Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fwd: Bulletin Announcement

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Miles Yoder" <>
Date: Sep 30, 2015 9:37 AM
Subject: Bulletin Announcement
To: <>

Please place the following announcement in your church bulletin or other means of communicating with your congregation. 


Lancaster Mennonite School will hold school-wide Visitors' Day Monday, October 12, at all five campuses: Kraybill (PreK-8) in Mount Joy,Lancaster(grades 6-12), Locust Grove (PreK-6) in Smoketown/E. Lampeter Township, New Danville (PreK-5) and Hershey (K-12). Parents can drop in at any campus from from 8:30-10 a.m. to talk to school adminstrators, get tours and observe classes. Prospective students for grades 6-12 can get tours from 8:30-10 a.m. or choose to attend classes and experience a school day. A half-day experience and pre-registration is recommended for students interested in middle school. To pre-register or for more information about the drop-in for parents, student visitation day or admissions in general, please contact Christy Horst at (717) 509-4459, ext. 312.

Centered in Christ

Transforming Lives
Changing our World 


Miles Yoder
Miles E. Yoder

Assistant Superintendent  

Lancaster Mennonite School | 2176 Lincoln Highway East | Lancaster | PA | 17602

Fwd: Intro. to Restorative Justice Practices Workshop Announcement

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "John-Michael Cotignola-Pickens" <>
Date: Sep 30, 2015 10:38 AM
Subject: Intro. to Restorative Justice Practices Workshop Announcement

Good Morning,

The Center for Community Peacemaking (CCP) is hosting an Intro. to Restorative Justice Practices workshop on November 6th and November 7th from 9 AM-Noon.  We would be honored if individuals from your congregation would be interested in attending.  I'm attaching an announcement that gives further details on the workshop.  If you are willing, can you please put the announcement in your bulletins and/or newsletters.  Thank you.


John-Michael Cotignola-Pickens

Peace Intern
Center for Community Peacemaking
53 North Duke Street   Suite 303
Lancaster PA 17602
(717) 397-2404

Help us build on 21 years of restorative justice & community peacemaking in Lancaster and beyond by "liking" us at and donating at

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fwd: Baked Goods Competition @ Woodcrest!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Woodcrest Retreat <>
Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 5:50 PM
Subject: Baked Goods Competition @ Woodcrest!

Hey kids, bake your favorite dessert and enter it into our baked goods competition!
It's this Saturday, October 3rd, at Woodcrest Retreat's Benefit Auction!

The categories are:
Cookies/Cookie Bars


Each person that enters a dessert will win a cash prize:
Participant - $5
3rd place - $8
2nd place - $10

1st place - $15
Grand Prize winner of $20!

Your goodie will then be auctioned off to help raise funds for summer camp!
To enter a dessert just take it to the Kids' Tent on the ballfield between 8:45-10:30AM

Check out all the other fun in store at the
Children's Country Fair: 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Country Fair Competitions: 9:00AM-NOON (Register at children's tent)
Baked Good Auction: 12:00PM

Jello Eating Contest: 12:45PM (age 10 & up, first twenty to register)
Carnival Games: 1:15PM - 3:00PM (games cost $0.25 to $1.00)

Hope to see you there!

Fwd: Developing Faith Goals for Your Children

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Parish Resource Center <>
Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 8:23 PM
Subject: Developing Faith Goals for Your Children
To: Philip <>

633 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 299-1113

Ready to create faith-development goals

that will enhance the experience of your church's children?  Then join us Monday, October 5, at 7 p.m. for this workshop.

This workshop will help you create a sequence of faith-learning goals for children.  And you will learn how to use those goals to create stronger disciples of the children in your care.

For more information--and to register--please click here

Parish Resource Center 
Copyright © 2015 Parish Resource Center, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted to receive emails from the Parish Resource Center.

Our mailing address is:
Parish Resource Center
633 Community Way
Lancaster, PA 17603

Add us to your address book

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Fwd: Bulletin items for October 4 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Communications Director <>
Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Bulletin items for October 4 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
To: Joel Nofziger <>

Message for bulletin editor:

Dear bulletin editor,
Thank you for including the following announcements in your congregation's Sunday bulletin, newsletters or e-mail groups. Also, if at all possible, please post the attached event posters on your church's bulletin boards.

Mensaje al editor del boletín dominical:

Estimado editor del boletín,
Gracias por incluir los siguientes anuncios en el boletín dominical ó semanal, o en sus mensajes a grupos de su iglesia con correos electrónicos. También, si es posible, le pedimos que ponga los afiches adjuntos en algún lugar prominente en su iglesia.

English Version
  • What Young Historians are Thinking—Hear three young historians from historic peace churches present their research at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 12, at Pilgrims Mennonite Church (21 S 12th St, Akron, Pa.). Speaking will be David Horst-Lehman, Monica Roth, and Devin Manzullo-Thomas.
  • Field trip:  Hispanic Mennonite history—Hear stories of some of the first Puerto Ricans in Lancaster County, and see where they lived, worked, and worshipped. This field trip takes place on Saturday, October 31, from 8 am to 4 pm, leaving from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, and returning to the same location. To reserve your space, visit or call (717) 393-9745.
  • How in the World Have we Changed?—Hear Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders reflect on Mennonite World Conference and how the Anabaptist world has changed over the last 50 years. This free event will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 9 at Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, Pa.
  • Weaving Class—Learn your way around a hand loom and shuttle during this weaving class for adults. Susan Weaver of Warp Seed Studio will teach this class. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  To reserve your space visit or call (717) 464-4438.
Spanish Version
  • Lo que los historiadores jóvenes están pensando—Escucha a tres historiadores de las iglesias de paz históricas presentar sus investigaciones a las 7 p.m. el lunes 12 de octubre en Pilgrims Mennonite Church (21 S 12th St, Akron, Pa.).  Los discursantes incluyen a David Horst-Lehman, Monica Roth, y Devin Manzullo-Thomas.
  • Gira: Historia menonita hispana—Escucha historias de algunos de los primeros puertorriqueños que llegaron al Condado de Láncaster, y ve dónde vivían, trabajaban, y adoraban.  Esta gira tendrá lugar el sábado 31 de octubre, de 8 a.m. a 4:00 p.m., saliendo de la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster, y regresando al mismo lugar.  Para reservar tu espacio, visita a o llama al (717) 393-9745.  
  • ¿Cómo hemos cambiado en el mundo? —Escucha a líderes de los hermanos en Cristo y los menonitas reflexionar sobre el Congreso Mundial Menonita y cómo ha cambiado el mundo anabautista en los últimos 50 años.  Este evento gratuito se llevará a cabo a las 7 p.m. el lunes 9 de noviembre en Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, Pa.
  • Clase de tejer a lo antiguo—Aprende a manejar un telar y su lanzadera en esta clase para tejer cómo se hacía siglos atrás.  Susan Weaver de Warp Seed Studio enseñará esta clase para adultos.  Se llevará a cabo de 9 a.m. a 3:00 p.m. el sábado 14 de noviembre en la Casa Museo de Hans Herr de 1719. Para reservar tu espacio, visita a or llama al 717-464-4438.
Joel Nofziger
Director of Communications
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Lancaster Roots
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster PA 17602
717 393 9745

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Family Resource & Counseling Centers <>
Date: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 5:54 PM
Subject: ARE YOU ONE OF THE 242?


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

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Proverbs 20:5

We're Hiring!


Licensed Counselor - If are a licensed Christian counselor with an interest in counseling part-time, day or evening at FRCC, please send your resume to Peter Oscsodal at


EVENTS VOLUNTEER - Perhaps you know that you have been gifted to help organize special events and you have wanted an opportunity to volunteer that talent. FRCC would like to put together a team of people who love doing events and who have experience, time, enthusiasm and creativity to bring to the table. We need an Events Committee to work with me to organize and orchestrate our future events. Please call me (Roxanne) at 717-442-9577 if you are thinking, "Wow! That's right up my alley!"




The Source
A note from our Executive Director, Roxanne Holcomb 
Look who recently stopped by to visit us! Our staff was delighted when Anne and Jonas Beiler (founders of FRCC and Auntie Anne's Pretzels for you newbies), stopped by our Gap office while visiting from Texas to give hugs and encouragement.  It was such a reminder to me of how they gave so much to build a ministry that would affect the lives of thousands in our communities and beyond. Their commitment here continues to change lives. 
                                                                     Miriam Blank, Rene Shatto, Jonas and Anne Beiler, Kay Weaver
Did you know that we counsel people internationally through Skype? We've counseled missionaries and others who live abroad via telephone or Skype.
How I wish I could share with you the healing that goes on behind the closed doors at FRCC. Even I don't usually know the names, nor the circumstances of those who come to us for help. I do, however, know when a counselor has joy (like a proud parent) that a client is successfully moving forward using the strategies and Biblical, therapeutic encouragement received throughout their clinical process. There is no feeling like God using us to impact the life of another person for this earthly experience, and for eternity; or of a former client returning to say, "thank you."
As you know by now, the foundation that provided over 1/3 of our annual funding dissolved in May 2014. We went immediately into survival-mode, downsizing rental space and staff. To date our bills are all paid and our payroll met but we are nearing the end of the reserves that have sustained us. Do you know what is causing a deficit in our budget...our subsidized counseling sessions. The heartbeat of why Jonas and Anne Beiler began this ministry is to make counseling available for ALL people, regardless of their economic status. And who is receiving this subsidized counseling? Primarily it is the working poor...those who are not taking government handouts, but are working hard to meet the needs of their families, so get no breaks anywhere. One scenario we are seeing all too often is retired grandparents on a fixed income raising their grandchildren. Those children typically come to them from difficult places, literally and figuratively.  Notice the word subsidized. We operate on a sliding scale fee schedule, based on our client's tax records.  Without subsidized counseling, we would not see a large portion of those we counsel.  Helping an abused child, or person with an anxiety disorder, or couple considering divorce has far-reaching consequences, in our communities, workplaces and families.
Our last newsletter was sent to 740 people and read by 242 of those on our email list. If even half of our 242 friends who are interested in FRCC click on the link below, make an automatically transferred $10 monthly donation, you will affect our budget by $1,210.00 a month and $14,520 a year. That would help provide counseling for over 300 people a year. Understand that we do not believe in giving "free" counseling. People should be invested in the process of their own healing in every way; however, many cannot afford the entire fee. Will you be one of those willing to contribute to people in your community receiving Biblical counseling? If you would like to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to FRCC please click here Contribute Now!
If you are at a place in your life where you would like to volunteer for a Christ-centered agency, please call me personally.
 Roxanne Holcomb
Executive Director
Family Resource and Counseling Centers
717-442-9577 ex. 104

Church Partnerships
Has your church partnered with FRCC yet?

Being a Church Partner with FRCC provides:
  • Reduced counseling rates
  • Service to Servants- free counseling for pastors and their family
  • Trainings for staff, and volunteers
  • Crisis counseling

Learn more here!



FRCC is still offering Mandated Reporter training seminars to communities and churches. If you are interested in setting up a training event, please contact Rene Shatto at



Stay Tuned!
FRCC will soon be offering Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) seminars for families at all stages of the adoption journey.


Good News!
FRCC is in the process of hiring a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) counselor. John Perez will join us in the near future.
We are in the process of credentialing a group practice with Penn Behavioral Health Systems

Did You Know?
  • is now offering Career Counseling
  • provides clinical, therapeutic, Biblical counseling
  • accepts  most insurances and EAP's
  • has private pay sliding scale fee schedule
  • has two locations, Stony Battery Rd., Lancaster and Gap
  • has 17 counselors offering a myriad of expertise
  • does crisis counseling for individuals, churches, communities and businesses
  • serves our local churches with our Church Partnership program for a significantly reduced rate
  • is excited to get to know you and see how we might meet your needs
  • offers pre-marriage counseling
  • counsels those from the Amish and Mennonite communities as well

Gap Campus                                      Lancaster Campus
835 Houston Run Drive                    1615 Stony Battery Rd
Suite 230                                            Lancaster, PA 17601
Gap, PA 17527                                   Phone: 717-285-4843
Phone: 717-442-9577                        Fax: 717-285-2825
Fax: 717-442-9672
Stay In Touch

Like us on Facebook

Copyright © 20XX. All Rights Reserved.

Forward this email

This email was sent to by |  

Family Resource & Counseling Centers | 835 Houston Run Drive | Suite 230 | Gap | PA | 17527

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fwd: CALLED Retreat: register now!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eastern Mennonite Missions <>
Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Subject: CALLED Retreat: register now!

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here
MCC Welcoming Place, Akron, Pa.
November 6 -- 7, 2015


Come away for a weekend retreat.


CALLED will provide:
  • space for thoughtful reflection and journaling
  • time to share and pray with others
  • an opportunity for the conversations that every Christian needs to have
Facilitators: Jimm and Kaylene Derksen


Register at by October 16, 2015.

Contact Jessica at or 717 898-2251 with questions. 

"Calling isn't just a category for those who pursue some form of recognized ministry; it's about God's desire for all of our lives as ambassadors of God's kingdom." ---- Mark Labberton



Stay connected
Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter  Find us on Pinterest  View our videos on YouTube  View on Instagram
Eastern Mennonite Missions
53 W Brandt Blvd, PO Box 458
Salunga, PA 17538-0458

Forward this email

This email was sent to by |  

Eastern Mennonite Missions | 53 W Brandt Blvd | Salunga | PA | 17538