Conference Assembly:Centered in Christ, embracing God’s mission

Melissa Landis

Every year the many congregations, ministries, and Partners in Mission that make up Franconia Mennonite Conference gather together for an exciting time of worship, conferring, discernment, and fellowship. This year’s Conference Assembly will be held November 9 and 10 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, PA. As we come from various corners of the conference–different churches and communities–conference assembly is a special time of connection with fellow believers. This year the theme of “Embracing God’s Mission” will guide worship times, delegate sessions, and workshops.

On Friday night, 24-Hour Worship will start at 6:00 p.m. with the delegate assembly beginning at 7:00 p.m. Throughout the evening we will celebrate the many stories and sounds that make up Franconia Conference as we worship, recognize newly credentialed persons and honor the work of those who have died. Gilberto Flores from Mennonite Church USA will be the keynote speaker during this time. Everyone is encouraged to attend the Friday evening session and to join the continuous worship as it goes all night Friday through Saturday afternoon. Come to worship and see what God is doing among us in Franconia Conference!

Saturday morning’s session will include conferring of the Vision and Financial Plan Team’s final recommendations. Translation will be available during delegate sessions on Friday evening and Saturday morning in Indonesian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. We look forward to celebrating the different tastes of Franconia Conference as delegates sample African American, Indonesian, Pennsylvania Dutch, Latino, and Vietnamese cuisine at noon on Saturday! In addition, many conference related ministries and churchwide organizations will be present for the weekend.
This year’s Saturday workshops will continue the theme of “Embracing God’s Mission” and offer a time of equipping. More details about workshops will soon follow!
scenes from conference assembly 2006