Children’s Faith Formation:
—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of July.
—July 14 we find out that Jesus played with rocks, which gives children the opportunity to see and experience some really special rocks.
Children’s Day Camp:
—We are looking for two people to help assist with our day camp on all three Tuesdays: July 9, 16, and 23. If interested, please contact Denise Nickel, 345-6873.
—Donations requested: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:
adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),
nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),
hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).
We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the coat rack.
—There is still time to register children entering 1st-5th grade for this Free Day Camp, sponsored by area churches. Brochures with dates and complete
information can be found on the shelf beneath the mailboxes.
Building Dedication: For our dedication service on August 25, the worship planning team would like to have a volunteer choir share music that morning. This choir is open to all who would like to participate. You do not need to be a regular choir member to be a part of this choir. In fact we encourage anyone, including 5th graders on up, to join us! We will rehearse on July 7 and August 4 during the finger food fellowship times. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.
Mennonite Church USA Convention will be held in Kansas City July 2-6. Delegates from Tabor are Pastor Phil Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, and Jose Suastegui.
Western District Conference Annual Assembly is coming up on July 26-27 at Bethel College! If you are interested in attending as a Tabor Delegate, please sign up on the page in the foyer by July 9. Tabor Deacons will cover half of the $95 registration fee.
Please see http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly for more information.
Art Show: Four local artists have works on display at the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum Immigrant House until Sat., July 6. Come to the museum and see what happening in the Goessel Art World. Ruth Goertzen is exhibiting 18 of her quilted fabric works of art. Carol Eck enjoys nature in her watercolor paintings. Darlene Schroeder also has many watercolor paintings with many different subjects. Fern Bartel has acrylic painting and photography prints. You are invited to the museum during regular summer hours. Members are free and regular admission does apply.
The children’s activities of Uncle Milt’s Shed at Threshing Days is in need of a large number of empty Pringles chip cans and tractor calendars (especially John Deere) for craft projects. 125-150 kids are anticipated. If you have these items to donate, please drop them off at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel during business hours by Friday, July 12. Contact Susan Nafziger (620-367-4623 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!
The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., in the Goessel City Building. Ilona Abrahams will present a short history of the beginning of education in Goessel, including pictures. She will also explain how and why the alumni room began and show some of the artifacts. Information will be given about the alumni partnership program and how to access alumni information on the school website. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Thanks to those who gave blood at the recent Red Cross blood drive. Despite some faithful donors having conflicts, we had others step up and beat our goal, collecting 34 units. The next opportunity is Aug. 20, so plan ahead to add saving lives to your days work.
« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC members attending Mennonite Church USA convention this week, as they join with others from across the wider church for worship, service, learning, discernment and relationship-building.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Pray for Arloa Bontrager and MMN staff as they organize the service projects at MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA convention that will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, July 2-6. Pray for a strong witness to God’s love as bystanders see faith in action.
« Mennonite Church USA: Pray this week for people of all ages attending MennoCon19, the July 2-6 MC USA convention in Kansas City, Missouri, that those attending may fellowship together, learn from one another, encounter God’s love and be transformed.
Western District Conference:
—The WDC office and Conference Resource Library will be closed July 4-5 and 29.
—There will be a Family Festival on the Saturday evening of the Western District Conference Annual Assembly, July 26-27 on Bethel College campus, North Newton KS. It will feature a hamburger/hotdog picnic, an inflatable bouncy house, a coffee house concert at MoJo’s and more. It’s open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors! (Donations welcome at the event.) For more information, go to http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly
Mennonite Church USA: The Mennonite Piano Concerto by Victor Davies and performed by duo-pianists, Redekopp & Edwards, will be a featured evening event July 4, 2019 starting at 7:15 pm at MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Kansas City. This one-time performance will feature Karin Redekopp Edwards of Lombard Mennonite Church and her duo-piano partner and husband, Mark Edwards. This special event will also feature a narration by Dale Schrag relating the story of the Russian Mennonites’ faith journey and the hymns that sustained them on their travels from Europe to Russia and eventually to the US and Canada. It will also feature an all-volunteer choir and audience participation conducted by Russell Adrian from the Hesston College music department and assisted by Rosi Penner Kaufman from Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City.
—The fun is just beginning! Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah are stunning and we are thrilled we have 5 amazing camp weeks left. Campers are welcome to register for a week of faith, fun, and fellowship on the theme of Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers. It’s an awesome time with worship, swimming, crafts, nature, and lots of friends!
— Young Adult Weekend on August 2-4! Young adults (18 and older) are invited to spend a weekend enjoying camp activities, worship, and fellowship. Attendees will share in preparing simple meals. Scholarships are available online in the registration process or contact Camp Mennoscah at 620-297-3290 for information.
— Sing for Camp Mennoscah! We’re having our annual Camp Sing celebration of a stunning summer of youth camps on August 11 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman, KS. We’ll start with a storytime from 5:45pm – 6:05pm, followed by joyous singing at 6:30pm. After joyfully worshiping in camp songs and hymns, we’ll share in popcorn, pop and conversation. All are invited, whatever your age or skill!
Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:
Online at www.campmennoscah.org
Mennonite Central Committee is now collecting Immigration detainee care kits. When people who have been placed in immigration detention centers are released, they often have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Kits containing clothing and hygiene products can help to rebuild their dignity as they are taken to bus stations and airports to reconnect with their families in the U.S. Please visit mcc.org/immigrationkit for all the details of what goes into the kit and how the kits will be distributed. It is one small way we can share Christ’s love with our neighbors. All kit supplies should be sent to MCC Central States 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Please contact MCC at 316.283.2720.
—Mennonite Disaster Service: The impacts of disaster have been widespread across the country this spring. There has been flooding in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Tornadoes and strong winds have also been prevalent in these states as well as in the south and Ohio and Pennsylvania. Local MDS volunteers are responding in many of these areas. They are mucking out homes and clearing debris. We are grateful for how so many local units are stepping up and helping their neighbors!
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:
Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology short course: Sept. 11 – Oct. 22. Examine theological topics early Anabaptists cared about — Jesus, the Holy Spirit, discipleship — in this six-week online AMBS short course with Jamie Pitts, Ph.D. Only $300 if you register by Aug. 16. No grades, no papers! CEUs available. Register: ambs.edu/shortcourses
The Parkinson’s Support Group at Kidron Bethel will meet Tuesday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. We will meet at Kidron Bethel in the Harvest Table Dining Room for an ice cream social. All are welcome.
Everence will hold informative Medicare workshop at its offic in North Newton at 3179 N. Main St. on Monday, July 8 (6:30 p.m.). Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. Space is limited. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.