PHONE:  (540) 949-8945
170 Hall School Road ♦ Waynesboro, VA 22980
Springdale Mennonite Church
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Youth workers are invited to participate in a seminar in youth ministry at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. The seminar will be May 14-25, Monday through Friday from 1:00-5:00pm, and is worth 3 credits. EMS can enroll students in the course either through full registration or a participation audit.


A Parents of Missionaries event will be Thursday, May 17. Resourced by Ann Hershberger, our meal and fellowship will center on the topic “How to be Present when Absent.” Join us from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the VMMissions office, 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, Va. RSVP by emailing


Mark your calendars for the Family Life Resource Center’s Open House, Friday, May 18, 5-7 PM. This open house fundraiser will feature a Power Parenting Presentation and a Self Care/Relaxation Technique Seminar taught by one of our trained counselors, meet and greet with a certified therapy dog, face painting in our children’s therapy room and live music by Lisa Meadows.  This is a great time to meet our staff and tour the building.  We will also sell raffle tickets before and at the event for a men’s gift basket, a women’s gift basket, and a child’s gift basket. (All baskets will be raffled separately.) Please help us plan accordingly by letting us know you will be stopping by: RSVP to or 540-434-8450 by Wednesday, May 9.


The Bike Shenandoah Spring Metric Century Ride is Saturday, May 19. Bicycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in this 62 mile route through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This is the second annual spring ride (separate from the regular Bike Shenandoah September rides.) Mole Hill Bikes will provide two rest stops. Proceeds will benefit VMMissions and other agencies. The cost of registration is $50. Register at 


Kelbessa Muleta Demena, Vice President of the Meserete Kristos Church, and Kiros Teka Haddis, President of Meserete Kristos College are coming to Harrisonburg. Enjoy desert and an evening of sharing with these amazing brothers and hear their stories. Learn what amazing things God is doing in their land. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday evening, May 23rd at 7:30 at Harrisonburg, Mennonite Church.


Growing Up! A Concert for Kids Club Worker Melody Zimmerman will be Saturday, May 26, 7:00-9:00pm at The Church of the Incarnation, 292 North Liberty St, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802. Join us for a fantastic evening of music, fellowship, and the chance to be a part of transforming lives. The set list includes original music from Seth Crissman (of the Walking Roots Band) and friends, Nichole Barrows (Ears to the Ground), Sylvia Meyer, Jessamyn Tobin and other talented local musicians. All proceeds will go towards Melody (Tobin) Zimmerman and her work with Kids Club, which aims to mobilize us to better love and serve kids and their families in our neighborhoods. Find out more about Kids Club and Melody’s role at the concert. There will be a suggested donation of $10.


A Community Church Planting Local Training, led by Bruce Bennett, CCP founder and international church planter, will be June 7-8 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. You can attend one or both days of this two-day training: Thursday, June 7, is on “Principles of Community Church Planting,” Friday, June 8, is on “Mobilizing Disciplemakers.” Sessions will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. The church address is 1552 South High Street, Harrisonburg, VA. $15 per day covers lunch and snacks. RSVP: Register at and pay in advance online via PayPal or send check, payable to VMMissions. See attached bulletin insert.


If you are ready to put action into Faith, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University’s training on Restorative Justice for Resisting Racism and Healing Land (June 9 – 11) will explore the intersections of restorative justice, racial justice, food justice, spirituality, and theology. Visit for more information on this and 20 other trainings this May and June.


Motorcycle for Missions is June 15-16. Join this relaxing and invigorating ride through beautiful Virginia and West Virginia, always including good fun, good food and wonderful fellowship! Start now by encouraging your friends to join the ride, contacting persons to sponsor you and don’t forget to give your congregations the opportunity to join in supporting the ministries of VMMissions through this endeavor. Learn more and download a rider packet at


Pastors, church leaders, and spiritual directors: the Oasis program is part of the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, June 18-29.  For those who desire a time apart for discernment and companionship on the journey.  Participants may join in worship and classes, receive spiritual direction, or do a directed study on spiritual formation.  For more information or to register, go to  

Volunteer and employment opportunities:


Lindale Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA, is seeking a full-time lead pastor, someone who will give spiritual leadership and general oversight to the congregation. LMC has an average attendance of 300 with over 100 children and youth. For more information, contact Jana Beyer, search committee chair, at


Zion Mennonite Church (Broadway, VA) is seeking an Associate Pastor – Youth & Families who will partner with parents of middle and high school youth in discipling young people in the way of Jesus.  This person will equip and collaborate with a team of youth workers to teach, mentor, and lead youth on adventures with the Church on mission.  Pastoral leadership at ZMC is centered in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit.  This is a 3/8 FTE position, supervised by the lead Pastor in a team relationship with other pastoral staff and Elders.  Contact Daryl Myers, chair of the search committee, at or 540-246-9183 if interested.  A copy of the job description is available at Zion’s website,, under the “Quick Links” section of the home page.


Crest Hill Community Church in rural West Virginia is seeking a 1/2 -time pastor.  They currently are actively engaged in the missional context of the local community, They are interested in a pastor who would encourage them to become informed and involved in the needs of the community.  For more information or inquiries contact Aldine Musser at or text 540-236-8579.


Bethany Birches Camp (BBC) seeks a new Program Director (PD).  This is a full time, year-round, paid position with housing on site. The PD is responsible for the direction and management of all camp programs.  Ideally this person has a passion for the ministry of BBC, has supervisory experience and is an energetic leader who communicates well.  Please find more details here and feel free to contact Brandon Bergey with questions - or 802-672-5220.


Highland Retreat is still seeking summer staff, especially those 18 or older. We have our highest to-date enrollment in 20 years, plus excellent counselors and junior staff who are already eager to serve this summer – but we are encountering waitlists because we need more counseling staff (aged 18+). We also still have job openings for several leadership roles, a lifeguard, and two camp nurses for specific weeks in July. Find job descriptions and the online application at, or call the Youth Office (540-705-0512) for more info.


IVEP HOST FAMILY NEEDED: VMRC is looking for a host family for Zilian, a young female adult volunteer from China. Zilian has been chosen through the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) to work with the Wellness and Life Enrichment teams at VMRC August 2018-July 2019. Zilian is a college graduate with social work experience. She is very active in her church, loves to be around children and is eager to work with older adults. Host families are very important to IVEP. A host family must be: Able to provide a private bedroom in their house, are able to host for full or half of the IVEP year, are active in their church, willing to learn from others, intentional about follow-up with the IVEP participant as a member of your family, benefit from a cross cultural experience in their home and receive a monthly stipend of $350. Curious? Learn more by contacting VMRC’s, Emily Young at 540-564-3524 or




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