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: There is still opportunity to help with Summer Faith Formation for children. Activity/craft leaders and helpers are needed as well as snack provisions. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Thanks for sharing your gifts with our children.
Book Club: To go along with our summer faith formation series, I am reading the book, Disarming the Church: Why Christians Must Forsake Violence to Follow Jesus and Change the World by Eric A Seibert. If you are interested in reading this book and getting together to discuss it, please email me or sign up on the bulletin board. Once I know who all is interested, we will coordinate a reading schedule and times to get together. Cost of the book is $40 for paperback or $10 for kindle. ~Pastor Phil
World Refugee Day: Everyone is invited to attend World Refugee Day 2018 on June 20 from 4-8pm at Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church (2211 S. Bluff St., Wichita, KS). This event will include booths, games, food, free activities for all ages, live music, and soccer games for the kids. It is sponsored by Saint Francis Migration Ministries. For more information, see poster in foyer or call (316) 977-9276.
TMYF will participate in service at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp this summer from June 24-30. Those participating are: Elizabeth Alderfer, Dawson Duerksen, Justice Johnson, Audessi Unruh, Porclein Unruh, Phil and Sarahanne Unruh, and Pastor Katherine. Thank your continued prayers and encouragement!
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.
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).
Give Blood. Help save lives. Goessel Community Blood Drive is Monday, June 25, 1-6pm at the Goessel Mennonite Church. To schedule your lifesaving appointment visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor code: Goessel) or call 800-RED-CROSS. Save time at your appointment by completing RapidPass on your cell phone or visit www.redcrossblood.or/rapidpass. Sign up on the bulletin board to help as a receptionist, escort, or to work in the canteen that day.
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 for Southern Hills Mennonite Church today as they celebrate Roger and Cynthia Neufeld Smith’s 30 years of pastoral ministry there.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Laura Schlabach of MMN is transitioning into the interim executive director’s role with JCS, the consortium of mission agencies through which Mennonite Mission Network serves in Mongolia. Pray for wisdom and peace for Laura as she takes on these new responsibilities.
« Mennonite Education Agency: 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 Church USA: Pray for these Mennonite Conferences as they travel and fellowship at their annual gatherings the weekend of June 21-23: Central Plains Mennonite Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska, Central District Conference in Goshen, Indiana, and Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference in Boise, Idaho.
Western District Conference: Come with “Burning Hearts,” as we listen, discuss and learn deeper biblical connections with scholar/musician Bryan Moyer Suderman, your fellow delegates, and friends at the July 27-28 Western District Annual Assembly. Friday evening worship is at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, and Saturday activities are at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge. For more information and to register, go to:
—The Whale playground at Camp Mennoscah is so very close to completion! Work continues to finish the wood structure next Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, at 9:00 a.m. with final dirt preparation, landscape fabric, and spreading mulch. Please bring a sack lunch. If you have already helped or even if you have not, contact camp at 620-297-3290 if you’re interested and let us know you’ll be there!
—Summer youth camps at Camp Mennoscah are in full swing! We’re having a blast with our summer theme of Beyond Belief: The Universe of God and all the wonderful campers. There are still openings for most of our camps! Senior Highers–keep registering on the wait list so that we know you want to come. We’re busy finding more places for you. If we can’t find you a space, we will return all fees paid. Register online at campmennoscah.org! Our summer youth camps are a hoot!
—Kitchen staff needed for July 15-21. Camp Mennoscah still needs 2-3 people for the week of July 15-21. Kitchen helpers do things like scoop pudding into bowls, peel potatoes, discuss deep and meaningful topics over making bierocks, laugh uproariously, and help make a great camp week with amazingly good meals. Contact us at 620-297-3290 orolivia.bartel! This is a fun time!
Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.
Mennonite Church USA:
—Smart Living, Simple Money is a new podcast produced by and for young adults, sponsored by The Mennonite, Inc., and Everence. It focuses on how financial decisions impact – and are impacted by – our faith, values and daily lives. Each episode is built around personal stories, expert information and practical tips for managing everyday finances. The podcast’s first season features 4 episodes. Topics include debt, budgeting, big purchases, and retirement savings. For more information see smartlivingsimplemoney.com
—Conference planners for the third Women Doing Theology (WDT) conference are taking submissions for both papers and workshops on the WDT18 webpage through July 16. The conference takes place Nov. 8-10 in Elkhart, Indiana. Find guidelines and submission forms at http://mennoniteusa.org/wdt18/.
Empowering Women: Girls ages 13–18 and women of all ages, please join Mennonite Women USA and Dove’s Nest July 26-27, 2018, in Omaha for “Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries,” an intergenerational gathering to provide practical resources and support on healthy boundary management. Find out more at https://dovesnest.net/Claiming-Healthy-Personal-Boundaries or call 402-577-0866.
Mennonite Central Committee:
—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.
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.