April announcements

Easter Sunday – April 1

9 a.m.– Easter Breakfast.

Come together in the Fellowship Hall to share breakfast in joyful anticipation of our celebratory Easter Worship Service!

10 a.m.– Easter Worship. Share the joy of Easter as we worship together and celebrate the Resurrection of Christ!

Faith Formation classes will not meet

Congregational Announcements

Equipment is rolling in! The building committee met with Max Fuqua of Fuqua Construction on Monday. We were a bit surprised to hear that Max wanted to start on the project on the Monday after Easter. The first phase will be installing the pitched roof over the foyer and offices, and installing the elevator. We will be seeing changes very soon. Max will fence off the entire West side of the church for access to the roof. For some of this time we will not have access to the West door. If the door is blocked, we will need to park on the East side, or West of the trees and walk around to the doors on the North or East. Elevator installation may begin on the following Monday, April 9. Before this can start we need to clean out all the rooms adjacent to the elevator shaft. This means three Sunday School rooms in the basement, the food pantry room, and Phil’s office need to be cleaned out. With so much to do in such a short time, there will be lots of opportunities to help. Hopefully, we can do the bulk of the moving Thursday April 5th. We know that there will be inconveniences for everyone. Thanks for your patience and help.

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.

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

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!

Museum Heritage Fundraiser Dinner : The deadline for the tickets is Monday, April 2. Call the museum 620-367-8200, to reserve a seat at the table. The Dinner will be Friday April 6, starting 6:30 p.m. at the Tabor Mennonite Church with the featured speakers Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe. $50 per person and $25 for first timers. Thank you for your support.

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.

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!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray that congregations across WDC may embody the living presence of Christ in their communities, on this Easter Sunday and throughout the year.

« Mennonite Mission Network: On this Easter Sunday, meditate on the words of Clarence Jordan, co-founder of Koinonia Farm in Georgia (a MMN SOOP placement): “The good news of the resurrection is not [only] that we shall die and go home to be with [Jesus], but that he has risen and comes home with us, bringing all his hungry, naked, thirsty, sick prisoner brothers [and sisters] with him.”

« Mennonite Education Agency: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia: Pray for the Zehr Institute as they embark on a series of webinars this month and seek to transform a culture of sexual harm through restorative justice.

“Hope and Mission in God’s Country”. Join pastor and author Brad Roth at Buhler Mennonite Church 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.

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.

Camp Mennoscah

—Dam Going In! Sunday, April 8, at approx. 2pm-ish. Be prepared for whatever weather we have. Come early on Friday or Saturday to help us move things back into the new kitchen!

—”Rebuilding the Whale!” Camp Mennoscah plans to start construction of the new playground, in mid-April, and we’ll be looking for volunteers to come out and help! Stay tuned for details.

—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 www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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.

Sexualized violence and the church: Mennonite Central Committee is offering three free webinars this spring for churches who want to learn more about how to address sexualized violence within their congregation and how to encourage healthy sexuality and healthy masculinity among members. The webinars will be led by church leaders and others with expertise in the topics. All three webinars will start at 2 pm and end at 3 pm CST. The first webinar, Healthy sexuality in our congregations will be on April 11. Kathrine Goerzen and Benjamin Reynolds will lead the discussion focusing on what role the church can play in fostering and supporting healthy views of sexuality. May 9’s webinar will focus on Sexualized violence – how should churches respond? And then on June 13, Healthy masculinity. Learn more and register for the webinars at mcc.org/wwso.

Contact karinkaufmanwall with questions.

Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR):

—The Bethel College Department of Bible and Religion and KIPCOR will sponsor Jalane Schmidt, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and a Black Lives Matter activist, for two public lectures. Both are in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus. The first is Sunday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.: “Huck Finn Moments: Using White Privilege to Dismantle White Supremacy.” The second is Monday, April 16, for Bethel’s convocation at 11 a.m.: “Holding Space in #Charlottesville: Confronting ‘Alt-Right’ White Supremacists.” Jalane was an organizer for actions countering the white supremacist and alt-right demonstrations in Charlottesville in August 2017.

—KIPCOR 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 kipcor.org

—KIPCOR wraps up a year-plus-long celebration of its 30th anniversary April 22 by hosting author and storyteller Rafe Martin, Rochester, New York, at 3 pm in Memorial Hall on the Bethel campus. Martin is known for his children’s books on making peace and celebrating differences, and his storytelling performances for audiences of all ages

Bethel College

—Sun., April 8 – Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra spring concert with special guest Berta Rojas, guitar, 4 p.m., Memorial Hall at Bethel College; part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series and the NMKSO 2017-18 season (ticket purchase required)

—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 michelle.ramer.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale: Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018


REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

The Sale in 2006 was marked by many firsts. Following the Kansas State Fair’s Master Plan, the KMRS was able to stay in the same buildings they had been in the year before. In the Sunflower South building a “Silent Auction” was held for the first time…it was hailed as a great success. In Sunflower North, the MCC booth was expanded to include an area to assemble School Kits. The Domestic Arts building became home to “Caps Central”, and Carnival games were set up by the Pretty Prairie Youth Group in the Tech Building. The Sale bought two construction trailers and converted them into kitchens for the Domestic Arts Building. A change of State Fair policy led to this need. The total monies donated to MCC was $450,000. A great spirit of volunteerism and good will was present as the Sale’s theme, “Extreme World Makeover!!” was center stage.

Sale Announcements

Children’s Coin Offering was $70.97. EXCELLENT!! ONLY one more Sunday after today. How many more coins and paper can we put in the cans.

PLEASE take a 2 hour shift SOMEWHERE at the Sale. IF your children are old enough have them help along with you. Especially SIGN UP to help the TABOR folks who are in charge of the following:

Louis and Carrie with Selling Meat Products in the Domestic Arts Building

Jason and Anna, and Jared and Laura with Cooking and Cutting Sausage in the trailer southeast of Cottonwood Court

Brent and Pam with New Years Cookies in the trailer East of Domestic Arts

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

PLEASE VIEW THE WEBSITE FOR NEW ITEMS BEING ADDED ALMOST DAILY. The quilts are now all on the Quilt Gallery. Check General Auction for large items including vehicles. LOTS of GREAT items this year celebrating the 50th Anniversary.

PLEASE let your friends and fellow work friends about the FREE EVENT and invite them to EAT OUT with Great Ethnic Food Choices and LOTS of pie and ice cream.

Go to the basement and look at ALL the wonderful items that Tabor folks have made to be sold.

Harvest is nearly here!! HAVE FUN!!!

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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