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During the month of September, West End Mennonite Fellowship celebrated 20 years of ministry during four consecutive Sunday. Josef Berthold is the lead pastor. The final Sunday included a baptism related to the Muslim ministry in the congregation. Both of these congregations are church multiplication hubs that have begun numerous new faith communities.   On November 3, the Garifuna Mennonite Church of Manhattan celebrated its… Read More

River Corner Mennonite Church

District: New Danville Location: 524 River Corner Road, Conestoga PA 17516 Date of Founding: circa 1760 Average Sunday worship attendance: 50 Worship Service: Sunday School – 9:00 am, Worship Service – 10:00 am Pastor: Dave Gochnauer The River Corner Mennonite Church building is a stone structure nestled in the hills of southern Lancaster County. It was built in 1882 to serve as the meetinghouse for the… Read More

Abriendo Nuevos Caminos

El cambio es a veces emocionante, a veces desorientador, a menudo ambos. by Joy Fasick Sin mi teléfono me sentiría perdida .Lo dije. He admitido una verdad bastante inquietante: me sentiría perdida sin mi teléfono inteligente. Con el tengo acceso a mi calendario, contactos, fotos, correos electrónicos, muchos de mis archivos de trabajo, amigos y mucho más. Mi teléfono tiene varias traducciones de la Biblia… Read More

Breaking New Ground

Change is sometimes exciting, sometimes disorienting, often both. By Joy Fasick I would be lost without my phone. There, I’ve said it. I’ve admitted the rather unsettling truth: I would be lost without my smartphone. It gives me access to my calendar, contacts, photos, emails, many of my work files, friends, and so much more. My phone has several translations of the Bible and sends me scriptures.… Read More

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

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