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Springdale Mennonite Church
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The Walk of a Lifetime: 500 Miles on the Camino de Santiago. Have you ever thought about making a pilgrimage? What would it be like to slow down life to the speed of walking? Last year Russ Eanes, at the age of 61, fulfilled a dream of two decades to walk six weeks an ancient pilgrim path in Spain. Come join him for a book signing and a talk about his experiences, on Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church.


As VMMissions celebrates 100 years of making disciples, we invite you to our Centennial events, November 2-3, at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 Park Rd., Harrisonburg, Va. Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 am is our Worker, Board & Staff Reunion Brunch: A brunch and time of sharing for current and former VMMissions workers, board and staff. On Saturday, November 2 at 5:30 pm is a Centennial Banquet: A special thank you banquet for prayer partners and donors. A Centennial Program will follow at 7:00: Stories, songs, and a centennial video celebrating the past and looking to the future. On Sunday, November 3 at 4:00 pm, join us for Festival of Praise: An a capella concert in support of VMMissions. RSVPs are needed for the Worker, Board & Staff Reunion Brunch and the Centennial Banquet. Register at or by contacting Melanie at or (540) 434-9727. No RSVP is needed for the centennial program or the Festival of Praise concert.


Virginia Mennonite Missions will be hosting the 18th annual Festival of Praise on Sunday, November 3, 4:00 pm at Park View Mennonite Church. The event will feature several men's a capella groups, a combined finale directed by Nathan May, and an offering to benefit VMMissions.


Faith in Action, along with the local branch of the NAACP and EMU's Center for Interfaith Engagement are co-sponsoring a Racial Equity Workshop led by the Racial Equity Institute.  The two-day workshop on November 8-9 is designed to better understand racism in its institutional and structural form.  Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, the workshop presents a historical, cultural and structural analysis of race.  You can register here or contact Faith in Action at for more information.


Metropolitan Opera star Janinah Burnett, currently appearing in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, will be the featured artist at EMU’s annual Gala Concert.  The acclaimed soprano will perform classic arias of Puccini and Verdi, as well as jazz showstoppers by Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, accompanied by the university orchestra and jazz band. The concert, “Rutter, Rhapsody, and Radiance,” features all EMU music ensembles with professors David Berry (piano) and James Richardson (baritone) in John Rutter’s Requiem, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and much more. Hosted by WMRA All Things Considered host Kimberlea Daggy. The concert is at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, in Lehman Auditorium. A pay-what-you-will admission benefits EMU music scholarships for students. 


EMU Music Faculty Concert Series, featuring Jacob Roege, violin, and Kathryn Schmidt, piano, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in Martin Chapel. A recital of works by Schubert, Poulenc, Amy Beach, and Jason Haney. Free admission; donations welcomed for EMU’s Music Scholarship fund.


EMU will be holding its second Open House on Friday, November 15th. EMU’s campus open house events for prospective students allows individuals and their families to experience campus in a personal way. Talk with faculty about academic opportunities, coaches about athletic interests, take a tour of campus, eat in the dining hall, talk to a financial aid representative and attend classes. A day full of activities and opportunities, we hope you will join us! Visit to register.


Join VMMissions for Celebrating Latino Ministries, celebrating God’s work through VMMissions’ Latino Ministries during the past year on Friday, November 22, at 6:00 pm at Park View Mennonite Church. Hear stories and testimonies from our Latino church planters and their partners in the work of the gospel with a great fellowship time and great food! Let’s celebrate together the church of many cultures that God is building up among us. There will be an opportunity to give financially to VMMissions Latino Ministries at the event. RSVP before November 8 by emailing



Employment and Volunteer Opportunities


Applications are currently being accepted for the Food Service Manager position at Highland Retreat. Visit for a detailed job description and the application form. There is also a short-term opportunity for some paid work while Highland is constructing a bridge. Questions should be directed to Kent Kauffman at or 540-705-0554.


Job openings at Eastern Mennonite School: Dining Hall. Join team preparing lunch for approximately 250 students each day. Periodic food service support for special events. Typically 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days. <strong>Housekeeping.</strong> Work independently to clean a specific area of the building. Extra support is occasionally needed before or after special events. Full-time work hours are typically 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., but this role can be part or full-time with a minimum of 20 hours needed as soon as possible. Both positions come with benefits, including tuition discount for enrolled dependents. Contact Paul Leaman, head of school, or 540-236-6012. Download application at


Join the conversation on faith and health! Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) invites any Anabaptist working or interested in any healthcare field to join MHF! Students, practitioners, retirees–-you are all welcome! Write to, call 888-406-3643 or go to



Trips and Learning Tours


Come celebrate Christmas and Epiphany in Egypt. Join Julian Turner and Matthew Bucher in "Walking the Nile, " January 3-21, 2020. This is a learning tour that will include ancient holy sites, meeting people and building relationships, experiencing current Egyptian life and worshiping with the church in a Middle East context. For more information contact Matthew Bucher at or see this information sheet.


11th Experience Ethiopia Tour, Feb. 4 – 22, 2020 - In the coming cold dark days of winter, take this chance to escape and “experience Ethiopia” with us on our well-received 18-day tour! Think of this exotic land that boasts of “13 months of sunshine”! Discover its rich culture and be intrigued by remnants of ancient Semitic history reaching back 3000 years to the legendary Queen of Sheba and Moses’s ark of the covenant! Learn something of the sacrifice of the first Mennonite missionaries, (many of them from Virginia) who faithfully planted the Meserete Kristos Church from the mid-40s to the mid-1960s. Be spiritually uplifted by meeting some of the half million Ethiopian Mennonites and hearing their stories! Try to comprehend how they grow their fast multiplying churches in conditions of extreme poverty and persecution! Fly to Kenya to see the animals in the famous Maasai Mara Game Preserve. For more information contact: Destiny Kreider at ph. (540) 810 8460, or Carl Hansen at ph. (540) 830 0902.


Registration is now open for the "E3 Collective: Nazareth and Bethlehem," May 8-25, 2020.  This trip will focus on varied work projects at Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel, and at Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church, Bethlehem, Palestine.  The trip will be co-led by Dorothy Jean Weaver, Professor Emerita of New Testament, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and Craig Maven, Lead Pastor, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.  For more information and/or a brochure, please contact Dorothy Jean at (540) 432-4276 (o) or at (540) 433-3336 (h).  





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