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Information for leaders and congregations


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 (below is the link), weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, Sunday morning announcements, church website, or Facebook. Use your discretion and share what your congregation will find helpful.

LMC Office Events & Information

Revive Initiative: Reimagining God's Mission for the Church
Saturday, July 7, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
East Petersburg Mennonite Church, 6279 Main St, East Petersburg, Pa.
Cost is now FREE thanks to sponsorship
Join us for a one-day initiative with teaching, roundtable discussion, and workshops for churches, pastors, and leaders who are pursuing revitalization through Missional church transformation and leadership development.

Traducción será disponible. Póngase en contacto con Joselyn Santiago, o 717-293-5246 ext. 100, para más información.

For more information, visit the revive website at the following link Click here to register. 
Classified Ads
LMC, congregations, agencies, fraternal and interested organizations, often post classified ads under the "Classifieds" tab on the LMC website. Click here to see the postings.

Congregational Events & Information

East Petersburg Mennonite Church
Hero Maker Book Study
Wednesdays, May 16 through June 27, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Family Fare Restaurant, 5921 Main St., East Petersburg Pa.
Bishop Keith Blank and Pastor Jeff McLain are inviting leaders and other individuals to study the book "Hero Maker" by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird. This is a conversation that would fit you well. This is the call as staff at East Petersburg Mennonite Church! They will meet Wednesday mornings, at 7:30 a.m., for Breakfast, starting on May 16th. They have a private space reserved at the Family Fare Restaurant in East Petersburg. (You must buy breakfast)

Click here for more information.
Maple Grove Mennonite Church
150th Anniversary Celebration
August 10-12, 2018
115 Maple Grove Rd., Belleville, Pa. 17004
Click here to view the tentative schedule for the weekend.

LMC Agency Events & Information

A Sending Celebration: EMM worker commissioning
Come support new and reappointed EMM workers as they are commissioned to go serve throughout the world! Afterwards, chat and say goodbyes at an ice cream social. EMM is excited to welcome Randy Friesen, the executive director of MB Mission, as the speaker at this year's commissioning service. A Sending Celebration is on Sunday, July 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Oakwood Chapel at Black Rock Retreat (1345 Kirkwood Pk, Quarryville, PA 17566). Children are welcome to attend, but child care will not be provided. Questions? Contact Jessica Fellenger. We hope to see you there!

Una Celebración de Envío: Comisión de obreros de EMM
¡Venga y apoye a nuevos y reelectos obreros de EMM en su comisión de ir y servir alrededor del mundo! Después de la comisión, platique con ellos y déles la despedida en una reunión informal disfrutando de un helado. En EMM estamos entusiasmados de tener a Randy Friesen, director ejecutivo de las misiones de los Hermanos Menonitas (MB), como el orador del evento de este año. La Celebración de Envío se llevará a cabo el domingo, 8 de julio, a las 6:30 p.m., en la Oakwood Chapel de Black Rock Retreat (1345 Kirkwood Pk, Quarryville, PA 17566). Niños pueden participar, pero no se proporcionará cuidado de niños. ¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Jessica Fellenger. ¡Esperamos verle allí!

Find international food and fun at Global Fair
Celebrate summer with international culture and flavor at EMM's biggest event of the year! Global Fair is happening Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Hans Herr House in Willow Street, Pa. This open-air missions and culture festival represents the vast scope of EMM's global presence. Meet the world through cultural activities, international food, mission stories, fun for kids, and more! Suggested donation of $1. Questions? Contact Jessica Fellenger at or 717 898-2251 ext. 235, or visit

Disfrute de comida internacional y diversión en nuestra Feria Global
¡Celebre el verano con cultura y sabor internacional en el  evento anual más grande de EMM! La Feria Global (Global Fair)  se llevará a cabo el sábado 7 de julio, de 11 a.m. a 3 p.m., en la Hans Herr House en Willow Street, Pa. Este festival de misiones y cultura al aire libre representa el vasto alcance de la presencia mundial de EMM. Experimente el mundo a través de actividades culturales, comida internacional, historias misioneras, diversión para niños, ¡y mucho más! Se sugiere un donativo de $1. ¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Jessica Fellenger en o en el 717 898-2251 ext. 235, o visite

For more information, and to view other 
events, visit or call 717-898-2251.
Music in the Orchard
Outdoor summer concerts begin at the 1719 Herr House & Museum at 6 p.m. on June 9 with a performance by Joy Ike and an opening by Alex Brubaker. Concerts continue rain or shine every other Saturday through August 4.

Música en la Huerta
Los conciertos al aire libre empiezan en  la 1719 Herr House & Museum a las 6 p.m. el 9 de junio con una presentación de Joy Ike y un telonero de Alex Brubaker. Conciertos seguirán lluvia o sol todos los sábados hasta el 4 de agosto.

Pastors and Christian formation teachers
Are you looking for new ways to connect the Mennonite story with the biblical narrative? Consider visiting the Mennonite Information Center for a free tour of the Biblical Tabernacle—the story of God's faithful love in action, as well as our movie "We Believe", a 17-minute presentation about Mennonite origins, faith, and relationship to the Amish. Come and discover resources for your teaching ministry, especially for membership classes.  We are located by Tanger Outlet at 2209 Millstream Road, and can be reached at 717-299-0954. We are open from 9 through 5, Monday through Saturday.

Pastores y profesores de formación cristiana
¿Buscan una nueva manera para conectar la historia menonita con la narración bíblica? Considere una visita al Centro de Información Menonita para una gira gratis del Tabernáculo Bíblico—la historia del amor fiel de Dios en acción, y también nuestra película, "Nosotros Creemos," una presentación de 17 minutos acerca de los orígenes Menonitas, la fe, y la relación con los Amish. Venga a descubrir recursos para su ministerio de educación, especialmente para clases de membresía. Estamos ubicados cerca Tanger Outlet en 2209 Millstream Road y nos puede llamar al 717-299-0954.  Estamos abiertos de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m., lunes a sábado.

For more information, and to view other 
events, visit or call 717-393-9745.
Connecting with Landis Communities
The best way to stay up to date with all that is happening throughout Landis Communities is to subscribe to the Landis Communities Update. Four times a year you will get an email with a link to the Update. To be placed on this list, please send a request to In addition, following the organization on Facebook and Twitter are great ways to see what is happening. Did you know Landis Communities connects with nearly 1,500 residents and clients a week and employees more than 500 team members!

For more information, and to view events, visit or call 717-381-3500.

LMC Fraternal Ministries Events & Information

Camp Hebron
Complimentary Retreats for Pastors & Full-time Missionaries
Camp Hebron is set aside as a sanctuary, a place of refreshment where people connect with God and others in the beauty and wonder of nature.  We welcome pastors and full-time missionaries to utilize our facility as a place for themselves and their families to step apart from daily demands.

  • Available for pastors, full-time missionaries, their spouse and dependent children.
  • Two nights complimentary lodging, Monday-Thursday, two (2) times per year.
  • Meals, if available, may be purchased for half price
  • Pastoral retreats generally utilize the newly renovated Stauffer Cottage. Other locations can be arranged pending availability.
  • Retreat must be booked less than two months in advance.
Request more information below, or call 717-896-3441 or toll-free 800-864-7747 to schedule your retreat today.
No Longer Alone Ministries
Family Support Group
Fourth Sunday of every month, 3-5 p.m.
Rossmere Mennonite Church, 741 Janet Ave, Lancaster
FSG brings Christian support for families and friends of loved ones with mental illness. There are informative topics to enhance insight and understanding of mental illness. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Sunday of each month from 3- 5 p.m. at Rossmere Mennonite Church, 741 Janet Ave, Lancaster. Educational program runs from 3-4 p.m.; Share and Care Groups meet from 4:10-5 p.m.
Click here for more information.

Paths to Discovery Support Group
The Paths to Discovery Support Group participants experience fellowship, encouragement, and mutual support for their personal journeys with mental illness. A professional staff member facilitates the meetings. Click here for more information.
There are presently 2 groups which meet at the following locations:
  • First and Third Thursdays of each month from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at NLAM location, 630 Janet Ave, Room B103, Lancaster.
  • Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Arch Street Center, 629 N Market St, Lancaster.
  • First and Third Thursdays of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Friendship, 128 W. Main St, Mountville.

Churchwide and Other Events & Information

Women's Regional Gathering
Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Time for Christian inspiration…opportunities for new friendships and helpful resources!
Everyone welcome – Women of all ages!
No adult pre-registration. Elevator service available.
Childcare, $5 per child. Call 717-656-7878 by November 1.
For more information on the schedule of the day and workshops available, click here.
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