June 2 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Vacation Bible School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

Western District Conference:

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

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

-Conference Resource Library Summer Reading Program –

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

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

kitchen staff. Be part of the fun!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

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

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

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

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

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

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May 26 announcements

Congregational Announcements

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

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

Vacation Bible School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

Western District Conference:

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

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

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

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

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

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

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

Hesston College:

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

Bethel College:

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

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

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

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

Everence® will hold an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, June 1, from 9-11:30 a.m. Topics will include Medicare, Social Security and retirement income planning. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will take place at Everence Financial Advisors, 3179 N. Main St., N. Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800, 877-467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

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May 19 announcements

Congregational Announcements

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

Tabor Mennonite Women: If you signed up for the Tabor Women’s Mystery Trip on Thursday, May 23, 2019, please note the following details:

—Meet at Tabor Church at 5 pm. Please be prepared to pay $20 before you are assigned to your ride. We will leave the church promptly at 5:30 p.m., so please be on time. We will return to Tabor between 8-8:30 p.m.

—What if I need to cancel? We recognize cancellations may be necessary. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by contacting Ruby Graber or Pastor Rosie Jantz as soon as possible or on Tuesday, May 21, to avoid a $10 cancellation fee (the restaurant policy).

—We’re looking forward to fun, food and fellowship with you!

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

Vacation Bible School:

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

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

—Bible School Monday Lunch: This year, a noon meal will be offered free of charge to all children, families, and volunteers on Monday, June 3. This is provided by Tabor’s Outreach Commission. If you want to attend this lunch (and didn’t already RSVP on the Bible School registration form), please email Pastor Phil (pschmidt) by Friday, May 31.

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

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

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

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

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

Bethesda Home Annual Meeting May 30, 7 p.m. in the Bethesda Chapel. Join us to celebrate an excellent year of fiscal responsibility, generous donor support, and a dedicated staff caring for our residents. A pie social will follow the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

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

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

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for Camp Mennoscah staff and board, as they plan for the summer camping season, as well as ongoing projects and priorities for the future.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Tomorrow through Friday, the JCS International board of directors and other administrators are gathered for meetings. Pray for safe travel, smooth logistical arrangements, and fruitful discussions so that God will be honored through the ministries that take place in Mongolia. Mennonite Mission Network partners with JCS International.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Bethel’s graduating seniors and their families as they celebrated baccalaureate and commencement at Bethel College. Give thanks for commencement speaker Dwight Krehbiel, professor of psychology, who will retire from Bethel after more than 40 years.

Meet the MennoCon19 worship speakers through video and hear a bit about what they are preparing for worship at mennoniteusa.org/speaker-videos. There’s still time to register to attend MennoCon19 in Kansas City this summer at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Work & Play Day will be May 25 at Camp Mennoscah from 8:30am to 2:30pm. These single work days replace our fall Work & Play Camp. Projects will vary based on skill and ages. A simple lunch will be served. All ages welcome; those under 18 must have an adult with them.

—Nurses needed for June 9-15 and June 23-29! Camp Mennoscah is seeking a nurse for Junior High I Camp (June 9-15) and Junior I Camp (June 23-29). These positions come with either a stipend or a full camper discount. Nurses need to be licensed in Kansas and be a RN (or equivalent).

—Kitchen staff needed! Contact us for dates. Kitchen helpers only need to be able to follow directions and have willing hearts & hands!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

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

—Opportunities to serve with MCC in Haiti – Tired of ‘cubicle-based’ work? Here’s a chance to use your storytelling, writing, photography, creativity, listening and learning in a different setting! MCC Haiti is looking for a communications coordinator to use their multi-media skills to share the context, challenges and solutions of local partners more broadly. For more info about the role and to see what MCC Haiti is doing currently with their communications work, visit www.haitimcc.org. Then, dust off your language learning skills and apply today!! The close date for this position is July 26, with a starting date of October 28, 2019. https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/communications-coordinator-mcc-haiti

Hesston College:

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

Bethel College:

—Sun., May 19 – Bethel College celebrates its 126th commencement this afternoon. Say a prayer of thanksgiving, and hope for the future, for the Class of 2019 and their families and friends.

—Sat., June 1 – This year on National Trails Day® (a program of the American Hiking Society), the city of North Newton has also declared Jacob D. Goering Trail Day. Goering died Jan. 12, on his 101st birthday. He was a founder and a driving force behind the development of Sand Creek Trail on the Bethel College campus. June 1, members of the Sand Creek Trail Committee will have water available for walkers at the Memorial Grove trailhead of Sand Creek Trail from dawn to dusk.

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

Everence® will hold an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, June 1, from 9-11:30 a.m. Topics will include Medicare, Social Security and retirement income planning. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will take place at Everence Financial Advisors, 3179 N. Main St., N. Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800, 877-467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

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May 5 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Camp Washunga is getting closer! Junior Highers love to eat and we are looking for snack donations. Examples could include, but are not limited to: fresh fruit (bananas, cuties, apples), crackers, snack mixes, cookies. If you would be interested in donating snacks for the junior highers while we are at camp, please contact Michelle Unruh (michellerunruh) or Laura Unrau (lauraelaine25).

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

There will be a VBS orientation meeting for everyone helping with Bible School on May 8 at 7:15 pm in the fellowship hall.

Tabor Mennonite Women: Save the date! The annual mystery trip is planned for May 23. Please sign up on the bulletin board by May 15. Projected cost is $20. If you need to cancel, must do so before May 21 or 50% will be charged.

Coming this Summer for the children! “Jesus was a kid like me” will be the theme of our summer faith formation time. Come on out, Detectives, and discover the really cool things that you have in common with Jesus as a boy.

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

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for leaders and participants in the South Texas Borderlands Learning Tour sponsored jointly by WDC and Mennonite Central Committee May 6-11. Some of the truths that the people will hear will likely be quite sobering. Please pray for those who are listening and learning, as well as those who seek safety in the midst of a very complex situation.

« Mennonite Mission Network: South Africa’s presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday. Pray for Dan and Kathryn Smith Derksen of MMN as they work with Oscar Siwali and Southern African Development and Reconstruction Agency Conflict Transformation to minimize violence and monitor the elections.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Today nearly 500 undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and Center for Justice and Peacebuilding students will be graduating at EMU’s 101st Commencement Ceremony. Pray for our students as they move into the world to serve and lead in organizations and communities around the world.

Western District Conference:

—April is ending, but there’s still time to check out these book favorites from Kathy Neufeld Dunn (Associate Conference Minister-KS Based). Check out the display in the Conference Resource Library or contact us to mail resources to you! Here’s the link to Kathy’s List: Kathy Neufeld Dunn (Associate Conference Minister-KS Based)

—Now on display at the Conference Resource Library: Pentecost/Holy Spirit, Earth Day/Creation Care and Spring resources. To explore the online catalog, go to: www.mennowdc.org/

—Thank you to First Mennonite Church, Halstead for loaning a beautiful wood carving created by John Gaeddert, who was pastor there in the 1980’s. This piece is now on display in the WDC office in North Newton for the next six months. You are invited to come and see it – and consider loaning an art piece from your congregation!

Camp Mennoscah:

—Nurses and kitchen helpers needed at Camp Mennoscah! Nurses: June 9-15 and June 23-29. Kitchen: June 23-29. We also have a few single openings for kitchen staff on some weeks. Nurses can receive a stipend or a full camper discount. Kitchen staff can receive a camper discount up to full fees. Free tee shirts for all nurses and kitchen staffers!

—Thank you to all our Work & Play Day volunteers who helped build bunk beds and put sealant on the boardwalk! Spread the word! Our next Work & Play Day is May 25!

—Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah still have openings! Gather your friends and tell them about the great things we do–campfire, river play, crafts, singing, nature, friendship bracelets, and more fun stuff! Camp is the sort of thing to share with everyone. Our summer theme is Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

—Save the Date: June 26 for our annual Volunteer Appreciation event at MCC in North Newton from 5-7. We will celebrate all the work our volunteers do by enjoying an indoor summer picnic together!

—Attention all MCC Alumni! Are you interested in connecting with other MCC alumni? Have you wondered about attending an MCC alumni gathering or even hosting one yourself? If so, please contact us at centralstates to start the conversation.

—Save the Date: MCC is celebrating 100 years of working for relief, development and peace in the name of Christ in 2020. Mark your calendars to join us for the evening of February 29 at Tabor College in Hillsboro. More details to come!

—Support MCC via AmazonSmile: This is not a plug to begin or continue to shop at maynardknepp or jordanpenner.

Mennonite Church USA: Check out the latest MennoCon19 newsletter for info on featured seminar speakers, squads, special events and activities: mennoniteusa.org/con-letter-april

The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 6:00pm, at First Mennonite Church, McPherson. The cost for the meal is $15/person and you will pay at the door. Please RSVP to our MCC Sale Liaison, Jerry and Leann Toews, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Barb Reeves at bj.reeves or 620-543-6863. RSVP deadline is May 19.

The Parkinson’s Support Group at Kidron Bethel Village will meet Tuesday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. in Menno Hall. Carole Stevens, head nutritionist for Bluestem Community, will present the program. All are welcome.

Bethel College:

—TODAY (Sun., May 5) – Bethel College Masterworks concert with the Bethel Oratorio Chorus and Philharmonia orchestra: Gounod, Saint-Saens, selections from Bach’s Christ lag in Todes Banden, Faure’s Requiem, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall (tickets available at the door)

—Weds., May 8 – Jazz on the Green at Bethel College, 8 p.m. (Krehbiel Auditorium if rain), featuring Bethel Jazz Ensembles I and II

—Thurs., May 9 – Acting Showcase by Bethel College students, 7 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center

—Sun., May 12 – Woven (women) and Open Road (men) joint a cappella concert, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall at Bethel College

Everence will hold retirement planning workshops. Specifics will include when to begin taking Social Security benefits, risks that can impact your savings, and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. The workshop will be presented on Monday, May 6 (6:30 p.m.) at the Everence office, 3179 N. Main St. Newton. Those interested in attending can register by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800; 877-467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding will celebrate its 25th anniversary, June 5-7, 2020. You will not want to miss this extraordinary gathering of CJP alumni, students, faculty, staff, donors and friends! Please mark your calendar now. The theme for CJP’s silver jubilee is celebrate, reflect and dream. The weekend will integrate plenary sessions, panels, great food and lots of conversation as we celebrate the accomplishments and global impact of more than 600 CJP graduates; reflect on what we have done well and what we could have done better; and dream of what is possible in the next 25 years!

Learning Tour — Encountering Egypt: Past and Present: Jan. 25 – Feb. 8, 2020

Explore history and experience the present in Egypt with AMBS teaching faculty members and tour co-leaders Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, and Drew Strait, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins. Visit unforgettable historic sites and learn about current challenges and triumphs of people who call Egypt home. The estimated cost per person is $3,700 to $4,000, which includes all transportation (round trip from Chicago). To express interest in participating (not a firm commitment), contact AMBS CFO Ron Ringenberg by May 31 at rringenb or 800-964-2627 ext. 212.

Mennonite Mission Network, an international faith-based mission agency, is seeking a full-time interim (1 year) program director for Mennonite Voluntary Service. This position requires a collaborative leader who will work closely with young adults, hosting congregations and MVS staff in financial and unit administration. A bachelor’s degree and prior inter-cultural experience in service is preferred. Fluency in Spanish language is a plus. View the position description at StaffRecruitment

“I was a stranger and you took me in.” Matthew 25:35. The International Guest House in Washington DC (under the auspices of Allegheny Mennonite Conference) seeks to put these words into action through its mission of Christian hospitality. Volunteers are needed for short stints of four to six weeks this summer and beginning in January to help the hosts in cleaning, cooking, gardening, and interacting with guests who may come from all parts of the world. Room and board provided with two days off each week. The house is located near bus routes, bike paths, and there are ample parking spaces. For inquiries or an application, please call IGH (202-726-5808) or sfretzgoering.

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April 28 annoucements

Congregational Announcements

Spring Work Day: Please join us Saturday May 4th from 8:00 until Noon for the annual Spring work day!

Project / Contact Person:

—Cedar Tree Trimming @ West Parking / Justin

—Foyer Painting / Gayle

—Dirt, Mulching, Misc. Landscaping / Shannon

—In addition, Camille always appreciates those who can help with cleaning inside the church!

Call Nathan if Questions / 620-960-3114

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

There will be a VBS orientation meeting for everyone helping with Bible School on May 8 at 7:15 pm in the fellowship hall.

Tabor Mennonite Women: Save the date! The annual mystery trip is planned for May 23. Details and sign up to come.

Coming this Summer for the children! “Jesus was a kid like me” will be the theme of our summer faith formation time. Come on out, Detectives, and discover the really cool things that you have in common with Jesus as a boy.

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Goessel Mennonite Church on Tuesday, April 30from 2-6 p.m. Volunteers arestill needed to help out. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin in the foyer. We hope to see you there as donors as well.

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction on Jerry Toews, Spring Concert is Sun., Apr. 28 at 3 pm in Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for church planters in WDC as they listen for God’s leading and nurture new believers.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Matthew and Toni Krabill are preparing for ministry through MMN where they will work alongside Janie and Neal Blough at the Paris Mennonite Center. Pray for the Krabills as they raise support for a life of faithful discipleship in France.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for Bethel College students who will give their C. Henry Smith Peace Oration Contest speeches On Monday in convocation.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Franconia Conference & Eastern District Conference as they gather for a joint Delegate Assembly on May 4.

Register for MennoCon19 by April 30 at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration to make sure your registration includes lunch, t-shirts and a servant project. This is the last day to receive these additions and benefit from a lower registration rate.

MCUSA Convention: Looking for a way to save some money while you attend MCUSA Convention in Kansas City this summer? Do you like working with children in an upbeat environment? The Children’s Program for MCUSA Convention held in Kansas City, MO July 1-6, is looking for eager volunteers to spend part of their convention time volunteering with children 5th grade and under. We need people willing to work with elementary aged children, toddlers and infants, or willing to lead interest stations. Both associate and part-time volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in any of these lovely opportunities, please email Renee Reimer at: ReneeEReimer with your interest.

Camp Mennoscah:

—We’re looking for you! Camp Mennoscah is peeking around corners and checking our mail to find nurses for our camp weeks of June 9-15 and June 23-29 and kitchen staff for June 23-29. We also have a few single openings for kitchen staff on some weeks. Nurses can receive a stipend or a camper discount. Kitchen staff can receive a camper discount up to full fees. Free tee shirts for all nurses and kitchen staffers! Willing hearts and happy hands are all that are needed!

—Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah still have openings! Gather your friends and tell them about the great things we do–campfire, river play, crafts, singing, nature, friendship bracelets, and more fun stuff! Camp is the sort of thing to share with everyone. Our summer theme is Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers.

—Work & Play Camp at Camp Mennoscah Renewed! With small numbers for our September Work & Play Camp these past few years, we’re trying something new. The service project camp is now 4 Saturdays throughout the year–April 27, May 25, September 14, and one in October. Days will run from 8:30am-2:30pm, leaving you 4 hours at the end of the day to enjoy the wonders of camp (or complete more projects or head home). Service projects are available for many skills and abilities. A simple lunch will be provided. These weekends are for all ages; under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know you are coming–we’ll add you to the meal count!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 6:00pm , at First Mennonite Church, McPherson. The cost for the meal is $15/person and you will pay at the door. Please RSVP to our MCC Sale Liaison, Jerry and Leann Toews, Kristin and Archie Schmidt, Eric Litwiller, or Barb Reeves at bj.reeves or 620-543-6863. RSVP deadline is May 19.

Warkentin House Spring Concert & Annual Meeting,3 p.m. April 28.

September River will perform a benefit concert for the Warkentin House Museum at 3 p.m. on April 28 at the museum. Doug and Jude Krehbiel and daughter Stefanie Griffin incorporate elements of bluegrass, gospel, blues, acoustic rock and folk into their music. Admission is by free-will donation and will include self-guided tours of the Warkentin House until 5 p.m. A very brief annual meeting will precede the concert.

Bethel College:

—Sun., May 5 – Bethel College Masterworks concert, Faure’s Requiem, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall

—Weds., May 8 – Jazz on the Green at Bethel College, 8 p.m. Krehbiel Auditorium if rain

—Sun., May 12 – Woven (women) and Open Road (men) joint a cappella concert, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall at Bethel College

Everence will hold retirement planning workshops at its Hutchinson and North Newton locations in May. Specifics will include when to begin taking Social Security benefits, risks that can impact your savings, and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. The North Newton workshop will be presented on Monday, May 6 (6:30 p.m.) at the Everence office, 3179 N. Main St. The Hutchinson workshop will be held on Thursday, May 9 (6:30 p.m.) at the Everence office, 524 E. 30th Ave. Those interested in attending can register by contacting Michelle Ramer at 316-283-3800; 877-467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

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April 14 announcements

Congregational Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming this Summer for the children! "Jesus was a kid like me" will be the theme of our summer faith formation time. Come on out, Detectives, and discover the really cool things that you have in common with Jesus as a boy.

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

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

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

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

Western District Conference:

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

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

—Work and Play Day, April 27.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

Mennonite Church USA

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

Bethel College:

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

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

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

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

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College

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

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

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April 7 announcements

Congregational Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tabor Church is on AmazonSmile! Use the direct link

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

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

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

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

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

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

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

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

—SATURDAY:

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

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

in the 5K. Find someone to sponsor financially.

-Breakfast 8-10:30am

-ALL auctions start at 8:45am

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

-Feeding the Multitude starts 10:30am

-Chicken BBQ starts 10:45am

-Silent Auction ends at 1 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on all of the above, please see our sale contact persons: Jerry and Leann Toews, Archie and Kristin Schmidt and Eric Litwiller.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

—Work and Play Day, April 27.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

Bethel College:

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

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

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

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