January 14 announcements

This week all congregations in Eastern District & Franconia Conference are praying for Indonesian Community Christian Fellowship. Please pray for them as they support the regeneration of leaders in the church, as well as for their vision and mission to reach more people to Christ, and to bear much fruit that blesses the nations and generations. To read more about ICCF, go to franconiaconference.org/profiles.


Mennonite Central Committee is inviting you to their Martin Luther King Jr. Service day – “Restoring Hope and Dignity” – on Monday, January 20 at The City School, 910 North 6th St., Philadelphia, from 9:00 am to 12 noon.  There will be a panel discussion on the impact of incarceration on relationships and the role of the church in assisting formerly incarcerated individuals, as well as prison care kit assembly.  To register for this event or learn more, visit mcc.org/service-day.


Discover Dock Mennonite Academy’s Early Childhood and Kindergarten Open House on Friday, January 24 at 8:45 am.  Dock integrates faith and learning at every grade level and teaches essential life skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, inquisitiveness, teamwork, and leadership.  Dock also offers families over $1 million in financial aid annually. For more information, email admissions@dock.org. or visit dock.org.


Students are smoking cigarettes less – but they are vaping more. Parents interested in more information about vaping are invited to attend a Parent Forum with David Fialko, certified tobacco prevention and treatment specialist, on Thursday, January 30, at 7:00 pm in the Rosenberger Academic Center library at Dock Mennonite Academy (9-12 campus). If you have questions, call 215-362-2675.


Living U, the lifelong learning institute of Living Branches, offers classes and field trips for residents, future residents, and seniors in the local community. Their spring semester includes topics of rethink recycling, the Arab/Israeli dilemma, an introduction to the chamber of commerce, Mozart, women and the fight for the right to vote, succulents, hymns, Biblical balance, photography, art appreciation, archaeology, and more.  For more information, go to www.livingbranches.org/livingu. Registration is open until February 7.


Quakertown Christian School will host a Story Hour for preschoolers (ages 4-5) in the library for four Fridays, 10:00-11:00 am, beginning Friday, February 14. They will read a story (or two!) along with a themed activity each week. Children may check out a book from the library and a snack will be provided. Space is limited; register by contacting sgreene@quakertownchristian.org or 215-536-6970 x508.


A Valentine Couples Dinner & Program will be held at Deep Run East Mennonite Church on February 15 at 6:00 pm. The cost is $40.00 per couple, and will feature the program “A Healthy Marriage … Wishful Thinking or a Reality,” with guest speakers, Dave & Marilyn Cronrath. For more information or to register, go to www.deepruneast.org or call 215-766-8380.


Graduate Students in Healthcare Professions:  Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship offers educational grants for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. The deadline for the 2020-21 academic year is May 15; for details and an application form, see www.mennohealth.org/student_term, email info@mennohealth.org, or call 1-888-406-3643.