April 14 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Congratulations to Carol Duerksen, Kristin Schmidt, Denise Nickel, Eunice Nickel, Krista Abrahams and Barb Abrahams for completing the 10 week "Step or Stroke" challenge and earning a Dicks Sporting Goods gift card! Together they logged nearly 4 million steps and strokes! Great job!

Silent Auction: Thanks to the planning and oversight of Brent Abrahams, Tabor Junior Highers made a wooden train over the past several Wednesday evenings. The train is on display in the church foyer and is up for silent auction (proceeds going toward Mennonite Central Committee). Simply write your name and bid on the paper next to the train. The silent auction will conclude on Sunday, April 14 at 9:30am.

Tabor Mennonite Women and girls are invited to the annual Spring Salad Supper on Monday, April 15. Please bring a salad for our meal which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Kim Funk, our speaker for the evening, will present "My Life in Shoes". Walk with Kim as she shares memories evoked by ordinary shoes in an everyday life of hopes, challenges, and dreams. It will be a fantastic evening for all ladies and girls! Invite a friend! Contact Barb Banman if you have questions.

Share an Easter Lily in honor of a loved one on Easter Sunday. Names of those to be honored, along with names of those sharing the lilies need to be turned in to the church office by Wednesday, April 17 to be listed in the bulletin. Lilies need to be brought to the church, clearly marked on the bottom with the name of the donor, and left in the foyer by noon on Saturday, April 20.

Last Supper: Come join us for our Holy Week meal and service at 6pm on Thursday, April 18. As we observe the last supper that Jesus shared with his disciples before his death and resurrection, we also acknowledge that this will be one of the last suppers that we eat in the basement fellowship hall. During the service, as we remember the life and ministry of Jesus, we will also take time to remember many meaningful times of fellowship and worship that have taken place in the space.

Spring Work Day: May 4 is the date set for work day at Tabor. Make plans to help with cleaning and clean-up both indoors and outdoors.

It’s time to register for Vacation Bible School! Our theme is "Who is My Neighbor?" Please register by completing a paper registration form and placing it in Pam Abrahams’ mailbox or completing the online registration by following this link. https://forms.gle/KKisSBpjUgGtZvYU6 Thanks so much! Paper forms are also available on the table in the 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.

Ministry Map: Everyone is invited to participate in the Ministry Map activity hanging on the wall in the foyer! Simply follow the color-key to place a sticker dot where you live, where you work, where you learn, and where you serve (only put one dot per household, per place of employment, per place of learning, and per place of service). Please ask church staff if you have any questions. Also, feel free to ask anyone for help with handling the tiny dots :).

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.

Summer Day Camp . . . July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 from 11:45 am to 3:30 pm, including lunch. Sponsored by area churches, this is a free Day Camp for children entering 1st-5th Grade. Transportation from Goessel provided to area churches. More information and enrollment to follow later in April.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for the WDC Annual Assembly planning team as they envision and prepare for this gathering scheduled for July 26-27, 2019 at Bethel College.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Mary Beyler has spent most of her adult life serving in Japan with MMN. Though she is bringing closure to her ministry there, new doors are still opening for her to point people toward Jesus. Pray God’s blessing on Mary as she says her good-byes in the six months that remain before her retirement..

« Mennonite Education Agency: Give thanks for the generous gifts over the years to establish the Peace Lecture fund at Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, KIPCOR, making possible this afternoon’s screening of the film This Little Light on the Bethel campus.

Western District Conference:

Save the date! The WDC Annual Assembly will be held July 26-27 at Bethel College in N Newton. Mennonite Church USA Executive Director, Glen Guyton, will be our keynote speaker! More information will be available in May. Everyone’s invited!

Do you know of someone who has gifts, skills, and perspectives to share in the ministry of Western District Conference? The WDC Gifts Discernment Committee invites your suggestions as they consider nominees to fill positions on the four WDC commissions (Church Planting Commission, Ministerial Leadership Commission, Resource Commission and Stewardship Commission). Nominees will be presented for affirmation by delegates at WDC Annual Assembly, July 26-27, 2019 at Bethel College. For more information about the work and current members of WDC commissions, see wdc or 316-283-6300 to offer your suggestions for future nominees. Thanks!

Camp Mennoscah:

—Two nurses needed for Summer Youth Camps! Camp Mennoscah is looking for a camp nurse for the weeks of June 9-15 and June 23-29. Nurses receive a stipend or a full camper discount. Contact us to become one of our much adored nurses!

—Camp Mennoscah is looking for kitchen helpers for the weeks of June 9-15, June 23-29, and July 14-20. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees!

—Retirees Retreat at Camp Mennoscah, April 22-24.

—Work and Play Day, April 27.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Disaster Service: We are now scheduling for our spring & summer projects! Please consider becoming a MDS volunteer.

Mennonite Church USA

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our June 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Congregational peace witness. https://themennonite.org/june-2019-call-submissions/

Bethel College:

—Sun., April 14 – The KIPCOR Film Series presents This Little Light, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

—All interested singers are invited to join the Bethel College Masterworks performance of Faure’s Requiem, Sun., May 5. First rehearsal: Mon., April 22, 6:30 p.m. in the choir room in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus (other evenings are April 23, 25, 29 & 30, May 2 & 3; dress rehearsal May 4, 2:30 p.m.).

Fully online graduate certificate seminary program. Strengthen the biblical and theological foundation for your work through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s fully online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. Develop a plan of study that matches your interests. Ideal for church leaders, bivocational pastors and other professionals. ambs.edu/certificate

Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp: Spend the day on Saturday, April 27 working in the woods at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp to care for the spruce trees. We need your help to hang small packets of spruce beetle repellent to keep beetles from attacking more trees this spring and summer. Bring your hiking boots and a T50 stapler, if you have one. There’s a chance we might need snowshoes and camp has some, but bring yours if you have them. We’ll begin at 8:30 am. You can sign up online at www.rmmc.org or call the camp at 719.687.9506. Thank you for considering this way to help.

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College

—A Heritage Tour "Cross-cultural Intersections: Dr. C.A. Flippin and the German Mennonites" will begin at the Historic Church on Tabor campus, Sat. May 4, 11:45 to 5 pm with a faspa lunch and circle through Marion County, visiting Gnadenau, Ebenfeld, Peabody, Alexanderwohl, main street Hillsboro and various homesteads (cost $35).

—The CMBS Annual Spring Dinner Meeting, May 4, Franz Heritage Room (former Wohlgemuth Lobby), Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, Tabor College, 6:30 pm will feature "Being a Mennonite Filmmaker in America." by Burton Buller, documentary filmmaker, Massanutten, VA. (cost $18). Please RSVP to Peggy Goertzen, CMBS, (620) 947.3121 ext 1211/1212 or peggyg by April 29.

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April 7 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Tabor Wellness: Please turn in your 10 Week “Step Or Stroke” challenge log by Sunday, April 7, to the Wellness Box, or email to Kevin at nickel.kevinj,

in order to be eligible for your Dicks Sporting Goods gift card!

Silent Auction: Thanks to the planning and oversight of Brent Abrahams, Tabor Junior Highers made a wooden train over the past several Wednesday evenings. The train is on display in the church foyer and is up for silent auction (proceeds going toward Mennonite Central Committee). Simply write your name and bid on the paper next to the train. The silent auction will conclude on Sunday, April 14 at 9:30am.

New Hope Shelter: Tabor Church’s week to serve at New Hope Shelter is April 10-16. Serving at the shelter is a great way to prep for, or wind down from the MCC Sale! If interested, please speak with Barb Abrahams or Austin Unruh. Thanks!

Tabor Mennonite Women and girls are invited to the annual Spring Salad Supper on Monday, April 15. Please bring a salad for our meal which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Kim Funk, our speaker for the evening, will present “My Life in Shoes”. Walk with Kim as she shares memories evoked by ordinary shoes in an everyday life of hopes, challenges, and dreams. It will be a fantastic evening for all ladies and girls! Invite a friend! Contact Barb Banman if you have questions.

Share an Easter Lily in honor of a loved one on Easter Sunday. Names of those to be honored, along with names of those sharing the lilies need to be turned in to the church office by Wednesday, April 17 to be listed in the bulletin. Lilies need to be brought to the church, clearly marked on the bottom with the name of the donor, and left in the foyer by noon on Saturday, April 20.

Last Supper: Come join us for our Holy Week meal and service at 6pm on Thursday, April 18. As we observe the last supper that Jesus shared with his disciples before his death and resurrection, we also acknowledge that this will be one of the last suppers that we eat in the basement fellowship hall. During the service, as we remember the life and ministry of Jesus, we will also take time to remember many meaningful times of fellowship and worship that have taken place in the space.

Ministry Map: Everyone is invited to participate in the Ministry Map activity hanging on the wall in the foyer! Simply follow the color-key to place a sticker dot where you live, where you work, where you learn, and where you serve (only put one dot per household, per place of employment, per place of learning, and per place of service). Please ask church staff if you have any questions. Also, feel free to ask anyone for help with handling the tiny dots :).

Tabor Church is on AmazonSmile! Use the direct link

https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_ch_48?_encoding=UTF8&ein=48-0877687&ref_=smi_chpf_redirect&ref_=smi_ext_ch_48-0877687_cl

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.

Summer Day Camp . . . July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 from 11:45 am to 3:30 pm, including lunch. Sponsored by area churches, this is a free Day Camp for children entering 1st-5th Grade. Transportation from Goessel provided to area churches. More information and enrollment to follow later in April.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, April 8, 7 p.m., in the Goessel City Building. Don and Elnor Stutzman of Hesston will tell the story of the Catlin Church and Cemetery near Florence, Kansas. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—Due to MANY calls to State Representatives and your prayers our Non-Taxable Status has been restored for this year sale!!! THANKS to all of you and many other Mennonites from around the state who made your calls. WE DO STILL HAVE A VOICE WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER!!! By noon on Monday this had changed!!! We now have a year to try and restore permanent tax free status.

—Plan on attending the 2nd largest event at the KS State Fairgrounds with 20,000-25,000 attending from all over. Plan on spending money. 93 Cents of every dollar spent there goes to help bring Healing & Hope to God’s Children. Enjoy the ethnic foods.

—FRIDAY: ALL booths OPEN including Feeding the Multitude at 4 pm.

—SATURDAY:

-5K starts at 8am, Rice Park (Great for Families, join 350 participants)

Tabor Jr. Highers, along with others from Tabor will be participating

in the 5K. Find someone to sponsor financially.

-Breakfast 8-10:30am

-ALL auctions start at 8:45am

-Children’s Auction 10am (Pride of KS Bldg)

-Feeding the Multitude starts 10:30am

-Chicken BBQ starts 10:45am

-Silent Auction ends at 1 pm

-Selling Cars, Tractors & Trucks starts 1 pm (Sunflower North)

—LAST CHANCE TO BRING YOUR COINS AND PAPER!! Children’s Coin Offering was $51.82 Sunday. Awesome!!

—Tuesday, April 9: We need more help making 23,000 Verenike at Parkview MB Church both shifts: 8 – 12 and the 12 – 4. Just show up. No training needed. All ages welcome. LOTS of FUN!!

—WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY we will be moving the Cars, Trucks, and Tractors.

—Tables will be set up in Foyer on Thursday morning for BAKED GOODS. Bring them anytime after that. We will check Freezer in Basement if you brought yours early.

—FRIDAY We will Leave the Church with EVERYTHING IN THE BASEMENT by 9:30am. Please have all your donations in basement by then.

—SATURDAY, Pies will leave the church. at 7:30 am. Make certain they are there before then.

—Check the signup sheets to make certain you know where to report to HELP the other 1000 volunteers make it all happen.

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: Pray for WDC pastors and church members gathering at Camp Mennoscah this week for a retreat on “Who Cares About Climate Change? Pastoral Responses to Denial and Despair.”

« Mennonite Mission Network: Paul and Serena Manickam of MMN have been working with the Mennonite churches in the area around Iquitos, Peru. Recently, their request for visa renewal was denied. Pray for God’s comfort and guidance as they discern next steps.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Hesston College students, faculty and staff as they anticipate and prepare for the busyness that accompanies the final few weeks of the school year.

Mennonite Disaster Service, Your Gifts at Work: Flooding in the Midwest, primarily Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin, has resulted in massive flooding. 80 cities/towns and 67 counties in Nebraska and 42 counties in Iowa have issued emergency declarations. Local MDS volunteers are actively responding with cleanup/muck out crews in Nebraska. Please consider making a donation to support hardworking MDS volunteers and the long term recovery effort.

Mennonite Central Committee: Explore the global issue of fast fashion by watching the documentary film True Cost at MCC in N. Newton on April 9 at 7 p.m. Directed by Andrew Morgan, the film looks at environmental, social and psychological aspects of consumerism and mass media focused on the global garment industry. Also hear briefly from MCC about how our thrift shop network is working to reduce the harms caused by fast fashion, here and around the world. Light snacks will be provided while you watch the movie. Questions? Contact sarahfleming.

Love Crosses Borders: A Mennonite Men immersion experience with immigrants. Love is the greatest of all virtues. But what does love look like in times of cynicism and polarization? Borders are not only social constructs, they’re also spiritual ones. Who’s included? Who’s excluded? How do we reconcile God’s call to welcome the stranger with so much fear-filled rhetoric and policies? What can unwelcomed immigrants teach the Church about love? How can the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement inform and inspire us to a love that crosses borders? July 28 to August 3, Mennonite Men will provide a week-long immersion experience with immigrants to engage these issues. To register or for more information, visit SteveT.

Mennonite Mission Network is looking to fill the following Service Adventure positions. Youth ages 17-20 can apply today at MennoniteMission.net/SERVE: Art store assistant in Anchorage, Ak: Anchorage re:MADE is a resale store, helping people help themselves by repurposing donated and landfill-recued items. Come volunteer with others to sort, clean, repurpose, paint or repair items to be sold. Easter Seals assistant in Johnstown, PA: Easter Seals is a non-profit organization that works with hearing impaired persons. Volunteer responsibilities would include administrative office duties, customer service, event planning and development. Mentorship program assistant in Albuquerque, NM: First Nations Community Healthsource is a clinic that is committed to providing health services to American Indian families and other under-served populations residing in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Volunteers will help to facilitate the mentorship program at First Nations.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Camp Mennoscah is looking for kitchen helpers for the weeks of June 9-15, June 23-29, and July 14-20. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees!

—Retirees Retreat at Camp Mennoscah, April 22-24.

—Work and Play Day, April 27.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring an outdoor gear & clerk manager for 35-40 hours/week. Full job description and application are available at the store (619 N. Main, Newton), via e-mail generalmanager, or at newtonetceterashop.com. Applications are due Monday, April 15, and can be submitted in person to the general manager or by e-mail. Newton Et Cetera Shop is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. Newton Et Cetera Shop values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Bethel College:

—Sun., April 7 – Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum: “Down to the Countryside: Perspectives on the Chinese Cultural Revolution,” a panel of Zhuojin Jiang, Jim Goering and Esther Kreider Eash, moderated by Raylene Hinz Penner, 3 p.m., Kauffman Museum; in connection with the special exhibit “Campaign for a New China”

—Sun., April 7 – Bethel College Women’s Chorus spring concert, 4 p.m., Bethel College Mennonite Church

—Sun., April 14 – The KIPCOR Film Series presents This Little Light, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

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April 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:–Pastor Phil: "Holy Week"
–Pastor Katherine: Reflects on Catechism
–Pastor Rosie: Thoughts from Stories & Stuff
–Holy Week/Easter schedule
–Update from Finance Task Force
–Amazon Smile
–Something new for children this summer
…and more

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