Archive for May, 2017

Hello! The 2017 Annual Sessions are quickly approaching. This year's meetings will be held on June 15-17 at Amigo Centre. If you have not already registered, please make sure to take advantage of the registration discount before June 1 when registration will close; afterwards you can only register on sight; however, we can not guarantee lodging or meals. There will be plenty of fun activities for the family ... [ More ]
Posted May 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Delegates, Thank you to those who attended the March delegate meetings. We - Missional Leadership Team (MLT) - have reviewed the Wisdom Sheets from each of the three meetings and written a document, What We Heard, summarizing major points heard across all three meetings. We also identified some frequently asked questions. The document, Frequently Asked Questions II, lists those questions along with some ... [ More ]
Posted May 9, 2017 by Dan Miller
Is your church looking for a service opportunity? Consider working with Mennonite Disaster Service and Community Christian Fellowship (CCF) in Detroit yet this month. 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. Rehab projects include CCF church facilities, CCF church ... [ More ]
Posted May 9, 2017 by Dan Miller
There will be two Pastoral Family Assistance Program webinars scheduled for this month. The first webinar will be Monday, May 22 at 1:00pm. The second webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00am. We encourage pastors who have not reviewed the updated benefits, and new pastors in the conference, to attend one of these short informative sessions. All you have to do is email Vanessa at ... [ More ]
Posted May 8, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Vanessa is scheduling two 10-15 minute webinars for pastors to review benefits available through the Pastoral Family Assistance Program. We encourage pastors who have not reviewed the updated benefits, and new pastors in the conference, to attend one of these short informative sessions. Staff will have a face-to-face retreat day on June 1. This will be our last formal face-to-face before staffing changes take ... [ More ]
Posted May 8, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
We continue to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, and God’s life-giving power at work in congregations. We celebrate the thoughtfulness with which congregations are discussing Renewing a Vision. We give thanks for congregations experimenting with spiritual practices. We celebrate the completion of three Saturday delegate meetings. Thanks to those who led us in worship on each of those days. We give ... [ More ]
Posted May 8, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Doug Kaufman is installing Randy Miller as transitional pastor at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN, May 21. John Powell is leading a May 11 Leadership Summit for Michigan church leaders. Dan will attend. He intends to continue the Michigan gatherings after John’s retirement at the end of June. Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference is co-sponsoring an orientation for conference staff, boards and ... [ More ]
Posted May 8, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew