August 11 announcements

Congregational Announcements

We will be celebrating the dedication of our new Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 25. Our Worship Service will begin at 10am and we will have a catered meal in the Fellowship Hall after the service. All are welcome to join the celebration!

Tabor Mennonite Women will be giving the program at Bethesda on Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m. Ladies, please bring a favorite "heart" song to share and why it is special to you. Also bring finger food to share with the residents after the program.

Come celebrate! Wilma Schmidt’s 90th birthday open house will be from to 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. Cards may be sent to 3001 Ivy Drive, Apt. #108, North Newton, KS, 67117.

Children’s Faith Formation this Sunday is all about "Jesus had dirty feet too." We would appreciate having at least one parent of pre-schoolers on hand (or foot) to help out with our activities! There will be special personalized gifts for the children, so ya’ll come!

Next Sunday we conclude our summer series of "Jesus was a kid like me" and we realize that families have both ups and downs in their relationships with each other. Parents are invited to come celebrate the love they share with their children as we have a party together!

The Tabor Food Pantry needs your help! Groceries on the shelves are running very low. When you do your grocery shopping, buy a little extra for the food pantry. Every item helps. All foods are needed, especially canned meats, applesauce, fruits, pancake mix and syrup, jelly, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, instant potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, cereal and oatmeal, as well as bathroom tissue, laundry soap, dish soap and shampoo. You may leave items in the church office or place them on the table north of the basement kitchen where the food pantry shelves are now located. Thanks for your continued support.

Commodities will be distributed on Friday August 23 from 5-6 p.m. at Goessel Mennonite Church. Please come if you are in need of a little help or if you know someone who is please let them know. For questions or info call Jenny Girard @ 620-367-8492.

Mennonite Women & Girls Retreat 2019 is coming soon! The theme is "Fearless!" based on II Timonthy 1:7 and features retreat speaker Tammy Duvenal Unruh. Camp dates are September 6 to 8 at Camp Mennoscah. Pick up your registration form in the foyer. Registration is due by mail. Late fee of $10 applies to all registrations postmarked on/after August 26. Direct questions to Barb Banman.

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Dates to Remember:

August 20: Red Cross blood drive at Goessel Mennonite Church

August 25: Dedication of Tabor’s new facility

Mennograss

August 28 – Sept. 3: Tabor serves at New Hope Shelter

September 21-22: Tabor Church Campout at Camp Mennoscah

September 26-28: Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for the WDC Immigration Task Force and WDC congregations offering support, legal counsel and advocacy for immigrants and refugees.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for Jane and Jerrell Ross Richer and their family as they serve in North America. The Ross Richers engage in two-way mission that has them living six months in Ecuador and six months in North America, where they share their journey of mutual conversion with congregations.

« Mennonite Education Agency: AMBS’s noncredit Anabaptist Short Courses are online and last six weeks each. Give thanks for varied options for theological education and pray for those who are taking the courses to deepen their understanding of Anabaptist history, thought and witness.

Western District Conference:

—WDC congregations and members: Let us join others across the church and nation in prayer and action in response to the tragedy of gun violence. To read a statement issued this week by Mennonite Church USA along with resources for prayer, conversation and action, see http://mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/call-to-prayer-and-action-gun-violence/

—Thanks to all who attended WDC annual assembly July 26-27! We were blessed in worship, inspired by sermons from Glen Guyton, Mennonite Church USA Executive Director, challenged to learn through a rich variety of workshops, celebrated over 40 years of women’s ordination in WDC, and and enjoyed good music, food, fun and fellowship at Saturday evening’s family festival! In addition, the delegate session included the following actions:

– Affirmed reception of Iglesia Camino de Santidad (Liberal, KS) as a member congregation of WDC.

– Approved a budget of $608,327 for 2020, with encouragement to seek creative fundraising initiatives to support the mission and ministry of WDC.

– Approved nominees presented by the Gifts Discernment Committee for new elected positions in WDC: Executive Board: Lee Lever, Jim Stucky; Gifts Discernment Committee: Eldon Epp, Eric J. Jantzen, Dwight Mueller; Church Planting Commission: Tim Amor, Alberto Parchmont; Ministerial Leadership Commission: Rachel Ringenberg Miller, Todd Schlosser, Dave Stevens; Resource Commission: Valerie Klaassen, Steve Wilcox; Stewardship Commission: Dick Koontz, Darlene Powers.

– Affirmed a resolution of thanks for all who helped plan, lead and host assembly.

– Next year’s WDC annual assembly will be July 31 – Aug 2, 2002, at Camp Copass in Denton, TX. Mark your calendars now!

—Transitional Ministry Training: Camp Mennoscah will host a Transitional Ministry Training, October 21-23, sponsored by Amigo Centre with trainers Gary Martin and Paula Killough. For more information and registration form see the attached brochure or go to http://tmt.amigocentre.org.Registration due-date is September 1. WDC encourages persons who sense a call to this specialized ministry to take this training. We affirm the value of transitional ministry in the mission of the church, and seek to equip leaders to guide congregations through the process of preparing to enter a new chapter of leadership and ministry. Registration for the training requires a letter of recommendation for training from a conference minister. If you are discerning whether to take this training, feel free to contact WDC Conference Minister Heidi Regier Kreider at 316-283-6300 for further conversation.

— Zion Mennonite Church, Elbing, KS will be celebrating Pastor Rosie Epp’s 40th year of ordination on Sunday, August 25. Pastor Rosie was ordained by the WDC on August 26, 1979 at Lorraine Ave. Mennonite Church, Wichita. The celebration begins at 9:45 with a presentation on Mennonite women in ministry, followed by a worship celebration at 10:45 am and a taco bar lunch. All are invited to join.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Save the date – Bethel College worship and arts symposium focusing on multi-cultural worship – November 21-23. More information at: https://www.bethelks.edu/academics/convocation-lectures/worship-arts-symposium.

— Find MennoCon19 post-convention resources, including worship speaker videos and worship songs: convention.mennoniteusa.org/post-convention-resources.

— At MennoCon19, delegates approved the addition of youth delegates and passed the Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants resolution. Catch up on our compiled MennoCon19 news, photos and highlights at mennoniteusa.org/kcsauce.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Sing a song for camp! Camp Mennoscah’s annual celebration of the summer youth camps is Sunday, August 11, at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman, at 6:30pm. The evening starts with an optional storytime from 5:45 – 6:05 pm followed by gobs of singing. After this time of worship and fun, we’ll share in popcorn, pop, and conversation. All are invited, whatever your age or skill!

—The Mental Health Spiritual Retreat will be September 1-2. The theme for the retreat is Living Peacefully! Come support each other and enjoy fellowship, music, and worship. This retreat is for individuals affected by mental illness, including family and friends.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Are you looking for a summer sewing project? MCC is running low on school kit bags! You can review the guidelines and instructions at katemast or 316-283-2720 with any questions.

RSVP now for MCC Lunch & Learn on August 15: Come to MCC for lunch and to hear from participants who recently went on the MCC South Texas Borderlands Learning Tour. They will share about their experiences and reflections on the trip. Lunch is served at noon and the presentation will start shortly after. A suggested donation of $10 is welcome to help cover the cost of lunch. Please plan to join us for lunch, all are welcome. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 12 to patsydirksen or 316.283.2720, MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th St., North Newton, KS 67117.

You’re invited to Just Desserts, Offender/Victim Ministries’ summer fundraiser. Join us Saturday, August 24 from 7-9pm at Carriage Factory Art Gallery park (128 E 6th St, Newton) for an evening of sweet treats, live music, and good company. Come meet current volunteers and learn more about OVM’s work in our community. Tickets available online or through our office. Call (316) 283-2038 or visit our Facebook page for more information. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-desserts-tickets-64393594976

Aug 11 annc.pdf

Aug 4 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of August.

—August 4 is Finger Food Fellowship

—August 11, the children in faith formation will discover that Jesus was a kid like them and he got dirty feet too. We would appreciate having at least one parent there with their preschool child(ren) to assist us in this. There will be a special personalized gift for each child, so come experience this with us!

The Tabor Food Pantry needs your help! Groceries on the shelves are running very low. When you do your grocery shopping, buy a little extra for the food pantry. Every item helps. All foods are needed, especially canned meats, applesauce, fruits, pancake mix and syrup, jelly, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, instant potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, cereal and oatmeal, as well as bathroom tissue, laundry soap, dish soap and shampoo. You may leave items in the church office or place them on the table north of the basement kitchen where the food pantry shelves are now located. Thanks for your continued support.

Building Dedication: For our dedication service on August 25, the worship planning team would like to have a volunteer choir share music that morning. This choir is open to all who would like to participate. You do not need to be a regular choir member to be a part of this choir. In fact we encourage anyone, including 5th graders on up, to join us! We will rehearse again on August 4 during finger food fellowship time. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.

Come enjoy Country Threshing Days Aug. 2,3,& 4, Food, Parade, and Farming Demonstrations On Sunday Aug. 4 at 2:00 p.m. help “Celebrate the Schroeder Barn Face Lift” Bring stories of this barn (playing in the hay loft) or (Maybe even how you helped move it to the museum or painted it at one time ) We also would like stories of the barn that you grew up with. The Schroeder Barn is located at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum. Refreshments follow.

Commodities will be distributed on Friday August 23 from 5-6 p.m. at Goessel Mennonite Church. Please come if you are in need of a little help or if you know someone who is please let them know. For questions or info call Jenny Girard @ 620-367-8492

Dates to Remember:

August 20: Red Cross blood drive at Goessel Mennonite Church

August 25: Dedication of Tabor’s new facility

Mennograss

August 28 – Sept. 3: Tabor serves at New Hope Shelter

September 21-22: Tabor Church Campout at Camp Mennoscah

September 26-28: Pictorial Directory Phot Sessions

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC congregations in pastoral transition, as they seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance in times of change and uncertainty.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Marisa Smucker, who has been working for MMN’s Church Relations team, began serving as the Mennonite Voluntary Service program director in June. Pray that God will provide wisdom, energy and joy for Marisa as she serves in this capacity.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Mennonite Early Childhood Network. In this time when academic skills seem to be favored, pray that young children may encounter caring adults who also attend to the spiritual, social, emotional and physical development of the early years.

Western District Conference:

—Get away from BUSY and relax! Sound great? Come join us at the 2019 Women & Girls Retreat September 6-8 at Camp Mennoscah. YOU choose what you want to do: Bible study, singing, art, yoga, mental health and spirituality, swimming, refugee reflections, games, or free time! Friday night we will decorate cookies! The schedule and registration forms are available at http://mennowdc.org/women-girls-retreat/ (and also attached). Tammy Duvenal Unruh, debate/forensics coach from Newton, will speak on the topic of being Fearless (II Tim. 1:7). This retreat is open to all women and girls grade 3 and older. Register by August 26.

—One of Southern Hills Mennonite Church’s outreach ministries in Topeka is active membership in an interfaith ministry called JUMP, Justice and Unity Ministry Project. 25 faith groups in Topeka work together each year to identify and respond together to a particular issue of injustice affecting low income , marginalized people—school resources for at-risk children, mental health support for county jail inmates, safe and affordable housing, accessible public transportation, etc. A special focus for JUMP this year is predatory, payday lending—loans that end up trapping low income families in a debilitating downward financial spiral. Because this is a statewide problem with significant lobbying resources defending this lucrative business, JUMP and Southern HIlls MC are partnering with several other advocacy organizations to coordinate an effort to reform Payday Loan regulations in state statutes. Friday, August 23, from 8:30-11:30 am these groups will gather in Topeka at Grace Episcopal Church, 701 SW. 8th, Topeka, to discuss and formulate advocacy strategies. Individuals from Mennonite congregations in Kansas with an interest in participating are invited to attend. For details you can communicate with Doug Penner (dougpenn) or topeka.jump. Also, see two documents attached for more information.

Mennonite Church USA: At MennoCon19, delegates approved the addition of youth delegates and passed the Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants resolution. Catch up on our compiled MennoCon19 news, photos and highlights at mennoniteusa.org/kcsauce.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Sing a song for camp! Camp Mennoscah’s annual celebration of the summer youth camps is Sunday, August 11, at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman, at 6:30pm. The evening starts with an optional storytime from 5:45 – 6:05 pm followed by gobs of singing. After this time of worship and fun, we’ll share in popcorn, pop, and conversation. All are invited, whatever your age or skill!

—Young Adult Retreat Cancelled. Due to low numbers, the Young Adult Retreat at Camp Mennoscah from August 2-4 has regretfully been cancelled. We’ll see you at another event!

—The Mental Health Spiritual Retreat will be September 1-2. The theme for the retreat is Living Peacefully! Come support each other and enjoy fellowship, music, and worship. This retreat is for individuals affected by mental illness, including family and friends.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Are you looking for a summer sewing project? MCC is running low on school kit bags! You can review the guidelines and instructions at katemast or 316-283-2720 with any questions.

RSVP now for MCC Lunch & Learn on August 15: Come to MCC for lunch and to hear from participants who recently went on the MCC South Texas Borderlands Learning Tour. They will share about their experiences and reflections on the trip. Lunch is served at noon and the presentation will start shortly after. A suggested donation of $10 is welcome to help cover the cost of lunch. Please plan to join us for lunch, all are welcome. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 12 to patsydirksen or 316.283.2720, MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th St., North Newton, KS 67117.

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet in Menno Hall at Kidron Bethel in N. Newton Tuesday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. Chaplain Eric Massanari will introduce a meditation on gratitude and living with Parkinson’s (copies will be available). All are welcome.

Everence will hold retirement planning workshops at its Hutchinson and North Newton locations in August. Specifics will include when to begin taking Social Security benefits, risks that can impact your savings, and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. The North Newton workshop will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 8 (6:30 p.m.) at the Everence office, 3179 N. Main St. The Hutchinson workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 (6:30 p.m.) at the Everence office, 524 E. 30th Ave. Register by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800; 877-467-7294 or michelle.ramer

Aug 4 annc.pdf

July 28 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of August.

—July 28 our taste buds will find out what Jesus ate!

—August 4 is Finger Food Fellowship

The Tabor Food Pantry needs your help! Groceries on the shelves are running very low. When you do your grocery shopping, buy a little extra for the food pantry. Every item helps. All foods are needed, especially canned meats, applesauce, fruits, pancake mix and syrup, jelly, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, instant potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, cereal and oatmeal, as well as bathroom tissue, laundry soap, dish soap and shampoo. You may leave items in the church office or place them on the table north of the basement kitchen where the food pantry shelves are now located. Thanks for your continued support.

Building Dedication: For our dedication service on August 25, the worship planning team would like to have a volunteer choir share music that morning. This choir is open to all who would like to participate. You do not need to be a regular choir member to be a part of this choir. In fact we encourage anyone, including 5th graders on up, to join us! We will rehearse again on August 4 during finger food fellowship time. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.

Come enjoy Country Threshing Days Aug. 2,3,& 4, Food, Parade, and Farming Demonstrations On Sunday Aug. 4 at 2:00 p.m. help "Celebrate the Schroeder Barn Face Lift" Bring stories of this barn (playing in the hay loft) or (Maybe even how you helped move it to the museum or painted it at one time ) We also would like stories of the barn that you grew up with. The Schroeder Barn is located at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum. Refreshments follow.

Commodities will be distributed on Friday August 23 from 5-6 p.m. at Goessel Mennonite Church. Please come if you are in need of a little help or if you know someone who is please let them know. For questions or info call Jenny Girard @ 620-367-8492

Dates to Remember:

August 25: Dedication of Tabor’s new facility

Mennograss

August 28 – Sept. 3: Tabor serves at New Hope Shelter

September 21-22: Tabor Church Campout at Camp Mennoscah

September 26-28: Pictorial Directory Phot Sessions

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for the WDC Annual Assembly gathering that took place this weekend on the theme "We are Witnesses," and pray that all WDC congregations and members will give witness to God’s good news of healing, hope, justice and peace in Christ.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN serves in Mongolia through JCS International, a consortium of mission agencies. Rejoice with Laura Schlabach, interim executive director, that the long search for a new executive director has borne fruit. Pray for the rapidly growing church in this country.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Bethel College staff who have been serving meals, running sound and taking care of logistics for the annual meeting of Western District Conference, that was held on campus this weekend.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Allegheny Mennonite Conference and Mountain States Mennonite Conference as they each hold their annual assemblies August 2-4.

Camp Mennoscah:

— We need more! Your registration for the Young Adult Weekend on August 2-4 is needed immediately if you plan on attending. Numbers are low and the retreat is at risk of being cancelled. Young adults (18 and older) are invited to spend a weekend enjoying camp activities, worship, and fellowship. Attendees will share in preparing simple meals. Scholarships are available online in the registration process.

—Sing for Joy, Sing for Camp! We’re having our annual Camp Sing celebration of what has been an astoundingly fun and amazing summer of youth camps on August 11 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman, KS. We’ll start with a storytime from 5:45pm – 6:05pm, followed by joyous singing at 6:30pm. After joyfully worshiping in camp songs and hymns, we’ll share in popcorn, pop and conversation. All are invited, whatever your age or skill!

—The Mental Health Spiritual Retreat at Camp Mennoscah will be September 1-2. The theme for the retreat is Living Peacefully! Come support each other and enjoy fellowship, music, and worship. This retreat is for individuals affected by mental illness, including family and friends.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290. Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Are you looking for a summer sewing project? MCC is running low on school kit bags! You can review the guidelines and instructions at katemast or 316-283-2720 with any questions.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS): Experience the sights and sounds of a virtual tornado, and learn how MDS brings hope to survivors of disasters. Hesston College will host MDS’s The Storm Encounter mobile theatre on Sunday, July 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. on the northeast area of the Hesston College campus near Keim Center. The “encounter” experience takes about 30 minutes with groups of 8 rotating into the exhibit every 15 minutes. Reserve a spot for your family, friends, youth group, Sunday School class or any other group by calling Cleo Koop at 316-282-0797. Walk ups are also welcome.

Mennonite Mission Network is searching for a Marketing and Communication Assistant. If you love organization and are naturally gifted at customer service, we’d love to hear from you! And if you aren’t but you know someone who is please encourage them to contact us. This position is for .75 FTE. Check out the job description here or send your resumé to StaffRecruitment@MennoniteMission.net.

July 28 annc.pdf

July 21 announcements

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Congregational Announcements

Christmas in July: This event has been cancelled due to the visitation taking place here that evening for Alice Funk. You may still sing Christmas carols and play Christmas music on July 25!

Serving Popcorn: Are you interested in making and serving popcorn at Bethel College as part of the Western District Conference Annual Assembly Family Festival anytime between 6-8pm on Saturday, July 27? If yes, please let me know at your earliest convenience. Pastor Phil

Children’s Faith Formation:

—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of July.

—July 21 we realize Jesus played in the sand, and as an adult, he told a story about wise and foolish builders. Children will have fun experiencing the difference between wise and foolish building.

—July 28 our taste buds will find out what Jesus ate!

Children’s Day Camp:

—We are looking for two people to help assist with our day camp on Tuesday, July 23. If interested, please contact Michelle Unruh, 747-0991.

—Donations requested: 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 coat rack.

Delicious Coffee for Sale: The Youth Group still has coffee available for purchase: Medium Roast, Dark Roast, and Decaf, all in both ground and whole bean varieties. These are $15 a bag, with over half of the proceeds going to TMYF. Thanks so much for your continued support of our youth!

The Tabor Food Pantry needs your help! Groceries on the shelves are running very low. When you do your grocery shopping, buy a little extra for the food pantry. Every item helps. All foods are needed, especially canned meats, applesauce, fruits, pancake mix and syrup, jelly, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, instant potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, cereal and oatmeal, as well as bathroom tissue, laundry soap, dish soap and shampoo. You may leave items in the church office or place them on the table north of the basement kitchen where the food pantry shelves are now located. Thanks for your continued support.

Building Dedication: For our dedication service on August 25, the worship planning team would like to have a volunteer choir share music that morning. This choir is open to all who would like to participate. You do not need to be a regular choir member to be a part of this choir. In fact we encourage anyone, including 5th graders on up, to join us! We will rehearse again on August 4 during finger food fellowship time. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.

Friends, family, and guests will be coming to Goessel for Threshing Days! Would you help us (The Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum) feed them on Saturday, August 3? Zwieback bakers and servers for the second shift are especially needed. Please see the volunteer sheet in your mailbox and respond by July 21. For further questions, contact Aileen Esau (367-2358 or daesau). Thank you!

Come celebrate the Schroeder Barn face lift at the museum Sunday Aug. 4 at 2:00 p.m. Event will be held on the east side of the Barn with refreshments served. A special welcome goes out to any Schroeder Family descendants able to attend. Bring stories of this barn or indeed any barn stories are welcomed to share. Enjoy all of the Country Threshing Days events Aug. 2,3, 4, 2019.

Dates to Remember:

July 26-27: Western District Conference Annual Assembly

August 25: Dedication of Tabor’s new facility

Mennograss

August 28 – Sept. 3: Tabor serves at New Hope Shelter

September 21-22: Tabor Church Campout at Camp Mennoscah

September 26-28: Pictorial Directory Phot Sessions

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for safe travels and a Spirit-filled gathering for all who attend the WDC Annual Assembly next weekend at Bethel College on the theme “We are Witnesses.”

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for Elena Buckwalter and Freddy Satalaya, recently married and serving in Iquitos, Peru. Pray for them as they give leadership to the Isla Bonita ministry, sharing God’s love and care with children and adolescents.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Give thanks for God’s work through the scholarship of AMBS faculty and students and the Institute of Mennonite Studies! In 2018–19, they were involved in producing or presenting 4 books, 8 journals, 25 articles and essays, 10 lectureships and academic presentations, and numerous articles, podcasts and workshops.

Western District Conference:

—If you haven’t registered yet for Western District Conference Annual Assembly, you can still register, but please make your own meal arrangements, as the catering headcount has been finalized. Please join us July 26-27 at Bethel College, N. Newton for “We Are Witnesses!”. For more information, go to http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly

—Tom and Lois Harder and their three daughters (“Five Times Harder”) will perform a concert of folk and bluegrass music at First Mennonite Church of Hillsboro on Wednesday, July 24, at 7:30.

—Christopher Shaw will present an organ recital at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, on Sunday, July 28, at 3pm.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Young Adult Weekend on August 2-4! Young adults (18 and older) are invited to spend a weekend enjoying camp activities, worship, and fellowship. Attendees will share in preparing simple meals. Scholarships are available online.

—Sing for Camp Mennoscah! We’re having our annual Camp Sing celebration of a stunning summer of youth camps on August 11 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman. We’ll start with a storytime from 5:45pm – 6:05pm, followed by joyous singing at 6:30pm. After joyfully worshiping in camp songs and hymns, we’ll share in popcorn, pop and conversation. All are invited, whatever your age or skill!

—The Mental Health Spiritual Retreat at Camp Mennoscah will be September 1-2. The theme for the retreat is Living Peacefully! Come support each other and enjoy fellowship, music, and worship. This retreat is for individuals affected by mental illness, including family and friends.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Are you looking for a summer sewing project? MCC is running low on school kit bags! You can review the guidelines and instructions at katemast or 316-283-2720 with any questions.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS): Experience the sights and sounds of a virtual tornado, and learn how MDS brings hope to survivors of disasters. Hesston College will host MDS’s The Storm Encounter mobile theatre on Sunday, July 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. on the northeast area of the Hesston College campus near Keim Center. The “encounter” experience takes about 30 minutes with groups of 8 rotating into the exhibit every 15 minutes. Reserve a spot for your family, friends, youth group, Sunday School class or any other group by calling Cleo Koop at 316-282-0797. Walk ups are also welcome.

Mennonite Mission Network is searching for a Marketing and Communication Assistant. If you love organization and are naturally gifted at customer service, we’d love to hear from you! And if you aren’t but you know someone who is please encourage them to contact us. This position is for .75 FTE. Check out the job description here or send your resumé to StaffRecruitment.

July 21 annc.pdf

July 14 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of July.

—July 14 we find out that Jesus played with rocks, which gives children the opportunity to see and experience some really special rocks.

—July 21 we realize Jesus played in the sand, and as an adult, he told a story about wise and foolish builders. Children will have fun experiencing the difference between wise and foolish building.

Children’s Day Camp:

—We are looking for two people to help assist with our day camp on Tuesdays, July 16, and 23. If interested, please contact Michelle Unruh, 747-0991.

—Donations requested: 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 coat rack.

Tabor Mennonite Women will be working at the MCC Center in N. Newton on Tuesday, July 26, fro 9 am to noon. Please bring snacks to share.

Delicious Coffee for Sale: The Youth Group still has coffee available for purchase: Medium Roast, Dark Roast, and Decaf, all in both ground and whole bean varieties. These are $15 a bag, with over half of the proceeds going to TMYF. Thanks so much for your continued support of our youth!

The Tabor Food Pantry needs your help! Groceries on the shelves are running very low. When you do your grocery shopping, buy a little extra for the food pantry. Every item helps. All foods are needed, especially canned meats, applesauce, fruits, pancake mix and syrup, jelly, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, instant potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, cereal and oatmeal, as well as bathroom tissue, laundry soap, dish soap and shampoo. You may leave items in the church office or place them on the table north of the basement kitchen where the food pantry shelves are now located. Thanks for your continued support.

Building Dedication: For our dedication service on August 25, the worship planning team would like to have a volunteer choir share music that morning. This choir is open to all who would like to participate. You do not need to be a regular choir member to be a part of this choir. In fact we encourage anyone, including 5th graders on up, to join us! We will rehearse again on August 4 during finger food fellowship time. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.

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 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

Friends, family, and guests will be coming to Goessel for Threshing Days! Would you help us (The Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum) feed them on Saturday, August 3? Bakers, servers, and cashiers are needed. Please see the volunteer sheet in your mailbox and respond by July 21. For further questions, contact Aileen Esau (367-2358 or daesau). Thank you!

New Address:

Loren and Leona Brandt

217 Lake Vista Circle,

Hesston, KS 67062

Ph: 620-869-8028

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for deacons, councils, boards and other leadership teams in WDC congregations who work with pastors to equip, guide, and care for our church communities.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN has two Youth Venture teams currently in service. Pray for leader Jill Schlabach and participants in Benin, at La Casa Grande, a Christian home for more than 30 children, and for Katja Norton and participants tutoring blind students, working with preschool children, teaching English, and supporting Mennonite Diakonal Service in Indonesia.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: Give thanks for the participants in the Journey Missional Leadership Development Program and for how God is using it to equip them for ministry. Pray for those who are considering joining the distance-friendly program.

« Mennonite Church USA: Prayers are requested for Virginia Mennonite Conference and South Central Mennonite Conference as they each meet for their annual assemblies July 18-20.

Western District Conference:

—Celebrate the lives and stories of women in ministry at Western District Conference Annual Assembly: We Are Witnesses!, July 26-27 at Bethel College, N. Newton. There will be a reception to honor our pioneers, WDC’s earliest ordained women, where registrants can join for the celebration. For more information, go to http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.

—The Resource Library will be OPEN, Saturday, July 27 during Annual Assembly from 2:30-5:30pm. Everyone is invited (whether attending assembly or not) to stop by for a scoop of ice cream and to tour the library. It’s also a great opportunity to check out the beautiful artwork on loan from WDC congregations!

Camp Mennoscah:

—More camps on the horizon! Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah are stunning and we still have some amazing camp weeks left. Campers are welcome to register for a week of faith, fun, and fellowship on the theme of Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers. It’s an awesome time with worship, swimming, crafts, nature, and lots of friends!

Young Adult Weekend on August 2-4! Young adults (18 and older) are invited to spend a weekend enjoying camp activities, worship, and fellowship. Attendees will share in preparing simple meals. Scholarships are available.

— Sing for Camp Mennoscah! We’re having our annual Camp Sing celebration of a stunning summer of youth camps on August 11 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman. We’ll start with a storytime from 5:45pm – 6:05pm, followed by joyous singing at 6:30pm. After joyfully worshiping in camp songs and hymns, we’ll share in popcorn, pop and conversation. All are invited, whatever your age or skill!

—The Mental Health Spiritual Retreat at Camp Mennoscah will be September 1-2. The theme for the retreat is Living Peacefully! Come support each other and enjoy fellowship, music, and worship. This retreat is for individuals affected by mental illness, including family and friends.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee is now collecting Immigration detainee care kits. When people who have been placed in immigration detention centers are released, they often have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Kits containing clothing and hygiene products can help to rebuild their dignity as they are taken to bus stations and airports to reconnect with their families in the U.S. Please visit mcc.org/immigrationkit for all the details of what goes into the kit and how the kits will be distributed. It is one small way we can share Christ’s love with our neighbors. All kit supplies should be sent to MCC Central States 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Please contact MCC at 316.283.2720.

Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a bilingual clothing sorter & receiver and a donations receiver, both for 38 hours/week. The full job descriptions and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton), via e-mail at generalmanager

@newtonetceterashop.com, or at newtonetceterashop.com. Applications and résumés are due Saturday, July 20, and can be submitted in person to the store 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.

July 14 annc.pdf

July 7 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Helen Schmidt passed away on Tuesday. A memorial service will take place at Tabor on July 13 at 2pm. Faspa and visitation will follow until 4:00. Inurnment will take place prior to the service, at 1.

Children’s Faith Formation:

—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of July.

—July 14 we find out that Jesus played with rocks, which gives children the opportunity to see and experience some really special rocks.

Children’s Day Camp:

—We are looking for two people to help assist with our day camp on all three Tuesdays: July 9, 16, and 23. If interested, please contact Denise Nickel, 345-6873.

—Donations requested: 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 coat 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 shelf beneath the mailboxes.

Building Dedication: For our dedication service on August 25, the worship planning team would like to have a volunteer choir share music that morning. This choir is open to all who would like to participate. You do not need to be a regular choir member to be a part of this choir. In fact we encourage anyone, including 5th graders on up, to join us! We will rehearse on July 7 and August 4 during the finger food fellowship times. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.

Western District Conference Annual Assembly is coming up on July 26-27 at Bethel College! If you are interested in attending as a Tabor Delegate, sign up on the page in the foyer by July 9. Tabor Deacons will cover half of the $95 registration fee.

Please see http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly for more information.

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 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

Friends, family, and guests will be coming to Goessel for Threshing Days! Would you help us (The Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum) feed them on Saturday, August 3? Bakers, servers, and cashiers are needed. Please see the volunteer sheet in your mailbox and respond by July 21. For further questions, contact Aileen Esau (367-2358 or daesau). Thank you!

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., in the Goessel City Building. Ilona Abrahams will present a short history of the beginning of education in Goessel, including pictures. She will also explain how and why the alumni room began and show some of the artifacts. Information will be given about the alumni partnership program and how to access alumni information on the school website. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for the WDC Gifts Discernment Committee as they conclude selection of nominees for leadership roles in WDC, and give thanks for persons who have agreed to serve in these roles.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Anne Garber Kompaoré of MMN travels around the world as a Bible-translation consultant. She is based in Burkina Faso, where she and her husband, Daniel, provide leadership for congregations and schools. Pray for an end to persecution against Christians and to terrorist attacks in the country.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Pray for our newly admitted international students as they prepare for student visa appointments with U.S. Consulate or Embassy offices in their countries, and that they would be granted visas to study at AMBS.

Western District Conference:

—Family Festival: As a wrap-up to WDC Annual Assembly, Saturday, July 27, 5:30-9 pm we are offering our neighbors a gift of food, inflatables for the young and young of heart, music, and more. Invite your Central Kansas friends! See flyer on bulletin board for details.

—We’re connecting with our friends from the broader Mennonite Church through service projects and tours of Mennonite Central Committee Central States, Kauffman Museum, Everence, Mennonite Disaster Service and others. Please come hear about and participate in the work of these ministry partners at the Western District Conference Annual Assembly, July 26-27 at Bethel College. For information: http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly

—Imperfect Peace Witness Tour: As part of Assembly on Saturday, July 27, 2:30-5 pm, tour participants will learn about Central Kansas “peace heroes” who stood up to nationalist neighbors during WWI. All tour-goers will gather in the Kauffman Museum parking lot and travel together in an air-conditioned charter bus. $10 for those who also register for WDC Annual Assembly. $20 for those who just plan to go on the afternoon tour. We are raising money for Mennonite Library and Archives after expenses, so more stories like this may be told.

Camp Mennoscah:

—The fun is just beginning! Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah are stunning and we are thrilled we have 5 amazing camp weeks left. Campers are welcome to register for a week of faith, fun, and fellowship on the theme of Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers. It’s an awesome time with

worship, swimming, crafts, nature, and lots of friends!

— Young Adult Weekend on August 2-4! Young adults (18 and older) are invited to spend a weekend enjoying camp activities, worship, and fellowship. Attendees will share in preparing simple meals. Scholarships are available online in the registration process or contact Camp Mennoscah.

— Sing for Camp Mennoscah! We’re having our annual Camp Sing celebration of a stunning summer of youth camps on August 11 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman. We’ll start with a storytime from 5:45pm – 6:05pm, followed by joyous singing at 6:30pm. After joyfully worshiping in camp songs and hymns, we’ll share in popcorn, pop and conversation. All are invited!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee is now collecting Immigration detainee care kits. When people who have been placed in immigration detention centers are released, they often have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Kits containing clothing and hygiene products can help to rebuild their dignity as they are taken to bus stations and airports to reconnect with their families in the U.S. Please visit mcc.org/immigrationkit for all the details of what goes into the kit and how the kits will be distributed. It is one small way we can share Christ’s love with our neighbors. All kit supplies should be sent to MCC Central States 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Please contact MCC at 316.283.2720.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: AMBS Spiritual Direction: Foundations. Cultivate your ministry of spiritual direction through Spiritual Direction: Foundations, the first level of our supervised program. This hybrid course (with classwork online and on campus at AMBS) will help you grow in confidence and competence as a spiritual director. Early registration deadline: July 12. ambs.edu/seminars

Everence will hold informative Medicare workshop at its office in North Newton at 3179 N. Main St. on Monday, July 8 (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. Space is limited. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

July 7 annc.pdf

June 30 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

—Please sign up to help with opening, snacks, and crafts during the month of July.

—July 14 we find out that Jesus played with rocks, which gives children the opportunity to see and experience some really special rocks.

Children’s Day Camp:

—We are looking for two people to help assist with our day camp on all three Tuesdays: July 9, 16, and 23. If interested, please contact Denise Nickel, 345-6873.

—Donations requested: 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 coat 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 shelf beneath the mailboxes.

Building Dedication: For our dedication service on August 25, the worship planning team would like to have a volunteer choir share music that morning. This choir is open to all who would like to participate. You do not need to be a regular choir member to be a part of this choir. In fact we encourage anyone, including 5th graders on up, to join us! We will rehearse on July 7 and August 4 during the finger food fellowship times. If you have further questions, please contact Marcene Entz.

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

Western District Conference Annual Assembly is coming up on July 26-27 at Bethel College! If you are interested in attending as a Tabor Delegate, please sign up on the page in the foyer by July 9. Tabor Deacons will cover half of the $95 registration fee.

Please see http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly for more information.

Art Show: Four local artists have works on display at the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum Immigrant House until Sat., July 6. Come to the museum and see what happening in the Goessel Art World. Ruth Goertzen is exhibiting 18 of her quilted fabric works of art. Carol Eck enjoys nature in her watercolor paintings. Darlene Schroeder also has many watercolor paintings with many different subjects. Fern Bartel has acrylic painting and photography prints. You are invited to the museum during regular summer hours. Members are free and regular admission does apply.

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 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., in the Goessel City Building. Ilona Abrahams will present a short history of the beginning of education in Goessel, including pictures. She will also explain how and why the alumni room began and show some of the artifacts. Information will be given about the alumni partnership program and how to access alumni information on the school website. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Thanks to those who gave blood at the recent Red Cross blood drive. Despite some faithful donors having conflicts, we had others step up and beat our goal, collecting 34 units. The next opportunity is Aug. 20, so plan ahead to add saving lives to your days work.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC members attending Mennonite Church USA convention this week, as they join with others from across the wider church for worship, service, learning, discernment and relationship-building.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Pray for Arloa Bontrager and MMN staff as they organize the service projects at MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA convention that will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, July 2-6. Pray for a strong witness to God’s love as bystanders see faith in action.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray this week for people of all ages attending MennoCon19, the July 2-6 MC USA convention in Kansas City, Missouri, that those attending may fellowship together, learn from one another, encounter God’s love and be transformed.

Western District Conference:

—The WDC office and Conference Resource Library will be closed July 4-5 and 29.

—There will be a Family Festival on the Saturday evening of the Western District Conference Annual Assembly, July 26-27 on Bethel College campus, North Newton KS. It will feature a hamburger/hotdog picnic, an inflatable bouncy house, a coffee house concert at MoJo’s and more. It’s open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors! (Donations welcome at the event.) For more information, go to http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly

Mennonite Church USA: The Mennonite Piano Concerto by Victor Davies and performed by duo-pianists, Redekopp & Edwards, will be a featured evening event July 4, 2019 starting at 7:15 pm at MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Kansas City. This one-time performance will feature Karin Redekopp Edwards of Lombard Mennonite Church and her duo-piano partner and husband, Mark Edwards. This special event will also feature a narration by Dale Schrag relating the story of the Russian Mennonites’ faith journey and the hymns that sustained them on their travels from Europe to Russia and eventually to the US and Canada. It will also feature an all-volunteer choir and audience participation conducted by Russell Adrian from the Hesston College music department and assisted by Rosi Penner Kaufman from Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City.

Camp Mennoscah:

—The fun is just beginning! Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah are stunning and we are thrilled we have 5 amazing camp weeks left. Campers are welcome to register for a week of faith, fun, and fellowship on the theme of Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers. It’s an awesome time with worship, swimming, crafts, nature, and lots of friends!

— Young Adult Weekend on August 2-4! Young adults (18 and older) are invited to spend a weekend enjoying camp activities, worship, and fellowship. Attendees will share in preparing simple meals. Scholarships are available online in the registration process or contact Camp Mennoscah at 620-297-3290 for information.

— Sing for Camp Mennoscah! We’re having our annual Camp Sing celebration of a stunning summer of youth camps on August 11 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman, KS. We’ll start with a storytime from 5:45pm – 6:05pm, followed by joyous singing at 6:30pm. After joyfully worshiping in camp songs and hymns, we’ll share in popcorn, pop and conversation. All are invited, whatever your age or skill!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee is now collecting Immigration detainee care kits. When people who have been placed in immigration detention centers are released, they often have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Kits containing clothing and hygiene products can help to rebuild their dignity as they are taken to bus stations and airports to reconnect with their families in the U.S. Please visit mcc.org/immigrationkit for all the details of what goes into the kit and how the kits will be distributed. It is one small way we can share Christ’s love with our neighbors. All kit supplies should be sent to MCC Central States 121 E. 30th, PO Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Please contact MCC at 316.283.2720.

—Mennonite Disaster Service: The impacts of disaster have been widespread across the country this spring. There has been flooding in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Tornadoes and strong winds have also been prevalent in these states as well as in the south and Ohio and Pennsylvania. Local MDS volunteers are responding in many of these areas. They are mucking out homes and clearing debris. We are grateful for how so many local units are stepping up and helping their neighbors!

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:

Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology short course: Sept. 11 – Oct. 22. Examine theological topics early Anabaptists cared about — Jesus, the Holy Spirit, discipleship — in this six-week online AMBS short course with Jamie Pitts, Ph.D. Only $300 if you register by Aug. 16. No grades, no papers! CEUs available. Register: ambs.edu/shortcourses

The Parkinson’s Support Group at Kidron Bethel will meet Tuesday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. We will meet at Kidron Bethel in the Harvest Table Dining Room for an ice cream social. All are welcome.

Everence will hold informative Medicare workshop at its offic in North Newton at 3179 N. Main St. on Monday, July 8 (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. Space is limited. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

June 30 annc.pdf