To kick off our summer quarter we are planning an All-Church picnic after the worship service this Sunday, July 10. Please bring along your favorite summer picnic dishes of salads, finger foods and desserts to share. Also, bring along lawn chairs, blankets, and lawn games. Weather permitting we'll eat outside on the side lawn and enjoy sunshine, food, lawn games and fellowship time together. The Good/Sherer Small Groups are hosting.
Summer Nurture Hour Schedule
July 10: All-Church Picnic (No Nurture Hour classes).
July 17 - August 14: Inter-generational classes for everyone.
Aug. 21: All-Church Fellowship Meal and Congregational Meeting (No Nurture Hour classes).
Aug. 28 - Celebration Sunday/Refreshments (No Nurture Hour classes).
Sally Ruth Derstine
Sally Ruth was born at 3:04 a.m., July 5, at the Goshen Birth Center, weighing 8 lbs, 4 oz at 20 inches long. Everyone is doing great, including big brother Abram who woke up to the news of his baby sister.
Berkey will be creating a welcome basket for a new Goshen College international student. If you would like to help welcome the student, please sign up for an item on the sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall. Items should be brought to church by August 1 and placed on the table near the mailboxes. All items should be new
. See Beth Berry with any questions.
To complete the basket, we need:
Ruth Hathaway and her small group are finishing up a single bed comforter. A study lamp has also been donated.
- a regular sized bed pillow
- a single bed set ( 80 inch, extra long twin) containing a top sheet, bottom sheet, and a pillowcase
- an alarm clock
- a wastebasket
- a laundry basket
- ten clothes hangers
- a bath towel and face cloth
New to the Library
Seek Me with all Your Heart,
by Beth Wiseman: A Christian fiction romance novel about an Amish family who moves to Colorado, leaving family and friends behind.
Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End, Vol. III
, by Jennifer Worth: The last book in the trilogy about nurses and nuns working as midwives in the poorest section of post-war London.
A couple of dishes and lids were mismatched after the baptism breakfast earlier this spring. If you brought food in a 9 x 13" Pyrex glass dish, please make sure it matches your lid. Contact Jenny Yoder
to correct the pair.
Pastor on Vacation
Dan Schrock is on vacation from June 11 through July 10 and will return to work on Monday, July 11.
We have an opening for a part-time custodian at Berkey. The position includes flexible hours, a great employer, quiet work setting, and hopefully a clean work environment. The pay is $160/week for 8-10 hrs/week, and starts with two weeks of vacation per year. If you're interested, please contact Patrick Buller
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!
Do you have an announcement for the Newsletter? Submit your announcement to the office by noon on Thursday. Announcements received after the deadline will be printed the following week.
Helping youth become more biblically literate and develop practices they can continue as adults is a significant benefit of Bethany’s Bible curriculum. Read more online
Host Families Needed
Host families are needed for Goshen College international students: If you have a spare bedroom and live within a mile of campus, think about hosting a Goshen College international student in your home this coming year. For more information, contact Skip Barnett
July 18 is Goshen College's Summer Open House and kicks off Indiana Private College Week. Nothing is going to tell you more about the right college fit than taking a campus tour, learning about our top academic programs and housing options, and meeting with a financial aid expert. Come join us any day from July 18-22, at either 9:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m., for a campus tour and to meet our admissions team. Learn more online
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
AMBS is a learning community with an Anabaptist vision, educating followers of Jesus Christ to be leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world. View upcoming events on their website
Mennonite Central Committee Great Lakes
You are invited to read the latest issue of In Touch online
. This issue discusses school kits, refugees and much more.
Invitation from College Mennonite
Professor Lisa Schirch of Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacebuilding will be speaking at College Mennonite Church on Sunday evening, July 10, 7:00 p.m. Prof. Schirch’s topic is: Taking Peace to the Pentagon: Reflections on Mennonite Peacebuilding
. More information is posted on the bulletin board by the mailboxes.
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!
Convention social media ambassador volunteers sought! Are you a youth or young adult who loves Mennonite Church USA conventions? Do you use Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram? If you’d be willing to spend about an hour per month sharing content from convention social media accounts that interest you — from now through the Orlando 2017 convention (July 4–8) — consider applying to become a convention social media ambassador. People serving in this role will receive a reduced registration fee and will also assist with social media during convention. To learn more, go online
see or contact Sarah Chase
An immediate part-time position is open for an LPN, RN, or Medical Assistant at the Center for Healing and Hope. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish and English are preferred. If interested, contact Rebecca Gascho
, Executive Director.
Mennonite Mission Network is currently seeking a full-time Christian Service Recruiter, who will also resource and visit Mennonite Voluntary Service units. Go online
to see the full position description or email
Linda Krueger, Human Resources Coordinator for more information.