Sunday Morning Worship:
9:45 on Zoom
Worship Services will return to Peace Mennonite Church on June 11th
Just click on this link to get into our Zoom gathering.
Events Coming up at Peace Mennonite week of June 11th
Sunday, June 11th
9:45 a.m.: On-Line Worship on Zoom
10:30 a.m.: In-Person Worship at Peace Mennonite Church
After service: Special congregational meeting
Monday, June 12
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: Justice Matters Celebration @ First United Methodist, West Campus
Tuesday, June 13th
1:30 p.m.: Wise Guys (conversation group) at Great Harvest
9:30 a.m.-Noon: Joanna available at the church office
1:00 p.m.: Second Sunday Service planning meeting @ Dave and Cheryl’s
Thursday, June 15th
9:30 a.m.: Wise Women group; contact Judy Johnson
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Joanna available at the church office
2:00 p.m.: Zoom gathering (informal sharing and prayer time)
Sunday, June 18th
9:45 a.m.: On-Line Worship on Zoom
10:30 a.m.: In-Person Worship at Peace Mennonite
We will have a very brief congregational meeting following in-person worship on June 11 in order to affirm Julia Fetters as our Peace Mennonite Youth Delegate for the Mennonite Church USA Convention.
This Sunday, June 11, Plymouth Congregational Church is hosting a Pride Party at South Park from 2-4. All are welcome to attend!
The Justice Matters Celebration will be Monday, June 12, starting at 6:00 at First United Methodist Church west campus (867 Highway 40). Everyone is invited to come celebrate our good work toward justice in our community!
“Loss of Turtle Island” is coming up on Sunday, June 25, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM at Plymouth Congregational Church. No admission charge, but we would like a headcount for setting up. Please RSVP to Joni or Becky by Tuesday evening, June 20 if you are planning to attend. Also, we could use one more volunteer to meet at Plymouth Congregational at noon on June 25 to help with set-up for about 30 minutes.
Our Second Sunday Service will begin in August! On August 13—and on subsequent second Sundays—we will not have our 10:30 in person worship service. Instead, we will meet at 4:00 for an alternative worship service and a shared meal. Stay tuned for more details. You can reach out to Dave Mathis, Cheryl Harader, or Joe Casad for more information and/or to volunteer. Our next planning meeting is Tuesday, June 13, 1 p.m. at Dave and Cheryl’s place. All are welcome.
Our summer worship series will focus on our church mission statement: “Peace Mennonite Church is a Christ-centered community that seeks to create peace, work for justice, care for creation, serve others, and nurture thoughtful faith.” The worship committee is looking for a few folks who are (or have been) involved in justice work to share about why they have been involved and how that justice work connects (or doesn’t) with their faith. Contact Joanna if you are willing to share. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our next quarterly congregational meeting will be Sunday, July 23, following worship and a potluck. Our primary agenda item will be to discuss the budget shortfall and the possibility of reducing Joanna’s pastoral time from 3/4 to 1/2. If you would like to participate remotely, please contact Joanna to make arrangements.
Broader Church Announcements
Mennonite Church USA has published their list of seminars for next month’s convention in Kansas City. Check it out here!
MCC Material Resources Center in North Newton critically low on inventory: An MCC kit cannot be distributed until each item for the kit is assembled, but some supplies in the Material Resources Center are so low that kits cannot be processed for shipping. You can help by filling the following needs: new infant onesies and sleepers (3-12 month sizes); notebooks (70 sheets) and black or blue ballpoint pens. Locally, MCC distributes prisoner care and returning citizen care kits, for those kits we currently need: shampoo (20 oz or more), men’s deodorant (min 2.25 oz) and toothpaste (min. 5 oz). Buy online and ship it to MCC or bring items to MCC in North Newton (121 E. 30th St, North Newton, KS 67117). Questions are always welcome, please contact email@example.com or 316.283.2720. A full list of MCC kit contents can be found here.
2023 WDC Annual Assembly, “Holy (Wholly) Listening,” August 11-13, 2023, Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, KS. Listening to God and many voices. Why go? It’s a great chance to join others for creative resourcing, worship, great music and food, and participating in the work of the church. Watch for more information coming soon!
Registration for MennoCon23 is now open. Mennocon23 will be held in Kansas City, Mo., July 3-6, immediately followed by the Mennonite Church USA Delegate Assembly and the new Youth & Young Adult Climate Summit. Register here.
This summer at MennoCon23, MennoPIN and WDC Task Force on Israel Palestine are sponsoring a viewing & discussion of Just Vision’s Boycott Film. The event will be located across the street from the convention center at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th Street, on Wednesday, July 5th, 7:00 – 8:45 pm. Click here to access a flyer with all of the Task Force on Israel Palestine events. (Note that you do not need to be registered for the convention to attend.)
Ongoing or Recurring
For announcements, contact information updates, and other general questions and information please continue to use the regular office email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jerry plans to be in the office most Tuesdays and Fridays.
Anything related to financial aspects of the church should be directed to LaVonne at email@example.com.
If you would like to receive our weekly email newsletter, please sign up on our home page.
The Indigenous Justice Group would like to remind folks that anyone who is interested in being part of the work of this group is welcome to join us on PMC Zoom, monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm. (Note: no meetings July & August)
Your regular financial contributions to Peace Mennonite as well as contributions to the church benevolence fund (to help those with financial difficulties) can be mailed to the church (615 Lincoln, Lawrence, KS 66044) or online. (Please indicate if the money is intended for the benevolence fund.)
Broader Church News
WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE (WDC)
Mennonite Church USA MC USA | Mennonite Church USA News
The Mennonite Church USA convention will be in Kansas City this summer (July 3-6)!
MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE NEWS (MCC)
Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
Mennonite Creation Care Network
CAMP MENNOSCAH NEWS— website link
Mennonite Mission Network website link
Mennonite World Conference
MWC’s Courier magazine here
Mennonite Women USA — website link
Mennonite Men — website link
June Birthdays and Anniversaries
Emily Kerbs, Andrew Brown, Felix Janzen-Chappell