May 15, 2014

An Anabaptist “In House” Discussion: Forming a Non-Racist Approach to Ethics and Social Responsibility

by Drew Hart, reposted by permission

I am concerned that many Anabaptists have unconsciously and unknowingly adopted a model for social action and ethics that is problematic because it cooperates with our racialized and unjust society. Read more….

Race and Church
Souderton

Introducing Souderton Mennonite Church

As a visible expression of Jesus Christ’s body, Souderton Mennonite Church has been meeting at the corner of Chestnut Street and Wile Avenue for more than 133 years. Our mission is to develop a thriving network of ministries that multiply Christ’s love. We do this by drawing persons to Christ, helping them to grow as followers of Jesus, and sending them to follow their calling across the Indian Valley and around the world. Read more….

Featured blog: My 6 Word Story About Jesus

by Chris Nickels, Mennonite Road*

From time to time in my congregation we will participate in a “communal sermon” in place of a regular sermon preached by an individual. I have found this practice to be a way for us to be both spiritually formed and to grow as a community valuing multi-voiced approaches to worship. We most recently did this during the Easter season and the text was from Luke 24:13-24. Read more….

sixwordstoryaboutJesus
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Mark Your Calendars

Mark your Calendar For a complete listing of upcoming events, check out the Franconia Conference Calendar. The Conference office keeps a Google calendar of congregational and Conference Related Ministries events to help avoid scheduling conflicts—so please help us keep it up to date! Add your event to the calendar by sending an event invitation to calendar@franconiaconference.org.

Youth Worship Event

  • WHEN: June 1, 12-3pm
  • WHERE: The lawn outside the Mennonite Conference Center and Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, Pa.
  • WHAT: Jr and Sr High Youth from Eastern District and Franconia Conferences to worship together on the lawn! RSVP

Conference Assembly 2014

  • WHEN: November 14 & 15, 2014
  • WHERE: Penn View Christian School in Souderton, Pa.
  • WHAT: Joint assembly with Eastern District Conference including worship, workshops, delegate sessions, and more!

*The views expressed in each week’s blog do not necessarily reflect those of Franconia Conference; these blogs are included to initiate conversation and network members of the conference community. See our full Terms of Use.
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