Children's Ministry Leadership Update
Update May 2, 2021: The Elders are pleased to present to you Ally Weaver as the candidate for the Dir. of Children’s Faith Formation position. Please be in prayer for Ally and her family and the discernment process as we look forward to an affirmation vote on Sunday, May 16.
Update May 16, 2021: Ally was affirmed and will begin in this role on Monday, June 21. Thank you for your continued prayers for Ally and our children.
Lamenting Racism Elective
Begins June 6, 8:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall
The Anti-Racism Team of Neffsville Mennonite Church is offering Lamenting Racism, a six-week series from MennoMedia during the Sunday School hour beginning on June 6. By means of video/journaling and discussion, the authors express the desire to “[Encourage] congregations to reclaim the lost art of biblical lament.”
To do so, “these pastors and theologians model a powerful way to pour out the fear, shame, grief, and rage of racism as we cry out to God in prayer. In the process, we will be transformed and motivated to reclaim hope and to act for a world shaped by God’s inclusive vision of love and blessing.”
Since journaling is an important part of this series, each participant is encouraged to have their own participant's copy. These are $12 each. We are planning to order a number of these. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to pay for their own copies.
For additional information, please talk with Alan Miller or visit the MennoMedia website at https://www.mennomedia.org/
Summer Children’s Program - PRISM:
Go HERE for more information.
- June 16
- June 30
- July 14
- July 28
- August 11
This is not WNO, it’s a food truck!
On the same evenings that the children’s programs (above) are planned, food trucks have been invited to set up in our parking lot. Yes, it is on Wednesdays, but where WNO is primarily for us as an NMC family, this is planned with the local community in mind. Many of the food trucks have their own following, so we are excited to see new faces joining us those evenings. Plan to attend (no sign-ups required), bring a lawn chair, enjoy a meal from the truck(s), and linger with our neighbors in conversation. Like any other food truck event, anticipate standing in line for your food and paying food-truck prices for your meal. The first food-truck event will be on June 16th, featuring Blazing Swine BBQ, who will be serving from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Local Service Opportunities:
Last year our Elders and staff identified several initiatives, one of which was looking at how we could continue to develop our culture of service. An ad-hoc team led by Dwight Rohrer and Phil Hostetter has done some excellent work and has several proposals for you. Go to the blog post here to learn more.
Community Sharing Project: Our first initiative is now active. Go here to learn more: https://www.neffmc.org/community-sharing-project
Wednesday Prayer Group
Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m., Room 103
Meeting in-person in room 209. Take the elevator to the second floor, turn left, first door on the right.
Men's Prayer Group
Thursday mornings, 6:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
We are meeting in-person and continue Men's Prayer Time via Zoom (see invitation below) We look forward to you joining us!
Have your Bible ready, as we will be continuing our study of Acts.
Topic: Thursday Morning Prayer Breakfast
Neffsville Mennonite is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Men's Prayer Group
Time: 06:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 0661 5072
You are invited and encouraged to worship in the location, home or sanctuary, that works best for you. The important part is that you worship! So, set your mind at ease, pick up your remote control or your car keys, and join us for worship. Online at https://www.youtube.com/user/NeffsvilleMennonite or in-person at 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA. God will meet you where you are.
Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, we will gather together for worship. Here is a brief summary:
- Children's Church: After the Children's Time during the worship service, children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 will be invited outside to a time of teaching and activities geared especially for them.
- Mask use will be at the discretion of each individual or family. (updated 5/19/2021)
- The bulletin is available in paper form and will continue to be available via the church email distribution list or church website.
- Planning to bring a financial gift? An offering plate will be located at the back of the sanctuary.
- Effective 5/23/21 - Seating changes: All pews are now open for seating.
- Coffee is again available. Come to the kitchen where a team has will serve coffee to you.