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Shenandoah Valley Men’s Chorus announces the beginning of the 2019 season of men’s sacred choral music with Jared Stutzman, Chorus Director, Eastern Mennonite High School. Join us if you enjoy singing men’s a cappella music. Our sacred music repertoire includes hymns, gospel songs, anthems, spirituals, and contemporary songs.  We ask that you participate consistently in the practice sessions, and be available to sing in the February 24 & March 3 concerts. Invite your singing friends. Regular SVMC Sunday afternoon practices in January and February are at Eastern Mennonite High School. Practice begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in January/February. The scheduled concerts are February 24, 7:00p at VMRC Detwiler Auditorium and March 3, 7 p.m. at a Location TBD. Concert free will offerings will benefit Lehza Academic Center in Albania, a project of Virginia Mennonite Missions. Questions or comments? Contact one of the SVMC Committee members:  Rick Bell (433-7233), Chad Beery (908-1438), David Martin (289-5567), Roman Miller (383-0281), Elwood Schrock (908-6396).


Eastern Mennonite School Student Visitation Day is Monday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. Come learn about exceptional choral opportunities, competitive athletics and academic excellence in a faith-based environment at Eastern Mennonite School! Middle and high school students are invited to shadow a current student. Parents can participate in an informational session, tour the facilities and more. Download a registration form.  Located at the school: 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg.


Eastern Mennonite University invites you to our Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration events. Our speaker is Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou ( of St. Louis, Missouri, an author, documentary filmmaker, musician, and activist who organized on behalf of local groups after Ferguson and Charlottesville. He will be speaking on Monday, January 21, 2019, at 10:00 am.  For details and event listings:


There will be a free film screening for EMU’s MLK Day of Learning and Service, Monday, January 21 of Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine at 7:00 pm in the Seminary Building, room 123. Dr. Bob Bersson, Center for Interfaith Engagement visiting Jewish scholar, will introduce the film. An African-American gospel choir is the Greek chorus for a Palestinian play on Martin Luther King Jr. which tours the West Bank preaching nonviolence. At the end of their tour reality will astonishingly mirror the play on MLK, a man who died for his beliefs. This film screening is part of the Voices From the Holy Land Film Series’ Film Partnering Program, which works with faith-based organizations to explore the complex and emotional issues preventing peace in the Holy Land.


Glen Guyton: "My Journey, My Ideal" The new Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA will give a free 35-40 minute lecture with a time for questions from the audience. Join us Thursday, January 24, 7:00 PM at Lindale Mennonite Church, 6255 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville, Va. Glen has over a quarter of a century of experience serving in the denomination at various levels. After the completion of four years as an officer in the United States Air Force, Glen felt the call to ministry, which was in large part due to the peace ministry of Mennonites in Virginia Mennonite Conference. After leaving the military, Glen worked for Mennonite Mutual Aid (now Everence), and on the ministry staff of Calvary Community Church (C3) in Hampton, Va. Glen and his wife, Cyndi, live in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to the lecture, Glen will speak to Eastern Mennonite School students on January 24 and 25. Everyone is invited to his two chapels, 9:30-9:49 AM each morning in the school auditorium.


Eastern Mennonite School presents The King and I, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, 2019 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. A talkback with the director and actors, facilitated by Ingrid DeSanctis, will be held following Friday’s show. Tickets on sale at the school office (M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), online ( and at the door. $15 Reserved seating, $12 General admission, $10 Students and seniors.


2019 MCC Turkey Canning Project: The Annual Meat Canning is scheduled for February 25-March 1, 2019 at the Hinton Mennonite Relief Center, Hinton, VA. Virginia Mennonite Conference is responsible to help provide help on Tuesday, February 26. Help is needed from 5 AM until 11 PM each day. Friday, March 1 is scheduled as a community day and help is especially needed in the early morning. Anyone is welcome to come and help on any day! Funds are needed to purchase turkey for processing and for the ongoing operation of the Relief Center. If you would like to contribute to this project you can send a donation to the: Hinton Mennonite Relief Center, PO Box 519, Dayton, VA 22821. If you have any questions about this project you can contact Leon Rhodes at (540) 820-5443 or Gerald Knicely at (540) 478-4203. Thanks for your participation in this effort to feed the less fortunate in the world.


Ready, Set... Kindergarten Already? This free event on Tues., Jan. 29, 6 p.m. at Eastern Mennonite School, is for preschool parents offering information and a Q&A session to help prepare you and your child for the transition to kindergarten. A local pediatrician and an early childhood education professor will discuss signs to look for as you determine your child's readiness for the school environment and a kindergarten classroom. It's free, open to the public and childcare is provided with registration. Please register by January 25, 2019. Located at the school: 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg.


Join the Yugo and Grace Prasetyo MST for a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Grace (Schrock-Hurst) and Yugo Prasetyo and their sons Simeon (3) and Jeremi (4 1/2), who will be traveling from Indonesia to Harrisonburg for furlough in July. Cost of airfare will be approximately $6,000. The Prasetyo's are jointly appointed by Virginia Mennonite Missions and Servants to Asia's Urban Poor. Breakfast will be served from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, hosted by Early Church in Our Community Place, 17 E. Johnson Street in Harrisonburg.


CrossRoads | Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center invites you to the Annual Meeting and Dinner, Friday, February 1, at 6:00 PM at Community Mennonite Church. This year, 2019, marks 20 years since the founding documents were signed, and we are celebrating with a new logo and tidied up brand name! Come join us for the unveiling, and enjoy the keynote address from long-serving board member, and Brethren historian, Carl Bowman. The meal is catered by Marjorie Rohrer Shank and is provided free of charge. Bring a friend, and come ready to give generously in support of the sharing of our stories of faith in the Shenandoah Valley. RSVP by January 27 at or call 540-438-1275 (or email


Mennonite Women of Virginia Event:  Women Encouraging Women...through Prayer (formerly known as Annual Missions Event ) is Thursday, February 21, 2019 (Note the change in date!) This event is not just for sewing or quilting groups – it’s for all women who attend VMC churches and will be presented both in English and Spanish.  More details to follow – but keep this date open so you can be part of this inspiring event. Call Gloria Lehman for more information: 540-421-2122.
Evento de Mujeres Menonitas de Virginia:  Mujeres Apoyando Mujeres …A travez de la Oración (antes conocido por Día Anual de Misiones) es Jueves, 21 de febrero, 2019 (¡Anote el cambio de fecha!) Este evento no es solo para grupos de coser, es para todas las mujeres que atienden las iglesias de VMC y sera presentado en ingles y español. Hay más detalles por venir, pero mantenga ésta fecha abierta para que pueda ser parte de este evento inspirador. Llame a Gloria Lehman para mas información: 540-421-2122.


"Digging In Together" is a resourcing event for congregations leaders in Virginia Mennonite Conference, April 5 and 6, 2019, to gain insight into the meaning of the gospel and inspiration to witness to the gospel through studying the Bible together. The theme is: What is the Gospel?: An Exploration of Luke and Acts. Facilitated by Joe Sawatzky, Church Relations Representative for Mennonite Mission Network, there will be two thematically identical events, one on Friday and one on Saturday. The Friday event is geared for credentialed leaders and congregational lay leaders. The Saturday event is for those who work with youth, such as youth pastors, youth workers, and MYF leaders. Learn more and register at


Musikgarten is an exciting music program held at EMU for children from infants to age seven. This year we are excited to be offering a new class, “God’s Children Sing,” with teacher Hannah Shultz. Visit or call (540) 432-4277 to enroll for the winter session.



Employment and Volunteer Opportunities:


Virginia Mennonite Conference is seeking a quarter-time bookkeeper. It is an hourly position with flexible work schedule. Experience with QuickBooks essential. Key tasks include accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. Immediate hire is possible. Contact Executive Conference Minister Clyde Kratz to indicate your interest and secure a job description at or 540-434-9727.


Position opening: Content Editor - Shine: Living in God’s Light is a cooperative curriculum project of MennoMedia and Brethren Press. Shine is accepting applications for a part-time contract content editor. Contract content editors report to the project director, work closely with curriculum writers, and edit manuscripts in accordance with Shine editorial and production guidelines. Must have excellent editorial and writing skills, understand faith formation and developmental stages, and operate well in a collaborative environment. Must be well-grounded in Anabaptist beliefs and practices. Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in theology or education preferred. Application documents are available online at Applications will be received through January 31st.


Looking to serve in a mentoring role to young adults? Service Adventure is seeking leaders for its unit location in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. This is a unique opportunity to serve as a mentor and to foster community with a household of young adults through faith formation, daily living, and house activities. For more information, contact Susan Nisly at Mennonite Mission Network:



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