September 17 announcements

This week all congregations in Eastern District & Franconia Conference are praying for Plains Mennonite Church.  Please pray for them as they search for additional pastoral leadership, grow in their intercultural awareness and welcome, and strive toward their vision, “Called to journey together with Jesus, we listen to God and to each other, join in the creative work of the Holy Spirit, and joyfully share God’s saving love, justice, and peace with our neighbors and world.”  To read more about Plains, go to


Learn how to witness effectively in today’s culture during a special seminar at Souderton Mennonite Church on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, entitled “Engaging Post-Christian America,” by Dr. Frank A. James III, president of Missio Seminary. Dr. James will be addressing questions such as: Why engage? How do we engage? The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer time and close with light refreshments. RSVPs appreciated – CLICK HERE to register.


Join Franconia Mennonite Church on Wednesday Nights in October from 7:00 to 8:00 pm as they host a series titled “Necessary Conversations”, a community forum addressing important – but often unnamed – issues in our community.  Sessions will be informative and practical, and while each presenter will share from a Christian perspective, these issues impact everyone and these sessions are open to anyone, regardless of your background or faith perspective.  Learn more at


Join your friends on the high school campus of Dock Mennonite Academy on Saturday, October 5, 12:30 to 3:00 pm, for Franklin Institute’s Chemistry road show and over 15 hands-on STEM stations for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.  Activities include robotics, drones, chemistry, electronic circuit design, 3-D printers, problem solving and more!  All events are free!  Please RSVP by September 26 to or 215-362-2675. 


Discover Dock Mennonite Academy’s 9-12 campus at their Open House, October 5 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.  Tour the campus, meet faculty and staff, learn about academics, athletics, art, and other amazing opportunities.  Lunch is complimentary lunch for all families.  Email​​​​​​​ or visit


The Frederick Living Train Show and Fall Festival will be held Friday, October 11, noon-7:00 pm (train show only) and Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The train show will feature six operating train layouts and the festival will have hay rides, pumpkin painting, make your own trick or treat bags, magic shows, face painting, carnival games, food and a fire truck!  This event is free, and will be held rain or shine.  For more details, contact, Trina Johnson-Brady at 610-754-7878 ext 353 or


Harvestfest at Camp Men-O-Lan will be held Saturday, October 26 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.  Free activities include a candy treasure hunt, hayrides, games, crafts, a petting zoo, campfire, paddle boats, firetrucks, live music, and their third annual car show.  Delicious concession sales are available including their famous homemade apple dumplings and hand cut fair fries. Watch the website for the most recent updates:  


Pinebrook is in need of a full-time, year-round, experienced Maintenance Technician. Join a ministry dedicated to pointing people toward Christ through hospitality and guest service. Qualifications include a minimum of 2 years maintenance experience, HVAC certification a plus, strong knowledge of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and sheet rock repairs/tile work.  Printable application form available at; mail resume and application to 5339 Pinebrook Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.  For info, contact the Facilities Manager at 570-424-1212 ext. 355.


Spruce Lake has an opening for a full-time, year-round Recruiting Coordinator. This person will participate in the hiring process from beginning to end, attracting candidates, evaluating resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews and managing the hiring paperwork. Apply online at For more information, contact the Executive Director at 570-595-7505 x 113.