Faith and Life Gathering

The fall Faith and Life Gathering of Allegheny Mennonite Conference will be held Saturday, March 5th at Pittsburgh Mennonite Church. Information for the day: a note from our Moderator, Cathy Spory Cover letterDirections to PMCSlate for 2016-17 Leadership Council, a letter from our Treasurer, Tim Mock budget cover letterbudget vs actual to dateProposed budget for 2016-2017 and minutes from the fall Faith and Life Gathering Faith and Life minutes November 2015 to be approved. A slate for the Nominating Committee is not complete at this time.

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Online Lenten Devotions Offered

Living InkReflections begin Feb. 10, Ash Wednesday, at www.goshen.edu/devotions

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College again will offer an online resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect during the season of Lent and prepare for Easter.

Beginning Feb. 10 (Ash Wednesday) and culminating on March 27 (Easter), Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary Scripture passages, available online at www.goshen.edu/devotions, or by subscribing to the daily email. Many writers will reflect on the theme: “Living Ink,” taken from Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada worship resources.

The texts for this season tell the story of an Author inviting the people of God into the grand narrative—a tale that encompasses all our struggles, pain, joys and victories.

Organizers say the devotions will reflect honestly on the Scriptures and offer words of assurances of faith. The spiritual offerings will include poetry, personal stories, reflections and prayers, all intended to more closely examine the call to change and follow Christ.

The popularity of the devotions continues to grow each year and there are now about 9,000 online subscribers. Since 2001, Goshen College annually celebrates special seasons of the church calendar, particularly Advent and Lent, with online devotions.

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Volunteer Opportunity in Washington DC

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Volunteer staff are needed at The International Guest House  in Washington, D.C. (3 months or full year) for the ministry of Christian hospitality.

The Guest House (a ministry of Allegheny Conference) serves both international and US travelers.  Volunteers are provided full room and board in the Guest House.

Monthly stipend of $140.  Health insurance paid for full year volunteers if needed.  Hospitality duties include welcoming guests, hosting breakfast and tea,cleaning, laundry, maintenance, baking. Great location for sightseeing and exploring the many facets of the National City.

For information and an application contact: Judy Nord judymarknord@verizon.net (301-9856-858) or International Guest House igh.dc.us@gmail.com (202-726-5808).

 

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Mediation Skills Training Coming to Toledo, OH this Spring

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It’s a new year, with new possibilities and new challenges (with, perhaps, some left over from last year).  Here’s a continuing education opportunity to seize the best of possibilities and challenges this year:

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

May 9-13, 2016

Grace Lutheran Church

4441 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio.

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI) provides 32 hours of training, which is useful for judicatory leaders, clergy, pastors in transitional/interim ministry and lay leaders – anyone who works with people!  This event serves as a continuing education opportunity, as well as for honing mediation and conflict transformation skills..

Register before April 15, 2016, and save $100..

Click here for a brochure with further information and registration form..

Prefer to register online?  Click here.

 

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