Bulletin notes

NEW! Read the new Fall 2021 issue of Pathways.


Caleb Schrock-Hurst, the Racial Justice and Equity Leader of Virginia Mennonite Conference, is open to bring a morning message in congregations based on his schedule availability. Consider inviting him into your congregation soon. He has been engaging with the VMC Racial Justice Task Force through the summer and fall since beginning his role on August 1.


NEW! A Healthy Boundaries training, hosted by Virginia Mennonite Conference, on November 17 will be a virtual session with Lonnie and Teresa Yoder from 10a-12p and 1-3pm. The session is open to anyone. Registration opens on October 24 at virginiaconference.org.


Learn about kindergarten at Eastern Mennonite School! Join us via Zoom or in person. Tues., Oct. 26, 9 a.m. in person to observe, talk to our principal and teachers, tour inside and outdoor classrooms. Thurs., Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – Zoom Coffee Chat to learn more from admissions staff. Contact admissions@easternmennonite.org to register for an event. View future Open House and Zoom Coffee Chat dates at easternmennonite.org/visit.


UPDATE: Eastern Mennonite School Fan the Flame auction. EMS leadership has cancelled the in-person portion of its Fan The Flame Auction, scheduled for Nov. 5. We grieve the chance to be together and support the school, but want to err on the side of safety for all. Preview the online auction and bid from Oct. 28 to Nov. 8. Proceeds support the renovation of the strings classroom in the upper building.


Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is hosting a series of virtual Faith Formation Roundtable discussions to connect, encourage and support faith formation leaders amid the uncertainties of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Faith Formation Roundtables will be held via Zoom twice a month in August, September and October. “The Faith Formation Roundtables will provide an opportunity for pastors, leaders, teachers and volunteers to gather and discuss topics they’re passionate about,” said Shana Peachey Boshart, MC USA denominational minister for Faith Formation and the host of the online events. The Faith Formation Roundtable gatherings will be held on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. ET. Learn more at https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/faith-formation-roundtable/


Women in Leadership, a ministry of Mennonite Church USA, is excited to offer a two-part webinar series for women who want to write!
In Part I, join Amy Gingerich, executive director and publisher of MennoMedia, and a panel of publishing professionals for an information-packed webinar for women who want to connect life and faith through writing! Panelists will talk about various aspects of spiritual writing and how to build your author platform and presence.
Part II: Women Write: Navigating Publishing as Black, Indigenous and Women Authors of Color | Nov. 2, 7 p.m. ET. Se ofrecerá servicio de intérprete al español.
Learn more and register here.


Mennonite Mission Network

Do you have interest in a hands-on learning experience that explores the history of civil rights and other justice issues? Consider joining a Youth Venture trip next summer! All are welcome: youth groups, mentor/mentee pairs and grandparents with their grandchildren, as well! Locations will be announced the fall on the MennoniteMission.net website. Contact Eric Frey Martin at EricFM@MMNWorld.net for more information.

MVS in Chicago is still accepting applications! Serve and learn, while you grow alongside your peers in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Visit MennoniteMission.net/MVS for more information.

Mennonite Mission Network staff would love to join your congregation in worship through preaching, teaching and sharing stories of God at work around the world. Whether you need a sermon or a Sunday school leader, Mission Network can help. Visit MennoniteMission.net/resources/church-vitality/your-church to learn more!


Employment Opportunities

Agencies

A Childcare and Homeschool Assistant is needed in the northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province of Thailand. Empower pioneer missionaries through child care and home-school help. Experience with caring for young children and previous cross-cultural experience preferred. There is a two-month minimum commitment, up to one year, with open-ended start and end dates. Travel with the family, assist with homeschooling, and have a front-seat experience of a pioneering cross-cultural mission. Learn more about the assignment here.


A Childcare Assistant is needed in Mannheim, Germany. Empower long-term pioneer mission workers through child care and home help as needed while participating in the life of the Emmaus Gemeinschaft missional community. Experience with caring for young children and previous cross-cultural experience preferred. There is a two-month minimum commitment, up to one year, with open-ended start and end dates. Have a front-seat experience in a post-Christian cross-cultural mission. Learn more about the assignment here.


Dove’s Nest, a Christian Child Protection organization, seeks a new Executive Director. Their mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. Interested parties can learn more at https://dovesnest.net/Executive-Director-Job-Description-2021 and direct any questions to the search committee chair, Scott Litwiller, at slitwiller@gmail.com


Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center is seeking a part-time Maintenance Assistant. The position requires basic electrical and plumbing skills, ability to do landscape maintenance like line trimming, leaf blowing and mowing, and good mechanical aptitude. Knowledge of automotive and HVAC equipment are a plus. Application is online at www.wcrc.info/jobsyr.php. Email wcrc@wcrc.info


Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center is in need of a Maintenance Director to oversee our beautiful 300 acre facility. Interested parties should go to our website: www.wcrc.info/about/employment/ for more information and an application.


Eastern Mennonite University seeks candidates for a number of positions.


MennoMedia seeks a full-time Office Administrator to work primarily out of its Harrisonburg, Va., office. The office administrator provides administrative support to various departments, including the executive director, editorial, marketing, and development departments. In addition, the office administrator will serve as back up to the customer service department to receive and process orders. Seeking a self-starter and team-player who is highly organized and willing to manage multiple projects at once through to completion. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Learn more at https://www.mennomedia.org/job-openings/.


Mennonite Church USA is seeking a full-time Marketing Communications & Engagement Associate to assist in all levels of project execution, including research, coordination of online and in-person events, handling constituent inquiries, writing, production, newsletter/collateral distribution and analytics/reporting. This position provides an ideal opportunity to develop well-rounded skills and hands-on experience in marketing communication. The ideal candidate will be a team player, creative, highly organized, a strong communicator, committed to Jesus Christ and passionate about God’s reconciling mission to the world. We are committed to diversity among staff and welcome people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply. View the job description here. To request an application form, contact HR@MennoniteUSA.org or call 316-281-4257

Mennonite Church USA is seeking a full-time Multimedia News Editor to work collaboratively with our marketing communications team to develop, drive and execute communication strategies on a variety of platforms. The Multimedia News Editor will generate, curate and edit media releases, feature articles, newsletters, video scripts, brochures and online content that report on and promote the work and ministry of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board and staff. The ideal candidate will be passionate about God’s reconciling mission to the world and committed to Jesus Christ. We are committed to diversity among staff and welcome people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply. View the job description here. To request an application form, contact HR@MennoniteUSA.org or call 316-281-4257.

Congregations

Asheville Mennonite Church, Asheville, NC, seeks a half-time pastor. Please send inquiries to Julia Burdette (jburdette8511@gmail.com).


Durham Mennonite Church, Durham, NC, seeks a quarter-time pastor. Please send inquiries to Cheryl Van Horn, search committee chairperson, at vanhornsc@nc.rr.com.


Greensboro Mennonite Fellowship, Greensboro, NC, is seeking a quarter-time pastor. Please send inquiries to John Bender at gmfgreensboronc@gmail.com. See church information on Facebook.


Harrisonburg Mennonite Church is seeking a Pastor of Community Life. Seeking a half to full time pastor to help foster our life of discipleship together through Anabaptist learning, mutual support and care, and ministry together in our local community. We are looking for applicants that work well in a team, are passionate about the Person and Way of Jesus, and who have a heart to demonstrate and proclaim the Good News in our local and global communities. Those interested should contact Pastor Jake Lee at jlee@harrisonburgmennonite.org.


Park View Mennonite Church has two part-time openings:

Church cleaner/custodian who is willing to put in limited hours twice weekly on a regular basis at Park View Mennonite Church. Duties limited to general cleaning (offices, public spaces, bathrooms), replenishing of dispensers, etc. Ability to lift and move items, including tables and chairs, is required. There is also opportunity for occasional additional hours to clean after special events. If interested, please contact Phil Kniss at phil@pvmchurch.org

Building maintenance coordinator to be a liaison with building and grounds maintenance contractors, vendors, church volunteers, inspectors, etc., as well as do simple and light repairs him/herself when appropriate. Hours are highly variable, but over time probably average around 5 hours a week. The ideal candidate would not live too far away from the church premises. Candidates need not be skilled in mechanics or construction, but should have general knowledge and comfort level around building systems, and be good working with people. If interested, please contact Phil Kniss at phil@pvmchurch.org.


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