June 16 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Fathers of Tabor children, this is for you! Please join your child(ren) in their Faith Formation time on Father’s Day, June 16. There will be special activities for you to do together with your child. AND MOTHERS, your turn is on June 23! Plan to be there!

New Hope Shelter: Tabor’s week to serve at New Hope Shelter is June 19-25. Please see Barb Abrahams or John and Ruth Peters to volunteer, to serve, or provide meals. If you have not volunteered at the Shelter before and would like to do so, a Volunteer Training is taking place at 900 W. Broadway, Building 7, Newton, on June 17 at 6:30 pm. Thanks for your continued support of the shelter.

Donations requested for Children’s Day Camp: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:

adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),

nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),

hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).

We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the literature rack.

There is still time to register children entering 1st-5th grade for this Free Day Camp, sponsored by area churches. Brochures with dates and complete

Information can be found on the table in the foyer.

Faithful Fitness on Wednesdays: All are invited to join our Faithful Fitness class at 5:30pm on Wednesdays in the church basement. Classes include strength training exercises led by Kevin Nickel from 5:30-6:00pm and a group walk from 6:00-6:30pm. Come for all or part of the class on any days it works for you!

Free Books! If you would like a red hymnal or a Tabor Church Centennial photo book, feel free to pick one up from the table in the church foyer.

Mennonite Church USA Convention will be held in Kansas City July 2-6. Delegates from Tabor are Pastor Phil Schmidt, Leann Toews, Eric Litwiller, and Jose Suastegui.

Western District Annual Assembly will take place July 26-27 on the Bethel College Campus. If you would like to serve as a delegate for Tabor, please contact a pastor or the church office to volunteer.

You are invited for dessert at Alexanderwohl, Sunday, June 23 at 6:30pm to hear Pastor Caleb Yoder and Kris Schmucker share stories and learnings from the Mexico border in South Texas as part of the MCC Borderlands Learning Tour. Join us in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy refreshments together, grapple with a complex justice concern and come away challenged.

Summer is a great time for students to donate blood and help save lives! You can donate at ae 17 (or 16 with parental consent). Sign up at redcrossblood.org for the June 25 drive at Goessel Church from 1:00-6:00.

The children’s activities of Uncle Milt’s Shed at Threshing Days is in need of a large number of empty Pringles chip cans and tractor calendars (especially John Deere) for craft projects. 125-150 kids are anticipated. If you have these items to donate, please drop them off at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel during business hours by Friday, July 12. Contact Susan Nafziger (620-367-4623 ornafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for children and their families participating in WDC Resource Library’s summer story hour.

« Mennonite Mission Network: June is a busy month for DOOR, a Mennonite Mission Network partner. Pray for youth groups as they experience their faith in new ways in urban settings through the Discover program.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Give thanks for the faithful service of AMBS faculty and staff members Sara Wenger Shenk, Loren Johns, Ken Hawkley and Bob Rosa, who will either be retiring or ending their time at AMBS in June. Together they have served more than 51 years in all!

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Central Plains Mennonite Conference, Central District Conference and Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference as each conference gathers for their respective annual meetings during June 20-23.

Western District Conference:

—Western District Conference Annual Assembly: We Are Witnesses! July 26-27, Bethel College, North Newton, is free for all children and youth. Please register and bring your family. There will be fun activities for all ages to learn how to love, follow, and serve Jesus today. For more information, go to: mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.

—You are invited to Peace Mennonite Church, Lawrence to hear Pauline Sharp’s presentation about Kanza history and the Kanza Heritage Society on Sunday, June 30, from 7-8:30 pm. This presentation is hosted by the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition (for more information see https://dofdmenno.org). Refreshments will be provided.

—Conference Resource Library Summer Reading Program –

Everyone everywhere is invited! Take the summer to explore what it means to follow Christ and find some new favorite books. You’re invited to participate in the summer reading program! Everyone in every WDC congregation is invited to take part. Children can sign up at: https://forms.gle/tZoohWMz76YPEzDj6 and will earn prizes for every 15 books (or chapters) they read. Adults sign up at: https://forms.gle/LWZZyUhx5G396q6Z9; adult prizes include books and giftcards.

—Conference Resource Library Summer Story Hour – All children ages 3-8 are invited to come "Down on the Farm" for a farm-tastic summer story hour. Mondays at 9:30, July 17-July 22 at 2517 N Main in North Newton KS.

Stories, crafts, and more led by Marjie Warkentine.

Sign up at: https://forms.gle/AnSemnebkm8xr8gg6.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Still room at the inn! Camp Mennoscah still has spaces available for summer youth campers from grades 3-12 (fall 2019). (Spaces at Senior High Camp are continually added–sign up!) Our summer theme is Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers. The fun, faith and fellowship is just beginning and you don’t want to miss out! Register online at campmennoscah.org and call us at 620-297-3290 with questions. It’s the best time you’ll have this summer!

—Come on out, all you families and friends, adults and youths, kids and parents! Camp Mennoscah has a weekend of fun for you at our Family Weekend, June 29-30. A light schedule allows you to have time to be together and do the camp activities of your choosing. We’ll have swimming, a campfire, and do-it-yourself crafts led by our intrepid summer staffers. Rustic cabins and Retreat Center and bunk house options available. Register online at campmennoscah.org! Call 620-297-3290 with questions.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Make plans to join in the fun at the MCC Comforter Mini Blitz at MCC in North Newton! If you can tie a knot, then you can certainly tie a comforter, all ages are welcome!! Friday, June 21 from 9-5; Saturday, June 22 from 8-4; drop in or stay for the day! You are welcome to bring a snack to share and if you stay through lunch you’ll need a sack lunch, too. Contact katemast for more information.

—MCC urgently seeks host home in the Newton area: Silav Yea, a 24 year old from Cambodia will be serving through MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) beginning in August. She will be working at both Prairie Harvest and the Newton Et Cetera Shop for her one year service term. Curious to learn more? Contact Sara Dick generalmanager or Terri Gaeddert terri for details.

—Mennonite Central Committee Central States is hiring for a Young Adult Program Coordinator. This position is available starting on August 5 within the 16-state Central States region. The Young Adult Program Coordinator coordinates and recruits for MCC Central States’ young adult programs, including the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP), Summer Service Worker (SSW) program, the Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program, and Seed. This position connects with Central States’ young adult alumni, especially using social media, and creates opportunities for young adults from the Central States region to serve and develop leadership skills. The full job description is available at heidihuber for more information. Application close date: July 5, 2019

—MCC needs your help to replenish supplies in our Material Resources Center! The following items are running low: black and white spools of all-purpose thread, minimum 250 yards, for Sewing Kits (each kit has 3 spools of each color in it). Lotion, minimum 10 oz, for Returning Citizen Care Kits and sanitary napkins, thin maxi, any count, for Relief Kits. MCC only distributes complete kits, so when we are low on one item the processing of the entire kit comes to a halt. Items for kits can be dropped off or shipped to MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Check out the kits page at katemast.

Concert: On Saturday evening, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. The Walking Roots Band will be giving a concert at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. A free will offering will be collected to help pay travel and tour expenses.

Bethel College:

—Sun., June 23 – Jim Kauffman, grandson of Kauffman Museum founder Charles Kauffman, will sign copies of his new book, Kauffman: Three Merchants of Integrity, 3-4 p.m. at Kauffman Museum. This 2018 family biography tells the story of Jim Kauffman’s his father, Lloyd, his grandfather (Charles) and his great-grandfather, Jacob. Books will be for sale at the June 23 event. For more information, contact Andi Schmidt Andres, asa or 316-283-1612.

—Fri., June 28 – Kauffman Museum will host an opening reception for a temporary exhibit, “Walk A Mile,” an expressive arts project that features art created by EmberHope Youthville’s residential children, 4-6 p.m. “Walk A Mile” will be on display at the museum – free of charge in the outer lobby – June 29-July 22. For more information contact Michael Reinschmidt, mreinschmidt or 316-283-1612.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:

—Introducing AMBS’s new fully online MA! In response to a growing demand for online master’s degrees, AMBS has launched a fully online MA: Theology and Global Anabaptism. The 46-credit-hour academic degree program can be completed in four years of part-time study and offers a global approach to Anabaptist theological education. ambs.edu/matga

—Join the Journey program! Nurture your leadership abilities. Deepen your theological perspectives. Tend to your spiritual formation. Journey offers mentor-mentee partnerships, distance-learning opportunities and community support. The AMBS program is open to all who are exploring what ministry looks like in their life. ambs.edu/journey

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June 9 announcements

Congregational Announcements

If you are wanting to save decorations at the cemetery, please remove them by Monday, June 10.

Faithful Fitness on Wednesdays: All are invited to join our Faithful Fitness class at 5:30pm on Wednesdays in the church basement. Classes include strength training exercises led by Kevin Nickel from 5:30-6:00pm and a group walk from 6:00-6:30pm. Come for all or part of the class on any days it works for you!

Free Books! If you would like a red hymnal or a Tabor Church Centennial photo book, feel free to pick one up from the table in the church foyer.

Fathers of Tabor children, this is for you! Please join your child(ren) in their Faith Formation time on Father’s Day, June 16. There will be special activities for you to do together with your child. AND MOTHERS, your turn is on June 23! Plan to be there!

Summer Day Camp: Sponsored by area churches, this is a Free Day Camp in July for children entering 1st-5th Grade. Brochures with dates and complete information can be found on the table in the foyer. Sign up today!!

Mennonite Church USA Convention will be held in Kansas City July 2-6. Delegates from Tabor are Pastor Phil Schmidt, Leann Toews, Eric Litwiller, and Jose Suastegui.

Western District Annual Assembly will take place July 26-27 on the Bethel College Campus. If you would like to serve as a delegate for Tabor, please contact a pastor or the church office to volunteer.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m., in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Arlin Buller and Gladys Voth will present their research on “Seagoing Cowboys,” a project of the Mennonite Central Committee in the 1940s in response to the extreme needs of post war Europe and Asia. Cattle and tractors were sent by boat in a relief effort that experienced success beyond expectations!

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum, will be hosting the 12th annual antique, classic car, truck and motorcycle show on Sat. June 15, 2019 starting at 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. If you wish to exhibit a vehicle the entry fee is $10. Admission to the museum is FREE.for the day.

The museum store will also be having a Sidewalk Sale. Lunch will be available for a small cost. In case of rain the show will be moved to June 22. Questions – call the museum at 620-367-8200.

Summer is a great time for students to donate blood and help save lives! You can donate at ae 17 (or 16 with parental consent). Sign up at redcrossblood.org for the June 25 drive at Goessel Church from 1:00-6:00.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for pastors in WDC congregations, and pray that God would give them wisdom, joy, health and strength in their leadership and ministry.

« Mennonite Mission Network: On Tuesday, seven participants in MMN’s Youth Venture program will depart for Japan with leaders Del and Michele Hershberger for three weeks of learning and service. Pray for them as they work alongside Akiko Aratani and Ray Epp at Menno Village, an agricultural initiative of the Hokkaido Mennonite churches.

« Pray for the seven IBA students who recently graduated at Manantial de Vida Church, Camden, New Jersey. Pray that the IBA program continues to be a blessing for the Hispanic churches in the U.S. as it trains leaders to work to expand God’s kingdom.

Western District Conference:

-WDC Annual Assembly – Come listen to the personal testimony and insights about leadership in today’s Mennonite Church USA by featured speaker and MC USA Executive Director, Glen Guyton July 26-27 at Western District Conference Annual Assembly, Bethel College, North Newton, KS. For more information, go to mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.

-Conference Resource Library Book Sale June 13-15. Support the Library and take home some treasures. Both library discards and book donations are looking for new homes. Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-noon. WDC Offices, 2517 N. Main in North Newton

-Conference Resource Library Summer Reading Program –

Everyone everywhere is invited! Take the summer to explore what it means to follow Christ and find some new favorite books. You’re invited to participate in the summer reading program! Everyone in every WDC congregation is invited to take part. Children can sign up at: https://forms.gle/tZoohWMz76YPEzDj6 and will earn prizes for every 15 books (or chapters) they read. Adults sign up at: https://forms.gle/LWZZyUhx5G396q6Z9; adult prizes include books and giftcards.

-Conference Resource Library Summer Story Hour – All children ages 3-8 are invited to come “Down on the Farm” for a farm-tastic summer story hour. Mondays at 9:30, July 17-July 22 at 2517 N Main in North Newton KS. Stories, crafts, and more led by Marjie Warkentine. Sign up at: https://forms.gle/AnSemnebkm8xr8gg6.

-Mennonite Church USA convention, July 2-6 – WDC Executive Board has appointed the following persons to serve as WDC delegates at MC USA delegate assembly: Ray Reimer, Lois Barrett, Jim Stucky, June Krehbiel, Peter Goerzen, Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Byron Pellecer, and Heidi Regier Kreider. The Board has also appointed Matthew Garber, a Bethel College student and member of Faith Mennonite Church, to serve as WDC representative in the Step Up program for youth and young adults.

-The June/July/August 2019 issue of WDC Garden is in your church mailboxes. In this issue, read about the upcoming WDC Annual Assembly, a church plant who has applied to be a WDC member congregation, and more. WDC Garden is a quarterly newsletter to help you know what’s going on in WDC!

– The WDC Immigration Task Force would like you to know about two events coming up in June in the broader Wichita, Kansas area that celebrate immigrants and refugees – the Celebration of Immigrants event on June 15, and World Refugee Day on June 20. Please see the flyers posted in church foyer for more information!

Camp Mennoscah:

-Summer youth camps at Camp Mennoscah start June 9! We still have openings for all of our camps grades 3-9 and expect to open more spaces for our senior high camp soon! Our theme for the summer is Peace Works! Invite a friend, tell a cousin, and send a grandkid, niece, or nephew! Camp is great for faith formation and learning to live in loving community with others. Register online at www.campmennoscah.org! Fun is to be had–and we’ve got it!

-Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our summer staff orientation!

Ken, Meg, Gardell, and Deborah led sessions on everything from personalities, self-regulation, safely driving a Gator, and building fires. Wichita Weather Service provided storm training and Kingman Emergency Management trained us in CPR. Karen & Darrin provided amazing meals. You all helped us prepare for an amazing of campers and faith formation! Thank you!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Church USA Convention: Step Up, a program that invites youth to be part of the Delegate Assembly, is especially important at MennoCon19 because a vote could make youth full delegates. Youth can still be designated as Step Up participants for MennoCon19 by having them or their sponsors email SarahC@

MennoniteUSA.org. Visit convention.mennoniteusa.org/step-up-2019 for more info.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:

– Start seminary studies this fall! It’s not too late to enroll at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, for the 2019–20 academic year. Strengthen your leadership abilities in an Anabaptist setting — whether on campus or through one of our distance programs. AMBS offers generous need-based financial aid packages. Apply now! ambs.edu/academics

Bluestem Communities invites you and your family to the Innovations in Living with Dementia Community Forum on June 26 at 6 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church (309 S. Main). The free event will feature interactive booths, resources for caregivers and a presentation from a national Alzheimer’s researcher.

Mennonite Central Committee:

– Make plans to join in the fun at the MCC Comforter Mini Blitz at MCC in North Newton! If you can tie a knot, then you can certainly tie a comforter, all ages are welcome!! Friday, June 21 from 9-5; Saturday, June 22 from 8-4; drop in or stay for the day! You are welcome to bring a snack to share and if you stay through lunch you’ll need a sack lunch, too. Contact katemast for more information.

-MCC urgently seeks host home in the Newton area: Silav Yea, a 24 year old from Cambodia will be serving through MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) beginning in August. She will be working at both Prairie Harvest and the Newton Et Cetera Shop for her one year service term. Curious to learn more? Contact Sara Dick generalmanager or Terri Gaeddert terri for details.

-Mennonite Central Committee Central States is hiring for a Young Adult Program Coordinator. This position is available starting on August 5 within the 16-state Central States region. The Young Adult Program Coordinator coordinates and recruits for MCC Central States’ young adult programs, including the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP), Summer Service Worker (SSW) program, the Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program, and Seed. This position connects with Central States’ young adult alumni, especially using social media, and creates opportunities for young adults from the Central States region to serve and develop leadership skills. The full job description is available at heidihuber for more information. Application close date: July 5, 2019

-MCC needs your help to replenish supplies in our Material Resources Center! The following items are running low: black and white spools of all-purpose thread, minimum 250 yards, for Sewing Kits (each kit has 3 spools of each color in it). Lotion, minimum 10 oz, for Returning Citizen Care Kits and sanitary napkins, thin maxi, any count, for Relief Kits. MCC only distributes complete kits, so when we are low on one item the processing of the entire kit comes to a halt. Items for kits can be dropped off or shipped to MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Check out the kits page at katemast.

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June 2 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Vacation Bible School:

—Monday Lunch Sign-up. Tabor Outreach Commission is coordinating/providing lunch for anyone interested (children, parents, families, teachers, helpers, etc…) after Bible School on Monday, June 3. If you are interested in providing part of the taco salad meal, please sign up on the bulletin board for the items and amounts you can bring. If you would like to be reimbursed, please save your receipt(s) and turn them in to Kim. Thanks!

If you want to attend this lunch (and didn’t already RSVP on the Bible School registration form), please email Pastor Phil (pschmidt) by Friday, May 31.

—Snacks Needed: 61 hungry children are registered for Bible School! Please sign up to provide food for snacks during VBS! If you have questions, please contact Camille Adrian.

— Newspapers are needed for the craft sessions at VBS. Put them on the table in the supply room.

Free Books! If you would like a red hymnal or a Tabor Church Centennial photo book, feel free to pick one up from the table in the church foyer.

Coming this Summer for the children! “Jesus was a kid like me” will be the theme of our summer faith formation time. Come on out, Detectives, and discover the really cool things that you have in common with Jesus as a boy. There is a sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board with opportunities for you to help.

Summer Day Camp: Sponsored by area churches, this is a Free Day Camp in July for children entering 1st-5th Grade. Brochures with dates and complete information can be found on the table in the foyer. Sign up today!!

Mennonite Church USA Convention will be held in Kansas City July 2-6. Delegates from Tabor are Pastor Phil Schmidt, Leann Toews, Eric Litwiller, and Jose Suastegui (who will be serving instead of Emil Schmidt due to farming circumstances).

Western District Annual Assembly will take place July 26-27 on the Bethel College Campus. If you would like to serve as a delegate for Tabor, please contact a pastor, or the church office to volunteer.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m., in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Arlin Buller and Gladys Voth will present their research on “Seagoing Cowboys,” a project of the Mennonite Central Committee in the 1940s in response to the extreme needs of post war Europe and Asia. Cattle and tractors were sent by boat in a relief effort that experienced success beyond expectations!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC congregations hosting Vacation Bible School and other summer activities for children, that these would be occasions for spiritual growth, fun and building relationships.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Eid al Fitr begins Tuesday at sundown. This Islamic holiday marks the end of a month of fasting. Pray for Middle East Media, a MMN partner, that uses filmmaking, videos and websites to share God’s love and hope with Muslim believers in culturally relevant ways.

Western District Conference:

-WDC Annual Assembly will be July 26-27 at Bethel College in North Newton, KS – information coming soon! Complete information and registration will be available by June 1 at: http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.

-WDC Immigration Task Force invites you to read about the realities of life on the border, and how one WDC church, San Antonio Mennonite Church, is responding to “the least of these” as they travel to safety. Go to http://mennowdc.org/committees-task-forces/

-Conference Resource Library Summer Reading Program –

Everyone everywhere is invited! Take the summer to explore what it means to follow Christ and find some new favorite books. You’re invited to participate in the summer reading program! Everyone in every WDC congregation is invited to take part. Children can sign up at: https://forms.gle/tZoohWMz76YPEzDj6 and will earn prizes for every 15 books (or chapters) they read. Adults sign up at: https://forms.gle/LWZZyUhx5G396q6Z9; adult prizes include books and giftcards.

-Conference Resource Library Summer Story Hour – All children ages 3-8 are invited to come “Down on the Farm” for a farm-tastic summer story hour. Mondays at 9:30, July 17-July 22 at 2517 N Main in North Newton KS. Stories, crafts, and more led by Marjie Warkentine. Sign up at: https://forms.gle/AnSemnebkm8xr8gg6.

-Curious about Kansas Leadership Center? As one of KLC’s partners, Western District Conference invites you to a free lunch event as part of KLC’s summer road tour, in which they are hosting one-hour events in 27 different Kansas cities to talk about KLC and share information about the many programs they offer. To learn more, come on Thursday, June 13, 12 noon – 1 p.m. at Prairie Harvest (Mezzanine level), 610 N. Main Street, Newton, KS. Lunch will be provided – please RSVP at https://kansasleadershipcenter.wufoo.com/forms/2019-klc-state-tour/ Also, if you are interested in adaptive leadership training opportunities through WDC’s Leadership Transformation Grant from KLC, see WDC’s attached guidelines and application form.

Camp Mennoscah:

-Summer youth camps at Camp Mennoscah start June 9! We still have openings for all of our camps grades 3-9 and expect to open more spaces for our senior high camp soon! Our theme for the summer is Peace Works! Invite a friend, tell a cousin, and send a grandkid, niece, or nephew! Camp is great for faith formation and learning to live in loving community with others. Fun is to be had–and we’ve got it!

-Camp cooks needed! Camp Mennoscah is looking for 1-2 kitchen helpers for June 9-15 and one kitchen helper/cook for July 14-20. These are fun times with lots of camaraderie and silliness! All you need is love, willing hands, and a smiling face (after your morning coffee or tea). Camper discount available to parents who work as

kitchen staff. Be part of the fun!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) needs your help to replenish supplies in our Material Resources Center! The following items are running low: black and white spools of all-purpose thread, minimum 250 yards, for Sewing Kits (each kit has 3 spools of each color in it). Lotion, minimum 10 oz, for Returning Citizen Care Kits, and sanitary napkins, thin maxi, any count, for Relief Kits. MCC only distributes complete kits, so when we are low on one item the processing of the entire kit comes to a halt. Items for kits can be dropped off or shipped to MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Check out the kits page at katemast.

There’s still time to register for MennoCon19! Come for a couple days or the whole time. Get more info and register at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration.

The Kidron Bethel Parkinson’s Support Group will meet in Menno Hall on Tuesday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m. Mike and Debbie Dennis will share their journey with Parkinson’s Disease.

Be Aware: For some people, misusing prescription drugs is the first step in a long struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. In Harvey County, we have many resources to help. 24/7 Call 2-1-1 or 866-645-8216. For more information go to http://itmattersks.org/prescription-drugs/

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May 26 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Rejoice! The devotional books for June-Aug. can be found on the shelf below the mailboxes. These are provided by Christian Education for anyone wishing to use them.

Final Cleaning for the new addition will be on Wednesday, May 29! Come for supper at 5:30 with cleaning starting at 6:00. Everyone is welcome to come help with this final step of the project!

Vacation Bible School:

—Monday Lunch Sign-up. Tabor Outreach Commission is coordinating/providing lunch for anyone interested (children, parents, families, teachers, helpers, etc…) after Bible School on Monday, June 3. If you are interested in providing part of the taco salad meal, please sign up on the bulletin board for the items and amounts you can bring. If you would like to be reimbursed, please save your receipt(s) and turn them in to Kim. Thanks!

If you want to attend this lunch (and didn’t already RSVP on the Bible School registration form), please email Pastor Phil (pschmidt) by Friday, May 31.

—Snacks Needed: 61 hungry children are registered for Bible School! Please sign up to provide food for snacks during VBS! If you have questions, please contact Camille Adrian.

— Newspapers are needed for the craft sessions at VBS. Put them on the table in the supply room.

Free Books! If you would like a red hymnal or a Tabor Church Centennial photo book, feel free to pick one up from the table in the church foyer.

Tabor Church doors have been rekeyed: Anyone having keys to the church, outside and inside, please turn them in to the church office as soon as possible. If you need a key, we will issue a new, numbered key to you.

Needing Dishwashers for New Kitchen: If you are willing to be a committed dishwasher for our new kitchen, we Need You! There will be a training with our new dishwasher system the last week of May (exact time to be determined) and if you are willing to train and then be a regular dishwasher for Tabor events, please see Gayle Funk or Kenton Nickel. Thank you for your consideration!

Coming this Summer for the children! "Jesus was a kid like me" will be the theme of our summer faith formation time. Come on out, Detectives, and discover the really cool things that you have in common with Jesus as a boy. There is a sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board with opportunities for you to help.

Summer Day Camp: Sponsored by area churches, this is a Free Day Camp in July for children entering 1st-5th Grade. Brochures with dates and complete information can be found on the table in the foyer. Sign up today!!

Bethesda Home Annual Meeting will take place on Wed. May 29 at 7 pm. in the Bethesda Chapel. Join us to celebrate an excellent year of fiscal responsibility, generous donor support, and a dedicated staff caring for our residents. A pie social will follow the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tabor Church is on AmazonSmile! Use the direct link https://smile.amazon.

com/ch/48-0877687 or search for “Tabor Mennonite Church” in the list of charities at smile.amazon.com to support Tabor’s building project every time you shop. See the April newsletter for more information or ask Yvette Nickel if you have questions.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for chaplains in WDC who offer ministry in hospitals, health care and retirement communities, hospice programs and educational institutions in our local communities.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for the people of Venezuela. Pray for peace and that God would pour out abundant blessings as Mennonite congregations share what little they have with their neighbors.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary Church Leadership Center employees as they plan non-degree offerings for the coming academic year to strengthen participants’ leadership skills and deepen their faith — including online short courses, the Journey program, Spiritual Direction Seminars and Pastors and Leaders 2020.

Western District Conference:

WDC Annual Assembly will be July 26-27 at Bethel College in North Newton, KS – information coming soon! Complete information and registration will be available by June 1 at: http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.

Join the Farm Fun at the WDC Resource Library! It’s time to sign up for Summer 2019 Story Hour. Story hour is a fun, free activity and a wonderful way for parents/grandparents to bond with children while having delightful book adventures. Enroll your children ages 3-8 for story hour now! Call/email: 316-283-6300, crlib or register online at https://forms.gle/AnSemnebkm8xr8gg6. Dates and times: Mondays, June 17-July 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Conference Resource Library Book Sale June 13-15. Support the Library and take home some treasures. Both library discards and book donations are looking for new homes. Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-noon. WDC Offices, 2517 N. Main in North Newton.

WDC Immigration Task Force invites you to attend the July 2 pre-convention seminar "Welcoming Immigrants in 2019" prior to the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City. WDC has 5 ($100 each) scholarships that would allow a delegate or other #MennoCon19 participant to register for this seminar and have at least part of an extra night in a convention hotel paid for. If you are interested in a scholarship, please email wdc as soon as possible. WDC has special permission to add names to this seminar even though it is past the deadline.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Part-week nurse needed for Junior High I camp! June 13-15 (Thursday-Saturday). Nurses need to be licensed in Kansas and be a RN (or equivalent).

—The second Work & Play Day will be May 25 at Camp Mennoscah from 8:30am to 2:30pm. These single work days replace our fall Work & Play Camp. We hope to finish up the work on the bunk beds and put planks back in the dam (pending weather). Projects will vary based on skill, ages, and weather. A simple lunch will be served. All ages welcome; those under 18 must have an adult with them.

—Camp Mennoscah has openings for more summer youth campers for grades 3 to High School (fall 2019). Weeks will be filled with worship, singing, Bible study, friendship bracelets, swimming and river play, and gobs of other fun stuff. Our theme is Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers.

—Camp Mennoscah is looking for a limited number of kitchen staff for certain weeks in the summer. Thank you for helping us fill all the needed spaces! Contact us for dates.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Join Mennonite Mission Network’s free webinar celebrating the 75th anniversary of Mennonite Voluntary Service. Learn how God inspired many to live out their faith through service and how the program continues to move young people to put their faith into action. When: May 21 at 7 pm EDT / 6 pm CDT. How: visit www.mennonitemission.net/news/MVS-webinar for instructions to join!

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

—MCC needs your help to replenish supplies in our Material Resources Center! The following items are running low: black and white spools of all-purpose thread, minimum 250 yards, for Sewing Kits (each kit has 3 spools of each color in it). Lotion, minimum 10 oz, for Returning Citizen Care Kits, and sanitary napkins, thin maxi, any count, for Relief Kits. MCC only distributes complete kits, so when we are low on one item the processing of the entire kit comes to a halt. Items for kits can be dropped off or shipped to MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Check out the kits page at katemast.

Hesston College:

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) Kansas Network Hub and Hesston College Aviation will partner for an evening learning event and catered meal on Tuesday, June 4, at the Hesston College hangar at the Newton City/County Airport, 502 N. Oliver. The programming and meal are free though donations are welcome to help with expenses. Reservations are required by Friday, May 31 or until maximum capacity is reached. RSVP at sballard or 620-896-7381. The evening’s programming will include tours of the Hesston College Aviation facility and airplane fleet, meeting the instructors, information about the flight training program and the recent addition of a four-year bachelor degree, and demonstrations on the simulated advanced training device.

Bethel College:

—Centering Prayer will not meet Mon., May 27 (Memorial Day), but continues to meet most Mondays from noon-1 p.m. in Agape Center in Richert House on the Bethel campus. Try it once, come occasionally or join us regularly – all are welcome. For more information, contact Nathan Koontz, 2nathankoontz, or Melanie Zuercher, mzuercher.

—Sat., June 1 – The public is invited to Walk Sand Creek Trail Day, part of National Trails Day®. Water will be available for people and dogs at the trailhead at Memorial Grove on the Bethel College campus, dawn to dusk (6 a.m.-8 p.m.), courtesy of the Sand Creek Trail Committee. This year, Walk Sand Creek Trail Day is also Jacob D. Goering Trail Day in the city of North Newton, in honor of one of the trail’s co-founders, who died Jan. 12 at age 101.

—There are still some openings for several of Kauffman Museum’s Uncle Carl’s Camps, half-day camps held across the street from the Bethel College campus: “Figuratively Speaking” (3rd-6th art), “Unraveling History’s Mysteries” (3rd-6th history), “Little House on the Prairie” (ages 4 & 5), “Farm to Table” (5th-12th), and “Farm to Table Together” (3rd-12th with adults). You can also add names to waiting lists for “Art in Nature” (K-2 art) and “The Prairie is ALIVE!” (K-2 science). Download a brochure at https://kauffman.bethelks.edu/Education/UCC-2019-Flier.pdf for dates and more details, or contact Andi Schmidt Andres or Aaron Tschetter at Kauffman Museum, 316-283-1612, for more information.

Offender/Victim Ministries: We’re in search of a new Program Director for Prison Ministries! This part-time position coordinates our M-2 Prison Visitation and Prison Arts programs at Hutchinson Correctional Facility. Check out the complete job listing on our website at www.offendervictimministries.org. Reviewing applications until position is filled.

Everence® will hold an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, June 1, from 9-11:30 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.

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