Worship this Sunday, July 7, 2019
Snakes & Ladders – Lust & Chastity
Worship Leader: Brian Martin Burkholder
Song Leader: Angie Clemens
Prelude & Offertory: Kathryn Schmidt, Eric Olson-Getty
Children’s Time: Jennifer Davis Sensenig
Preacher: Jennifer Davis Sensenig
Upcoming CMC Events
Sun, Jul 7 Monthly Potluck, 11:45am, Morrison Park
Sun, Jul 7 Contemplative Worship Service, 8pm, Sanctuary
Sun, Jul 14 Bridges Community Potluck, 5-7pm, Purcell Park
Tue, Jul 17 Monthly Gathering, 6-8pm, Morrison Park
CMC Events and Announcements
First Friday Art Opening – Anna Westfall is creating a collection of luminaries to grace CMC's sanctuary for the next two months. Come see her work, inspired by the glowing morning light in the space. Our opening celebration will feature music by local favorites Cahoots. Join us for refreshments and celebration! Event details and updates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116644361863549
Potluck is this Sunday, July 7th at Morrison Park behind Waterman Elementary School. Please bring food to share and cups, plates and silverware. We will provide water to drink and serving utensils. We will get started about 30 minutes after the worship service ends. See you at the park!
Farewell Party for Pastor Dayna and Family – Please mark your calendar for Sunday, Aug 4th when we'll celebrate Pastor Dayna's ministry with CMC during worship and at the potluck at Morrison Park to follow. Church Council
WOULD JULY TO ME? – Au contraire . . . A new month brings with it some changes to the "CMC Today" bulletin board on the south wall of the fellowship hall. To wit, the photo collage of activities post-Easter Sunday through Pentecost remains up and running one more week. To the right, a double poster collage from 30 years ago – July, 1989 to be exact – 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? Read the accounts of the move, check out the photos in glorious black and white and watch for information on a special remembrance and celebration of our "moving experience." -Jim Bishop
I'LL BE SWITCHED – Thirty years . . . where'd they go? Thirty years . . . I don't know . . . but at any rate, it will be 30 years come July 17 since a contingent of Community citizens picked up their padded 'pews' and marched the several blocks from 298 Green St. to 70 S. High Street, trading facilities with the Harrisonburg Church of God. It hath seemeth a 'good fit' for all concerned parties, a trading places experience worth pausing to celebrate – which we plan to do on Tuesday evening, July 16 with a potluck meal at Morrison Park, a 'memory walk' to the Maranatha Church of God and then on to CMC for a WHSV-TV video showing of the church swap in 1989 and cake and ice cream (which we've kept in the freezer since the move). Mark your calendars and save the date, Tuesday evening, July 16, to relive and celebrate a moving experience from 30 years ago. – Jim Bishop
Announcements from Virginia Mennonite Conference, Harrisonburg & beyond
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.
Join us for "Worship in the Woods," the summer vespers series of the Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center, Sundays at 7 PM at 1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg. This week Worship in the Woods features the John Kline Riders. This group rides in on horseback, sings songs, and tells stories about Brethren elder John Kline. Come for the horses, stay for the faith formation! This is a great event for children and a wonderful opportunity to learn about one of the Valley's most passionate and influential peacemakers. –Greg Yoder
The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is seeking a new Executive Director. LMPC provides speakers and education resources for churches of all denominations on biblical peace and justice issues, as well as conflict transformation skills training and training for church leaders grounded in family systems theory. We also provide mediation and consultation services for churches, schools, and other organizations. Please email all questions and correspondence to email@example.com For information about LMPC, consult the web site — www.lmpeacecenter.org
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mennonite Women of Virginia Prayer Breakfast Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:45-8:15 a.m., The Commons, Eastern Mennonite School. Breakfast catered by A Bowl of Good. Multiple "Tobin sisters" will be joining us and sharing in word and song around the theme of "Blessed to be a Blessing." Hosanna, Bethany, Melody, and Jessa are presently serving or preparing for assignment with VMMissions. Here is an opportunity to hear how God has given each of these sisters a unique call to live into this core operating principle of God's family. We will have prayer together for ministries near and far, and an offering received for MWV ministries. Come and join us for this time of "Sistering!" To register for the Prayer Breakfast, call or email Gloria Lehman: 540/421-2122; email@example.com. Please register by July 15. Let us know of any dietary restrictions. Pay $10 at the door for breakfast with cash, credit card or check made payable to MWV.
School kits currently needed – MCC is currently in need of school kits! Items such as notebooks and pencils are treasures for families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits often are requested after disasters and help bring normalcy to children whose families have been forced to flee their homes. Last year, MCC shipped 78,035 school kits to Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Zambia, Ukraine, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Canada and the U.S. For a full list of school kit contents and information on where to drop-off completed kits or kit items, visit mcc.org/kits.
Make Medicare an easy step. Gain confidence about moving to Medicare with guidance from Everence ® , a faith-based organization that partners with our church. Attend this workshop on July 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 841 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg. Learn about your key steps to get Medicare, how to move from current coverage and enrollment details and deadlines. Reserve spots for you, friends and family members at (540) 437-7422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder, you and the kids in your life are invited to our annual Youth Savings Week, happening next week! During this week, we will give $5 to youths who deposit $15 to their new or existing youth savings accounts. Plus, our youth savings account interest rate is currently 4.00% APY1! –Everence
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
Late season SELF SERVE u-pick blueberries available at a reduced price at Hickory Hill Farm anytime between 7:30am until dusk. Instead of $20/bucket you can now pick for $15 bucket. Our SELF SERVE blueberries are located at a different place than our main patch. Please follow these instructions. Take the right split immediately after turning onto Fruit Farm Lane. Take the next right at the end of a row of white pine trees and follow a grassy farm lane towards a greenhouse. Park near the red truck where you will find buckets, ropes and a cash box. Pick anywhere in the blueberry patch immediately above the greenhouse.
Ride needed to Louisville, Kentucky ASAP. Are you available to give Merwyn De Mello, EMU CJP alum and peacebuilding worker with Mennonite Central Committee, a ride to and back from Louisville before July 10? He very much wants to visit a long-time CJP and international student supporter who is in ill health. This would be a two day trip with a free overnight for the driver. Call Merwyn at 540-433-3640. -Brian Martin Burkholder
We have a piano that is looking for a new home. Free to anyone who wants to move it. – Carmen Wyse and Wayne Gehman (email@example.com)
Does anyone have a golf cart or similar vehicle that we could borrow for Sing Me High Music Festival, August 23-24? – Greg Yoder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We need housesitter from August 22 – September 29. Watering plants and caring for our very energetic dog, Lucy are the primary responsibilities. Contact Jan Jenner at 540-421-8696 or email@example.com.
I'm looking to borrow the gadget that can digitize photo slides. -Sheri Smucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)