Category: From around LMC

CIES-House of Hope, Men of Fire Ministry, & Shalom Youth Annual Conference

House of Hope In the month of May the Children’s Center “House of Hope” in Payares gave special thanks to the Lord for the life of each one of the little ones. Children’s Ministry leaders taught the Scripture and prayed for God to continue impacting the children’s hearts. A special thank you to each one who supports this Center to bring hope and salvation to… Read More

Spring Leadership Assembly 2022

On Friday, April 29, 2022, LMC leaders gathered for a day of resourcing and fellowship. The event was hosted by Pastor Joe Sherer at Willow Street Mennonite Church. Bishops Glenn Kauffman, Daryl Weaver, and Keith Weaver along with Marvin Lorenzana, EMM President, facilitated resourcing and table group discussion centered around missional DNA. Following the Movement of the Holy SpiritApril 29, 2022from 8:30 am to 3:30… Read More

Celebration of Church Life ~2022~ Celebracion de la Vida de la Iglesia

Celebration of Church Life From Friday, June 10, 2022 | 6:00 pmTo Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 12:00 pmCamp Hebron, 957 Camp Hebron Road Halifax, PA 17032 Videos Friday Night Plenary (Adalberto Santiago) Saturday Morning Session (Sessions in English & Espanol) Saturday Evening Session (Jeremy Miller) Sunday Morning Plenary (Keith Weaver)and Introduction to the Bishop Elder Team (Keith Blank, Rodney Martin, and Marcia Mylin) List… Read More

SEED Graduation

On Saturday, May 21, 2022 a graduation ceremony was hosted by SEED Co-Directors, Chris and Dawn Landis at the 450 Hub in Lancaster. SEED is a three-year church leadership development program designed to equip cross-cultural leaders to serve the church in the United States. Eight leaders from the 2019-2022 cohort graduated as follows: Benuka Tamang, July Paw, Khamsense Saengdy, Kyaw Kyaw, Mu Kaw Htoo, Mya… Read More

Bishop Installation in Great Lakes West District of LMC

Members of the Great Lakes West District’s congregations gathered at North Leo Mennonite Church for the installation of a new bishop, M. John Nissley, on September 12, 2021. The service opened with worship led by a team from First Mennonite Church from Berne, Indiana, which featured piano, organ, and brass accompaniment. Members of the Bishop Discernment Committee shared an overview of the discernment process. Retiring… Read More

Online Ministry Training

LMC now offers a variety of online classes for Bible study and for Anabaptist history, theology, and spirituality. William Higgins, an LMC resource staff, leads these hybrid in-person and online classes. Studies in Scripture classes include Learning How to Pray: The Lord’s Prayer; Study of the Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5-7; and Gospel of Mark 1-3. The Reading Groups classes include studies of Anabaptist… Read More

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Competence. Bishops, CEC members, and LMC staff have all completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) during 2021. This initial IDI work helps LMC establish a baseline as long-term work is undertaken to increase intercultural competency within LMC. With more than half of LMC congregations made up of people of color, increased intercultural competency is seen as essential for mission success. Karl McKinney, a new… Read More

District Name Changes

District name changes. Several LMC districts have recently merged, some have changed their names plus a couple of new districts formed. The prior Lancaster, Lititz, and Mellinger districts have merged to form the Conestoga River district. These congregations are overseen by bishops Rodney Martin and Joe Miller. The Bowmansville-Reading and Weaverland-NE districts have merged to form the Valley-Mountain-PA East. This new district is led by… Read More

COVID-19 Relief

The financial impact on LMC congregations is very uneven. Many congregations lost income when members lost jobs or suffered reduced hours at work. In some cases, small business owners lost their business. The virtual school sometimes resulted in one parent remaining at home to provide child care and education support. The finances of two-income households then had reduced funds to work with. In all of… Read More

LMC-ACC and MC USA

LMC-ACC Meeting: In May, leaders from LMC met with ACC leadership to continue work on building relationships between the two groups.  LMC-MC USA Meeting: In June for the third year in a row, Keith Weaver, LMC moderator, and other LMC leaders met with a group of MC USA leaders. The gathering continues a process put in place by Ervin Stutzman as LMC was leaving MC… Read More

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