Category: News Notes from Shalom News

LMC New Staff

Rosita N’Dikwe began work as an administrative assistant in March of this year (2023) as a part-time staff. She focuses primarily on event planning, Legacy Foundation grant administration, and other administrative support.  Rosita and her husband, Danwe, are members of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church–serving together as Ministers of Youth. Rosita also serves as the church secretary.  They have seven children, four sons and three daughters.

Concilio de Iglesias Evangélicas Shalom (CIES) – First Asamblea de Recursos and Graduation

Saturday, May 27, 2023, CIES leaders and their families gathered for the first CIES Asamblea de Recursos at Weaverland Mennonite Church in Ephrata, Pa. The theme focused on Identity and Unity,  “Para que todos sean uno” John 17:21. The full-day celebration included programs for adults, children, and youth and the first graduation for CIES Obreros Cristianos (Christian Workers) ministry leadership training. The graduates included: Aida… Read More

Landisville-Manor District Congregations Unite for Special Church Service

Saturday, May 7, 2023, Living Light Mennonite Church and Millersville Mennonite Church united together to welcome Pastor Pedro Moreira from Brazil to share a special sermon on the power of prayer (Mervin Charles translated). Pastor Pedro shared how over 40,000 people came to hear about Jesus in one of the most dangerous areas in Brazil—through the power of a small number of Christians, including himself,… Read More

Women’s Global Village

From the Margins to the Marketplace Together Women’s Global Village believes in the vision of empowering immigrant women. Elizabeth Soto and community volunteers gather with immigrant women weekly as they engage in healing arts, sewing, learning English, and telling their stories. Childcare is provided. On April 26, a graduation ceremony was held at HUB 450 for the twenty-five women who completed the twelve-week program.

LMC – News Notes (April-June Shalom News)

Evangelical Garifuna Mission Joins LMC Omar Guzman was recently called as Bishop of the Evangelical Garifuna Mission district. On June 24, 2022, the LMC Board of Bishops affirmed the EGM as a network of Garifuna congregations within LMC and as a district of LMC. Bishops gathered with joy around Omar Guzman for prayer and blessing. With approximately 1,200 members, Evangelical Garifuna Mission is now a… Read More

Bishops visit Dominican Republic Churches

Bishop Adalberto Santiago and Bishop Nicolas Angustia traveled to the Dominican Republic to visit the Faro Divino congregations from August 13 to 18. As part of the New York City district of LMC, Bishop Nicholas provides leadership to these congregations. The purpose of this visit was to strengthen the relationships between LMC, New York City District and the Dominican Republic Council.  Adalberto spoke to a… Read More

Bishop Elder Team

Bishop Board and Conference Executive Council recently affirmed the placement of a Bishop Elders Team to lead LMC for the next three to five years and continue the prayerful discernment regarding governance and structure. The team consists of Marcia Mylin (LMC staff), Bishop Keith Blank (Landisville-Manor District), Bishop Rodney Martin (Conestoga River District), and Bishop Tuyen Nguyen (Philadelphia District).

LMC Conference Minister – Trip to Florida

Adalberto Santiago traveled to Florida from May 14 to 15 to participate in the assembly of the Southeast Mennonite Conference, a district of LMC. The gathering was hosted by Asamblea de la Grace in Immokalee, Fl. Leaders from eight churches participated in an incredible time of hospitality. The support and harmony between the churches were palatable.  Adalberto brought greetings from LMC to the fellowship of… Read More

Chestnut Hill Mennonite church (CHMC)

The church near Columbia, Pa. recently celebrated the completion of its public ministry and sold its church building to another Christian fellowship. EMM and LMC were the recipients of the remaining assets per the CHMC dissolution clause. The CHMC Transition Team,  EMM, LMC, and Shalom Council representatives gathered on April 25 to celebrate. At the encouragement of CHMC, a $120,000 gift from the proceeds of… Read More

Pastor’s Tea – Cesar Garcia

A pastor’s tea with César Garcia, General Secretary of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) was held at 450 Hub in Lancaster on Friday, May 20. Approximately thirty pastors, bishops, and staff gathered for a time of fellowship and shared vision. J. Ron Byler, MWC Chief Development Officer (interim) facilitated an interactive conversation between César and the group. MWC is a communion of Anabaptist-related churches linked… Read More

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