Saturday, May 31, 2008
The Mennonite Heritage Center of Harleysville, Pa. invites the public to a symposium, Pilgrims on a Journey: Exploring Mennonite Spirituality Past and Present, to be held Saturday, May 31. It will run from from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the the Franconia Mennonite Church fellowship hall, located at 613 Harleysville Pike, Telford, Pa. This will be a time to explore how Pennsylvania Mennonites have wrestled with and expressed their spiritual life over the centuries.
The morning sessions will focus on stories from past generations of Pennsylvania Mennonites. Speakers include scholars and pastors John Rempel, John Ruth and Dawn Ruth Nelson. In the afternoon, several presenters of differing Mennonite/Anabaptist viewpoints will share from their own contemporary spiritual experience. The symposium will end with a panel discussion and time for questions. A catered lunch is included. Registration deadline is May 15, 2008 and the cost is $40. A limited number of scholarships are available. We cordially invite all interested persons to join us for this time of learning and thinking together.
At 7:00 p.m., a worship service, open to the public and free of charge, will be held at Klein’s Meetinghouse, Maple Avenue, Harleysville, Pa. (on the campus of Peter Becker Community). This service will explore the experience of 18th and 19th century Mennonite worship in ritual, song and the spoken word.