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Scholarships and Grants

The LMC Grants Committee awarded $14,000 to 23 applicants in August. Four grants are administered annually in August by this committee: Leadership Education Grant, STEP Study Award, Urban Education Grant, Women’s Education Grant. Thirteen of the awards went to STEP students. Each of these grants makes awards once a year except for the Leadership Education Grant, which also has a winter cycle with applications due… Read More

Global Delegate Activities

Tom Eshleman, LMC’s Global delegate, provided an update on his activities. LMC recently hosted Willi Hugo Perez and Kelbessa Muleta. Perez is president of the graduate school, Semilla, in Guatemala. Muleta is the Vice President of Mesereta Kristos Church in Ethiopia. Both men gave reports of the things God is doing in their regions. Tom noted the appointment of two new International Partner Delegates: Steve… Read More

Funding of LMC Ministries

Support for LMC ministries in 2018 has been strong. As December approaches those wanting to make a gift for supporting missional multiplication in LMC are encouraged to do so. With LMC joining Mennonite World Conference, there will be an expectation for financial support from LMC to MWC, which will increase the LMC budget. The connection with MWC will greatly expand global relationships and the already… Read More

Goodville Mennonite Church

DISTRICT: Weaverland-NE PA LOCATION: 1556 Main Street, Goodville, PA 17581 DATE OF FOUNDING: 1900 AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 40 WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service – 10:00 a.m.             PASTORS: Bruce Sauder (lead pastor), Kelly Martin (associate pastor) Goodville Mennonite Church worships together in Goodville, PA. We’re right along Route 23 in the middle of town. We consider… Read More

Finding a Better Way — LMC Legacy Foundation

Over 60 years ago, Lancaster Conference Mennonites responded to atrocities in state mental hospitals with the call to “find a better way” to care for persons with mental health needs. The call became action as the Mennonites built and staffed Philhaven Hospital growing it to a highly respected faith based state of the art behavioral healthcare facility. Early in 2016, LMC released their ownership of… Read More

Blough Mennonite Church

DISTRICT: Western Maryland LOCATION: 794 Woodstown Hwy., Hollsopple, PA 15935 DATE OF FOUNDING: 1803 AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 40 WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:30 a.m. PASTOR: Eric Lasure Blough Mennonite Church was the first Mennonite church established in the Johnstown area. We are excited to be part of the Western Maryland District and LMC, and look forward to meeting new people. One of the most common comments we hear from the… Read More

Defining Choices

Facing obstacles that can hinder spiritual growth in today’s youth By Bill Helmlinger In the spring of 2004, I was a sophomore in High school and baseball season was just getting started. I started in two games before the weekend came. But that weekend, I decided to go to a youth conference called Acquire the Fire in Indianapolis instead of playing baseball. That decision was… Read More

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: 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 three-fourths native Karen speakers… 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

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