Homecoming Weekend and Faith Promise Banquet
As we look to continue this significant faith and academic partnership, please accept an invitation to join the Belleville Mennonite School community as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to the school at the Faith Promise Banquet on Friday, October 5 at 6:30 PM. The banquet is a launching point for the Faith Promise Annual Fund which provides an opportunity for friends, alumni, parents, and teachers to play a critical role in supporting the school’s mission to prepare young men and women for a life of service to Christ. Representing nearly 20 percent of the school’s operating budget, fundraisers including the Faith Promise Annual Fund, underwrite all the things that make Belleville Mennonite School extraordinary: a solid curriculum, inspiring spiritual growth, exciting arts, athletic opportunities, financial aid, technology, and all the other components of our students’ experience.
As God has used his people to financially guide the course of the school’s history, we look to our friends and community to continue the support. Be our guests and enjoy a turkey dinner banquet and learn about BMS today and the school’s rich heritage. Reverend Jonathan Yoder, Class of ’70, is the keynote speaker and will deliver a meaningful message. RSVP for the Faith Promise Banquet before September 21, by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling the school office, 717.935.2184.
Here's a snapshot of the weekend:
- Faith Promise Banquet: Friday, October 5, 6:30 PM, BMS gymnasium
- Class of 1968 Brunch & Tour, Saturday, October 6, 10:00 AM, BMS chapel
- Teacher Reunion - for former and present teachers, alumni and friends, Saturday, October 6, 1:00 PM, BMS chapel. Light refreshments will be served.
Rev. Jonathan Yoder, BMS Class of 1970, is the keynote speaker for the upcoming Faith Promise Banquet on Friday, October 6 at 6:30 PM. Jonathan’s message will focus on the perseverance required in Christian Education and will talk about how God has blessed the school over the years.
Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science from Philadelphia Biblical University and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife, Susan, worked on a part-time basis at BMS from 1975-1977. Jonathan was also pastoring at Barrville Mennonite Church, near Reedsville, during those days. Then in 1980 he began to preach at Mountain View Mennonite Chapel in Reedsville. In 1986 the Yoder’s moved to Quakertown when Jonathan accepted the call to lead a church there until 1998. Following that, he and Susan lived in Georgia for two years when Jonathan worked as a hospital chaplain. Since that time he has been serving Pinegrove Church in Bowmansville, PA as the senior pastor. Jonathan is also involved in volunteer work and Hospice care. Jonathan and Susan reside in Denver, PA and are enjoying this stage of their life as they are very involved with their family and five grandchildren.
The Alumnus of the Year award and the Young Alumnus of the Year award are given during Homecoming Weekend each year to deserving alumni who were voted for and nominated by Belleville Mennonite School alumni. Their lives of service and/or professional accomplishments demonstrate service and leadership under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Alumni can vote for deserving recipients. Nominations are due before September 20, 2018. Please email, email@example.com, or call the school office, 717.935.2184.