Name our Newsletter!
We've still had only a couple of submissions and are looking for more! Submit your entry on our website
. Deadline to submit entries is July 1. Voting will begin on July 2nd and run for one week. Get those creative juices going! Good luck!
Intergenerational Sunday School: Nature/Earthcare
This Sunday, June 30, the nature/earthcare Sunday School class will be taking a field trip to Red Tail Farm, a unique farm-within-the-city, located on Waverly Avenue near Goshen College and the Mill Race. The farm features a historic barn, nature trails, wetlands, baby chicks, friendly sheep, and a community garden. Maps/directions will be provided, but please bring appropriate clothing--footwear that is good for walking in grass, and rain gear as needed
. We will do the field trip even if it is (lightly) raining.
Church Renovation Update
Thanks to all that helped so far with our clean up and construction efforts. As of Monday night, the ages of our volunteers now spans 70 years (12 to 82). We have made some changes to our original plan. Some of the changes have reduced costs and others have increased expenses. Even with the changes, we are staying within our budget. General clean-up and moving construction waste to the dumpsters helps keep our hired labor costs down. We could use more volunteers to work at general clean-up. If you are planning to help, please contact Greg by email (email@example.com
), text, or phone (574-536-1996). Check out the photos on Facebook
. Learn more
Volunteer Janitors Needed
We are looking for volunteers to fill in for our regular janitors to clean and prepare the church for Sunday Morning on July 21, 28, and August 4. This would be a good activity for a family, small group, or individuals. Cleaning can be done during the week, or Saturday. Tasks include preparing the Sanctuary and Sunday school classes for Sunday. Cleaning bathrooms and making presentable. Vacuuming as needed. Sweeping and vacuuming entrances, cleaning and vacuuming all open spaces as needed. If you are available to help out on any or several of these dates. Please contact Ben Buckwalter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Photo Directory
The online photo directory is under construction and if you haven't signed up to get your photo taken, you can sign up online
or email Renae Yoder
. John Hooley will be taking the portraits. If you are interested in keeping your photo, let Rafael know and he will email it to you. Additionally, if you would like to include a link to your Facebook profile, please let Rafael know
as well and he will add it to your entry.
The gray concrete walls of the Goshen College train underpass will receive a colorful facelift this summer. A mural designed by 2010 alum Noah Yoder will be painted onto the walls and ceiling of the pedestrian underpass this week. Learn more
Bethany Christian Schools
Bethany Christian Schools continues to invite applications for the coaching position of middle school girls soccer—email email@example.com
for more information. There are also staff openings for bus driver and evening custodian. View details and application procedures on these positions on the Bethany website
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Pastors Week is an annual event devoted to providing resources in ministry, biblical studies and/or theology for pastors and other church leaders. It's a week rich with worship, inspiring presentations, networking and renewal for those who devote their time to serving their congregations. Next January's gathering will feature Allan Rudy-Froese, among others.
Menno-Hof Haystack Dinner
Everyone is invited to a benefit Haystack Dinner on July 13, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Farmstead Inn Pavilion in Shipshewana. Donations will benefit Menno-Hof. That same evening, Dr. Gerald Brunk, Eastern Mennonite University, will be presenting a Menno Simons impersonation at Menno-Hof at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is requested for the Brunk event. Kindly RSVP to 260-768-4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Immigration Reform Event
Please join us at Prairie Street Mennonite Church (1316 Prairie St., Elkhart) for an event entitled “Celebrate, Learn, and Pray for Immigration Reform.” This event will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013 and has been planned by leaders of Elkhart County churches of several denominations. Learn more
Mac Minis Available through Mennonite.net
Mennonite.net has always strived to provide services that are affordable and appropriate for churches and organizations with a limited budget. Now, we also are announcing the first offering of refurbished computer equipment through our new CodePurple program. Want one? Learn more
Phoenix Convention Live Stream
If you're not planning to go to Phoenix, you can still see what's going on in the delegate sessions with a live stream at https://new.livestream.com/MennoniteChurchUSA
The Window July First Friday Meal
Come on out on July 5th for the Window’s First Friday Meal, which runs from 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Food is provided by Downtown@808 with volunteers from Elkhart Christian Academy. Enjoy our summer cookout menu without the humidity! There is a suggested donation of $7.00.
The Window Seeks Additional Volunteers
The Window is not short on donations
. However, the volunteer base that needs additional help. Since summer began, many regular volunteers have gone on vacations. In addition, the Meals on Wheels drivers have been stretched to the limit, with some having to come in multiple days a week. Volunteering need only take an hour of your time. Meals on Wheels drivers are needed during the lunch hour. Please consider giving of your time
A Quiet Place Prayer Center Retreat Days
A Quiet Place, located on Waubee Lake near Camp Mack, offers a variety of Creating Community groups which center around topics of spirituality. These groups meet once a month from September through May. This year’s offerings include three groups for women and one for men. Learn more
True Vine Tabernacle’s 9th Anniversary
You are invited to come celebrate with True Vine Tabernacle's 9th anniversary service/celebration on Sunday, June 30th at 10:30 a.m. The service will include guest speaker Prophetess Sherrilyn Mahiri-Hunt as well as special music and skits. Following the service you are welcome to enjoy food and fellowship with us at the Mennonite Church USA Office, 3145 Benham Ave. in Elkhart. Learn more
Become a Hospice Volunteer
Harbor Light Hospice is seeking individuals in Goshen to spend quality time with terminally ill patients or provide respite to their families. If interested in more information about becoming a hospice volunteer please contact Jamie Rhew at 800-662-8889 or email@example.com
. Learn more
MCC Relief Sale Silent Auction
As we head into the summer months, plans are underway for the 2013 MCC Relief Sale Silent Auction. Relief Sale weekend is September 27‐28. We are looking for contributions
. Please contact Stacey Farran
with offers of help in these areas or any questions. Thanks for your consideration!
Employment / Volunteer Opportunities
Amigo Centre, located near Sturgis, MI, seeks experienced part-time bookkeeper. Responsibilities include payables, receivables, reports and taxes. Candidates should be familiar with double entry accounting, able to navigate in a Windows environment, and able to work in a busy setting. Experience in not for profit bookkeeping helpful. Learn more
Amigo Centre (Sturgis, MI) seeks a Youth Program Director to plan and lead youth programming at Amigo Centre. We welcome the interest of candidates with a strong commitment to youth and camping ministry within an Anabaptist framework, skills in developing programs, good communication and relational skills, and willingness to participate in Amigo’s mission and community. The position opens at the end of the 2013 summer. Learn more
Indiana Michigan Conference is looking for a bookkeeper in the Goshen area who is very familiar with QuickBooks and would be available to work an average 4-8 hours per week. Learn more
The Center for Healing and Hope is seeking a .75 FTE Registered Nurse to oversee operations at two of its clinic locations in Elkhart County. Will include some evenings and an excellent benefits package. CHH is a non-profit, faith-based organization operating urgent care clinics providing quality medical care to low-income, uninsured patients. Please send inquiries, cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Healing & Hope is aiming to establish a prayer network consisting of volunteers who are open to receiving prayer requests via email. Learn more
Sunday Service Information