Archive for March, 2017

Twelve people, seven participants and five mentors from IN-MI Conference attended the Journey Weekend Learning Event, February 17-19. Professor Jamie Pitts led the weekend sessions on Anabaptist history and theology. Anyone interested in Journey for fall 2017 can check out www.ambs.edu/journey or call Dan Miller. This month we held two of three delegate meetings. Many thanks to Kern Road Mennonite in South ... [ More ]
Posted March 15, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
We celebrate Jim Norton’s return from a month in Mexico where he and his wife went to visit their son. Many thanks to Janice Miller who covered during Jim’s absence. We celebrate the two regional meetings, the great hospitality of host congregations, and the meaningful delegate conversations around tables. Thanks be to God! We give thanks for the increasingly thoughtful and creative role of area ... [ More ]
Posted March 15, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Due to low registrations the two pastoral gatherings – April in Detroit, Mich., and September in Brown County Ind. – have been cancelled. While this is disappointing, we do not want to spend energy on events that are not helpful. We welcome ideas for alternate ways to offer the information. Doug is working with six congregational committees in active pastoral searches. He also connected with several ... [ More ]
Posted March 15, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
The income for February is $6,609 less than the budgeted giving for the month and $37,135 less than the budgeted giving for the year.  The expenses are $2,887 less than the budgeted expenses for the month and $14,860 less than the budgeted expenses for the year.  For the year to date our contributions are $22,588 less than our ... [ More ]
Posted March 15, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Delegates, church offices and service trip coordinators If you are considering a service project this year, I invite you to consider Detroit as your destination. As Mennonite Disaster Service closed its flood clean-up project in Detroit, they invited Community Christian Fellowship (CCF) to enter into an extended relationship through August 2017. In a letter, Bishop Sam Wilson describes the arrangement this ... [ More ]
Posted March 14, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Amigo Scrapbook, Crafting, and Sewing Retreats… Whether you scrapbook, sew, quilt or craft, Amigo invites you to join us for a relaxing weekend filled with good food and fellowship. Come alone or bring friends or family. The beautiful surroundings of Amigo and the creativity of others at this retreat will inspire you! We provide the space, lodging, food and just the right amount of focused input to allow you ... [ More ]
Posted March 14, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew