Construction projects build kingdom in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA—Nearly two dozen adults and youth from Franconia Mennonite Church served here recently as part of an effort to literally build the kingdom of God.
The volunteers ventured from suburban Telford to work with Kingdom Builders Construction, an Anabaptist-related nonprofit, on July 21. They nailed, drilled and hauled materials to help convert a 6,000-square-foot section of a large warehouse. Read more. . . .
Conference students receive Everence scholarships
Everence announced that three Franconia Conference students are among 42 recipients of Everence college scholarships. The scholarship program encourages young people to explore the integration of faith and finances while helping them on their educational journeys. The scholarship awardees are:
Social Stream (FranconiaMC, #fmclife)
Observing together what God is saying and doing (To Mennonite Blog #9)*
I’ve been a follower of Jesus in the Mennonite tradition for many years. Therefore, for me “to Mennonite” is to instinctively follow the many rhythms and routines that express my core beliefs about Christian discipleship. I engage in particular rhythms of corporate worship and private devotion, action and reflection, exercise and rest, (lots of) work and (sometime too little) play, (too much) speaking and (too little) listening, communal discernment and personal choice. I could expand on each of these routines but I have chosen to address only the last of these several pairs. Read more. . . .
Mark Your Calendars
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|Pastors & CRM Leaders’ Breakfasts
Pastors’ Day Apart
|United Conference Assembly
Notes to Pastors (2 items)
Christopher Dock Prayer Walk – August 17
You are invited to gather at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 17, for a prayer walk focusing on the 2012-13 school year at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School. Meet at the school office in Detweiler House. Prayers will focus on God’s blessing for the new school year and will end no later than 9 a.m. If you are not able to attend, you’re invited to take time to pray wherever you are that day for our school year.
PeaceSigns Magazine (attached)
- Editor’s Note by Jason Boone
- An artificial divide by Darrin Snyder Belousek
- Otterville by Merrill R. Miller
- Give me [your tired, your poor,] your high-tech workers by Tammy Alexander
- I was a stranger and you welcomed me by Brother James Dowd