Youth Leaders and Pastors are invited to Zion Mennonite Church on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Director for Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA and leader for denominational Youth Ministry Leadership Team will be at Zion to talk with youth leaders about the July 2011 Mennonite Church USA Assembly in Pittsburgh. She will present some details about youth convention along with answering any questions that you may have. Glen Guyton, Associate Executive Director of Constituent Resources for Mennonite Church USA will also be at Zion with Rachel. Hope to see you at Zion for an informal gathering. Pizza dinner will be served. Please RSVP by Monday September 13 to Marlene Frankenfield, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Invited to Pastor’s Day at Christopher Dock on Wednesday, September 15. The day begins at 8:00 a.m. with Breakfast served in Longacre Center Commons. You will then have an opportunity to visit your students in their class. Chapel will follow at 9:20 a.m. and we are excited that Glen Guyton, Associate Executive Director for constituent Resources for Mennonite church USA will be the speaker along with Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Director for Convention Planning for Mennonite church USA, and leads the denominational Youth Ministry Leadership Team. At 10:15 we will meet in the Theatre for a school update and discussion with Glen and Rachel. You will then enjoy lunch with your students in the Clemens Dining Hall. Your students look forward to seeing you. Hope to see you! Please RSVP to Mai Hazlett at 215-362-2676 or email@example.com. A table will be reserved for you to eat lunch with your student. Please invite youth sponsors to join you for this event.
Mark your calendar for two exciting events that are happening in November that you will not want to miss.
Is Your Teen Almost Christian? Pastors, congregational leaders, youth leaders, teachers and parents are invited to Salford Mennonite Church on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Nate Stucky, a PhD student at Princeton Seminary, will lead conversation on the new book, Almost Christian: What the Spiritual Lives of our Teenagers is Teaching the American Church, Guidelines for Translating Faith with Young People by Kenda Creasy Dean. There is more information and discussion on the Facebook page – Is Your Teen Almost Christian? Check it out and click like and you will receive updated info. If you can’t attend the event this is a book you will want to read. Almost Christan is very insightful and provides hope for the church and the next generation.
A new one day student leadership event is happening Saturday, November 20. High School youth and youth leaders will gather for a one day event for resourcing, relationship-building and worshiping in the city. The event will be held at Philadelphia Mennonite High School and will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Workshops are being planned for an on site learning service experience. The theme Rooted in the Future – 2 Timothy 1:5-7 will shape the day. The event is sponsored by Franconia Conference and Eastern District. (taking the place of leadership retreat) Cost is $40.00 and max will be 100 youth and adults. Watch for more information or go to www.mosaicmennonites.org or contact Marlene Frankenfield – firstname.lastname@example.org.