Announcements for May 29-June 5, 2020

Prayers are welcomed for those receiving hospital care this week:  Lee Suderman (Wesley Medical Center);  Lynn Loucks (Newton Medical Center).

BCMC Women’s Fellowship has a deficit for the 2020 year of $4025. We have missed the March, April and May meetings and may miss the fall meetings too. We are asking the members to contribute to make up that deficit so all our budget commitments can be met. All donations will go to the budget ministries. Please make your checks payable to BCMCWF and send them to Lois Goertzen, 3043 Ivy Court, North Newton KS 67117.

BCMC giving totals for May 24:  General Fund $7,097; Rejoice $341; Living Stones $25; Bethel College Scholarship Fund $200; Elevator Repair $300.

2020 Annual Assembly Invitation Video:  Here is a link to a YouTube video inviting delegates and friends to Western District Conference’s virtual Annual Assembly August 1-2 –   WDC’s hope is to encourage people with a diversity of voices, ages, and be part of this year’s Assembly. 

Mennonite Central Committee Flatlander Bicycle Ride:  The planning committee is going ahead with plans for the 2020 Flatlander ride to be held September 19.  More information about this event can be found at:  We are currently looking for additional people to help on the planning committee, and also for individuals or groups to help us with the SAGs (refreshment stops) on the various bike routes.  If you are interested in helping or have questions, please call Donna at 316-727-6346 or email her at  Hope to see you there.

Spiritual practices Zoom webinar offered by Mennonite Mission Network  When: June 4, 2020, at 7 pm EDT/ 6 pm CDT   What: Spiritual practices for peacemakers: finding your center when you feel pulled apart
How: Visit the registration page for more information and instructions to join! Encounter anew, or rediscover ancient spiritual practices which create a daily rhythm of life. Turn your despair and isolation into hope and community. Join us for this webinar, exploring the practice of prayer, ritual, and community in this time of loss and loneliness. After the webinar, you will be invited to join a 30 day virtual learning community of 12-15 people, that will seek and find this daily rhythm of life together!

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum, 200 N. Poplar, Goessel, will reopen their doors June 2, 10am – 5 pm, Tues.- Sat.  During this pandemic, your safety is as important as preserving our heritage. Plenty of space allows distancing within the eight buildings on the museum campus. Visitors are welcome to wear face masks. Feel free to call first. 620-367-8200. For other information visit the museum website  

Reflecting on Faith and Fear:  “A Time Enduring” is a second FREE edition of the Rejoice devotional in the midst of a pandemic.  These are wonderful, thoughtful reflections by some gifted Anabaptist writers.  Find a copy of this at:  

Prayer request from Mennonite Mission Network:  Mennonite Mission Network requests prayer for Meserete Kristos College which trains leaders for the Anabaptist churches in Ethiopia. Pray that the faculty, staff and students will shine with God’s light in their communities as the college has had to send students home due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Western District Conference:  Give thanks for collaborative efforts among WDC congregations as they have responded to the impact of coronavirus through sharing resources, planning joint initiatives and supporting each other.