March 8 Announcements

Congregational Announcements

Another 100 for 100! We’re off to a good start: We collected 102 bars of soap last Sunday. This Sunday we are receiving shampoo. Next Sunday plan to bring bars of laundry soap. Throughout Lent, we are continuing Tabor’s practice of collecting items for Mennonite Central Committee Relief Kits. 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 were in your mailboxes. (and of course, you may bring these items on any Sunday) Celebrate MCC by giving in the name of Christ.

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

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum: The 2020 Heritage Fundraiser Dinner will take place on Friday, March 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Tabor Mennonite Church Hospitality Hall. Call the museum 620-367-8200 by Monday, March 9 to reserve your ticket. 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 N Newton and she will be presenting "The Journey of an MCC Comforter". Please bring a salad to share and bring a guest. 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.

To coincide with the theme for the salad supper, we will be tying comforters Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. both days. Anyone, including men and children, are welcome to come help tie. We also continue to need comforter tops to tie. Fabric kits are available at the MCC Center in N. Newton, or ask Sharon Adrian or Kim Funk for one. Leave finished tops with Sharon or Kim.

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.

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.

Last chance for free hymnal: Copies of the old red hymnals are on a table in the Hospitality Hall. Pick one up if you would like one. Any remaining will be taken to MCC for recycling after March 15.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, March 9, 2020, 7:00 p.m., in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Brian Stucky will present the story of the Catlin Cemetery stone and the fascinating account of up to 17 children buried near Peabody. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for special speaker Patty Shelly and women who gather for the Western District Women in Mission Spring supper this Thursday evening at Faith Mennonite Church.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Rebekah York of MMN is serving at Mennonite Biblical Seminary of Colombia. Pray for her as she helps prepare young leaders and provides continuing education opportunities for seasoned church leaders.

Western District Conference: Leadership Launch: Celebrating and Looking Ahead! – All are invited to a free dessert reception recognizing 5 years of joint partnership of Western District Conference and South Central Conference with Kansas Leadership Center (KLC), on Monday, March 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at KLC, 325 E Douglas Avenue, Wichita. Refreshments will be served, with a brief program at 7:00 p.m. featuring greetings and stories from KLC, WDC and SCC about how adaptive leadership is strengthening the church and its ministry. This will also be a time to learn about training opportunities through WDC/SCC’s Leadership Transformation Grant from KLC. The 2020 grant covers full registration cost for a selected number of participants to attend one of KLC’s three primary leadership training programs. For more information, see: Members of the Core Team for implementing WDC/SCC’s grant are Heidi Regier Kreider, Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Phil Schmidt, Howard Keim and Isaac Landis.

Mennonite Church USA:

—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.

—Wanted: Financial advisor to United Mission to Nepal, an interdenominational organization that exists to serve the poor and marginalized in the name and spirit of Christ. Work alongside Nepali professionals to ensure that sound financial practices are implemented to properly manage funds. Age: 21+; term: 3 months–2 years. Learn more at

—Earlier this year, Mennonite Creation Care Network held a webinar entitled, Nurturing a Culture of Creation Care in Congregations. In it, Heather Wolfe of Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship, Taftsville, Vt., shared her congregation’s inspiring journey. If you missed it, the one-hour webinar is recorded and available here: Notes are provided to guide you to the sections most relevant to your needs.

— Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) is seeking a half-time Executive Director to start between May and September 2020 who is committed to Anabaptist values and the mission of MHF, has proven skills in administration, communication, and networking, and has an intergenerationally compelling vision for MHF. Interested persons are invited to send a resume and statement of intent, including the broad strokes of your vision and thoughts about a strategic plan, to president. More information at

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Please join MCC Central States in our first Young Adult Immigration Learning Tour. May 25-29th, MCC invites young adults to South Texas to raise awareness about the increasing migrant deaths, militarization, environment degradation, effects on habitat and effects on sister communities near the border wall along the Mexico/U.S. border. Participants will increase their understanding and knowledge of the social, economic, political and biblical/theological significance of migration in border communities, including advocacy tools and capacity building to engage others on borderlands and migration issues. Some grants may be available to interested participants with financial need. For registration or to inquire about a grant, please contact Abby Endashaw, 720-500-3413, abbyendashaw. Final Registration Deadline April 1, 2020.

—Attention all MCC Alumni, make plans now to join MCC at an alumni weekend at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, August 7-9! Bring your family for a relaxing weekend at camp, lots more information and a link to the camp registration is now available at jordanpenner or 316-727-6837. We’re already looking forward to a fun weekend together this summer!

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend is one week away (plus a few days)! Grades 7-12 are invited to come to Camp Mennoscah for Youth Volunteer Weekend on March 13-14 for a time of worship, service, and fellowship. We’ll be singing, serving, and funning! Register online at (in the summer youth camp section of registration). Full scholarships are available.

—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!

—Tee shirt contest! Camp Mennoscah is looking for three two-word phrases that represent the important parts of Camp Mennoscah to you. The best combination of phrases will become our camp tee! One (generic) example would be Sing loudly, Play hard, Love God. Send all your amazing phrases to olivia.bartel!

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.

—Final week to view “City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit at Kauffman Museum through March 15; hours Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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

—2020 is the 100 year anniversary of the Mennonite Central Committee. The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale would like to celebrate this milestone by gifting MCC ONE MILLION DOLLARS. The Kansas Sale was founded to support the ministry of Relief, Development, and Peace in the name of Christ. This would require 1,000 people to each give $1,000 to get to one million dollars by April 17, the first day of the 2020 Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale. Please send your check made payable to KMRS earmarked "centennial gift" to Tim Miller, Relief Sale Treasurer, 4805 S. Broadacres Rd, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. If you have questions, please ask your church sale contact person(s) or call Jim Robb, Board Chair at 620-747-0186.

—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 are set up in the Hospitality Hall. It is not too late to plan to make something special.

—There are boxes under the table to collect good quality items you no longer use. Material scraps bring in $20,000 each year at the sale!!! Cookbooks are always a hot item. Toys are good for the kids. What do you have to contribute?

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

—Quilt deadline is March 16. Forms for quilts can be found on the sale website.

—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.

—Service Opportunities at KMRS: The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale invites you to join our family. There is variety of committee openings including an Urgent Need for a Treasurer; Domestic Arts Verenike Booth Committee Members; Feeding the Multitude Sausage Baking Chair on Saturday; Verenike Frying Chair Friday; and New Year’s Cookie committee. See your Relief Sale Liaison for details on these opportunities.

—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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