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Lancaster Mennonite Conference
Information for leaders and congregations
August 16, 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
Fall Leadership Assembly
Thursday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. - 5:05 p.m. 
Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Rd, Mount Joy, Pa 17552
LMC's Fall Leadership Assembly is planned for Thursday, September 21 (instead of September 16). This assembly is being held in conjunction with the Annual International Missions Association (IMA) being hosted this year by EMM. This is a wonderful opportunity for LMC leaders to interact with and learn from our Global Fraternal partners from around the world.
Credentialed leaders, please register at the following link Lunch will be provided. Donations will be received.

Translation in other languages will be provided as requested. For more information, contact Joselyn Santiago at

The public is welcome to attend the evening sessions at Mount Joy Mennonite Church (click here for dates and times).

Host Families Needed for IMA  
EMM is requesting host families for the 20th anniversary gathering of the International Missions Association (IMA) from Sept.19-27. If you are available to host international missions leaders for all or part of this event, please visit this link for more details or contact Jessica Fellenger at or 717 898-2251 ext. 235.

There is also a need for meal donations for lunch or dinner during the event for the group of approximately 50 people. This is another great way to show hospitality to our international guests.  Interested persons should contact Jessica Fellenger at or 717 898-2251 ext. 235.

Ministry Trips for IMA  
Over 30 international leaders plan to spend a week with us as part of of the 20th anniversary celebration of the International Missions Association (IMA). Guests are available for weekend ministry opportunities Saturday (Sept. 23) and Sunday (Sept 24).  Opportunities could be meeting with leaders, preaching in a service, sharing stories, answering questions, etc. The goal is for local churches here to build relationships and learn from the experience of our brothers and sisters from around the globe. Inviting churches will be responsible to provide a host family for Saturday night and transportation to and from the Lancaster area.  Please e-mail Troy Landis ( if you have questions or are interested in hosting.

Healing Communities Training 
Saturday, September 30, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Lancaster Mennonite Conference Offices
2160 Lincoln Hwy East #5, Lancaster, Pa 17602   

Healing Communities is a proven, national model, developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with faith leaders from across the theological spectrum to engage congregations in the restoration and healing of their own members who have been impacted by crime and the criminal justice system.

Sponsored by: Lancaster Mennonite Conference, New Person Ministries, The Potter's House
Cost is
$40 per person or $100 for three (3) attendees from the same congregation (lunch will be provided)
To register, go to this link by September 16
Click here to view and share the promotional flyer.  

New Resource Available 
Mennonite: What's in a Name? Brochure
Congregations may purchase a new brochure called Mennonite: What's in a Name? Visitors, seekers, and prospective members will find the content helpful in explaining the Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition. They are available at the LMC office for $3.50 plus postage for a bundle of 10. Contact Joselyn Santiago, or 717-293-5246 ext. 100, for more information or to order.

Shalom News Announcements 
Guest Team Member(s) for Shalom News Magazine
For each issue of Shalom News, our editorial team invites a guest team member or team members to sit with us (Brinton Rutherford and Joselyn Santiago) for a 1-2 hour brainstorming/planning session to help shape the theme and articles, and maybe write an article or two. 
If you would like to be considered to be a guest team member for an issue of Shalom News, please contact Joselyn Santiago ( or 717-293-5246 ext. 100).
From Around the Conference
Did your congregation celebrate a special anniversary? 
Did your congregation host an event in the community?
We are inviting congregations to submit congregational announcements (i.e. retirements, baptisms, credentialing services, etc.) to be included in the Shalom News magazine.
If your congregation is interested in sharing, please submit a 1-4 sentence story/update with a photo (if possible) to Joselyn Santiago ( 
Multiplication Prayer Gathering
Every third Thursday of each month 
7-9 p.m. in the Harvest Room, at Landis Homes.
For more information call 717-293-5246 ext. 111.

LMC Youth Workers Monthly Breakfast
On the 4th Tuesday of each month, youth ministry workers gather at 8 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. 
Congregational Events & Information
Martindale Mennonite Church
15th Annual Women of God's Design Seminar
October 3 and 5, 7 p.m., 171 Hurst Rd., Ephrata, Pa. 17522
Click here to print and share the brochure. To reserve your workshop seat, please return the form, or email your workshop choices to Brenda Martin at
Rohrerstown Mennonite Church
Weekly Prayer meetings
Every Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Rohrerstown Mennonite Church
601 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster Pa.
Missional Pathways EMM/FMC/LMC
Missional Pathways
Missional Pathways
Missional Pathways is a network for mission involvement. It connects people with the skills, opportunities, resources, and expertise necessary to make their missional impulses a reality. Missional Pathways serves as an extension of its sponsoring congregations and mission organizations, linking people together for increased effectiveness in mission.

Are you sensing an impulse? Ready for an adventure? Active in a venture? Wherever you are on your journey into missions, Missional Pathways is here to help. To request a meeting with a staff person, please write to
or call 717-584-4404 (if no answer, leave a voicemail or send a text). To learn more, visit

Click here to view and share the Missional Pathways promotional flyer.  

Missional Pathways
Missional Pathways (Sendas misioneras) es un sistema de interrelaciones para la participación en misiones. Conecta a las personas con los conocimientos, oportunidades, experiencia, y recursos necesarios para hacer realidad sus impulsos misionales. Missional Pathways sirve como una extensión de las congregaciones y organizaciones misioneras que la patrocinan, conectando a las personas para lograr una mayor eficacia en misiones.
¿Siente usted un impulso? ¿Está listo para una aventura? ¿Está activo en una aventura? Dondequiera que se encuentre en su viaje a las misiones, Missional Pathways está aquí para ayudar. Para solicitar una cita con un miembro del staff, por favor escriba a
o llame al 717-584-4404 (si no hay respuesta, deje un voicemail o envíe un texto). Para mas información, visite 
LMC Agency Events & Information
Eastern Mennonite Missions 

You're invited to the EMM banquet! 
"Everyone moving in mission in a changing world" is the theme of this year's banquet. Come learn how EMM is adapting in a changing world, and how you can join in! Enjoy food and fellowship with others who are invested in the mission of God through EMM. The banquet is happening November 1, 6:30 p.m., Eden Resort, Lancaster. Register online at Questions? Contact Jessica Fellenger at or 717 898-2251 ext. 235.

¡Está invitado al banquete de EMM! 
"Todos moviéndose en misión en un mundo cambiante" es el tema del banquete de este año. Venga y aprenda cómo EMM se está adaptando en un mundo cambiante, ¡y cómo puede usted participar! Disfrute de comida y de compañerismo con otros que están involucrados en la misión de Dios a través de EMM. El banquete se llevará a cabo el 1ro. de noviembre, a las 6:30 p.m., en el Eden Resort, Lancaster. Regístrese online en ¿Tiene preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Jessica Fellenger en o 717 898-2251 ext. 235.

Mission workers needed in Europe 
EMM is praying for people to consider serving in one of the many long-term mission opportunities in Europe. From working with immigrants and refugees in Germany to strengthening tiny but vibrant churches in East/Central Europe; from joining in with a long-developing ministry in the U.K. to helping pioneer new work in Marseilles, France - we're excited about the doors opening before us, and we're asking God to send people to walk through them! Could that be you? To learn more, visit

Se necesitan obreros de misiones en Europa 
EMM está orando para que alguna gente considere servir en una de las muchas oportunidades de misión a largo plazo en Europa. Ya sea: trabajando con inmigrantes y refugiados en Alemania o fortaleciendo las pequeñas pero vibrantes iglesias en Europa oriental y central; uniéndose a un ministerio en desarrollo por muchos años en el Reino Unido o ayudando como pionero en una nueva obra en Marsella, Francia. Estamos muy entusiasmados al ver que puertas se abren delante de nosotros, y le estamos pidiendo a Dios que envíe personas dispuestas a entrar por ellas. ¿Podría ser usted una de esas personas? Para obtener más información, visite

Cross-cultural mission internship in Lancaster, Pa.
Bridge the Gap is a 14-week mission internship that equips young adults to thrive in a cross-cultural environment. Join an intercultural group of young adults at Immerse International ( to learn about key local/global issues like sustainability, community development, poverty, entrepreneurship, and more. Work 12-15 hours with a local nonprofit or business. To learn more, contact Sherrie Ober at or 717-898-2251 ext. 269.

Pasantía (internado) de misiones transculturales en Lancaster, Pa.
Cubriendo La Brecha es una pasantía o internado de misiones de 14 semanas que equipa a jóvenes adultos para prosperar y dar fruto en un entorno transcultural. Únase a un grupo de jóvenes adultos de variadas culturas en Immerse International ( para aprender sobre temas claves a nivel local y global tales como: la sostenibilidad, el desarrollo comunitario, la pobreza, el espíritu empresarial, y mucho más. Trabaje de 12 a 15 horas con una entidad local sin fines de lucro o comercial. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Sherrie Ober en o 717-898-2251 ext. 269.

Want to be a disciple who makes disciples? Multipliers is a group committed to discussing and practicing simple disciple-making principles for daily life, and then sharing those principles with others. It's a place of accountability and encouragement alongside like-minded Christ-followers. Multipliers is open to those with or without previous discipleship training experience. Multipliers groups meet weekly for three to four months in Lancaster, Pa. If you're not local, join in through Skype! Learn more at Contact Troy Landis at or 717 898-2251 ext. 245 for more information.

¿Quiere ser un discípulo que hace discípulos? Multiplicadores (Multipliers) es un grupo comprometido a discutir y practicar simples principios para hacer discípulos en la vida diaria, luego compartiendo estos principios con otras personas. Es un lugar de rendición de cuentas y ánimo mutuo junto a otros seguidores de Cristo que piensan como usted. Multiplicadores está disponible para aquellos que tienen o no una  previa experiencia de entrenamiento de discipulado. Los grupos de Multiplicadores se reúnen semanalmente por un período de tres a cuatro meses en Lancaster, Pensilvania. Si usted no es local, ¡únase a través de Skype! Obtenga más información en o póngase en contacto con Troy Landis en o en el 717 898-2251 ext. 245. 


Bookworm Frolic 
The annual Bookworm Frolic is rapidly approaching. Come out to 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa., between Wednesday, August 16 and Friday, August 18 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturday, August 19 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), to purchase your favorite used books and support the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
Festival de Libros 
El Festival de Libros anual se aproxima rápidamente. Ven al 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa., entre el miércoles 16 de agosto, y viernes 18 de agosto (de 9 a.m. a 7 p.m.) y sábado 19 de agosto (9 a.m. a 4 p.m.), para comprar tus libros usados favoritos y apoyar a la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Lancaster.
300 Years of Mellinger Mennonite Church 
Join us for two half-day field trips looking at the origins of Mellinger Mennontie Church on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Highlights include a walk to the early Mellinger farm as well as a log barn along Leaman Road. The tour will be led by Dan Wenger and Ivan Leaman. The tour begins at Mellinger Mennonite Church. Registration costs $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers, and is due September 21. For more information and to register visit or call (717) 393-9745.

300 Años de la Iglesia Menonita de Mellinger 
Disfruta de dos giras, mañana y tarde, que muestran los orígenes de la Iglesia Menonita de Mellinger.  Se llevarán a cabo el sábado 21 de octubre de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m., y de 1 a 4 p.m. Las giras incluyen una corta caminata por la finca colonial de la familia Mellinger, y un rancho de troncos en la Carretera Leaman, Road. Dan Wenger y Ivan Leaman dirigirán las giras. La matrícula cuesta $50 para miembros, $65 para no-miembros, a pagarse para el 21 de septiembre. Para más información y para inscribirte visita a o llama al (717) 393-9745.

Swiss-German 1717 Immigrant Journey to Lancaster 
Come along on a field trip retracing the path of the large 1717 group of early immigrants to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The highlight of the trip is sailing the Christina River aboard the Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of the Swedish boat which brought the first European settlers in 1638 to the Delaware Valley. Registration costs $130 for members, $145 for nonmembers, and is due August 16. For more information and to register visit or call (717) 393-9745.

El camino inmigrante alemán-suizo del 1717 hacia Lancaster 
Ven a esta gira el sábado 16 de septiembre que traza el camino de un grupo grande alemán-suizo de los primeros que inmigraron a Lancaster en 1717. Un distintivo de esta gira es navegar por el río Cristina sobre el Kalmar Nyckel, la réplica del buque que trajo a los primeros colonos suecos en el 1638 al Valle de Delaware. La inscripción cuesta $130 para miembros, $145 para no-miembros. Regístrate para el 16 de agosto. Para más información y registración visita a, o llama al (717) 393-9745.

Natural Dyeing Class 
Learn the art of creating natural dyes to color cotton, wool, silk or linen from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 at the 1719 Herr House & Museum. Dress for the weather as the class will be held outside using a wood fire. Instructors again this year will be Martha Brunner, Pennsylvania German, and Jess McPherson, Shawnee. This class costs $45; registration is due September 29. Learn more and register by calling 717-464-4438 or online at

Clase de teñido natural 
Aprende el arte de crear tintes naturales para colorear telas en algodón, lana, seda o lino de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. el sábado 14 de octubre en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr de 1719. Debes prepararte con ropa adecuada para el clima, ya que la clase se llevará a cabo afuera usando un fuego con leña. Los instructores serán Martha Brunner, alemana de Pennsylvania, y Jess McPherson, de la tribu Shawnee. La clase cuesta $45. Regístrate para el 20 de septiembre llamando al 717-464-4438, o visitando a

Annual Storytelling Night 
Hear life stories from Marcy Hostetler, Lancaster Mennonite High School choral director, and Leonard Dow, stewardship and development specialist for Everence and former pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 11 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Road, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.

Noche de Cuentos Anual 
Escucha cuentos sobre las vivencias de Marcy Hostetler, directora coral de Lancaster Mennonite High School, y Leonard Dow, especialista en  mayordomía y desarrollo para Everence y pastor anterior de Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, a las 7 p.m. el lunes, 11 de septiembre, en Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Road, Bird-in-Hand, Pa. 

Host Families Needed 
2017-2018 School Year  
Two host families are needed for the 2017-2018 school year for two Nigerian high school students (2 different families needed) studying at LMS. Both students (1 boy and 1 girl) are connected to the Mennonite Church in Nigeria and would prefer to stay with families attending Mennonite churches here in Lancaster. The guardians of the students are able to afford a modest monthly payment to offset some of the costs of hosting. For more information please contact Christy Horst (, Elvin Kennel (, Jeremiah Denlinger (, or Kirk Benner ( 

Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster  
The Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster is open to children from all denominations and is sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite School as a service to the community.

The Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster is still accepting registrations for Prelude Music (grades 1-2) and Choristers (grades 3-7). These non-auditioned programs meet on Tuesday evenings September through April. Contact for registration forms.

Click here to view and share the flyer.   

Parkinson's Support Group Meeting
The next meeting of the Lancaster County Parkinson's Support Group will be held on August 21. "Resilience with Parkinson's Disease," will be presented by Health Educator Guevien Gray from Johns Hopkins, Baltimore. The presentation will be followed by a time of questions and answers. The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 21 at 2 p.m. in the Westview Community Room at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz. Following the meeting will be a time of refreshments and informal discussion. For more information or to receive a brochure about the Lancaster Parkinson's Support Group persons may make requests to P.O. Box 251, East Petersburg, Pa. 17520, or call 717-509-5494.

Memory Loss Support Group Meeting 
The next meeting of the Memory Loss Support Group at Landis Homes will be held Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m.
in the Warwick Room in the Heritage Memory Support area of Landis Homes. The speaker will be Donna Becker, volunteer chaplain at Landis Homes. She will be sharing about Joy in the Journey. For more information call (717) 581-3939 or
send an email to 

Annual Fellowship Day 
Landis Homes annual Fellowship Day and Chicken Barbecue will be held on Saturday, September 9, with happenings of interest to persons of all ages. The fun begins at 8 a.m. with the opening of the silent auction, market place and yard sale.  
A live benefit auction that begins at 9 a.m. will consist of quilts, antiques, handcrafts, and one-of-a-kind items. Some of this year's quilts include Timberline, Ocean Wave, Starburst Log Cabin, and Bargello Trip.Individuals and businesses donated tops that were quilted by the Landis Homes quilters. The quilt portion of the auction begins at 1:30 p.m.   

This year's art selection has many original and limited edition prints including: Christiane David, Liz Hess, Paris Wyatt Llanso, Lee Lovett, Velma Magill, Kyong Sill Shing, Suk Shuglie, Andy Smith, Julia Swartz, Steve Wilson and more. The art auction will begin at about 10:45 a.m.

Click here for more information. 
LMC Fraternal Ministries Events & Information
Camp Hebron
Retreat for Ages 60+, September 12-14, 2017
Connect with others at the Autumn Retreat. This mid-week retreat for adults ages 60+. This mid-week retreat offers motel-style lodging at Sylvan View with 7 meals. Day Guests are welcome, too! Speaking by Pastor Allan Briggs, Worship led by Lee Roland of Slate Hill Mennonite Church, and a special concert by Southern Gospel Artist - Jeremy Goodling. $200 for Overnight Guests & $42 for Day Guests. Learn more at or contact the office at or 717-896-3441 for more details.

Homecoming Fall Festival, October 7, 2017 
Celebrate 60 years of ministry with us as we eat, laugh and play. FREE Chicken BBQ for first 300 that register. Laugh until your belly hurts with special show by Lancaster's Comedian/Ventriloquist- Ryan & Friends. New this year - 5k Fun Run! Take in the beautiful sites of Camp Hebron's mountainside at your own pace. Event is FREE to attend, please register at or contact the office at or 717-896-3441.

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 or contact the office at 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 or contact the office at 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 or contact the office at 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 or contact the office at or 717-896-3441
Garden Spot Village
Yong Murray Piano Concert
Monday, August 21, 7 - 9 p.m., Chapel
Yong Murray, an accomplished pianist, and recent graduate from Columbia University, will perform in the Chapel.
No Longer Alone Ministries
Fall Ministry Banquet and Silent Auction     
September 21, 2017        
Calvary Church, Lancaster, Pa.     
5:30 p.m. - Registration & Silent Auction, 6:30 p.m. - Buffet Dinner & Program
Individual ticket price: $40
Special Presentation:
Ted Swartz, playwright and actor with Ted & Company TheaterWorks.
Uplifting humor and storytelling for addressing issues of faith, justice and mental wellness    

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:

  • August 27 - The Church and Mental Health. Presenter: Mary Steffy, former NLAM Board member
  • September 24 - Spread the Support, NOT the Stigma. Presenter: Sue Tushingham, Peer Advocate with Mental health America (MHA) 
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.
  • First and third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at NLAM location, 630 Janet Ave, Room B103, Lancaster.
  • Second and fourth Thursday of each month from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 131 S Queen St, Lancaster.
Upcoming Topics include:
  • August - JOY: Recognizing the Good / Pursuing Joy in Others
  • September - LOVE: Self, Service and Sacrifice / The World's Strongest Force
Churchwide and Other Events & Information
Three-day event, September 20-22 
Jim Wallis, president and founder of Washington D.C.- based Sojourners, will join Eastern Mennonite University president Susan Schultz Huxman, and Gonser Gerber development firm partner Doug Mason as featured speakers for the 2017 Everence Development Conference.  
The three-day event, Sept. 20-22, is themed Bridge to a Shared Tomorrow and will take place at the Lancaster Penn Square Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Registration for the conference - designed for nonprofit and church giving - is at the website.
Workshops will offer insights on charitable trends; marketing and donor relations; major, planned and congregational giving; and other charitable topics. 
"The development conference has grown to become a highly valuable opportunity for people who help bridge supporters with missions," said Everence President and CEO Ken Hochstetler. "And with added education for church leaders, all the participants will have a standout experience that will help them grow in their work."
The conference is sponsored by Everence as part of its services to donors and charitable organizations, through its affiliate, Mennonite Foundation.
Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education.

For more information contact Nikki Shingle, Director of Charitable  Relations,, 800-653-9723. 
Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter
Engaged Encounter
Take a break from wedding planning and spend a weekend away with your fiancé(e) at our September 22-24 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 (, send us an email (love@marriageencounter), or give us a call at 717-569-5676 for more information or to register. 
IVEP Host Family Opportunity
Believer is coming to work for Everence through the IVEP partnership program through MCC for approximately one year beginning in the middle of August (click here for the IVEP host information sheet). Believer will be working at 2160 Lincoln Hwy office. Everence is hoping to find a willing host family who would be close to public transportation, which would allow Believer to take public transportation to the Everence office each morning.

If you are interested in hosting Believer, contact Matt Gehman, or 717-553-6613.
Mennonite Central Committee  
Mexico/U.S. Borderlands Learning Tour 
Join MCC East Coast October 10-15, 2017 for an educational learning tour designed to bring awareness about the increasing migrant deaths, militarization, environment degradation, effects on habitat and effects on sister communities by the border wall along the Mexico/U.S. Borderlands. The cost of the Learning Tour is $500 for the six days, which includes all meals, modest lodging and transportation on sites. For more information, visit
Samaritan Safe Church & Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP
Child-on-Child Abuse: Recognizing, Reporting, Preventing
Thursday, October 5, 8 - 11:40 a.m.
Eden Resort & Suites, 222 Eden Rd, Lancaster, Pa.
Cost is $25, payable at the door (cash or check made out to GKH)
Register by phone: 717-291-1700 or email
Trouble I've Seen
A Jesus-shaped Conversation about Racism and the Church
Dr. Drew Hart, Assistant Professor of Theology at Messiah College, will give an address entitled: Trouble I've Seen: A Jesus-shaped Conversation about Racism and the Church at Lancaster Bible College (901 Eden Road, Lancaster, Teague Commons, 4th Floor,)  on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register at For more information about Dr. Hart, see:
Women's Bible Study
2 Timothy Video Series Taught by Beth Moore 
This Bible Study will be held in the home of Rhoda S. Oberholtzer,
807 Lititz Pk., Lititz, Pa 17543.
Each session of the study will be presented at three different times on the following days: September 14, 21, 28 and October 12, 19, 26. Please call to register: 717-626-5658
. Click here to view and share the informational brochure.
Women's Regional Assembly
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Rd.,
Bird-in-Hand, Pa. 17505
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,
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