Newsweekly: 4/24/16

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Newsweekly for April 24

Local Events and Opportunities

Mark your calendars for Roberta Webb Child Care Center's dinner and auction on Friday, April 29 at First Presbyterian Church.  Doors will open at 5:45 pm, dinner starts at 6 pm, and the auction will start at 7:15.  Sonny Henkel will be the auctioneer.  If you have items you would like to donate for the auction (including a silent auction), please call 540-434-8699.

Ladies: Remember the MWV Annual Missions Day event, Thursday, May 5, Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, 6pm.  We are changing the event this year to an evening dinner and fellowship followed by the missions gifting process.  To make a reservation for dinner (yes, it's free!), please contact Dianna Lehman at 540-810-2706 or by email at:  If you are coming from a distance, Dianna Lehman will also take your reservations (yes, free!) for spending the night in a local home, if you prefer that to driving home late. NOTE: We have learned that our event is the same evening as one of Park View Federal Credit Union's annual events – so mom, let dad take the kids and you can join us for dinner and fellowship!

Join Highland friends for the Serve and Play weekend, May 6-8. Serve and Play is a special family-friendly service weekend where participants serve on Saturday and enjoy a spring weekend at Highland Retreat. Families, work groups and day volunteers are welcome! For more information, go to or call 540-705-0554. Busy for the Serve and Play weekend but want to help? Contact us about serving another spring weekend and ask about ½ priced lodging or free camping.

Plan to attend Virginia Mennonite Missions' Auction & Family Missions Festival, May 13-14. Join us on Friday at 5 pm for a Hispanic meal catered by Mennonite Hispanic Initiative, with an auction following at 6:00 pm by Ministry Support Teams to benefit mission workers. The fun continues on Saturday (11:30 am to 3:00 pm) with Family Missions Festival, including tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), model airplanes and drone, a soccer tournament, balloon animals, bouncy house, great music, and more! Visit booths highlighting our work and workers around the world! Learn more at To donate items, contact Steve Leaman: or (540) 434-9727.

Register Now for Kaleidoscope Summer Camp!  Camps are available for ages 7 to 18 and run from June 26 through August 4. Fun activities, great counselors, Christ-centered worship, amazing food and new friends! Information is on the web at or call us at 866-566-9272.

The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale will be celebrating its 50th sale this year!  If you have pictures of some of the early sales that you would be interested in sharing, please email

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities:

Gift and Thrift, Inc. is looking for volunteers interested in supporting the mission of Mennonite Central Committee. Many volunteer opportunities are available including donation receiving, electronic and furniture cleaning and repair, pricing and tagging of household items, sorting, hanging and tagging clothing, sorting and scanning books for retail and online sales, customer services and more! Individuals or groups with any level of time commitment (daily, once a week, monthly, etc.) are welcome. To volunteer, or for more information contact Gift and Thrift at 540 433-8844 or email

Eastern Mennonite University is seeking applicants for a Residence Director position. The selected individual will work closely with the Associate Dean and Assistant Director to help provide leadership for the Residence Life department, while having primary responsibility for a residence hall of 180 students. The Residence Life dept. is committed to providing a safe, secure and comfortable living and learning environment in the residence halls, which is conducive to a Christian lifestyle, the pursuit of academic excellence and the personal growth of students. Master’s degree or related experience required. 9.5 month (August 1- May 15), full-time, live-in position, supervising eight community advisors, and an Assistant RD. Selected candidate will be of Christian faith and support the mission and policies of EMU. Submit application, résumé and three references to: For more information visit our website at Persons who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. EOE.

Virginia Mennonite Missions Prayer Request:

April 24

As Jacob works on his MFA thesis in South Asia, he meets new types of people: typeface designers, journalists, artists, and authors. Pray that he and his wife Hosanna will find ways to share the gospel with these people.


Community Mennonite Church
70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA