Oct. 1 announcements
Wednesdays at Tabor
Opening Night Schedule
October 4, 2017
5:45 pm — Supper for everyone
6:30 pm — Skit [Detective Diego and friends]
Parents & children sign the Covenant
Meet the teachers & go to classrooms
3 Choirs: Age 3-4; K-grade 2; Grade 3-5
Parents sign release forms &
wait for dismissal from choirs
7:15 pm — Dismissal
Today is the Harvest Giving Walk! You can still sign up to walk (or run) and you can still make a donation, payable to Harvest Giving Walk. Find a walker today for your generous giving to help MCC respond to many needs for water around the world, as well as the expenses of our local Tabor Food Pantry. Walkers, please be at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church by 1:15 p.m. to sign in, and remember to bring an item for the Food Pantry, as well as your donation envelope. Walkers from our church are: Brent Abrahams, Russ & Camille Adrian, Lindsey Buller, Carol Duerksen, Duane & Janna Duerksen, Mandy Funk, Lee & Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Peter Goerzen, Cleo & Faye Koop, Brian Lightner, Elton & Denise Nickel, Kenton Nickel, Kevin Nickel, Katy Schmidt, Kristin Schmidt, Phil & Mary Schmidt, Jerry Toews, Anna Unruh, and Keri Unruh.
Getting to know one another: You have received a list of questions to help us get to know each other better. When you’ve completed your answers, return them to Diana Schmidt’s mailbox (or email to her at jd77schmidt). Please return them by October 29th. We will put them into a booklet that everyone will receive. Thank you for your participation! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us. -Diana Schmidt and Carol Duerksen
Narrative Budget Reports are due next Sunday, October 8. Please submit to church office. Email preferred: kfunk.
Tabor Celebration Smoke-In: Tabor Celebration Smoke-In in the park Oct 8, 5:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and table service. The meal will be provided, so plan to come join our Tabor family as we celebrate our fundraising for our new facility and enjoy an evening of fellowship together. Contact Doris Unruh, Elaine Unruh, or Carol Duerksen if you are interested in being a meat smoker for this celebration.
Bethesda needs your help: The Board and Administration are looking at ways to be more efficient with the funds that you contribute. In the last 8 newsletters we have stated, “Please send us your email address if you would like to receive the newsletter and other communications electronically.” You will get the Bethesda news sooner and you won’t have to recycle the hard copy. Either send an email with your address to Pete Flaming pflaming or call Pete or Shari Wiens 620-367-2291. Several have already done so, but if you prefer a hard copy we will provide it to you as we have in the past. The newsletters (current and past) can also be viewed on our web site www.bethesdahome.org . Newsletter archives are under the “About” heading.
« Western District Conference: Give thanks & pray for WDC pastors & chaplains who offer leadership in congregations and other institutions across WDC.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Delicia Bravo and Peter Wigginton of MMN serve alongside communities in Ecuador to help Vida Juvenil become a thriving, locally organized project. Pray for them as they help mothers, children and youth become grounded in a better quality of life. This is the same ministry where Karina Brandt is currently serving.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA)- Pray for students and tutor Lilian Flores at the new IBA Study Center at Evangelical Garifuna Mennonite Church in Bronx, New York. They will be starting the course Introduction to Bible Study. Pray that this course will be of blessing for the students, their congregations and their communities as these leaders learn new tools to spread God’s word to expand God’s kingdom.
WDC End Death Penalty Task Force: see flyer on bulletin board
“The Kansas Death Penalty: What a Waste, 2017” will take place Oct. 21,1-3:30 pm at McPherson Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, Kansas. Speakers include: Roger Werholtz, retired Secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections; Senator Carolyn McGinn, Chair of Senate Ways and Means Committee; Celeste Dixon, murder victim family member. Free and open to the public. To Register email info or call 785-235-2237.
Announcing Great Day of Singing Events – The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee, working under the name Resonate Team, has invited congregations to hold a “Great Day of Singing” this fall and has scheduled a series of regional hymn sings. In WDC, on Sunday, December 3 at 6:30pm at Bethel College Mennonite Church, N. Newton, will host a hymn sing led by project director and general editor Bradley Kauffman. Detail to follow.
—Scrapbook & Crafts Retreats: Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 15-17.
Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
Urgent! MCC Mobile Meat Cannery Volunteer Needed! MCC urgently seeks a volunteer that is at least 21 years old to work with the meat canner! Truck driving skills are ideal, but MCC is willing to provide training as well. The meat canning season starts up in October, please help MCC fill this vital need. For more information, please contact John Hillegass at johnhillegass or (717) 859-1151.
From hurricanes and flooding, to conflict and drought, MCC is responding to many disasters around the world. Learn more about our relief projects and give today to help provide assistance and to support communities as they rebuild by visiting centralstates or call 316.283.2720.
Save this date! November 19 – Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, in partnership with Western District Conference (MCUSA), MCC Central States and Bethel College is sponsoring the Kansas premier production of “DISCOVERY: A Comic Lament” produced by Ted & Co. TheaterWorks. This is a play about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. It finds unexpected humor at the crossroads of justice, land use, and Indigenous experience and nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity. Several scenes in the show have their roots in Kansas locations. The production will take place in Krehbiel Auditorium on Bethel College Campus on November 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Ticket information will be released soon.
Workshop: On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Kimberly Schmidt, author of Magpie’s Blanket historical novel about two women who survived the massacres of Plains Indians, will lead a workshop on “Book Crafting and Research Methods,”
Sponsored by StoryTellers of the Great Plains. Contact Kathy Goering for more information at kjgo. All are welcome.
-Sun., Oct. 8 – Bethel College Philharmonia Orchestra concert, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall, featuring music by von Weber, Debussy and Sibelius
-Fall Festival Oct. 12-15; see www.bethelks.edu/fallfest/
-The Bethel College Women’s Association is asking for donations of baked goods for the Market in the Round and Pie by the Slice booth at Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 14. Baked goods of any kind may be dropped off at Luyken Fine Arts Center Friday, Oct. 13, 3 pm-5 pm, or Saturday morning. Pies can be dropped off at Schultz Student Center, Seminar Room A near the cafeteria entrance, on Friday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., or Saturday morning at the Pie by the Slice booth. The request is for 9” pies; no cream pies, please. Please use an aluminum pie tin. If you have questions, contact Cindy Erb, cindy.l.erb. Thank you from BCWA!
Hesston College: You are invited to Living Water, presented by the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers, at Hesston Mennonite Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 8. The program is created in partnership with the Hesston Common Read and will feature the work of Mennonite Central Committee, with an offering collected to support an MCC water project.
Getting ready to retire? Everence® Financial will present informational seminars this fall to help you make informed decisions. An overview of Medicare will go over what’s covered (and what’s not), enrollment deadlines and plans that supplement Medicare. It will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Retirement income strategy will help you think through your retirement income and expenses, discuss risks than can impact your savings, and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. It will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and Dec. 4. All seminars will be at Everence Financial Advisors, 3179 N. Main St., North Newton. To reserve your spot, contact Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800, (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.