Friday, January 24, 2020

Fwd: March 18 Business Networking Breakfast - RSVP Now!



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From: Hinkletown Mennonite School <jfausnight@hinkletownschool.org>
Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 4:10 AM
Subject: March 18 Business Networking Breakfast - RSVP Now!
To: <info@gehmanmennonitechurch.org>



Business Networking Breakfast
March 18, 2020
with speaker Ken Gosnell:
Well Done!: Striving for Excellence

Good afternoon1
  
Well Done! will inspire you to make great impact in your work and life!

We invite you to RSVP now for this unique breakfast and tour experience on our campus March 18, 2020, featuring inspirational business coach and speaker, Ken Gosnell.

LOCATION: HMS newly-renovated gym

COST: FREE as a "Thank you!" to business leaders who support our school

We are blessed by the many ways businesses and non-profit organizations invest in Christian education at HMS! From hosting class field trips and mentoring interns, to providing need-based scholarships through the EITC/OSTC programs, our students benefit from connecting to Christian business leaders in our community. 

Email your RSVP with name(s), title(s), company name and email addresses for you and guests to: lzimmerman@hinkletownschool.org.
Ken Gosnell will bring his expertise to the 2020 HMS Business Networking Breakfast. He is an author, keynote speaker, executive coach, and strategic partner with CEOs and successful business leaders.  
Ken is the CEO and Servant Leader of CEO Experience (CXP). His company serves CEOs and leaders by helping them to have great experiences that both transform them and their organizations and enable them to go further faster. Ken is the publisher of the CXP CEO Executive Guide, helping leaders learn faster by encouraging a monthly learning retreat. His monthly CEO retreats have helped thousands of CEOs and their leadership teams to enhance strategic, operational, and people accomplishments.

Our Business Networking Breakfast will feature the tasty offerings of Shady Maple Catering and wouldn't be possible without the contributions of our sponsors.
Presenting Sponsors:
Affiliated Sponsor:
Our high school Venture students and groups of younger students experience hands-on learning in many creative ways. Learn more about ways you can participate in that aspect of learning through your business or organization below.

I look forward to seeing you at our networking breakfast on March 18, 2020!

Gratefully yours,
Jody Fausnight
Director of Advancement
Venture Program Offers Unique
Business-Student Partnership Opportunities
The HMS Venture Program, for grades 9-12 students, continues the faith-based, hands-on and student-focused instruction that HMS is known for, plus much more! Missions trips, full-day and half-day job shadowing opportunities, internships and the chance to study at your own pace are some ways the program helps students prepare for vocational and/or college placements. 
 
Businesses desiring more information on partnerships or internship options for a junior or senior student may contact Dawn Landes, Administrator/Principal (717-354-7100 x1006 or dlandes@hinkletownschool.org)
PA EITC/OSTC Tax Credit Program for Scholarships
Did you know that the state tax credit incentive program for scholarships assists more than 60% of our students with opportunities to attend Hinkletown Mennonite School. This program has continued to grow for nearly 20 years now and puts private, Christian education within reach for many low and moderate income families in our region. Currently, we serve students in Northern Lancaster County and Berks County, including some from Reading City and greater Berks County.

For those involved in this exciting program and currently directing gifts through PA Mennonite Scholarship Organization (PAMSO), please look for their new name: Everence Foundation, beginning in 2020.


Special Purpose Entities
Some business leaders and those who may not be able to receive tax credits through the traditional business application are seeking to do so through new Special Purpose Entities. Feel free to contact me with questions regarding this growing, popular tax credit option.

An SPE may be beneficial to you if you have not received approval for tax credits in any form, or have only received partial approval of your proposed application credits. Ask for more details and I will be glad to help you. If approved through an SPE when the state contacts you to indicate you can roll off a waiting list with their direct program, you can simply decline credits at that time and pursue which option was approved first for your individual or business taxes.

Should you or your accountant have any questions or need additional contact details for a scholarship organization, please contact me (717-354-7100 x1005 or jfausnight@hinkletownschool.org)
We are very grateful to the many different businesses and individuals who give generously to HMS through these scholarship programs each year. These EITC/OSTC gifts help provide need-based scholarships to over half of the current HMS students! 
 
You can apply online! 
For more information,
use our step-by-step fact sheet
or visit the DCED website.
Hinkletown Mennonite School
272 Wanner Road, Ephrata, PA 17522
717-354-7100
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Fwd: Save lives in PA: Act now to stop abortion expansion!



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From: Tom Shaheen, Pa Family Council <mail@pafamily.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 10:22 AM
Subject: Save lives in PA: Act now to stop abortion expansion!
To: Kelly Horning <philandkelly@gmail.com>


Urgent Pro-Life Alert:
If we fail to act now, abortions will expand throughout Pennsylvania.al.

Tell your State Senator: "No Telemed Abortions in Pennsylvania!"

Call: Find their phone number here.
 "We need to keep abortions by video out of Pennsylvania. Please keep the House language in Senate Bill 857 and pass this bill as amended."

Email: Click here or visit pafamily.org/notelemedabortions

Dear Kelly,

This could be the most important pro-life vote in Pennsylvania state government this year, and that's why we need your help to prevent the real threat of more babies being killed by abortion in our state.

Your State Senator will soon be considering a bill, Senate Bill 857, which would expand telemedicine in Pennsylvania and it must include the amendment added by the State House if we are to continue to prohibit telemed abortions - also known as "webcam abortions" or abortions by video - from happening in our Commonwealth.

Not only are abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood trying to kill more babies, but they now want to subject more women to an abortion drug the FDA classifies as having significant health risks without an in-person examination in an on-site facility.

That's right - Planned Parenthood is trying to pave the way to performing chemical abortions by forgoing an in-person exam! An abortion by video, or webcam abortion, puts a woman at more risk by increasing the chances of error in calculating the duration of the pregnancy. It also endangers women with ectopic pregnancies by delaying this diagnosis that can lead to dangerous and perhaps even fatal results.

If we fail to pass Senate Bill 857 as amended, Pennsylvania would be allowing the abortion industry to expand - to reach even more young women with their dangerous chemical abortions. We cannot let that happen.

Please contact your State Senator:

Call (Find their phone number here): "We need to keep abortions by video out of Pennsylvania. Please keep the House language in Senate Bill 857 and pass this bill as amended."

Email: Click here or visit pafamily.org/notelemedabortions

Chemical abortions are already on the rise in Pennsylvania. 41 percent of all abortions in Pennsylvania are now chemical abortions - that's up nearly 1,000 abortions from just last year and double what it was ten years ago.  

Planned Parenthood is actively lobbying legislators to disregard FDA safeguards, to permit this risky "abortions by video" procedure and to increase their revenues by harming more women through chemical abortion. That's why we urgently need your help.

Thank you for contacting your State Senator and taking action. Please encourage others to join you in this critical time.

Sincerely,

Tom Shaheen
Vice President for Policy
Pennsylvania Family Council

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Fwd: A Hope Community



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From: César García <info@mwc-cmm.org>
Date: Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 11:02 PM
Subject: A Hope Community
To: Phil & Kelly Horning <philandkelly@gmail.com>


 

"So that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you" Ephesians 1:18 (NRSV).  

"My wife does not have hope… she herself is Hope". Sometimes I joke around with this phrase because my wife's middle name is Esperanza: hope, in Spanish. In our family, we say that more than simply having the quality of hope, she embodies it.

Hope as result from faith in Jesus may be defined as the ability to see a new reality and to act based on it. It is to long for a different world and behave as if we were already in it. Waiting on Christ is never passive, never simply a feeling. It is to realize that there is already a new creation—here and now—and that through the power of Christ, we are a part of it.

Anabaptists in the 16th-century understood this. While many Reformers imagined how a church whose members have chosen it rather than being born into would look (separated from the state, practicing restorative justice and voluntary redistribution of goods), the first Anabaptists believed it was possible by the power of the Spirit and acted accordingly. They established new faith communities that beyond having hope became hope for the society of their time.

Nowadays, it is easy to lose hope. The polarization, racial segregation, exclusion, violence, rebirth of nationalism and threat of climate change is hopeless. Nevertheless, for followers of Christ, believing that tomorrow will be different gives us hope. Living accordingly to that tomorrow makes us an embodiment of hope in the eyes of others.

It is my prayer that today our global church—just like our ancestors from the 16th-century—can be hope for the world around us. That our church can be an alternative society where diversity is valued and reconciliation is lived. 

Let's celebrate the Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday by being hope!

#awfs

In Christ,   

              

César García,  
MWC general secretary                                     

www.mwc-cmm.org
 
 
 
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Fwd: Do you make presentations or preach?



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From: Parish Resource Center <info@parishresourcecenter.org>
Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Do you make presentations or preach?
To: <philandkelly@gmail.com>


Anyone who makes presentations in a sanctuary, classroom, or conference room knows the importance of using visuals. Good use of a screen can engage and expand your message, but a clunky, outdated, or overly-busy screen will distract the audience.

"Rev. Dr. Cox-Holmes leads novices or those with a passing familiarity with PowerPoint into a deeper exploration of practices and strategies for communicating visually in congregational life and worship. Sprinkled with anecdotes and examples of learning by doing, this workshop diminished my fear of working with PowerPoint images and text."  Rev. Dr. Stephen Verkouw, Lead Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church
Click Here to Learn More or Register

JUST ANNOUNCED!

Visit 200+ year-old churches in downtown Lancaster, and eat lunch at the historic Hamilton Club. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship and creative designs including stained glass windows, marble altars, and cathedral ceilings. Dr. Robert Frick, our on-bus guide, will be joined by historians, pastors, or deacons from each church to teach us about their physical and spiritual history in the Lancaster community.
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Child protection requirements can be confusing to any church. But there is nothing more important than the safety of every child to whom we minister. Learn from an attorney well-versed in child protection laws. Bring your questions as there will be ample time for Q&A.
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Internationally known author and speaker Suzanne Stabile will lead participants through the nine Enneagram types and explore how each type behaves and interacts relationally. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal, relational, and spiritual growth.
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The work of PRC and Kairos is only possible because of our generous sponsors and donors!

2020 Workshop Series Sponsors

 

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