Mentor and Mentees Work Night at the Crowded Closet

Mentor and Mentees will have a work night at the Crowded Closet on Monday, April 22 from 5-7pm.  Please plan to attend even if your mentor or mentee is not available.  Anyone can join the work night, regardless of being in the mentor/mentee group.  The Crowded Closet needs as much help as possible and it’s always a fun time at the Closet!  Sign Up HERE!  Please let Diane Zaerr Brenneman or Jean Gingerich know if you need a ride.  

Hillcrest Academy Touring Choir to Perform at West Union

The Hillcrest Academy Touring Choir will be performing several concerts on campus and in local churches. Their theme, ‘Lead with Love’ encompasses the call for connection in a world much in need of Jesus’ love. Their performances touch on themes of rising to God’s calling and carrying His light in all situations. You will hear varied selections of spirituals, contemporary Christian, jazz, and maybe even a song about coffee! They will be traveling to Goshen, IN for the MSC Choir Festival on April 5-7 and will hold a performance at West Union Mennonite Church on Sunday, April 28th at 7:00pm. Check out the entire schedule at public is welcome at all performances.

Benefit for the Chris Hartzler family

In February, Chris Hartzler was diagnosed with Glioblastoma (an aggressive form of brain cancer). Chris was immediately ready to fight and has started his treatment at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and is exploring further treatments outside the state of Iowa. Chris graduated from IMS (Hillcrest Academy) in 1993 while his wife Molly graduated from Highland in 1996. They have 4 children Kate (Kirkwood), Jacob (Sophomore @ Highland), Noah (7th grade @ Highland) and Hannah (5th grade @ Highland). Chris has given so much to our community in the past without asking for anything in return. We feel that now is our time to step up to the plate  and help back. We are hosting the Homers for Hartzler’s event Any funds raised at the Homers For Hartzler’s benefit will be given directly to Chris and Molly to help them as they navigate this challenging time ahead. The event will include baseball and softball games featuring Noah and Hannah’s teams competing against other local teams. Additionally the event will include many activities for kids including bouncy houses and a home run derby event. We will have local vendors set up throughout the day offering refreshments and will also have an evening meal served by a local caterer. The benefit will take place on May 4 in Riverside and more information can be found on Facebook 

Mark Your Calendars – Vacation Bible School 2024

VBS will be held Mon, June 3 – Wed, June 5 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM at West Union.

We will once again be hosting our joint VBS with Wellman Mennonite.

This year our theme is Seekers in Sneakers: Discover Jesus! Children will use their investigative skills to discover Jesus! They will learn to ask questions, work with others, shine their light in the world, follow Jesus’ example of serving others, and trust Jesus when things go wrong.

Register here: Bible School Registration

More Information

The sign up sheet for VBS volunteers has been posted! If you already know where you would like to help, feel free to sign up! If you would like to help and have questions about what a position is or would like to see the material, please talk with Tanna or Gretchen! Registration is now open for children Age 4 – 8th Grade. Feel free to pass this link along to family, friends & neighbors.