Monday, September 26, 2016

Fwd: Bulletin Items for October 2 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society


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Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:38 AM
Subject: Bulletin Items for October 2 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
To: Joel Nofziger <communications@lmhs.org>


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. 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 ó semanal, o en sus mensajes a grupos de su iglesia con correos electrónicos. También, si es posible, le pedimos que ponga los afiches adjuntos en algún lugar prominente en su iglesia.

English Version

  • Book talk and signing event with Ken Reed—Come to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for a talk and book signing event with Ken Reed, author of the new novel Both My Sons, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, at 2215 Millstream Road., Lancaster, Pa. Both My Sons is about Mennonites who migrated from the Palatinate in modern Germany to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1700s, about the same time of the Scots-Irish migration.  Historian John Ruth and Commander of the Regiment of Colonial Re-enactors, Chuck Faust, will also speak.
  • Maize and Snitz Fest—Celebrate the Eastern Woodland Native American and local PA German cultures through artisan demonstrations, traditional food and good old-fashioned fun. Maize and Snitz Festival takes place on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street.  Tickets at the site cost $10 per adult, $5 for children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and under.
  • Natural Dyeing Class—Learn how to create colorful fabrics from natural dyes during this folk art class on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. The class costs $35; registration is due October 7.
  • Explore Anabaptist nonconformity in the 21st century—What does it mean to be "not conformed to the patterns of this world" (Rom. 12:2) in the 21st century? This question will be the focus of the study conference "Not Conformed: The Church, the World, and Christian Discipleship in the 21st Century," sponsored by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College. The conference will be held on November 10-11, 2016, at the college. For more information, visit the Sider Institute website: www.messiah.edu/siderinstitute.
Spanish Version
  • Charla y firma de libro con Ken Reed—Ven a la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster para una charla y firma de libro con Ken Reed, autor de la nueva novela Mis Hijos Ambos (Both My Sons), a las 7 p.m. el jueves 6 de octubre, en el 2215 Millstream Road., Láncaster, Pa. Mis Hijos Ambos se trata sobre los menonitas que migraron desde el Palatinado en Alemania moderna al Condado de Láncaster, Pensilvania, a mediados de los 1700, más o menos al mismo tiempo de la migración irlandesa-escocesa  El historiador John Ruth, y el Comandante del Regimiento de Actores Coloniales, Chuck Faust, también hablarán. 
  • Festival del Maíz y la Manzana—Celebra la cultura de los nativoamericanos de los bosques orientales y la local de los alemanes de Pensilvania a través de demostraciones artesanales, comida tradicional y diversiones saludables.  El Festival del Maíz y la Manzana se llevará a cabo el sábado 15 de octubre de 10 a.m. hasta las 4 p.m. en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr del 1719, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street.  Los boletos el mismo día cuestan $10 por adulto, $5 por niño de 7 a 12 años, y gratuito para niños de 6 o menores de esto.
  • Clase de teñido natural—Aprende a crear telas coloridas usando teñidos naturales durante esta clase de arte folclórica el sábado 22 de octubre, de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr de 1719. La clase cuesta $35. Regístrate para el 7 de octubre.
  • Explora la no-conformidad anabautista en el Siglo 21—¿Qué significa que "no se conformen a este mundo" (Rom. 12:2) en el Siglo 21? Esta pregunta será el enfoque de la conferencia-estudio "No Conformados: La Iglesia, el Mundo, y el Discipulado Cristiano en el Siglo 21", auspiciado por el Instituto Sider de Estudios Wesleyanos, Pietistas, y Anabautistas de Messiah College.  La conferencia se llevará acabo de 10-11 de noviembre, 2016, en Messiah College. Para más información, visita al sitio web del Instituto Sider: www.messiah.edu/siderinstitute.
Joel Nofziger
Director of Communications
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
www.lmhs.org
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Lancaster Roots
www.lancasterroots.org
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster PA 17602
717 393 9745

Fwd: Dave King at the Parish Resource Center


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Subject: Dave King at the Parish Resource Center
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2160 Lincoln Hwy East #18, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 299-1113

Dave King at the Parish Resource Center TONIGHT

"Finding a Balance - Youth Sports and Church"
Monday, September 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

at the Parish Resource Center
 
Dave King is the former Athletic Director for Lancaster Mennonite School, current Director of Athletics for Eastern Mennonite University, and co-author of the new book, Overplayed:  A Parent's Guide to Sanity in the World of Youth Sports.

Dave will talk about the importance of identifying, acknowledging, and "owning" the current youth sports culture and understanding its potential impact on individuals, families, churches and communities.  He will talk about how we can develop strategies and tools for responding to, and dealing with, this current part of our life together. 

To read the full article published Saturday in Lancaster Newspapers, click here.
To
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2160 Lincoln Highway East #18, Lancaster, PA 17602
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Fwd: Crossfire Newsletter


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Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:31 AM
Subject: Crossfire Newsletter
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Latest News : September 2016

Greetings from Crossfire Youth Ministries.
This month we are highlighting the blessing of the Denver Fair.

 

Ring Toss Booth at the Denver Fair:  
For the past 9 years Crossfire has provided a simple ring toss game at the Denver Fair. The prize for throwing a ringer is your choice of a candy bar or bag. Anyone playing gets a stuffed animal to take along home, ringing the orange bottle enters you in a chance to win one of three gift cards. 

The primary reason to provide this game is the opportunity to sit in the middle of the fairway and meet people. This year was so encouraging to have past Crossfire students stop by with their families to introduce them. I think this year was the most of any time prior. Several of the first children in 1992 stopped by... seems you truly don't appreciate what you have until its gone....
One young mother who lives hours away shared she is a sunday school teacher and thanked me for starting her on a spiritual journey. Still others shared challenges going on in life..... seeds planted..... the amount of prior students stopping by was very very encouraging. May God continue to give us the strength to keep pressing on.....

I look forward to the season when many more of these seeds become alive in Jesus and experience the fullness of His Love.
4th Annual Banquet at Weaver Markets.
Mark your calendars for October 11th and reserve your seat by contacting Jim at 717.278.3102. Space is filling up....reserve today!
The evening runs from 6pm-8pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. You will be inspired by the personal testimonies from several past students and current families!

 
Truly appreciate our dedicated Volunteers!
Over the past 25 years we have seen over 250 give a night or two, several months or several years in sharing with our students. It truly is this dedicated group of individuals who help bring life to Crossfire. Without them we would not be able to provide the "family atmosphere" we have. To our current 20+ volunteers - THANK YOU!
Weekly we continue to serve up to 40 children on a Wednesday evening. Thursday evenings up to 30 children & Friday evenings see about 25 teens. Our Ashland Youth Center draws bout 15 each Saturday & 6-10 on a Tuesday evening. As God continues to bring children into our midst we do our best to share the Love of Jesus Christ with each of them. We value your prayers and financial support - Together we are making a difference.
Upcoming Activities:
Oct 8th - Harvest Festival at Weaver Nut Company 10am-3pm. Benefits Crossfire and Teen Central in Manheim. Bring the family and enjoy!
Oct 19th - Fall Festival at Crossfire for the Elementary students & families - we truly appreciate Indiantown Mennonite Church for providing this event.
Oct 21-23 - United Zion camp weekend retreat for our middle & high school students.
Oct 26-28 - Brian Neal sharing in worship with our students


Thank you for supporting us in Prayer & Finances. You are a valuable part of this ministry Team.
Sincerely,
James L Horning
Executive Director
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fwd: 2016 Fall Banquet


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Subject: 2016 Fall Banquet
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Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
You are invited to attend our: 
Fall Banquet 
Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 pm
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
Lansdale, PA 
Please RSVP:  800-822-7505
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Fwd: RC minutes and banquet link


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Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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Hello all,

Thanks to everyone who came out to the RC meeting last Saturday at the Salunga Meetinghouse.  It was a very encouraging meeting as we got to hear all of the different ways the Holy Spirit does not slow down when it comes to redeeming the world.  

I've attached the minutes from the meeting for all, especially if you weren't able to attend.  Please note that our annual banquet (which EMM has not had in a few years) will be held at Yoder's Restaurant on October 21st.  Registration is open at www.emm.org/banquet and I encourage all to share that link with anyone and everyone you know!  We want to see Sunday School classes, small groups, missions committees, and anyone who has a passion for missions come out to the banquet this year!  We want to pack out the house at Yoder's this year as we explore the ways God is guiding EMM into the future as we look to spread the good news in a broken world.

If anyone has any questions concerning the minutes or this year's banquet, feel free to ask. 

Blessings,  

Andrew Mashas

Church Relations and Development Coordinator

Eastern Mennonite Missions

53 W. Brandt Blvd., Salunga, PA 17538

717 898-2251 | www.emm.org



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fwd: News from Lancaster Mennonite Conference

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Lancaster Mennonite Conference
U P D A T E S
Information for leaders and congregations
September 21, 2016

These bi-weekly UPDATES are shared so that leaders and congregations are aware of events and information taking place in LMC, agencies, fraternal organizations, congregations, and the broader church. These announcements are for your information and to share with others in your congregation through email, weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, Sunday morning announcements, church website, or Facebook. Use your discretion and share what your congregation will find helpful.

LMC Office Events & Information
Overview of CORE 4 Process
Wednesday, October 19, 7-9 p.m.
Lancaster Mennonite Conference office
2160 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster Pa. 17602
Wes Furlong, Director of Church Development for the EVANA Network, will explain the CORE 4 Process, for all interested leaders. 
Click here to view the CORE 4 Process timeline.

Seminar on Serving Refugees and Immigrants
Monday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. 
Lancaster Mennonite Conference office
2160 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster Pa. 17602
Church World Services and Lancaster Mennonite Conference will collaborate on a two-hour immigration seminar on November 14, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. The event will take place in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference center. A discussion panel will feature individuals from local Lancaster Mennonite Conference congregations who have active engaged our new neighbors. Light refreshments will be available. Anyone with questions should contact Joselyn Santiago at 717-293-5246.

Awareness & Training
Making Church a Safe Place for All
Volunteers in your congregations who have direct contact with children have until July 1, 2016 to be in compliance with the new Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law of 2014. If your congregation needs help with this process contact the Conference office. We have tools available to help you make that transition and develop a child protection policy.
 
If your congregation has not taken steps to bring your credentialed leaders into compliance, please contact the LMC Office as soon as possible for assistance in understanding what must be done. December 31, 2015 was the date for all employees of organizations that have direct contact with children to be in compliance.  

Contact Brinton Rutherford brutherford@lancasterconference.org if you are interested. 
Click here to see flyer.

LMC Youth Workers Monthly Breakfast
On the 4th Tuesday of each month, youth ministry workers gather at 8:00 a.m. at Lyndon Diner in Lancaster, Pa. to share ideas and, encourage and support one another through conversation and prayer.  Anyone involved with youth ministry in any way in Lancaster Mennonite Conference is welcome! Please RSVP on the LMC Youth Workers FB page if you are coming. 

LMC Pastoral Openings
If you are interested in a pastoral position at one of the LMC congregations, click here to see what positions are available. You can also go onto our website  http://www.lancasterconference.org/ and click on the Pastoral Openings link.  

Classified Ads
LMC and LMC agencies, fraternal organizations, and congregations, often post classified ads under the "Classifieds" tab on the LMC website. Click here to see the postings.
LMC Agency Events & Information
Eastern Mennonite Missions 
 
EMM banquet "Good news in a broken world" 
Why does EMM exist? So that the hope of Jesus can be held in every heart.

Hear more from President Nelson Okanya at "Good news in a broken world," EMM's vision and fundraising banquet on Friday, October 21, 6:30 p.m., at Yoder's Restaurant & Buffet in New Holland, Pa. Register online by October 1 at emm.org/banquet.

Banquete de EMM "Buenas noticias en un mundo quebrantado"
¿Por qué razón existe EMM? Para que la esperanza de Jesús habite en cada corazón.

Oiga más de parte del Presidente Nelson Okanya en el banquete de visión y recaudación de fondos de EMM, "Buenas noticias en un mundo quebrantado", el viernes 21 de octubre a las 6:30 p.m. en el Yoder's Restaurant & Buffet en New Holland, Pa. Regístrese online a más tardar el primero de octubre visitando emm.org/banquet.

Christian + Muslim = friends?
Heard any of these ideas?
  • All Muslims are militant jihadists.
  • Jesus followers need to hide their faith when relating to Muslims.
  • Muslims are inaccessible or unapproachable.
  • Muslims already have faith and don't need the gospel.
Invite EMM's Christian/Muslim Relations Team to your church to challenge myths like these. Equip your congregation or group for life-giving interaction with Muslims. Work with the team to choose the best mix of core and optional seminar components for your context. Learn more at emm.org/peacemakers. To book a seminar, email Jonathan Bornman at peacemakers@emm.org.

Cristiano + musulmán = ¿amigos?
¿Ha escuchado alguna de las siguientes ideas?
  • Todos los musulmanes son yihadistas militantes.
  • Los seguidores de Jesús deben ocultar su fe cuando se relacionan con musulmanes.
  • Los musulmanes son inaccesibles.
  • Los musulmanes ya tienen fe y no necesitan del evangelio.
Invite al Equipo de Relaciones entre Cristianos y Musulmanes a su iglesia para desafiar mitos similares a estos. Capacite a su congregación o grupo para tener interacción vivificante con los musulmanes. Trabaje con el Equipo para elegir la mejor combinación de componentes básicos y opcionales de un seminario aplicable a su contexto. Obtenga mayor información visitando emm.org/peacemakers. Para reservar fechas para un seminario, envíe un correo electrónico a Jonathan Bornman a peacemakers@emm.org.

Launch into life on mission 
Want to learn cross-cultural disciple-making skills that will launch you into life on mission? Explore mission internship possibilities at  emm.org/internship.

Develop a Christian camp in Chile. Teach English in the Czech Republic. Start a business in Central Asia. Or intern in a social impact business right here in North America. Four to twelve month assignments for those 18 and older.

Impulsados hacia una vida en misión
¿Desea aprender habilidades interculturales de discipulado que le impulsarán a tener toda una vida en misión? Explore las posibilidades de un internado o pasantía en misiones visitando emm.org/internship.

Desarrolle un campamento cristiano en Chile. Enseñe Inglés en la República Checa. Inicie un negocio en Asia Central. O sea un interno o pasante en un negocio de impacto social aquí mismo en Norteamérica. Posiciones de cuatro a doce meses para mayores de 18 años.

 
 

Book signing with Doris J. Weaver Wile
Wile, daughter of C. Irvin Weaver, will give a reading and book signing of her recent memoir, A Collection of Memories: God's Story for C. Irvin Weaver, at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at Martindale Mennonite Church. C. Irvin Weaver was the Founder of Weaver's Clothing Store in Fivepointville, Pa.

Firma de libro con Doris J. Weaver Wile
Wile, hija de C. Irvin Weaver, leerá de su libro de memorias, A Collection of Memories: God's Story for C. Irvin Weaver, y lo firmará a las 7 p.m., el viernes, 30 de septiembre, en la Iglesia Menonita de Martindale. C. Irvin Weaver fundó el Wevar's Clothing Store en Fivepointville, Pa.

Book talk and signing event with Ken Reed
Come to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for a talk and book signing event with Ken Reed, author of the new novel Both My Sons, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, at 2215 Millstream Road., Lancaster, Pa. Both My Sons is about Mennonites who migrated from the Palatinate in modern Germany to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1700s, about the same time of the Scots-Irish migration.  Historian John Ruth and Commander of the Regiment of Colonial Re-enactors, Chuck Faust, will also speak.

Charla y firma de libro con Ken Reed
Ven a la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster para una charla y firma de libro con Ken Reed, autor de la nueva novela Mis Hijos Ambos (Both My Sons), a las 7 p.m. el jueves 6 de octubre, en el 2215 Millstream Road., Láncaster, Pa. Mis Hijos Ambos se trata sobre los menonitas que migraron desde el Palatinado en Alemania moderna al Condado de Láncaster, Pensilvania, a mediados de los 1700, más o menos al mismo tiempo de la migración irlandesa-escocesa  El historiador John Ruth, y el Comandante del Regimiento de Actores Coloniales, Chuck Faust, también hablarán.

Maize and Snitz Fest
Celebrate the Eastern Woodland Native American and local PA German cultures through artisan demonstrations, traditional food and good old-fashioned fun. Maize and Snitz Festival takes place on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street.  Tickets at the site cost $10 per adult, $5 for children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and under.

Festival del Maíz y la Manzana
Celebra la cultura de los nativoamericanos de los bosques orientales y la local de los alemanes de Pensilvania a través de demostraciones artesanales, comida tradicional y diversiones saludables.  El Festival del Maíz y la Manzana se llevará a cabo el sábado 15 de octubre de 10 a.m. hasta las 4 p.m. en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr del 1719, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street.  Los boletos el mismo día cuestan $10 por adulto, $5 por niño de 7 a 12 años, y gratuito para niños de 6 o menores de esto.

Natural Dyeing Class
Learn how to create colorful fabrics from natural dyes during this folk art class on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. The class costs $35; registration is due October 7.

Clase de teñido natural
Aprende a crear telas coloridas usando teñidos naturales durante esta clase de arte folclórica el sábado 22 de octubre, de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr de 1719. La clase cuesta $35. Regístrate para el 7 de octubre.
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75th Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of Lancaster Mennonite School's seventy-fifth anniversary, "75 Years of God's Grace -- A Service of Thanksgiving," will be held Friday evening, October 7, 2016 at 7 p.m in the Fine Arts Center on the Lancaster Campus, 2176 Lincoln Highway East. Alumni, faculty, and staff will present narrations of historic events from the life of the school. An Anniversary Choir and Orchestra will sing and perform, and there will be spirited congregational singing, as well as vocal and instrumental solos. More information at www.lancastermennonite.org.

Lancaster Mennonite School alumni are invited to participate in an alumni choir and orchestra as part of the school's 75th anniversary celebration October 7, 2016. If interested in participating, contact Marcy Hostetter at hostettermr@lancastermennonite.org.

Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster
The Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster is scheduling auditions for the 2016-2017 choir year. Children and youth in grades 2-12 may contact director Sarah Wingard (540-383-9986) to schedule an audition. Singers meet Tuesday evenings late August through early May to rehearse for a fall and spring concert series. The mission of MCCL is training children and youth to glorify Jesus Christ through excellent choral singing.  The MCCL program is open to children and youth from all church backgrounds and is a program of Lancaster Mennonite School as a service to the community.

Drop-ins for parents
The five campuses of Lancaster Mennonite School will each be hosting drop-ins for parents of prospective students the first full week of each month from October through May. Parents may drop in to see the school, observe classes and talk to administrators at any time between 8:30 a.m. and noon. The first drop-ins of the series are scheduled as follows:
  • New Danville (PreK-5) -- Monday, Oct. 3
  • Hershey (K-12) and Locust Grove (PreK-7) -- Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • Kraybill in Mount Joy (PreK-8) --Wednesday, Oct. 5
  • Lancaster (6-12) -- Thursday, Oct. 6
For more information check www.lancastermennonite.org or call (717) 509--4459, ext. 312.

Visitor Day
All campuses of Lancaster Mennonite School are holding a Visitor Day Monday, October 10, for prospective students to visit for the day and attend classes. Parent tours are available from from 8:30 a.m. to noon

For the campus nearest you, check www.lancastermennonite.org or call (717) 509-4459, ext. 312

ReceptionLANDIS HOMES
There will be a meeting for caregivers of persons with memory loss and other forms of dementia Tuesday, September 27 at Landis Homes. The theme for the evening program is "An Overview of Dementia." It will be presented by J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD who is a geriatrician with Lancaster General Health. The meeting which is open to the public will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Warwick Room of The Heritage, the memory support center at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz. The group is operating in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. The public is invited. For more information call Landis Homes 717-581-3939.

Service of Remembrance
The annual Landis Homes Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in West Bethany Chapel.An annual Service of Remembrance is held each fall in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes and Prayer & Memory Garden.  It is a time to gather with others to remember loved ones who have died. Landis Homes residents and Adult Day Services clients are specifically remembered during this time.  However, anyone is welcome to attend this service to remembered loved ones, who lived either on or off campus.  It is a time to place to reflect and be comforted.
LMC Fraternal Ministries Events & Information
October 1, 2016
Celebrate with us what God is doing through the ministry of Hebron. Family-friendly activities, bounce house, wagon rides, nostalgia and BBQ with square-dancing led by Strings on Wings. Admission is FREE for those who register.

November 11-13, 2016
Get away from the craziness of life for a weekend and spend quality time with your girls. This event is for moms and their daughters ages 11+. Event features worship, devotions and breakout sessions to talk about relevant topics for moms and for teenage girls.

November 24, 2016
Enjoy thanksgiving without the cooking and cleaning. Large families welcome! Spots are limited.

January 6-8, 2017
Bring your youth group for a ready-made weekend of worship and fun. Featuring speaker Wayne Morgan and worship band Kutz Music Ministries.

January 13-15, 2017
Help your kids take root in their faith by attending this year's Sr. High Retreat. Kids will be inspired through devotional sessions led by Tom DelRocini, and engage in topics of interest during break-out sessions. Music led by worship band, Saline.

January 27-29, 2017
Are you ready to make a dent in those piles of photos waiting for albums? Enjoy an atmosphere of fellowship, laughter, and of course, time to work on your scrapbooks.

February 24-26, 2017
Looking for spiritual refreshment? Escape the circus at home and reconnect with God at Camp Hebron's Women's Retreat, featuring speaker and blogger, Bonni Greiner and worship led by Annie Brown
Garden Spot Village
20th Annual Fall Festival
October 8, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Garden Spot Village Campus
Enjoy the twentieth annual fall festival featuring a country store, silent auction & farmer's market. Proceeds support the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund. For more information, click here, to visit the Fall Festival page. 

Calendar of upcoming events: GSV Events Calendar
Kairos
Sabbath Space 
Kairos School of Spiritual Formation is offering a day apart for pastors, ministry leaders, and caregivers."Sabbath Space" is a monthly day apart intended to provide the gift of personal and shared silence, and time for reflection on your relationship with God. The focus of these days will be resting in the heart of Holiness and soaking in God's love to renew and refresh your spirit. Meeting days are the third Thursday of each month, beginning in October, at Fern Rock Retreat. For additional information please visit http://www.kairosjourney.org/sabbath-space/
New Person Ministries
Fall Dessert Bars 
New Person Ministries will be having one more dessert bar this fall. NPM is a halfway house that works with men reentering society directly from prison. All are invited to come hear more about the work that New Person Ministries is engaged with, testimonies, and how you can partner with us.  There will also be a question and answer time at the end. There is no cost to attend.  

Where and when:
  • Tuesday, October 4, 7-8pm at West End Mennonite Fellowship.
We hope to see you there.  For more information, please contact Jordan Kauffman (717) 917-9498 or jrkauff1@gmail.com.  
No Longer Alone Ministries 
Family Support Group
Sundays, October 23 and November 27, 3-5 p.m.
Rossmere Mennonite Church, 741 Janet Ave, Lancaster
FSG brings Christian support for families and friends of loved ones with mental illness. There are informative topics to enhance insight and understanding of mental illness. 
Click here for more information. 
  
PATHS to Discovery Support Group
PATHS participants experience fellowship, encouragement, and mutual support for their personal journeys with mental illness.
Click here for more information 
  • First and third Tuesday of each month from 2 -3 :30 p.m. at Aspire Community Center, 45 E Main St, Mt Joy.
  • First, third, and fourth Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at NLAM location, 630 Janet Ave, Room B103, Lancaster.
  • Second Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 121 S Queen St, Lancaster.
  • Third Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Factory Ministries, 3098 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise.
River of Hope 
Coffee & Dessert Night
November 5, at Midway Church of the Brethren
New this year, the first hour from 6-7 pm will be a social hour where you can shop the silent auction and sit around tables enjoying coffee and dessert with friends old and new. The program will begin at 7 pm and will include a ministry update, stories from the inside, a presentation by Dave Musser, LMFT, and a live auction. Returning to the live auction this year with be a wallet filled with tickets, gift certificates, cash and other fun items.
Would you like to help make the Coffee & Dessert Night an amazing success? Here's what you can do.
  1. Plan to attend and bring some friends! Online registrations will begin in September.
  2. Contact our office at 717.274.3950 to learn how you can promote this event at your church.
  3. Donate a gift certificate, gift card, event tickets, cash, or other items that fit in a wallet. Donations may be sent to or dropped off at our office at 100 Forney Road, Lebanon, PA 17042.
  4. If you have an item or idea for our silent auction, contact our office at 717.274.3950 to speak with our auction chairperson.
  5. Be a sponsor of this event or advertise in the event program. Click here for details.
Whatever you do, don't miss this event!
Congregational Events & Information
Gingrichs Mennonite Church
"All Creatures Great and Small" Weekend
"All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all."  So says the beautiful English hymn, and so we believe!  This being the case, Gingrichs Mennonite Church is holding an "All Creatures Great and Small Weekend" Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9.  The weekend begins with a 5k race and 1 mile fun run/walk on Saturday October 8 at 8:30 a.m.  Dogs are welcome and invited to run or walk with their owners.  Overall first place male and female finishers will receive an award.  The top three male and female finishers in each of six age groups will receive unique medals.  Food, fun and other animal-friendly events will be held on site that day.  Please register for the race by September 9 to guarantee a participant's long sleeve t shirt.  Shirts available after September 9 while supplies last.  Registration forms are available by emailing race director Jim Schwenk at jimschwenk@comcast.net or online at www.pretzelcitysports.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting the race director via email or by phone at (717) 769-0390.  Proceeds from the race will benefit Jubilee Ministries and the Humane Society of Lebanon County. 

On Sunday October 9 at 10:15 a.m., Gingrichs will hold an "animal friendly" worship service outdoors on the church lawn. All God's creatures are welcome . . . human and otherwise! Gather with us as "everything that has breath" praises the Lord!
Rohrerstown Mennonite Church
Sunday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. 
601 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster Pa. 17603
Rohrerstown Mennonite Church is extending an invitation to LMC members, to attend the installation service of Pastor David Torres. 
Slate Hill Mennonite Church
Bicentennial Festivities  
Saturday, October 8 - Bus tours, 1 - 3 p.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 - Special worship service, and potluck lunch

Informative bus trips into the congregation's history with church members Caleb Miller and Chris Zimmerman narrating. 

Special worship service with past Bishop, Paul Nisly. Salute to previous pastors. Open house to explore founding family ancestries, Mennonite women in leadership roles and the Southeast Asia Ministry. 

Click here to reserve your bus tour seat and time. 
Click here for an overview of the weekend festivities. 
Weaverland Mennonite Church
Sunday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. 
210 Weaverland Valley Rd, East Earl, Pa.
You are invited to an evening of worship at Weaverland Mennonite Church on Sunday night, Oct.16 led by John Schmid from BerlinOhio. John sings Southern Gospel, and is deeply involved in Prison Ministries. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be an offering to bless John's Prison Ministry work. All ages welcome. 
Churchwide and Other Events & Information
Center for Lifelong Learning with Barnabas Initiatives
Multiethnic Church Seminar
Monday, November 7, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Elizabethtown BIC, 996 East High St, E-town Pa.
How can we move beyond tokenism, cross-cultural ineptness, and prejudice to honor the image of God in persons of all colors, so that everyone feels wanted and safe in multiethnic community? The Center for Lifelong Learning with Barnabas Initiatives will present a one-day seminar, Multiethnic Church, in Elizabethtown (Pa.) on November 7 to encourage and assist multiethnic households, ministries, and churches. For more information visit: www.evangelical.edu/multiethnic. If you have any questions, contact Ken Nafziger at knafziger@evangelical.edu or Warren Hoffman at 717-576-2120whoffman@barnabasinitiatives.org.
Click here to view the flyer. Click here for bulletin inserts.
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