Ministerial Leadership Registration
Credentialed leaders – Remember that May 1 is the deadline for updating your profile on the Ministerial Leadership Registration System at www.mennodata.org. This information will be used in the 2009 Edition of the Mennonite Directory. Please check that your profile has current and accurate position and credential information. For assistance, please contact Melissa Landis (email@example.com) or Deb Ratzlaff at MC USA (DebR@MennoniteUSA.org).
Bread for the Journey
The MCC US Anti-Racism Program/Damascus Road is pleased to announce their new blog, Bread for the Journey, available bilingually at http://breadforthejourney.wordpress.com/ or http://panparaelcamino.wordpress.com/
This blog replaces the Damascus Road Newsletter (which has been in retirement for a while), and so will carry on a somewhat familiar structure: several articles posted quarterly centered around a particular theme. Zulma Prieto serves as the editor for the “newsletter postings” on the blog.
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.