Mennonite Economic Development Associates invites pastors and business people to attend the “Business as a Calling” convention that will be held in Lancaster November 3 – 6. The event will feature four days of inspiration, information and networking with four keynote speakers, 44 seminars and 14 tours.
The Delaware Valley MEDA chapter is offering registration and most hotel expenses to Franconia Mennonite Conference Pastors who attend the MEDA convention. MEDA Pastor Registration and hotel expenses can be remitted to Delaware Valley MEDA, Attn: Bryce Bergey. We continue to believe that it is important for pastors to be a part of convention and MEDA. For more information about the Delaware Valley MEDA chapter offer please call Bryce Bergey at 215-721-2446. For MEDA registration or more information about the convention, visit www.businessasacalling.org or call 1 800-665-7026. Information on MEDA can be found at www.meda.org. The registration deadline has been extended to October 8 for pastors taking advantage of this generous opportunity, so don’t delay, register today!
Prayer for Norristown New Life
All are invited to set aside a day in October, Wednesday, October 12, to pray and fast and seek the Lord on behalf of our brothers and sisters of Norristown New Life in “Enlarging their Place in God’s World”, as well as the work God wants to do in our communities in bringing forth the kingdom. A prayer gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. at the Franconia Mennonite Conference Center to join your prayers with others. In addition, a group will gather in Norristown at the meetinghouse that day from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. to pray and walk through and around the property.
Your participation at many levels is welcomed as we partner together in the work of the kingdom. A brief prayer guide will be shared in the coming weeks.
Conference Assembly Scattered meetings
In preparation for Conference Assembly on November 11 and 12, Franconia Conference will be holding Conference Assembly Scattered meetings. These important meetings are designed to help you and your delegates prepare for more meaningful interaction at our November gathering–reviewing your calling and role as a delegate and some important conversation about proposed changes to the Franconia Conference bylaws. Please bring your Bible. If you are unable to attend in person, we request that you please join one of the meetings by live video streaming or view the video afterwards at www.ustream.tv/channel/franconia-mennonite-conference. Meetings will be held as follows:
Tuesday, October 4, 7-9: Swamp Mennonite Church
Sunday, October 9, 7-9: Perkiomenville Mennonite Church (live video streaming available)
Tuesday, October 11, 7-9: Perkasie Mennonite Church
Wednesday, October 19, 7-9: Philadelphia Praise Center (live video streaming available)
Please make sure that your congregation’s delegates are aware of these important meetings! Just a reminder … all actively credentialed leaders are AUTOMATICALLY delegates to conference assembly!