February 21 announcements

Join Souderton Mennonite Church for the House of Prayer, now through March 5 between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm in the church’s fellowship hall. Come and go as you please, and make use of the many multi-sensory prayer stations, a walk-through prayer labyrinth, a hands-on section for kids, and more ways to help you connect with the Lord this Lenten season. For more information, contact churchoffice@soudertonmennonite.org or 215-237-3088.


Deep Run West Mennonite Church is hosting a Community Night on Wednesday, March 1 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, featuring a free “walking taco” fellowship dinner, Bible study and group games for kids age 4 and up, teens and adults. Handicap accessible; RSVPs not required, but appreciated:  deeprunwest@gmail.com or 215-766-8157.


Zion Mennonite Church will hold Grief Share Support Group meetings every Thursday afternoon, 1:00 to 2:30 pm beginning March 2. This is a 13-week session and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Please call Marcia at 215-723-9111 for more information. You are welcome to begin attending the Grief Share group at any session.


Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love based on the Broadway musical that inspired a generation!  Dock Mennonite Academy (EC to Grade 8 campus) presents Godspell, Jr., Friday March 3 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 4 at 2:30 and 7:00 pm.  Go to Ticketleap.com to purchase tickets online.


Why Knot! Week is March 6 to 11 at West Swamp Mennonite Church!  To celebrate their 300th anniversary as a congregation, they have the special challenge to knot 300 comforters this year and can use all the help they can get. Men, women and children welcome; the church will be open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm each day, come and go as you can. Meals and snacks provided. Contact Lynne at westswamp1@verizon.net or 215-536-7468 for more info (or see the attached bulletin insert).


Karen’s Place – the coffee shop ministry of Doylestown Mennonite Church – will continue their 16th Annual Blues-Rock Madness Month on March 11 with Regenerated Soul, and March 18 with Dana Isles and Facedown.  Doors open at 7:00 pm; there is no admission charge, and they will donate a percentage of proceeds to Worthwhile Wear. For information please call the church office at 215-345-6377 or visit www.karensplace.org.


Penn Foundation’s Basket Bingo will be held Saturday, March 18 at 12:00 pm (doors open at 10:30 am) at the Sellersville Fire Department.  The cost is $25 for 20 games and proceeds benefit their Wellspring Clubhouse.  For tickets, click here.


Feeling overwhelmed? A free community forum – “Quiet Living in a Loud World” – will share stories about how to live with integrity, joy and a small footprint, in a world that encourages “more is always better.”  Sample foods and recipes, and join the conversation at Perkasie Mennonite Church, March 24 at 7:00 pm.


Bally Mennonite Church will be serving a pancake breakfast (including pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee) on Saturday, March 25 from 7:00 to 11:00 am.  The cost is a donation, and proceeds will provide funds for the Bally Community Center. For more information, visit www.ballymc.org.


The Craft Stand coordinators are in need of volunteers to help set up, sell, and/or tear down at the MCC PA Relief Sale March 31 to April 1. Come and enjoy the sale but donate an hour or two of your time at their stand. Please call or email if you think you can help: Janet Runion Patton: 717-272-1708 or cjpatton99@aol.com.


All are invited to Methacton Mennonite Church on the four final evenings of Holy Week, April 12 to 15, any time between 6:00 and 9:00 pm, to engage in “Praying the Life and Death of Jesus”. There will be about 25 interactive suggestions for every age to pray this year’s Lenten scriptures, stationed throughout the church building. Come alone or with a group, ready to use all your senses in prayer, for a contemplative evening of being with Christ.


Zion Mennonite Nursery School is now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year for 3 to 5 year olds. Your children will blossom in their nurturing, Christian environment. Plan to join them for an open house on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm. Interested parents can go to zionmennonite.org or call 215-723-3592 for more info.