Lifelong Learning kicks of Friday

The first fall session for Lifelong Learning will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus in Hillsboro.

Gil and Rhoda Friesen, the 2014 Tabor College Alumni Merit Award Recipients, will discuss their roles as volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Service in a presentation titled, ?A Life of Service.?

The Friesens began serving with MDS in 2006 following hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustavo and Ike. The couple continued their service in Colorado following the massive floods of 2013. They will share their experiences of the blessings and challenges of volunteer service.

?Following our retirements from ?paying? jobs, Gil and I both felt the call to do more in the way of volunteer service, to follow the mandate of Scripture that as Christians we are called to help those who are in need for whatever reason,? Rhoda said.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learn?ing sessions and may register at the door. Fees are $5 per session or $15 per semester, or $29 per couple. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the sessions at the discounted price of $4.

For more information, contact Miriam Kliewer, director of Lifelong Learn?ing, at 620-947-3121, ext. 1706, or miriam?kliewer@

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