Do you have a story to tell that imagines the future as a good place? Through a foundation that funds its members’ projects, Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa., is sponsoring a writing contest. Write the Good Future is the brainchild of Maribeth Benner, a member of this congregation. Maribeth says:

“While there are many books, especially for teens and young adults that depict the future as dark and bleak, I am deeply passionate about wanting to give children, youth and adults ways of dreaming about a good and hopeful future.  As a pastor and reader of theology, it is out of my own faith in the steadfast faithfulness of our renewing God that I believe a hopeful future is possible.”

Write the Good Future challenges third graders through adults to submit short fiction by January 15, 2018.   See details.