Quilt guild to meet

Oct. 4 in Hillsboro

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The program “Quilts for Quilters That Don’t Have Time to Quilt” will be presented by Toni Steere from Prairie Pieces Quilt Shop in Council Grove.

Steere’s trunk show will include quick quilts, time-saving tips and the concept of letting the fabric do the work.

Guest are welcome. The cost for non-guild members attending the presentation is $2.

Scouts schedule

‘Scouting for Food’

Boy Scout Troop 129 will hold its annual “Scouting for Food” drive in Hillsboro and Lehigh.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, information about the drive will be left on front doors throughout the two cities. Citizens are asked to fill their own plastic or paper bags with non-perishable food items.

Scouts will collect the food on Saturday, Oct. 9. Those donating food are asked to make sure the bags are out on their door steps by 9 a.m. that day so the Scouts can pick them up.

The food donated will go to the food pantry at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.

MCC meeting set for

Oct. 7 in Buhler

The Kansas Friends of Mennonite Central Committee meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, at Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church.

Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m., and a program will begin at 10 a.m.

The MCC’s theme for this year is “Around God’s Table” in conjunction with MCC’s goal of providing humanitarian aid throughout the world.

Workshops will be held in the afternoon. The morning program will include vocalist Jona Baltzer, reports and featured speaker Dave Worth from the Akron MCC office.

Worth will speak about his work getting relief supplies to underdeveloped countries.

Other topics for the program will include Elizabeth Raid on her work with AIDS in Africa, the history of the MCC’s Chorus and Pat Gilliland on coordinating recovery work with Mennonite Disaster Service.

An offering will be taken for MCC, and MCC items for relief kits will be collected.

Participants are asked to bring their own sack lunches, and drinks will be provided. A nursery will be available.

The meeting is open to all Kansas Mennonites and others interested in MCC.

CCC statue unveiling

set for Oct. 2, Marion

The dedication of the Kansas Civilian Conservation Corps statue will begin at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at the statue site south of Kingfisher’s Inn, Marion County Lake and Park.

Following the ceremony, a reception for those attending will be held at Kingfisher’s Inn and will conclude at 4 p.m.

The public is invited. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the commemoration.

McHomes announces

event cancellation

Organizers of Marion County Home Educators announce the cancellation of a McHomes workshop scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, on the Tabor College campus.

Goessel Crop Walk

Oct. 3, rural Newton

The Goessel Area Crop Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, from Tabor Mennonite Church in rural Newton.

The event will raise funds for those in the world suffering from hunger. The Tabor Church Food pantry will receive one fourth of the collections raised.

Contributors may designate an alternate denomination-relief agency as a recipient. Amounts not designated will go to Church World Service for overseas emergency relief and community development.

For more information, check local church bulletins or call 620-367-2226.

Oct. 2 horse show

is fund-raiser event

The County-Wide 4-H Horse Project Club will hold its annual horse-show fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Hillsboro Rodeo Arena.

The Fun Horse Show is open to all ages to participate or watch. Registration opens at 4 p.m., and lead-line classes will begin at 5 p.m. Other classes will follow.

High-point prizes and ribbons in each age/ability grouping will be awarded.

Participants in lead line of any age may choose if they want to lead, and an adult will be present in the arena to help as needed. Ponies will be available to borrow upon request.

Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will take place in the large arena, and no adult will help inside.

The cost is a flat fee of $10 per family or $7 for one participant. An additional 50 cents per event enrolled in will also be charged.

Concessions will be available, and spectators are welcome free of charge.

The public is invited to attend to watch events such as barrel racing, egg relay, bareback buck, obstacle course and more.

Veterans’ service rep

to visit Oct. 5, 19

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19, at the Marion County Health Department.

Any veterans, their dependents or survivors, who have received an Eligibility-Verification Report form or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Haywood for assistance.

If possible, those seeking an appointment should call the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 ahead of time so all files will be available.

Schmutz speaking

at renewal services

Renewal services with pastor Rob Schmutz will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 3, 4 and 5, at Aulne Methodist Church.

Special music will include the Aulne Audience of One ladies trio, the Aulne Men’s Quartet and the Dwight Nelson Family.

Schmutz, originally from Abilene, experienced a conversion experience in 1989 that set him on a path with a vision for renewal and revival in the United Methodist Church.

He completed his seminary education with a master’s of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1996. In 1998, he was awarded the Harry Denman Evangelism award, and, in 1999 he was inducted into the Order of the Flame, an evangelistic association of the World Methodist Council.

He currently serves as pastor of Benton United Methodist Church.

The public is invited.

Florence UMC hosts

Lay Witness Weekend

Florence United Methodist Church will host a Lay Witness Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 8 through Oct. 10, at the church.

The weekend will begin with a 24-hour prayer vigil on Thursday, Oct. 7.

The event “is a time of dynamic faith sharing that will foster individuals to either make a spiritual commitment or renew their enthusiasm and faith in God,” according to organizers.

Special guests from outside the area will be featured during the weekend schedule as follows:

n Friday, Oct. 8-6:30 p.m., sandwich/soup supper at the church; 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., general session with singing and small groups at the church.

n Saturday, Oct. 9-10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., coffee with friends at individual homes; 6 p.m., soup supper at the church; 7 p.m to 8 p.m., general session and small groups; 8:30 p.m., sanctuary open for prayer.

n Sunday, Oct. 10-10 a.m., Sunday School for all ages; 11 a.m., worship service; 12:30 p.m., luncheon following service.

For more information, call the church office at 620-878-4341 or Mary Jane Grimmett at 620-878-4414.

4-H club members

participate in events

The South Cottonwood 4-H Club met Sept. 13, and the meeting was called to order by Gina Andrews, president.

The program included Club Achievement Night and election of officers.

On Sept. 21, members participated in an annual club tour and barbecue at Parkside Homes.

National 4-H Week is October 3 through Oct. 10. Members are encouraged to promote the week with the observation of 4-H Sunday, Oct. 10, at United Methodist Church.

Pro-life presentation

in Pilsen Oct. 6

A pro-life presentation on “Safe House for Mothers Choosing to Give Birth” is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the basement of St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen.

The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Father Emil J. Kapaun Council No. 3423.

Patty Gnefkow, advocate coordinator of the Gerard House, will give the presentation with a question-and-answer time to follow.

Gnefkow will be presented with a check from money raised at the council’s July pro-life breakfast.

Holy Family Parish parishioners and the public are invited to attend.

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