Do you have extra mugs you're not using? If so, the Fellowship Commission welcomes you to bring them to church and add them to our coffee cup collection. We could use a few extra mugs. Thank you.
We will meet this Sunday, November 9. We will be learning about being peacemakers in South Africa from the Sawatzky Family. Circle the date on your calendar as you won't want to miss it! Peace Club is planned for children in grades K through 5 and their families.
The agenda for our congregational meeting on November 16 will include the following:
~ Discussion and possible vote on the proposal to hire a lead treasurer.
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
With the goal of uniting in harmony to bring peace to our troubled world, Goshen College’s Hymn Club is bringing together students and community members to sing continuously through every verse of every song in
starting Friday, November 14 until we’re done. Congregations and individuals are invited to support by pledging per hymn. All donations go to Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), an organization engaged in active, on-the-ground nonviolent peacemaking. Please make checks payable to Goshen College, with CPT in the memo line
During Sunday School on November 16, we'll be having a hymn sing in the sanctuary. People are invited to come and sing their favourite hymns from our hymnals.
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
Bethany Christian Schools will host a drop-in open house from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 9, for anyone considering to attend Bethany. Bring your family for a visit in a laid back and friendly atmosphere. A casual lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by registering online
or contact the admissions office
or call (574) 534-2657 to help plan for the meal.
On November 17 or 19, students in grades 5-10 are invited to shadow a Bethany middle or high school student on Monday, November 17; and on Wednesday, November 19, students in K-4 are invited to visit grade 4 and 5 classrooms with a parent for the morning. This is a great way for prospective students and families to discover Bethany! Learn more
A Christmas Carol
Bethany Christian Schools will perform the musical: A Christmas Carol
, November 20-23, 2014. 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 beginning Monday, November 3. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Community School of the Arts will present a student recital on Saturday, November 15, at 1 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, and will feature violin, cello and piano students. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
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
Honoring Marcus Smucker
We will toll the bell to honor the life and ministry of Marcus Smucker, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Care, on Tuesday, November 11, from 10:00 to 10:15 a.m. Join the AMBS community and former colleagues and students in the chapel foyer, to share memories and reflect on Marcus Smucker’s contributions to the church.
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
Senior Luncheon and Program
Sign up today and invite your friends and neighbors to join us Tuesday, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church in the fellowship hall. The cost is $5.00 per person, paid at the door. Call the church office, (574) 862-2595 to make a reservation by November 10. The program features Rusty Four Men's quartet from Wakarusa High School, class of 1954.
Mutual Kumquat and Theory Expats Concert
College Mennonite Church is hosting an evening of music on Sunday, November 16 at 7 p.m. featuring the bands Theory Expats and Mutual Kumquat
. Both groups feature Goshen native & recently awarded national mandolin champion Ethan Setiawan. Theory Expats are a self-described folksy swingin' band featuring Andrew Pauls, Sadie Gustafson-Zook as well as Setiawan (all Goshen College students). According to Los Angeles composer/singer-songwriter Shawn Kirchner, "Mutual Kumquat is soul medicine for the individual, the community, and the earth. Listen!” (Mutual Kumquat emerged out of Manchester College a number of years ago). A freewill donation will be collected for the musicians.
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
Global Health: Awareness and Compassion
A Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) Regional Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall on the campus of Goshen College. The event will feature two presentations on global health issues. Elisabeth Beels, RN, will report on the collaborative learning experience between Goshen College Nursing students and their counterparts in Nepal during May 2014. Elkhart County Public Health Officer, Dan Nafziger, MD, will offer a perspective and update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. All healthcare workers as well as the general public are invited. Refreshments and conversation will follow the presentation. Learn more or email email@example.com.
You are invited to an upcoming author/book event featuring two of Darrin Snyder Belousek recently published books, The Road That I Must Walk: A Disciple's Journey
and Good News: The Advent of Salvation in the Gospel of Luke.
He will read from and sign copies of his books. The event will be held on Sunday, November 16, 1:15 - 3:00 p.m. and is being hosted by Kern Road Mennonite Church (18211 Kern Rd) in South Bend. Discounted copies will be available for sale. Proceeds from sales will benefit Our Lady of the Road drop-in center, Stone Soup Community, and the KRMC Immigration Ministry.
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.