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
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.
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.
No matter where I have lived, and I have lived many places, I have loved learning to be really intentional and invested in the neighborhood, or area, that I call home. Some of you may have heard me say this before, but I love to intentionally; live, breathe, play, invest, work, eat, shop and worship as much… Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Series Exploring Intentional and Invested Presence in Our Neighborhoods
On Sunday mornings at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we've been in a series called Shipwrecked. Shipwrecked follows Paul’s seafaring journey as a sentenced prisoner in chains. I believe that Paul’s seafaring journey teaches us to faithfully depend on God and stay-the-mission, even in the moments we feel bound by our circumstances. This has been a… Continue reading Shipwrecked: Following Paul’s Seafaring Journey
On the first and third Thursdays of February, March and April; we are studying a series at East Petersburg Mennonite Church called, "In the Dust of the Rabbi." We gather at 7:00p. It is my desire to invite you into the dust of the rabbi, for this exciting series. During his ministry in Israel, Jesus called… Continue reading You Are Invited Into The Dust Of The Rabbi On The First And Third Thursdays
I love the fall season. For me, the Fall season is meant to be packed full of drinking hot apple cider, exploring the beautiful foliage and devouring pumpkin marshmallow peeps. However, the fall season also is perfect for festive gatherings, pumpkin patches and fairs. One of my favorite (and free!) festive gatherings is happening on October 31st, 2016. I want to… Continue reading You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Community Bonfire at East Petersburg Mennonite Church