Mennonite Life and Garden Spot Village are coming together for a series on the role of the Amish and Mennonite in the community, as well as stories from the Amish and Mennonite on their experiences. These events will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. from April 27 to May 11, and will be hosted at Garden Spot Village (located at 433 S Kinzer Avenue in New Holland) in the Chapel. Each evening will be free to attend without registration.
The series includes:
Plain Living Series: Politics and Lancaster’s Amish, Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. | Garden Spot Village Chapel
Dr. Steven M. Nolt, director of Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, describes and interprets data gathered about the Amish vote during the 2016 election cycle.
Plain Living Series: Interplay of Language, Culture, and Faith, Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. | Garden Spot Village Chapel
Listen in as an Old Older Mennonite historian and Ken Sensenig, church relations staff with Mennonite Central Committee East Coast, discuss the Pennsylvania German language’s important roles in the life of certain plain groups.
Plain Living Series: Amish and Mennonite Stories of Mifflin County, PA, Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m. | Garden Spot Village Chapel
A storytelling evening with Tom Spicher, president of Mifflin County Mennonite Historical Society, and Dr. Conrad Kanagy, sociology professor at Elizabethtown College and Mifflin County native. Chet Yoder, Garden Spot Village chaplain, will share from his Mifflin County childhood as well!