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January 20, 2013

Call for Cleaning Volunteers

We need volunteers to clean or help clean the church for the weekend of February 15-17 and give our regular custodians a break. This would be a good job for a family, small group, or one or more individuals. If you’re able to help, please contact a member of the Stewardship and Finance committee: Ben […]

January 20, 2013

Our World by Ron Good

I am a small two-island nation (104 square miles). The two islands lie about 2 miles apart and are separated by a shallow channel called “The Narrows”. I received my independence from the United Kingdom in 1983. The official language is English and my capital and largest city is Basseterre. My smaller island was once […]

January 20, 2013

Lighting Candles During Services

During our Advent-Epiphany worship services, the practice of lighting candles and singing as an act of prayer proved popular. We were surprised at how many children, youth, and adults went forward during the congregational prayer to light candles—about 50 people each Sunday. This way of praying involves the vocal, visual, and verbal, as well as […]

January 13, 2013

Church Directory

The first draft of the 2013 congregational directory is on tables in the fellowship hall. Please take time to review the following items: If you prefer not to have your information in the directory, please cross it out. If something about you or your family isn’t in and you’d like it to be, please add […]

January 13, 2013

Our World by Ron Good

I am commonly known as “The Western Kingdom.” My interior is mostly mountainous and I have coastlines on an ocean and a sea. I have a population of over 32 million which is double the population in 1971. I was part of the Roman Empire as far back as the 1st century BCE. Most recently […]

January 4, 2013

New to the Library

This week we are pleased to announce that we have three new books to the library. Making Friends Among the Taliban: A Peacemaker’s Journey in Afghanistan by Jonathan P. Larson – an elegant and exhilarating tale based on a cascade of interviews and eyewitness accounts, this moving narrative of Dan Terry’s life and friendships offers […]

January 4, 2013

Michiana MEDA Presentation

Michiana MEDA Presentation: Cardiologist Dr. Mark Smucker will tell us about the Heart and Vascular Center at Goshen IU Health, the first health system in the country to receive Heart Failure Institute Accreditation from the National Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Nelson’s, 607 Nelsons Parkway, Wakarusa. Dinner will […]

January 4, 2013

Bauman-Knutsen Marriage Reception

You are invited to celebrate the recent marriage of Mark Bauman and Margaret Knutsen with a card/money/gift card shower t0day, January 6, between worship and nurture hour. Refreshments will be provided. Come and greet Mark and Margaret!

January 4, 2013

Evening with Erik Kratz

Spend your Martin Luther King Holiday evening with Philadelphia Phillies starting catcher Erik Kratz, who will share his powerful story of maintaining faith and perseverance in his journey to the major leagues—from his days at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, Eastern Mennonite University, and through more than 8 years in the minor leagues. The evening […]

January 4, 2013

Quilt Auction

Bethany Christian Schools has a quilt in the school lobby for friends to help quilt for its auction. Quilters may come any school day between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Check in at the office upon arrival. If you would like to stay for a complimentary lunch, call the school in advance at (574) 534-2567.

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