Tuesday Alive is designed to enhance spiritual growth and fellowship for all. We welcome attendance from persons in the broader community. With your attendance and participation we can encourage and enrich one another in our spiritual journey.
The 2023 schedule is below. For your convenience you may download the 2023 Schedule PDF with the details of each month’s program.
We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM at Ridgeview.
Lunch is served after each meeting.
Loretta Lapp, Chairperson
Dr. Conrad Kanagy will tell his story of coping and thriving after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at the young age of 55. He teaches sociology at Elizabethtown College and has written several books about the changes in the church. He also has recently completed a biography of Walter Brueggemann, author and theologian.
Connie Metzler, Program Coordinator and Nurse Case Manager for the Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Program at Lancaster General Health Penn Medicine speaking will speak on “maintaining brain care as we age.” Connie will share ways to use our brain to keep it alive and well.
The Dean and Dale band (Dean Hertzler and Dale Stoltzfus). Vocal harmonies supported by guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass guitar and rhythm make up the concert.
Lois Miklas from 1719 Museum in Willow Street (formerly Hans Herr House), will share what life was like in the time when Native Americans lived here and how life changed for them, as people from Europe started moving here.
Elizabeth Soto will share about an innovative ministry she co-founded. Women’s Global Village aims to identify and support local immigrant and refugee women in Lancaster in overcoming poverty by creating and selling together. This project seeks to create spaces to share artisan skills which can be made and jointly taken to market.
Christle Hain is the Communications Coordinator for Mennonite Church USA. Christle worked for a small nonprofit, Cell My Light, Inc. in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, before going to work for Mennonite Disaster Service, Lititz, Pennsylvania, as a public relations and social media coordinator, where she
served for 4 years.
Author of “Dancing from Darkness,” Eleanor Isaacson tells her personal story of coming out of Nazi Germany and escaping the Iron Curtain. She soon discovered that “the land of the free” held as much pain and rejection as the life she’d escaped. Deafness and solitude would become the catalyst leading to glorious womanhood, the love of her life and the beauty of dance.
Stories of the local involvement in the Underground Railroad. Dr. Leroy Hopkins, retired professor from Millersville University, will share his extensive knowledge of this fascinating subject. Dr. Hopkins is past president of the African American Historical Society and is part of a statewide committee working to promote the study of the Underground Railroad.
Canine Partners for Life from Cochranville will present information about their mission of preparing and placing service dogs. Prepare to be charmed by some dogs in training, and learn inspiring stories of how dogs can enrich lives of people with differing needs.
To be announced