Chortitza Oak sapling to be planted at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: Friday, June 3. A tree sapling that is a clone of a daughter of the ancient Chortitza Oak will be planted at 5 p.m. EDT on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. The original tree, located in Ukraine, was a beloved gathering place for Mennonites of the Chortitza Colony, the first Mennonite settlement in Russia (1789). The June 3 tree planting will be followed by dinner and a presentation on the Chortitza Colony by AMBS Professor Emeritus Walter Sawatsky, PhD, in the Lambright Center Dining Hall. The events are open to the public; for those attending the dinner, payment ($10/person) and registration by May 26 are required.

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