Notes to Pastors


Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A Spring Resourcing event which all credentialed leaders are expected to attend.
Location to be determined.
More details will follow shortly.


Franconia Conference Wednesday Morning Prayers: Beginning Wed., Feb. 1 and continuing through Wed., Apr. 11, a group will meet at the Conference Center, 569 Yoder Road, Harleysville, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. to pray. Our prayers will be focused on praying for the region which includes the Franconia conference congregations, partners in mission, and conference related ministries. Everyone is invited to join our hearts with the heart of God to seek first his kingdom.  Pastors and ministry leaders, you are invited to send any prayer requests and praises for your congregation/ministry directly to Sandy Landes, prayer ministry coordinator,
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Next Pastors’ and Leaders’ Breakfast:  Friday, February 10, 2012, 8-10 a.m. – “Worship and Mission After Christendom” with Alan and Eleanor Kreider.  Been meaning to register but haven’t yet? Click here.  A $6 donation is requested to cover the cost of the breakfast.  Registration deadline: February 3.  To purchase their book by the same name, click here.  (Another book by the Kreider’s that may be of interest to you is Forming Christian Habits in Post-Christendom.)
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Plan ahead:  On Thursday, March 8, the School for Leadership Formation breakfast (8-10 a.m.) features presentation by, and conversation with, Joanna Shenk, Associate for Interchurch Relations and Communication of Mennonite Church USA.
For two years Shenk has been visiting discipleship communities resulting in the recent Herald Press book, Widening the Circle: Anabaptist Experiments in Discipleship.  This book tells the stories of 19 individuals and communities who have been shaped by and have offered much to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. Some chapter authors are Mennonite, and others are not.  Together they help the Mennonite church, as well as other Christians, think about what it means to be in relationship with discipleship communities at the margins of church institutions. (If you would like to purchase or read more about this book, click here.)  Click here to register for this breakfast.