With a matching grant from the Conference, Franconia congregations raised over $20,000, which made it possible to donate more than 370 kits.
Nueva Vida Norristown New Life
Ever since, the congregation has tried to minister to the community it represents. Interculturalism and integration have become part of NVNNL’s way of life, including bilingual services and a team of pastors that represent different ethnic groups.
“Each year it is a gift to interact with this next generation of leaders. We learn alongside them and contribute to their formation in the way of Christ’s peace.”
I am able to see people for who they are, because I know how it feels to not know who I am or where I belong. / Soy capaz de ver a las personas por lo que son, porque sé cómo se siente no saber quién soy ni a dónde pertenezco.
by Sharon Williams, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life, with Carrie Hagen One hundred years ago, the Franconia Mennonite Conference planted its first mission in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Norristown Mission began […]
… a true experience of the joy of seeing God’s Spirit going above and beyond what we could have hoped for or imagined.
The Ministry Inquiry Program is a partnership between Mennonite colleges, Mennonite Church USA and local congregations. Upon completion, students receive scholarship money. This summer one Franconia Conference congregation hosted a student, […]
This interspace of being in a different country required courage, creativity, willingness to fail, and engagement with people who were different.
What is now Nueva Vida Norristown New Life (NVNNL) formed from one of the first mission outreaches of Franconia Conference in 1919. The conference would see two initiatives in Bridgeport […]
In 2015, Franconia Conference provided a Missional Operations Grant to assist Nueva Vida Norristown New Life in a partnership with CIMPEC (Cuba’s national pastors’ and ministers’ association). According to CIMPEC […]
by Doris Diener On the morning of Saturday, March 7, approximately fifty women joined together at Nueva Vida Norristown New Life congregation to “set the day apart” for worship, learning, […]
by Sharon K. Williams Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is recognized around the world for its stellar work, as its tagline says, in “relief, development and peace in the name of […]
by Marta Castillo, assistant moderator (Nueva Vida Norristown New Life) I have been delighted to read the previous blogs in this series, “Esperando: Waiting and Hoping.” When the leadership group chose […]