There are only a couple of dates left to fill. Hosts are still needed for April 2 and April 16. If you would enjoy hosting a Sunday noon meal for the students,
; username: students, password: bamf. For more information, contact
. Thank you so much for your meals and friendship to our students!
New information is added weekly to the online directory. The Bakers have also requested their update be posted here in the newsletter: Doug and Cindy Baker no longer have their land-line phone number (534-4485). They can be reached at their cell numbers: Doug--574.533.1952; Cindy--574.370.3124.
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!
Honk! Musical Tickets
Bethany Christian High School will perform the musical, Honk!
This musical is a lively and colorful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Tied through the duckling Ugly’s adventures, travels, and encounters is the thread of a mother and child’s love for each other. This musical is a great introduction to theater for children. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and may be purchased online
. Performances are March 2-5; 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Berkey member, Abbe Rudy-Froese
is part of the cast.
Bethany Christian Schools will host a drop-in open house noon - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, for anyone considering enrolling for fall 2017. Bring your family and invite others from your church or neighborhood who may have interest in Bethany. Stop by after church for lunch, and faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and give tours. So we know to expect you for the meal, please register online
or RSVP to Sarah Kraybill Lind
in the admissions office, 534-2657.
Hymn Club Fundraiser
Goshen College's Hymn Club is organizing a fundraiser event with a singing marathon to support Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). They plan to sing through the hymnal over the course of a week, singing on average a little more than 100 songs each night. Community members are invited to join in the event. They will be meeting on Sunday, March 12 - Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. in Newcomer Center room 19. The finale night will be Friday, March 17 in the Music Center choir room starting at 9:00 p.m. and singing until finished. For donations, make checks out to CPT with "hymn marathon" in the memo line; sent to CPT, PO Box 6508; Chicago IL 60680-6508. Cash or checks may also be brought to the hymn club event.
International Student Club Coffeehouse
The annual Goshen College International Coffeehouse is coming on Saturday, March 18. This student-run event features a dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall and a family-friendly international variety show at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Hall. Tickets for this fund-raiser are available from the Welcome Center, 535-7566 or online
. Adults: $20 (dinner & show), $12 show only; students & children: $12 (dinner & show), $5 show only. This entertaining event promotes international friendship and also will be raising money for MCC Refugee Relief.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Book Release Celebration
Recollections of a Sectarian Realist: A Mennonite Life in the Twentieth Century
, memoir of J. Lawrence Burkholder, edited by Myrna Burkholder will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 7, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Waltner Hall, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. This memoir, published by the Institute of Mennonite Studies (IMS), traces the development of Burkholder’s thought as it intersected with the events of his life — from a Mennonite upbringing in a small Pennsylvania town, through an upstate–New York pastorate, relief work in India and China, graduate study at Princeton, teaching at Goshen College and Harvard Divinity School, civil rights activism, and the presidency of Goshen College. To learn more, contact Barb Nelson Gingerich
, IMS managing editor, 574.296.6239.
Mennonite Church USA
Mennonite Church USA invites you to pause and prepare your hearts as the season of Lent begins this week. Join with others in the church around the world in creating fertile places for the seed of God’s message to take root.
Everence College Scholarship
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The Window's First Friday Meal
Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Salad and Hawaiian Soufflé are on the menu for our March First Friday meal prepared and hosted by College Mennonite Church. The fundraiser is from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., unless the food runs out! The suggested price of the meal is $9.00. All proceeds benefit The Window and its programs.
Senior Tuesday Luncheon
The next Senior Luncheon at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church will be on Tuesday, March 21 at noon. To make your reservations, call 862-2595 by Monday, March 13. See the bulletin board by the mailboxes for more information.
Christians and Immigration Event
What should Anabaptist-Mennonite Christians think about immigration and how should we engage the immigrants who are our neighbors? Daniel Carroll Rodas will help us unite around the biblical framework of "welcoming the stranger," in an event at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, on Sunday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. Danny Carroll is author of Christians at the Border
and is an Old Testament professor at Wheaton College. His approach can help the whole church see how and why we must respond in compassion to the immigrants in our communities. For information contact Eighth Street, 574-533-6720, or cohost Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, 574-294-3423.
MCC Comforter Bash
Save the date for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Great Lakes Comforter Bash, October 20 and 21, at Pleasant View Mennonite Church (58529 County Road 23). Precision sewers are needed to piece and sew comforter tops for the event. The top size should be 60"x80"; made of cotton fabric. Free fabric is available from Nadine Zook Miller, Material Resources Coordinator at The Depot. Contact her by email
or call 574-534-4071. For more information about the event contact Carol Honderich, 574-536-9062.
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 house for rent at 1002 S. 8th Street, Goshen, will be available March 1. The house has 1830 sq ft, 2.5 baths, and 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors & cedar-lined closets. A 4th large room could be a bedroom or den. Other features include: a wonderful sun room and enclosed back porch, 2 fireplaces, central air, appliances provided, livable but unfinished full basement, 2-car detached garage with off-street parking, spacious fenced shaded backyard; great features like walking/biking distance to downtown, the millrace, and Goshen College. The cost is $1,150/month rent plus utilities and a $1,150 deposit. Interested parties should contact Justin
, 412-478-3105 or Nadia