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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Enjoy tacos and support VMMissions workers in Central Asia! On Sunday, May 19, there will be a drop-in taco bar fundraiser from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. VMMissions is delighted to have worker J.W. present at the fundraiser.

 

Join Putt Fore Missions, a mini-golf tournament and meal fundraiser for VMMissions on Thursday, May 23, 5:30PM – 9:30PM. There will be two waves of the tournament, with teams of four. Registration is $100 ($25 per person), and includes 18 holes and 4 meal tickets. Deadline: May 13. Everyone is invited to come! Not a golfer? Come just for the dinner (suggested $10 donation) and enjoy a fun, family atmosphere and support missions! Learn more at vmmissions.org/putt-fore-missions/

 

The Shenandoah Valley Mennonite Historians are hosting a tour of new churches in the Valley on June 1. Saturday from 9 until 1 pm.  The focus is on new ethnic and language groups. The tour will include tours and conversation with leaders of 3 new churches. including Swahili, Spanish and Laotian speaking churches. The three groups are in Harrisonburg or within several miles.  We are asking participants to drive to the three locations and will not be furnishing a bus. The tour will begin at 9 am at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and end at noon with a lunch served by one of the churches. The cost is $25 per person including the hearty lunch.

 

Enjoy ‘Music Under the Oaks’ with The Walking Roots Band. Free concert on Sun June 9, 4 pm, at Trissels Mennonite Church, 11246 Hisers Lane, Broadway. Refreshments. Bring blanket or lawn chair. (Inside in case of rain.)

 

Free day-long retreats for pastors in congregational ministry: June 17, August 22, October 17, December 12. From wherever you are join other pastors and facilitator, Jane Hoober Peifer, for a day to rest and pray.  Sign up for 1 or all 3 days. 9:00 am: From your retreat space, join in a facilitated zoom teleconference call to share how and where you plan to spend your day of prayer. The facilitator provides retreating starters for those who want guidance. 9:30 – 4:00 Retreat time on your own. 4:00 – 5:00 Participants join again via zoom to share the gifts of their day. SIGN UP: Email facilitator, Jane Peifer, at jhooberpeifer@gmail.com . Sign up for the dates that work for you. Deadline for June 13 retreat sign-up is June 3. 

 

The 7th Annual Motorcycles for Missions ride is June 14-15. There are various gathering locations/times: an 8:00a Harrisonburg group from VMMissions’ office; a TBD Greensboro, N.C., group; and a tentative 6:00p group leaving after work from VMMissions’ office. Motorcycles for Missions continues to be the one of the largest fundraising events for VMMissions. We would like to see this year be the most successful yet. Learn more, including the itinerary, route, sponsors, and safety information at vmmissions.org/motorcycle-for-missions/

 

Eastern Mennonite Seminary's Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation and Oasis program will be held June 17-28, 2019. SISF provides training for those interested in individual spiritual direction and congregational spiritual formation. It also gives participants an opportunity to deepen their own faith and explore their own faith formation more fully. Oasis offers intentional Sabbath and space for pastors and church leaders. They may use Oasis time for soul care and reflection, accompanied by one-on-one guidance in spiritual reading, discernment, and spiritual direction as desired, or by doing a directed study focusing on a spiritual formation subject area of personal or ministry interest. They may also sit in on classes, worship and other parts of the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation. Visit https://emu.edu/seminary/courses/summer-institute for more information.

 

Mark your calendars for Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 18-20, in Harrisonburg. The theme is "Cultivating Good Soil." Worship services will be at Lindale Mennonite Church; delegate sessions will be at Eastern Mennonite School. There will be a Mennonite Disaster Service house-building project onsite (including dedication), and VMMissions will have their Centennial Celebration. More information and registration to come.

 

Eastern Mennonite School welcomes applications for a new Leadership Scholarship for students grades 9-12. Recipients will receive up to 50% off of the regular high school tuition rate. Applicants must be new students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and who wish to develop their leadership skills through contributions to the school. An interview and essay are required. Contact Marsha Thomas at 540-236-6021 or go to emhs.net/admissions/leadership-scholarship.cfm

 

Check out the new Mennonite Women of Virginia blog at https://mwva.home.blog! It's a place for women to share their stories and connect with one another across the conference. If you have interest in writing for the blog as a regular contributor or even as a guest on occasion email us at mwvablog@gmail.com

 

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

 

VMMissions has one or two office spaces for rent. One is 213 sq. ft. and the other is 133 sq. ft. If you are interested, please contact Dianna Lehman at dianna.lehman@vmmissions.org.

 

 

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