Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Latin America Mennonite Brethren (LAMB) Conference, Rolando Mireles, Rio Grande City, Texas, will be the keynote speaker at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies annual meeting Saturday, April 27.
The CMBS will also offer a tour of area sites of historic significance.
Mireles has been active within the church for the past 41 years, and has served in many leadership positions including chairman, treasurer, secretary and board member of the LAMB conference, a member of national conference boards, the Tabor College Board of Directors and the International Community of Mennonite Brethren.
The dinner program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center lobby. Cost is $15 per person and reservations can be made by contacting CMBS director, Peggy Goertzen at 620-947-3121, ext. 1211 or ext. 1212, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are due by April 22.
The menu for the evening will feature blended ethnic fare, Mennonite and Mexican.
The tour on Saturday will depart from the historic church on the college campus following a light, ethnic lunch at 12:15 p.m.
Goertzen will serve as the interpretative tour guide, offering insight and narrative to significant historical sites in the area.
Stops during the tour will include the Brunk Cemetery, the Canada cemetery; Gnadenau Krimmer Mennonite Brethren village, orphanage and cemetery sites; Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church and cemetery; Peabody historic threshing stone marker; Walton historic marker; Goessel Mennonite Brethren Church site and cemetery; and Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.
The tour is scheduled to conclude by 5:15 p.m.
Tickets for the tour are $25 each. Seating is limited. Tabor students are eligible for scholarships. To reserve a seat call 620-947-3121, ext. 1211 or ext. 1212, or by e-mail at email@example.com.