April 16 announcements

(*Church offices – PLEASE NOTE: Dock Mennonite Academy’s Senior Kingdom Living Experience – “Senior Week” – is changing from the week after Christmas to the last week in October (10/29-11/1).  Please mark this on your church calendar and consider it if you’re planning events.) 


A 5K & Children’s Fun Run to benefit The Worm Project will be held April 27 at 9:00 am. The 5K race will be run entirely on the beautiful 75 acre campus of Dock Mennonite Academy and the Children’s Fun Run will be on the stadium track.  For more information or to register, go to www.wormproject.org.


The next Photo ID Clinic will be Saturday, April 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.


The Mennonite Heritage Center invites you to the program “Jonas Schultz and the Big Tent: an interesting life and the amazing 1858 traveling church” by Pastor Bob Gerhart on Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm. Jonas Schultz was a 19th century itinerant pastor of Mennonite, Schwenkfelder, Brethren and Lutheran background who traveled widely. A model of the moveable tabernacle will accompany the program. Admission by donation. For information, visit www.mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.


Karen’s Place – the coffee shop ministry of Doylestown Mennonite Church – will be open on May 4 featuring singer songwriter Danny Shipley; also appearing will be Abby Zeo. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there is no admission charge. More info at karensplace.org.


Join Everence for a free Medicare and Social Security Workshop on Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm at Franconia Mennonite Church. You will be guided through the important dates, deadlines and details that you need to know about Medicare and Social Security. RSVP to Leah Ludwig at 215-703-0111 or souderton@everence.com by May 6. Visit www.everence.com/souderton for more info.


What best equips us to live the life to which God is calling us?   Dr. Joe Kotva, a pastor, educator, and speaker will lead a workshop discussion about what it means to live well in later stages of life.  This event will be held Monday, May 13, 6:30 pm at Souderton Mennonite Homes.  RSVP to Margaret.Zook@livingbranches.org or at livingbranches.org/events.


Families with a child who is eligible to start kindergarten in the Fall are invited to Quakertown Christian School on Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 to 10:00 am, for Kindergarten “Pop-in” Open House!  Come “Pop-in” to their 3- and 5-day kindergarten classes for fun, snacks, and crafts!  Contact QCS at 215-536-6970 or info@quakertownchristian.org.  RSVP is encouraged, but not required.


Interested in growing your own vegetables and flowers but don’t have the space or yard for it?  The Bally Community Garden is an organic garden that is located at Rt. 100 behind Bally Mennonite Church and has been in existence for over 10 years. To learn about getting your own plot in the garden, email ballycommunitygarden@gmail.com or call 484-241-7986.


Dock Mennonite Academy has openings for the following positions beginning August 2019:

  • Early Childhood-Grade 8 Librarian
  • Elementary Learning Support Teacher
  • Part-Time Early Childhood Teacher
  • Part-Time Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher in a PBL Model
  • High School English Teacher

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.