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We Gather Together

by Steve Kriss, Executive Minister The process of gathering started last night with persons coming from California, Indiana and Mexico.  Partners and leaders began to stream toward Souderton Mennonite Church for our historic Assembly that begins tomorrow.  We have gathered together for generations each autumn as the community now known as Franconia Mennonite Conference.  It’s … Continue reading We Gather Together

Prayer for Assembly

by Noel Santiago, Leadership Minister for Missional Transformation As we come upon our time for Conference Assembly, we are focused on being one in the Spirit in the bond of peace. I believe Jesus would be looking forward to this weekend with anticipation of his prayer being answered in John 17.  In this passage, he … Continue reading Prayer for Assembly

Coming Together in New Ways

Last year Methacton Mennonite Church experienced their community knocking on their door, as they collectively grieved the loss of “The Methacton Oak” thought to be over 380 years old. Pastor Sandy Drescher-Lehman recounts this experience in New Energy Brings the Community to Celebrate and Remember, as the community came together, “remembering and celebrating the tree … Continue reading Coming Together in New Ways

God Makes All Things New

by Stephen Kriss, Executive Minister Jesus is the center of our faith.  Community is the center of our life.  Reconciliation is the center of our work.—Palmer Becker from Anabaptist Essentials  “Your people shall become my people.”—Ruth  1:15 The Facebook post from retired Lancaster Conference Bishop Freeman Miller showed a photo of the former First Mennonite … Continue reading God Makes All Things New

Keys for Good Financial Communication to Congregations

by Conrad Martin, Director of Finance For some, trying to understand a financial report may be difficult or confusing.  Let’s face it, not everyone has that gift.  But congregations need to know the financial position of their church in order to make wise decisions.  So what are some ways church treasurers can improve the communication … Continue reading Keys for Good Financial Communication to Congregations

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor – Line Lexington Mennonite Church Location: Hatfield, PA Posted: October, 2018 Categories: Senior Pastor Denomination: Mennonite Church Size: 150-200 Job Type: Full-Time Our Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the Lehigh Valley and among the nations—especially Unreached People Groups. Our Vision: Praying. Caring. Serving. Speaking. Training. About Us. Purpose Statement: We desire to be taught by … Continue reading Senior Pastor

A Community of Sisters for the Journey/Una Comunidad de Hermanas en el Camino

By Marta Castillo, Leadership Minister of Intercultural Formation She thought for a moment then pulled off her bright pink scarf and laid it down in the rough form of a cross on the narrow space between the beds.  Then she instructed one of us to go outside and get some dirt to place by the cross.  … Continue reading A Community of Sisters for the Journey/Una Comunidad de Hermanas en el Camino

Partnerships Embodying Christ’s Way of Redemptive Peace

by Mary Nitzsche, Associate Executive Minister The slogan, “Doing together what we cannot do alone,” was put into action on Friday evening, September 28, when three Franconia Conference congregations partnered in mission to assemble relief kits. After hearing about Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) plea to send 10,000 relief kits around the world this year, Blooming … Continue reading Partnerships Embodying Christ’s Way of Redemptive Peace

Journeying In Faith

By Steve Kriss, Executive Minister, and Mary Nitzsche, Associate Executive Minister As Conference Youth Minister John Stoltzfus completed six years in that role with Franconia Conference in July, he stated, “As a conference we need to continue to ask the question of how we are passing on the faith and work of the church to … Continue reading Journeying In Faith