Sabbath living moves Fellowship of Hope from doing to being

By Laurie Oswald Robinson for Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference Small congregations are often swamped with more ministry tasks than there are hands to do them. Though small, the 25-member Fellowship of Hope (FOH) in Elkhart, Ind., for an entire year explored what...

Holy Spirit springs a surprise on MYF in Nappanee

By Laurie Oswald Robinson for Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference Without warning, they began showing up. About two dozen unchurched teenagers in fall 2015 began coming to Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF) at North Main Street Mennonite Church in Nappanee, Ind. The...

Providing shelter in the storm

By Laurie Oswald Robinson for Indiana-Michigan Conference Grand Marais (Mich.) Mennonite Church decided the most missional thing it could do where winters are cold and emergency resources are few was to provide physical – as well as spiritual – shelter. So six years...

Northern Michigan pastors and spouses gather for retreat

James Krabill, Mennonite Mission Network, spoke to pastors and spouses from northern Michigan on the theme of “Worship and Mission.” In this photo, Anna Troyer (Cedar Grove Mennonite), Leighton Miller (Wildwood Mennonite) and JD & Debbie Livermore...