Archive for October, 2017

By Laurie Oswald Robinson, editor Will Fitzgerald, pastor of Kalamazoo (Mich.) Mennonite Fellowship, is discovering there is no match for prayer when it comes to connecting across miles. Every two weeks or so since late June, Fitzgerald has connected with Phil Bontrager, pastor of Grand Marais (Mich.) Mennonite Church, by e-mail to ask for Bontrager’s prayer requests and to encourage and support him. This ... [ More ]
Posted October 12, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
We celebrate ways congregations responded to the call to prayer for three months following Annual Sessions. Prayer is a central practice in our renewed vision. We thank God for the fruitful All-Teams Retreat held September 29-30. Friday evening was given to worship and scripture. On Saturday the group identified priorities for the year. We give thanks for Jimmie Russel, a member at Fairhaven Mennonite in Fort ... [ More ]
Posted October 9, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Shannon Dycus, Bob Yoder and Dan Miller will represent IMMC at Constituency Leaders Council Oct 19-21 in Kansas City. November 4, Stewardship Team and Missional Leadership Team members will meet in Goshen with leaders from Mara Christian Church of America. The congregation received a capital grant, which helped with the purchase of their first building. Dan Miller responded to a congregation inquiring about ... [ More ]
Posted October 9, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Dan Miller will install Anna Ruth Hershberger as interim pastor at Belmont Neighborhood Fellowship on Sunday evening, October 15. Leadership Enhancement Team met October 3 with congregational coaches. If your congregation would like a coach, contact Leadership Enhancement Team and they will work with your leadership to identify one. Search Guide training takes place October 24 in Elkhart, IN. These volunteers ... [ More ]
Posted October 9, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Thank you for your contributions to Conference.  While the income for September was $3,086 less than budget it was $725 more than expenses.  For the year to date the income is $5,033 less than budget but $413 more than expenses. We invite your continued support in the following ways: prayers, personnel (volunteer time), funding and feedback. -Jim ... [ More ]
Posted October 6, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
There may be times when the conference office is closed during regular office hours at different times during the fall. Please forgive the ... [ More ]
Posted October 6, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
On October 18, 1942, a 16’ x 24’ dwelling was the setting for Sunday school and a worship service in the East Goshen community. On October 28 and 29, 2017, we will celebrate this 75th anniversary of what has become East Goshen Mennonite Church. We will gather on Saturday evening, October 28, at 6:30 p.m. for “Refreshments and Reminiscing.” There will be personal stories, sharing by former pastors, trivia and ... [ More ]
Posted October 6, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew