August 1 announcements

Join Living Branches on Saturday, August 26 for the annual Chicken BBQ, Silent Auction, and Gospel Music Fest at Souderton Mennonite Homes. There will be a special menu available in the Apple Orchard Café, games and entertainment for the younger crowd, a petting zoo and a show from the Lehigh Valley Zoo, music from the Brunner Family as well as the traditional chicken platters, baked goods and desserts, silent auction, car show, mommy market, and Jesse’s BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. For more information, visit


In honor of the 100th anniversary of Souderton Mennonite Homes, Living Branches is hosting a Pennsylvania Dutch Baking Contest at the Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 26 at 2:00 pm. Bakers – both kids and adults – are invited to submit recipes in the following categories: shoo fly pie, funny cake, apple pie, cinnamon rolls/sticky buns. For more information, contact Rebecca Kikendall at or register at


30 to 50% of sexually abused children are the victims of other children and teens under the age of 18.  Gain the tools you need to address what is rapidly becoming one of the most urgent and perplexing issues of our time at a seminar: Child-on-Child Abuse – Recognizing, Reporting, Preventing.  This event will be held Thursday, October 5, 8:00 – 11:40 am at Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster.  RSVP by emailing


Let your voice resonate at an upcoming regional hymn sing!  Events will be held at Franconia Mennonite Church, Friday, October 6, at 7:00 pm; Salford Mennonite Church, Sunday morning worship, October 8, at 9:00 am and Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Sunday, October 8, at 6:30 pm. Come add your voice in sharing hopes and dreams for a new hymnal! For more information contact


Keystone Opportunity Center
invites you to Souderton for the 2017 SleepOut for Hunger and Homelessness.  Even though they are often well hidden, the needs of our local community members struggling with homelessness are just as real as those in urban areas. Students from all over the area will once again SleepOut to raise awareness of homelessness, Friday, November 3 through Saturday morning, November 4 at Zion Mennonite Church.  To learn more, contact Jeff Miles: 215-723-5430 or


Salford Mennonite Child Care Centers, Lansdale location, is looking for full time teachers beginning in August.  Early Childhood Education Degree or ECE credits within another degree is preferred.  Contact Christina Lynch at 215-256-6421 ext 116,  For more information please visit


Dock Mennonite Academy is seeking a host family for a male 11th grade student from Albania for this school year.  Many surrounding school districts provide bussing before and after school for students at no cost and there will also be a stipend provided to assist in covering expenses for the year.  Please contact Zach Bower at if interested.