As a new committee of Mosaic Conference, the Conference Related Ministries (CRM) committee met for the first time in January 2021. The committee acknowledged the past roles of CRMs in Eastern District and Franconia Conferences and reflected on the continuing importance of these ministries in the life and work of Mosaic Conference.
Mosaic Conference Board has charged the CRM committee with the work of providing Conference presence and support for the work, staff, and clients of our CRM ministries. As a committee, we want to walk beside CRMs, providing resources, visibility, and foundational belonging while enhancing our relationships.
Members of the CRM committee are: Lindy Backues (Providence (Collegeville, PA) congregation), Brandon Bergey (Bethany (Bridgewater Corners, VT) congregation), Missy Camilleri (Deep Run East (Perkasie, PA) congregation), Juanita Nyce (Salford (Harleysville, PA) congregation), Chairperson Herman Sagastume (Perkiomenville (PA) congregation), and Margaret Zook (Mosaic staff). These members joyfully participate in the shared work of the CRMs.
There are 25 CRMs within Mosaic Conference that offer varied resources and ministries to their communities. Each CRM ministers to a special need, educational opportunity, or unique resource for the people and community it touches. A few examples are: Bike and Sol (East Greenville, PA), where volunteers repair bicycles in their intergenerational space as they mentor, train, and relate to youth, Bethany Birches Camp (Plymouth, VT) which offers camping experiences where life-long faith and friends connect, and Dock Academy (Lansdale, PA) and Quakertown (PA) Christian School, where academic and spiritual guidance offer a foundation for lives of faith.
There are also CRMs, such as Indian Creek Foundation (Souderton, PA) and Peaceful Living (Harleysville, PA) who support individuals and families with intellectual disabilities and autism, and Penn Foundation (Sellersville, PA), which provides behavioral health and addiction support. All of these 25 varied ministries, united in Mosaic Conference, embody the reconciling love of Jesus in our broken and beautiful work.
Please join the committee with your prayers for the continuing work of the CRMs as they flourish and transform our communities through mutual relationships with God and one another.