April’s Thursday Pastors’ Breakfast with Gilberto Flores, Director of Denominational Ministry and Missional Church, MC USA
Franconia Mennonite Conference has been on a journey of discovering the next level or stage of oversight in the missional church. Gilberto will share around the conversations MC USA leadership have been engaged with centered on the question: “What is the role of oversight in the missional Church?”
Come and engage this question in order to help shape what the role of oversight might mean for us here at Franconia. The April 24th breakfast will be held at the Mennonite Conference Center, 8 – 10 a.m. A donation of $ 5 is recommended for breakfast. Please register for this event by April 19 to Jessica Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE MINISTRY SEMINAR FOR PASTORS AND LAY MINISTERS
Pastors, chaplains, and lay ministers are invited to Dock Woods Community’s annual “Pastoral Care to Seniors Seminar” on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, from
8:00–11:45 a.m. in Dock Woods Community’s Fisher Auditorium. Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.
This year’s focus is: “Hidden Gifts and Challenges: Affirming our Sexuality and Dealing with Depression in Seniors and Those Who Minister to Them.”
Our speaker is Dr. Andrew Johanson, LMFT, D. Min.
He is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Child, Individual, Couple, Family, and Sex Therapy. He is adjunct Professor at Moravian Theological Seminary teaching “Human Sexuality”, “Family Systems and Marriage Counseling,” and “Professional Ethics for Counselors”. Web page: www.drandrewjohanson.com
To attend free of charge, pre-register by calling (or e-mailing) Merlin Hedrick at 215-368-4438 by May 9. The cost for those who do not pre-register is $10 the day of the seminar. There is a $25 fee for those taking the seminar for continuing education credits. (The seminar counts for 2.5 continuing education credits.) Your advance questions on our topics are welcome and can be sent to email@example.com. They will be forwarded to our speaker to be used anonymously in our seminar sessions.
MMN Responds to Need for Anti-Racism Guidelines
Mennonite Mission Network’s Shared Voices provides a much-needed set of anti-racism communication guidelines. The book suggests how the guidelines can be used, gives editing samples, offers principles of photo taking, collecting and assessing, and examines layout, photo usage, and choice of media. Although anti-racism training would be helpful to every member of the Mennonite Church, this book is a beginning to sensitize and make us aware as we communicate with each other. This book is recommended for pastors, congregational leaders, writers and anyone who is communicating across cultures. Shared Voices is available from MennoSource and/or MMN.
People’s Summit for Faithful Living
I’d like to invite you to participate in the People’s Summit for Faithful Living July 8 to 10 at the Canadian Mennonite University Campus in Winnipeg. This summit will be a joint gathering between Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. We hope to have many people from Mennonite Church USA attend and enjoy this time of fellowship and discernment with our Canadian sisters and brothers. Under the theme “At the Crossroads: Promise and Peril,” participants will focus on the urgent task of being a faithful community of God amidst the many challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Deuteronomy 4:1-9 will be the theme text.
Please follow this link to see a video invitation from Jack Suderman, General Secretary of Mennonite Church Canada, to attend this event http://www.youtube.com/watchv=LoM_gEg6YFo
Information on registration, costs and how to get to Winnipeg are available at summit.MennoniteUSA.org. Please forward and share this invitation with others you think may be interested in attending the People’s Summit with Mennonite Church Canada this July.
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