In the midst of the challenges we’ve all experienced in 2020, I’m grateful for the ways that I’ve witnessed God working among us as Mosaic Mennonite Conference. I look forward to gathering together, in 23 days, to celebrate what God has been doing.
Once again, delegates and participants will have the opportunity to access a prayer room as part of the assembly. This year it will be a virtual prayer room. This will be a first but we want to continue to adapt and adjust to these changing times.
“Many of you have come prepared to do hard work. But at the same time that we are doing this hard work, the Spirit continues to stir … “
Throughout Franconia Mennonite Conference we see the different parts of the body of Christ as we have differences in perspectives, mindsets and convictions. Yet, as one body, it is important to be able to move forward together. To assist us in moving forward as one body the board invites Church Together Statements.
by Emily Ralph, associate director of communication “Waiting on God is expectant and hopeful,” declared Marta Castillo, Franconia Conference’s outgoing assistant moderator, at the opening of the United Franconia and […]
by Danilo Sanchez, Whitehall In my experience, waiting and doubting have a direct correlation. As the length of time that we have to wait increases, so does our doubt. Over […]
by Sharon Williams, ’14 Conference Assembly Coordinator On Friday, November 14, worshipers from all Eastern District and Franconia Conference congregations and conference-related ministries are invited to gather in Penn View’s […]
by Krista Showalter Ehst, Alpha I recently attended my first high school reunion as a Mennonite pastor. I am a relatively young pastor, and I think for some of my fellow […]
by Beny Krisbianto, Nations Worship The words “waiting” and “impossible” aren’t fun words to discuss. The word “boring” is usually associated with the word “waiting” and the word “finished” or […]
by Michael A. Meneses, Wellspring Church of Skippack It was a cold Sunday morning. It had snowed the day before, and though the church parking lot had been plowed, there […]
by John Stoltzfus, conference youth minister Recently, I spent three days with a group of conference leaders who work in youth ministry. This is an annual gathering at a beach […]
Franconia Conference delegates gathered February 8 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa., to brainstorm ways of building relationships and collaboration in ministry and mission as part of a two-year direction toward growth and discernment as a community.
After a time of worship and reflection, delegates prayed for their congregations, the conference and denomination, and institutions of the church that are in difficult processes of discernment recognizing the tensions across the denomination related to human sexuality. Conversation then turned to identifying areas for mutual support and engagement; sharing ways that the conference community can strengthen relationships to open possibilities for healthy conversation and collaboration.
The purpose of this meeting is to share a synthesis of the information gleaned from your input at Conference Assembly in November and develop a direction for how we will live into what Conference leaders heard you say during those sessions.