Exploring Courage and Faith through Jacob’s Choice
with Ervin Stutzman
The 2014 Heritage Fundraiser will be held on April 11, 2014 from 6 to 9 p m at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, 350 Kellers Church Road, Perkasie, PA, 18944. The event benefits the Mennonite Heritage Center and we invite you to attend for an inspiring evening.
The evening will begin with a delicious catered meal served buffet style. The program immediately following the dinner will feature Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA and author, speaking on “Exploring Courage and Faith through Jacob’s Choice“. Dr. Stutzman will read selections from his new book, Jacob’s Choice, a historical novel about Jacob Hochstetler, an Amish immigrant who settled in the first Amish colony in America, near what is now the town Shartlesville in Berks County, PA. Stutzman will explain the significance of Hochstetler’s courage and faith during the French and Indian War, and the implications for relationships with Native Americans today. Dr. Stutzman will be available to sign copies of his book before the dinner at 5:30 pm. The book is available for purchase in our museum store and will also be available for purchase at the Heritage Fundraiser.