Bulletin & Newsweekly for Sunday, July 28th, 2019

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Snakes & Ladders – Wrath & Love

 Prelude & Offertory: Anna Showalter|
Worship Leader: Aili Huber
Song Leader: Scott Barge
Scripture Reader: Wilma Gingerich, Dorothy Jean Weaver, Jim or Anna Bishop, Esther & David Stenson
Preacher & Children's Time: Jason Gerlach
Pastoral Prayer & Announcements: Jennifer Davis Sensenig
190728 Bulletin

Upcoming CMC Events

Sun, Jul 28                     Contemplative Worship Service, 8pm, Sanctuary
Wed, Jul 31                   Kids' Club, 6pm, Basement
Sun, Aug 4                     Potluck & Pastor Dayna's Farewell, 12pm, Morrison Park
Tue, Aug 20                   Monthly Gathering, 6pm, Morrison Park
Fri-Sun, Sep 20-22         CMC's Annual Retreat

CMC Events and Announcements

The Church Office hours are now Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4am.  The Church Office will be closed on Wednesdays. Additionally, the Church Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 30th.

This Saturday, from 10am-2pm on the 3rd floor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, FUEGO will host a training and launching of our campaign to stop all collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or La Migra as it is called in Spanish. This effort has the objective of strengthening our Rapid Response network to confront the operations and presence of ICE in our community. At the same time, to empower the most affected communities by defending our rights, dignity and increase collective power. – Tina Beachy (tbeachy530@gmail.com)

You're Invited! A benefit concert to support Jay and Sheri Hartzler's ongoing ministry in Romania will be held on Sunday, August 11, at 4 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church. Jay will direct a choir of former EMHS touring choir members and he and Sheri will share stories of their work in Romania.  If you can't attend the concert but would like to support the Hartzler's ministry, checks can be written to CMC and marked Hartzler-Romania.

The WITH outreach provides a waiting space for jail visitors at the RISE church building (60 W Market, Harrisonburg) on Saturday mornings. Community Mennonite Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church have been tasked with finding help for the third Saturday of each month. It requires arriving at 7:45 am to make coffee and you're done before 10 am. If you're interested in helping, please let Jeff Mumaw (jamumaw@yahoo.com) know.

Do you have a couple hours Wed. from about 11 am – 1pm free? Patchwork Pantry is looking for help with unloading the truck and setting up the kitchen for Wednesday evening pantry. We could use one to two persons each week. We'd be open to setting up a schedule if multiple people were interested. You need to be able to lift heavy boxes and pushcarts loaded with heavy boxes. We are looking for people who might be willing to commit to a regular shift. Please contact Jennifer Ulrich @ ulrichjm@comcast.net Thanks for considering.

Please participate in the CMC Kids' Club volunteer interest survey! Kids' Club happens on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:15pm at the church.  There are a number of different roles that we need volunteers for each week. We're using this survey to gauge your interest in volunteering – both how often and what types of roles. By filling out this form, you're only indicating your willingness/availability to volunteer.  Please email or call Hannah Hall with questions.  hannahdmhall@gmail.com, 724-953-6987

Community Mennonite is making potato salad for the Friday meal at the Sing Me High Festival, Aug. 23-34. On Thurs. Aug 22 we need help making the potato salad including cleaning and cutting potatoes, cooking the potatoes and putting the salad together. We will start at about 4:30 pm  We were done around 8 pm last year.  Bring knives for cutting.  I could use one person to help serve on Friday from 5:30-7 pm. There are perks involved. Please contact Jennifer Ulrich if you can help. ulrichjm@comcast.net

MCC Care Kits for people detained by ICE – After church on Sunday, July 28, we will assemble care kits in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring items for these kits, your already assembled kits, or cash donations ($40/kit) for MCC.  For more information about the kits and what to include, visit mcc.org/immigrationkit.  Outreach Commission plans to make this an ongoing initiative, and other kit collection dates will be added in the future.

Announcements from Virginia Mennonite Conference, Harrisonburg & beyond

The Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center and the Walking Roots Band invite you to the 4th annual Sing Me High Music Festival, celebrating music and faith in the Shenandoah Valley, August 23-24, 2019. This fourth annual gathering features a variety of music, including a cappella, folk, bluegrass gospel, and rock, as well as many activities for children and families, with pie auction, slip 'n slide, homestead activities, food trucks, Harmonia Sacra sing, variety show, ventriloquist comedian, and others. Advance festival tickets are on sale now with discounted pricing, and tickets are also sold at the gate Aug. 23-24. Further discounts available with the use of promo code "MCUSA20." Tickets, line-up, full schedule, and more information are available at singmehigh.com.

Roberta Webb Child Care Center, 400 Kelley St. Harrisonburg VA, has a full time opening for Executive Director beginning Aug. 1. 2019.  This is an opportunity to participate in providing quality and affordable childcare for children from diverse families to prepare children for school readiness and life-long learning. The center holds as a model, Christ's care for the children, "Let the children come to me". Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and administrative experience desired.  Please send a resume to robertawebbcc@gmail.com. For inquiries, call the Center at 540-434-8699. See the attachment.

EMU Early Learning Center has spaces available for two- and three-year-old children in our preschool, located in Park View Mennonite Church.  For information call (540)433-4002 or visit emu.edu/education/elc.

Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir Auditions: If your child enjoys singing, they will love being a part of the Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir!  SVCC is a nationally acclaimed children's choir based in
Harrisonburg, Va., that values education, fun, musical excellence and community.  SVCC will hold auditions for performing choirs (2nd-7th grade) on August 21 and 22 from 4-7pm.  Please call 540-432-4650 or email svcc@emu.edu to schedule an audition!  For more information about SVCC, please visit SVCC's website at www.svcc.org

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is a pre-collegiate program of study in English as a second language, designed to prepare students for admission to college, further career advancement, and daily interactions in a second language. IEP is now accepting international and local applications for the Fall 2019 Semester, which begins August 28 and ends December 12. International applications should be submitted as soon as possible, to allow sufficient time for the application review and visa processes. Local applications should also be submitted as soon as possible but will be accepted up until August 26. Contact elizabeth.witmer@emu.edu

Need & Plenty

Looking for a home for a beautiful tortoiseshell kitten. Jennifer and Kent found it and we have fostered it for a week (Cat's Cradle has asked that we try to find a home). Details: Age- guessing 8-9 weeks, well socialized, litter box trained, female, eating kitten food. Still needs vet check and shots. Available immediately.  –Tina and Dan Beachy tbeachy530@gmail.com