October 22 announcements

This week all congregations in Eastern District & Franconia Conference are praying for Ripple.  Please pray for their members who are seeking freedom from destructive behaviors, for more volunteers to help with kids ministry, and for their community center to help those in need.  To read more about Ripple, go to franconiaconference.org/profiles.


The Mennonite Heritage Center invites you to a Community Harvest Home program on Sunday, October 27, 7:00 pm in the campus Nyce Barn. The program features Nate Stuckey, Director of the Farminary Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ speaking on “Do God, farming, and ministry really go together?”  Admission is a nonperishable food item that will be given to the Keystone Opportunity Center. The Barn is not heated, so please dress accordingly. Info at mhep.org.


On Sunday November 3 at 10:50 am, Souderton Mennonite Church will be hosting a presentation about the prevention of childhood sexual abuse with Carolyn Ruch, founder of the Rise and Shine Movement.  Carolyn will weave stories from her life and nearly thirty years of parenting wins and losses into the best practices for prevention.  Contact the church office at 215-723-3088 if you need childcare during the presentation. Spanish translation will be available.


The Rockingham Male Chorus will perform a gospel concert at Doylestown Mennonite Church on November 10 at 11:00 am.  They have been an organized performing group since 1966, and the 25 member chorus enjoys sharing the Gospel through music all over the East Coast. A free-will offering will be received during the concert, and CDs will be available for purchase before and after the performance.


Join Blooming Glen Mennonite Church for a VOICES Together hymn sing, November 10, 6:30 pm. The evening will include samples of proposed songs, readings and resources, along with requests from their present hymnals (Hymnal – A Worship Book and Sing the Journey). An offering will be received to begin the funding process for the purchase of the new hymnal. Call 215-257-3431 with any questions.


A Better Angels Skills Workshop (www.better-angels.org) will be held at Salford Mennonite Church on Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  This workshop, led by a trained Better Angels moderator, will provide training on skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.  This workshop is open all; please contact Mark Heise at 484-687-0840 or markheise5@gmail.com to register or for further information.