Marilyn will be in Chicago Monday-Thursday this week attending Faith Forward: Re-imagining Children's and Youth Ministry.
. If you need pastoral care, please contact Dan.
Thank you all for your generous contribution towards the Bethany Fund. We have met the goal for the coming year.
Menno's Best coffee will be available during fellowship time this week. Cost is $12 a bag; available in ground or whole bean. MYF receives $5 for each bag sold.
Save the dates, June 8-11 for this year's Summer Bible School. This is for children from 3 years old to grade 5. We will meet each day from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m at College Mennonite Church. Look for more information about registration and volunteer opportunities coming soon. See
Please consider joining our MYF to help with LaCasa’s Help-A-House project on Saturday, May 9. Through the Help-A-House program LaCasa organizes volunteers to repair the homes and improve neighborhoods in Goshen. Last year our group from Berkey helped clean out a house that LaCasa was preparing to remodel. 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
know by April 19 if you will join us or if you have questions, or call (574) 534-3931.
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
Bright Time Summer Camp
Summer camp starts June 8-12, has more than 50 athletic, fine arts, science, and all kinds of fun camps for age 4 through rising grade 8. Camps are $30-$40. Additionally, Shine On Campcare will provide a place for children for before, between, and after their camps. View camp listings and register online
A Hacienda Day
Tuesday, April 21, Hacienda restaurant will donate 20% of purchases for food, gift certificates, and carryouts all that day with presentation of a token. Tokens may NOT be distributed inside or outside the restaurant that day. Tokens may be printed online
The biannual fish fry is on Friday, April 24 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Come for an evening of fellowship, homemade pie, and all the fish you can eat. Tickets are $10 for adults and carryout and $5 for children K-6 (preschool-age free). Tickets may be purchased from any Bethany junior or at the school (534-2567).
The Community School of the Arts will present a Choral Showcase on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. The Showcase program will include performances by Rejoice Children's Choir (directed by Kristin Kauffman), Shout for Joy (directed by Sandy Hill), and Sommo Voci (directed by Marcia Yost). Tickets are $7 adults, and $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.
Women Ciudad Juárez
The College of Wooster Department of Theater and Teatro Travieso will present “Women of Ciudad Juárez” on April 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the Umble Center. The hour-long performance will be followed by a talkback session with the director and actors. This play contains disturbing themes and may not be suitable for audiences under 18 years old. General admission $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Welcome Center by contacting (574) 535-7566, or online
The Community School of the Arts will present student recitals on Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall. The concerts are free and open to the public, and will
feature string, woodwind, and piano students. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Desire is the Christian's fuel, says Dr. Daniel Schrock in
, the Church Leadership Center blog. "Desire fires the relationship between God and humanity. Some of our desires may be flawed in their motivation while others may be evil in their effects. Therefore desires are something for us to discern prayerfully, to channel more fruitfully through spiritual practices, and to offer to God for use in the missio Dei." Read more
in To Hunger and Thirst, But Not for Crocodile
Public Worship Opportunity
You are invited to a public worship service on Friday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Sermon on the Mount chapel on the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart. Bishop Leslie Francisco from Calvary Community Church, Hampton, VA, and lead representative of the African American Mennonite Association, will tell his story from being the son of church planters to becoming a church planter himself. Worship will be led by Work in Progress ensemble of Mennonite Mission Network.
Celebrate MCC Great Lakes
Join us for the 2015 Celebrate MCC Great Lakes Annual Gathering on Sunday, May 3 at Silverwood Mennonite Church. Worship and fellowship with other MCC supporters, and hear updates on MCC's work both locally and around the world. Special guest speakers Deb & Jim Fine, recently returned MCC service workers in Iraq, will share stories from their experiences. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a soup meal, followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Les Gustafson-Zook
or (574) 534-4133. More information online
Meijer Simply Give
Shop at Meijer this Friday, April 17 or Saturday, April 18 and be sure to purchase a food donation card tp support The Window. If you purchase a card on those days Meijer’s will double their match amount and in turn you will help The Window to feed the hungry within our community. Please tell your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers because every dollar makes a difference. Thanks for all you do to help The Window fulfill its mission to serve those in need within the Goshen Community!
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, IN, welcomes children, ages 3 to 12 and their adult companions to experience NATUREFEST together. Learn to canoe on a quiet wetland, run the Turtle Trot 5-K race, taste wild edibles, make a gourd birdhouse, hike with trained naturalists, roast marshmallows, camp overnight if you wish. See the registration form
for schedule and costs.
Women of Ciudad Juarez
Safe Kids Fundraiser
Safe Kids of Elkhart County is holding a Nelson's BBQ Chicken Fundraiser on May 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. until they are sold out. Advanced sale tickets are $5.50 for a half chicken and can be purchased from Dan Nafziger
. Safe Kids works at injury and accident prevention which is the leading cause of death for children.
IN-MI Mennonite Women
IN-MI Mennonite Women will hold their annual Spring Gathering at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church in Goshen, on Saturday May 2, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The title is Singing as we Go
: The Songs, Stories, and Faith
of the Stoltzfus Sisters. Jane S. Buller, Danielle S. Martens, Lois S. Mast and Jean Martin will share. Lunch will be provided. To request a vegetarian meal or childcare, contact Shirley Bustos
or call (219) 462-0526.
Elkhart County Clubhouse Fundraiser
Write your name in history and help put a new slate roof on the Elkhart County Clubhouse! On a new slate tile, come sign your name or a friend's name, a short note, or your dreams for Goshen in the next 100 years - $20 donation. It'll be part of our new roof, ready for another century! Also available, 125 year old slate tile--$35 donation. The money will be going towards matching a grant by the US Department of Interior National Park Services Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Indiana DNR division of Historic Preservation & Archeology. There will be an open house Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5:00 -8:00 p.m.
Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship
Come join with doctors, nurses, dieticians, therapists, chaplains, mental health workers, and many other healthcare workers and their families from around the world! It's the Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) Annual Gathering, July 19-21, 2015, immediately prior to Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The theme is "Walking Together for Healthy Communities
." Plenary presenters include Ted & Company, Shane Claiborne, and Dr. Ann Thyle from India. Grants available for students, volunteers, and those from outside of U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit
, or email
, or 1-888-406-3643. Early registration deadline is April 15, 2015. Final registration deadline is June 28, 2015.
GIHN Annual Fundraiser Dinner
You are invited to a Place at the Table fundraiser dinner to benefit GIHN at the Old Bag Factory (Bread & Chocolate Ballroom Suite), May 7, at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased ate the GIHN office by calling (574) 534-2300. Entertainment provided by Les and Gwen Gustafson-Zook
There is still time to submit entries to the juried art exhibit at the Mennonite World Conference Assembly. The deadline for submissions has been changed from April 1 to April 30. For more details, visit
Women's Sewing Fellowship Guest Day
You are invited for a day of fellowship and renewing acquaintances while stitching on long and short quilts and knotting comforters. This event will take place May 6 at 9:00 a.m. at Clinton Frame Mennonite in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Gloria Martin at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Clinton Frame ladies. Please contact the church at (574) 642-3165.
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!
Bethany Christian High School is seeking an assistant soccer coach with primary responsibility to work with goalkeepers. Paid position. To apply or ask questions, contact head coach Mark Yoder
Interested in connecting with Anabaptist churches from all over the world? An exciting new Serving and Learning Together (SALT) opportunity is available for a young adult to serve alongside Mennonite World Conference in Bogota, Colombia, as Web Communications Coordinator. Application closing date is May 1. More information about this year-long service opportunity is available online