Announcements for May 3-9, 2020

We offer sympathy to the family of Rosella (Reimer) Duerksen.  Rosella, aged 94,  died early the morning of May 1, in Tucson, Arizona.  Rosella and her husband, Harold, are Wider Fellowship members at BCMC.  Surviving Rosella are her husband Harold, and their children Kathleen, Christine, and Thomas and their families.

Everence will host the workshop, Make Medicare an easy step, as a webinar Mon., May 11 at 6:30 pm.  Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. This webinar is free. Please register by contacting Darlene Buller at 877-467-7294, 316-283-3800 or

From Mennonite Church USA:
Mennonite Church USA has released a statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that denounces anti-Asian racism and provides tips and resources for helping us recognize and counter racism in our community. Read more at: 

Learn, Pray, Join
Interested in serving God through creation care? Discover how a small congregation strengthened its ties with each other and its community through earth-friendly spiritual practices in “Taftsville Chapel: A sustainable model for creation care.”

 Menno Snapshots
Struggling with the “new normal” of working from home? Michael Danner, associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA, offers helpful advice and scheduling techniques in his blog, “Tips on working from home.”

Prayer request from Western District Conference: Pray for generous contributions to be given to the WDC Hope Fund, to enable support for congregations facing financial hardship due to the impact of coronavirus. 

Prayer request from Mennonite Mission Network: Mennonite Mission Network administrators request prayer for wisdom in continuing God’s ministries of healing and hope in ways that do not expose personnel and partners to undue risks of exposure to COVID-19. All travel and in-person public gatherings have been canceled or postponed. Ministry continues through online connections.