March 17 announcements

Congregational Announcements

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 Mennonite Women: Western District Mennonite Women Spring Supper is on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. 1st Mennonite Church in McPherson. The deadline for signing up is March 14! For more information on the program check out the flyer posted on the bulletin board (note: our own Michelle Unruh and Laura Unrau are providing the special music). Also, make a note on the sign up sheet if you would like to be a driver. Questions? Ask Barb Banman

Progressive Dinner: March 24, 5 – 7 p.m. Please sign up on the bulletin board by March 17. Ask Mary Schmidt or Carrie Smith if you have any questions.

The youth are close to reaching our monetary goal for Convention this summer. If you’d like to continue to support the youth, we will be selling bags of fairly traded One Village Coffee (comes in dark roast, medium roast, and decaf as well as whole and ground bean varieties). These are $15 a bag (with 40% of profits going to our youth group, and $1 for every bag sold goes toward peace and justice work). If you are interested, please be in touch with a youth or sponsor. Thank you for your support!

Building Dedication: We are planning to have a Building Dedication Service on Sunday, August 25, 2019. We hope that everyone can attend this celebration! More information to come as the date draws near.

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Camp Mennoscah is accepting registrations for summer camps. Register at campmennoscah.org. Receive an early registration discount until May 1 when full camp fees are paid! Tabor Christian Ed Co will again be offering $50 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.

Bethesda Home is excited to announce that they have partnered with Goessel High School and Hutch Community College to offer a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training at Bethesda this summer. Please see posted flyer for details.

Do you wash dishes? If so, please save your dish soap bottles for Vacation Bible School 2019. They can be placed in the box in the Faith Formation Supply Room or given to Pam Abrahams.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for Western District Women in Mission (WDWM), as they resource women by promoting spiritual growth, nurture women’s gifts and leadership, build relationships and support the mission of WDC.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Do you know someone aged 15-22 who might benefit from Mennonite Mission Network’s Youth Venture programs in Benin, Indonesia, Japan or Peru? Pray for participants who want to build the global church through relationships with God’s people around the world.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana. Pray that church leaders across the world who desire Anabaptist biblical and theological training would connect with AMBS’s online distance education offerings.

Camp Mennoscah:

—We will be putting in the dam at Camp Mennoscah on March 17 at 2 pm. Gather at the maintenance shed with appropriate helping or spectating clothing! If we’re not there, check by the dam. Whatever the weather, we’ll be there (unless deemed unsafe).

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

—Work and Play Day, April 27.

— We will be putting in the dam at Camp Mennoscah no later than March 30.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Returning Citizen Care Kits Needed: MCC Central States is seeking items for Returning Citizen Care kits. The full list of contents can be found on the Material Resources page of our website or by visiting our wish list on Amazon (although not all items for all kits are available on Amazon), making shipping items directly to our Material Resource Center easier. Returning Citizen Care kits are distributed to MCC partner organization Working Men of Christ in Wichita, KS where the kits help men and women feel supported and loved as they transition to life outside of prison. Items for kits should be sent to MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th N. Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Please contact katemast or 316.283.270. Thank you for your generous support!

Hesston College:

—Hesston College piano instructor Dr. Mei Li, a dynamic pianist who was born in Chengdu, China, will present a lecture recital, “The Key Characteristics of Franz Liszt’s Late Piano Works,” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Dr. Li is a Liszt scholar who completed her doctoral research on the works of Liszt’s late period under the direction of distinguished Liszt authority, Alan Walker. Her recital will be a presentation of a group of piano music of Liszt’s final period and discussion of two main categories – death and despair – into which Liszt’s late works often fall.

—Hesston College has been selected as one of 37 cities for Shane Claiborne (nationally recognized Christian activist and author) and Mike Martin’s national Beating Guns Tour, which offers commentary and hope on the tragedy of gun violence in America. Inspired by the biblical prophets’ call to “beat swords into plowshares,” the free 90-minute event weaves music, art and stories of people whose lives have been changed by gun violence, culminating with an invitation for the audience to take the hammer and transform a gun into garden tools. The event will take place at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. In order to get an idea of audience size, those planning to attend the event are asked to register.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:

—!Explore 2019 still has openings! Through !Explore, students in grades 10–12 can explore ministry and theology, grow in spiritual practices and listen for God’s call through a summer congregational internship and a Group Experience (July 9-25). The AMBS program is open to youth from all backgrounds. Apply now! ambs.edu/explore

—Scholarships available! Ready to pursue seminary studies? Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, offers both need-based financial aid and scholarships for students learning both on campus and at a distance. Apply for ministry scholarships by April 1. ambs.edu/scholarships

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—NEW RECORD SET for Children’s Coin Offering last Sunday of an AMAZING $201.27. THANKS to 2 quart jars of coins that were brought in. I (Jerry) got a few coins passed out last Sunday so you could have the pleasure of helping make a joyful noise. THANKS and keep collecting those coins at home. It is kind of amazing how they can count up to make something great!!

—We will be adding sign up sheets to our table in the hall this week. PLEASE joyfully volunteer to help somewhere for a shift either Fri. or Sat. It takes 1000 volunteers to put on the HAPPY event. More jobs are using "online" signup. Go to the website to sign up for these. IF you need help with this please ask one of the Tabor Contact Persons to help you. More instructions can be found on the signup table also.

—Pickup or Signup "online" for the 5K Run/Walk Sat. morning at 8am so you can eat with a clear conscience. Get folks to sponsor you to help raise more money for MCC. This is a GREAT event for families to plug into. It is MUCH FUN to run/walk with 350 others who come together from all over, and all ages.

—You can bring the items you have made to donate to the MCC Sale and put them on the tables or in the North West Corner of the Basement anytime.

—Bring material scraps, etc. for QUILTERS CORNER and put them in a Box under the Signup Table. Last year approx. $20,000 was raised with these scraps that were brought in.

—Bring items for the Children’s Auction and put in box under the Signup Table. ANYTHING that children would like to bid on should go in here. New or Nice Used Toys, Games, Dolls, etc. Plan to take your children to the Children’s Auction and let them have FUN bidding on items they like. Children’s Auction is 10 am on Sat. in Meadowlark Building.

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.

March 17.pdf

March 17 annc.pdf

March 10 announcements

Congregational Announcements

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 :).

Act Reading Challenge: Congratulations to the 29 people (according to my records: 21 Adults and 8 children) who completed the Acts Bible Reading Challenge! It is always inspiring to read and study scripture together! A huge congrats to Diane Loewen, who read through Acts 5 times over these past months!! Diane wins the grand prize: a meal out at her restaurant of choice! May God continue to inspire and challenge us through the reading of God’s Word.

The Finance Task Force has noted that there have been many volunteers working on the building project. Our thanks go out to all. Some of the greatest moments of the project come from working together for goals bigger than ourselves. We have had some questions about the value of the donated work. In communication with the building committee, we have estimated that the value of the work to date is over $35,000. In addition to this amount, contractors within the church have donated their services and their hours are represented as a dollar amount toward their pledge fulfillment. There are still many variables in costs to calculate as various aspects of the project are completed and billed. When the project is completed, hopefully by the end of April, we will be able to specifically calculate the total cost and the giving needed to finish paying for the project. We are thankful for all of the gifts to this project and hope that everyone is still relying on God’s inspiration for guidance.

Tabor Mennonite Women: Western District Mennonite Women Spring Supper is on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. 1st Mennonite Church in McPherson. The deadline for signing up is March 14! For more information on the program check out the flyer posted on the bulletin board (note: our own Michelle Unruh and Laura Unrau are providing the special music). Also, make a note on the sign up sheet if you would like to be a driver. Questions? Ask Barb Banman

Progressive Dinner: March 24, 5 – 7 p.m. Please sign up on the bulletin board by March 17. Ask Mary Schmidt or Carrie Smith if you have any questions.

The youth are close to reaching our monetary goal for Convention this summer. If you’d like to continue to support the youth, we will be selling bags of fairly traded One Village Coffee (comes in dark roast, medium roast, and decaf as well as whole and ground bean varieties). These are $15 a bag (with 40% of profits going to our youth group, and $1 for every bag sold goes toward peace and justice work). If you are interested, please be in touch with a youth or sponsor. Thank you for your support!

Building Dedication: We are planning to have a Building Dedication Service on Sunday, August 25, 2019. We hope that everyone can attend this celebration! More information to come as the date draws near.

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Camp Mennoscah is accepting registrations for summer camps. Register at campmennoscah.org. Receive an early registration discount until May 1 when full camp fees are paid! Tabor Christian Ed Co will again be offering $50 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.

Museum Heritage Dinner: The featured speaker this year will be Melissa Scheffler, KWCH 12 News Anchor. Melissa, a Newton native, will take us “behind the scenes” of the TV news business with stories and videos. Ticket price: $50 per person. First timers to a Heritage Dinner $25 per person (ages 12 and under $5). To reserve your tickets call 620-367-8200 or email mhmuseum by Monday, March 11. The Dinner will be Friday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. This is a fundraiser for the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum.

Attention Young Adults! There will be an Area Wide PC-PF (Post College- Pre Family) get together on Saturday, March 16. We will meet at 7:00 PM at The Pighouse (Howard Farm). Please bring a snack to share, games, and friends! This group is designed for young adults in similar life stages to socialize together. For questions, directions/address, or to RSVP, please contact Kristin Kaufman kristin.unruh. Hope to see you there!

Bethesda Home is excited to announce that they have partnered with Goessel High School and Hutch Community College to offer a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training at Bethesda this summer. Please see posted flyer for details.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC congregations experiencing pastoral transition, as they determine next steps in congregational discernment and pastoral search processes.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Alisha, Joshua and Asher Garber of MMN are looking for a new home in Catalonia as the building that housed Mennonite Evangelical Community of Barcelona’s residential program needs to be closed for repairs. Pray that each of the 18 people who lived there will find a place where they can flourish in the coming year.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Pray for students who are serving and learning during spring break with Y-Serve, the longest running student organization at EMU. They’ll be serving Florida, Puerto Rico, Georgia, D.C. and West Virginia..

MennoCon19 (Mennonite Church USA convention), is coming up July 2-6, 2019! WDC congregational delegates, youth groups, and other attenders are encouraged to register by the early registration due-date of March 19, after which registration cost increases. (Regular registration rates take effect March 20, and late registration begins May 1.) Also, note that congregations may each appoint one youth representative, age 16-21, to participate in the delegate sessions through the Step Up program. Let’s plan for a great turnout from WDC at MennoCon19! Be one of the first 2,000 people to register for MennoCon19 and receive a new Voices Together hymnal when it’s available. Registration is open now at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration!

Mennonite Church USA: Join the Peace Church Planting webinar where church planters will share from their experience, and Mennonite Mission Network staff will introduce The Sent Network, a new online platform to support church planters. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 5-6:15 p.m. and all are invited to attend. Visit mennoniteusa.org/churchplanting to register.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend, March 15-16.

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

—Work and Play Day, April 27.

— We will be putting in the dam at Camp Mennoscah no later than March 30.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

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

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Returning Citizen Care Kits Needed: MCC Central States is seeking items for Returning Citizen Care kits. The full list of contents can be found on the Material Resources page of our website or by visiting our wish list on Amazon (although not all items for all kits are available on Amazon), making shipping items directly to our Material Resource Center easier. Returning Citizen Care kits are distributed to MCC partner organization Working Men of Christ in Wichita, KS where the kits help men and women feel supported and loved as they transition to life outside of prison. Items for kits should be sent to MCC Central States, 121 E. 30th N. Newton, KS 67117. Questions? Please contact katemast or 316.283.270. Thank you for your generous support!

Hesston College: Hesston College has been selected as one of 37 cities for Shane Claiborne (nationally recognized Christian activist and author) and Mike Martin’s national Beating Guns Tour, which offers commentary and hope on the tragedy of gun violence in America. Inspired by the biblical prophets’ call to “beat swords into plowshares,” the free 90-minute event weaves music, art and stories of people whose lives have been changed by gun violence, culminating with an invitation for the audience to take the hammer and transform a gun into garden tools. The event will take place at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. In order to get an idea of audience size, those planning to attend the event are asked to register.

Bethel College:

—TODAY (Sun., March 10) – Bethel College Wind Ensemble and Philharmonic Orchestra joint concert, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall.

—Tues., March 12 – Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Clay Jenkins, 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: Want to learn more about AMBS but can’t make it to our Elkhart, Indiana, campus? Connect with us at the Seminary and Theological Graduate School Virtual Fair on Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. At this free online event, you can get answers to your questions about AMBS from faculty, students and Admissions staff. Register today! ambs.edu/visit

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—PLEASE go to the basement to view the Quilts, Wall Hangings, and Comforters that Tabor folks have made for the MCC Sale. We will take them in Monday to get photographed so they can be put on the website.

—The Sign Up Table is in the hallway across from our mailboxes. PLEASE fill in the slots to help at the MCC Sale. It takes over 1000 volunteers to put on the Festive Fun Event. Additional sign up sheets will be added between now and sale time. Those of you in leadership positions that need volunteers, PLEASE add your sign up sheets to the table.

—MCC Bucks are available from Jerry & Leann. MCC Bucks can be spent like cash at the MCC Sale. They come in books of 10 each for $10. Each MCC Buck in the book has $1 value. You can give these books to friends or grandchildren, or whoever so they can have FUN spending them at the MCC Sale.

—PLEASE view what Tabor Women created last Sat. for the MCC Sale on the tables downstairs.

—CHILDREN’S COIN OFFERING was $33.59 last Sunday. THANKS for collecting your coins and paper and bringing them to church to drop in the cans.

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.

March 10 annc.pdf

March 3 announcements

Camp Washunga Fundraiser Meal! Join us at the Goessel High School cafeteria on March 3 for a delicious meal of lasagna, salad, green beans, bread and dessert. Cost of the meal is by donation and we will begin serving at 11:30 am. Thanks for your support!

Congregational Announcements

Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent, is this week. Come join us for supper, followed by a brief Ash Wednesday service before regular activities.

The Finance Task Force has noted that there have been many volunteers working on the building project. Our thanks go out to all. Some of the greatest moments of the project come from working together for goals bigger than ourselves. We have had some questions about the value of the donated work. In communication with the building committee, we have estimated that the value of the work to date is over $35,000. In addition to this amount, contractors within the church have donated their services and their hours are represented as a dollar amount toward their pledge fulfillment.

There are still many variables in costs to calculate as various aspects of the project are completed and billed. When the project is completed, hopefully by the end of April, we will be able to specifically calculate the total cost and the giving needed to finish paying for the project. We are thankful for all of the gifts to this project and hope that everyone is still relying on God’s inspiration for guidance.

The youth are close to reaching our monetary goal for Convention this summer. If you’d like to continue to support the youth, we will be selling bags of fairly traded One Village Coffee (comes in dark roast, medium roast, and decaf as well as whole and ground bean varieties). These are $15 a bag (with 40% of profits going to our youth group, and $1 for every bag sold goes toward peace and justice work). If you are interested, please be in touch with a youth or sponsor. Thank you for your support!

Tabor Directory: please note that the back of the Tabor directory provides a lot of information, including Deacon lists as well as a calendar of Tabor events for 2019. Please transfer these dates to your personal calendars.

Act Reading Challenge Grand Prize: If you have read through Acts multiple times over these past months, please let Pastor Phil know. The person who read through Acts the most times will receive the Grand Prize!

Sabbatical: The deacon board has approved a sabbatical for Pastor Katherine in August, September, and October of this year. She plans to use this time to journey through a reading list of books on justice issues, food justice, preaching, and the Bible. She will explore a number of creative avenues to experience and experiment with her learnings from the books, such as through prayer walks, journaling, and encountering God through meals.

Mennonite Church USA Convention: It’s time to register for the MC USA convention in Kansas City this summer. If you would like to be a delegate from Tabor, please let pastor Phil know by March 1.

Building Dedication: Considering another date. We are tentatively planning to have a Building Dedication Service on Sunday, August 25, 2019. We hope that everyone can attend this celebration! Please check your calendars and let church staff know if there are major conflicts with this date.

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Camp Mennoscah is accepting registrations for summer camps. Register at campmennoscah.org. Receive an early registration discount until May 1 when full camp fees are paid! Tabor Christian Ed Co will again be offering $50 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.

Food Commodities: Due to the inclement weather over the last 2 weeks commodities were cancelled for February. We will not be receiving commodities until April. It has not been determined if we will still receive the commodities for February and also April at that time. For more information please call Jenny Girard @ 620-367-8492

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m., in the Goessel City Building. Bob Schroeder of Manhattan will share about his father John Schroeder, an orphaned child: “Five Orphans Come by Train from Pennsylvania to Newton, Kansas, in 1919.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

Museum Heritage Dinner: The featured speaker this year will be Melissa Scheffler, KWCH 12 News Anchor. Melissa, a Newton native, will take us “behind the scenes” of the TV news business with stories and videos. Ticket price: $50 per person. First timers to a Heritage Dinner $25 per person (ages 12 and under $5). To reserve your tickets call 620-367-8200 or email mhmuseum by Monday, March 11. The Dinner will be Friday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. This is a fundraiser for the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum.

Attention Young Adults! There will be an Area Wide PC-PF (Post College- Pre Family) get together on Saturday, March 16. We will meet at 7:00 PM at The Pighouse (Howard Farm). Please bring a snack to share, games, and friends! This group is designed for young adults in similar life stages to socialize together. For questions, directions/address, or to RSVP, please contact Kristin Kaufman kristin.unruh. Hope to see you there!

Bethesda Home is excited to announce that they have partnered with Goessel High School and Hutch Community College to offer a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training at Bethesda this summer. Please see posted flyer for details.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for Hispanic pastors in WDC as they gather for a retreat next weekend in Texas.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Eric and Kelly Frey Martin are traveling from Colombia to Ecuador to join Mennonite Mission Network personnel for a retreat. Pray for a time of meaningful worship and renewal as long-term and short-term workers share experiences to equip them for continued ministry.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Ohio Conference as they meet for their Annual Conference Assembly, March 8-9, in Kidron, Ohio.

Western District Conference:

—All women are invited to the Western District Women in Mission (WDWM) Spring Supper on Thursday, March 21 at First Mennonite Church in McPherson. Speaker: Sheryl Wilson, Executive Director of KIPCOR. See posted flyer for more information including how to RSVP.

—Now on display at the Conference Resource Library: Lent & Easter resources. From devotionals to worship resources, stories to poems, DVDs to family resources, we’ve got something for everyone. Lent starts Wednesday, March 6.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Lent begins this Wednesday, and the “Blessed Hunger, Holy Feast” downloadable at-home guide begins with activities to prepare on March 5 for Shrove or Pancake Tuesday. Select the activities that work best for you throughout Lent at mennoniteusa.org/lent2019.

—Job position: Mennonite Mission Network is seeking a full time Donor Relations Representative to represent Mission Network. Position available immediately. Send resumé and cover letter to Linda Krueger, Human Resources Coordinator at LindaK. Read the position description at www.MennoniteMission.net.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Thank you, thank you for everyone who took part in the Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction! The desserts were amazing (coming soon to Camp Mennoscah’s Facebook page), your singing was delightful, the musicians were wonderful, and those who helped with setup and cleanup were invaluable. Your generosity raised $1,663 for our summer staffers! Thank you! We’ll see you at the Camp Sing on August 11 for more singing and shenanigans.

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

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 invites organizations to apply for their annual Local Giving grants. Local Giving grants are made available each spring by the Newton Et Cetera Shop board of directors. Applications may be downloaded at newtonetceterashop.com and must be submitted by e-mail to localgiving@

newtonetceterashop.com by April 12, 2019. Multiple grants will be awarded to selected groups by June 2019 in amounts up to $5,000. Applicants for the Local Giving grants must hold legal nonprofit status and operate out of and serve Newton, North Newton, Hesston, Goessel, Moundridge, Whitewater, Elbing, Halstead or Walton. Applicants do not need to have a religious affiliation or mission, but they must function in a manner consistent with the mission of Mennonite Central Committee.

Bethel College: Sunday, March 10 – Bethel College Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra joint concert, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Hesston College: With an innovative approach to the classical-style of Mozart, the Berlin-based string ensemble, Armida Quartet, will take the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts stage at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus, with their program, “Mozart Exploded.” Tickets can be purchased online at hesstonbethel.org, by calling 620-327-8105 or in person at the Hesston College Bookstore. HBPA season ticket holders are invited to a come-and-go pie reception in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., prior to the concert. Single ticket holders may attend the pie reception at an additional cost of $5.

The Kidron Bethel Parkinson’s Support Group will meet in Menno Hall Tuesday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m. Michelle Winter, Speech Therapist at Kidron Bethel, will address the various types of services a Speech Language Pathologist provides and some specific examples of therapy sessions. All are welcome.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

A few examples of how MCC spends part of the dollars raised at the KS MCC Sale:

1. $125 helps educate a young person in Burundi with an apprenticeship to learn carpentry & other trades. When they graduate they receive tools so they can start their own business and help sustain their families.

2. Learning is easier when bellies are full. MCC’s education projects often include funding ($10 per month) for nutritious meals or snacks for students in South Africa which improves concentration.

3. Latrines built through MCC are a powerful tool to prevent the spread of disease. $1500 is the full cost of a community toilet in Nepal which is maintained by locals and serves the community and travelers on a main road.

—CHILDREN’S COIN offering was $45.74 last Sunday. THANKS for continuing to collect your coins and paper during the week.

—Donations for the quilt auction are on display in the fellowship hall this Sunday and next Sunday. March 11 is the deadline for quilt donations to be turned in to be included in the buyers guide.

—Help. Do what you can to support Pre-Sale Expenses. PLEASE continue putting your checks in our boxes.

—BUILD PROJECTS for the KS MCC SALE

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.

March 3 annc.pdf

Feb. 24 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Sabbatical: The deacon board has approved a sabbatical for Pastor Katherine in August, September, and October of this year. She plans to use this time to journey through a reading list of books on justice issues, food justice, preaching, and the Bible. She will explore a number of creative avenues to experience and experiment with her learnings from the books, such as through prayer walks, journaling, and encountering God through meals.

Mennonite Church USA Convention: It’s time to register for the MC USA convention in Kansas City this summer. If you would like to be a delegate from Tabor, please let pastor Phil know by March 1.

Tabor Mennonite Women will meet on Saturday afternoon, March 2 from 1:00 until 4:30. We will be making crafts for the MCC Sale. Our leaders for these crafts will be: Michelle Unruh and Kristen Kaufman, Krista Graber, and Sharon Adrian. Sharon will also have some comforters ready to be tied as well as crafts that the children can make. We will have baby sitters available. A portion of our offering that day will cover the supplies for the crafts. Pam Abrahams and Yvette Nickel will provide an afternoon snack. If you have questions contact Barb Banman or Sharon Adrian.

Building Dedication: Considering another date. We are tentatively planning to have a Building Dedication Service on Sunday, August 25, 2019. We hope that everyone can attend this celebration! Please check your calendars and let church staff know if there are major conflicts with this date.

The annual Camp Washunga fundraiser meal is coming up! Join us at the Goessel High School cafeteria on March 3 for a delicious meal of lasagna, salad, green beans, bread and dessert. Cost of the meal is by donation and we will begin serving at 11:30 am. Thanks for your support!

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Rescheduled: On February 24, the Alexanderwohl peace committee invites you to our dessert potluck at 7:00 pm. Our speakers will have an environmental focus. Sarah Balzer, a junior at Bethel College will share her speech on how plastics create many environmental justice issues and Maynard Knepp will share how the MCC Center works with recycling, and their dreams for expanding it. Everyone is invited to attend — bring your favorite dessert to share.

Blood Drive: Each year in Feb. we focus on love and one way you can show you care and use your heart on Mon. Feb. 25 is to donate blood between 1:00-6:00 at Goessel Church or volunteer for an hour at the drive. Reserve a time at redcrossblood.org or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m., in the Goessel City Building. Bob Schroeder of Manhattan will share about his father John Schroeder, an orphaned child: “Five Orphans Come by Train from Pennsylvania to Newton, Kansas, in 1919.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

Attention Young Adults! There will be an Area Wide PC-PF (Post College- Pre Family) get together on Saturday, March 16. We will meet at 7:00 PM at The Pighouse (Howard Farm). Please bring a snack to share, games, and friends! This group is designed for young adults in similar life stages to socialize together. For questions, directions/address, or to RSVP, please contact Kristin Kaufman kristin.unruh. Hope to see you there!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for WDC congregations offering support to immigrants and refugees who seek shelter and hope.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Today ends the three-day Festival Tournament in Ulaanbaatar. JCS, MMN’s partner agency in Mongolia, requests prayer for their Eagle Wings hockey team. Pray that the 15 boys and their coach will demonstrate God’s love throughout the competition.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for participants in and leaders of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s annual Pastors and Leaders event this week on the theme, “Loving Our Neighbors in Tense Times.” May God use this experience in their lives in ways beyond which they might dare ask or imagine.

« Mennonite Church USA: Prayers are requested for those participating in the MC USA Constituency Leaders Council meeting taking place Feb. 28 – March 2 in Hesston, Kansas.

Western District Conference: All women are invited to the Western District Women in Mission Spring Supper on Thursday, March 21 at First Mennonite Church in McPherson. Speaker: Sheryl Wilson, Executive Director of KIPCOR.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Nurture your children’s faith at home this Lent and Easter. Find a free, downloadable Lent At Home guide at mennoniteusa.org/lent2019. It includes Bible readings, short litanies, songs, hands-on activities and questions to ponder from March 5 through Easter Sunday on April 21.

—What can unwelcomed immigrants teach the Church about love? Join the immersion experience with immigrants, LOVE CROSSES BORDERS to find out. July 28-August 3, Mennonite Men will journey to Georgia and connect with Casa Alterna, a hospitality house for first-wave immigrant neighbors, mostly from Guatemala. You will hear testimonies, visit the national Memorial for Peace and Justice, hike Pine Mountain Trail and much more. For more information, contact Steve Thomas at SteveT@Mennonites.org or 574.202.0048.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—All are welcome to join the fun at the 12th annual MCC Comforter Blitz on March 4, 5 and 6 at the Journey Yoder Campus, one mile north of Yoder, Ks. Times are Monday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Wednesday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Come and have a good time while helping others. No sewing skills are required. Lunch is available by donation each day, or you may bring your own sack lunch. Bring snacks to share during the work day. This event is hosted by Kansas Friends of MCC.

Mennonite Disaster Service: We will soon begin scheduling for our spring & summer projects. If you are available to serve from April – August 2019, please contact your Volunteer Coordinator and inform them of your availability.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 8-10 or March 15-17.

—Camp Mennoscah annual Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction at Bethel College

Mennonite Church, February 24 from 4-6pm.

—Online registration for Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah is open! In fact, registration is open for all upcoming camps and retreats, so power up your computer and register for all sorts of relaxation and fun! Call us at 620-297-3290 with questions.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Bethel College:

—Sun., March 3 – Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program: “Manipulating the Masses: Chinese Propaganda Posters,” Kris Ercums, Ph.D., Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, 3 p.m., Kauffman Museum (in connection with the special exhibit “Campaign for a New China”

—Sun., March 10 – Bethel College Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra joint concert, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall

Hesston College:

—The third season of the Andover Organ Series at Hesston College starts Sunday, Feb. 24 with a recital by Dutch organist, Marco bij de Vaate at 4 p.m., at Hesston Mennonite Church. Bij de Vaate is the organist at the Doopsgezinde Kerk (Mennonite Church) of Haarlem, the Netherlands. The concert is free and open to the public.

—Recounting the tender, dynamic and familiar story of the parent-child relationship, Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of the musical Big Fish, Feb. 27 to March 3, in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre. Show times are at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 to March 2, and 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 3. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at hesston.edu/big-fish-tix or at the Hesston College Bookstore in Erb Hall during regular business hours or by calling 620-327-8105. Big Fish is a family-friendly musical for all ages.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: The Trail of Death: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament and Transformation: June 3–13. Participants in this nine day pilgrimage will trace the route of the U.S. military’s 1838 forced removal of Potawatomi people from their ancestral homeland in northern Indiana to present-day Osawatomie, Kansas. This AMBS course can be taken for credit, audit or no credit (trip only). Limit: 15 participants. ambs.edu/trailofdeath

Everence® will host an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, March 2, 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 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.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—Children’s Can Offering for MCC Sale was an AMAZING $73.86 last Sunday. Keep collecting your coins and paper during the week.

—THANKS to ALL of you who helped make Last Sunday’s MCC Lasagna Fellowship Meals a GREAT Success again. Total Donations were $1,967 and feeding 93; both were New Records for us. THANKS

—THANKS for your continued support for Pre-Sale Expenses. The Total Budget for this years MCC Sale is $78,000. KS Mennonites have already raised $50,000. PLEASE do what you can to help us reach our goal. Everyone doing a little make it an easy task.

—Get your Woodworking Projects Started. Plant seeds for the Plants & Things (talk to Brandon & Kristi for what sells well). This is a GREAT home project to do with your children. Embroidered items Always Sell Well.

—Check out the website: kansas.mccsale.org Many new items are being added. Quilts will be available for viewing toward the end of March. MANY General Auction items are already on.

—We will put up the tables in the Hallway the beginning of March so you can Sign Up to help make it all happen. We have Over 1000 Volunteers. This is a miracle. Help be a part of the Festive Event.

—March 4, 5, and 6 is Comforter Blitz at Journey in Yoder.

—March 11 is deadline for quilts to be turned in to be included in the buyers guide.

—April 9 is Verenike Making Day at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro.

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.

Feb. 24 annc..pdf

Feb. 17 announcements

How Firm a Foundation: The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers and the Bethel College Concert Choir will present a collaborative concert event this evening at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, here at Tabor, in the new Fellowship Hall!! The program, "How Firm a Foundation" will feature the choirs individually and combined, and will also include the Tabor Church choir and hymn singing with the audience. Bringing these two choirs together for a concert is a dream come true for their directors, and it will be a very special evening indeed. The concert is free and open to the public. An offering will be collected for the Tabor Mennonite Church fellowship hall building fund.

Congregational Announcements

Building Dedication: We are tentatively planning to have a Building Dedication Service on Sunday, June 30, 2019. We hope that everyone can attend this celebration! Please check your calendars and let church staff know if there are major conflicts with this date.

The annual Camp Washunga fundraiser meal is coming up! Join us at the Goessel High School cafeteria on March 3 for a delicious meal of lasagna, salad, green beans, bread and dessert. Cost of the meal is by donation and we will begin serving at 11:30 am. Thanks for your support!

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Acts Reading Challenge: There’s still time to take on this challenge! If you read through all of Acts in one sitting or at least over the course of 1 week, not only will you receive treasure in heaven, but if you let Pastor Phil know that you have completed the challenge, he will give you an organic, fairly traded chocolate bar! This challenge is for all ages. Younger children may choose to read (or have their parents read to them) all of the Acts stories in the Shine Story Bible to complete the challenge. If you really want a challenge, compete for the grand prize by reading through Acts multiple times in multiple translations! May God challenge and inspire us through the reading of the Word.

Lost and Found items are located on a table by the coat racks. Please claim your items by February 17. Unclaimed items will be donated to Et Cetera Shop in Newton.

Rescheduled: On February 24, the Alexanderwohl peace committee invites you to our dessert potluck at 7:00 pm. Our speakers will have an environmental focus. Sarah Balzer, a junior at Bethel College, won the national C. Henry Smith Oration Contest. She will share her speech on how plastics create many environmental justice issues, and invite questions/discussion. Maynard Knepp will then share how the MCC Center works with recycling, and their dreams for expanding it. Everyone is invited to attend — bring your favorite dessert to share.

Blood Drive: Each year in Feb. we focus on love and one way you can show you care and use your heart on Mon. Feb. 25 is to donate blood between 1:00-6:00 at Goessel Church or volunteer for an hour at the drive. Reserve a time at redcrossblood.org or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.

Do you wash dishes? If so, please save your dish soap bottles for Vacation Bible School 2019. They can be placed in the box in the Faith Formation Supply Room or given to Pam Abrahams.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for the WDC Church Planting Commission as they meet this week to work on guidelines for church planting, and for Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister who provides coaching and mentoring for church planters.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Diana Cruz and Felipe Preciado of Mennonite Mission Network are serving at La Casa Grande children’s home in Benin. Pray for good health and open hearts as Diana and Felipe teach English, assist with gardening, and share God’s love with each child.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for AMBS Admissions Team members as they connect with prospective students who are exploring options for biblical and theological graduate studies and discerning where God might be calling them.

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Illinois Mennonite Conference as they hold their annual business meeting at Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—All are welcome to join the fun at the 12th annual MCC Comforter Blitz on March 4, 5 and 6 at the Journey Yoder Campus, one mile north of Yoder, Ks. Times are Monday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Wednesday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Come and have a good time while helping others. No sewing skills are required. Lunch is available by donation each day, or you may bring your own sack lunch. Bring snacks to share during the work day. This event is hosted by Kansas Friends of MCC.

—MCC’s Sharing With Appalachia People (SWAP) program is seeking volunteer groups, individuals and summer staff. Make your summer plans now to join SWAP in Kentucky or West Virginia. Don’t miss out on your chance to serve with this home repair ministry while learning about life in Appalachia. Groups or individuals can volunteer to serve as week-long volunteers. SWAP is also looking for summer staff to serve as job site coordinators and meals coordinators/cooks for three month assignments. For more information about bringing a group to SWAP or serving as summer staff, visit AppalachiaAdmin or 606-633-5065.

Mennonite Disaster Service: We will soon begin scheduling for our spring & summer projects. If you are available to serve from April – August 2019, please contact your Volunteer Coordinator and inform them of your availability.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 8-10 or March 15-17.

—Camp Mennoscah annual Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction at Bethel College

Mennonite Church, February 24 from 4-6pm.

—Online registration for Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah is open! In fact, registration is open for all upcoming camps and retreats, so power up your computer and register for all sorts of relaxation and fun! Call us at 620-297-3290 with questions.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Women’s Retreat at RMMC: Plan to attend the new Women’s Retreat at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, March 15-17. Retreat, hike, explore, rest, fellowship, laugh, and so much more. This weekend is geared towards women ages 18 and older. The worship sessions will be led by Anita Amstutz. She will guide each session along themes from her book, “Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of Sabbath”, calling us back to the living waters that Jesus offered the Woman at the Well. Register online today (www.rmmc.org).

Bethel College: Sun., Feb. 17 – KIPCOR Film Series presents More Than a Word, which examines the controversy over Native American-themed sports mascots and nicknames, 3 pm., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. Talk-back follows with Edward Valandra, Ph.D., Sicangu Titunwan (Lakota), and Sherman Padgett, former principal of Wichita North High School (the “Redskins”).

Hesston College: Recounting the tender, dynamic and familiar story of the parent-child relationship, Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of the musical Big Fish, Feb. 27 to March 3, in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre. Show times are at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 to March 2, and 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 3. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at hesston.edu/big-fish-tix or at the Hesston College Bookstore in Erb Hall during regular business hours or by calling 620-327-8105. Big Fish is a family-friendly musical for all ages.

Everence® will host an all-inclusive retirement planning workshop on Saturday, March 2, 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 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.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—MCC is one of the MOST efficient run Humanitarian Air Organizations in the World where 93 Cents of every dollar donated goes to where the problems are. This can only be done with the help of the MANY volunteers who give several years of their lives to work for MCC around the world.

—Keep saving your coins and paper during the week to help the Children’s Coin Offering. Last Sunday $46.91 was collected.

—PLEASE call Jerry 620-367-8257 when you are ready to have photos taken of items you have made or want to donate to this years sale so we can get them advertised on the website. Scroll around the website or see us on facebook.

—Money raised at the MCC Sale provides desperate families BOTH Spiritual Hope as well as Hope for Survival. $10 provides a brood of chicks and training how to care for them. Chickens provide eggs and meat and can be sold to boost family income. $50 provides one goat. Goat herds are like savings accounts, giving families the capital that they need to pay school fees or medical bills or a failed harvest.

—Please help contribute to Pre-Sale Expenses. Make your checks out to MCC and put them in boxes of our contact persons.

—Looking for your donations of old cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, mowers and most ANYTHING of value for the KS MCC Sale this coming April. If you are thinking of buying a new car, consider donating your old car to the MCC Sale. Vehicles do not need to be running. We will pick them up, clean them up, and get them running. Your donations can change peoples lives and give them hope. Call Jerry Toews 620-367-8257.

—Quilters Corner Opportunities: Volunteers are welcome and needed each Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at the MCC Center in North Newton to help sort and price items for the Sale as well as each third Saturday of the month (Feb 15, Mar 15) any time between 9 am – 3 pm. Quilting donations are also welcome and needed i.e. quilting fabrics, quilting supplies, vintage linens, unfinished quilting projects, etc.

Questions, contact Ann Yoder Smith, 919-604-3282, rws.ays.

—Deadline for your quilt donations to be listed in buyers guide is March 11.

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.

Feb. 17 annc..pdf

Feb. 10 announcements

Congregational Announcements

The Tabor MCC Fellowship Meal, on February 17 at noon, is a great way to have a great meal and support the MCC Sale. Cost is a donation of $20 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. The menu will be lasagna, green beans, bread and dessert. Please sign up on the bulletin board by Sunday, Feb. 10. If you have questions, contact Kristin Schmidt or Leann Toews.

Coming to a church very near you! The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers AND the Bethel College Concert Choir will be performing here at Tabor on February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Bringing these two choirs together for a concert is a dream come true for their directors, and it will be a very special evening indeed. Save the date for this fundraising concert to support the building fund!

Tabor Mennonite Women: The 2019 calendar of programs and events is available for you on the table in the foyer. On the bulletin board is a calendar where you may sign up for a variety of things including devotions, snacks, and planning the food or decorating for Christmas breakfast . More than one person may sign up for any of these ways of participating in TMW. Our next program is Monday, Feb. 11 at 7pm. Exchange Students will share along with Carol Duerksen. Questions? Ask Barb Banman.

The annual Camp Washunga fundraiser meal is coming up! Join us at the Goessel High School cafeteria on March 3 for a delicious meal of lasagna, salad, green beans, bread and dessert. Cost of the meal is by donation and we will begin serving at 11:30 am. Thanks for your support!

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Lost and Found items are located on a table by the coat racks. Please claim your items by February 17. Unclaimed items will be donated to Et Cetera Shop in Newton.

Have you been to Camp Mennoscah? If so, your pictures would be appreciated to be used on the bulletin board in the basement. This will highlight our faith formation offering project for Camp Mennoscah. Pictures can be emailed to Pam Abrahams, brentnpam or placed in her mailbox. Thanks!

Do you wash dishes? If so, please save your dish soap bottles for Vacation Bible School 2019. They can be placed in the box in the Faith Formation Supply Room or given to Pam Abrahams.

Rescheduled: On February 24, the Alexanderwohl peace committee invites you to our dessert potluck at 7:00 pm. Our speakers will have an environmental focus. Sarah Balzer, a junior at Bethel College, won the national C. Henry Smith Oration Contest. She will share her speech on how plastics create many environmental justice issues, and invite questions/discussion. Maynard Knepp will then share how the MCC Center works with recycling, and their dreams for expanding it. Everyone is invited to attend — bring your favorite dessert to share.

Blood Drive: Each year in Feb. we focus on love and one way you can show you care and use your heart on Mon. Feb. 25 is to donate blood between 1:00-6:00 at Goessel Church or volunteer for an hour at the drive. Reserve a time at redcrossblood.org or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

—Collect coins and paper during the week to help with the Children’s Coin Offering. Last Sunday brought in $24.79

—PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE MCC FELLOWSHIP LASAGNA MEAL. Feb. 17. See announcement on front page for details.

—Please help contribute to Pre-Sale Expenses. Make your checks out to MCC and put them in boxes of our contact persons.

—Looking for your donations of old cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, mowers and most ANYTHING of value for the KS MCC Sale this coming April. If you are thinking of buying a new car, consider donating your old car to the MCC Sale. Vehicles do not need to be running. We will pick them up, clean them up, and get them running. Your donations can change peoples lives and give them hope. Call Jerry Toews 620-367-8257.

—Service Opportunities: By tithing a little bit of your time each year, you have an amazing opportunity to impact your world by furthering the work of Mennonite Central Committee. There are variety of committee openings:

– Urgent Need Vereniki Making Committee – 2 people

– Domestic Arts Verenike Booth Committee Members

– Feeding The Multitude Sausage Baking on Saturday

– New Year’s Cookie committee.

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: Give thanks for the WDC Resource Library, and pray that the materials in the library may be used by congregations and leaders to nurture deeper faith, grow in discipleship, and foster life-long learning.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN requests prayer for DOOR city directors as they prepare for a busy season of hosting 179 students who will be serving in urban DOOR locations during their spring breaks.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for the 37 Instituto Bíblico Anabautista IBA volunteer tutors who serve at 35 study centers. Pray blessings on them as they give of their time, knowledge and wisdom to train new leaders for the Hispanic church in the U.S. May God grant them patience and energy as they continue to serve in 2019.

Western District Conference:

—All women are invited to the Western District Women in Mission (WDWM) Spring Super on Thursday, March 21 at First Mennonite Church in McPherson. Speaker: Sheryl Wilson, Executive Director of KIPCOR.

—Resource Library News: Check out WDC Favorites in the Resource Library! The February display features favorites of Conference Minister, Heidi Regier Kreider. Her list of 12 really good reads can be found at https://mennowdc.booksys.net/opac/crl/index.html… under "Staff Favorites". Check back next month for Associate Conference Minister Kathy Neufeld Dunn’s Top Ten List! These and 12,000+ other resources are available for checkout Monday-Friday 8am-5pm in North Newton, KS or via mail anywhere in the conference!

Camp Mennoscah:

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 8-10 or March 15-17.

—Camp Mennoscah annual Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction at Bethel College

Mennonite Church, February 24 from 4-6pm.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Registration for MennoCon19 is open now at convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration! Register by April 30 and receive a convention t-shirt, three days of lunch and servant project opportunities.

—The Delegate Assembly at MennoCon19 provides the opportunity for MC USA to assemble for worship, fellowship, and understanding and deepening our commitment to Christ and each other. Find resources for appointing delegates at http://mennoniteusa.org/resource/delegate-resources.

—"The Cost of Discipleship," a blog series based on a sermon given on MLK weekend by Iris de León-Hartshorn, associate director of Operations for MC USA, is up now on the Menno Snapshots blog: mennoniteusa.org/radicaldiscipleship.

Mennonite Disaster Service:

Volunteers are needed from 8am to 4pm in Eureka, KS. We will be roofing and completing exterior repairs. Tools and lunch will be provided. Work days are scheduled for February 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2. Please contact Jordan Miller for more details and to arrange transportation from the Newton area. Call, text or email 316-217-4570 or jordanmiller795

Mennonite Central Committee:

Sunday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m., join MCC at Bethel College Mennonite Church to hear, “On Second Thought: a family’s return to Chad.” Susan and Jim Jantzen will share the story and images from their return journey to Chad, Africa, where they served with Mennonite Central Committee 30 years ago. The January 2018 trip allowed Jim and Susan to deliver photos and recordings of members of the community whose lives were taken shortly after the Jantzen’s departed in 1987. Please gather in the fellowship hall.

Bethel College:

Sun., Feb. 17 – KIPCOR Film Series presents More Than a Word, which examines the controversy over Native American-themed sports mascots and nicknames, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. Talk-back follows with Edward Valandra, Ph.D., Sicangu Titunwan (Lakota), and Sherman Padgett, former principal of Wichita North High School (the “Redskins”).

First Mennonite Church, Halstead, will hold their annual Verenike Supper on Saturday, February 16 from 4:30-7 pm at 427 West 4th Street, Halstead, KS. The menu is verenike, ham gravy, sausage, green beans, cherry moos, zweiback, beverages, relishes, pie. Cost is by donation for church service trips and service projects. All are welcome!

Feb. 10 annc.pdf

Feb. 3 announcements

Congregational Announcements

The Tabor MCC Fellowship Meal, on January 17 at noon, is a great way to have a great meal and support the MCC Sale. Cost is a donation of $20 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. The menu will be lasagna, green beans, bread and dessert. Please sign up on the bulletin board by Sunday, Feb. 10. If you have questions, contact Kris Schmidt or Leann Toews.

Coming to a church very near you! The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers AND the Bethel College Concert Choir will be performing here at Tabor on February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Bringing these two choirs together for a concert is a dream come true for their directors, and it will be a very special evening indeed. Save the date for this fundraising concert to support the building fund!

Tabor Mennonite Women: The 2019 calendar of programs and events is available for you on the table in the foyer. On the bulletin board is a calendar where you may sign up for a variety of things including devotions, snacks, and planning the food or decorating for Christmas breakfast . More than one person may sign up for any of these ways of participating in TMW. Our next program is Monday, Feb. 11 at 7pm. Exchange Students will share along with Carol Duerksen. Questions? Ask Barb Banman.

A membership meal is being planned for Sunday, April 7, from 12-3 pm. Please let a pastor know by the end of March if you are interested in joining Tabor as a member.

Directory Updates and changes to the church directory are due this week. Please contact the church office at kfunk.

Have you been to Camp Mennoscah? If so, your pictures would be appreciated to be used on the bulletin board in the basement. This will highlight our faith formation offering project for Camp Mennoscah. Pictures can be emailed to Pam Abrahams, brentnpam or placed in her mailbox. Thanks!

Do you wash dishes? If so, please save your dish soap bottles for Vacation Bible School 2019. They can be placed in the box in the Faith Formation Supply Room or given to Pam Abrahams.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for junior high youth and sponsors attending ‘Know Jesus’, a retreat next weekend organized by the WDC and South Central Conference Youth Ministry Committee and hosted by Hesston College for students to worship together and learn more about Anabaptist roots and faith.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Mary Raber requests prayer for pastors and their wives living in Ukraine’s militarized zone. MMN is helping sponsor a retreat for them this month. Pray for safety in travel and that church leaders would be physically and spiritually renewed for continued ministry in difficult conditions.

New for parents at the Conference Resource Library:

—Upside Down Living: Parenting by Katherine & Peter Goerzen (Tabor Authors!) Raising kids is hard enough. But raising kids to heed Jesus’ upside-down call away from status and power and toward service and sharing? It can seem almost impossible. So how can parents model countercultural choices? What habits can help families joyfully follow Christ instead of the latest trend?

—White Kids: Growing up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America

—Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America

—With all Due Respect: 40 Days to a more Fulfilling Relationship with Your Teens & Tweens

Stop by or contact the library to borrow these (or other great) parenting resources! crlib or 316-283-6300

Camp Mennoscah

—Camp Mennoscah’s online registration for summer youth camps opened February 1!

—Youth Volunteer Weekend (grades 7-12) is March 15-16 at Camp Mennoscah!

Full scholarships available.

—Spring Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats March 8-10 or March 15-17.

—Camp Mennoscah annual Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction at Bethel College

Mennonite Church, February 24 from 4-6pm.

—Camp Mennoscah is now accepting applicants for a quarter-time (10 hours/week)

custodial-housekeeping position.

Information for all retreats at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Young Adult Snow Camp at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp is February 22-24. Amy Zimbelman, pastor at Mountain Community Mennonite Church, will share during the worship times on the topic “Someone who looks the part: intersectional identities and vocation.” There will be group games, broomball, human curling, singing, and many opportunities to be outside enjoying the beauty of creation. The cost is only $95. Anyone ages 18-30 is welcome to come! Online registration available at www.rmmc.org or call 719-687-9506.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Early registration for MennoCon19 opens on Feb. 6, 2019. Visit convention. mennoniteusa.org/registration now to find rates, forms and additional information.

—New resources are available for exploring and engaging with MC USA’s structure. Read MC USA Executive Director Glen Guyton’s three-part series on "The Little Green Dove" at http://mennoniteusa.org/littlegreendove and watch the new video series at mennoniteusa.org/polityvideoseries.

Mennonite Disaster Service: Volunteers are needed from 8am to 4pm in Eureka, KS. We will be roofing and completing exterior repairs. Tools and lunch will be provided. Work days are scheduled for February 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2. Please contact Jordan Miller for more details and to arrange transportation from the Newton area. Call, text or email 316-217-4570 or jordanmiller795

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Join MCC on Sunday, February 10, 4 p.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall to hear, “On Second Thought: a family’s return to Chad.” Susan and Jim Jantzen will share the story and images from their return journey to Chad, Africa, where they served with Mennonite Central Committee 30 years ago. The January 2018 trip allowed Jim and Susan to deliver photos and recordings of members of the community whose lives were taken shortly after the Jantzen’s departed in 1987.

—The Mennonite Central Committee Central States board of directors invites you to their Annual Meeting on February 23 at 10 a.m. at MCC in N. Newton (121 E. 30th).

Save the Date! All women are invited to the Western District Women in Mission spring supper Thurs., March 21 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson at 6:00 pm. Michelle Armster, Executive Director of MCC, speaker. Music by Michelle Unruh and Laura Unrau. More details coming soon.

Bethel College:

—The Life Enrichment program at Bethel College for Spring semester begins on February 6 and ends on May 1. This program is designed especially for persons 60 and above.

—Thurs., Feb. 7 — KIPCOR, the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, offers “Building a Trauma-Informed Culture at Work and Beyond,” 6:30-8:30 pm, KIPCOR office (2515 College Ave., N Newton), with Joyce McEwen Crane, Ph.D., of Friends University. Cost: $25; come at 6 for snacks and networking. Register at kipcor.org (click the workshop link) or by calling 316-284-5217.

Social Security and retirement income workshop scheduled for February. Everence® will hold an informative workshop on Thurs., Feb. 7, at 6:30 pm. The workshop will cover when to begin taking Social Security benefits, risks that can impact your savings and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. Presented by Everence staff and held at the Everence office at 3179 N. Main St., N. Newton. Reserve your spot by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

Kidron Bethel Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, February 5, at 2 pm. in Menno Hall. Jake Snodgrass, Director of Advanced Physical Therapy at Hesston Wellness Center, will talk about the LSVT BIG program which helps improve mobility, walking and overall function. All are welcome.

First Mennonite Church, Halstead, will hold their annual Verenike Supper on Saturday, February 16 from 4:30-7 pm at 427 West 4th Street, Halstead, KS. The menu is verenike, ham gravy, sausage, green beans, cherry moos, zweiback, beverages, relishes, pie. Cost is by donation for church service trips and service projects. All are welcome!

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

April 12 & 13, 2019

www.kansas.mccsale.org

–Help our 1st thru 6th graders collect coins and paper for the MCC Sale. They will be helping our ushers pass the cans till sale time. Give them your smiles and your coins and paper money. Collect your pocket change during the week and bring it to church.

–Please help contribute to Pre-Sale Expenses. Make your checks out to MCC and put them in boxes of our contact persons.

–What items can you donate this year?? Make something; clean out the basement & closets. Your handcrafted & good used items always sell well. If you have questions ask your contact persons. Talk with Kristi & Brandon about how you and your children can start seeds for Plants & Things.

—Fellowship Meals, in area homes, are scheduled March 3 & 10. Registration deadline is Feb. 8. Please see the Fellowship Meal brochure for additional details.

—Looking for your donations of old cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, mowers and most ANYTHING of value for the KS MCC Sale this coming April. If you are thinking of buying a new car, consider donating your old car to the MCC Sale. Vehicles do not need to be running. We will pick them up, clean them up, and get them running. Your donations can change peoples lives and give them hope. Call Jerry Toews 620-367-8257.

—Quilters Corner Opportunities: Volunteers are welcome and needed each Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at the MCC Center in North Newton to help sort and price items for the Sale as well as each third Saturday of the month (Feb 15, Mar 15) any time between 9 am – 3 pm. Quilting donations are also welcome and needed i.e. quilting fabrics, quilting supplies, vintage linens, unfinished quilting projects, etc.

Questions, contact Ann Yoder Smith, 919-604-3282, rws.ays.

—Deadline for your quilt donations to be listed in buyers guide is March 11.

—Service Opportunities: By tithing a little bit of your time each year, you have an amazing opportunity to impact your world by furthering the work of Mennonite Central Committee. There are variety of committee openings:

– Urgent Need Vereniki Making Committee – 2 people

– Domestic Arts Verenike Booth Committee Members

– Feeding The Multitude Sausage Baking on Saturday

– New Year’s Cookie committee.

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.

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