-22 can apply by June 15 at Mennonite
ArloaB for inquiries.
Mennonite Voluntary Service is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year! Opportunities to serve and live in community with others are still open in a variety of placements and locations, including teaching in Puerto Rico. Ages 20+ can apply at NeilR for inquiries.
Harvey County Homeless Shelter: Please welcome the Harvey County Homeless Shelter’s new Volunteer Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Amy Sneary. Amy comes to HCHS with a passion to help others and with many new, exciting ideas for ministry growth at HCHS! You can contact Amy at amy
The 2016 issue of Mennonite Life is now online at ml.bethelks.edu. It includes tributes to Robert Kreider, explorations of many aspects of Mennonite/s writing, book reviews, a look at Swiss-Volhynian Mennonite worship, writing by high school and college students, and much more.
Movie Screening: “No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story” A brief discussion of issues related to refugee resettlement to follow. When: Sunday, June 12, 4:00 p.m. Where: Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main Street, Hesston. Cost: A free will offering will be received. All money received will be given to the Refugee Resettlement Fund established at Hesston Mennonite Church to support receiving refugees in the Hesston community with Episcopal Migration Ministry—Wichita.
Informative webinar: Everence Financial will present an informative webinar, Tools to maximize your charitable giving, on Tuesday, June 21, at 12 noon and 7 p.m. (CDT). Charitable Services Representative, Mitch Stutzman, will discuss tools to help you support your favorite causes, maximize giving through special assets and receive personal income while supporting the causes you believe in. There will also be time for your questions. To participate, contact Sandy Popp at (620) 662-7900, (877) 893-8647 or sandy.popp. Or visit everence.com/kansas.
Job Opening: Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, is seeking to fill the staff position of Music Coordinator. The term for this part-time position (4 hours/week) runs from September 1 – August 31, and renews annually. For more information, contact: 316-283-3667 or