Thanks for being a beacon of light in this dark world as you continue to spread the good news of Christ Jesus.
As you know, life is a precious gift given by God. It's imperative that we join together, as God's people, to protect life and see our world become a beautiful place where every life matters and has a chance to live.
To accomplish that goal we are organizing an amazing Life Action Conference at Lancaster Bible College at the end of July to encourage, educate, train, and join together to see a Pennsylvania where life is cherished.
Life Action Conference: Join us for a must-attend pro-life conference on July 23-24 at Lancaster Bible College. The reality is that there are powerful forces working to turn Pennsylvania in the wrong direction and if we don't do something about it, we could become the next Illinois or New York. We can't let that happen.
So, how can we make sure Pennsylvania does not become the next New York or Illinois? This question is exactly why we urge you to attend our inaugural Life Action Conference. This is your opportunity to be a part of an effective pro-life strategy here in Pennsylvania towards seeing life cherished and protected. You'll hear from some expert pro-life speakers like Scott Klusendorf (Life Training Institute), Kristan Hawkins (Students for Life of America) and Alison Centofante (Live Action).
Churches can play a huge role in helping with pro-life efforts. Many churches are already supporting pregnancy care centers, adoption and foster care agencies, mom's homes, and many other pro-life organizations. It's a great time to join together and strategize on how to make Pennsylvania more pro-life and keep pro-abortion efforts at bay. This conference is going to be Pennsylvania's can't-miss training event that will launch significant pro-life projects we will need you to help make possible.
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. https://mailchi.mp/fcfbc3175826/news-from-lancaster-mennonite-conference-492831
LMC Office Events & Information
The Legacy Foundation is accepting grant proposals from non-profit organizations for innovative faith based projects focused on improving mental heath. Learn more about the grant requirements, and start the application process by visiting the Legacy Foundation website lmc-legacyfoundation.org. Grants applications for the next grant cycle are currently being accepted through June 30, 2019.
Greetings, Save the Date!
Summer is approaching, and we are planning for a time to re-connect in mid-August. The details of what we know at this point are below. Please mark your calendar now and we will ask for an RSVP in about a month. Bev Kreider (BevKreider@gmail.com)
Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6 to 8:30 pm
Includes a Meal together
Location: Still being sorted
Evening Focus for learning and sharing:
Engaging in Spiritual Conversations
The process of change: AIA (Awareness/Intention to Act/Action) and what that means when mentoring.
Coaching Questions & Comments: Responses and questions that join God at Work.
You are welcome to invite persons in your circles who may have interest in these connections. Questions can be directed to the Flourish Compass Team: Bev Kreider (email above), Kendra Nissley, Wes Penner, Keith Blank.
Los líderes que se sienten más cómodos leyendo en español deben dar una mirada a los siguientes libros y folletos gratuitos y descargables de Exponential. Church on the Other Side (La Iglesia al Otro Lado) recomienda la conexión a Exponencial según la oportunidad lo permita.
Friday July 12, 7 - 9 PM - An informal time of looking back and celebrating the founding of the church! Meet in the church fellowship hall for an evening of learning, fun and celebration!
Saturday July 13, 9 AM - 42nd annual meeting of the Juniata Mennonite Historical Society meeting at Lost Creek. Henry Benner will share on "The Early Mennonite Settlement at Lost Creek." and "Profiles of Early Ministers"- "Minister Ammon Brubaker" by Lois Zimmerman, "Bishop Donald Lauver" by Twila Finkbiner and "Minister Raymond Lauver" by Miriam Weaver. Virginia Saner will share about the "100 years of the sewing circle." Lunch is provided, followed by bus tour of Lost Creek Valley.
Sunday July 14, 9 -10 AM - Special Service. Henry Benner will share on "How History Can Prove a Blessing."
Sunday July 14, 10 AM - Morning Worship. Bishop Paul Nisly will share on "Looking to the Future." Followed by a fellowship mealand afternoon program.
LMC Fall Leadership Assembly
Topic: Discerning God's Mission and Calling for LMC
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 Time: 8:30 -3:30 pm Resourcing Provided by: Conrad Kanagy, LMC Resource Staff and Lead Pastor at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church
Who should attend: bishops, pastors, elders, deacons, lay leaders, leadership team members Location: Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, 300 S. Spruce Street, Elizabethtown PA Cost: Free!
8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome, Worship, Dwelling in the Word 10:00 What is the Spirit revealing? A historical, theological and sociological review. 11:00 Break 11:15 Prayer and Proposed LMC Mission Supporting Commitments Document
12:30 Lunch 1:45 Round table engagement about mission and supporting commitments document 2:45 Congregational work: What are 2-3 action steps congregations can implement immediately? 3:20 Closing remarks and prayer
If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Marcia at email@example.com for information on how to connect via zoom
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LMC resource partner organization Events & Information
For 30 years, Landis Adult Day Services has worked to add meaning and value to the lives of the persons we serve. We offer support to families to minimize the pressures of daily care and provide the time they need to take care of themselves and their ongoing responsibilities. Landis Adult Day Services can extend the opportunity for our clients to live in their homes as long as possible. We offer two centers on the campus of Landis Homes: Eden West is a vibrant community that builds friendships and enriches daytime hours with meaningful activities and healthy meals. Eden East provides a welcoming, yet secure location, where the dignity of everyone is our top priority. Our specially trained team assists with the unique needs of persons with memory loss. For more information, call 717-581-3939 or visit LandisAdultDay.org
Landis Communities and Friends Life Care have collaborated to offer flexible and comprehensive long-term care plans, including expert care coordination and financial benefit, for those aged 40-85, living in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Kindly RSVP by calling toll free: 844-252-6347 or register online at: www.friendslifecare.org/landis
Salad & sandwiches will be available
"Plan Now for the Future You Want"
July 30, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm LMC Office 2160 Lincoln Highway East #5 Lancaster, PA 17602
Are you seeking an enjoyable spot for lunch with friends or family? Located on the campus of Landis Homes, The Owl Hill Bistro is open to everyone Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Calvin G. & Janet C. High Learning & Wellness Center. It is a comfortable Café spot, with a beautiful fireplace and soft music, it's the perfect place to enjoy something delicious and healthy. You can find a current menu here .
Music in the Orchard highlights local artists
Music fills the orchard at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum this summer featuring some of Central Pennsylvania's best local performers.
Music in the Orchard showcases local musicians during concerts on June 22, July 6 and 20, and August 3, each starting at 6 p.m.
Music in the Orchard returns to the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum for another summer highlighting local artists. Concerts are every other week, June 8 through August 3, beginning at 6 p.m. in the bucolic Herr House orchard. Tickets are available on site and cost $8 per person, children under 12 are free; no advance registration is required. Chairs are not provided.
Food and beverages will be available, including Herr House smoked sausage. Attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic dinner to eat as they listen. The 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum is an alcohol- and smoke-free environment.
Concerts are held rain or shine. In inclement weather, the concert will move into the implement shed on the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum grounds. In cases of severe weather, cancellations will be announced by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert.
This event is one of over forty Lancaster Roots 2019 events. Lancaster Roots combines the events of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 1719 Herr House & Museum, and Mennonite Information Center.
Help Eastern Mennonite Missions meet its goal by June 30 When you give to EMM'S Impact Fund, you're playing an important part in inviting people around the world to join in following Jesus. We invite you to help EMM's workers cross cultures, engage the world, and make disciples of Jesus. From now through June 30, we hope to raise $615,275 to help meet the immediate expenses of EMM's global work. You can send a check to EMM or give online at emm.org/give.
Sunday, July 7, 6:30 p.m. | Black Rock Retreat, Quarryville, Pa.
New and reappointed mission workers receive EMM's send-off and blessing while surrounded by family, friends, and the broader community. The celebration features worship, guest speakers, and a time to introduce and pray for each worker or family preparing to be sent. Learn more at emm.org/commissioning.
Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Hans Herr House, Willow Street, Pa.
The 24th annual Global Fair is bigger than ever. Celebrate summer with international culture and flavor at EMM's most exciting event of the year! Each year, thousands of people travel the world with sights, sounds, and scents … in one day. Learn more at emm.org/globalfair.
Do you love to travel and invest in the lives of people doing incredibly creative mission work? As EMM's regional representative(s) for East Africa, you could give strategic oversight to a team of awesome workers. Our current representative has given leadership to workers in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Tanzania. Learn more about this incredible opportunity at emm.org/eastafricaregionalrep. ~~~~~
For more information, and to view other events, visit emm.org or call 717-898-2251.
Ayúdele a Eastern Mennonite Missions a cumplir su meta antes del 30 de junio Cuando usted da para el Fondo de Impacto de EMM, está jugando un papel importante en la labor de invitar a personas de todo el mundo a unirse para seguir a Jesús. Le invitamos a ayudar a los obreros de EMM a cruzar culturas, involucrarse con el mundo, y hacer discípulos de Jesús. Desde ahora hasta el 30 de junio, esperamos poder recaudar $615,275 para ayudar a cubrir los gastos inmediatos del trabajo global de EMM. Usted puede enviar su cheque a EMM o dar en línea en emm.org/give.
Evento de Comisión de obreros de Eastern Mennonite Missions Domingo, 7 de julio, 6:30 p.m. | Black Rock Retreat, Quarryville, Pa. Nuevos y re-comisionados obreros de misiones serán enviados y bendecidos por EMM teniendo a su alrededor familiares, amigos, y la comunidad en general. La celebración incluirá adoración, oradores invitados y un tiempo para presentar y orar por cada obrero, o familia, que está preparándose para ser enviado. Obtenga más información en emm.org/commissioning.
Eastern Mennonite Missions está buscando un representante regional para África Oriental ¿Le encanta viajar e invertir en las vidas de personas que realizan un trabajo misionero increíblemente creativo? Como representante(s) regional(es) de EMM para África Oriental, usted(es) podrían proporcionar supervisión estratégica a un equipo de obreros increíbles. Nuestro representante actual ha dado liderazgo a obreros en Etiopía, Kenia, Sudán del Sur, y Tanzania. Obtenga más información sobre esta increíble oportunidad en emm.org/eastafricaregionalrep.
For more information, and to view other events, visit emm.org or call 717-898-2251.
Churchwide and Other Events & Information
Honoring Pastors Event
Date & Time: September 20th 3:00 (check in at hotel) ends September 21st 8:30am – 11:00am Breakfast & Workshop What: Dinner and a show with an overnight stay at a local Hotel. The Educational portion will be to discuss budgeting and Retirement planning (presented by Everence Financial Advisors) Dinner: Hershey Farms Restaurant Show: Sight & Sound Theatre Who: Credentialed Pastors from the Shalom Conference – Concilio Iglesias Evangélicas Shalom (CIES). RSVP to Samuel Lopez By August 1st
Evento para Honrar a Pastores
Fecha y Hora: 20 de Septiembre 3:00 (registrarse en el hotel) termina el 21 de Septiembre 8:30 am – 11:00 am Desayuno y Talleres
Cena y presentación junto con estadía en un hotel local. La parte educacional será para discutir el planeamento en el presupuesto y juvilacion (presentado por el grupo de Everence Financial Advisors) Cena: Hershey Farms Restaurant Presentación: El teatro de Sight & Sound
Quienes pueden participar: Pastores Acreditados del Concilio Iglesias Evangélicas Shalom (CIES). RSVP a Samuel Lopez lo mas tardar 1ero de Augusto
"Para Su Gloria~For His Glory"
Date & Time: October 26, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Event name & Purpose: "Para su Gloria!" (meaning: For His glory) This is a time to bring all of the CIES churches together to celebrate what God is doing in their ministries AND to learn how Everence can come alongside of them. What: 10:00 program begins and ends with lunch. There will be church presentations, live worship and a guest speaker and an Everence presentation Location: Mellinger Mennonite Church 1916 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster PA 17602 Guest Speaker: Pastor Elliot Ramos from the Bible Fellowship Church RSVP to Pastor Hugo firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-856-745-5020 By October 14th
"Para Su Gloria~For His Glory"
Fecha y hora: 26 de Octubre, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Nombre del evento y su proposito: "Para su Gloria!" Este es un tiempo para traer a todas las iglesias del CIES juntas en celebración de lo que Dios esta haciendo dentro del ministerio Y para aprender como Everence puede caminar junto con ellos.
10:00 el programa comiensa y termina con un almuerzo. Habra presentaciones de las iglesias, tiempo de alabanza y un moderador invitado, junto con una presentacion de Everance.
Localidad: Mellinger Mennonite Church 1916 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster PA 17602 Moderador Invitado: Pastor Elliot Ramos de la Iglesia Bible Fellowship RSVP al Pastor Hugo email@example.com ó 1-856-745-5020 para el 14 de October
Woman's Regional Gathering 2019
Saturday November 2 |9-12 p.m. | Stumptown Mennonite Church (2813 Stumptown Road, Bird-in-Hand PA)
Unique features: 10 different workshops by 12-15 Christians of 12-15 regional churches
Women of all ages are welcome!
Elevator service available. No adult registration required.
9:00 am Group Gathering: Songs, announcements Offering: $5-$10 per person suggested 9:20 and 10:30 Ten Workshops. 11:30 Fellowship & light refreshments. Childcare (suggest $5 per home)
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