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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. 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.

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 No Longer Alone FamilySupport Group, now supported by Landis Communities, will meets the fourth Sunday of every month.  The guest speaker for June will be Donna Thomas, retired RN with Behavioral Health. Her presentation on "Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment of Bipolar Disorder" will be followed by a time of sharing in small groups. The public meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 23 from 3:00- 5:00 p.m. at Rossmere Mennonite Church, 741 Janet Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The monthly meetings provide a place for those who have a loved one living with mental illness to learn and share their experiences. For more information or to receive a monthly meeting reminder, call 717-381-3500 or email JAlbright@landiscommunities.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"
June 18, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hope United Methodist Church
3474 Rothsville Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
 "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

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

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 .

            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 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.

Eastern Mennonite Missions commissioning service

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.

Around the world … in just 4 hours with Eastern Mennonite Missions!

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.


The Eastern Mennonite Missions Investment Fund

Achieve your financial goals and make a difference in the lives of people who need Jesus. Just 5 minutes and $500 are all you need to start investing. Learn more at emm.org/invest.

Eastern Mennonite Missions is looking for a regional representative for East Africa

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.

El Fondo de Inversiones de Eastern Mennonite Missions
Alcance sus metas financieras y haga una diferencia en las vidas de las personas que necesitan a Jesús. 5 minutos y $ 500 es todo lo que necesita para comenzar a invertir. Obtenga más información en emm.org/invest.
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.
Alrededor del mundo… ¡en tan sólo 4 horas con Eastern Mennonite Missions!
Sábado, 13 de julio, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Hans Herr House, Willow Street, Pa.
La Feria Global anual no. 24 es más grande que nunca. ¡Celebre el verano con cultura y sabor internacional en el evento de EMM más emocionante del año! Cada año, miles de personas viajan por el mundo con ayudas visuales, sonidos y olores... en un solo día. Obtenga más información en emm.org/globalfair.
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

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 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 9:30-10:15am; adult Sunday School Classes and individuals are invited and encouraged to attend.

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 hnohugo67@yahoo.com 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 hnohugo67@yahoo.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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