Archive for September, 2017

As the first act of living into Renewing a Vision we invited congregations to pray 15 minutes on Sunday morning, for three months. As we come to the end of the call to prayer, we are interested to hear what your congregation heard. How did God speak during these three months? What does it mean? Send reflections to Vanessa at imoffice@im.mennonite.net. Staff continue to pray on Tuesday mornings. Send your requests ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
We celebrate with Vanessa the completion of her final internship. We give thanks for the change of seasons as a rhythm of God’s good creation. We give thanks for those willing to walk with pastoral search committees. We celebrate connections with people who can help us think about international ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
At our July 12 visit with leaders from Tanzania Mennonite Church (KMT), they invited us to visit. Conference leadership is inclined to accept this invitation and explore sending a delegation to Tanzania. Plans are coming together for the two major fall gatherings: Sept 29-30: All Teams retreat – conference leadership teams meet Nov 6-8: Pastor Gathering (see below for more details) Dan is attending ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Thank you to those who agreed to serve as pastoral search guides with search committees. Training has been scheduled for October 24. Almost 20 people will attend. We are grateful for this level of interest and believe they will help us provide solid support for search processes. The fall pastor gathering consists of three events: a Healthy Boundaries Workshop, a Pastors Retreat and a Pastor Summit. An ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Do you have experience with Microsoft Access or with web design and maintenance? The conference office is looking for help in updating the office database and in technical aspects of maintaining the conference website. If interested, contact Vanessa at ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Thank you for your generous contributions for August.  Your contributions were $5,304 above budget and expenses were $2,456 below budget giving us a net income of $7,759 for the month.  Year to date we are only $313 behind ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Amigo Centre has one Scrapbooking, Crafting, and Quilting Retreats remaining for this year. (We sold out for the September 22-24 retreat with 90 participants!) December 1-3 (with possible stay over to Wednesday, Dec. 6) still has spaces available. We provide the opportunity to balance your productivity with time to rest, restore and refresh your body and soul. Registration is available online or call to ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew