Local Events and Opportunities
“Rewilding the Way” author Todd Wynward will be the author in residence at Eastern Mennonite University October 2 – 9. Check the EMU events calendar for a complete listing of events including presentations, chapels and book readings. Wynward will also be bringing the message at Shalom Mennonite Church Sunday morning Oct 4 at 10 am. Come hear this wilderness guide, author, educator, and founder of a wilderness-based public charter school from New Mexico share inspiring stories of ecological movements and positive social changes.
Blue Ridge Ministries is offering their annual leadership luncheon October 15 at Traditions Restaurant with conversation around the book, The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening. Authors Don Clymer and his sister Sharon Clymer Landis will share their insights and stories as pastors and lay leaders from various denominations dialogue around the table on the topic. Come join others in the conversation. Register at the lower cost by October 1. See attached flyer “Fall Leadership Luncheon.”
Searching for a college? Don’t miss EMU, which is close to home but a world away! Attend the Oct. 16-17 visit planned especially for Mennonite students. Join Mennonites from across the country who are flying and driving in to learn more about EMU. Attend all or part of the events as your schedule suits. Questions? Contact David Yoder, email@example.com; see details at emu.edu/flytrip
“Our Stories, God’s Story,” Mennonite Women of Virginia’s Fall Retreat, is October 30 to November 1 at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center, Harrisonburg, Va. Speaker Sharon Clymer Landis, spiritual director and co-author of The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening will provide input. Music will be led by a team from Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. There are scholarships available and day-only registration is available. Register by October 5. Contact Sylvia Yoder at (540) 337-8660 or firstname.lastname@example.org See attachment MWVnewsletterSeptember2015.pdf
Well-loved Southern Gospel music group, Inspirations, bring their award-winning sound to the Shenandoah Valley on Saturday, October 24, 6:15 p.m., Lindale Mennonite Church. Inspirations’ enthusiasm and musical excellence inspire thousands as they sing uplifting gospel music. John Schmid, country and Gospel singer from Ohio, will open for them. An offering will be received at the concert to benefit outreach with churches in Haiti and the Lindale expanding ministries project. For more information, call (540) 833-5171.
The Walk for Our Community Place is a 10K fundraising walk through historic Harrisonburg. Join us Saturday, October 31, 8am-12pm at OCP. Walkers can register as an individual or with a team at www.ourcommunityplace.org/walk. All walkers are encouraged to raise $100 or more through sponsorships from friends, family, and coworkers.
Bridge of Hope’s 5th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show will be Saturday, November 7, at Park View Mennonite Church. Doors open at 11 am for the silent auction with a meal provided by Bowl of Good, followed by a fashion show featuring clothing from Gift & Thrift and accessories from Ten Thousand Villages. You will also have the opportunity to meet the couple behind the Teeny Tiny Spice Company, and a chance to purchase some of their unique spice blends to try at home! Tickets are $25 per person, or inquire about sponsoring a table! For information please contact email@example.com.
Registration is now open for the upcoming Nazareth/Bethlehem Work Group (May 6-23, 2016) sponsored by VMMissions as a Partners in Mission program. The work group will engage in work projects at Nazareth Village (Nazareth, Israel) and at Diyar Consortium, a ministry of Christmas Lutheran Church (Bethlehem, Palestine). The group will be co-led by Dorothy Jean Weaver (Eastern Mennonite Seminary) and Lee Martin (Mount Clinton Mennonite Church). Registrations will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. For more information, contact Dorothy Jean Weaver at (540) 432-4276 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the attached brochure.
Job and Volunteers Opportunities:
Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks a full-time Director of Advancement. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a passion for the gospel, an active commitment to the church, strong skills in leadership, communications, and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to organize and motivate a team. Experience in the areas of fundraising and public relations preferred. Interested persons, please contact Dianna Lehman: email@example.com. More details at http://vmmissions.org/u/bk6
Eastern Mennonite University is seeking applicants for a full-time Administrative Assistant for the Undergraduate Dean’s Office. Responsible to provide essential support services to the Undergraduate Dean’s Office. Assists in preparing and developing the undergraduate academic division budget; manages the faculty salary/contract process; plans events; coordinates the summer school program. Provides first-line response to questions addressed to the undergraduate dean’s office; fields phone calls; sorts mail; schedules meetings as requested by the undergraduate academic dean. Collaborates in planning, coordinating and implementing the personnel, information, calendar and events components of the undergraduate academic program of the university. Bachelor’s degree required. At least 3-4 years’ office experience required. 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 is seeking applicants for a full-time Structural Supervisor for the Physical Plant Department. Supervises and implements repairs and maintenance of the building structures on campus. These jobs involve carpentry, masonry, locks, cabinetry, painting, and door and window hardware. Plans and coordinates work in the shop and structural repair work for buildings. Assists in developing cost estimates and plans for remodeling projects Individual is responsible for fire safety compliance as it pertains to building use and code. High school diploma required. Seven years of experience in construction or general building maintenance. Must have knowledge of current building construction materials and tools. Must have extensive knowledge of building products and application. Must be able to read blueprints and have knowledge of fire codes. Must be skilled in the use of hand and power tools. Must be computer literate. Submit letter of application, resume and the contact information for three references to: Human Resources, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, email@example.com. 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.
Virginia Mennonite Missions Prayer Request:
Give thanks for the many immigrant and refugee families that live in tranSender Sarah K’s neighborhood. Pray that meeting Jesus would become significant part of their story.