Pentecost seems full of possibility. I’ve often thought that Pentecost is about sharing and expressing, receiving and speaking. But it is also about listening.
We choose, in the face of diversity and adversity, not fight or flight, but engagement and connection.
“What we learned from Kansas City is that we are not at our best with processes that lead to divided votes resulting in winners and losers rather than inclusive discernment.”
We want to be part of Christ’s ongoing witness of peace while also empowering those on the ground to respond to real needs.
In the past, the church has responded to plague and pandemic with care for the most vulnerable. This is the consistent invitation of Jesus …
Roy Williams of College Hill congregation in Tampa (FL) and Herman Sagastume of Perkiomenville (PA) congregation joined Mosaic Board in their respective positions as chairs of the Intercultural and Conference Related Ministries (CRM) Committees.
I notice the small things along the way that when invested in the dream of God, result in unexpected blessing and possibility.
by Stephen Kriss The powerful words of Advent readings from Isaiah tend to get lost in this feel-good season of tinsel and twinkling lights. Familiar music, family gatherings and special […]
The Spanish words meaning “to wait” (esperar) and “hope” (esperanza) suggest that there’s a ready connection between the two. We wait for something that we expect to happen. We don’t wait for things that we don’t anticipate will actually occur.
Franconia Conference delegates and leaders gathered November 2 at Penn View Christian School in Souderton, Pa. to celebrate God still at work. With a packed auditorium for a third united assembly with Eastern District Conference, representatives gathered to listen and pray, to celebrate newly credentialed and ordained pastoral leaders, and to work alongside one another after an over 150-year rift created two separate Mennonite entities. The theme “God still @ work” was an extension of the 2012 theme, “God @ work.”
Stephen Kriss, email@example.com Franconia Conference’s Review Steering Committee met with the Franconia Conference Board of Directors on May 4, 2010, to receive the review and recommendations of LaVern Yutzy, consulting […]
Stephen Kriss, firstname.lastname@example.org The Franconia Conference Review Steering Committee met April 28, 2010, at the Mennonite Conference Center in Harleysville, Pa., to continue to develop a path for discernment and […]
Stephen Kriss, email@example.com The newly configured Franconia Conference Review Steering Committee met for the first time on April 21, 2010, at the Mennonite Conference Center in Harleysville, Pa., to continue […]