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    A Place to Call Home:
    Welcoming New Immigrant Neighbors

    Saturday, November 20, 2010
    PART 1: 9:00-12:00
    PART 2: 12:00-2:00

    Towamencin Mennonite Church
    1980 Sumneytown Pike
    Kulpsville, PA 19443


    Stories of migration and immigration are woven throughout the history of God's people, and once again there are new immigrants, many of them undocumented, in our congregations and communities. We will explore who our new neighbors are, what challenges they face in America, and why they are important to our well-being.

    Program:   Come for the morning session, or come for afternoon workshops, or both.

    PART 1:
    8:30-9:00am  Resource Displays, Coffee, and Conversation
    9:00-12:00Plenary presentions and open discussion, beginning with a biblical-theological framework. Who are the new immigrants - in our communities and in our churches? Why do they come here? How do they impact community life? What are the issues concerning U.S. immigration law and enforcement?
    Discussion leaders include
    - Peter Pedemonti (New Sanctuary Movement, Philadelphia),
    - Zac Steele (JUNTAS and Philadelphia Praise Center),
    - Bob Walden (Peace & Justice Committee and West Swamp Mennonite Church), and
    - Tammy Alexander (Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office)

    PART 2:
    12:00-2:00pmLunch and Workshops on these topics:


    Towamencin Mennonite Church, 1980 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA 19443. Phone: 215-368-2450.

    DIRECTIONS from I-476, Lansdale Exit to Towamencin Mennonite Church:

    • At Landsdale Exit traffic light, turn right (north) onto Rt. 63 (Sumneytown Pike). Towamencin MC is about half a mile, on the left (west) side of the road.
    • Towamencin Map


    There is no charge for registration, but pre-registration is requested. Register on-line here, or contact us by email:, or by phone: Robert Walden, 610-861-0653.

    Sponsors: Franconia Mennonite Conference, Eastern District Conference, FMC/EDC Peace and Justice Committee

    Last Updated: 10/28/2010
    Created: September 10, 2010