Congratulations to Carol Duerksen, Kristin Schmidt, Denise Nickel, Eunice Nickel, Krista Abrahams and Barb Abrahams for completing the 10 week "Step or Stroke" challenge and earning a Dicks Sporting Goods gift card! Together they logged nearly 4 million steps and strokes! Great job!
Silent Auction: Thanks to the planning and oversight of Brent Abrahams, Tabor Junior Highers made a wooden train over the past several Wednesday evenings. The train is on display in the church foyer and is up for silent auction (proceeds going toward Mennonite Central Committee). Simply write your name and bid on the paper next to the train. The silent auction will conclude on Sunday, April 14 at 9:30am.
Tabor Mennonite Women and girls are invited to the annual Spring Salad Supper on Monday, April 15. Please bring a salad for our meal which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Kim Funk, our speaker for the evening, will present "My Life in Shoes". Walk with Kim as she shares memories evoked by ordinary shoes in an everyday life of hopes, challenges, and dreams. It will be a fantastic evening for all ladies and girls! Invite a friend! Contact Barb Banman if you have questions.
Share an Easter Lily in honor of a loved one on Easter Sunday. Names of those to be honored, along with names of those sharing the lilies need to be turned in to the church office by Wednesday, April 17 to be listed in the bulletin. Lilies need to be brought to the church, clearly marked on the bottom with the name of the donor, and left in the foyer by noon on Saturday, April 20.
Last Supper: Come join us for our Holy Week meal and service at 6pm on Thursday, April 18. As we observe the last supper that Jesus shared with his disciples before his death and resurrection, we also acknowledge that this will be one of the last suppers that we eat in the basement fellowship hall. During the service, as we remember the life and ministry of Jesus, we will also take time to remember many meaningful times of fellowship and worship that have taken place in the space.
Spring Work Day: May 4 is the date set for work day at Tabor. Make plans to help with cleaning and clean-up both indoors and outdoors.
It’s time to register for Vacation Bible School! Our theme is "Who is My Neighbor?" Please register by completing a paper registration form and placing it in Pam Abrahams’ mailbox or completing the online registration by following this link. https://forms.gle/KKisSBpjUgGtZvYU6 Thanks so much! Paper forms are also available on the table in the foyer.
Coming this Summer for the children! "Jesus was a kid like me" will be the theme of our summer faith formation time. Come on out, Detectives, and discover the really cool things that you have in common with Jesus as a boy.
Ministry Map: Everyone is invited to participate in the Ministry Map activity hanging on the wall in the foyer! Simply follow the color-key to place a sticker dot where you live, where you work, where you learn, and where you serve (only put one dot per household, per place of employment, per place of learning, and per place of service). Please ask church staff if you have any questions. Also, feel free to ask anyone for help with handling the tiny dots :).
Tabor Church is on AmazonSmile! Use the direct link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/48-0877687 or search for “Tabor Mennonite Church” in the list of charities at smile.amazon.com to support Tabor’s building project every time you shop. See the April newsletter for more information or ask Yvette Nickel if you have questions.
Summer Day Camp . . . July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 from 11:45 am to 3:30 pm, including lunch. Sponsored by area churches, this is a free Day Camp for children entering 1st-5th Grade. Transportation from Goessel provided to area churches. More information and enrollment to follow later in April.
« Western District Conference: Pray for the WDC Annual Assembly planning team as they envision and prepare for this gathering scheduled for July 26-27, 2019 at Bethel College.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Mary Beyler has spent most of her adult life serving in Japan with MMN. Though she is bringing closure to her ministry there, new doors are still opening for her to point people toward Jesus. Pray God’s blessing on Mary as she says her good-byes in the six months that remain before her retirement..
« Mennonite Education Agency: Give thanks for the generous gifts over the years to establish the Peace Lecture fund at Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, KIPCOR, making possible this afternoon’s screening of the film This Little Light on the Bethel campus.
Western District Conference:
Save the date! The WDC Annual Assembly will be held July 26-27 at Bethel College in N Newton. Mennonite Church USA Executive Director, Glen Guyton, will be our keynote speaker! More information will be available in May. Everyone’s invited!
Do you know of someone who has gifts, skills, and perspectives to share in the ministry of Western District Conference? The WDC Gifts Discernment Committee invites your suggestions as they consider nominees to fill positions on the four WDC commissions (Church Planting Commission, Ministerial Leadership Commission, Resource Commission and Stewardship Commission). Nominees will be presented for affirmation by delegates at WDC Annual Assembly, July 26-27, 2019 at Bethel College. For more information about the work and current members of WDC commissions, see wdc or 316-283-6300 to offer your suggestions for future nominees. Thanks!
—Two nurses needed for Summer Youth Camps! Camp Mennoscah is looking for a camp nurse for the weeks of June 9-15 and June 23-29. Nurses receive a stipend or a full camper discount. Contact us to become one of our much adored nurses!
—Camp Mennoscah is looking for kitchen helpers for the weeks of June 9-15, June 23-29, and July 14-20. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees!
—Retirees Retreat at Camp Mennoscah, April 22-24.
—Work and Play Day, April 27.
Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
Mennonite Disaster Service: We are now scheduling for our spring & summer projects! Please consider becoming a MDS volunteer.
Mennonite Church USA
The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our June 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Congregational peace witness. https://themennonite.org/june-2019-call-submissions/
—Sun., April 14 – The KIPCOR Film Series presents This Little Light, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College
—All interested singers are invited to join the Bethel College Masterworks performance of Faure’s Requiem, Sun., May 5. First rehearsal: Mon., April 22, 6:30 p.m. in the choir room in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus (other evenings are April 23, 25, 29 & 30, May 2 & 3; dress rehearsal May 4, 2:30 p.m.).
Fully online graduate certificate seminary program. Strengthen the biblical and theological foundation for your work through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s fully online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. Develop a plan of study that matches your interests. Ideal for church leaders, bivocational pastors and other professionals. ambs.edu/certificate
Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp: Spend the day on Saturday, April 27 working in the woods at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp to care for the spruce trees. We need your help to hang small packets of spruce beetle repellent to keep beetles from attacking more trees this spring and summer. Bring your hiking boots and a T50 stapler, if you have one. There’s a chance we might need snowshoes and camp has some, but bring yours if you have them. We’ll begin at 8:30 am. You can sign up online at www.rmmc.org or call the camp at 719.687.9506. Thank you for considering this way to help.
The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College
—A Heritage Tour "Cross-cultural Intersections: Dr. C.A. Flippin and the German Mennonites" will begin at the Historic Church on Tabor campus, Sat. May 4, 11:45 to 5 pm with a faspa lunch and circle through Marion County, visiting Gnadenau, Ebenfeld, Peabody, Alexanderwohl, main street Hillsboro and various homesteads (cost $35).
—The CMBS Annual Spring Dinner Meeting, May 4, Franz Heritage Room (former Wohlgemuth Lobby), Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, Tabor College, 6:30 pm will feature "Being a Mennonite Filmmaker in America." by Burton Buller, documentary filmmaker, Massanutten, VA. (cost $18). Please RSVP to Peggy Goertzen, CMBS, (620) 947.3121 ext 1211/1212 or peggyg by April 29.