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Chestnut Hill Mennonite church (CHMC)

The church near Columbia, Pa. recently celebrated the completion of its public ministry and sold its church building to another Christian fellowship. EMM and LMC were the recipients of the remaining assets per the CHMC dissolution clause. The CHMC Transition Team,  EMM, LMC, and Shalom Council representatives gathered on April 25 to celebrate. At the encouragement of CHMC, a $120,000 gift from the proceeds of… Read More

Who Is My Neighbor?

By Deb Muenstermann, Hub 450 Manager Who is my neighbor? If you are part of an LMC congregation in Lancaster County, the answer to this question is different than you might expect. Most people think of the Amish or persons of Pennsylvania Dutch descent when thinking of Lancaster County. It may come as a surprise that the nations are our neighbors in Lancaster!  Lancaster has… Read More

CIES-House of Hope, Men of Fire Ministry, & Shalom Youth Annual Conference

House of Hope In the month of May the Children’s Center “House of Hope” in Payares gave special thanks to the Lord for the life of each one of the little ones. Children’s Ministry leaders taught the Scripture and prayed for God to continue impacting the children’s hearts. A special thank you to each one who supports this Center to bring hope and salvation to… Read More

Spring Leadership Assembly 2022

On Friday, April 29, 2022, LMC leaders gathered for a day of resourcing and fellowship. The event was hosted by Pastor Joe Sherer at Willow Street Mennonite Church. Bishops Glenn Kauffman, Daryl Weaver, and Keith Weaver along with Marvin Lorenzana, EMM President, facilitated resourcing and table group discussion centered around missional DNA. Following the Movement of the Holy SpiritApril 29, 2022from 8:30 am to 3:30… Read More

Welcome One Another

Youth Ministry by Lam Nguyen Great things are happening in LMC congregations as we are finding our way, Spirit-led, learning how to “welcome one another” and serve our “Neighbors.” The Youth from the Bridges Youth Group (BYG) are modeling what it means to follow Jesus. BYG consists of four congregations – Crossroads, Habecker, Laurel Street, and RiversEdge Mennonite Church. In 2019, a Youth-led Vacation Bible… Read More

Pastor’s Tea – Cesar Garcia

A pastor’s tea with César Garcia, General Secretary of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) was held at 450 Hub in Lancaster on Friday, May 20. Approximately thirty pastors, bishops, and staff gathered for a time of fellowship and shared vision. J. Ron Byler, MWC Chief Development Officer (interim) facilitated an interactive conversation between César and the group. MWC is a communion of Anabaptist-related churches linked… Read More

Celebration of Church Life ~2022~ Celebracion de la Vida de la Iglesia

Celebration of Church Life From Friday, June 10, 2022 | 6:00 pmTo Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 12:00 pmCamp Hebron, 957 Camp Hebron Road Halifax, PA 17032 Videos Friday Night Plenary (Adalberto Santiago) Saturday Morning Session (Sessions in English & Espanol) Saturday Evening Session (Jeremy Miller) Sunday Morning Plenary (Keith Weaver)and Introduction to the Bishop Elder Team (Keith Blank, Rodney Martin, and Marcia Mylin) List… Read More

Reaching My Neighbor

By Sheldon & Ashley Martin Who is my neighbor? Have you found yourself asking this question? The world we live in is divided into so many categories that we easily get swept into the idea that we are confined to a certain ethnicity, political party, geographic location, or the various other categories we could add to the list. Have we become so earthly-minded and agenda-driven… Read More

SEED Graduation

On Saturday, May 21, 2022 a graduation ceremony was hosted by SEED Co-Directors, Chris and Dawn Landis at the 450 Hub in Lancaster. SEED is a three-year church leadership development program designed to equip cross-cultural leaders to serve the church in the United States. Eight leaders from the 2019-2022 cohort graduated as follows: Benuka Tamang, July Paw, Khamsense Saengdy, Kyaw Kyaw, Mu Kaw Htoo, Mya… Read More

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