Oct. 15 announcements
Wednesdays Evening Ministries
5:20-6:20 p.m.—Faithful Fitness
6:30-6:45 p.m.—Children’s Choirs
6:30-7:30 p.m.—Adult Bible Study
6:45-7:30 p.m.—Faith Friends (3 yrs-gr 2)
6:45-7:45 p.m.—Faith Adventures (gr 3-5)
Youth Explorers (gr 6-8)
7:00-8:00 p.m.—Youth Group
7:30-8:30 p.m.—Adult Choir
Dates to Remember:
Oct. 19: Stories & Stuff
Oct. 24: Budget Workshop
Oct. 29: Caring Group Potluck
Nov. 2: Mennonite Men’s
Nov. 5: Congregational meeting
during Faith Formation hour
-College Task Force Fundraiser Meal
Nov. 12: Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov. 22: Tabor Church Thanksgiving
Meal and Service
Dec. 3: Parsonage Open House
Hayrack Ride to the Pumpkin Patch: Come join us today, Oct. 15 for our church trip to the Pumpkin Patch! Meet at the church park at 3:30 pm to ride the hayrack to the patch or just meet us at the patch around 4. Please bring money for activities and supper at the patch. We will plan for the hayrack to depart the patch when they close at 6pm. Let us know if you have any questions. ~Tabor Fellowship Planning Team
Commitment sheets have been compiled. Thanks to everyone who filled out a commitment sheet. We had 124 responses from adults and children. These reports have been made available to the church commissions teams. If you did not receive the report, and feel that you need it, please contact the church office. Also, if you don’t hear back about something you specifically marked on your commitment sheet, please contact one of the Pastors. Thanks again for your service to Tabor and we look forward to another fruitful year of ministry ahead!
The council Budget Workshop has been changed to Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are encouraged to attend as this is where we will discussing the budget for 2018.
Deacons are in the process of discerning two deacons. Carol Duerksen has been discerned as one of the deacons and we ask for your prayers for her as well as one more deacon to be discerned.
Stories & Stuff: All are welcome to come to Stories & Stuff for food and fellowship on October 19 at 10 a.m. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study: Come join us for Adult Bible Study on Wednesday evenings right after supper from 6:30-7:30pm. We will begin with a time of prayer, followed by a study of the upcoming Sunday’s scripture passages. We will be meeting upstairs in the South Rooms. Please let me know if you have any questions. ~Pastor Phil
Tabor Mennonite Women will meet on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. for a Sister Care evening. Evelyn (Evie) Schmidt will share her story.
Singing and Spirituality: During our Musical Worship Series (October 22-November 19), we want to sing some of your favorite hymns! If you have a favorite hymn (from Hymnal: A Worship Book, Sing the Journey, Sing the Story, or the Companion Songbook) please email this to Pastor Katherine and we will include as many of these during this series as we can. Please include a brief note about why this hymn is important to you. Thanks!
Caring Group Potluck. On October 29, everyone is invited to potluck following Faith Formation in the fellowship hall. Our purpose for this potluck is to gather existing caring groups as well as invite anyone curious about joining a caring group. Pastors Rosie Jantz and Phil Schmidt will lead this time of discussion and fellowship. Hope to see you there.
Meat Canning this year will be on November 6 and 7 at the MCC Center in North Newton. Sign up on the bulletin board to volunteer. Checks can be made out to Tabor Mennonite Church, earmarked “MCC meat canning”, and placed in the truck in the foyer. Contact Kenton Nickel with any questions.
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
Rejoice is a daily devotional made available by our Christian Ed Commission to anyone who would like one. There are still copies of the Sept.– Nov. Issue available on the table in the foyer. Please feel free to take one for your personal use.
The McPherson Community Brass Choir under the direction of Jerry Toews will be part of the vocal and instrumental concert in the West Zion Church,
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm which is part of t he Moundridge Arts Council Series.
The Goessel FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) chapter is working on a service project this fall of making pillowcase dresses for young girls through “Real Hope for Haiti”. The chapter is collecting NEW standard-size, brightly colored pillowcases to use for this project and is inviting the community to donate pillowcases or monetary donations (checks payable to Goessel High School—memo: FCCLA pillowcase project) towards this effort. Donations can be dropped off at the Goessel high school office or given to Brooke Nafziger (FCCLA member) by Mon. Oct. 23. The community will be invited to join the FCCLA members in a community sewing event to be held on Sat. Nov. 4 from 9 am-12 noon in the Goessel High School Family Consumer Science classroom. Please RSVP for this event by Oct. 27 to Brooke Nafziger at brooke.nafziger.)
Have a life-saving day and come donate blood on Monday, Oct. 30 between 2:00-6:00 at the Goessel Church. To make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor code: Goessel) or call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) Rapid Pass is now available for use on mobile devices so you can complete the pre-donation reading and health history questions at your convenience on your mobile device the day of donation. Another way to participate is to volunteer as receptionist, donor escort, or in the canteen. Sign up for these jobs on the bulletin board. Thanks for saving lives!!
Bethesda Pillars Banquet – November 5 at Cross Wind Conference Center. Punch bowl and informal social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and banquet begins at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will feature “Sadie and the Larks” from Hesston College. All proceeds to toward the Benevolent Care Fund annual Medicaid deficit of approximately $350,000. Your attendance and generosity is appreciated. Call 367-2291 for reservations or contact Bonnie Janzen, Eileen Schmidt, or Jason Unruh.
The 5th Annual Goessel Community Thanksgiving Meal will be on Sunday, November 12, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Goessel Elementary School Gymnasium.
Everyone in the community is invited. The Alexanderwohl, Goessel and Tabor churches will again provide food for this event. The sign-up sheet for salads, bread or dessert, turkey or ham is posted on the bulletin board. Monetary donations are welcome to be used toward the expenses for the meal. Checks payable to “Goessel Ministerial Alliance”, place in sec. mailbox. Meal planning team: Keith and Barb Banman, Linda Peters, Kimberly Voth, Becky Wedel and Lynette Duerksen.
We are so grateful for your participation and support! – Goessel Ministerial Alliance
« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC representatives Ryan Koch, Anita Kehr and Heidi Regier Kreider attending Mennonite Church USA Constituency Leaders Council this week in Kansas City.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Laura Schlabach of MMN serves JCS, an umbrella organization for mission agencies in Mongolia, through administrative support. She is also a voice for people in the countryside. Pray that God would help her perfect her language skills for good communication.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary board members are meeting Oct. 19–21. Pray that God’s Spirit would guide their conversations and bless them with wisdom and clarity as they give direction to the ongoing work of the seminary.
Responding to Disasters: In the past four weeks, people have experienced devastating loss due to natural disasters – hurricanes, fires – and by human hands. There is no greater time than right now for God’s people to pray for the healing balm and love of our Almighty God, and to work toward peace. Mennonite Mission Network, along with Mennonite Education Agency, partner with Academia Menonita Betania, a Mennonite school in Puerto Rico that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria. For the story or to contribute to their recovery efforts go to https://www.mennonitemission.net/news/features/Mennonites-respond-through-partnership-to-hurricane-Maria.
MCC is responding to disasters taking place around the world. Even before the most recent natural disasters from hurricanes, earthquakes and floods, MCC was running extremely low on comforters and relief kits. Our goal is to ship 83,000 relief kits by March 2018 and we need 7,000 comforters by November.
Visit mcc.org/mrc/kits for full kit information and from there click through to our Amazon Wish List for easier shopping and shipping. Just bring or ship kit items to MCC Central States 121 E. 30th St. North Newton, KS 67117. It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday giving projects like a relief kit collection drive! Call MCC with questions at 316-283-2720.
Bethel College: The Worship and the Arts Festival Choir is calling on all interested singers to join the evening worship celebration Saturday, Nov. 18, in Bethel College’s Memorial Hall. Rehearsal is that evening from 5-6:30 p.m., with supper provided. The service begins at 7:30. Please contact Dr. William Eash at weash to reserve your place in the choir! For more information about the Worship and the Arts Symposium, on the Bethel campus during the day Nov. 18, see bethelks.edu/worshiparts. Register for the symposium through the Tabor Church office by Nov. 9 to be included with the church group discount.
Hesston College: The Hesston College Music Department invites alumni and friends to sing with the college choirs for the annual Masterworks Concert, Light Eternal, Saturday, December 9, 7 p.m., at Hesston Mennonite Church. Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna (Light Eternal) is the concert’s central work. In memory of lost loved ones, this performance is a reminder of the Light that comforts us during the holiday season. Singers should plan to attend Monday choral rehearsals beginning October 23. For more information and a complete schedule, visit russell.adrian.
Annual Mission Supper at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church (43 13th Ave, Inman, KS) Saturday, October 21 from 5-7 pm. Proceeds will benefit Mennonite Disaster Service and Camp Mennoscah playground replacement project. For a free will donation, menu is baked sausage, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, applesauce, rolls and homemade pie.
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.
Chairishing CASA Kids will be held on Saturday Oct 21, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E 6th in Newton. This event is a fundraiser for CASA.
Chairs transformed into works of art by local artists will be auctioned and there will also be a silent auction with gift baskets from local businesses. CASA provides advocates to be a voice for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent families in Harvey County. For more information visit: 9thcasa.org.