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Oct. 13 announcements

Congregational Announcements

Circles Ally: Are you interested in learning more about being a Circles Ally in Goessel? If yes, please plan to attend a special class that will be taught by Mark Rogers on Saturday, October 12, 2-4 pm at Bethesda. If you missed this class, and are still interested, please talk to Pastor Phil.

Wednesday Evenings at Tabor: Our regular programming will start October 16. All are invited for supper and helpers are always needed! New this year are free guitar lessons! If you have any questions, please contact Doris Unruh or one of the pastors. Adult Bible Study begins at 6:30 p.m.

Last Chance! Items for the taking: In the basement fellowship hall you will find items from the visual and education teams from their supply rooms which are no longer needed. If there is anything that you would find useful, please feel free to take it. If you want to make a donation, you may do so to the respective team. Any items left after October 14 will be taken to Et Cetera in Newton or otherwise disposed.

All Women are invited to the October 14 Tabor Mennonite Women meeting at 7pm in the fellowship hall for the presentation by Jan Jones, executive director of Safehope and The Resiliency Center located at 215 S. Pine, Newton—serving Harvey, Marion, and McPherson Counties. Safehope has provided advocacy & support to survivors and secondary victims of domestic violence for 29 years. In 2016 The Resiliency Center was formed (as a result of the Newton & Hesston Excel Ind. tragedy) to promote healing from traumatic events. It can take years for healing to fully occur with the help of appropriate services. Please come to learn of the services offered by Safehope and be a support to women in our community.

MCC Meat Canning will take place from Oct. 24-Nov. 5 at the MCC Center in North Newton. Please consider volunteering during one of our scheduled times or a different time if you have a conflict. Donations are also requested. Please make checks payable to Tabor Mennonite Church and place them in the truck in the foyer. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board with volunteer time slots. Contact Kenton Nickel with any questions.

50th Anniversary Tabor Mennonite Men’s Chicken Barbeque, Thursday, November 7, 5-7 pm. Bring your appetite and a donation! Donations will go to Core Communities Marion County and Mennonite Men JOIN HANDS.

Please Mark Your Calendars: There will be a meeting to discuss the remodel of the basement fellowship hall on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, Oct. 14, 7pm, in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Lowell Ensey, a former school administrator in Colorado, will present research he has done on one-room schools in Marion County. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, 620-367-8200.

Why would you want to JUST SIT? Because you’ve heard that other people do it but you don’t have time. Because it will change your life. Because the pills aren’t working. Because you haven’t taken a deep breath since the last ti me you jumped into a pool. Because you think meditation isn’t for you. . .but you’re wrong.

What does it mean to JUST SIT? And why would you consider giving it just 20 minutes a day? Come find out! Come hear from some local folks who are just sitting, and how your life could be better if you did it too. See you Saturday, November 2, 8 am. at Bethesda’s Lincoln Perk and we will go from there. Questions? Contact Brenda Buller, brendasue.buller, phone 386-0581; Rosie Jantz, rjantz, phone 316-772-8740; Carol Duerksen, willowspringdowns13, 386-0709.

Bethesda Pillars Banquet – November 3 at Tabor Mennonite Church. Punch bowl and informal social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and banquet begins at 6 pm. Entertainment will feature “Ring Theory” men’s barbershop quartet and a celebration of Bethesda’s 120th anniversary. All proceeds go toward the Resident Life Enrichment campaign (for more information see flyer on bulletin board). Reservation deadline is October 20. Your attendance and generosity are appreciated and you will be rewarded by the fun/informational evening. Call 367-2291 for reservations or contact Bonnie Janzen, Eileen Schmidt, or Jason Unruh.

Goessel Ministerial Alliance invites the entire community to eat and give thanks together. The 7th Annual Goessel Community Thanksgiving Meal is will take place Sunday, November 10 in the Goessel Elementary School Gymnasium between 5-6:30pm. Come with your neighbors, family, and friends to this free event! Please consider signing up on the bulletin board in the foyer to contribute to the meal. There will also be an opportunity to donate to the ministries of GMA. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. ~Goessel Ministerial Alliance

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for congregational leaders in churches across WDC, and pray for wisdom and joy for them as they work together with pastors to guide vision, mission and ministry.

« Mennonite Mission Network: This week, new Mennonite Church of Congo leaders officially begin their responsibilities. Mennonite Mission Network requests prayer for Pastor Fidele Yongo, president; Pastor Martin Musukisa, vice president; and Charles Kazadi, general secretary; as they begin to serve the denomination in these new capacities.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for AMBS board members as they meet Oct. 17–18 — that God’s Spirit would guide them in listening well and wisely as they give direction to the ongoing work of the seminary.

« Mennonite Church USA: MC USA Constituency Leaders Council as they meet Oct. 16-18 in Phoenix, Arizona. Prayers are also requested for those who will participate in immigration learning days in Tucson, Arizona following the meetings.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Volunteer with SWAP: Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP) is a program of MCC Great Lakes, addressing multiple challenges of low-income families in Appalachia, including home repair and personal need. Groups of all ages are an essential component of SWAP’s ministry and can now sign up for 2020. Please consider forming a group, large or small, to come and experience a week at one of the locations in West Virginia or Kentucky. For more information go to swap.mcc.org or call Angela Maggard at 606-633-5065.

—Youth/College Meat Canning Day, October 26, at MCC in North Newton! Calling all youth, youth groups and college-age young adults to sign up by calling Jason Unruh at 620.381.4328 by October 10. The times will be flexible depending on the needs of who signs up. In order to make this work, we need to make sure we have enough volunteers. If we don’t get enough signed up, we won’t can any meat that day. Bring your friends, come to meet new friends and help to make quality protein possible for people in our communities and around the world.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)

—MDS has urgent need for volunteers in Florida, Texas, North Carolina and California. For more information call 1-800-241-8111 or visit https://mds.mennonite.net. Financial contributions are also welcome.

—The MDS Region 3 Annual Meeting will be held on Nov 8 & 9, 2019 at Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, MN. An invitation with details and registration is available in the church office. This information can be found on this web site: https://mds.mennonite.net/region-3-annual-meeting-2019/

–Camp Mennoscah Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats are November 1-3 and November 15-17. Register online www.campmennoscah.org .

Hesston College:

—All singers are invited to sing in the annual Hesston College Masterworks performance on Sat., Nov. 16. This year’s performance will be Song of Wisdom. Rehearsals begin Oct. 7. For more information, go to russell.adrian or 620-327-8143.

—Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of the play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (rated PG-13), Oct. 23 to 27 in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased in advance at the Hesston College Bookstore or at hesston.edu/bookstore.

—Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS): Save the date, February 21-23, 2020. Living More with More: Redefining the Good Life.

Bethel College: Register now for the 5th biennial Worship & the Arts Symposium at Bethel College, “Many Cultures, One Worship: A Foretaste of a Reconciled Heaven in a Broken World,” Nov. 22-23, with David M. Bailey and Urban Doxology of Richmond, Va. See www.bethelks.edu/academics/convocation-lectures/worship-arts-symposium for more information and online registration; fee reduction when 3 or more members of one congregation register as a group. Registrations requested by Nov. 11.

The annual Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA) benefit dinner will take place Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm at First Mennonite Church in Newton. A smothered pork burrito dinner will be prepared and served by Chef Carlos Lujano. (Chicken and Meatless burritos available by request). There will be a short program with some words and greetings from Marco Güete, Director. Dinner is by donation. This is a great opportunity for you to come to support IBA that

equips Hispanic leaders in Mennonite Church USA for ministry. IBA is a program of Mennonite Education Agency’s Hispanic Ministries for Leadership Development and Pastoral Education. For any inquires contact Violeta Ajquejay Suastegui at:

VioletaA or call 316-281-4342. Hope to see you there!!

Goshen College Parables will perform a concert at Shalom Mennonite Church, Tuesday, October 15 at 7 PM. Parables is a student ensemble whose performances combine music, drama, and storytelling into a worshipful experience. Parables has been well-received by audiences of all ages. We hope you can come! 800 E. 1st St, Newton. The concert is free of charge, and a free-will offering will be taken to support the ensemble.

BBQ & Bluegrass: All are invited to First Mennonite Church of Halstead’s Annual Hog Roast October 20 from 5-7pm at the city park Gazebo at 3rd & Locust in Halstead. A pulled pork meal with fixings will be served and bluegrass music provided by Smokey Mountain Bluegrass Band. Cost will be by donation. Proceeds will go to Offender Victim Ministries in Newton and Mennonite Central Committee refugee relief/immigration welcome efforts. Bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the church at 4th and Santa Fe.

Harvey County Rural Schools: Annual Reunion, Sunday, Oct 27, 2019, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Grand Central Senior Center, 122 E. 6th Street, Newton, KS. With an inevitable decline in members, we want to invite anyone who attended any country school anywhere to join us. Please bring old school books and memorabilia for “Show and Tell”. Bring a covered dish and tableware. For more information contact: Ruth Jacob, 316-215-1170 or Janet Bair, 316-215-1288. There will be door prizes.

The annual Swiss Mennonite and Historical Association banquet this year features Patricia Goering Smith, a graduate of Moundridge High School, who will talk about her book, Revolution Revisited: Behind the Scenes in East Germany, 1989. It tells the inspiring story of East Germany’s non-violent revolution in 1989 and features a handful of mostly young activists in Leipzig, East Germany. The organization and actions of this small group of activists mobilized the movement for democratic reforms and ultimately brought down the East German state and the Berlin Wall and changed the world. The banquet will be held at the Pine Village Wellness Center in Moundridge on November 7, starting at 6:00 p.m.. The cost of the meal is $20 per plate payable at the door. RSVP by texting or calling Nancy Stucky, 620-532-5693, by November 2.

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Oct. 6 announcements

Congregational Announcements

The Goessel Area Harvest Giving Walk is October 6! You can still sign up to walk and you can still make a donation, payable to Harvest Giving Walk. Find a walker on Sunday for your generous giving to help MCC’s Central American Migrants program, as well as the expenses of our local Tabor Food Pantry. Walkers, please be at Tabor Church by 1:15 p.m. to sign in and remember to bring an item for the Food Pantry and/or Immigration Detainee Care Kit, as well as your donation envelope.

Circles Ally: Are you interested in learning more about being a Circles Ally in Goessel? If yes, please talk to Pastor Phil and plan to attend a special class that will be taught by Mark Rogers in October. On October 6 and 20, the class will be at 11am. On October 13 and 27, the class will be at 9 am. The class will meet at Bethesda.

Wednesday Evenings at Tabor: On October 9 we will have a cookout in the church park (please bring roasting sticks and chairs). We will take a hayrack ride to Brandon and Kristi Unruh’s to eat s’mores and drink hot chocolate. Everyone is invited to attend this event! Our regular programming will start October 16. All are invited for supper and helpers are always needed! New this year are free guitar lessons! Adult Bible Study will begin on October 16 at 6:30 pm (note change in date and time). If you have any questions, please contact Doris Unruh or one of the pastors.

Items for the taking: In the basement fellowship hall you will find items from the visual and education teams from their supply rooms which are no longer needed. If there is anything that you would find useful, please feel free to take it. If you want to make a donation, you may do so to the respective team. Any items left after October 14 will be taken to Et Cetera in Newton or otherwise disposed.

Artist reception for Kathy Schroeder, “Read the Pictures: Notes from a Visual Learner,” Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m., Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College.

All Women are invited to the October 14 Tabor Mennonite Women meeting at 7pm in the fellowship hall for the presentation by Jan Jones, executive director of Safehope and The Resiliency Center located at 215 S. Pine, Newton—serving Harvey, Marion, and McPherson Counties. Safehope has provided advocacy & support to survivors and secondary victims of domestic violence for 29 years. In 2016 The Resiliency Center was formed (as a result of the Newton & Hesston Excel Ind. tragedy) to promote healing from traumatic events. It can take years for healing to fully occur with the help of appropriate services. Please come to learn of the services offered by Safehope and be a support to women in our community.

The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet on Monday, Oct. 14, 7pm, in the Goessel City Building Community Room. Lowell Ensey, a former school administrator in Colorado, will present research he has done on one-room schools in Marion County. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, 620-367-8200.

Why would you want to JUST SIT? Because you’ve heard that other people do it but you don’t have time. Because it will change your life. Because the pills aren’t working. Because you haven’t taken a deep breath since the last time you jumped into a pool. Because you think meditation isn’t for you. . .but you’re wrong.

What does it mean to JUST SIT? And why would you consider giving it just 20 minutes a day? Come find out! Come hear from some local folks who are just sitting, and how your life could be better if you did it too. See you Saturday, November 2, 8 am. at Bethesda’s Lincoln Perk and we will go from there. Questions? Contact Brenda Buller, brendasue.buller, phone 386-0581;

Rosie Jantz, rjantz, phone 316-772-8740;

Carol Duerksen, willowspringdowns13, 386-0709.

Bethesda Pillars Banquet – November 3 at Tabor Mennonite Church. Punch bowl and informal social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and banquet begins at 6 pm. Entertainment will feature “Ring Theory” men’s barbershop quartet and a celebration of Bethesda’s 120th anniversary. All proceeds go toward the Resident Life Enrichment campaign (for more information see flyer on bulletin board). Reservation deadline is October 20. Your attendance and generosity are appreciated and you will be rewarded by the fun/informational evening. Call 367-2291 for reservations or contact Bonnie Janzen, Eileen Schmidt, or Jason Unruh.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for Bethel College as it celebrates annual Fall Festival next weekend, and pray for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and board members.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Kate Widmer is preparing for ministry in France through Mennonite Mission Network. Pray that Kate will be guided by the Holy Spirit in language learning and building relationships as she assists at Paris Mennonite Center and serves alongside La Prairie Mennonite Church in community outreach programs in Montbéliard (Alsace region).

« Mennonite Education Agency: Peace Academic Center, Kykotsmovi, AZ. Pray for teachers, administrators, staff and students at Peace Academic Center (formerly Hopi Mission School) as they re-open and continue to build programs and capacity. Give thanks especially for the pre-K and kindergarten students who began classes this fall.

Mennonite Church USA:

—Introducing PeaceMail from Mennonite Church USA! PeaceMail will deliver all of MC USA’s news and blogs in one weekly e-newsletter. Those who have been subscribed to the news and Menno Snapshots emails will begin receiving this in their place. Subscribe at mennoniteusa.org/PeaceMailSubscribe.

—Service Adventure is seeking leaders for unit locations across the U.S.! This is an opportunity for individuals or couples 24 and up to foster community with a household of young adults and serve in a non-traditional pastoral role through faith formation, daily living, and house activities. For more information, contact Susan Nisly at Mennonite Mission Network: SusanN@MennoniteMission.net

Camp Mennoscah:

— Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats at Camp Mennoscah are November 1-3 and November 15-17. Register online.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—The MCC Mobile Meat Cannery will be at MCC in N Newton from Oct. 24-Nov. 5. Sign up and more information will be coming soon.

—Youth/College Meat Canning Day, October 26, at MCC in North Newton! Calling all youth, youth groups and college-age young adults to sign up by calling Jason Unruh at 620.381.4328 by October 10. The times will be flexible depending on the needs of who signs up. In order to make this work, we need to make sure we have enough volunteers. If we don’t get enough signed up, we won’t can any meat that day. Bring your friends, come to meet new friends and help to make quality protein possible for people in our communities and around the world.

—Doctrine of Discovery training – Oct 14 (7-9 pm) at Bethel College Memorial Hall (public event); Oct 15 (9 am-5 pm) at MCC Central States office; Oct 16 (9 am-4:30 pm) at MCC Central States office. MCC is committed to the ongoing work of education and awareness-raising to engage the legacy of colonialism and understand the intersecting history between Native people and European settlers. This training will introduce an analysis of the Doctrine of Discovery – the theological, philosophical and legal framework established by the Christian Church that gave European governments moral and legal rights to invade and seize Indigenous lands and dominate Indigenous peoples. Using the framework of the Doctrine of Discovery we will explore the taking of land from Indigenous peoples which led to the justification of the global slave-trade of the 15th and 16 centuries and the Age of Imperialism. Participants will gain educational tools which they can utilize to further educate others on the Doctrine of Discover, including: The Loss of Turtle Island – a participatory learning experience that depicts the historic relationship between European settlers – including Mennonites – and the Indigenous nations, the original inhabitants, of the land we now call the United States of America. Registration: https://mcc_us.formstack.com/forms/dod_training.

Hesston College:

—On Monday, October 7, the students of Hesston College invite you to “their house” to share food, music, dance, games and other aspects of culture. The campus boasts students from 26 countries and U.S. territories – many of whom will be sharing their hearts during the 2019 Cultures Fair. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Center of Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main St. Contact Carlota Ponds, 620-327-8210 for more information.

—All singers are invited to sing in the annual Hesston College Masterworks performance on Sat., Nov. 16. This year’s performance will be Song of Wisdom. Rehearsals begin Oct. 7. For more information, go to russell.adrian or 620-327-8143.

Bethel College:

—Fall Festival at Bethel College – Oct. 10-13 with most events Sat., Oct. 12; see www.bethelks.edu/fallfest/ or Fall Fest 2019 on Facebook.

—Bethel College Theater presents A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow – Fri., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 13, 2 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. Tickets at Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or a minimum of one hour before showtime in the LFAC ticket office, subject to availability.

—Calling all Bethel College Concert Choir alumni! The Bethel College Alumni Choir will again be meeting during Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12. The choir will rehearse from 10-11:30 a.m. and perform during the hymn sing at 2 p.m. Come join for great music with good friends! If you have questions, please contact Braden Unruh at bradensunruh

The annual Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA) benefit dinner will take place Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm at First Mennonite Church in Newton. A smothered pork burrito dinner will be prepared and served by Chef Carlos Lujano. (Chicken and Meatless burritos available by request). There will be a short program with some words and greetings from Marco Güete, Director. Dinner is by donation. This is a great opportunity for you to come to support IBA that

equips Hispanic leaders in Mennonite Church USA for ministry. IBA is a program of Mennonite Education Agency’s Hispanic Ministries for Leadership Development and Pastoral Education. For any inquires contact Violeta Ajquejay Suastegui at: VioletaA or call 316-281-4342. Hope to see you there!!

Everence will hold informative Medicare workshops at its offices in North Newton at 3179 N. Main St. on Thursday, Oct. 10 (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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Sept. 29 announcements

Note of Thanks

Thank you, our Tabor family, for the beautiful flowers we received to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The arrangement was such a lovely display of colors and blossoms. ~Keith and Barb Banman

Congregational Announcements

Supporting our Mission Partners: Please note that we will receive special offerings on October 6 and 13 to support the work of our Mission Partners, the Smith Derksen family.

Wednesday Evenings at Tabor: We are one week from starting our Wednesday night activities at Tabor Church! We will start the year off on October 2 with a cookout and an Amazing Race Tabor Style Activity in the church park. Please bring roasting sticks and chairs. Everyone is invited to attend. On October 9 after supper, we will take a hayrack ride to Brandon and Kristi Unruh’s to eat s’mores and drink hot chocolate. Everyone is invited to attend this event too! Our regular programming will start October 16. All are invited for supper and helpers are always needed! New this year are free guitar lessons! There will be a follow up email for anyone who hasn’t enrolled to do so. If you don’t have time for that, there will be papers to sign at the first meeting. In order to go on the hayrack ride on October 9, we will need a transportation permission signed. If you have any questions, please contact Doris Unruh or one of the pastors at Tabor.

Please consider helping on Wednesday evenings this year. We are still in need of teachers for the 3 and 4 year old class and the 1st and 2nd grade class. Contact one of the pastors or Doris Unruh if you are interested.

Healing Testimonies: As part of our Fall Worship Series focused on "Healing," anyone who has experienced healing in their life (physical, mental, spiritual, relational, etc…) is invited to consider sharing a faith testimony during one of the worship services. If you are open to sharing a healing testimony, please let Pastor Phil know.

Community Junior High Event: Junior High Youth (6th-8th grade) along with parents and families are invited to an evening of S’mores and Fellowship on Sunday, September 29 at 7pm at the home of Ben and Tina Schrag (715 29th Ave., Canton). Please bring lawn chairs. This will be the first of several community Junior High events that will take place throughout the year.

Items for the taking: In the basement fellowship hall you will find items from the visual and education teams from their supply rooms which are no longer needed. If there is anything that you would find useful, please feel free to take it. If you want to make a donation, you may do so to the respective team. Any items left after October 14 will be taken to Et Cetera in Newton or otherwise disposed.

Circles Graduation Celebration: You are invited to join in celebrating the first group of Goessel graduates who completed the Circles "Getting Ahead" class with Mark Rogers. Circles USA is focused on "Building Communities to End Poverty” (see https://www.circlesusa.org/ for more information). The graduation celebration will be on Sunday, September 29 at 5pm at the Bethesda Chapel in Goessel. We hope to see you there!

Circles Ally: Are you interested in learning more about being a Circles Ally in Goessel? If yes, please talk to Pastor Phil and plan to attend a special class that will be taught by Mark Rogers in October. On October 6 and 20, the class will be at 11am. On October 13 and 27, the class will be at 9am. The class will meet at Bethesda.

The Kansas MDS Unit is working on a long term recovery project in Eureka KS. This community experienced severe tornadoes in 2016 and 2018. MDS is responding by reshingling homes damaged in the storms. We are in need of volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 5 leaving at 6:00 a.m. from First Mennonite church in Newton. If you can help out please contact Cleo Koop at 316-282-0797.

The Harvest Giving Walk will take place at Tabor Mennonite Church Sunday,

October 6 at 1:30 p.m. Pick up a Walk envelope today or find someone who is walking and generously support the Tabor Food Pantry and the MCC’s Central American Migrants program. Walkers from our church are: Brent Abrahams & family, Russell Adrian, Janna Duerksen, Lee Goertzen, Peter Goerzen, Elton & Denise Nickel, Kevin Nickel, Phil Schmidt & family, Keri Unruh, and Myron Voth. Walkers are invited to bring an item for the Tabor Food Pantry and/or MCC’s Immigration Detainee Care Kits. Please make checks payable to Harvest Giving Walk.

The Mennonite Heritage and Agriculture Museum:

—TIME to Celebrate Russian Mennonite Clocks and more at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum. 3 Clocks from the museum collection and 4 owned by Jerry and Leann Toews. Also on display are Kitchen/mantel clock from the ’20’s and ’30’s along with clocks handcrafted by Orie D. Voth. This special exhibit will run through Sept. Regular admission applies to non members. Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10 am to 5 pm.

— The stories of the "Seagoing Cowboys and Tractors to Poland" will be the topic of the Fall 2019 Heritage Lecture on Saturday, October 5, 2019 starting at 9:30 a.m. Hear their stories of bringing cattle and tractors to a starving and war-torn Europe during the years of ’45-’47. The location is the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. This event is sponsored by Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum and is free and open to the public. Donations to the museum are welcome.

Artist reception for Kathy Schroeder, “Read the Pictures: Notes from a Visual Learner,” Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m., Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College.

Save the Date – November 3, 2019 for the Bethesda Pillars Banquet featuring the Ring Theory men’s barbershop quartet, and a celebration of 120 years of ministry with photos, trivia questions with prizes, and more. Tabor Mennonite Church fellowship hall. More details to follow.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for the many ways WDC congregations reach out to serve their communities through ministries of peace, justice, evangelism and hospitality.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Pray for the ministry of MMN’s newly launched Sent Network that equips peace church planters to be mission workers in the context of the United States.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Pray for director John McCabe-Juhnke and student actors and crew preparing A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow for this year’s Fall Festival at Bethel College.

Camp Mennoscah:

—October 5, 8:30am. Work and Play Day at Camp. Morning projects, simple lunch, finish last details, and then the rest of the day is yours for camp fun and relaxation! Call us to let us know you are coming.

—The annual removal of the dam at Camp Mennoscah will take place on October 6. The activities typically start at 2pm often with some preparations before this time. Everyone is welcome to help or watch the process. Dress appropriately for the weather and your choice of activity!

— Scrapbook and Crafts Retreats at Camp Mennoscah are November 1-3 and November 15-17. Register online.

Contact and registration for Camp Mennoscah:

Online at www.campmennoscah.org

Telephone: 620-297-3290.

Email: office.

Contact: olivia.bartel.

Mennonite Central Committee:

—Join MCC for a South Texas Borderlands learning tour, November 3-8. This learning tour will be packed with opportunities for learning about immigration. From talking with MCC partners who work in legal representation, to those that do water drops, to providing shelter to those recently released. You will also connect with people who have lived the immigrant experience, visit Mennonite churches on the border, hear perspectives from south of the border, and visit a detention center. You will have a first-hand learning experience on the impact of policy and see the hope of incredible people working to extend God’s love and compassion for all. The cost for the trip is $700, plus airfare. Please contact anahinojosa or jordanpenner for more information.

New Hope: Do you have a passion to help others? Join our team! New Hope is in search of or next Shelter Coordinator. Duties include, but not limited to: bookkeeping (Quickbooks experience a plus), volunteer coordination, course teaching, and some resident duties. Email resume to: james

Hesston College:

—Hesston College’s annual Cultures Fair will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7 in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center on the Hesston College campus. In fall 2019, the campus boasts students from 25 countries – many of whom will share their hearts through food, games, dance, vocal and instrumental music. A family-friendly event. Free and open to the public.

—All singers are invited to sing in the annual Hesston College Masterworks performance on Saturday, November 16. This year’s performance will be Song of Wisdom. Rehearsals begin October 7. For more information, go to russell.adrian or 620-327-8143.

Bethel College:

—Sun., Oct. 6 – Bethel College Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra joint concert, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall

—Fall Festival at Bethel College – Oct. 10-13 with most events Sat., Oct. 12; see www.bethelks.edu/fallfest/ or Fall Fest 2019 on Facebook.

—Bethel College Theater presents A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow – Fri., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 13, 2 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. Tickets at Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or a minimum of one hour before showtime in the LFAC ticket office, subject to availability.

—Help support Bethel College Women’s Association by donating pies for their Pie-By-The-Slice booth at Fall Festival 2019. Bring your pies to Seminar A in Schultz Student Center from 3:30-6:30 pm on Friday, October 11 or 8-11 am on Saturday, October 12. (no custard pies please) Also, your donations of baked goods, crafts, plants and vegetables are requested (pies, bierocks, zwieback, peppernuts and cinnamon rolls are always great sellers). Bring these items to the Fine Arts Center Rm 140 beside Box Office on Friday October 11 from 1:30-4:30 pm or Saturday from 7-8:00 am. All proceeds go to Bethel College.

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The annual Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA) benefit dinner will take place Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm at First Mennonite Church in Newton. A smothered pork burrito dinner will be prepared and served by Chef Carlos Lujano. (Chicken and Meatless burritos available by request). There will be a short program with some words and greetings from Marco Güete, Director. Dinner is by donation. This is a great opportunity for you to come to support IBA that equips Hispanic leaders in Mennonite Church USA for ministry. IBA is a program of Mennonite Education Agency’s Hispanic Ministries for Leadership Development and Pastoral Education. For any inquires contact Violeta Ajquejay Suastegui at: VioletaA or call 316-281-4342.

Hope to see you there!!

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