Where is the life of your congregation intersecting with the life of our broader conference fellowship? In what ways are you seeking to grow into life of the emerging kingdom of God among us? In the new one day schedule for our upcoming Conference Assembly, we each have the wonderful privilege of participating in a workshop addressing a relevant issue and shared mission in our life together as the body of Christ. Everyone, delegates and non-delegates, is invited to consider attending one of these workshops as a way of helping us catch a greater glimpse and vision of what God is doing among us. We invite you to spread the word in your congregation and invite others to attend both the workshops and the evening worship service.
When relatives get together who haven’t seen each other in many years, they share their stories of their journeys with each other. They share where they have been, what they have been up to, how they have occupied their time. In some ways, the last couple of years of relationship between Eastern District Conference and Franconia Mennonite Conference have felt somewhat like that.
For the last two years, moderators and conference ministers have been meeting about every two months to share stories and reflect on where God has taken us in the past and where we sense God is taking us forward. It’s been a journey of revealing what we share in common as well as our differences as we become more aware of each other’s conference systems and how they function. In the midst of this journey, we have intentionally invited God to make his presence real guiding our path.
How do we live life in such a way that it requires faith? Hebrews 11 says that, “without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him, must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
I see God at work building faith in Him in many different ways in our community. In my role as prayer ministry coordinator for Franconia Conference, much of what I do involves seeing people cooperating with God through prayer as they put their faith in a God who invites us to come to the throne of grace with boldness (Hebrews 4:16).
by Stephen Kriss, firstname.lastname@example.org Gwen Groff, pastor at Bethany Mennonite Church in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, drove the seven hours south for the joint Franconia and Eastern District Conference Assembly on […]
David Hersh – Moderator, Eastern District Conference John Goshow – Moderator, Franconia Conference For the first time since 1999 Eastern District Conference and Franconia Conference will hold their annual assemblies […]
As we gather together on Friday, we will worship in song, through story and in listening to the word of God communicated in a fresh and compelling way through Dennis Edwards, pastor of Peace Fellowship Church in Washington, DC.
By Emily Ralph, email@example.com Franconia Conference and Eastern District Conference of Mennonite Church USA will hold a joint conference assembly this November. “We felt that this is an exciting opportunity […]
Franconia Conference Assembly 2010 kicked off with the music of James Crumbly of Tampa, FL, along with a multiethnic worship team and multilingual worship to help celebrate the life of […]
« BACK to Conference Assembly Index Page As a service to Franconia Conference families, children’s activities (ages 3yrs – 8yrs) will be offered for delegates or those who would like […]
« BACK to Conference Assembly Index Page Click on the name of a Church-wide Agency to read an update on their ministry! Mennonite Church USA Mennonite Education Agency Mennonite Mission […]
« BACK to Conference Assembly Index Page Below is the list of Franconia Conference Related Ministries. Click on the name of a CRM below to read an update on their […]
« BACK to Conference Assembly Index Page Please print and bring these documents with you to Conference Assembly 1 – Isaiah 43 2 – John 17 5 – VFP Progress […]
« BACK to Conference Assembly Index Page CLICK HERE to download the entire docket as one PDF. Section I – Board / Committee Updates Click here to read this year’s […]