Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship
A congregation of Mennonite Church USA
Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship
the OWL

July 3, 2016

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Berkey Announcements

 Summer Nurture Hour Schedule

Summer Sunday SchoolJuly 3:  Holiday, worship only (No Nurture Hour classes).
July 10:  All Church Picnic (No Nurture Hour classes).
July 17 - August 14:  Inter-generational classes for everyone.
Aug. 21:  All Church Fellowship Meal and Congregational Meeting (No Nurture Hour classes).
Aug. 28 - Celebration Sunday/Refreshments (No Nurture Hour classes).

Pastoral Coverage, July 3-8

Pastor's noteMarilyn Rudy-Froese will be in Chicago with the MYF service trip. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact one of the deacons:  Richard Miller or Laverne Nafziger.

Pastor on Vacation

vacationDan Schrock is on vacation from June 11 through July 10 and will return to work on Monday, July 11.

Throwback Thursday

tbtHead 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!

Do you have an announcement for the Newsletter? Submit your announcement to the office by noon on Thursday. Announcements received after the deadline will be printed the following week.


Our Schools

icon_bcs Bethany Christian

Helping youth become more biblically literate and develop practices they can continue as adults is a significant benefit of Bethany’s Bible curriculum. Read more online.

Goshen College Goshen College

Host Families Needed

Host families are needed for Goshen College international students: If you have a spare bedroom and live within a mile of campus, think about hosting a Goshen College international student in your home this coming year. For more information, contact Skip Barnett.

Open House

July 18 is Goshen College's Summer Open House and kicks off Indiana Private College Week. Nothing is going to tell you more about the right college fit than taking a campus tour, learning about our top academic programs and housing options, and meeting with a financial aid expert. Come join us any day from July 18-22, at either 9:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m., for a campus tour and to meet our admissions team. Learn more online.  

AMBS Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

AMBS is a learning community with an Anabaptist vision, educating followers of Jesus Christ to be leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world. View upcoming events on their website.

Menn USA  Mennonite Church USA

Love is a Verb Spiritual Practices Resource starts July 1! Check out Mennonite Church USA’s year-long spiritual practices resource on the 2017 convention theme, Love is a Verb. Written by Leo Hartshorn, it spans the year leading up to the convention in Orlando, Florida (July 4–8, 2017), focusing on the theme of love found in 1 John and exploring how each of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams — contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical and incarnational — reflects the spiritual diversity present with Mennonite Church USA. This resource is available online in both English and Spanish.

Community Announcements

First Friday at the Window

The First Friday's Window meal will be hosted by Benton Mennonite Church. Their menu includes Larry’s “Famous” pork burgers, chips, fresh veggies, coleslaw and dessert bars.

Hosting Opportunity

Mennonite Central Committee is looking for a host family in the Elkhart/Goshen area for a 29-year old male from Laos who will be participating in MCC's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) beginning in August. Host families have the opportunity to learn about a new culture from the IVEP participant they host, as well as getting to understand their own culture in a new way when they see it through the eyes of someone experiencing it for the first time. Each host gets a monthly stipend that is to be used to cover some of the costs for the room and board of the IVEP participant. For more information contact Amber Falcón by email or call 574-534-4133.

Eighth Street Preschool

Eighth Street Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. Eighth Street Preschool emphasizes discovery learning and social interactions developmentally appropriate for 3-5 year olds, and believes that all children can learn and grow in a safe and inclusive environment. All lead teachers have education degrees. Spanish translation is available. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by August 1 and be potty-trained. Financial aid applications are available. Call 533-6720 for more information or to schedule a school visit. Eighth Street Preschool is located on the corner of Eighth and Purl Streets in Goshen.

Senior Luncheon

You are invited to the next Senior Tuesday Luncheon at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church's fellowship hall on Tuesday, July 19, noon. The program titled Green is the New Black, presented by Stan Kulp and Leonard Albrecht is about natural burial. For reservations, call the Yellow Creek office, 862-2595 by Monday, July 11.See the bulletin board by the mailboxes for more information.

Senior Adult Day Trip

Seniors are invited to join Yellow Creek Mennonite Church in a day trip on September 13 to Cabela's in Noblesville, IN. Registration deadline is August 14. Please help yourself to one of the pamphlets pinned to the bulletin board by the mailboxes.


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!

An immediate part-time position is open for an LPN, RN, or Medical Assistant at the Center for Healing and Hope, a faith-based urgent care clinic. This 20-hour a week position involves working with patients and office clinical duties. Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work three evenings per week. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish and English are preferred. If interested, contact Rebecca Gascho, Executive Director.

LaCasa’s has several current openings for a Leasing Assistant, Maintenance Technician, Resident Service/Facility Coordinator, and Construction Manager. Go online to learn more about these opportunities.

Mennonite Mission Network is currently seeking a full-time Christian Service Recruiter, who will also resource and visit Mennonite Voluntary Service units.  Go online to see the full position description or email Linda Krueger, Human Resources Coordinator for more information.



Saturday, July 2
Men's Breakfast, 7:00 a.m.

Monday, July 4
Intercessory Prayer, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 7
Ladies Lunch Bunch at  Hacienda, 11:30 a.m.  RSVP to Laverne Nafziger

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Anniversaries This Week
Tom and Megan Martin
Dan and Evie Nafziger
John and Ruth Roth
Tim and Tracy Thorne
Lowell and Diane Nafziger

Birthdays This Week
Evan Bontrager Yoder
Cassie Sessa
Christi Sessa
Jesse Kehr
Randy Horst
Ron Good
Jason Lehman
Stan Liechty
Lowell Nafziger

PrayerPlease contact the office by noon on Thursday with prayer requests.

MYF Please keep the MYF participants in the service trip to Chicago DOOR program in your prayers this week. Lexi Bentley, Carissa Hostetler, Abby Rudy-Froese, and leaders Sim Dlova and Marilyn Rudy-Froese will spend Sunday to Friday together in service and learning. To learn more about what we will be doing, you can visit the DOOR Chicago website.

Brian and Kelly McPhail, along with 1-year-old Elsie, are completing three years of ministry in China with Mennonite Mission Network. Pray for them as they say goodbyes to friends, colleagues and students, and as they re-adjust to life in the United States.

Pray for Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen (Karl Shelly, Dawn Yoder Harms, and Lora Nafziger, pastors). Remember them as they continue a summer worship series on "Finding God in the Ordinary", work on a renovation project, continue to strengthen relationships within the congregation and look towards a fall pastoral transition.

Pray for the Bethel College students who are serving this summer at Camp Mennoscah (Kansas), Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp (Colorado), Camp Friedenswald (Michigan) and other church camps – for health, safety and good interactions with children and youth.

DownloadJuly MMN Prayer Vine

Church Notes
Sunday Service Info

This Sunday:  July 3

Steve & Susan Garboden
Phil & Julie Zimmerman

Laverne Nafziger

Dick & Nancy Yoder

Ben Buckwalter

Infants:  Marcia Weaver, Diane Beam & Jim Alvarez
Toddlers:  Nate Shenk, Lavonne Shetler & Gregg Beitler

Offering Counters:
John Hooley, Greg Smucker

Next Sunday:  July 10

Patrick & Abbe Buller
Phil & Julie Zimmerman

Rita Gingrich

Dick & Nancy Yoder

Michael Sherer

Infants:  Elisabeth Barahona, Abbe Buller, Sue Byler
Toddlers:  Laura Moshier, Barb & Greg Smucker

Offering Counters:
Ron Good, Rick Hostetter

Statistical Report 
(June 26)

Attendance:  178
General Fund:  $3,730.70
Bethany 2016/17:  $15.00
College:  $20.00
Model School Fund:  $10.00

General Fund Income 2015-16 YTD
Actual:  $262,593.50
Budget:  $242,488.00

Berkey Avenue
Mennonite Fellowship

2509 Berkey Avenue
Goshen, IN 46526
(574) 534-2398

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
Hours vary

Interim Communications and Office Manager, Jenny Hooley:
Tuesday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Marilyn Rudy-Froese
Dan Schrock

Greg Smucker (Chairperson)
Shirley Dick
Sherm Kauffman
Anita Mounsithiraj
Richard Aguirre

Doug Baker
Richard Miller
Laverne Nafziger
Judy Weaver
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