Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fwd: REAL Life Community Services Update

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Date: Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 5:59 AM
Subject: REAL Life Community Services Update
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Look How Far We've Come!

Because of the generous support from this community and some amazing connections to outside foundations and government agencies, we have raised, to date, almost $3.3 Million!  But we're not done!  We still have about $250,000 to go!  Would you help us complete the Victory Challenge Campaign by making your tax-deductible contribution to this great project?  You can also help Saturday mornings to clean up the site or, if you are a professional carpenter, we need your help to install trim.  In the end, this building will provide 10 full apartments for families in need, a social service hub and a medical center.  For more info, call Rod at 717-368-7133.  Together, we can change lives and transform Denver!

Northern Lancaster Hub Update

With our partners in the Northern Lancaster Hub, we are excited to offer shuttle service from Denver to the Ephrata Library.  This will help Cocalico area residents take advantage of the VITA tax services being offered and many other services. Transportation is available by simply calling EASS to schedule your ride once your appointment time with VITA is set by calling 211. Also, at this point in time, transportation is available Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm. We will be expanding that to include evenings and Saturdays.  Please contact Ephrata Area Social Services at 717-733-0345 to take advantage of this wonderful program.
Community Addiction Summit
Will be held at Cocalico High School on Thursday, May 2nd from 7-9 pm.  Come with your questions and learn from those who are at the top of their field addressing addiction in Lancaster County. 

Power Packs Update

Every week, REAL Life Community Services provides food for 50 Cocalico School District families through their Power Packs program.  Do you ever wonder, "How does REAL do it all?"  Well, REAL Life Community Services is able to affect so many families because of very hard working volunteers, under the leadership of Donna Smith. 
Donna shops for the food, organizes the drop offs and the food packaging, and makes sure to know what is going on with each of the families we serve. She is amazing, but it's even more amazing that she is able to get volunteers there to help with packing the food on Wednesday mornings and then to distribute the food Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons.  We can always use more volunteers, especially strong people to help with moving food from location to location and even delivering food to families that are sick or unable to make it to the food distribution centers from time to time. 


We love our volunteers and we love Donna.  Think about how you can help us with this magnificent endeavor.

REAL Conquest Trail Run

On June 15, 2019, Camp Conquest and REAL Life Community Services are holding our very first REAL Conquest Trail Run with Obstacles. Enjoy a 5K trail run designed for teams of four to spend the morning together as they conquer 12 obstacles and multiple hills. 
The purpose of the REAL Conquest Trail Run is to build community awareness of Camp Conquest day camp programs and to raise funds for the Declaration House which will provide Social Services in the Cocalico region of Northern Lancaster County.
For further details of the event, please contact Steve Weaver at or call 717-336-2541.

And now introducing . . .

REAL Life Community Services wants to welcome Sue   Moyer as our Events Coordinator.  Sue has helped with every special event REAL has held for the past 5 years, so we decided to make it official!  Her years of experience in event planning make her an invaluable part of our team.  We appreciate her hard

work.  If you would like to volunteer to help Sue with our different events, such as the Spring or Fall Banquet, the Denver Fair, or any of the other fun activities that we hold, please email us at

You are invited to the REAL Life Community Service's Spring Banquet, Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Weaver's Banquet Facility.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm, and the buffet line will open at 6:30 pm.

REAL Life Community Services brings Real Hope to the community through the love of Christ in every area we serve.  
Dr. Ella Musser, Superintendent of the Cocalico School District, will be sharing that night and we will have a brief update on where we are at in each of our programs.
Reservations are free, but required.  There will not be physical tickets for this event. So all you need to do for tickets is either, email, or call 717-368-4003.  You can go  to our website at,or just click on the green button below to reserve your seats.  We have 250 seats to fill—will you be in one of them?!

Reserve my Seat(s)
February 14th found REAL Life Community Services celebrating romance with many of the community's families at Foxchase Golf Course.   Appetizers were followed by a beautiful 3 course meal, ending in chocolate covered strawberries, crème brule and, of course, dancing to our favorite love songs.
Thank you to all those lovers who joined us to make a special memory.  And thank you to our volunteers who entertained the children while their parents relaxed and related to each other on a more adult level.
How can I help?
1) Volunteer with food distribution for Power Packs.
     Wed. 10-11 am & 5-6:30 pm at Peace ECC Church in Adamstown.
     Thurs. 3-4 pm at Trinity UMC in Denver.
2) Volunteer your small group to bring food for a Youth Event at the Lighthouse Youth Center once a month.
3) Volunteer your group to lead a monthly Youth night at the Lighthouse.
4) Help with small maintenance items around the buildings.
5) Use your expertise in Website design and Social Media to keep REAL Life Community Services in the public eye.
6) Give your time and talent to mentor a struggling family or youth.
7) Donate money using the enclosed envelope.
8) Go online and donate at
9) Contact  us to donate time at upcoming events & projects at
10)  Pray for our staff, volunteers and participants.
I'd like to help
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Thank you for your continued support of REAL Life Community Services.

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REAL Life Community Services
P.O. Box 22
Denver, PA 17517

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fwd: Bulletin Items for March 3 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

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From: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society <>
Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:23 AM
Subject: Bulletin Items for March 3 from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
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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. New events are highlighted. 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 o semanal, o en sus mensajes a grupos de su iglesia con correos electrónicos. Los nuevos anuncios están resaltados. También, si es posible, le pedimos que ponga los afiches adjuntos en algún lugar prominente en su iglesia. 
English Version

  • Pa. German Dialect Classes—Open for registration now! Beginner classes run Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., from March 7 through May 19. Intermediate classes are on Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., March 5 through May 9. Classes cost $115 for nonmembers, $100 for members. Register at or call (717) 393-9745. These classes are held at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society—2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • The New DNA Reality: Forging the Path Between Discovery and Privacy—Join the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on Friday, March 29, during the Lancaster Family History Conference, to hear Darvin Martin explain the types of DNA used to connect families, and how that DNA can also be used by law enforcement. He will also address all the pertinent contemporary issues with DNA and privacy and peer into what is forthcoming in the future. Workshop costs $25, livestreaming available. Register by March 20 at or call (717) 393-9745.
  • Family History Conference—The 2019 Lancaster Family History Conference will highlight the use of legal records in learning our ancestors' stories. Judy Russell, "The Legal Genealogist," will give the keynote address, "No Person Shall Gallop Horses in the Streets": Using Court Records to Tell the Stories of Our Ancestors' Lives." The conference runs March 28-30. The Saturday conference will take place at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Registration is available online at or by calling Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at (717) 393-9745.
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Grain Painting—Learn grain painting, a painting style used to replicate wood graining, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 from local fancy painter Jim King. Students will learn by painting a mini chest and a picture frame. No experience necessary. Class costs $85 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Register at or call (717) 393-9745. This class is held at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society—2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • The Illuminated Letter— Emily Smucker-Beidler will teach how to add lettering and calligraphy to fraktur designs in this folk art class on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. until noon. Class costs $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers. Register by March 8 at, or by calling (717) 393-9745. This class is held at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society—2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • Library/Archives AssistantThe Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is looking to hire a part-time Library/Archives Assistant (16 hours/week) with a tentative start date of mid-April of 2019. To apply for this position, please send a resumé and letter of intent either by mail to the LMHS Library, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA, 17602 or by email to&nbsp; Applications should be received by March 15.

Spanish Version

  •  Clases de Dialecto Alemán—¡La matricula empieza ahora! Clases para principiantes son de 7 a 9 pm 7 de marzo a 19 de mayo. Clases para estudiantes intermediarios son de 7 a 9 pm los jueves 5 de marzo a 9 de mayo. Las clases cuestan $115 para los no miembros y $100 para miembros. Matricúlese en o al llamar (717) 393-9745. Las clases se realizan en la Sociedad de Historia Menonita—2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • La Nueva Realidad de ADN: Forjando el Camino entre el Descubrimiento y la Privacidad—Júntese con la Sociedad de Historia Menonita el viernes, 29 de marzo durante la Conferencia de Historia Familiar para escuchar Darvin Martin mientras él explica las clases de ADN que se usa para conectar familias y como las fuerzas de la ley también usan ese clase de ADN. El también hablara de otros asuntos sobre el ADN y la privacidad y mirará a lo que viene en el futuro. El taller cuesta $25, y se divulgará en línea (livestreaming). Matricúlese antes del 20 de marzo en o al llamar (717) 393-9745.
  • La Conferencia de Historia Familiar—La Conferencia de Historia Familiar de 2019 abordará el uso de las actas legales para aprender las historias de nuestros antepasados. Judy Russell, "La Genealogista Legal," presentará el discurso principal, "Nadie Correrá Caballos en las Calles: Usando Actas Judiciales para Contar las Historias de las Vidas de Nuestros Antepasados." La conferencia es de 28 a 30 de marzo. El sábado será en el Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. La matricula está disponible en línea en o all llamar la Sociedad de Historia Menonita de Lancaster en (717) 393-9745.
  • La Carta Iluminada — Emily Smucker-Beidler enseñará como añadir letras y caligrafía a los diseños fraktur en esta clase artesanal el sábado, 16 de marzo, de 9 a.m. al mediodía. La clase cuesta $75 para miembros y for $85 para los no miembros. for nonmembers. Matricúlese en, o al llamar a (717) 393-9745. La clase será en la Sociedad de Historia Menonita—2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • Aprenda a pintar al estilo de las vetas de madera—Aprenda a pintar al estilo de las vetas de madera, o sea creando la vetas con pintura de 9 am a 12 pm sábado, 16 de marzo del pintor artístico local Jim King. Los estudiantes aprenderán a pintar una caja pequeña y un marco. La experiencia no es necesaria. La clase cuesta $85 para los miembros, y $100 para los no miembros. Matriculase en o al llamar a 717) 393-9745. Se celebrará la la clase Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society—2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, Pa.
  • Auxiliar de la Biblioteca/ArchivosLa Sociedad de Historia Menonita de Lancaster busca un auxiliar de la Biblioteca/Archivos tiempo parcial (16 horas semanales) que se inicia tentativamente en la mitad de abril, 2019. Para solicitar el puesto, por favor envié un currículum y una carta de presentación por correo al LMHS Library, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA, 17602 o por correo electrónico a La fecha límite para las solicitudes es 15 de marzo.
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Fwd: Fairmount & Youth for Truth Hold Ham & Cheese Sandwich Fundraiser

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Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 12:09 PM
Subject: Fairmount & Youth for Truth Hold Ham & Cheese Sandwich Fundraiser
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Order Now!


Ham and Cheese Sandwich Fundraiser is Now Underway

Fairmount's Annual Ham and Cheese Sandwich Fundraiser, held jointly with the        Youth for Truth group, is now underway at Fairmount in Ephrata.


·         Sandwiches are a great value at only $3.00 each, with generous    


·         Friday, March 1 is the last day to order your Ham & Cheese sandwiches!

·         Order by calling 717.354.1800 or stopping by the Wheat Ridge front desk at


·         Sandwich pickup is Saturday, March 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

in Harvest View, just inside the front door of the Wheat Ridge building.

·         All proceeds go to the Fairmount Sharing Fund for the benefit of residents.


Thank you for your orders!