Some Old Order Mennonites feel called to return to church
For nearly two months, the Old Order Stauffer Mennonite Church followed Pennsylvanias stay-at-home order and guidelines that discouraged gatherings in houses of worship. Some Old Order Mennonites eschew technology, cars and dress in plain clothes like the Amish, who separated from the Mennonites in the 17th century. But as far as the foundation, or the fundaments of the faith, its not that much different.The Old Order Stauffer Mennonite Church formed in 1845. The Groffdale Conference Old Order Mennonites used landline phones as an alternative to their in-person worship, canceled for the first time in more than a century. Church service became so popular, he said, that on a Sunday, it jammed the local phone exchange.
What this small factory learned from Google and Airbnb
In September 2019, the unemployment rate dipped to 3.5%, a 50-year low, and it's been hovering around that in the months since. But with unemployment so low, and competition for skilled workers so fierce, firms outside of big cities are developing creative benefits to attract workers. Marvin, the largest employer in town, and one of the largest in the region, is a century-old manufacturing company. The project entails building new, sleek, modern break rooms inspired by offices from Google and Airbnb. And Marvin isn't just making changes to its physical work spaces; the company is also experimenting with a revamped work schedule.cnbc.com