Archive for September, 2018

Interim staff settling in Interim conference pastors, Tim Burkholder and Sharon Yoder, are engaged in their new responsibilities allowing Dan Miller’s sabbatical to be free of worries about the job. Tim is privileged to meet with conference leadership teams along with several Area Councils. Sharon is working with several pastoral transitions and will be ordaining Naomi Yoder on September 23, 2018 at East Goshen ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2018 by Anna Buck
While the year started off slow it caught up this month thanks to your generosity.  The income of $28,653 was $5,386 above budget.  While it was $5,164 below budget for the year to date it was $366 above expenses for the year to date.-Jim Norton, ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2018 by Anna Buck
Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen will be hosting class reunions and activities for its alumni and their families on Saturday, Sept. 22. The following graduating classes will hold their reunions Saturday: 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013. Reunion classes will meet Saturday afternoon/evening at Bethany for visiting and a catered dinner. Alumni interested in attending ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2018 by Anna Buck
Mennonite Men and Camp Friedenswald will provide a retreat for men and boys on Healthy Masculinity: On Being a Man October 12-14. Mennonite Men retreat – for men and boys.  What does it mean to be a man? We witness toxic masculinity—men being invulnerable, acting tough, abusing power and dominating others. In this retreat, Healthy Masculinity: On Being a Man at Camp Friedenswald October 12-14, men and boys ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2018 by Anna Buck
Healthy Congregations is an ecumenical andinterfaith organization that provides resources based on Bowen systems theoryto think more clearly about families, relationships, and faith communities. This fall the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will present Healthy Congregations, an interdenominational workshop for pastors and other church leaders.  The details are as follows: What:    Healthy CongregationsWhen:  ... [ More ]
Posted September 12, 2018 by Anna Buck
By Anna Buck, editorTrue “transformation involves both human willingness to offer ourselves for Divine purposes and for God’s gift of renewal” (CAMFell Invitation). The weight of this truth  was felt in tangible ways as pastors, delegates, and church representatives gathered together for Annual Sessions 2018 . As we experienced the words of Romans 12:1-2 in a variety of ways, it became clear that God is ... [ More ]
Posted September 10, 2018 by Anna Buck