Join us at the church this Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. for food and fellowship with other young families from Berkey. Bring a dish to share and your own table service.
The Search committee for the third Pastor position (Lois Mast's old position) has completed our informational paperwork necessary for the Conference to post our position and vetted it with the elders and pastors. Those two forms are the
. The committee includes Deb Williams, Lindsay Rheinheimer, Randy Horst, Abbe Buller, and Roy Bergey. We hope to be begin the process of looking at candidates in the near future.
The next prayer shawl meeting will be on October 21 at 4:15 pm at Laverne Nafziger's at 1728 Wildwood Ct. RSVP to
We want to say a huge thank you to all of you for your loving support of our Peruvian Cookbook. The Ayacuchan community, where both of us did voluntary service, was unbelievably welcoming to both of us and we are so happy to be able to give back to them. We sold nearly 200 cookbooks and thus we will be donating over $1,000. Because of the overwhelming support we decided to split the donations between the comedor, the soup kitchen where Gretchen volunteered, as well as the hogar, an orphanage where another student volunteered. You are all a blessing in our lives and we are forever grateful for your support. If you have any feedback or suggestions on the recipes we'd love to hear them. If you would like to order more for extra Christmas gifts or anything, let us know. Thanks!
Over the years, Berkey has been a wonderful, welcoming church home for many college/young adult students. One of the highlights for the students is having a meal each Sunday after church. This allows them to get to know our church family in a more informal setting and learn to know a wider range of people. You don’t need to make anything fancy – just a simple meal of food you enjoy making. You can host in your home or at the church, using the church kitchen. You may sign up individually, with someone else or as a small group. You can go
directly to sign up for a meal (username: students and password: bamf) or contact
Head on over to our Facebook page
for a photographic collection of our early history -- complete with difficult to recognize building features, incredible hairstyles and clothing, and who knows what else we will dig up! Play along and see if you can spot anybody you know, and don't forget to like our page if you haven't already!
Bethany Christian Schools
The high school’s senior class fish fry on Friday, October 31, is less than two weeks away! Come between the hours of 4:30 and 8:00 p.m. for an evening of fellowship, homemade pie, and all the fish you can eat. Tickets are available from all Bethany seniors or at the door. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children in grades 1-6. Preschool age is free. Carryout is also available with adult tickets only.
We are seeking host families for students from Paraguay and South Korea. Two new students will attend Bethany beginning in January 2015. Bethany is seeking host families in the community for a ninth-grade boy from South Korea and a sophomore girl from Paraguay (who speaks Spanish and German fluently). Host families receive compensation for room and board. Contact Bethany admissions director Sarah Lind
for further information or to recommend a possible host family.
Goshen College's award winning radio station is ranked the best college radio station in Indiana and the Nation. The Globe provides students with the opportunity to develop their broadcasting skills. At the same time, students bring coverage of events, quality programming and culturally progressive music to the community and region. Learn more
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Anabaptist Witness journal invites submissions that explore Anabaptist and Mennonite understandings of and relationships to communities that do not share Christian faith. Co-editors welcome submissions from a variety of genres, from academic papers and interviews to sermons and photo essays. The deadline is November 1, 2014. Learn more
Night of Worship
Youth and youth groups/sponsors are invited for fellowship and learning at Night of Worship, at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, sponsored by Hesston College and hosted by Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Worship will feature Hesston Bible faculty member Michele Hershberger sharing a message about Jesus' love for us and how our unique stories fit into the Kingdom of God. There will also be worship music by area musicians, snacks and door prizes. Everyone is welcome! Indicate your plans to attend in advance by contacting Silverwood pastor Eric Martin
Michiana Anabaptist Historians
On Saturday, October 25, the Michiana Anabaptist Historians will meet at Eighth Street Mennonite Church in Goshen for their fall meeting. The varied program will include an introduction to Harmonia Sacra and Sacred Harp singing and an opportunity to bring and interpret–show and tell–artifacts that embody, in some way, aspects of Mennonite history or culture. Learn more
Amigo Centre will be hosting Open Gym again this fall and winter. The first open gym will be Monday, November 3. We are planning to host open gym on Mondays and Thursdays as our calendar allows. The gym will be open from 7-9:00 p.m. and the cost is $3.00/person/night. There is a flyer with exact dates posted on your church information board. Please call the main office if you have any questions at 269-651-2811. We hope to see you there!
On October 23rd, The Window Board of Directors will be hosting the Haystack Dinner fundraiser at St. Mark's United Methodist Church located at 502 North Main St. Goshen. Tickets are available at the presale price of $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 4-13 and children 0-3 admission is free.
Have something to sell, rent or lend? Want to buy or borrow something? Looking for a job or wanting to volunteer? This is the place to have it be known!
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Great Lakes is seeking a Program Coordinator/Church Relations Associate in Illinois. This person will be responsible for programming in Chicago and relationships with constituent groups and congregations throughout Illinois. This includes speaking in churches, representing MCC Great Lakes in various settings and making connections between MCC and constituents. This salaried position has responsibility for church relations, peace and justice education, MCC Great Lakes programs and representing MCC in the Chicago metropolitan area. See full job description
. If interested, send a letter of intent and current resume to Amber Falcón
Bethany Christian Schools (grades 4-12; enrollment 280) in Goshen, Indiana, invites applications for the part-time position of bus driver. The position is available immediately and continues until the end of the school year. For details and application procedures, see www.bethanycs.net/jobs
Little Eden Camp, located in beautiful northern Michigan, has openings for a full-time maintenance director and a part-time office manager. These positions could be filled by a married couple desiring to minister together at a Mennonite camp or by individuals applying for one of the positions. If interested, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 231-889-4294. Learn more