› Faith Community Nurses Meeting – Tues., June 27, 6 pm at Grace.
› Men’s & Boys’ Bible Study – Wed., June 28, 7 pm, at Grace. Men & boys of all ages are welcome!
› Annual Grace camp-out at Highland Retreat – Next weekend! June 30-July 2. See information on the table in the hall for pricing & schedule. It’s not too late to make plans to join in this weekend of fellowship and fun, which will include an ice cream social on Saturday evening & worship on Sunday at 10 am followed by a potluck meal. There will not be a service or fellowship meal at the Lacey Spring location next Sunday.
› If your child is going to Highland Retreat and Grace is helping with their fees, it is very important to turn their invoice in to the church office, or put in Mary Jo Veurink’s mailbox this week. Thank you!
› Heart Health Information Night – Wed., July 5 at 6 pm at Grace. Maria Hostetter from Sentara RMH will be the presenter. Please sign up in the hall so Kim can plan on food. Contact Kim Dean with questions.
› Cruise-In Fundraiser - Fri., July 14, 6-9 pm (rain date July 21). Cars, food, music, games for kids! Proceeds from food sales will go toward camperships. For more info contact John Gochenour, 383-2506.
› Register your children, age 4 through grade 5, for a fun week of VBS July 31-Aug. 4! Pick up a registration form by the mailboxes (one per family) and return to the church office or place in Mary Jo Veurink’s mailbox. The first 35 families to sign up receive a VBS music CD!
› Grace Cookbooks for Sale! We are selling 1999 Grace Mennonite Fellowship Cookbooks, filled with favorite recipes from our church family, for $15 each. The money will be used towards our 20th Anniversary Celebration. Please see Tam Strickler for yours today, while supplies last!
› The Hispanic Church, Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah, meets from 3-5 pm every Sunday in the children's church classroom downstairs. Other activities and events will not be scheduled in the fellowship hall during this time.
› Receive youth group announcements on your phone! Text “@youthgm” to 81010, or use the Remind app. See Pastor Kinley with questions.
› Parish Nursing Program – As Grace’s Parish Nurse, Kim Dean will now be doing: health promotion & advocacy, disease prevention-based holistic care, integration of health & faith, health education, personal health counseling, & acting as referral agent. She can check blood pressures & glucoses, as well as educate about medications & answer health questions. Contact Kim with needs or questions, 746-2969.
› Support Grace Mennonite Fellowship Learning Center in the Philippines! If you are interested in being paired with a student for the 2016-2017 school year, the commitment is $20/month ($240/year). See pink flyer by mailboxes for more info or contact Mary Jo in the church office.
› Easy Tithe online giving is available on gracemennonite.net. See the bottom of any page on the website for “My Online Donation.” You do not need to register to use this giving tool, but you can set up an account if you wish. Either a credit/debit card or your bank account can be used to make your donation. Contact the church office or Keith Bly with questions.
› Interested in joining a small group? Or just want to know more about small groups? Pick up a brochure by the mailboxes or contact Kay Kibler, 820-2331 to find out more about this important ministry at Grace.
› See the bulletin board for items available through the Grace Sharing Project! Please contact the church office if you are interested in adding anything to the list.
› The Clothing Closet, located downstairs, is open every Sunday after the service and by calling the church office. Everyone is welcome to use this resource so that there is space to put new arrivals!
› If you have an announcement that needs to be made on Sunday morning, even if the worship leader will give it, please have it to the church office by Thursday at 11:30. Avoid approaching the worship leader on Sunday morning as they are preparing their heart & mind to lead worship.
› When planning a fundraising event please contact Mary Jo in the church office to complete a Fundraising Event Request Form 4 weeks before the event.
› In the event of inclement weather, check whsv.com/closings or watch WHSV for the status of church events. Announcements will also be made via email and on Facebook if events or services are cancelled.
Virginia Mennonite Conference & Area Announcements
Mennonite historian Ben Goossen will talk about his book, Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era, on Sunday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church. Just released by Princeton University Press, Chosen Nation explores the how the global Mennonite church developed an uneasy relationship with Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Despite the religion's origins in the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, as well as its longstanding pacifism, tens of thousands of members embraced militarist German nationalism. Chosen Nation is a sweeping history of this encounter and the debates it sparked among parliaments, dictatorships, and congregations across Eurasia and the Americas.
Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly - "Neighbors: Strangers No More" is a month away—from Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. to noon on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Avenue, Harrisonburg (same as last year). The logo and theme of this year’s event recognizes and emerged from the signs that Immanuel Mennonite Church has made available, and that have spread throughout the country. The delegate registration fee for the entire assembly is $60, which includes the Friday evening meal (The Taj of India is catering a five-course meal at a discounted cost of $15.) Please also bring cash for Friday lunch food trucks. Observers (non-delegates) are welcome too and can register for meals and workshops separately without paying the standard registration fee. Learn more and register at http://virginiaconference.org/assembly/
The Sing Me High Music Festival is back on August 25-26. The two day event is even bigger and better than the successful inaugural 2016 effort, and now that the line-up is set, we're looking for more volunteers, sponsors, and guests! Be one of the first 500 ticket-holders to get early bird pricing and some festival giveaways. Visit www.singmehigh.com for information about tickets, volunteering, or business sponsorships. Hope to see you at #singmehigh2017!
The Shenandoah Valley Mennonite Historians are tentatively planning an Old Order Mennonite Tour in Rockingham County on September 16. It will begin at Weavers Mennonite Church at 9 am and end back at the church around 3 pm. It will include a visit to one of the churches, a school, buggy shop and a full lunch prepared and served in one of the Old Order Mennonite homes. The approximate cost will be around $45 per person including the transportation, tour guide and lunch. Please email Jim Hershberger at email@example.com or call/text to j540 908 8005 if you are interested.
Save the Date for the MHI Friend's Dinner, Friday, Sep. 22, 7-9 pm, at Park View Mennonite Church. There will be a Latino meal served by Mennonite Hispanic Initiative leaders from three different congregations plus a special program highlighting MHI's last year's accomplishments.
Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center announces a church building rental available in Augusta County. Historic 1875 Hildebrand Mennonite Church building will be available for rent in 2017. The church building is located 13 miles (20 minutes) east of Staunton, 7.5 miles (15 minutes) north of Waynesboro. 538 Hildebrand Church Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Interested church groups contact Greg Yoder, VBMHC Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-438-1275 for more information about the building, tenant expectations, and rental agreements.
Area Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
Consider serving at Lezha Academic Center, which is in critical need of teachers this next school year and is seeking persons who will go for a 4-week, 8-week or semester-long segment to help staff the school this year. Virtually all subjects are needed. VMMissions works in partnership with LAC and has sent teachers there since its formation six years ago. (Term length and qualifications are flexible). Learn more about the school at http://www.albanianchristianschool.org/ and the assignment at http://vmmissions.org/service-opportunity/teacher/
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for Chief Strategic Engagement Officer to join our Executive Leadership Team. MEDA is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. To learn more about MEDA and our work, please visit www.meda.org. A full time opportunity, with a preference to be based in the Waterloo, Ontario MEDA Headquarters or our Lancaster PA Office, this position will involve regular domestic and international travel. This unique position is a chance to use your significant leadership and technical expertise to make a difference. Desired start date is early 2017. Further details about the CSEO position and the application process are available here: CSEO Job Posting
Eastern Mennonite University seeks applicants for an Administrative Assistant for Athletics. The full-time Administrative Assistant is responsible to the Director of Athletics for administrative tasks, special projects and the coordination of meetings and events. The assistant also performs clerical tasks for Head coaches and other department staff, oversees the office workflow and works as a team member with others to carry out the activities of the athletic department. Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or training in the area of secretarial skills and office management. For more information visit: http://emu.edu/hr/openings/. Submit application, resume, and three references to: email@example.com. 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 part-time Choir Manager for Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir. The Choir Manager is responsible for chorister recruitment, rehearsals and retention, managing the recruitment process and coordinating logistics to ensure efficient rehearsals and retreats, communicating with and collaborating with staff, volunteers and choristers and their families to build and maintain an excellent SVCC organization. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Submit letter of application, resume and the contact information for three references to: Human Resources, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit our website at www.emu.edu/humanresources. Eastern Mennonite University 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 seeks applicants for a Director of Counseling Services in the department of Counseling Services. The Director of Counseling Services is responsible for administrative coordination of all counseling services provided to students, faculty and staff. The director provides direct clinical services as well as oversees general operation of the counseling center, crisis intervention; consultations; coordination of educational programming; maintaining budget and records and evaluation of all services. The director maintains professional collaboration with the MA in Counseling Director of Clinical Training for provision of clinical services. A Master’s degree or higher in counseling, social work or clinical psychology required. Licensed as a mental health professional in Virginia required. Position is .75 FTE. For more information visit: http://emu.edu/hr/openings/. Submit application, resume, and three references to: email@example.com. 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 an Assistant in the Office of Development. The full-time development assistant is responsible for: receipting, tracking and reporting all contributions, including payroll and online gifts; database maintenance and report generation; establishing and implementing the strategy for University Fund phonathon, and administrative assistance for other development personnel. Includes some irregular evening hours. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field preferred. Submit application, resume and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. 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 seeks applicants for a full-time Hardware Support Analyst in the department of Information Systems. The Hardware Support Analyst works closely with other User Services personnel on the IS staff to assure a high level of user satisfaction with all aspects of workstation operation and support across campus. The ability to work in teams and communicate effectively, ability to lean new technical environments, along with working with end users with various levels of technical ability necessary. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience required. For more information visit: http://emu.edu/hr/openings/. Submit application, resume, and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Director of Admissions for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. The Director of Admissions coordinates a small team that is responsible for recruitment and admissions for all programs at CJP. The Director will oversee an applicant-friendly, integrated and uniform process that includes initial recruitment; receipt and review of applications; admissions; and follow up with applicants who apply for scholarships, need visas, or desire advising on program selection. Admissions and recruiting experience in an academic setting is highly desirable. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. This is a .80 FTE position with benefits. Submit application, resume and three references to: email@example.com. 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.