Newsweekly: 11/23/14

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Newsweekly – 11/23/14

Local Events

A Swiss ensemble of five musicians from Anabaptist ancestry will perform a Thanksgiving concert of hymns in German and English and meditation (translated into English) at Park View Mennonite Church on Saturday, November 22, at 7:00 pm.  Instrumental compositions and hymns will include the alphorn, guitar, flugelhorn and piano.

All are welcome to an annual Thanksgiving Day Service, Nov. 27 at Trissels Mennonite Church, Broadway. Join us for fellowship and refreshments at 9:30 am. The service at 10 am will include hymns of thanksgiving, an offering toward MCC's work in Iraq among refugees from the Islamic State presented by Anne Hershberger, a brief meditation by Jim Hershberger, and time of open sharing of thanks. Worship leader: Ben Beachy; song leader: Jared Stutzman.

The public is invited to a reception for Don Clymer and Sharon Clymer Landis’ new book The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening sponsored by the Language and Literature department and the publisher, Herald Press. It will be held in the Campus Center, Strite Conference Room, on Dec. 4. Light refreshments and a short presentation by the authors at 4:30 p.m. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Shekinah <> and Cantore <> invite you to their fourth annual Christmas Coffeehouse at Park View Mennonite Church's fellowship hall.  These a cappella groups come together to share two concerts on Friday, Dec. 12 and Sat. Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere with refreshments provided.  Concerts are by donation, and all proceeds will go to Our Community Place.

Job Openings:

Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks an Executive Assistant and Human Resources Manager, a full-time position beginning January 15, 2015. This position  provides administrative support to the President and manages human resources matters and personnel. A job description can be seen at <>  Send resume/cover letter to Lynn Suter at <>  or mail to 901 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

The Refugee Resettlement Program in Harrisonburg has a full-time staff opening. The position includes coordinating English learning activities and school registration for recent refugee arrivals through our office, a program of Church World Service. See more details and apply online at

Eastern Mennonite University is seeking applicants for an Adjunct Instructor in Biology. Teaching load (5 SH) as an instructor of Biological Explorations, an undergraduate introductory, non-majors biology course. Responsibilities include teaching lectures and laboratory sessions as well as maintaining weekly office hours. Spring semester. Interest in teaching, experience desirable. Doctorate in biology (ABD acceptable) preferred or minimal of 18 graduate hours of biology. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable at first), recent course evaluations and two letters of reference to: Tara Kishbaugh, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. For more information visit our website at <> . Persons who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. EOE.

Eastern Mennonite University seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Hygiene Officer. Teaching load (18 SH) in the chemistry department as well as administrative load (6 SH) to develop and implement the chemical hygiene plan. Courses include chemistry, non-majors chemistry, as well as upper level courses in the area of the candidates’ expertise. Doctorate in a field of chemistry. Previous safety training, knowledge and use of GHS, MSDS and experience in working with potentially hazardous materials. Position to begin in the 2015 academic year. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable at first), recent course evaluation (if applicable) and three letters of reference to: Tara Kishbaugh, Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair, Biology and Chemistry, Eastern Mennonite university 1200 Park Road Harrisonburg, VA 22802. For more information visit our website at <> . Persons who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. EOE.

Everence Financial has a full-time job opening in their Harrisonburg office for a Member Services Representative (MSR) to professionally represent the credit union in processing member transactions and service requests; opening new memberships/accounts; and promoting Everence products and services to individuals, organizations and businesses. Everence is an established, highly trusted, financial services organization.  We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits.  For more information about this position and/or to apply, visit our web site, <> .

Virginia Mennonite Missions

November 23
David Shenk has encountered several desperate Columbian refugee family situations over the last couple of months in Ecuador. Pray for the situations of so many refugee families and for lasting peace in Colombia and around our world.



Community Mennonite Church
70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA