Sunday, February 28, 2016

Fwd: My blog: Matthew 7:13-14 trauma-informed, restorative-focused reconciliation for the Church

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Date: Feb 28, 2016 10:37 AM
Subject: My blog: Matthew 7:13-14 trauma-informed, restorative-focused reconciliation for the Church

Greetings Sisters and Brothers in Christ!

I was asked to write about blog about the wok of the MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute for The Gathering Place, a website for Anabaptist youth leaders to find connection, resourcing, networking, mentoring, and spiritual formation.  It was just published online yesterday.

 I thought you'd be interested.  Here it is:

Together, transforming our communities peace by peace,

Donna L. Minter, PhD, LP
Founder and Executive Director
Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute 
PO Box 3717
Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan public charity nonprofit organization transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power.  

Our mission is to instigate, train, and support racially, sexually, religiously, ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative-focused empowering communities in Minnesota, the USA, and around the world.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Fwd: Hungry to hear...

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Small boy at Club
Hungry to Hear...

The hunger children in India have for learning the Word of God is amazing! Good Life now has 79 Good Life Clubs reaching around 5000 children weekly with truths from God's Word. Children look forward to the weekly meeting so much that sometimes when a  teacher is unable to be there they still meet and have a time of singing and sharing! 

Passing it on...

As an 8th grade boy, Sathyam, attended our Good Life Club. He accepted the Lord and was baptized several years ago. Now he is in college. Because of his faithfulness to the Lord, his brother Jangiah who is 35 years old has come to know the Lord and was recently baptized. We are challenged and blessed by students like Sathyam, who carry the truths they have learned in their hearts. As they do so, Christ's love overflows touching the lives of those around them.

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What I Have Seen...

I had the privilege of spending 10 days in India with Sam and Becca. Out of all we saw I enjoyed the Good Life Clubs the most. I loved the children's enthusiasm in song, their intent eyes on the one teaching, and their joy in just knowing your name or shaking your hand. But I also saw how little they had, many were dirty, their houses less than desirable, and spiritual darkness was rampant...

...I remember holding a child and his Mother telling me that I should take him home with me. I was surprised that a Mother would be so unfeeling towards her own child! But perhaps...she realized how little they had and wanted more for her child.

Those children need a lot of things: food, homes, and love but more than that they need spiritual food and that is what the Good Life Clubs provide. Not only do they leave with a smile on their face because of the games they play and the fun they have, but in a world that is full of lies, they are given truth. Truth that can and does change lives. I can no longer view Indian children as a statistic because now they have familiar faces.
~ Darla Hawbaker

How You Can be Involved...

You can be a part of providing children with the Truth of the Gospel by giving: 

$200 for the start up costs of a Good Life Club

  •  $100 for a duffle bag for the teacher with enough scissors, crayons, glue etc. for 60-100 children
  • $100 for a Sports Kit as tools to work with children building relationships and encouraging them to grow in character. This includes: volleyball, soccer ball, cricket bat and balls, jump ropes and ring balls.

$6.00 a week Or $25 a month provides funds for ongoing costs of a Good Life Club

  • These funds provide children with a piece of candy/snack 
  • Materials for a craft (making copies etc.)

Crafts are such an important part of Good Life Clubs for these reasons:

  • It gives the child a hands on activity to reinforce the lesson they have just learned and boosts the child's self esteem that "they" have made something on their own! 
  • It gives a child something to take home and share with their parents what they have learned and made.
  • It takes God's Word into their homes.
  • It encourages children to come to the Good Life Club and bring their friends.
  • More children hear God's Word and can make decisions for Jesus Christ!
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Fwd: The 2016 Beyond Ourselves concert is on Sunday!

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Dear friends,

The 2016 Beyond Ourselves concert benefiting MCC is on Sunday!

For their ninth annual concert, Lancaster's Beyond Ourselves chamber ensemble is teaming up
with Lancaster Mennonite School's Campus Chorale and Sopa Sol.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 
3:00 p.m.  
James Street Mennonite Church 
323 W. James St., Lancaster, PA

freewill offering will benefit an MCC Global Family education program in eastern Nepal that provides scholarships for courses in tailoring and repair of computers, motorcycles and mobile phones. By developing useful job skills, students can remain in their communities and provide for their families.

The Beyond Ourselves musicians are saxophonist Ryan Kauffman, violist Christy Kauffman, pianist Rosemary Blessing, and clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati. The LMS Campus Chorale, the high school's select choir, is directed by Marcella Hostetler. Sopa Sol's musicians include Daryl Snider and Frances Crowhill Miller.
For more information, please call 717-291-0514.
We hope to see you on Sunday!
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Brian Snader                                                  Bruce Campbell-Janz  

Communications Associate                            Executive Director  

MCC East Coast

900 E. Howell Street
Philadelphia, PA 19149


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fwd: Immediate job opening at Kairos

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Good morning, 

Please place the following ad in your church bulletin.

Joselyn Santiago
Administrative Assistant
Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Friday, February 19, 2016

Fwd: News from Lancaster Mennonite Conference

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Information for leaders and congregations
February 17, 2016

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
Awareness & Training
Making Church a Safe Place for All
Lancaster Mennonite Conference has two programs in place to assist congregations in meeting the obligations of the Pennsylvania State Requirements for Child Protective Services. 
By December 31, 2015, all employees of organizations that have direct contact with children must comply with the legislature for the new Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.  If your congregation has not taken steps to bring your credentialed leaders into compliance, please contact the LMC Office as soon as possible for assistance in understanding what must be done. 
Volunteers in your congregations who have direct contact with children have until July 1, 2016 to be in compliance. 
What steps has your congregation taken to comply with the PA Child Protective Services Law?
We are looking to begin a cohort in February, contact Brinton Rutherford or Joanne Dietzel if you are interested. 
Click here to see flyer

Pastors, Spouses, and Ministry Leaders Retreat
February 28 - March 3
Evana Network is hosting a pastors retreat in Lake Placid, FL February 28-March 3. The retreat will be a time of rest, recreation, and encounters with God through worship gatherings, prayer ministry, and new friendships.   
Reggie McNeal and Wes Furlong will be keynote speakers, bringing energy, wisdom, and experience to our main sessions. We also have an exciting lineup of gifted leaders for our seminars. Please check out this link for more details: <>

Celebration of Church Life "We See New Life"
Friday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lancaster Mennonite School, 2176 Lincoln Hwy E., Lancaster 17602
All are welcome to attend!
Click here for more information
To register, contact Joselyn Santiago or 717-293-5246 ext. 100.

Celebración de la Vida de la Iglesia
"Vemos Nueva Vida"
viernes, 18 de marzo, 7 p.m.
sábado, 19 de marzo, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lancaster Mennonite School, 2176 Lincoln Hwy E., Lancaster 17602
¡Todos son bienvenidos a asistir!
Para mas información, haz clic aquí
Para registrase, póngase en contacto con Joselyn Santiago o 717-293-5246 ext. 100.

Opportunities to Start New Churches or Missional Communities
Hershey, PA. Lancaster Mennonite Conference envisions one or two new churches or missional communities in the Hershey, PA area. The region of interest encompasses a triangular area from Harrisburg, PA in the west to Lebanon, PA in the east to Elizabethtown, PA in the south. Individuals or couples interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact Clair Good at Candidate(s) must be willing to move into the region and work and play in the area. Personnel for the project would need to be bi-vocational. Elizabethtown district leadership and Church on the Other Side would provide resourcing and oversight.

New Jersey. Lancaster Mennonite Conference envisions one or two new churches or missional communities in southern New Jersey. The region of interest encompasses a triangular area from Vineland, NJ in the south to Camden, NJ in the north to Commodore Barry Bridge in the west. Individuals or couples interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact Tim Darling at Candidate(s) must be willing to move into the region and work and play  in the area. Personnel for the project would need to be bi-vocational. Philadelphia district leadership and Church on the Other Side would provide resourcing and oversight.

Orientation for Newly (or Recently) Credentialed Leaders 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Lancaster Conference Office
2160 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster, PA 17602
Please RSVP by April 11: 717-293-5246 ext. 100 or 
LMC Agency Events & Information
Eastern Mennonite Missions 
Summer service opportunities: Kingdom teams
Join a U.S. congregation for one week this summer in reaching out to and serving its unique community. Kingdom teams are usually five days in length and include both discipleship training and ministry activities. Stay tuned for specific summer 2016 opportunities! For more information visit or contact Angie Breneman at 717 898-2251 ext. 266.

Oportunidades para servir durante el verano: equipos del Reino (Kingdom teams)
Únase a una congregación de los Estados Unidos por una semana este verano alcanzando y sirviendo a su comunidad única. Los equipos del Reino (Kingdom teams) duran normalmente cinco días e incluyen entrenamiento de discipulado y actividades de ministración. ¡Manténgase sintonizado para oportunidades específicas en el verano de 2016! Para obtener más información, visite o póngase en contacto con Angie Breneman en el 717 898-2251, ext. 266.

Join EMM's core prayer team
We at EMM believe that God is calling us to "ridiculous" amounts of prayer. We're looking for intercessors willing to commit to one hour of EMM-related prayer each week. These intercessors will receive a bi-weekly email with one or two priority prayer requests to help guide their prayers. No meetings are required. For more information, visit or contact Troy Landis at 717 898-2251 ext. 245.

Únase al equipo central de oración de EMM
Nosotros en EMM creemos que Dios nos está llamando a "ridículas" cantidades de oración. Estamos buscando intercesores dispuestos a comprometerse a una hora de oración por asuntos de EMM cada semana. Estos intercesores recibirán un correo electrónico quincenal con una o dos prioritarias peticiones de oración para ayudarles a guiar sus oraciones. No se requiere asistencia a reuniones. Para obtener mayor información, visite o póngase en contacto con Troy Landis en el 717 898-2251, ext. 245.
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Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster
Spring 2016 Concert Series

Sunday, April 3, 4 p.m.
Lititz Moravian Congregation, Lititz

Saturday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Strasburg Mennonite Church, Strasburg

Sunday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster

Sunday, April 24, 4 p.m.
Akron Mennonite Church, Akron
Prelude Music will participate.

Sunday, June 12, 7 p.m.
Mt. Gretna Tabernacle, Mt. Gretna

For additional information, contact 


Winter Bookfest
Find quality used books from the most popular categories of the annual Bookworm Frolic. This midwinter sale runs from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 19, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 20. It will be held in the multipurpose room of Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. No registration required. Open to the public.

Festival de Libros
Ven y encuentra libros usadas de las categorías más populares del Festival de Libros (Bookworm Frolic). La venta será entre las 3 a 8pm el jueves 18 de febrero, las 9am a 8pm el viernes 19 de febrero y las 9am a 6pm el sábado 20 de febrero. Se llevará a cabo en el salón multi-propósito de la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster.  No se requiere inscripción. Abierto al público.

Pa. German Dialect Classes
Open for registration now! Beginner classes run Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., from March 10 through May 12. Intermediate classes are on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., March 12 through May 14. To register,visit or call (717) 393-9745.

Clases del dialecto alemán de Pensilvania
¡Regístrate ahora! Clases para principiantes se llevarán a cabo los jueves, 7-9 p.m., del 10 de marzo al 12 de mayo.  Clases avanzadas se darán los sábados de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m., 12 de marzo al 14 de mayo.  Para registrarte, visita a o llama al (717) 393-9745.

Pies in the Mennonite Tradition (Rescheduled)
Bring your friends and enjoy homemade pies and hot drinks in a homey setting at a drop-in on Saturday, March 12, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. The cost is $10.00 per person.  Children under 12 are free. Pie baker Valerie Baer will demonstrate the art of making a tender pie crust. Be top bidder in a silent pie auction. Browse displays featuring the lives of Lancaster Mennonite women in the early to mid 1900's. Register by March 5.

Tortas en la tradición menonita (nueva fecha)
Trae a tus amigos y prueba tortas ("pies") hechas a mano. Con las tortas, toma refrigerios calientes en un ambiente hogareño en esta actividad pactada para el sábado 23 de enero entre 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. en la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster.  El costo es $10 por persona.  Los niños bajo 12 años entran gratis.  Valerie Baer, una horneadora de tortas, demostrará el arte de hacer una costra tierna.  Haz la oferta más alta en una subasta de tortas.  Observa exhibiciones que muestran las vidas de mujeres menonitas de Láncaster de principio a mediado de los 1900.  Regístrate para el 5 de marzo o antes. 

Amish Quilts: A Social History
Learn about the origin and influence of Amish quilts with Janneken Smucker, a fifth-generation Mennonite quiltmaker and author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon. She will relate the stories of local quiltmakers and explore how the commercial success of Amish-branded goods has influenced Amish artisans. Hosted on Monday, March 28, 7 p.m., at Ridgeview Mennonite Church. This event is free and open to the public.

Las colchas amish: historia social
Aprende sobre el origen y la influencia de las colchas amish con Janneken Smucker, de la quinta generación de colchadoras menonitas y autora de Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon. Ella narrará cuentos sobre colchadoras locales y discutirá cómo el éxito comercial de productos marcados amish han influenciado a las artesanas Amish. Se llevará a cabo el lunes 28 de marzo, 7 p.m., en Ridgeview Mennonite Church.  Este evento es gratuito y abierto al público.

Annual Banquet
Come to this year's Annual Banquet of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and hear Nelson Kraybill, president of Mennonite World Conference, speak on "Alternating Currents among Global Anabaptists." He will promote an understanding of the lively dynamics of Christian mission, service, and evangelism across cultures today. The banquet will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, April 2, at Yoder's Restaurant in New Holland. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling (717) 393-9745. The deadline for registration is Saturday, March 26.

Banquete Anual
Ven al Banquete Anual de la Sociedad Histórica Menonita de Láncaster para escuchar a Nelson Kraybill, presidente del Congreso Mundial Menonita, hablar sobre las "corrientes alternas entre los anabautistas globales." Kraybill promoverá mejor entendimiento sobre las dinámicas animadas entre las misiones, el servicio, y el evangelismo a través de culturas hoy día.  El banquete se llevará a cabo a las 6 p.m. el sábado 2 de abril, en Yoder's Restaurant en New Holland.  Boletos cuestan $25 por persona y se pueden comprar en o llamando al (717) 393-9745.  La fecha límite para la registración es el sábado 26 de marzo.
Landis Communities

Pathways Institute 
There is still time to register for some of the Pathways Institute® of Lifelong Learning classes set for this spring at Landis Homes. To see a list of courses with space available to all persons age 55+ please click here or direct inquiries to Alice Whitman at 717-569-3271 (Ext. 3060) or by email at
LMC Fraternal Ministries Events & Information
Garden Spot Village
Servant Stage Company-"Embraceable You"
February 26 & 27, 7 p.m., Chapel
Servant Stage Company will perform "Embraceable You", an engaging song and dance tribute to George Gershwin's classic catalogue.
For information, call 717-355-6000.

Calendar of upcoming events: GSV Events Calendar
Camp Hebron
Complimentary Pastor Retreats
Pastors, need to get away? Come to Camp Hebron for a complimentary Pastoral Retreat. Visit for details 
Call 717-896-3441 or email for more information.

Discover Nature: A Weekend Retreat for Families
Friday April 29 - Sunday May 1
Take time away from our technology driven society and appreciate God's grandeur through activities like Guided Hikes, Nature Crafts, Bird Watching, and Educational Workshops about Wildlife and other topics. Many lodging options available.
Call 717-896-3441 or email for more information.
Centering Prayer Retreat
Kairos School of Spiritual Formation will hold a Centering Prayer Retreat on Saturday, Feb 20th at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church,  from 9:00 to 3:30 pm.  Centering Prayer is a simple prayer form of silence, that makes space for the still small voice of God. For more information and to register visit the Kairos website

Sabbath Space For Clergy, Chaplains and Other Leaders
KAIROS: School of Spiritual Formation is offering monthly weekday retreats in a contemplative context for pastors and ministry leaders to grow spiritually and to enhance their ministries in the practice of spiritual formation. Sabbath Space retreat days, offered September through May, provide rest and reflection away from the work of ministry, encourage personal spiritual growth, and increase awareness and understanding of the art and ministry of spiritual guidance in the church or ministry setting.

Through the study of literature, the experience of group spiritual direction, theological reflection, and presentation of case studies out of the settings in which they provide leadership, participants will enhance their own spiritual journey, as well as more effectively care for the soul of their congregation or ministry community.
Continuing Education Units available for this retreat.
For additional information on the days and time, prospectus, application and fees, please visit

Please click this voucher link for a free day retreat at KAIROS.

Congregational Events & Information
East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church
Goshen College's Chamber Choir will present a program of sacred music entitled "I thank You God" at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church on Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm. All are welcome. A reception will follow the concert.
Churchwide and Other Events & Information
Church World Service Lancaster  
Are you a pastor, small group leader, or devoted congregant who likes to stay up-to-date on local refugee 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.

Click this link to subscribe to the CWS Lancaster newsletter:
or e-mail Christine at to subscribe.
Reasons To Believe 
The Reasons To Believe chapter of Lancaster, PA invites everyone to join them at Stumptown Mennonite Church the third Thursday of every month for documentary films, lectures, and lively discussions about how the latest scientific discoveries are intersecting with Biblical truths. Meetings run 7-9 PM. For more information, call Will Charles: 717-330-0901.
Mount Clare Christian School
Winter/Spring Give-A-Thon for Mt. Clare Christian School
Did you know that there is an evangelistic Christian School in the Anabaptist tradition in inner-city Baltimore? Mt. Clare Christian School (MCCS) is a ministry of Wilkens Avenue Mennonite Church, located in an under-resourced urban community of Southwest Baltimore City.  Our school is funded largely by donations from churches and individuals. The portion of tuition that school families pay is $25 per month per child, allowing us to reach the children in our target community.  Our mission is to provide a quality, Christian education for children in the Mt. Clare Community.  Over 70% of our students are from Non-Christian backgrounds.  Would you join us in helping with our Mount Clare Christian School Winter/Spring Give-A-Thon?  We are currently seeking 50 new monthly partners in the amounts of $50, $75, and $100 per month to help us strengthen our funding base and allow us to impact more students in this community.  To sign up as a monthly partner in our Winter/Spring Give-A-Thon or for more information visit
Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter
Restore, Rekindle, and Renew
Take a break from daily distractions and take time to focus on your spouse and your marriage.  Restore, Rekindle, Renew - Marriage Enrichment helps you do just that.  Meeting each Monday evening from February 8 - March 21, this series will help you to restore communication, rekindle the romance, and renew commitment.  For more information or to apply visit or call 717-569-5676.

Engaged Encounter
Take a break from wedding planning and spend a weekend away with your fiancé(e)at the February 19-21 Engaged Encounter focusing on your upcoming marriage!  Visit our website (, send us an email (, or give us a call at 717-569-5676 for more information or to apply. 
Go Beyond Breakfast
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 a.m. (previous meetings were postponed)
Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster
609 Prospect Street Lancaster, Pa 17603
We will talk about about finding service opportunities and working together. Also, Putting action to this mornings breakfast conversation, we are looking forward to presenting a Go Beyond statement of gospel faith. This will serve to unite and protect our movement even further as we do good works to glorify Christ.  Go Beyond 2016 will be May 15-22.  For more info and to register for the breakfast Click Here!
"Taster": Next Steps in Missional Living
Wednesday, February 24, 7-8:45 p.m. "Your Life is Your Mission"
Thursday, February 25 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. "Next Steps for Missional Leadership" & Thursday evening dinner, 5-7 p.m.
Friday, February 26, 9-11:30 a.m.
All sessions will be held at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Rd, Mount Joy PA 17552 (except Thursday evening dinner; location to be announced)
Click here for more information
Beyond Ourselves Benefit Concert
Lancaster's Beyond Ourselves chamber ensemble is teaming up 
with Lancaster Mennonite School's Campus Chorale and Sopa Sol to present their ninth benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, 
February 28, at James Street Mennonite Church

The entire freewill offering will go toward an education program in Nepal, which is part of Mennonite Central Committee's Global Family program. It will benefit a trade school that helps students develop useful job skills so they can remain in their communities and provide for their families. Link for the project 

The Beyond Ourselves musicians are saxophonist Ryan Kauffman, violist Christy Kauffman, pianist Rosemary Blessing, and clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati. The LMS Campus Chorale, the high school's select choir, is directed by Marcella Hostetler. Sopa Sol's musicians include Daryl Snider, voice and guitar, and Frances Crowhill Miller, voice, violin and hang (a new instrument that originated in Switzerland).

The three music groups will perform separately and then combine for a piece arranged by composer Neal Harnly, a Juilliard trained pianist who is a physician at Norlanco Family Medicine in Elizabethtown. In addition, the four Beyond Ourselves musicians and Sopa Sol will perform a piece arranged by Jonathan Ragonese, composer, arranger and saxophonist, who lives in New York City. Ragonese attended the Manhattan School of Music and developed an early childhood music program at Explore + Discover Learning Center in Manhattan.

For more information, call 717-291-0514.
2016 Ephrata Quilt Preview
March 3 -5, 2016 
Thursday & Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Material Resource Center
517 W. Trout Run Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522
View more than 100 of the quilts that will be available for sale at the Pennsylvania Relief Sale, April 1 & 2, 2016.
For more information contact 717-733-2847, or
Eastern Mennonite University invites you to Amazed with Grace, a program of Medieval and Contemporary scripture, poetry, and song on Saturday, March 5, 7 p.m. at Akron Mennonite Church. The Emulate Chamber Ensemble is an intimate vocal ensemble, specializing in jazz; modern, and contemporary concert literature, both secular and sacred. The ensemble was founded and directed by assistant professor of music, Dr. Ryan Keebaugh.
Stew U 2016
Save the date! Saturday, March 12, Registration 8 a.m.
Lancaster Mennonite School
For more information, contact Kevin Nofziger, Church and Member Relations Representative at

You can also register online at starting Tuesday, December 1. 

Friends of Shirati Annual Banquet
Supporting Shirati Hospital & Nursing School
Saturday, March 12, 6 p.m.
Friends of Shirati, a nonprofit supporting the medical work of Shirati KMT Hospital in Tanzania, will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, March 12, at 6:00 pm at the Gathering Place in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the banquet will fund solar, water, and medical projects at the Shirati Hospital and Shirati College of Health Science, ministries of the Tanzanian Mennonite ChurchSpecial music provided by Victor Muhagachi of Tanzania.
Reservations: or 215-822-4037. No charge but donations accepted. All donations are tax deductible.
Museum of the Bible Lancaster Event
Sunday evening, May 15
There will be an evening public event here in Lancaster introducing the new Museum of the Bible located in Washington, DC. There is no charge for the evening but tickets are required. The purpose of the new museum that will open in 2017 is to invite all people to engage with the Bible through four pillars: research, travel exhibits, education, and a museum currently under construction in Washington, DC. In April free tickets for the event will be available. Here is the MOTB web site:
Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship
Annual Gathering
Attention Healthcare Workers! Registration is now open for Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship's Annual Gathering, June 17-19, 2016 in Estes Park, CO. Plan now for this weekend of workshops, worship, networking, and sharing together with other healthcare professionals. Visit
Click here to see flyer
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Encourage Others
Equip Disciples
Engage the World

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