June Nurture Hour Schedule
June 7 - Volunteer Fair for JYF through adults
SS for Nursery, Preschool, Primary, Middlers
June 14 - Second Sunday All Church Picnic
Bring finger foods to share
June 21 - First Sunday of Summer Intergenerational Nurture Hour
SS for Nursery and Preschool
June 22 - Second Sunday of Summer Intergenerational Nurture Hour
SS for Nursery and Preschool
Servant Leadership Ballot
Next Sunday, June 14, the list of nominees on the Servant Leadership Ballot for 2015-2016 will be presented for affirmation. We hope you will prayerfully consider the individuals listed on the ballot
. Thank you.
~ Leadership Discernment Team.
A bag of wooden train tracks has been found. I am not sure of they are mine (Susan Garboden). If you lost them, please call me at 533-8026. Thanks.
On the week of June 21-28
our congregation will be hosting GIHN guests. Thank you to all the volunteers who are part of this ministry. Please check the schedule on the church door to confirm your date and time. If you have any questions, feel free to talk with one of the GIHN coordinators (Sue, Lorraine, Linda, Ruth)
Menno's Best Coffee: Did you know?
Today (Sunday 6/7) is the LAST DAY to purchase or order Menno's Best coffee. There are about 12 bags of ground available for purchase. If you want whole bean or we sell out of ground, you can order it today with pick up next week.
- Bags are $12 each, available in whole bean or ground.
- For each bag sold, the MYF earns $5 to help with convention costs. $1 also goes to MCC and MMN.
- We have earned over $500 from this fundraiser. Thanks for your support!
- This was a special fundraiser sponsored by Goshen College to help youth groups raise money for convention. After today, it will no longer be available.
- As Ruth Roth says, "It makes a great gift!"
Mission Commission: Personal Items Drive
During the month of June, the Mission Commission is sponsoring a Personal Items Drive for the Elkhart County Women’s Shelter. The Elkhart County Women's Shelter is the only domestic violence shelter in Elkhart County. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to provide crisis intervention and safe shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Items the Shelter currently needs include: deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, towels, pillows, twin sheets, razors, diapers (Size 4), baby wipes, baby shampoo and diaper rash cream.
High School Open Houses
As graduation approaches, several of our high school seniors will be having Open Houses. Below is a listing of open houses you would be welcome to attend. We wish all of our graduates God's guidance and blessings as they venture into new paths in their lives.
- Mathew Williams: Saturday, June 6, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 65623 Buttercup Ave., Goshen.
- Cassie Sessa, Christi Sessa and Emily Krabill: Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. at 309 Reservoir Place, Goshen.
- Austin Hooley: Saturday, June 6, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at 18062 Aaron Dr., Goshen.
- Olivia Wenger: Saturday, June 6, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Goshen College cabin.
Learning Tour to Bolivia
Mission Commission is in the early stages of planning a Learning Tour to Bolivia to visit Simon and Becca Smucker, Hannah Canaviri and Gretchen Geyer. We are planning for a June 2016 trip, specific dates and details to be determined. At this point, we wanted to make you aware of this so you can start planning and dreaming with us. If you would like to be on a team to plan this trip, please speak with someone from the Mission Commission--Pete Graber
, Neil Richer
, James Yoder
, Clare Krabill
or Marilyn Rudy-Froese
Bethany Christian Schools
Bus driver is needed (before and after school) to begin in August 2015. Applicants must have or be willing to obtain a commercial driver’s license with school endorsement, a safe driving record, physical health to operate a 26-passenger bus safely, first-aid certification, and interpersonal skills to relate well to students and parents. For more information and to access an application, see
Music Together Classes
The Goshen College Community School of the Arts (CSA) is accepting registrations for Music Together® music and movement classes for young children from birth to age 5 and their families, to be held in June and July 2015. Classes will be held in Elkhart and Goshen. Learn more
Borders, Boundaries and Bridges
On a Tuesday morning in a large, bare room deep in the Elkhart County Correctional Facility, 15 women – some in street clothes and some in tan or red or yellow prison uniforms – stood in a circle holding hands, and sang a song called “I found God in myself,” based on a Ntozake Shange quote. The women were students in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange course. Half the students were from Goshen College and the others were “inside” students. Learn more
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Fifteen students were honored at the commencement service on May 23. Ten of these are serving as pastors or are pursuing pastoral ministry. Others are pursuing chaplaincy, further study, and community-based peace and justice work. For all their acquired knowledge to be transmuted to wisdom, speaker Nancy Bedford told the graduates, "it needs to be embedded in practices of peace, compassion, humility and honesty."
Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly
The Global Church has registered – Have you? Registration numbers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America are exceptionally strong. It’s not too late to join the growing North American representation to welcome our international brothers and sisters. Register today
, the Assembly will be held July 21-26, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.
Christian Faith and Healthcare
Come join with doctors, nurses, dieticians, therapists, chaplains, mental health workers, and many other healthcare workers and their families from around the world! It's the Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) Annual Gathering, July 19-21, 2015, immediately prior to Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The theme is "Walking Together for Healthy Communities
." Plenary presenters include Ted & Company, Shane Claiborne, and Dr. Ann Thyle from India. Grants available for students, volunteers, and those from outside of U.S. and Canada. More information online
, email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call toll-free to 1-888-406-3643. Final registration deadline: June 28, 2015.
Healthcare Workers Dinner Meeting
A special Healthcare Workers Dinner Meeting will be held during Mennonite World Conference Assembly on Thursday, July 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room at the Farm Show Complex. All healthcare workers attending Mennonite World Conference Assembly are invited! The evening meal will be provided free of charge. Connect with friends old and new and hear reports on healthcare ministries from around the world! More information available online
or call 1-888-406-3643.
2015 Funk Fest at Prairie Street MC
John Bell of the Iona Community in Scotland—prolific composer, teacher on worship and music—will speak at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, on Saturday, June 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Topic: “The engaged spirituality of Jesus.” Cost: $20. Bring your own lunch or eat out. Registration at the door only, starting 8:30 a.m.
Christmas in June Concert by The Ripple Effect
On Sunday, June 14, the ground-breaking vocal group, The Ripple Effect, will be presenting a Christmas in June concert at Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend. The program begins at 4:00 p.m. with a variety of Christmas favorites, followed by a traditional carol sing-along, and Pepper Choplin's profound and masterful cantata, The Heart of Christmas (complete with orchestra). A free-will offering will be taken, and 10% of the monetary proceeds will be donated to Christmas Commandos, who provide much needed emotional and financial support to families that have experienced the unexpected loss of a child or a parent with children still at home (for details, see
). Attendees may also contribute to the organization by bringing gift cards to local restaurants and attractions. Immediately after the performance, there will be a Christmas Ice Cream Social! The church is located at 18211 Kern Road, South Bend, IN 46614. Call 574-291-9044 or e-mail Sherry
for more info.
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!
A corps of healthcare professionals is needed to provide triage medical services during the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) global assembly in Harrisburg, Pa., July 21–25. Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians are invited to volunteer for one or more four-hour shifts throughout the week. More information is available online
or contact Nancy Martin
by June 29, 2015.
Waterford Mennonite church seeks to hire a part-time custodian to assist in the ministry of providing welcoming, clean, and safe facilities for God’s work among members and visitors. This is a shared position between two part-time people, each ranging from 10 – 15 hours per week. Schedule is somewhat flexible, but typically involves several days throughout the week. For a copy of the job description or to express interest, please contact the Waterford church office
or call 533-5642.