Notes to Pastors

Congregational Leadership Brunch
A congregational leadership brunch focusing on the inclusion of persons with disabilities will be held at Salford Mennonite Church on Thursday, September 13, from 9 – 11 a.m. This event is sponsored by Peaceful Living. Bill Gaventa, Director of Community and Congregations Supports at the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and Associate Professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will be the speaker. For more information, contact Jan Landis at or call 610-287-1200.

Authors Visit
Carol Duerksen and Maynard Krebbs will be in Eastern PA from November 10 through November 15 to speak at the Delaware Valley/ Bux Mont Librarian’s Association workshop on November 10 at Zion Mennonite Church. Carol has recently co-authored a 365 day devotional book with Michele Hershberger and Laurie Oswald Robinson entitled Now It Springs Up. Carol and her husband Maynard have co-authored many series books for young people about the Amish. She is also editor of With magazine. Maynard, who grew up Amish, recently traveled to South Africa following the path of canned goods from the MCC canning project. They are active youth advisors, host foreign exchange students in their home, and on a regular basis open their farm to the public for visits. They would be available on Nov. 10, 14 and 15 for evening events with youth in local churches. Their fee is $100 per presentation. Call Marj Geissinger, 610-966-2733 or email if you would like to book them for any of these dates.