February 28 announcements

Junior High youth and sponsors: March 17 is the date of this year’s Late Night Blast at Dock Mennonite Academy! From 6:30 to 11:30 pm, we will have inspiring worship featuring Juan Marrero, fun games planned by Spruce Lake staff, great fellowship and all the pizza you can eat. Contact John Stoltzfus (jstoltzfus@franconiaconference.org) if you have questions or see the attached flyer.  To register, visit the Youth Ministry page at franconiaconference.org.


Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust along with other partners will offer a workshop considering The Bible and Protest. With the 1688 Quaker-Mennonite Petition Against Slavery in mind, they will consider how God is leading people of faith to engage in our context.  Join them Mondays, March 6, 13 and 20 starting at 7:30 pm at the Historic Germantown Mennonite Meeting House, 6133 Germantown Avenue. For more details, click here.


Looking for options for your children age 3 through 8th grade? Discover Dock Mennonite Academy, a place for exploration & inquiry that prepares students for lives of purpose.  You’re invited to their All-School Open House on Saturday, March 11, anytime from 12:30 to 3:00 pm on their EC-8 campus in Souderton. Lunch is provided for all who attend and a free t-shirt to all prospective students!  Email admissions@dock.org for more details or visit dock.org.


All young adults, college students and Millennials are invited to check out the GroundFloorSounds coffeehouse at the Broad Street Grind in Souderton, Saturday, March 11, 7:00 to 9:00 pm (come and go as you wish), with music by local artist and Belmont University student Taylor Downes. This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Souderton Mennonite Church.  


Living Branches is excited to welcome design expert Theresa Clement for a seminar about ways to organize and design a home for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Design Prescription: Design for Alzheimer’s will be held Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 pm in Dock Woods’ Fisher Auditorium. Seating is limited – please RSVP at livingbranches.org/events.


Are you seeking a Christian education for your K through 12th grader that will help him love learning and discover his true potential in Christ? Quakertown Christian School invites you to explore how their kind and challenging environment can help prepare your child’s heart and mind to step into his bright future. Visit an Open House event, March 16 or 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  


You are invited to the Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse on March 18, featuring the Atwater Donnelly Duo — American & Celtic folk with gorgeous vocals, banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, harmonica, feet & more. Chip Mergott will open the evening with extraordinary guitar playing & original songs.  Doors open at 7 pm with performances at 7:30; visit PerkMenno.net to learn more.


All are welcome to come hear Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Mennonite human rights lawyer and Rabbi Linda Holzman, of Jewish Voices for Peace, share in a presentation, “Palestinian and Jewish Voices for Peace” on April 22, 8:30 am at Dock Woods. They will speak on the diverse perspectives on Israel-Palestine and prospects for peace. The Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine Resolution for Orlando will be part of the discussion. Watch for more details. 


Bally Community Preschool, a mission of Bally Mennonite Church, is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Programs are available for ages two through five. Classes are taught by experienced, certified teachers in a loving Christian environment.  Music, Spanish, Lunch Bunch, Picnics, Field Trips and other fun events are scheduled throughout the school year.  For information call 610-845-1600 or visit ballycommunitypreschool.org.


Your clothing donations given to Care & Share Thrift Shoppes in Souderton benefit your community.  Your gently used clothing is urgently needed. Learn more at careandshareshoppes.org.


Dock Mennonite Academy has positions open for High School Guidance Counselor and an Assistant Technology Position. Both positions begin July 1 and applicants should submit their letter of introduction, resume and application (Guidance Counselor,Technology Position) to Dr. Conrad J. Swartzentruber, Superintendent, 1000 Forty Foot Rd., Lansdale, PA 19446 or cswartzentruber@dock.org.