• Margaret Funk—Salem Home

  • Velma Funk—Parkside House 5

  • Marlin & Sharolyn Funk 

  •  Lloyd & Evalina Klassen

  • Hazel Hein—fractured shoulder

  • Josh, Alisha, & Asher Garber—                                             Barcelona

  • Mennonite Mission Network requests prayer for Marvin Lorenzana and his leadership of the Missional Discipleship Initiative. More than 45 leaders in eight “huddles” (learning groups) began training last month. Praise God for their willingness to reach out into their communities to share the good news about Jesus’ love..

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  •  UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Nov. 24—Thanksgiving Service

  •                  Tabor College Messiah performance

  • Nov 24-Dec 1—Decorate Church for Christmas

  • Nov 28—Thanksgiving Day

  • Dec 1—Barb Unruh’s birthday

  •             --Education Committee meets

  • Dec 2—Trustees meet

  • Dec 3—Lyle & Elaine Funk’s Anniversary

  •             --Worship Committee meets

  • Dec 5—Prairie View Community Board meets

  • Dec 7—Doris Kohlenberg’s birthday

  •             5 Places of Christmas in Newton

  • Dec 8—Shepherd groups meet

  • Dec 9—Deacons meet

  • Dec 11—Marlin & Sharolyn Funk’s Anniv.

  • Dec 15—Caroling

  • Dec 16—Council meets

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  • What to bring for the Main Street Ministries Food Bank for the month of

  • November

  • Jello & Pudding

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sunday- November 24, 2019

  • Keyboard—Arlene Hett

  • Worship Leader— Kenton Kaufman

  • Sound— Larry Funk

  • Story— Phil Duerksen

  • Preaching:  Norma Duerksen

  • Ushers— Lyle Funk, Linferd Funk,

  •             Ken Kohlenberg, Kenton Kaufman

  • Greeters—Gerald & Sharon Funk,

  •             Linferd & Delores Funk

  • Trustee Counting Offering: Gerald Funk

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  • Each Shepherd Group will have a part of the church to decorate for Christmas.

  • Kenton’s group decorates the sanctuary

  • Randy’s group decorates the fellowship hall.

  • Roxann’s group decorates the lobby

  • Norma’s group decorates the sanctuary windows

  • Do your part any day from after worship on Nov 24 till Dec 1.  Be creative as you bring joy and beauty to the season.

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  • The Christmas Giving Tree is designed to assist financially limited households in providing Christmas gifts for children 17 years of age and younger who live in the USD 410 School District.  If you know of children like this, please pick up an application form from the brochure table to get them signed up before Nov. 29.

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  • Every three years, First Mennonite Church in Newton presents Handel's Messiah with an 80 voice choir, orchestra and soloists. We can't do this without help from community singers, so you are invited to join! Please consider this opportunity to sing. Rehearsals are Sundays, 

  • Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, and 8 from 1:30-3:00 pm in the First Mennonite Church Sanctuary, 429 E. 1st, Newton. Please bring your own Messiah book or purchase one for $15 at the first rehearsal.  Dress rehearsal is on Sat, Dec 14 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and the presentation is on Sun., Dec 15 at 7:00 pm.  Questions?  Please contact Matthew Graber at 605-310-1656 or email mgraber2013@gmail.com.

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  • Today., Nov. 17 – KIPCOR Film Series: Dawnland, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College; talkback follows with Dan Wildcat of Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence

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  • Looking for a way to connect with people and engage with Mennonite Central Committee's supporters? We're hiring an Alumni Engagement Coordinator!  The person in this salaried position will coordinate the alumni experience and support colleagues in strategic engagement of alumni. Application close date Nov. 18.. For more information and to apply, please visit: serve.mcc.org

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  • Tues., Nov. 19—Town Hall Meeting for all Marion County Parents @ 7:00 PM in the Hillsboro High School Auditorium to discuss “Vaping—What Every Parent Should Know”.  Sponsored by FACT, Marion County Health Department, and Marion County Extension Services

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  • Thurs., Nov. 21 – Artist talk by Sarah Beth Woods, followed by a reception for “BRAID/WORK,” 7 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium and Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College

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  • Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 22-23, Register now for the 5th biennial Worship & the Arts Symposium at Bethel College, “Many Cultures, One Worship: A Foretaste of a Reconciled Heaven in a Broken World,” with David M. Bailey and Urban Doxology of Richmond, Va.. See 

  • www.bethelks.edu/academics/convocation-lectures/worship-arts-symposium for more information and online registration; fee reduction when 3 or more members of one congregation register as a group. 

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  • Fri, Nov. 22 – All are invited to attend an Urban Doxology worship experience, 7 p.m., featuring the Urban Doxology worship band from Richmond, Va., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. This part of the biennial Worship and the Arts Symposium requires no pre-registration and is free and open to everyone. A freewill offering will be taken for Harvest of Love.

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  • Now in the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College: “Braid/Work” by Sarah Beth Woods, through Nov. 23. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Sun., Nov. 24 – Friends of the MLA program, 3 p.m., “Remembering the Vietnam War” with Rachel Pannabecker (50-year anniversary of Bethel’s participation in the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam), Kauffman Museum

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  • Tabor College’s Handel’s Messiah performance, Sun., Nov. 24 at 7:00pm.  This year we are partnering with the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association so bring an offering and food item.

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  • Weds., Dec. 4 – Annual sing-along to Christmas portions of Handel’s Messiah, with Bethel College instrumentalists, soloists and student conductors, 11 a.m., Bethel College Mennonite Church; music provided

  • Weds., Dec. 4 – Bethel College Steel Drum Band Christmas concert, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall 

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  • Fri., Dec. 6 – Christmas Gala jazz concert with Bethel College Jazz Ensembles I & II, 8 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center

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  • All bakers and craft makers are invited to make items for 5 Places of Christmas Dec 7, at Bethel College Fine Arts Center.  Bethel College Women’s Association will again be selling baked goods, and crafts and poinsettias. Christmas candy, zwieback, peppernuts, poppyseed roll and cinnamon rolls are always a great seller.  Please bring your items on Fri, Dec 6 from 1:30-4:30 pm or on Sat from 7-8 am to the Fine Arts Center Room 140 which is behind the Box Office.  Thank you for your support of Bethel College!  ~Lori Regier for BCWA

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  • We will NOT be selling Ten Thousand Village items at Prairie Harvest this fall, but will have a booth at the Kidron Holiday Marketplace on Sat., Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to stock up on Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate and small nativities

  • and Christmas ornaments.  Place Saturday, December 7 from 9 to 1 at Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton on your Holiday shopping schedule.

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  • Sun., Dec. 8 – 34th annual Lighting of the Green at Bethel College, 8 p.m.

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  • Mark your calendars for the annual 

  • MCC Christmas Soiree on Thurs, Dec 12 

  • from 5-7 p.m. at MCC in North Newton. Everyone is welcome to join us for snacks, fellowship and Christmas cheer!

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  • Get involved with something BIG – record breaking BIG! MCC is celebrating our 100th anniversary and attempting to collect 6,500 comforters to deliver to people in need all around the world.  Get involved by tying a comforter on Jan 18, 2020 (mark your calendars now!). We are looking for people to host a comforter tying event in their community. Contact Kate Mast at 316.283.2720 or 

  • katemast@mcc.org for details, supplies and resources. It’s more than a warm blanket – it’s a message of love and compassion.

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  • Western District Women in Mission will host the event "Let's Talk...Women, Money & Faith" on January 24 and 25 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, KS, featuring speakers from Everence who will address money and faith topics for women of all ages and stages of life.. Look for more information soon on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WesternDistrictWomen/?modal=admin_todo_tour or at our web page https://communicationswdwm.wixsite.com/wdwm. 

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  • Redefine the good life at the 2020 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference, Feb. 21 to 23 @ Hesston College.

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  • Save the Date: Mennonite Central Committee is celebrating 100 years of working for relief, development and peace in the name of Christ in 2020. Mark your calendars to join us for the evening of Feb. 29 at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. More details to come!

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  • Dec 18—Velma Funk’s birthday

  • Dec 22—Christmas Brunch

  • Dec 23—Gerald Funk’s birthday

  • Dec 24—Christmas Eve service

  • Dec 25-Jan 1—Pastor’s vacation

  • Dec 26—Roxann Ewert’s birthday

  • Dec 29—Mark Unruh’s birthday

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