Oct. 27 announcements

Congregational Announcements

MCC Meat Canning will take place from Oct. 24-Nov. 5 at the MCC Center in North Newton. Please consider volunteering. Donations are also requested.

Please make checks payable to Tabor Mennonite Church and place them in the truck in the foyer. Contact Kenton Nickel with any questions.

Why would you want to JUST SIT? Because you’ve heard that other people do it but you don’t have time. Because it will change your life. Because the pills aren’t working. Because you haven’t taken a deep breath since the last time you jumped into a pool. Because you think meditation isn’t for you . . . but you’re wrong.

What does it mean to JUST SIT? And why would you consider giving it just 20 minutes a day? Come find out! Come hear from some local folks who are just sitting, and how your life could be better if you did it too. See you Saturday, November 2, 8 am. at Bethesda’s Lincoln Perk and we will go from there. Questions? Contact Brenda Buller, brendasue.buller, phone 386-0581;

Rosie Jantz, rjantz, phone 316-772-8740;

Carol Duerksen, willowspringdowns13, 386-0709.

For 45 years, the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum has been telling the migration story and sharing the faith of the Mennonites who settled in the Goessel area. In celebration and with gratitude, museum board members will be serving Menno Bros. pizza, along with fresh tossed salad and delicious cookies, between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6. All proceeds from the meal will benefit the museum; your donations will be gratefully accepted. Please join us!

50th Anniversary Tabor Mennonite Men’s Chicken Barbeque, Thursday, November 7, 5-7 pm. Bring your appetite and a donation! Donations will go to Core Communities Marion County and Mennonite Men JoinHands.

Basement Remodel: There will be a meeting to discuss the remodel of the basement fellowship hall on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Coming to Stories & Stuff on Thursday, November 21! "Major and Minor Motifs and Musings by Marcene”. Come and bring a friend!

The Tabor Trading Post is back this year on December 1 and 8. See upcoming November newsletter for more details.

Goessel Ministerial Alliance invites the entire community to eat and give thanks together. The 7th Annual Goessel Community Thanksgiving Meal is will take place Sunday, November 10 in the Goessel Elementary School Gymnasium between 5-6:30pm. Come with your neighbors, family, and friends to this free event! Please consider signing up on the bulletin board in the foyer to contribute to the meal. There will also be an opportunity to donate to the ministries of GMA. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. ~Goessel Ministerial Alliance

Women’s and girls annual Christmas breakfast is Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9am. We are needing three or four ladies to volunteer to help with the food. Please consider, and contact Barb Banman with questions and intent.

The Goessel Ministerial Alliance is pleased to announce that the Christmas Giving Tree project will be happening again this year. The tree will be at the Crossroads Credit Union. Watch your mailbox for details on how you can help make it a great Christmas for children in our community.

Coming! The Great Winter Warm-UP! In celebration of Mennonite Central Committee’s 100th anniversary, MCC is collecting 6,500 comforters to deliver to people affected by disaster and conflict all around the world. Join hundreds of others across the nation who are making comforters. Alexanderwohl and Tabor Mennonite Church will host an MCC Comforter Blitz for everyone in the Goessel Community, at the Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9am – 4pm. Something for everyone—pin, tie, trim, sew, or help in the kitchen with snacks and the noon meal. In the meantime, you can start now to make comforter tops for this event. Use your own fabric or contact Ruth, Sharon or Kim for fabric available from MCC and for instructions to make a 60” X 80“ top. A donation box can be found in the foyer if you would like to help purchase batting and supplies for the comforters. Contact Ruth Goertzen (alexmenno; 620-747-0074), Sharon Adrian (sladrian49; 620-877-7239), or Kim Funk (kfunk; 620-747-0408) with questions. We look forward to seeing many of you at this Goessel Community Winter Warm-up!

Dates to Remember:

November 7: Tabor Mennonite Men Chicken BBQ

November 6-12: Tabor serves at New Hope Shelter

November 10: Goessel Community Thanksgiving

November 12: Basement Remodel Meeting

November 17: Junior High Fundraiser Meal

Tabor Congregational Meeting

November 21: Stories & Stuff

December 1: First Sunday of Advent

Trading Post

December 8: Trading Post

Parsonage Open House

Christmas Brass at Alexanderwohl

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for Benjamin Woodward Breckbill, Associate Pastor at Shalom Mennonite Church, Newton, as they celebrate his ordination today.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Tomorrow, the International Central Council for ministries in Africa will begin a week of meetings in Burkina Faso. Mennonite Mission Network representatives will join members of seven other agencies and churches to evaluate last year’s work and formulate a vision for 2020. Pray that God’s Spirit will guide and provide all that is needed.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Give thanks for Anabaptist Mennonite Bbiblical Seminary’s 2,500+ alumni (those who have completed 12 or more credit hours of study) and for the ways in which they are applying their seminary learnings and making a difference across the world.

Mennonite Church USA: "Waiting and Wondering," this year’s Advent At Home booklet for families and people of all ages, is available now at


Camp Mennoscah: Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats are November 1-3 and November 15-17. Register online www.campmennoscah.org .

Hesston College:

—Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS): Save the date, February 21-23, 2020. Living More with More: Redefining the Good Life.

Bethel College:

—Sun., Oct. 27 – Menno Simons Lecture with Alain Epp Weaver, 7 p.m. The series topic is “In the Name of Christ: Missiological Reflections on Mennonite Central Committee’s Past, Present and Future,” with additional lectures Mon., Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Tues., Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.; Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College.

—Fri., Nov. 1 – Bethel College instrumental ensembles concert, 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium

—Sun., Nov. 3 – Bethel Sings, featuring the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Ensemble, Woven, Open Road, Concert Choir, and soloists, 4 p.m., Bethel College Mennonite Church

—Register now for the 5th biennial Worship & the Arts Symposium at Bethel College, “Many Cultures, One Worship: A Foretaste of a Reconciled Heaven in a Broken World,” Nov. 22-23, with David M. Bailey and Urban Doxology of Richmond, Va. See www.bethelks.edu/worshiparts for more information and online registration;

fee reduction when 3 or more members of one congregation register as a group. Registrations requested by Nov. 11.

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