Amish Blog from Lancaster County, PA

How can I become Amish? – Amish FAQ Series #1

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How Can I Join the Amish Community?   Of all the questions we receive here at LancasterPA.com, by far the most popular are questions about how an outsider can join the Amish community.  Often the writers express frustration with our fast-paced, modern society. They long for what has often been glamorized as the peaceful, simple […]

Introducing the Amish Frequently Asked Questions Series

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People Have Questions About the Amish and Their Lifestyle   Who are the Amish?  We try to answer that question with much of the Amish information included within this website. The Amish are faith-driven, family-centered, and live a simpler life.  They strive to uphold Biblical values within their community and in their relations with the […]

What the Amish Can Teach Us About Community

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As we look around at today’s America, it’s clear that creating cohesive community is complicated and seems to be getting more complicated and messy with each passing year. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as an iconic home of Amish and Mennonite faiths, is a natural place to contemplate cohesive community, because these faiths have made
community a central part of their belief system, a central pillar of their resilience, for 500 years. What can we in broader America learn from their experience, from their success?

Amish Book Recommendations from Mennonite Information Center

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When visiting Lancaster County, the Mennonite Information Center is a great location to learn all about the Amish and Mennonite’s culture and faith.  Some of the services offered by the Mennonite Information Center include a personalized tour of the Amish Country, a new movie called “Lancaster Amish”, and the Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction (a full-size reproduction and explanation of Moses’ temple […]

Mud Sales Are Coming Soon (Lancaster, PA)

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The mud sales in Lancaster County, PA are coming! The 2018 season will begin shortly. What is a Mud Sale? Mud Sales are fund raising events for many of the regional volunteer fire companies throughout Lancaster County. These are big events, often with multiple auctions taking place simultaneously for quilts, household items, crafts, furniture, tools, […]

Amish Buggy Doing Donuts in the Snow

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Here is a short video of an Amish buggy doing donuts in a snow-covered parking lot. I’ve seen cars do this before, but never an Amish buggy. He almost gets up on two wheels at one point.   Our Most Popular Amish-Related Pages: The Amish and the Plain People Amish Attractions in Lancaster County Amish […]

“One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting” by Marie Monville

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The Shooter’s Wife Recalls the Amish School Shooting Marie had just come from leading a Moms in Touch prayer meeting at church, praying for children at the local elementary school in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I had just poured myself a cup of coffee when the phone rang. I picked it up in the […]

Amish Romance Novels are Best Sellers

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Amish Fiction Books are Top Sellers Isn’t it ironic that a group of people who try to live their own lives as separate from the rest of society as they can keep becoming more and more popular in the mainstream society? Amish stories, Amish movies, and Amish television series (although these are ‘Amish’ in name […]

Photographing the Amish

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The purpose of this website is to promote Lancaster County as a great place to live and a fascinating place to visit. In doing that, we share a lot of information about the local Amish and their culture. When we cover the Amish, our desire is to do so in a respectful way that honors […]

Gordonville Spring Auction & Mud Sale

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The Crowds Turned Out for This Year’s Gordonville Auction While the Strasburg Spring Auction two weeks ago started with drizzle and colder temperatures, today’s weather for the Gordonville Mud Sale was absolutely gorgeous – sunny skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees. And the warm temperatures brought out the crowds for what promised to be a […]

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