Spring Work Day: Please join us Saturday May 4th from 8:00 until Noon for the annual Spring work day!
Project / Contact Person:
—Cedar Tree Trimming @ West Parking / Justin
—Foyer Painting / Gayle
—Dirt, Mulching, Misc. Landscaping / Shannon
—In addition, Camille always appreciates those who can help with cleaning inside the church!
Call Nathan if Questions / 620-960-3114
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.
There will be a VBS orientation meeting for everyone helping with Bible School on May 8 at 7:15 pm in the fellowship hall.
Tabor Mennonite Women: Save the date! The annual mystery trip is planned for May 23. Details and sign up to come.
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.
Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Goessel Mennonite Church on Tuesday, April 30from 2-6 p.m. Volunteers arestill needed to help out. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin in the foyer. We hope to see you there as donors as well.
The McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction on Jerry Toews, Spring Concert is Sun., Apr. 28 at 3 pm in Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson.
« Western District Conference: Pray for church planters in WDC as they listen for God’s leading and nurture new believers.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Matthew and Toni Krabill are preparing for ministry through MMN where they will work alongside Janie and Neal Blough at the Paris Mennonite Center. Pray for the Krabills as they raise support for a life of faithful discipleship in France.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Bethel College students who will give their C. Henry Smith Peace Oration Contest speeches On Monday in convocation.
« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Franconia Conference & Eastern District Conference as they gather for a joint Delegate Assembly on May 4.
Register for MennoCon19 by April 30 at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration to make sure your registration includes lunch, t-shirts and a servant project. This is the last day to receive these additions and benefit from a lower registration rate.
MCUSA Convention: Looking for a way to save some money while you attend MCUSA Convention in Kansas City this summer? Do you like working with children in an upbeat environment? The Children’s Program for MCUSA Convention held in Kansas City, MO July 1-6, is looking for eager volunteers to spend part of their convention time volunteering with children 5th grade and under. We need people willing to work with elementary aged children, toddlers and infants, or willing to lead interest stations. Both associate and part-time volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in any of these lovely opportunities, please email Renee Reimer at: ReneeEReimer with your interest.
—We’re looking for you! Camp Mennoscah is peeking around corners and checking our mail to find nurses for our camp weeks of June 9-15 and June 23-29 and kitchen staff for June 23-29. We also have a few single openings for kitchen staff on some weeks. Nurses can receive a stipend or a camper discount. Kitchen staff can receive a camper discount up to full fees. Free tee shirts for all nurses and kitchen staffers! Willing hearts and happy hands are all that are needed!
—Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah still have openings! Gather your friends and tell them about the great things we do–campfire, river play, crafts, singing, nature, friendship bracelets, and more fun stuff! Camp is the sort of thing to share with everyone. Our summer theme is Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers.
—Work & Play Camp at Camp Mennoscah Renewed! With small numbers for our September Work & Play Camp these past few years, we’re trying something new. The service project camp is now 4 Saturdays throughout the year–April 27, May 25, September 14, and one in October. Days will run from 8:30am-2:30pm, leaving you 4 hours at the end of the day to enjoy the wonders of camp (or complete more projects or head home). Service projects are available for many skills and abilities. A simple lunch will be provided. These weekends are for all ages; under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know you are coming–we’ll add you to the meal count!
Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 6:00pm , at First Mennonite Church, McPherson. The cost for the meal is $15/person and you will pay at the door. Please RSVP to our MCC Sale Liaison, Jerry and Leann Toews, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Barb Reeves at bj.reeves or 620-543-6863. RSVP deadline is May 19.
Warkentin House Spring Concert & Annual Meeting,3 p.m. April 28.
September River will perform a benefit concert for the Warkentin House Museum at 3 p.m. on April 28 at the museum. Doug and Jude Krehbiel and daughter Stefanie Griffin incorporate elements of bluegrass, gospel, blues, acoustic rock and folk into their music. Admission is by free-will donation and will include self-guided tours of the Warkentin House until 5 p.m. A very brief annual meeting will precede the concert.
—Sun., May 5 – Bethel College Masterworks concert, Faure’s Requiem, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall
—Weds., May 8 – Jazz on the Green at Bethel College, 8 p.m. Krehbiel Auditorium if rain
—Sun., May 12 – Woven (women) and Open Road (men) joint a cappella concert, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall at Bethel College
Everence will hold retirement planning workshops at its Hutchinson and North Newton locations in May. Specifics will include when to begin taking Social Security benefits, risks that can impact your savings, and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. The North Newton workshop will be presented on Monday, May 6 (6:30 p.m.) at the Everence office, 3179 N. Main St. The Hutchinson workshop will be held on Thursday, May 9 (6:30 p.m.) at the Everence office, 524 E. 30th Ave. Those interested in attending can register by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800; 877-467-7294 or michelle.ramer.