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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

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 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 (
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.

Multiplication Resources in Spanish
Leaders who are more comfortable reading in Spanish should check out the following free, downloadable books and booklets from Exponential. Church on the Other Side recommends connection to Exponential as opportunity allows. 
Recursos de Multiplicación en Español
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.  

LMC Agency Events & Information

 The next meeting of the Parkinson's Support Group will take place Mon, June 17, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Topic: "Research Update", and "Difference Between Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism" Speaker: Dr. Xuemei Huang, movement disorder specialist from Hershey Medical Center. The meeting will be held in the West-view Community Room on the campus of Landis Homes.  Persons with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers are welcome to attend for education and support. For more information or call  (717) 509-5494. 
Quilting Bees is planned for Landis Homes on June 21, 8:30—3:30 pm. Experienced Quilters are needed!! Snacks will be provided and for those quilting four or more hours, lunch will also be provided. Reserve a place by calling Advancement at 717‐509‐5490. Quilts will be sold at the September 14th Benefit Auction to support the Caring Fund.

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 8 and 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. 

Youth GO! to Honduras
this summer looking for Purpose

PEÑA BLANCA, Honduras -- For many young people summer is a time to sit back and relax.  However, this summer, several youth and young adults will have the unique opportunity to work on coffee farms high in the mountains of the Intibuca region of Honduras or minister in the urban setting of Chamalecon on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula. Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) and VidaNet are partnering together for a (4) four-weeks summer discipleship training experience called GO! Honduras.
  • In a team setting, individuals ages 16–21 will have two weeks of classroom and experiential discipleship training (June 21–July 4), followed by two weeks of outreach (July 5–18) in Honduras. Orientation will begin on June 21 in Akron, Pa. and participants will arrive in Honduras by June 24.
Participants will nurture their own relationships with Jesus by interacting with themes such as Christ-like relationships, Holy Spirit empowerment, intimacy with God, biblical truth, evangelism and compassion, the church and the kingdom, world missions, and dying to self and living for Christ.

Following these transformative discipleship emphases, participants will venture into outreach activities such as working with children and youth, construction, English teaching, and evangelism. Several distinct outreaches have been developed in coordination with the Honduras Mennonite Church in both rural and urban locations. 

VidaNet is a multifaceted mission and discipleship ministry based in Heredia, Costa Rica. Founded by DeLynn and Gloria Hoover in 2003, VidaNet now includes mission opportunities, a 10-month discipleship program called Vida220, and El Nido crisis pregnancy center. EMM workers are helping with VidaNet's programs, and EMM is actively sending youth to be discipled through Vida220.

July 13, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Hans Herr House, Willow Street, Pa.

Celebrate summer with international culture and flavor at EMM's biggest event of the year! We are looking for people who are interested in volunteering on the day of the event. Sign up at


Ayúdele a Eastern Mennonite Missions a hacer que la Feria Global sea una realidad

13 de julio de 11 a.m. a 3 p.m. | Hans Herr House, Willow Street, Pa.

¡Celebre el verano con cultura y sabor internacionales en el evento más grande del año de EMM! Estamos buscando personas que estén interesadas en ofrecerse como voluntarios el día del evento. Regístrese en


Kingdom Team summer staff needed | EMM

EMM Kingdom Team summer staff is needed in Lancaster, Pa. You can disciple youth groups as they serve on one-week Kingdom Teams in Lancaster, Pa. Staff will lead discipleship sessions, engage one-on-one, and help lead service opportunities. Learn more at


Se necesita personal para Kingdom Team en el verano | EMM

Se necesita personal de verano para el equipo de Kingdom Team de EMM en Lancaster, Pa. Usted puede discipular grupos de jóvenes mientras trabajan en un Kingdom Team por una semana en Lancaster, Pa. El personal dirigirá las sesiones de discipulado, participará en conversaciones de uno a uno, y ayudará a dirigir las oportunidades de servicio. Obtenga más información en

For more information, and to view other 
events, visit or call 717-898-2251.

For many years, washing bedding has been part of the routine at Welsh Mountain Home. We currently welcome donations of white single bed-sheet sets, towels and washcloths. For more information on specifics and to schedule a time to drop off, please call 717-355-9522.

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

Churchwide and Other Events & Information

Human Sexuality 
The Crown Jewel of Creation

(Six-week Sermon Series in June)
We are pleased to bring Dr. J. Kenneth Nafziger to Weaverland on Sunday, June 2 and 16. Ken will speak on the current cultural trends which are shaping the debate around gender and gender dysphoria. As a medical doctor who practiced in York County for seventeen years, Ken also serves as a Lecturer in Bioethics at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, and is executive pastor at Timberline, an Anabaptist congregation. Ken is uniquely equipped to speak with authority and overs valuable insight to the current debate around gender and human sexuality. Ken's sessions will be held in the sanctuary 9:30-10:15 am; adult Sunday School Classes and individuals are invited and encouraged to attend.

Peace Witness, the Military, and Selective Service: Exploring the Anabaptist Peace Stance in the 21st Century
June 9, 2019, 6:30—8:00 P.M. 
Forest Hills Mennonite Church 100 Quarry Road, Leola, PA 17540
Resourcing for youth, parents, youth leaders, and educators on:
  • the current realities of U.S. military enlistment practices and trends
  • the selective service system and conscientious objection
  • articulating what it means to follow Jesus' lead as a Peace Church in today's world
 We hope to hear about the exciting work of the Empowerment Center, too. Let me know if there are agenda items you would like to add to the list.

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Honoring Pastors Event

Date & Time:
September 20th 3:00 (check in at hotel) ends September 21st
8:30am – 11:00am Breakfast & Workshop
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
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 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 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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