Friday, January 30, 2015

Fwd: Meditations, Food, and Faith

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January 2015

Classic Herald Press Favorites Re-released 


Mary Emma Showalter gathered recipes from hundreds of Mennonite women across the United States and Canada for this mouth-watering collection of dishes, now updated with new color photographs and standardized measurements. This book makes a great gift for budding cooks, newlyweds, or anyone interested in joining or continuing the Mennonite tradition of great food. 


This 65th anniversary edition adds all new color photography and a brief history while retaining all of the original recipes and traditional Fraktur drawings.


Check out the Mennonite Community Cookbook blog for current contests related to the book. Keep an eye out for a feature article in an upcoming issue of The Mennonite as well. Mennonite Community Cookbook is 25% off until February 2. 

 Meditations for the Expectant Mother 

This popular series has already reached hundreds of thousands of readers. Now available in a smaller size with a redesigned cover, these beautiful devotions will continue to reach mothers on their journeys through parenthood. 

See the news release for the book series here


Click here for more information and to order.


 Meditations for New Parents 




"These meditations touched and encouraged me as a brand-new parent. I appreciated Sara and Gerald's stories of both blessing and struggle in raising their own children. This book helped me understand the profound ways that I experience God's love and my own parents' love in new ways now that I am a parent." Anna Groff, interim editor of The Mennonite


Click here for more information and to order.

Meditations for the New Mother


Helen Good Brenneman's initial book of the Meditations series is filled with thoughtful reflections and stories about motherhood. Poetry and Scripture-based devotions walk readers through 

30 days of motherhood. Beautiful, concise, and timeless. 


Meditation Series is available in print and as an ebook.



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Rachel: Ellie's People, Book 3 


Mary Christner Borntrager's beloved book series was written to provide young readers insight into the world of the Amish, centering on young characters with important decisions ahead of them.

Read about Borntrager's road to authorship here


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Coming Soon: February and March Releases

Called to be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order


"Marlene Miller's story is among the rarest of spiritual journeys: an English person who becameand remainedAmish. This book is even rarer: a firsthand tale of the trials and joys of nearly fifty years of life as an Amish convert." Erik Wesner, founder of Amish America website and author of
Success Made Simple


Order Called to Be Amish before its February 9 publication date and get 25% off your purchase!

In Search of Promised Lands: A Religious History of Mennonites in Ontario

"This long-needed and much-anticipated history of Mennonites in Ontario does not disappoint. Author Sam Steiner has undertaken meticulous research to offer a comprehensive narrative that balances the local and particular with broader contextual explanations for how the `startling diversity' of Mennonites in Ontario today came to be." Marlene Epp, professor of history, Conrad Grebel University College

Order In Search of Promised Lands before March 9 to receive a $7.00 USD discount.  
Lamentations, Song of Songs


This Old Testament study covers the full emotional register of biblical literature and helps readers understand and apply the theological wisdom contained within the poetic writings.  Wilma Ann Bailey, Professor of Christian Witness and professor of Hebrew and Aramaic Scripture at Christian Theological Seminary, delves into the sorrow of Lamentations, while Christina Bucher, professor of biblical studies at Elizabethtown College, offers interpretation for the lyric love poems of Song of Songs. 

Series volume 27

Order Lamentations, Song of Songs before its February 9 publication date and receive a $7.00 USD discount!



The book of Galatians holds both world-changing and personally transforming power for the contemporary church. George R. Brunk III, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of New Testament at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, provides valuable commentary on the powerful words of Paul, helping them reach churches and individuals today.

Series volume 28

The Believers Church Bible Commentary series is well regarded for its accessibility and relevance in today's church. 

Order Galatians before its March 23 publication date and receive a $7.00 USD discount!

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Fwd: Craft/Flea Market in Denver Tomorrow

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Craft/Flea Market - in Denver 7am-1pm

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Craft/Flea Market January 31st, 7am-1pm

Wooden crafts, Jewelry, hand bags, Personal Care & Beauty products, flea market items, collectibles, sports jerseys, antiques, all natural home care products, Pampered Chef, Essential Oils, Avon, Scentsy Candles, hair accessories, and SO MUCH MORE....

Located at the Lighthouse Youth Center
3rd & Main St, in Denver, PA!

Proceeds from Food and Raffle go to REAL Youth Ministry's Guyana Mission Trip!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fwd: Please share this important message

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Note to Congregational Leader: Please share the following with your congregation by forwarding this email to your congregational list or by letting your people know in some other way of the following unique opportunity.

        Will you be part of it?

Hundreds of persons from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe have already registered for PA 2015, the next Mennonite World Conference global Assembly to be held in Harrisburg, PA July 21-26, 2015.

Will they have a chance to meet you?

An opportunity to make new friends, listen to the stories of their lives and congregations, pray for each other, and take courage from these fellow believers from around the world.

Five days of great music, workshops, small sharing groups, tours, inspirational sermons from many lands, and much more!

To register today, go to

Will we all meet you there? We hope so. Chance of a lifetime!


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Fwd: January 2015 CWS Newsletter

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Story of Citizenship

Celso Mesias, originally a Peruvian national, became a proud U.S. citizen the 22nd of December 2014 after being a Lawful Permanent Resident since 1999.

Before coming to CWS for assistance with submitting his naturalization application, Celso sought the help of a lawyer who took his money and did not properly submit the necessary paperwork. He was scammed. Celso waited years before considering applying for citizenship again because he was afraid there might be legal consequences from the lawyer's misaction.

While Celso waited to fulfill his dream of becoming an American citizen, he became involved in the Lancaster community. He has met several Congressmen and has spent time working for one of the Spanish Civic Associations of the county. Then, this past fall, Celso contacted the CWS Immigration Legal Services Program.

Audrey Lopez, CWS Lancaster's Citizenship and Integration Paralegal, was fortunate to be the one to tell Celso that he was eligible for citizenship and could apply. 

"I will never forget calling him to confirm his oath ceremony and hearing his cries of joy in response to the good news" recalls Audrey. 

Although there were obstacles along the way, Celso's oath was finally administered in Philadelphia right before Christmas. His dream came true, bit it goes even farther. Obtaining U.S. citizenship will also allow his daughter to obtain Legal Permanent Resident status. In the end, citizenship has not only opened doors for him but also for those he loves the most.

Get Involved

Unfortunately, many immigrants experience scams similar to Celso. We can all be advocates in our community for those seeking legal immigration advice. Here are some ways that you can advocate on behalf of your neighbors.

1. If you know of someone who needs legal counsel in regards to immigration concerns, take the time to make sure they are not scammed.

Consultation appoinments can be made with the CWS Lancaster Immigration Legal Services Program by calling (717)-358-9728. Please leave a message!

Call (703)-305-0470 to verify that your representative is accredited or if your attorney has been barred from practicing.

2. Follow Celso's example and speak to your representative. Call 1-866-940-2439 to urge your representative to take steps towards fixing our broken immigration system in a way that is humane and just. 

3. Educate yourself about Administrative Relief and what it may mean for you and your neighbors. Check out the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services webpage for more information regarding immigration. 

Subscribe to our NEW Church Newsletter

Click Here to subscribe for our new CWS Lancaster Church Newsletter!

Are you a pastor, small group leader, or devoted congregant who likes to stay up-to-date of local needs? Please join our new Church Newsletter where Christine Baer, Congregational Resource Developer, will keep you informed of local stories, highlights, and volunteer/donation needs.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Click Here to learn more about volunteering with CWS Lancaster.

Click Here to learn more about interning with CWS Lancaster.

CWS Lancaster is Hiring

Are you passionate about helping others? Would you like to work in a vibrant and diverse office? Apply to work with CWS Lancaster!

Click Here to view open positions.

Listen to local refugee stories

Footsteps is a podcast program of refugee people with amazing stories of hope and resilience.

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308 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

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Sheila Mastropietro, Director CWS Lancaster,  •  •  donate now
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