2015 Bike, Hike, and Ride Event a Success

Lots of happy faces met on a beautiful spring morning at Belleville MC on May 2 to raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee through the TriState Relief Sale sponsored event.  People walked, biked and motor-cycled through the beautiful countryside.

bike Hike 2015Results are not final but $5,000 is anticipated to have been raised.  The TriState Relief Sale will be held on July 17 & 18 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry, MD.  Come join us!  www.tristatesale.org

bike Hike 2015 collage

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Two Opportunities to be Involved in World Conference

Volunteers are still needed for the ‘tear-down crew’ after the Mennonite World Conference Pennsylvania 2015 Assembly Gathered in Harrisburg, PA, on Sunday afternoon (3:00 pm– 5:30 pm) July 26, 2015. About 25 more volunteers are needed to take down displays and chairs in the assembly hall. This volunteer opportunity is not part of volunteer registration on the MWC website.  If interested in the ‘tear-down crew’, please contact Joyce Hall, jeh21@comcast.net, 814-231-1447.

 

As a part of Assembly Scattered, MWC attenders are welcome to attend the Tri-State Relief Sale on July 17 & 18, 2015 before the Assembly Gathered! Overnight accommodations are available at Garrett College, McHenry, Maryland. The cost will be $30.50 per person per night.  Rooms are available on July 16,17,&18.  You must check in prior to 4:30 PM the day of your arrival and provide your own pillow, linens and towels.  The college is one mile from the sale and the rooms are air-conditioned.  Make your payment check out to Tri State Relief Sale and send to Doug Berg at PO Box 4087, Hidden Valley, PA 15502 prior to June 1, 2015.  For more information, contact dougberg@zoominternet.net

 

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Goshen Students in the News

Two students from Allegheny Conference have been named to the spring 2015 Dean’s List at Goshen College. They are Grace Weaver, a senior English major from Harrisonburg, VA, who attends Scottdale Mennonite Church, and Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus, a senior Environmental Science major from Mount Rainier, MD, who attends Hyattsville Mennonite Church.

The Dean’s List includes traditional undergraduate students earning at least a 3.75 GPA, while completing at least 12 hours of course work for a letter grade. Only grades from the designated semester are included in the Dean’s List selection process.

Emily Schrock, of Bridgeville, DE, is participating in the Goshen (Ind.) College Study-Service Term (SST) in Nicaragua during the summer semester. Emily, a senior Elementary Education/Special Education major at Goshen College, will spend 13 weeks studying, serving and living with host families in Nicaragua. Emily attends Grace Fellowship. Continue reading

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Many Volunteers Present for TriState Work Day

Many hands working together to help others.

Many hands working together to help others.

Over 45 volunteers met at the Springs Mennonite Church on Saturday,  April 18,  to create items to sell at the upcoming TriState Relief Sale to be held July 17 & 18 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, McHenry, MD.

 

l to r - Grace Hershberger, SMC; Miriam Miller, Maple Glen MC; Jane Benson and Phoebe Willey, Springs MC; Yvonne Devers, Kaufman MC

l to r – Grace Hershberger, Springs MC; Miriam Miller, Maple Glen MC; Jane Benson and Phoebe Willey, Springs MC; Yvonne Devers, Kaufman MC

Kit bags and comforters were knotted to be sent  where needed most by MCC,  comforters were knotted and quilting was done by many willing hands.

 

 

 

Darlene Miller, Springs MC quilting a quilt that will be sold at the TriState Auction

Darlene Miller, Springs MC quilting a quilt that will be sold at the TriState Auction

James Wheeler, Mennonite Central Committee Material Resource Director from Ephrata, PA was on hand.  He showed photos of those around the world who have received MCC items and thanked everyone for their support throughout the year.

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