March 6 annoucements

The March issue of Peace & Justice News from the Peace & Justice Committee of Eastern District and Franconia Conferences is now posted at This issue includes reports from the winter Peace Retreat and the CPT nonviolence training workshop, as well as new resources on immigration, gun violence, and drone warfare.


The Mennonite Heritage Center invites you to a reception for the immigration exhibit “Opportunity & Conscience” on Sunday, March 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Enjoy coffee and refreshments in their new seating/coffee area. No reservations needed. For more info about the exhibit, go to


A Blood Drive will be held at Deep Run East Mennonite Church on Monday, March 19 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. You will be someone’s hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation. You can register ahead of time by visiting; walk-ins are also welcome.


Business leaders: plan to join Jeff van Duzer, author of Why Business Matters to God and provost at Seattle Pacific University, for Faith in the Marketplace, Friday March 23, 7:30 am to 12:45 pm at the Indian Valley Country Club.  This event will explore God’s agenda of reconciliation and understanding business and its role in society. Hosted by Biblical Theological Seminary with sponsors including MEDA and Everence; learn more or register at


Franconia Mennonite Church invites all families to a free Community Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt on March 24, 12:00 to 2:15 pm.  Come enjoy lunch, Easter crafts, activities, and games. Ventriloquist Marian and Friends will spread the gospel message with her humorous and interactive shows at 12:30 and 1:10. There will be four staggered egg hunts starting at approximately 1:50. For details visit


The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Deep Run East Mennonite Church will be held Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am. This event is for ages 1 to 10, and there will be lots of prizes and coffee for parents! Bring your own basket – the event will be held rain or shine (indoors, in case of rain). Be sure to arrive a little early!