We❤Grace Potluck! Plan to stay after church on Sunday, February 12 for a potluck celebrating Grace Regier’s many years of service as Tabor Church Custodian! Bring a potluck dish to share along with table service. You are also welcome to bring a card, note of appreciation, or personalized valentine for Grace. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating together!
“Everything old is new again” seems a fitting phrase for the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum as we begin a new year with new projects to accomplish and a new face as director. Come join us for a fundraiser meal served by museum board members in the fellowship hall from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 1st. You’ll enjoy good company, plus “newly made” Menno Bros. pizza, fresh tossed salad, and delicious cookies. All proceeds will benefit the museum. Your contribution will be gratefully accepted.
Faith Formation on February 5:
Next week, our Sunday morning worship service will focus on Sexual abuse and the scripture passage from 2 Samuel 13, the story of the rape of Tamar. Parents, you are invited to use your discretion on whether or not this would be appropriate for your children. There are alternate activities being planned by the Christian Education team following the children’s story in the fellowship hall.
This service will also include a time of anointing for healing and deliverance. Pastors Phil, Rosie and Katherine will be available following the service to anyone who would like to visit more personally, and are always available for counseling by appointment. May God grant comfort and healing to all who suffer.
Faith Formation: Classes for children will meet as usual.
All adults are invited and encouraged to meet in the sanctuary with Kathy Wiens. Her presentation is titled, “Wisdom of the Wounded.” Kathy is an author, speaker and survivor of childhood sexual abuse & neglect.
Commit a radical act of love this Valentine’s Day! Offender Victim Ministries (OVM)
is providing two opportunities to show kindness to inmates at Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and Jesus’ way of compassion:
1) They will be hosting Valentine’s Day letter writing events to send encouragement to HCF Inmates on Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14.
2) OVM is inviting churches to support the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in reaching out to prisoners by collecting Men’s Prisoner Care Kits. We invite you to purchase the items for one or more kits and place them in the collection basket in the foyer by Sunday, February 12.
1 pair white underwear (briefs), 1 bottle lotion (max. 2 oz.), 1 bar soap (min. 4 oz.), 1 tube toothpaste (min. 6 oz.), 1 deodorant, alcohol free (min. 2.25 oz.), 1 pair white crew socks, 1 white crewneck undershirt. Please choose men’s L or XL and buy all clothing in chosen size, new items only.
Tabor Food Pantry: Supplies continue to run low and your donations of any non perishable items are welcome. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry.
You’re invited to a women’s bible study! Starting Thursday, February 2nd, Leslie Duerksen and Mandy Funk will be hosting an 11 week long study on the Fruits of the Spirit. It is a video series called Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore. Starting at 7:00 p.m., there will be an hour long video followed by discussion. This study will help you form a more intimate relationship with God by developing His fruits in your everyday life. It will be held at the Ratzlaff building in Goessel. This is a community bible study, so feel free to invite all of the women in your life! Contact Mandy if you have any questions.
Attention Young Adults! There will be an Area Wide PC-PF (Post College- Pre Family) Potluck and Game Night on Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 pm at Tabor Mennonite Church. This group is designed for young adults in similar life stages to socialize together. Please bring table service, a dish to share, and games to play. Drinks will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Kristin Unruh at kristin.unruh. We hope to see you there!
What’s Cookin’? will meet on February 9 at 6:30pm in the Tabor Mennonite Church kitchen. Come for cooking, tasting, fun, and fellowship. Sponsored by the Tabor Food Pantry, this event is open to anyone wanting to learn new cooking skills, seasoned cooks willing to share their knowledge, others who would like new recipe ideas and have a taste before preparing them for families! RSVP is helpful, but not required. kfunk or 367-2318
It’s time to put together College Student Care Packages! The youth group will be assembling the Care Packages on Wednesday, February 15. Goodies can be placed in the decorated box in the foyer anytime between now and February 15. Please bring home-baked goods to the church on Wednesday, February 15 and put on the back table in the Fellowship Hall by the kitchen. Our current college students are Reece Hiebert, Luke Unruh, Sarah Booth, Carson Voth and Mark Schmidt. Let’s show them our love!
Hesston College’s 2017 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series, “When the Unthinkable Happens”, is Feb. 17 to 19. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the bulletin board by February 8 and submit a $25 check payable to Tabor Mennonite Church with AVDS in the memo. Tabor will pay the remaining $50 of the registration fee. We hope you can join in this important conference! (If you are interested in attending the bonus STAR-Lite Training on February 20, we encourage you to register for this on your own at hesston.edu/avds.)
Tabor Mennonite Youth Fellowship is going to Orlando to attend the Mennonite Church USA Convention this summer! Beside the Youth Room is a wall full of envelopes, each with a monetary value given to it from $1 to $100. If you would like to help us in our fundraising efforts, you are welcome to take any envelope and put in a donation for the amount printed on the envelope. Then please put the envelope in Pastor Katherine’s mailbox or Phil and Sarahanne Unruh’s mailbox. And all donations that exceed the cost of Convention will go towards the Tabor Building Fund. Thank you for your generosity, your prayers, and your support!
Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando: Are you interested in attending the Orlando convention (July 4-8) as a Tabor delegate? If yes, please talk to one of the pastors soon.
Kansas Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Sale ~ April 7 & 8
– A box of antique wrenches has been donated to the MCC Sale. If you would be willing to mount them to a piece of plywood with wire, see Jerry Toews.
– If you would be willing to help detail out some vehicles that have been donated to this years sale, please see Jerry.
– Tabor folks usually give $3000-3500 to pre-sale expenses. Many of you giving a little makes it happen. Please help by doing your part.
-Your donations to the MCC Sale helps people start businesses such as raising goats, bees, chickens, rabbits, cattle, etc. More income leads to better opportunities for nutrition, health, and education. The KS MCC Sale gives that chance to families around the world. There are as many opportunities for you to help with this years sale as your mind can think of. Last year Tabor was a part of raising over $565,000. It is FUN to be a part of something like that.
Women’s Retreat in Goessel: Women of all ages are welcome to the 3rd Annual Women’s Retreat in Goessel, February 25 at Bethesda Home & Lincoln Perk. Registration of $35 will open February 1. Scholarships and free child care will be available on request. If you have questions talk to Rachel Boden, Susan Nafziger, Lynette Duerksen, Michelle Unruh and Anna Beth Birky.
« Western District Conference: Pray for God’s joy and wisdom to be with Caleb Yoder as he is installed today as pastor at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Mary Raber of MMN requests prayer for pastors who spend time in the militarized zones of eastern Ukraine and for the thousands of displaced people they serve. May God provide for the physical and spiritual resources for those who have suffered so much.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Students who weren’t on campus for Bethel College’s January interterm or who are new for spring 2017 move into residence halls today – pray for a good start and a successful semester for these and all Bethel students.
MCC’s Sharing With Appalachia People (SWAP) program is seeking volunteer groups and summer staff. Summer will be here before we know it, so make your summer plans now to join SWAP in Kentucky. Don’t miss out on your chance to serve with this home repair ministry while learning about life in Appalachia. Groups or individuals can volunteer to serve as week-long volunteers. SWAP is also looking for summer staff to serve as job site coordinators and meals coordinators/cooks for three month assignments. Summer staff are a critical component of SWAP’s successful ministry, as they help facilitate the weekly SWAP service groups working on housing repair for low-income persons. Summer staff vary in age from 19 to 70+, and they receive meals, lodging and a weekly stipend for their service. For more information about bringing a group to SWAP or serving as summer staff, visit AppalachiaAdmin or 606-633-5065.
Come to the MCC Make It Day! Come and learn how to sew an infant gown for the infant care kits at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). These simple, sweet gowns provide warmth and comfort to infants around the world, and we would love to find more people to sew them! Join in the fun at the MCC Material Resource Center in N Newton (121 E. 30th) on Friday, Feb. 10 from 9am – noon, to learn more and to make a gown or two yourself. Materials and instructions will be provided. MCC has a few sewing machines, but you are encouraged to bring your own if possible. Please contact Kate Mast if you are planning to attend or have any questions:
-Recruiting Summer Staff: February 6, 7, and 8, morning to mid-afternoon, at Hesston, Tabor, and Bethel Colleges respectively.
-Hymn Sing & Dessert Auction: February 26 at Eden Mennonite Church, 4-6pm.
Funds raised will go towards the new playground structure.
-Youth Volunteer Weekend: Youth grades 7-12 are invited to join us on March 10-11 for a time of worship, service, fun! We’ll begin with worship and singing on Friday evening and end with the same on Saturday evening. If youth sponsors are interested in attending, please contact us.
-Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats: March 3-5 and March 17-19.
Information for all of the above or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.
You are invited to a forum on “Native American Justice” on Saturday morning, February 11, 9am – noon at Mennonite Church of the Servant, 2401 N. Woodland in Wichita. The focus will be on the North American history of colonization and land loss, the Kanza story, and practical steps toward justice. Suggested donation $5.
Call for singers – Sunday, May 7, at Bethel College, the Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra will perform Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, also known as the Lord Nelson Mass. If interested in joining the choir, contact Dr. William Eash, weash or 316-284-5316, for rehearsal and performance information.
Mennonite Mission Network is seeking a fulltime Mennonite Voluntary Service Program Director. Read the full position description at StaffRecruitment.
New Hope Shelter: Now hiring! Part-time weekend staff member. 8am-5pm every other weekend and some holidays. $7.25/hr.
Email resumes to james.
Applications available at 900 W. Broadway, Bldg. 7, Newton.
Goshen College seeks candidates for President. Nominations and/or letters of application may be submitted to Goshen College Presidential Search Committee. More information at: https://www.goshen.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/10/presidential_search_online.pdf