Archive for October, 2017

Amigo Centre has one Scrapbooking, Crafting and Quilting Retreats remaining for this year. December 1-3 (with possible stay over to Wednesday, December 6) still has spaces available. (Quilters in the Dining Hall Basement, Scrappers and Crafters in the Activity Center.) We provide the opportunity to balance your productivity with time to rest, restore and refresh your body and soul. Registration is available ... [ More ]
Posted October 31, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Support Academia Menonita Betania in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Classes at Betania have resumed following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria over a month ago, but without water, power, or a roof. Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen invites you to join in raising funds to help students and staff at Betania in two ways: 1.) A Hacienda Day to benefit Betania will be held Thursday, November 9. Hacienda will ... [ More ]
Posted October 31, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
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