Thank you to all the Berkey participants for a wonderful week of Bible School. Our congregation was part of a joint Bible School with College Mennonite, Eighth Street, Faith, Assembly and Iglesia Menonita del Buen Pastor. There were 7 children from Berkey and approximately 20 adults who helped in a variety of ways from teaching to baking cookies.
Please join us this Sunday in celebrating the recent marriages of Andrew Krabill and Chelsea Lambright, Corine Alvarez and Niles Graber Miller and the upcoming wedding of Leah Garboden and Brian Martin. We will be having a card and money shower.
I express my deep appreciation for the prayers, cards, and encouragement from the congregation. I also thank Marilyn Rudy-Froese and Sherm Kauffman for their pastoral care. May God bless you for your kindness to me. ~ William D. Hooley
The book "Why I Left the Amish" by Saloma Miller Furlong still has not been returned to the library. If you have the book in your possession, please notify
Marilyn Rudy-Froese will be on vacation from June 16-28. During that time, Sherm Kauffman is on call. If you have a pastoral need, please contact the church office at (574) 534-2398 or Sherm at (574) 361-2218.
We will be honoring Lois Mast's service to Berkey Avenue during worship on Sunday, June 29. If you have a memory about Lois you are willing to share,
or to Deb Williams, Lana Smucker, or Denise Risser. All ages are welcome to contribute! If you have a picture you would like to share, give it to Denise or send it to
We are wanting to grow our Stephen Ministry program here at Berkey. In your mailboxes this week is a copy of the
for a Stephen Minister. If you are feeling called to explore being a Stephen Minister, please look at the job description and see if the gifts and skills you have match those of a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers are people of faith who are compassionate and trustworthy. Stephen Minister Training provides skills for one-to-one lay Christian caregiving. Training for new Stephen Ministers will begin late August, meeting every Wednesday evening, and 2 Saturdays until early January. If you have questions, please 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 is seeking a Head of School. For more information, see www.bethanycs.net/head_of_school
or contact Kirk Stiffney at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (574) 537-8736.
Bethany Christian Schools also invites applications for the following part-time positions: teaching assistant, assistant food service manager, cafeteria aide, and bus driver. All positions are available for the 2014-15 school year, beginning on about August 4. For details and application procedures, see www.bethanycs.net/jobs
Host Families Needed
Bethany Christian Schools is in need of host families for serving international students who would like to attend Bethany. This opportunity to gain cross cultural experience in your own home often becomes a rewarding experience for the host family, as well as a blessing to the student. Families receive monetary compensation. One school year commitment. For more information, contact admissions director Sarah Kraybill Lind at email@example.com or (574) 534-2567).
Goshen College congratulates alumnus Ken Hochstetler '83 on his new role as president and CEO of Everence, the stewardship agency of Mennonite Church USA that serves approximately 80,000 members and manages $2.4 billion in assets!.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
To deal with the winds of change, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) is closing its Great Plains Extension in North Newton. It is being replaced by options that are responding to the needs of today’s theological students and to fresh breezes of the Spirit. Learn more
Peaceful Living Conference
A Peaceful Living Conference will take place on Saturday, September 27, in Souderton, PA. The theme is "Co-Creating Caring Relationships to Navigate Life's Journey." This is a conference for families, caregivers, congregational leadership, and healthcare professionals. The conference will feature Erik W. Carter, PhD, and Bill Gaventa, MDiv, as keynote speakers. For more details visit www.peacefulliving.org
Congregational Disabilities Awareness Golf Benefit
ADNet and MDC Goldenrod are collaborating on this Congregational Disabilities Awareness Golf Benefit to be held July 26, 2014 at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Millersburg, IN. We are modifying the usual golf scramble format in that we are planning for a maximum of 30 teams with 3 playing golfers and a fourth non-playing captain who has a disability (could be developmental, emotional, mental or physical) to primarily be the cheerleader. Learn more
Contributions to the Window
You make a difference! Without your generous donations, many of those in our community would be hungry and cold. See the full list of needs
Apply for the Journey Program
When God calls someone to ministry, a journey begins. Perhaps you are on that journey. Perhaps you are looking for mentors and companions along the way. IN-MI Conference invites you to join Journey: A Conference-based Leadership Development Program
. This program is for pastors and other congregational leaders or those who are exploring a call to pastoral ministry. The deadline to apply for fall 2014 is July 15. For more information visit www.journeyprogram.net
or contact your pastor, or Dan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (800) 288-8486.
Griefshare Support Group
Griefshare will begin to meet weekly this summer at Silverwood Mennonite Church. Meetings will be every Wednesday for eleven weeks, from June 18 through August 27 from 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. There is additional information posted on the bulletin board. Please call (574) 533-1922 with questions.
MCC Relief Sale Fund Raising Dinner
Join us for an MCC Relief Sale fund raising dinner as a way to help defray costs incurred to put on the Relief Sale. You will also hear about MCC's work in Colombia. The event will take place on August 14 at the Essenhaus in Middlebury. Additional details are forthcoming.
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!
Margaret Bauman, recent Purdue grad with a BS in Computer Graphics Technology, is seeking employment in Web Design/Development. Please visit her portfolio website at www.margaretbauman.com
. Contact her at email@example.com
or (219) 629-9809. Any information or ideas would be appreciated!
The Center for Healing & Hope, a faith-based urgent care clinic, has an opening for a Patient Advocate. Position involves advocating for patients within the healthcare system, networking with medical and social service providers, working with volunteers and managing the non-medical aspect of the clinic. Applicants must be Spanish/English bilingual and have a bachelor’s degree: social work or related job experience required. Position is .75 FTE with generous benefits and requires some evening hours. More information at www.CHHclinics.org
Scooter needed: From June 17 through July 3 I will be hosting Carlos Martinez, a Mennonite pastor/journalist from Mexico City. Carlos has severe rheumatoid arthritis and will need a scooter during his time in Goshen. If anyone might have a chair available for loan or rent during this time, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 535-7433. Thanks! ~ John D. Roth