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April 22 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Elevator out of commission: Demolition around the elevator has begun. We will not have access to an elevator until the new one is installed. In addition, we may not always have access to the west entry door. Park on the east side, or west of the trees and use the north or east doors.

Membership: Are you interested in learning more about church membership at Tabor? If yes, please contact a pastor.

Tabor Church’s week at New Hope Shelter begins April 25 through May 1. We all have the privilege to do outreach here and the rewards are unmeasurable. We can help feed the hungry, listen to stories and encourage residents. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board. Contact Austin Unruh or Barb Abrahams if you have questions.

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will give a concert in the Brethren Church, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, Sun., Apr. 29 at 3 pm.

Summer Camps at Mennoscah: Early Registration Discount ends May 1! Don’t miss your chance to save on your summer youth camp registration at Camp Mennoscah! Register and pay in full by May 1. Questions? Contact us at 620-297-3290 or office. Tabor’s Education Committee will award a $50 scholarship to each camper. Please sign up on the bulletin board.

Spring work day is set for Saturday May 5th, 8am – 12 noon. On the agenda:

—Cemetery- See Dale & Nate. Please bring shovels, pry bars, couple of wheelbarrows.

—Moving out old Safe and bringing in new safe – See Kenton, Justin

—Landscape – See Shannon – General maintenance around church building / grounds. —Dig up and cap sprinkler system due to construction.

—Tree trimming TBD, based on weather.

—Change out furnace filters

—General church housekeeping: vacuum under pew cushions, clean the cross in sanctuary, replace lightbulbs in sanctuary, clean out vents under back pews

Attention Young Adults! There will be an Area Wide PC-PF (Post College- Pre Family) event- Evening @ the Pond on Saturday, May 5. We will meet at 5:30 PM at Duerksen’s pond. Please bring $3 to help cover the cost of hot dogs/s’mores, a side dish to share, lawn chair, and any outdoor games to play. This group is designed for young adults in similar life stages to socialize together. If you would like to attend or have questions, please contact Kristin Unruh- kristin.

unruh. Hope to see you there!

Save the Date: We are tentatively planning a groundbreaking service during the Faith Formation Hour on Sunday, May 6. Look for more details to come.

Support Tabor Mission Partners: The Outreach Team invites everyone to a potluck meal on May 6 following the Faith Formation hour. Donations will be accepted to support our Mission Partners, Dan and Kathryn Smith Derksen, and sons John-Clair and Jacob, serving in South Africa.

Commodities available in Goessel: Commodities distribution will be Friday, April 27,(note change of date for this month) at Goessel Mennonite Church from 5-6 pm. For questions call Jenny Girard, 620-747-0046

Give Blood: Less than 38% of the population is eligible to give blood, so patients really need generous people like you to save their lives. The next drive is Monday, April 30, from 2:00-6:00. All donors who give blood by May 13 will be entered in a sweepstakes to win one of three $1000 gift cards to the Home Depot. To schedule your life-saving appointment visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Goessel) or call 800-RED-CROSS. Another way to give is to volunteer your time – sign up on the bulletin board for registration, escort, or canteen.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for credentialed leaders in WDC attending Healthy Boundaries training next weekend in Dallas, TX.

« Mennonite Mission Network: For the past four decades, Janie and Neal Blough of MMN have planted Anabaptist seeds through their teaching and lecturing from their base at the Paris Mennonite Center in France. Pray for good fruit to continue to grow from their ministry in Europe and throughout the French-speaking world.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Mennonite Early Childhood Network: Today we celebrate Earth Day. Pray that adults will engage children in developing habits to care for God’s good earth. The current campaign to end plastic pollution includes rejecting, reducing, reusing and recycling plastic materials.

Camp Mennoscah: Details for the following are posted on the bulletin board.

—Kitchen equipment for sale for highest offer.

—”Rebuilding the Whale!” construction begins mid-April, volunteers needed.

—Men and Boys Retreat: April 20-22

—New Kitchen Dedication: April 22, 2:30pm

—Funds needed for camp scholarships

—Kitchen staff needed for summer camps

—Retirees Retreat: April 23-25

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Join the upcoming MCC Haiti Learning Tour from September 22 to 27. Learn from Haitian farmers, artisans, community organizers and human rights advocates about how they – with your support – are building a brighter future for their communities. Contact Jordan Penner at jordanpenner or 316-727-6837 for more information.

Updates to MCC kits: after a recent evaluation of material resources, including input from our partners around the world, MCC has made updates to each kit. Please visit mcc.org/mrc/kits for all the updated lists and contact katemast@

mcc.org or call 316.283.2720 with questions. New printed kit cards are available from the MCC Central States office in North Newton. Thank you for your continued donations that bring dignity and hope to people around the world.

MCC’s SWAP (Sharing With Appalachian People) home repair program has summer positions open in both West Virginia and Kentucky. The assignments run from May 30 – approximately August 11. Applicants should be at least 19 years old, but positions are not limited to young adults. More information about SWAP and an application are available at swap.mcc.org or by calling 606-633-5065. In both positions, an exceptional 18-year-old might be considered. A stipend, room and board and travel expenses are provided.

Job Site Coordinators – Will be the liaison between homeowners and volunteers. Carpentry skills are helpful but not required. Must be willing to learn, follow instruction and work well with others, both homeowners and volunteers, youth and adults.

Meals Coordinators – Will assist the Location Coordinator with menu planning, meal preparation, kitchen duties and other. Should be able to work well with staff and volunteers, both youth and adults.

Prairie View, Inc., invites the public to a Spring Vespers musical event on Sunday, April 22, at 5 pm at Prairie View’s Chapel, 1901 E. First St., Newton. The event is a fundraiser for Prairie View’s chaplaincy and pastoral care programs. Musical group “Dunns Plus One” of McPherson will perform a variety of bluegrass, contemporary and sacred selections. Members include Rev. Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Michael Dunn, Ann Dunn and Faith Wenger. There is no charge to attend. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Bethel College

—Thurs., April 26 – Closing reception for annual Student Art exhibit, 6-8 p.m., Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. Tabor’s Sarah Booth has work in this exhibit.

—Fri., April 27 & Sat., April 28 – The Bethel College theater department presents

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a revisiting of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun; 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center (ticket purchase required). A talk-back session will follow each performance. Please note: The play contains strong language and adult themes and is not suitable for young audiences. Tabor’s Luke Unruh is one of the actors in this performance.

—Bethel College Masterworks Concert, Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall

Tickets are on sale at Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center on the Bethel campus during regular business hours, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or credit-card orders at 316-284-5205. Tickets will also be available at the door. All seating is general admission.

Hesston College will host the second annual “Pen to Paper to Performance” playwriting festival with a production of the eight selected original plays at 7 p.m., April 27 and 28 in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre on the Hesston College campus. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. with doors to open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. Each playwright will receive a portion of the box office earnings. Go to hesston.edu to see a list of plays and playwrights.

You are invited to dinner and a concert on Saturday, May 5 at Leatherman’s Barn in Hesston. A free-will offering will be collected with all proceeds to benefit Mariana Martinez, an international student from Honduras seeking sponsorship to continue her education at Hesston College. Featuring traditional Honduran foods and a variety show by music students from Hesston College, the meal begins at 5:30 pm with music to follow at 7 pm. More information about Mariana can be found on the Facebook event “Mission through Music.”

The FloraKansas Fall Native Plant Festival will be held April 27 to 30 at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. As Kansas’ largest native plant sale, FloraKansas offers many species of wildflowers and grasses many of which are rare in cultivation. Memberships to the Arboretum can be obtained on the day of the sale. Arboretum members receive a 10% discount at all arboretum plant sales and may participate in the members only pre-sale on Thursday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 620-327-8127 or visit www.dyckarboretum.org.

Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp:

RMMC working with Mennonite Disaster Service again this season to remove dead and dying trees. May 20 -25 MDS leaders will be at RMMC and needs volunteers to help fell and cut up trees and use the chipper to turn slash (branches) into mulch. The current count is 12 trees that need to be cut, but more may be identified. This continues the ongoing effort to minimize the spread of the spruce beetle and also ensure the safety of campers and facilities. If you can help for some or all of those days, visit rmmc.org for more information and to sign up online. Thanks for considering this way to help.

Spend your Memorial Day weekend at RMMC for the annual Work and Play Retreat, May 25-28! The weekend begins at 7pm on Friday and ends after breakfast on Monday. On Saturday, participants will help camp get ready for summer (Spruce Beetle tree clean up from MDS Crew May 20-25, spring cleaning projects, helping in the kitchen, etc). Sunday is the “play” part of the weekend including a morning worship service and brunch, leaving the afternoon for hiking, playing on the pond, or taking a nap! Register online (info) to let us know you can come!

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April 8 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Work has begun! The first phase of installing the pitched roof over the foyer and offices, and installing the elevator has started. We will not always have access to the West door. If the door is blocked, park on the East side, or West of the trees and walk around to the doors on the North or East. Thanks for your patience as we begin our building project!

New Office for Pastor Phil… at least for a little while. Due to construction, Pastor Phil has relocated his office to the room behind the organ. Feel free to stop in and say hello!

Review forms in mailboxes: Please find the pastoral/congregational constructive feedback forms in your church mailbox. There should be a form for everyone high school age and up who are members and regular attenders. Extra forms are available on the table in the foyer. Please review the cover sheet before filling out the form.

Luke Reading Challenge Grand Prize: No one has yet claimed the grand prize for the Luke reading challenge. If you read through the Gospel of Luke 2+ times in 2018 and would like to claim the prize, please let me know! Peace, Pastor Phil.

Membership: Are you interested in learning more about church membership at Tabor? If yes, please contact a pastor.

Tabor Mennonite Women Salad Supper Monday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad & come for an enjoyable evening with our guest Rachel Bachman from Hesston.

Pine Car Derby!! Weigh in for the cars is at 6:30 pm with the Race to follow at approximately 7pm on April 11 in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a cookie social following the race. Cookies are still needed. Please bring a dozen or two to share if you can. Everyone is welcome to come for the fun!

TMYF: The Youth Group has finished our dessert fundraiser on Sunday mornings. Thank you to all of you who purchased desserts on behalf of TMYF!

—Youth Group Mystery Meal at Pastor Katherine’s house, 6pm on Wed., April 18.

Stories & Stuff: Come for food and fellowship on Thursday, April 19!

Designing the New Kitchen! The reception committee, funeral committee, and anyone interested in contributing ideas for the layout for the kitchen in Tabor’s new addition, are invited to come a meal at noon, on Sunday, April 22. Please let Keith Banman know if you plan to come.

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum: Goessel High School Advanced Art Class will display works of art at the 1906 Prep School, Monday April 9, 5-7 p.m. Members of the Leroy and Alice Funk family will also show things that they make with their hands. Birdhouses, barn quilts, quiet books, baby quilts, weather afghan, etc. Other works such as jewelry, and paintings will also be on display. The works of art will be up till the end of the week if you can’t make it on Monday. Free admission to the Prep School and open to the public. ~Fern Bartel, Museum Director.

Tabor Church’s week at New Hope Shelter begins April 25 through May 1. We all have the privilege to do outreach here and the rewards are unmeasurable. We can help feed the hungry, listen to stories and encourage residents. If you are interested in taking part in this ministry, New Hope has an orientation for volunteers on the third Monday each month. April 16 is orientation at New Hope from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Please let Austin Unruh or Barb Abrahams know which shift you would like or if you have questions.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Darrell and Judy Unruh will tell about their trip to Poland some years ago. Poland, previously known as Prussia, is the ancestral home of the Alexanderwohl Mennonites. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: In this Year of Evangelism, pray that WDC congregations grow in their willingness and capacity to share the gospel – the good news of God’s kingdom breaking into the world through Jesus!

« Mennonite Mission Network: Pray for many leaders from across Mennonite Church USA who will gather in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on April 12-14 for joint Executive Board and Constituency Leaders Council meetings.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for participants in AMBS’s online short course, Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication, led by Betty Pries in April and May. May they be empowered to help congregations courageously engage their differences in ways that glorify God and bring healing and hope.

« Mennonite Disaster Service: MDS has many urgent volunteer needs and several job opportunities. Please pray for those considering service with MDS and for the volunteers as they travel to and from locations, handle tools, repair and build homes and bring hope to disaster survivors.

Camp Mennoscah: Details for the following are posted on the bulletin board.

—Dam Going In! Sunday, April 8, at approx. 2pm-ish.

—Help prepare the new kitchen for use: April 6-8.

—Kitchen equipment for sale for highest offer.

—"Rebuilding the Whale!" construction begins mid-April, volunteers needed.

—Men and Boys Retreat: April 20-22

—New Kitchen Dedication: April 22, 2:30pm

—Funds needed for camp scholarships

—Retirees Retreat: April 23-25

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

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

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Church USA: Take the plunge into a year of exploration, discipleship, and service with Journey International. We are currently accepting applications to join the work of the local church in England, Indonesia, and Tanzania. For more information, visit www.MennoniteMission.net/JourneyInternational .

Sexualized violence and the church: Mennonite Central Committee is offering three free webinars this spring for churches who want to learn more about how to address sexualized violence within their congregation and how to encourage healthy sexuality and healthy masculinity among members. The webinars will be led by church leaders and others with expertise in the topics. All three webinars will start at 2 pm and end at 3 pm CST. The first webinar, Healthy sexuality in our congregations will be on April 11. Kathrine Goerzen and Benjamin Reynolds will lead the discussion focusing on what role the church can play in fostering and supporting healthy views of sexuality. May 9: Sexualized violence – how should churches respond? June 13: Healthy masculinity. Learn more and register for the webinars at karinkaufmanwall with questions.

Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR):

—The Bethel College Department of Bible and Religion and KIPCOR will sponsor Jalane Schmidt, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and a Black Lives Matter activist, for two public lectures at Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College. Sunday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.: “Huck Finn Moments: Using White Privilege to Dismantle White Supremacy.” Monday, April 16, Bethel convocation at 11 a.m.: “Holding Space in #Charlottesville: Confronting ‘Alt-Right’ White Supremacists.” Jalane was an organizer for actions countering the white supremacist and alt-right demonstrations in Charlottesville in August 2017.

—KIPCOR will host “Restorative Kansas” on the Bethel campus Thurs.-Fri., April 19-20 – the first-ever statewide conference on restorative justice in Kansas.

For more information and to register online, go to kipcor.org

—KIPCOR wraps up a year-plus-long celebration of its 30th anniversary April 22 by hosting author and storyteller Rafe Martin, Rochester, New York, 3 pm, Memorial Hall, Bethel College. Martin is known for his children’s books on making peace and celebrating differences, and his storytelling performances for audiences of all ages.

Bethel College

—Sun., April 8 – Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra spring concert, 4pm, Memorial Hall at Bethel College; part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series and the NMKSO 2017-18 season (ticket purchase required)

—Sun., April 15 – Bethel College Women’s Ensemble spring concert, 4 p.m., Bethel College Mennonite Church

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale: Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

—The 40th Anniversary of the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale took place in 2008. It was a memorable event. Apple butter was available and 500 pints quickly sold out. The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Choir gave a fantastic program that was presented to a full house. The Greensburg Mennonite Church was richly involved in the 2008 sale after the devastating tornado hit their community. A “mangled” barrel, two salvaged church comforters, and generous financial support provided an inspiration to many people. It was again a chance to marvel and witness what can happen when a group of people come together to serve God in so many different ways. May God continue to bless and use MCC for His honor and glory.

—From Chairman Rod Chrystie’s Report after the 2010 sale: “As I take a minute to reflect on items noteworthy of this report, I recognize the challenge of coming away with the feeling that things went well, really that things went Very well, and that we enjoyed a pretty ‘normal’ Relief Sale. But when I look at the website and see the theme of ‘Offering Hope to a world in need’ and when I consider the countless hours so many of you gave to make the Sale possible, it is anything but ‘normal’. Taking time off of work and making the Sale your family project is not ‘normal’. Working together with people from all over, hauling in just about everything we need until the buildings are full and ready for people isn’t ‘normal’. Pouring yourselves into doing what you can to be part of the solution – helping feed, clothe, and care for people you will likely never see and never know—to offer Hope—is strikingly abnormal in our day and age. Your efforts are noticed, are meaningful, do make a difference and are appreciated!” All in the name of Christ.

Sale Announcements

—Harvest has FINALLY arrived. PLEASE plan on EATING OUT at the Sale both Fri. and Sat. This is the greatest place to meet old friends and have a FUN time putting our Christian faith into action. GO and have FUN serving others.

—PLEASE take a 2 hour shift helping ANYWHERE. Try something you have never done before. Some Tabor folks still need help on their sign ups.

—Join 400 volunteers helping make 25,000 verenike on TUES., Apr. 10 at the Parkview MB Church Hillsboro – help needed morning or afternoon. A FUN time.

—We would like to have more pies and zweibach. They are ALWAYS strong sellers.

—PLEASE help taking pictures of Tabor folks at the MCC Sale and send them to: unruh.sherry. These are pictures for the Power Point NEXT Sunday, Apr. 15. WE NEED YOUR HELP. Kids you can help with this. This can include pictures of folks working on things BEFORE the sale; DURING the sale and AT the sale. Those of you in charge of the Jr Hi and HS youth PLEASE help us.

—EVERYTHING except pies MUST be at the church by 9 am on Friday. A caravan of vehicles will be transporting those items to the sale at that time. There will be tables in the foyer so you do not need to take them to the basement.

—ALL pies MUST be at the church by 7 am Sat. for transport to the sale.

—IF you have a truck and trailer and you are willing to help haul the 18 vehicles to the sale this year talk to Jerry. We will haul Wed., Thurs., and or Friday depending on weather.

—Children’s Coin Offering was $96.56!! AWESOME. Last one TODAY. THANKS!!!

—Support the Tabor 5K Team by sponsoring the following: Isabelle and Elizabeth Alderfer, Elton & Denise Nickel, Kristin Unruh, Rene Kaufman, Michelle Unruh, Jason Unruh, Austin Unruh, Dylan, Gunner Davis, David Johnson, Nick Johnson, Katie Wright, Veronica Raymundo, Cory & Keri Unruh, Lee & Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Jerry Toews.

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

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April announcements

Easter Sunday – April 1

9 a.m.– Easter Breakfast.

Come together in the Fellowship Hall to share breakfast in joyful anticipation of our celebratory Easter Worship Service!

10 a.m.– Easter Worship. Share the joy of Easter as we worship together and celebrate the Resurrection of Christ!

Faith Formation classes will not meet

Congregational Announcements

Equipment is rolling in! The building committee met with Max Fuqua of Fuqua Construction on Monday. We were a bit surprised to hear that Max wanted to start on the project on the Monday after Easter. The first phase will be installing the pitched roof over the foyer and offices, and installing the elevator. We will be seeing changes very soon. Max will fence off the entire West side of the church for access to the roof. For some of this time we will not have access to the West door. If the door is blocked, we will need to park on the East side, or West of the trees and walk around to the doors on the North or East. Elevator installation may begin on the following Monday, April 9. Before this can start we need to clean out all the rooms adjacent to the elevator shaft. This means three Sunday School rooms in the basement, the food pantry room, and Phil’s office need to be cleaned out. With so much to do in such a short time, there will be lots of opportunities to help. Hopefully, we can do the bulk of the moving Thursday April 5th. We know that there will be inconveniences for everyone. Thanks for your patience and help.

Designing the New Kitchen! The reception committee, funeral committee, and anyone interested in contributing ideas for the layout for the kitchen in Tabor’s new addition, are invited to come a meal at noon, on Sunday, April 22. Please let Keith Banman know if you plan to come.

Membership: Are you interested in learning more about church membership at Tabor? If yes, please contact a pastor.

Pine Car Derby: The annual Tabor Pine Car Derby is coming!! Following supper (5:45pm) on April 4, children will meet for pine car construction and to make crafts for the MCC Relief Sale. The Pine Car Derby will take place at 7pm on April 11 in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come for the fun!

Museum Heritage Fundraiser Dinner : The deadline for the tickets is Monday, April 2. Call the museum 620-367-8200, to reserve a seat at the table. The Dinner will be Friday April 6, starting 6:30 p.m. at the Tabor Mennonite Church with the featured speakers Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe. $50 per person and $25 for first timers. Thank you for your support.

The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus will be in concert at Central Community Church in Wichita on Sunday, April 8, 7pm. They will also be in concert at Bethel College in North Newton on Sunday, April 15, 7pm.

Tabor Mennonite Women Salad Supper Monday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad & come for an enjoyable evening with our guest Rachel Bachman from Hesston. Her authentic faith and honesty, along with her gifts of music and speaking will have you laughing, crying, and discovering God’s ultimate calling on our lives!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray that congregations across WDC may embody the living presence of Christ in their communities, on this Easter Sunday and throughout the year.

« Mennonite Mission Network: On this Easter Sunday, meditate on the words of Clarence Jordan, co-founder of Koinonia Farm in Georgia (a MMN SOOP placement): “The good news of the resurrection is not [only] that we shall die and go home to be with [Jesus], but that he has risen and comes home with us, bringing all his hungry, naked, thirsty, sick prisoner brothers [and sisters] with him.”

« Mennonite Education Agency: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia: Pray for the Zehr Institute as they embark on a series of webinars this month and seek to transform a culture of sexual harm through restorative justice.

“Hope and Mission in God’s Country”. Join pastor and author Brad Roth at Buhler Mennonite Church as we explore how the rural church can understand its context and live God’s kingdom mission with hope and vibrancy. Wednesday nights in April (6:45-7:45 PM), Roth will lead us in a series of interactive discussion around the themes of Seeing, Befriending, Evangelizing, and Kneeling.

Mennonite Church of the Servant, Wichita, will have its next Movie Night on immigration topics on Friday, April 6, at 7 pm, featuring the film, “Hawo’s Dinner Party”. The film shows the experiences of several Somali residents in Shelbyville, including, Hawo, who are making this small town their new, permanent home. Discussion and information about refugees in Wichita will follow.

Camp Mennoscah

—Dam Going In! Sunday, April 8, at approx. 2pm-ish. Be prepared for whatever weather we have. Come early on Friday or Saturday to help us move things back into the new kitchen!

—”Rebuilding the Whale!” Camp Mennoscah plans to start construction of the new playground, in mid-April, and we’ll be looking for volunteers to come out and help! Stay tuned for details.

—Refresh and Renew! Camp Mennoscah’s Retirees Retreat invites retirees and interested persons of all ages to join us April 23-25 for several days of renewal.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

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

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Lunch & Learn at MCC with Joanna Shenk! Join us on Thursday, April 5 from noon to 1 pm at MCC in North Newton, to hear Joanna share about her new book, “The Movement Makes Us Human an Interview with Dr. Vincent Harding on Mennonites, Vietnam and MLK.” Lunch will be provided by Mojo’s Coffee Bar. Please RSVP for lunch by April 3. For the first time, we’re offering an opportunity for you to join this event virtually, on any computer or device. Visit patsydirksen.

Sexualized violence and the church: Mennonite Central Committee is offering three free webinars this spring for churches who want to learn more about how to address sexualized violence within their congregation and how to encourage healthy sexuality and healthy masculinity among members. The webinars will be led by church leaders and others with expertise in the topics. All three webinars will start at 2 pm and end at 3 pm CST. The first webinar, Healthy sexuality in our congregations will be on April 11. Kathrine Goerzen and Benjamin Reynolds will lead the discussion focusing on what role the church can play in fostering and supporting healthy views of sexuality. May 9’s webinar will focus on Sexualized violence – how should churches respond? And then on June 13, Healthy masculinity. Learn more and register for the webinars at mcc.org/wwso.

Contact karinkaufmanwall with questions.

Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR):

—The Bethel College Department of Bible and Religion and KIPCOR will sponsor Jalane Schmidt, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and a Black Lives Matter activist, for two public lectures. Both are in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus. The first is Sunday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.: “Huck Finn Moments: Using White Privilege to Dismantle White Supremacy.” The second is Monday, April 16, for Bethel’s convocation at 11 a.m.: “Holding Space in #Charlottesville: Confronting ‘Alt-Right’ White Supremacists.” Jalane was an organizer for actions countering the white supremacist and alt-right demonstrations in Charlottesville in August 2017.

—KIPCOR will host “Restorative Kansas” on the Bethel campus Thurs.-Fri., April 19-20 – the first-ever statewide conference on restorative justice in Kansas. For more information and to register online, go to kipcor.org

—KIPCOR wraps up a year-plus-long celebration of its 30th anniversary April 22 by hosting author and storyteller Rafe Martin, Rochester, New York, at 3 pm in Memorial Hall on the Bethel campus. Martin is known for his children’s books on making peace and celebrating differences, and his storytelling performances for audiences of all ages

Bethel College

—Sun., April 8 – Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra spring concert with special guest Berta Rojas, guitar, 4 p.m., Memorial Hall at Bethel College; part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series and the NMKSO 2017-18 season (ticket purchase required)

—This year’s Masterworks at Bethel College will be Mozart’s Requiem, Sun., May 6. The chorus is open to any interested singers. Contact Dr. William Eash, weash, for more information, including a complete rehearsal schedule.

Everence to hold Medicare workshop in April: Everence will continue its popular retirement workshop series this spring, starting with Your Medicare options on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will be held at the Everence office at 3179 N. Main St., North Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at michelle.ramer.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale: Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

The Sale in 2006 was marked by many firsts. Following the Kansas State Fair’s Master Plan, the KMRS was able to stay in the same buildings they had been in the year before. In the Sunflower South building a “Silent Auction” was held for the first time…it was hailed as a great success. In Sunflower North, the MCC booth was expanded to include an area to assemble School Kits. The Domestic Arts building became home to “Caps Central”, and Carnival games were set up by the Pretty Prairie Youth Group in the Tech Building. The Sale bought two construction trailers and converted them into kitchens for the Domestic Arts Building. A change of State Fair policy led to this need. The total monies donated to MCC was $450,000. A great spirit of volunteerism and good will was present as the Sale’s theme, “Extreme World Makeover!!” was center stage.

Sale Announcements

Children’s Coin Offering was $70.97. EXCELLENT!! ONLY one more Sunday after today. How many more coins and paper can we put in the cans.

PLEASE take a 2 hour shift SOMEWHERE at the Sale. IF your children are old enough have them help along with you. Especially SIGN UP to help the TABOR folks who are in charge of the following:

Louis and Carrie with Selling Meat Products in the Domestic Arts Building

Jason and Anna, and Jared and Laura with Cooking and Cutting Sausage in the trailer southeast of Cottonwood Court

Brent and Pam with New Years Cookies in the trailer East of Domestic Arts

Support the Tabor 5K Team by sponsoring the following: Isabelle and Elizabeth Alderfer, Kristin Unruh, Rene Kaufman, Michelle Unruh, Jason Unruh, Austin Unruh, Dylan, Gunner Davis, David Johnson, Nick Johnson, Katie Wright, Veronica Raymundo, Cory & Keri Unruh, Lee & Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Jerry Toews.

PLEASE VIEW THE WEBSITE FOR NEW ITEMS BEING ADDED ALMOST DAILY. The quilts are now all on the Quilt Gallery. Check General Auction for large items including vehicles. LOTS of GREAT items this year celebrating the 50th Anniversary.

PLEASE let your friends and fellow work friends about the FREE EVENT and invite them to EAT OUT with Great Ethnic Food Choices and LOTS of pie and ice cream.

Go to the basement and look at ALL the wonderful items that Tabor folks have made to be sold.

Harvest is nearly here!! HAVE FUN!!!

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

April 1 annc.pdf

March 25 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Membership: Are you interested in learning more about church membership at Tabor? If yes, please contact a pastor.

Jackets for Ecuador: The project to collet jackets to be distributed through Karina Brandt, serving in Ecuador with Mennonite Mission Network, is coming to a close. Jackets need to be to placed in the suitcases in the church library by Sunday March 25 so Jill and Eric can get them packed for their trip to Ecuador on the 30th. Well over 100 jackets have been received, but with compact packing there is still quite a bit of suitcase space for more. Thanks for your support of this project!

You are invited to LeRoy and Alice Funk’s 70th Wedding Anniversary on Sat., March 31, a come and go event from 3 – 5 pm at Bethesda Chapel, Goessel.

Pine Car Derby: The annual Tabor Pine Car Derby is coming!! Following supper (5:45pm) on April 4, children will meet for pine car construction and to make crafts for the MCC Relief Sale. The Pine Car Derby will take place at 7pm on April 11 in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come for the fun!

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum will have our annual Heritage Fundraiser Dinner on Friday, April 6, at the Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. Meal served at 6:30 p.m. and the program featuring the Super Stars of Kansas Tourism – Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe -.will follow meal. Call the Museum at 620-367-8200 by Monday April 2,to reserve $50 ticket. per person and for first timers $25 per person, children 12 and under; $5. Email: mhmuseum and www.goesselmuseum.com, or keep in touch on our Facebook page. Thank you for your support.

Tabor Mennonite Women Salad Supper Monday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad & come for an enjoyable evening with our guest Rachel Bachman from Hesston. Her authentic faith and honesty, along with her gifts of music and speaking will have you laughing, crying, and discovering God’s ultimate calling on our lives!

Designing the New Kitchen! The reception committee, funeral committee, and anyone interested in contributing ideas for the layout for the kitchen in Tabor’s new addition, are invited to come a meal at noon, on Sunday, April 22. Please let Keith Banman know if you plan to come.

The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus will be in concert at Central Community Church in Wichita on Sunday, April 8, 7pm. They will also be in concert at Bethel College in North Newton on Sunday, April 15, 7pm.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC pastor peer groups that meet regularly to share, pray and support one another in the joys and challenges of ministry.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Last month, soon after Deb Byler began a MMN assignment in Guatemala, she had a medical emergency that necessitated surgery in Chicago. Pray for health and energy for Deb as she prepares to return to work with women’s leadership development in the Kekchi Mennonite Church.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH) • Pray for SeBAH students and Professor Tony Brun, as they reach the halfway point in the course “Pastoral Project.” May God continue to inspire and encourage the students and Prof. Burn through this course.

Buhler Mennonite Church hosts series: “Hope and Mission in God’s Country”. Join pastor and author Brad Roth as we explore how the rural church can understand its context and live God’s kingdom mission with hope and vibrancy. Wednesday nights in April (6:45-7:45 PM), Roth will lead us in a series of interactive discussion around the themes of Seeing, Befriending, Evangelizing, and Kneeling. April 4 – Seeing: Understanding Rural and Why It Matters; April 11 – Befriending: Caring for People and Community; April 18 – Evangelizing: Sharing our Hope in Jesus; April 25 – Kneeling: Praying Our Lives up to God.

Mennonite Church of the Servant, Wichita, will have its next Movie Night on immigration topics on Friday, April 6, at 7 pm, featuring the film, “Hawo’s Dinner Party”. The film shows the experiences of several Somali residents in Shelbyville, including, Hawo, who are making this small town their new, permanent home. Discussion and information about refugees in Wichita will follow.

Thank you to the women of Western District Women in Mission and SCC Mennonite Women for their generosity in the offering at their Spring Supper March 15 in Hesston KS. Thanks to your gifts, we were able to send more than $2,000 to the women’s literacy project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Camp Mennoscah

—Thank you, Youth Volunteers, for the hours of service you did for Camp Mennoscah! We had a blast with you–worship, campfire, s’mores, and so much more. What you did for us was a blessing and absolutely wonderful. Thank you!

—Refresh and Renew! Camp Mennoscah’s Retirees Retreat invites retirees and interested persons of all ages to join us April 23-25 for several days of renewal.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Education Agency is requesting assistance as they prepare to re-open the Hopi Mission School in Kykotsmovi, Arizona. They are seeking a person or couple willing to live onsite for two to three months to help clean up and organize the facilities and to coordinate volunteers who may be interested in helping as well. Those interested should contact info.

Young adult opportunity to serve with MCC: Looking for ways to actively engage in issues around justice and equity, with the support of a community? Are you a Spanish speaker? Perhaps the Seed Central America Program is for you! Seed, a global two-year program, is being implemented and led by MCC with young adults between 20 and 30 years of age. The Seed Central America program focuses on the crossroads of place and ecologies of peace — in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Visit heidihuber.

Lunch & Learn at MCC with Joanna Shenk! Join us on Thursday, April 5 from noon to 1 pm at MCC in North Newton, to hear Joanna share about her new book, “The Movement Makes Us Human an Interview with Dr. Vincent Harding on Mennonites, Vietnam and MLK.” Lunch will be provided by Mojo’s Coffee Bar. Please RSVP for lunch by April 3. For the first time, we’re offering an opportunity for you to join this event virtually, on any computer or device. Visit patsydirksen.

The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will perform their final home concert of the 2017-18 year at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Following the concert, everyone is invited to a reception with informal performances by group members in the church’s community center.

Bethel College

—March 25 – Closing reception for “The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West” at Kauffman Museum, 1:30-5 p.m. Admission is free.

— March 25 – Jim Hoy, professor of English, Emporia State University, 3 p.m., “Kansas Legends and Folktales,” Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College

—The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) at Bethel College will host “Restorative Kansas” on the Bethel campus Thurs.-Fri., April 19-20 – the first-ever statewide conference on restorative justice in Kansas. For more information and to register online, go to kipcor.org

—This year’s Masterworks at Bethel College will be Mozart’s Requiem, Sun., May 6. The chorus is open to any interested singers. Contact Dr. William Eash, weash, for more information, including a complete rehearsal schedule.

Everence to hold Medicare workshop in April: Everence will continue its popular retirement workshop series this spring, starting with Your Medicare options on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will be held at the Everence office at 3179 N. Main St., North Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

Offender Victim Ministries in Newton, Kan., seeks a full-time executive director. Qualifications include excellent communication, management and organizational skills, and a strong commitment to restorative justice principles. Send resumes and inquires to Becky Nickel, board chair offendervictimministries by April 20.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale: Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

The 1998 Sale was held with nice weather and a good crowd on both Friday night and Saturday. The Friday evening musical program was enjoyed by a l arge crowd. The theme for the sale was “Feed My Lambs”. It was observed and reported that most of the workers and volunteers were smiling and enjoying their work. The “House Against Hunger” was being constructed in Hutchinson. The project was not completed but was on its way by Sale date. Both auctions were blessed with good donations and successful auctions. The quilt auction was deemed a success because it was apparent people were bidding because they supported the cause of MCC. Items for sale in Building #4 ranged from a child’s play house that brought over $3,000 to 15 loads of hedge wood averaging $100 per load. 80 volunteers met at Moundridge High School to make bohne berogie. 504 pies were sold during the course of the Sale. The quilt auction sale total was $150,472. Many volunteers and many smiles enabled the proceeds of the Sale to feed many lambs.

Sale Announcements

FANTASTIC JOB signing up on the sign up table in the Foyer!!! There are still some slots open for those of you that haven’t signed up to take a 2 hour shift somewhere. IT TAKES 1000 VOLUNTEERS TO PUT ON THE KS MCC SALE EACH YEAR. Please do your part to keep the INCREDIBLE tradition of CHRISTIAN SERVICE alive and going strong.

Support the Tabor 5K Team by sponsoring the following: Kristin Unruh, Rene Kaufman, Michelle Unruh, Jason Unruh, Austin Unruh, Dylan, Gunner Davis, David Johnson, Nick Johnson, Katie Wright, Veranica Raymundo, Cory & Kari Unruh, Lee & Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Jerry Toews.

As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration each church is asked to put something into a time capsule that will be opened at the MCC Sale in 25 years. Lois Voth and Sharon Unruh have made a mini-quilt to go into this time capsule. PLEASE VIEW IT ON THE DISPLAY TABLES DOWNSTAIRS. This time capsule will be on display at the Sale this year.

FANTASTIC job bringing in your projects that are on display downstairs!!! Keep them coming. AWESOME!!! Tabor is amazing. THANKS for your continued support and your strong efforts.

We need more pies and zweibach. PICK UP pie tins and plastic bags on the sign up table.

PLEASE HELP TAKE PICTURES OF TABOR FOLKS HELPING AT THE MCC SALE OR WORKING ON PROJECTS AT HOME FOR OUR POWER POINT THE SUNDAY AFTER THE SALE, Apr. 15. Please email these photos anytime to:

unruh.billsherry. In the subject line put: Tabor power point

More items are added to the website frequently. Quilts will be added this week or next. Go to: kansas.mccsale.org

Children’s Coin Offering was $38.13. ONLY 2 Sunday’s left!!

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

March 25 insert.pdf

March 25 Annc.pdf

March 18 Announcements

Congregational Announcements

Jackets for Ecuador: The project to collet jackets to be distributed through Karina Brandt, serving in Ecuador with Mennonite Mission Network, is coming to a close. Jackets need to be to placed in the suitcases in the church library by Sunday March 25 so Jill and Eric can get them packed for their trip to Ecuador on the 30th. Well over 100 jackets have been received, but with compact packing there is still quite a bit of suitcase space for more. Thanks for your support of this project!

Estate Sale: 316 Meadow Lane, Goessel; Bob and Erlene Unruh. Thurs. Mar. 22, 8-4; Friday, Mar. 23, 9-4; Saturday, Mar. 24, 9-3. Household items, tools, picnic table, rendering kettle, misc. items. Questions call Donovan Schmidt: 620 367 2391 or Leann Toews: 620 367 8257

Share an Easter Lily in honor/memory 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 evening, March 28 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 10 am on Saturday March 31.

You are invited to LeRoy and Alice Funk’s 70th Wedding Anniversary on Sat., March 31, a come and go event from 3 – 5 pm at Bethesda Chapel, Goessel.

Camp Mennoscah has 8 summer camps for youth in grades 3-12 (fall 2018). Register at campmennoscah.org. Early registration discount until May 1 when full camp fees are paid! Tabor Christian Ed Co will again be offering scholarships to Camp Mennoscah and Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp campers. Sign up on the bulletin board indicating the week of camp your child will attend.

Heritage Dinner: Kansas tourism superstars will speak at the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s 2018 Heritage Dinner. Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Kansas Sampler Foundation and co-authors of The Kansas Guidebook 2 will take the audience on a fun picture journey throughout the state sharing road trip ideas. The dinner will be held at Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, April 6. Keith’s Food will cater the meal served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50 per person or $25 for those attending for the first time. Ages 12 and under: $5. Call the museum at 620-367-8200 or email mhmuseum by Mon., April 2, to reserve your tickets.

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will give a Concert at First Mennonite Church, Hutchinson, this evening, March 18 at 7 pm.

Tabor Mennonite Women Salad Supper Monday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad & come for an enjoyable evening with our guest Rachel Bachman.

New address: Alvin and Wilma Schmidt

Mailing Address: Apt. 108, 3001 Ivy Drive, N. Newton, Ks 67117 Ph: 316 333 1977

Alvin: Room 27 N, Nature Trail Hall, Kidron Health Care. Wilma: Apt. 108, walk-in level, Village Heights, Kidron. Visits are welcome!

Thanks to all for thoughts and well-wishes, Wilma

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC youth and their mentors, sponsors, teachers and pastors, as they seek to be disciples of Jesus in a complex and changing world.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Dan and Kathryn Smith Derksen of MMN serve alongside Oscar Siwali, founder of Southern African Development and Reconstruction Agency. They request prayer for the water shortage in Cape Town, South Africa. May just ways of distribution be implemented to defuse the tension over scarce resources.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray that church leaders around the world who desire Anabaptist biblical and theological training would connect with AMBS’s distance education offerings — online short courses, the Journey Missional Leadership Development Program and the fully online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for the MennoCon19 worship planning committee members as they gather in Kansas City for their first meeting of discerning and planning worship for Mennonite Church USA’s 2019 biennial convention.

« Mennonite Disaster Service: Work is winding down in Greenbrier County, WV and the project will be closing soon. Meanwhile, volunteers are heading back to Pine Ridge, SD to resume work there. Pray for the volunteers in these and other locations as they travel, handle tools, repair and build homes and bring hope to disaster survivors. MDS has many urgent volunteer needs and several job opportunities. Please pray for those considering service with MDS.

Beth Yoder will begin as the new Business Manager at WDC following the retirement of Phyllis Regier as Business Manager on March 31. Beth previously worked as administrative assistant for an accounting firm in Iowa and as office manager at Amigo Centre in Michigan. She attends Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, where her husband Caleb is on the pastoral staff. We look forward to welcoming Beth to the WDC staff!

Camp Mennoscah

—Bring a Friend! All you long-time summer youth campers, grab a friend who hasn’t been to camp and that needs to love camp like you do–or even someone who just needs camp. We love having new folks at Camp Mennoscah and sharing all the fun we have. BAFs get a free camp tee shirt! Register online!

—Refresh and Renew! Camp Mennoscah’s Retirees Retreat invites retirees and interested persons of all ages to join us April 23-25 for several days of renewal. —Kitchen helpers needed for our summer youth camps. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Voluntary Service Opportunity: The practice of hospitality to those who come to us as strangers and leave as friends is at the basis of our faith as Mennonites and Anabaptists. Volunteers at the International Guest House in Washington, DC, live this teaching of Jesus in their daily interactions with guests from all over the world. The work consists of keeping the household running (cleaning, baking, maintenance, and responding to needs of our guests). The breakfast and evening tea are particularly rewarding times for sharing in relaxed and informal ways. We have current need for short term volunteers beginning this summer who might serve at least two months. (Training requires at least two weeks). Free room and board and two days off per week to explore the city or surrounding areas. This 50 year-old ministry is under the auspices of Allegheny Mennonite Conference. For information or an application, contact Sara at volunteer

Calling everyone ages 15-22: Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve this summer? There are a few spots left to join a 2018 Youth Venture team! See and join in the work God is doing in Ecuador, Peru, Spain, or Benin. Apply by April 1. Visit JohnM

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children, training will be held at the MCC Center on March 22 from 6:30 – 8:30. Bill Reynolds from CASA: A Voice for Children, is the presenter. Survivor stories and expert insight in child protection will be presented. This training may be of particular interest to youth organizations, parents, educators, childcare providers and those working with children in faith communities. The cost is $20.00. To register email kathywiens59 or call 316-587-7244.

Young adult opportunity to serve with MCC: Looking for ways to actively engage in issues around justice and equity, with the support of a community? Are you a Spanish speaker? Perhaps the Seed Central America Program is for you! Seed, a global two-year program, is being implemented and led by MCC with young adults between 20 and 30 years of age. The Seed Central America program focuses on the crossroads of place and ecologies of peace — in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Visit heidihuber.

Lunch & Learn at MCC with Joanna Shenk! Join us on Thursday, April 5 from noon to 1 pm at MCC in North Newton, Kansas to hear Joanna share about her new book, “The Movement Makes Us Human an Interview with Dr. Vincent Harding on Mennonites, Vietnam and MLK.” Lunch will be provided by Mojo’s Coffee Bar. Please RSVP for lunch by April 3. For the first time, we’re offering an opportunity for you to join this event virtually, on any computer or device. Visit patsydirksen.

Bethel College

—Sun., March 25 – Closing reception for “The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West” at Kauffman Museum, 1:30-5 p.m. Admission is free; come before or after the 3 p.m. program in Krehbiel Auditorium to see the exhibit and enjoy a Cowboy Cookie.

—Sun., March 25 – “Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum” program with Jim Hoy, professor of English, Emporia State University, 3 p.m., “Kansas Legends and Folktales,” Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

—This year’s Masterworks at Bethel College will be Mozart’s Requiem, Sun., May 6. The chorus is open to any interested singers. Contact Dr. William Eash, 316-284-5316 or weash, for more information, including a complete rehearsal schedule.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

“Love Must Be Genuine” was the theme of the 1997 Sale and appeared on 556 t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags. Publicity for the sale was carried out by the usual distribution of mailings, press releases, and radio announcements, but also included an internet page with photos and extensive information. The internet page was put together by David Godshall of Hesston College. The weather was not favorable causing attendance to be down by about half, but the Sale proceeds were almost the same as the year before. The Quilt Auction was moved to the Industrial Building, which was heated. A singing group from Topeka “Personal Touch” performed on Friday evening. The theme was carried out by the way the volunteers pitched in and did the necessary things for the Sale to be a success. $375,000 was donated for MCC’s work of genuine love.

Sale Announcements

—Children’s Coin Offering was $57.96. Keep collecting coins and paper.

—ALL Sign up sheets are on the table now Including Zweibach, Pie, and Bread. PLEASE fill the slots. New Years Cookie Signup is online only this year. We are trying something new. Instructions are on the table and VERY easy to follow.

—There are extra Sale Bills on the Table, PLEASE put them on your bulletin boards at work and HELP get the word out.

—Verenike Making Day is Tues., Apr. 10 at Parkview Church in Hillsboro. Consider taking a half day off work and help make 23,000 Verenike – A VERY FUN TIME. An AMAZING DAY!! You will NOT be disappointed.

—Bohne Beroggie Making Day is Sat., Apr. 7 at Moundridge HS – MORNING ONLY. Another FUN Event. Try it.

—Giving of our Time and Money is an IMPORTANT part of our Christian Faith. There are MANY ways to be involved. Find something that fits you and DO IT.

—Tabor 5K Team is: Lee and Phyllis Goertzen, Les Goerzen, Jerry Toews, Cory and Keri Unruh. Give your names to Jerry please.

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

March 18 annc.pdf

March 18 insert.pdf

March 4 announcements

Fuqua construction truck spotted!! Surveying for the new Tabor Church addition took place this week. Take note of the white flags in the parking lot placed by the Fuqua builders. The building process has begun!!

Build Tabor 2018! Planning has begun for our building addition and construction will start this year! If you want to be involved in some way, or have ideas for the new space, please talk to a member of the building committee: Kenton Nickel, chr., Brent Abrahams, Gayle Funk, Donavon Schmidt, and Emil Schmidt. Let’s build Tabor together!

Congregational Announcements

Camp WaShunGa: The annual fundraiser meal for our Jr Highers to attend Camp WaShunGa will take place on Sunday, March 4 at the Goessel High School cafeteria. Serving will begin at 11:30 am. Support our Jr. Highers!

The Youth Group will be assembling College Care Packages on Wed., March 7 to offer a little encouragement as students approach the middle of the semester. Everyone is invited to bring something for us to include, such as a non-perishable snack or small trinket. We will assemble 9 care packages. Thank you for your generous support of our young adults!

Tabor Mennonite Women: If you are planning to go to the Comforter Blitz in Yoder March 5, 6 or 7, please sign up on your preferred time and we will try to have a car pool. See Barb Banman if you have questions.

Stories & Stuff is meeting on Thursday, March 15 at 10am. Bring a friend and come for good fellowship and tasty food!

Camp Mennoscah has 8 summer camps for youth in grades 3-12 (fall 2018) and we want you to come. We’re discovering amazing adventures in God’s love and seeking God in creation and community. Register for your adventure at Camp Mennoscah at campmennoscah.org. Early registration discount until May 1 when full camp fees are paid! Tabor Church Christian Ed Co will again be offering scholarships to Camp Mennoscah and Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp campers. Sign up on the bulletin board indicating the week of camp your child will attend.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC congregations as they seek to follow Jesus’ way of peace in response to the many forms of violence in our communities, nation and world.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Pastors and their wives who minister in Ukraine’s militarized zone look forward to a retreat this month. Mary Raber of MMN, serving as a resource person, requests prayer for a restful gathering for those who have given their all to congregations for several stress-filled years.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for a meaningful discussion on culture, empathy and respect when KIPCOR at Bethel College shows the film The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change this afternoon.

Healthy circulation in Western District Conference (WDC) results from wide input from our congregations! Pray for WDC Gifts Discernment Committee as they begin once again to gather names of those willing to serve on WDC committees. Contact your pastor if you have suggestions for names.

The WDC/SCC Women’s Spring Supper will be at 6 pm on Thurs., March 15, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, 629 Crescent Drive in Hesston. Meal, $10, program 7 pm. Offering for AIMM, Women’s Literacy training in the Congo. Checks made to WDWM and memo line AIMM. Reservations due by March 8 to Marlene Faul, westerndistrictwomen

WDC Year of Evangelism event: March 18-19: the Mennonite churches of Beatrice, NE will host "Faith, Hope, and the Mission of Rural and Small Town Churches." Brad Roth, pastor at West Zion, Moundridge, KS and author of God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church will be the speaker. Detailed information can be found at: http://mennowdc.org/year-of-evangelism/.

Camp Mennoscah

—Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction! Approximately 70 people showed up to raise the roof with song, $3,376.15 was raised for fun afternoon activities at camp, and many of you went home with tasty additions to your next meal. Our hearts are filled and we are thrilled to have your support of our summer youth camps. Thanks for having dessert with us!

—Youth Volunteer Weekend for grades 7-12 is March 16-17!

—Kitchen helpers needed for our summer youth camps. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Newton Community Chorale will give “A World Cup Tour” concert Sunday, March 4 at BCMC at 7 pm.

The Parkinson’s Support Group at Kidron Bethel will meet in Menno Hall Tuesday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m. Tony Helfrich, Director, will give a presentation on “Exercise Options at the North Newton Wellness Center.” All are welcome.

Mennonite World Review: Marathana Prothro will present "Looking for Truth in a Fake-News World" at 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Kauffman Museum in North Newton. The program part of the annual corporation meeting of Mennonite World Review Inc. All are welcome to the business meeting at 7 p.m., or just for the 8 p.m. program. Prothro is assistant professor of communication at Bluffton University and a member of the MWR board of directors. She formerly served at Hesston College and Mennonite Church USA in Newton.

The Mennonite, Inc., welcomes your original submissions for our May 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Love Across Borders. Borders can be national borders that separate countries as well as economic or cultural borders that keep people apart. In the United States today, government officials are increasingly targeting and deporting undocumented immigrants, including “dreamers,” who were brought here as children by undocumented parents. Many of our Mennonite congregations include undocumented immigrants, sometimes referred to as undocumentable immigrants, given the current context.

Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than March 19. We welcome written reflections—personal stories, biblical or theological reflections, poetry and more (800-1,200 words)—as well as original photography, multimedia products (including but not limited to original music recordings, music playlists and videos) and artwork on the theme. Please note we are committed to anti-oppression reviews as part of our editorial process. We have pulled together a list of anti-oppression guidelines for writers to consider as they are developing their piece. You can also review our full editorial guidelines.

Bethel College

——Sun., March 4 – KIPCOR Film Series presents The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College.

—Registration deadline for the academic conference “Mennonites and the Holocaust” is March 9. The conference will take place on the Bethel College campus March 16-17 with speakers and scholars from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine and the United States. See mla.bethelks.edu/MennosandHolocaust for more information or to register online.

—Fri., March 16 – Doris Bergen, University of Toronto, “Neighbors, Killers, Enablers, Witnesses: The Many Roles of Mennonites in the Holocaust,” 11 a.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College (public presentation from the Mennonites and the Holocaust conference).

—Fri., March 16 – The Mennonites and the Holocaust conference presents a public screening of Friesennot, a 1935 Nazi propaganda film about a Mennonite village in Russia, 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College.

The Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a housewares sorter/receiver for 20-30 hours/week. The sorter/receiver maintains an active presence in the processing area, in both receiving and sorting donations. S/he will be primarily responsible for sorting through houseware donations, placing items in appropriate price categories, recycling and discarding, as needed. The full job description and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton) or via e-mail at generalmanager

@newtonetceterashop.com. Applications are due Monday, March 5, and can be submitted in person to the general manager or by e-mail.

Mennonite Women USA seeks a strong, visionary leader and fundraiser to direct the overall mission and vision of empowering women and women’s groups within the Mennonite Church. The Executive Director supervises dispersed staff and coordinates and develops the various ministries, programs, publications and promotional material. This full time position requires working independently, but also part of a team; excellent verbal and written skills, including public speaking; and ability to build relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds. Involves travel. See job description at kabilderback by April 30.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

The 16th Annual Mid-Kansas MCC Relief Sale (1984) was blessed with a bright sun and a cool day that caused appetites to be good. A large crowd was present and they responded to the opportunity to bid and buy in unprecedented fashion. The Beef Auction sold 45 animals and the 3rd Dairy Auction sold 13 high quality animals. Dr. Roland Krause and helpers manned the information booth housed in the MDS Service Bus. In 1984, the New Year’s Cookie booth made 17,500 cookies; 1,100 people participated in the Fellowship Meals program. There were 22 quilts that brought more than $1,000 each with the top price being $2,400. $345,000 was sent to MCC to contribute to God’s work around the world. Chairman Galle in his annual report reminded us that we are stewards of what God has entrusted to us. He reminded us that we should “Give until it feels good.”

In 1988 a new venture was child care for kids 1-5 years of age. Teenagers and adults interacted with the kids bringing smiles to the faces of both the young and the old. The Beef Walk began at Ebenfeld Church after a time of worship and the Dairy Walk began in Kingman after devotions. The walks ended at the Fairgrounds just in time for the sale of all the animals donated to the Sale. The combined walks raised $60,000. Rain was present on Sale day, the number of quilts was down, the number of bidders was down but the result in dollars raised was very close to the previous year with 40 less quilts. Maynard Shelly who Chaired the Publicity Committee indicated that the Sale is one of the major inter-Mennonite events. MCC received $400,000 from the work and contributions of many. Praising God through Service.

Sale Announcements

—THANKS to all of you for the wonderful support of our delicious Lasagna MCC Fellowship Meal last Sunday. Your donations brought in $1,880 of clear profit for the KS MCC Sale. FANTASTIC!!

—Children’s Coin Offering was $73.27!! FANTASTIC!! Keep collecting your coins during the week.

—Pre-Sale Expense Checks are continuing to come in. Have you done your part yet?

—We put the Sign Up Table in the foyer. PLEASE fill the slots for ALL the volunteer jobs needed to Help Make the KS MCC Sale a FUN Event. It takes 1000 Volunteers to put the sale on each year. PLEASE do YOUR part to help make it happen. MOST shifts are 2 hours. These LARGE Group Activities are almost a thing of the past. The MCC Sales continue their tradition of getting Large Groups of people ALL working together answering God’s call to HELP OTHERS. Do YOUR part to do what you can to make certain the Tradition is there for the next generation.

—IF you are planning on being on the Tabor 5K Team let Kim Funk or Jerry Toews know. Forms are on the Sign Up Table.

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

March 4 annc.pdf

Feb. 25 announcements

Build Tabor 2018! Planning has begun for our building addition and construction will start this year! If you want to be involved in some way, or have ideas for the new space, please talk to a member of the building committee: Kenton Nickel, chr., Brent Abrahams, Gayle Funk, Donavon Schmidt, and Emil Schmidt. Let’s build Tabor together!

Note of Thanks

“How can we thank God enough for you…” (I Thessalonians 3:9) From the museum’s earliest beginnings, this congregation has been a cornerstone of faithful support and continues to do so today. We were again blessed by your generosity at our recent pizza fundraiser meal on January 31. Contributions of nearly $800 were received and will be used as vital operating funds as we officially open for 2018 on March 1st. ~With sincere gratitude, the board & staff of the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum

Congregational Announcements

Camp WaShunGa: The annual fundraiser meal for our Jr Highers to attend Camp WaShunGa will take place on March 4 at the Goessel High School cafeteria. Serving will begin at 11:30 am. Support our Jr. Highers!

The Youth Group will be assembling College Care Packages on Wed., March 7 to offer a little encouragement as students approach the middle of the semester. Everyone is invited to bring something for us to include, such as a non-perishable snack or small trinket. We will assemble 9] care packages. Thank you for your generous support of our young adults!

Tabor Mennonite Women: The next event is Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. We will tie comforters and do other crafts, all for the MCC Sale.

Help is needed! There are 4 bags of squares that are ready to be sewn together into tops. They are on the table across from the church office door. Sharon Adrian would like these finished by Wednesday, Feb. 28 (and returned to church) so she can match the backing to the tops. Your help is greatly appreciated.

If you are planning to go to the Comforter Blitz in Yoder March 5, 6 or 7, please sign up on your preferred time and we will try to have a car pool. See Barb Banman if you have questions.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC’s Immigration Task Force, and congregations in WDC discerning a faithful response to immigration concerns.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Linda Oyer of MMN is bringing closure to her 30-year ministry in France. Pray that the seeds she planted through teaching and mentoring will continue to bear fruit. Pray also that she will find joy in writing more of the books that have been percolating in her spirit.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray that Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s Pastors and Leaders conference would help prepare participants for the crucial work of helping form the people of God “for such a time as this,” as they explore Christian practices that nurture, sustain and animate faith.

The WDC/SCC Women’s Spring Supper will be at 6 pm on Thurs., March 15, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, 629 Crescent Drive in Hesston. Meal, $10, program 7 pm. Offering for AIMM, Women’s Literacy training in the Congo. Checks made to WDWM and memo line AIMM. Reservations due by March 8 to Marlene Faul, westerndistrictwomen

Camp Mennoscah

—We feel the need to thank you all for your help as work continues at Camp, whether you’ve been out to volunteer with the kitchen and entrance work or held Camp Mennoscah in your thoughts and prayers in these past weeks. The roof construction on the new entrance is about to be finished! We are again in need of your help to shingle the roof if the elements allow. The next day for work will be SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24 starting 8:30 am. Bring your favorite left-handed hammer and lunch! Other tools will be provided. If you’re interested in helping, please call camp jdyoder. If there is a doubt regarding weather and you have not heard from us, please call to check whether or not we have canceled.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 2-4.

—Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 25,Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. Funds raised go to Camp Mennoscah general fund.

—Youth Volunteer Weekend for grades 7-12 is March 16-17!

—Kitchen helpers needed for our summer youth camps. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

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

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

A Child Protection/Sexual Abuse Prevention training will be held at the MCC Center on March 1, at 6:30. “Beyond Good Touch/Bad Touch” is the topic and the presenter is Kathy Wiens. This workshop will explore how education on consent, respect, listening, and empowerment helps protect children against sexual perpetrators. The cost is $20.00. For more information email kathywiens59 or visit katherinebwiens.com.

Newton Community Chorale will give “A World Cup Tour” concert Sunday, March 4 at BCMC at 7 pm.

Bethel College

—Sun., Feb. 25 – Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum with Christy Davis, executive director, Symphony in the Flint Hills, 3 p.m., on “The Other Chisholm Trail: Little-Known Facts About the Great Cattle Drives,” Kauffman Museum

—Sun., Feb. 25 – Staley Lecture with Malinda Elizabeth Berry, a professor of theology and ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 7 p.m., on “Practicing and Embodying Nonviolence,” Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. Berry will also speak in convocation, Mon., Feb. 26, 11 a.m., Krehbiel Auditorium.

—Sun., March 4 – KIPCOR Film Series presents The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

Hesston College spring musical production: “Hands on a Hardbody.” Performances at AGCO Corp. auditorium, Communication Center, 420 W. Lincoln Blvd., Hesston. Shows: 7 p.m., Feb. 28 to March 3, and 2 p.m., March 4. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased in advance through the Hesston College Bookstore in person, online at books.hesston.edu, or by calling 620-327-8104. Tickets will also be available at the door 45 minutes prior to show time and are subject to availability. The show is rated PG for mild language.

The Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a housewares sorter/receiver for 20-30 hours/week. The sorter/receiver maintains an active presence in the processing area, in both receiving and sorting donations. S/he will be primarily responsible for sorting through houseware donations, placing items in appropriate price categories, recycling and discarding, as needed. The full job description and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton) or via e-mail at generalmanager

@newtonetceterashop.com. Applications are due Monday, March 5, and can be submitted in person to the general manager or by e-mail.

Everence will host an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Topics will include Medicare, Social Security and retirement income planning. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will take place at the Everence office at 3179 N. Main St., North Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at michelle.ramer.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

In 1976, the Sale was still using the State Fair Bison Arena on the State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, as the main building for auctions and sales. According to the annual report it was the first time that soft ice cream was sold and it sold very well. Fifty-nine bales of wood shavings were used to cover the dirt floor and control the dust around the quilt display. Approximately 1,100 pies were sold. The annual report for 1976 recognizes the contributions of many volunteers who “Work in the name of Christ”. As we celebrate our 50th year, may we remember those who have made the Sale successful through Service to God.

1980 is the year when the sales tax exemption was put behind us. Visitors from 11 different states contributed to the attendance of 13,500. Griselda Shelly, MCC Central States Regional Director, set up a multi-media program to show Sale attenders the MCC programs that benefited from the Relief Sale. The Quilt and Comforter Committee auctioned 367 items totaling a financial benefit of $47,356.50. Verenike with ham gravy sold for 75 cents each, and borscht sold for 85 cents a bowl. This was the year that began the central location for collecting pies. Using the method of counting cars and multiplying by 4 estimated attendance at the Sale at 15,452. The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus brought in $5,434.02 from their concerts and $206,711.67 was sent to MCC in the name of Christ.

Sale Announcements

—LOTS of special activities at the 50th Year Anniversary of the KS MCC Sale.

—Check out the website; kansas.mccsale.org for NEW items added frequently.

—PLEASE help take pictures of any one making items for the KS MCC Sale and email them to Sherry who puts together the slide show for the Sunday after the sale. Email to: unruh.sherry

—Children’s Coin Offer brought in $69.51. EXCELLENT!! Keep collecting the coins during the week and bring them to church on Sundays. THANKS!

—IF you are disgusted with the daily news DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT and get involved with the KS MCC Sale where YOUR actions help others which makes the world a better place!! It is easy to feel that our actions are so small, BUT when we put them together with all the other gifts; they become something BIG and help thousands who are hurting around the world where the WORST humanitarian crisis are happening. 5 to 6 MILLION DOLLARS are collected EACH year at the MCC Sales in the US and Canada!! This is a gift from God.

—Parents be creative and think of things you can do with your children before and at the Sale to help TEACH them how God wants us to help others who are hurting.

—Keep putting your checks for Pre-Sale Expenses in our boxes. THANKS

—Plant seeds for Plants and Things. Start Collecting Cook Books and things for Quilters Corner and the Children’s Auction. Collection Boxes will be put up the First Sunday in March.

—IF your items are ready to photograph PLEASE contact Jerry. We want to get your items on the website as soon as possible.

New for the 50th Annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale. As we meet for our 50th anniversary Sale to raise money for the Mennonite Central Committee, the Sale Board is providing a few new events. One of those events is a program with Mini Auction on Friday night, April 13, and featuring the vocals of the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus. A scavenger hunt for all ages is being organized to help you find things and learn about the workings of the sale. We are providing a time capsule for each Church and Sale Committee to have the opportunity to put a memory into the capsule. The capsule will be opened at the Sale in 25 years. Finally, our brothers and sisters with MDS will be putting on their MCC hats and building a tool shed on the Fairgrounds during the Sale weekend. Construction will start on Friday at noon and the blitz build will be completed by Saturday noon. Sale attendees of all ages will be encouraged to pick up a hammer or a paint brush to help with the construction. The tool shed will be auctioned as part of the General Auction. Please mark your calendars for April 13 and 14 for the 50th Annual MCC Sale!

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

Feb 25 annc.pdf

Feb. 18 announcement

Congregational Announcements

Contact person for Mennonite College Task Force needed. Coordinate annual fund raiser meal, Mennonite College visits, Chair meetings with the Task Force when needs arise, communicate with the Scholarship Coordinator (Gayle Funk). Contact Gayle Funk or the church office with questions or to volunteer.

2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) with the theme “Before the unthinkable happens: Confronting our role in injustice,” Feb. 23 to 25 on the Hesston College campus. See more information and register at hesston.edu/avds.

Please sign up on the bulletin board if you plan to attend. Cost for registration is $75 but Tabor Deacons will help offset registration costs.

Attention Young Adults! There will be an Area Wide PC-PF (Post College – Pre Family) Pizza and Bowling Night on Saturday, February 24. Meet at the Newton Pizza Hut at 6pm for supper and then bowling afterward at Play-Mor Lanes. Please bring money for supper and bowling. This group is designed for young adults in similar life stages to socialize together. If you have questions, please contact Kristin Unruh- kristin.unruh. Hope to see you there!

Camp WaShunGa: The annual fundraiser meal for our Jr Highers to attend Camp WaShunGa will take place at noon on March 5. Support our Jr. Highers!

Between Me & You, Lent to Easter devotionals are made available to families through MennoMedia. Copies for families with children were placed in mailboxes. Additional copies are available for anyone who would like one on the table in the foyer.

New Hope Shelter: Volunteer training at the shelter on Monday, Feb. 19, 6:30 – 8pm. Contact Austin Unruh with questions.

Commodities for February will be distributed on Friday February 23, at Goessel Mennonite Church from 5-6 p.m. Contact Jenny Girard at 620-747-0046 with questions.

Red Cross has a URGENT need for all blood types! The next drive at Goessel Church is Wed. Feb. 21 from 2:00-6:00. Make an appointment on line at redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Goessel), by talking to Rosi (367-2418), or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC’s Stewardship Commission as they meet this week and give oversight to the financial resources and property of the conference.

Aurora Parchmont started as Associate Pastor at Iglesia Menonita Casa del Alfarero in Pasadena, TX in December 2017, and will celebrate her installation service on February 18.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Mark and Mary Hurst of MMN serve as resource people and pastors with the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand. Pray for them as they build relationships with people seeking God and a way of living that centers on Jesus’ justice and shalom.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for prospective students and their parents who are visiting Bethel College on Monday, and for all those young people across the church who are exploring the option of a Mennonite higher education.

The WDC/SCC Women’s Spring Supper will be at 6 pm on Thurs., March 15, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, 629 Crescent Drive in Hesston. Meal for $10 by Whitestone Mennonite Youth with payment to them. Program at 7 pm with Joanna Gerber Pinkerton, daughter of Mennonite missionaries in the Belgian Congo, on Faith in Every Day Life. Music, Sadie and the Larks, from Hesston College. Offering for AIMM, Women’s Literacy training in the Congo. Checks made to WDWM and memo line AIMM. Reservations due by March 8 to Marlene Faul, 316-283-3342 or westerndistrictwomen

Camp Mennoscah

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats are here! Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4.

—Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction for “Creation, Craftiness, and Cooling Off”! 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. Funds raised will go toward the Camp Mennoscah general fund. Come and join us!

—Youth Volunteer Weekend for grades 7-12 is March 16-17!

—Kitchen helpers needed for our summer youth camps. The renovations of the kitchen will be complete and it will be a whole new world of cooking fun. Parents receive a camper discount up to full camp fees.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Do you know high-school students with gifts for leadership and ministry? AMBS’s !Explore program gives students in grades 10–12 the opportunity to explore ministry and theology, grow in spiritual practices and biblical engagement and listen for God’s call. The program includes a 100-hour congregational internship and a Group Experience (July 3–18, 2018). Tap a shoulder! Applications are due Feb. 15. ambs.edu/explore

MCC Annual Meeting: Everyone is invited to join the board and staff of Mennonite Central Committee Central States for our annual meeting on Friday, February 23 at 10:30am at the MCC Center (121 E. 30th, North Newton, KS 67117).

MCC SALT positions now available! Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a year-long, cross-cultural service experience. Through SALT, Christian young adults from Canada and the U.S. serve internationally in a wide variety of positions in fields like education, agriculture, health care, information technology, peace and more! Start now at salt.mcc.org, to find answers to frequently asked questions, assignment options and to apply, don’t delay. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 15!

Bethel College

—Sun., Feb. 25 – Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum with Christy Davis, executive director, Symphony in the Flint Hills, 3 p.m., on “The Other Chisholm Trail: Little-Known Facts About the Great Cattle Drives,” Kauffman Museum

—Sun., Feb. 25 – Staley Lecture with Malinda Elizabeth Berry, a professor of theology and ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 7 p.m., on “Practicing and Embodying Nonviolence,” Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. Berry will also speak in convocation, Mon., Feb. 26, 11 a.m., Krehbiel Auditorium.

Verenike supper at First Mennonite Church, 427 W 4th in Halstead, February 24 from 4:30-7 pm. Cost by donation, proceeds go to church missions.

The Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a housewares sorter/receiver for 20-30 hours/week. The sorter/receiver maintains an active presence in the processing area, in both receiving and sorting donations. S/he will be primarily responsible for sorting through houseware donations, placing items in appropriate price categories, recycling and discarding, as needed. The full job description and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton) or via e-mail at generalmanager@

newtonetceterashop.com. Applications are due Monday, March 5, and can be submitted in person to the general manager or by e-mail.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

The 7th Annual Relief Sale was held April 12, 1975. It was still the Mid-Kansas MCC Relief Sale at that time. Ed Reimer, chief auctioneer, commenced the auction at 9:00 AM after some music, opening remarks, and prayer. According to Chairman Eldo Kroeker’s report, the bidding was brisk, the items were of high quality and approximately $100,000 of receipts were received. Attitudes were great as well. “The Lord loveth a cheerful giver” and you (the people who worked to put on the Sale) were most cheerful. Attendance was estimated at around 15,000 people. $108,200 was sent to MCC. Two hundred sixty-six quilts, comforters, afghans and crocheted items were sold. As we celebrate our 50th Annual Sale may we remember the service and ministry provided by MCC around the world.

Sale Announcements

—This is the LAST SUNDAY to sign up for the Tabor Lasagna Meal on Feb. 25. Recommended donation of $20 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 and Children under 6 FREE. Your contact people are donating the food–COME and enjoy it with us as we raise some funds for MCC.

—Children’s COIN offering was $38.20. THANKS

—The MCC Sale Website is getting started with MORE items added daily. Go check it out at: kansas.mccsale.org

—IF you have larger items PLEASE contact Jerry so he can take a picture of your item(s) to get on the website and/or sale bill. Getting pictures on facebook and the website is VERY important in helping your donations bring a good price.

—PRE-SALE EXPENSE report. $77,000 is budgeted for Pre-sale Expense this year. Of that Kansas Mennonites have already raised $52,000. Have YOU helped along?? We are not looking for large gifts; we are looking for mass involvement. Everyone doing a little gets us there. We only have $25,000 to go with 8 weeks left. EXCELLENT work!!! Keep putting your checks in our boxes.

—The 1st KS MCC Sale was held at the newly built Marion County Fairgrounds in 1968 (FIFTY YEARS AGO). The auction attracted about 4,000 people and raised over $18,000. Due to wet weather as well as new highway construction in the area, a shuttle bus was set up to haul hundreds to and from the area. Items ranged from baked goods to antiques, to livestock and quilts. Some of the 150 quilts were reported to sell as HIGH as $1000 each. Verenike were made during the sale. HELP us CELEBRATE 50 years by making something for the sale this year.

New for the 50th Annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale. As we meet for our 50th anniversary Sale to raise money for the Mennonite Central Committee, the Sale Board is providing a few new events. One of those events is a program with Mini Auction on Friday night, April 13, and featuring the vocals of the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus. A scavenger hunt for all ages is being organized to help you find things and learn about the workings of the sale. We are providing a time capsule for each Church and Sale Committee to have the opportunity to put a memory into the capsule. The capsule will be opened at the Sale in 25 years. Finally, our brothers and sisters with MDS will be putting on their MCC hats and building a tool shed on the Fairgrounds during the Sale weekend. Construction will start on Friday at noon and the blitz build will be completed by Saturday noon. Sale attendees of all ages will be encouraged to pick up a hammer or a paint brush to help with the construction. The tool shed will be auctioned as part of the General Auction. Please mark your calendars for April 13 and 14 for the 50th Annual MCC Sale!

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

Feb 18 annc.pdf

Feb. 11 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Olympic Couple’s Competition: Come join us on February 18 from 3-5pm in the Tabor Fellowship Hall for a fun couple’s competition featuring Olympic style minute-to-win-it games! Sign up on the bulletin board with your partner. Couples of all ages and stages are welcome, whether married, engaged, dating, single friends, etc… Childcare will be provided in the parsonage basement. Olympic medals will be awarded for each event! We look forward to seeing you there!

Tabor Mennonite Women

—Coming to your mailbox soon! A schedule of events that we hope many of you would love to attend. And, a sign up sheet for you to help in a variety of ways.

—Our first event will be a fun evening of hearing Carol Duerksen interview exchange students from Spain and Germany. This event will be on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

—We are looking for a couple volunteers to join Violeta on the social committee.

Please contact Barb Banman for more information.

Tabor Church’s week of service at New Hope Shelter is February 14 to 20.

We are asked to fill the 5-11 schedule each day and also the 11 pm to 8 am schedule on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17. We need 2 volunteers for each shift.

Please sign-up on the sheet posted in the foyer. Your help is appreciated so very much and shelter residents will tell you that when you are with them. They are all very appreciative. If you have questions, please let Austin Unruh or Barb Abrahams know. We have a sheet that can guide you through the evening activities and tells you what to do when, during your shift. If anyone is interested, we can give you a copy of that. This can be helpful when you are volunteering. Thanks to all of you!

Stories & Stuff is meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 10am. Bring a friend and come for good fellowship and tasty food!

2018 Tabor Church Directory will be printed soon. Please email updates/changes to kfunk or place in the secretaries mailbox.

Contact person for Mennonite College Task Force needed. Coordinate annual fund raiser meal, Mennonite College visits, Chair meetings with the Task Force when needs arise, communicate with the Scholarship Coordinator (Gayle Funk). Contact Gayle Funk or the church office with questions or to volunteer.

2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) with the theme “Before the unthinkable happens: Confronting our role in injustice,” Feb. 23 to 25 on the Hesston College campus. See more information and register at hesston.edu/avds.

Please sign up on the bulletin board if you plan to attend. Cost for registration is $75 but Tabor Deacons will help offset registration costs.

Attention Young Adults! There will be an Area Wide PC-PF (Post College- Pre Family) Pizza and Bowling Night on Saturday, February 24. Meet at the Newton Pizza Hut at 6pm for supper and then bowling afterward at Play-Mor Lanes. Please bring money for supper and bowling. This group is designed for young adults in similar life stages to socialize together. If you have questions, please contact Kristin Unruh- kristin.unruh. Hope to see you there!

Between Me & You, Lent to Easter devotionals are made available to families through MennoMedia. Copies for families with children were placed in mailboxes. Additional copies are available, for anyone who would like one, on the table in the foyer.

Rejoice is a daily devotional made available by our Education Co. to anyone who would like one. The March – May issue is now available on the table in the foyer or on the north facing mailbox shelf. Please feel free to take one for your personal use.

Commodities for February will be distributed on Friday February 23, 2018 at Goessel Mennonite Church from 5-6 p.m. Contact Jenny Girard for questions at 620-747-0046.

Red Cross has a URGENT need for all blood types! More than 500 drives have been cancelled due to weather and on top of that, illness has kept people from donating. Currently, blood donations are put to use as soon as they are collected. The next drive at Goessel Church is Wed. Feb. 21 from 2:00-6:00. Make an appointment on line at redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Goessel), by talking to Rosi (367-2418), or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC’s Gifts Discernment Committee as they begin to consider nominees to fill leadership roles on WDC’s Executive Board and commissions next year.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Join MMN in praising God for the growth of Christ’s body in Israel. A mission worker reports that when the nation was founded in 1948, only 12 Jewish people counted themselves believers. Now, there are about 25,000-30,000 believers in approximately 300 Arab and Messianic congregations.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Thank God for Bethel College alumni who share their musical gifts with the college community, such as Roseann Penner Kaufman, organ, presenting a recital, “Moved by the Spirit,” in Bethel’s chapel this afternoon.

The WDC/SCC Women’s Spring Supper will be at 6 pm on Thurs., March 15, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, 629 Crescent Drive in Hesston. Meal for $10 by Whitestone Mennonite Youth with payment to them. Program at 7 pm with Joanna Gerber Pinkerton, daughter of Mennonite missionaries in the Belgian Congo, on Faith in Every Day Life. Music, Sadie and the Larks, from Hesston College. Offering for AIMM, Women’s Literacy training in the Congo. Checks made to WDWM and memo line AIMM. Reservations due by March 8 to Marlene Faul, westerndistrictwomen

Camp Mennoscah

— Recruiting summer staff! Hesston, Tabor, Bethel, McPherson Colleges Feb. 12-15 respectively. Summer staff applications are available online at campmennoscah.

org/application. Pizza gathering at Papa John’s in Newton, Feb. 14 at 6:15pm-ish. Please let us know you’re coming!

— 2018 catalog is available. Copies can be found online or on the table in the foyer. Our summer theme is “Beyond Belief! The Universe of God” and we’ll be learning how God’s endless love launches amazing adventures.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats are here! Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4.

—Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction for “Creation, Craftiness, and Cooling Off”! 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. Funds raised will go toward the Camp Mennoscah general fund. Come and join us!

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Do you know high-school students with gifts for leadership and ministry? AMBS’s !Explore program gives students in grades 10–12 the opportunity to explore ministry and theology, grow in spiritual practises and biblical engagement and listen for God’s call. The program includes a 100-hour congregational internship and a Group Experience (July 3–18, 2018). Tap a shoulder! Applications are due Feb. 15. ambs.edu/explore

MCC Annual Meeting: Everyone is invited to join the board and staff of Mennonite Central Committee Central States for our annual meeting on Friday, February 23 at 10:30am at the MCC Center (121 E. 30th, North Newton, KS 67117).

MCC SALT positions now available! Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a year-long, cross-cultural service experience. Through SALT, Christian young adults from Canada and the U.S. serve internationally in a wide variety of positions in fields like education, agriculture, health care, information technology, peace and more! Start now at salt.mcc.org, to find answers to frequently asked questions, assignment options and to apply, don’t delay the deadline to sign up is Feb. 15!

“Writing to Save Your Life” workshop offered on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Pine Village Wellness Center, Moundridge. Learn how writing can be used as a tool for healing and transformation. Katherine B. Wiens M. Ed, LPC author of Bars, Dumps and Other Childhood Hangouts, will share her insights and experience in using writing as a healing tool. Joanna Pinkerton, freelance artist and creator of the book Scripture Doodle will explain her new creative process “Until We Have Wings” using art and writing to work through the grief process. The $20 workshop will be from 9am–12noon. The $10 bonus, hands-on workshop 1-3pm will be opportunity to apply what was introduced in the morning session. For info or to register, contact Barb Orsi (barborsi kjgo 316-371-6189). Sponsored by the StoryTellers of the Great Plains.

Graduate Students in Healthcare Professions: Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) offers educational grants for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. Deadline for 2018-19 academic year is May 15, 2018. For details and application form, see info, or call 1-888-406-3643.

Bethel College Alumni Choir concert, Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m., at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.

Verenike supper at First Mennonite Church, 427 W 4th in Halstead, February 24 from 4:30-7 pm. Cost by donation, proceeds go to church missions.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

In 1974 the Quilt and Comforter Committee reported 208 numbered items that brought a total of $18,096 to be used by MCC. The highest price received for a quilt was $820. The amount sent to MCC in ’74 was $68,400.23 which was a substantial increase from the ’73 donation of $45,787.43. Sale day, April 6 of 1974 was described as “No rain but lots of wind” with the Sale held at the Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The indoor auction was started after music by the Ebenfeld Mennonite Church Men’s Quartet and words of encouragement and prayer by Pastor Paul Isaac of Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman. The outside Sale of farm machinery and miscellaneous items began at 10:00 AM. The 5th Annual Open House on Friday was considered a great success. The Sale went beyond expectations thanks to the people who came with generosity in their hearts. Chairman Kroeker thanked people in his report with the phrase “May our Lord bless you richly as you do it ‘in the name of Christ’”.

Sale Announcements

—Children’s Coin offering brought in $54.71. EXCELLENT, THANKS for helping. Bring your coins and paper money to church each Sunday to help along.

—Thanks for putting your Pre-Sale Expense checks into our church boxes. Keep it up. More is needed to meet the $80,000 budget. MANY small gifts make it happen. Do what you can.

—We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the KS Relief Sale this year. LOTS of special events are being planned with Special emphasis on helping elevate all types of World Suffering thru Positive MCC Programs.

—MCC is one of the MOST efficient run Humanitarian Aid Organizations in the World where 93 Cents of every Dollar goes directly to where the suffering is. That is a VERY good “bang for your buck”.

—Plan what YOU can make in your shop, or kitchen to donate to the 50th Anniversary Sale.

—Sign up for the Delicious Lasagna Fellowship Meal on Sun., Feb. 25.

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

Feb. 11 annc.pdf

Feb. 4 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Tabor Mennonite Women

—Coming to your mailbox soon! A schedule of events that we hope many of you would love to attend. And, a sign up sheet for you to help in a variety of ways.

—Our first event will be a fun evening of hearing Carol Duerksen interview exchange students from Spain and Germany. This event will be on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

—We are looking for a couple volunteers to join Violeta on the social committee.

Please contact Barb Banman for more information.

Tabor Church’s week of service at New Hope Shelter is February 14 to 20.

We are asked to fill the 5-11 schedule each day and also the 11 pm to 8 am schedule on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17. We need 2 volunteers for each shift.

Please sign-up on the sheet posted in the foyer. Your help is appreciated so very much and shelter residents will tell you that when you are with them. They are all very appreciative. If you have questions, please let Austin Unruh or Barb Abrahams know. We have a sheet that can guide you through the evening activities and tells you what to do when, during your shift. If anyone is interested, we can give you a copy of that. This can be helpful when you are volunteering. Thanks to all of you!

2018 Tabor Church Directory will be printed soon. Please email udates/changes to kfunk or place in the secretaries mailbox.

Church Ministry Positions Open:

-Contact person for Mennonite College Task Force. Coordinate annual fund raiser meal, Mennonite College visits, Chair meetings with the Task Force when needs arise, communicate with the Scholarship Coordinator (Gayle Funk). Contact Gayle Funk or the church office with questions or to volunteer.

-Coordinator of meals for people recovering from illness or grieving loss. Please call the church office for more information or to volunteer. 367-2318.

The Tabor Deacons approved an addition to Pastor Phil’s job description. Under the “Community Development” heading, a new point reads, “The pastor will be available to coach members and attenders of the congregation in order to help inspire them to maximize their personal, professional, and spiritual potential.” This addition enables Pastor Phil to coach Tabor members and attenders without additional charge while still counting hours toward a certification with the International Coach Federation. If you are interested in helping Pastor Phil gain coaching experience, please contact him directly.

What can one person do to stand against “the troubles of this world?” The challenges are monumental: economic injustice, gender inequity, race relations, water and land conflicts. Hesston College’s 2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) will explore these questions and their answers with the theme “Before the unthinkable happens: Confronting our role in injustice,” Feb. 23 to 25 on the Hesston College campus. See more information and register at hesston.edu/avds.

Please sign up on the bulletin board if you plan to attend. Cost for registration is $75 but Tabor Deacons will help offset registration costs.

Red Cross has a URGENT need for all blood types! More than 500 drives have been cancelled due to weather and on top of that, illness has kept people from donating. Currently, blood donations are put to use as soon as they are collected. The next drive at Goessel Church is Wed. Feb. 21 from 2:00-6:00. Make an appointment on line at redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Goessel), by talking to Rosi (367-2418), or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). Thanks for saving lives!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for the energy and participation of members from congregations across WDC at the recent kick-off event for WDC’s Year of Evangelism.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for Juliet Kilpin of the Anabaptist Network in the United Kingdom. Pray for her as she serves among refugees in Calais, France, through advocacy, presence, and training in nonviolence.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. This week, students from a distance are meeting with students and professors on campus at AMBS for a week of face-to-face learning. May they sense the Spirit’s presence in their study and conversations

« Mennonite Disaster Service: Please pray for communities in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico as they work to organize and establish their long term recovery programs. Also pray for MDS as we support these communities through this process. We ask for prayer for safe travels for those attending the All Unit Meeting in Winkler, Manitoba on February 9-10, 2018.

Year of Evangelism: Listen to presentations given by Heidi Roland Unruh and Marvin Lorenzana at the WDC Year of Evangelism Kickoff: Anabaptist Witness event held January 19-20 at: http://mennowdc.org/year-of-evangelism/. Presentation links are also on Facebook. Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook – look for: Western District Conference (Mennonite Church USA).

The 2018 WDC Annual Assembly will be held July 27-28. Resolutions must be submitted a minimum of 120 days prior to the Annual Assembly, which is March 29. Send resolutions to: WDC Executive Board, PO Box 306, North Newton KS 67117.

Camp Mennoscah

— Recruiting for AMAZING young adults for summer staff! We will be at Hesston, Tabor, Bethel, and McPherson Colleges on Feb. 12-15 respectively. Summer staff applications are available online at campmennoscah.org/application. Pizza gathering will be held at Papa John’s in Newton on Feb. 14 at 6:15pm-ish. Please let us know you’re coming!

— Camp Mennoscah’s annual Youth Volunteer Weekend for grades 7-12 is March 16-17. There will be music, worship, counselors, and projects for all.

— It’s Beyond Belief that our summer youth camps are already looming in the future! Register online today! Our summer theme is “Beyond Belief! The Universe of God” and we’ll be learning how God’s endless love launches amazing adventures.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats are here! Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4.

—Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction for “Creation, Craftiness, and Cooling Off”! Camp Mennoscah invites everyone to join us from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. We’ll sing our favorite hymns, bid on delectable desserts, and hear about how, with your help, camp provides afternoon activities for campers to stay cool, be crafty, and learn about God’s creation. Funds raised will go toward the Camp Mennoscah general fund. Come and join us!

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

The Mennonite, Inc. welcomes your original submissions and contributions for our April 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Technology. Submissions are due by February 17 to Editor. Read a full description of the April 2018 theme here: https://themennonite.org/april-2018-technology/

MCC Annual Meeting: Everyone is invited to join the board and staff of Mennonite Central Committee Central States for our annual meeting on Friday, February 23 at 10:30am at the MCC Center (121 E. 30th, North Newton, KS 67117).

MCC SALT positions now available! Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a year-long, cross-cultural service experience. Through SALT, Christian young adults from Canada and the U.S. serve internationally in a wide variety of positions in fields like education, agriculture, health care, information technology, peace and more! Start now at salt.mcc.org, to find answers to frequently asked questions, assignment options and to apply, don’t delay the deadline to sign up is Feb. 15!

Bethel College:

—Thurs., Feb. 8 & Fri., Feb. 9 – The Bethel College interterm class Prison Theater Project presents Inside Story, the on-campus version of the collaboration with inmates at Hutchinson Correctional Facility; 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center

—Bethel College Alumni Choir. The next concert will be Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m., at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. There will be one rehearsal: Sat., Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with lunch provided. If you are a Bethel choir alumnus and want to be involved, contact Andrew Voth at votha, or check out the Bethel College Alumni Choir page on Facebook for more information.

Hesston College

—Italian organist Davide Mariano will perform as part of the Andover Organ Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 6, at Hesston Mennonite Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

—Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts will feature the British a cappella ensemble, VOCES8 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church. Tickets can be purchased at hesstonbethel.org or by calling 620-327-8105.

Parkinson’s Support Group – This month’s meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group at Kidron Bethel will meet Tuesday, February 6, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Robert Schmidt will share his experience with Deep Brain Stimulation. All are welcome.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

April 14 was the date of the 1973 Sale held in Hutchinson at the Fairgrounds. After the devotional service and the welcome by Chairman Rudy Schmidt, the Sale began with the sale of a “fluffy kitten”. The second ring started selling at 10:00 AM and included the auctioning of a combine as well as a refrigerator. The sale of sausage was completed with the donation of 22 hogs, the purchase of 5 hams, and the donation of eight additional hams. The quilt auction raised $10,595 with the highest price paid for a quilt being $1,020. The radio and television outlets in Hutchinson supported the Sale by providing interviews for the local viewing and listening market. The Friday night open house included eleven churches each providing a 15-minute program. This was the second year for the information booth. This booth provided information and a telephone was available for use if needed. The theme for the 1973 Sale is found in Matthew 25, …”whatever you have done for these my brethren…you have done for me.”

Sale Announcements

—PLEASE sign up for the Lasagna Fellowship Meal at Tabor Sun., Feb. 25, Signup sheet is on bulletin board.

—PLEASE help with Pre-Sale Expense by putting checks in our boxes.

—Plant seeds for the Plants and Things Booth. This is a great way for Parents with young children to teach your children about sharing and helping others..

—What can YOU build that can be sold at the General Auction? GOOD quality items ALWAYS sell well. Wood working items, artistic items, fabric creations, craft items–think about what YOU can create that you can donate and get started.

—We are ALWAYS looking for GOOD quality used items of any kind for the General Auction–tools, small kitchen appliances, toys, Quilters Corner items, vehicles and most anything of GOOD quality.

—Quilts and related items for the Quilt auction need to be turned in by March 12.

URGENT NEED: The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale Board of Directors is asking for 2 volunteers to perform the task of being the Building Superintendents in the Domestic Arts Building and Sunflower North respectively. These are important positions. The individuals/couples to do this job are located in our churches, our sale constituency, and among the people who have participated in the Sale for many years. Please prayerfully consider and contact Jim Robb, Board Chair

(620-245-7142 or 620-747-0186) if you have questions or interest. Thank You.

For more information on any sale announcements, please see Tabor liaisons, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Jerry and Leann Toews.

Feb 4 annc.pdf

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