Feb. 17 announcements

How Firm a Foundation: The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers and the Bethel College Concert Choir will present a collaborative concert event this evening at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, here at Tabor, in the new Fellowship Hall!! The program, "How Firm a Foundation" will feature the choirs individually and combined, and will also include the Tabor Church choir and hymn singing with the audience. Bringing these two choirs together for a concert is a dream come true for their directors, and it will be a very special evening indeed. The concert is free and open to the public. An offering will be collected for the Tabor Mennonite Church fellowship hall building fund.

Congregational Announcements

Building Dedication: We are tentatively planning to have a Building Dedication Service on Sunday, June 30, 2019. We hope that everyone can attend this celebration! Please check your calendars and let church staff know if there are major conflicts with this date.

The annual Camp Washunga fundraiser meal is coming up! Join us at the Goessel High School cafeteria on March 3 for a delicious meal of lasagna, salad, green beans, bread and dessert. Cost of the meal is by donation and we will begin serving at 11:30 am. Thanks for your support!

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Acts Reading Challenge: There’s still time to take on this challenge! If you read through all of Acts in one sitting or at least over the course of 1 week, not only will you receive treasure in heaven, but if you let Pastor Phil know that you have completed the challenge, he will give you an organic, fairly traded chocolate bar! This challenge is for all ages. Younger children may choose to read (or have their parents read to them) all of the Acts stories in the Shine Story Bible to complete the challenge. If you really want a challenge, compete for the grand prize by reading through Acts multiple times in multiple translations! May God challenge and inspire us through the reading of the Word.

Lost and Found items are located on a table by the coat racks. Please claim your items by February 17. Unclaimed items will be donated to Et Cetera Shop in Newton.

Rescheduled: On February 24, the Alexanderwohl peace committee invites you to our dessert potluck at 7:00 pm. Our speakers will have an environmental focus. Sarah Balzer, a junior at Bethel College, won the national C. Henry Smith Oration Contest. She will share her speech on how plastics create many environmental justice issues, and invite questions/discussion. Maynard Knepp will then share how the MCC Center works with recycling, and their dreams for expanding it. Everyone is invited to attend — bring your favorite dessert to share.

Blood Drive: Each year in Feb. we focus on love and one way you can show you care and use your heart on Mon. Feb. 25 is to donate blood between 1:00-6:00 at Goessel Church or volunteer for an hour at the drive. Reserve a time at redcrossblood.org or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.

Do you wash dishes? If so, please save your dish soap bottles for Vacation Bible School 2019. They can be placed in the box in the Faith Formation Supply Room or given to Pam Abrahams.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for the WDC Church Planting Commission as they meet this week to work on guidelines for church planting, and for Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister who provides coaching and mentoring for church planters.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Diana Cruz and Felipe Preciado of Mennonite Mission Network are serving at La Casa Grande children’s home in Benin. Pray for good health and open hearts as Diana and Felipe teach English, assist with gardening, and share God’s love with each child.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for AMBS Admissions Team members as they connect with prospective students who are exploring options for biblical and theological graduate studies and discerning where God might be calling them.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Illinois Mennonite Conference as they hold their annual business meeting at Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—All are welcome to join the fun at the 12th annual MCC Comforter Blitz on March 4, 5 and 6 at the Journey Yoder Campus, one mile north of Yoder, Ks. Times are Monday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Wednesday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Come and have a good time while helping others. No sewing skills are required. Lunch is available by donation each day, or you may bring your own sack lunch. Bring snacks to share during the work day. This event is hosted by Kansas Friends of MCC.

—MCC’s Sharing With Appalachia People (SWAP) program is seeking volunteer groups, individuals and summer staff. Make your summer plans now to join SWAP in Kentucky or West Virginia. Don’t miss out on your chance to serve with this home repair ministry while learning about life in Appalachia. Groups or individuals can volunteer to serve as week-long volunteers. SWAP is also looking for summer staff to serve as job site coordinators and meals coordinators/cooks for three month assignments. For more information about bringing a group to SWAP or serving as summer staff, visit AppalachiaAdmin or 606-633-5065.

Mennonite Disaster Service: We will soon begin scheduling for our spring & summer projects. If you are available to serve from April – August 2019, please contact your Volunteer Coordinator and inform them of your availability.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 8-10 or March 15-17.

—Camp Mennoscah annual Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction at Bethel College

Mennonite Church, February 24 from 4-6pm.

—Online registration for Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah is open! In fact, registration is open for all upcoming camps and retreats, so power up your computer and register for all sorts of relaxation and fun! Call us at 620-297-3290 with questions.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Women’s Retreat at RMMC: Plan to attend the new Women’s Retreat at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, March 15-17. Retreat, hike, explore, rest, fellowship, laugh, and so much more. This weekend is geared towards women ages 18 and older. The worship sessions will be led by Anita Amstutz. She will guide each session along themes from her book, “Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of Sabbath”, calling us back to the living waters that Jesus offered the Woman at the Well. Register online today (www.rmmc.org).

Bethel College: Sun., Feb. 17 – KIPCOR Film Series presents More Than a Word, which examines the controversy over Native American-themed sports mascots and nicknames, 3 pm., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. Talk-back follows with Edward Valandra, Ph.D., Sicangu Titunwan (Lakota), and Sherman Padgett, former principal of Wichita North High School (the “Redskins”).

Hesston College: Recounting the tender, dynamic and familiar story of the parent-child relationship, Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of the musical Big Fish, Feb. 27 to March 3, in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre. Show times are at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 to March 2, and 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 3. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at hesston.edu/big-fish-tix or at the Hesston College Bookstore in Erb Hall during regular business hours or by calling 620-327-8105. Big Fish is a family-friendly musical for all ages.

Everence® will host an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, March 2, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Topics will include Medicare, Social Security and retirement income planning. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will take place at Everence Financial Advisors, 3179 N. Main St., N. Newton.

Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800, (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—MCC is one of the MOST efficient run Humanitarian Air Organizations in the World where 93 Cents of every dollar donated goes to where the problems are. This can only be done with the help of the MANY volunteers who give several years of their lives to work for MCC around the world.

—Keep saving your coins and paper during the week to help the Children’s Coin Offering. Last Sunday $46.91 was collected.

—PLEASE call Jerry 620-367-8257 when you are ready to have photos taken of items you have made or want to donate to this years sale so we can get them advertised on the website. Scroll around the website or see us on facebook.

—Money raised at the MCC Sale provides desperate families BOTH Spiritual Hope as well as Hope for Survival. $10 provides a brood of chicks and training how to care for them. Chickens provide eggs and meat and can be sold to boost family income. $50 provides one goat. Goat herds are like savings accounts, giving families the capital that they need to pay school fees or medical bills or a failed harvest.

—Please help contribute to Pre-Sale Expenses. Make your checks out to MCC and put them in boxes of our contact persons.

—Looking for your donations of old cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, mowers and most ANYTHING of value for the KS MCC Sale this coming April. If you are thinking of buying a new car, consider donating your old car to the MCC Sale. Vehicles do not need to be running. We will pick them up, clean them up, and get them running. Your donations can change peoples lives and give them hope. Call Jerry Toews 620-367-8257.

—Quilters Corner Opportunities: Volunteers are welcome and needed each Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at the MCC Center in North Newton to help sort and price items for the Sale as well as each third Saturday of the month (Feb 15, Mar 15) any time between 9 am – 3 pm. Quilting donations are also welcome and needed i.e. quilting fabrics, quilting supplies, vintage linens, unfinished quilting projects, etc.

Questions, contact Ann Yoder Smith, 919-604-3282, rws.ays.

—Deadline for your quilt donations to be listed in buyers guide is March 11.

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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Feb. 10 announcements

Congregational Announcements

The Tabor MCC Fellowship Meal, on February 17 at noon, is a great way to have a great meal and support the MCC Sale. Cost is a donation of $20 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. The menu will be lasagna, green beans, bread and dessert. Please sign up on the bulletin board by Sunday, Feb. 10. If you have questions, contact Kristin Schmidt or Leann Toews.

Coming to a church very near you! The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers AND the Bethel College Concert Choir will be performing here at Tabor on February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Bringing these two choirs together for a concert is a dream come true for their directors, and it will be a very special evening indeed. Save the date for this fundraising concert to support the building fund!

Tabor Mennonite Women: The 2019 calendar of programs and events is available for you on the table in the foyer. On the bulletin board is a calendar where you may sign up for a variety of things including devotions, snacks, and planning the food or decorating for Christmas breakfast . More than one person may sign up for any of these ways of participating in TMW. Our next program is Monday, Feb. 11 at 7pm. Exchange Students will share along with Carol Duerksen. Questions? Ask Barb Banman.

The annual Camp Washunga fundraiser meal is coming up! Join us at the Goessel High School cafeteria on March 3 for a delicious meal of lasagna, salad, green beans, bread and dessert. Cost of the meal is by donation and we will begin serving at 11:30 am. Thanks for your support!

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Lost and Found items are located on a table by the coat racks. Please claim your items by February 17. Unclaimed items will be donated to Et Cetera Shop in Newton.

Have you been to Camp Mennoscah? If so, your pictures would be appreciated to be used on the bulletin board in the basement. This will highlight our faith formation offering project for Camp Mennoscah. Pictures can be emailed to Pam Abrahams, brentnpam or placed in her mailbox. Thanks!

Do you wash dishes? If so, please save your dish soap bottles for Vacation Bible School 2019. They can be placed in the box in the Faith Formation Supply Room or given to Pam Abrahams.

Rescheduled: On February 24, the Alexanderwohl peace committee invites you to our dessert potluck at 7:00 pm. Our speakers will have an environmental focus. Sarah Balzer, a junior at Bethel College, won the national C. Henry Smith Oration Contest. She will share her speech on how plastics create many environmental justice issues, and invite questions/discussion. Maynard Knepp will then share how the MCC Center works with recycling, and their dreams for expanding it. Everyone is invited to attend — bring your favorite dessert to share.

Blood Drive: Each year in Feb. we focus on love and one way you can show you care and use your heart on Mon. Feb. 25 is to donate blood between 1:00-6:00 at Goessel Church or volunteer for an hour at the drive. Reserve a time at redcrossblood.org or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—Collect coins and paper during the week to help with the Children’s Coin Offering. Last Sunday brought in $24.79

—PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE MCC FELLOWSHIP LASAGNA MEAL. Feb. 17. See announcement on front page for details.

—Please help contribute to Pre-Sale Expenses. Make your checks out to MCC and put them in boxes of our contact persons.

—Looking for your donations of old cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, mowers and most ANYTHING of value for the KS MCC Sale this coming April. If you are thinking of buying a new car, consider donating your old car to the MCC Sale. Vehicles do not need to be running. We will pick them up, clean them up, and get them running. Your donations can change peoples lives and give them hope. Call Jerry Toews 620-367-8257.

—Service Opportunities: By tithing a little bit of your time each year, you have an amazing opportunity to impact your world by furthering the work of Mennonite Central Committee. There are variety of committee openings:

– Urgent Need Vereniki Making Committee – 2 people

– Domestic Arts Verenike Booth Committee Members

– Feeding The Multitude Sausage Baking on Saturday

– New Year’s Cookie committee.

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.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for the WDC Resource Library, and pray that the materials in the library may be used by congregations and leaders to nurture deeper faith, grow in discipleship, and foster life-long learning.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for DOOR city directors as they prepare for a busy season of hosting 179 students who will be serving in urban DOOR locations during their spring breaks.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for the 37 Instituto Bíblico Anabautista IBA volunteer tutors who serve at 35 study centers. Pray blessings on them as they give of their time, knowledge and wisdom to train new leaders for the Hispanic church in the U.S. May God grant them patience and energy as they continue to serve in 2019.

Western District Conference:

—All women are invited to the Western District Women in Mission (WDWM) Spring Super on Thursday, March 21 at First Mennonite Church in McPherson. Speaker: Sheryl Wilson, Executive Director of KIPCOR.

—Resource Library News: Check out WDC Favorites in the Resource Library! The February display features favorites of Conference Minister, Heidi Regier Kreider. Her list of 12 really good reads can be found at https://mennowdc.booksys.net/opac/crl/index.html… under "Staff Favorites". Check back next month for Associate Conference Minister Kathy Neufeld Dunn’s Top Ten List! These and 12,000+ other resources are available for checkout Monday-Friday 8am-5pm in North Newton, KS or via mail anywhere in the conference!

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 8-10 or March 15-17.

—Camp Mennoscah annual Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction at Bethel College

Mennonite Church, February 24 from 4-6pm.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Registration for MennoCon19 is open now at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration! Register by April 30 and receive a convention t-shirt, three days of lunch and servant project opportunities.

—The Delegate Assembly at MennoCon19 provides the opportunity for MC USA to assemble for worship, fellowship, and understanding and deepening our commitment to Christ and each other. Find resources for appointing delegates at http://mennoniteusa.org/resource/delegate-resources.

—"The Cost of Discipleship," a blog series based on a sermon given on MLK weekend by Iris de León-Hartshorn, associate director of Operations for MC USA, is up now on the Menno Snapshots blog: mennoniteusa.org/radicaldiscipleship.

Mennonite Disaster Service:

Volunteers are needed from 8am to 4pm in Eureka, KS. We will be roofing and completing exterior repairs. Tools and lunch will be provided. Work days are scheduled for February 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2. Please contact Jordan Miller for more details and to arrange transportation from the Newton area. Call, text or email 316-217-4570 or jordanmiller795

Mennonite Central Committee:

Sunday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m., join MCC at Bethel College Mennonite Church to hear, “On Second Thought: a family’s return to Chad.” Susan and Jim Jantzen will share the story and images from their return journey to Chad, Africa, where they served with Mennonite Central Committee 30 years ago. The January 2018 trip allowed Jim and Susan to deliver photos and recordings of members of the community whose lives were taken shortly after the Jantzen’s departed in 1987. Please gather in the fellowship hall.

Bethel College:

Sun., Feb. 17 – KIPCOR Film Series presents More Than a Word, which examines the controversy over Native American-themed sports mascots and nicknames, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. Talk-back follows with Edward Valandra, Ph.D., Sicangu Titunwan (Lakota), and Sherman Padgett, former principal of Wichita North High School (the “Redskins”).

First Mennonite Church, Halstead, will hold their annual Verenike Supper on Saturday, February 16 from 4:30-7 pm at 427 West 4th Street, Halstead, KS. The menu is verenike, ham gravy, sausage, green beans, cherry moos, zweiback, beverages, relishes, pie. Cost is by donation for church service trips and service projects. All are welcome!

Feb. 10 annc.pdf

Feb. 3 announcements

Congregational Announcements

The Tabor MCC Fellowship Meal, on January 17 at noon, is a great way to have a great meal and support the MCC Sale. Cost is a donation of $20 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. The menu will be lasagna, green beans, bread and dessert. Please sign up on the bulletin board by Sunday, Feb. 10. If you have questions, contact Kris Schmidt or Leann Toews.

Coming to a church very near you! The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers AND the Bethel College Concert Choir will be performing here at Tabor on February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Bringing these two choirs together for a concert is a dream come true for their directors, and it will be a very special evening indeed. Save the date for this fundraising concert to support the building fund!

Tabor Mennonite Women: The 2019 calendar of programs and events is available for you on the table in the foyer. On the bulletin board is a calendar where you may sign up for a variety of things including devotions, snacks, and planning the food or decorating for Christmas breakfast . More than one person may sign up for any of these ways of participating in TMW. Our next program is Monday, Feb. 11 at 7pm. Exchange Students will share along with Carol Duerksen. Questions? Ask Barb Banman.

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Directory Updates and changes to the church directory are due this week. Please contact the church office at kfunk.

Have you been to Camp Mennoscah? If so, your pictures would be appreciated to be used on the bulletin board in the basement. This will highlight our faith formation offering project for Camp Mennoscah. Pictures can be emailed to Pam Abrahams, brentnpam or placed in her mailbox. Thanks!

Do you wash dishes? If so, please save your dish soap bottles for Vacation Bible School 2019. They can be placed in the box in the Faith Formation Supply Room or given to Pam Abrahams.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for junior high youth and sponsors attending ‘Know Jesus’, a retreat next weekend organized by the WDC and South Central Conference Youth Ministry Committee and hosted by Hesston College for students to worship together and learn more about Anabaptist roots and faith.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Mary Raber requests prayer for pastors and their wives living in Ukraine’s militarized zone. MMN is helping sponsor a retreat for them this month. Pray for safety in travel and that church leaders would be physically and spiritually renewed for continued ministry in difficult conditions.

New for parents at the Conference Resource Library:

—Upside Down Living: Parenting by Katherine & Peter Goerzen (Tabor Authors!) Raising kids is hard enough. But raising kids to heed Jesus’ upside-down call away from status and power and toward service and sharing? It can seem almost impossible. So how can parents model countercultural choices? What habits can help families joyfully follow Christ instead of the latest trend?

—White Kids: Growing up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America

—Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America

—With all Due Respect: 40 Days to a more Fulfilling Relationship with Your Teens & Tweens

Stop by or contact the library to borrow these (or other great) parenting resources! crlib or 316-283-6300

Camp Mennoscah

—Camp Mennoscah’s online registration for summer youth camps opened February 1!

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 8-10 or March 15-17.

—Camp Mennoscah annual Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction at Bethel College

Mennonite Church, February 24 from 4-6pm.

—Camp Mennoscah is now accepting applicants for a quarter-time (10 hours/week)

custodial-housekeeping position.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Young Adult Snow Camp at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp is February 22-24. Amy Zimbelman, pastor at Mountain Community Mennonite Church, will share during the worship times on the topic “Someone who looks the part: intersectional identities and vocation.” There will be group games, broomball, human curling, singing, and many opportunities to be outside enjoying the beauty of creation. The cost is only $95. Anyone ages 18-30 is welcome to come! Online registration available at www.rmmc.org or call 719-687-9506.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Early registration for MennoCon19 opens on Feb. 6, 2019. Visit convention. mennoniteusa.org/registration now to find rates, forms and additional information.

—New resources are available for exploring and engaging with MC USA’s structure. Read MC USA Executive Director Glen Guyton’s three-part series on "The Little Green Dove" at http://mennoniteusa.org/littlegreendove and watch the new video series at mennoniteusa.org/polityvideoseries.

Mennonite Disaster Service: Volunteers are needed from 8am to 4pm in Eureka, KS. We will be roofing and completing exterior repairs. Tools and lunch will be provided. Work days are scheduled for February 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2. Please contact Jordan Miller for more details and to arrange transportation from the Newton area. Call, text or email 316-217-4570 or jordanmiller795

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Join MCC on Sunday, February 10, 4 p.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall to hear, “On Second Thought: a family’s return to Chad.” Susan and Jim Jantzen will share the story and images from their return journey to Chad, Africa, where they served with Mennonite Central Committee 30 years ago. The January 2018 trip allowed Jim and Susan to deliver photos and recordings of members of the community whose lives were taken shortly after the Jantzen’s departed in 1987.

—The Mennonite Central Committee Central States board of directors invites you to their Annual Meeting on February 23 at 10 a.m. at MCC in N. Newton (121 E. 30th).

Save the Date! All women are invited to the Western District Women in Mission spring supper Thurs., March 21 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson at 6:00 pm. Michelle Armster, Executive Director of MCC, speaker. Music by Michelle Unruh and Laura Unrau. More details coming soon.

Bethel College:

—The Life Enrichment program at Bethel College for Spring semester begins on February 6 and ends on May 1. This program is designed especially for persons 60 and above.

—Thurs., Feb. 7 — KIPCOR, the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, offers “Building a Trauma-Informed Culture at Work and Beyond,” 6:30-8:30 pm, KIPCOR office (2515 College Ave., N Newton), with Joyce McEwen Crane, Ph.D., of Friends University. Cost: $25; come at 6 for snacks and networking. Register at kipcor.org (click the workshop link) or by calling 316-284-5217.

Social Security and retirement income workshop scheduled for February. Everence® will hold an informative workshop on Thurs., Feb. 7, at 6:30 pm. The workshop will cover when to begin taking Social Security benefits, risks that can impact your savings and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. Presented by Everence staff and held at the Everence office at 3179 N. Main St., N. Newton. Reserve your spot by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

Kidron Bethel Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, February 5, at 2 pm. in Menno Hall. Jake Snodgrass, Director of Advanced Physical Therapy at Hesston Wellness Center, will talk about the LSVT BIG program which helps improve mobility, walking and overall function. All are welcome.

First Mennonite Church, Halstead, will hold their annual Verenike Supper on Saturday, February 16 from 4:30-7 pm at 427 West 4th Street, Halstead, KS. The menu is verenike, ham gravy, sausage, green beans, cherry moos, zweiback, beverages, relishes, pie. Cost is by donation for church service trips and service projects. All are welcome!

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

–Help our 1st thru 6th graders collect coins and paper for the MCC Sale. They will be helping our ushers pass the cans till sale time. Give them your smiles and your coins and paper money. Collect your pocket change during the week and bring it to church.

–Please help contribute to Pre-Sale Expenses. Make your checks out to MCC and put them in boxes of our contact persons.

–What items can you donate this year?? Make something; clean out the basement & closets. Your handcrafted & good used items always sell well. If you have questions ask your contact persons. Talk with Kristi & Brandon about how you and your children can start seeds for Plants & Things.

—Fellowship Meals, in area homes, are scheduled March 3 & 10. Registration deadline is Feb. 8. Please see the Fellowship Meal brochure for additional details.

—Looking for your donations of old cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, mowers and most ANYTHING of value for the KS MCC Sale this coming April. If you are thinking of buying a new car, consider donating your old car to the MCC Sale. Vehicles do not need to be running. We will pick them up, clean them up, and get them running. Your donations can change peoples lives and give them hope. Call Jerry Toews 620-367-8257.

—Quilters Corner Opportunities: Volunteers are welcome and needed each Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at the MCC Center in North Newton to help sort and price items for the Sale as well as each third Saturday of the month (Feb 15, Mar 15) any time between 9 am – 3 pm. Quilting donations are also welcome and needed i.e. quilting fabrics, quilting supplies, vintage linens, unfinished quilting projects, etc.

Questions, contact Ann Yoder Smith, 919-604-3282, rws.ays.

—Deadline for your quilt donations to be listed in buyers guide is March 11.

—Service Opportunities: By tithing a little bit of your time each year, you have an amazing opportunity to impact your world by furthering the work of Mennonite Central Committee. There are variety of committee openings:

– Urgent Need Vereniki Making Committee – 2 people

– Domestic Arts Verenike Booth Committee Members

– Feeding The Multitude Sausage Baking on Saturday

– New Year’s Cookie committee.

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.

Feb. 3 annc.pdf