November 5 announcements

This week all congregations in Eastern District & Franconia Conference are praying for Franconia Mennonite Church.  Please pray for wisdom on follow-up connections resulting from their recent Necessary Conversations series, for the Search process to call a Director of Music & Worship and a Director of Children’s Ministries, and for God’s anointing upon their 2020 Vision Team and initiativeTo read more about Franconia, go to


On Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, historian John Ruth will present his new manuscript This Very Ground, This Crooked Affair, a book about the transfer of land from native peoples to our Mennonite ancestors. This event is open to the public and admission is by donation; the program will be repeated on Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 pm at the Indian Valley Public Library. Find more info at


Deep Run East and West churches will hold a pot luck/carry-in meal on November 24 at 11:45 am at Deep Run East. Forrest Moyer from the Mennonite Heritage Center will be presenting historical information about the history of the Deep Run East & West churches, as well as who they are today.  They hope to hear some of your stories as well!  More information at         


The 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner for Clinical Pastoral Education at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 during their School for Leadership Training. Join CPE faculty, students, alumni and friends as they celebrate the past 20 years and envision CPE at EMS in the future. Cost for the dinner is $25, and Sara Wenger Shenk, former associate dean of EMS, will be the guest speaker. For more information and to register, go to