Dear pastors and community leaders,
As we lean into the fall we wanted to give you the dates for our upcoming North Penn Partnership of Churches meetings. We know that each of you are extremely busy with a plate of responsibilities that seems to be overflowing each week.
So why a regular monthly meeting when our schedules already seem too full? In short, because pastors and leaders need spaces like this.
More than anything else we work hard to create initiatives that will not waste your time, but instead add value to pastors and community leaders by giving a safe space for equipping, updating, encouraging, praying and connecting with others in an informal setting.
Last year in our meetings we had experts/community leaders address significant topics such as:
- Serving Those in Our Churches – and the Community – with Disabilities
- Addressing Race in the Church
- Ministering to Those with Mental Illness
- Soul Care/Self Care
- How we can Partner Further with Manna on Main Street
- Learning about Domestic Violence and Trauma Recovery for Victims of Violent Crimes
- Preparing for our community-wide service blitz day “Volunteers in Motion”
Ultimately, we are convinced that we’re better together than we are apart. We see incredible fruit when churches work synergistically for the good of the community. It also allows the community to see churches working arm in arm as allies and advocates saying, “How can we help?” and “How can we serve?”
The dates for our fall NPPOC meetings are as follows:
September: Thursday, 10th @ Lansdale UMC
October: Wednesday, 14th
November: Tuesday, 10th
December: Thursday, 10th
Each of our meetings are held in various churches in the North Penn area from 10am to noon. (Optional pay-for-yourself lunch is available after each meeting as a way to connect with other leaders so we encourage you to build that into your schedule when possible). And, as always, each meting is open to pastors, ministry leaders and community leaders who desire to unite together to serve the region. Feel free to invite others you think may want to participate.
We hope you can join us for our first meeting of the 2015-2016 year on Thursday, Sept 10th at Lansdale United Methodist Church @ 300 N Broad Street in Lansdale. If you have any questions, contact Nadja Mummery or log onto www.northpennpoc.org
Grace and peace,
North Penn Partnership of Churches Directional Team
J.R. Briggs (The Renew Community)
Nadja Mummery (Manna on Main)
Tony Hart (Montco Bible Fellowship)
Mike Derstine (Plains Mennonite Church)
Max Jaouen (Lansdale United Methodist Church)
Paul Kemper (Bridge Community Church)