Join us for an evening of live storytelling on October 8, 2022. Storytellers will present a 5-minute true story related to the theme of the evening: My [church] family. They don’t use props, notes, or music—just the storyteller at the mic for a five-minute true story. We will be seeking storytellers from ACC congregations so please help us by encouraging your congregation’s storyteller to share with us in October.

Location: Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
328 West Orange Street, Lancaster
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Theme: my [church] family

After the stories, join us for refreshments in CMCL’s Parrot Gallery which currently features the work of twenty-four CMCL artists in a group show, “Recent Works,” More details at

Parking is limited at CMCL. We’ve received permission to park at Groff Funeral Services, 528 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603. This is a four-minute walk from the church.



Storys should:

  • be TOLD, not read
  • be TRUE
  • be ON THEME
  • have a great FIRST and LAST LINE

Interested in sharing your story? Email with your story title. 

Helpful resources for preparing your story:
Don’t practice in the mirror – 8 tips to prepare for a Story Slam
Storytelling Tips & Tricks