August 6 announcements

This week all congregations in Eastern District & Franconia Conference are praying for Finland Mennonite Church.  Please pray that God would continue to open doors for the gospel to be preached with clarity as they gather and go, and that they would know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge.  To read more about Finland, go to


The Mennonite Heritage Center announces the program “Hex Signs: Myths and Meaning” by Patrick Donmoyer on Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 pm.  Mr. Donmoyer, Director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown University, will talk about the history, mythology and cultural significance of the traditional barn stars.  No registration is needed and admission is by donation. For information, see


Zion Mennonite Church is seeking a part-time Director of Music to direct adult and youth choirs, bell choir, and to lead congregational singing for Sunday morning worship and seasonal services.  Qualifications include strong Christian faith commitment, ability to work with children and adults, ability to work collaboratively with pastors, organist and other musicians.  15 hours/week.  Contact Pastor Sonya Stauffer Kurtz at  


The pastoral care team at Living Branches is seeking volunteers to lead small groups at Dock Woods and Souderton Mennonite Homes through Spirit Alive, a new program to serve residents with mid-to-late stage dementia. For some residents with dementia, traditional Bible studies are no longer meaningful. Spirit Alive will help them experience again the positive spiritual wellbeing that is part of a life of faith. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Ray Hurst at 215-368-4438 ext. 44227 or at