October 3 announcements

Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Church invites you to a soccer tournament, Sunday October 15 at 3:00 pm at Norristown Farm Park.  This is a 3 v. 3 tournament for youth-group age through adult; teams with more than 3 players will have subs. Single players who register will be assigned to an existing team. Each team is guaranteed to play at least 2 games, and there will be prizes, food and fun.  See the attached flyer for registration info.


Don’t miss Material Resource Center’s Comforter Blitz, Monday, October 16, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.  MCC has an urgent need for comforters to fill requests from places where people have lost their homes because of natural disasters or war.  Currently there are many requests for comforters and not enough comforters to fill the requests.  They will be knotting comforters all day – come for as long as you wish!


The search committee for Mennonite Church USA’s next executive director invites denomination-wide participation in a Survey Monkey questionnaire to discern essential qualities and top priorities for the job description, and to nominate potential candidates for the role. The survey is available in English and Spanish and will be available for completion through October 16.


The 3rd Annual Indian Creek Foundation Fest and Community Open House will be October 18, 4:00 to 7:00 pm.   Come find out more about Indian Creek Foundation and their mission of service. Enjoy live music, food, face painting, interactive displays and many fun exhibits. This event is free!  Learn more at www.indcreek.org


Peaceful Living’s Autumn Gala & Country Fair is October 21!  Set on a beautiful farm, the event will feature live entertainment and music, 7 food stations, a silent and live auction, farm market, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and much more.  Tickets are required – purchase yours here.


Join Mennonite Central Committee and the Pennsylvania Council of Churches for “Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform: Principles and Practice” at Salford Mennonite Church on Saturday, October 28 and Friday, November 3. Come to this program to hear an Anabaptist perspective on why we, as a people of faith, engage in criminal justice advocacy. Learn more about the “Clean Slate” legislation that opens doors and creates opportunities for our brothers and sisters who have served time.  Find more info here.


Bally Mennonite Church will be serving a Hurricane Relieve Fundraiser pancake breakfast (including pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee) on Saturday, November 4 from 7:00 to 11:00 am.  Donations of all amounts are appreciated. For more information, visit www.ballymc.org.


Looking for an opportunity to support Dock Mennonite Academy students and teachers?  They are currently looking for substitute teachers who would enjoy working with our classes from Early Childhood through Middle School.  If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Bronwyn Histand (bhistand@dock.org) for more information, or check the website (www.dock.org) under Employment.