Fall Faith and Life Gathering

Our Fall Faith and Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, November 1st at Barrville Mennonite Church. Plan to arrive shortly after 9 for conversations and fellowship before beginning at 9:30 am. Here is the cover letterAMC agenda – November, 2014, and CELEBRATION 2014 minutes

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Registration Now Open for MWC Harrisburg 2015

MWC 2015Registration is now open for Mennonite World Conference 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) represents part of the global family of Christian churches rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. MWC membership includes 101 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ national conferences of churches with 1.2 million baptized believers, and one international association. About 78 percent of baptized believers in MWC member churches are African, Asian or Latin American.

MWC logoRegistration information and several recent news releases are posted on the web site, http://www.mwc-cmm.org, including these articles:

  • Read your way to PA 2015
  • Urgent call for workshop proposals issued by MWC
  • MWC responds to urgent appeal from Middle East churches
  • Partnership solution developed to make PA 2015 attendance possible

MWC Assemblies are reunions of the Anabaptist-Mennonite family worldwide and take place every six years. This is your opportunity to have conversation, worship, and pray with and to learn about your brothers and sisters in this global family. Don’t miss it!

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New Life Mennonite Church Celebrates 20 Years

20      On Sunday, October 26, 2014, New Life will have a special service at 1:30 pm followed by refreshments in the basement. New Life is located in Listie, near Friedens, just outside of Somerset, PA. For directions please call Pastor Ron Spory at 1-814-288-5617.                                                                       ——–Submitted by Ruth Ann Allison

According to the Mennonite Directory, “New Life is a Mennonite church open to all people and loving those around us.  The congregation began in 1994 by several couples who had traveled a distance to attend this church. This church plant seeks to welcome people with diverse backgrounds. The church is growing with community families.” (ed.)

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World’s Attic Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Fall windowNow in its 35th year, World’s Attic Thrift Shop in Somerset continues to change and grow while supporting the work of the Mennonite Central Committee. Three things stay the same: nothing is wasted; volunteers carry the load; and customers always leave with something. Sometimes it is clothing. Other times it is hope or a feeling of community.

The shop’s atmosphere is warm and comforting. Some customers seek out good listeners during hard times. The volunteers gladly accommodate. “If someone is having a bad day, we have a good ear,” shop manager Sheri Speigle said.

The shop plans to hold a 35th Anniversary Celebration during the second weekend in October by offering sales, refreshments and door prizes to customers. Continue reading

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