In November, All Saint's Day is an opportunity for us to remember loved ones who have passed on from this world. Memorial Day is widely recognized as a day to celebrate and honor men and women who have fallen in service to their country. As people whose primary allegiance is to the kingdom of God, Mennonites and Brethren might find it meaningful to honor and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us in faith, people who dedicated their lives to building up God's kingdom and seeking God's peace.
This Memorial Day we will gather on the CrossRoads campus of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center for a picnic potluck and hymn sing, sharing and songs and stories that help us remember and celebrate the lives of faithful Jesus followers who have gone before us.
Come after 4:30 PM to share in the picnic, or come at 6:00 PM to join in the singing. Those coming to picnic, bring food for yourselves and some food to share.