Notes to Pastors

Check Website Information!
Pastors, please check your congregational information listed on Franconia Conference’s website. You can do this by visiting and clicking on “community”, then “congregations” or click HERE. Please verify that your congregation’s address, phone number, email address, website, and pastors are correctly listed. Reply to by Monday, November 17 with corrections or confirmation that the information is correct.

Pastors and Leaders Breakfast
This month’s Pastors and Leaders Breakfast, entitled Ministering Through Financial Turbulence: Stories and Resources For Leading in a Fearful Climate, will be held from 8 – 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 20 at the Mennonite Conference Center. The event will be led by Randy Nyce, MMA Church Relations Manager. A $5 donation is appreciated for this hot breakfast. Please register by Monday, November 17 to Jessica Walter at

Pastor/Chaplain Appreciation Breakfast
The Annual Pastor/Chaplain and Spouse Appreciation Breakfast is planned for Tuesday, December 2 from 8 – 10 a.m. at Zion Mennonite Church in Souderton, PA. Invitations with more information are being sent in the mail this week. Please call the Mennonite Conference Center at 215-723-5513 with any questions.

Twenty-Five Hour Retreat
Join the new Learning Community on “Deepening Our Spiritual Lives” for an overnight retreat on December 10 – 11. The retreat will run from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 10 through 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 11 at St. Raphaela Retreat Center, 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford, PA ( “Tending the Center”, a retreat design written by Marlene Kropf, will be led by Dawn Ruth Nelson and assisted by Barbara Shisler. Pastors are encouraged to bring along their congregational leaders for this time of input, exercises, prayer time, and silence. The cost for 3 meals and overnight lodging is $65. Contact Dawn Nelson at to register soon!