Oct. 9 announcements
Join us for Wednesday evening activities October 12.
5:20-6:20 p.m.—Faithful Fitness
6:30-6:45 p.m.—Children’s Choirs
6:45-7:30 p.m.—Faith Friends (ages 3-grade 2)
6:45-7:45 p.m.— Faith Adventures (grades 3-5)
6:45-7:45 p.m.— Youth Explorers (grades 6-8)
6:45-7:45 p.m.—Adult Bible Study
7:00-8:00 p.m.—Youth Group
7:45-8:45 p.m.—Adult Choir
If you can help transport Goessel area children to Tabor Church on Wednesday evenings, please contact Denise Nickel.
Adult Bible Study begins Wednesday, October 12. The Study Guides for our Colossians & Philemon study are here! Please stop by Pastor Rosie’s office to pick up your free copy. If you want to buy the accompanying commentary for $10, please sign up as soon as possible on the sheet on Pastor Rosie’s office door. If you want to order your own copy, we’ll be using “Paul, The Prison Letters For Everyone, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon” by N.T. Wright. Let Pastor Rosie know if you have questions.
Mark your calendars! Stories & Stuff resumes Thursday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. Come one – come all – bring a friend! Tabor’s second season of Stories & Stuff kicks off with a special presentation of “Swanky Swigs – Kraft Companys’ innovative merchandising premium,” by Donavon Schmidt! We’ll learn and have fun as we explore the varied examples of Kraft decorated tumblers of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s as well as some rare Australian and Canadian Swanky Swigs of the 1970’s. There’ll be time for questions, snacks, visiting and shopping of course! Hope to see you there!
Did You Know that Tabor has Caring Groups, sometimes called “small groups,” as part of our ministry to nurture spiritual friendship and growth? Most groups meet monthly to share joys, concerns, ideas, meals, bible study, life experiences, etc. If you are interested in getting connected or in forming a new Caring Group here at Tabor, please talk to Pastor Rosie Jantz or Deacon Shelley Buller.
The Tabor Trading Post: Come to the kick-off November 6, prepared to offer something you make or do, and/or to buy. For details see the October newsletter or flyer that was in mailboxes and emailed earlier and is also posted on the bulletin board with additional copies in the foyer.
Bethesda Pillars Banquet: November 6, 2016 Crosswind Conference Center, Hesston, Kansas — Recommended contribution $150 per person — First time attendees $75 — College age and younger $35 — Reservation deadline noon 10/31. Call (620) 367-2291 to make your reservation or contact Bethesda board members Bonnie Janzen, Eileen Schmidt, or Jason Unruh. All contributions go toward our annual Medicaid shortfall of $382,000 of which approximately $44,800 goes toward the care of Tabor Church member residents. Your support means a lot to the Bethesda ministry.
The 4th Annual Goessel Community Thanksgiving Meal will be on Sunday, November 13, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Goessel Elementary School Gymnasium. Everyone in the community is invited. The Alexanderwohl, Goessel and Tabor churches provide food and volunteers to make this event possible. The sign-up sheet for salads, bread or desserts, turkey or ham is posted on the bulletin board. Monetary donations are welcome to be used toward the expenses for the meal, such as paper goods and other food items. You may write your check out to “Goessel Ministerial Alliance” and give it to your church office. The meal planning team is Keith and Barb Banman, Linda Peters, Kimberly Voth, Becky Wedel and Lynette Duerksen. We are so grateful for your participation and support!
—The Goessel Ministerial Alliance
« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC congregations in Dallas, TX, hosting staff and board members from Mennonite Mission Network this weekend.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Tomorrow is Indigenous Peoples Day. Pray for North American Mennonites of European descent to confess their complicity in the oppression of the original inhabitants of this continent. Pray also for Mennonite Mission Network personnel who support marginalized people groups to reclaim their land, their language, and their dignity.
« Mennonite Church USA: Tomorrow the Hesston College student body will come together to celebrate the many different ethnicities and backgrounds in the annual Cultures Fair. Pray for a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity at Hesston College to emerge from this time together.
Mennonite Church USA Convention 2017 is coming up July 4-8 in Orlando, with the theme “Love is a Verb.” One way you can show love: Consider donating to the Convention Scholarship Fund or partnering with a congregation that can’t afford to send people on its own. Learn more at: http://convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration/ or find the convention on Facebook or Twitter.
—October 28-30 or Nov. 4-6.: Fall Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats are almost here! If you haven’t signed up, grab your laptop or phone and register now. It’s three days of cropping with some chatting and make-n-takes as a bonus. Bring a friend for a discount.
Information for all of the above or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
Save the Date for KNOW JESUS – January 28-29, 2017 – an overnight event for Junior High youth groups and youth (6-8th grades). Location: Hesston College campus. Being planned by Western District Conference and South Central Conference Youth Ministry Committee.
Mennonite Central Committee:
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) welcomes donations of money for its disaster response in Haiti, where people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which crossed the country Oct. 4. Matthew’s high winds and extensive flooding caused significant damage and increased already heightened cholera concerns in the Artibonite Valley, where MCC’s long-term reforestation program operates. To donate, visit mcc.org/hurricane-matthew; call 1-888-563-4676 or send a check to MCC, 21 S. 12th St., PO Box 500, Akron PA 17501.
Invitation to participate in the Loss of Turtle Island on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 pm in the Dugan Conference Center at Newman University (3100 McCormick Ave, Wichita). This Doctrine of Discovery event is in conjunction with the Newman Studies course Stories of Home and Immigration. Erica Littlewolf and Karin Kaufman Wall from MCC Central States will facilitate the participatory exercise. RSVP for this event to Sonja Bontrager, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Newman University 316.942.4921 ex. 2158.
Join MCC on a Learning Tour to Kenya Feb 27-March 11, 2017! Tour highlights include seeing a sand dam in action, learning more about sustainable food projects, meeting the kids at MCC supported education programs and enjoying a 1-day safari. Contact Anna Yoder annayoder or 316.283.2720 for more information.
IBA Benefit Dinner – The annual Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA) benefit dinner will take place Friday, October 14 at 6:30 pm at First Mennonite Church in Newton. A smothered pork burrito dinner will be prepared and served by Chef Carlos Lujano. A short program will follow. Dinner is by donation. This is a great opportunity to come and hear how IBA is equipping Hispanic leaders in Mennonite Church USA for ministry. IBA is a program of Mennonite Education Agency’s Hispanic Ministries for Leadership Development and Pastoral Education. For any inquires contact Violeta Ajquejay at: VioletaA or call 316-281-4342.
The Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church annual Mission Supper is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Benefits support Mobility Worldwide providers of Personal Energy Transportation Carts. Questions: call 620-585-6733 or visit Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church on Facebook.
The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra opens its 60th anniversary season with the Fall Classics Concert at 4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 16, in Bethel College Memorial Hall. Featuring Kathryn Steely, viola; NMKSO Alumni players; and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” Tickets are $6-$15 and are available at Faith & Life Bookstore or online at www.nmkso.org.
Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program Sun., Oct. 9 with quilt historian Marla Jackson, “From Slavery to a Free State: The Story of Maria Rogers Martin,” 3 p.m., Kauffman Museum.
Kauffman Museum at Bethel College seeks artifacts, letters, photos and documents that tell the story of conscientious objectors during World War I. To learn more, or if you have an item for donation or long-term loan, please contact museum director Annette LeZotte at alezotte or 316-283-1612.
You are invited to attend a presentation and workshop with Aziza Hasan, founder of NewGround, a Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. Join us at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 South Lorraine, Wichita, KS, for our Peace Weekend presentation on Saturday, October 15. The presentation is at 2:30 with a faspa at 4:00. RSVP to secretary.
Manhattan (KS) Mennonite Church will hold their 30th annual German Mennonite Meal and International Craft & Bake Sale on Sunday, November 13, from 12 noon to 6 pm at Pottorf Hall – CiCo Park, Avery Ave, Manhattan, KS. Meal tickets $12/adult, $4.50/children under 12. $1 from every adult ticket sold supports Work in Progress, a multi-ethnic, interdenominational ensemble who airs to glorify God and bridge racial divisions through music and worship.Take-out meals and packages of frozen sausage will be available. Free admission to the Ten Thousand Villages International Craft Sale and Bake Sale with dozens of home-baked goods.
Retirement Income Seminar: Everence Financial will present an informational seminar, Creating your retirement income strategy, at
7 p.m. on the following Monday, Oct. 10. Everence Financial Advisor Robert Wall will speak about having enough for retirement, making your savings last and coping with the financial markets. There will also be time for your questions. The seminars will take place at Everence Financial, 371 N. Old Highway 81, Hesston. To reserve your spot, contact Darlene Buller at Darlene.buller