Pastor Marv Friesen has been an incredible blessing to our congregation and community, and we are sad to say good-bye to him and his family at the end of the month. Our search is currently underway for the next lead pastor of University Mennonite Church. The next step in the search process is completion of the "Congregational Priorities Survey of Twenty Pastoral Areas" which comes from Mennonite Church USA's new pastor hiring procedure. Please contact a member of our search committee if you would like the link or a form to participate in this process. ... See more
This incredible annual event is returning to our building! Please join us in November
Large international craft festival and rug event with a wide variety of fairly traded handicrafts, housewares, jewelry, scarves, purses and accessories, kitchenware, bath products and more. New this year - Hand knotted, farily traded rugs from the @[281362181937871:274:Bunyaad] Rug Room at @[371501733529:274:Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata, Pa], from 2’x3′ to 10’x14′ in classic and contemporary designs. Rug experts will be there to help educate customers on the types of rugs, their features, and how they will best fit into your home. Proceeds directly support artisan groups in developing countries and the opening of a permanent Ten Thousand Villages store in State College. For more information visit www.TenThousandVillagesCentralPA.org Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. ... See more
We're excited about an upcoming visit from NY Times bestselling Christian author, Rachel Held Evans, to our State College community! Please join us on October 11th for this event, and please help us out by sharing with your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/1844843052500034/ ... See more
We're thrilled to announce a visit to State College and the Penn State community from @[82280784441:274:Rachel Held Evans] - a New York Times best-selling author and popular blogger who writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. Her books include Faith Unraveled (2010), A Year of Biblical Womanhood (2012), and Searching for Sunday (2015). With millions of visits each year, her blog has become a renowned online hub for conversations about Christianity and culture. Join @[618614768237096:274:3rd Way Collective], @[1745467632387563:274:Wesley PSU], @[197447073650760:274:Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State], and @[4875783116:69:Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship] as we welcome this incredible guest speaker to our area! ... See more
Kicking off our church retreat at Camp Hebron!
Our friends at State College Presbyterian Church have a peace-centered worship service coming up at the end of the month! Check it out here...
The one-hour service will include meditative chanting and prayers for peace based on “Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace” by John Philip Newell. Join us in SCPC Sanctuary at 2:30pm. As a community of faith, we will sing, pray, and listen for God. Music and accompaniment will be provided by a harpist assisted by other instruments and cantors. The service is intended to touch a place “deep nwithin us all that longs for peace.” Following the service, you are invited to stay for a Sabbath at Home offering, a special edition of Sabbath Away. The afternoon will include small group discussions, and a community meal, ending by 6:00 PM. You are encouraged to stay for the en-tire time together. ... See more
Seven questions with our conference minister in Allegheny Mennonite Conference, Dave Mishler
Name: David Mishler Role: Conference Minister for Allegheny Mennonite Conference and Pastor at Scottdale (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church 1. What is your earliest memory of church? My earliest memory of church is singing songs as a primary or preschool student group before Sunday school. I loved sing... ... See more
3rd Way Collective, our Penn State student organization, is collecting items for UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief disaster relief buckets. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba9ae22a64-holy ... See more
Students from @[618614768237096:274:3rd Way Collective], @[197447073650760:274:Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State], @[1745467632387563:274:Wesley PSU] and @[115155320921:274:Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship] are getting @[44445668667:274:UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief] cleaning buckets together to send for Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief. Join us by signing up for what you can provide at the Sign Up Genius link below and dropping off by September 10th at @[209131935932700:274:Abba Java Coffee House]. If a financial donation is easier, visit the PayPal link below. Funds will be used to purchase items for buckets with any surplus donations being donated to UMCOR, a credible longtime relief organization, for additional bucket relief kits. Thanks to @[178003315568327:274:Ace Hardware of State College] and @[186115481426326:274:Lowe's Home Improvement] for donating 5 gallon buckets to collect the items! @[276843599084:274:Sign Up Genius] link - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba9ae22a64-holy PayPal link - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AMHYJTMLWVHC4 We'll be assembling these kits on Monday, September 11th at 6:30pm in the room above @[209131935932700:274:Abba Java Coffee House]. (event page is here - @[125482611433576:844:Assembling Cleaning Buckets for Hurricane Harvey]). Join us to help out and hear more about our upcoming @[1435772313174531:844:Hurricane Harvey Relief and Service Trip]! ... See more
Our campus ministry kicks off a new fall at Penn State with an ice cream social on Wednesday evening. All are welcome - please spread the word!
We're kicking off the year with an ice cream party! Join us for FREE @[213320990562:274:Penn State Berkey Creamery] ice cream, and to reconnect as the new semester begins! Join us in the HUB, room 107! All are welcome - students, faculty, staff, community members - even if you've never been to anything having to do with @[618614768237096:274:3rd Way Collective] before! Invite your friends, and come and learn about all we plan to do this year. ... See more
Join us on Sunday for a delicious carry-in meal in the fellowship hall following our worship service. There is always enough for everyone and you are invited to stay whether you planned to or not. Regular attenders are encouraged to bring your own place settings (don't forget cups) and a dish to serve 12 or more. Last names A-L bring a side dish, vegetables, bread, fruit or other dessert Last names M-Z bring a main dish An oven can be set to 350 for those who would like to cook. There will be labels on the food table for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and especially any dishes containing nuts. ... See more
Everyone is welcome to a summer picnic at Spring Creek Park, Spring Lea Drive at Houserville Road in State College. Bring your own meat or something to grill (charcoal fire), a dish to share and your own place settings. Cold water will be provided. Come early and play in the park! We will be in Pavilion # 1, close to the parking lot. --Fellowship Committee ... See more