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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

On Being a Watchman

by Raquel Rivera “As each night watch begins, get up and cry out in prayer. Pour your heart out face-to-face with the Master.”   —Lamentations 2:19  Our second son, Judah, was born at the start of a global pandemic. As for many living in the United States, our daily way of living was put on pause and our calendar plans were stomped on. The quarantine bummed… Read More

Birthing Something New

Growing closer to Jesus during quarantine by Joshua Rivera On Monday, March 9th, 2020, at 9:37 in the morning, Raquel gave birth to our second son, Judah, in the peace and comfort of our own home. Raquel and I serve in a co-pastor role at Bethlehem Community Fellowship. As the due date approached, we spoke with church leadership about taking four weeks away from ministry… 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

NYC District Starts Eight New Churches

NYC District Starts 8 New Churches: The New York City district reported eight new church starts during 2019. The new starts as as follows: a new Garifuna plant in Tampa, led by Pastor Selvin Peppersburg a new Garifuna plant in Atlanta, led by Pastor Deo Arauz a new plant at 344 Brook Ave, Bronx, started by Linda Rodriguez a new group meeting at King of… Read More

Discovery Course

The Fall Discovery Course at Shiloh Mennonite Church in Reading completed January 22. Elizabethtown Mennonite Church and Goods Mennonite Church have courses planned for the Winter months. Alive Church Ephrata will offer the Discovery Course in the Spring, beginning in March. Discovery seeks to help Christians hear the voice of God, better know themselves, and plan for growth toward what each hears God calling them.… Read More

Desayuno para Pastores del Concilio Hispano Shalom

El sábado 25 de enero, pastores y cónyuges de Concilio Iglesia Evangelica Shalom (CIES) se reunieron en la oficina de LMC para un almuerzo. Después de la comida, los líderes de CIES fueron presentados a una variedad de recursos disponibles para ellos. Un resultado notable de la reunión fue un plan para traducir el Curso Discovery al español para fin de año. Se ha formado… 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

Dwelling in the Word Text for 2020

LMC has chosen a Dwelling in the Word text for 2020. The practice has been to allow the text to form and shape LMC members as individuals and as a conference. Acts 1:1-14 in English and Español has been affirmed as the Dwelling in the Word text for this year. Acts 1:7-8    7He said to them: “It is not for you to know the… Read More

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