July 24 announcements

Living U, the lifelong learning institute of Living Branches, offers classes for residents, future residents, and seniors in the local community. Their fall semester includes topics of honey bees and the environment, preserving and sharing your family’s history, trolleys of the Liberty Bell route, Robert Frost’s nature poetry and more!  Classes will be held in the Summit View Auditorium at Souderton Mennonite Homes.  For more information, go to www.livingbranches.org/livingu. Registration will be open until Wednesday, August 15.


Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will be held in Souderton for 15 consecutive Tuesday evenings, August 28 – December 4, 2018. This course, founded by Ralph Winters of Fuller Seminary is an effective training opportunity available for a deeper understanding of world-wide mission and its application in the local setting. People of all ages, walks of life, and backgrounds have come out of the class with an expanded vision of God’s work in the world and a new grasp of their part in it, revitalizing their walk with the Lord and strengthening their faith.The course can be taken for undergraduate or seminary credit and is accepted at many institutions. For more information and registration: Souderton Perspectives Coursepromo video.


Spruce Lake will be offering the following fall retreats:

  • Women’s Retreat – September 14-16 – Featuring speaker Jessie Seneca and worship artist Jessica Cole. Seneca is a national speaker and founder of “More With Him” ministries. Cole has traveled extensively as a music evangelist.
  • Outdoorsmen’s Retreat – September 20-21 – Speaker Ron Berrus is a veteran outdoorsman and pastor, and worship leader Steve Chapman is a renowned musician, author and avid hunter
  • Walking in Wisdom – October 8-11 – Join speaker Charlie Ness, pastor of Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, worship artist Frances Drost, and concert vocalist Sue Dodge for a refreshing retreat.

For information, go to www.sprucelake.org/events/calendar, and call 800-822-7505 for reservations.


As you may have heard, Mennonite Disaster Service constructed a house in the Souderton Mennonite Church parking lot which has been dismantled, trailered to West Virginia and is now waiting to be constructed at the house site.  Volunteers are needed in West Virginia for the next 5-7 weeks to reconstruct and finish the house.  Please contact Keith Reed for additional information or to volunteer: 215-272-9335.