May 26 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Rejoice! The devotional books for June-Aug. can be found on the shelf below the mailboxes. These are provided by Christian Education for anyone wishing to use them.

Final Cleaning for the new addition will be on Wednesday, May 29! Come for supper at 5:30 with cleaning starting at 6:00. Everyone is welcome to come help with this final step of the project!

Vacation Bible School:

—Monday Lunch Sign-up. Tabor Outreach Commission is coordinating/providing lunch for anyone interested (children, parents, families, teachers, helpers, etc…) after Bible School on Monday, June 3. If you are interested in providing part of the taco salad meal, please sign up on the bulletin board for the items and amounts you can bring. If you would like to be reimbursed, please save your receipt(s) and turn them in to Kim. Thanks!

If you want to attend this lunch (and didn’t already RSVP on the Bible School registration form), please email Pastor Phil (pschmidt) by Friday, May 31.

—Snacks Needed: 61 hungry children are registered for Bible School! Please sign up to provide food for snacks during VBS! If you have questions, please contact Camille Adrian.

— Newspapers are needed for the craft sessions at VBS. Put them on the table in the supply room.

Free Books! If you would like a red hymnal or a Tabor Church Centennial photo book, feel free to pick one up from the table in the church foyer.

Tabor Church doors have been rekeyed: Anyone having keys to the church, outside and inside, please turn them in to the church office as soon as possible. If you need a key, we will issue a new, numbered key to you.

Needing Dishwashers for New Kitchen: If you are willing to be a committed dishwasher for our new kitchen, we Need You! There will be a training with our new dishwasher system the last week of May (exact time to be determined) and if you are willing to train and then be a regular dishwasher for Tabor events, please see Gayle Funk or Kenton Nickel. Thank you for your consideration!

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. There is a sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board with opportunities for you to help.

Summer Day Camp: Sponsored by area churches, this is a Free Day Camp in July for children entering 1st-5th Grade. Brochures with dates and complete information can be found on the table in the foyer. Sign up today!!

Bethesda Home Annual Meeting will take place on Wed. May 29 at 7 pm. in the Bethesda Chapel. Join us to celebrate an excellent year of fiscal responsibility, generous donor support, and a dedicated staff caring for our residents. A pie social will follow the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tabor Church is on AmazonSmile! Use the direct link

com/ch/48-0877687 or search for “Tabor Mennonite Church” in the list of charities at 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.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for chaplains in WDC who offer ministry in hospitals, health care and retirement communities, hospice programs and educational institutions in our local communities.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for the people of Venezuela. Pray for peace and that God would pour out abundant blessings as Mennonite congregations share what little they have with their neighbors.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary Church Leadership Center employees as they plan non-degree offerings for the coming academic year to strengthen participants’ leadership skills and deepen their faith — including online short courses, the Journey program, Spiritual Direction Seminars and Pastors and Leaders 2020.

Western District Conference:

WDC Annual Assembly will be July 26-27 at Bethel College in North Newton, KS – information coming soon! Complete information and registration will be available by June 1 at:

Join the Farm Fun at the WDC Resource Library! It’s time to sign up for Summer 2019 Story Hour. Story hour is a fun, free activity and a wonderful way for parents/grandparents to bond with children while having delightful book adventures. Enroll your children ages 3-8 for story hour now! Call/email: 316-283-6300, crlib or register online at Dates and times: Mondays, June 17-July 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Conference Resource Library Book Sale June 13-15. Support the Library and take home some treasures. Both library discards and book donations are looking for new homes. Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-noon. WDC Offices, 2517 N. Main in North Newton.

WDC Immigration Task Force invites you to attend the July 2 pre-convention seminar "Welcoming Immigrants in 2019" prior to the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City. WDC has 5 ($100 each) scholarships that would allow a delegate or other #MennoCon19 participant to register for this seminar and have at least part of an extra night in a convention hotel paid for. If you are interested in a scholarship, please email wdc as soon as possible. WDC has special permission to add names to this seminar even though it is past the deadline.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Part-week nurse needed for Junior High I camp! June 13-15 (Thursday-Saturday). Nurses need to be licensed in Kansas and be a RN (or equivalent).

—The second Work & Play Day will be May 25 at Camp Mennoscah from 8:30am to 2:30pm. These single work days replace our fall Work & Play Camp. We hope to finish up the work on the bunk beds and put planks back in the dam (pending weather). Projects will vary based on skill, ages, and weather. A simple lunch will be served. All ages welcome; those under 18 must have an adult with them.

—Camp Mennoscah has openings for more summer youth campers for grades 3 to High School (fall 2019). Weeks will be filled with worship, singing, Bible study, friendship bracelets, swimming and river play, and gobs of other fun stuff. Our theme is Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers.

—Camp Mennoscah is looking for a limited number of kitchen staff for certain weeks in the summer. Thank you for helping us fill all the needed spaces! Contact us for dates.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Join Mennonite Mission Network’s free webinar celebrating the 75th anniversary of Mennonite Voluntary Service. Learn how God inspired many to live out their faith through service and how the program continues to move young people to put their faith into action. When: May 21 at 7 pm EDT / 6 pm CDT. How: visit for instructions to join!

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

—MCC needs your help to replenish supplies in our Material Resources Center! The following items are running low: black and white spools of all-purpose thread, minimum 250 yards, for Sewing Kits (each kit has 3 spools of each color in it). Lotion, minimum 10 oz, for Returning Citizen Care Kits, and sanitary napkins, thin maxi, any count, for Relief Kits. MCC only distributes complete kits, so when we are low on one item the processing of the entire kit comes to a halt. Items for kits can be dropped off or shipped to MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Check out the kits page at katemast.

Hesston College:

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) Kansas Network Hub and Hesston College Aviation will partner for an evening learning event and catered meal on Tuesday, June 4, at the Hesston College hangar at the Newton City/County Airport, 502 N. Oliver. The programming and meal are free though donations are welcome to help with expenses. Reservations are required by Friday, May 31 or until maximum capacity is reached. RSVP at sballard or 620-896-7381. The evening’s programming will include tours of the Hesston College Aviation facility and airplane fleet, meeting the instructors, information about the flight training program and the recent addition of a four-year bachelor degree, and demonstrations on the simulated advanced training device.

Bethel College:

—Centering Prayer will not meet Mon., May 27 (Memorial Day), but continues to meet most Mondays from noon-1 p.m. in Agape Center in Richert House on the Bethel campus. Try it once, come occasionally or join us regularly – all are welcome. For more information, contact Nathan Koontz, 2nathankoontz, or Melanie Zuercher, mzuercher.

—Sat., June 1 – The public is invited to Walk Sand Creek Trail Day, part of National Trails Day®. Water will be available for people and dogs at the trailhead at Memorial Grove on the Bethel College campus, dawn to dusk (6 a.m.-8 p.m.), courtesy of the Sand Creek Trail Committee. This year, Walk Sand Creek Trail Day is also Jacob D. Goering Trail Day in the city of North Newton, in honor of one of the trail’s co-founders, who died Jan. 12 at age 101.

—There are still some openings for several of Kauffman Museum’s Uncle Carl’s Camps, half-day camps held across the street from the Bethel College campus: “Figuratively Speaking” (3rd-6th art), “Unraveling History’s Mysteries” (3rd-6th history), “Little House on the Prairie” (ages 4 & 5), “Farm to Table” (5th-12th), and “Farm to Table Together” (3rd-12th with adults). You can also add names to waiting lists for “Art in Nature” (K-2 art) and “The Prairie is ALIVE!” (K-2 science). Download a brochure at for dates and more details, or contact Andi Schmidt Andres or Aaron Tschetter at Kauffman Museum, 316-283-1612, for more information.

Offender/Victim Ministries: We’re in search of a new Program Director for Prison Ministries! This part-time position coordinates our M-2 Prison Visitation and Prison Arts programs at Hutchinson Correctional Facility. Check out the complete job listing on our website at Reviewing applications until position is filled.

Everence® will hold an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, June 1, from 9-11:30 a.m. Topics will include Medicare, Social Security and retirement income planning. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will take place at Everence Financial Advisors, 3179 N. Main St., N. Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800, 877-467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

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