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Open House: Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, Thursday, April 26, 2019, 8:30 to 10 a.m.   Parents of students who are in preschool through 4th grade are invited to drop in to observe classrooms, and talk with parents and teachers. Questions or to RSVP, contact Marsha Thomas at 540-236-6021 or email


Eastern Mennonite Middle School presents the drama Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, April 26 and 27, 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Based on the book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George, the comedic play follows young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical factory of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka. All involved discover the meaning of teamwork, self-confidence and self-esteem. General admission tickets: $7 adults, $5 students/senior citizens. Prospective students and families may receive a complimentary ticket. Purchase at the door, call 540-236-6025 or purchase online


Fore the Flames Golf Tournament, May 3 at Heritage Oaks Golf Course, will benefit Eastern Mennonite School student financial aid and athletics program. $100 registration fee per person includes: greens fees, cart, range balls, door prizes and lunch by Hank’s Smokehouse. The morning flight begins at 8 a.m. and the afternoon at 1 p.m. Register as individuals or a team of four. Contact Trisha Blosser with questions, 540-236-6024, or register at


Pleasant View’s 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament: Come out to support individuals with intellectual disabilities on Friday, May 10, at Spotswood Country Club 1980 Country Club Road in Harrisonburg, Va. Format: Captain's Choice; registration will begin at 8:00 AM, with a shotgun start at 9:10 AM. *Fees if you pay with cash or check: $100/golfer, or $380/team of 4. If paying with PayPal: $103/golfer, or $389/team of 4. Team prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Mulligans, power balls, and 50/50 will be offered at registration. We will have closest to the pin and longest drive contests. A delicious BBQ buffet lunch catered by Hank's Smokehouse Southern Grillery will be provided in the Spotswood Country Club starting at 1:00 PM. Team prizes, contest prizes, and door prize drawings will be awarded after lunch. To register call Pam Miller at 540-896-8255 or email her at


Shekinah women’s vocal group presents a CD release concert, “By and By,”  on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7 pm at Community Mennonite Church. Admission by donation, light refreshments following. More info at


Andrew Peterson, a singer-songwriter and recording artist who has released more than 10 records over the past 15 years, will be on the Resurrection Letters Tour and play at EMS Auditorium Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. On this tour, Andrew will be with Band & Special Guest Taylor Leonhardt. This concert is organized by SONGS FOR THE VALLEY. Members of EMS Touring Choir will get the opportunity to sing on one of the songs. General Admission Tickets are $20 + processing fees. Go to Contact with questions.


The Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser to benefit Lezha Academic Center (grades 1-12) in Lezhe, Albania, will be held at the Shady Oak facility of Weaver’s Mennonite Church. Help VMMissions and the LAC board of directors support this school with your attendance on Friday, May 17 from 4–7 p.m. Suggested donations: ADULT: $20, CHILD UNDER 12 years: $10.


Join Putt Fore Missions, a mini-golf tournament and meal fundraiser for VMMissions on Thursday, May 23, 5:30PM – 9:30PM. There will be two waves of the tournament, with teams of four. Registration is $100 ($25 per person), and includes 18 holes and 4 meal tickets. Deadline: May 13. Everyone is invited to come! Not a golfer? Come just for the dinner (suggested $10 donation) and enjoy a fun, family atmosphere and support missions! Learn more at


The Shenandoah Valley Mennonite Historians are hosting a tour of new churches in the Valley on June 1. Saturday from 9 until 1 pm.  The focus is on new ethnic and language groups. The tour will include tours and conversation with leaders of 3 new churches. including Swahili, Spanish and Laotian speaking churches. The three groups are in Harrisonburg or within several miles.  We are asking participants to drive to the three locations and will not be furnishing a bus. The tour will begin at 9 am at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and end at noon with a lunch served by one of the churches. The cost is $25 per person including the hearty lunch.


The 7th Annual Motorcycles for Missions ride is June 14-15. There are various gathering locations/times: an 8:00a Harrisonburg group from VMMissions’ office; a TBD Greensboro, N.C., group; and a tentative 6:00p group leaving after work from VMMissions’ office. Motorcycles for Missions continues to be the one of the largest fundraising events for VMMissions. We would like to see this year be the most successful yet. Learn more, including the itinerary, route, sponsors, and safety information at


Eastern Mennonite Seminary's Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation and Oasis program will be held June 17-28, 2019. SISF provides training for those interested in individual spiritual direction and congregational spiritual formation. It also gives participants an opportunity to deepen their own faith and explore their own faith formation more fully. Oasis offers intentional Sabbath and space for pastors and church leaders. They may use Oasis time for soul care and reflection, accompanied by one-on-one guidance in spiritual reading, discernment, and spiritual direction as desired, or by doing a directed study focusing on a spiritual formation subject area of personal or ministry interest. They may also sit in on classes, worship and other parts of the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation. Visit for more information.


Mark your calendars for Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 18-20, in Harrisonburg. The theme is "Cultivating Good Soil." Worship services will be at Lindale Mennonite Church; delegate sessions will be at Eastern Mennonite School. There will be a Mennonite Disaster Service house-building project onsite (including dedication), and VMMissions will have their Centennial Celebration. More information and registration to come.


Save the Date!  Bike Shenandoah will host their 22nd year to "cycle for service" on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Come bike the beautiful Shenandoah valley and enjoy the vibrant fall colors while raising funds to support Virginia Mennonite Missions, Mennonite Central Committee, MennoMedia, Our Community Place, Robert Webb Child Care Center and NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center. Family friendly rides of 62 miles, 30 miles, 15 miles and 5 miles will be offered for bicycle enthusiasts. Even if you do not cycle, consider sponsoring a rider. $50 registration donation, $25 for students and minors, $10 for 5-mile riders. Tax deductible receipts are available for all donations. For more details, visit


Eastern Mennonite School welcomes applications for a new Leadership Scholarship for students grades 9-12. Recipients will receive up to 50% off of the regular high school tuition rate. Applicants must be new students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and who wish to develop their leadership skills through contributions to the school. An interview and essay are required. Contact Marsha Thomas at 540-236-6021 or go to


Check out the new Mennonite Women of Virginia blog at! It's a place for women to share their stories and connect with one another across the conference. If you have interest in writing for the blog as a regular contributor or even as a guest on occasion email us at


Employment and Volunteer Opportunities


Virginia Mennonite Conference Center is looking for volunteers to sit at the receptionist desk in the lobby on Wednesday mornings to greet visitors, answer phones, and assist with other projects such as preparing mailings. If interested, please contact Melanie Sherer at 540-434-9727 or 


MennoMedia seeks a full-time managing editor in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to oversee editorial operations for various imprints, including Herald Press and Third Way website. The job requires strong writing and editing skills. Read the position description at Submit a cover letter and resume to by June 1, 2019.


Eastern Mennonite School is seeking candidates for fifth grade teacher, kindergarten assistant, peacebuilding curriculum teacher, Dining Hall team manager and Athletics Director. Go to for details. 


Eastern Mennonite University is currently seeking faculty applicants in the following undergraduate departments: Nursing, Psychology, Teacher Education and Intercultural Programs. For more details go to


Eastern Mennonite University is seeking applicants for two Residence Director positions. Residence Directors are responsible for: participation in and contribution to the work of the professional staff; supervision of community advisors; programming to meet students’ needs; conduct and conflict awareness, intervention, and referral; crisis intervention; and general administration of the residence hall. Familiarity with restorative justice practices and processes is preferred. Works with other residence life professional staff as well as the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life and the Director of Residence Life, Student Accountability and Restorative Justice in a team approach to residence life. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s in progress preferred. 9.5 month (August 1- May 15), live-in position. Selected candidate will be a person of high integrity who is committed to and supportive of the mission and policies of Eastern Mennonite University. Submit application, résumé and three references to: For more information visit our website at EMU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.


VMMissions has one or two office spaces for rent. One is 213 sq. ft. and the other is 133 sq. ft. If you are interested, please contact Dianna Lehman at



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