Tag: Jeff McLain

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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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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Lancaster Newspapers’ “A Good Neighbor Policy,” and My Own Thoughts on Neighboring with a Purposeful Plan, Place and Presence.

Lancaster Newspapers’ “A Good Neighbor Policy,” and My Own Thoughts on Neighboring with a Purposeful Plan, Place and Presence.

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…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Series Exploring Intentional and Invested Presence in Our Neighborhoods

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Series Exploring Intentional and Invested Presence in Our Neighborhoods

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…

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Photographs from An Impromptu Trip of Rest to Assateague Island and Ocean City Maryland

Photographs from An Impromptu Trip of Rest to Assateague Island and Ocean City Maryland

I have always been an impromptu individual. Prior to having kids, it wasn’t uncommon for Katie McLain and I to just go somewhere on the whim, when we could afford it. Prior to be married, I lived more out of a suitcase and by my thumb them any other way. There are times when life…

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Shipwrecked: Following Paul’s Seafaring Journey

Shipwrecked: Following Paul’s Seafaring Journey

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…

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