Oct. 28 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Meat Canning: October 30 – November 1 at the MCC Center in North Newton. Tabor has been assigned the following shifts: Tues., Oct. 30, 12-3 pm and 3-6pm; and Thurs., Nov. 1, 3-6 pm. Sign up on the bulletin board to volunteer. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of meat, please place your donation in the can on the table in the foyer. Make checks payable to Tabor Mennonite Church, earmarked “MCC meat canning”. Contact Kenton Nickel with questions.

Tabor Mennonite Men Chicken BBQ: Thurs., Nov. 1, 5-7 pm. Serving the BEST BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Slaw & Ice Cream in Marion County. Donations go to Mennonite Men Join Hands Program & Tabor Building Project. You will NOT be disappointed with the GOOD food & fellowship.

ATTENTION All Tabor Males: PLEASE help where you can. Wed., Oct. 31, 3 to 6 pm help skin the chicken at Keith’s Grocery Store. Thurs. There are set up, kitchen and grilling jobs starting at 1 pm. Serving jobs starting at 5 pm. Washing dishes and general cleanup, putting away chairs and tables starting around 6 and later. We need all of you to make it successful. PLEASE put your name on the sign up sheet or just show up and help with the FUN activity.

Tabor Congregational Meeting: The Youth Group will be serving a fundraiser meal before the Congregational Meeting on November 4. Your donations will help with expenses in attending MC USA Convention this summer. All are invited! Thanks for the prayers, support, and encouragement for the young people in our congregation! Stay for our annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. During the meeting, we will affirm those willing to serve in the ministries of Tabor Church, the 2019 budget will be presented for adoption, and the finance and building committees will give updates.

Would you like to join us for Thanksgiving dinner? A noon meal is being planned at Tabor, Thursday Thanksgiving day at noon. More details will follow. If you have any questions please talk to Erica Stoltzfus, Emil and Vickie Schmidt or John and Elaine Unruh.

The Goessel Community Thanksgiving Meal will be on Sunday, November 11 in the Goessel Elementary School Gymnasium. Come anytime between 5-6:30pm. This is a free event. Invite your neighbors, family, and friends! There will be an opportunity to donate to the ministries of the Goessel Ministerial Alliance if you desire. If you would like to contribute to the meal, a sign-up sheet is posted in the foyer. If you have any questions, please contact your pastor. ~Goessel Ministerial Alliance

Acts Reading Challenge: If you read through all of Acts in one sitting or at least over the course of 1 week, not only will you receive treasure in heaven, but if you let Pastor Phil know that you have completed the challenge, he will give you an organic, fairly traded chocolate bar! This challenge is for all ages. Younger children may choose to read (or have their parents read to them) all of the Acts stories in the Shine Story Bible to complete the challenge. If you really want a challenge, compete for the grand prize by reading through Acts multiple times in multiple translations! May God challenge and inspire us through the reading of the Word.

Faith Testimonies: How are you living out or sharing your faith? How does your faith impact how you spend your time and other resources? We would love for many Tabor members and attenders to respond to one of these questions by sharing a brief (3-5 minute) Faith Testimony during a Sunday morning worship service. Please contact a Pastor if you are interested in sharing.

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum will have a old-fashioned hymn sing Sunday, November 4, at 3:00 p.m. in the 1906 Prep School on the museum grounds. Arlin Buller will lead the hymns. Everyone is welcome to the hymn sing and the faspa after.

Giving Tree: The Goessel Ministerial Alliance is excited to announce that the Christmas Giving Tree project will be happening again this year. The tree will be at the Citizen’s State Bank this year. Watch your mailbox for details on how you can help make it a great Christmas for children in our community.

Special meeting of the MC USA Delegate Assembly November 26 at the Mennonite Church USA offices, Elkhart, Ind. Electronic access for delegates who cannot attend in person will be provided. The purpose of the meeting is to give counsel and advice to the Executive Board regarding the termination of The Mennonite as a program entity of Mennonite Church USA. The proposed action is to: “Authorize the Executive Board to update the MC USA bylaws as needed to reflect the change in status of The Mennonite as a churchwide program entity.” If you are interested in serving as a Tabor Delegate for this special meeting, please let Kim or a Pastor know by Sunday, October 28.


"It is with great joy and excitement we announce our special day of marriage! The ceremony for Nick Schroeder and Melissa Funk will take place Saturday, December 1, 2pm at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City. If you would like to attend, please contact Nick at 913-283-5568 or email nick.schroeder11

@gmail.com. You can also go to https://www.theknot.com/us/address-collection/z73qqp to submit your contact info, then you will be sent an email invitation to the wedding site. Thanks be to God for His amazing gift of love!"

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC’s Stewardship Commission as they meet this week, and give thanks for the generosity of congregations, donors and volunteers who support conference and congregational ministries through gifts of time, prayer and financial contributions.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for a new conference in Ecuador, Iglesia Cristiana Anabautista Menonita de Ecuador. Pray for members as they establish healthy leadership patterns to respond to the needs of their congregations and the many refugees who seek to build a new future.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH)Pray that God bless SeBAH by raising up dedicated brothers and sisters who will serve our churches as pastors and leaders.

« Mennonite Church USA: the MC USA Executive Board as they meet in Kansas City on Nov. 1-3, and for Franconia and Eastern District Conferences’ joint assembly on Nov. 2-3 in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

The WDC Israel-Palestine Task Force encourages you to get to know your Jewish neighbors as our MC USA delegate resolution, “Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine” invites us to do. If you live near Wichita, you have an opportunity to take a fun first step by attending Congregation Emmanu-El’s Deli Day. Enjoy some New York-style Jewish cuisine, take a tour of the synagogue, and maybe make a new friend. November 11, 11 am-5 pm (dine-in 11 am-2 pm), 7011 E Central, Wichita. Questions? Call 316-684-5148.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Fall Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats, November 2-4.

—Christmas Gathering for all Camp Mennoscah volunteers! December 15 at 2:30 pm for conversation, cookies, games and great fun. Families invited to join.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Attention Couples! Mennonite Central Committee wants YOU to join the canning crew this year! This opportunity is a fully-supported short-term volunteer position that will travel in the United States and Canada between January and May 2019. For more information and/or to apply for the Canner Operator position, visit heidihuber or by phone at 316-283-2720.

Ten Thousand Village Fair Trade Gift Festival will be held at two locations in the Newton area for shorter time this year:

1) November 23-25 Prairie Harvest Mezzanine, 601 North Main, Newton. A variety of Fair Trade items will be sold from artisans around the world.

2) Saturday, December 1 ( 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Kidron Bethel Marketplace, 3001 Ivy Drive, Newton. We will have Fair Trade coffee, tea chocolate along with Christmas Ornaments and small nativities.

Bethel College

—Sun., Nov. 4 – The KIPCOR Film Series presents Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy, 2 p.m.; talkback follows with Jennifer Cole, co-founder of depICT Media, Wichita; Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. NOTE EARLIER START TIME

—Sun., Nov. 4 – Bethel Sings, featuring the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Ensemble, Woven, Open Road, Concert Choir, and soloists, 4 p.m., BC Mennonite Church

—Sun., Nov. 4 – Staley Lecture with Safwat Marzouk, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 7 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center (2nd lecture Mon., Nov. 5, 11 a.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium)

The Trail of Death: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament and Transformation: June 3-13, 2019. Participants in this nine-day pilgrimage will trace the route of the US military’s 1838 forced removal of Potawatomi people from their ancestral homeland in northern Indiana to present-day Osawatomie, Kansas. This AMBS offering can be taken for credit or Audit. ambs.edu/trailofdeath

Social Security and retirement income workshop scheduled for November

Everence will hold an informative workshop on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Social Security and retirement income planning will cover when to begin taking Social Security, risks that can impact your savings and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. The workshops are presented by Everence staff and 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.

Community Event: If you are planning to attend the Goessel High School musical production, "Beauty and the Beast," on Friday, November 9, you are also welcome to arrive early for a meal. The meal, consisting of a stacked taco plate, sheets cakes and drinks, will be served from 5:30-6:30 pm in the GHS cafeteria. Suggested donation price is $6 per plate. The proceeds of the evening will benefit the 2019 GHS After Prom activities. Please contact Maggie Schroeder at

316-772-3854 for more information.

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