Practicing Our Hope: Annual Sessions 2019 takes place June 13-15 at Amigo Centre. Hear stories from Michigan congregations about how they are experiencing God in their communities. Attend worship and listen to engaging sermons.

Early-Bird registration is closed but if you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late! Check out the website (https://im.mennonite.net/events/annual-sessions/) for more information.

CELEBRATING

We celebrate the hard work our leadership teams are doing to prepare for Annual Sessions.  Specifically, we give thanks to the Missional Leadership Team who are this year’s planners.

We pray for safe travels as Dan and his wife, Nadine while they are on vacation through May 13th.

CONNECTING

Webinars on May 23, 29, and June 4th:  You should have received an email containing delegate materials. Because of the sabbatical this year from delegate meetings, this will be the first viewing of a draft spending plan and bylaw changes. Be sure to attend one of the webinars for information about the worshipful work agenda. Questions? Contact the conference office.

Dan thankful for the opportunity to preach at Ninth Street Mennonite in Saginaw, MI on April 28th.  Our prayers and support continue for the congregants at Ninth Street as they grieve the loss of Bill Scott.

On April 29th, a group for retiring pastors met for the last time this year at IMMC offices.  Our deepest thanks go out to John Hershberger for leading this group.

Dan will travel to Michigan on May 16th to meet with Michigan pastors and church leaders for the Spring Michigan Leaders Summit.

Sharon connected with 6 congregations and 14 potential candidates.  There are currently 5 active searches in process.

CREDENTIALING

For those still needing Healthy Boundaries 101 training before the end of the year, it will be available at MennoCon19 for a greatly reduced price of $30. It will be available in Spanish and English.

Pastor Gathering at Amigo Centre, November 11-13, 2019. Watch for more details.

Brian Bither was ordained at Shalom Mennonite Church on April 7 by Dan Miller.