Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fwd: Please share these announcements with your congregation

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From: Mennonite World Conference <>
Date: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 6:45 AM
Subject: Please share these announcements with your congregation
To: Gehman Mennonite Church <>


Greetings from MWC! This e-newsletter is being sent to churches and individuals in Central PA to keep you informed of events related to PA 2015, the 16th Assembly of MWC which will be held in Harrisburg, PA July 21-26, 2015. Please help us spread the word, either by including some of these announcements in your church bulletin, or by forwarding to persons who may be interested. – Lynn Roth, MWC North America Representative

Planning to attend the Mennonite World Conference Assembly July 21-26 but haven't registered yet?These registration options are available:

Full-time:  Allows participation in all activities including worship, workshops and afternoon activities.   Cost for adults is $480  with no meal plan, $520 with one meal, $590 with two meals.  Cost for children and youth (ages 4-17) is $150 with one meal, $200 with two meals.  Additional $20 transportation fee is required. For more information about changes to take place on July 1, follow this link:

Part time/daily attendance:  Allows participation in all worship and plenary sessions, friendship groups, workshops, art displays, Global Church Village and Stage, on-site sports activities, and free parking.  Cost per day is $120 to be used by one adult at a time; cost for children and youth (ages 4-17) is $50.  Meals can be purchased ala carte.

Shared registration:  This is an excellent option for those who cannot attend every day, but who have a friend, family member, small group, or church member with whom they can share a registration.  Several people may use the registration, but only one person per day can attend.  The cost of a shared registration is the same as that for full-time registration, and gives access to the same activity options.  Only one event bag and one ID badge will be issued per shared registration.

Evening attendance: Tickets can only be purchased at the door and are based on available seating for worship service, for a cost of $35 per adult, $15 per child (ages 4-17) for the first two children (additional children are admitted for free). Pre-registration is not available for evening worship service.

Register online for full-time or daily attendance at

Registration prices for North Americans helps Anabaptist brothers and sisters from the global South attend for a reasonable cost.  Thank you for your support.

What's Happening When at PA 2015:  Daily Themes and Continental Focus

Tuesday, July 21:Opening ceremony at 4:00 p.m.; evening focus Latin America

Wednesday, July 22:Walking in Doubt and Conviction; evening focus Asia

Thursday, July 23:Walking in Conflict and Reconciliation:evening focus Africa

Friday, July 24:Walking in Autonomy and Community:evening focus Europe

Saturday, July 25:Walking in Receiving and Giving;evening focus North America

Sunday, July 26:Walking with God:Stepping Forward; Assembly guests worship in area churches

Join the global Anabaptist family in worship:  MWC has created worship materials to be used by Anabaptist congregations throughout the world on Sunday, July 26, 2015.  These materials are on the theme "Walking with God:  Stepping Forward" and are available at

Special Invitation to All MWC Assembly Guests from the US and Canada: 

  1. Imagine sharing the best of your local congregation's life with 6000+ friends in the global Anabaptist Church at PA 2015!
  2. Select an item that represents your faith community – a symbol, a unique communion bowl or baptismal pitcher, an 8 x 10 inch picture of a significant event or community outreach (with a short caption description), a banner (approximately 2 feet by 6 feet), etc. (Choose an item that easily fits into your suitcase.)
  3. Bring this symbol, along with a typed label with the name and location of your church, to the USA & Canada Tent in the Global Church Village.  Symbols will be accepted upon your arrival on Tuesday afternoon and evening, July 21.  Items will be on display through Saturday afternoon, July 25.

For questions or more information about this opportunity, email:



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