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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. 

Mennonite Heritage Experience

First Mennonite Church, Berne, IN brought a group of youth to Pennsylvania for their five-day, biannual Mennonite heritage experience in June. The group spent a day visiting historic sites in Philadelphia to place Mennonite migration within the broader American colonial story. Then they visited the 1719 Herr House, the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society exhibit, and the LMC office. Additional visits were made to Mennonite Central… Read More

¿Yo …Un Pastor?

Pastor Kevin Dodge En la Asamblea de Liderazgo de Otoño del LMC 2018, mi amigo y mentor Earl Yoder (obispo del distrito del oeste de Maryland) me presentó a varias personas como su pastor. Esa introducción me dejó perplejo, como suele ocurrir cuando alguien se refiere a mí como un “pastor”. ¿Por qué? Esa mañana miré a mi alrededor en la sala y vi a… Read More

Me…a pastor?

Pastor Kevin Dodge At the recent LMC Fall Leadership Assembly (2018), my friend and mentor Earl Yoder (Western Maryland district bishop) introduced me to several people as his pastor. I was taken aback by that introduction, as I often am when someone refers to me as a “pastor.” Why is that? I looked around the room that morning at the (mostly) men who had answered… Read More

LMC traveled to Ethiopia

A group from LMC traveled to Ethiopia for a 10 day trip on August 27th to September 6th to the Meserete Kristos College. The purpose of the trip is to represent the spiritual fathers Holy Spirit used to birth MKC and to establish a relationship in our generation that honors that legacy. To learn from MKC leaders what God will impart to the group for… Read More

Annual Storytelling Night

Hear stories from Keith Weaver and Linda Gehman Peachey on September 9, at 7:00 pm. Weaver is a bishop and moderator of LMC. Peachey is a freelance writer who has worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and as co-director of Peace and Justice Ministries. Unable to make it in person? Click on the REGISTER button to watch the LIVE STREAM on the night… Read More

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

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