Friday, May 27, 2016

Fwd: Save the Date - JUNE 27 - Harrisburg Capitol - Defend My Privacy Forum

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Save the Date: Monday, June 27, 2016

Harrisburg Capitol - 12:30pm

Defend My Privacy Forum


More details to come! We want you and as many people as possible to join us in Harrisburg! So mark your calendars and stay tuned next week for more. 


Bulletin Insert - Pray on Sunday. Call on Monday.


Every Sunday and Monday throughout the month of June we are calling up churches across Pennsylvania to be engaged on one of the greatest threats to religious freedom and privacy rights.


For more about this, go to And we have bulletin inserts available in both black and white and color to help promote this effort. 


Are you Hersheypark Happy with their new bathroom policy?Still waiting on response from Hersheypark - please continue contacting them.


Thousands have contacted Hersheypark this week with concern over their policy of allowing men into their women's restroom facilities. PA Family Institute has sent six questions to Hersheypark officials to help clarify their policy - especially for areas like the waterpark changing areas or for other Hershey-owned facilities. We were told they would answer by today (thus far we have no reply).


You can send Hersheypark officials an email using our Citizen Action Center. We will also inform you if and when Hersheypark answers our questions.


Did your Congressman side with Obama's harmful order? 


43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for an amendment that would ratify Obama's 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as "discrimination" on the basis of "sexual orientation and gender identity" in their private employment policies.


And, of course, "discrimination" on the basis of "gender identity" can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy based on biological sex, not gender identity, as we learned last week from Obama's transgender directives to school districts. And "discrimination" on the basis of "sexual orientation" can be something as reasonable as an adoption agency preferring to place orphans in homes with married moms and dads.


Four Pennsylvania congressmen stand out among the 43 U.S. House Republicans who voted in support of Obama's policy which threatens freedom of conscience, religious liberty and privacy rights:


Voice your disappointment with their yes vote.


TAKE ACTION: Harmful Gambling Expansion Being Considered in PA House


The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is considering several efforts in budget talks to expand gambling throughout the state. Whether it be through government-sponsored online gambling or the growth of gambling options, this only will bring more problems to the people of Pennsylvania.


We encourage you to send an email this weekend to your State Representative (and State Senator) asking them to oppose any expansion of gambling here in Pennsylvania


Pro-Life Bill passes PA House: killing an unborn child is murder


House Bill (HB) 1799 just passed overwhelmingly in the PA House by a 152-37 vote (click here for roll call). Led by Representative Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton), HB 1799 would ensure any conviction of third-degree murder of an unborn child would be considered as murder when deciding a life-sentence in the murder of the mother.


Thank you Representative Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) for your leadership on this effort. The bill now moves to the Pennsylvania State Senate for consideration.


City on the Hill - July 24-30City on the Hill - Early registration deadline is May 31st - Save $65!


Our big highlight of the summer - City on the Hill, a leadership and worldview conference for high-school students - is coming up this July 24-30. Tuition covers all meals, transportation and lodging at Lancaster Bible College - and applications received by May 31st will save $65.


For an application, click here. For more about City on the Hill, visit



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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fwd: Latest from AFFIRM Films – Summer 2016

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  We hope you're ready for the start of Summer, just a few short weeks away! All of us here at AFFIRM Films are truly excited to share several updates with you about projects that inspire, uplift, challenge and captivate.  
  First, RISEN is now available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & DVD. This captivating retelling of the weeks following Christ's resurrection is "The best film about the life of Jesus since THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST." – Patrick Novecosky, Editor-In-Chief of Legatus Magazine. Next, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is available on Digital on June 21 and coming to Blu-ray™ & DVD on July 12. Starring Jennifer Garner, the film is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. Finally, we want to invite you to join us on Facebook where we have debuted two brand new social media meme series: FAITH IN FILM and BEHIND THE CAMERA. We're always happy to hear from you, too, so join the conversation at AFFIRM Films' Facebook and Twitter (@AFFIRMFilms) pages. Happy Summer!  
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    Witness the greatest manhunt in history from the perspective of a nonbeliever. RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman Military Tribune. Clavius and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) are instructed by Pontius Pilate to ensure Jesus' radical followers don't steal his body and claim resurrection. When the body goes missing within days, Clavius sets out on a mission to locate the missing body in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.    
    The story of RISEN speaks to both believers and nonbelievers and has the potential to produce significant conversations about faith and truth. If you want entertainment that engages the heart and mind, RISEN does so tremendously.    
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    Celebrate the beauty of everyday faith and hope. Available on Digital June 21 and coming to Blu-ray™ & DVD on July 12, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the true story of the Beam family as they encounter God's unfailing love and constant presence during an incredible journey from hardship to healing. Filled with themes such as perseverance, faith, hope and compassion, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is a great avenue for discussions that will engage, challenge and motivate the entire family.    
    And if you're a fan of Contemporary Christian Music, you'll be excited to know that THIRD DAY is a part of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN! Hear their songs, "Your Words" and "Soul On Fire" in the film!    
    Starring Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson with Eugenio Derbez and Queen Latifah. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Screenplay by Randy Brown based on the book by Christy Beam. Produced by Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin.    
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    FAITH IN FILM aims to inspire, uplift, challenge and captivate as we take some of our favorite Scripture and pair it with our films! Not only will you see an encouraging word from Scripture, but you'll also have the opportunity to think about the theme of that Scripture in relation to an AFFIRM film. Be sure to look for them on the AFFIRM Facebook page every Tuesday!    
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Fwd: Worship Fertilizer # 90 :: Draw Near In The Wildie

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Here's a message in a bottle for you from long ago. Are you in a wilderness or are there areas of your life that are characterized by it?
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I found an old recording of a journal entry of mine from 20 years ago. Seems like I was in a wilderness.

Then it hit me: I'm in a wilderness season now! About 18 months ago I responded to a call that was clearly from the Lord, and it's landed me smack in the middle of a classic wilderness. It would've been a harder choice to get on the bus if the ticket would've said "Destination: Wilderness" on it. Nevertheless, here I am.

Has this ever been true for you?
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What do I know about the wilderness?
  1. It's God's doing, not man's. In Hosea Two, we read the story of one being "allured into the desert" to have her heart "spoken tenderly to there." It's a deeply good place. Because He is deeply good. It's not easy, fun, or exciting, but it will be fruitful. It's key to trust His heart in this because it can be so disconcerting and hard. But make no mistake, He allures you rather than luring you. There's no trickery in His heart. Only love.
  2. His voice speaking to your heart will bring about His desired transformation. How many times over the last eighteen months have I had to face the mirror and see what He was exposing from one hard situation or another. I've come face to face with the utter lack of love in my heart toward people. I've noticed my coping mechanisms, my go-to's, my idols. I've felt my own depravity and complete need for His holiness.
  3. It will be hard. I've felt "fenced in with thornbushes" and my "path blocked with a wall." "Why can't I make forward progress?" I've asked. I don't know if I've ever experienced the level of frustration, bewilderment, and stress as I have in this role.
  4. God will be near. It took me a minute to keep typing after that sentence. It's truer than anything else I've ever experienced. While God is always likely to feel nearer in suffering, in the wilderness there's a special closeness, a tenderness in His breath, that if I avail myself to it, will mark me for life. Previous wildernesses have.
And that's my hope, really. I know there will be fruitfulness both for me personally and for the people that I'm serving. I have massive hope for this. Let me give you the ending to this story. How everything is going to turn out:
"Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor (trouble) a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.

"In that day," declares the Lord, "you will call me 'my husband'; you will no longer call me 'my master. ' I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.

I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.

"In that day I will respond," declares the Lord-"I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth; and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel. I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called 'Not my loved one. ' I will say to those called 'Not my people, ' 'You are my people'; and they will say, 'You are my God.' "
See? It's a heavenly destination if you stay on the bus to the end of the line...

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How you can get training!

The Day(Saturday, June 4 from 6:00-10:00 PM)
This longstanding, free, outdoor night of worship featuring Brothers McClurg and Jeff Deyo will be held at the New Holland Park, 400 East Jackson Street. Click for details. (rain location: Petra Church)

Leadworship Workshop (September 30 - October 1, 2016)
Paul Baloche is coming to Petra Church for his Leadworship Workshop! These 24-hour worship intensives begin with a Worship Night on Friday and a day of instruction on Saturday. The workshop will cover both the heart of worship, as well as address the importance of working on your primary skills as a musician, vocalist, or audio tech. Register here.
How you can get connected! Read some of what we do at these groups here.
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