PHONE:  (540) 949-8945
170 Hall School Road ♦ Waynesboro, VA 22980
Springdale Mennonite Church
Come Worship with Us and Know the Love of Christ!
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Tickets for EMU’s Centennial Play for Oct 13-14 are on sale now. The production will appeal to many who remember the tender years of college and to those interested in EMU’s story of transformation, both past and into the future. emu.edu/box-office

 

  • Mennonite Women of Virginia’s Fall Retreat registration forms are available. Women of all ages are invited to this special weekend, Nov. 10-12.

 

  • Calling all bicycle enthusiasts, small and tall!  You are invited to participate in the 20th annual Bike Shenandoah ride on Saturday, September 16 at Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, VA.  This family-friendly event includes rides of 5, 15, 30, or 62 miles in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  All proceeds benefit Virginia Mennonite Missions, MennoMedia, Mennonite Central Committee, NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, Our Community Place, and Roberta Webb Childcare Center.  Individuals and congregations can also participate by sponsoring riders.  Register online at bikeshenandoah.org or the day of the ride!

 

  • Eastern Mennonite Seminary will host a book-signing for Dorothy Jean Weaver's newly-published volume The Irony of Power: The Politics of God within Matthew's Narrative on Wednesday, September 27, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Martin Chapel in the Seminary Building.  Dorothy Jean will offer a brief "reading" which highlights the central theme of the volume.  A dessert reception and book signing will follow.  Payment for the book, $23.25 may be made via check.

 

  • Nathan Hershberger and Kaitlin Heatwole completed three years of service with MCC in Iraq in July.  Come hear them share about their experiences in Iraq at the "Alumni and Friends of MCC" event at 11 am on Saturday, September 30,  at the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, right outside the breakfast barn at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.  Heatwole was MCC Iraq program coordinator, and Hershberger taught English at three church institutions in Erbil, Iraq, including St. Peter's Seminary.  For more info, call Luke Schrock-Hurst, Virginia Representative for MCC, at  (540) 437-1201.

 

  • Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale has launched a new S.O.S. (Sharing Our Surplus) initiative to multiply this year's sale income. A table will be set up for generous cash, check and credit card donations for MCC refugee relief efforts in addition to raising money though the auction and other sales.  For more information check the relief sale website http://vareliefsale.com/sharing-surplus-sos-campaign/ 

 

  • Celebrate 100 years with EMU as we welcome alumni and friends back to campus during Centennial Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 12-16. Enjoy a lineup of special events, including The Steel Wheels and a commissioned play written and directed by Ingrid DeSanctis ’88 and Ted Swartz ’89, MA ’92. Check out our full list of events at emu.edu/centennial/events and register today at emu.edu/centennial/registration. Please direct questions to the Alumni and Parent Engagement Office at alumni@emu.edu or 540-432-4589.

 

  • Healthy Congregations is a November 3-4 workshop in Irmo, South Carolina, designed for pastors, church councils, and lay leaders interested in becoming more effective stewards of their congregations. This is coordinated by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, Lombard, Ill. The workshop is especially helpful if a team made up of both clergy and lay leadership from a congregation attends  the event together. Hosted at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo, SC, the workshop runs Friday evening and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, 2017. See the brochure and discount forms attached. More information is also available at www.lmpeacecenter.org/.  Please note that the deadline for an early-bird or church group discount for the Healthy Congregations workshop is October 20.

 

  • Bridge of Hope's Annual Locavore Luncheon is Saturday, November 11, at Park View Mennonite Church. Doors open for silent auction at 11, meal begins at noon. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Bowl of Good with all locally sourced ingredients! Tickets are $25 individual or $175 for a table of 8 and are available at the door or by reserving your space by calling 478-2356. Gather your friends & family to eat, laugh, and do some Christmas shopping while supporting homeless and at-risk women and children in this community.

 

  • Want to give your child the gift of joyful music-making?  Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir Music Explorers classes are active, fun, game-based experiences for children ages 5-8. Based on the acclaimed Kodály approach to music education, Explorers classes use songs, games, dances, instruments, story books, and creativity to teach music fundamentals and develop music reading and aural skills. Explorers classes meet Monday evenings for 10 weeks each semester and are non-auditioned and non-performing groups. Instructors: Joy Anderson and Maggie Hagy.  Call (540) 432-4650 or visit www.svcc.org/programs

 

  • 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).

 

  • Mennonite Arts Weekend seeks to encourage creative expression in Mennonite communities, to provide exposure for artists working in different facets of the arts, to provide a setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas, and to bring together practicing Mennonite artists and others interested in the arts. In addition, Mennonite Arts Weekend is a gathering that brings Mennonite artists together in an effort to help artists reclaim their identity/relationship with the church. There will be a theatre troupe show, poet/cellist improvisation, lectures, art gallery, seminars, workshops, performances, congregational singing, informal interaction, dining, and worship.

    The Mennonite Arts Weekend will celebrate its 14th biennial gathering of artists and those interested in the arts from Friday evening, February 2, to Sunday morning worship, February 4, 2018, at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5950 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45213.

    Participants include: Theatre of the Beat, Stouffville, Ont; Sofia Samatar, James Madison University, writer; Eugene Friesen, Berklee College of Music, cellist; Karen Newe, Pasadena, artist/illustrator/designer; Brenton Good, Messiah College, painter/printmaker; Sarah Kathleen Johnson and Carl Bear, South Bend, Ind., worship and music planners; Jim Heiks, Iola, Wis., conductor, song leader, educator; Sadie Gustafson-Zook, Longy School of Music, singer/songwriter; Paul Buxman, Sweet Home Ranch, Dinube, Calif., farmer/painter; and Becca J.R. Lachman, Athens, Ohio, poet. Sponsored by Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship and the Mennonite Arts Weekend planning committee, which organizes the event. Visit www.mennoniteartsweekend.org for more information or call 513.351-8785



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.

 

  • Host an UP WITH PEOPLE cast member during their stay in Harrisonburg! The international cast of Up with People will be in Harrisonburg from September 25 through October 2, 2017. Host families are needed to house these dynamic young people from 15 countries during their visit. Host families provide a place to sleep, limited local transportation and some meals (usually breakfast and dinner). As a thank you, all host families will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Up with People Show happening on September 29 and 30 at 7 pm at Eastern Mennonite School. Please feel free to find out more about the organization on their website at upwithpeople.org and if you are interested in bringing the world into your home please contact Allison Pickens at (815)713-9678 or apickens@upwithpeople.org.

 

  • 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 a part-time Administrative Assistant for the Department of Counseling and CoachLink Services. The administrative assistant for Counseling and CoachLink Services will fulfill general office duties including overall customer service, including inquiries and intakes, scheduling, office maintenance and organization. Bachelor’s degree preferred. General knowledge of Microsoft Office components, office organization skills, budgeting, keeping confidentiality, and knowledge of best practices of customer care and service necessary. 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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