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

 

GIVE THANKS AND SING - Join us on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 4 PM, for a Thanksgiving and harvest hymn sing in the 1829 Weaver-Brunk Log House with Steve Landis, VMRC chaplain. We'll sing from the blue Mennonite and Brethren hymnal praises and songs of thanksgiving to the loving God who cares and provides for us. Bring your own copy, or sing from one of the books provided. 1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, 22801. A free-will offering will be received to support the mission and vision of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center.

 

Don't miss OCP's November "Coastal South Night Out" on Monday, November 13. OCP Kitchen Manager Randi B. Hagi stirs together cuisines from the American low country on down to the Caribbean islands. Learn more and make your reservation at ourcommunityplace.org/no.

 

The annual area Thanksgiving Day Service will be Thurs, Nov. 23 at Trissels Mennonite Church (11246 Hisers Lane, Broadway), beginning with fellowship and refreshments at 9:30am. Service at 10am will include hymns of thanksgiving, brief meditation by Jim Musser, and time of open sharing of thanks. An offering for Mennonite Disaster Service will be received; Rich Rhodes from the MDS Shenandoah Valley Unit will share updates on MDS’ current work.

 

Nazareth/Bethlehem Work Group 2018.  Registration is now open for the upcoming Nazareth/Bethlehem Work Group (May 11-28, 2018) sponsored by the Partners in Mission program of Virginia Mennonite Missions.  This work group will be co-led by Dorothy Jean Weaver (Community Mennonite Church) and Phil Kanagy (Weavers Mennonite Church) and is open to all interested participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information consult the attached brochure and/or contact Dorothy Jean Weaver at (540) 432-4276 (o) or at (540) 433-3336 (h).



Volunteer and employment opportunities:

 

Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks a full-time Development Associate. This staff role represents VMMissions to individuals, businesses, and churches, promoting the cause of missions and soliciting support, primarily for the general Mission Fund. The position is supervised by the Director of Public Relations. Load may be up 100% time. Begins January 1, 2018. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a passion for the gospel, an active commitment to the church, knowledge of VMMissions’ constituency, and the ability to cultivate donor relationships and invite support. Interested persons should contact Dianna Lehman at dianna.lehman@vmmissions.org or call (540) 434-9727. See the job description at http://vmmissions.org/development-associate-position/ for more details.

 

Shalom Mennonite Congregation is hiring an Administrative Assistant for a quarter-time salaried position beginning as early as December 1, 2017. Shalom's Administrative Assistant provides financial, administrative, and communications support to Shalom Mennonite Congregation and its pastors. Qualifications include the ability to manage a wide range of administrative tasks and details, including basic accounting and budget management, proficiency with a computer (Office, Google Apps, Quickbooks or other accounting software), ability to work independently, and to maintain confidentiality and trust regarding sensitive information. Some regular work hours are needed, though some flex scheduling is also possible. For a more detailed job description visit shalommc.org/hiring. Please submit questions or your cover letter and resume to the search committee at hiring@shalommc.org.

 

MennoMedia is hiring for multiple staff and contract positions: financial officer, digital marketing manager, and editor for Leader magazine. Find out more about each at www.mennomedia.org/JobOpenings.html.

 

Volunteer Opportunity in Washington DC at the International Guest House: The practice of hospitality to those who come to us as strangers and leave as friends is at the basis of our faith as Mennonites and Anabaptists. We are in particular need of twelve-month host volunteers beginning April 2018. (Those serving a full year receive a monthly stipend and health insurance while all other volunteers receive full room and board.) Rotating duties include cleaning, maintenance, baking, gardening, and interacting with guests at breakfast & the evening tea. The three-pronged focus for volunteers is on hospitality to guests, being in community with one another, and your own personal time exploring our historic city.  We are located in a friendly, established neighborhood with easy access to public transportation. Former volunteers at the International Guest House in Washington have found it to be a life-changing experience.  This 50 year-old Christian ministry is under the auspices of the Allegheny Conference.  For information or application, please contact Sara at sarafretzgoering@gmail.com or igh.dc.us@gmail.com

 

CrossRoads | Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center invites individuals, Sunday School classes, small groups, and families to consider donating gifts to "Light Up the Log House" at CrossRoads. The 1829 log house building on the CrossRoads campus is nearing completion, with a number of $150.00 lights being one of the last pieces needed before the house is fully functional. Gifts are welcomed in honor of those in your lives who have modeled light shining in the darkness. Send us a note about the person/people you would like to honor with your gift, and send along with check made payable to VBMHC and mailed to "Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, P.O. Box 1563, Harrisonburg, VA 22803." Memo: Log House Lights. Contact info@vbmhc.org with questions or to learn more about the log house.

 

Eastern Mennonite University is seeking applicants for an Outreach Educator for EMU at the Harrisonburg, Va., campus. The Outreach Educator will provide programming at schools, community centers, preschool and special events by presenting to groups, setting up hands-on exhibits areas, teaching science lessons primarily during the school day, along with some non-teaching responsibilities. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two years of administrative assistant experience required. Submit application, resume and three references to: hr@emu.edu. For more information visit our website at http://emu.edu/hr/openings/ . EMU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.

 

Eastern Mennonite University is seeking applicants for a full-time Custodian for Facilities Management. Responsible for routine and special coverage in any of your team’s buildings as assigned by the team lead custodian. A twelve month position, mainly Monday through Friday, with occasional extra or weekend time required to cover special events. Qualifications: High school diploma required. Custodial experience helpful. Ability to perform cleaning procedures in a dependable and conscientious manner. A team player, able to work with others or alone as the situation demands. Good communication and relational skills needed in relating to other staff and building users. May be exposed to chemical, mechanical or electrical hazards. May be exposed to dust, fumes and odoriferous working conditions. May be required to lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds. Will need to be on feet most of work time, and be able to use both hands unhindered. Submit application, resume and three references to: hr@emu.edu. For more information visit our website at http://emu.edu/hr/openings/ . EMU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.

 

Attention Musicians! During the last decade over 10 different songwriters and musicians from the Early Church community have composed over 50 original songs of worship. From that collection we have chosen around 20 of our favorites that are regularly sung in our community, and are presently recording them to make an album that we can share with others within the church and our community. But, to really make this project helpful to other musicians, we want to produce sheet music that would be made available with the album. This is where you can help! If you are proficient in music notation, would you be interested in partnering with us in our project by writing out the notation of a few of our songs? If so, please contact us at earlychurchva@gmail.com, and we will be glad to share the vision and invite you to partner with us.

 

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