Tabor Mennonite Church

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Jan 21 bulletin

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Jan 21 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Congregational Meeting: The Building and Finance task forces invite and encourage everyone to attended the Congregational Consensus-building meeting next Sunday, January 28. Following a process of receiving and responding to questions from the congregation over the past months about the building project, it is now time to make the decision about how to move forward based on the current financial reality of having raised over $900,000. We look forward to everyone’s presence as we enter this next discernment phase.

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

~Tabor Fellowship Planning Team

2018 Tabor Church Directory: Now is the time to submit updates for the church directory. This includes all updates for commission and ministry team positions listed in the directory. Please email changes to kfunk or place in the secretaries mailbox.

Position open: If you would be interested in coordinating meals for people recovering from illness or grieving loss, please call the church office for more information or to volunteer. 367-2318.

2018 Tabor Wellness – “Climb the Mountain”: The 2018 Wellness Challenge details are on a poster in the foyer along with a take home sheet for recording your wellness points. This year you will earn points climbing your own mountain by dedicating to the various challenges assigned. There are more “Climbing the Mountain” logs in the wellness box please help yourself. Also, if you are needing to track steps any fitness app will do it on your smartphone phone, just be sure to keep it on you. If you would like a regular pedometer let Kevin know for his order. Your cost share will be $5. See Kevin Nickel with questions and good luck climbing!

Living in a Porn-Filled Culture: What Parents, Teens, and Kids Need to Know

Dove’s Nest representative Brenda L. Yoder will be speaking to children, youth, parents, and youth workers at Tabor on Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 & 4 on the realities of today’s culture and technology, the dangers of pornography on behavioral health and relationships, and how children and youth can develop healthy, faith-based responses to the culture in which they live. Brenda Yoder is a licensed mental health counselor, speaker, author, and parent who has worked with teens and youth for over twenty-five years.

NEEDED: Someone to loan a car with tank of gas Jan 31-Feb 4 for Brenda Yoder (our visiting speaker from Dove’s Nest) to use. Thanks so much to Kyle & Mandy Funk for providing a place for Brenda to stay in their shouse. Please see Gayle Funk 316/772-1186 gayle67114

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum annual meeting will be held on Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the Goessel Mennonite Church with a short business meeting followed by our featured speaker Rachel Waltner Goossen. Her topic will be “Rural Healthcare on the Great Plains: Nurses’ Training and the Mennonite Deaconess Movement.” This event is free and open to the public, with a faspa to follow the program. Childcare will be provided.

Pizza Night! Recently described as “a gem sitting in the middle of Goessel,” join us in celebrating one of the treasures of Kansas, our own Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum. Museum board members will be serving Menno Bros. pizza, along with fresh tossed salad and delicious cookies between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, January 31. All proceeds from the meal will benefit the museum; your donations will be gratefully accepted.

Believe it or not, Camp Washunga is only four months away! Brochures with registration forms were sent out to all junior high parents. If you know of a junior higher in the community, encourage them to sign up! Scholarships are available. Put these dates on your calendar: registration is due February 1 and our annual fundraiser will be March 5. If you need an extra brochure, have questions or want to support this ministry feel free to contact Michelle Unruh, myself or one of the local churches. -Laura Unrau

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for health and strength for WDC church planters and their families, and that God would to continue to open doors as they reach out into their communities.

« Mennonite Mission Network: A family with two young children is sharing Jesus’ love through teaching and community art projects in a Middle Eastern country that is predominantly Muslim. They are serving with MMN and Eastern Mennonite Missions. Pray for meaningful social and spiritual relationships.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Mennonite Early Childhood Network. Pray for parents, teachers and all who interact with young children. May these adults provide understanding and tools needed for children to learn cooperation and peacemaking in God’s all-inclusive family.

« Mennonite Disaster Service: Please pray for volunteers who will be arriving in Puerto Rico this weekend. Also during this winter season, please lift up homeowners we work with as they continue to adjust to life after experiencing a natural disaster, and for good health for our leadership volunteers and their families as they serve at MDS projects.

Western District Conference (Mennonite Church USA) seeks 3/4-time business manager: accounting experience desirable; computer and organizational skills; ability to work independently and set goals; effective communicator – team player; committed to WDC mission. See mennowdc.org for further information.

Save the date! All women are invited to the Western District Women in Mission/

South Central Women’s Spring Supper, Thursday March 15, 2018 at 6 pm at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. Program (7 pm) to follow the $10 supper (fundraiser for the youth).

Camp Mennoscah:

—Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction: Camp Mennoscah invites everyone to join us from 4-6 pm on Sunday, February 25, at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. Funds raised will go toward the Camp Mennoscah general fund.

— Volunteers needed Saturday, January 20, to remove shingles for remodel construction of the kitchen/dining hall and entrance. Start time is 9:00am. If you can help, call the camp office at 620-297-3014 or Jim Yoder at phone 316-284-3890 or email jdyoder.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Thank you so much for your continued support in making and donating comforters for MCC. MCC continues to receive more requests for comforters from our partners around the world. Save the date for the upcoming Comforter Blitz in Yoder, Kansas, taking place on March 5th-7th as we work together to bring comfort to our brothers and sisters around the world, mcc.org/comforter-blitz!

Bethel College:

—TODAY (Sun., Jan. 21) is the final chance to see “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War,” the special traveling exhibit at Kauffman Museum on conscientious objection by Mennonites and others during the First World War. Museum hours are 1:30-4:30 p.m. There is an admission charge for non-museum members.

—Jan. 27 – Kauffman Museum’s Kansas Day event, 1-4 p.m., theme is “On the Trail Again,” rounding out a year-long celebration of 150 years of the Chisholm Trail.

—Sun., Jan. 28 – Bethel College Concert Choir home concert 7 p.m., Mem. Hall

—Bethel College Alumni Bowling Night! Thursday, February 1, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Play-Mor Lanes, Newton. First 25 RSVP’s will bowl for free! $7 per person after the first 25. RSVP by Monday, January 29. For information and to RSVP contact Brad Kohlman (316) 284-5357 or bkohlman.

2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) : Attend AVDS conference Feb. 23 to 25 at Hesston College to become an effective change agent. You’ll find or create a small group that shares your passion and begin to learn strategies for fighting injustice alongside others in your congregation and community. The Kansas Leadership Center and Dr. Drew G. I. Hart of Messiah College will help to clarify our purposes and strengthen our Biblical theology of justice while small groups will engage to develop meaningful responses. Register now at hesston.edu/avds.

Young Adult Snow Camp February 23-25, at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp.

Mike Martin, Executive Director of RAWtools, will share during the worship times on the topic “Under the vine and fig.” There will be group games, singing, and opportunities to be outside enjoying the beauty of creation. Cost is only $80. Anyone ages 18-30+ is welcome to come! Online registration available at www.rmmc.org or call 719-687-9506.

The Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a clothing manager for 30-40 hours/week. The full job description and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main, Newton) or via e-mail at generalmanager. Applications are due Mon, Jan. 29 and can be submitted in person to the general manager or by e-mail.

Scholarship Opportunity: There is a special opportunity for individuals connected to Everence who plan to attend college in the fall. Full time students who have a relationship with Everence are eligible to apply for Everence college scholarships. After completing a scholarship application, students may be selected to receive scholarships ranging from $750 to $2000. This scholarship is available to students who are Everence members or students whose parents are members of Everence. Scholarship applications will be accepted now through February 28, 2018. You can find a scholarship application form along with more information about the scholarship and grant programs at https://www.everence.com/financial-services/financial-planning/college

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Praising God Through Service

Sale Dates: April 13 – 14, 2018

www.kansas.mccsale.org

REMEMBERING 50 years of the Relief Sale in Kansas

Relief Sales are the result of grass roots movements across the United States to promote and raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee. A group of Kansans organized and formed the Mid-Kansas Relief Sale. This was in 1968 and the first sale was in Hillsboro at the Marion County Fairgrounds. The space was deemed too small and crowded for all of the activities people wanted to provide. After two years the sale was moved to Newton mostly outside and using tents. It rained the week before the sale and the tents and the area flooded, making it a less than worthwhile experience. Because of a connection with the Kansas State Fair, the Sale was moved to the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Approximately 70 churches across Kansas are on the roster. The purpose at the beginning, and still today, is to support and raise funds for MCC and MCC alone. This year we celebrate 50 years of successful fundraising to support the work of Mennonite Central Committee.

Sale Announcements

—You’re invited to host, be a guest or organize a Fellowship Meal at your church. Annually, these simple meals help support the Relief Sale by raising funds towards the sale budget. Meals, in area homes, are scheduled Feb. 25 & March 4.

—The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale invites you to join our family. 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.

—Stay up-to-date on all things relating to Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale by liking us on Facebook at Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale or our website at www.kansas.mccsale.org. Also, download the new Kansas MCC sale app by clicking on the link on our homepage.

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

Jan 21 annc.pdf

Jan 14 bulletin

Jan. 14 web.pdf

Jan. 14 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Stories & Stuff: Come in from the cold for warm fellowship and tasty treats. Join Stories & Stuff on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. in the south rooms at Tabor. Bring a friend and enjoy the morning together. (note: Jan. calendar date is incorrect!)

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

Year of Evangelism Kick-Off: Anabaptist Witness. The Year of Evangelism Kick-off event will take place at Alexanderwohl on January 19 (7-9pm) and January 20 (9am-3pm). This event will take the place of our January Followers Retreat. Lunch will be provided on January 20.

2018 Tabor Church Directory: Now is the time to submit updates for the church directory. This includes all updates for commission and ministry team positions listed in the directory. Please email changes to kfunk or place in the secretaries mailbox.

Position open: If you would be interested in coordinating meals for people recovering from illness or grieving loss, please call the church office for more information or to volunteer. 367-2318.

Tabor Mennonite Women will meet January 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall to cut fabric into squares for comforters. Bring cotton fabric if you have it and a scissor or rotary cutter. We will also take time to brainstorm/plan events for 2018. Anyone is welcome to come that evening with input, or let Barb Banman or Denise Nickel know your programming ideas. New Sister Prayer Partners will be formed and if you are currently a Prayer Partner, your name will be put in again unless you let us know. If you are not currently part of the Prayer Partners and would like to have one, let Denise know. Also, if you need childcare for the evening, let Denise know.

Orientation at New Hope Shelter is the third Monday of each month, which is this coming Monday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. at New Hope. The training goes for 1 to 1 ½ hours and New Hope is located at 900 W Broadway, Bldg 7. If you have questions please talk to Austin Unruh or Barb Abrahams.

2018 Tabor Wellness – "Climb the Mountain": Congratulations to the 2017 wellness challenge champions Kristin Schmidt, Carol Duerksen, and Katy Schmidt and all other participants of last years "Journal Journey" who logged over 50,000 minutes of activity!

The 2018 Wellness Challenge details are on a poster in the foyer along with a take home sheet for recording your wellness points. This year you will earn points climbing your own mountain by dedicating to the various challenges assigned. All participants will be invited to the year end wellness retreat and the 2018 wellness champion who climbs the highest on their mountain will earn an all expenses paid weekend getaway in the COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAINS! See Kevin Nickel with questions and good luck climbing!

Living in a Porn-Filled Culture: What Parents, Teens, and Kids Need to Know

Today’s youth live in an age where hypersexuality is part of their culture and pornography is readily available, even to young eyes. Dove’s Nest representative Brenda L. Yoder will be speaking to children, youth, parents, and youth workers at Tabor on Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 & 4 on the realities of today’s culture and technology, the dangers of pornography on behavioral health and relationships, and how children and youth can develop healthy, faith-based responses to the culture in which they live. Brenda Yoder is a licensed mental health counselor, speaker, author, and parent who has worked with teens and youth for over twenty-five years.

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum annual meeting will be held on Jan. 21at 2:30 p.m. in the Goessel Mennonite Church with a short business meeting followed by our featured speaker Rachel Waltner Goossen. Her topic will be "Rural Healthcare on the Great Plains: Nurses’ Training and the Mennonite Deaconess Movement." This event is free and open to the public, with a faspa to follow the program.

Please check your closet! A women’s knee length black dress coat was taken by mistake from the coat rack on Christmas Eve after the evening service. The coat that was left in it’s place is still hanging on the south coat rack. The missing coat has brown, fuzzy gloves in the pockets. If you discover you or a family member has the missing coat, please exchange it for the one at church.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for the joy, wisdom and energy of the Holy Spirit at the WDC Year of Evangelism kick-off next weekend, January 19-20, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Kristin and Mike Sharp of MMN serve as community hosts for Round Chapel in the East End of London. Pray for them and their two daughters as they engage the congregational vision of “living out God’s warm embrace” in an area with many homeless people.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Daniel White Hodge, Ph.D. will speak on “No Church in the Wild: Christianity, White Supremacy, Black Liberation and Hip Hop.” May seeds be sown to bring about changes to unjust power systems and structures.

« Mennonite Church USA: Journey Forward Writing Team. The five-person Journey Forward writing team met for the first time on Dec. 11-13 to begin their work with Journey Forward, a churchwide process for following God’s calling for MC USA. The team invites prayers for their second Face-to-Face in Philadelphia on Jan. 25-27.

Today, Jan 14:

-3 pm, Luyken Fine Arts Center @ Bethel, MCC and KIPCOR event: film: Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

-4 pm, Shalom Mennonite Church: Offender/Victim annual meeting.

For details about these events, please see last weeks announcement sheet.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day on January 15 by taking a local history walk! Racial Justice in Newton: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a walking tour to hear the stories of Newton’s racial and ethnic diversity, to celebrate our accomplishments, and to seek positive change in the community. Tours start at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. at the Newton Recreation Commission (415 N. Poplar) and last around 90 minutes. Bus transportation is available for those needing assistance getting to the two other sites and back to the Rec. This event is free and open to the public.

Western District Conference (Mennonite Church USA) seeks 3/4-time business manager: accounting experience desirable; computer and organizational skills; ability to work independently and set goals; effective communicator – team player; committed to WDC mission. See mennowdc.org for further information.

Camp Mennoscah:

—Thank you for the numerous year-end gifts Camp Mennoscah received! It was a bounteous year of generous volunteers, donors, and campers. We can’t wait to see the great things that happen in 2018. God is good!

—Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction: Camp Mennoscah invites everyone to join us from 4-6 pm on Sunday, February 25, at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. Funds raised will go toward the Camp Mennoscah general fund.

—We need your help! As we continue remodeling the Camp Mennoscah kitchen and dining hall, we need your help on several projects. These include removing and replacing the roofing, painting in the final stages, and help moving everything back into the kitchen. The first project is to remove shingles on Sat. Jan. 20 starting at 9 am. Tools: Single forks, hammers, flat bars. Bring a lunch. If you can help, please call the camp or Jim Yoder at jdyoder.

Information for all events at Camp Mennoscah or to register:

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

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): Thank you so much for your continued support in making and donating comforters for MCC. This past year, MCC sent 49,223 blankets and comforters to people experiencing war, displacement, and natural disasters in Bosnia, Iraq, Jordan, North Korea, Somalia, and Ukraine. 1,958 of those came from the Central States region! MCC continues to receive more requests for comforters from our partners around the world. Save the date for the upcoming Comforter Blitz in Yoder, Kansas, taking place on March 5th-7th as we work together to bring comfort to our brothers and sisters around the world, mcc.org/comforter-blitz!

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

THANKS for all the offers to go pick up the old Tractor at Bakersfield, CA for the KS MCC Sale. The tractor will be delivered soon. Still looking donations of cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, farm machinery and GOOD items for the KS MCC Sale. Call Jerry Toews, 620-367-8257

Bethel College:

—Mon., Jan. 15 – Bethel College annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, with Ken E. Nwadike Jr., a peace activist, inspirational speaker and video journalist popularly known as “the Free Hugs Guy,” and poetry reading by Bethel students, 7 p.m, Krehbiel Auditorium

—Last chance to view – “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War,” the special traveling exhibit at Kauffman Museum on conscientious objection by Mennonites and others during the Second World War. The exhibit closes at 4:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 21. Kauffman Museum hours are: Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 1:30-4:30 p.m. (closed Mondays). There is an admission charge for non-museum members.

2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) : Attend AVDS conference Feb. 23 to 25 at Hesston College to become an effective change agent. You’ll find or create a small group that shares your passion and begin to learn strategies for fighting injustice alongside others in your congregation and community. The Kansas Leadership Center and Dr. Drew G. I. Hart of Messiah College will help to clarify our purposes and strengthen our Biblical theology of justice while small groups will engage to develop meaningful responses. Register now at hesston.edu/avds.

The Newton Et Cetera Shop is hiring a clothing manager for 30-40 hours/week. The clothing manager, in cooperation with the management team, receives and processes donations; trains and supervises clothing and accessory volunteers; prepares volunteer projects and work spaces; helps manage the sales floor; and participates in regular system evaluation and store planning. The full job description and applications are available at the store (619 N. Main in Newton) or via e-mail at generalmanager. Applications are due Mon, Jan. 29 and can be submitted in person to the general manager or by e-mail.

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Dec. 31, 2017 bulletin

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Dec. 24, 2017 bulletin

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Jan. 7 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Year of Evangelism Kick-Off: Anabaptist Witness. Please sign up on the bulletin board by Tuesday, January 9 if you are able to attend the Year of Evangelism Kick-off event, which will take place at Alexanderwohl on January 19 (7-9pm) and January 20 (9am-3pm). We strongly encourage all Tabor members and attenders to sign up for this event, which will take the place of our January Followers Retreat. Lunch will be provided on January 20. Your registration costs are being covered, so please sign up, even if you can only attend part of the event. See http://mennowdc.org/year-of-evangelism/ for more details.

~Pastor Phil

Annual Report: Fiscal year end reports were due in the church office by the end of December. Please submit reports to the church office, email preferred: kfunk.

2018 Tabor Church Directory: Now is the time to submit updates for the church directory. Please email changes to kfunk or place in the secretaries mailbox.

Tabor Mennonite Women (TMW):

—TMW will meet January 15 at 6:30-8:30pm in the fellowship hall to cut fabric into squares for comforters. Bring cotton fabric if you have it and a scissor or rotary cutter. If you need childcare, let Denise know.

—TMW will be meeting Thursday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at Church to brainstorm/plan events for 2018. Anyone is welcome to come that evening with input or let Barb B. or Denise know your programming ideas. New Sister Prayer Partners will be formed and if you are currently a Prayer Partner, your name will be put in again unless you let us know. If you are not currently part of the Prayer Partners and would like to have one, let Denise know by January 14.

Please check your closet! A women’s knee length black dress coat was taken by mistake from the coat rack across from the secretaries office on Christmas Eve after the evening service. The coat that was left in it’s place is still hanging on that coat rack towards the foyer side. The missing coat has brown, fuzzy gloves in the pockets. Please double-check that you have the proper winter coat in your possession, check with family members who may have been at our church that evening but do not attend regularly, or look at the coat that remains on the rack and see if that one is yours. If you discover you have the missing coat, please exchange it for the one at church. No questions asked. Thank you!

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum annual meeting will be held on January 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the Goessel Mennonite Church. There will be a short business meeting followed by our featured speaker Rachel Waltner Goossen. Her topic will be “Rural Healthcare on the Great Plains: Nurses’ Training and the Mennonite Deaconess Movement.” This event is free and open to the public, with a faspa to follow the program.

Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus is recruiting for the 50th season – praising the Lord while raising funds for MCC worldwide relief. Rehearsals will begin on January 28. Please see Donavon Schmidt if you are interested in joining this season. More information is posted on the bulletin board.

Letter from WDC Israel-Palestine Task Force: Posted on the bulletin board is a letter in response to the recent announcement to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Please pray that a peaceful, just solution can be made between Palestinians and Israelis.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Pray for WDC’s Israel-Palestine Relations Task Force, as they meet this week and discern ways to join God’s work of justice and peace-making.

« Mennonite Mission Network: MMN partners Juanita and Lawrence Coetzee lead Grace Community Church in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Pray for them as they also work in a local prison for juveniles and help the young men there find new meaning in their lives.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH). Pray for SeBAH students who will start their Pastoral Project course and for Professor Tony Brun. Pray that God’s presence be with them and may wisdom be upon throughout this course.

« Mennonite Disaster Service: As the New Year begins, please pray for our volunteers as they return to MDS projects in Canada and the U.S. and continue their commitment to respond, rebuild and restore. We ask for prayer for the ongoing hurricane response, five project sites in Texas responding to Hurricane Harvey, one project in Florida responding to Hurricane Irma and volunteers heading to Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Maria.

« Mennonite Church USA: Prayer for the new year : As Mennonite Church USA, we’re embarking on our Journey Forward in this new year. We invite prayers that we may seek the beauty and hope of God’s spirit drawing us into this community of faith. Let us continue joining our voices in song, in prayer, in fellowship—that even the mountains and the hills may join.

Western District Conference (Mennonite Church USA) seeks 3/4-time business manager: accounting experience desirable; computer and organizational skills; ability to work independently and set goals; effective communicator – team player; committed to WDC mission. See mennowdc.org for further information.

Worship at WDC’s Year of Evangelism Kick Off: Anabaptist Witness will be a blend of ancient spiritual practices and upbeat bluegrass style with Bethany Amstutz, Gene Thieszen, and friends. Everyone’s invited to worship our God of healing love, justice and welcome on January 19-20. Learn more and register by January 11 at: http://mennowdc.org/year-of-evangelism/

We’re cleaning out the archives! Back issues of The Mennonite, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Group, Children’s Ministry, and more and available (first come, first served) at the WDC Resource Library in North Newton, KS. Stop by and take some home today! (Donations welcome)

Mennonite Central Committee: Save the Date – Sunday, January 14: for a special screening of the film Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock at 3pm in the Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. The film captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. A talk-back session will follow the film featuring film Co-Director Myron Dewey. MCC is teaming up with Kansas Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) for this free event. Please join us!

Memorial Benefit Run – The Neuf: Join friends & family of Russ Neufeld on January 13, 2018 by participating in the inaugural running of The Neuf 9K & 2 mile run. The run starts at 10:00am outside Mojo’s Coffee Shop on the Bethel College campus. Russ was a former Mennonite Church USA and Hesston College employee. The run will raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and a scholarship is Russ’ name at Hesston College. Register online through Jan 10, or in person on the day of the race. Read other details about the race at www.runtheneuf.neuf.ca.

The Mennonite, Inc. welcomes your original submissions and contributions for our March 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusingon Spiritual resilience. Submissions are due by January 20 to Editor@TheMennonite.org. You can read a full description of the March 2018 theme here: https://themennonite.org/march-2018-call-submissions-spiritual-resilience/

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale—Looking for someone to haul a small John Deere Tractor from Bakersfield, CA to Goessel, KS for the KS MCC Sale. Contact, Jerry Toews, 620-367-8257 or jtoews62 —WANTED: Good cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, farm machinery, etc. to donate to the KS MCC Sale – new to antique. If you are thinking of getting a new car, consider donating your trade-in to the MCC Sale as a tax deductible donation. Contact Jerry Toews for more info at 620-367-8257 or jtoews62

Offender/Victim Ministries is celebrating 45 years of restorative justice and prison ministries! Join us for our 2018 annual meeting will be Sunday, January 14 at 4:00 at Shalom Mennonite Church. Come hear stories from the past year and learn about exciting initiatives to come in 2018. A light meal (faspa) will be served.

Bethel College:—TODAY (Sun., Jan. 7) – Sunday-Afternoon-at the-Museum, 3 p.m.: Andrew Bolton, “Is the Community of Christ Becoming Anabaptist?”; Kauffman Museum.

—Centering Prayer resumes tomorrow, Mon., Jan. 8. Centering Prayer meets most Mondays from noon-1 p.m. in Agape Center in Richert House on the Bethel College campus. Try it once, come occasionally or join us regularly – all are welcome, with no previous experience with Centering Prayer required. For more information, contact Nathan Koontz, 2nathankoontz, or Melanie Zuercher, mzuercher.

—Mon., Jan. 15 – Bethel College annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, with Ken E. Nwadike Jr., a peace activist, inspirational speaker and video journalist popularly known as “the Free Hugs Guy,” and poetry reading by Bethel students, 7 p.m, Krehbiel Auditorium

—Registration is now open for the academic conference “Mennonites and the Holocaust,” to be held on the Bethel College campus March 16-17, 2018, with speakers and scholars from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine and the United States. See mla.bethelk.edu/MennosandHolocaust for more information or to register online.

2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) conference Feb. 23 to 25 at Hesston College. With the theme “Before the Unthinkable Happens: Confronting our role in injustice,” the conference will explore how you can become an effective change agent in your church and community as you stand against “the troubles of this world.” Watch for details.

Everence to continue series of workshops: Everence will continue its popular retirement workshop series in 2018, starting with Your Medicare options on Monday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. The workshop will be presented by Everence staff and will be held at the Everence office at 3179 N. Main St., North Newton. Reserve your spot soon by contacting Michelle Ramer at (316) 283-3800; (877) 467-7294 or michelle.ramer.

Jan 7 annc.pdf

Jan. 7 bulletin

Jan 7.pdf

Jan 2018 Newsletter

Jan newsletter.pdf

Dec. 31 announcements

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