July 29 Announcements

Congregational Announcements

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!

School Kits for MCC: During the month of August we will be collecting school kit items for distribution by MCC. Shopping lists are in your mailboxes. In addition to collection during the offering time on Sunday mornings, the large MCC basket will again be located in the foyer to collect your donations. August 5 donation: 4 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (8.5 in. x 10.5 in and 70 sheets).

Bid on the old Tabor elevator! Now’s your chance to own a part of Tabor history. Bid sheets are on the bulletin board. Submit your sealed bid to Brent Abrahams by August 5. Proceeds go to the building project. For more information contact Brent Abrahams or Kenton Nickel.

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.

Tabor Mennonite Women is in charge of the Bethesda program on August 16 at 7 p.m. I’m looking for one or more of you to plan a 30 minute program for that evening. After the program we will have cookies/crackers that all ladies may bring for a snack with the residents. Please let Barb Banman know if you can plan this program. Thank you!

Your help needed: Remember to sign up for Summer Faith Formation for children. Be a craft/activity leader or helper, and/or provide a snack. Thank you for all you do to help Tabor children grow in their Christian faith.

Goessel Threshing Days:

—“I’m Farming and I Grow It: An AgVocating Success Story” featuring Greg Peterson of Peterson Farm Bros, Friday, August 3, at 7pm. A benefit for the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum, admission is free, donations are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Tabor Food Pantry.

—For the 45th time, would you please help us (The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum) host our family, friends, and guests coming for Threshing Days? Bakers, servers, and cashiers are needed for food service on Saturday, August 4. Please see the volunteer sheet in your mailbox and respond by July 22. For further questions, contact Aileen Esau (367-2358 or daesau). Response sheets may be placed in the secretary mailbox here at Tabor.

MennoGrass 2018: Plan to join us in the Tabor park on Sunday evening, August 26 for MennoGrass! Supper will be served beginning at 5:30pm and music will be from 6-8pm. Our two groups this year are Hopeful Blues and the Smoky Valley Bluegrass Band. Please bring lawn chairs, table service, and a side or dessert. Let someone on the Fellowship Team know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be You! Women & Girls Retreat 2018 – The schedule and registration forms for the 2018 Women & Girls Retreat, September 7-9 at Camp Mennoscah, are now available on the table in the foyer. Rachel Ringenberg Miller, pastor of Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, will be the featured speaker. Many interesting and fun seminars are planned, along with plenty of time to relax and connect with nature and friends. This retreat is open to all women and girls grade 3 and older. Registration forms are due August 27.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for persons elected to new leadership roles in WDC at the annual assembly this weekend, and pray for God’s guidance for them in the year ahead.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Praise God with the Sicite people of Burkina Faso who can now read the New Testament in their heart language. Pray for Anne Garber Kompaoré of Mennonite Mission Network, who helped to launch this translation three decades ago, and for her husband, Daniel, as they continue God’s work in Burkina.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Zack Shinkle, new coordinator of student activities and engagement, and all the Student Life staff at Bethel College, as they prepare for new student orientation.

« Mennonite Church USA: It’s been estimated that one in five people sitting in church pews on Sunday morning struggle with mental health problems.” Find reflections and resources on addressing mental health in church from Denise Reesor on the Menno Snapshots blog. Visit: http://mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/its-time-to-start-shouting/.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Young Adult Retreat at Camp Mennoscah, August 3-5! All young adults (18 years old and older) are invited to spend a few days at Camp Mennoscah, doing favorite camp activities and luxuriating in nature and the camp community. Register online at campmennoscah.org and pick your own level of scholarship! It’s a grand time for all!

—Camp Sing: Celebrating Camp Mennoscah! We’re celebrating 70 years of camp and an amazing summer of over 600 campers at our annual Camp Sing at Hesston Mennonite Church on August 12 at 6:30pm. A freewill offering will be taken to sponsor our 2019 summer youth campers as part of our extravaganza of singing, popcorn, generic pop, and fun times with friends. We’ll see you there!

—Women’s and Girl’s Retreat at Camp Mennoscah September 7-9.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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