Friday, April 28, 2017

Fwd: VBS Time is Here!

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From: Good Life Ministries <>
Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Subject: VBS Time is Here!

Summer Means VBS!
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is just around the corner for children in India!
VBS is a time for fun and a time for learning Truth's that will be
Activity Booklets
Activity Booklets with Lessons
Working out Lessons
Enjoying the Fun
Object Lessons
Learning Truth's from Object Lessons
Colorful Crafts
Puppets Teaching Truth's
Decision Time After Bible Teaching
Indian Children Love Learning Songs
Last Day Crowd
Final Day~Making Commitments
Enjoying Spicy Rice
Ready to Go Home
VBS is a time for those who don't know Christ to have the opportunity to learn about and make commitments to follow Him. Those who do know Him are encouraged to grow in their faith. 

As you gear up for your summer VBS would you consider using your VBS as an opportunity to raise funds for Good Life to share Christ with the children in India?

VBS in India will be taking place the beginning of October this year!

Our goal is to provide the Word of God to 18,000 children!
Will you help us make that possible?
$5 will send one child to VBS for four days and provides what you see pictured          above

$20 provides the opportunity for 4 children to attend VBS!

$1000 will make it possible for 200 children to hear about Jesus!
   (That is like making it possible for all the children of a small village to hear the life-
     changing Gospel!)

If you would like to incorporate "Learning About" and "Giving towards India" at your VBS this year, please click on the links below and help yourself to the resources provided.

Thank you for investing in the lives of the children in your area this summer as you provide VBS through your church and thank you for partnering with us to make VBS possible for children in India who may never have heard about Jesus Christ and His love for them!

Sam and Becca Gunti
Good Life Ministries Team

Good Life Ministries | PO Box 382, Plain City, OH 43064
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fwd: Joni & Friends @ Spruce Lake

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Date: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 5:07 PM
Subject: Joni & Friends @ Spruce Lake




Joni and Friends still needs volunteers for weeks 1 and 2 of Family Retreat.
Week 1 (June 18-23) needs are about 30
Week 2 (June 25-30) needs are about 10
If you want to get involved or know anyone else that does, register online at:
Please share this with everyone you know! Volunteers help change lives during these very special weeks! Thank you!
Spruce Lake, 5389 Route 447, Canadensis, PA 18325
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fwd: Family-Friendly Magic Coming May 12-13!

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Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:21 PM
Subject: Family-Friendly Magic Coming May 12-13!

Bring the entire family for a FREE evening of MAGIC by Insanity Factor!
Friendship Community Fest & 5K
1149 E Oregon Rd, Lititz
Friday, May 12th: Insanity Factor show begins under the tent at 7pm!
Saturday, May 13th: Insanity Factor will be at the Fest from 10am-2pm providing mini-shows!
Rain or Shine! Free Admission and Free Parking Onsite!
Friendship Community, 1149 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543
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Fwd: Bulletin Items for April 30 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

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Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Subject: Bulletin Items for April 30 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
To: Joel Nofziger <>

Message for bulletin editor:

Dear bulletin editor,

Thank you for including the following announcements in your congregation's Sunday bulletin, newsletters or e-mail groups. New events are highlighted. Also, if at all possible, please post the attached event posters on your church's bulletin boards.

Mensaje al editor del boletín dominical:

Estimado editor del boletín,

Gracias por incluir los siguientes anuncios en el boletín dominical o semanal, o en sus mensajes a grupos de su iglesia con correos electrónicos. Los nuevos anuncios están resaltados. También, si es posible, le pedimos que ponga los afiches adjuntos en algún lugar prominente en su iglesia. 

English Version

  • Employment opportunity—Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is seeking a half-time Used Book Sales Manager.  Primary responsibilities include planning and coordinating used book sales activities such as the four-day Bookworm Frolic, the three-day Winter Bookfest, book auctions (six per year), and online sales.  The person should have experience and training in retail sales. Applicants must embrace Anabaptist Mennonite faith and be active in an Anabaptist congregation.  Application form and job description are available in pdf format at  Submit application and resumé by e-mail to Dorothy Siegrist at or by mail to LMHS, Attn:  Office Manager, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 by May 19. 
  • Lancaster Family History Conference—The Thirty-eighth Annual Lancaster Family History Conference presents "New Arrivals in a New Land: A Tribute to Our 1717 Immigrant Families" with a keynote by John L. Ruth. It takes place from May 18-20 at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center. Register at
  • Bicycle Tour of Native American Sites—Catch the fresh air and learn about Native Americans in Lancaster County with a bicycle tour in the Conestoga area starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Ann LeTort Elementary School parking lot.  Manor Township was home to numerous settlements of Native Americans. Participants will explore these sites on a 16-mile bike hike. Bikers will hear storytellers talking about this saga at 14 stops along the way. Registration costs $30, $20 for students. Register by May 6 at or by calling (717) 393-9745.
  • Music in Worship—Old Order Amish, River Brethren, Groffdale Mennonite Conference, Weaverland Mennonite Conference, with Church of the Brethren and Mennonites of Lancaster Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference, will gather at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center and sing each other's favorite hymns on Thursday, May 4, at 7 pm. This evening is free and open to the public. Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center is located at 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
  • Basket Making Class—Learn how to make a split oak muffin basket on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum. No prior experience necessary. This class costs $50, and is due April 21. Register at or by calling (717) 464-4438.
  • Barn Tour—Visit and enjoy the earliest style of Pennsylvania barns, the forebay Sweitzer, with a field trip on Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These magnificent and medieval-like structures first took hold on the landscape circa 1750 in the Willow Street area and the immediate environs. Greg Huber will lead the tour that starts and ends at LMHS. Registration costs $80 for members, $95 for nonmembers.  Register by May 24 at or by calling (717) 393-9745.

Spanish Version

  • Oportunidad de empleo—La Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Lancaster está buscando un Gerente de Ventas de Libros Usados. Las responsabilidades incluyen planificando y coordinando actividades de venta de libros usados tales como el Bookworm Frolic de cuatro días, el Winter Bookfest de tres días, subastas (seis al año), y ventas en el Internet. La persona debe tener experiencia y adiestramiento en ventas al detal. Los solicitantes deben sentirse cómodos con la fe menonita anabautista y ser parte de una congregación anabautista. La solicitud y la descripción de trabajo se encuentran en el formato pdf en Someta la solicitud y resumé por correo electrónico a Dorothy Siegrist en o enviando por correo a LMHS, Attn:  Office Manager, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 para el 19 de mayo. 
  • Conferencia Genealógica de Lancaster—La 38va Conferencia Genealógica de Lancaster presenta "Recién Llegados a Una Nueva Tierra: Tributo a Nuestras Familias Inmigrantes del 1717" con John L. Ruth como orador principal. La conferencia se llevará a cabo del 18 al 20 de mayo en el Lancaster Farm and Home Center. Regístrate en
  • Gira en Bicicleta a Sitios Históricos Nativoamericanos—Disfruta del aire fresco y aprende sobre los natiovamericanos del Condado de Lancaster en una gira en bicicleta por el área de Conestoga empezando a las 8 a.m. el sábado 13 de mayo en el estacionamiento de la escuela elemental Ann LeTort. La municipalidad de Manor era hogar de poblaciones numerosas de nativoamericanas. Participantes en la gira explorarán estos lugares en esta gira de 16 millas. Los ciclistas escucharán a cuentistas en 14 paradas por el camino. La matrícula cuesta $30, $20 para estudiantes. Inscríbete para el 6 de mayo en o llamando al (717) 393-9745
  • Música en la Adoración—Personas de las comunidades "Old Order" Amish, River Brethren, Groffdale Mennonite Conference, Weaverland Mennonite Conference, juntos con personas de Church of the Brethren y menonitas de Lancaster Conference y Atlantic Coast Conferenc, se reunirán en el Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center y cantarán sus himnos favoritos el jueves 4 de mayo, a las 7 p.m. Este evento es gratuito y está abierto al público. El Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center está localizado en 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. 
  • Clase para Hacer Canastas—Aprende a hacer una canasta al estilo de panecillo de roble hendido ("split oak muffin") el sábado 6 de mayo, de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m. en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr de 1719. No es necesaria experiencia previa. El costo es de $50. Registración y pago se deben hacer para el 21 de abril llamando al (717) 464-4438 o en  
  • Gira de Ranchos—Visita y goza del primer estilo de ranchos en Pennsylvania, el "forebay Sweitzer," en una gira el sábado 24 de junio de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.  Estas magníficas estructuras con rasgos medievales fueron construidas cerca de 1750 en el área de Willow Street y lugares adyacentes. Greg Huber dirigirá la gira que comienza y termina en LMHS.  La registración cuesta $80 para miembros, $95 para no-miembros.  Inscríbete para el 24 de mayo llamando al (717) 393-9745 ó en
Joel Nofziger
Director of Communications
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Lancaster Roots
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster PA 17602
717 393 9745