Ted’s Coming!

Please mark your calendars, and especially your church’s calendar for Sunday, March 11, 2018.  Ted & Co will perform A Comic Lament in Pittsburgh at 3 pm.  It will be held either at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary or PMC.

More details to come, including ways to partner with us in bringing this message to town.

And please help us spread the word to others who may be interested!

http://www.tedandcompany.com/shows/discovery-comic-lament/

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Volunteer at the International Guest House

A volunteer opportunity in Washington, D.C.

The practice of hospitality to those who come to us as strangers and leave as friends is at the basis of our faith as Mennonites and Anabaptists. We are in particular need of twelve-month host volunteers beginning April 2018. (Those serving a full year receive a monthly stipend and health insurance while all other volunteers receive full room and board.) Rotating duties include cleaning, maintenance, baking, gardening, and interacting with guests at breakfast & the evening tea. The three-pronged focus for volunteers is on hospitality to guests, being in community with one another, and your own personal time exploring our historic city. We are located in a friendly, established neighborhood with easy access to public transportation. Former volunteers at the International Guest House in Washington have found it to be a life-changing experience. This 50 year-old Christian ministry is under the auspices of the Allegheny Conference. For information or application, please contact Sara at sarafretzgoering@gmail.com or igh.dc.us@gmail.com

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Introducing Our New Vision

Allegheny Mennonite Conference

We Are:

A regional body of churches

        Diverse in theology and perspective

           Committed to mutual support

                Working with Jesus as our center

                     Partners in ministry in our neighborhoods

                        Discovering peace and justice together

As we journey, we want to:

— follow Jesus

— laugh often

— be compassionate

— respond to real stuff

— make allies

 

If you want to know – who is Allegheny Mennonite Conference – this is what we are saying:

We are a group of 12 congregations from PA, WV, MD and DE who are raising two significant priorities:

  • to be a conference whose highest priority is to walk in the way of Jesus, the center of our faith, and
  • to be so committed to place-based ministry, ministry in our local neighborhoods, that everything we do flows out of this commitment to offer Jesus’ reconciliation in our home towns.

We value relationships.  We commit our delegates to be present at three gatherings each year to share what God is doing in our various places, so that we can celebrate and counsel with one another.  Our pastors commit to be engaged regularly in pastor peer gatherings for sharing, education and counsel.

We value diversity. We believe diversity of thought and practice will sharpen one another in extending the reign of God in our neighborhoods.

We value staying at the table.  Not imposing our agenda on one another, yet discerning together how God is speaking into the life of our conference and the lives of our congregations, we aspire as adult siblings to honor one another with ongoing conversation, seeking our future together.

Allegheny Mennonite Conference.

Jesus centered.  Collaborative.  Extending God’s reign on earth as it is in heaven.

If you are interested in learning more about Allegheny Mennonite Conference or one of our congregations, you can start by contacting our office at 814-443-2007 or emailing us at office@alleghenymennoniteconference.org

 

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AMC at Orlando 2017

Allegheny Conference was well represented at MCUSA’s biannual convention in Orlando July 4 – 8.

For those who went to convention, what were some of the highlights of your week? What were some of the things you struggled with? What did you learn? What will you take away from this experience?

A special edition of the AMC newsletter featuring highlights from conference members’ experiences at Orlando 2017 is being assembled. Please submit any reflections or pictures you would like to be included in this newsletter by Saturday, July 29 to naomit@alleghenymennoniteconference.org.

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