April 26 announcements

The Mennonite Heritage Center invites the public to a hymn sing at the historic Frick Meetinghouse, Orvilla Road in Hatfield, on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 pm. Singing will be from the 1927 Church Hymnal (Mennonite), and hymnals will be provided.


Karen’s Place — the coffee shop ministry of Doylestown Mennonite Church will be open on Saturday, May 7, featuring the rock band Against the Slate. There is no admission charge, and they now donate a percentage of proceeds to Worthwhile Wear. For information please call the church office at 215-345-6377 or visit www.karensplace.org.


It’s Comforter Blitz time at the MCC Material Resource Center, Monday, May 16, 9:30 am to 7:30 pm.  They will be knotting comforters all day – come for a few hours or the entire day!  Snacks will be provided.


You are invited to the Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse on May 21 featuring The Brunner’s – four-part harmonies, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, and bass take center stage in bluegrass, country, and gospel music. Opening the evening will be Flint Hill Express (bluegrass, gospel, and folk with a touch of country). Doors open at 7 pm with performances at 7:30. Find out more at www.perkmenno.net.


Come explore Spruce Lake at their Open House Festival, Sunday, June 5, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, rain or shine. There will be music, food and fun for all ages! Take a ride on the tandem zip line, enter the drawing for prizes and more. It’s all free, but please register at http://www.sprucelake.org/events/special-events/open-house/.


Bally Community Preschool is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this fall.  Programs are offered for children ages two through five, and openings are now available for the 2016-2017 school year.  For more information, call 610-845-1600 or visit www.ballycommunitypreschool.org.


Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods have volunteer opportunities for audio/visual aides to broadcast and/or tape events in the chapel and auditorium. No experience is necessary, and they will provide training. The schedule is flexible and is open to all.  For more information on these opportunities, contact Lynne Allebach at 215-723-9881 ext. 42289 or by email at lynne.allebach@livingbranches.org.


Mennonite Voluntary Service is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year! Opportunities to serve and live in community with others are still open in a variety of placements and locations, including teaching in Puerto Rico. Ages 20+ can apply at MennoniteMission.net/Serve, or contact NeilR@MennoniteMission.net for inquiries.


Mennonite Central Committee’s Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP) program is seeking summer staff for three-month assignments in Kentucky and West Virginia. Job site coordinators utilize volunteer labor to accomplish quality home remodels/repairs, while meals coordinators plan balanced, nutritional meals for volunteers. Summer staff vary in age from 19 to 70+, and they receive meals, lodging and a weekly stipend for their service. For more information go to http://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/volunteer/swap or call Angela at 606-633-5065.