Category Archives: conference

Life Together Gets More Interesting

Since 2011, Franconia and Eastern District Conferences have come together for an annual fall Assembly holding separate business sessions, yet enjoying joint times of worship on Friday evening and Saturday morning, sharing in the recognition of newly credentialed leaders, and lunch. This year on November 3 and 4, 2017 they gathered at Dock Mennonite Academy … Continue reading Life Together Gets More Interesting

Historic Decisions & the Promise of God’s Good Work

by Stephen Kriss, Executive Minister At our annual assembly earlier this month, our delegate community affirmed two historic decisions that have potential to reshape our Conference.   These were not easy and quick decisions, but rather the fruit of relationships and what we believe to be the leading of the Spirit.  The Spirit relentlessly invites us … Continue reading Historic Decisions & the Promise of God’s Good Work

Delegates Begin Conferring for Assembly

This year, Franconia Conference delegates are being asked to consider two main agenda items at the Fall Assembly: One being four congregations for membership, three of these congregations come from California and one from New York. All four are Indonesian congregations and have ties to Franconia’s Indonesian congregations in South Philadelphia. The second item delegates … Continue reading Delegates Begin Conferring for Assembly

Good Neighbors Through the Rain

By Karen Kingma, Ambler Mennonite Church Ministry Team Administrator Ambler Mennonite Church (AMC) sits on a beautiful, large corner lot in the borough of Ambler, Pennsylvania.  Environmental stewardship of that property is important to the congregation, and in September, we took a big step towards improving our green infrastructure with the installation of a large … Continue reading Good Neighbors Through the Rain

Where Hope Meets History

By Kendra Rittenhouse, Salford A 300 year anniversary meant more than one day of celebration for Salford Mennonite Church. Beginning Sunday, September 10th and culminating with a feast of events the following weekend, it was a look to the past that has shaped the present as the congregation heads with hope to the future. Sunday, … Continue reading Where Hope Meets History

Digging Deep in Faith

By Paula Marolewski, Perkiomenville Mennonite Church “As we got ready to drill the well, people just shook their heads. ‘There’s no water there; you’re wasting your time,’ they said. They didn’t even stay to watch us drill. But I thought to myself, many people are praying back home. We will find water.” Gwab Mpofu has … Continue reading Digging Deep in Faith

Perspective from a Veteran and a Mennonite Pastor

by Ben Walter, co-pastor at Ripple The national anthem protests in the NFL this week  have brought everyone to the table with opinions, praises, threats, and outrage. As a US Army veteran, I can understand why many people think it is a big deal that someone would decide to sit or kneel instead of standing … Continue reading Perspective from a Veteran and a Mennonite Pastor