The IN-MI Mennonite Conference Annual Sessions met on June 15-17 at Amigo Centre, Sturgis, MI.
All ages are invited to Annual sessions.

 

Here are recordings of worship services

 

 

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Theme: The way is made by walking . . .
Spanish poet Antonio Machado writes “No hay camino, se hace camino al andar” (“There is no road, the road is made by walking.”). As people of faith, we believe God has made the Way for us in Jesus Christ.  And we believe that in walking the road with Jesus together, empowered by the Spirit, we as a community of congregations will find renewal and new ways of relating to one another as we seek to live into the dream God has for the world. This year’s annual session planners and IN-MI Conference Missional Leadership Team invite us to join together at Amigo Centre this June to walk the trails of worship, conversation, recreation, and learning in relationship with God and one another.  Here we will center ourselves on the words of scripture, pray with one another in the midst of the joys and challenges of conference and congregational life, break bread in fellowship, and explore themes of covenant and renewal as we consider God’s call to us for the future.  Walking will be a central theme of our time together.  On Friday night there will be a time set aside to celebrate Amigo’s 6o years of ministry!

Centering scriptures
Micah 6:8 (NRSV) Walk humbly with your God
Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV) The Walk to Emmaus with Jesus
Ephesians 4:1-16 (NRSV) Walking together in the Body of Christ

Schedule

THURSDAY, June 15
12:00 – registration opens
1
:00 – 2:00 ~opening welcome
1:45 – 2:00 ~passing/walking time
2:00 – 3:00 ~worship and sharing (assigned table groups)
3:00 -3:30 ~break
3:30 – 5:30 ~worshipful work I
5:30 – 6:00 ~break
5:30 – 7:30 ~celebration meal
7:30 – after ~free time

FRIDAY, June 16
7:30 – 8:30 ~ breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 ~ worship and singing and teaching
10:00 – 11:30 ~brunch
11:30 – 1:15 ~worshipful work II (assigned table groups)
1:15 – 1:30 ~passing time
1:30 – 2:30 ~women’s tea/trail options
2:30 – 2:45 ~ break/passing time
2:45 – 4:30 ~Israel-Palestine sharing
4:30 – 5:30 ~trail options
5:30-6:30 ~supper
7:00 – 8:00 ~gathered time
8:00 – 8:15 ~passing/walking time
8:15 – 8:45 ~worshipful work III – delegate table groups re-gather
8:15 – 8:45 ~(alternate activity for non-delegates)
8:45 – 9:30 ~ celebration of Amigo

SATURDAY, June 17
8:00 – 9:00 ~breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 ~worshipful work IV
10:15 ~walk together as table groups to worship
10:30 – 11:30 ~worship
11:30 ~Travel home