July 28 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

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

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

—August 4 is Finger Food Fellowship

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

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

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

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

Dates to Remember:

August 25: Dedication of Tabor’s new facility

Mennograss

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

September 21-22: Tabor Church Campout at Camp Mennoscah

September 26-28: Pictorial Directory Phot Sessions

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

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

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

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

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

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

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

July 28 annc.pdf

July 21 announcements

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Congregational Announcements

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

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

Children’s Faith Formation:

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

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

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

Children’s Day Camp:

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

—Donations requested: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:

adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),

nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),

hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).

We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the coat rack.

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

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

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

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

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

Dates to Remember:

July 26-27: Western District Conference Annual Assembly

August 25: Dedication of Tabor’s new facility

Mennograss

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

September 21-22: Tabor Church Campout at Camp Mennoscah

September 26-28: Pictorial Directory Phot Sessions

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

Western District Conference:

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

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

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

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

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

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

July 21 annc.pdf

July 14 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

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

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

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

Children’s Day Camp:

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

—Donations requested: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:

adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),

nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),

hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).

We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the coat rack.

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

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

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

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

The children’s activities of Uncle Milt’s Shed at Threshing Days is in need of a large number of empty Pringles chip cans and tractor calendars (especially John Deere) for craft projects. 125-150 kids are anticipated. If you have these items to donate, please drop them off at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel during business hours by Friday, July 12. Contact Susan Nafziger (620-367-4623 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

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

New Address:

Loren and Leona Brandt

217 Lake Vista Circle,

Hesston, KS 67062

Ph: 620-869-8028

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

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

Western District Conference:

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

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

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

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

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

@newtonetceterashop.com, or at newtonetceterashop.com. Applications and résumés are due Saturday, July 20, and can be submitted in person to the store or by e-mail. Newton Et Cetera Shop is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. Newton Et Cetera Shop values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

July 14 annc.pdf

July 7 announcements

Congregational Announcements

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

Children’s Faith Formation:

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

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

Children’s Day Camp:

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

—Donations requested: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:

adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),

nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),

hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).

We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the coat rack.

—There is still time to register children entering 1st-5th grade for this Free Day Camp, sponsored by area churches. Brochures with dates and complete

information can be found on the shelf beneath the mailboxes.

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

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

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

The children’s activities of Uncle Milt’s Shed at Threshing Days is in need of a large number of empty Pringles chip cans and tractor calendars (especially John Deere) for craft projects. 125-150 kids are anticipated. If you have these items to donate, please drop them off at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel during business hours by Friday, July 12. Contact Susan Nafziger (620-367-4623 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

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

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

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

Western District Conference:

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

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

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

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

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

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

Everence will hold informative Medicare workshop at its office in North Newton at 3179 N. Main St. on Monday, July 8 (6:30 p.m.). Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. Space is limited. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

July 7 annc.pdf

June 30 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

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

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

Children’s Day Camp:

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

—Donations requested: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:

adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),

nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),

hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).

We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the coat rack.

—There is still time to register children entering 1st-5th grade for this Free Day Camp, sponsored by area churches. Brochures with dates and complete

information can be found on the shelf beneath the mailboxes.

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

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

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

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

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

The children’s activities of Uncle Milt’s Shed at Threshing Days is in need of a large number of empty Pringles chip cans and tractor calendars (especially John Deere) for craft projects. 125-150 kids are anticipated. If you have these items to donate, please drop them off at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel during business hours by Friday, July 12. Contact Susan Nafziger (620-367-4623 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

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

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

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

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

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

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

Western District Conference:

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

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

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

Camp Mennoscah:

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

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

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

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

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

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

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:

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

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

Everence will hold informative Medicare workshop at its offic in North Newton at 3179 N. Main St. on Monday, July 8 (6:30 p.m.). Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. Space is limited. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

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June 23 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Children’s Faith Formation:

—June 23 it will be the mom’s turn to join us in some fun games to see how well their children know them! We will share how Jesus had a very special mom!

—June 30 is the farm adventure as we talk about how Jesus loved animals. It will be important to have as many parents as possible available to transport the children to Maynard and Carol’s farm.

Donations requested for Children’s Day Camp: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:

adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),

nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),

hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).

We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the coat rack.

There is still time to register children entering 1st-5th grade for this Free Day Camp, sponsored by area churches. Brochures with dates and complete

information can be found on the shelf beneath the mailboxes.

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

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

Western District Annual Assembly is coming up on July 26-27 at Bethel College! Please see http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly for more information. If you are interested in attending as a Tabor Delegate, please sign up on the page in the foyer by July 9. Tabor Deacons will cover half of the $95 registration fee.

You are invited for dessert at Alexanderwohl, Sunday, June 23 at 6:30pm to hear Pastor Caleb Yoder and Kris Schmucker share stories and learnings from the Mexico border in South Texas as part of the MCC Borderlands Learning Tour. Join us in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy refreshments together, grapple with a complex justice concern and come away challenged.

Summer is a great time for students to donate blood and help save lives! You can donate at age 17 (or 16 with parental consent). Sign up at redcrossblood.org for the drive at Goessel Church on June 25 from 1:00-6:00.

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

The children’s activities of Uncle Milt’s Shed at Threshing Days is in need of a large number of empty Pringles chip cans and tractor calendars (especially John Deere) for craft projects. 125-150 kids are anticipated. If you have these items to donate, please drop them off at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel during business hours by Friday, July 12. Contact Susan Nafziger (620-367-4623 or nafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC members who spend time at Camp Mennoscah this summer as campers, counselors, staff and volunteers.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Brian and Noelia Fox of MMNserve the Anabaptist community in Burgos, Spain. Pray for them as they work with young couples in the church and in the community, and as they model Christian family dynamics in parenting their three daughters.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Give thanks for the technology that has made it possible for AMBS to offer a new fully online Master of Arts: Theology and Global Anabaptism. May this new distance education program enable people to pursue theological studies who might not have been able to do so otherwise.

Western District Conference:

—There will be many workshops to choose from Saturday morning and afternoon at Western District Conference Annual Assembly, July 26-27 on Bethel College campus in North Newton. Here is a small sample: Mennonite Women’s Vocies: 1972-2006; artists’ perspectives and personal stories on the Arizona and Texas/Mexico borders; faith formation workshops by Shana Peachey Boshart (MC USA) and Springs Forth!; conversation about creation care, and much moer. Join us! For more information, go to: http://mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly

—Check out Nancy Funk’s favorite reads from the Conference Resource Library at this link: https://mennowdc.booksys.net/opac/crl/index.html?mode=main#search:ExpertSearch?BookbagID=518&ignoredefaultlocation=true

—A huge "thank you" to everyone who visited the Conference Resource Library last week for the Book Sale. We’re glad so many items found new homes and thankful for your generosity; we raised $275 for new resources!
Mennonite Church USA convention is just around the corner. Are you attending? Mennonite Mission Network has lots of ways pastors can connect to resources. Check out our seminars featuring church planting, discipling, engaging in service no matter your age, healthy boundaries in relationships, conflict resolution, and more. For the young at heart, come to the booth and play an escape room game or eat some popcorn while chatting with our recruitment coordinator, Lauren Eash Hershberger, to think about ways to involve your youth in service. We can’t wait to see you there!

Service Adventure is looking for more applicants for the 2019-2020 service term. Service Adventure can provide high school graduates with the next step in their educational path. Youth ages 17-20 serve and live in community with mentors where personal growth and leadership development happens. Scholarships are available for those who plan to attend a Mennonite college following a year with Service Adventure. Contact Susan Nisly at SusanN for more information. Or check out the website at https://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/Service%20Adventure

Camp Mennoscah:

—We are having great fun! Summer Youth Camps at Camp Mennoscah are going swimmingly and we are thrilled we still have 6 weeks of camp left. Campers are welcome to register for a week of faith, fun, and fellowship on the theme of Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers. It’s an awesome time with worship, swimming, crafts, nature, and lots of friends! Register today!

—Family Weekend is (almost) now! Join us June 29-30 at Camp Mennoscah for a time with family and friends in God’s great creation. The weekend is lightly scheduled to allow you to spend time with your family and friends doing all sorts of camp-themed activities–swimming, crafts, canoeing (river conditions permitting), smores, worship and campfire. Register online call us!

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Lunch & Learn at MCC on Tuesday, June 25 from noon-1 p.m. Please plan to join us for lunch and to hear from Bruce and Betsy Headrick McCrae, MCC Area Directors for Central and West Africa (Rwanda/Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Chad and Burkina Faso). They will share about the variety of programs MCC is working on this region of Africa with a focus on peace programs. RSVP to patsydirksen, 316.283.2720, on MONDAY, June 24 by NOON to reserve your lunch!

—MCC Volunteer Appreciation on Wednesday, June 26 from 5-7 p.m. Join us for this indoor picnic for all MCC volunteers! Have you volunteered at meat canning, an MCC thrift shop, at the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, tied knots on a comforter, worked in the Material Resources Center? If you said yes to any of that, then please make plans to join us on WEDNESDAY, June 26 for this annual THANK YOU event. We’ll enjoy an indoor picnic (hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, chips and watermelon and soft serve frozen yogurt). We can’t wait to see you on Wednesday at MCC in North Newton (121 E. 30th, North Newton), contact

patsydirksen, 316.283.2720 with questions.

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

Concert: On Saturday evening, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. The Walking Roots Band will be giving a concert at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. A free will offering will be collected to help pay travel and tour expenses.

Bethel College: Fri., June 28 – Kauffman Museum will host an opening reception for a temporary exhibit, “Walk A Mile,” an expressive arts project that features art created by EmberHope Youthville’s residential children, 4-6 p.m. “Walk A Mile” will be on display at the museum – free of charge in the outer lobby – June 29-July 22. For more information contact Michael Reinschmidt, mreinschmidt or 316-283-1612.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:

—Sign up for a fall course at AMBS! Hybrid course options include Teaching and Learning for Transformation and Spiritual Practices: Voice and Identity. Online options include Creation Care: Theology, Ethics and Spirituality; History of Christianity in Africa; Psalms; and more. We’re also offering 13 campus courses. Nonadmitted students get 50 percent off their first course for credit! ambs.edu/onecourse

—Seminary scholarships for VSers. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary offers tuition discounts and scholarships ($1,500 per academic year) to current and former voluntary service workers. Enrollment must occur within five years of completion of the VS assignment. Sign up for a course now, or tap a shoulder! ambs.edu/vs

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June 16 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Fathers of Tabor children, this is for you! Please join your child(ren) in their Faith Formation time on Father’s Day, June 16. There will be special activities for you to do together with your child. AND MOTHERS, your turn is on June 23! Plan to be there!

New Hope Shelter: Tabor’s week to serve at New Hope Shelter is June 19-25. Please see Barb Abrahams or John and Ruth Peters to volunteer, to serve, or provide meals. If you have not volunteered at the Shelter before and would like to do so, a Volunteer Training is taking place at 900 W. Broadway, Building 7, Newton, on June 17 at 6:30 pm. Thanks for your continued support of the shelter.

Donations requested for Children’s Day Camp: Our theme for July 23 is “Service,” and the children will assemble Hygiene Kits for Mennonite Central Committee. Please consider donating any of the following items:

adult-size toothbrush (in package) large bar bath soap (in wrapper),

nail clipper (good quality) wide-toothed comb (6-8 in),

hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in. x 26 in).

We are also collecting gently used children’s books and puzzles (25-100 pieces) to donate to the Et Cetera Shop. Place hygiene kit items and puzzles and books in the blue tubs, both located beneath the literature rack.

There is still time to register children entering 1st-5th grade for this Free Day Camp, sponsored by area churches. Brochures with dates and complete

Information can be found on the table in the foyer.

Faithful Fitness on Wednesdays: All are invited to join our Faithful Fitness class at 5:30pm on Wednesdays in the church basement. Classes include strength training exercises led by Kevin Nickel from 5:30-6:00pm and a group walk from 6:00-6:30pm. Come for all or part of the class on any days it works for you!

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.

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.

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.

You are invited for dessert at Alexanderwohl, Sunday, June 23 at 6:30pm to hear Pastor Caleb Yoder and Kris Schmucker share stories and learnings from the Mexico border in South Texas as part of the MCC Borderlands Learning Tour. Join us in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy refreshments together, grapple with a complex justice concern and come away challenged.

Summer is a great time for students to donate blood and help save lives! You can donate at ae 17 (or 16 with parental consent). Sign up at redcrossblood.org for the June 25 drive at Goessel Church from 1:00-6:00.

The children’s activities of Uncle Milt’s Shed at Threshing Days is in need of a large number of empty Pringles chip cans and tractor calendars (especially John Deere) for craft projects. 125-150 kids are anticipated. If you have these items to donate, please drop them off at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel during business hours by Friday, July 12. Contact Susan Nafziger (620-367-4623 ornafziger) if you have questions. Thanks!

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for children and their families participating in WDC Resource Library’s summer story hour.

« Mennonite Mission Network: June is a busy month for DOOR, a Mennonite Mission Network partner. Pray for youth groups as they experience their faith in new ways in urban settings through the Discover program.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Give thanks for the faithful service of AMBS faculty and staff members Sara Wenger Shenk, Loren Johns, Ken Hawkley and Bob Rosa, who will either be retiring or ending their time at AMBS in June. Together they have served more than 51 years in all!

« Mennonite Church USA: Pray for Central Plains Mennonite Conference, Central District Conference and Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference as each conference gathers for their respective annual meetings during June 20-23.

Western District Conference:

—Western District Conference Annual Assembly: We Are Witnesses! July 26-27, Bethel College, North Newton, is free for all children and youth. Please register and bring your family. There will be fun activities for all ages to learn how to love, follow, and serve Jesus today. For more information, go to: mennowdc.org/annual-assembly/#2019annualAssembly.

—You are invited to Peace Mennonite Church, Lawrence to hear Pauline Sharp’s presentation about Kanza history and the Kanza Heritage Society on Sunday, June 30, from 7-8:30 pm. This presentation is hosted by the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition (for more information see https://dofdmenno.org). Refreshments will be provided.

—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.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Still room at the inn! Camp Mennoscah still has spaces available for summer youth campers from grades 3-12 (fall 2019). (Spaces at Senior High Camp are continually added–sign up!) Our summer theme is Peace Works: Empowering Peacemakers. The fun, faith and fellowship is just beginning and you don’t want to miss out! Register online at campmennoscah.org and call us at 620-297-3290 with questions. It’s the best time you’ll have this summer!

—Come on out, all you families and friends, adults and youths, kids and parents! Camp Mennoscah has a weekend of fun for you at our Family Weekend, June 29-30. A light schedule allows you to have time to be together and do the camp activities of your choosing. We’ll have swimming, a campfire, and do-it-yourself crafts led by our intrepid summer staffers. Rustic cabins and Retreat Center and bunk house options available. Register online at campmennoscah.org! Call 620-297-3290 with questions.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Make plans to join in the fun at the MCC Comforter Mini Blitz at MCC in North Newton! If you can tie a knot, then you can certainly tie a comforter, all ages are welcome!! Friday, June 21 from 9-5; Saturday, June 22 from 8-4; drop in or stay for the day! You are welcome to bring a snack to share and if you stay through lunch you’ll need a sack lunch, too. Contact katemast for more information.

—MCC urgently seeks host home in the Newton area: Silav Yea, a 24 year old from Cambodia will be serving through MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) beginning in August. She will be working at both Prairie Harvest and the Newton Et Cetera Shop for her one year service term. Curious to learn more? Contact Sara Dick generalmanager or Terri Gaeddert terri for details.

—Mennonite Central Committee Central States is hiring for a Young Adult Program Coordinator. This position is available starting on August 5 within the 16-state Central States region. The Young Adult Program Coordinator coordinates and recruits for MCC Central States’ young adult programs, including the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP), Summer Service Worker (SSW) program, the Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program, and Seed. This position connects with Central States’ young adult alumni, especially using social media, and creates opportunities for young adults from the Central States region to serve and develop leadership skills. The full job description is available at heidihuber for more information. Application close date: July 5, 2019

—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.

Concert: On Saturday evening, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. The Walking Roots Band will be giving a concert at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. A free will offering will be collected to help pay travel and tour expenses.

Bethel College:

—Sun., June 23 – Jim Kauffman, grandson of Kauffman Museum founder Charles Kauffman, will sign copies of his new book, Kauffman: Three Merchants of Integrity, 3-4 p.m. at Kauffman Museum. This 2018 family biography tells the story of Jim Kauffman’s his father, Lloyd, his grandfather (Charles) and his great-grandfather, Jacob. Books will be for sale at the June 23 event. For more information, contact Andi Schmidt Andres, asa or 316-283-1612.

—Fri., June 28 – Kauffman Museum will host an opening reception for a temporary exhibit, “Walk A Mile,” an expressive arts project that features art created by EmberHope Youthville’s residential children, 4-6 p.m. “Walk A Mile” will be on display at the museum – free of charge in the outer lobby – June 29-July 22. For more information contact Michael Reinschmidt, mreinschmidt or 316-283-1612.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary:

—Introducing AMBS’s new fully online MA! In response to a growing demand for online master’s degrees, AMBS has launched a fully online MA: Theology and Global Anabaptism. The 46-credit-hour academic degree program can be completed in four years of part-time study and offers a global approach to Anabaptist theological education. ambs.edu/matga

—Join the Journey program! Nurture your leadership abilities. Deepen your theological perspectives. Tend to your spiritual formation. Journey offers mentor-mentee partnerships, distance-learning opportunities and community support. The AMBS program is open to all who are exploring what ministry looks like in their life. ambs.edu/journey

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