Author: Jeff McLain

I love investing in my neighborhood, adventuring and living simply. I am a missional coffeeholic following Jesus in Chuck-Taylors and as the Lead Pastor at East Petersburg Mennonite Church.

Advent: Finding Peace Outside of the Nostalgia and Embellishment

Advent: Finding Peace Outside of the Nostalgia and Embellishment

For me, there is something really nostalgic about listening to the classic Christmas songs on vinyl records. To be honest, this nostalgic experience and practice has been a tradition for me, well before indie-types have created a culture in which popularized collecting and playing vinyl records. Some of my favorites to spin have always been…

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Within Our Reach: Entering the Advent Story

Within Our Reach: Entering the Advent Story

The Christmas Season is a special one that we find full of bright colors, yesteryear’s memories, and memorable traditions. I don’t know about you, but our family has already begun to practice our holiday traditions, including watching Charles’ Dickens “A Christmas Carol” performed by The Muppets, and by taking our annual trip to “Koziar’s Christmas…

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It all goes down this Friday! We’re on Good Day PA, and in the #ExtraGive!

It all goes down this Friday! We’re on Good Day PA, and in the #ExtraGive!

This Friday, November 17, is a big day for us. It all goes down! That’s why I am writing to you. This Friday, the East Petersburg Events Committee will both be live on ABC 27’s Good Day PA program, and busy garnering support through Lancaster’s #ExtraGive! We wanted to make sure you realized both the excitement and possibility for us in these opportunities. On Friday, Kristin Troop of Wee Care Day…

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Parish Resource Center presents Neighboring Well: Living Like Jesus in Your Community

Parish Resource Center presents Neighboring Well: Living Like Jesus in Your Community

I want to invite you to “Neighboring Well: Living Like Jesus in Your Community,” at the Parish Resource Center, on November 6th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Neighboring Well is an panel discussion in which I have been asked to be part of, looking at how we as followers of Jesus and as churches can…

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Free Neighborhood Bonfire at East Petersburg Mennonite Church on Tuesday, October 31

Free Neighborhood Bonfire at East Petersburg Mennonite Church on Tuesday, October 31

Tomorrow, October 31st, I am inviting you to the 4th Annual Neighborhood Bonfire at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Friends, families, and neighbors will enjoy warming up around firepits as they trick-or-treat. This is a fun event to drop in and drop out. However,…

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Annual Pumpkin Festival, October 7, in East Petersburg Community Park

Annual Pumpkin Festival, October 7, in East Petersburg Community Park

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…

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