July 28 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of August.

—July 28 our taste buds will find out what Jesus ate!

—August 4 is Finger Food Fellowship

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.

Come enjoy Country Threshing Days Aug. 2,3,& 4, Food, Parade, and Farming Demonstrations On Sunday Aug. 4 at 2:00 p.m. help "Celebrate the Schroeder Barn Face Lift" Bring stories of this barn (playing in the hay loft) or (Maybe even how you helped move it to the museum or painted it at one time ) We also would like stories of the barn that you grew up with. The Schroeder Barn is located at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum. Refreshments follow.

Commodities will be distributed on Friday August 23 from 5-6 p.m. at Goessel Mennonite Church. Please come if you are in need of a little help or if you know someone who is please let them know. For questions or info call Jenny Girard @ 620-367-8492

Dates to Remember:

August 25: Dedication of Tabor’s new facility

Mennograss

August 28 – Sept. 3: Tabor serves at New Hope Shelter

September 21-22: Tabor Church Campout at Camp Mennoscah

September 26-28: Pictorial Directory Phot Sessions

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for the WDC Annual Assembly gathering that took place this weekend on the theme "We are Witnesses," and pray that all WDC congregations and members will give witness to God’s good news of healing, hope, justice and peace in Christ.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN serves in Mongolia through JCS International, a consortium of mission agencies. Rejoice with Laura Schlabach, interim executive director, that the long search for a new executive director has borne fruit. Pray for the rapidly growing church in this country.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Bethel College staff who have been serving meals, running sound and taking care of logistics for the annual meeting of Western District Conference, that was held on campus this weekend.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Allegheny Mennonite Conference and Mountain States Mennonite Conference as they each hold their annual assemblies August 2-4.

Camp Mennoscah:

— We need more! Your registration for the Young Adult Weekend on August 2-4 is needed immediately if you plan on attending. Numbers are low and the retreat is at risk of being cancelled. 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.

—Sing for Joy, Sing for Camp! We’re having our annual Camp Sing celebration of what has been an astoundingly fun and amazing 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!

—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

Telephone: 620-297-3290. Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Are you looking for a summer sewing project? MCC is running low on school kit bags! You can review the guidelines and instructions at katemast or 316-283-2720 with any questions.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS): Experience the sights and sounds of a virtual tornado, and learn how MDS brings hope to survivors of disasters. Hesston College will host MDS’s The Storm Encounter mobile theatre on Sunday, July 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. on the northeast area of the Hesston College campus near Keim Center. The “encounter” experience takes about 30 minutes with groups of 8 rotating into the exhibit every 15 minutes. Reserve a spot for your family, friends, youth group, Sunday School class or any other group by calling Cleo Koop at 316-282-0797. Walk ups are also welcome.

Mennonite Mission Network is searching for a Marketing and Communication Assistant. If you love organization and are naturally gifted at customer service, we’d love to hear from you! And if you aren’t but you know someone who is please encourage them to contact us. This position is for .75 FTE. Check out the job description here or send your resumé to StaffRecruitment@MennoniteMission.net.

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