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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Events

 

The EMU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Robert Curry, will present their Winter Concert: Music from Germany at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 23, in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Free admission; donations accepted for EMU’s Music Scholarship fund.  Presented by the EMU Music Department; emu.edu/music.

 

Eastern Mennonite University and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church invite you to join us in University Commons, Mainstage Theater, Sunday, February 23, at 1:30 pm for a community church service in celebration of Black History month.  Reverend Cornell Brooks will bring the message.  For more information, see emu.edu/studentlife/multicultural/black-history-month

 

The EMU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Robert Curry, will present a selection of popular and jazz classics at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Free admission; donations accepted for EMU’s Music Scholarship fund. Presented by the EMU Music Department; emu.edu/music.

 

Eastern Mennonite Middle and High School Visitation Day: March 27. Shadow a current student. Parents join informational session and tour facilities. To register or ask questions: 540-236-6021 or admissions@easternmennonite.org.  Morning drop in options (7:30 to 9 a.m.): March 10, April 15, May 6.

 

2020 MCC Turkey Canning Project: The Annual Meat Canning is scheduled for February 24-28, 2020 at the Hinton Mennonite Relief Center, Hinton, VA.  Virginia Mennonite Conference is responsible to help provide help on Tuesday, February 25.  Help is needed from 5 AM until 9 PM each day. Friday, February 28, 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.

 

“Resilient Ministry in Turbulent Times” is the theme of Virginia Mennonite Conference Ministry Retreat with facilitators Drs. Carl & Carolyn Stauffer, February 28-March 1. Sessions include Compassion Fatigue–How Our Bodies Keep Score, Costs of Leadership–Institutional Harm & Healing, and Communities of Care–Igniting Spiritual Renewal. Learn more at virginiaconference.org/events/ministry-retreat/

 

Mennonite Women of Virginia "Women Supporting Women...In Adversity" will feature stories from VMMissions workers in Albania who experienced the recent earthquake, a special offering for Albanian earthquake relief, and a Missionary Love Gift “Auction” on February 20, 2020 (inclement weather date: Feb. 27) at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church/Iglesia Disipular Anabaptista. Join us at 6:00 pm for dinner.

 

Register now for Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: March 2–5. Join fellow faith leaders at a joint conference of Pastors and Leaders 2020 and Deep Faith on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. You’ll think and reflect theologically together about living, worshiping and playing in digital spaces. First-time attenders get 25% off! ambs.edu/pastorsandleaders

 

The VMC Senior High Retreat is happening at Highland Retreat, March 13-15. Join senior high youth groups from area Mennonite churches for a weekend of worship and fun. The theme is: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you." Three workshops on Saturday will focus on the theme of peace: personal, relational, and systematic. See the schedule and more details, and register at highlandretreat.org/sr-high-retreat/

 

Take a Circle Processes training with Kay Pranis, a leading expert in the field, March 13-15. Contact Janelle Myers-Benner at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU at bennerj@emu.edu for information.

 

Mini-golfers of all ages will join in friendly competition at Sandy Bottom Park in Bridgewater, Virginia, for VMMissions' second annual Putt Fore Missions tournament on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Teams will putt to win the champion green "jacket" t-shirt. Not a golfer? No problem! Join us under the tent for a delicious meal. More information to come.

 

Save the Dates for Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 16-18, 2020. A Healthy Boundaries training will take place on Thursday, July 16, from 8 to 4 with Lonnie Yoder & Teresa Boshart Yoder (Location TBD). Assembly begins with evening worship on Thursday, July 16 (time and place TBD). A Mennonite Women of Virginia breakfast is at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday. Delegate sessions will be at Eastern Mennonite School; worship location TBD. Registrations will be due by July 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. More information to come.

 

Trips and Service Opportunities

 

Registration is now open for the "E3 Collective: Nazareth and Bethlehem," May 8-25.  This VMMissions trip will focus on varied work projects at Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel, and at Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church, Bethlehem, Palestine.  The trip will be co-led by Dorothy Jean Weaver, Professor Emerita of New Testament, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and Craig Maven, Lead Pastor, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.  For more information and/or a brochure, please contact Dorothy Jean at (540) 432-4276 (o) or at (540) 433-3336 (h).  

 

 

Calendar

 

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