The Amish believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and would be a part of the protestant stream of theology. They emerged from the Anabaptists who began in the early 1500's. The Anabaptists, meaning re-baptizers, broke from the Catholic Church over infant baptism among other things. They believed that a person should be baptized only after an adult confession of faith.
They differ, however, in lifestyle issues since they believe that much of what is seen in Christendom has been impacted by the world. This is part of what led to the split with the Mennonites in the 1600's. Things were ...
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I'm just getting back from an amazing 40th birthday beach bash with my girlfriends.
We stayed in a little village named Pinecraft, an Amish and Mennonite community in Sarasota, Fla. Pinecraft is the number one vacation spot for the Amish. The Pioneer Trails tour busses run from Holmes County to Sarasota a couple times a week. It is convenient for the Amish in our community as they make stops to pick up passengers in local towns like Mt. Hope, Berlin and Sugarcreek before they head south. Another thing they take is the local ...
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On Saturday, May 18, The Wilderness Center (TWC) will hold a wild edibles class entitled, Eat Your Weeds. Join TWC staff members, Joann Ballbach and Barb Vitcosky to learn which weeds are edible, how to safely and ethically harvest them and how to prepare them in tasty and nutritious ways. The class will include a short weed-identification walk and a lunch of prepared wild edible dishes.
“Eat Your Weeds is a must-attend event for nature lovers, foodies, foragers, locavores and super food enthusiasts,” said Barb Vitcosky, development director for The Wilderness Center. “If you are interested in eating beyond supermarket ...
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