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Women’s Regional Gathering

Reserve Saturday~ November 7, 2020; for our 5th annual event. Women’s Regional Gathering: 4th annual event, Nov 2, 2019; at Stumptown Mennonite Church of Bird In Hand PA. This event was as beautiful as their floral arrangements…. with many feeling blessed. Folks came from 25-30 different churches. Responses – Extremely positive with a deep appreciation for our 15 expert workshop elective leaders and attendees liked the… Read More

CMC Emerge

CMC has offered LMC congregations access to its Emerge program. Emerge is a one year, church and community internship program. With weekend retreats, practical ministry, home study, and face-face meetings with a mentor, students build ministry skills. The program cost is $100. Everence generously covers all retreat costs except travel. There is an application process. Apply here. 

Multiplication Possibilities

 A number of regions across LMC report a high interest in working at church multiplication. Church on the Other Side continues to work with congregations in the Weaverland, Weaverland NE, Baltimore-Washington, and Elizabethtown districts. Despite Omar Guzman’s immigration issues, he continues to lead Church on the Other Side from Honduras. He has participated in numerous multiplication conversations by ZOOM, Skype, and other communications options. Multiplication… Read More

Church on the Other Side

Omar Guzman continues to be denied access to a Visa to return to the USA. Currently, he continues to do ministry among the Garifuna churches and other Mennonite groups in Honduras and Belize. He has traveled twice to Spain preparing for a Garifuna church plant there. Please pray for the resolution of this problem. The Guzman family is stretched as they work with family in… Read More

AD HOC BISHOP GROUP

The Bishop Board appointed a small group of bishops to work with the EMM board on developing and deepening the relationship between EMM and LMC. Formally, the governance issues related to bylaws have found good resolution. Continued work occurs around the next President search, as Gerry Keener will only serve for a two-year interim term. Other issues will involve greater integration of mission/vision, philosophy of… Read More

Ministerial Activities

The following men and women were licensed, ordained or installed in recent months. Nelson Rutt (Christa) was ordained as associate pastor at Parkview Mennonite Church.  Sheldon Martin (Ashley) was ordained as associate pastor at Parkview Mennonite Church.  Gregory Stokes (Joanne) was licensed toward ordination as lead pastor at Bender’s Mennonite Church. Jonathan Martin (Miranda) was ordained as lead pastor of Glade Mennonite Church. Merlin Maust… Read More

Steal My Show

by: Jackie Hibsmann But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”  And God said, “I will be with you.” Exodus 3:11-12 If only we each received our direction or calling through a burning bush and the voice of God.  That is not how it happens for most people and definitely not for… Read More

The Gathering Place~Grand Opening!

Come, … You are invited to visit the informal cafe at the LMC office, 2160 Lincoln Highway East. The space is designed with a seating area with individual work stations and group discussion areas. While enjoying your drink, browse the books on the shelves, read the newspaper or recent church periodicals, or work on your sermon. For those who need a place to study, who… Read More

Multiplication Possibilities

A number of regions across LMC report a high interest in working at church multiplication. Church on the Other Side continues to work with congregations in the Weaverland, Weaverland NE, Baltimore-Washington, and Elizabethtown districts. Despite Omar Guzman’s immigration issues, he continues to lead Church on the Other Side from Honduras. He has participated in numerous multiplication conversations by ZOOM, Skype, and other communications options. Multiplication… Read More

Joint Youth Group Meeting

New Danville District (Pennsylvania) and Yellow Creek Mennonite Church (Indiana) youth groups met together in early July at New Danville Mennonite Church. The multi-day event included relationship-building activities, worship, Bible study, water balloons, and campfires. Matthew Coredella Bontrager served as a resource speaker for the group. Of course, there was lots of food like hotdogs and Smores. 

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