Notes of Appreciation
Thanks so much for the generosity of Tabor at our pizza fundraiser meal on February 1st! Contributions of more than $1,100 were received on behalf of the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum and will be used as vital operating funds for this year. We welcome your visits as we open again for the 2017 season on March 1st, and ask for your prayers and ongoing support.
~With sincere gratitude, the board and staff of the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum
WaShunGa Fundraiser: Camp WaShunGa, for the Goessel area 7th and 8th grade youth, will be here before we know it! Our one and only fundraiser for the year will be Sunday, March 5 at the Goessel High School cafeteria. We will begin serving at 11:30. Our menu will consist of lasagna, green beans, salad, bread and a bar cookie. Cost of the meal is by donation. Thank you for your support, we will see you there! —Camp Washunga Planning Team and Youth
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 1 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Come join us for our Wednesday evening fellowship meal followed by an interactive and intergenerational service in the Fellowship Hall.
Tabor Wellness “A Journal Journey”: More wellness journals have been added to the wellness mailbox. Please help yourself, check out the points poster on the bulletin board and start logging your 2017 activity! See Kevin Nickel if you have questions.
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.
2017 MCC Comforter Blitz: Monday March 6, 10am-5pm, Tues. March 7, 9am-5pm; Wed. March 8, 9am-4pm at Journey Mennonite Church at Yoder Campus, 3605 E. Longview Rd., Haven. Noon meal available each day for a donation. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board or contact Sharon Adrian who will be the contact person for carpooling.
Kansas Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Sale ~ April 7 & 8
EXCELLENT work on the Children’s Coin Offering of $75.56. Keep saving coins and paper during the week to help along.
Please call Jerry Toews to take pictures of the projects you have built or are building so we can get them up on the website for advertising.
Please sign the sign up sheet for the Tabor MCC Fellowship Lasagna Meal on March 12. We can feed up to 100. Suggested minimum donation of $20.
We would like to display Quilts and Quilt Related Items for the MCC Sale Sun., Mar. 5 & 12 in the Fellowship Hall. Make plans to bring yours.
The KS MCC Sale is looking for volunteers in a couple areas: A coordinator for the Children’s Building. Job is overseeing volunteers at shift change for the inflatables. Also looking for chair for Friday Night Feeding the Multitude table waiters. Job is set up of tray washing and drink stations, organizing table waiters and clean up. Could be SS Class; Small Group, couples or individuals. The KS MCC Sale is a FUN place to Volunteer—it only happens once a year. See Jerry Toews.
Women’s Retreat in Goessel: Be refreshed at Sweet Life Café! Invite your friends and neighbors to the 3rd Annual Women’s Retreat in Goessel, February 25 at Bethesda Home & Lincoln Perk. Registration of $35 is due by February 18. Scholarships are available upon request and FREE childcare will be provided by FCCLA. If you have questions, talk to Rachel Boden, Susan Nafziger, Lynette Duerksen, Michelle Unruh, Anna Beth Birky and Janice Voth.
« Western District Conference: Give thanks for WDC pastors gathering this afternoon in McPherson, KS, for financial stewardship education, fellowship, and entertainment sponsored by Everence.
« Mennonite Mission Network: David and Rebekka Stutzman serve in post-Christian Germany through MMN, South German Mennonite Conference, and Virginia Mennonite Missions. Pray for them as they join people on their life journeys and find relevant ways of being the church.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, KIPCOR, is hosting a film this afternoon about the militarization of America’s police force, followed by conversation with law enforcement officials and community activists. Pray for respectful dialogue and mutual learning.
Western District Conference:
All women in Western District and South Central Conferences are invited to attend the annual Mennonite Women Spring Supper on March 23 at 6 pm at Bethel College. Supper provided by Bethel College Women’s Association (BCWA). Stories shared by Leah Mueller, Christine Schweitzer, Barbara Krehbiel Gehring and Mary Herr about “Living Faithfully in our Communities”. Cost for meal: $12 payable at the door for BCWA. Make your reservation by March 16 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-283-3342 (Marlene V. Faul). Offering will be received for a
Mennonite Central Committee women’s project (make checks payable to MCC).
This summer’s Mennonite Church USA Convention will feature a new way to involve high school youth representatives in the delegate sessions. Called “Step Up,” the goal is to prepare young people who have an interest in being involved with the broader church for future involvement as denominational delegates and leaders. The program will include two interactive seminar sessions and attendance at and participation in delegate sessions. Conferences and constituency groups will be invited to nominate youth who are rising high school sophomores or older. For questions, contact Brook Musselman at brookm.
Everyone is invited to an MCC Community Engagement event focusing on Immigration, Saturday, Feb. 25 at Hesston Mennonite Church from 9am-11am. Mennonite Central Committee, in partnership with Sunflower Community Action, will engage participants in an interactive presentation on Immigration Education and current issues. We will see the broad scope of MCC’s Immigration work globally, nationally, regionally, and locally along with our partners. We will also explore the theological lens of immigration and what the Word of God tells us about welcoming the stranger. Please plan to join us!
Hopeful Blues, a 5 piece instrumental ensemble from Hope Mennonite Church, Wichita, extends an invitation to a benefit concert March 5, 7pm, at First Mennonite Church, Halstead, 427 W. 4th Street. A freewill offering will be taken with all proceeds to be donated to Camp Mennoscah.
-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.
-Camp Mennoscah’s 2017 camp catalogs should be in your hands. Didn’t get yours? Call us at 620-297-3290. We’ll get one to you quicker than quick. You can also find the catalog online at campmennoscah.org.
Information for all of the above or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
Bethel College: Sun., Feb. 19 (today) – KIPCOR Film Series presents Do Not Resist, a documentary by Craig Atkinson about police militarization in the U.S. since 9/11, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center.
Annual Verenike Supper at First Mennonite Church, 427 W 4th, Halstead, Saturday, February 25 from 5-7 pm. Cost is by donation and the proceeds will be used for church mission projects. 316-835-2282