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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 14—4:00—Deacons meet

Nov 17—CORE

Nov 19—Joyce Hofer’s birthday

Nov 20—Thanksgiving worship service

            --Lyle Funk’s birthday

Nov 21—7:00 pm—Council meets

Nov 21-27—Pastor Norma’s vacation

Nov 24—Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26—Decorate the church for Christmas

Nov 27—Guest preacher:  Renee Epp Reimer

Dec 1—Barb Unruh’s birthday

              CORE

Dec 3—Lyle & Elaine Funk Anniversary

Dec 4—Education Comm meets

Dec 5—Trustees meet

Dec 7—Doris Kohlenberg

            Arlene & Alvin leave for MDS work in CA

Dec 8—CORE

Dec 11—Marlin & Sharolyn Funk’s Anniversary

Dec 12—Deacons meet

Dec 15—CORE

Dec 17—Letty Enns’ birthday

Dec 18—Velma Funk’s birthday

Dec 19—Council meets

Dec 23—Gerald Funk’s birthday

Dec 24—Christmas Eve Service

Dec 25—Christmas Day Brunch & Worship

Dec 26—Roxann Ewert’s birthday

Dec 29—Mark Unruh’s birthday

Jan 1—Happy New Year!  Communion

Jan 2—Trustees

Jan 5—CORE

Jan 9—Deacons meet

Jan 10—CORE Board meets

Jan 12—CORE

Jan 16—Council meets

Jan 19—CORE

Jan 21—Church Close-Out Sale here

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Food to bring for

Main Street Ministries Food Bank

for the month of

November

Jellos and Puddings

Thanks to those who brought 43# of food last month

 

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Next Sunday-Nov 13

Preacher: Norma Duerksen

Worship Leader: Nancy Kaufman

Story: Barb Unruh

Greeters: Roger Hofer

                 Lloyd & Sue Funk

Trustee Counting Offering:  Arlen Riesen

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The Worship Committee has decided that our last worship service will be Easter morning.  We will have the traditional sunrise service, brunch, and worship.  Let your families know.

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TODAY, Sun., Nov. 6 – 3 pm--Bethel Sings, a concert featuring all Bethel College vocal groups, Henry Waters, director, Bethel College Mennonite Church (2600 College Ave., North Newton 67117)

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Sat., Nov 12--“Joining Voices Together,” Bethel College’s Worship and the Arts Symposium, , on campus, featuring resource people Bradley Kauffman, Rachel Epp Buller, Katie Graber, SaeJin Lee, Cynthia Neufeld Smith, Adam Tice and Isaac Villegas. Register at https://www.bethelks.edu/worship-arts-registration-2022; discount for 3 or more people from the same congregation. In addition, the public is invited to a Community Evensong service, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall, which will consist entirely of congregational singing from the Voices Together hymnal, arranged around the 12 artworks found in the hymnal.

Sat. Nov 12—9:00 AM-2:00 pm--Join Hope Mennonite Church for their Fall Festival.  This will take place at the church building at 868 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS. All proceeds from the event will help support Hope Mennonite church service projects: Family Promise, Camp Mennoscah, and the Givens Family. There will be live music, a bake sale, kid activities, food trucks, and breakfast and lunch – Cinnamon Rolls, German Sausage, Bierocks, and Pie. All are welcome!

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Sat. Nov 12—5-7 pm—First Mennonite, 427 W 4th, Halstead, Mission Supper  Menu:  German Sausage, Chicken Borscht, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, Sauerkraut, Zwiebach and Pie.  Meal by donation to benefit Care Portal, and missionaries Dave & Rebekka Stutzman (Germany) and Joseph & Rachel Givens (France).  Meal is back in person this year.  Take out also available.

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Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War, a traveling exhibit developed and toured by Kauffman Museum at Bethel College, is on display at the McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. in McPherson, through Nov. 19. This exhibit lifts up the prophetic insights and the personal courage of peace protesters during World War I and suggests parallels to the culture of war and violence in our world today. Museum hours are Mon.- Sat., 1-5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, visit VoicesOfConscienceExhibit.org

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Tues., Nov. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. You can help make the world a better place by joining Everence® and MCC to assemble hygiene kits. The kits will be distributed through worldwide relief organizations to places like crowded refugee camps where unclean conditions can lead to the spread of serious diseases. The event will take place at Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center. 

You can also help by donating supplies to MCC or your Everence office in North Newton or by making a financial contribution to MCC. For more details, contact MCC at 316-283-2720 or Everence at 316-283-3800.

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Sat., Dec. 3--Buhler Mennonite Church Service Project Invitation - We need your help to package 50,000 meals. Our plan is to keep the meals local– providing food for our local neighbors. What a great way to give of your time during the Christmas season to help those who struggle to put food on the table. This will take place at Buhler Mennonite Church – 220 West Avenue B, Buhler KS.  1st Shift (Arrive 8:30 for the 9 – 11:00am).  2nd Shift (Arrive 10:30 for 11:00am-1pm).  Or do both!

Please sign-up here:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0545AEAD2EA1F58-50000

CONTACT US: Phone: 620.543.2733. Email: bmcpastor@gmail.com

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Quilter’s Corner is gladly accepting donations for the MCC sale which is April 14 and 15, 2023.  Bring your fabric, notions, quilts and quilting supplies to the MCC Center in North Newton clearly labeled for Quilter’s Corner.  If questions, contact Ann Yoder Smith at 919-604-3282.

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MCC Material Resources Center in North Newton critically low on inventory: An MCC kit cannot be shipped until every single item for the kit is assembled, but some supplies are so low that kits cannot be processed for shipping. You can help by helping to fill the following needs: New infant onesies and sleepers (3-12 month sizes); shampoo (20 oz or more), thin sanitary pads (28 count minimum) and dark colored bath and hand towels. Buy online and ship it to MCC or bring item to MCC in North Newton (121 E. 30th St, North Newton, KS 67117). Questions are always welcome, please contact katemast@mcc.org or 316.283.2720. A full list of MCC kit contents can be found at mcc.org/kits.

 

Free resource: Learning about generosity with MCC! Make talking about generosity with your children easy by using this free resource. The printable worksheets help kids explore the basics of generosity at an elementary school level. The resource contains downloadable worksheets, activity ideas, a story about how generosity makes a difference, make-your-own bookmark craft and alternative Christmas gift ideas. Click here to sign up: MCC generosity resource.

 

MCC is seeking a Constituency Engagement Manager: This new role is designed to help the MCC’s in the U.S. plan and implement a cohesive engagement strategy for specific priority audiences including alumni, churches, congregations of color, plain communities and young adults. With a focus on convening and strategizing, this person will be part of the Communications and Donor Relations network and will work in close collaboration with other departments and regional MCC’s. This full-time position will preferably be located in Akron, Pa., but location is flexible within any MCC office in the U.S. Apply online for this opening by November 18 at mcc.org/constituency-engagement-manager. For more information contact Amber Falcón at 574-534-4133 or AmberFalcon@mcc.org.

 

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