January 15 announcements

“Doing Their Duty: Stories of area Mennonite and Brethren boys who saw military service in World War I.” will be presented by Joel D. Alderfer, Mennonite Heritage Center’s Collections Manager on Sunday, January 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Indian Valley Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 215-723-9109, ext. 3 to register for the program, a joint event between the library and the heritage center.


Living U, the lifelong learning institute of Living Branches, offers classes for residents, future residents, and seniors in the local community. Their spring semester includes topics of railroading on the North Penn, butterflies, telling our stories, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, plastics recycling, the art of wonder, and more!  For more information, go to www.livingbranches.org/livingu. Registration is open until Friday, February 8.


Join Zion Mennonite Church on Friday, February 8 at 6:45 pm for a Superhero Party and the showing of Incredibles 2. The event is free; bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on (event will be in the fellowship hall).  Popcorn and a drink will be free but other movie snacks will be available for a small cost. Be sure to wear your superhero costume! 


The Mennonite Heritage Center invites you to view the exhibit: “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War” on display until February 10.  Anne Yoder, archivist of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, will speak on: “Women Pacifists and Their Responses to World War I” on Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 pm, the closing day of the exhibit. See mhep.org for information.  To schedule a group tour of the exhibit, call 215-256-3020.


Registration for Camp Men-O-Lan’s 2019 Resident and Day Camp sessions is now open. Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount by signing up and paying in full by March 15.  More info available at menolan.org.  If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please email summercamp.menolan@gmail.com or call 215-679-5144 x324.


The 2019 PA IPL Pennsylvania-to-DC Bike Ride will take place May 10 to 15, with two starting locations: State College, PA and Philadelphia, PA. All interested potential riders must apply by January 28; applications are available here.  To learn more, contact Mike Ford at Mike@bgmc.net.


Dock Mennonite Academy has an opening for an Accountant beginning immediately.  Applicants should submit their resume and application for staff employment to Patti Baker, Director of Finance and Operations, 1000 Forty Foot Rd., Lansdale, PA 19446 or pbaker@dock.org.


Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) offers educational grants for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. The deadline for the 2019-20 academic year is May 15.  For details and an application form, see www.mennohealth.org/student_term/, email info@mennohealth.org, or call 1-888-406-3643. 


Calling everyone ages 15-22: Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve this summer? There are spots left to join a 2019 Youth Venture team! See and join in the work God is doing in Indonesia, Peru, Japan, or Benin. Visit www.MennoniteMission.net/SERVE to learn more, or contact Lauren Eash Hershberger at LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net.