Bible Study: Everyone is invited to join the Tabor weekly Bible study, which will begin again on Wednesday, August 1, from 8-9pm and continue on following Wednesday evenings. We will study the scripture text(s) for the upcoming Sunday. If you have any questions, please visit with John Unruh or Pastor Phil. We hope to see you there!
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.
Food Pantry Needs: Due to high use in the past weeks, we have seen a rapid decline in our food supplies. If you would like to contribute, most items would be welcome. We still have plenty of green beans and a large variety of pork ‘n beans, black beans, kidney beans, etc. Most helpful at this time would be mac’n cheese, Hamburger Helper type meals, canned meats, cereal, peanut putter, jelly, fruit / applesauce, pancake mix, syrup, etc. Any donation is welcome. Thanks for your continued support.
Melon and Crullers Fellowship Event: Come join us in the church park on Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. for refreshing watermelon, ice cold water and tasty crullers.
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
Summer Faith Formation for children: Remember to sign up as a craft/activity leader, helper and/or snack provider! Thank you for all you do to help Tabor children grow in their Christian faith.
Bryan Moyer Suderman will be giving a concert for all ages on Sunday, July 22 at 4 p.m. in Hesston. More information to come.
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.
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.
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.
New Address: Erica Stoltzfus
2309 Ivy Ave.
P.O. Box 86
North Newton, Kansas 67117
« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC congregations and pastors making transitions this summer, that God’s wisdom and peace would surround them as they discern future leadership and ministry.
« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN’s Youth Venture teams are currently in Japan and Spain. Pray for them as they build cross-cultural relationships through assisting in the ministries of Akiko and Ray Epp at Menno Village in Japan and Alisha and Joshua Garber in Spain. Pray also for the team that will be serving with La Casa Grande in Benin later this month.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Pray for EMU students who are returning from summer cross-cultural experiences in Lithuania, Kenya, Paraguay, Bulgaria and Greece, and Washington D.C., that they may be transformed through their travels, studies and service for the common good.
Western District Conference: Bryan Moyer Suderman, our preacher at the WDC Annual Assembly (July 27-28), will lead interactive Bible studies that will engage youth and adults. Kids’ activities are also available. Bring your whole family to WDC Annual Assembly! For information and to register, go to:
—Mark your calendars for the 2018 Women’s and Girl’s Retreat at Camp Mennoscah September 7-9. Rachel Ringenberg Miller, Pastor at Shalom Mennonite in Newton, will be our featured speaker. Many fun and meaningful activities and seminars are being planned for women and girls 3rd grade and older. Program details along with registration materials will be sent out in Mid-July.
—The Whale Playground at Camp Mennoscah is complete! Thanks to Jordan Miller of Miller Construction, lots of volunteers, and your support, campers are currently playing on the new structure. It’s amazing! A generous donation is allowing us to add the slides and climbing net much sooner that we expected. We’ll get those in as soon as possible!
—Camp Mennoscah is looking for a nurse for July 15-21. Please contact us at 620-297-3290 or olivia.bartel. We’d love to have a nurse for the full week, but let us know if you’d be able to do a partial week, too. Being camp nurse is a great job! Stipend, wonderful camp meals, and lots of amazing campers and staff to be with!
Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
Mennonite Church USA:
—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/.
—Registration is open for the fourth Rooted and Grounded Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship, which will be held Sept. 27–29 at Anabaptist
Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. Conference organizers are inviting proposals for papers and workshops until July 1. Proposals may address themes such as biblical and/or theological perspectives on creation care, climate change, watershed discipleship, agriculture and care for the land, and land restoration. The event is being planned for practitioners of creation care from scholars and food justice activists to urban gardeners and environmental justice practitioners to farmers and church members. “Building on the conversations of the Rooted and Grounded conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2017, we are very excited to continue bringing together people from across North America who care deeply about the well-being of God’s creation,” says Janeen Bertsche Johnson, coordinator of the conference planning committee. See more information at: https://www.ambs.edu/news-events/rooted-and-grounded
—The Mennonite, Inc, invites your original submissions for their September 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on PILGRIMAGE: https://themennonite.org/september-2018-call-submissions-pilgrimage/.
Submissions are due to Editor no later than July 27.
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
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