October 1 announcements

This week all congregations in Eastern District & Franconia Conference are praying for Philadelphia Praise Center.  Please pray for the immigration situation and related family separations, for job opportunities for the congregation, and for the Indonesian political situation. To read more about PPC, go to franconiaconference.org/profiles.


Blooming Glen Mennonite Church is hosting ‘Blooming Buds Book Bunch’ – an engaging story-time hour for children (ages infant-preschool) and their caregivers. Join them the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am (October 9 is the next meeting) Sign up for free at www.bgmc.net/children. If you have questions, contact Jen Hunsberger at jen@bgmc.net.


A Ten Thousand Villages Event Sale will be held at Deep Run East Mennonite Church on October 17, 11:00 am-8:00 pm; October 18, 10:00 am-9:00 pm; and October 19, 8:00 am-3:00 pm. There will be a light food menu on Thursday, hoagie & ice cream sundae bar on Friday (5:00-9:00), and a breakfast on Saturday (8:00-noon). Saturday will also include prizes for children dressed in zebra costumes, games and treats for the kids, and a weekend giveaway basket drawing. Visit www.deepruneast.org  for more information.


Blooming Glen Mennonite Church invites the community to its annual Harvest Festival from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 26. Come and enjoy free food, kid’s games and hayrides.  Each year the church grows corn and soybeans that are sold on the open market with the proceeds being used to help families in need.  For information call 215-257-3431 or visit bgmc.net


A concert featuring “Forty Foot Road” – folk, blues, gospel and more in the a cappella style – will be held Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm at Salford Mennonite Church, to benefit Penn Foundation.  No tickets necessary, and a free will offering will be collected.


Looking for a unique way to be a mentor to young adults? Service Adventure is seeking leaders for unit locations across the U.S.! This is an opportunity for individuals or couples 24 and up to foster community with a household of young adults and serve in a non-traditional pastoral role through faith formation, daily living, and house activities. For more information, contact Susan Nisly at Mennonite Mission Network: SusanN@MennoniteMission.net.