December 13 announcements

Blooming Glen Mennonite Church invites you a Lessons & Carols Song Service on Sunday, December 18 at 6:30 pm. The program will include congregational singing, and Blooming Glen’s Adult and Junior Choirs, directed by Michael Bishop. Light refreshments will follow the program. For information call the church office 215-257-3431 or visit


Franconia Conference’s Israel/Palestine Task Force invites you to read the resolution titled Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine which will be voted on at the MC-USA Convention in Orlando this summer. After reading it, please provide your feedback at by December 20.   They also recommend the advent resource called Kairos Palestine Christmas Alert that can accompany your devotional practice during this season of preparation and expectation.  For more information about the taskforce or to dive deeper in your understanding of the occupation of Palestine, visit


You are invited Souderton Mennonite Church for a Longest Night service on December 21 at 5:30 pm. You are invited to bring your pain and sorrow during Christmas to this service and know that you are not alone in your struggle. For more information, please call 215-723-3088 or email  


The Mennonite magazine welcomes your original submissions of feature articles, poems, original artwork and photos for their February 2017 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on the Mennonites, race, identity and faith.  You can read the full details online at Submissions are due to by January 5.


You are invited to a Women’s Gathering on Saturday, March 18.  Led by Tamira Good, the theme “Carrying Grandmother’s Purse” will give you the opportunity to reflect on what has been passed down that is life-giving and what might need to be let go of for your own growth. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Towamencin Mennonite Church. Registration is $15 (if you cannot afford it, please come anyway!).  See the flyer HERE or learn more and register at This will be a bi-lingual event (Spanish and English).


Peaceful Living is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. Committed to “creating belonging for persons with disabilities within a faith community,” the new CEO must be visionary and have the skills to continue to grow the organization and work well with a management team. The right person will be a strategic thinker with skills in establishing financial sustainability, have a Master’s degree in a related field, and a minimum of 10 effective years of experience in leadership, with at least 5 years of experience in a key leadership role of an organization, preferably not-for-profit and serving people with developmental disabilities.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest to Tim Stair, MHS Consultant at