Worship this Sunday, July 14, 2019
Snakes & Ladders – Gluttony & Temperance
Worship Leader: Shirley Showalter
Song Leader, Prelude, & Offertory: Sheri & Jay Hartzler
Scripture Reader: Rick Yoder, Michael Snell-Feikema
Preacher, Children’s Time, & Pastoral Prayer: Dayna Olson-Getty
Upcoming CMC Events
Sun, Jul 14 Bridges Community Potluck, 5-7pm, Purcell Park
Sun, Jul 14 Contemplative Worship Service, 8pm, Sanctuary
Tue, Jul 16 Monthly Gathering, 6pm, Morrison Park
CMC Events and Announcements
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 initiate, and other kit collection dates will be added in the future. Other opportunities for local or church-wide immigration advocacy and action include:
- New Bridges (https://www.newbridgesirc.org/)
- Valley Area Network for Immigrant Transportation & Assistance (contact Tina Beachy)
- COSPU and TPS fund-raising activities (contact Nelly Shenk Moreno)
- writing letters to our elected officials
- FUEGO Coalition (contact Boris Ozuna)
- MCC US Washington office (https://mcc.org/get-involved/advocacy/washington)
The 30th Anniversary of CMC's move from Green Street to High Street is this coming week. We'll celebrate the move by (1) showing a WHSV-TV Focus production of Jim Bishop interviewing persons involved in the church swap, and (2) the Monthly Gathering at Morrison Park will include celebratory cake and a visit to Maranatha Church of God. The WHSV video will be shown in the sanctuary after this Sunday's worship service. The Monthly Gathering will be held at Morrison Park on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:00 pm. Visit to Maranatha Church of God will be at 7:00 pm.
Farewell and Blessing – Please stop by the table in the fellowship hall on Sundays, July 21 or July 28, to add your farewell and blessing to a book we're compiling for Pastor Dayna. -Church Council
The Virginia Mennonite Conference Delegate Assembly will be July 18-20 at Lindale Mennonite Church. Pastor Jennifer and our three delegates, Lee Good, Del Snyder, and Mike Brislen, will be attending on behalf of our congregation. Everyone is invited to the worship services Thursday and Friday evening at 6:45pm.
The interfaith, intercultural Bridges Community Gathering that was postponed in June will take place on Sunday, July 14, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Purcell Park, Shelter #2. Join us for a relaxing, fun time with delicious foods and yard/ table games. Bring your family and friends and a favorite dish to share (no pork please). Lawn chairs or blankets would be helpful. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bridges.friendlycity
HAVE A MOVING EXPERIENCE? Thanks, we had one – It was 30 years ago – July 17, 1989, to be specific – when Community Mennonite Church, then located on the corner of Chicago Ave. & Green St., traded buildings with the Harrisonburg Church of God at 70 S. High St. Where you there when it happened? You can read the accounts of the 'church swap' and check out the glorious black and white photos of the move on display on the "CMC Today" bulletin board on the south end of the fellowship hall. And, listen for information this Sunday morning on a special remembrance and celebration of the move planned for our Monthly Gathering on Tuesday evening, July 16. It just might literally move you! Jim Bishop
WHAT MEAN THESE STONES? – Morel history repeats itself repeats itself on the "CMC Yesterday" bulletin board on the east side of the fellowship hall as Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine turns the hands of time waaaaay back with more photo collages of pivotal events in the life of CMC – the first church retreats in 1975 held at Highland Retreat and 1978 or 1979 at Buckhill Camp, respectively, and our 1982 fall retreat at Caroline Furnace when the original church covenant was adopted and 'sealed.' The Lord does indeed move in mysterious ways! Jim Bishop
Announcements from Virginia Mennonite Conference, Harrisonburg & beyond
The local TPS (Temporary Protective Status) committee is holding a second car wash this Saturday, July 13 starting at 7:30 am to raise funds for the TPS advocacy efforts. The car wash will be held at the Advance Autoparts store on 33 East (885 East Market St.). Come out and let us wash your car and contribute as you wish to help your TPS neighbors.
MCC is seeking a host family (Fall/Winter 2019) for an IVEPer named Waega who has been placed in our community. He is a young man from Tanzania with a bachelor’s degree in education who will assist the Gandhi Center at JMU with the Mobile Peace Library, and various other projects. The newly acquired library consists of approximately 400 books and will circulate through the various city elementary schools and middle schools and Waega will help with the library and in developing and implementing curriculum connected with the library for the students. A $350/month stipend is provided. – Terry Beitzel (email@example.com)
Find news, highlights, and photos from MennoCon19 in The KC Sauce, where we've compiled all our coverage from the week: http://mennoniteusa.org/kcsauce.
Join Beldor Mennonite Church for an evening of bluegrass gospel music, Sunday, July 7, at 6 PM. Boyd Burkholder will anchor the evening with open-mic for all interested in a jam together. Bring a song or your instrument. A snack will follow.
Joining an ecumenical and interfaith coalition effort, Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, signed on to the Religious Leaders Statement on Child Deaths in Detention. You can read the letter here: mennoniteusa.org/news/religious-leaders-statement-on-child-deaths-in-detention.
Ever wonder what your faith has to do with climate change? How climate disruption affects different groups in your community? What work to care for Creation is being done in Harrisonburg? How can you get involved and take action to care for nature and our neighbors? Virginia Interfaith Power & Light (VAIPL) invites you to come find your place at the table! On Saturday, August 3rd from 11am to 4pm, VAIPL will host a Climate for Justice training at The Gathering Place in Harrisonburg that will answer these questions and more. Click here to register.
Bike Shenandoah 2019 is now open for registration. Come join us for a family friendly bike ride through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley on Saturday, September 14th. Choose your route of either 62, 30, 15 or 5 miles to enjoy the vibrant fall colors and ride at your own pace in the company of other cycle enthusiasts, while raising funds for our local and global neighbors. All proceeds will benefit organizations like Roberta Webb Child Care Center, NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center and VMMissions. Pre-ride day registration is only $50, $25 for students or 5-mile riders. For more information and to register visit bikeshenandoah.org/
Need & Plenty
The Roth-Swataskys have both a house and an apartment close the EMU that will be available to rent starting late August and early September. If you or someone you know are interested, contact Rachel Roth Swatasky at 540-383-1398
We have a piano that is looking for a new home. Free to anyone who wants to move it. – Carmen Wyse and Wayne Gehman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Does anyone have a golf cart or similar vehicle that we could borrow for Sing Me High Music Festival, August 23-24? – Greg Yoder (email@example.com)
I'm looking to borrow the gadget that can digitize photo slides. -Sheri Smucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)