Bulletin notes

Please note the Spring 2020 issue of Pathways, the quarterly publication of Virginia Mennonite Conference.

See the May VMMissions prayer calendar.

A new issue of VMMissions’ quarterly magazine Transforming is out. Read or download it here, or view individual articles.

The annual Mississippi Catfish Fry in support of Lezha Academic Center in Albania will be held as a carry out drive-thru at Weavers Mennonite Church on June 12. The fish comes fresh from Mississippi. Hush puppies, beans, cole slaw, and desserts are all locally prepared. Cost is $20 per unit. For more information on the exciting story of this emerging school, see a video where Jim Beachy, Principal, shares the story. This event is co-sponsored by Albania Christian Education Foundation and Virginia Mennonite Missions. Please call Rita Steiner at (540) 421-7166 to place your order and the time of pickup which will begin at 3:00pm.

VMMissions has launched the Coronavirus Immigrant Care Fund: Many immigrant families, Latino and otherwise, depend on their weekly check for meeting the needs of their families. Unfortunately, the present coronavirus emergency has left many families jobless or with their work hours reduced to a minimum. VMMissions invites you to help share God’s love with our immigrant neighbors in need. Learn more and donate at https://vmmissions.org/cicfund/

Save the Date for Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 18. Assembly will look different this year in light of social distancing, gathering in an online forum in a one-day event via Zoom. Participants will engage the theme “Living as Those Made Alive in Christ,” and Assembly will feature input by Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Executive Director Ron Byler. More information to come.

Service and Employment Opportunities

Eastern Mennonite School beginning the search process for the following positions. Interest can be expressed by emailing leamanp@emhs.net or calling 540-236-6012.

  • Middle School English Teacher (67% Time w/ Benefits): Instruction includes teaching all 7th and 8th grade students English. The teacher strengthens the mission of Eastern Mennonite School by creating an exciting environment whereby student reading, writing, and presentation skills are strengthened and honed in preparation for high school. This person is an integral member of our MS Team as a core instructor and important mentor in the spiritual formation of EMS students.
  • Drama Coordinator (20% – 33%): This person gives administrative leadership for EMS’s drama productions which include a 4th/5th grade play, a middle school play, a high school play, and a musical each year. The school’s drama philosophy includes performance selections that enhance the school’s vision & mission; are age appropriate for students; and are viewed as positive learning opportunities for all participants, providing student involvement opportunities in set construction, make-up, costuming, sound & lighting, program displays, music production, acting, and post show clean-up and storage. Opportunity may exist for teaching drama-related classes.