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Habecker Mennonite Church

DISTRICT: Landisville-Manor LOCATION: 451 Habecker Church Road, Lancaster, Pa. 17603 DATE OF FOUNDING: 1724 AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 150 WORSHIP SERVICE: Worship Service – 10:00 a.m. PASTORS: Chris and Dawn Landes Habecker Mennonite Church was established in the 1700’s by young immigrant farming families looking for a community of peace and faith. Today that spirit continues as Habecker is now an intercultural congregation of about… Read More

Maple Grove Mennonite Church

DISTRICT: Western PA LOCATION: 115 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, Pa. DATE OF FOUNDING: 1868 AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 105 WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service – 10:30 a.m. PASTOR: Alan Kauffman Maple Grove Mennonite Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary in August of 2018. We were the first Mennonite Church in what we know as the Big Valley in north central Pennsylvania. While… Read More

La Historia de los Garífunas

Un Relato Sobre Vencer Obstáculos Por Pastor E. Omar Guzmán LMC cuenta con un cierto número de Iglesias Menonitas Garífuna. LMC también posee conexiones con una red de iglesias Garífunas alrededor de los EE. UU. y Centroamérica. Este grupo de iglesias realiza un increíble trabajo del Reino. Por lo tanto, quizá deberíamos preguntarnos “¿quiénes son los garífunas?” UN POCO DE HISTORIA La historia de los… Read More

The Garifuna Story

A Tale of Overcoming Obstacles By Pastor E. Omar Guzman LMC has a number of Garifuna Mennonite Churches. LMC also has connections with a network of Garifuna churches around the USA and in Central America. This group of churches does amazing Kingdom work. So perhaps, we should ask, “Who are the Garifuna?” SOME HISTORY The story of the Garifuna stands as a modern tragedy in… Read More

Sunnyside Mennonite Church

DISTRICT: Lancaster LOCATION: 337 Circle Avenue, Lancaster, Pa. 17602 DATE OF FOUNDING: 1930 AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 75 WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday Worship – 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School – 11:00 a.m.; Tuesday at the House (TATH) – 6:15 p.m. PASTOR: Joshua Jefferson with wife Monica and their children Sunnyside Mennonite Church is a blend of city and country, a caring family. We are located on the… Read More

Oak Grove Mennonite Church

DISTRICT: Western Maryland LOCATION: 188 Zehner Road, Grantsville, Md. 21536 DATE OF FOUNDING: 1874 AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 25 WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service – 10:30 a.m. PASTOR: Merlin “Mert” Maust Nestled in the Allegheny mountain range on Negro Mountain, you will find a small white frame church called Oak Grove Mennonite Church. It is located just one fourth mile north… Read More

Repair, Rebuild, and Revive the Age-Old Foundations

By Sherri Martin As a third year STEP student I need to complete a year-long missional experiment. I am in the midst of my experiment in Kinzers, Pennsylvania. Foundational to my missional experiment are the words of Isaiah in chapter 58. The prophet had cried out and prophetically addressed the community who would return and make a new life in Jerusalem. Those people faced the… Read More

LMC Name Change

Lancaster Mennonite Conference is in process of adapting its branding to begin using “LMC” as its official name. Although still operating legally as Lancaster Mennonite Conference, it will also be known as LMC.

Quemando el Aceite de Medianoche

Por el Pastor Hugo Portillo, tal como lo relató a Joselyn Santiago Lo recuerdo como si hubiera sido ayer. Era un martes en la noche en el 2003, e iba a ir a la iglesia después del trabajo. Había llegado a los EEUU desde Guatemala en el 2001. Comencé a trabajar en el restaurante desde las 10 a.m. hasta las 10 p.m. habían pasado un… Read More

Burning the Midnight Oil

By Pastor Hugo Portillo as told to Joselyn Santiago I remember it as though it were yesterday. It was a Tuesday evening in 2003, and I was going to church after work. I had come to the USA from Guatemala in 2001. I began working at a restaurant from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. It had been a couple of years since I went to… Read More

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