In the last month, the congregation at Forks Mennonite made the difficult decision to close the church. The congregation continues to meet as plans are being made. We invite your prayers for them as they find their way in this time.
The office received communication from three congregations about their affiliation with Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.:
- Burr Oak ended their affiliation as of September 1. Their leadership had indicated for some time this would happen when the congregation had decided what new connection they would move toward.
- Michigan Avenue has decided to end their affiliation as of the end of December 2016.
- Howard-Miami is processing their affiliation and hopes to have a decision as early as November or as late as spring.
John Powell hosted the third Michigan Leaders Summit on September 8 in Midland, MI. (you might have to sign into Facebook to see post about this)
MLT will host a conference call next week to hear from staff and congregational coaches about how to live into “Renewing a Vision,” especially the spiritual practices.
Tim Lichti, John Powell and Dan Miller will participate in a consultation later this month, called by Mennonite Disaster Service, to consider a long-term project in Detroit that would be a cooperative effort between multiple Mennonite agencies.