What began as a mission to provide a home for senior adults and care for their basic needs has evolved into a vibrant, life-giving community that cares for the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of every resident. Our mission to empower older adults and families to lead lives of purpose and joy guides all that we do.
George, a 4-foot stuffed gorilla on “staff” at Living Branches (a Conference Related Ministry, CRM, retirement community in southeastern PA), stepped up when life shut down.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to walk along the existing and new and emerging CRMs (Conference Related Ministries),” Zook explains. “Hearing, seeing, and sharing the transforming work that is being done is such an honor.”
I asked him, “What is the one thing that shocked you the most about American culture?” He said, “The way that you treat your elderly.”
Each CRM has a unique ministry, each has a community, each has responded to a need … For the new Conference, this is a valued resource.
We are truly the church when many members are working together to form one body in Christ.
By Peder Wiegner, member at Norristown New Life and of the Conference Israel/Palestine Taskforce Franconia Mennonite Conference (FMC) together with Living Branches hosted the Palestinian and Jewish Voices for Peace […]
Taking time to be together to learn, to network, to eat together … helps keep our leadership and relationships vibrant and lively.
I am scheduled to be ordained into pastoral ministry February 9 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. It’s a service that affirms God’s call on me to lifelong ministry to the Church, and gives me the credentials and oversight to do so through the Franconia Mennonite Conference….
“We eat together, sing together in both English and Chichewa, go on our nightly walks together, and laugh together like a family of hyenas,” says Eric Bishop of his family’s relationship with Madalitso Kaputa. Eric and Linda Bishop, Souderton congregation, have opened their home to Madalitso, a participant in the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP). IVEP is a program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) that brings young adults from other countries to live and work in Canada and the United States for a year. Madalitso is far from his home in Malawi, Africa this year, yet clearly he also has found a family with the Bishops.
A team of Living Branches employees, residents, and family members took to the walking path at Long’s Park in an effort to raise funds and awareness about the crippling disease that is so close to their hearts.
Russ Mast Russ.Mast@livingbranches.org When visionary leaders from Franconia Mennonite Conference founded Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods Community, serving older adults and families in the name of Jesus was at […]
« BACK to Conference Assembly Index Page Below is the list of Franconia Conference Related Ministries. Click on the name of a CRM below to read an update on their […]