Notes to Pastors – January 9

Funds to send congregational delegates to San Jose:
Pastors, please note that grants are available to send congregational delegates to the Mennonite Church USA Convention in San Jose, California in July.  Franconia Mennonite Conference leaders strongly encourage each congregation to send at least one delegate per congregation.  If costs might make it prohibitive for your congregation to be represented, please contact Conrad Martin (215-723-5513, ext. 142 or ccmartin@franconiaconference.org) by February 2, to inquire about financial assistance.
 

Congregational Leaders and Pastors Address Pornography Together
A seminar to address the insidious nature of pornography in our society and its implications for pastors and lay leaders will be held Thursday evening, March 29 and Friday morning,
March 30.  The Thursday evening session will include lay leaders and pastors, and the Friday morning seminar will be only for credentialed leaders.  Brenda Martin Hurst, professor of practical theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary has been invited to serve as resource leader for this event.  Brenda has been leading similar seminars in other conferences.  The seminar will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Souderton Mennonite Church.   All active credentialed leaders in the FMC will be expected to be present at both the Thursday evening and Friday morning sessions.  More details will follow in a few weeks.   Questions can be addressed to JMLapp@Franconiaconference.org or by calling 215-723-5513.