Announcements for June 12-19, 2020

Please keep Jim Banman in your prayers as he mourns the passing of his wife Judy Coover.  Judy died June 11 with Jim at her side.  Funeral services will be held at a later date due to COVID 19 restrictions. 

Casa Betania plans to participate in the Newton city-wide garage sales on Saturday, June 20. If you have items that you would like to donate, please either drop them off Wednesday evening, June 17, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Casita, 510 SE 2nd, or call Pastor Graciela at 956 466 4814 to set up a time to drop them off. Large items may be easiest to receive early in the morning on Saturday, June 20. A note about large items coming can be sent to Linda Shelly, . (Please put “garage sale” in the subject line.)

Children and Youth, you are invited to offer art for display online during our virtual WDC Assembly.  Read or listen to Jeremiah 29.4-13 and 1 Peter 2. 11-12, then draw or paint a picture, write a poem, or other artistic response to these scriptures which are our theme texts for Assembly, “Living in Exile.”  We will include them in a PowerPoint during the delegate session on August 1.  Pastors, please invite your kids and youth to participate.  Please send them to  Thank you.  

Available Now – WDC Resource Library Curbside Pickup (2517 N Main in North Newton KS):  Reserve resources any time through our online catalog at   Your items will be available during pickup hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm) or they can be mailed to you.  To reserve items, log on with your library barcode number (please email the library if you need your library card number), or email Library Director, Jennie, at  Jennie can offer suggestions for individual study, children’s story, group discussion and other resourcing needs.

 Resources on Racial Justice:  The Resource Library has suggestions for growing and learning about the issues of racism and white privilege facing our nations.  Check out the list on our online catalog (under the “Lists” tab and the 2020 Resource Lists Heading) or here: Racism & White Privilege Education 6/9/20  Please contact the library to borrow materials or log into the online catalog to reserve them.  

 Virtual Summer Story Hour:  Children ages 3-8, come take a dip in the ocean through Summer Story Hour!  Virtually join Library Director Jennie Wintermote and volunteer Marjie Warkentine for “Oceans of Fun” with 8 weekly sessions June 15-August 3.  Sign up today at  The first 15 children who sign up will receive a list of supplies they will need for each project.  Join us for “oceans” of stories and fun!

Camp Mennoscah is open to a limited number of individuals and families.  Reservations must be made in advance.  Contact Camp Mennoscah at 620-297-3290 for further information.  We are excited to make this sacred space available to you!

Service can be a family activity! Check out to find flexible service terms so the whole family can be the hands and feet of Jesus!  

Free Debt Counseling:  In these trying times, Everence has made free debt counseling possible through Lutheran Social Services Counseling.  See  for more information.  You don’t have to struggle alone.