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Our Fall Fest will happen on Saturday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m. on the lawn, featuring a meat roast of both lamb and pork. Please bring a large salad and dessert to share with others, your own picnic service, and lawn chairs or blankets. Buns, chips, condiments, and drinks will be provided. You are also encouraged to bring a favorite lawn game to do with others. The Straight A's will provide an hour of music starting at 6:00 PM.
Would you like to be part of a small group? The Small Group Coordinating Committee will be happy to find a small group for you to join. Please complete the
, so we know what kind of group you are interested in. If you have questions, please contact
We have Red Norland potatoes for sale to support our Model School Project. The potatoes are in 5lb bags and are stacked along the west side of the fellowship space. Last year the money raised supplemented field trips for students who could not afford to pay for the activity. We are suggesting a $5 donation for a 5lb bag of potatoes. On Sunday mornings you can put your money in the container by the potatoes. If you pick up potatoes during the week please place the money in an envelope in James Yoder's mailbox. Checks can be made to Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship. Thank you for your support!
If you have been missing one or more of your items, you might want to check it/them out on the lost and found shelf, located on the top of the north coat rack just off of the main entrance. Everything that is not picked up will be taken to the depot at the end of each month.
Bethany Christian Schools
Your regular shopping can support Christian education when you buy gift cards/certificates to over 75 national and Goshen-area businesses restaurants, which donate a percentage of your purchases to benefit a student through the Bethany Association for Reducing Tuition. The benefit can go to support a specific student, to Bethany’s general fund, or to a congregation’s partnership plan. For more information, visit our website
or contact Lisa Weaver
GC Men's Basketball Service
Need someone to do a project around your home? The GC men's basketball team, led by head coach Neal Young, is willing to do manual labor in exchange for donations toward bi-yearly mission and service trips they hope to make. This could be any type of project big or small. A group of up to 18 college basketball players/coaches can accomplish a lot in a few hours! Past projects they have done include yard work & landscaping, interior & exterior painting, and other manual labor (such as moving heavy objects, laying outdoor turf, etc.). The team hopes to take a mission trip in the summer of 2016 to Canada and again in the summer of 2018 to the Dominican Republic through SCORE International ministries. The total estimated cost of both of these trips is between $40,000-$50,000. All donations are tax deductible. Please contact Neal Young
or (765) 749-5017.
Exhibit of Suffering Ukrainian Mennonites
An exhibit on the suffering of Ukrainian Mennonites, "Women in the Mennonite Exodus from Ukraine
: Paintings by Ray Dirks," opened in the Library Gallery at GC on August 10. A public reception will be held Sunday, August 30, 3:00-5:00 p.m. and a public showing of the film about the exodus, "And When They Shall Ask
," will be on Wednesday, September 9 at College Mennonite Church, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open for viewing both before and after the film, until 11:00 p.m. The free exhibit will continue until October 16.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Rooted and Grounded Conference
Join the second annual conference on land and Christian discipleship at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, October 1–3, exploring biblical and theological themes with scholars, teachers, pastors, creation care advocates, farmers and gardeners. Learn more and register online
Online, Non-credit Corinthians Course
“Creating a Scene in Corinth: Conflict in 1 Corinthians,” an online, non-credit, 6-week course from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, September 2–Oct 13, explores how Paul addresses conflicts and speaks to the church today. Instructor: Reta Halteman Finger. Learn more and register
by August 26.
Program at Greencroft
Dorothy Harding will be giving a program of Black Gospel Music in the auditorium of the Community Center at Greencroft, tonight at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to come.
MCC Relief Sale Men's and Women's Choir
You're invited to join the 2015 Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale Men's and Women's Choirs. The choirs will perform on Saturday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. at College Mennonite Church in Goshen. For more information, contact Dan Steiner
or call 574-312-1888.
Goshen Community Chorale
The Goshen Community Chorale will begin rehearsals for its fall season at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1st, at College Mennonite Church. The Chorale's fall program will include a Bach cantata and a selection of Slavic and Orthodox choral music. The Chorale welcomes new members. Interested persons should contact the music director, William Mateer
or call (574) 533-2562.
MEDA, with funding from the Canadian government, is launching a major new initiative called Improving Market Opportunities for Women in a New Economy in Burma (Myanmar). The project will reach 25,000 women and their families over the next five years. Its objectives are to help women raise their incomes through improved agricultural productivity, better access to markets and technology, and increased access to financing. We look forward to learning more about this initiative as we raise funds to help! Our chapter will match funds that you donate to this project this year, up to $5,000 total matching funds.
Michael Sherbun is a healthcare executive and clinician with more than 25 years of experience in hospital management and behavioral health care. He is the author of "Caring for the Caregiver: 8 Truths to Prolong Your Career
." He speaks nationally regarding staff stress and burnout. This year, his presentation will focus on managing difficult and destructive people in today's healthcare environment. The venue is at Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka campus at 1:00-4:30 p.m. The cost is $25. This event is part of Oaklawn Mental Illness Awareness Week 2015, October 4-10, more information and registration is available online.
Join us September 18-20, for MCC Bike Michiana. Enjoy a weekend of riding, fellowship and raising funds for Mennonite Central Committee. Come join the bikers in riding between 70-100 miles over two days pedaling the beautiful lake and farmland region of southern Michigan and northern Indiana. Fellowship and worship included! If you are not a biker, consider donating on behalf of someone who is participating or become a sponsor. This year the project is raising funds for Syrian Refugee Relief.
Mission to Ecuador
Sheryl Hostetler (Amos' niece) will be leaving on October 15th to work for 5 years with children at risk at the Shekinah Foundation located in Manta, Ecuador. She will be in charge of overseeing the spiritual care for children who come to stay at "My Refuge", a home for children who are experiencing neglect or abuse. She will also work with the families of these children. On September 21st, there will be a fundraiser at Culver's in Goshen from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sheryl will receive a percentage of money from all purchases during this time. No ticket necessary. Just come on in and enjoy a meal and a dessert!
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!
The Depot MCC Thrift Shops is seeking a full time Assistant Warehouse Manager. Applicants must have commitment to personal Christian faith and discipleship, active church membership, good organization, supervisory and communication skills with ability to work with volunteers. Responsibilities include working with staff, general oversight of incoming donations and processing for retail areas, maintain stocking warehouse and recycling. Must be able to operate forklift and truck. Applicants may send resume to: The Depot MCC Thrift Shops at 1013 Division St., Goshen, IN 46528 (Attention Doug Hernley) or email.
The Michiana MEDA chapter is seeking a part-time staff person for administrative support for approximately 10 hours per month. Duties include membership and contributions database management, registration and check-in for five events per year, producing email newsletters, and updating the chapter website. Most of the work can be done from home. Interested candidates please contact Board Chair, Jonathan Geiser