CANCELLED. The Hope event schedule for November 12 has been cancelled. Leadership Enhancement team regrets this development and will continue to find ways to support pastoral and congregational leadership.
Sunday November 13 Doug Kaufman will ordain Phil Bontrager at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend, IN, for his ministry as interim pastor at Grand Marais Mennonite Church, Grand Marais, MI. Why Kern Road? Because that is his sponsoring congregation and where he continues to be a member.
Also on Sunday November 13, in the evening, Doug will join Belmont Neighborhood Fellowship in welcoming and commissioning their new interim pastor, Katerina Friesen.
The Pastoral Family Assistance Program (PFAP) provides support for pastors and families stressed by life developments. Philhaven, a mental health center with whom we are contracted recently became part of WellSpan Health. We held a webinar in August about the expanded benefits now available through the WellSpan EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Click here to see an updated brochure. Please note a change in the toll-free number to 1-800-673-2514.