September 4, 2014

Aldo Siahaan and Viviani Chandra

Celebrating with Aldo & Viviani

by Lora Steiner, managing editor

Three-and-a-half years after they married, Aldo Siahaan and his wife, Viviani Chandra, are finally living together in Philadelphia. Aldo is the pastor of Philadelphia Praise Center and a LEADership minister with Franconia Mennonite Conference. Read more ….

Christ-centered organization works to develop, empower in the Congo

by Lora Steiner, managing editor

For much of its existence, the small village school in Ndalu had no windows or doors—or even benches for its students. In the evening, goats and pigs took shelter in the building. Read more….

One participant makes a creation scene out of homemade scented play dough.

Christian educators gather for resourcing event

by Lora Steiner, managing editor

About 50 Sunday school teachers from Franconia and Eastern District conference churches gathered on August 12 in preparation for the new school year. Read more….

Spiritual Direction with Howard Thurman–Session 1

by Chris Nickels, Mennonite Road*

I am using the book 40-Day Journey with Howard Thurman for regular reflection and meditation. Periodically I plan to share some thoughts and reflections that emerge from this time of engaging with selections of Thurman’s writings and various scripture passages. Read more….

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Conference Assembly 2014

  • WHEN: November 14 & 15, 2014
  • WHERE: Penn View Christian School in Souderton, Pa.
  • WHAT: Joint assembly with Eastern District Conference including worship, workshops, delegate sessions, and more!
Reading the Bible through Anabaptist Eyes

  • WHEN: October 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • WHAT: An equipping event and conversation for pastors and congregational leaders. Coming to Franconia Conference on Saturday, October 25. Details coming soon.
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