August 28, 2014

IVEP Participants 2014

New IVEP participants join area ministries

This fall, four young adults from around the globe will use their gifts and time to support various area ministries. All four are participants in Mennonite Central Committee’s International Volunteer Exchange Program, a year-long exchange that brings Christian young adults to the United States and Canada. Read more….

Social Stream (FranconiaMC, #fmclife)

  • (FB) Franconia Mennonite Church Here’s the video of the Young Adults’ service trip to Big Sky Bible Camp.
  • (FB) Gather ‘Round After 8 years, 32 quarters, and 416 sessions, this is Gather ‘Round’s last week! Thank you for the privilege of serving your children.
  • (FB) Christopher Dock A story about the Touring Choir’s 2014 European Tour. Included are reflections from each choir member on where and how they saw God during the trip, as well as a few photos.
  • (FB) Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Many thanks to Salford Mennonite Church for sharing wonderful vegetables with us each Sunday!

Bethany pavilion


(photo) Bethany Birches tore down their old pavilion–watch the video on their website.

Black Lives Matter: On Michael Brown and Ferguson

by Esther Good, Whitehall*

I am a racist. I was raised to believe that all people are equal, regardless of the color of their skin or the station of their birth, but that simple truth stands in stark contrast to the years I’ve spent receiving special treatment based on my race. Read more….

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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
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!
Reading the Bible through Anabaptist Eyes

  • WHEN: October 25
  • WHAT: An equipping event and conversation for pastors and congregational leaders. Coming to Franconia Conference on Saturday, October 25. Details coming soon.


Registration is now open for Mennonite World Conference Pennsylvania 2015Nearly 10,000 Anabaptists from around the world will converge on Harrisburg, PA, in July of 2015 for Mennonite World Conference’s global assembly. The gathering will include worship, speakers, small group discussion, tours, sports, service projects, international music, and more. Volunteers are needed (and receive discounts on registration) and prayers are appreciated!

Find out more and register at:

Job opening on Franconia Conference StaffFranconia Conference seeks a ministry-oriented full-time Administrative Coordinator (and/or short-term, part-time interim coverage). Must be able to work independently, be highly organized and detail-oriented, possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to represent and contribute to the mission and ministry of Franconia Conference in a friendly and professional manner. Computer proficiency (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel) and an ability to meet deadlines in a flexible and adaptive environment is a must. Position involves front office coverage with a significant event planning component. Starting salary range–$26,000 to $30,000 a year. Candidates interested in this ministry position should send resumes to by August 24. Candidates of interest will be contacted by August 29.

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