Announcements 5-12 February 2023 – Bethel College Mennonite Church (2023)

February 5, 2023 – Youth Sunday

Per CDC guidelines, Harvey County is still in the green state, which indicates that
low risk of COVID. You are welcome to choose between wearing a mask or social distancing. Both are optional.

For the live streaming of the service:
Visit the BCMC website around 9:20am Sunday morningbethelcollegemennonitechurch.organd click on the green LIVE STREAM button on the right side of the screen, which will take you to the service. If you get a message in the black box saying the video is not available, click on the gray box below it that says "Watch Live". Stream to YouTube.” At any time after the end of the Service, you can watch a recording of the Service by clicking on the same green LIVE STREAM button. Again, you'll probably need to go to the gray box that says "Watch Live Stream on YouTube". This will stream you to the BCMC YouTube channel. You must click on the Videos tab to see all BCMC videos. Click the red button to view the bulletin/work order.
Or – click this link for this Sunday:

February 5, 2023
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Audition: Lucy Burch, Will Wiebe-Friesen

Lighting the Candle of Christ – Maisie Brubacher, Payne Claassen

Country Recognition: Lily Schloneger

Welcome and Prayer - Justin Zerger

*To hire-Here in this place—television 10

Kindergespräch: Adah Hodge, Abram Wall

*To hire-guide my feet—TV 816

Scripture Reading - Galatians 3:26-28 - Emma Gering

Reflections and Koontz, Mara Oswald

*To hire-the rain-VT 703 - Ani Koontz, solo verse 1; Lucy Burch, flute; Coroverse Presbytery 2:3; community choir

Prayers of God's People - Ani Koontz

*To hire-You will leave with joy -TV 847

*Blessing - Mara Oswald

Afterplay - Lily Schloneger

* You will be asked to stand up
VT =you together
Presbyterian Choir Master – Riley King; Companion - Will Wiebe-Friesen
Teclado: Will Wiebe-Friesen
Audiovisual – Ben Lichti
Pastor – Nathan Koontz
Link do Youtube:

This Week at BCMC: February 5-12, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - High School Youth Group Leads Service
9:30am Worship Service
10:30 am Faith Formation
2.30. M. Kansas Mennonite Choir rehearses at the Shrine

The church's kindergarten is open during worship and Sunday school.
10:30 am Faith Formation: Intergenerational Class meets in the Hall of Confraternization; Secondary School - Room 24
Adult classes: The agape class meets in kindergarten; Bible study (Romans 14);
Catacombs (Rm B5); purse (B7); plastic arts (room 22); Themes and Christianity (Rom 23); Mosaic (Romans 20); Open Circle (Room 21); Seekers (Romans 28)
Mo, February 6, 2023
19:00 Meeting of the Facilities Committee in the Hall of Confraternization
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

18:00 BCMC Decolonization Task Force meeting in Raum 14
18h30 Ensaio de Menno Ringer na sala B7
7 p.m. Youth Group meeting
7:30 pm Presbytery choir rehearsal in the pilgrimage church
Thursday, February 9, 2023

6:30 pm Choir bell rehearsal in room B7
vi., feb. 10., 2023
11:00 Vel Teichroew Memorial Service at the Shrine
Sun, February 12, 2023
9:30 am Service with sermon by Roger Neufeld Smith;
Prelude by Erich Boschmann; Music by Chancel Bells
10:30 am Faith Formation
10:30 am Meeting of the Pastoral Search Commission at Casa Ágape

whereabouts of roger– Roger traveled back to Topeka last Friday, but will return to Newton next Thursday, February 9th, and will preach on February 12th.

After the service next Sunday, February 12, Junior High Club members will be selling a selection of Super Bowl snacks. Snacks are sold for donation. Donations go to the Junior High Fund, which is used to support activities like Snow Camp.

February 26th was designated as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on Sunday! "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" is a way for BCMC people to meet other BCMC people they may not know very well.. The Hospitality Commission will match people who register as hosts with people who register as guests. Guests: You will receive your meal subsidy next Sunday, February 19th. Hosts: Next Sunday, February 19th, you will receive the number of guests you will be hosting.

Thanks to the High School Youth Group for leading the Sunday morning service!

Thank you for supporting our soup lunch fundraiser on January 29th. We appreciate your generosity and your company. A special thanks to Ben Lichti for his help behind the scenes. We live the cold, we laugh with it and we love being with our community. BCMC Senior High Youth Group. #Viva Ria AME

selos Menno—All 3rd to 8th grade students interested in hand bells are welcome! Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in room B7.

BCMC sale for Jan 29:General Fund $5,717; Mr. Hello Youth $2,892; Live Rocks $50; Kitchen background $21.

Please keep BCMC The Sojourners Sunday School class members in your prayers. Pilgrims have flocked to various locations in the church over the years, most recently in the chapel. Due to declining visitor numbers, they felt compelled to split up. They will have lunch together at BCMC on Friday, February 17th at 11:30 am.

The library theme for the coming months is Black History. The library committee has removed some of the books we have in our collection that are at the bottom of the library table or on the shelves in the children's rooms. Come see what we have to offer you! Also don't forget that we still have puzzles for your delight outside the library door and more on the west wall of the library. Stop by and put a donation in the envelope if you find one you like.

There are three memorial services planned at BCMC:
Vel Teichroew Memorial Service, Friday, February 10 at 11am
Marilyn Loeffler Memorial Service, Saturday, February 18, 1:00 pm
Memorial Service for Grace Schroeder, Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 am

Life Enrichment for February 9: Krehbiel Auditorium at Luyken Fine Arts Center, Bethel College
9:30 Uhr "The HMC Way", Sara Kelly, Outreach Coordinator, and Re'An Will, Outreach Assistant, Ministries of Health, Newton
10h35 "El milagro de Chase Kear", Paul and Paula Kear, Colwich
11h30 “On Two Wheels at 15,000 Feet (An MCC Learning Tour in Bolivia)”, Joe Smucker, Goessel

Camp Mennoscah Announcements

Click here to register!Applications for the Summer Youth Camp are open and Camp Mennoscah is now accepting applications. The summer theme is FruitFULL Faith. Get ready to learn and sing about the Fruit of the Spirit this summer, not a coconut!

Other events and events:

  • The Youth Volunteer Weekend will take place on the 24th and 25th of March!Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in this retreat, which focuses on worship and service. The retreat starts on Friday at 7 pm. M. with inscription followed by snacks, games and bonfire. Rachel and Isaac, Senior High Program Directors, will lead the activities.Register in the Youth Summer Camp section by adding a person or session,if you have already signed up for the camp.
  • Employee reviews are happening this summer!We are looking for great summer associates to fill the following summer 2023 leadership positions: crafts, lifeguards, music, nature, office and outdoors. These positions are typically filled by college-age students, last all summer, and are sponsored. Lifeguards and terrain are particularly needed. It's a summer of fun, service, and faith building!
  • Applications for the Spring Scrapbook and Craft Retreat are now open!Online registration can be consulted here.Producers and artisans of all skill levels are welcome. Participants in scrapbooking and craft retreats have accommodation in the retreat center and a workspace in the dining room. From 3rd class onwards with a welcome companion.Visit the website for more details.or 620-297-3290. See you in March!
  • Feel like a giant bonfire?Camp Mennoscah has several burn piles and areas of tall grass that need to be burned. This requires several people, an entire day, and a cooperative atmosphere. It has not been burnt for several years and we would have liked the piles and tall grass done for safety reasons. Call 620-297-3290 or send an emailoffice@campmennoscah.orgvoluntary.
  • Or maybe dirt is your thing?Earth has not yet been added to the amphitheater's back rows and corridors. Call 620-297-3290 or send an emailoffice@campmennoscah.orgto move the dirt. Many hands make it easy - invite a friend!
  • Hhelp us plan for the future!A seven-question survey helps us learn how the camp is being used and what you would like to see in the future. This survey ends at the end of February.Click here to tell us what you think!

We are excited to share the 2023 Camp Mennoscah Season Catalog with you! Days of summer fun await you at Camp Mennoscah, where we are ready to welcome new and returning campers to build their homes on the rock while playing in the sand.

Attached to this email is a digital copy of our catalog and we welcome youRegister here for the next summer season! Detailed information about ourSummer Youth Camps and our program directors can be found here, no site do Camp Mennoscah.

Registration is also open for our two spring scrapbooking and crafting retreats that we are hosting March 10-12 and March 17-19. People from all industries and skill levels are welcome to join us, andHere you can apply save a place for you!

We look forward to a fantastic and joyful 2023 and we hope you can join us.

If you have any questions about any of our upcoming retreats, the application process, or Camp Mennoscah in general, please let us know! We would love to hear from you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Men and Boys Retreat March 31-April 2: Come to Camp Mennoscah for this men-only retreat!Have fun fishing, canoeing, worshiping, sitting by the fire, or visiting friends in fellowship. The official start of the weekend is Saturday morning, but many arrive as early as Friday. A church service is held on Sunday morning. Meals can be purchased for Saturday night, Sunday morning and lunch. No prior registration. Registration and payment are due upon arrival. For more information, contact Kevin Neufeld at 316-322-5515.

Bethel College Announcements
·Tuesday, February 7 - The Bethel College Organ Concert Series includes David Pickering, organ, and Audrey Pickering, cello and organ., 7 pm, in a program with works by J.S. Bach, Lübeck, Alain, Bloch and Gawthrop, Administrative Building Chapel
Sunday, February 19: The KIPCOR film series has no time to waste:Betty Reid Soskins Urgent Mission, 2 p. m., Krehbiel Auditorium at the Luyken Center for Fine Arts. This film explores the inspiring life, work and determination of the legendary 101-year-old Ranger to restore crucial lost chapters in American history. After the performance, there will be a reaction from the audience. Free and open to the public, with a voluntary offer to support KIPCOR and the film series.
Agora na Regier Gallery no Luyken Center for Fine Arts no Bethel College– “From Thursday to Table”, ceramics by Stacey Stanhope Dundon, until Friday, February 24th. The opening hours of the gallery are from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 4pm to 4pm, Sundays. 2 pm to 4 pm
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, February 26 - Bethel College Choir Tour Farewell Concert(note the date change of some previously printed calendars)

RESERVE! Join us for the 15th Annual MCC Comforter Blitz on March 6th, 7th & 8th at the Journey Yoder Campus, one mile north of Yoder, KS. Opening hours are Monday and Tuesday 9-5 and Wednesday 9-4. No sewing skills required, we'll teach you. Lunch is available every day by donation, or you can bring your own packed lunch. Bring snacks to share during the workday. This event is organized by the Kansas Friends of MCC to make relief blankets to send to refugees or locals after natural disasters. Please contact the MCC Central States office at 316-283-2720 with questions or visit the Comforter Blitz Facebook page, "Kansas MCC Comforter Blitz."

6 de fevereiro - Sunflower Performing Arts: Our Song, Our Story: The New Generation of Black Voices
Join Hesston College's Sunflower Performing Arts on February 6th at 7pm. at Hesston Mennonite Church
for a great performance, Nossa Canção, Nossa História. Featuring opera, art music, spiritual music and jazz, these world-class black performers will pay tribute to Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman, who were at the forefront of classical black singers. Tickets can be purchased online by calling 620-327-8158.

The Western District Conference invites you to visit ourwebsiteto read the latest news, stories and announcements and share them with your community!

MCC and MCUSA are collaborating on a new webinar series,Beyond incarceration: a close look at dismantling the prison system and building healthy communities.Join us as we learn how the faith community understands and is acting to address these complex systems of detention. The webinars will take place on February 7th, February 21st, March 7th and March 21st at 6:30 pm. M.CT/5:30 pm M.MST There will be opportunities for study trips to various parts of the United States.Enrollment brochureHere.

Announcements from the Mennonite Central Committee
MCC is looking for a Donor Relations Associate:
This role is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the MCC's key state donor relations strategy by managing key donors, which includes personal contact to meet budgeted revenue targets and generate the necessary resources to fulfill the mission mandated by the MCC. This is a full-time position; Office location is flexible. Apply online by February 24 For more information, contact Amber Falcon at 574-534-4133

MCC Core States Annual Meeting, March 4, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the MCC in North Newton, Kansas. This will be primarily an in-person event, but if you'd like a link to join via Zoom, please emailtinaschrag@mcc.orgto the link

Help MCC Thrift today!You can support the service, development and peace work of the Mennonite Central Committee AND your local community by volunteering where you live.MCC EconomyAct! By volunteering, you'll make friends, gain work experience, and help make a difference in your community and around the world. From sorting and pricing to cash register operation, we've got the job done for you. sign up!

Annual Mennonite Central Committee Relief Run
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 26th Annual KS MCC Relief Race on Saturday 15th April 2023. We hope to see you all again at this event. Attached is the registration form and the sponsorship form and, as in previous years, we also have the option of registering online... the link is below. We also have a Facebook page (Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale-Run/Walk for Relief 5K) where you can see updates.

For a Mennonite male printerHere
Para la prensa de Mennonite Mission Network News and BeyondHere

Mennonite Church of the USA Advertisements

It is with great sadness that the Mennonite Church of America announces the death of James ("Jim") Frederick Schrag, 78, pastor, leader and first CEO of the denomination, on Saturday, January 7, 2023 in North Newton, Kansas. Read more about his life in ministry

February is Black History Month. Be sure to check out the Mennonite Church USA Timeline honoring Black History in the Mennonite

The Mennonite Church USA and the Mennonite Central Committee are teaming up to host a new four-part webinar series on mass incarceration, beginning February 7 at 7:30 am ET/4:30 pm PT. Join us as we learn how the faith community understands and is acting to address these complex systems of detention. Learn more and sign up

Registration for MennoCon23 opens on March 1st. Mennocon23 will be held July 3-6 in Kansas City, Missouri, followed immediately by the Mennonite Church USA Delegates Convention and the new Youth and Young Adult Climate Summit. Sign up for the MC USA PeaceMail weekly newsletter for the latest a slide from a slide from

Mennonite Missionary Network Prayer Requests:The three-day Hope for the Future conference in Atlanta, Georgia, concludes today. Mennonite Mission
The network asks for prayers for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Mennonite leaders as they return to their communities and communities, strengthened through worship and fellowship. Pray also for white allies to uphold God's justice.

Western District Conference prayer requests:Pray for God's guidance and blessings upon WDC youth and their sponsors, pastors and families in their journey of growth in faith and discipleship.

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