We will have a congregational potluck meal this coming Sunday, November 16, following our morning worship! Bring a main dish, either a salad or a dessert, and your own table service. Join us also for the congregational meeting, which will follow after the potluck. The agenda for our meeting will include the following:
This Sunday we are having a hymn sing for peace in solidarity with the hymn sing led by the Goshen College hymn club. During Sunday school, you are invited to come to the sanctuary to sing your favorite hymns from any of the 3 hymnals. The Hymn Club is raising money for Christian Peacemaker Teams, so a basket will be available for donations to CPT. Please make checks payable to Goshen College, with CPT in the memo line. For those of you who don't enjoy singing, we invite you to spend this time in conversation with others, sharing from your week, or reflecting together on the sermon.
Are you being called to provide one to one Christian care to a brother or sister who is experiencing a transition in life? If so, you might want to consider applying to be a Stephen Minister for our congregation. Stephen Ministry is a program for 1:1 lay Christian caregiving. You would receive 50 hours of training, and be part of a twice monthly peer supervision group after you finish training. The training begins on January 7, 2015 and will run every Wednesday evening through mid-April, including 2 Saturdays. It will be hosted by Waterford Mennonite, College Mennonite and Berkey Avenue, and take place at Waterford Mennonite Church. The application can be found
. If you have questions, please contact
We will meet at Laverne Nafziger's on November 18 at 4:15 p.m. Please RSVP to
Thanks to all the mentors and mentees who came out on Saturday November 1 to help rake the leaves for a couple who weren't able to do it themselves this year. Their card of appreciation is posted on the bulletin board.
For a long time, our congregation has relied on volunteer treasurers who are appointed by the Stewardship and Finance Commission. These treasurers care for our weekly contributions to the budget, pay our congregation's bills, manage our employees' payroll, complete forms required by the government, and in general ensure that our congregation's finances are in good order.
. ~Stewardship and Finance Commission
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 Christmas Carol
Bethany Christian Schools will perform the musical A Christmas Carol
, on November 20-23. Based on the story by Charles Dickens, this musical tells the story of a stingy miser who, through visiting his past, present and future, realizes the value of generosity and love. This heart-warming, festive musical is a great way for the whole family to welcome the holiday season. Tickets may be reserved online
or in the school office ($8 for adults and $6 for students). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Abby Rudy-Froese, Jacob Rudy-Froese and Kyle Snyder from our congregation are involved in the cast.
A Festival of Carols
GC presents its tenth annual A Festival of Carols
, ushering in this sacred season with music by four choirs and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, and with gathered audience participation in traditional carols. Performances are December 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and December 9 at 4 p.m. Reserved seating tickets ($15) are available now online
or by calling the GC Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566.
Arts Showcase Concert
Goshen College Music Center welcomes you to its Community School of the Arts Showcase Concert Sunday, November 16 at 4 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. It will feature singers from grades 3-12 in three choirs: Rejoice
, directed by Kristin Kauffman; Shout for Joy
, directed by Sandy Hill; and the newly organized Sommo Voci
, directed by Marcia Yost. Tickets are $7 regular and $5 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door one hour before the concert begins.
Youth Honors Orchestras
The Youth Honors Orchestras, instrumentals comprised of outstanding Elkhart County winds, strings, and brass players, will present their fall concert in Goshen College's Sauder Concert Hall on Sunday, November 23 at 4 p.m. Performing will be the Youth Honors Concert Orchestra (grades 7-9) conducted by Kyle Miller, and the Youth Honors Symphony Orchestra (grades 9-12) conducted by YHO Artistic Director Josh Aerie. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Consultation Explores Multi-vocational Ministry
Designs for equipping multi-vocational leaders with entrepreneurial skills and a view toward mission took shape as 23 business, mission, pastoral and educational representatives gathered for a three-day consultation in Chicago. AMBS, Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church Canada Witness hosted the event on October 31 and November 1. Learn more
Seminary Preview Day on Friday, November 21, is a great time to meet faculty, sit in on classes and chapel, and learn about financial aid. Register and learn more
Community Relations Commission of Goshen
On November 18, 2014, the Elkhart County Historical Museum will host Wilma Moore, Senior Archivist of African-American History at the Indiana Historical Society, for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Elkhart County Historical Society. The event begins at 6.00 p.m. at the museum in Bristol (304 W. Vistula Street Bristol, IN). Tickets are $25 (dinner is included with the event cost). Tickets can be purchased at the Elkhart County Historical Museum by calling (574) 848.4322. Learn more
. This is a phenomenal event/opportunity for friends of the CRC. Darin Short plans to go, so you can let him know if you want to car pool.
CRC of Goshen also invites you to let us know what you want for the future of Goshen! Please take the time to take this very brief survey
(4 primary questions, and 5 optional demographic questions). This really is a quick and easy survey while at the same time your input is invaluable. Share this link with your friends, family and colleagues!
Center for Community Justice
Do you have a desire to impact your community by impacting adult individuals who need pro-social relationships and positive role models? Would you like to help someone discover their strengths and develop them; thereby, avoiding the cycle of recidivism? If your answers are, ‘yes’, then you will not want to miss this opportunity. The Transitional Coaching Program of the Center for Community Justice is conducting an Initial Coach Training: Coaching Through Transition on November 22, 2014 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, 23786 Sunnyside Ave., Elkhart, IN. Training will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. and is being offered free of charge. For additional information, contact Don French
or by phone at (574) 295-6149 Ext. 221
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!
Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Women is looking for a woman possessing leadership skills to serve as President of the organization. This person would become president-elect for a year, beginning in January 2015, followed by a 3-year term of service. To nominate a woman or to seek further information, please contact Heidi McHugh
or call (574) 370-7502.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary seeks a full-time Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid. Responsibilities include implementing the enrollment strategic plan, establishing budgets and awarding aid. Please view the complete job description
and encourage qualified people you know to apply.
The Window is looking to hire a substitute cook for the kitchen. This will be a paid position. If you know someone who would be interested in hearing more about this opportunity please contact Vi Miller at 574-533-9680 extension 205.