Kathy Stiffney and Terri Brenneman are planning another retreat day for women on Friday November 14, 2014 at 9:00 to 4:00, 712 South Greene Rd, Goshen. The cost is $35. Join us for a day of inner work, rejuvenation, reflection and centering in preparation for the busy season to come.
The Search committee for the third Pastor position (Lois Mast's old position) has completed our informational paperwork necessary for the Conference to post our position and vetted it with the elders and pastors. Those two forms are the
. The committee includes Deb Williams, Lindsay Rheinheimer, Randy Horst, Abbe Buller, and Roy Bergey. We hope to be begin the process of looking at candidates in the near future.
Over the years, Berkey has been a wonderful, welcoming church home for many college/young adult students. One of the highlights for the students is having a meal each Sunday after church. This allows them to get to know our church family in a more informal setting and learn to know a wider range of people. You don’t need to make anything fancy – just a simple meal of food you enjoy making. You can host in your home or at the church, using the church kitchen. You may sign up individually, with someone else or as a small group. You can go
directly to sign up for a meal (username: students and password: bamf) or contact
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!
Bethany Christian Schools
A Hacienda Day will be held Monday, Nov. 3, to benefit Bethany Christian Schools. Hacienda 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
and are also available on the literature table.
Sports Hall of Fame Foundation
Kari Heusinkveld (’08) will be inducted into the Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame at its annual supper and induction ceremony on Saturday, November 15. Tickets for the banquet are $25 and may be purchased at Bethany through November 7. Learn more
The high school’s senior class fish fry on Friday, October 31, is less than two weeks away! Come between the hours of 4:30 and 8:00 p.m. for an evening of fellowship, homemade pie, and all the fish you can eat. Tickets are available from all Bethany seniors or at the door. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children in grades 1-6. Preschool age is free. Carryout is also available with adult tickets only.
A multicultural cast of Goshen College students, alums and faculty will present the play "Heavenly Voices
" on Saturday evening, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Waterford Mennonite Church in Goshen. Heavenly Voices features the stories of Mennonite Women of Color around the U.S., stories of courage and faith, of God’s presence and grace in good times and in bad. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.
Award-winning novelist and memoirist Reyna Grande will present the 2014 Yoder Public Affairs lecture at Goshen College, titled “Crossing Borders: Immigration and the American Dream
,” on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Grande will speak about her journey from an undocumented immigrant to a college graduate and successful author during a convocation at 10 a.m. in the Goshen College Umble Center. These events are free and open to the public. Grande is the author of “The Distance Between Us
” (Atria Books, 2012), which first-year students are studying as part of the Core curriculum at Goshen College.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
While some people dismiss the Bible as out of touch and others claim the Bible supports one view with no room for questions, “what if more of us found ourselves in communities of engagement around Scripture?” Jewel Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, AMBS associate dean for leadership education, asks in her guest post on Practicing Reconciliation.
MCC Represented on Local T.V. Program
John Williamson, who recently served as Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Country Representative for Afghanistan and Nepal, will be part of a panel discussion on the "Politically Speaking
" television program on WNIT, Michiana's local PBS station. The show, which airs live on Sunday, October 26, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., will focus on Afghanistan and the recent military service of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Williamson has been asked to share from his experience with MCC partnering with local people and communities in Afghanistan on humanitarian efforts. To watch a playback of the show (posted early next week), visit wnit.org/politicallyspeaking
Center for Healing and Hope
$20 EAT•SHOP•GIVE certificates for participating Goshen area restaurants and businesses are on sale at CHHclinics.org
. All certificates are valid until December 31, 2014. The businesses are generously donating 50% of the sales to support medical care & advocacy for those in need at the Center for Healing & Hope. Sales will continue through October 31. A list of participating businesses and more information is available at CHHclinics.org
or call 534-4744 x 201.
Project Promise and Goldenrod Gardens Holiday Fundraiser
Each Saturday in November and through December 20th at the Goshen Farmer’s Market from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. locally handcrafted gift items and poinsettias will be on sale! Proceeds will benefit individuals with developmental disabilities who participate in programs Project Promise and Goldenrod Gardens offers. We are accepting donations for the sale. Please contact Dan Steiner at 574-534-2717 if you have handmade items (wooden toys, turnings, needlepoint, wall hangings etc.) to donate. Come see us for all your holiday shopping! (Project Promise and Goldenrod Gardens are programs of MDC Goldenrod and work to provide social and spiritual growth opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities
The Window Open for First Friday
The Window's kitchen will be open for November's First Friday. Friday's meal runs from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.or until the food runs out. We will feature Thai coconut chicken over jasmine rice,cucumber salad, pumpkin dessert, and coffee. The meal is gluten and peanut free. This event is hosted by Faith Mennonite church. The suggested donation is $9.00.
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 seeks a full time Recruitment Coordinator to plan and implement, in a team environment, recruitment of applicants for Christian Service. This person will collaborate with Marketing, Communication staff and program directors to develop recruitment tools, and resource Mennonite Church USA conferences, congregations, and schools with promotion, advertising and recruitment aids for involving the church in Christian Service. In addition to having administrative skills, our ideal candidate will be able to travel independently, communicate comfortably in person, by telephone and email. This strong leader must be passionate about mission and service and able to forge trusting and productive relationships. Learn more
or call Linda Krueger at 574-523-3009.
MDC Goldenrod is hiring Direct Support Professionals to work with individuals who have developmental disabilities. We have openings for overnight and weekend shifts. Come join the MDC Goldenrod community and learn how to bring hope and independence to someone in need. Learn more
or call 574-533-9720 ext. 6.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Great Lakes is seeking a Program Coordinator/Church Relations Associate in Illinois. This person will be responsible for programming in Chicago and relationships with constituent groups and congregations throughout Illinois. This includes speaking in churches, representing MCC Great Lakes in various settings and making connections between MCC and constituents. This salaried position has responsibility for church relations, peace and justice education, MCC Great Lakes programs and representing MCC in the Chicago metropolitan area. See full job description
. If interested, send a letter of intent and current resume to Amber Falcón
Bethany Christian Schools (grades 4-12; enrollment 280) in Goshen, Indiana, invites applications for the part-time position of bus driver. The position is available immediately and continues until the end of the school year. For details and application procedures, see www.bethanycs.net/jobs