March 25 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Membership: Are you interested in learning more about church membership at Tabor? If yes, please contact a pastor.

Jackets for Ecuador: The project to collet jackets to be distributed through Karina Brandt, serving in Ecuador with Mennonite Mission Network, is coming to a close. Jackets need to be to placed in the suitcases in the church library by Sunday March 25 so Jill and Eric can get them packed for their trip to Ecuador on the 30th. Well over 100 jackets have been received, but with compact packing there is still quite a bit of suitcase space for more. Thanks for your support of this project!

You are invited to LeRoy and Alice Funk’s 70th Wedding Anniversary on Sat., March 31, a come and go event from 3 – 5 pm at Bethesda Chapel, Goessel.

Pine Car Derby: The annual Tabor Pine Car Derby is coming!! Following supper (5:45pm) on April 4, children will meet for pine car construction and to make crafts for the MCC Relief Sale. The Pine Car Derby will take place at 7pm on April 11 in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come for the fun!

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum will have our annual Heritage Fundraiser Dinner on Friday, April 6, at the Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. Meal served at 6:30 p.m. and the program featuring the Super Stars of Kansas Tourism – Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe -.will follow meal. Call the Museum at 620-367-8200 by Monday April 2,to reserve $50 ticket. per person and for first timers $25 per person, children 12 and under; $5. Email: mhmuseum and, or keep in touch on our Facebook page. Thank you for your support.

Tabor Mennonite Women Salad Supper Monday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad & come for an enjoyable evening with our guest Rachel Bachman from Hesston. Her authentic faith and honesty, along with her gifts of music and speaking will have you laughing, crying, and discovering God’s ultimate calling on our lives!

Designing the New Kitchen! The reception committee, funeral committee, and anyone interested in contributing ideas for the layout for the kitchen in Tabor’s new addition, are invited to come a meal at noon, on Sunday, April 22. Please let Keith Banman know if you plan to come.

The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus will be in concert at Central Community Church in Wichita on Sunday, April 8, 7pm. They will also be in concert at Bethel College in North Newton on Sunday, April 15, 7pm.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC pastor peer groups that meet regularly to share, pray and support one another in the joys and challenges of ministry.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Last month, soon after Deb Byler began a MMN assignment in Guatemala, she had a medical emergency that necessitated surgery in Chicago. Pray for health and energy for Deb as she prepares to return to work with women’s leadership development in the Kekchi Mennonite Church.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH) • Pray for SeBAH students and Professor Tony Brun, as they reach the halfway point in the course “Pastoral Project.” May God continue to inspire and encourage the students and Prof. Burn through this course.

Buhler Mennonite Church hosts series: “Hope and Mission in God’s Country”. Join pastor and author Brad Roth as we explore how the rural church can understand its context and live God’s kingdom mission with hope and vibrancy. Wednesday nights in April (6:45-7:45 PM), Roth will lead us in a series of interactive discussion around the themes of Seeing, Befriending, Evangelizing, and Kneeling. April 4 – Seeing: Understanding Rural and Why It Matters; April 11 – Befriending: Caring for People and Community; April 18 – Evangelizing: Sharing our Hope in Jesus; April 25 – Kneeling: Praying Our Lives up to God.

Mennonite Church of the Servant, Wichita, will have its next Movie Night on immigration topics on Friday, April 6, at 7 pm, featuring the film, “Hawo’s Dinner Party”. The film shows the experiences of several Somali residents in Shelbyville, including, Hawo, who are making this small town their new, permanent home. Discussion and information about refugees in Wichita will follow.

Thank you to the women of Western District Women in Mission and SCC Mennonite Women for their generosity in the offering at their Spring Supper March 15 in Hesston KS. Thanks to your gifts, we were able to send more than $2,000 to the women’s literacy project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Camp Mennoscah

—Thank you, Youth Volunteers, for the hours of service you did for Camp Mennoscah! We had a blast with you–worship, campfire, s’mores, and so much more. What you did for us was a blessing and absolutely wonderful. Thank you!

—Refresh and Renew! Camp Mennoscah’s Retirees Retreat invites retirees and interested persons of all ages to join us April 23-25 for several days of renewal.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Education Agency is requesting assistance as they prepare to re-open the Hopi Mission School in Kykotsmovi, Arizona. They are seeking a person or couple willing to live onsite for two to three months to help clean up and organize the facilities and to coordinate volunteers who may be interested in helping as well. Those interested should contact info.

Young adult opportunity to serve with MCC: Looking for ways to actively engage in issues around justice and equity, with the support of a community? Are you a Spanish speaker? Perhaps the Seed Central America Program is for you! Seed, a global two-year program, is being implemented and led by MCC with young adults between 20 and 30 years of age. The Seed Central America program focuses on the crossroads of place and ecologies of peace — in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Visit heidihuber.

Lunch & Learn at MCC with Joanna Shenk! Join us on Thursday, April 5 from noon to 1 pm at MCC in North Newton, to hear Joanna share about her new book, “The Movement Makes Us Human an Interview with Dr. Vincent Harding on Mennonites, Vietnam and MLK.” Lunch will be provided by Mojo’s Coffee Bar. Please RSVP for lunch by April 3. For the first time, we’re offering an opportunity for you to join this event virtually, on any computer or device. Visit patsydirksen.

The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will perform their final home concert of the 2017-18 year at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Following the concert, everyone is invited to a reception with informal performances by group members in the church’s community center.

Bethel College

—March 25 – Closing reception for “The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West” at Kauffman Museum, 1:30-5 p.m. Admission is free.

— March 25 – Jim Hoy, professor of English, Emporia State University, 3 p.m., “Kansas Legends and Folktales,” Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College

—The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) at Bethel College will host “Restorative Kansas” on the Bethel campus Thurs.-Fri., April 19-20 – the first-ever statewide conference on restorative justice in Kansas. For more information and to register online, go to

—This year’s Masterworks at Bethel College will be Mozart’s Requiem, Sun., May 6. The chorus is open to any interested singers. Contact Dr. William Eash, weash, for more information, including a complete rehearsal schedule.

Everence to hold Medicare workshop in April: Everence will continue its popular retirement workshop series this spring, starting with Your Medicare options on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will be held at the Everence office at 3179 N. Main St., North Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

Offender Victim Ministries in Newton, Kan., seeks a full-time executive director. Qualifications include excellent communication, management and organizational skills, and a strong commitment to restorative justice principles. Send resumes and inquires to Becky Nickel, board chair offendervictimministries by April 20.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale: Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

The 1998 Sale was held with nice weather and a good crowd on both Friday night and Saturday. The Friday evening musical program was enjoyed by a l arge crowd. The theme for the sale was “Feed My Lambs”. It was observed and reported that most of the workers and volunteers were smiling and enjoying their work. The “House Against Hunger” was being constructed in Hutchinson. The project was not completed but was on its way by Sale date. Both auctions were blessed with good donations and successful auctions. The quilt auction was deemed a success because it was apparent people were bidding because they supported the cause of MCC. Items for sale in Building #4 ranged from a child’s play house that brought over $3,000 to 15 loads of hedge wood averaging $100 per load. 80 volunteers met at Moundridge High School to make bohne berogie. 504 pies were sold during the course of the Sale. The quilt auction sale total was $150,472. Many volunteers and many smiles enabled the proceeds of the Sale to feed many lambs.

Sale Announcements

FANTASTIC JOB signing up on the sign up table in the Foyer!!! There are still some slots open for those of you that haven’t signed up to take a 2 hour shift somewhere. IT TAKES 1000 VOLUNTEERS TO PUT ON THE KS MCC SALE EACH YEAR. Please do your part to keep the INCREDIBLE tradition of CHRISTIAN SERVICE alive and going strong.

Support the Tabor 5K Team by sponsoring the following: Kristin Unruh, Rene Kaufman, Michelle Unruh, Jason Unruh, Austin Unruh, Dylan, Gunner Davis, David Johnson, Nick Johnson, Katie Wright, Veranica Raymundo, Cory & Kari Unruh, Lee & Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Jerry Toews.

As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration each church is asked to put something into a time capsule that will be opened at the MCC Sale in 25 years. Lois Voth and Sharon Unruh have made a mini-quilt to go into this time capsule. PLEASE VIEW IT ON THE DISPLAY TABLES DOWNSTAIRS. This time capsule will be on display at the Sale this year.

FANTASTIC job bringing in your projects that are on display downstairs!!! Keep them coming. AWESOME!!! Tabor is amazing. THANKS for your continued support and your strong efforts.

We need more pies and zweibach. PICK UP pie tins and plastic bags on the sign up table.


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More items are added to the website frequently. Quilts will be added this week or next. Go to:

Children’s Coin Offering was $38.13. ONLY 2 Sunday’s left!!

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

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