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The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions, a collaborative initiative of Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College and Mennonite Central Committee to lead Anabaptist efforts to respond to the challenges of climate change, and HMC Creation Care Group invite you on Sunday, September 30, 6pm in Harrisonburg Mennonite Church Pavilion or Fellowship Hall. Speakers from El Salvador, Zimbabwe and Nepal will describe the substantial climate change impacts being felt now in the Global South. Come for learning, discussion, and light refreshments!


Help DOUBLE the Relief Sale income October 5-6 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Spend a liberal amount on food, auction and other items, then MATCH or MULTIPLY that amount with a cash, check or credit card donation for MCC refugee relief at the SOS (Sharing Our Surplus) Giving Table. Or make a generous donation online now at


Everyone can help in the effort to collect items for the Relief Sale's Kiddie Corner!  It's easy. We take not only toys but also craft supplies, nature items like shells, back packs and bags,games and puzzles, room decor, piggy banks, and books, pet supplies, etc!  Easy drop off in the bin by the front door at the Virginia Mennonite Conference Center.  Nice, clean items are of greater value. Thank you for helping kids be part of the giving and fun!  Contact Greta Kreider for more information or to help at


Steve, Bethany, Anjali, Manny and Tierzah Horst, long-term VMMissions workers in Thailand, will be traveling to Harrisonburg for October for the wedding of Bethany’s sister, Jessa. While their time here will be brief, they would love to connect with friends and enjoy the seasonal beauty of Virginia’s autumn! Please join them at the pavilion at Morrison Park (beside Waterman Elementary) on Sunday, October 7, from 4 – 6 p.m. for an ice cream social, hosted by their MST. There will be no program – this is simply a time to meet, greet, eat and play!


The Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center invites all lovers of a cappella singing to join us for a benefit concert with Good Company, Sunday evening, October 7, 7 PM at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. Good Company is a six-member a cappella ensemble known and loved for their exquisite harmonies, professional performance, and engaging stage presence. The Bridgewater Church of the Brethren features an acoustic hall exceptionally well-suited to Good Company's sound, so you won't want to miss this unique opportunity to hear this fantastic group in concert. A free-will offering will support the work of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center.


A century ago, war fever swept the United States. Mennonites and other people of peace were unprepared and paid the price. What if war fever swept the United States today? Are we again prepared? How would we live out our non-resistance or pacifism?  How would we witness for peace? The Voices of Conscience exhibit will be open on the main (2nd) floor Eastern Mennonite University’s Hartzler Library during regular library hours from October 1 - November 17. (Those hours are: 7:45 AM - 11:30 PM Monday-Thursday, 7:45 AM - 8 PM Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM Saturday, and 2 PM - 11:30 PM Sunday.  This traveling exhibit, created by the Kaufmann Museum in Newton, Kansas, remembers the witness of peace-minded people against the First World War 1914-1918. See the attached news release for presenters and more information.


Mark Thiessen Nation, Professor Emeritus at Eastern Mennonite Seminary and author of the book, Bonhoeffer the Assassin?, will present a lecture series on "Discipleship in a World Full of Nazis: Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christ-centered Life & Theology for Today" at Eastern Mennonite Seminary's Martin Chapel. Each lecture is 45-60 min., followed by discussion. This lecture series is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society.  1. Tuesday, October 23 (6:30-8:45PM): Toward Retrieving the True Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Executed for Being “a Pacifist & Enemy of the State.”  2. Wednesday, November 7 (6:30-8:45PM): “The Bible, Especially the Sermon on the Mount, Freed Me from All This”: Bonhoeffer as a Practical, Biblical Theologian—Speaking Often with “Drastic Simplicity and Force”  3. Wednesday, January 16 (6:30-8:45PM): “This Is the Very Least the Bible Asks of Us in Such Times as These”: Bonhoeffer & the Jews (in Nazi Germany)  4. Wednesday, February 13 (6:30-8:45PM): “Christianity Stands or Falls with Its Revolutionary Protest against Violence”: Bonhoeffer’s Persistent Opposition to War.


Experiencing the Journey” - A look at life’s journey through a woman’s perspective, from young to old, and seeing how God works in our lives will be held this year in Richmond, Oct. 26-28, where the shopping is delightful as well as various cultural museums and outdoor activities.   Final registration is Sept. 22. Scholarship funds are available by calling Gloria Lehman, 540-421-2122. Learn more details on Facebook and at


Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham invites you to attend their annual Locavore Event. This year’s event will take place on November 3 at 5:30pm at Muhlenburg Lutheran Church.  Please save-the-date and plan to join us. Contact Bridge of Hope ( or 540-478-2356) to purchase tickets.


N.T. Wright, well-known Christian author and professor, will give a series of presentations on "Discerning the Dawn" in Harrisonburg, Va., November 13-14, 2018. This Missional Partnership Event will consist of a number of venues, with public chapels, a keynote at JMU's Memorial Hall, and an Area Pastor's Breakfast at Park View Mennonite Church for active credentialed leaders (reg. required). A prolific author for both academic and popular readers, N.T. Wright is the author of Simply Jesus, Surprised by Hope, The Day the Revolution Began, Jesus and the Victory of God, and Paul and the Faithfulness of God. He is also the author of the For Everyone Series of New Testament commentaries. He currently serves as Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Previously Wright served as Bishop of Durham, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey, and Dean of Lichfield Cathedral. Over the past twenty years he served as Professor of New Testament Studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities. See the complete schedule at , where you can also register for the Area Pastor's Breakfast. This event is sponsored by Church of the Incarnation, Eastern Mennonite University Augsberger Lecture Series, Eastern Mennonite University Bible and Religion Dept, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Park View Mennonite Church, Virginia Mennonite Conference, and Virginia Mennonite Missions.



Employment and Volunteer Opportunities:


Gift and Thrift, Inc. is looking for volunteers interested in supporting the mission of Mennonite Central Committee. Volunteers are a vital part of our mission. This fall many volunteer opportunities are available including: donation receiving; electronics and furniture cleaning and repair; sorting cleaning and pricing of household items, games, toys and puzzles, crafts, cloth and linens; oversight of the silent auction, sorting, hanging and tagging clothing, and more. Individuals or groups with any level of time commitment (3-4 hours daily, once a week, monthly, etc.) are welcome. Inquire about our options for volunteering off site or on your own schedule. To volunteer, or for more information contact Gift and Thrift at 540 433-8844 or email We would love to have you be a part of our volunteer community! Our goal is finding the right fit for you.


Eastern Mennonite University is seeking applicants for the following positions: Submit application, resume and three references to: For more information, visit our website at EMU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.


Assistant to the Vice President for the Department of Advancement: The full-time assistant to the vice president for advancement provides executive level administrative support in achieving the mission of the advancement division for the university. Along with managing the vice president’s schedule and appointments with internal and external stakeholders, the assistant provides technical assistance to EMU’s capital campaign; aids institutional teamwork and implements division department objectives and policies. Qualifications/Experience: bachelor’s degree required, 3-5 years of administrative office experience with focus on office systems, budget, personnel and project management, and database skills required.


Administrative Assistant in the Department of Undergraduate Teacher Education: The Administrative Assistant is key to helping the Education Department run smoothly and efficiently. The individual collaborates with the chair of undergraduate teacher education in planning, coordinating, and implementing components of the education program. Specific responsibilities include organizing field placement assignments, maintaining student databases, overseeing admission and teacher licensure application processes, managing external communication, coordinating events for guests, and managing department budgets. Bachelor’s degree required. Two-five years of office experience, with supervisory experience preferred. Position details: 30 hour/week, 12-month position.


Custodian: The custodian is responsible for routine and special coverage in any of your team’s buildings as assigned by the team lead custodian. A full-time position with primary hours Monday through Friday, with occasional extra or weekend time required to cover special events. Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. Custodial experience helpful. Ability to perform cleaning procedures in a dependable and conscientious manner. Must be a team player, and able to work with others or alone as the situation demands.




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