Reminder: This Sunday is Youth Sunday. Hear the youth as they lead morning worship and plan to stay for the noon fundraiser meal. Please see announcement below for details.
2017 Tabor Wellness “A Journal Journey”
The Points Poster for the 2017 challenge is attached to this email if you would like to take part in the 2017 competition. Once again the top points earners will qualify for prizes at the year-end celebration! Journals are AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE (located in Wellness Mailbox) and can also be used to track your activity points for the challenge. Activity must be accumulated in 10+ minute sessions to count. Good Luck!
Notes of Appreciation
Thank you, Tabor Mennonite Church, for giving $7,594.71 to Mennonite Mission Network in 2016! Your donations, prayers, participation, and enthusiasm for mission play a vital role in our global church. Thank you for doing your part! ~Joe Sawatzky, Church Relations Representative, MMN
As staff of Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for your congregation’s financial support. Our records show that you are among the top 10 percent of the congregations who gave most generously for our work in the last three years. We express our thanks in the words of the Apostle Paul: “Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else,” (II Cor. 9:12-13). May God bless you abundantly. ~Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director
Tabor Mennonite Youth Fellowship is going to Orlando to attend the Mennonite Church USA Convention this summer! This Sunday will provide two opportunities for you to support the young people of our congregation through your generous gifts. The Youth will provide a fellowship meal following Faith Formation on Sunday. The menu includes Southwest Chicken Soup (Gluten and Dairy free) and Cheesy Potato Soup, chips and relishes, homemade zwiebach, and an ice cream sundae bar. All are welcome! In addition to the meal, the “Wall to Orlando” still has envelopes and opportunities to give. Thank you for your generosity, your prayers, your encouragement, and your support of the youth of our congregation!
Ash Wednesday, March 1, marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Come join us for our Wednesday evening fellowship meal at 5:45 pm, followed by an interactive and intergenerational service at 6:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall.
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
2017 MCC Comforter Blitz: March 6, 10am-5pm, March 7, 9am-5pm; March 8, 9am-4pm at Journey Mennonite Church at Yoder Campus, 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.
Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando: Early registration for the Mennonite Church USA Convention 2017 ends on February 28. Early registration includes a T-shirt, I-Ride trolley pass, servant project and a meal card. Come to Orlando July 4-8 to celebrate “Love is a Verb” with fellowship, worship and activities with Mennonites from around the country. Learn more at: http://convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration/. If you are interested in attending the Orlando convention as a Tabor delegate, please talk to one of the pastors soon.
Kansas Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Sale ~ April 7 & 8
EXCELLENT work on the Children’s Coin Offering of $56.66. 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. Quilts will be turned in to the sale on March 13.
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.
Thanks for the money that has come in for pre-sale expenses. We are still accepting donations. Please place in the mailboxes of our MCC contact persons.
« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC members participating in a Hispanic women’s gathering in Dallas this weekend.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Praise God for the teaching ministries of Martine Audéoud and Gary Wittig, serving through MMN. This year, Gary taught in a school in Liberia that re-opened after the Ebola epidemic. Pray that he will find a teaching ministry in Ivory Coast, so the family can be together again.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Give thanks rot eh generosity of donors to AMBS, whose gifts fund scholarships and financial aid packages that make it possible for students of all backgrounds to pursue their dreams and educational goals of the seminary – whether on campus of from a distance.
« Mennonite Church USA: Pause and prepare your hearts as the season of Lent begins this week. Join with others in the church around the world in creating fertile places for the seed of God’s message to take root.
Make a Joyful Song: Celebrating the Legacy of Walter Jost” is the theme of the Newton Chorale’s 40th season concert on Sunday, March 5, 6:30pm at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. Director Renae Schmidt Peters has included many of Jost’s favorite works, including Harold Moyer’s “Songs of Faith.” Admission is free with an offering taken to help cover concert expenses. Camille Adrian and Emil Schmidt from Tabor will be singing in this concert.
“People of the Land: Mennonites and the Doctrine of Discovery” is the topic of a presentation by Karin Kaufman Wall at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Mennonite Central Committee Central States office, 121 E. 30th St., in North Newton. Kaufman Wall is peace and justice education coordinator with MCC Central States. Her presentation is part of the annual corporation meeting of Mennonite World Review Inc. All are welcome to attend the business meeting at 7 p.m. or to come at 8 for Kaufman Wall’s presentation.
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).
-Fundraiser for the new playground structure (the “whale”) on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Eden Mennonite Church in Moundridge from 4pm – 6pm. We’ll sing hymns, bid on tasty treats, and hear a bit about the new “whale.” Funds raised will be designated for 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.
-Camp Mennoscah is looking for fun-loving folks to be kitchen volunteers for our summer youth camps. Our summer camps run from June 11- August 4. The only skills needed are the ability to follow directions, helpful hands, and a desire to have a good time. Email olivia.bartel or call us at 620-297-3290 for more information. It’s a great time!
Information for all of the above or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
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.
Bethel College: Sun., March 5 – Bethel College Wind Ensemble and Bethel College Philharmonia Orchestra joint concert, 8 p.m., Memorial Hall. Featuring music by Stucky, Gilmore, Mahler, Buxtehude and Wagner, with special guest Soyoun Chun, voice.
Job Opening: Bethel College seeks a person for a three-quarter-time position as alumni administrative assistant and institutional researcher. Candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience in Word and Excel, comfort using social media, proven accuracy in data entry and reporting, affinity for complex database management, interest in event planning, and familiarity with Bethel constituency, and must be able to maintain confidentiality. Details at www.bethelks.edu/why-bethel/people/career-opportunities/. AA/EOE
Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies is hosting a third genealogy seminar, “Deciphering Old German Text and Hand-written Script”, Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m., in the Library Conference Room, Tabor College with presenter, Steve Fast. The goal is to provide practical working sessions and instruction. Attendees are invited to bring personal examples and materials they would like to work on. The workshop is expected to last about an hour. The cost of the session is $15.00. Please RSVP by March 9 to Peggy Goertzen at 620.947.3121 ext 1211 or peggyg.