July announcements

Congregational Announcements

Tabor Church Wellness: Congratulations to Carrie Unruh and Denise Nickel for being our May and June Wellness Challenge winners! In July and August we will be having squat and push up challenges. Use the tracking sheets found by the red wellness sign in the foyer to record the number of squats (July) and modified or regular push ups (August) you do each day. A random participant from each month will be awarded a prize as well as the participant who records the most squats and push ups. Good Luck!

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.

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. Please check the sign up sheet on the bulletin board for ways to help this summer.

Community Announcements

Community Picnic: Come join us for the third annual Goessel Community Picnic, on Sunday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Goessel Park. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, table service and lawn chairs. It’s a great way to connect with friends and neighbors! So spread the word! Sponsored by the Goessel Ministerial Alliance: Brad Penner, Linda Ewert, Pete Emery, Rosie Jantz and Gail Graber.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for God’s guidance and joy for Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (KS) who began her new role July 1.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Brian and Kelly McPhail, along with 1-year-old Elsie, are completing three years of ministry in China with MMN. Pray for them as they say goodbyes to friends, colleagues and students, and as they re-adjust to life in the United States.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for the Bethel College students who are serving this summer at Camp Mennoscah (Kansas), Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp (Colorado), Camp Friedenswald (Michigan) and other church camps – for health, safety and good interactions with children and youth.

Western District Conference Annual Assembly:

— Mini Music Festival Saturday evening of the WDCAnnual Assembly, July 29-30 on Bethel College campus, North Newton. It will feature a variety of musical styles at several venues around campus. It’s open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors! (Donations welcome at the event.) For more information, go to mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2016annual Assembly.

—WDC is looking for people in the Newton area to host persons coming to the Annual Assembly, July 29-30. Let us know if you can be a host – call Nancy at 316-283-6300 or email wdc. Thanks!

Mennonite Central Committee: The summer months bring lots of volunteers to the Mennonite Central Committee Material Resource Center (MRC) in North Newton and we love it! We’ve had such good help lately that we need to replenish a few kit items to keep our future volunteers busy! Here’s the current list of most needed items: shampoo (13-24 oz.), nail clippers, large bars of laundry soap, bath and hand towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors), fabric measuring tape (metric), sanitary pads (18-24 ct, thin maxi). Donations may be brought to the MRC in person, purchased online and shipped to MCC or you can simply donate money designated “Kit supplies” and MCC will purchase the needed items. Questions? Call 316.283.2720. MCC Central States PO Box 235, 121 E. 30th St., North Newton, KS 67117. For full kit lists visit mcc.org/kits. Thank you for your ongoing generosity!

Coming up at Camp Mennoscah!

—Young Adult Weekend: July 29-31. It’s only a month before all your new friends and old chums are getting together for the Young Adult Weekend at Camp Mennoscah! Young adults age 18 and older will be having a rollicking good time doing all sorts of camp things–swimming, crafts, worship, campfire, making new friends. We’d be thrilled to have you there. Register online.

—Camp Mennoscah Camp Sing August 7, 6:30pm, Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater.

—Mental Health Spiritual Retreat September 4-5. All those affected by mental illness, including friends and family, are invited to come to Camp Mennoscah for a time of relaxation, worship, fun activities, and friends. Find the registration form online under Retreats or call. Come enjoy a bit of rest in the midst of some of God’s great creation!

—Work & Play Camp and Camp Mennoscah’s Annual Meeting September 16-21 Sept.18 Annual meeting

For all of the above: Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

For more information contact olivia.bartel.

Centering Prayer will not meet Mon., July 4, but otherwise continues every Monday from noon-1 p.m. in Agape Center in Richert House on the Bethel College campus. Try it once, come occasionally or join us regularly – all are welcome, with no previous experience required. For more information, contact Nathan Koontz, 2nathankoontz, or Melanie Zuercher, mzuercher. (For help locating Agape Center in Richert House, see www.bethelks.edu/why-bethel/location/campus-map/

Getting ready to retire? Everence Financial will present an informational seminar, Retiring soon? Make sense of your Medicare and Social Security choices at 8 a.m., 12 noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Everence Financial Advisor Robert Wall will speak on Medicare and Social Security, provide instructions on how to enroll, explain your options if you continue to work and answer related questions. The seminars will take place at Everence Financial, 371 N. Old Highway 81, Hesston. To reserve your spot, contact Tanya Burns at (620) 327-4043, (877) 467-7294 or tanya.burns.

Job Opportunities:

Mennonite Central Committee Central States is hiring for a Thrift Shop Coordinator. This position is available starting in August and the position

location is flexible within the 16-state Central States region. The Thrift Shop Coordinator is expected to encourage shop operations to grow profitability annually, to assist with problem solving in daily operations, to encourage

and advocate for board development and sound policies, and to nurture

manager skill development while offering and promoting MCC Thrift Shop Network resources. The work schedule is 40 hours per week. The full job description is available at heidihuber for more information.

Mennonite Mission Network is currently seeking a fulltime Christian Service Recruiter, who will also resource and visit Mennonite Voluntary Service units. Our ideal candidate will have a positive and welcoming presence, and communicate comfortably in person as well as use a variety of social media in building relationships. Must enjoy frequent travel and some public speaking. Must excel in organization, managing one’s schedule, working independently and being a team player. This position requires passion for mission and service, and ability to forge trusting and productive relationships. Responsibilities

include assisting in development and promotion of programs, and preparing orientation and retreat resources. Travel anticipated 75 days per year. Prior experience in cross cultural service preferred. Spanish language fluency is an asset. Mennonite Mission Network strives to embody anti-racist action and intercultural competence. See the full position description at www.

StaffRecruitment for more information.

The ​Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a Sorter/Receiver for 30 hours/week: The sorter/receiver maintains an active presence in the processing area,

in both receiving and sorting donations. He/she will be primarily responsible for sorting through houseware donations, placing items in appropriate price categories, recycling and discarding, as needed. ​The full job description and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton) or​ via​ e-mail​ at ​manager​. Applications​​ are due July 14, 2016, and can be submitted in person or ​by e-mail​.

Harvey County Homeless Shelter has an opening for Volunteer Coordinator

/Bookkeeper. Full-time/40 hours per week. Starting pay: $10/hr. Resumes can be emailed to: james or sent to: HCHS, PO Box 978, Newton, KS 67114.

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