Our town of East Petersburg is preparing for our annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. This free and family friendly Pumpkin Festival will be taking place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the East Petersburg Community Park. The first three hundred kids in attendance will receive free pumpkins to decorate in the… Continue reading Annual Pumpkin Festival, October 7, in East Petersburg Community Park
Annually, Village Chapel Mennonite Church has an October Renewal Gathering; and this year they have invited me to be present with them for this time. I am excited to be part of this special event. Their Renewal Gathering will take place from October 1 to October 3, 2017. There will be a total of four sessions… Continue reading Renewal Meetings at Village Chapel Mennonite Church
For five-weeks at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we were in our series Untold. That series came to an end last week, and next Sunday we will be away on our Day of Retreat. So this past Sunday, we took time to count the costs of following Jesus, by exploring through the three short stories from… Continue reading Company of the Committed: Counting the Costs of Following Jesus.
In the East Petersburg Community Park, this past weekend was full of rides, food, music, events, games and more; at the 23rd Annual East Petersburg Days. Recently, I compiled my photographs from this fun event, into a five highlight videos. You can find these photographs, and more, on the East Petersburg Day Facebook Page. Enjoy!… Continue reading Photographs from our 23rd Annual East Petersburg Days
This fun event starts on Thursday, September 14, as Nonweiler Amusements offers a wristband for unlimited carnival rides for just $15. In addition, we will have a live DJ with chances to Karaoke. Everything gets underway on Thursday night at 6:00p and will run to about 10:00p. The fun and rides continue on Friday night,… Continue reading It’s here! The 23rd Annual East Petersburg Day Community Days + Carnival
For the past five weeks at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we have looked to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters and situations, to find the compassionate heart of God that extends both grace and mercy to the broken individuals he chooses to use. We just came to an end with this series. In… Continue reading UNTOLD: Finishing a five week journey of unlocking famous biblical stories
We have just finished our third week, in a five-week journey at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters and situations to find the compassionate heart of God that extends both grace and mercy to the broken individuals he chooses to use. I have had a lot of fun… Continue reading Telling the story of UNTOLD, our five-week journey to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters
In 2015, I was invited to an event with Carl Tuttle at Sanctuary, a Vineyard Church in Lancaster, PA. Unfortunately, my schedule did not allow me to make the event. Thankfully, I was able to join Carl Tuttle at Micks All American Pub, with some others, after the worship gathering. If you are not familiar with Carl Tuttle,… Continue reading Reckless Mercy, A Trophy of God’s Grace, from Carl Tuttle
On Monday morning, I enjoyed a conversation with Lancaster Newspapers' Staff Writer Earle Cornelius inside the lobby at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. I deeply enjoyed my time with Earle Cornelius - it was certainly one of the best times and interviews that I have ever had with a reporter. As we met and talked - I was presented… Continue reading Lancaster Newspapers’ “A Good Neighbor Policy,” and My Own Thoughts on Neighboring with a Purposeful Plan, Place and Presence.
When John Wimber used to address church planters in the Vineyard, he had a list of important elements he encouraged them to live out. I remember encountering and learning these elements through conversations, during my time in the Vineyard. However, recently they have been pushed out again for us by Missiologists Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im.… Continue reading Practicing Wimber’s 7 Constants: Telling My Story, His Story and Our Story to the Merchandiser Community Newspaper