Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fwd: June announcements for Mennonite congregations

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From: Paul D. Leichty <>
Date: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 8:38 AM
Subject: June announcements for Mennonite congregations
To:, Lancaster Area Churches <>,,

Conferences and congregations:

Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship encourages you to please run these announcements in your bulletins, newsletters, and email lists during the month of June.  If you have any questions, please contact me: Paul Leichty, 1-888-406-3643 or

Triage Volunteers Needed!  A corps of healthcare professionals is needed to provide triage medical services during the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) global assembly in Harrisburg, Pa., July 21–25. Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians are invited to volunteer for one or more four-hour shifts throughout the week. For more information, please see or contact Nancy Martin at by June 29, 2015.

A special Healthcare Workers Dinner Meeting will be held during Mennonite World Conference Assembly on Thursday, July 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room at the Farm Show Complex.  All healthcare workers attending Mennonite World Conference Assembly are invited!  The evening meal will be provided free of charge.  Connect with friends old and new and hear reports on healthcare ministries from around the world!  For more information and sign-up, go to or call 1-888-406-3643.

Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) invites the public to two evening events during its Annual Gathering, July 19-21 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The two events both include a time of worship and singing and then feature these presentations:
  • Sunday evening, July 19, 7:00 p.m.:  "The Jesus Stories…what's for lunch?"  Performance by Ted and Company.  Contribution: $30/person
  • Monday evening, July 20, 6:00 p.m.  "Another Way of Doing Life"  Speaker:  Shane Claiborne, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This session begins with a meal at 6:00 p.m. Contribution: $40/person
Register online for these events at  A small plus sign under the first heading will open up with special instructions for evening only registrations.  For more information, contact MHF at 1-888-406-3643 or

You are not too late!  Come join with doctors, nurses, dieticians, therapists, chaplains, mental health workers, and many other healthcare workers and their families from around the world!  It's the Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) Annual Gathering, July 19-21, 2015, immediately prior to Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The theme is "Walking Together for Healthy Communities."  Plenary presenters include Ted & Company, Shane Claiborne, and Dr. Ann Thyle from India.  Grants available for students, volunteers, and those from outside of U.S. and Canada.  For more information, go to www.mennohealth/gathering, email, or call toll-free to 1-888-406-3643. Final registration deadline: June 28, 2015.

You can help us additionally in several ways:
  • Forward this entire email to congregations and others in your conference who may be interested in promoting this.
  • Use one of the flyer attachments on your bulletin board or as an insert in your bulletin or print newsletter. Or download from these links: 
  • A more detailed Press Release is also attached or available as a download.  DOCX   PDF
  • Personally encourage someone interested in the intersection of Christian faith and healthcare professions to attend this special event.
About MHF:
The mission of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) is an interdisciplinary community of Anabaptist health professionals which seeks to nurture the integration of faith and practice, to provide opportunities for dialogue on health related issues, and to address specific needs through education, advocacy, and service.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to seeing you this summer in Harrisburg!
--   Paul D. Leichty  Executive Director  ----------------------------------------------------------  Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship   PO Box 918  Goshen, IN 46527-0918  Phone: 1-888-406-3643  Email:  Website: