Helen Schmidt passed away on Tuesday. A memorial service will take place at Tabor on July 13 at 2pm. Faspa and visitation will follow until 4:00. Inurnment will take place prior to the service, at 1.
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.
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, 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.
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!
Friends, family, and guests will be coming to Goessel for Threshing Days! Would you help us (The Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum) feed them on Saturday, August 3? Bakers, servers, and cashiers are needed. Please see the volunteer sheet in your mailbox and respond by July 21. For further questions, contact Aileen Esau (367-2358 or daesau). Thank you!
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.
« Western District Conference: Pray for the WDC Gifts Discernment Committee as they conclude selection of nominees for leadership roles in WDC, and give thanks for persons who have agreed to serve in these roles.
« Mennonite Mission Network: Anne Garber Kompaoré of MMN travels around the world as a Bible-translation consultant. She is based in Burkina Faso, where she and her husband, Daniel, provide leadership for congregations and schools. Pray for an end to persecution against Christians and to terrorist attacks in the country.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Pray for our newly admitted international students as they prepare for student visa appointments with U.S. Consulate or Embassy offices in their countries, and that they would be granted visas to study at AMBS.
Western District Conference:
—Family Festival: As a wrap-up to WDC Annual Assembly, Saturday, July 27, 5:30-9 pm we are offering our neighbors a gift of food, inflatables for the young and young of heart, music, and more. Invite your Central Kansas friends! See flyer on bulletin board for details.
—We’re connecting with our friends from the broader Mennonite Church through service projects and tours of Mennonite Central Committee Central States, Kauffman Museum, Everence, Mennonite Disaster Service and others. Please come hear about and participate in the work of these ministry partners at the Western District Conference Annual Assembly, July 26-27 at Bethel College. For information: http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly
—Imperfect Peace Witness Tour: As part of Assembly on Saturday, July 27, 2:30-5 pm, tour participants will learn about Central Kansas “peace heroes” who stood up to nationalist neighbors during WWI. All tour-goers will gather in the Kauffman Museum parking lot and travel together in an air-conditioned charter bus. $10 for those who also register for WDC Annual Assembly. $20 for those who just plan to go on the afternoon tour. We are raising money for Mennonite Library and Archives after expenses, so more stories like this may be told.
—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.
— 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. 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!
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.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: AMBS Spiritual Direction: Foundations. Cultivate your ministry of spiritual direction through Spiritual Direction: Foundations, the first level of our supervised program. This hybrid course (with classwork online and on campus at AMBS) will help you grow in confidence and competence as a spiritual director. Early registration deadline: July 12. ambs.edu/seminars
Everence will hold informative Medicare workshop at its office 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.