LADIES FELLOWSHIP & QUILT TYING All ladies are invited to come tie quilts and enjoy good fellowship. No quilting experience in needed! We will meet this Tuesday, May 15 at 1:00 pm in the Dining Room.
SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND We have a number of kids that need help to get to summer camp this year. If you would like to give to the Camp Scholarship Fund please see Pastor Brent.
HARTLAND FAMILY CAMP Memorial Day Weekend - May 25-28 Hartland's Memorial Day Family Camp is a unique blend of fun, fellowship, worship and learning. Your family will enjoy exciting recreational activities, inspiring messag-es, and excellent worship music. It's a surprisingly high value family vacation where your family can create life-long memories in a relaxing, safe and fun environment. For more infor-mation and to register call 599-337-2349 or go to
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES The Nominating Committee is looking for individuals to fill three positions - C.E. Director, Adult Sunday School Superintendent and Wednesday Night Meal Coordinator. If you are inter-ested in serving in one of these positions please contact Tim Unruh or the Church Office before May 25.
AWANA NEED We need a Cubbies Director for next year. This is a vital position in order to offer a program for the 2018-19 club year for our 3 and 4 year olds. If interested please see Katie Wiebe or Craig Haley.
COMMUNITY NIGHT OF PRAYER & WORSHIP June 14, at 7:00 PM Shafter Ford Theater
SMBC BACKPACK TRIP The Annual Backpack Trip with Pastor Pat has been set for Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018. This is an easy to moderate hike in the Kaiser Wilderness above Fresno and is open to men, women and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so reserve your spot with a $5 non-refundable deposit to the church office by July 1. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Pat or the church office.
C.E. ANNOUNCES SUMMER PLANS The Board of Christian Educa-tion announces that there will be some changes to our summer schedule this year. All Sunday School classes will be cancelled from May 20-July 29. Sunday School and Koffee Klatch will resume on August 5. Children’s Church will continue all summer. The C.E. Board has chosen not to offer traditional VBS this summer - instead we are planning two exciting events - Summer Sundays on June 10 and July 15. There will be some-thing for everyone - all ages are invited! Watch for more details to come!
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY If you are a member or regular attender of a Mennonite Brethren, Mennonite, Brethren in Christ, or Missionary Church on the West Coast and attend a college or graduate school on the West Coast and will be at least a college junior, you could be eligible to receive a $1000 scholarship from Mennonite In-surance Services (your home and auto insurance company). Application deadline is July 1, 2018 for the 2018 fall semester. For more information and applications go to
FLOWERS were placed in the sanctuary today by Don Neufeld and family in loving memory of wife and mother, Dorothy Neufeld. - Last week’s flowers were provided by Marj Siemens and Med & Pam Garcia in loving memory of husband and father, John E. Siemens.
NEW ARRIVAL Congratulations to Kelly and Liah Bergen on the birth of a son, KaeLum Zachariah Bergen, born on Sunday, May 6 at 1:26 am in Bakersfield. He weighed 7 lbs, 5 oz.. Vivian Bergen is the proud grandmother!
DISCOVERING SMBC Would you like to learn more about SMBC? Are you considering baptism and church membership? Then this class is for you! Discovering SMBC is a 5 week class that will begin on Sun-day, April 8 during the Sunday School hour. If you are interested in at-tending the class please write DSMBC on your blue Welcome card or call the church office.
GRADUATE Caleb Paul will be graduating from 8th grade at Maple School on June 1. We are sorry he was left off last week’s graduate list. Congratulations Caleb!
NEED FOR THE PHILIPPINES Craig and Debbe Haley will be go-ing to the Philippines at the end of October and would like to take a bunch of hotel toiletries to the people they will be ministering to. Soon we will start collecting hotel soaps and shampoos so please start saving them now.
BABY BOTTLES The baby bottles are here and are looking for a home. Women’s Ministries, once again, is sponsoring the Baby Bottle 2018 Change-For-Life Campaign. This is a fun way to support the work and ministry of the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center as they serve needy women and babies in our community. You are invited to take a colorful baby bottle and fill it with change, bills, or checks. Thank you in advance for your generosity as you give to this special ministry.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY Ladies, mark your calendar now for the Shafter CBS Coffee and Reg-istration on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at Valley Bible Church in Shafter.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM IS COMING TO BAKERSFIELD Please be in prayer for the Franklin Gra-ham Rally on May 25, 2018 at Spectrum Amphitheater at Riverwalk Park in Bak-ersfield. Bring your friends and join us as we pray for California and our nation—and enjoy a message of hope from Franklin Graham and live music, including Jeremy Camp. There are a number of ways to get in-volved in the Franklin Graham Rally. Go to to find out more. OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AT FRANKLIN GRAHAM RALLY There will be a Christian Life and Witness Class for people who want to assist others to come to faith in Christ as Franklin Graham calls them to come forward on May 25. The CLWC is set for 6:00 pm, Tues-day, April 24 at Riverlakes Community Church, 4301 Calloway Dr. in Bakersfield. This course is required for anyone who wants to serve as a Prayer Counselor. At least 200 people are needed to serve in this way. Contact the church office at 746-4969 if you would like to attend this class.
USMB NATIONAL CONVENTION July 24-28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah Our theme is: Celebrating our Diversity and Unity "You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." 1 Cor. 12:27. Join together with Mennonite Brethren from across the United States as we gather this summer to celebrate our diversity and the mis-sion that unites us. Winnie Bartel will be one of the featured speakers! Registration forms are available in the church foyer or online at USMB Convention 2018.


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