|We invite you to learn more about our unique church fellowship. We are a congregation of persons from many denominational backgrounds. We are diverse in culture, ethnicity, education, and lifestyle, but we come together as a worshiping community with Jesus at the center. We accept the Scriptures as the Word of God and we promote the peace and justice understandings of Mennonite Church USA. Our mission extends beyond our meetinghouse to include our homes, work places, schools, the wider Ambler community, and our global neighbors. Please join us for Sunday school, worship, and our monthly fellowship meal. You will find us a friendly and down-to-earth assortment of people working together to bring the good news to a broken world. –Pastor Donna Merow
News and Events
Look at the Lectionary- a time to read and discuss the scripture readings appointed for the following Sunday meets Monday mornings at 8:30.
October 19 —55+ sponsored meeting after church to hear from Ralph about his journey with his wife’s long illness and death. For those attending, please remember to bring a dish to share.
October 20-25—Donna will be on vacation. Please contact the elders with any pastoral care needs in her absence. Dawn Ruth Nelson will bring the morning message on October 26.
October 31, beginning @ 5—We will host an All Hallows Eve supper for the Boys and Girls Club students and their families and then offer treats and cider to the neighborhood children & parents. If you are available to help serve & clean up, please sign up in the lobby. Candy donations are also welcome.
November 2—Everyone is invited to our annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal. Sign up for food you plan to bring in the foyer.
Fall Connection Community Nights are happening at Deep Run East Mennonite Church every Wednesday evening starting October 1st. Light dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (come when you can) followed by study groups for Kindergarten through adult from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The nursery will also be staffed. Questions call 215-766-8380.
The Spirituality of Aging – a discussion led by pastor, seminary professor, and spiritual director, Marcus Smucker – will be held Tuesday, November 11th am at Souderton Mennonite Homes. This breakfast event is free, but registration is required – contact Margaret Zook at 215-368-4438 ext. 44231, or go to http://www.livingbranches.org/events/living-branches.
Looking to support peace and relief work across the street and around the world, while also having fun? Come experience the fourth annual MCC Philadelphia Festival and Auction on October 25 at West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship. From unique children’s activities and great food representing the diversity of Mennonites in the city, to a lively auction and set-price marketplace, there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival. For more information, visit MCCPhillyFestival.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blooming Glen Mennonite Church’s Harvest Festival will be held October 25, 1:00-5:00 pm – Please join us for an afternoon of live music, hayrides, free food, kid’s games and a bonfire. This is a wonderful time to enjoy our beautiful property and celebrate God’s gifts of the earth by harvesting the crops that are planted in our fields. Please bring family, friends and neighbors and enjoy an afternoon of fun!
Peace Proclamation Ministry will hold their third annual banquet on October 25, 6:00 pm at Souderton Mennonite Church. Celebrate God’s work in the rural villages of India and hear firsthand reports from Pastor Jenifer Eriksen Morales, Sharon and Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber, and Sumatha and Dr. Paulus Thalathoti who participated in training conferences in Hyderabad, India. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 267-210-8947 on or before October 20.
Ted & Co is bringing The Jesus Stories to Plains Mennonite Church on November 1 at 7:30 pm. Starring Ted Swartz and Jeff Raught, this show focuses on the common theme in the Gospel stories that find Jesus gathered around tables. Ted and Jeff bring these stories to life, along with a dollop of song, several servings of pasta, with some cheese and wine on the side. Admission to the show is free and an offering will be received to benefit the Lansdale ministry, Manna on Main Street.
Everence is offering a new End-of-life curriculum to help people think and talk about important issues concerning their last wishes. A LEADERS TRAINING WORKSHOP is being held November 5, 9 am – 3 pm, which will provide an overview of the free downloadable resources, and equip people to lead others through the curriculum. Join them in the Learning Center at Rockhill Mennonite Community. Registration is required and space is limited. Please contact Randy Nyce, Everence Church Relations Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-703-0111, to reserve a spot.
Ten Thousand Villages International Gift Festival will be held at Upper Milford Mennonite Church on Friday, November 7, Noon – 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 8, 8 am – 4 pm. All income from sales goes to Ten Thousand Villages, which provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. Wheelchair accessible. Credit cards accepted. Call 610-966-2733 or email email@example.com for more information.
“Esperando: Waiting and Hoping,” the joint Franconia/Eastern District Conference Assembly will meet Friday, November 14, 7 pm and Saturday, November 15, 9 am – 3 pm for worship, delegate business sessions and leadership training seminars. Everyone – whether or not you’re a delegate — is welcome to join in the worship (Friday, 7 pm) and the seminars (Saturday, 1:30 pm). Free child care is available both days, but registration is required – http://franconiaconference.org/vision/conference-assembly/?GTTabs=6. Penn View Christian School will host the gathering. See details at assembly.franconiaconference.org .
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