Notes to Pastors

Save the date!
Eastern District and Franconia Conference leaders are planning for this year’s Pastors, Chaplains, and Spouses Appreciation Breakfast, which will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Swamp Mennonite Church in Quakertown (less than 3 miles from the Quakertown Exit of the turnpike). We hope that most of our credentialed leaders will be able to be present! Mark and Kathy Weaver Wenger will be our speakers, and Duane Hershberger will provide and engage us in music. Your formal invitation with more information should arrive in the mail in early November; but for now, please hold the date on your calendars and plan to join us for a good time of encouragement and inspiration!

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Conference Assembly Scattered: Ertell Whigham was copied on the following note from one pastor who attended the first Conference Assembly Scattered meeting on Tuesday, October 4. He gave me permission to share what he said with all of our credentialed leaders. Here is what he told the rest of his team:

I attended last night’s meeting at Swamp Mennonite for conference delegates…and came away from it impressed and enthusiastic about how the conference staff is using this meeting to prepare and empower delegates for the annual meeting.
If they haven’t been, all our lay delegates should be strongly encouraged to attend. This meeting will help them know clearly what their delegate role is, how they are empowered, and how to best prepare/pray/participate in the upcoming meeting. These delegates MUST also get their email addresses to conference in order to properly receive pre-assembly info.
Whomever is overseeing/organizing our lay delegates, please make sure they are in the info loop from conference and have been asked to attend one of the 3 remaining meetings. Thanks.

Thanks for that unsolicited endorsement! The remaining meetings will be held:
~ *Sunday, October 9 at Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, 7-9 p.m. (look for their sign that says, “Christian Life Center” in large lettering and Perkiomenville Mennonite Church in smaller)
~ Tuesday, October 11 at Perkasie Mennonite Church, 7-9 p.m.
~ *Wednesday, October 19 at Philadelphia Praise Center, 7-9 p.m.

* To join livestream from these locations via your computer: www.ustream.tv/channel/franconia-mennonite-conference

Does Your Congregation Need a Piano?
Valley Forge Christian College is hosting a piano sale on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 am til 4 pm in the Flower Chapel on campus. The selection includes baby grands, uprights, consoles, Yamaha Clavinovas (digital pianos) and Yamaha Disklaviers (interactive player pianos). The pianos are less than one year old, have been meticulously maintained and come with full manufacturer warranties. Special arrangements have been made for financing, delivery and warranty services. For more information, please call 1-866-742-6673.

 

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