March 1 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Another 100 for 100! Sunday, March 1, is the first Sunday in Lent. We will continue Tabor’s practice of collecting items for Mennonite Central Committee Relief Kits during the season of Lent again this year. However, this year we are adding a challenge. In celebration of 100 years of the work of MCC, let’s bring 100 of each item as designated on the shopping lists that can be found in your mailboxes this morning. Celebrate MCC by giving in the name of Christ.

Have you ever wondered what really happens when the adult choir gets together to rehearse? You have an opportunity to find out! On March 4 I am hosting an "Open Rehearsal." Anyone is welcome to join us that evening. You might be asked to join us in singing some hymns, but you won’t be asked to sing a solo! Very light refreshments might be served. We hope to see some of you at 7:30 that evening. We will meet in the Hospitality Hall. ~Marcene Entz, adult choir director

What: Men’s Bible Study Kick Off.

When: Monday March 9th @ 7:00 pm

Where: Tabor Church Conference Room

Why: To help men become faithful followers of Jesus Christ. We are here to walk alongside you on your faith journey if you are just starting out or have been traveling it for years.

Questions: See Nate Ashley or John Unruh

Camp Mennoscah: Sign up for Summer Camps. The BEST discount is for registrations received and paid in full by March 1. Go to and click on Register Online! at the top of the page. Camp scholarships of $50 are available from Tabor Church Christian Education Co. Please sign up on the bulletin board and your scholarship will be sent directly to Camp Mennoscah. Also applies to Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp.

The Newton Community Chorale presents Prelude to Spring, Sunday, March 8 at 7 pm at Bethel College Mennonite Church. Camille Adrian and Emil Schmidt are part of this choir — attend the concert and hear them sing!

To All Women – You are invited to the Western District Women in Mission Spring Supper on Thursday, March 12 at Faith Mennonite Church, Newton. The meal starts at 6 pm with the program at 7 pm. Our Special Guest Speaker, Patty Shelly, Professor of Bible and Religion at Bethel College, will present “My Journey through Scripture”. Reservations (due March 5) are required by calling Darlene @ 316-323-9762 or emailing westerndistrictwomen. Cost is $10 and payable at the door.

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum: 2020 Heritage Fundraiser Dinner, Friday, March 13. Meal catered by Keith’s Foods served at 6:30 p.m. at theTabor Mennonite Church Hospitality Hall. Donna Becker, a certified first person historical performer with the company Historical Echoes, will portray the Suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt. Catt was instrumental in securing the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, giving women the right to vote. Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of this event. Call the museum 620-367-8200 to reserve your ticket by Monday March 9. Ticket price is $50 per person. First time to attend is $25 per person (Ages 12 and under $5)

Tabor Mennonite Women will be having their annual Salad Supper on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tabor Mennonite Church Hospitality Hall. The speaker is Kate Mast from the MCC Center in North Newton and she will be presenting "The Journey of an MCC Comforter". Please bring a salad to share and bring a guest. To coincide with the theme, we will be tying comforters Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. both days.

We also need two or three ladies who would be willing to work in the kitchen. If you are interested, please contact Sharon Adrian or Barb Banman.

Life-Size Foosball! Tabor Church will be hosting the entire Goessel Community Junior High, 6th-8th graders, for this fun interactive game. Come to the Tabor Church Park on March 29 at 3 pm to see what it’s all about.

LOST SOMETHING? Check the table of lost and found items in the foyer. Unclaimed items will be donated to the Etc Shop after Wednesday, March 4.

Have you missed a worship service? Sermons can be found on our church website soon after the worship service. The entire service video is kept as an unlisted link. If you would like to watch an entire worship service, simply send an email to Kim Funk (kfunk) and she will email you the link for the service you request. You may also request to be placed on the group email list to receive the worship link weekly.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC commissions as they meet in the coming month to nurture ministries of leadership, church planting, congregational resourcing and stewardship in the conference.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Africa Inter-Mennonite MMN, partner agencies, praise God for the success of the Congo Mennonite Literacy Project and the hope it gives to the 3,000 people (mostly women) who have learned to read. Pray that leaders will be given the resources they need to continue this work.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana. Pray for participants in and leaders of “Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture” — a joint conference of Pastors and Leaders 2020 (AMBS) and Deep Faith (Mennonite Church USA) held this week — as they think together biblically and theologically about living, worshiping and playing in digital spaces.

Western District Conference:

—We Own This Now, a Ted and Company play, looks at love of the land, loss of land, and what it means to "own" something. What if the land you love was stolen? This question and many more address how the Doctrine of Discovery justified the theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples and still has harmful implications for today. This show benefits the Kanza Heritage Society. Two performances are available to touch your heart and mind.

–April 19, 7 pm, University United Methodist Church, 2220 N Yale Ave, Wichita – sponsored by Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church and Mennonite Church of the Servant of Wichita, WDC, and others.

–April 26, 4 pm, Flaming Performing Arts Center, Tabor College, Hillsboro – sponsored by First Mennonite Church and Trinity Mennonite Church and Tabor College, all of Hillsboro, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, MCC Central States, and WDC.

–Tickets: Adults $20 donation (or pay what you can), Students $10 donation (or pay what you can), Indigenous people attend at no cost. Get tickets electronically at or scan the attached QR code, or get paper tickets through a sponsoring church or organization. For questions, contact Kathy Neufeld Dunn at 316-283-6300.

—We are sad to share the news that Rainbow Mennonite Church’s Kansas City Mennonite Voluntary Unit closed as of December 2019. We want to celebrate its 40+ year history by throwing a party May 9-10. Have you or someone you know been connected with KC MVS? If so, please contact us so we can share more information about our May celebration. Contact us at office or 913.236.8820.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Interested in partnering with others who care about restorative justice? Join a Mennonite Voluntary Service unit in places like Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Alamosa. Age: 20+; term: 1–2 years. Learn more at

—Lent is a time of purposeful turning toward God. Remember God’s faithful, loving presence and connect with the Rock of our salvation using the free, downloadable Lent At-Home 2020 Worship Guide.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Gain work experience with world experience through MCC’s SALT (Serving and Learning Together) program! SALT is a year-long, cross cultural service experience for Christian young adults. The deadline for registration is fast approaching, take a look at the program descriptions available at abbyendashaw.

—You are invited to join the fun at the 13th annual MCC Comforter Blitz on

March 2, 3 and 4 at Journey Mennonite Church at the Yoder Campus, one mile north of Yoder. Monday and Tuesday, 9am – 5pm, and Wednesday, 9am – 4pm.

This event is hosted by Kansas Friends of MCC, an organization that supports the work of MCC. For more information check out

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend is March 13-14! Registration is through our summer youth camp registration which opened the beginning of February. This retreat is for grades 7-graduating seniors.

—Kitchen staff for summer youth camps needed! Parents can receive a full camper discount for a full camp week–but you don’t need to be a parent to volunteer!

—Pre Junior II needs a nurse! July 5-9. We are thrilled with the number of people who volunteer or work for a stipend during the summer. Thank you!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at Telephone: 620-297-3290

Email: office Contact: olivia.bartel.

Bethel College: Thurs., March 12, Fri., March 13, Sat., March 14 – Bethel College spring musical: The Theory of Relativity by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center; tickets in Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or at the door, subject to availability. Content warning: rated PG-13 for adult themes and language.

Hesston College Music and Theatre will present six performances of the musical, Tuck Everlasting, in the Keim Center Black Box Theater. Show times are 7 p.m. March 4 to 7, with extra 2 p.m. showings on March 7 and 8. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. Seating is limited, so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged at or by calling 620-327-8105. Tuck Everlasting is family-friendly and rated G, but due to length is recommended for ages 7 and up.

Kidron Bethel Parkinson’s Support Group will meet March 3 at 2:00 p.m. Shana Gatschet, an occupational therapist who is dedicated to those with Parkinson’s Disease and their families, will present the program. All are invited.

Everence will host its popular workshop, Make Medicare an easy step, in North Newton on Tuesday, Mar. 10 and in Hutchinson on Thursday, Mar. 12. Both will begin at 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. The workshop is free, but space is limited! Reserve your spot by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800 or michelle.ramer.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 17 & 18, 2020

—CHILDRENS COIN OFFERING – $72.38. We are having OUTSTANDING totals here. THANKS to all of you who are collecting your coins during the week. And THANKS to you CHILDREN who are helping pass the Cans for the KS MCC Sale. Great teamwork.

—We want to encourage MANY of you; young and old alike to take part in the 5K for the Centennial. Walking or running are both GREAT for your mind and body. Pick up a green sheet under the mailboxes or sign up on line.

—Tables for the Items you are making for the Centennial MCC Sale this year will be set up March 8. It is not too late to plan to make something special.

—We will have boxes under the table to collect good quality items you no longer use. We can sell almost ANYTHING. Material scraps bring in $20,000 each year at the sale!!! What do you have to contribute?

—You woodworkers; start the sawdust flying and make something creative for the centennial.

—Quilt deadline is March 16

—Plan to start bulbs with your children at home. Teach them how to correctly water plants and the value of helping others. Start dividing succulents such as aloevera. Start vegetable seedlings such as tomatoes, cucumbers; etc.

The website is being added to regularly:

For more information on all of the above, please see our sale contact persons: Jerry and Leann Toews, Archie and Kristin Schmidt and Eric Litwiller.

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