Category Archives: MennoLife

Quarterly update on the work of FMC’s board and staff

Staff Sightings, Pastoral Transitions, Credentials, and Conference Board Transitions

Staff Sightings Phil Bergey is currently reading The End of Religion: an Introduction to the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus by Bruxy Cavey. He has also begun to organize his learnings from the past decade of transformation within FMC which will serve as the basis for his writing in the first half of 2007. Gay Brunt … Continue reading Staff Sightings, Pastoral Transitions, Credentials, and Conference Board Transitions

Special Invitation

New Beginnings Community Church is inviting all FMC staff, Board Members, and delegates to a special showing of the movie Akeelah and the Bee. Pastor Jon E. Moore was so inspired by this underground hit, which addresses issues of leadership cultivation and encouragement, that he bought a copy for all his members. Now Pastor Moore … Continue reading Special Invitation

Perceiving Our Present and Our Future

Noel Santiago nsantiago@franconiaconference.org This picture was taken during Franconia Conference Assembly at Salford Mennonite Church. These three persons, who formed part of the intercultural praise band that led singing at the Assembly, represent in part, who Franconia Conference is becoming. What I want to observe however is the wall behind the them. The stones of … Continue reading Perceiving Our Present and Our Future

New Staff at FMC: Following the Call to Prayer

Sandy Landes slandes@franconiaconference.org Editor’s Note: Sandy Landes recently joined the FMC staff as a contracted Prayer Ministry Coordinator. She will be coordinating and connecting prayer support throughout the conference. Sandy is also Prayer Minister at Doylestown Mennonite Church. Does our faith journey ever take us where we expect? About five years ago I felt God … Continue reading New Staff at FMC: Following the Call to Prayer

A triptik from the open road of Assembly Scattered: From a dirt road in Vermont to 48th & Baltimore in West Philly

Steve Kriss skriss@franconiaconference.org They were busy weeks of journeying, listening and leading. Beginning with a quick jaunt for an evening over chips and salsa in Vermont and concluding with a dinner at Perkins Restaurant just off Route 80 in Bloomsburg, PA, I had the opportunity and privilege (and sometimes burden) of listening and conversing with … Continue reading A triptik from the open road of Assembly Scattered: From a dirt road in Vermont to 48th & Baltimore in West Philly

Conference Gathers Centered in Christ, Empowering Others: A historic Pennsylvania meetinghouse is filled with new music and languages

Anna Musselman, minister of church programs at Salford Mennonite Church, told her congregation that the walls of their historic meetinghouse would hear new songs and sounds during the Franconia Conference Fall Assembly held at the church on November 10-11. She was right. Praises rang out for 24-hours with words spoken in Indonesian, Spanish, and Vietnamese … Continue reading Conference Gathers Centered in Christ, Empowering Others: A historic Pennsylvania meetinghouse is filled with new music and languages