“There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared, it is itself the great venture and can never be safe. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer.”
Creating Helpful and Spirit-Filled Community
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to walk along the existing and new and emerging CRMs (Conference Related Ministries),” Zook explains. “Hearing, seeing, and sharing the transforming work that is being done is such an honor.”
Congregational Profile: Salford Mennonite Church
We are a joyful learning community eager to live and share the peaceable way of Jesus.
Perkiomen Trail Ride to Support MEDA Project
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Delegates commit to waiting, hoping, discerning at Assembly
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 […]
Bible makes 50-year, 7000-mile roundtrip
by Mennonite Heritage Center staff In 1953, at the end of the Korean War, Mennonites opened a vocational school in Kyungsan, South Korea to educate homeless orphaned boys. Mennonites in the United […]
New Anabaptist ministry starts at Penn State
by Lora Steiner, managing editor As college students head to campus this fall, one congregation, University Mennonite Church in State College, Pennsylvania, is beginning a new initiative: an Anabaptist campus […]
Conference pastors pursue higher education
by Lora Steiner, managing editor The Lord works in mysterious ways, and the Spirit leads in mysterious ways: sometimes to faraway lands, sometimes to stretching local ministries—or sometimes, back to […]
Salford's Peace Camp joins Tom Chapin on Souderton stage
by Bob Keeler, Montgomery News (reposted by permission) When Tom Chapin took to the stage for his June 29 Concert Sundaes performance in Souderton (Pa.) Community Park, it was expected […]
Conference leaders gather for conversation about EMU listening process
by Emily Ralph, associate director of communication Credentialed leaders from Franconia and Eastern District Conferences gathered on May 5, 2014 at Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pa.) to dialogue with Loren […]
Town hall meetings offer clarification and questions
Earlier this month, nearly 250 persons from Franconia and Eastern District conference congregations came to ask questions and to listen to Dr. Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Franconia Conference leadership invited Stutzman to two town hall meetings…
Ministerial Update (April 2014)
Steve Kriss, Director of Leadership Cultivation, provided this update from the March & April meetings of the Credentials and Ministerial Committees.
“Come and See”: Mennonite leaders visit Israel/Palestine
Fifteen board members and staff representing various Mennonite agencies and organizations traveled to Israel/Palestine Feb. 24–March 4 to take part in a “Come and See” learning tour; participants included Joy Sutter, a member of Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board from Salford congregation, and Noel Santiago, a member of Mennonite Education Agency’s board and a staff member for Franconia Conference.The tour marked the beginning of a denominational initiative to send 100 Mennonite leaders to the region on similar tours over the next five years.