Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fwd: Please Post

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Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:06 AM
Subject: Please Post
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Swamp Christian Fellowship will be showing God's Not Dead in our Multipurpose room on Saturday, March 7.


Will you please promote the showing of this movie?


Thank you!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fwd: Preparing for the journey – how financial planning changed my life

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From: Everence Lancaster <>
Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:55 PM
Subject: Preparing for the journey – how financial planning changed my life

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C. Douglas Umble,  REBC
Managing Director
Everence Lancaster
(717) 653-6662

2160 Lincoln Hwy E.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Financial Advisors:
(717) 394-0769
Credit Union:
(717) 291-1364

960 E. Main St.
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Financial Advisors:
(717) 653-6662
Credit Union:
(717) 653-2985

1020 Sharp Ave.
Ephrata, PA 17522
Financial Advisors:
(717) 733-9414
Credit Union:
(717) 721-6180

Preparing for the journey – how financial planning changed my life

A financial planning process that incorporates our faith and values can help us carry out God's calling to be faithful stewards of our resources. Find out more in this firsthand account.

Tell us your choices for awards that celebrate Christian stewardship

We'd like you to help us honor people who model Christian stewardship. Our Journey Awards nomination deadline is April 30.
Find out more.


Volunteers flex generosity muscles

Volunteers in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Harrisonburg, Virginia, areas participated recently in Everence-sponsored events that focused on being generous. See a couple of examples of how people pitched in to help.


Doing better together

Thanks for checking out the latest Everence Vine newsletter. This issue features people exhibiting the very best in Christian stewardship, including volunteering, sharing and even getting their own financial houses in order. Be sure to visit to register for our upcoming Stewardship University event on Saturday, March 7, to find out about other local events and to meet our team of professionals.

— C. Douglas Umble, REBC, Managing Director, Lancaster

Everence Vine is published quarterly by Everence.

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. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches.

Advisory services offered through Everence Trust Company and Investment Advisors, a division of ProEquities Inc., Registered Investment Advisors. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., a registered broker-dealer, member FINRA and SIPC. Investments are not NCUA or otherwise federally insured, may involve loss of principal, and have no credit union guarantee. Everence entities are independent from ProEquities Inc.

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Fwd: Please share these announcements with your congregation

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From: Mennonite World Conference <>
Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Subject: Please share these announcements with your congregation
To: Gehman Mennonite Church <>



Greetings from MWC! This e-newsletter is being sent to churches and individuals in Central PA to keep you informed of events related to PA 2015, the 16th Assembly of MWC which will be held in Harrisburg, PA July 21-26, 2015. Please help us spread the word, either by including some of these announcements in your church bulletin, or by forwarding to persons who may be interested. – Lynn Roth, MWC North America Representative

Don't miss this once-in-a-generation event!  Make plans now to attend PA 2015, the Global Assembly of Mennonite World Conference.  Prepare to be transformed as you worship and fellowship with Anabaptist brothers and sisters from around the world.  Experience the global Church through five days of great music, inspirational speakers from different countries, small sharing groups, tours, workshops, and much more. PA 2015 will be held July 21-26, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.  Register online now at

Do you fit these volunteer needs?  Volunteers are at the heart of Pennsylvania 2015 Global Assembly.  Mennonite World Conference is currently looking for qualified volunteers to manage logistical aspects of Food Service, Transportation, and Lodging for Global Assembly, July 21-26, 2015. This work would begin part-time in February and continue through Assembly ​(full time).

Part-time team leaders in the areas of Food Service, Transportation, and Lodging are also needed and would require four hours per day during Assembly. If interested, or needing more information about any of these roles, please contact with a letter of interest and professional resume (if available).

Please pray with us. In the next two months, hundreds of people in Zimbabwe, India, Colombia, Indonesia, and many other countries will apply and interview for their US visas so they can participate in PA 2015, the Global Assembly of Mennonite World Conference.  Pray that the visa process will go smoothly for them, so that PA 2015 can be a truly global Anabaptist gathering!

Need more hosts for Assembly registrants. The MWC Private Guestroom Committee is still looking for hosts who live within an hour's drive of the Farm Show Complex. Hosts will offer a bed and breakfast and take their guests to a specified shuttle bus location. We currently have space for approximately 1000 Assembly registrants, but due to a healthy demand, we would like to have space for up to 1200. It's easy to sign up. Just go to the MWC Pennsylvania 2015 page ( and click on "Offer Home Stays" to see more information and fill out the application form. Questions may also be directed to Lyndell Thiessen at

Call for Worship and Contemporary Art.  Art of many kinds will be on display at PA 15, the Global Assembly of Mennonite World Conference that will be held July 21-26 in Harrisburg, PA.  Artists are invited to submit contemporary art for a juried exhibit.  Churches are invited to display worship art (banners, tapestries, or other visual pieces) that represent their congregation.  There will also be displays of children's art and historical art.  For more information, visit


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Date: Feb 24, 2015 9:35 AM
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Please include this announcement in your church bulletin on March 1 and 8:


Dennis Hughes presents "Amish in Focus: Photos and Stories" on Thurs., March 12, 7:30 p.m., at Elizabethtown College's Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Hughes, a professional photographer, has been taking pictures of the Amish since 1986. He will show some of his photos and tell behind-the-scenes stories related to them. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit


Thank you.


Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies

Elizabethtown College

One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Phone: 717-361-1470

Fax: 717-361-1443



Fwd: We're Hiring!

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Date: Feb 23, 2015 6:54 PM
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February 2015 NEWSLETTER

Visit our website to learn more about our counselors, services, church partnerships, or to donate!

"Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise."
Jeremiah 17:14

We're Hiring!


Part-time Accountant - Our beloved accountant Sydney is retiring in March. If you are a cheerful, detail oriented, experienced Christian accountant who is interested in part-time work, please go to the listing on our website to learn about the job description and to apply.


Licensed Counselor - We are currently seeking a licensed Christian counselor to add to our team. Please send your resume to Peter Oscsodal at




The Source
A note from our Executive Director, Roxanne Holcomb 

Dear FRCC Friends,


I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago. I was meeting with two financial professionals whom I'd never before met. The gentleman said, "This is a good place; this is where I came when I needed counseling." The woman said, "I went to xyz for Christian counseling and was really helped there." Both of these people had some very difficult issues to work through and sought professional Christians to help them get through those issues victoriously. I walked away from that encounter blessed that we now live in a culture where people want to be healthy and recognize their bodies as being physical, emotional and spiritual.


As you know, one of FRCC's very own, Glenford Kauffman, has been nominated and is a runner-up for the Central Penn Parent Healthcare Hero Award for Children's Mental Health. Glenford will be honored at a breakfast sponsored by CPP at the Harrisburg Sheraton on Friday morning, March 27 at 7:30 AM.  If you want to attend, your cost for the breakfast is $45 and you can register here


We are actively preparing for our Garden Party Tea in May. Once again we will host a Silent Auction at the Tea. Each month we will provide you with more details so you can get the event on your calendar and plan to join us. Your teaser for the Garden Party Tea this month is that DavCo Advertising has donated a Hot Air Balloon Ride for two to our Silent Auction! If that is on your bucket list, or you want it as a gift for someone, please plan to attend!



We continue to nurture hope and facilitate healing,



Roxanne Holcomb

Executive Director


We are thrilled to be hosting our 3rd Annual Garden Party and Silent Auction in May! We already have some great auction items lined up! Keep up with the details on our facebook and website
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Fwd: Bulletin Items from the Lancaster Mennonite Hisotrical Society for March 1

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From: Communications Director <>
Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 1:33 PM
Subject: Bulletin Items from the Lancaster Mennonite Hisotrical Society for March 1

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 para los eventos en algún lugar prominente en su iglesia.

English Version

  • Pies in the Mennonite Tradition—Stop by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on Saturday, March 14 between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. to learn how to make pie crusts, and to sample some slices with a cup of coffee for yourself. To attend, tickets can be purchased for $15 by calling (717) 393-9745 or by going to The event will be held at the Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, 17602.
  • MWC Book Discussion on African Anabaptists—To prepare for Mennonite World Conference Assembly in July, hear input, responses, and discussion about "Anabaptist Songs in African Hearts," the Africa volume of the Global Mennonite History Series on Sunday, March 15 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel.
  • Annual Banquet—Come hear Nancy Heisey, former president of Mennonite World Conference, speak on the topic "Does Mennonite World Conference Unify All Anabaptists?" at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society's Annual Banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Yoder's Restaurant and Banquet Facility. Tickets are available for $25 at or by calling (717) 393-9745.
  • Talk on Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases—Visit the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on Saturday, March 28, between 10 am and noon to hear author Ann Hermes talk about her book "Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures." Historical examples of patchwork pillowcases will be on display, and modern renditions available for purchase.
Spanish Version
  • "Pies" en la Tradición Menonita—Ven a la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster el sábado 14 de marzo entre las 6:00 y las 8:30 p.m. para aprender cómo hacer la costra del "pie," y para saborear una muestra de pedazos de "pie" con un buena taza de café. Para asistir, reserve sus boletos de $15 llamando al (717) 393-9745 o vaya a El evento se llevará a cabo en la Sociedad, 2215 Millstream Rd., Láncaster, PA, 17602.
  • Discusión de Libro Sobre Anabautistas Africanos de CMM—Para perpararte para la Asamblea de la Conferencia Mundial Menonita (CMM) en julio, escuche información, respuestas, y discusión sobre el libro "Anabaptist Songs in African Hearts," el volumen de los anabautistas africanos de la Serie de Historia Menonita Global el domingo 15 de marzo de 3:00 a 4:30 p.m. en Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel.
  • Banquete Anual—Ven y escucha a Nancy Heisey, ex–presidente de la Conferencia Mundial Menonita, hablar sobre el tópico "¿Únifica a todos los anabautistas la Conferencia Mundial Menonita?" en el banquete anual que se celebrará a las 6 p.m. el sábado, 11 de abril, en Yoder's Restaurant and Banquet Facility.  Boletos se pueden obtener por $25 en o llamando al 717-393-9745.
  • Charla Sobre Retazos Multicolores para Almohadas de Pensilvania–Visite a la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster el sábado 28 de marzo, entre 10 am y el mediodía para escuchar a la autora Ann Hermes hablar sobre su libro, "Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures." Se exhibirán muestras históricas de retazos multicolores para almohadas.  Producciones modernas estarán disponibles para la venta. 

Joel Nofziger
Director of Communications
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Lancaster Roots
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster PA 17602
717 393 9745

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fwd: What the Media Isn't Reporting on ISIS' Beheading of 21 Christian Men

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Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 10:48 PM
Subject: What the Media Isn't Reporting on ISIS' Beheading of 21 Christian Men

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What the Media Isn't Reporting on ISIS' Beheading of 21 Christian Men

The tragic images of 21 young Christian Egyptian men about to be beheaded are almost impossible to see and process. This latest despicable act of barbarism has hit Sami Yacoub, our dear friend and the regional director for the Middle East's Focus on the Family's outreach in Egypt, hard.

Keep reading to learn some of Sami's perspectives and insights on the situation, including some facts not being reported by the media. And if you want to share prayers and encouragement with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, please leave them in the comments section. We will pass them along with Sami.

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