Notes to Pastors

Reminder! Monday, October 18, is the deadline to register your attendance for the “Celebrating Shared Leadership Across Gender Lines” Pastors’ & Leaders’ breakfast. Thursday, October 21, 8-10 a.m. will be an opportunity to hear from a diverse group of women and men in Franconia Mennonite Conference and to interact with one another about ways that bridging gender differences can bring the wholeness and health within congregations and organizations. Donation of $6 is requested for breakfast.

Podcasts: Franconia Conference is also pleased to announce that you can now listen to podcasts of Pastors’ and Leaders’ breakfasts. If you missed the September meeting about Immigration (“A Place to Call Home: Our New Immigrant Neighbors”), you can download and listen to the podcast via this link:

Business leaders, pastors, and others are invited to attend “A Day Apart – A Grain of Yeast: Finding Meaning in the Workplace.” Sponsored by Kairos School for Leadership Formation, retreat leaders Rod and Lori Young will lead the day with down-to-earth reflections on ways to practice meaning and spirituality in your work life. Rod is a business owner and Lori is a Spiritual Director and Pastoral Counselor. There will also be time for your own personal reflection — on the beautiful grounds of the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, PA. For more information, click here to view the letter of invitation. To register for this Day Apart, call 717-669-2957 or register online at If you have questions about this one-day retreat, please feel free to contact Mary Etta King at 717-669-2957.