Monday, October 23, 2017

Fwd: Bulletin Items for October 29 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society


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From: Communications Director <communications@lmhs.org>
Date: 2017-10-23 14:05 GMT-04:00
Subject: Bulletin Items for October 29 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. 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

  • Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale Opening—Come to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for the opening of their annual sale of handcrafted goods. Meet the artists, listen to live music, and enjoy light refreshments while perusing traditional art. Freshly baked pies will also be available for purchase. The reception takes places from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17 at the Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • Bookbinding Class—Learn how to make your own books and journals at the 1719 Herr House & Museum. Ramon Townsend will teach bookbinding during a class from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. Those who are interested in the class can register online at www.hansherr.org or by phone at (717) 464-4438. The class costs $105. Register by October 27.
  • Extraordinary Give—Support Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society's pubic history activities through its museum exhibits, library, archives, and educational programs during the 24-hour ExtraGive on Friday, November 17. Computer terminals will be set up during the Folk Art Sale opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Society (2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster).
  • Christmas Candlelight Tours—Experience the holiday season at the 1719 Herr House & Museum this fall. Candlelight Tours run from 6 to 8 p.m. on December 7 and 8 (Thursday and Friday), and from 5 to 8:30 on December 9 (Saturday). This year the tour explores the role of weaving in early communities, both Native and immigrant. For registration, and to learn more go to hansherr.org, or call (717) 464-4438. 

Spanish Version

  • Apertura de la Venta de Arte Folklórica Alemana de Pensilvania—Ven a la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster para la apertura de la venta anual de artesanía.  Saluda a los artistas, escucha música en vivo, y disfruta de aperitivos ligeros mientras miras el arte tradicional.  La recepción se llevará a cabo entre 6 a 8:30 p.m. el viernes 17 de noviembre en la Sociedad, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • Clase de encuadernación de libros—Aprende a encuadernar tus propios libros y diarios en la Casa Museo de Herr del 1719. Ramon Townsend enseñará una clase de encuadernación de libros desde las 9 a.m. hasta las 3 p.m. el sábado 11 de noviembre. Aquellos interesados en la clase pueden registrarse en el sitio web de www.hansherr.org o por teléfono al (717) 464-4438. La clase cuesta $105. Matricúlate para el 27 de octubre.  
  • Extraordinary Give—Apoya las actividades de historia pública de la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Lancaster incluyendo sus museos, biblioteca, archivos, y programas educativos.  Tendrás la oportunidad de ofrecer tus donativos durante el ExtraGive de 24 horas el viernes 17 de noviembre. Habrán computadores disponibles para donar durante la recepción de apertura de la Venta de Arte Folclórico, entre 6 y 8:30 p.m. en la Sociedad (2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster). 
  • Christmas Candlelight Tours—Experimenta la temporada navideña en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr del 1719. Las Giras Navideñas a Luz de Vela se llevarán a cabo de 6 a 8 p.m. el jueves y viernes, 7 y 8 de diciembre, y de 5 a 8:30 p.m. el sábado 9 de diciembre.  Este año la gira explora el papel que jugó el tejer en comunidades nativoamericanas e inmigrantes antes, y durante, la época colonial. Inscríbete y aprende más sobre las giras en hansherr.org, o llamando al (717) 464-4438. 
Joel Nofziger
Director of Communications
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
www.lmhs.org
www.facebook.com/lmhs.org
Lancaster Roots
www.lancasterroots.org
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster PA 17602
717 393 9745

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fwd: Pray for Healing


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From: Marisa Smucker, Mennonite Mission Network <MarisaS@mennonitemission.net>
Date: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Pray for Healing
To: info@gehmanmennonitechurch.org


 

Dear Pastor,

 

In the past four weeks, people have experienced devastating loss due to natural disasters – hurricanes, fires – and by human hands. There is no greater time than right now for God's people to pray for the healing balm and love of our Almighty God, and to work toward peace. This month we invite you and your congregation to consider contributing to rebuild Academia Menonita Betania in Puerto Rico, and to engage in practices toward being a peacemaker. Feel free to include the links in your e-newsletter or bulletin.

 

Mennonite Mission Network, along with Mennonite Education Agency, partner with Academia Menonita Betania, a Mennonite school in Puerto Rico that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria. Click this link for the story Betania School Rebuilding Fund, or contribute to their recovery efforts by texting Betania to 71777. 

 

The Peace and Justice Support Network, www.pjsn.org, offers resources to encourage people and communities to practice peacemaking.

 

Thank you.


 


Marisa  Smucker

Church Relations Representative
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Fwd: October Church Announcements


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From: Laura Thomas, MCC East Coast <laurathomas@mcc.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Subject: October Church Announcements
To: Gehman Mennonite Church <info@gehmanmennonitechurch.org>


October 2017 Church Announcements

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Donate to our current disaster responses

 
 

From hurricanes and flooding, to conflict and drought, MCC is responding to many disasters around the world. Learn more about our relief projects and give today to help provide assistance and to support communities as they rebuild. 

You can donate by visiting mcc.org/disasters, by calling 1-888-563-4676 or by mailing a check to MCC, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

 

New Bulletin Announcements

 
 

Share the joy of giving

Honor your friends and family this December with gifts
that change lives. Choose from rabbits and chickens ($10), fuel efficient eco-stoves ($15) or a goat ($45). Or opt for larger gifts like lifesaving latrines ($100). When you donate, you can request cards to send to your loved ones explaining the gift that you've given. 

Call 1-888-563-4676 to talk to an MCC representative or visit mcc.org/christmas to choose your gift through our secure online donation site.

To receive a paper copy of the Christmas giving booklet, contact LauraThomas@mcc.org.

 
 
 

Voices of Hope Benefit Concert 

On December 3rd, Madeline Bender will once again team up with pianist and emcee Timothy Long, both of whom are amazingly talented opera stars, along with a delightful troupe of young children to bring an unforgettable night of holiday music and laughter and an opportunity to support MCC's education programs around the world.

For more details about this event in Lancaster, PA, visit https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/voices-hope.

Visit the Voices of Hope website for tickets and more information: http://VoicesOfHopeOpera.org

 
 
 

Give EXTRA.

This November 17 go the EXTRA mile for Mennonite Central Committee. On that day, MCC is participating in the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County's Largest Day of Giving. For 24 hours only, visit ExtraGive.org and make a donation to MCC (min. $25) and every dollar you donate will be stretched by at least a half million dollars in stretch pool and prizes.

Visit https://extragive.org/designee/mennonite-central-committee on November 17 and make your gift to MCC go farther as we share God's love and compassion for all.

 
 
 

10th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Good food for a good cause? Absolutely! Enjoy a delicious dinner of fried oysters and ham while supporting MCC's disaster responses. Join the MCC Material Resource Center of Harleysville at the Franconia Heritage Banquet Center on Saturday, October 28 at 6pm. Learn about MCC's work from special guest Brooke Strayer, Young Adult Coordinator for MCC Great Lakes.

An offering will benefit MCC's disaster responses to flooding in Asia and Peru and the effects of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. 

For tickets ($29 each), call the MCC Material Resource Center of Harleysville at (267) 203-8074 by October 23.

 
 
 

Open positions

Canner Operator (service worker): Looking for an exciting way to serve? MCC is urgently seeking a Canner Operator, with CDL truck driving eligibility, to travel with the mobile cannery. Canner Operators travel to 30 different locations in the United States and Canada canning meat which is then sent around the world. "Meat" new people and travel the country!

Counselor for Peace Project with Veterans in Ukraine (Stipend): Help veterans and other victims of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine re-adapt to peaceful civilian life through trauma healing, and by teaching peacebuilding and tolerance in society. The Counselor for Peace Project with Veterans in Ukraine would work with a team to strengthen the psychological component of their work. They would assist in developing activity and therapeutic groups for veterans as well as for family members of soldiers killed in the armed conflict. The worker would provide individual counseling/therapy.

Nurse – Loreto Primary Health Care Unit in South Sudan (Stipend): The Loreto Primary Health Care Unit Nurse will work with members of the Maker Kuei community in the Rumbek area of South Sudan. This unit provides basic primary health care, health and nutrition monitoring, and health education for Loreto students, parents, and staff. The clinic focuses on services to vulnerable population, namely children and women.  

For more information on these and other open positions, visit mcc.org/careers.

 

Ongoing Bulletin Announcements

 
 

Feed your neighbors this fall

Join MCC this fall as we partner with Anabaptist churches in Pennsylvania and New York to provide food boxes to those in need. Fill a bag or box with the following groceries and drop them off at the Material Resources Center (MRC) in Ephrata, PA:

  • vegetable oil (32 oz.)
  • pasta (2 lbs.)
  • raisins (1 lb.)
  • white rice (32 oz.)
  • 2 cans meat (chicken or tuna) (12oz.)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 oz.)
  • 2 cans fruit (14 - 20 oz.)
  • 2 cans vegetables (14 - 16 oz.)
  • 2 cans beans (15.5 oz.)
  • 1 box of cereal (14 - 18 oz.)
  • peanut butter (28 oz.)

The deadline for the grocery collection is Tuesday, October 31. For more information, contact the MCC East Coast MRC at EastCoastMRC@mcc.org or call (717) 733-2847.

 
 
 

"Clean Slate" criminal justice advocacy event

Join MCC and the Pennsylvania Council of Churches for "Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform: Principles and Practice." Come to this program to hear an Anabaptist perspective on why we, as people of faith, engage in criminal justice advocacy. Learn more about "Clean Slate" legislation passed by the PA Senate and why it is important that people of faith support a bill that opens doors and creates opportunities for our brothers and sisters who have served time.

Visit mcc.org/events for more information.

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For details and registration for October 28 and November 3 in Harleysville, PA. click here. Share this bulletin announcement for the event with your church.

 
 
 

Help MCC ship 19,042 comforters by March 2018

As cooler weather approaches, we're reminded that there's nothing like snuggling up in a warm blanket. A handmade comforter provides not only warmth but also a tangible message to people that their needs are not forgotten. Last year we shipped 51,062 blankets to vulnerable people in Jordan, Ethiopia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), Ukraine, Serbia, Iraq, Canada, the U.S. and more​. For detailed instructions on how to make comforters, visit mcc.org/kits. We are also accepting purchased blankets (twin or full size) and new flat twin sheets.

For more information on how to give hope and comfort to vulnerable people, visit mcc.org

 
 
 

Sewing kits needed

Calling all crafters! Help MCC empower individuals in countries like Haiti, Kenya and Ukraine by donating new sewing items! MCC sewing kits provide the essential items needed to make and mend clothing and create craft items. For instructions and a detailed list of sewing kit contents, visit mcc.org/kits.

 
 
 

Help MCC ship 25,000 relief kits by March 2018

Our partners in the Middle East and Ukraine are asking for more relief kits than MCC has on-hand, so we need your help! Our goal is to ship 25,000 relief kits by March 2018.

Visit mcc.org/ephrata-mrc for kit information, shipping information or additional drop-off locations. For more information, contact the MCC East Coast Material Resources Center at EastCoastMRC@mcc.org or (717) 733-2847.

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Resources for Church Leaders

We Will Speak Out 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The "We Will Speak Out" Campaign calls all faith communities to dedicate the weekend of October 13-15 to "Speak Out Sabbath" for dialogue, teaching, prayer and action around sexual and gender-based violence and its prevention. While the official annual date is the second weekend of the month, the campaign encourages congregations to view the entire month as an opportunity to speak out and take action.

Speak Out Sabbath resources: Click here

 

MCC Haiti coloring pages

MCC service worker in Haiti, Madeline Kreider Carlson, has developed some coloring pages for you to use in your church. Each comes with an explanation on the back. Please print and distribute to those young and old who like to color!

DOWNLOAD: Click here

 

Education resources: "Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery"

Is your church busy preparing for a new year of learning and growing together? Challenge yourself and your church family by exploring a different narrative than what you've been taught in school. For more than five centuries, the Doctrine of Discovery and the laws based upon it have legalized the theft of land, labor and resources from Indigenous Peoples across the world. Dive deeper into this issue—take notice, learn what it is and find out how you can take action to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery. To order resources or stream the DVD, visit dofdmenno.org

 

"7 Ways to Support Refugees in Your Community and Around the World"

More than 65 million people have been displaced from their homes, including refugees, asylum seekers and those who are internally displaced because of war, disaster and economic hardship. Some are Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Others are Central American refugees seeking safety in the U.S. God's call to welcome the stranger, regardless of nationality or religion, is clear in Deuteronomy 10:18-19 and Matthew 25:35-36. Download the following bulletin announcement to share with your congregation about how anyone can respond through MCC.

DOWNLOAD: English Version

DOWNLOAD: Spanish Version

 
 

Fwd: News from Lancaster Mennonite Conference


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From: Lancaster Mennonite Conference <jsantiago@lancasterconference.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:04 AM
Subject: News from Lancaster Mennonite Conference
To: philandkelly@gmail.com


 
Lancaster Mennonite Conference
U P D A T E S
Information for leaders and congregations
October 18, 2017

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
It's Pastor Appreciation Month!

Find a special way to say thanks to your pastor or pastoral staff, and their families for the hard work, dedication and multiple blessings provided by these special people.
Church on the Other Side
Iglesia Valle de Jesus, 141 Manhattan Ave  
Brooklyn, New York, NY
November 18, 2017, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Church on the Other Side, the church multiplication network of LMC, is sponsoring a workshop by Antonio Ulloa, Church revitalization coach at EMM, on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Iglesia Valle de Jesus. The workshop will focus on missional discipleship and church revitalization.

Iglesia Valle de Jesus, 141 Manhattan Ave  
18 de noviembre, 2017, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Church on the Other Side, la red de multiplicación de iglesias de LMC, patrocina un taller con Antonio Ulloa, entrenador de revitalización de Iglesias en EMM, el sábado 18 de noviembre de 2017 en la Iglesia Valle de Jesús. El taller se centrará en el discipulado misional y la revitalización de la iglesia.
Resource Event for Youth Leaders
February 16-17, 2018, Friday 6 p.m. - Saturday 6 p.m. 
MCC Welcome Place, 21 S 12th St, Akron, Pa. 17501 
This event is for EVERYONE who works with youth! Youth leaders, Sunday School teachers, youth ministry educators, sponsors, youth pastors or anyone else passionate about reaching teens with the love of Jesus Christ are welcome to come and learn together!     

Goals: 
         a) That youth workers would be refreshed physically,  
             mentally, emotionally and spiritually
         b) To offer opportunities to network with other youth  
              leaders
         c)  To provide space for youth workers to ask questions as  
              well as space that allows for times of reflection and  
              renewal

Registration will open in November. Contact Marcia Mylin at
mmylin@lancasterconference.org with any questions.
   
Urgent Need for Housing and Supplies
There is an urgent need for housing and supplies for displaced families arriving in Lancaster from hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The School District of Lancaster received 16 new families in the last week alone and is asking for help from local churches as they face a housing crisis for many of these students. With colder weather approaching, the shelter system is full, and there are currently no sufficient shelter options for families or for single individuals with health issues. Some arrivals are staying with already over-burdened families. The winter shelter does not open until Dec. 1st. This is just the beginning of a huge influx of displaced persons who will be arriving to this area, as airlines are offering cheap one-way flights from Puerto Rico to Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

How you can help:
  • Offer housing for a family or individual
  • Donate supplies (Contact Jasmyne King, below, for specific needs)
  • Set up a temporary shelter in your church. (A tub of all the supplies needed for a temporary shelter will be provided. Volunteers would be needed to facilitate the shelter in shifts.)
To help, CONTACT: Jasmyne King, Coordinator for Families In Transition, at School District of Lancaster: jskingsmith@lancaster.k12.pa.us Office: 717-396-6829 Cell: 717-940-1875.
Opportunities for Partnership and Collaboration
Monday, October 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
Faith Based leaders and School District of Lancaster principals have been meeting regularly to discuss opportunities for partnership and collaboration. Faith-based leaders are encouraged to attend the next discussion on Monday, October 306 - 8 p.m. EDT, at First Presbyterian Church, 140 E Orange St. Lancaster. Click here for more information.
Congregational Events & Information
Mellinger Mennonite Church
October 21-22, 2017 
Join us on the journey, 300 years - 1717-2017. Remembering God's faithfulness and looking in the future.
  • Touring Historic Mellinger site
  • Children's Activities
  • Food
  • Singing
  • Special Sunday morning worship and Fellowship Meal
Mountville Mennonite Church
Monthly Worship & Healing Night's, 2nd Wednesday  
Begins at 7 p.m. at Mountville Mennonite Church, 205 Froelich Ave, Mountville, PaWe allow space for worshiping in song and prayer for any needs you may have...mental, emotional, spiritual and physical healing.
Next scheduled is November 8th.
Rohrerstown Mennonite Church
Neighbors Together at RMC Prayer meetings
Every Tuesday, 9:30 - 11 a.m. at Rohrerstown Mennonite Church
601 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster Pa.
LMC Agency Events & Information
Eastern Mennonite Missions 
   
The EMM Chapel Committee Invites You!
Come hear Dr. Bree Keyton, who was delivered from drugs and Night Club life after being shot in the head and survived. She then  gave her life wholly to Jesus, who led her to the Congo to reach Pygmies with the good news.  In the face of being shot at with machine guns, attacked by black mambas, and many other unimaginable horrific conditions, she nevertheless trusted in the power of God and brought many entire communities of Pygmies to Jesus Christ. To date, more than 70,000 Pygmies have come to know Jesus Christ as Lord through her ministry, and she desperately wants to reach the remainder of those who are still left without Christ but are facing annihilation at the hands of warring armies. Bree's powerful stories of deliverance from attacks, seeing sick people delivered from the Ebola virus and seeing dead people raised to life will inspire and encourage. She will be speaking at EMM on Saturday October 28 at 6:30 pm. 
Sponsored by the EMM Chapel Committee.

Launch is a cross-cultural discipleship training process that will equip you for your missions journey, wherever God takes you. This three-phase process prepares you with concepts of culture and ministry principles before your mission assignment. Then, as you jump into ministry, get support from EMM coaches and fellow missionaries in an online community. For Launch 2018 registration and dates, contact Krystle Leininger at 717 898-2251 ext. 267 or krystleL@emm.org.
Watch the new Launch video at emm.org/launch!

Launch (lanzamiento) es un entrenamiento transcultural de discipulado que le capacitará para su viaje de misiones, dondequiera que Dios le lleve. Este proceso de tres fases le proporciona conceptos culturales y principios ministeriales antes de comenzar su misión. Seguidamente, una vez que comience su labor ministerial, reciba el apoyo de entrenadores de EMM y de compañeros misioneros utilizando una comunidad en línea (online). Para inscribirse y ver las fechas de Launch 2018, póngase en contacto con Krystle Leininger en el 717 898-2251 ext. 267 o krystleL@emm.org.
¡Vea el nuevo vídeo de Launch en emm.org/launch!
 
New churches in Eastern and Central Europe are finding ways to witness within their post-communist and/or Muslim contexts. There are many opportunities for willing believers to strengthen and support these churches! Join EMM workers as an English teacher in the Czech Republic, or explore other ways of serving in the community. Work with a business for transformation team in Albania and help develop a possible church-planting endeavor. Or be a pioneer in an area where there are currently no EMM workers, such as Bosnia or Kosovo. Learn more about mission opportunities in East/Central Europe at emm.org/go , or by contacting Personnel Placement Coach Jimm Derksen at jimmd@emm.org or 717 898-2251 ext. 214.

Nuevas iglesias en Europa Oriental y Central están encontrando maneras de testificar dentro de su contexto musulmán y/o post-comunista. ¡Hay muchas oportunidades para creyentes que estén dispuestos a fortalecer y apoyar a estas iglesias! Únase a obreros de EMM como profesor de inglés en la República Checa o explore otras formas de servir en la comunidad. Trabaje con un equipo de "transformación a través de el negocio" en Albania y ayude a desarrollar un posible esfuerzo para sembrar iglesias. O sea un pionero en una zona donde actualmente no hay obreros de EMM, lugares tales como Bosnia o Kosovo. Obtenga más información acerca de las oportunidades misioneras en Europa Oriental y Central en emm.org/go, o poniéndose en contacto con el Coach de Colocación de Personal Jimm Derksen en jimmd@emm.org o 717 898-2251 ext. 214.

 

  
Native Crafts Folk Art Class
Jess McPherson, Shawnee, will teach how to make cordage from natural fibers during a class at the 1719 Herr House & Museum from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28. The class costs $30. Register by October 13 at  www.hansherr.org or by calling 717-464-4438.
 
Clase de Artesanía Folclórica Nativoamericana
Jess McPherson, Shawnee, enseñará cómo hacer sogas de fibras naturales durante una clase en la Casa Mueso de Herr de 9 a.m. hasta el mediodía el sábado 28 de octubre. La clase cuesta $30. Matricúlate para el 13 de octubre en www.hansherr.org o llamando al 717-464-4438.  
 
Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale Opening
Come to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for the opening of their annual sale of handcrafted goods. Meet the artists, listen to live music, and enjoy light refreshments while perusing traditional art. Freshly baked pies will also be available for purchase. The reception takes places from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17 at the Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
 
Apertura de la Venta de Arte Folklórica Alemana de Pensilvania
Ven a la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster para la apertura de la venta anual de artesanía.  Saluda a los artistas, escucha música en vivo, y disfruta de aperitivos ligeros mientras miras el arte tradicional.  La recepción se llevará a cabo entre 6 a 8:30 p.m. el viernes 17 de noviembre en la Sociedad, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa
 
Bookbinding Class
Learn how to make your own books and journals at the 1719 Herr House & Museum. Ramon Townsend will teach bookbinding during a class from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. Those who are interested in the class can register online at www.hansherr.org or by phone at 717-464-4438. The class costs $105. Register by October 27.  
 

Clase de encuadernación de libros

Aprende a encuadernar tus propios libros y diarios en la Casa Museo de Herr del 1719. Ramon Townsend enseñará una clase de encuadernación de libros desde las 9 a.m. hasta las 3 p.m. el sábado 11 de noviembre. Aquellos interesados en la clase pueden registrarse en el sitio web de www.hansherr.org o por teléfono al 717-464-4438. La clase cuesta $105. Matricúlate para el 27 de octubre. 
 

Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster
Christmas Concert Series 2017

Thursday, November 30, 7 p.m.
Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster

Saturday, December 2, 4 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster

Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m.
Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster

Click here to view and share postcard flyer.

  
Art Reception 
The art work of David Brubaker will be on display at Landis Homes beginning Thursday Nov. 2.  That evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
there will be an opening reception in the Harvest View Art Gallery.  Come see his wonderful watercolors and talk with the artist. For more information, call Landis Homes at 717-381-3550. 
LMC Fraternal Ministries Events & Information
Camp Hebron
Mother/Daughter Retreat, November 3-5, 2017 
Be the mom you always wanted to be! Spend time with your daughter as you examine self-worth, fashion, adversities, relationships, and purpose from a Biblical perspective. The weekend's theme is "Who I Am." Motel-style lodging at Sylvan View and Hillside Villa. Private room - $250/pair; Shared room $210/pair; additional daughter is $80. Financial assistance available. Register at www.camphebron.org/mother-daughter or contact the office at info@camphebron.org or 717-896-3441.

Thanksgiving Meal 
Thursday November 23, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.
Forget the cooking, the cleaning, the stress of hosting a family gathering. Enjoy Thanksgiving at Camp Hebron's Sylvan View Dining Room. Reserve your table today! $18 for ages 12+; $9 for Ages 4-11; Ages 0-3 are FREE. Learn more at www.camphebron.org/thanksgiving or contact the office at info@camphebron.org or 717-896-3441.

BASECAMP: Jr. High Retreat, January 5-7, 2018 
Winter youth retreat for grades 6-8. Retreat features speaker Pastor Wayne Morgan. Lodging in cabins and Fernglade. New incentives for youth groups! Register by September 30th & each participant receives a free drink from Peter's Mountain Cafe; Register by October 30th & your youth group will be entered to win a free lock-in at the Gym. Reserve spots for $25/person. $125/person if registered by December 7, 2017 ($20 late fee if registered after). Learn more at www.camphebron.org/base-camp or contact the office at info@camphebron.org or 717-896-3441.

ROOTED: Sr. High Retreat, January 12-14, 2018 
Winter youth retreat for grades 9-12. Retreat features speaker Pastor Todd Pearage and touring worship band - The Evidence. Lodging in cabins and Fernglade. New incentives for youth groups! Register by September 30th & each participant receives a free drink from Peter's Mountain Cafe; Register by October 30th & your youth group will be entered to win a free lock-in at the Gym. Reserve spots for $25/person. $125/person if registered by December 7, 2017 ($20 late fee if registered after). Learn more at www.camphebron.org/base-camp or contact the office at info@camphebron.org or 717-896-3441.  

Scrapbooking Women's Weekend, January 26-28, 2018  
Make a dent in those piles of photos waiting for albums at this year's scrapbooking retreat. Enjoy an atmosphere of fellowship, laughter, and of course, time to work on your scrapbooks. Motel-style lodging and meals in Sylvan View Retreat Center. Single Occupancy - $190/person; Double Occupancy $165/person; Triple Occupancy - $150/person; early arrival - $60 extra. www.camphebron.org/scrapbook or contact the office at info@camphebron.org or 717-896-3441.

Women's Retreat, February 23-25, 2018 
Looking for spiritual refreshment? Escape the circus at home and reconnect with God at Camp Hebron's annual Women's Retreat featuring speaker LaRie Miller. You can expect great worship and messages, delicious food, comfortable lodging, plenty of time to enjoy activities and relax Come by yourself, bring your family, bring a friend or bring your small group, all ladies are welcome! Motel-style lodging and meals in Sylvan View Retreat Center. Single Occupancy - $220/person; Double Occupancy $175/person; Triple Occupancy - $160/person. www.camphebron.org/womens-retreat or contact the office at info@camphebron.org or 717-896-3441.  
Garden Spot Village
Paint Party  
Thursday, October 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Indoor Village Park
Love to paint? Or do you want to learn how to paint? Join us for a paint party featuring a 12"x12" painting featuring an Autumn Owl. $30pp includes supplies, instruction and a specialty Starbucks beverage of your choice. All ages welcome.
 
Click here to view more events at Garden Spot Village. 
Harmonies Workshop
Sing Colonial Hymns
The Foresingers are back! They will present a colonial hymns program Sunday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m., at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 West Orange Street, Lancaster.

The Foresingers formed in 1993 as a group of 12 select singers interested in American early music. Performing in historic sites and museums and academic conferences, they took the music to several states and Canada. They won cameo appearances in two PBS documentaries.

In celebration of having the score engraved this year, the group decided to gather again, including the piano, temple blocks, zither, flute, harp and bells. All are welcome to this free program.  Expect some audience participation.

These early tunes sung by ear were popular before singing schools taught harmony and hymnals printed notes. The music evokes a world of unison, slow mystery. When John Adams went to church in New York in 1774 he wrote to Abigail that the singing was "in the old way," with all the "dawdling and quavering."

A free will offering will help defray expenses.
No Longer Alone Ministries 
Family Support Group 
Fourth Sunday of every month, 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. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Sunday of each month from 3- 5 p.m. at Rossmere Mennonite Church, 741 Janet Ave, Lancaster. Educational program runs from 3-4 p.m.; Share and Care Groups meet from 4:10-5 p.m.
Click here for more information.   
 
Upcoming Topics:
  • October 22 - Staying off the Bipolar Rollercoaster. Presenter: Donna Thomas, RN
  • November 19 - Affordable Healthcare. Presenter: Lisa Riffanacht, PALCO
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. Groups meet twice a month at the following locations:
  • First and third Tuesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at Aspire Community Center, 45 E Main St, Mt Joy.

Upcoming Spiritual Strengths Topics include: 

  • October - SELF-CONTROL: Taking Action, Not Reacting
  • November - THANKFULNESS: Unexpressed Gratitude/The Cornucopia
Churchwide and Other Events & Information
Barnabas Initiatives & Pense Center
Rooting for the Underdog: churches striving against the odds
November 10, 2017, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Real Life Church of God
6020 Lemon St., East Petersburg, Pa. 17520

In a day of storytelling, teaching, and mutual encouragement we will root for the underdog - that is, for churches striving against daunting odds. The aim is to create a tipping point for participants - the moment when distraction shifts to focus, weariness to energy, and discouragement to fresh determination.

Registration is $35 per person. Click here to view and share the flyer. For more information and to register, visit evangelical.edu/underdog.
EVANA Network
Flourishing: Pastor/Spouse Retreat 2018
February 18 - 22, Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, Fl.
Flourishing is a retreat for pastors, church planters, ministry leaders, and spouses from various denominations and backgrounds. Press that annual reset button by joining us at Flourishing. You will find encouragement through different workshops and rest through healing ministries. In addition, there will be the opportunity to resource and connect with leaders from many diverse backgrounds.
  
Click here for more information and to register.
Everence
Stewardship University
Saturday, March 3, 2018, Calvary Church
More than 30 workshops focusing on holistic stewardship.
Click here for more information.
For questions/information, contact Kevin Nofziger, Church and Member Relations Representative 717-653-6662, kevin.nofziger@everence.com.
Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter
Marriage Encounter at Kenbrook Bible Camp, Oct. 27-29 
Isn't it time you took a break from the stresses of life and focused on each other while strengthening your marriage relationship?  Marriage Encounter helps you do that as you learn about communication, how to deal with stress in marriage, how to make your marriage last a lifetime, and more!  Visit our website (www.marriageencounter.org), send us an email (love@marriageencounter), or give us a call at 717-569-5676 for more information or to register.

Engaged Encounter November 17-19
Take a break from wedding planning and spend a weekend away with your fiancé(e) at Engaged Encounter focusing on your upcoming marriage! Learn more about each other as you learn about communication, how to deal with stress in marriage, how to make your marriage last a lifetime, and more!  Visit our website (www.marriageencounter.org), send us an email (love@marriageencounter.org), or give us a call at 717-569-5676 for more information or to register. 
Women's Regional Assembly
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Rd.,
20 different workshops by 20 young Anabaptists leaders of 15-20 different regional churches. Dreaming... that all 20 leaders invite friends and neighbors from their own church community.
Time for Christian inspiration... opportunities for new friendships and helpful resources!
Open to anyone. No pre-registration; however, a free-will offering will be received.
Elevator service available
For more information, click here, or contact Joanne Siegrist 717-656-6429, jhs606@frontiernet.net.
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