Bryan Moyer Suderman
We are pleased to have Bryan Moyer Suderman
joining us this Sunday, May 4. Bryan has a gift for writing songs for all ages that are at once simple, catchy, profound, and fun! Bryan will join us for morning worship and Sunday School.
Baby Dedication and Shower
This Sunday, May 4, we will be having a baby dedication for Paul Horst during our morning service. Additionally, during the fellowship time (between worship and Christian education), we will have a baby shower for Karissa and Russell Horst in celebration of Paul's arrival. The Fellowship Commission will have blank cards and envelopes available for you to sign at the shower. Link
Metekai Thank You Dinner
You are invited to the Metekai's Thank You Dinner at Berkey on Friday, May 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. A Kenyan meal will be served and pictures from their recent trip to Kenya will be shared! A sign up sheet will be out on Sunday May 4th! Karibuni (Welcome)!
Everence Medicare Supplement Plans
Please see Missy Kauffman Schrock to learn more about a special Everence offer that benefits our congregation for people who purchase an Everence Medicare supplement plan by July 31, 2014. Your participation not only helps you meet a personal need but creates funding that helps people experiencing financial hardships in our congregation as well as other congregations throughout the U.S. The benefit to our congregation comes through a referral program, so if you are planning to purchase a Medicare Supplement plan before July 31, please contact Missy Kauffman Schrock at (574) 849-9753 or email@example.com
Opportunities to Support Model School
We have a couple of ways that you can help support Model Elementary School. The first is to provide new or gently used gym shoes for Model's shoe exchange. Students need the gym shoes for their PE classes. Shoes with laces or velcro are both okay. Slip on shoes are okay if they come up high on the foot and cannot easily fall off when running or kicking a ball. Sizes 13, 1, 2, and 3 are needed most but other sizes can be used as well. Place shoes in the box under the mailboxes by May 11 or deliver them to Ann Garl at Model. The second option is musical. Kent Dutchersmith, music teacher at Model, requests a donation of an old drum set or a snare drum and high hat cymbals (with stand and pedal) in playable condition. Please contact Kent
if you are interested in donating.
Walk For Crop
This Sunday, May 4, Lexi and Laverne are going to walk for CROP. Money is due when they arrive at Shanklin Park to walk at 2:00 p.m. Make checks out to CWS/CROP. This helps local and world wide services to feed people. They will have a signup sheet and envelope for money in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your support! ~ Lexi Bentley and Laverne Nafziger
LaCasa’s Help-A-House Project
Please consider joining our MYF to help with LaCasa’s Help-A-House project on Saturday, May 10. Through the Help-A-House program, LaCasa organizes volunteers to repair the homes and improve neighborhoods in Goshen. Last year our group from Berkey spread mulch around newly planted trees in the North Goshen neighborhood and helped tear down an old garage. The day begins with a pancake breakfast served by the Goshen Exchange club from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. The work project usually goes through early afternoon. Please let Curt Wenger know
by Sunday, May 4 if you will join us or if you have questions.
MYF Summer Service Trip
You are invited to join the MYF's summer service trip to Colorado! The MYF is looking for several people to join our trip to Jamestown, CO (near Boulder) where we will be working with MDS the week of June 29-July 5. Construction experience is helpful but not necessary. You would be responsible to cover your transportation costs to Colorado but everything else - food, lodging, etc. - is provided for you. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the awesome youth in our congregation! Talk to Lois Mast if you are interested.
New to the Library
This week we have one new selection in the library, Branch: A Memoir with Pictures
by John L. Ruth. This book by Eastern PA Mennonite historian and pastor, John Ruth is a compilation of photos along with his memories and comments about life along the banks of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek and the smaller Indian Creek. The central theme is connectedness to family, community, nature and God.
Roger Nofziger, who lives 2 houses west of the church has some apple trees that he is not harvesting apples from. He has informed us that anyone from the church who would like to take care of the trees can have the apples. For more information, please be in touch with Lowell Nafziger
Vacation Bible School
Please consider how you might volunteer to help with Summer Bible School on June 10-13, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. We are in need of many helping hands. Thank you to those who have already filled out and returned the volunteer forms. The green volunteer forms were in your mailboxes and are due to Deb Williams by this Sunday, May 4. There will be volunteer opportunities for youth also available. Also, those families with children ready to turn 4 years - grade six will find student registration forms in your church mailboxes. These will be due by May 25, but are welcomed earlier than that. Also, if you need registration forms for friends, relatives, or neighbors, or with any other questions, please talk to Deb Williams.
Throwback Thursdays (Flashback Friday)
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!
Please note the new email addresses for Ginny and Armand Martin. Ginny's is firstname.lastname@example.org
and Armand's is email@example.com
. Be sure and update your address books! If you have any contact information updates, please be sure to let us know
Bethany Christian Schools
Host Families Needed
Bethany Christian Schools is in need of host families for serving international students who would like to attend Bethany. This opportunity to gain cross cultural experience in your own home often becomes a rewarding experience for the host family, as well as a blessing to the student. Families receive monetary compensation. One school year commitment. For more information, contact admissions director Sarah Kraybill Lind at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (574) 534-2567.
Honey’s Supports Bethany
Eat at Honey’s on Wednesday, May 7, and Bethany Christian Schools will receive 20% of your purchase with presentation of paper coupon or photo of coupon on your phone. Coupons available on the events bulletin board or at www.bethanycs.net/honeys
Bethany Christian Middle School will present the stage version of E.B. White’s children’s classic Charlotte’s Web at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, 2014. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students, and may be purchased online at bethanycs.net/charlottesweb2014
, or by calling the school at (574) 534-2567. The production will feature Abby Rudy-Froese and Evie Nafziger (director).
Goshen College will feature the Chicago-based Spektral Quartet with bandoneonist Julien Labro in concert Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. Together they will perform a lively program of South American jazz and tangos, which they have recently recorded. Tickets for this Rieth Chamber Series concert are $15 and will be available at the door one hour before the concert begins, or in advance at the GC Welcome Center. Call (574) 535-7566 to obtain your tickets.
Community School of the Arts Auditions
All youth choirs of Goshen College's Community School of the Arts will hold auditions on Sunday, May 18, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for their 2014-15 season openings. Students in grades 2-11 are invited to come to the Music Center anytime during these hours to audition for Rejoice (grades 3-5), Shout for Joy (grades 6-8) or the High School Honors Choir (grades 9-12). Younger students need no preparation, older students may bring a prepared song along for the auditions that will be 10-15 min. in length. Please call the Music Center office at 535-7361 if you have questions.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Lois Barrett Lecture
AMBS is pleased to have Lois Barrett, PhD, professor of theology and Anabaptist studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. She will present a special lecture on Friday, May 2, at 11:45 a.m. In “Beyond beliefs and practices” she will examine how the church defines itself. AMBS invites guests to attend the lecture in the seminary’s chapel or to watch the lecture online
A Shine Training Event
Training Event will be held on Thursday, May 8 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Mennonite USA. Shine: Living in God’s Light
is a new Sunday school curriculum jointly published by Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Church Canada, and Church of the Brethren. Anyone interested in learning more about the Shine children’s Sunday school curriculum and how to use it in your congregation should attend. Learn more
IN-MI Mennonite Women’s Day of Gathering
Join us on May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Gladys Maina is the featured speaker addressing the topic "She Said Yes! Overcoming Limits with a Limitless God." Morning snacks and a luncheon will be provided. For more information, contact President Shirley Bustos at (219) 764-6043.
Summer Camp is on its way! The theme for the summer is “Crooked Paths Made Straight”, and the theme verse being Luke 3:4b-6. T and Jean Mounsithiraj and family will be our camp pastors for the summer. We will be delving into the life of Jesus and the lessons that He taught by how He lived, and we are excited for the lessons to be learned. We hope to see you at Camp this summer. For registration and more information go to www.amigocentre.org
MDC Goldenrod Fundraiser Concert
Save the date! On Friday May 23rd world class guitarist, Phil Keaggy
will be performing a benefit concert at Sauder Music Hall. Proceeds go to support the MDC Goldenrod Community! The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and all tickets are $30.00 and are general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or by visiting the Goshen College website
. For additional information please visit www.mdcgoldenrod.org
or call the MDC Goldenrod Office at (574) 533-9720.
MDC Goldenrod Gardens Mother’s Day Sale
The Goldenrod Gardens Greenhouse will be open to the public two days before Mother’s Day: Friday, May 9, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday May 10, form 8:00 a.m. - :002 p.m. We have hanging baskets, wave petunias, bedding plants and tomato plants. Proceeds support meaningful activity for people with disabilities. Goldenrod Gardens is a ministry of MDC Goldenrod. Goldenrod Gardens is located on the corner of CR 16 (Warren St) and CR 43 1 ½ miles east of Middlebury. For additional information please call (574) 533-9720.
Join us from Friday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, May 10, 3:00 p.m. at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College for NatureFest! This is a great way to spend time in God's creation. Paddle a canoe, hunt for wild edibles, make a birdhouse out of a gourd, hunt for frogs, run the Turtle Trot 5-K and camp overnight if you wish. Kids through college students are $5 anytime. Adults pay $5 half day, $10 Saturday, $15 Friday and Saturday. See http://merrylea.goshen.edu
/ for a schedule of hikes and activities. Please register in advance online.
Faith Lutheran Celebration Service
Faith Lutheran Church invites you to celebrate with them as the begin a journey. Faith Lutheran Church is the recent consolidation of First English Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church. Faith will operate as one congregation with two locations for worship and mission in Goshen. On May 4th at 3:00 p.m. there will be a celebration worship service at Faith: Greene Road (202 South Greene Rd, formerly Trinity), including the installation of Pastor John Hickey who has been called as Senior Pastor of Faith Lutheran. The Rev. Emlyn Ott, professor of pastoral leadership at Trinity Seminary in Columbus, OH and Director of Healthy Congregations, will preach. A meal will follow. All are invited and welcome.
Help with new edition of Simply in Season
You can help choose the recipes to go in the next edition of Simply in Season
! You will receive a 30% discount code for the new edition when it comes out in Spring 2015, plus the satisfaction of helping create the kind of book that so many have come to love. If you complete the survey by May 1, you'll be entered into a drawing for some nice cooking-related prizes. Find the survey in a mennobytes blog post
with more information.
Please plan on joining us at the Celebrate MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) Indiana Gathering at Friday, May 9 at Griner Mennonite Church (12418 County Road 20, Middlebury), beginning with a soup supper at 5:30 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. when we are excited to offer a special update from Haiti. Kristen and Wawa Chege, MCC Haiti Policy Analyst and Advocacy Coordinators, and Garly Michel, Executive Director of MCC partner Wozo, will be sharing stories of how your contributions to MCC have made a difference to Haitians recovering from the devastating 2010 earthquake. For more information, contact Les Gustafson-Zook at email@example.com
or call 574-534-4133.
Using Energy Prudently
Interfaith Power and Light is organizing a free workshop for congregations who want to work at energy efficiency.This engaging, interactive presentation will offer practical tools for helping congregations (and households) significantly reduce their utility bills. You’ll leave with a community to support you as you save your congregation money for mission work. Learn more
Amigo Centre Summer Camp
We are once again preparing for one of the most exciting times of the year at Amigo Centre – Summer Camp! Our theme for 2014 is “Crooked Paths Made Straight,” from Luke 3:4b-6. Our early registration discount is available through May 1 – so don’t delay to register your children or grandchildren. More information is available at: www.amigocentre.org/summer-camp
. We still have openings for several summer staff positions including camp nurse, lifeguards, two male counselors, and kitchen/dining room staff. Applicants should be at least 16 years old for lifeguard and kitchen positions, all others should be at least 18 years old. More information is available at www.amigocentre.org/summer-employment
Prairie Street Funk Fest
“Can a Potawatomi teach Mennonites to Dance” will be the theme of a Prairie Street and Prairie People encounter at Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart (1316 Prairie Street) on Saturday, May 10, 2014 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). This fifth annual Funk Fest features Potawatomi speaker and storyteller George Godfrey, with a variety of short presentations by others and opportunity for discussion. No advance registration. Cost: $10 ($5 for non-wage earners/students). Bring sack lunch or pay $5 extra at registration for pizza and fruit lunch. More information, please call us at (574) 293-0377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited to worship and fellowship during IN-MI Mennonite Conference Annual Sessions on the Goshen College campus, June 20-22. Early registration discount ends May 9. Learn more
GIHN's Annual Fundraiser Dinner
Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network invites you to save the date for Thursday, May 8, for our Annual Fundraiser Dinner: "A Place at the Table." Tickets for the dinner and program are $50.00 per person and are available now in person, or by mail at 105 S. 3rd Street, Goshen IN 46526.
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 Mission Network international workers Connie and Dennis Byler will be in the Elkhart area this summer. They are looking for a car to borrow while in the area. If you know of a car they might use from June 19-July 25 and August 16-September 8, please contact Jamie Ross at JamieR@MMNWorld.net
Bethany Christian Schools invites applications for the positions of Principal (oversees daily operation of the school), Food Service Manager and Assistant Food Service Manager, and Media Center Coordinator. All positions begin in the new school year, on about August 1. Details and application procedures are posted at www.bethanycs.net/jobs
. For more information, contact Allan Dueck, head of school, at (574) 534-2567 or email@example.com
Mennonite Mission Network has an immediate opening for a full-time Church Relations Associate. Work will be based in Elkhart, Indiana with regular travel to U.S. locations in the mid-states and West coast, approximately 35% of the time. Candidates need a passion for God’s mission, and the ability to build relationships, listen carefully, and inspire participation. The position description can be read online at www.MennoniteMission.net
. Interested persons please send a letter of interest and résumé to Linda Krueger, Human Resources Coordinator, at staffrecruitment@MennoniteMission.net
The Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale Board appreciates the way so many of you volunteer. As we look forward to the 2014 sale on September 26 and 27. We have several key positions to fill, including: Marketing coordinator, Penny Power coordinator and Parking coordinator. If you feel called to help serve in this way or know someone who has gift s in these areas please contact us at (888) 503-8559.
Bethany Christian High School is seeking a girls soccer coach for fall 2014. To apply or ask questions, contact athletic director Gary Chupp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Gotwals is looking for a house/apartment to rent that could accommodate 3 people beginning in July or August. A location that is dog-friendly and within biking distance of downtown Goshen and the hospital would be ideal. Please contact her
if you know of anything.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart seeks an innovative, energetic and service-oriented individual for the part-time position of library services technician. This .7 FTE position includes responsibility for circulation, interlibrary loan, and acquiring and preparing new materials for the collection. For information visit www.ambs.edu/about/Job-openings.cfm
To prepare for new clinic and registration hours that will start May 1, the Center for Healing & Hope will have several volunteer opportunities available at our Elkhart Clinics: Interpreters (Fluent in Spanish & English) and Patient Registration (Data entry). Interpreters must be available Mondays (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) or Wednesdays (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) or (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.). Patient Registration Volunteers must be available Mondays (4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) or Wednesdays (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) or (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.). Learn more online
or call (574) 534-4744 if you have any questions.
Patrick and Abbe Buller are looking for a backyard swingset / playset. If anyone has one they would like to get rid of, they would love to chat!