Everyone is invited to stay for a congregational meal after the nurture hour this Sunday. For the meal please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert to share as well as your own table service. Guests and college students are warmly invited to stay for the meal.
A brief congregational meeting will directly follow the worship service this Sunday. The meeting's agenda includes:
There are only a couple of dates left to fill. If you would enjoy hosting a Sunday noon meal for the students,
; username: students, password: bamf. For more information, contact
. Thank you so much for your meals and friendship to our students!
The library committee has set up a table in the Fellowship Hall with nonfiction books that have not been checked out for many years and are being discarded from the library to make room for new additions. You are welcome to take any of the books you want, and the rest will be donated to the Depot.
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!
Honk! Musical Tickets
Bethany Christian High School will perform the musical, Honk!
This musical is a lively and colorful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Tied through the duckling Ugly’s adventures, travels, and encounters is the thread of a mother and child’s love for each other. This musical is a great introduction to theater for children. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and may be purchased online
beginning February 13. Performances are March 2-5; 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Berkey member, Abbe Rudy-Froese
is part of the cast.
Winter Choral Concert
The Goshen College Choirs will present their annual Winter Choral Concert on February 19, 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available online
or by calling (574) 535-7566. Goshen College faculty, staff, and students are free with valid ID.
Peace Oratorical Contest
Five Goshen College students will present speeches about peace and justice issues during the 2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest
on February 21, 7:00 p.m. in the Umble Center. This event is free and open to the public. The student speakers include Alma Rosa Carrillo, Yazan Meqbil, Dona Park, Noemi “Mimi” Salvador and Hitesh Sharma.
Both My Sons
Ken Reed, author of "Both My Sons," will be performing and speaking at Goshen College’s Newcomer Center on February 22, 7:30 p.m. “Both My Sons” tells the story of an immigrant Mennonite father who wants a peaceful life with his two sons, complicated by the outbreak of war in the early Pennsylvania forest. The event is free and open to the public.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Intercultural Reading of the Bible in the Congregation
A theological lectureship and workshop with Dr. Hans de Wit, professor emeritus of theology at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will draw from his three-year project that brought together committed and creative ordinary readers, Bible teachers, pastors and scholars from different countries in five continents to study a biblical text. His lectures on March 2–3 are free and open to the public. Read more information
An interactive workshop on March 4 will delve into Luke 18 from global Christian perspectives and explore new ways for congregations to create diverse groups for Bible study. The workshop cost is $25. Register here
Mennonite Central Committee
The public is invited to view an MCC quilt from Tanzania on display in The Depot. In Tanzania, the rate of albinism, an inherited condition where people lack pigmentation or coloration in their skin, hair and eyes, is 10 times higher than in the United States, Canada and Europe. MCC works with partners in Tanzania, where people living with albinism are stigmatized and marginalized by their families and communities. In 2015, MCC partnered with Albino Peacemakers to conduct a camp for 91 students with visual impairments teaching them to protect their skin, encourage them to be peacemakers and model the love of Christ so they can know they are valued by God. Children drew on the quilt squares and women with albinism made this quilt for MCC. The quilt will be on display, along with literature, stories and other information, in the atrium of The Depot MCC Thrift Shops through March 18. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mennonite Church USA
In a recent Love is a Verb
blog post titled, I am because we are
, Elisabeth Barahona writes, "Marriage is a mysterious journey of learning how to consent to God in order to learn how to say “yes” to one’s spouse. It is a delicate interdependence of honoring both the I and the we in this journey towards marital togetherness." Read more
Mennonite Disaster Service
You are invited to watch the YouTube video, Mennonite Disaster Service's 2016 year-in-review
. The video features flood clean up and repair in Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia; MDS Unit stories across the U.S and Canada; the RV program; youth stories in Michigan, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Nebraska and Texas; and closings of the Jamestown, Colorado and Pateros, Washington projects.
Black History Month on PBS
February is Black History Month. PBS has a film series covering the Black experience in the U.S. since Martin Luther King. You are invited to watch, Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise
. Please note the films are in two segments, each approximately two hours long.
The BDS Movement
There has been a lot of talk about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) called for by Palestinians. Join our panel including Garik Ruiz of the BDS National Committee, Mark Regier of Everence Financial, and Andre Gingrich Stoner of the “Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine Resolution” writing committee as they discuss the movement, its political goals, its practicality, and how it relates to the Mennonite Church USA resolution. The conversation will be facilitated by Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach of MCC on February 20, 1:00 p.m. at College Mennonite Church, room 143.
Goshen Community Chorale Invitation
The Goshen Community Chorale will begin rehearsing for its upcoming spring season on Tuesday, February 21, at College Mennonite Church, 7:00 p.m. The Chorale will be preparing for a May 13 joint performance with the Maple City Community Orchestra in Sauder Concert Hall, with the featured work to be the Mozart "Requiem." The Chorale welcomes new members who have a background in choral singing and who wish to commit themselves to regular attendance at rehearsals and to learning challenging repertoire. Interested persons should contact the music director, William Mateer
, (574) 533-2562.
Israel-Palestine Book Discussion
Pastors Nelson Kraybill and Suella Gerber invite you to a discussion of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
, by Ari Shavit. Open to all, the group will meet at Prairie Street Mennonite Church at 10:30 am Saturday, February 25. Read the book in advance or simply come to hear a summary and join the discussion. Because of the books length we will be discussing chapters 1-9 only. For more information contact Jonathan Brenneman
Everence College Scholarship
A college scholarship for you or your children is one of the potential benefits of doing business with Everence. To apply for an Everence scholarship, the student or the student’s parent or legal guardian must own or be using an Everence product. The application must be completed by February 28; previous recipients may apply again. This is for all college students, not just incoming freshmen. Read more
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Anabaptist Disabilities Network is working with convention planners to facilitate increased Accessibility Services. They are seeking a Convention Accessibility Coordinator and On-site Volunteers. If you would like to learn more, contact Kathy Nofziger Yeakey