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.
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!!
Mennonite Church USA Convention will be held in Kansas City July 2-6. Delegates from Tabor are Pastor Phil Schmidt, Leann Toews, Eric Litwiller, and Jose Suastegui (who will be serving instead of Emil Schmidt due to farming circumstances).
Western District Annual Assembly will take place July 26-27 on the Bethel College Campus. If you would like to serve as a delegate for Tabor, please contact a pastor, or the church office to volunteer.
The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m., in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Arlin Buller and Gladys Voth will present their research on “Seagoing Cowboys,” a project of the Mennonite Central Committee in the 1940s in response to the extreme needs of post war Europe and Asia. Cattle and tractors were sent by boat in a relief effort that experienced success beyond expectations!
« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC congregations hosting Vacation Bible School and other summer activities for children, that these would be occasions for spiritual growth, fun and building relationships.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Eid al Fitr begins Tuesday at sundown. This Islamic holiday marks the end of a month of fasting. Pray for Middle East Media, a MMN partner, that uses filmmaking, videos and websites to share God’s love and hope with Muslim believers in culturally relevant ways.
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: http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.
-WDC Immigration Task Force invites you to read about the realities of life on the border, and how one WDC church, San Antonio Mennonite Church, is responding to “the least of these” as they travel to safety. Go to http://mennowdc.org/committees-task-forces/
-Conference Resource Library Summer Reading Program –
Everyone everywhere is invited! Take the summer to explore what it means to follow Christ and find some new favorite books. You’re invited to participate in the summer reading program! Everyone in every WDC congregation is invited to take part. Children can sign up at: https://forms.gle/tZoohWMz76YPEzDj6 and will earn prizes for every 15 books (or chapters) they read. Adults sign up at: https://forms.gle/LWZZyUhx5G396q6Z9; adult prizes include books and giftcards.
-Conference Resource Library Summer Story Hour – All children ages 3-8 are invited to come “Down on the Farm” for a farm-tastic summer story hour. Mondays at 9:30, July 17-July 22 at 2517 N Main in North Newton KS. Stories, crafts, and more led by Marjie Warkentine. Sign up at: https://forms.gle/AnSemnebkm8xr8gg6.
-Curious about Kansas Leadership Center? As one of KLC’s partners, Western District Conference invites you to a free lunch event as part of KLC’s summer road tour, in which they are hosting one-hour events in 27 different Kansas cities to talk about KLC and share information about the many programs they offer. To learn more, come on Thursday, June 13, 12 noon – 1 p.m. at Prairie Harvest (Mezzanine level), 610 N. Main Street, Newton, KS. Lunch will be provided – please RSVP at https://kansasleadershipcenter.wufoo.com/forms/2019-klc-state-tour/ Also, if you are interested in adaptive leadership training opportunities through WDC’s Leadership Transformation Grant from KLC, see WDC’s attached guidelines and application form.
-Summer youth camps at Camp Mennoscah start June 9! We still have openings for all of our camps grades 3-9 and expect to open more spaces for our senior high camp soon! Our theme for the summer is Peace Works! Invite a friend, tell a cousin, and send a grandkid, niece, or nephew! Camp is great for faith formation and learning to live in loving community with others. Fun is to be had–and we’ve got it!
-Camp cooks needed! Camp Mennoscah is looking for 1-2 kitchen helpers for June 9-15 and one kitchen helper/cook for July 14-20. These are fun times with lots of camaraderie and silliness! All you need is love, willing hands, and a smiling face (after your morning coffee or tea). Camper discount available to parents who work as
kitchen staff. Be part of the fun!
Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.
Mennonite Central Committee (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.
There’s still time to register for MennoCon19! Come for a couple days or the whole time. Get more info and register at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration.
The Kidron Bethel Parkinson’s Support Group will meet in Menno Hall on Tuesday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m. Mike and Debbie Dennis will share their journey with Parkinson’s Disease.
Be Aware: For some people, misusing prescription drugs is the first step in a long struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. In Harvey County, we have many resources to help. 24/7 Call 2-1-1 or 866-645-8216. For more information go to http://itmattersks.org/prescription-drugs/