Congregation/Pastor Review: Pastor Phil, Pastor Rosie and Pastor Katherine have all graciously accepted Tabor’s call to extend their terms of service for another three years.
Task Force Visits: Reminder: Your Finance Task Force is hoping to visit with each family and donor in the congregation during the summer and fall. As construction and spending ramp up, we are interested in talking with you about some opportunities and needs. Please sign up on the sheets in the foyer to pick the time that works for your family.
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
TMYF is participating in service at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp from June 24-30. Those participating are: Elizabeth Alderfer, Dawson Duerksen, Justice Johnson, Audessi Unruh, Porclein Unruh, Phil and Sarahanne Unruh, and Pastor Katherine. Thanks for your continued prayers and encouragement!
Registration for Western District Annual Assembly on July 27-29 is now open. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are planning to attend on Saturday, July 28, at Eden Mennonite Church, and please check the box if you are willing to be a delegate. Registration expenses will be covered by Tabor’s Worship Planning Team. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, July 8. Everyone is encouraged to attend opening worship here at Tabor Mennonite on Friday, July 27 at 7pm, as well as Sunday worship at Alexanderwohl Mennonite on July 29 at 10am. Worship services will not take place at Tabor that Sunday.
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.
The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Kris Schmucker will speak on early Goessel and efforts to bring a railroad and later the Arkansas Valley Interurban to the community. The meeting is free and open to the public.
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 the WDC Church Planting Commission as they encourage new church initiatives and for Associate Conference Minister Byron Pellecer as he coaches church planters in their ministry.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Join MMN in praising God for strong peacebuilding ministries in South Korea and throughout the Northeast Asia region. Pray for God’s Spirit to move among leaders as they discuss the future of North and South Korea, and nuclear disarmament.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Seminario Anabautista Bíblico Hispano (SeBAH). Pray for SeBAH students, who are taking, “History of Christian People,” “Theology of Preaching” and “From Thought and Reflection to the Page.” Pray for Professors Byron Pellecer and Rebeca Gonzalez. Pray for wisdom, health and strength.
Western District Conference:
Workshops for right and left-brained folks at the Western District Annual Assembly July 27-28 include: Centering Prayer, Praying through Art, What is the Good News: A Biblical Overview, Journey Forward (follow-up from MC USA convention), and Ethical Investing, among others. That’s a lot of bang for your registration bucks! For more information and to register, go to:
Care for Immigrants and Refugees: WDC Immigration Task Force invites anyone from WDC congregations to the Immigrant Family Support Network Forum, “Welcoming the Stranger: Individuals and Churches” on Saturday, June 30, 9 am-12:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 525 N Broadway St, Wichita. Information about a program of accompaniment of immigrants based on a model from St. Louis and congregational experiences in providing care for refugees, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and sanctuary will be presented. Shalom Mennonite Church (Newton) representatives will share their church’s immigration ministry story. For more details, email: FEhmke51.
Family Weekend! Camp Mennoscah’s weekend of camp activities and relaxing fellowship is June 30-July 1. You are invited! The schedule is light but you have a chance to do all the usual camp activities like swimming, crafts, campfire, and river play. Enjoy the weekend how you like. We’ll see you for fun and s’mores!
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. Our summer youth camps are a hoot!
Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
Mennonite Church USA:
Visit the Menno Snapshots blog to read MC USA Executive Director Glen Guyton’s reflections on renewing our commitment to peace in the midst of news about school shootings and violence: mennoniteusa.org/glen-peace
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/.
Mennonite Central Committee:
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 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 67428.
Contact 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: Sun., June 24 – BCAPA presents the Kansas Steel Pan (steel drum) Workshop concert, 2:30 p.m., Memorial Hall on the Bethel College campus
Everence to hold Medicare workshop in July: Everence will continue its popular retirement workshop series this summer, starting with Your Medicare options on Monday, July 2, 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.
Kidron Bethel Village invites you and your family to the annual Fireworks Extravaganza at 7 p.m. on July 4. Enjoy live music, games, food and fireworks. 3001 Ivy Dr. ∙ North Newton, KS 67117