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170 Hall School Road ♦ Waynesboro, VA 22980
Springdale Mennonite Church
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Song Anabaptist Fellowship is moving from the former MennoMedia building, which has been purchased by Eastern Mennonite School, and are in the process of purchasing their own church building. They invite donations to help with their down payment. Thanks for your consideration of a gift in support of New Song! Contact Pastor Basil Marin at (540) 560-3747 or send to PO Box 163, Harrisonburg, VA 22803

 

The Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren (420 College View Dr, Bridgewater). The guest speaker will be Saulo Padilla, MCC U.S. Immigration Education Coordinator. The meal will be catered by Early CateringMake your reservation by Jan. 27 by calling 540-438-1275, emailing info@vbmhc.org or completing the form at https://www.vbmhc.org/annual-meeting/. Please indicate how many will be in your party. Come prepared to make a generous contribution to the Center, and join us in celebrating the good work of 2017 and exciting plans for 2018!

 

The VBMHC Pancake Breakfast was rescheduled for Feb. 10, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Join us for oatmeal pancakes, buckwheat buttermilk pancakes, and celiac-approved gluten-free pancakes! Also, after your pancakes, stick around to play games like Dutch Blitz, Rook, Euchre, and the brand-new card game, "The Mennonite Game." Donations will support the work of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. 1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

 

"Where is My Neighbor?" Nathan Hershberger and Kaitlin Heatwole recently completed three years of service with Mennonite Central Committee in Iraq. Kaitlin worked as MCC Iraq program coordinator and Nathan taught English at three church institutions in Erbil. They will deliver the 16th annual Kennel-Charles Anabaptist Lecture, Monday, February 12, at 7 pm in the EMHS Auditorium (801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg). The lecture is free and open to the public. They will work from the story of the Good Samaritan.

 

Join Highland staff and friends on Saturday, February 17 at Eastern Mennonite High School for the Highland Benefit Auction. The auction helps subsidize camp tuition for all camper families and provides scholarships for families with greater need. Contact info@highlandretreat.org if you have something you would like to donate: a new item, service, collectible, or baked good. See www.highlandretreat.org for more details.

 

Register for "Joy in the Journey: A Focus on Re-creation," the 2018 VMC Ministry Retreat, Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:00 pm – Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12:00 pm at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, 9301 Barnes Rd, Toano, VA 23168. There will be activities and input from Bob Briscoe, WCRC Director. Bob began serving at WCRC in 2000 as the Assistant Program Director and has held the roles of Program Director, Operations Director and since 2008, Executive Director. His life was changed by Jesus in high school through a Campus Crusade for Christ ministry and shortly after that he was “led into the wilderness” at a camp in Colorado. There, his heart was captured by the simplicity and impact of camping ministry. Room check-in will be from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday. (Dinner on your own.) The first session will begin at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at http://virginiaconference.org/news/joy-in-the-journey-2018-ministry-retreat/ 

 

A Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity seminar will be taking place February 23-24, 2018 at Grace Mennonite Fellowship. We will begin around 1:00pm on Friday 2/23 and end by 4:00pm on Saturday 2/24. The two day training typically costs $400, but will be subsidized by Lilly grants offered through Everence, so that the cost is only $50 per congregation with 3-4 participants. This includes a training manual, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and snacks.  Here’s what Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director of MC USA has to say about the program: "I highly recommend attendance at the seminar called 'Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity,' sponsored by the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and presented by Everence. On the one hand, I found the material to be a sobering picture of the changing reality of the church. On the other hand, I was invigorated by the generous possibilities it presents for congregations that are willing to adapt to these realities. I would like to see many of our congregations and conferences take advantage of this resource." To register or receive more information contact Teresa Boshart Yoder at teresa.boshartyoder@everence.com

 

Studying for a healthcare profession? Is service part of your studies? Consider a 4-week or more term of study in an underserved mission location in a cross-cultural setting. This program is for medical students, dental students, Masters in Nursing students, physical therapy students, Masters in Social Work students and other students in healthcare-related fields at the masters or doctoral level. Educational grants available for Anabaptist students! The Student Elective Term (SET) program's application deadline for 2018-19 academic year is May 15, 2018. For more information and application form, see http://mennohealth.org/SET/ or contact MHF by phone or email: 888-406-3643 or info@mennohealth.org  



Volunteer and employment opportunities:

 

The board of The Mennonite, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director functions as chief executive officer for The Mennonite, Inc. The Executive Director brings broad vision to The Mennonite as a content delivery system for MC USA constituents and beyond, helping the organization to develop programs and services appropriate for the digital age. The Executive Director is responsible for publishing and administration, management of staff, and maintaining denominational relationships. The Mennonite is a multimedia and print publication and organization connected to Mennonite Church USA. To read the full description and to apply, visit: https://themennonite.org/mennonite-inc-seeks-next-executive-director/.

 

Gift and Thrift, Inc. is looking for volunteers interested in supporting the mission of Mennonite Central Committee. The Silent Auction area of our retail store needs a person to help manage the bidding process and restock the area after items are sold. Availability for several hours three times a week is preferred. To volunteer, or for more information contact Gift and Thrift at 540 433-8844 or email volunteer.here.first@gmail.com.

 

 

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