June 10 announcements
Technology Updates: Tabor recently received an upgrade in internet speed, which allows us to more easily upload our sermons and worship services to the internet. Sermons can be found on our church website soon after the worship service. The entire service video will be uploaded, but kept as an unlisted link. If you would like to watch an entire worship service, simply send an email to Kim Funk (kfunk) and she will email you a link to the service. From now on, we will only make DVDs and CDs of the worship service by request. We will no longer make copies to be checked out. Please visit with Pastor Phil if you have any questions.
Summer FF begins June 17: Sign up on the bulletin board to help with summer faith formation for our children. Activity/craft leaders and helpers are needed as well as snack provisions. Carol Duerksen will be the storyteller for the summer. Thanks for sharing your gifts with our children.
—All high school youth through adults will meet together using Mennonite Central Committee’s curriculum, Preventing Gun Violence.
A schedule for Summer Faith Formation for adults and children is in the June Newsletter.
Registration for Western District Annual Assembly on July 27-29 is now open. See sign up sheet on the bulletin board. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, July 8. If you would like to attend, registration expenses will be covered by Tabor’s Worship Planning Team. Assembly will be held at Tabor Mennonite on July 27, Eden Mennonite on July 28 and Alexanderwohl Mennonite on July 29. If you would like to serve as a Tabor Delegate, please check that box on the sign up sheet.
Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum: Free admission on Saturday, June 16, 2018. So bring your father out to enjoy a car show and a free day at the Museum. We will have Cool-cars and Cool-trucks to enjoy and Hot-dogs available for lunch. If you or your father would like to exhibit a car or truck there is a $10 fee. Museum parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come on down.
Do you or someone you know need a little help? If so, there will be a commodity distribution on June 22, 2018 at Goessel Mennonite Church from 5- 6 p.m. If you have any questions regarding qualifications or income guidelines please contact Jenny Girard @ 620-747-0046 or 367-8492. (If someone you know is housebound, arrangements can be made for someone else to get commodities for them).
Affordable Housing Available in Goessel: One bedroom units are available for rent at the Sunflower Village located in Goessel. These units are income
structured where rental assistance is available. For more information, contact Cindy Gaddis, Site Manager at 316-217-3178.
« Western District Conference: Pray today for Iglesia Menonita Casa Betania in Newton, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary, and for First Mennonite Church in McPherson, as they install Rose Marie Zook Barber as their new pastor.
« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for Service Adventure participants who are ending their assignments in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Anchorage (Alaska), Colorado Springs (Colorado), Jackson (Mississippi), and Johnstown (Pennsylvania). Praise God for all they gave and received during the past 10 months. Pray for them as they integrate this year’s learnings into their life choices.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Bethel College: Pray for the seven Bethel College students awarded 2018 Summer Research Grants as they explore topics in Bible and religion, communication arts, English, history and peace studies, natural sciences and psychology.
« Mennonite Disaster Service: This week we rejoice with the community of La Grange, Texas where new homes will be constructed for Hurricane Harvey survivors in an area called Hope Hill. We pray for those organizing the work and for enough volunteers to bring people home. We ask God for hearts to be moved and hammers to ring. We also pray for those suffering because of the volcanos in Hawaii and Guatemala. MDS is monitoring the situation in Hawaii.
Western District Conference:
—Everyone is invited to the WDC Annual Assembly 2018, July 27-28! Complete information is posted at: http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2018annualAssembly. Read all about it and register online by July 13.
Language Interpretation Ministry Team: WDC seeks to establish a ministry team of persons located in different areas of the conference, who can provide language interpretation for WDC meetings and events in order to enhance participation by individuals who speak different languages. Assessment, orientation and training will be provided for Team members, as well as some financial compensation through grant funds WDC has received. Please contact WDC at wdc or 316-283-6300 if you have skills in a second language and are interested in applying or learning more about this ministry opportunity!
– We are in search of tin cans for crafts this summer! Any empty can (only one lid removed) from canned foods would work. “Normal” sized cans (~14-20oz) are best; little cans from items like tuna and chicken are too small. We need approximately 60 by the first week of camp, and about 120 total for the summer. Any help collecting these cans would be greatly appreciated!
– Send a camper to camp or bring a friend with you! Camp Mennoscah has both room and scholarships for more campers. Grab your friendly neighborhood friend, a cousin, or someone who would benefit from a week of worship and fun!
– Kitchen staff for the week of July 15-21 are still needed. We have this amazing new kitchen and we’d love to share it with you. Our fearless head cooks will be there to help you create great meals! Contact camp to volunteer. Parent discounts are available for up to full camp fees.
– Family Weekend is June 30-July 1! It’s a weekend focused on giving you the most time to spend with your family and friends. Our time together is loosely scheduled and you can choose what to do–worship, river play, swimming, crafts, or even just talking with each other!
Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.
Resources are available to continue to #LearnPrayJoin for the Korean Peninsula.
– Read blog reflections from people who have lived and served on the Korean peninsula: mennoniteusa.org/korea-posts
– Listen to Peace Lab Podcast #33 with Joy Yoon: mennoniteusa.org/plp33
– Watch the webinar recorded with Dr. Inyeop Lee: mennoniteusa.org/dr-lee
– Support the ongoing peacemaking efforts of MCC and Mission Network: mennoniteusa.org/give-lpj
Service Adventrue: Thinking about taking a gap year after high school? Serve, learn, and develop your leadership skills through Service Adventure. For more info, visit www.MennoniteMission.net/ServiceAdventure or contact SusanN@MennoniteMission.net.
Mennonite Central Committee:
—Calling all MCC volunteers!! Join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on June 13, 5 pm – 7 pm at MCC in North Newton, Kansas! All relief sale volunteers, all meat canning volunteers, participants in the Flatlander Bicycle Ride or the Harvest Giving Walk, all of you who make comforters on your own or at a Comforter Blitz, if you’ve packed a kit at MCC or volunteered your time at an MCC thrift shop or in the MCC Warehouse – YOU’RE INVITED! We want you to join us, enjoy a delicious meal of burgers, hot dogs, salads, chips and ice cream for dessert! Please RSVP by June 11 to patsydirksen, 316.283.2720.
—MCC Mini Comforter Blitz, June 22 & 23 at MCC in North Newton! Join in the fun at this Mini Comforter Blitz on Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Come and go as you are able, bring your friends and family! Bring snacks to share if you’d like. Please bring a sack lunch/supper, drinks will be provided. Contact katemast with questions and visit mcc.org/comforter-blitz for details!
—Supplies are running low in the MCC Material Resources Center in North Newton and we could use your help! The current material resources needs are: shampoo for relief kits (1-2 bottles, totaling more than 20 oz), toothbrushes for relief and hygiene kits (in originally packaging), small, metal pencil sharpeners (one or two holes) for school kits, dark colored hand or bath towels for hygiene and relief kits. Visit katemast or call with questions at 316-283-2720.
—Sexualized violence and the church webinar, June 13 2 pm – 3 pm: Mennonite Central Committee is offering the third webinar in our three-part series this spring for churches and individuals to learn about addressing sexualized violence within the church. This webinar focusing on Healthy masculinity will cover how the church can prepare men to talk to their sons about healthy masculinity and what men should tell boys about sexual violence. Speakers will be Glen Guyton, the new Executive Director for MCUSA and Isaac Villegas, pastor at Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Mennonite Fellowship. Learn more and register for the webinar at karinkaufmanwall with questions.
Dove’s Nest and Mennonite Women USA are joyfully partnering to sponsor a unique summer event: Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries July 26-27 in Omaha, Nebraska. We are excited about this opportunity to resource both women and girls (age 13-18) and are grateful for supporting funds from the Schowalter Foundation. For more information and registration: https://dovesnest.net/Claiming-Healthy-Personal-Boundaries
Bethel College: Mon., June 18 – The Bethel College Women’s Association invites everyone to “An Evening with the President,” 7 p.m., Administration Building chapel at Bethel College. Come meet Bethel President Jon Gering and his wife, Deborah. President Gering will speak on his vision for the college, followed by refreshments and conversation.
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary:
—Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology (noncredit): Sept. 12 – Oct. 23. This online AMBS short course taught by Jamie Pitts, Ph.D., covers the birth and development of 16th-century Anabaptist movements and looks at various interpretations of the meaning of “Anabaptism” today. Cost: $200 before Aug. 22; $250 after. CEUs available. ambs.edu/shortcourses
—Seminary scholarships for VSers. AMBS offers tuition discounts and scholarships ($1,500 per academic year) to current and former voluntary service workers. Enrollment must occur within five years of completion of the VS assignment.
Apply now, or tap a shoulder! ambs.edu/admissions/voluntary-service-scholarships