October 9 announcements

The Mennonite Heritage Center invites the public to a program, “Uncovering Family Stories in Archival Sources” on Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm. Archivist Forrest Moyer will share tips on how and where to look for family stories online and at historical society archives. Most of the examples will be drawn from recent research on the Mennonite Gross family of Bucks County.


An old fashioned Fall Acapella Hymn Sing sponsored by Frederick Mennonite Church will be held Sunday, October 21, 2:30 to 4:00 pm at the Bertolet Meetinghouse, 526 Colonial Road in Perkiomenville (GPS address).  Bring your lawn chairs!  Light refreshments will follow; in case of rain, the event will be held across road at Frederick Mennonite Church.


Comforter Blitz will be held Monday, October 22, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at MCC Material Resource Center. Help prepare blankets for people in need of comfort and warmth!


The next Photo ID Clinic will be Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am to 12 noon at New Life Internet Café, 19 W. Marshall Street in Norristown. Need a photo ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, voter registration or social services applications? Bring personal identification paperwork and proof of residence.  If you have questions, call 610-945-6398.


Blooming Glen Mennonite Church invites the community to its annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 27 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Join them for free food, music, kid’s games and hayrides.  For information, call 215-257-3431 or visit bgmc.net.  This year the proceeds will go to the local food bank, Pennridge FISH, and to MDS.


Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Joseph Martin will be performing selections from his more-than-2000 published compositions during a free community concert at Souderton Mennonite Church on Saturday, October 27 at 3:00 pm. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, please visit contact the church office at 215-723-3088 or visit soudertonmennonite.org/2018-concert-series.


All are invited to Songs and Stories of Peace, Hope and Justice led by Tony Brown at the 10:15 am worship service at Plains Mennonite Church on Sunday, November 4. Tony uses song and story to illustrate the power of music to restore hope, and to transform lives. This moving program, performed with pianist Dorothy Heebner, invites the audience into the worlds of those in conflict areas.


Dock Mennonite Academy has an opening for a Learning Support Teacher (Long-term substitute) on the Early Childhood to Grade 8 campus starting immediately for the balance of the school year. Applicants should submit their letter of introduction, resume and application for teaching position to Dr. Conrad J. Swartzentruber, Superintendent, 1000 Forty Foot Rd., Lansdale, PA 19446 or cswartzentruber@dock.org.