Notes to Pastors

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Franconia Mennonite Conference invites you and your congregation to join in a region-wide prayer and fasting event in early 2008. Churches from a variety of Christian denominations throughout southeastern PA will unite in Christ through 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting from Ash Wednesday (February 6) through Good Friday (March 21), 2008. The purpose of this region-wide 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting is for the Church of Jesus Christ in this region to unite together to:

* deepen our love for God
* deepen our love for our neighbors
* elicit reform in the Church and revival in our communities

An informational meeting for pastors and prayer leaders with Pastor Scott Landes of Frederick Mennonite Church; Pastor Curt Malizzi, Hopewell Fellowship, Telford; and Noel Santiago, Executive Minister, Franconia Mennonite Conference, about the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting will be held on Thursday, November 1 from 8 – 10 a.m. at the Franconia Conference Center
(Continental breakfast and fellowship will be from 8-8:30 a.m.).

Please RSVP to Sandy Landes, Franconia Mennonite Conference Prayer Coordinator, by Monday, October 29, at or 215-723-5513, ext. 121, if you plan to attend. If unable to attend please indicate your interest in receiving more information about how you and your congregation can participate in the 40 Days of Prayer/Fasting.

Nazareth Village Fund Raising Project
Nazareth Village is a re-creation of a first-century Jewish village under Roman occupation – the kind of place where Jesus grew up and spent 90% of his life. It is just 500 yards from the family home of Jesus – in Nazareth, Israel. Shirley Roth, the Executive Director of Nazareth Village is inviting churches to hold fundraising events to help support this project by selling the gifts they offer from their store at the Village. The product line includes gifts made of olive wood and other items such as Christmas cards and books about that particular region.

A catalogue of items will be available shortly and will be placed in church mailboxes at the Conference Center. For more information or to express interest in hosting a sale, please contact Bob Moyer at 215-766-0827 or, or Karen Burkholder at the Mennonite Conference Center, 215-723-5513, ext. 110 or

New Cassette Tapes Available
Souderton Mennonite Church has a supply of new cassette tapes and boxes available for a church that could use them. Souderton Mennonite Church is now recording CD’s and would like to offer these items to a church/organization. If interested, contact Sylvia Derstine, Administrative Assistant at 215-723-3088 or