October 25, 2012

You are invited to God@Work…shops!

Where is the life of your congregation intersecting with the life of our broader conference fellowship? In what ways are you seeking to grow into the life of the emerging kingdom of God among us? In the new one day schedule for our upcoming Conference Assembly, we each have the wonderful privilege of participating in a workshop addressing a relevant issue and shared mission in our life together as the body of Christ. Read more….

Assembly Scattered video now available

On October 16, Executive Minister Ertell Whigham and LEADership Minister Jenifer Eriksen Morales led a training for conference delegates.  Delegates discussed methods for corporate discernment in their congregations, how to prepare themselves and their congregations for Conference Assembly, and the role and responsibilities of conference delegates.

Watch video now….

CA Scattered

Salford power outage

A service of lament

On September 28, the state of Pennsylvania granted death-row inmate, Terrance Williams, a stay of execution. Williams, a Graterford (Skippack, Pa.) prisoner, was scheduled to be executed on October 3 at a secret time and location. Soon before the scheduled date of execution, however, evidence surfaced that Williams had been perpetually physically and sexually abused by his victim. Read more….

Social Stream (FranconiaMC, #fmclife)

  • (FB) Whitehall Mennonite Church: Day of Prayer for WMC—on Friday at 4138 Wilson Street, Whitehall, Pa
  • (FB) Spruce Lake Wilderness Camp: We have a date to start building the New High Ropes Course – November 5th, 7 50′ poles will be delivered to the site!
  • (Tw) ‏@gaybruntmiller From MCUSA Constituency Leaders Council: “Before we start discerning, I want to make sure none of you ‘know the answer’.”
  • (photo) @SpringMountMC A little rain didn’t stop us from having a fun hayride tonight!
Spring Mount hayride

Mark Your Calendars

Mark your Calendar For a complete listing of upcoming events, check out the Franconia Conference Calendar. The Conference office keeps a Google calendar of congregational and Conference Related Ministries events to help avoid scheduling conflicts—so please help us keep it up to date! Add your event to the calendar by sending an event invitation to calendar@franconiaconference.org.
Pastors & CRM Leaders’ Breakfasts

December 4: Appreciation breakfast for all credentialed leaders. (No cost) Location TBD.

Conference Assembly Scattered

In response to the delegate survey posted earlier in Intersectings, one more opportunity will be

offered to equip you for your role as a Conference Assembly delegate. Topics for this session includes: What does it mean to discern together? How can you better present the assembly work to your congregation with a sense of ownership and deeper understanding?

  • WHEN: October 27, 9:00-11:00am
  • WHERE: Dock Woods Community

    (Fisher Auditorium)

United Conference Assembly

  • WHEN: November 10, 10am to 8pm
  • WHERE: Penn View Christian School, Souderton, Pa.
  • WHAT: Eastern District and Franconia Conferences will hold a united Conference Assembly this year around the theme of God@Work, based on Ephesians 3:20 -21. The one-day assembly will include workshops, delegates sessions, and multi-lingual worship.

See full schedule


Notes to Pastors (2)

May we pray for you?

Pastors and congregational leaders: You are invited to submit a prayer request for your congregation to be shared with those in attendance at Conference Assembly in November. These requests will be part of a prayer station where we can intercede for each other as we carry out the mission of God in the world. These requests can be centered around an immediate need or around the vision of your congregation. Please keep the requests simple, no more than two sentences and send them directly to Sandy Landes, prayer ministry coordinator at slandes@franconiaconference.org.

Phoenix 2013–guide for youth leaders

The countdown to the next Mennonite Church USA convention has begun! Phoenix 2013 is only 10 months away. This newsletter will provide you and your youth group with a snapshot of the many awesome, inspiring, worshipful and educational events that are being planned for Phoenix, and will equip you with the tools you need to prepare well.

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