News & Stories

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

Fan the Flame ~ Youth Workers Retreat

This event is for everyone who works with or ministers to youth. Youth leaders, Sunday School teachers, youth ministry educators, school teachers, sponsors, youth pastors or anyone else passionate about reaching teens with the love of Jesus. Spouses are welcome. Youth Workers are invited to a retreat to support and encourage their ministry to junior high and senior high youth. Participants will be asked to… 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

North Lima Mennonite Church

Congregation: North Lima Mennonite Church  District: North Lima, OH   Location:  90 Mennonite Drive  Date of founding: 1948 Average Sunday worship attendance: 86  Time of Sunday worship service(s): 9:30 AM     Pastor(s): Robert Wengerd pictured with wife Dianne. North Lima Mennonite Church envisions itself as a community of believers offering healing and hope to the world. The early months of 2019 presented a very difficult… 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

Day by Day with God

By: Crystal Nguyen   In the 1980’s, the Vietnamese Mennonite Church in Philadelphia had about ten people. They met in a second floor room rented from the Second Mile Center every Sunday. The leader was pastor Quang Tran. Pastor Quang served as a missionary for Vietnamese people in Philadelphia and gradually more people joined the Sunday service.  The Vietnamese congregation moved to a bigger space… Read More

Children’s Ministry Curriculum Meeting

On April 27, Children’s MInistry leaders from around LMC met at the LMC offices for a morning of resourcing and fellowship. The topic for the event was “This Sacred Commission: Why do we do what we do?” The seminar emphasized the worth of investing our time and energy into children’s ministry. Significant time was spent on understanding and promoting the spiritual life and spiritual growth… Read More

MCUSA & LMC Leaders meet

On March 29, leaders from Mennonite Church USA met with LMC leaders. This annual meeting was arranged several years ago as a way to maintain relationship with one another. Glen Guyton, Joy Sutter, and Michael Danner met with LMC officers and some staff who then gathered for a meal and sharing.

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