Missional Networking

Ministerium activities

Ambler

Details: Several members mentor students in the local elementary school and several others tutor in an after school program. We are involved with Interfaith Housing, ministering to homeless families in May. We also assembled transition kits as our VBS project this year. We hosted a PA Dutch dinner and youth band concerts as well as monthly meetings of the Bux-Mont Peace Coalition. We have begun offering fourth Wednesdays (typically our meeting night) as an opportunity for members to offer some kind of activity. We have watched a film, traveled to Sight and Sound, learned about the situation in Israel/Palestine, and prayed together. We plan to host the second annual Ambler area CROP walk. We had a joint Ash Wednesday service with a local Lutheran congregation. A group hoping to bring a food co-op to town meets here weekly.

Blooming Glen

Details: Following Vacation Bible School week, we invite community families to join us for worship which includes a Bible School program and fellowship time following the service. The families are also invited to attend future events such as the fall Harvest festival and Christmas Eve service. Each summer we have our youth baptism service in the local park. In addition, we have two outdoor services in our pavilion with a picnic meal following to encourage our members to invite friends and neighbors. Each fall we host a Harvest Festival and invite the community to attend. Each winter our "farmhouse" is used by Interfaith Hospitality Network to lodge homeless families. One of the two months Blooming Glen is also responsible to provide transportation, overnight hosts, and the evening meal.  Currently, the house is being renovated to be used for short term transitional housing in our community. We have also used the home to shelter persons coming from other countries as we assist them in resettling in the community. These friendships and support continue beyond their stay in our house. We have a task force working on additional ways to bless and serve the local community.

Plains

Details: -Party in the Park--like a block party with free food -The park itself is a passive outreach to the community -Temporarily hosting Stepping Stones nursery and day care program. -Listening to 6 community leaders during SS as a way to build bridges with services in the North Penn area. -Cooperate with Manna on Main Street in a variety or specific programs