The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a premiere showing of the documentary film Is There a Lesson: 45 Years with John Ruth and TourMagination on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7 pm at Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groffs Mill Rd, Harleysville. View a trailer and other showings below.
Woven by John and son Jay Ruth from over four decades of John’s Anabaptist-related tour-leading with TourMagination, the colorful program moves from still photography of the 1960’s through decades of film footage to video from John’s last of over 60 tours in 2017. The 90 minute video emphasizes the Anabaptist theme of biblical nonresistance.
For those who did not join the Anabaptist Heritage Trail tour, this is an opportunity to view the sites and experiences of the trip. Those who did travel with John will be able to review and compare their own memories. The program is open to the public – no reservations are needed. An offering will be taken at the program, with the contributions going to the Mennonite Heritage Center after the productions expenses for the film are covered.
Other showings in the U.S. and Canada
(7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
September 14, 2018 — Winnipeg, MB — Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2
September 15, 2018 — Grantsville, MD — Maple Glen Mennonite Church, 74 Maple Glen Drive, Grantsville, MD 21536
September 21, 2018 — Lancaster, PA — Mennonite Information Center, 2209 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
*October 2, 2018 — Waterloo, ONT — Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo, ONT*
October 4, 2018 — Berlin, OH — Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, 5798 County Road, Berlin, OH 44610
October 5, 2018 — Brookville, OH — Brethren Heritage Center, 428 Wolf Creek St., Brookville, OH 45309
October 7, 2018 — Normal, IL — Normal Mennonite Church, 805 Cottage Ave, Normal, IL 61761
October 8, 2018 — Shipshewana, IN — Michiana Event Center, 455 East Farver Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
October 15, 2018 — Chambersburg, PA — Marion Mennonite Church, 4365 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, PA 17201
October 21, 2018 — Denver, CO (6:00 p.m.) — First Mennonite Church, 430 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80204
October 21, 2018 — Harrisonburg, VA — Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, 1552 South High St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
*Free tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-there-a-lesson-european-anabaptist-heritage-documentary-w-john-l-ruth-tickets-49193590353?aff=ebapi. Before this event TourMagination will host a reunion dinner for TM travellers.