Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship
A congregation of Mennonite Church USA
Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship
the OWL

July 12, 2015

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Berkey Announcements

Second Sunday Summer Picnic

Second Sunday Summer Picnic This Sunday July 12, we will have our second of the three summer picnics in the place of Sunday school​ hour.  Please bring only finger foods (sandwiches, chips, relish trays, cookies) for carry-in. Drinks will be provided. Bring your own table service, chairs and/or blankets to eat outside if the weather permits.

Congregational Meeting

We'll have a short congregational meeting this Sunday, July 12. The only agenda is to look at a first draft of next year's budget.

Thank You

Thank YouThank you for the many prayers, visits, phone calls, good wishes, cards, and the beautiful bouquet from the church.  Having had four bypasses has made quite a change to my body.  With Lori's help, God's healing and good medical care, I am gradually gaining strength.  Ron Good

Summer Schedule at Berkey

July 19 - Third Sunday Intergenerational Nurture Hour
July 26 - Fourth Sunday Intergenerational Nurture Hour
Aug. 2- Fifth Sunday Intergenerational Nurture Hour
Aug. 9 – Second Sunday All Church Picnic and Members Meeting - No Nurture Hour
Aug. 16 - Sixth Sunday Intergenerational Nurture Hour
Aug. 23 - Seventh Sunday Intergenerational Nurture Hour
Aug. 30 – Celebration Sunday - No Nurture Hour

Model Elementary Announcements

Model Elem. AnnouncementsBAMF along with Faith Lutheran and Greene Road Churches are supporting staff at Model School this year.  BAMF is furnishing a noon meal for the staff (approx. 70) on Tuesday, August 4 at BAMF. We need several people to help plan, fix, and serve the meal. If you can help with this please, contact Lowell Nafziger.
  • BAMF has been assigned to collect at least 25 pair of girls underwear, sizes XS/S/M sizes.  Bring to the church and place in box by the mailboxes.  They would like to have these by August 5.
  • We will be furnishing a treat for the staff (70) the months of October, January, and April.  These can be individual treats that are placed in their mailboxes or large servings in a bowl or two.  We encourage a note attached for the teachers such as: We are praying for you, or a Bible verse, etc.  If you would like to do this Lowell Nafziger.  This can be done by individuals or groups of people.

Our Schools

Goshen College Bethany Christian Schools

Business Manager opening at Bethany Christian Schools: Currently a 50% job-share position (full-time may be considered). For more information see or contact

Goshen College Goshen College

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

It may come as a shock to people that GC has had an electric vehicle (EV) charging station for almost a year. On the north side of the Chairman Building at the college sits the first public level-two charging station in Goshen. The EV charging station came from a $5,000 grant that GC received from NIPSCO in 2013. The college spent half of the grant on the charging station. Glenn Gilbert, utilities manager and sustainability coordinator at the college, said that for the college, it was a sort of “cart before the horse” situation. Learn more.

AMBS Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Prairie Prayers

A morning of exploration and meditation in the six-acre prairie at AMBS is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 9 -11:30 a.m. All ages are welcome. There is no charge; contributions toward the snacks are welcomed. More information is availble online. Register with Janeen Bertsche Johnson, by July 14.

Community Announcements

Senior Tuesday Luncheon

You are invited to the next Senior Tuesday Luncheon at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church on Tuesday, July 21 at 12 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The suggested amount is $5 per person, paid at the door.  Anna Hagen will be performing a solo harp. Anna presents vibrant, original arrangements of beloved hymns. For reservations, call the church office at (574) 862-2595 by Tuesday, July 14.


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!

LaCasa Inc. is seeking a carpenter for housing rehab projects. Professional experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and knowledge of building codes required. Successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to work with volunteer groups. Full job description and necessary qualifications are available at office. Apply in person at LaCasa Inc. 202 N. Cottage Ave. Goshen, IN 46528 or email resume to Brad Hunsberger. No phone calls will be accepted.  Lacasa is an equal opportunity employer




We will no longer be printing and distributing calendars each month.  They are however, available for download.

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This Week:
July 12: Summer Picnic and Congregational Meeting

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Anniversaries and Birthdays This Week:

Lee Roy and Beth Berry
Phil and Connie Bauman
Dale and Trish Shenk

Nick Bauman
Abby Rudy-Froese
Armand Martin

PrayerPlease contact the office by 9:00 a.m. Thursday with prayer requests.

Rejoice with Mennonite Mission Network’s Brian and Kelly McPhail on the birth of their first child, Elsie! Pray for the McPhails as they adjust to a new rhythm of life and as they continue to serve as teachers and administrators through Mennonite Partners in China.

DownloadJully MMN Prayer Vine

Church Notes
Sunday Service Info

This Sunday: July 12

John and Lois Mast, Pat and Richard Miller

Lindsay Rheinheimer

Nancy and Dick Yoder

Michael Sherer, Sue Byler

Infants: Laura Moshier, Roxanna and Karl Sommers
Toddlers: Lavonne Shetler, Anita and Dale Snyder

Offering Counters:
Ruth Hathaway, Rick Hostetter

Next Sunday: July 19

Clare Krabill, Curt and Elise Wenger

Laverne Nafziger

Nancy and Dick Yoder

Michael Sherer, Sue Byler

Infants: Shirley Dick, Nancy and Dick Yoder
Toddlers: Seth Krabill, Jan and Peter Shetler

Offering Counters:
Lowell Nafziger, Denise Risser
Statistical Report 
(July 5)

Attendance: 173
General Fund: $4,451.00
Bethany Tuition: $55.00
College Matching: $50.00
Agape Fund: $10.00
Mission Emphasis - Model School (strawberries): $267.00
Coffee: $115.20
Rental Income: $750.00

Berkey Avenue
Mennonite Fellowship

2509 Berkey Avenue
Goshen, IN 46526
(574) 534-2398

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Marilyn Rudy-Froese
Dan Schrock

Greg Smucker (Chairperson)
Roy Bergey
Shirley Dick
Sherm Kauffman
Elizabeth Miller

Doug Baker
Richard Miller
Laverne Nafziger
Judy Weaver
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