Churches throughout the conference are trying a variety of approaches.
How do we attend to the failures that we should expect and that Jesus does not keep us from, so that we can continue to find joy in our ministries?
Last year Methacton Mennonite Church experienced their community knocking on their door, as they collectively grieved the loss of “The Methacton Oak” thought to be over 380 years old. Pastor […]
By Sandy Drescher Lehman, Pastor at Methacton Mennonite Church On July 21, 2017, disaster greeted the congregation of Methacton Mennonite Church as we gathered for worship. Our planned liturgy immediately […]
by Chris Nickels, Pastor at Spring Mount Mennonite Church On Sunday June 4, five Franconia Conference congregations (Wellspring, Methacton, Spring Mount, Frederick, and Providence) gathered in Skippack to worship together and […]
By Barbie Fischer, Communication Manager Franconia Mennonite Conference Delegates voted at the 1987 Assembly to allow congregations to request credentialing for female leaders. That vote led to two women entering […]
By Sandy Drescher-Lehman, Pastor of Methacton Mennonite Church Four Franconia Mennonite Conference churches met on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to proclaim the One who unifies them even amidst the diversity […]
by Stephen Kriss During the last staff meeting in this space in between, I invited my colleagues to share their celebrations and questions for the last month. Without exception, the […]
by Sandy Drescher-Lehman, Souderton congregation “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They […]
Why would these 8 people from three different churches in our conference choose to spend 5 of their lazy days of summer vacation together, being NOT-lazy?
- They enjoy making the wheels on a bike go round and round.
- They wanted to help raise money to support Mennonite Central Committee’s project of planting trees in Haiti.
Making safe space for people to experience the love of God has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. That passion has been given life in camp settings, in prison cells, in our home and yard, in homeless shelters, on bicycle trips, in mental health facilities, and in churches.