January Pastors’ & Leaders’ Breakfast: Join in the discussion January 12, 2012, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., on peace and justice learnings and witness that is happening and being envisioned in our congregations. The Pastors’ and Leaders’ Breakfast will be held at the Mennonite Conference Center. Several pastors will report on current study and action in their congregations as well as dream of possible new initiatives. There will be opportunity for all to share thoughts and ideas. In this anxious age let us seize the opportunity to give witness to the Gospel of Peace in our congregations and communities. A $6.00 donation is suggested for the breakfast.
Sister Care is coming to southeastern Pennsylvania! This seminar, sponsored by Mennonite Women USA, will be held at Souderton Mennonite Church on Friday, March 23 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 24 (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). We believe this will be an excellent resource for women in your congregations and hope that you will help us promote it. You will be receiving a letter by email shortly with more information. Cost is $40 and scholarships are available. Lodging arrangements will be offered for those traveling from a distance. Translation will be available in Creole, Indonesian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
New resources posted on the Franconia Conference website for pastors:
1. Be sure to visit the School for Leadership Formation page of the Franconia Conference website for a complete listing of upcoming Pastors’ & Leaders’ events as well as a listing of previous presentations and links to the their respective video or podcasts (http://mosaicmennonites.org/mission/school-for-leadership-formation).
2. Kairos School for Spiritual Formation is offering the following free Saturdays for Pastors:
- “Noticing God’s Nudges” with Nancy Bieber – Saturday, January 7 only (Register by December 23, 2011)
- “How Do I Know It’s You Speaking, God?” with Barry Young – Saturday, February 4 only (Register by January 20, 2012)
- Guided Silent Retreat – Saturday, March 3 only (Register by February 17, 2012)
- “In the Image of God: Beauty & Creativity“ with Richard Weaver
Saturday, March 31 only (Register by March 16, 2012)
- “A Contemplative Heart Engages the World“ with Susan Classen – Saturday, May 5 only (Register by April 20, 2012)
For more information, please visit the Equipping Opportunities and Resources page under School for Leadership Formation or the Kairos website at http://on-the-journey.org.
3. The video cast of the Pastors/Chaplains and Spouses breakfast is now on line and can be viewed from the Franconia Conference website under Media and Video gallery. Hopes were to have it posted last Thursday, but we encountered some unexpected delays—but it is there now!