Category: News

Multiplication Possibilities

A number of regions across LMC report a high interest in working at church multiplication. Church on the Other Side continues to work with congregations in the Weaverland, Weaverland NE, Baltimore-Washington, and Elizabethtown districts. Despite Omar Guzman’s immigration issues, he continues to lead Church on the Other Side from Honduras. He has participated in numerous multiplication conversations by ZOOM, Skype, and other communications options. Multiplication… Read More

Joint Youth Group Meeting

New Danville District (Pennsylvania) and Yellow Creek Mennonite Church (Indiana) youth groups met together in early July at New Danville Mennonite Church. The multi-day event included relationship-building activities, worship, Bible study, water balloons, and campfires. Matthew Coredella Bontrager served as a resource speaker for the group. Of course, there was lots of food like hotdogs and Smores. 

Mennonite Heritage Experience

First Mennonite Church, Berne, IN brought a group of youth to Pennsylvania for their five-day, biannual Mennonite heritage experience in June. The group spent a day visiting historic sites in Philadelphia to place Mennonite migration within the broader American colonial story. Then they visited the 1719 Herr House, the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society exhibit, and the LMC office. Additional visits were made to Mennonite Central… Read More

LMC traveled to Ethiopia

A group from LMC traveled to Ethiopia for a 10 day trip on August 27th to September 6th to the Meserete Kristos College. The purpose of the trip is to represent the spiritual fathers Holy Spirit used to birth MKC and to establish a relationship in our generation that honors that legacy. To learn from MKC leaders what God will impart to the group for… Read More

Annual Storytelling Night

Hear stories from Keith Weaver and Linda Gehman Peachey on September 9, at 7:00 pm. Weaver is a bishop and moderator of LMC. Peachey is a freelance writer who has worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and as co-director of Peace and Justice Ministries. Unable to make it in person? Click on the REGISTER button to watch the LIVE STREAM on the night… Read More

LMC Legacy Foundation

The Legacy Foundation awarded grants to the following projects: Eastern Mennonite University was awarded $69,000 for “Christian Faith Communities Improving Outcomes in Mental Illnesses and Addictions.”  The focus of the grant is to build the capacity of Christian faith communities to support individuals and families living with mental illnesses or addictions. Joseph Wesley Furlong, Sr. was awarded $59,400 for “City Flourish”.  The focus of the… Read More

Ministerial Activities

The following men and women were licensed, ordained or installed in recent months: Bernardo Rodriguez (Linda) was ordained as co-pastor at Iglesia Cristiana Valle de Jesús.  Brandon Dasilva was licensed for specific ministry as pastor of student ministries at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community.              Carlos Saravia (Emelva) was licensed toward ordination as lead pastor at Evangelical Garifuna Church de Houston.… Read More

New Staff at LMC

Sherri Martin began work as an administrative assistant on March 25, 2019. As full-time staff, she will focus on support  for the Credentialing Commission, Shalom News, and the Moderator. Sherri and her husband Mel are members of Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community. She serves on the Elder Team there.   Felixa Valladares de Kunkle began work in a part-time administrative support role on March 25, 2019. Felixa,… Read More

Special Ordination Service

On Sunday, July 21, a special ordination service was held at Glade Mennonite Church in the Maryland District of LMC.             Bishop Earl Yoder ordained four pastors serving within the district churches: Jonathan Martin, Kevin Dodge, Mert Maust and Ronald Beiler.                 Approximately 200 persons were in attendance and together enjoyed the warm… Read More

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