January 24 – Mennonites: People of Peace at Spirit on Tap
Mennonites: People of Peace” will be presented by Mike Rhode at Spirit on Tap on January 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Reading, PA 19610.
Observers or practitioners of religious traditions may ask themselves why a group of people would choose to call themselves the “third way” rather than be closely associated with the Catholic or Protestant traditions. Who is this group that centers their beliefs on community, nonresistance, and not swearing oaths? How do their beliefs intersect with larger church traditions while also setting them apart? Mike Rhode will talk about the history of the Anabaptist/Mennonite Church and their basic beliefs.
April 24 – April 26 – Mid-Atlantic Assoc. of United Church Educators
Monday, April 24 @ 1:00 pm – Wednesday, April 26 @ 1:00 pm
@ Tuscorara Inn & Conference Center, 3300 River Rd., Mt. Bethel, PA 18343
A Faith Formation Event for Pastors, Staff & Volunteers inspiring Children, Youth and Adults.
Refresh, Renew, Rethink with Marjory Zoet Bankson
As educators we are charged with keeping up with trends, watching for changes in church attendance, editing curriculum that doesn’t quite fit, planning creative and inspiring ministry events, delivering sermons, chancel steps talks, and words of encouragement. We support our ministers, co-workers, parishioners and each other. We have families that need us, love us, and vie for our time. We see value in knowing a God whose grace stops us dead in our tracks at times and frankly, it can wear us out.
After several years of inspiring workshops and hands on education we will turn our retreat time toward spiritual renewal and personal refreshment. We will also set aside time to discuss the current challenges of the day like attendance, internet resources, talking to families, and brainstorming themes. Click here for more information and registration.