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One Mission, For Many Languages

Swahili at Stumptown by Keith Nyce “Come join us for dinner,” my friend said in broken English. Sitting down for dinner and having a basic understanding of the language can be interesting. You certainly have a nice evening, but at the end of the night, you wonder what exactly happened. At Stumptown Mennonite Church, God has blessed us by experiencing many cultures with about 6… Read More

Excessive Happiness

by Steve Shank When I graduated from college in my early twenties, I was not really following Jesus. I knew about Jesus, but I wasn’t on fire for God until I connected with a group of believers that challenged and changed my life. There I met Jesus as a real person, and I was filled with the Holy Spirit. For me everything changed. I caught… Read More

Mission Statement

In 2019 LMC leadership worked to update the prior mission statement from 2001.  The new statement appears inside the front cover of the Shalom News Magazine in October-December 2020.  The fall Leadership Assembly in 2019 worked on this revision process, and the Leadership Assembly this past September further processed this statement. A Spirit-led movement: to make disciples of Jesus. to mobilize every member as a… Read More


Are you caring, compassionate & dependable? We’re looking for Caregivers, and we are hiring! Landis at Home is a growing home care service of Landis Communities providing individualized support by caregivers with servant hearts for adults who live in their homes, a senior community, or elsewhere. We: Provide on the job training and supervision by Registered Nurses Offer flexible hours, competitive wages, and a positive… Read More

God’s Purpose in letting us be shaken

by: William Higgins (LMC Staff) A number of weeks ago I saw an article entitled, “The coronavirus pandemic is making earth vibrate less.” (CNN April 2013, by Harmeet Kaur). It talked about how since people were staying home and not using cars, trains, and buses, that seismologists were noticing that the earth’s upper crust was actually moving less. I thought that it was very interesting that… Read More

12 Considerations As You Prepare To Reopen Your Church Doors

By Madalyn Metzger, Vice President of Marketing, Everence                                    12 considerations in PDF format As stay-at-home guidelines are eased and church doors and sanctuaries reopen, worship and church ministries will, undoubtedly, look different than before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. And so it should – so that we continue to… Read More

Scenarios to Consider Moving Forward in the Pandemic

(This document in PDF ) May 2020 Due to the geographic extent of LMC, a single guideline for opening up after “shelter-a- home” is not possible.  Different parts of the country have different levels of impact by the virus. The Northeast, Illinois, and Florida, especially, are still having significant community-spread cases. Hence, know and abide by Local and State guidelines. An overview map of cases… Read More

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