Announcements and Activities

For Trinity Mennonite Church

November 28, 2021



Mon., Dec 6—7:00—Trustees meet

Tues., Dec 7—Doris Kohlenberg’s birthday (75)

Thurs., Dec 9—5:30--CORE supper & class

Sat., Dec 11—Marlin & Sharolyn Funk’s                                                                  Anniv.(50)

Tues., Dec 14—4:30—CORE Board mtg

                        --6:30—Cardmaking Class

Thurs., Dec 16--5:30--CORE supper & class

Fri., Dec 17—Letty Enns’ birthday (88)

Sat., Dec 18—Richard Enn’s Wedding

                        Velma Funk’s birthday (91)

Thurs., Dec 23—Gerald Funk’s birthday (75)

Fri., Dec 24—6:15—Christmas Eve Service

Sat., Dec 25—Merry Christmas!

Sun., Dec 26—Roxann Ewert’s birthday (58)

Wed., Dec 29—Mark Unruh’s birthday




What to bring for the

Main Street Ministries Food Bank

for the month of


Cookies &

Cake Mixes





Next Sunday-Dec 5

Preacher:  Norma Duerksen

Worship Leader:  Barb Unruh

Story:  Delores Funk

Greeters:  George & Sharron Schutte and

                  Stuart & Lynette Penner

Trustee Counting Offering:  Galen Penner



I have so much to be thankful for this year.  I am so thankful for you as a church and all you have done for me in carrying on the work of the church while I was healing from hip surgery.  Thanks for the food, visits, cards, and prayers.  Love you so much.

                                    ~Norma Duerksen



Tues., Nov 30—1-3 pm—Giving Tuesday Open House, 301 N Main, Suite 200, Newton. Stop by to learn more about the work of Central Kansas Community Foundation and its affiliates. Your generous donations to our operating fund are what make our mission come to life! 



Sat., Dec. 4--All bakers and craft makers are invited to make items for 5 Places of Christmas, at Goerz House on Bethel College campus. Bethel College Women’s Association will again be selling baked good , craft items, and poinsettias. Christmas candy, zwieback, peppernuts, poppyseed rolls and cinnamon rolls are always great sellers. Please bring your items to Goerz House on Friday, December 3, from 1:30-4:30pm or Saturday, December 4 from 7:00-9:00am. Thank you for your support of Bethel College!



Sat., Dec. 4 –10 am-4:00 pm Five Places of Christmas, the annual holiday open house, includes Kauffman Museum and Goerz House on the Bethel College campus, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No charge for admission. The Bethel College Women’s Association (BCWA) is the host at Goerz House, where there will be baked goods and other items for sale. Please plan to wear a face covering indoors and follow all COVID-19 protocols requested by the venue. (Other locations: Warkentin House, Harvey County Historical Museum and Carriage Factory Gallery, all in Newton.)


Sat., Dec. 4--7 p.m.

     Theatre and music performance that explores what coming “home for Christmas” means for a diversity of people and cultures.

     Music and Theatre Present:  Home For Christmas at Hesston Mennonite Church

     All performers fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will perform without masks. Audience members are required to wear masks.  No tickets are required, but a free-will offering will be accepted following the performance.  Program and livestream available at



Sun., Dec. 5—6:30 pm--  Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church invites you to a Hymn Sing.



Tues., Dec. 7--7:30 p.m.--
     Returning to Hesston College after ten years, Canadian Brass will perform as part of the 2021-22 Sunflower Performing Arts series.  This ensemble explores many genres of music and has added nearly 600 new arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire.  In its 49th season, Canadian Brass is known for concerts that display virtuosity, creativity and humor. 
     Sunflower Performing Arts:  Canadian Brass
           Hesston Mennonite Church
 Audience members will be required to wear a mask, according to current Hesston College guidelines.   For more information or to purchase tickets, call 620-327-8158 or click



Sun., Dec. 12—7:30 pm--Christmas Brass Concert - The McPherson Community Brass Choir under the direction of Jerry Toews will give their Christmas Brass Concert in the Goessel High School gym. This event is sponsored by the Goessel Ministerial Alliance.


Have yourself a honkin’ good holiday, December 17 from 4-6 p.m.! MCC is thrilled to host this drive-thru event again this year. Order your charcuterie box(es) today to enjoy in the comfort of your home, spread Christmas joy and order extra to give as gifts! Each box is composed of seasonal artisan meats and cheeses, olives, fruit, mixed nuts and seasonal treats with crackers served on the side. A box serves two generous appetizer portions. Suggested donation per box is $25. We’re also collecting items for MCC hygiene kits at this event. Place your order by 5 p.m. on December 9. Details and order form are on Questions? Please call 316.283.2720.



Now at Kauffman Museum: “Vapes: Marketing an Addiction.” This new exhibit examines what is known about e-cigarettes, and includes selections from the exhibit “Better Choose Me: Collecting and Creating with Tobacco Fabric Novelties, 1880-1920.” Previously on display at NMC Health in Newton, “Vapes” will be at Kauffman Museum through Jan. 9, 2022. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 1:30-4:30 p.m., closed Mondays and major holidays. There is a small admission charge for non-museum members.



 Join Jerusalem Seminar this winter! Bethel College and Tabor College are again sponsoring a trip to Jordan, Palestine, and Israel, from December 26, 2021, to January 15, 2022. The four emphases of the trip are to (1) understand the Bible in its

context, (2) learn about the three major religions of the area (Judaism, Islam, Eastern Christianity), (3) understand the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and (4) take time for reflection, worship, and prayer together. There is currently room for additional persons to participate. If interested, contact Peter Goerzen ( immediately. Cost is estimated at $4700-$4900 per person.