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.
—July 21 we realize Jesus played in the sand, and as an adult, he told a story about wise and foolish builders. Children will have fun experiencing the difference between wise and foolish building.
Children’s Day Camp:
—We are looking for two people to help assist with our day camp on Tuesdays, July 16, and 23. If interested, please contact Michelle Unruh, 747-0991.
—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.
Tabor Mennonite Women will be working at the MCC Center in N. Newton on Tuesday, July 26, fro 9 am to noon. Please bring snacks to share.
Delicious Coffee for Sale: The Youth Group still has coffee available for purchase: Medium Roast, Dark Roast, and Decaf, all in both ground and whole bean varieties. These are $15 a bag, with over half of the proceeds going to TMYF. Thanks so much for your continued support of our youth!
The Tabor Food Pantry needs your help! Groceries on the shelves are running very low. When you do your grocery shopping, buy a little extra for the food pantry. Every item helps. All foods are needed, especially canned meats, applesauce, fruits, pancake mix and syrup, jelly, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, instant potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, cereal and oatmeal, as well as bathroom tissue, laundry soap, dish soap and shampoo. You may leave items in the church office or place them on the table north of the basement kitchen where the food pantry shelves are now located. Thanks for your continued support.
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 again on August 4 during finger food fellowship time. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.
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!
Loren and Leona Brandt
217 Lake Vista Circle,
Hesston, KS 67062
« Western District Conference: Pray for deacons, councils, boards and other leadership teams in WDC congregations who work with pastors to equip, guide, and care for our church communities.
« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN has two Youth Venture teams currently in service. Pray for leader Jill Schlabach and participants in Benin, at La Casa Grande, a Christian home for more than 30 children, and for Katja Norton and participants tutoring blind students, working with preschool children, teaching English, and supporting Mennonite Diakonal Service in Indonesia.
« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: Give thanks for the participants in the Journey Missional Leadership Development Program and for how God is using it to equip them for ministry. Pray for those who are considering joining the distance-friendly program.
« Mennonite Church USA: Prayers are requested for Virginia Mennonite Conference and South Central Mennonite Conference as they each meet for their annual assemblies July 18-20.
Western District Conference:
—Celebrate the lives and stories of women in ministry at Western District Conference Annual Assembly: We Are Witnesses!, July 26-27 at Bethel College, N. Newton. There will be a reception to honor our pioneers, WDC’s earliest ordained women, where registrants can join for the celebration. For more information, go to http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.
—The Resource Library will be OPEN, Saturday, July 27 during Annual Assembly from 2:30-5:30pm. Everyone is invited (whether attending assembly or not) to stop by for a scoop of ice cream and to tour the library. It’s also a great opportunity to check out the beautiful artwork on loan from WDC congregations!
—More camps on the horizon! Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah are stunning and we still have some 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.
— 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, whatever your age or skill!
—The Mental Health Spiritual Retreat at Camp Mennoscah will be September 1-2. The theme for the retreat is Living Peacefully! Come support each other and enjoy fellowship, music, and worship. This retreat is for individuals affected by mental illness, including family and friends.
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.
Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a bilingual clothing sorter & receiver and a donations receiver, both for 38 hours/week. The full job descriptions and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton), via e-mail at generalmanager
@newtonetceterashop.com, or at newtonetceterashop.com. Applications and résumés are due Saturday, July 20, and can be submitted in person to the store or by e-mail. Newton Et Cetera Shop is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. Newton Et Cetera Shop values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.