These bi-weekly UPDATES are shared so that leaders and congregations are aware of events and information taking place in LMC, agencies, fraternal organizations, congregations, and the broader church. These announcements are for your information and to share with others in your congregation through email, weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, Sunday morning announcements, church website, or Facebook. Use your discretion and share what your congregation will find helpful.
Vision Columbia, 291 S. Fourth St., Columbia, PA 17512
Josef Berthold and several others will focus on being a multiplying missional church from three perspectives: rural, suburban, urban. Discussion groups will grapple with the content in their own settings. This training is a collaborative LMC/EMM event. Lunch at Vision Columbia is included. Contact email@example.com.
Orientation for Asian Leadership Training
Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. James Street Menn Church, 323 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Lancaster Conference and Eastern Mennonite Missions will collaborate with congregations with Asian immigrant members to provide leadership training. This orientation will outline a four-session, one-saturday-a-month training on basic discipleship that will begin on Feb. 21. Troy Landis, EMM discipleship coach, will facilitate the instruction. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership and Learning from Each Other
One-day seminar for leaders of conference-related and other ministries, conference leaders, and pastors. Friday, February 20, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Jim Smucker
Friday, February 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m. led by Ruth Yoder Wenger Lanc Conference Office, 2160 Lincoln Highway E, Lancaster, PA 17602
Ruth Yoder Wenger, speaker for the Racial Healing Task Force, is pastor of North Bronx Mennonite Church. Wenger explains resources available to congregations who want to grapple with racism in their church setting. Contact email@example.com.
LMC Agency Events & Information
The Africa Association of Bible Schools (AABS), affiliated with Eastern Mennonite Missions, provides theological training and support for African churches to train leaders in their local communities. Come and hear what God has been doing through AABS Tuesday, January 13, 6:30 p.m. in West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes. J.C. Ebersole, AABS director and EMM missionary, will give an overview of the ministry. David Shenk, a member of EMM's Christian/Muslim Relations Team, will speak about his July 2014 visit to the AABS annual conference in Nigeria.
La Asociación de Escuelas Bíblicas de África (AABS), afiliada a Eastern Mennonite Missions, proporciona formación teológica y soporte para que las iglesias de África puedan capacitar líderes en sus comunidades locales. Venga y escuche lo que Dios ha estado haciendo a través de AABS el Martes, 13 de enero de 2015, a las 6:30 p.m. en la West Bethany Chapel de Landis Homes. J. C. Ebersole, director de AABS y misionero de EMM, estará dando un panorama general del ministerio. David Shenk, miembro del Equipo de Relaciones entre Cristianos y Musulmanes de EMM, hablará de la visita que realizó en julio del 2014 a la conferencia anual de AABS en Nigeria.
Annual Music Night
Enjoy melodies from around the world on Saturday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. at Neffsville Mennonite Church (2371 Lititz Pk, Lancaster, PA 17601). The evening will feature songs from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for students with ID, and $15 per person for households of three or more. Tickets: lmhs.org or 717-393-9745
Noche de Música Anual
Disfrute de melodías de todo el mundo en la Noche de Música Anual el sábado 31 de enero, 7:00 p.m. en Neffsville Mennonite Church (2371 Lititz Pk, Lancaster, PA 17601). El evento presentará cantos de los continentes de la América Latina, Africa, Asia y Europa. Los boletos son $20 por persona, $15 para estudiantes con identificación, y $15 por persona para hogares de tres personas o más. Obtenga sus boletos en lmhs.org o llamando al 717-393-9745.
If you are planning a wedding, you are encouraged to take a weekend away from wedding plans to focus on your marriage! Engaged Encounter will be held January 9-11 at Kenbrook Bible Camp in Lebanon, Pa. During the weekend, you will learn skills to make your marriage better than you ever imagined. Visit www.marriageencounter.org or call 717-569-5676 for more information. Remember...the wedding is a day, marriage is a lifetime!
Voices of Hope
Saturday, January 10, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for the 7th annual Voices of Hope Opera Gala at the historic Fulton Theatre for a rollicking evening of belly laughs, jaw-droppingly beautiful singing, and inspiration! Experience music performed by stars from the New York Metropolitan Opera as well as the Lancaster Bible College Chamber Singers, young actors from the Popovsky Performing Arts School, the charming Timothy Long, and, our very own Madeline Bender.
Voices of Hope concerts raise money for Mennonite Central Committee's Global Family Program which provides life changing community based education to children and young adults around the globe. Tickets are available by calling the Fulton Theatre box office: 717-397-7425 or visit www.VoicesOfHopeOpera.org.
Council of International Anabaptist Ministries Mennonite - Muslim Engagement
Wednesday, January 21, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This is the first year that CIM has offered such a plenary that is open to the public.This will be a wonderful opportunity to interact with experts on the subject, and to network with other pastors and mission leaders.