Since the collapse of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese fled their homeland and came to the United States.
Beyond Our Comfort Zones
By overcoming the obstacle of money, churches can begin to experiment; leaders and congregations are encouraged to be more creative.
A Glimpse of Heaven: Multi-Congregation Gathering in Allentown
… it was a glimpse of heaven with many nations and languages coming together as brothers and sisters.
Cultivating His Call as He Nurtures Urban Youth
I felt alive. I felt energized. This made sense. I remember praying, “God, give me passion if this is your will.”
“Where in the world?”: a glimpse into the work of a conference minister
You’ll need a map of the east coast of the United States to trace Steve’s travels …
On the road with LEADership ministers
What comes to mind when you imagine Franconia Conference LEADership ministers and the work they do?
Police attack Mennonite church gathering in Vietnam
by Luke Martin, Vietnamese Gospel Mennonite Church In June, security police attacked a Mennonite church gathering in Vietnam, where pastors and theological students were gathered for a conference and graduation […]
Three congregations credential new leaders on Pentecost
by Sheldon C. Good Many Christian congregations commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, and three Franconia Conference congregations in particular acknowledged the Spirit’s movement through the […]
Lehigh Valley congregations partner to support youth minister
by Sheldon C. Good HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. – Some of the most diverse growth in Anabaptism along the East Coast is occurring in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s fastest growing city and now a […]
Seasons change: a New Year's reflection
I hate the cold. I mean, really hate the cold. Sure, snow is beautiful resting on the barn roof or lightly coating the hedge, but when it’s on my car, the road, or me, enough is enough.
I’ve found myself this winter dreaming about moving to Hawaii. I’ve never been to Hawaii, but on TV it looks like the sun is always shining and a gentle ocean breeze always keeps it at a comfortable temperature for flip-flops and shorts. They don’t have winter in Hawaii. That sounds just about perfect to me.
Allentown Mennonites gather for Tet worship celebration
[singlepic id=3001 w=320 h=240 float=right]The Mennonite Church USA congregations in Pennsylvania’s third largest city hadn’t to anyone’s recollection gathered for worship together until Sunday, January 29, at the Vietnamese Gospel […]
Formation class crosses into Allentown in considering the church and mission
Emily Ralph, email@example.com Allentown, PA—New Franconia Conference pastors experienced life in the city on May 14 as their Formation Class took them into the heart of Allentown. The day included […]